Questions about using Wireless connections in Ubuntu. This tag is not limited to Wifi only.

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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers

I'm having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible. What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers ...
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Cannot see bitrate and other information when using iwconfig command

I just moved from win8 to ubuntu today, but had done it on a friend's computer the day before. After setting things up, I wanted to check my wifi info, so I used iwconfig in the terminal. This is ...
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Installing on a MSI GS60 2QD - Bootloader and wifi drivers question

I just bought myself a new laptop, the MSI GS60 2QD Ghost. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre installed and the new UEFI software instead of the old BIOS. I've read a lot of threads about how to set up ...
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Wireless Connection drops every few days

My wireless connection drops every few days, and to fix it I usually have to restart the computer, connect via ethernet, run software update, restart my router, and then my computer reconnects. I ran ...
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Wifi connection deauthenticated by router

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I have an Acer V3-571G laptop. I have an O2 Box 6431 modem which I have received from O2. My wifi connection works fine except when I restart ubuntu or laptop. Next time it does ...
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HP8610 printer stopped printing from ubuntu

My HP 8610 printer is not communicating with my ubuntu 14.04 system. It is wireless and was working fine until yesterday. Whenever I send anything to print, it goes to queue as pending. Printer ...
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Installing the driver for TP-LINK TL-WN727N on Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I have problems with my Ubuntu 14.04. I plugged my wifi adapter but it did not work so I guess I need to install the driver manually but I don't know how to do it. I currently ...
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use eth0 and wlan0 at same time

I have a Raspberry pi and I have connected it to my laptop via LAN cable in order to remote it, on the other side I want to use my WiFi to use internet. When I connect to both of them one of them ...
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I can't connect to Internet at all in Ubuntu 12.04

My wireless connection doesn't work. I've tried this Ubuntu documentation on wireless and I've gotten no results . Previously, I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 with VMware and the wireless connection ...
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Wireless adapter hard blocked: rfkill unblock all not working

I did a clean install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and now my network adapter seems to be disabled. I get the greyed-out message "Wifi is disabled by hardware switch" When I open the drop-down wifi menu from ...
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Wifi drops out constantly after upgrade to xUbuntu 14.10

I upgraded yesterday from xUbuntu 14.04 to 14.10, because I hoped to have better bluetooth recognition. (I didn't). Before the upgrade Wifi would drop out seemingly randomly. More often, when there ...
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Enter BIOS from Ubuntu 14.04 (Ideapad Yoga 13 - Novo Button)

I changed the BIOS settings in my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga13 running Windows 8.1, as I was having difficulties in installing Ubuntu 14.04. In the process I also changed the UEFI to LEGACY. Later Ubuntu ...
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every time i open chromium i have to run chromium-browser --proxy-server=x.x.x.x:xxxx

Every time i open chromium-browser in by ubuntu 14.04 i have to run chromium-browser --proxy-server=x.x.x.x:xxxx otherwise i cannot open any webpage it shows me this message after entering the above ...
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Wi-Fi connecting problem

I am using a USB dongle with AR9374 chip set on it. The Problem is, I can't get it connected to a AP. I have tried to create a wpa_supplicant.conf file in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf but doesn't work. ...
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WiFi not connecting with Atheros AR9285 Wireless card

Brand new to Ubuntu and I really am impressed on how much better it works compared to Windows OS. The only issue I am having is my WiFi sees my network but it doesn't connect. It connects perfectly ...
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TP link WiFi not working in Ubuntu

I have a TP Link w8901n router. Its WiFi works well with a phone and Windows, but not work in Ubuntu 14.04. It shows me a WiFi connection when I connected it, but it's not working? It show me ...
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How do I use two wireless cards?

I want to set up two wifi cards to work one connected to the internet and one connected to a non-internet network. What wifi cards should I use? And what router should I buy for the second network ...
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wireless access point not start

I try to create an access point from built-in wireless component of my laptop Sony Vaio VPCEA222FX, I follow exactly the steps of online instructions using network editor provided with Kubuntu 14.10, ...
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Bluetooth and WiFi do not connect on Pavillion 15 HP

I have a new Pavilion 15 AMD Radeon with a RTL8723be chip and it is recognized, but the Bluetooth is not working. It appears but never finds or shows anything. I tried a lot of distributions and ...
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Authentication in wireless network

I am authenticating a network using WPA2, but not working (authenticates then off) OS: Ubuntu 13.04 Wireless network card : Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 $dmesg: [ 1248.966666] wlan0: ...
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A couple of questions reguarding ubuntu

I have four problems using Ubuntu which are really important. I have sorted them in order of help 1) When I try to play a video on a website such as daily motion it automatically buffers two seconds ...
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Why can't my Ubuntu laptop ping other computers in the same LAN?

The scenario: 192.168.1.1 -- the router 192.168.1.2 -- a server, connected to the router via ethernet 192.168.1.3 -- laptop A, connected to the router via WiFi 192.168.1.8 -- laptop B, connected to ...
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Internet disappears after few minutes

I have a strange issue. I moved to another city with different Internet and now after being connected to Wi-fi for few minutes (~5) Internet stops working, but wi-fi is still connected. Disconnecting ...
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monitor network connectivity faults?

I am suffering poor connectivity when i work at home. Frequently I see write failed broken pipe and other errors indicating that Ive lost connection. I would like to complain to my service provider, ...
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How to access the router UI when it's IP address says “the webpage is not available”? Its not just plug and play as in windows?

I have some TPLink access points (and a travel router that can work as an access point), and want to configure them in order to extend my wifi signal. In windows I just plugged them into the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi connects but data does not flow

I have installed a new router that is an ASUS N65U with a custom firmwware from Padavan. Every device in the house connects to it fine and has no problems except my main Ubuntu laptop. It does not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Glitch

Yesterday was the day when I finally became a real person; I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. I was so excited, at long last, to see that purple screen that reads "Ubuntu". I got to mess around with the OS a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS has problems connecting to wifi network

It(could not connect to the wifi network) started occuring recently (maybe after some update) that system has problem with wifi connection. I have no idea what solves this but sometimes I have to ...
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Wifi icon is not displayed

My networking status is on which is shown in first figure But the Networking icon i.e. the wifi icon is missing. How do I bring it back?
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Problems while creating wifi hotspot for Smartphones

Actually i wanted to enable a feature by which i want to make a wifi hotspot for my smart phones from my LAN connection of my laptop. So i tried to setup a it using ap-hotspot. But when i attempted to ...
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Wireless Connected but Working Erratically

Original post I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Toshiba Satellite S55-B5289--not sure what my wireless card is. The last time I had it on was a couple days ago, and I had no network problems. Today, I ...
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Cannot connect to the internet after installation

During installation of 14.04 I had a wired connection that worked. After installing and restarting computer, no internet connection at all. I had used wired connection during install because the ...
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Ubuntu wireless got disconnected when far from router

I finally did install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus notebook. Now, my laptop is on dual-boot Windows7 and Ubuntu. All is working well, however, after getting the updates sudo apt-get update and setting up ...
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How to completely remove wicd from 12.04?

I had issues with WiFi so I removed Network Manager. I booted Windows OS (dual booting Windows 7 and 12.04) to download wicd 1.7.2.4. Extracted it and installed. However, wcid worked properly with ...
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Wifi network with 2 phase authentication disconnects frequently on Ubuntu 14.04

My wifi network keeps disconnecting regularly in ubuntu. Moreover, connection speeds are also fluctuating in spite of me being stationary. The network connection is a two phase authentication ...
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How to create wifi hotspot on Ubuntu 14.04 that is visible to every device?

I was creating a wifi hotspot using kde-nm-connection-editor as instructed on Share Internet Connection With Android in Ubuntu 14.04 but an unexpected error occurred as a result of which I was able to ...
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14.10 ver - Very Slow WiFi connection (Realtek)

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu on my laptop via bootable USB drive. The OS runs nice and smooth but the internet via WiFi is very slow: it takes ages to load a page, and sometimes it doesn’t even ...
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hot-spot wifi with wifi

Sorry by my english Now i live in a big house and when i go to bathroom i cant connect with my wifi, so my question is... Can i extend the signal of my router if my laptop run like a router?? my ...
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Get wifi working Lenovo Thinkpad t440 on Ubuntu 12.04

I got an Lenovo Thinkpad t440 but I cannot get my wifi working with a fresh install. Which drivers should I need to download so I am able to run the wifi? I did an lshw -c network and I got an ...
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Connected to network, but browser will not load pages…most of the time FIXED

I found a work around. I had an old router laying around from before I had comcast. So I plugged it in to my comcast modem/router, and my desktop likes that network well enough. Not the coolest ...
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Download speed extremely slow Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware

Am facing similar issue with my Wireless internet connection. Ubuntu 14.04 as a guest OS on Windows 8.1 using VMware workstation 11.0 I get around 1000 kpbs(it's enough for me...) on Windows 8 while ...
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Wifi stopped working on Lubuntu 14.10

My parents are using Lubuntu 14.10 for two months for now on a MSI GX710. Everything worked until now, but now suddenly it just won't connect. The OS is stock, nothing got installed after the ...
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Download speeds extremely slow

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an Asus k55n laptop, and I have found that when I attempt to download the KDE desktop, I get download speeds that vary between less than 1kbs to nearly 1mbs, which ...
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No WiFi internet on Ubuntu under VirtualBox

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 under VirtualBox 4.3.20 on a Windows 8.1 host. I can't get any internet access over WiFi (and I can't get an Ethernet connection anywhere near the computer). All of ...
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Internet and Trackpad don't work anymore (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, I just got a new laptop, and because of that I set aside my Ubuntu laptop for a few days. The last time I used it was Tuesday and it worked 100% perfectly. Flash forward to today, I just started ...
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ralink 148f:7601 wifi adaptor installation

I am trying to install ralink wifi adaptor to my desktop ubuntu 14.04 the system is not detecting the wifi. lsusb lists the device as: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. I ...
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Request for help for fixing issues with ubuntu14.04 LTS on r15-r033tx

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a HP r15-r033tx laptop. But facing following issues. Wifi is not stable, sometime it connects and able to browse internet but sometime it never connects. Also, ...
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I have just installed and updated Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I can't get my Broadcom 4311 wifi to turn on

I read other questions indicating the same issue and followed the instructions given. The results of the script that I ran on my system are at the link below. BTW. Ubuntu will not turn power off on my ...
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How do I connect ubuntu 14.04 via usb adapter

I have an old computer that used to have windows XP. XP has gone,and now has lubuntu 14.04 and elive installed. I have been trying to connect to my wireless NetComm modum for several months now but ...
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ubuntu 14.04 on hp envy d7 no wifi after boot, but ok after reboot

I just upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. When I start/boot my hp envy d7. I cannot connect. An rfkill list shows: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes toggling the ...