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

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How to restrict wifi to only a certain signal type

I'm looking to restrict the wifi adapter in my laptop to only use b/g instead of using n and to deactivate n entirely, if possible. Is there any way of doing this? By default, the adapter seems to use ...
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hostapd Failed to update rate sets in kernel module

I'm getting this error launching hostapd with minimal conf Failed to update rate sets in kernel module I've just installed Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04. When I was using Ubuntu 12.04 did not receive this ...
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wlan0 does not work.(eth0, wlan0 same netmask)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. as wlan0 was connected to WiFi. The ping is not a gateway for wlan0. netmask of eth0 and wlan0 is the same. root@kwon-530U3C-530U4C:/home/kwon# ifconfig eth0 Link ...
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wifi connection on ubuntu 14.10 is very slowly and inestable after some time of use internet

my wifi connection is very slowly and inestable, i install dual boot on my machine in windows 8.1 wifi is ok, but in ubuntu kernel 3.16 after some minutes is each time more slowly, my card information ...
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could not start hostapd on ubuntu 14.10

Could not start hostapd , it shows the following message hrirks@hrirks-Aspire-5750G:/etc/hostapd$ sudo service hostapd start * Starting advanced IEEE 802.11 management hostapd ...
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How can I get my wifi to work on my Dell 3521 laptop?

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 in my DELL 3521 laptop and everything is working fine except the wi-fi in ubuntu. In win 8 wifi is working well but when i start ubuntu it does not ...
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USB WiFi adapter Compatibility

Is there an actual list of compatible USB WiFi Adapters??? I have a Netgear WNA3100 that works for about 10 minutes then I have to restart the computer, I've looked everywhere and found nothing ...
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How to install Edimax EW-7811Un

I can't connect to the Internet using Edimax EW-7811Un on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I tried everything can anyone help me install the driver can one send me code for terminal to install the driver The ...
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Told command dpkg cannot be found

On issuing the command sudo dpkg -i (package name) at chronos@localhost ~ $, I get the response sudo: dpkg: command not found. Anyone know why? I'm trying to load version 3 of network-manager and ...
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Wireless extremely slow on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 about a month ago. Since then my internet connectivity has been extremely slow. I am connected using WiFi and I have a Intel wireless 7260 network ...
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If I don't want to use Broadcom drivers, what are my options?

I am having trouble with some wifi connections. Some questions I’ve read seem to blame the Broadcom drivers. I ran the following: sudo apt-get remove broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source ...
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How to setup Brother 2135 over Wifi without WPS?

I have a Brother 2135W printer. I can print over USB, yet I want configure it in my local network over Wifi. I used to have a router supporting WPS. There, it was possible to setup the printer easily ...
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Problems with wifi after update to 14.04

I've got a Samsung Notebook (Samsung Serie 3 350V5C S0C i7 8GB 75 ) with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and problems with my Wifi connection to a Fritz box 7490 and the newest FRITZ!OS 6.23. Very often after a ...
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Wireless problems on an Ubuntu laptop

I'm new to Linux, and I'm having trouble getting wifi set up on my laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo T430, I'm running the most recent version of ubuntu, and my wireless card is an Intel Advanced-N ...
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Laptop can't reconnect to new wifi hub after suspend

I have a Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 card, running Ubuntu 14.04. The wifi worked flawlessly with my old Virgin Media Superhub, but after being "upgraded" to a ...
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WiFi is not recognized on first boot [on hold]

Can you understand German? That would be great. Every time I (Compaq 6910p on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) turn on my notebook, the WLAN can not be detected. After the second or third boot it usually works). ...
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Hybrid suspend wifi issue on wake up in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I am trying to use Hybrid suspend in Ubuntu 14.04.2 . While the suspend and resume works, the wifi and the networking breaks every time. Running /etc/init.d/networking restart or service networking ...
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Make KNetworkManager follow radio status set on the command line

I have installed the KDE desktop on my Notebook. However, when I enter into airplane mode on the command line by nmcli r wifi off the GUI of the KNetworkManager does not show the little ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wifi Not Working Lenovo G570

Hello i am new to ubuntu and wifi is not working properly.It is not showing wifi connections also. I tried every possible solution posted on askubuntu.Need Help Results of lshw -c net *-network ...
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MacBook Pro 9.2 Ubuntu 14.04 Full Link Quality Wireless Error

Hey guys I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my mac, After being on the wifi for around 5 to 10 mins it randomly shows the signal as being maxed but the internet stops working all together. Here is what it ...
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string descriptor 0 read error: -22 (Wont Bootup)

I have a Acer Aspire TC-605, my specs are the following: Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40GHz 12GB Ram 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor but I keep getting that error, ...
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WiFi randomly turning off or disconnecting (lenovo t540p, Ubuntu 14.04)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my lenovo t540p. Everything is working good, however, the wireless keeps turning off or disconnecting from time to time. This is my iwconfig: eth0 no wireless ...
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Wifi (Broadcom BCM43225) not working on 14.04 LTS x64

I have this on my Acer 3820 Notebook: lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net 03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1073] (rev c0) Subsystem: Acer ...
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How to install wifi driver Ralink RT3290

I'm new to Ubuntu. How can i install wifi driver Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn? And please if you can help me step by step :D Thank you very much!
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Create WiFi hotspot on ubuntu

Although many questions have already been asked regarding WiFi hotspot, I didn't get any of the solutions working for me. I connect to the Internet using a 3G Dongle of Huawei 3772 (Vodafone). The ...
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Wifi problems with rtl8723be in Ubuntu 14.04

I have dual booted my Windows 8 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. The wifi driver is Realtek rtl8723be. It didn't use to work but I updated the kernel to 3.18 and reinstalled the driver and that seemed to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) doesn't connect to wireless networks

I'm using 6-7 years old LG MB500, just installed Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), and I can't connect to my school network (WPA-WPA2 ENTERPRISE,TLS, MSCHAPv2, no CA certificate). The computer displays ...
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Wifi disconnects randomly when sharing through Samba

I have two laptops: One running Windows 8 and another Ubuntu 14.10. I installed Samba, then tried to share images from Windows to Linux by sharing a folder in Linux. File starts to transfer and some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 wifi not working properly on my hp probook 4540s

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my hp probook 4540s with Ralink 539a wifi module. I noticed that wifi is not working properly. It receives a very weak signal, even when very close to the ...
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WLAN not connected, sometimes

any suggestions how could I solve this: sometimes when I boot the machine (approx 50% of the time), WLAN can see the AP but seems to seek it for a rather long time, and finally is not able to ...
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Wireless on an acer aspire v5-571p does not work

My built in wireless card just isn't possible to switch on. I have run out of ideas to try to enable it or install the driver. When I run rfkill it shows no hard block and no soft block, I have been ...
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After disabling and reenabling wifi, can't reconnect

I disabled WiFi on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine to double check that some files I needed would be available offline later. After reenabling WiFi, I was unable to reconnect to my wireless network. I've ...
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14.04 - Mac Mini - wireless connects but no Internet

I was able to install 14.04 on a Mac Mini pretty easily. However, (and I have searched for answers, here and other sources), the behavior is as follows: 1) Able to connect to Internet via Ethernet ...
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connect to wifi from command line

Other posts seems to be addressing more complicated network connection issues from the command line. The Unity panel Network indicator/button doesn't respond too well sometimes - it keeps trying to ...
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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers for “Chip ID”: BCM4360, “PCI-ID”: 14e4:43a0 (rev 03) on Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to follow instructions provided in this question AFAIU bcmwl-kernel-source is a proper driver for me. But after installation nothing changed. By "nothing changed" I mean iwconfig shows ...
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Wifi encryption with wicd

I'm trying to connect my ubuntu to wifi using wicd. On acess point I havefollowing configuration: Security Mode:wpa-wpa2 personal Encryption Mode: aes WPS Enabled: No In wicd I have tried ...
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Bypass 'Hard blocked' wifi

Hi! So I recently installed Ubuntu mate 14.04, but the wifi drivers broke after the install. Now the the wifi is hard block and I am unable to reactivate it. I do not have a wifi button nor a setting ...
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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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aphotspot is working but my android device cant connect to the ssid

I am new to Ubuntu 14.10,I Have successfully created WLAN-Hotspot on my laptop. I have entered the password on my android phone and It was stuck at obtaining IP address for tethering. I have tried ...
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What is the difference between “Cloned MAC address” in “Edit Connection” GUI and ifconfig command?

I found that there are at least two methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or Ethernet) tab ...
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nm-applet wifi-issues on Lubuntu 14.04

on my 64bit installation of lubuntu (lxde) nm-applet has been working fine but since my latest installation of several updates (haven't updated for some weeks) it seems something broke and i can't ...
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How can I encrypt my internet traffic so I can use public wifi securly?

I have moved to a hostel and they provide WiFi network. I would like to be safe on that public WiFi network. Is there any way to encrypt my data transmission to and from the router ? I am a bit ...
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How to lock down connecting to a specific WiFi

I have a laptop what has WiFi on the motherboard, but it only supports 802.11a/b and WEP. My WiFi network is 802.11n with WPA2-Personal. So I purchased a USB wireless stick that's compatible with my ...
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belkin n300 f9l4500 doesnt work on ubuntu 14.04

I am running ubuntu 14.04. I am relatively new and I tried to install ndiswrapper-1.59 and it say there is now directory at all. I do not have a wired internet connection at all (my apartment only ...
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How to install brother mfc-J615w printer wirelessly on ubuntu14.04

I am trying to use my Brother MFC-J615W wireless printer in Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the driver available from Brother ...
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unable to click disconnect wifi on my ubuntu 12.04

i have a problem related with wireless network on my Ubuntu 12.04. as you can see, my wifi can connect to network, but when connected, the 'Disconnect' item on my wifi is disabled thus i can't click ...
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USB wifi authenticates, mini PCI wifi does not

I have an HP Envy 300 (desktop) running Ubuntu 14.04. I have both a mini PCI wifi/bluetooth card (Broadcom BCM43228) and USB wifi. I can see both wireless options in the Networks component of ...
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WiFi connection to router but no Internet connection?

I installed Ubuntu on my EasyNote-TM86 today. I can't access any websites although I am connected to my router. Other devices (including my laptop before I installed Ubuntu) are able to establish a ...
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how to configure USB mounted WiFi WLAN Adapter

I have a WiFi USB adapter/router . This adapter is using Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU. and supports WLAN 802.11n the output of lsusb gives me the following output ID 0bda:8172 Realtek ...
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can not enable wifi on Xubuntu

Please read the question in full before marking it as duplicate, I have just installed Xubutu 14.04 on my VGNFE31H laptop The laptop has two wifi devices. First: The laptop has a built in wifi card ...