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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My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. What information is needed to diagnose the issue?

Your situation You have successfully installed Ubuntu. You have just downloaded and booted Ubuntu live media. The latest LTS (see also HWE) or latest non-LTS release are preferred. See the list of ...
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Realtek 8723BE Wifi problem

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop with RTL8723BE Wi-fi card. But it is always disconnecting from network. I have tried echo "options rtl8723be fwlps=N ips=N" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/...
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How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?

How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot? Point to be noted: Wireless hotspots aren't the same as ad hoc networks. There is significant difference between the two. In short, ad hoc networks ...
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How can I get Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless working? [duplicate]

Wireless was worked perfectly in ubuntu 10.10. Now I upgraded it to ubuntu 11.04. After this upgrade wireless is not working in my laptop, even "wireless connection" is not showing in network ...
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How to install Broadcom wireless drivers offline

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. But the wifi is not working in ubuntu (perhaps the drivers are not present), which worked fine in windows. Also I cant connect with ethernet since my ...
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My WiFi adapter is not working at all, how to troubleshoot?

On this site I see hundreds if not a thousand questions being asked about issues with a Wireless LAN adapter not being detected/recognized by Ubuntu. Some mainstream adapters appear to be utterly ...
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Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] (rev 30) Wi-Fi driver installation

I bought an Acer laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS but WiFi drivers are not available for it. So I am trying to install a windows driver using wifidocs/driver/ndiswrapper. On doing lspci -vvnn, it ...
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My wifi Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0041] (rev 20) doesn't show up and work in Ubuntu 14.04.3 on Lenovo flex 3 14

I am new on linux systems I have tried some of the relevant solutions, those I could follow up, But nothing yet.Please help me figuring this out. Wireless info START Report from: 24 Sep 2015 22:...
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Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) As stated, I've just upgraded to 12.04 and my Dell Inspiron 1545 isn't recognising its wireless card and I was ...
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How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless card working?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an ASUS X401U, and after installation there is no list of wireless connections. I didn't have that problem with an installation on HP. What I can do to enable Wifi? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wireless not working: no network interface. Atheros [168c:003e] device

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS after installing windows 10 in my new VN7-571G and the wireless is not working. It never had: even during the installation it was not recognized. I run a script to ...
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How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560?

I have a Dell Vostro 3460 with one of the new Broadcom 43142 hybrid Wireless/Bluetooth chips. Neither the proprietary driver (wl) nor the b43 driver supports this. lspci -nn gives me 01:00.0 Network ...
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Wifi losing connection, weak signal, Intel 7260 adapter

I yesterday upgraded from Windows to Ubuntu 15.04 but I have problem with my wireless adapter Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73). It randomly loses internet connection. Restarting adapter always ...
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Wireless card Realtek RTL8723AE-BT is not recognized

I bought a new laptop with a RTL8723AE-BT wireless card, but it seems there is nothing that makes it work. Realtek usually makes drivers available for its card, but this specific one doesn't have a ...
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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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Ralink MT7601U (148f:7601) Wi-Fi adapter installation

I am trying to install a Ralink wifi adapter in Ubuntu Desktop 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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How to connect and disconnect to a network manually in terminal?

Since the network manager is troubling me so much I want to replace it (possibly wicd orNM from ppa:volanin). I do not know how to connect and disconnect to the network through the terminal without ...
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Wireless networking not working after resume in Ubuntu 14.04

[Update]: The same problem exists in Kubuntu and is solved in the same manner. [Solved]: By applying the following command nmcli nm I got the following: Before suspend RUNNING STATE ...
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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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How do I get a Mediatek MT7630E 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter working?

Its worked with the pre-installed ubuntu but after re-installing ubuntu dual boot with windows 8.1, wifi is not working. Is there a driver for this adapter that will work on Ubuntu 12.04?
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How do I connect to a WPA wifi network using the command line?

So basically, I'd like to use iwconfig to connect to my wifi network when I'm not inside X. But I just don't see a way to do it in the man page. Any idea?
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Drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

I am not able to install drivers for my Wi-Fi + Bluetooth card (Broadcom BCM43142). What I have done till now: I have tried using the drivers at this website. I tried following the instructions ...
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Network manager forgets wireless password after sleeping or powering off

Every time I restore my computer from sleep or turn it on a window pops up asking for my wireless password. Once I enter it it connects successfully, but this happens every time. I'm using Ubuntu 11....
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No wireless for Intel Corporation 7260 version 63

I have a Dell XPS 12 running Ubuntu 13.10 and it doesn't appear to find it's wireless. I have tried the suggestions here but they made no difference peter@xps:/lib/firmware$ ls -l /lib/firmware/...
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How do I get my Broadcom BCM4313 working correctly? [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on a Asus 1015 netbook. Everything worked out of the box except for the Wireless adapter, which i had to install with the Additional Drivers application. It apparently installed ...
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How do I create a WiFi hotspot sharing wireless internet connection (single adapter)?

I know how to create a hotspot when connected to a wired network, but when I am using internet from a WiFi connection, this disconnects the wireless connection the moment I activate the hotspot. In ...
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Share Wireless connection with Wired Ethernet Port

That's pretty much it. If I connect to the Internet on wlan0, how can I share this connection with a device plugged into my wired Ethernet port eth0?
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Wireless disabled by hardware switch on an Asus X550V

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ASUS X550V laptop. This is my rfkill list: 0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no ...
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How to share a wired Internet connection with an Android phone (reverse-tethering)?

I have been trying to share my wired Internet connection with my Android phone. However I could not succeed in doing this. Has anyone of you ever succeeded? Operating systems that I use are as follows:...
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Broadcom STA driver fails to install missing wl on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS / Linux 3.8

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my HP Folio 13 I cannot get wireless to work. My kernel is 3.8.0-29-generic and my wireless module is a Broadcom BCM4313. After running rfkill list all: 0: hp-...
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Lubuntu nm-applet wifi icon missing [duplicate]

I have a Lubuntu (now 14.04) installation. Recently, I logged in to find that the Wi-Fi icon had disappeared, and there was some sort of a keyboard icon in it's place. I have restarted multiple times, ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Server - WiFi WPA2 Personal

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and cannot get wifi configured correctly to work with WPA2 personal and could use some help. There was a simple wizard during install where I selected my SSID ...
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How do I get an Acer Npilfy 802.11 (BCM43225) wireless card working?

My Laptop is Acer 5742G with "Npilfy 802.11 wireless". I have both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 Earlier when I had Ubuntu 12.04, the wireless was working fine, but after installing 12.10 wireless is ...
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How to share a wired internet connection via Wifi?

Can someone please help me with a complete step by step guide to share my internet connection (which is through a USB modem by ZTE) with my iphone 3G?
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Why is wireless down/strange after switching to battery or closing/opening the lid?

I noticed that, when I unplugged my laptop, or closed/opened the lid, my wireless connection dropped, every time. I tracked it down to pm-powersave, and made it stop, see below. This could also ...
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WiFi disconnects for few seconds and resumes

In Kubuntu, strangely enough, Wifi completely goes off for about 5 to 30 seconds and then reconnects again. What can be cause of this problem? My Laptop info: Kubunu 15.10 KDE plasma 5.4.2 Kernel ...
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Ubuntu connect drops. Worked for a while then started dropping again

It worked, the it dropped, then it worked, now it won't connect to wireless. Brand new Asus laptop that came with ubuntu is connected. The problem seems to be with Ubuntu. It keeps asking for ...
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How to fix slow wireless on machines with Intel wireless cards?

I have looked through all the previous questions but turning power management off for the Wi-Fi card didn't work. This problem seems to be with the Lenovo Thinkpads. I switched to Ubuntu 11.10 from ...
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How can I prevent iwconfig power management from being turned on?

I am affected by this bug: 869502. A workaround which seems to stop the kernel panics for me is to disable wlan0 power management: sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off However it seems to automatically ...
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Ralink rt3290 wifi driver is not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to ubuntu 14.04. Wifi (with ralink rt3290 card) was not working in ubuntu 13.10, but after the following the guide here, How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless ...
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Wifi doesn't work after suspend after 16.04 upgrade

This particular version of the "doesn't work after suspend" came after upgrading to 16.04. It seems that the upgrade includes a Wicd applet (added to Metacity Classic Gnome task bar alongside regular ...
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How to install driver for TP-Link TL-WN722N on Ubuntu 14.04?

Hi I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. As I am developing a WiFi product, I want to capture the WiFi traffic wirelessly with Wireshark. Having some searching in the web, I know that I can do that with a USB ...
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How to set up Ubuntu as wireless accesspoint?

How can I set up my WiFi to be used as wireless access point on Ubuntu Server? I have a local Ubuntu Server, it has a wireless card in it (802.11a/b/g/n) and I really want to set it up as an 802.11n ...
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How do I install a driver for an Atheros AR9285?

How to install the driver for Atheros AR9285 in Ubuntu 11.10. Still no package for 11.10 according to this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Atheros/AR9285 Here is the output of ...
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Installing “fimware-b43-installer” offline

Can you explain how can I install fimware-b43-installer driver if I can't connect to internet by wire?
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no wifi in Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I cannot see WiFi option in my Ubuntu 15.04. What should I do? Revert asap lspci -nnk | grep 0280 -A2 output:- 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] (rev 30) ...
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Why is my internet so slow with an Atheros wireless card?

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04, my internet connection is as slow as hell. I have tested my other 10.10 machine and it is just as quick as the first one was. What has happened? Why is ...
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Could anyone help me get my NETGEAR WNA3100 (Broadcom BCM43231) wireless adapter to work?

I have just moved back to Ubuntu from Windows 7 and a few months ago, I bought a NETGEAR WNA3100 wireless adapter because my old adapter had broken. I plugged in my adapter and it doesn't seem to work,...