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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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 same as ad hoc networks. Significant difference is there. In short, ad hoc networks aren't ...
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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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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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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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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu as Miracast Sender/receiver

couldn't find anything about Ubuntu act as a Miracast receiver or sender. General info about Miracast at Wikipedia Should this work? Supported HW? (Wifi direct?) only via WiFi no LAN? If Wifi direct ...
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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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Network service discovery disabled: What does this mean for me?

Every time at boot I get a message “Network service discovery disabled. Your current network has a .local domain, which is not recommended and incompatible with the Avahi network service discovery. ...
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“Starting Wireless Hotspot…” but nothing happens

I was trying to create an WiFi hotspot for my android device. I used ap-hotspot to do so. I configured the ap-hotspot using sudo ap-hotspot configure Then I started ap-hotspot using sudo ...
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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 ...
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Share wireless Internet connection through ethernet

I want to share the wireless Internet connection on my desktop with my old laptop, through ethernet. I have ticked the option "Make available to others" on both connections, on my desktop, but my ...
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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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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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How to share a wired Internet connection with an Android phone?

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 ...
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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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A tool to measure signal strength of wireless

I want to know if there exists any command line option or GUI tool (Ubuntu 11.10) so that I can measure the strength of wireless signal at a given location. I have a house where the wireless is not ...
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How to disable built-in wifi and use only USB wifi card?

The built-in wifi card in my laptop (Dell XPS M1330) is crap, pretty much. I have an Asus USB wifi card which is significantly better, and it works fine. What I'd like to do is disable the built-in ...
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How do I detect if someone is stealing my broadband bandwidth?

I am very paranoid about wireless connections and someone stealing my broadband bandwidth, which could lead to worse things. My question is, how can I detect if my broadband bandwidth is being ...
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How to stop constantly blinking Wifi LED?

I have a Dell E6510 and after installing Ubuntu and connecting to a wireless network, my Wifi LED keeps blinking all the time, probably in response to traffic. This is really annoying because it ...
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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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Use Network-Manager to connect to a WiFi Access Point on the command-line

I'd like to connect to a wireless access point from the command-line. Ideally, I'd only need the name of the AP. But the hardware-address would work as well. I know I can use nmcli to connect to a ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I adjust the preferred WiFi order? [duplicate]

I am using 13.04 Ubuntu. I want to make order on multiple wireless access. Is there any way to do this?
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Will the new open source Broadcom drivers be available in the current LTS release?

I just found out that Broadcom has released a set of open source drivers for their wireless cards. I know that the Ubuntu kernel team keeps a package of backported drivers for LTS 10.04. Is the ...
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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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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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Can't connect to any wireless connection after updating

I have a dual boot (windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04) setup and, for (apparently) no reason, I can't connect to any wireless connection on my ubuntu box at all. (on Windows it works.) I think it stopped ...
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What is the active MAC Address of my computer?

While looking to find the MAC Address of my computer as it appears to a wireless network, it was recommended that I run ifconfig. Having executed that command in the Terminal, I noticed that, unlike ...
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How do I make coffee with Ubuntu?

I want to make fresh coffee with Ubuntu, using open/free software, a coffee machine and a wireless connection. What software can I use that is already available, and what hardware do I need to ...
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Is there a tool like wifi analyzer for ubuntu?

Wifi analyzer Is a thorough application on android for managing WAP, wifi strength signal etc. I was wondering if there was a similar tool for ubuntu
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Ubuntu 14.04: Can't connect to new password protected wifi network

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I can't connect to any new WPA2 wifi access points. Existing ones work. Here is a pastebin of the syslog output: http://pastebin.com/QVgmRmXp Here is an error that ...
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How to set up dual wired and wireless connections?

My laptop has both wireless and a wired connection capabilities. Can I connect to a router A using wireless and a separate router B using wired ethernet at the same time without having to switch back ...
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How to share files using a Wireless Network?

I have a desktop (Ubuntu 13.04 & Win 7 Home Premium) and a Laptop (Ubuntu 12.04), both having WiFi adapters. I also have a WiFi router connected to internet which both my computers can access. I ...
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How to configure preferred network for internet?

I am connected to a LAN network and wireless network. Both provide access to internet. Sometimes when the internet on LAN is not working, the browser simply throws an exception instead of switching ...
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Why is my Internet connection randomly dropping?

Ever since I have installed 12.04 (clean install not an upgrade), I have been having a drop in the Internet connection. The drop in the connection can be anything from 15 seconds to about 3 mins, and ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and extremely slow at low signal - Ubuntu 13.04

First off, I just want to say that I work as an IT engineer (Windows Desktop/Server etc) so I am willing to go right down to the ground when it comes to advance technical troubleshooting. ...
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Restarted computer during update; “the system network service is not compatible with this version”

Yesterday I upgraded my Ubuntu by SSH but before I finished it, I restarted my computer. I know that was not very smart. Anyway now I don't have internet connection, the WiFi or Ethernet is not ...
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Cannot make Wi-Fi hotspot

I want to make my laptop as wi-fi hotspot. To do so, I pressed button Settings->Network->Wireless->Use as Hotspot.. Then it creates a wireless network connection 'Hostspot' and connects. But it gets ...
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How to set wifi driver settings to prefer 5 GHz channel above 2.4 GHz

Currently I'm in a new building of my university. In this building my wifi often breaks down and then restores connection again. This is really irritating since it happens a lot. Now as a ...
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Is there a way to run a script every time I connect to a specifc wireless network?

There is a specific wireless network I connect to that requires me to use vpnc to access the internet. If I make a script to do this, is there a way to set it up so every time I connect to this ...
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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 find out the name of the SSID I'm connected to from the command line?

Neither iwconfig nor iwlist seem to be able to do this for me.
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13.10 suspend kills wifi connection

I tried to post to this thread Hardware wireless switch has no effect after suspend and 13.10 upgrade for if I understand their question I am having the same problem, but the answer option won't work ...
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Network Manager or WICD?

A couple of years ago when I first began using Ubuntu I had issues with Network Manager and so I switched to wicd which works perfectly. (I forget the exact issues, but wicd solved the problems) I am ...