Questions tagged [wireless]

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

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Need to Click Connect Multiple Times in Order to Connect Bluetooth 20.04

I am able to successfully pair and connect to Bluetooth devices, but when I connect my headphones to my phone and then attempt to reconnect back to my computer, it initially fails. This is the switch ...
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Wifi connected but Internet drops frequently

I spent more than 2 weeks searching for a solution to the following problem without success: On my Ubuntu 18.04, I am connected to a Wifi (named "SmartCampus") but the internet keeps dropping ...
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Whoopsie and NetworkManager seem to be crashing causing network connectivity issues

I've recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a Lenovo W540 Thinkpad, and I am having issues with my wireless network allowing network traffic. The /var/log/syslog and journalctl -xe output during the ...
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Wireless mouse lags on high CPU usage

I sure hope this is a novel problem as I have tried to find a solution to it every time I get really fed up with this, which has been quite a few times, but no luck so far. Trouble is that when my ...
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(32) Ad-Hoc mode is not supported by this device. - 13.10 on i5 NUC

Not sure if this is an Ubuntu issue or intel issue. Any insights will be appreciated. I have an intel NUC (D54250WYK) w/ intel 7260 wireless adapter and Ubuntu 13.10. I can connect to my local wi-...
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Turning off Bluetooth also turns off Wi-Fi on HP Pavilion dm4-1150ea

Just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 on a dual boot HP Pavilion dm4-1150ea. If I disable Bluetooth then Wi-Fi is also disabled. I have looked at these similar reported issues: https://bugs.launchpad....
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Can't control connection bit rate using iwconfig with Atheros TL-WN821N (AR7010)

I'm trying to reduce the connection bit rate on my Atheros TP-Link TL-WN821N v3 usb wifi adapter due to frequent instability issues (reported connection speed goes down to 1Mb/s and I have to ...
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Qualcomm QCA6174 - Wifi Unstable - Dell XPS 13 9380 - Ubuntu 20.04 Focal

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed on Dell XPS 13 9380 (Service Tag: 8SGZPV2) with Qualcomm QCA6174 wifi chip. Every 2-5 minutes, the wifi signal drops off then comes back online after a few seconds. This ...
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Network Activation fails for wifi

I have a BrosTrend AC3L device. It worked initially an then I patched to latest 20.04 and it seems to have developed this behaior. The devices comes up and connects to the network and then fails to ...
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Anycast in Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04 is installed in my Acer laptop; I have "Anycast" dongle and a Samsung TV with HDMI port. How can I mirror my laptop screen on the TV ? Can you please describe the method step by step ? ...
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Unable to connect wireless networks requiring password

I am able to connect to wifi networks that don't require password. But when I try to connect to a network that requires password, the password is not asked, Network Manager just tries to connect and ...
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Wine network problem installing Photoshop

I need to install Photoshop CC 2017 via wine. When I turn off my Wifi or network, wine can't see that that I am disconnected from internet! sudo lshw -class network: *-network ...
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How to install D-link DWA-172 (ID 2001:3318) driver

Just to share the solution that allowed me to install the D-Link AC600 DWA-172 on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. Kernel: 4.4.0-31-lowlatency Check your hardware ID by running lsusb to confirm you have the same ...
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Can't see or connect to TP Link AC1750 Wireless Router

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2015 Macbook Pro. I am able to see and connect to other wifi networks via the network manager. I have set up a 5GHz network with security disabled on the AC1750 router. ...
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Ubuntu wifi usually not working on boot, needs kernel module restart

After installing Ubuntu on my netbook, an F205TA, wifi seems to be not working correctly. Usually wifi is not working after boot, but starts working after one or more tries of: sudo modprobe -r ...
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Difference between iwconfig and nmcli

When I run the command nmcli dev wifi in my console I get the list of wifi networks, including the one I'm connected to * SSID MODE CHAN RATE SIGNAL BARS SECURITY * ...
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Can't connect to WiFi with "Connection activation failed" error after upgrade from 14.04 -> 15.04

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 to 15.04 in succession. I lost internet capabilities each time, thanks to my having to use a Realtek WiFi dongle. I was able to resolve those issues both times,...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting on HP 2000-2c10DX

My wifi keeps dropping connection constantly. I really want to use Ubuntu as a main OS, but this wifi problem is an issue. In the past, upgrading the kernel fixed it, but it isn't fixing the problem ...
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How can I switch between “wl” and “b43” wifi modules without rebooting?

If I restart my computer with the following in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: blacklist b43 blacklist ssb blacklist wl Then I can either modprobe wl (broadcom STA, works well) or modprobe b43 (...
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How do I force nmcli to reconnect to different uuid?

I have a bash script that checks my network environment and mounts shares accordingly. If I'm at work and have a hard-wire connection to the LAN, then I'd like to activate a hotspot connection for ...
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How do I share my wlan0 internet connection to eth0 using command line and config files?

I understand how it is done using the GUI (1, 2, 3), but I need to do MANUALLY using linux command (iptables, ebtables ...). I have been struggling with this for days, and I can seem to get it right. ...
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Getting WiFi AP working with hostapd and isc-dhcp-server [Xubuntu 14.04]

I have tried using ap-hotspot from WebUpd8, and it did not work for me in 13.10 or 14.04, so I have been working on getting hostapd manually set up, using isc-dhcp-server since dnsmasq was having ...
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WiFi Dropping Consistently on Realtek RTL8723AE

I have ubuntu 14.04, however, this problem existed on my install of 13.04 too. When I use my laptop at university over the Wi-Fi, the connection is lost often. At home on my Wi-Fi network the ...
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Cannot change Wifi settings, stuck on WEP Security

I just started using Linux and as such do not have a proper knowledge of how to use the command line and all of those sorts of things, so please try to bear with me :). I have been able to connect to ...
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Android Tablet as second display

I have faced with issue. My use-case: I have - PC with ubuntu and android tablet, I need - The android tablet as second monitor, but connected by wi-fi. I was trying to do next: sudo apt-get ...
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Connected to wireless, but no internet access

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 a week ago wireless internet had been working fine. It stopped working yesterday, however, and I'm at a loss for what to do even after scouring replies to similar posted ...
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Ubuntu laptop connected to usb modem and set to be a hotspot + nexus 7

I'm using my laptop as a wifi hotspot while it's connected to broadband over a usb stick. And it works perfectly, I connect my phone to the laptop hotspot without a problem. But my nexus 7 can't find ...
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Wireless not connecting automatically

My wireless is working fine, but when I login, it does not connect automatically, I have to select it from the list each and every time to use it. Even though the connect automatically option is ...
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Trying to install realtek drivers for ASUS USB-N13, encountering "Compile make driver error: 2"

I'm trying to put an ASUS USB-N13 wireless adapter in my desktop running Ubuntu 12.04. The details of my problem are identical to the one described in this question: Connecting Asus USB-N13 Wireless ...
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Downloads killing internet on my home network

I am currently having a problem with my wireless. Whenever I try to download anything it kills the internet for every other application(tabs within the same browser, browsers on other computers on the ...
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why airplane mode turns on automatically?

I am using Ubuntu 20.10 on a fujitsu T901 laptop. Ubuntu automatically activates airplane mode and therefore wifi turns off and connection gets lost. there is no obvious pattern that I could ...
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iwlwifi fails occasionally with "Hardware error", "Queue stuck" and "Microcode SW error"

I have Ubuntu 18.04 (kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic) installed on my laptop with Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 9462, REV=0x354 as its wireless card. Sometimes I notice my wifi acting strangely with ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting (Ubuntu 20.04)

I have a dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 machine. I can connect to Wifi fine on Windows, but when using Ubuntu it disconnects every 10-20 minutes or so. When this happens, I can always get it ...
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How to open the little wifi dialog from command line?

My goal I want to set a shortcut to open the Select Network dialog that opens from the top left system menu. The graphic way to open it is to click on the top left corner, then on your network, then ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 wifi not working on Mac

I used ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 and they were able to work with wifi after following below guides: Ubuntu 20.04 Ethernet and WiFi not working Ubuntu 20.04 lts wifi not working at all rtl8812au[...
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Wireless Earphones Poor sound Quality in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I'm using Dell latitude 5480 with dual boot, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. My Sony C200 wireless earphones works pretty decent with Windows 10, but on Ubuntu I've searched through all topics which ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 wifi doesn't work after update

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell Precision M6400. When first installed 18.04, WiFi was running fine. After automatic update, it doesn't any more. WLan spots are displayed correctly, but when trying ...
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Unstable wifi connection - "activation of network connection failed" Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my HP laptop. LAN cable works fine, but WIFI connection is terrible. It might work sometimes but starts weakening too soon - starts "connecting" and eventually says "...
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Ubuntu 14.04: After upgrade to kernel 4.4.0-116-generic Broadcom wlan does not function

After auto-update from kernel 4.4.0-112-generic to 4.4.0.116-generic, the Broadcom wlan adapter is no longer available. As I did not yet have time for further research, I removed the 4.4.0-116 kernel ...
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TP-LINK TL-WN823N - Ubuntu 16.04

My TP-Link TL-WN823N V2 is working in Ubuntu 16.04 with the driver provided by ppa.launchpad.net/hanipouspilot/rtlwifi/ubuntu, but I need to unplug and replug the dongle at each boot to activate it. ...
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Can't connect to 5ghz wifi

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04, and I've recently upgraded my wireless card to a Aukey WF-R15 Dual-Band Wireless PCI-E adapter so that I can connect to 5Ghz wifi. Unfortunately I've been unable to connect ...
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Wifi suddenly going off periodically

My wifi connection is connection is being interrupted constantly on my Ubuntu laptop. It still keeps connected to the network but isn't able to reach the internet. This happens both with the ...
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No wifi after kernel upgrade to 4.10

I'm using ubuntu 16.04 on an ideapad, with a 7260 intel card. Wifi works fine on 4.6, but after going to 4.10 I started getting a "no suitable firmware found" error message and no wifi. I rolled back ...
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Why do I need to do this over and over again with my wireless?

so after I install ubuntu on my pc I need to do this to make my WiFi working: sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source then do.. Code: sudo apt-get install --reinstall git linux-headers-$(...
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Wi-Fi problems when downloading

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. Loving it overall. When I first installed I couldn't get wifi to work at all. Through a little searching I found there were others with my model computer that had to disable ...
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WIFI auto reconnect Ubuntu 16.04

Firstly its worth mentioning that i've trawled the Internet and tried over 15 different ways to fix this already, many of them from this website. I have a rather unstable WIFI connection (which ...
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Wifi not connecting after restart in Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to 16.04, the wifi is not connecting whenever I restart the system. It shows 'device not ready'. My Wireless interface of Ubuntu is RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe on iwconfig I ...
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What does it mean "unmanaged device"?

My network devices seem to be "unmanaged", or perhaps "managed outside the network manager". I assume this because of syslog messages like Jun 25 18:42:13 lati NetworkManager[811]: <info> (eth2)...
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MacBookPro11,3 wifi issue with Ubuntu 16.04

Good Day All, I have been having issues getting wifi to work in Ubuntu 16.04 on my MacBookPro11,3. Installation of the Broadcom drivers found here leads to dependency issues. If anyone has any ...
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ubuntu 16.04 - Wireless keeps getting dropped after about 2 hours

I have recently installed ubuntu 16 over my 14 install. Now every 2 - 3 hours the connection to the Router gets dropped. And it won't reconnect automatically, it tries too but doesn't. Also, at the ...

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