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WiFi is a networking technology permitting the exchange of information through wireless (radio) connections.

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WiFi is not working on Loki

I have just installed elementary OS Loki and it looks great. I have one problem though. WiFi is not working. During installation it worked perfectly and I was able to connect to my home network and ...
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How to downgrade to a older kernel

I inadvertently updated my Linux kernel to version 4.2.0-30 from 3.19.0-33 and it has broken my WiFi and USB drivers, is there a way for me to downgrade my kernel using some sort of cached version?
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Network shuts down after sometime

I just installed Elementary OS on my ASUS laptop. The internet (WiFi) seems to stop working (though it shows as connected) after some time of use. I have noticed this happens when I haven't booted ...
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How can I reset my network adapter?

Many times my network adapter just stops working, the only option is to reboot anyway.Is there a way to reset network adapter in a session so I won't have to reboot my computer many times?
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Wifi problems after restart or suspend

when I restart or suspend my machine I suddenly cannot connect to my wifi network, what I read on other posts is to use this line code: sudo killall NetworkManager This help when I'm just using my ...
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No wlan - ath9k (network dialog is grayed out)

I'm using freya and had wlan without any problem since weeks/months. Today I installed the printer driver for a Canon Pixma MG2950. Because I can't set up this printer for wireless printing in linux ...
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Bridge wlan0 to eth0 without DHCP

I'm currently trying to set up an access point in my lounge, using my Sony Vaio with elementary OS installed. I have successfully created an access point & can connect to the Internet that way ...
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Internet dropping after 5-10 minutes

I have a stable wi-fi connection at my house. After 5-10 minutes, I can no longer stay connected to the internet. The dock will show that I"m online and connected to the wifi, but nothing loads. I've ...
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Power Setting doesnt work

Elementary OS Juno. Dell Inspiron 5767. I try to prevent my laptop from suspend after some time of inactivity. I choose "Never" in both Plugged In and On Battery, but Laptop still suspend after some ...
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Xiomi Mi Book: Wifi not working

Just tried installing this on my laptop, completely new to Linux. I managed to find out from other answers that the issue is that there is no native support for my network card, and that I need to ...
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Wireless Internet Connection - Loki new (clean) install

I successfully installed Loki on my new laptop that initially came Windows 10 preinstalled, and was capable of connecting to wireless internet. Because I already own a Windows machine, I decided to ...
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WiFi connection dropping

I have just installed Freya. On the fresh boot it always finds my WiFi and connects to it. But, after some time it drops. Then, it never connects to the connection again until restarting the laptop. I ...
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How to enable Wifi in elementary OS Loki?

I have a Asus K501UQ with an Intel which worked fine on my Windows partition. I've put on Elementary OS (Loki) but the card is disabled and I'm not able to enable it. rfkill list all returns 0: ...
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WiFi networks not showing in elementary OS loki

i just installed elementary os and dual booted it with my windows 10 OS. but after everything my wifi does not see networks whereas these networks show full bars in my windows os. it only shows a ...
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How to prevent Freya to try to connect to a specific WiFi network?

I have annoying issue that my laptop is always trying to connect to my neighbour's WiFi which although it has a very weak signal strength always beats my access point placed in the same room with the ...
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BCM43142 and linux kernel 4.15.0-24-generic

I've got trouble - wi-fi not working on 4.15.0-24-generic. I tried rebuild module: Building initial module for 4.15.0-24-generic ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-4.15.0-24-generic ...
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WiFi gets disconnected after 5 to 10 minutes

Laptop WiFi gets disconnected after about 5 to 10 minutes. WiFi connection works after restarting but again will get disconnected after some time. WiFi hardware used is: Realtek rtl8723be I have ...
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Unable to connect to own WiFi network (Freya)

I'm having real trouble connecting to my own network. I can find the network (SSID) and enter the password just fine, but it can't connect from there. It keeps saying I'm disconnected. Tried ...
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How can I disable networking and bluetooth indefinetly?

On my laptop I'm only holding high sensitive data. I want to disable the OS from going online or connecting to bluetooth devices at all and indefinetly. I want it to be impossible to go online with ...
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WIFI sometimes not working

I just installed Elementary OS on my Lenovo Yoga. During install everything worked as expected. No when I reboot sometimes no networks are found. To fix this I got to reboot various times. How can ...
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Wifi network keeps disappearing (Intel 3160 wireless card)

I have a lenovo b50, recently installed elementary os. While the wifi is theoretically working at times, it keeps fooling around after coming back from sleep mode. What it does is, that it suddenly ...
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Cannot connect to network - Keeps asking for Password

I recently tried to dual boot Elementary OS with Windows 7. I can see WiFi networks but when I try and connect to them, it asks for the password then tries to connect. After a while it stops and asks ...
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Fresh eOS Installation - WiFi not working. Laptop has no Ethernet Port

I've just installed eOS on to a HP Steam laptop which was extremely slow on Windows. eOS was installed as the primary OS, no dual boot, and I selected the option to completely wipe the hard drive. I ...
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Problem with Mediatek MT7630E and kernel 4.4

I recently bought an Asus X554LA laptop, on which Freya works flawlessly. Unfortunately the internal wifi board (Mediatek MT7630E) is not supported on Linux, there are some unofficial drivers but I ...
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No wireless network after installation of elementary OS Juno

I just installed elementary OS 5.0 Juno on an Acer Aspire 5750Z; nothing else is on the hard drive. During installation, a popup indicated some "WiFi networks available" and that I could connect one ...
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SOLVED Problem Broadcom 43142 wifi

I'm on Elementary OS 0.4 and i've a problem with the wifi connection, i tryied to fix it with all i've found on the web, but it still doesn't work. With " lshw -C network " i got that: *-network ...
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XPS 13 (9350) wifi issue in Loki (but not in Ubuntu 16.04)

I tried to install Elementary OS Loki on my dell XPS 13 (8350) as Freya didn't support the Broadcom BCM4350 wifi card. This card works out of the box with Ubuntu 16.04, but isn't recognized by Loki. ...
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WiFi on MacBook Pro (12,1 - Early 2015)

After following instructions in a number of other threads, I am still unable to get the built-in WiFi on my 13" MacBook Pro (12,1) to show up or work under the latest version of elementaryOS. ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 WiFi card not supported?

When I was installing elementary OS i could connect to WiFi. This was when I was using a USB flash drive to hold the elementary image. I booted into the USB drive, connected to my WiFi, then clicked "...
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How to remove Hotspot profile from ElementaryOS network settings

A few weeks ago i was messing around with creating a Hotspot but after testing it i didn't want to have it anymore, now every time my laptop starts it automatic login to the test Hotspot i created, i ...
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Wi-Fi doesnt work after update

My wi-fi stopped working. I used to have this problem from time to time and service network-manager restart was always enough to fix it, but after system update the wi-fi doesn't work at all even ...
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Wifi networks not detected in elementary OS. Ethernet working

My problem is that wifi networks in the vicinity are not detected even though the wifi module is (apparently) turned on, and ethernet is working fine (I had to get that working manually as well): I ...
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Wifi and Ethernet Disabled after last Freya update [duplicate]

I updated my Elementary OS like always with the update manager. After reboot no internet anymore. No Wifi and no ethernet worked. I run sudo lshw -C network *-network DEAKTIVIERT ...
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How can I create a wireless hotspot?

My laptop dual boots Windows 10 and elementary freya. Using connectify and even cmd, I can create a WiFi hotspot in Windows. However, access point mode is not supported in freya. I tried almost every ...
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Automatically create WiFi hotspot after boot

Elementary allows for creation of WiFi hotspot in "network settings" menu. However, the Hotspot mode is turned off at every boot. How to make Elementary automatically create WiFi Hotspot at launch, if ...
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Wifi down after waking up from a long suspend

All, Here is some background info My Chip : Intel 7265 wireless chip. My OS: eOS loki My kernel: 4.8.0-39-generic x86_64 My wifi will down after waking up from a long suspend. Within network ...
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Slow Internet connection (WiFi) while using elementary OS Loki (Ralink RT3060)

My Internet connection is painfully slow and irregular on elementary OS Loki. I'm connected to the Internet via WiFi through a PCI antenna. What I experience is that I get disconnected from time to ...
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Newbie Q re: a RTL8723BE wifi fix, and how to install one

I've been playing with Loki for a few days and generally like it on my new chromebook replacement (HP Stream 11), so I'll probably be popping in here to ask a few more questions. This one is about ...
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No WIFI access after update

I've got here a notebook running elementary OS. There's been an update some days ago that apparently disabled its WIFI completely - it doesn't show any networks and I can't connect to anything. I've ...
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How to get WiFi drivers to work?

I have ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231] I bought few years ago. I have to move my computer to apart of the house where Ethernet will not reach.
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WiFi dropouts with router but not with mobile WiFi hotspot in elementary OS

Recently I dual booted my laptop HP Pavilion Notebook ab219tx with Windows 10 and elementary OS 0.3.2. At first it connected to my WiFi but poor signal and internet speed is also very slow even ...
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wifi drops signal, but indicator shows connected

I have an HP Stream 11 Netbook, that I used to run Xubuntu on for about half a year. I decided to switch to freya, but have been having connectivity problems. The WiFi signal will drop out, but the ...
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Vodafone Dongle Freya

As a Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS user on a Samsung ATIV-Ultrabook I wanted to try elementary OS Freya as a possible alternative as it already includes the necessary wireless drivers. When using my Vodafone ...
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WiFi disconnected and hidden from SSID (available wifi network) list

I've noticed that my WiFi would suddenly disconnected and not listed in the available WiFi network list. I have to turn on airplane mode/disable WiFi to get it connected back or listed in the list. ...
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Elementary OS Loki wifi will not connect 2018

I've got a fresh install of Elementary OS, and am unable to connect to wifi. Details below. Elementary OS Version: uname -ra Linux waynes-world 4.13.0-37-generic #42~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 7 ...
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Wifi Issues with Elementary OS

Whenever I connect to my network, it connects fine for about 10-15 minutes until it still shows up as connected to the network in the upper-right corner but if I try to do anything that requires ...
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Wifi Notification in Wingpanel doesn't correspond with real status

In Wingpanel it seems that I have no or low wifi-connection. But my connection works fine. If I click on the wifi-icon and the list opens up, than all the curved lines of my connection are highlighted....
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Both WiFi and Ethernet don't work [closed]

I recently tried to dual boot Elementary OS with Windows 7. I can see WiFi networks but when I try and connect to them, it asks for the password then tries to connect. After a while it stops and asks ...
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Wireless issues Freya vs (Ubuntu & Windows) [closed]

I have a 5Ghz wifi network with an SSID of 'spark1_5', but my desktop with ElementaryOS Freya (Kernel 3.19) does not see it. spark1_5 is on channel 132 of the 5Ghz spectrum. Upon running iwlist wlan0 ...
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Running diagnostics on a driver bug? [duplicate]

I own an HP ProBook 450 G2 with Freya installed over it. My WiFi driver keeps crashing and I have to enable it through a tip I found in a forum post, by executing. sudo rmmod rtl8723be && ...