Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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Elementary Installer Stuck on Wifi Selection Screen

I am trying to install Elementary OS on my Macbook Pro 15" early 2013 and the installer freezes on wifi selection system. I can select a Wi-Fi, enter a password or continue without selecting a wifi. ...
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Can't Select Existing Wireless Network In Loki

The wifi selector in the upper right generally shows my list of networks, and when I want to change a network, I click the network I want, a check is placed in the circle beside the network, and the ...
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Cant turn on WiFi only Ethernet

Hi guys i cant seem to turn on my WiFi at all. I can only connect through Ethernet it seems. I'm curious if I didn't download Elementary correctly. When I goto wifi it wont turn on after i select it. ...
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problems with wifi rtl8723be

I recently install elementary and I found that I can't connect to any network, I looked for in Google and it's a problem with drivers. If you know about please answer me, please.
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HP 15-da0103ng WIFI not working

I just bought an HP 15-da0103ng. Unfortunately WIFI is not working with elementary OS 5. I tried several approaches to install a Driver for Realtek 8821CE but so far nothing turned out to work. Can ...
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Loki Wifi keep turning off on ASUS X45U Laptop

My wifi keep turning off after 5 seconds First time first, i cant activate nor deactivate the wifi by Fn + F2 (Asus laptop problem, same old with Freya) usually i did connecting wifi by sleeping and ...
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Selected Wifi in menu bar differs from System Settings>Network page

When looking at the list of wifi networks in the menu bar's wifi icon it seems to show (as indicated by the check mark) that I am connected to a network that I am not actually connected to. The system ...
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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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Problem with my wifi netwowrk

my name is Francesco, i send you one question for the problem with my wifi. I Install today this OS but my Wifi don't start. My network wifi is REALTEK 8821CE and my os don't find them. If you have a ...
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Juno 5.0 beta first startup after install no wifi MPB 6,1

After installing Juno, even after trying it from the live CD with the wifi up and running successfully, at the first startup of Juno, wifi is not installed on MBP 6,1
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How do I install RTL8723BE driver in Elementary OS (4.13.0-41)?

I've installed Elementary OS on HP 15-bw011dx (UEFI/GPT, Secure boot OFF). Ethernet works but the wireless nic does not appear in SYSTEM SETTINGS/NETWORK. In a terminal I entered the following ...
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Juno no wireless after upgrading from loki

I've just installed Juno and wireless networking is not working. Clicking the networking item in the top right, it just gives a switch for Wired and the Network settings... items. There is no entry ...
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Some bugs I found + 'code' related questions

I have downloaded and install elementary OS 5.0 Juno for a few days now and during that time, I think I have noticed some bugs, mostly just minor. For starter, every time you log in to the OS, the ...
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How to install Realtek 8723BE wifi driver?

Just installed Elementary OS on an HP Stream notebook and the wifi will not connect. It detects the network, asks for a password sometimes, but never connects. Had the same problem in Lubuntu. I think ...
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Elementary OS on Macbook won't display wifi settings. How do i fix?

Hello. I am trying to use elementary on my macbook pro, but i won't display wifi unless i plug in usb wifi dongle. So, the drivers are missing i suppose. I had this issue before and it was solved with ...
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Wifi connection is weak (rtl8723be)

My laptop's WiFi card is rtl8723be. It keeps disconnecting even when the hotspot is two metres away. Please help :)
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wifi network unclaimed : broadcom

My wifi connectivity has recently stopped. I am using an HP Probook with elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki. I use the app manager to maintain my software state. As far as I can tell the device is still there. ...
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How to optimize internet speed?

I installed elementary OS Freya 64bit dual boot with Windows 7 on an ASUS Z54C laptop. I have an extremely slow Wifi connection on elementary OS but when I boot on Windows 7 it's really fast. How do I ...
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Turn off Bluetooth by default

Okay, so I've browsed answers to this question but found none to be satisfying. The question is: how can I make eOS behave like literally every other OS I know and keep the settings for wireless ...
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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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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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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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How can I get the wl driver to work?

Wifi works with the live USB. But once installed, I get nothing. I tried to sudo modprobe wl, but I get a message that says Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.13.-32-generic. It's a ...
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How can I connect to the free wifi in cafe

I'm in the Starbucks and I couldn't connect to their free wifi, login page just wouldn't show up(any browsers). I tried to direct to the login page by copying login link form my smartphone, but it ...
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Bluetooth not working with Ralink RT3290

Just got a WiFi adapter for my laptop and WiFi is working correctly in elementary OS.But Bluetooth is not showing and shows as if there are no Bluetooth adapters installed. Output of sudo lshw -c ...
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It found my wifi during installation but it is missing after rebooting

I installed the os (Loki 0.4.1) on my Dell XPS M1530. At the beginning of the install it found my wireless network. I checked the boxes to install 3rd party drivers, and to download updates. The ...
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No WiFi with Loki and Intel Dual Band AC 3168 card

I am attempting to make the switch from Windows to Linux, and decided to give Elementary a try. I installed Loki, but I and unable to get WiFi working. It did not work when I booted from the install ...
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How to set wifi driver settings to prefer 5 GHz channel over 2.4 GHz

I pretty much just want to ask this exact question: askubuntu forum only for elementary (freya). I cant figure out how to do it with the normal network settings. As the solution in the askubuntu ...
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Wifi problem, help please [solved]

it turns out that my laptop had windows and I decided to put linux, specifically Elementary OS. Even though everything is fine, WiFi does not. The speed is much slower, I have 60mb and in windows I ...
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I don't know how to connect to WiFi

Just installed elementary os, I don't know how to connect to WiFi? I read some forums and sites but I didn't found anything interesting and useful
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Krack attack security updates?

I just read about the Krack attack, which describes a weakness in the WPA2 protocol that impacts almost all devices that use WiFi. More info: https://www.krackattacks.com/ https://github.com/...
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RT8188eu driver problems (very old bug)

After official kernel update, my rt8188eu chipset was not working on desktop machine. There was no wifi option in network settings. So I downloaded the driver from GitHub and compiled myself, and it ...
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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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Compatibility chart

I am planning to move to Elementary OS and was wondering if there is a kind of compatibility chart. I'm planning to buy an ASUS UX390UA, but I would like to have everything working properly. Like ...
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Wifi not working Elementary OS Loki 0.4

I install Loki 0.4 on a MacBook White Dual core 2,4 Ghz. The wifi is there but try to connect and time run out (server not found). I think it may be wifi drivers. Please help.
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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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First installation

I have a lot of question before my first installation of a linux distribution. For my next job (i'll start in 1 month), i'll use a computer (with Linux). So i'll try to learn to use it before i start ...
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Wifi won't show up [Solved]

So I decided to screw around with operating systems I I downloaded this. I'm a complete noob so my question is: I can't turn the wifi on. I googled this about 20 times and none worked. So, can someone ...
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Wireless button will not switch on

Basically, title... I'm new to this os as I just installed it. Google didn't return much. Essentially, the wireless button will not go to the "on" position, however the ethernet button will.
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usb wifi TL-WN725N_WN723N not working + problem in network setting

hi guys, i am on elementary OS Loki, updated to latest. currently my wifi is not working as in ubuntu and the wifi tab in network setting shows disabled even tho i have it clicked. the wifi is working ...
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WiFi is not working in Loki 0.4.1 (HP Pavilion)

I am a total newbie here, and cant figure out how to get the Wifi to work on my laptop (HP Pavilion AB Series). Steps I did take: Reinstalled Elementary with Ethernet connected and checking on two ...
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Intel 8265 doesn't work in Loki

I just purchased a 2016 hp specter x360 (7th gen Intel) that comes equipped with an Intel 8265 dual band wifi (https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi). In the initial installation ...
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Can't activate wireless from WingPanel

I am facing a problem in that after turning off wireless I can not reactivate from the wingpanel! When I click on the wireless switch in the network nothing happens and I have to enter network ...
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Unable to connect to wifi on Dell XPS 13 9350

I am using a Dell XPS 13 9350 with a Broadcom BCM4350 wifi card. I'm unable to connect to wifi or even see the option to in the network settings area. Troubleshooting steps taken: typed sudo apt-get ...
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Wireless not connecting Lenovo v510 - How to download drivers?

I entered the following code with the respective outputs rfkill list all 0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft ...
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Why does my wifi keep doing this?

This started happening after the OS update today. [ 1518.424042] ath: phy0: Unable to reset channel, reset status -22 [ 1518.434738] ath: phy0: DMA failed to stop in 10 ms AR_CR=0xffffffff ...
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Will a USB WiFi adapter that works for other Linux distros work with Elementary OS?

Super noob question but I'm assuming the drivers are probably the same. The USB adapter in question is this one. Thanks in advance!
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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 install iwlwifi?

I have a new Carbon X1 and as a first step I try to install the wifi-driver. I checked arch and it says I need iwlwifi https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lenovo_ThinkPad_X1_Carbon_(Gen_5) i ...
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How can I enable my HP Wi-Fi when it doesn't show in the network menu?

I can't use Wi-Fi on my HP Notebook as the network menu only shows Ethernet. description: Network controller product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14E4:4365] vendor: Broadcom Corporation [14E4] ...

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