Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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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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No wifi on Macbook Pro mid 2010

I'm switching to Linux to save my old 2010 Macbook, since it is almost unusable with the newer versions Mac OS. I just finished setting up Elementary OS, but the wifi will not work. During setup, I ...
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Problems when recognizing wifi connection

I recently installed elementary on my laptop, but the wifi is recognized with a low signal percentage although it is on the side of the modem and when I am a bit far away it does not even recognize it....
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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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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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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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Wifi card not working Loki

I have come to this issue since yesterday that the only way I can get internet from using my computer is by sharing my phone's connection via USB. My wifi card seems like it is not even activated. I ...
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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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Wi-fi network completely disables when I close lid (suspend)

My wi-fi completely disables not allowing me to enable it again (see photo) when I close the lid of my laptop. I found a post regarding the same issue but the solution posted there did not work for ...
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Wifi interface not displaying

I have a fresh install of elementary os and I cannot connect to wifi. Only way to access internet is through LAN. I found similar problems on this forum but none of them could fix my problem. some ...
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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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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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Wifi not working after installation

I'm new to Linux so please bear with me. I've just installed 0.4.1 Loki from a USB drive and whereas the WiFi worked when I booted up from the USB drive, it doesn't after full installation. If I go ...
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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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Wireless Network not working after Installation

I have just installed Elementary OS. My WiFi is not working. There are tons of solutions out there, and i have no idea which will work. Rather than trying all of them, it would be nice to have a ...
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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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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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Can't connect to internet with my old MacBook Air running Elementary OS

I've installed the Elementary OS onto my old MacBook Air. I can't get the laptop to recognize and connect to my wifi though. Any suggestions? Pix... 934 shows that I don't have a regular LAN ...
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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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Wifi not working after kernel upgrade

I have a laptop HP Pavilion with Realtek wifi card. It didn't have a driver for Linux until end of last year as you can see here. Then I installed it when it was released from this repo It worked ...
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Wireless Networks Not appearing Elementary Loki 0.4.1

(Posted on Ubuntu, they suggested I take my question here. xpost below) Complete noob so forgive me. I'm setting up a relative's computer and we've installed Elemerntary OS (0.4.1 Loki) The kernel is ...
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After booting from disk no wifi access appears only ethernet wired

I want to try elementary OS before installing so I booted from ISO disk Loki 0.4.1. After start up, there is no internet connection. when I click on the icon, the open window only shows a connection ...
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Problem wifi with network card rtl8723be

I have installed yesterday elementary os, it's all good but i have a problem with my network card rtl8723be. Anytime i turn on my pc i should put those string in the terminal: sudo modprobe -r ...
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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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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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Can't switch to wireless mode [duplicate]

Some days ago I install on my PC elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki with parallel Win 8.1. But I have a trouble. When start elementary OS, I have only wired connection and can't switch it on wireless. The ...
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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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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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Lost access to wifi

I am using an Alpha Litebook with Eos. It was funcitoning well. I tried to update the os via the application centre and it hung before finishing. Once rebooted, all access to wifi dissappeared. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wifi Internet access problem

I installed elementary os loki recently. There was a problem that the wifi kept asking for password again and again. I run a terminal command to disable 802.11n. The command solved that problem but ...
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Wireless Connection disabled in elementary OS on Lenovo t430s. Help?

Totally new to elementary OS and Linux, but I have been working hard to try to understand more about this wonderful world of Linux. I will cut it short - my wifi was not working on Windows 10, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My wifi has stopped working, unclaimed network?

Like the title says, my wifi card seems to have stopped working. My ethernet is working fine though. The results from my lshw -C network are as followed *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network ...
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WiFi does not work anymore

I installed elementary OS on a hp laptop, and everything was working fine. Suddenly, after 3 days Internet connection does not work anymore. The laptop connects to the WiFi, but Internet won't work. I ...
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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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My elementary OS can't detect my wifi at all, just connect about ethernet. What to do?

It doesn't detect the ability of my laptop to connect to wifi at all. About ethernet it can connect to the internet. I use a hp15 laptop in dualboot with windows 8.1, which always could connect to ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 WiFi does not work

I'm absolutely newbie in Linux world, and wanted to try it. By looking distros in the internet, came to Elementary OS which is I liked very much due its clean design. So, downloaded it (0.4.1), ...
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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 ...