How to solve internet connection problems (old)


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No wireless connection at all

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Realtek WiFi chipset: install a driver

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Broadcom WiFi chipset: install the driver

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Intel WiFi chipset: install a newer driver

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Switch the wireless card on

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Disconnect the ethernet cable (LAN)

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Reset the rfkill status in the BIOS / UEFI

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Wireless internet is being blocked by Bluetooth

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Disable IPv6

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Limit your wireless network to the administrator user account

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Set your router to a fixed wireless channel

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Turn the kernel module acer_wmi off

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Bad wireless connection

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Disable power management for the wireless card

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Disable IPv6

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Driver ath9k or ath5k: disable hardware encryption/decryption

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Realtek wireless chipset: install another driver

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Set your router to "G-only"

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Set the BSSID field to the MAC address of the router

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No wired or wireless internet on a dual boot computer

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For advanced users only: even more wireless drivers

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