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How can I tell whether a USB WiFi adaptor supports the Infrastructure mode?

I need a USB WiFi adaptor which supports the Infrastructure mode (not Ad-Hoc) - (i.e. I want to use a laptop as a WiFi access point). How can I tell which WiFi adaptors support the Infrastructure ...
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802.11ac Poor Performance

I have a relatively simple wireless network setup. The AP is Asus RT-AC68U which supports 802.11ac. I have two USB wireless adapters: both are Asus USB-AC53's which also support 802.11ac. Computer A ...
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Adopting 802.11n, how to set it up for simultaneous dual band

I'm looking into upgrading my current Tomato ap to a 802.11n compliant access point initially using DD-WRT x86 until pfsense 2.2 alpha is out because pfsense 2.1 doesn't have 802.11n support. I'm ...
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Capturing more WLAN frames than sending/receiving Ethernet frames

I'm trying to determine whether a computer capturing WLAN frames on an 802.11n network does this correctly. I do this by letting one computer (1) generate traffic by downloading some files, and ...
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understanding MCS (Modulation and coding scheme) in 802.11n

The 802.11n has the htcapabilities which contains the MCS (Modulation and coding scheme). This MCS is used to calculate the MAX bite rate of hardware depending on channels and garde interval. Does ...
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Step by step USB Wi-Fi driver install for mint 15

I'm running Linux mint 15 32 bit on a Dell inspiron 2200. I have given up trying to get the Broadcom BCM4318 built in wireless working, so bought a Dynamode Nano 802.11n wireless USB adapter. It came ...
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Why doesn't Wireshark capture management frames in promiscuous mode?

I am working with Wireshark in promiscuous mode, which is normally used to allow Wireshark to capture all the frames in the connected network. The problem is that Wireshark in this mode doesn't ...
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Force Mac/Win/Linux clients to use g when wifi AP supports b/g/n?

You can find many people asking how to get their laptop/desktop to use 802.11n when for some reason it insists on still using 802.11g with a wifi access point that supports 802.11n. I.e. they want to ...
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Cannot connect to 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi with Intel 3945ABG card on Windows XP

Recently I've installed a new MikroTik router with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (WPA2-PSK AES). All the client computers but one had no problem connecting to it. The one is old Amilo Pro V3545 with Intel 3945ABG ...
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How to tell if I'm using 802.11AC?

I have an ASUS USB-AC53 wireless adapter, with a Netgear 6300v2. The speeds are OK. There is 2 drywall walls separating the computer from the router, and only about 20ft. The signal strength and all ...
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Improving abysmal 802.11n wireless network

I am in desperate need of help to improve the abysmal performance of my 802.11n wireless network. At best I get 30Mbs (this is an internet download) from a technology that boasts 300Mbs, even worse is ...
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How does windows prioritize what AP to connect to if multiple are available for the same SSID?

I'm wondering, I administrate a setup where we have multiple AP's feeding the same SSID on 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies. Without access to anything but the dBm how could I determine what frequency / ...
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802.11n wlan card 5ghz router compatability

I have a question about 802.11n wlan cards in general: if they support 802.11n radio types, shouldn't they be able to connect to 802.11n 5ghz bands transmitted by routers? I read into this online, ...
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Wifi N speed is slow for internet downloads, yet fast locally, and decent in bridge mode. What gives?

I have an e2500 and a macbook pro early 2011 bonded with it at 300 Mbps. My Comcast internet connection is 50+ Mbps via ethernet but only 25-26 Mbps via Wireless-N. When my wireless router is set to ...
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Max outdoor range of WiFi [closed]

So my question is fairly simple, in a normal suburban setting (2 story buildings, no high rises, etc), what is the maximum range you could expect from a WiFi router? Preferably something faster like ...
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802.11n Wireless network link speed?

I have a Linksys E4200 router and a laptop with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 135 adapter. If I place my laptop right next to the router, the link speed is about 20 Mbps. Is that normal or is there any ...
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802.11n Networking Card Malfunction

My Asus A54C TB31 running Windows 7 fails to connect to a certain Wireless N network. To be more specific, it shows that it is connected but there is no internet access. I have tried disabling all ...
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How to check wifi networking standard of current connection

Both my router and my wireless networking card support the standards 802.11a/b/g/n but as I'm only getting speeds around 30-40 Mbit/s I suspect that it's the g standard being used instead of n. Now, ...
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802.11N+ signal limited to 65MB, why?

I just bought a brand new wireless router because all my devices are N or N+ so I figured if I had a router that could support it, I could get some better LAN speeds. I installed my router, set its ...
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Trying to understand Wireless N vs Wireless AC [closed]

Whenever a new wireless standard gets approved you expect faster speeds and longer range. From everything that I've read about it, it seems that AC will only transfer over the 5GHz band and up to ...
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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, WiFi N performance is slow and has problems

I just opened a brand new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook and connected to my 802.11n wireless network. Performance is abysmal. Web pages time out, SpeedTest shows 0.15 Mbps (on a 50 Mbps FiOS connection), and ...
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What can I do to connect my 802.11b laptop to 802.11n? [closed]

My HP laptop connects with internet through my neighbor wireless and works fine. I have another laptop Toshiba Satellite and I can't connect to internet. I figured out that the wireless radio tape was ...
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802.11n link-connection speeds as reported by DIR-655 wireless router

I have a very good (100%) WiFi, wireless-signal as reported by the DIR-655 (router / AP ) to the client/adapter. The router reports the client-connection speed to be 241M or 214M or 268M. Why don't ...
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Logging CSI into file 802.11n

I have followed the steps in this link and i am trying the last steps to log data using sudo ./log_to_file tmp.dat command, and I left it for 3 hours but only 10 traces were written in the ...
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Can a 3x3 802.11n Wi-Fi router use all its capacity even if no clients support 3x3?

If I have a Wi-Fi router with 3x3 radio chains (i.e. '450mbit'), but no clients that support three streams, can I still benefit from the extra radio chain by having multiple clients? e.g. could the ...
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Does a wireless-N (802.11n) network have poor performance when in b/g “mixed” mode?

It seems to be an "old" wives tale that, when using a wireless-N router in "mixed mode" to support legacy 802.11b or 802.11g devices, the performance of 802.11n clients will suffer. Some places ...
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How do I use a laptop as a 802.11n router?

My current wireless router seems to be broken and refusing wifi connections, so I connected a old laptop to it and created an ad-hoc network so that other computers can via the laptop. This works, but ...
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Cheap/easy way to set up a wireless mesh network

I'd like to set up a wireless mesh/repeater network using multiple APs, most likely 3 or 4 of them around the house to ensure maximum signal strength. I've got a lot of space to cover, and the client ...
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How to increase Wireless Tx and Rx Rate?

I have a Lenovo W520 with a 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter and a D-Link DIR-825 using DD-WRT (build 18777). I understand that my adapter doesn't work on the 5GHz frequency ...
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Need some clarification about the 802.11n standard

I'm really confused about 802.11n. 802.11n provides support for dual band (2.4 & 5 GHz), is much faster, and gives greater range, since it uses MIMO technology (multi antenna multiple radio ...
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802.11 - g and n clients on the same network, different access points

I'm running a network in my house with a single-band router, but have both 802.11n and g devices. As such, as far as I can tell, my network drops down to g speeds (54Mbps) whenever I use a g device on ...
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802.11N Windows XP Clients Unable to See Each Other

I am attempting to update my wireless network from 802.11g to 802.11n. When connected to the 'G' access point, the client laptops (there are 7 running Windows XP) are able to connect and browse the ...
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Windows 7 Professional: won't associate to the closer of two APs

In my office, the network administrator has configured two separate 802.11g/n APs with the same SSID on the same channel (6) but about 50 metres apart*. The two APs are not configured as a WDS as far ...
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Will upgrading my laptop's wireless card make it support 802.11n?

I have a Toshiba Satellite P205-S7402 laptop, and it supports 802.11b and g at present. I want to use 802.11n as well - can I just swap out the wireless card with a new PCI card?
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Captive portal architecture- internal or external?

I am interested in captive portal architecture. Initially my understanding was that places such as airports and internet cafes would have all the RADIUS and AAA infrastructure on the local side of the ...
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AirPort Express with 802.11n and 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port

If 802.11n can operate at 300Mb/s, why does Apple equip the AirPort Express with a 10/100 ethernet port? Doesn't a 100Mb/s port effectively throttle the wireless to 100Mb/s? AirPort Express ...
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802.11n router and 802.11g network card

I have a D-link DIR-524 802.11n router. My PC is having 802.11a/b/g. The issues is that I'm unable to connect to the router when 802.11n is turned on. As soon as I disable 802.11n feature. I can ...
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Does it make sense to keep different SSIDs for 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks?

My router can have different SSIDs for 2.4 and 5 GHz and I'm not sure if it's better to have the same SSID or not. Initially I put the same network but I got confused when the MacBook Pro displayed ...
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What's the advantage of 802.11n if 802.11g is still faster than your ISP's connection?

802.11g has a max speed of 54 Mbps, and even at half that, is still faster than my FiOS download speed of 25 Mbps. Therefore, my local hardware is not the bottleneck. So, for the purpose of internet ...
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Windows 7 and wireless N, how do I choose which frequency to connect to?

I have a dual band wireless N router broadcasting on both frequencies with the same SSID. When I attempt to connect to the wireless, it seems to pick at random if it connects to the 2.4 or 5GHz ...
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Whats the significance (if any) of wifi channels 12-14?

I have a couple of devices that appear unable to see my router's WiFi signal when its put up on channel 12, 13, or 14. Some newer devices work fine without any problems. Others cannot see the signal. ...
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What wireless USB adapter is supported out of the box by the most OSs?

I always carry around a wireless USB adapter in my "toolkit." My current adapter is only 802.11g and has seen better days. The male USB connecter us getting loose and Im afraid its one bad yank away ...
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N router not working like my old G router

I have had a LevelOne wireless router G which I have been using for over 5 years without much problems with WEP encryption. As recently I have added a ROKU player for TV streaming in a different ...
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802.11n and network slowdown

My router, 1st generation AirPort Extreme, is 802.11n 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz capable. Whenever I turn it on, instead of 802.11b/g/n the network slows down considerably within a few days. This probably is ...
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Using a WiFi extender and/or a different band with the same network SSID?

I have basically the following setup: It's a home network, running with a Netgear WNDR3700 wireless router. Wireless Devices on the Network: Google Nexus One: 802.11 b/g/n iPhone (Original): 802.11 ...
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Full-speed 802.11n connection between two laptops without an access point

I have two laptops with 802.11n-capable wireless adapters (Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN and Atheros AR9285) in them. However, I can't find a way to connect them at a speed higher than 54 Mbps. The methods ...
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Speed comparison: USB vs Wireless N vs CAT-6?

I'm in the process of setting up my home network, and since I'm planning on having a backup/file server and doing backups to it over SSH, I'd like to get a scope on the speed of transfer and what I ...
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802.11n/a (5GHz only) access point not visible to my laptop

I have a relatively new Toshiba laptop which supposedly supports 802.11a, so I'd assume 5GHz wireless networks should not be a problem. My router supports the 802.11n and lower, it's an AVM 7270 VoIP ...
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How to determine which of my devices support wireless N?

I understand that in order to get my wireless modem to work at the wireless N speed, I need all my devices to support wireless N. I know my modem support wireless N. And I know I may not notice much ...
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How can I test if a wireless-N router improves LAN throughput?

On my network we have a Windows Home Server and my wife's Macbook Pro. Her office is in the opposite corner of the house from the WHS (which is wired to the router). We've been using the wireless ...