Wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired network

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2 Acces Points on the same Home Network, problems with Wi-Fi Roaming

The achievement I want to reach is to have wifi all around the house without having to change manually between the 2 Access Points (and I did this), but still I want all the computers connect to both ...
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How to create a dhcpd.conf file

I have followed the tutorial on this page to create an access point on an Arch Linux install. It seems that went mostly ok apart from an error from DHCPD server: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP ...
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How to setup access point that will work with newer devices (iPhone 5s, latest iPad, etc)

Basically I've got an access point up and running and I can see the network on my the devices I've tested (iPhone 4S, 5S, new iMac and very old iMac), cannot connect to any device other than iPhone ...
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Is there a way to setup a hotspot with a domain name rather than IP address?

Basically I've setup a hotspot and its currently being accessed through an IP address. I'd like to use a hostname instead. This is for internal use only, meaning the ODROID device which is being used ...
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Force Wireless mode to N only for Lenovo Yoga and SonicPoint access point

We have a SonicPoint access point that seems to work fine for all devices in our corp offices except for a few Lenovo Yoga's (one Yoga 1 and two Yoga 2's) I found a stale post on another site that ...
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Can I reduce AP's network and system load with using 802.11b on 802.11g AP?

One of my customer uses 3 Linksys WAP200 AP. Recently, customer reports that they got low wireless speed(about 500kB/s) and low wireless connection reliability. (That means, wireless links keep ...
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My wireless access point crashes weekly

I have a D-Link Dl-514 wireless router connected as a switch (it can't be accessed through a web browser, it doesn't have an IP address, and so on). Three devices connect to it via Ethernet and it ...
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How to create/configure a secondary WiFi network with a secondary router connected to a switch?

I've got a router far from the room I use as an office. I've got a Gigabit Ethernet cable from there that goes to a switch and then to several computers/devices. Now I'd like to have a secondary WiFi ...
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How to share a reserved IP's internet to wifi with access point?

I have a reserved ip that some filters are disabled on a fortinet guard at my work. I want to broadcast this internet with help of an access point to wifi to use on my phone. Ive setup access point as ...
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Using two routers in one network

I have a TP-LINK WR740N. My neighbor is using my Wi-Fi network but the signal is weak, so now I am trying to connect a second router (D-Link DIR-615) to the network in order to boost the signal ...
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Route LAN traffic through eth0, not tun0, on my VPN access point

How can I make my Access Point send traffic to 192.168.1.0 through eth0 and all other traffic through tun0? I have set up a Raspberry Pi VPN access point. It sits on the same subnet as all my ...
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Make a bridge on my mac

I have a Mac with WiFi connected to a router, internet works just fine there. I also have a PC with Linux Mint, and no wireless network card, so I connected them with a cable one to the other. Have ...
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Extending home network using multiple access point originating from another access point

I have a home network with the current setup (RJ45 running from main router to access point) : +-------------+ +--------------+ | 192.168.2.1 | |192.168.2.2 | ...
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Using a second Wifi Router (in order to use a LAN port)

Problem: Connecting a TV decoder via Internet. It doesn't have inbuilt wifi so wired LAN is the only option. I bought a second Wifi Router so I could use its LAN port to create a wired internet ...
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limited connection on my access-point/repeater.windows 8

a couple of days ago,my internet connection was suddenly limited with no real cause.so i ran a few commands in the cmd(ipconfig/all,ipconfig/release,ipconfig/renew) and it solved my problem,but not ...
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Can't get hostednetwork started in Windows 8 x64

OS: Windows 8 x64. Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe. I can't start an Access Point with my computer. I tried everything. I tried netsh wlan commands from cmd (with Admin privileges) and it returns the ...
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Router and WAP use same WiFi channel

I have a WiFi network setup with a router (with WiFi) and a WAP (Wireless Access Point). Specifically I use an ASUS-AC66U as router and as WAP I have an ASUS RT-N56U. As modern devices do, they ...
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How do I use my Ubuntu laptop as a wireless access point?

Main Problem I want to siphon the Internet access from my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop to my old Windows ME desktop for learning purposes. I have 2 Ethernet cables and a switch with no access to configure ...
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why does my network disconnects from internet every couple of hours?

I have a broadband that here you can see its details. It provides wireless and also I got two more routers that use them as access points. DHCP is disabled on them and these two routers work are set ...
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How to configure my 2 router to make them as access points

I have this broadband and the main wireless router: Main Router Also I have two other routers and would like to make them as access points. So All with the same SSID, then the device can choose the ...
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Connect with Router to another Wi-Fi AP

How can i connect with my Desktop PC that connected to a Wi-Fi Router, to another wireless AP (Access Point) like a Shared Wireless Network that shared from a Laptop ? (My Router Model: TP-Link ...
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Creating WiFi Access point on a single interface in Linux

I am trying to create a WiFi hotspot or an access point on my Linux laptop. I am using Opensuse Kde 12.3. I found out a software called hostapd which lets you create hotspot but it requires two ...
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Extend local network using a DSL wireless modem as an access point

Is it possible to convert a DSL modem to an access point in order to extend your network? I have a Linksys WAG54G-AU on the ground floor apartment and a spare LevelOne WBR-3460B which I hope could be ...
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Can I share internet connection with my access point?

I have internet connection from isp that use mikrotik. So if want to connect to internet I must to login to mikrotik login page. My problem is isp is limiting the login. So if I want my phones, ...
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Powerful WiFi signal, weak wireless card/adapter on laptop?

I know this is basic but... /* referring to a device with integrated features */ Let modem be: a modem/router/access point device We have a cheap modem from our ISP with an internal antenna. ...
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UPNP problems in ADSL Modem and an Access Point

I'm using Windows 7. I'm using a ADSL Modem provided by my ISP to connect to the Internet. I'm using a TP-Link Access Point (WR941ND) to connect to the ADSL Modem and then I connect my computer to the ...
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Does Guest WiFi on an Access Point make any sense?

I have a Belkin WiFi Router which offers a feature of a secondary Guest Access WiFi network. Of course, the idea is that the Guest network doesn't have access to the computers/devices on the main ...
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How to extend existing home network via Ethernet with an Encore ENHWI-2AN3?

My goal is to extend internet and a home network into an Encore ENHWI-2AN3. Wifi does not reach so it is done over ethernet cable. Just plugging the device in, it will have internet, but doesn't ...
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How can I connect to an Access Point by BSSID instead of ESSID in Windows 7?

Suppose there is a network with several Access Points, all with the same ESSID, but I always want to connect to an specific access point that has a certain BSSID (MAC address), is it possible to do ...
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Connecting 2 LANs via Wi-Fi

At my home I have a LAN with very fast internet (120Mbit/s). On my roof I installed a Wi-Fi access point to get good Wi-Fi around my house. About 200meters (600feet) from me a friend lives and I want ...
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Single SSID for multiple APs in routed mode?

Normally, when setting up a network of multiple Wi-Fi APs with a single ESSID, one would set the APs to be simple link-layer bridges between wireless and wired Ethernet. Is this setup possible with ...
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used dd-wrt to turn my router into an access point for better signal in my new apartment. It stopped giving me an internet signal after a few days

I wanted an access point at my new apartment which has community internet so I put the dd-wrt firmware on my router and everything works for 5 days then no more access point. I can't connect to it ...
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Wireless router not connection -> AP Not associated

I can not connect to internet by wireless router after some months with ubuntu 10.04. I can connect with the same portable but with win OS. My SO is ubuntu 10.04 linux 2.6.32-41 arch SMP i686. The ...
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Access point as DHCP server

My level of knowledge on networking is moderate. I have the following scenario: Our internet connects to the LAN into a normal port (Dlink DS 1008D Switch) Some of the computers in the office ...
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Wifi is slower than Ethernet cable connection?

I configured my new router and noticed that WiFi connection is way slower than Ethernet connection. Ethernet connection giving a download speed of ~60Mbps and upload speed of ~30Mbps while the Wifi ...
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Can every wireless broadband router be used as an access point?

I'm planning to temporarily purchase a cheap access point, but I found out that broadband wireless routers actually cost less than access points. I configured a broadband router as an access point ...
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Wireless router configured as AP using dd-wrt drops packets

I am using a new D-Link DIR-825 flashed with dd-wrt v24preSP2 build 18024. The router is set up as an Access Point (AP) simply extending the network. We have used this guide to set it up. The router ...
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Is a rogue access point the same as a fake access point?

Is a rogue access point simply an additional access point inserted into a network? Is it distinctly different from an access point which is trying to spoof another official access point?
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Kernel Panic, Fatal Trap 18, Pfsense WUSB54GC AP crash

I have an old system that I am converting to a pfsense router. I am trying to use a linksys/cisco WUSB54GC as the wireless device for the AP I can get it broadcasting(it uses the rum(4) drivers) but ...
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Is it possible repeating wireless connection with different models of access point?

I have one Zyxel access point (AP) in my home configured as normal AP. Becouse wireless signal is not enough to cover all my house, I am going to consider to extend wireless connection with another ...
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Access Point vs Universal Repeater mode

In my home I've got a wireless router that does all the work and because of the lack of signal, I have bought another device that can act either as an Access Point or as a Universal Repeater. I was ...
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How do I configure my Linksys WRT160N to be a wireless access point?

I'm trying to set up a Linksys WRT160N wireless router as an access point in order to extend the effective range of a working Belkin wireless router that has internet access. I don't know the model ...
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Change IP based on AP

I connect to 8 different Access Points, each with a separate subnet and each location does not allow DHCP. I want my computer to change my IP address to an assigned IP address per location based on ...
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Use standard USB network device as Access Point

I have a USB WiFi Device (WISACOM WS-HP1000) which I can use with Linux to the rtl8187 driver. I am wondering: is there any way to use it as an Access Point or only the Master mode is able to offer ...
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Why if I put wireless access point near water(fish tank) will degrade its signal?

I am reading this article: http://www.gnswireless.com/faq.htm And for this question: What can I do if I am having wireless connection problems? It says: "Signal strength drop or fluctuation are ...
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How do i turn my wireless adapter into an access point?

I want the wireless adapter on my linux box to behave as an access point. I also want the wireless network to run over WPA2 for security. I also want it to serve out addresses to other devices which ...
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how to get MAC address for wireless access point?

How can I get the MAC address for the wireless access point in Ubuntu?
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How can I extend my wifi coverage?

On my home network, I have a wireless router in the basement. On the second floor, I can barely get a signal, and would like to "extend" my wifi to the second floor. I do have Ethernet running from ...