Information on how to set up (configure) a wi-fi (wireless fidelity) network.

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Connected to wi-fi but no network

My wi-fi router suddenly stopped working, and I can't get it to work. My provider had issues in my area, but they settled, and after that wi-fi is not working anymore. I have a following setup: modem ...
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Can I use my Wi-Fi router to connect my desktop to a Wi-Fi Internet?

I am using windows 8.1 and a TP-Link TL-WR720N Wi-Fi Router . I was using Internet from broadband to my desktop and my laptop with this router (wired connection in desktop and wireless connection in ...
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How to configure an Advantek Networks Router WR541R as a repeater?

I have an Advantek Networks Router WR541R, and I wish to configure it like a repeater. However, the check-box "Enable WDS" seems to be disabled. I tried activating the check-box that says "Enable ...
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WiFi Connectivity Diagnosis

I have a MacBook Pro on Yosemite 10.10.2. Whenever I come home from work with it and try to connect to my home network, I see this image: When I unplug and plug back in my router, it works. An ...
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How to setup popup WiFI

I have set up Local LAMPP server on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. So when I type http://localhost at my browser, I can see the local web page. Now I want to set up WiFi access point on the same machine, ...
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Turn off Wi-Fi scanning on Windows 8

A Windows 8 tablet keeps scanning for Wi-Fi networks even though it's already connected to a preferred one. I can see some other networks appearing and disappearing in the connectivity area on the ...
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Continuous streaming connections are unstable on a Windows 8 tablet

I'm trying to listen to a radioshow live on a tablet and on a laptop (audio streaming, no video decoding), both are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. It looks like the wi-fi connection on my tablet ...
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WiFi Hard blocked: yes [closed]

WiFi PCI (and USB) adapters are not available on my system - Asus Laptop F55 / Linux Mint 17.1 (Ralink rt2800pci) Debian, Ubuntu or Fedora 21 have the same problem with my configuration. Any clue on ...
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Wi-fi button disabled (grayed out) on Windows 8

I was fixing my computer, and after I put everything back together, I notice that the Wi-fi button was disabled and grayed out (I could not toggle the button in any way) on Windows. I was reading in ...
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How do I get Ubuntu 14.04 to recognize my onboard wireless interface?

I am transforming an old Dell Dimension E510 into a web server for my home network. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 from DVD and everything seemed to go smoothly. Once I got to the command line, ...
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What is the best way to manage handoff between two Wi-Fi client devices on one laptop?

I have an 802.11ac router, my laptop has an internal card that only supports 2.4GHz, and the laptop also has a very small USB adapter that only supports 5GHz. I constantly have issues with the ...
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Why does my Windows 7 laptop show 2 Wi-Fi ethernet adapters?

On my 3-year old Sony Vaio Laptop the network configuration displays as in the window screenshot given below. I don't understand why two entries for Wi-Fi adapter show up (Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi ...
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WiFi is not working while Bluetooth HCI is in listen mode

When I'm using my hci0 device in listen mode, like gatttool -b <addr> --listen I cannot access network via wi-fi. I should either stop listening or use wired connection to access the network. ...
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How to reach my router's configuration page?

I've set up a router in my room (It's a TP-LINK W8980). I'm inside a college room, so I connected the WAN to the ethernet ports of my room, and the router is creating a wifi network. It's using PPPoE ...
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Setting 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz networks with same settings

If I give my 5 GHz network and 2.4 GHz the exact same name (SSID) and password, will my devices connect to both, so far my Surface 2 Pro only seems to connect to the 2.4 GHz? I’m using a Nighthawk ...
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AirPort Extreme/Express 802.1X authentication and guest access

I've got a number of AirPort Expresses & Extremes set up to have main Wi-Fi and guest access. They work well but the problem is, people keep sharing the password for the main network and I'd like ...
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2 Wi-Fi connections, one at 2.4 and one at 5 GHz

Since I'm using a dongle to receive 5GHz Wi-Fi, I seem to be able to use 2 networks at the same time, one at 2.4GHz and one at 5GHz. Now I wonder, what does my computer do when I'm connected to both ...
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Windows 8.1: Ad-hoc wifi network manager

Connecting to ad-hoc wifi networks has become fairly inconvenient in Windows 8.1. It requires executing several shell commands and copy/paste of strings... (See here.) Does anybody know a nice tool ...
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how to use an specific connection on my internet browser?

I have two different connections, one on WiFi and another one on cable. The cable connection uses proxy and blocks some websites. The wifi connection doesn't use proxy. Im trying to use the WiFi ...
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How can I see which wifi channel is used by my laptop with Windows 8? [duplicate]

How can I see which wifi channel is used by my laptop with Windows 8 ?
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Connect to two wifi networks with one wifi network card on Linux

I am not sure if this is doable but I came to think of an idea. So we have two wireless networks at home, basically what I do is to switch connection to each access point in order to connect to the ...
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Unable to connect to wifi networks

I have a brand new ASUS Wireless Router RT-N65U. On it, I set up two different wireless networks. One uses a 2.4 Ghz bandwidth and the other is using a 5 Ghz bandwidth. Their broadcast names are ...
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Can I use a 802.11ac Wifi USB adapter for a 802.11n Wifi network?

I'm planning to purchase an USB Wifi adapter to connect to my wifi which uses 802.11n mode. Can I connect a 802.11ac Wifi adapter to this network or do I need to find specifically a 802.11n USB ...
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setup edimax wifi dongle on arch linux

I have bought an edimax wifi dongle recently, and have arch-linux as my os. I have installed netctl also, but the guides out there arent comprehensive for me, can anyone provide a step by step ...
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How to lock my computer through incoming connection directly into my computer

Im on a macbook yosemite, I usually get connected to internet through my landlord's wifi connection. How can I make sure that he cannot see or access my files in my computer (in Shared section of my ...
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Yosemite wifi problems

I'm experiencing strange WiFi behavior on my mac book pro. Everytime I lock my computer (even for a minute) it disconnects it from our office WiFi and I have to manually reconnect it. Sometimes it ...
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Not able to change password of TP-Link wireless router TL-WR740N

I am using TL-WR740N from TP-Link. I use Internet of Spidigo. Googling about it I find that I have to open tplinklogin.net or http://192.168.1.1 Now do I have to use LAN (Ethernet) cable or I can ...
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Wifi Blocks Certain address alone

I am not a Networking person and have no idea how to figure this. I am trying to VPN into my office network(from home) to access tools. All the tools are hosted under address 10.0.0.*. I am able to ...
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Slow wifi and cable speeds on router

I have 3 wireless routers (a linsys 2600, a tenda something and an asus rtn-18u). From my isp I have an internet connection of 500Mbit/s over a PPPoE connection. To note is that if I plug the wire ...
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Wi-Fi connection not visible

I am using Dell Vostro Nseries laptop. the system doesn't connect to the wireless connection instead there is a X sign. But works fine with the cable. How can I use the internet with my WiFi ...
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Can a VPN service totally hide my computer from WiFi network discovery like no computer connected?

There are many devices connected to WiFi router and one can easily know how many devices are connected by using various network discovery tools available for windows and Android or by brwosing router ...
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Remove the “2” after the SSID on Windows 8.0

I am using Windows 8.0. When I am connected to my wireless router, I see "[SSID] 2" when I hover over the network icon in the desktop tray. I have used netsh wlan delete profile name="[SSID]" to no ...
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Super slow wifi but fast on cable [duplicate]

I have a problem with my wifi on Samsung NP300E5A-s01ee laptop. The internet works fine as long as it is connected by cable but when I connect by Wi-fi it is super slow. I know that the problem is ...
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802.11g high latency spikes

Average pings from 1-14ms with 98% signal quality (less than a few meters from AP) Once I start using any bandwidth (start a download, or upload. Especially a healthy linux iso torrent) average ...
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Cannot connect to the internet, “ipconfig” is blank

I have a HP Pavilion computer running Windows 8.1, and the other day it stopped connecting to the internet, although it would still list WiFi routers. I tried three sources, and none worked, although ...
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spoof MAC address uinsg BearExtender 1200 external WiFi booster (Mac OS X)

I’ve been using 0xdeadp0rk’s script (also at the bottom of this post) to spoof my MAC address in OS X 10.9.5. Works perfect. I would to recycle this script to spoof the MAC address in the ...
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Calculating SNR and EIRP

I'm really stuck here, and can't figure a thing. 1 have 2 Wi-Fi(5Mhz) antennas, they are installed in 500 meters between each other, i can see the 1st antenna but the signal is very poor, i was ...
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Setting promiscuous mode in WIFI card

I am on a home network behind a router and I want to capture traffic b/w router and other devices like PCs. All the devices are connected using Wi-Fi with the router. My Wi-Fi driver is ath9k, I ...
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what technology to connect many Wifi AP to one network [duplicate]

in my company need's to join many Wifi Access Points to ONE WIFI NETWORK means to one SSID what technology may I used for that??? every AP is directly connected to master SWITCH and need's onee ...
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Can I use a TP-link TD-W8151N as a wireless repeater?

I have a Asus RT-N10E that I am using with a wimax connection that is giving me a Wi-Fi network. I just installed a Yagi antenna in my neighbors house but the signal strength is extremely low (no ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro forgets network credentails

At my university we got a wireless network with the following properties: Every user has to login with a username and a password. The authentication is based on RADIUS as far as I know. The network ...
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Is it possible for WiFi adapter to degrade?

Recently i've started to get high package loss ratio while connecting to the internet on my laptop via WiFi adapter. I made following experiment: my laptop and laptop of my friend were on the same ...
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Dual Band AP - Can I put the same SSID on 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz?

I'm extending my home network with a new AP that I'll place in a place where the main wifi router signal is not available, connected via LAN (Cat6). I've read elsewhere about using the same SSID and ...
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Arch Wifi - Connects but doesn't stay connected

Arch x86_64 (plain install on mSATA via USB) Linux 3.17 NetworkManager DHCP enabled at boot via systemctl Generally, the host computer is a Surface Pro 1 w/ Marvell Avastar Wifi Card and connected to ...
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“wpa_supplicant timed out” when bringing interface up

I installed Debian 7.7 recently on my computer, using the netinst ISO image, and a wifi dongle. I had to install the nonfree drivers (rtl8192) during installation but after that it connected just fine ...
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Wifi HotSpot [Ubiquiti] - Configuring Bullet M2 Titanium

Recently one of my clients wanted me to setup a Wifi Hotspot for him. This wifi hotspot will give access to internet to his users after some verifications and some other things. He also wanted small ...
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Force an IP to a MAC on virtual network (using netsh wlan command)

I'm creating as virtual network on my PC using netsh wlan commands and it's working great. However, at this point a need came to me to force a particular IP to a MAC address. Ofcourse it will be an IP ...
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“ADYeXVnYQ” in wifi network connection??

installed windows 8.1 before 4 days.now days there is "ADYeXVnYQ" network m seeing in the list.. when i click on details it says "other people might able to see info you send on this network" kindly ...
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Wifi signal goes low while connecting to my WiFi Hostspot?

I run a WiFi hotspot from my Windows 8.1 PC (Windows 10 Technical preview from last few days). When I try to connect from my android, the signal strength goes low and then results in authentication ...
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How to restart WiFi adapter? [duplicate]

when my laptop awake after sleep the WiFi adapter shows cross,and in order to again connect to WiFi i restart my laptop.Is there any thing i would do to get rid-off this thing OR is there any way i ...