Access Point is a device in a wireless network that performs the interconnection between all mobile devices.

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Wi-Fi Repeater Can't Be Accessed Directly

I purchased the Gembird WNP-RP-002 Wi-Fi repeater and i'm having an issue with it. I set it up by looking both at the user manual and this video I chose it as repeater and at first under settings i ...
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How does a WiFi client choose an AP if two have the same SSID?

When a WiFi client wants to connect to a hotspot with a certain SSID and there are two access points with that SSID, what determines which one it connects to? If it previously connected to only one of ...
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How to find the ip-address of an RT-N66U accesspoint

I just setup an Asus RT-N66U wireless router with an IP address of 192.168.1.3. After I got it working, I connected it downstream from a TL-R600VPN router, disabled its DHCP and then changed it (Asus ...
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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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my laptop is not detecting wifi

I have a router which is only detected by some devices until I change the SSID. After that it works until the next power cycle at which point I have to change the SSID again. We have 2 laptops and 2 ...
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Desktop wi-fi adapter as receiver + repeater

I am aware of Windows' Hosted Network capability : Sets up a network as an AP Can coexist with an existing Wi-Fi network Also bridging : two networks share address space And access points in a ...
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Connect cisco router with tp-link wireless adapter

Is there a way to connect tp-link wireless adapter TL-WN722N with cisco router e4200, i want to setup router, that router can connect to internet via wireless tp-link adapter (router have usb slot for ...
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Any gadget to connect wireless speakers with TV?

Is there any gadget available that can be connected to the Audio Output of Sony Bravia BX300 LCD through Wires and then acts as an intermediary to which I can connect Wireless Speakers. Ultimately I ...
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What is the maximum connections practically supported by a 2.4 GHz router?

We have a Netgear WNR614 router 2.4 GHz in our office. Its a single band 300 mbps N router. We need to connect a large number of devices (50-60) to the internet on WLAN. This router is not ...
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Maximum clients with USB hotspot

I already asked this in "Unix & Linux" StackExchange forum, and they suggested me to ask the question here instead. So, here i am! I made a small access point using Hostapd, Dnsmasq and Debian ...
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Wireless range/access issue in old european concrete building

My wifes family owns a hotel in Italy which they built in the 1950's. The structure is 3 story concrete and a boatload of rebar, maybe even some leftover lead paint. A few years back they wanted to ...
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Possible to deploy Access Point¿?

I type iw list and it these are the supported modes: Supported interface modes: * IBSS * managed When I run hostapd hostapd.conf I get this: Failed to create ...
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OS X Ignore Wi-Fi network / AP based on BSSID

I have a situation where I have two AP's in two adjoining buildings that have the same SSID name. The problem is that the laptops that are close by are accessing the weaker AP in the other building ...
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Connection between Directional and Omni-directional outdoor Antennas

i want to setup a small network, i have more than basic knowledge of networking but i have some questions that i couldn't find any answer for them till now. so i have two stations with a distance of ...
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How many wireless devices can connect at once to a TP-Link TL-WA901ND?

I'm trying to find out what the max number of wireless devices is, but don't see it on their website or in the User Guide. Or probably I don't know what term I'm looking for there.
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SoftAP to AP connection

With the proliferation of connected devices, thanks to IoT and IoE, I see many devices supporting the concept of SoftAP. WeMo devices, being a case in point, which work by advertising a SoftAP like ...
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How to know which of two APs I am connected to?

I have two acess points on my LAN. I suspect that sometimes, when I am far from one AP and close to another, my computer is connected to the furthest one. I judge this by very low signal quality. How ...
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WiFi hotspot not working on Fedora 20

I used to be able to create wifi hotspots on Fedora 20 on the settings -> network screen and clicking on the "use as access point" button: A couple months ago it stopped working. If I recall ...
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Will a 802.11a WiFi antenna will work with an 802.11n router?

I found this on eBay, it's cheap and it says it can go to 3km range but the problem is... "Applications: •1).For Long Distance FPV Wireless Video Transmission •2).WiMax, 802.11a WiFi Networks, and ...
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Is there a cap on simultaneously active Wi-Fi Access points in a single area?

I'm writing an API for controlling an external device. Part of this API is having the device scan for Wi-Fi access points. The API will be implemented across many types of devices, with varying memory ...
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Hostapd. Devices disassocated even before connected

I am trying to create an Access Point with Hostapd in my laptop, which is running Debian 7.6 (wheezy). The laptop intended to be the AP is connected to the Internet via Ethernet (eth0) with static IP ...
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2 wired Access points cause Internet to drop

I have a 6 point wired network with 2 routers set up as access points plugged into 2 of the network points. I also have a Sonos network with the bridge hardwired into one of the Access Points This ...
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set up ruckus hotspot with only redirection to specific site

For work I have to set up a ruckus AP with a hotspot redirecting to a specific website (on a local server). This website is just for usability as the whole internet should be availble after the first ...
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Airplay disconnection: port unreachable

I use my mac (on maverick) with an airplay speaker and I have a disconnection problem. Sometime, the music is cut without specific reason. So I do some tests and I found some trails but I don't know ...
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Issue regarding text message privacy [closed]

If my personal iphone 4s automatically connects to my employer's wifi (I had to log in one time) can the IT people read my texts and see picutres I send to another private phone?
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connect nexus 5 and vostro 3300 to wireless channel 13

i have dell vostro 3300 and nexus 5 in my univercity i cant connect to nearly wifi it is on channel 13 what can i do ? my laptop can access channel 13 but my new windows wifi location just have USA ...
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Access point IP range [closed]

I have 2 routers set up as access points on my network, with static addresses outside the range of the main router. Should I configure the IP range of the access points to be OUTSIDE the range of the ...
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WiFi: What's the range of my phone (not my AP)? [closed]

When my phone (Nexus 5) "sees" the Wifi-Network, is it always able to use it? What happens if I have a very strong AP which sends for example 300m, can my phone send a signal back (to the AP) or isn't ...
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Wifi 5GHz AP Mode: What does `no IR` means and can I bypass it?

I bought a Intel 7260-ac wifi adapter (support 802.11ac) and want to setup it in AP mode (hotspot) in 802.11ac but it failed. Then I noticed that iw list shows all 5GHz channels as (no IR) as below: ...
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Wireless Access Point powered by PC

I'm trying to use an old linksys router I found as an Acess Point. I'm one room away from the actual router so I wondered if my PC (running on win7) could "supply" the access point with Internet. I ...
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Make AP client connect to another AP

Is it possible to deauth client from my wifi AP and make it connect to another AP? Both APs can be trusted, only reason to do this is that I need to balance amount of clients connected to one AP. ...
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One Access point two SSIDs = seperate Networks?

I use an UniFi UAP access point and a non-wifi router. Everything in my home is hooked up to the same SSID on the AP. Only wired clients to the router are my NAS, Sonos Bridge and surveillance DVR. ...
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Behavior of LAN ports on Asus RT-N56U in Access Point mode

I currently have an Asus RT-N56U WiFi router used to serve a combination of wired and wireless devices in my house. To take advantage of some recently installed ethernet lines,I need to move the ...
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Netgear Access point unconfigurable, and not working (except for one device)

I am currently trying to tinker with my Netgear WG602v3, but am unable to reach the webinterface and it does not work for most devices. It was setup a while ago when we had the old ISP and a Telekom ...
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Very slow connection with Airbase-ng

I have got a RasberryPi (B+) running debian. I am trying to create my own wireless network where I can scan all the traffic. I am using Airbase-ng (1.2 beta3). When I connect my phone or ipad with ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot in Windows 7 + redirection to a local webpage?

Before diving into the question, some quick background information: I have built a small experiment which works together with a computer running Windows 7. On this computer, there is a small webserver ...
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Can't access DD-WRT router (E3000) set up as wireless AP

I have a Time Warner Cable modem/router; I attached a Linksys E3000 with DD-WRT as a wireless AP by following this guide: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Access_Point Everything works, ...
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Does long-range Wi-Fi work well when traveling at high speeds?

We plan to have three RVs traveling together for several weeks and we would like to be able to work together during this time. We considered using cellular (i.e. 3G) and web-based services, but much ...
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Assigning same MAC Address to access points [closed]

I am working on a mobile application project which works on a local wireless network located on multiple different geographic locations(some supermarkets). In that for detection of that particular ...
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Why can't I get an IP address when switching access points until I reset the DHCP server

I read the article How can I get the same SSID for multiple access points? which is exactly how I set up my network. My main router with built in wifi, functions as DHCP server, then I have 2 ...
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Using an AP ssid when the client ssid is down

I have an access point with Openwrt installed. It let's me have multiple SSIDs. Everything works fine when i use the wifi radio as both a client and AP: one SSID connects to a router for the WAN, ...
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What could cause an 802.11n access point with multicast activity to crash when a wireless client goes out of range?

I have a Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) and an LB-LINK wireless USB adapter serving as an 802.11n access point with WPA2, running with hostapd and isc-dhcp-server. On the Pi, I have a python script ...
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What is the relation between number of WiFi antenna and number of spatial streams?

As far as I know, 802.11n WiFi uses MIMO to increase throughput. It uses multiple Tx and Rx antenna (at both the AP and the client side) to send multiple spatial streams at the same time. The number ...
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Subnet bridging Raspberry pi access point

I'm trying to build a tool I can access using my smartphone or laptop to configure, administer, or diagnose equipment in the field where it is difficult to run separate cables and power to work on ...
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Can long range Wi-Fi work if one end of the connection is not using a high-gain antenna?

I am trying to understand how long range Wi-Fi works. As far as I know, Wi-Fi consists of Tx and Rx. When a laptop is connected to an access point (AP), the laptop is able to receive data from the AP ...
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Could I use a raspberry pi as a wifi access point with Sophos UTM for uplink balancing?

I have a router box that's running Sophos UTM (which has an option for uplink balancing). I've already got a wired connection to my ISP, but also have a wireless connection to a different ISP that I'm ...
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Can't access router management of TP-LINK TL-WR842ND after setting as access point

I disabled DHCP on TP-LINK TL-WR842ND and connect it LAN to LAN to my base router in order to set it as wireless access point for wireless devices. TP-LINK received an IP address from base router. ...
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How to distribute wifi internet through router and access points

I want to make a wireless internet connection with an adsl modem which has no wifi option. So I want to connect a wireless router with the adsl modem and then I want to distribute it by connecting one ...
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Will wireless clients connect to access points with the same SSID regardless of the wired network?

In reference to How can I get the same SSID for multiple access points?, particularly this line Wireless clients just assume that all APs with the same SSID are configured similarly and are all ...
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WLAN deployment in “crowded” areas: what kind of channel selection?

I do have quite a bit of confusion about what/how to best deploy a WLAN infrastructure in a quite "crowded" area. I'd like to pose a couple of questions, which anybody is of course invited/free to ...