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

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Why can't I connect an Access Point to this Network?

A client hired me to install an Access Point to make his home network available via WiFi. The modem/router is a Motorola with the following specs (the list is based on observation as I don't have ...
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Using two wireless adapters windows 7 one to connect to internet other as an Ad-Hoc network

I have two network card. One is built in Intel Chipset on the motherboard. The other is an ALFA AWUS036NHV. I was wondering if it is possible for me to use the Intel Chipset for normal connecting to ...
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Large network decision: APs or Wireless routers?

I have a network with 15 iPads that can and will be used at the same time. I cannot decide between a wireless router or an Ethernet router and an AP. We are covering 2,000 SQFT and we are assuming ...
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Does wireless traffic from a wireless access point have to go through a router?

Say that I have a wireless access point connected to a wired router and that there are two computers connected to the access point by wifi. If those two computers communicate with each other (e.g. I ...
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Turned wlan router into access point cannot connect to GUI anymore

I turned my Netgear WLAN router into an access point by turning of DHCP, creating this situation: Cablemodem > Router > Homenetwork > AP(WLAN) > MAC Since I did a lot of testing in the process I ...
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DVR doesn't get ip adress [closed]

I just bought a Defender DVR that has a RJ-45 to connect to Internet. The problemas is: Since there isn't a ethernet cable near the DVR location, I'm trying to connect with an TP-LINK WA-501g ...
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How to link hostapd to a physical wifi card via ethernet?

I want to separate the software and physical part of an access point into two different equipments. As a first step, I have installed hostapd in a ubuntu server machine. How can we link hostapd to a ...
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Need help creating an extra access point with second router

I recently upgraded my internet to 40mb/s. This meant I had to get a new modem (I had an adsl2 modem before that), and where I live you can only get them from your Infrastructure provider. I got a new ...
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How can I automatically connect to a wireless network with the strongest signal

Short background: I work at a manufacturing company and my users aren't the brightest when it comes to computers, when they lose connection to the wireless network they don't know what to do. We have ...
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Cisco VEN501-AT wireless access point password

I just got DSL from AT&T, and their gateway (router + modem, model 3801HGV) only supports 802.11b/g wifi -- which is kind of pokey at this point. (It's faster than the internet connection, but I'm ...
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Extend home network via wireless bridge

I'm trying to set things up so that devices can print wirelessly from anywhere in the house. However, they seem unable to find the network printer when connected to the downstairs access point. Any ...
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Will using my router as an AP cause slow file transfer on the network?

Will using a second wireless router as a wireless AP LAN-LAN cause a bottleneck at the LAN port, since my router is capable of wireless transfer speeds of up to 300 Mbps and my LAN port is only 100 ...
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Devices connected to TP-LINK AP not getting IP address from main router

Having issues with access point connecting my devices to the AP's wifi. Wanted to have better wifi coverage in my house, so I've extended ADSL router with AP LAN-LAN using ethernet cable. All devices ...
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Unable to connect wireless printer even though laptop is connected

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop M731R running windows 8.1. I had a router Aries that I got through my internet services provider TWC. Some went wrong with it so they gave me a replacement Ubee router ...
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Bully stuck on same pin?

BUlly is trying the same pin again and again why is that. Should i try differnet option suggest me. THE AP i'm bruteforcing has wps lock turned off i check it several times using wash. Command used ...
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Have to Disable and Enable Adapter Every 60 seconds to use internet

I used to have a normal wireless modem that worked perfectly with high speed on my desktop playing PC games online. Now I have a Clear Spot Hot Spot thing, basically a 4G portable hotspot. It ...
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Add access point without ethernet connection?

I have a TP-Link wireless access point that I would like to set up so I can access WiFi at both ends of the building. The issue is I don't want to have an ethernet cable running across the floor. Is ...
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Extend WiFi range with a wired AP

My brother has a router with wireless connections in his cellar/ground floor. His range is bad on the top floor. He already has physical CAT cables running through his house so he could easily ...
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Securing a Nintendo Homepass Network

Some Nintendo 3DS users have been setting up wireless access points to trick their handheld console into treating the AP as an official "Nintendo Zone" AP. This has become known as a "Homepass" setup. ...
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BCM4360 5Ghz AP-mode on Linux

I want to setup an access point on Linux on the 5Ghz band. However the current card I have doesn't support this (the Intel Wireless-AC 7260), so I want to buy another one. I thought of an Asus ...
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Wireless connection: Link Quality: What does “31/70” indicate?

I know that the link quality indicates the packet drops, errors etc. But when it tells me that link quality is "31/70", what is '31' and what is '70'?
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Serial to Wifi AP module (Hilink RM-04) not visible when connected to works network

I m using Hi-link RM04 serial to wifi, ethernet module for embedded development. I also use the same as WIFI AP for my internet connection for my laptop when at work in office. Earlier i was able to ...
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Wifi interference because of same channels?

I am absolutely frustrated right now. Although I usually help others solving problems with their networks, I am stuck here. So here is the problem: I am working in a very large office, with many ...
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Asus EA-N66 in Access Point Mode wont accept connections with an Asus router RT-AC87U, worked perfectly on RT-AC66U

As the title describes I'm having trouble connecting to access points with the new router. I have tried with APs in both Repeater Mode and Access Point(AP) mode. With my old router i could use the ...
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Using wireless lans with vlans on dd-wrt

i'm using a Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/22/14) std - build 25697 and want to setup three different WLans which are mapped to different VLans. The box itself only acts as acesspoint ...
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Can I share my wireless Internet network to Win7's hostednetwork and wired network at the same time?

I know how to setup hostednetwork as a SoftAP on my Win7 laptop, but I want to share the same Internet connection to another workstation, which is connected to this laptop via wired network. According ...
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Cisco 2504 WLC setup questions

I have been asked to set up a Cisco 2504 Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) but have never done so before. I have a few quick questions that I am hoping you guys can help me with. Why can't you directly ...
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What properties does a new antenna change in a router/access point?

If I buy new antennas for my wireless router or for an access point what properties can I expect to be improved and worsen? I expect the antenna's range to be improved but does the antenna itself has ...
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Wireless access point invalid password

I’m trying to set up a wireless access point to extend the range of my router but I ran into some problems. What I did was the following: Check main router IP address and wireless channel: ...
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Does changing second router from Access Point to extender improve performance for an entire house?

I've got a main router in the living room and one in the attic, where my personal office room is. I've set them up both as different access points. When I'm downstairs, I (of course) have 100% signal ...
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Which wireless configuration is more efficient for a high density network? [closed]

I recently asked about the difference between a MIMO-capable access point and a multi-band one, and I am clear on that, now the question is: Which configuration would be more efficient on a wireless ...
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Is a MIMO 2x2 wireless access point the same as a dual-band access point?

I am looking for an enterprise-grade access point for our company and looking through some information came up to the conclusion that I'll need at least a dual or even tri-band wireless access point ...
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Wifi tethering using PC not working

I have a WiFi adapter(TP Link TL-WN721 N), I have enabled the SoftAP mode and connect my tablet to it. I am giving the details of the connection which I got from the tab(runs on Android Jellybean): ...
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How can I monitor signal strength of an access point?

Is there a way to monitor the signal strength of an access point? I'd like to monitor the strength of signals the AP is "hearing". I want to monitor from a workstation on the same LAN, connected ...
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Wireless Repeaters all Connecting to the Main Router Instead of Closest AP

I have 3 Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H Routers running DD-WRT firmware to extend a wireless network on a job site. Router 1 has the device I need access to plugged into one of the ports physical ports and ...
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Using an old router as a secondary access point?

I have recently acquired a new router and wish to extend my "WiFi coverage" by utilizing my old router as another access point somewhere in the house. I have followed a number of tutorials and i'm ...
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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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Wireless adapter issues

System: HP pavilion g6 laptop. Windows 8 x64, Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter Problem : Wifi is switched on, but shows no networks found. None of the wireless networks created by a wireless ...
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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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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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PCIe add-on 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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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 ...