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

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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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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 ...