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Utility to change advanced settings for network adapter? [closed]

Is there a utility that can easily show all configurable settings for my network adapter? This is for Windows 7. I have devices with intel adapters. I was wondering if there was a utility out there ...
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Wireless issues on Lenovo ThinkPad

I'm currently experiencing wireless connectivity issues on my Lenovo ThinkPad T520. This started around a week ago - I couldn't find a way to fix it and ended up reinstalling Windows, but the problem ...
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Why a wifi adapter would suddenly not support wireless N mode?

I have my router set up to only allow n mode (802.11 N Support Required). This has worked to perfection for the last couple months. I started my laptop today and it refuses to connect to the Wifi, ...
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WiFi is slower than expected

After reading this thread, I thought someone here might be able to help me with a problem involving similar equipment. I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop that I got in August. It had an AC ...
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Is it possible to connect USB wifi adapter directly into router?

Is it possible to use a USB wifi adapter (or similar device) to plug directly into the USB socket of a router so you can use the wifi of the adapter rather than the wifi of the router but still use ...
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No wireless connection for Kali Linux after compat-wireless install

I am running Kali Linux inside WMware Workstation 12 Player. I have installed the compat-wireless drivers, but there is still no wlan0 or wlan1 connection. No wireless networks appear, but there ...
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Both wired and wireless network 'adapters' stopped working

Before I went to work last night, I could connect to the internet as normal. When I come back from work, I press the space bar to wake my computer up from sleep mode like I always do, and the computer ...
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XBox One Wireless Adapter availability

On 20th October 2015 Microsoft released the Wireless Adapter for PC, which allows to connect XBox One Wireless Controllers to a PC. However, while there were many news about the upcoming release of ...
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Very inconsistent WiFi performance on Windows only, desktop computer only

Windows 10, Intel 5820K, Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 motherboard NIC: Intel AC-7260, on a Gigabyte WB867D-I Rev 2.0 PCIe card (issues were the same with a Qualcomm Atheros AR9380 on a TP-Link WDN4800) So the ...
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Connection timing out in wireless adaptor on Mac

I have a router at home and I extend its wifi signal by using a TP-LINK adaptor that creates another WIFI network in another part of the house. Right now I'm having troubles with the wireless adaptor ...
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Why is my TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 wireless network adapter is not detected in Windows 8.1?

I recently installed the TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 wireless adapter into a PCI-E slot in my computer which is running Windows 8.1. When I use the disk and run the setup on it, I get the following popup that ...
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Is WiFi 5Ghz band faster than 2.4Ghz band on the same network?

I have just purchased a dual band wireless router for my home network. I enable both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands with different SSIDs. My desktop's wireless adapter can only connect to the 2.4Ghz band. I'm ...
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How to make the same WiFi adapter work on two different networks with different DHCP configurations?

I have a tablet that is going to be used in two networks: One network has DHCP deactivated while the second one has it activated and uses a different range of IP adresses. The problem is that if I ...
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Airplane mode switch disables Wi-Fi+Bluetooth but re-enables only Bluetooth

In my Lenovo Yoga 13 (Windows 8.0), when I set airplane mode switch: switched on Bluetooth: disabled Wi-Fi: disabled switched off Bluetooth: re-enabled Wi-Fi: no effect (remains ...
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Port Forwarding stopped working with new wireless adapter

After my last question I ended up having to purchase a USB wireless adapter (Netgear A6210). However, now my port forwarding does not work. I've checked the ipconfig result and have ensured many ...
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Macbook Pro disconnecting from Wireless adapter (TP-LINK)

I'm using a wireless adapter (TP-Link TL-WPA281KIT AV200 With 1 LAN port 300M Wireless) to extend the connection form my SuperHub2 Router to the living room downstairs. I had a previous router a few ...
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Will this 'ac wifi' adapter improve my speeds compared to the one I own, on a 'n wifi' router?

I've been using this 'n wifi' adapter for some time now, but it only supports 2.4ghz and up to 150Mbps. Since my 'n wifi' router supports speeds up to 300Mbps and has both 2.4ghz and 5ghz capabilities ...
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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260: This device cannot start (code 10)

My wireless driver seems to be down, and as a result my WiFi no longer works. I've tried disabling/enabling it from the device manager as well as shutting down and booting the system back up to no ...
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what happens when connected to two networks at same time,using two different wireless network connections?

what happens when connected to two networks at same time,using two different wireless network connections? and/or two different wireless network adapters? conflict? or does the stronger connection ...
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Automating reconnection of internet

I use WiFi with a router that drops my connection rarely, which is too often. This usually happens at night, when I'm not using the computer. I would like to automate this: Detect Internet ...
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Can't connect to Wi-Fi after Sleep/Hibernate

I start my computer normally and the Wi-Fi adapter works just fine. However, once I sleep or hibernate, and resume, I am no longer connected to any network. I scan for a network and the list displays ...
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Hyper-v: “It is a Wireless Adapter.”

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Kali Linux 1.1 x64 Hyper-v TP-LINK TL-WN722N Desktop Ethernet Controller Getting a hyper-v vm an internet connection with a wireless adapter is trivial, nowadays. If is doesn't ...
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Wi-Fi adapter in a Dell Inspiron keeps disconnecting

I’m using a Dell Inspiron and the Wi-Fi adapter keeps on disconnecting, it allows me to connect using ethernet. I know that it isn’t disabling since it isn’t turned off, it doesn’t even give me 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 failures: No Functioning DNS available

WIFI always disconnects, and reports "no internet access". It might connect back after some time. It happens in many different locations: at home, in coffee shops etc. My colleague told me that it ...
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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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Disable wifi adapter warning

I normally have my WIFI adapter disabled in Windows 7. Whenever I restart or boot the machine, it pops up a warning that it is disabled. Doh, I know this. The balloon notification appears in the ...
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Kali Linux Adapter does not exist?

Today I finally bought my D-LINK DWA-140 Adapter USB Wireless N because I searched for one adapter that could work as "wlan0" in Linux and this one was the only one at the closest store. I plug in my ...
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Dual band 2x2 WiFi card in a 1x1 laptop

I've got a HP ProBook with a rather meh Qualcomm QCA9565 wireless N card (1x1), and I'm considering getting an Intel Wireless AC card to replace it. I have two choices: the Intel 3160AC which is a ...
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How can I prevent a device from being installed

I have a wireless card that is causing me some serious trouble. I need the device to stop installing the driver it is currently using. I went into the hardware settings and set it to ask me what to ...
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Wireless adapter keeps losing connection in windows 7

I have a RNX-N150UBE wireless adapter that keeps losing connection on my Desktop machine whenever I boot into windows 7. The wireless adapter works fine when I boot into my Linux Ubuntu system. ...
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What Can Cause a Tablets Wifi To Interfere With Other Devices Wifi Internet

I have a very weird problem occurring. I just bought a Windows 8.1 Tablet from Phoenix Technologies. When the new tablet connects to the internet it kills all other devices internet and brings their ...
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brand new hp pavilion 500 has very weak wifi signal

So i just bought a new Desktop computer : Specs : Model: HP 500-280ef Cpu : intel i7 4770,3.8ghz,8mo cache GPU : nVidia 750 2Gb DDR5 RAM : 8Gb Os : win 8.1 Wireless ...
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Cross-OS Intermittent Wireless Issues

I am using a 2 year-old HP Pavilion DV6TQE that is partitioned with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. For a long while, I have dealt with strange wireless issues in Windows 7 that could only be ...
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Wifi adapter vanished after Win7 reinstall

I'm really desperate and need you! I had a fine Win7(x64) installation just some hours ago, but the system was so slow that I thought I would do a clean install. Now, a couple hours and many ...
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Can I use my wireless keyboard receiver to connect to Internet via my Wi-Fi router?

I have a desktop computer with Windows 7 and I recently purchased a Logitech wireless keyboard that has an "Unifying" transceiver. Can I use it to get Internet on my desktop by connecting to my home ...
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Wireless Network connects to one network, disconnects from it, connects to other network, then connects to previous network and does this infinitely

I have the following Wireless Adpater [Intel Centrino] on my Windows 7 Professional laptop: I have tried resetting it many times, and this problem persists. I remember, I might have added two ...
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Getting Windows netsh hostednetwork SoftAP to use 2.4 and 5 GHZ

I have a Windows 7 PC setup sharing a wired internet connection over Wifi using the "netsh wlan set hostednetwork" command. It is working well but it is only broadcasting in at 2.4GHZ and would like ...
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Install driver for RT5370 on Ubuntu

I try to install a driver for my wireless adapter Ralink RT5370. I downloaded on the website http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downloads/01_windows.php?sn=501 the driver for linux. Then I have modified ...
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Do I need an specific router to create a wireless subnet?

I am planning to extent the scope of my router by using "AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit TL-PA411KIT" plus a wireless adapter (or a wireless router such as TP-Link TL-WR702N which would ...
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Wireless AC adapter indicates max speed is 54Mbps when connected to wireless AC router

The software that came with my network card indicates that my max speed is 54Mpbs when connected to my home wireless network, if I modify the Tx Power adjustments in the software I am able to get ...
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Increase wifi signal in some part of the house

In the living room the internet WIFI connection is very low and quite difficult to get sometimes. I was thinking about buying something to solve this problem. A friend of mine told me about buying a ...
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Wifi access point without infrastructure [closed]

I need to be able to connect a number of wifi devices to a laptop without proper infrastructure; specifically this is my use case... I have a number of devices that utilize wifi, I have a laptop with ...
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Why won't any USB wireless adapters work on my PC?

I have tried 5 different wireless USB adapters on my PC, all ranging between £15 and £80, they all state Windows 7 x64 compatible, but none of them worked properly. The message comes up saying new ...
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Will a bad network card affect a USB network adaptor?

If my network card that is integrated into the motherboard stops working, will this have an effect on a USB wireless network adaptor I plug in? If so, will inserting a new network card fix this? ...
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Is USB wireless adaptor supposed to work better than internal wireless adpater is?

I purchased a USB wireless adaptor: EDIMAX EW-7811Un Wireless Nano Adapter . For the first time use, it only detects the router in the same apartment. My internal wireless adaptor (in Lenovo T400) ...
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Internal wireless adaptor becomes not working after I move the laptop

My laptop is Lenovo T400, about 4 years old, and my OS is Ubuntu 12.04. When I restart my Ubuntu, the internal wireless adaptor works fine and can find and connect to our wireless network. Then if I ...
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Getting Wireless Card To Work Old Fujitsu Siemens Laptop

I'm working on a project bringing computers to a settlement in South Africa, and have a bunch of old donated laptops that I am trying to get into working order. This one is a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo, ...
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Can't enable wireless network adapter on laptop

I have an HP Pavilion dv4t-1200 entertainment notebook, and recently upgraded it to Windows 8. The wireless card never worked on Windows 8 so I reformatted the HDD and did a fresh install of Windows ...
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Windows 8 USB Wireless Adaptor

I just installed Windows 8 for a friend, but he uses a Wireless Adaptor from Netgear to connect to the internet. It is model WNA3100, and we need the Windows 8 Drivers for this. It also says ...