A wireless network is any kind of computer network that is connected through a wireless medium, primarily known as using a wireless router creating a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network).

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Captive portal : external splash page specs?

Captive portals - like in restaurants, hostels, airports, ... - are detected by OSes. When detected, OS displays a browser-like windows (~popup). (Generally in order to ask for authentification, ...
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win 8 network connection

Have an HP Pavilion 23 with Win 8.1 that will not connect to the internet. When you reset or disable the adapters to renew the IP you will get a 651 error. However when I run Ipconfig /all or Ipconfig ...
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Upgrading TWC modem/router with 192.168.0.1 default address on home network with existing Trendnet wired router set to 192.168.2.1

I have a home network with a Trendnet TW100-S4W1CA wired router with a base address of 192.168.2.1, DHCP turned on with a range of 192.168.2.1 - 192.168.2.100, subnet 255.255.255.0. It is connected to ...
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Aircrack-NG fundamentals: how much network traffic takes each of the WIFi devices on my wireless network?

I have a portable computer running Kali Linux near (about 2 meters) to my DSL wireless access point, and I am trying to browse all the traffic on my network capturing it with AirCrack-NG. This is ...
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Wifi router + Modem overloaded

I am really tired of the situation I am going through. We have one connection and one Modem+Router device at home. There are over 18 devices that connect to one router at the same time. We have to ...
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Setting up a wired and wireless router

I have a little box I use as a print server now. It has a wireless card and two ethernet ports, and I'd like to use it to replace my router, as it supports ac and my current router only supports G. I ...
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How to connect a PC with Windows XP wirelessly to the internet

Can anyone explain this assuming I have no experience with computers, or is there a part I could replace to change the operating system?
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Connecting to my SSID force opening a browser window. How?

I'm aiming my clients to get a popup/browser display once they connect my Wifi. Currently it s running with HostAPD. You see my SSID in available wifi, no password. Access only to my local web. No ...
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Secure and efficient business NAT router setup

Background I'm designing a server setup for the small business where I work. We want to be able to host our own web server and other services in the future at our own location. Being the IT ...
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Only one of two ethernet connections has internet access

Alright, this one has got me completely stumped. Among other devices, I have three computers currently connected to the same wireless router: One of them is connected through ethernet and has ...
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What are the known plug-and-play 5Ghz WiFi dongle? [on hold]

I'm planning to inject a USB WiFi dongle inside a Virtual Machine through USB on a Windows 7 64 bit guest (without SP1), the goal is to connect to a 5Ghz WiFi (N or ac). Since I don't have admin ...
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How to know which wireless band I am connected to when router is running dual-band?

I have my router set up to work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz using the same SSID in dual-band mode. Sometimes, when I am on the edge of the 5GHz range, I suspect that my very poor internet performance is ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't refresh network when it reconnected after interrupted

I am using a laptop, connect to home wifi. Sometime the network is lost, cause limited icon in network. After the network resume, my laptop doesn't recognize it and still display the limited icon. I ...
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Setting Up Seperate Home Network no External Internet

Is it common, or recommended, to setup a separate home network for the purpose of streaming and sharing local files? What are some considerations I should account for when setting this network up in ...
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Cannot port forward with Aztech router

Pre-conditions: Laptop connected to Aztech DSL5018EN router via Wi-Fi DHCP with MAC-IP Reservation Router firewall disabled Windows 7 Firewall with Inbound Rule for port 8080 (TCP/UDP) Microsoft ...
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Debian laptop loses all network access, can't ping anything

I've got a laptop running Debian (Jessie) that for whatever reason has decided it hates wireless. It has some kind of Intel wireless card (not sure which), and so uses the iwlwifi package for ...
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Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport - Unexplained

I have just reinstalled my OS with Windows 7 X64 Ultimate and for some reason I have 2 "Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport" adapters installed. I can't for the the life of me think what app did this! ...
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How to block website from MAC in the verizon router firewall settings

I've tried searching for how to configure my verizon router firewall to block certain websites but nothing seems to be working. Picture of what I've done here I did an nslookup for youtube.com and ...
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access external hard drive from a different network

i have an external hard drive that I have connected to an extra computer on my home network. For school and work, I spend a lot of time at another location. I'd like to access the files on my hard ...
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Variable ping on MacBook Pro to router over WiFi: what could be causing it?

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro that is experiencing very variable ping responses over WiFi. Coworkers using the same WiFi network do not experience the same problem, so it seems that the problem can be ...
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Definite guide to making Windows ICS work over WiFi (ie. share LAN internet over WiFi adapter or function as a wireless access point)

My laptop is running Windows 7 has both a LAN adapter and a WiFi adapter. In order to turn the WiFi adapter into a wireless hotspot, I created a new ad-hoc network, and turned on ICS, assigned the ...
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Configure IPSLA on Cisco 1941

I'm trying to configure IPSLA on my network such that if my primary network fails, the backup network network picks up. I have one router and two modems. The primary modem is connected to the GE0/1 ...
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How to make Windows 8.1 auto-connect to a VPN if connecting to an unsecure WiFi network?

When connecting to an unsecure WiFi network, is there any chance to force Windows to make sure it is connected to one of my selected VPNs before allowing any other traffic to pass through that WiFi ...
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Sniffing wireless LAN network using tcpdump

If I correctly understood the basics of the wireless working, I should be able to sniff the traffic of other computers over the wireless LAN. So I connected a second computer to my wireless LAN and ...
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wireless network disconnects repeatedly

I have bought acer VN7 for a few days. The wireless network connects for a 15 minutes and then disconnects for a few minutes and so on. I have tried alot such uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, ...
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Port Of 8 ball pool app [on hold]

Which port is being used by 8 ball pool app game? Actually I want to block this port but does not know the port. And how can I block it in Tp-Link router?
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Router 1 device and Router 2 device is not in the same network, although router 1 connect to router 2 [duplicate]

My ISP provide me a moderm hg863 the modem model: http://huawei.com/en/products/fixed-access/fttx/ont/hg863/index.htm So I have attempt like this before ---> modem --> router---> notebook ...
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WiFi Repeater RT-N55R/U

I'm setting up some wifi repeaters with some old routers but I don't want to brick them. I have two RT-N55R's but the only firmware available is for the RT-N55U. I've read that the naming is just a ...
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1 modem connect with 2 device, can it in the same network?

My ISP provide me a moderm that has 4 input and I can plug lan cable in it the modem model: http://huawei.com/en/products/fixed-access/fttx/ont/hg863/index.htm So I have attempt like this before ...
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Other Wi-Fi broadcasts are detected but not the local one

I'm have use of a laptop:teaching purposes that periodically refuses to Link up to a specific Wi-Fi public access point at a given location. All other machines connect properly to the strong-enough ...
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Sharing wired Internet connection as Wireless?

I'm running Windows 8.1 on my Samsung Laptop with Motherboard / model: NP-530U3C. It's connected to the internet with a wire, and I saw this tutorial which says there's an option to share the ...
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What is the theory behind the static fixed private IP of 3G USB Dongle?

We have some 3G dongles, plugged in with SIM cards from service providers. Upon properly configured (selecting the proper APN etc.), the laptop or PC will then have a static private IP (10.x.x.x). ...
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Can I use my netgear router like a “mini” DNS server?

I have a netgear router and I want to host a local website on that wifi network. I want anybody connected from a laptop or mobile phone to be able to type "mylocalwebsite.com" in the web browser and ...
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Using wired and wireless simultaneously

I am on a FIOS network, and a wired connection is available. However, printer has just moved off-location and is only available (on the same network). I have added a wireless card to the computer ...
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Motorola SBG6580 cable modem into Bridge mode on Bright House Networks does not work

I tried placing a Motorola SBG6580 into bridge mode but when I connected via Ethernet to it, I was not able to access the internet or get an IP, I had to statically assign myself a 192.168.100.x IP to ...
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hostapd & dnsmasq Obtaining IP forever

I'm trying to set up a wireless access point using hostapd and dnsmasq but I can't get it to work. The AP works, but when I try to connect to it gets stuck on "Obtaining IP address". I see the ...
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Edimax Wireless Adapter conflict with Logitech Unifying Receiver

first post on a Stack Exch community here. I just recently finished a PC build for my mother. Because she "hate[s] wires," I went with the Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter and the Dell KM714 ...
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Network Programming with Dynamic DNS [on hold]

I am developing a chat application like msn messenger, and I would like to make it globally so my friends can connect to my server which will be my home computer running the server. I configured my ...
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Sitecom router AC-1200 (X7) keeps disconnecting my wireless

My Sitecom wireless router keeps disconnecting. Cabled internet is perfect, but wireless is flaky. It's very fast, up until a few seconds into the connection (speedtest, Youtube stream, download, ...
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Connect PCIe devices to Macbook pro

I have a Macbook Pro retina and I want to connect a PCIe based wireless card to it . Actually I want use a wireless card supports the ath9k open source driver. There are multiple devices but most of ...
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dose 2ghz brand drvice support 5ghz wifi signals

am thinking to buy a new tp-link wifi card which supports dual band. if i use that wificard as a hotspot. Will my phone can see 5Ghz frequency of this usb adapter and does it will this increase my ...
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SD cards with Wireless : what's the best workflow?

SD cards with wireless capability seem like a great idea, but... I was surprised to learn that the cards, eye-fi for example, put themselves as hotspots, and that a listening device, android or puter, ...
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RAlink WIFI card on HP shows available networks, but can't connect

I have an HP ProBook 4540s (2014). Recently the WIFI card selectively connects to certain networks. Obviously I thought, okay, it might be that the AP's are broadcasting on a Channel the WIFI card ...
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VMware broke host Wifi connection

I have already seen a lot of questions similar to this one, but none of their solutions worked for me. My issue is very similar to this. I bought a new laptop, Lenovo Yoga 15 with Windows 8.1, and ...
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how to SSH into a computer that's in a different WLAN?

My current network set up is Internet -> ISP wifi router (broadcasting) ----(LAN output to)---> my own wifi router (broadcasting) pc1 connects wifi to ISP wireless router, my pc2 connects wifi to my ...
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Can I access internet by connecting ethernet to a wifi repeater

For some reason, my wireless won't work, but ethernet works fine. I would like to use a (repeater) wireless router to repeat another one and then connect to that repeater router through ethernet. Is ...
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Disconnect from Wifi network under Windows 8?

I'm working with that cursed operating system known as Windows 8. That's the operating system where Microsoft believes everything is a tablet. I'm trying to disconnect from a Wifi network. I right ...
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Is the Modem's MAC Address Public? [duplicate]

Just reading about tracking and security. So far from resources I gather that the MAC address of my machine is known to the router and when the router communicates with the modem the MAC address of ...
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connecting cisco Wireless controller and access point

I'm fairly new to cisco wireless networking, and I'm trying to connect am AIRCAP 3602i access point to a 2504 wireless controller. I've started off by configuring the wireless controller with a ...
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Noticeable difference downgrading to Wireless G network? [on hold]

I have had HORRIBLE, FRUSTRATING luck with newer routers. I've had 5 different brands and types, they all stopped working, drop connections, slowed down, or are extremely unreliable after a few ...