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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What do you mean by optimal and suboptimal routes in network topologies?

I was reading about "hub and spoke" topology and "full-mesh" topology and i came across the terms optimal and suboptimal routes, what does these terms exactly means? Why are optimal routes necessary ...
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Wake on Lan (wol) over wifi not working on mac

I am using OS X 10.10 . Wake on network enabled in the Energy saver settings. Asus Router settings done. Packet sniffing shows it is receiving UDP packets on port 9 but it doesnt wake up
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In the market for an external WiFi antenna to boost range

Me and my neighbor have agreed on a deal where I cut his grass each week and he will let me use his WiFi The problem is I don't get very good signal From my house I can usually always see his ...
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How secure it is to open home router to public?

First of all I hope this is the right place to ask the question. If it is not, feel free to close this. My housemate proposed to open our home router to outside world. He is the process of learning ...
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how to turn my D-Link modem into a bridge/repeater for my USB 3G dongle?

I have a usb 3g dongle and a D-Link modem. I like to know how to convert my d-link wifi modem as wifi transmitter for the data from usb dongle. i.e. Internet connection source as my USB dongle amd ...
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Tplink router dont allow me to connect to the network PC's. Internet is working fine

Hi I recently purchased TP link wireless router and I have a WAN connection. Me and my friends are in the same WAN so we used to share things through lan. but when I installed the router something is ...
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Limted access over WiFi network

In my Wifi network some of the laptops are showing the limited access thats why these laptops are not able to access the internet. If I reset the wireless adapter on device manager at the time its ...
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kiosk PC wireless network settings - best practice

I have a kiosk PC running linux(ubuntu server) and an application via webbrowser(chromium) the browser ist started via xinit xinit chromium-browser ... which works fine with a few tweaks There ...
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how to share internet with two wifi cards on Win 7?

I'm connected to the internet via my external wifi card and I want to share the connection with my android phone, I though of creating a soft access point on my internal wifi card and make a bridge ...
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Complex Home Networking Setup Advice

I need a hand with my home network setup. It's a little complex for me and I'm having some problems. The main problem is we can't seem to get above 25mb on a speed test despite having a 100mb plan. ...
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Home Network - Allocating speed and avoiding slow transfer rate

I have an issue with my internet connection, all in all it is very fast and good but whenever I download videos (i.e. pocasts etc) the entire network grinds down to a halt. I have a 12 Mbps connection ...
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Bridged Adapter in VirtualBox's guest OS not working

My problem is that Bridged Adapter doesn't work on my GuestOSs in VBox. I have two GuestOS, windows and Linux. Both have internet connection when using NAT and both can't connect using Bridged ...
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Will this booster do what it says?

(wasn't sure what website to put this on, but it does relate to computer hardware/software a little..) Ok, so I recently went on ebay and ordered this wifi signal booster. It claims to boost it up to ...
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Installing OpenBSD 5.5 on Dell D430 - wireless card not working properly

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.5 amd64 on a Dell D430 (C2D) but the install requires a wireless connection at some point. It finds the wireless device but for some reason cannot connect to the ...
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How to get LinkSys EA6400 setup working with error

When my Linksys EA6400 first connects to the network and I try to go to the Setup console linksyssmartwifi.com:52000 the spinner in the page never stops loading. Chrome Developer Console gives an ...
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Improving slow wireless read/write to NAS

It would be great if you could help me out with the following. When I connect to my NAS, I get quite low speeds. Slower than my internet actually. I have looked at several of the questions posted ...
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Can ping but not browse; does not appear to be DNS nor proxy issue

I can't connect to the internet. This problem happens to me once every week or so, with no regular pattern. The disconnection can happen whether i'm using the computer at the time or not. It can be ...
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Hand-held robust Linux device [on hold]

I'm looking for a hand-held device with the following characteristics: 3 to 5 inch screen. Robust - more like a PDA than an iPhone (i.e. users can drop it, sit on it etc. by accident). Can run Linux ...
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microsoft virtual adapter is not found

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. ihave tried the following command C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan show drivers Interface name: ...
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Re-broadcast wi-fi signal using USB dongle

I have a wireless connection on my campus that requires a username and password. The issue is my 3DS is unable to use this connection since it can only take a password when trying to connect. I have a ...
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How to access Network Computers separated by a router?

I am using Windows 7 64-bit Professional and my Desktop-PC is directly connected to a TP-Link WR841N wireless router which I mainly use to get wifi on my phone. Before I purchased the wireless ...
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I suspect there is a malware or trojan in my computer because internet explorer repeatedly access internet through local proxy [duplicate]

Again and again, after a few minutes, my internet connection go through settings. I never set that. it goes back again and again. As if someone is installing software on my computer and then There ...
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Sharing printer with wifi modem windows 7

I have an internet broad band connection from bsnl , and three PC( all Windows 7), I can use internet on all over the three computer, via connecting to wifi modem provided by BSNL. I have one ...
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cant create a working WiFi hotspot [on hold]

hi i'm having trouble at my school campus creating a working WiFi hotspot on my laptop for other devices to connect to and access the internet i.e. tablets and smartphones. the internet at my school ...
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Can't find my router in bridge mode

I got a new router that supports WDS to extend the reach of another router that supports WDS. After a fair bit of struggle, it works, but I have to disable DHCP in the new router for WDS to work, and ...
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Router cannot separate ip addresses on the same NIC (Vmware)

Here is the scenario of my problem. My network topology: I have an ISP Router Technicolor TG797n v3 and i have a wireless access point set to be a client mode and connected to my PC via Ethernet so ...
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Wireless not working

My internet worked perfectly fine until my rabbit jumped on my laptop, and I assume switched something and now my internet won't connect. I have has this happen before are just resolved it by hitting ...
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Netbook intermittently drops connection to work WiFi point

I have a little netbook that I carry from work to home so I can carry on working on personal projects during my lunch hour. It connects to the internet fine at home. However, it's always ...
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In Windows, how do I avoid connecting to a Wi-Fi network through a specific AP?

In my house, I have a network set up like this: A wireless router connected to a cable modem, which is connected to the Internet. The wireless router broadcasts the Wi-Fi network NET1. My computer is ...
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Is chromecast portable? [on hold]

I am thinking about to buy a chromecast. I like the idea of controlling my tv with my mobile. In addition, netflix is now in my country available and there's an app for it. But may I carry my ...
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Connection to router/modem works only if plugged in directly, not via switches/wifi

Consider the following setup: 2-3 Laptops and 4-5 Desktop PCs (both windows and linux systems) are connected to an ADSL modem/router (http://avm.de/produkte/fritzbox/fritzbox-3272/) via wireless and ...
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How to connect a Raspberry PI to a PC using wifi

For a schoolproject i'm making a quadcopter which can be flown from a laptop. On board of the quadcopter is a Raspberry PI to stabilize the aircraft and send back a video signal to the laptop. Im just ...
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My Android phone connects to my company's wifi but my laptop won't

I have a windows 8.1 Gateway laptop that I am always able to use Wifi on. At home it works great too. At work, there is a Guest Wifi signal that is WPA security enabld. I have the password for it - my ...
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Setting up IPv6 internal network with WiFi access point

first of all I'm completely new to ipv6 so please forgive me if I'll say something stupid. I'm trying to setup an ipv6 internal network to test an application I wrote ( yeah I can code for ipv6 but I ...
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How to route an app outside the VPN/default route?

I have a Linux machine that is always connected to a VPN (vpn0 interface), and the default route goes through the vpn0 interface. The connection to my router is done through the wlan0 interface. I do ...
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How to install wireless drivers on kali

This might be a question that's already been asked, so I apologize in advance. I recently acquired an hp laptop (really not great) and I decided to wipe it and install kali. During the installation ...
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Convert wireless keyboard to wired [closed]

I don't know if it's a silly question or not. I'm not in anyway an engineer, not by miles. Here's what I have: Logitech MK320 keyboard with missing receiver. Rapoo wireless keyboard, with working ...
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Internet works on Firefox, but not Internet Explorer or Google Chrome?

I have the exact opposite problem as this question, so the answer isn't applicable. For some reason, I can connect to the internet via Firefox on one of my computers, but I cannot connect to the ...
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WiFi router restrict usage time per session

I am trying to configure my WiFi router to restrict users to a session time of 30 min. I was reading through my router configuration booklet but could not find anything worthwile. It would be great if ...
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IP addresses from around the globe show up in my Router logs

I was checking my Wifi Router logs, and i spotted a lot of the following - Unrecognized attempt blocked from 198.204.230.34:5109 to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx UDP:5060 Unrecognized attempt blocked from ...
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In soft ap mode I got the issue? [closed]

Any one pls give me the reply.......... shell> wmiconfig --mode ap shell> wmiconfig --ap country US shell> wmiconfig --ap bconint 100 shell> wmiconfig --ap dtim 5 shell> wmiconfig --ipstatic ...
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Trouble Connecting with the wireless when a computer is plugged into the router directly

For some reason when I turn on my computer that is plugged into the computer via Ethernet cable, all other devices that are connected wireless to the router can no longer use the internet, they just ...
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Wifi network not showing up on laptop but showing up on phone

I have an open WiFi network that I use in my apartment (provided by my realtor). The network shows up on my phone's WiFi and works smoothly but doesn't show up on my laptop. I have Windows 7 and Linux ...
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Batch scripts disables Internet - getting 'System cannot find the drive specified' though I'm not asking it to

I have a batch script (that I'm running as a .cmd file through the right-click Send To menu) that first disables a user's Internet adapter, then securely unzips a .zip archive. For most people, it's ...
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Computer lags when connected to wifi

I have a Dell Inspiron 15, running Windows 7. A while back I noticed my computer started lagging every few minutes. This affects only video as audio works fine. The lags stops if I move the cursor, or ...
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Creating WiFi network from wired LAN without needing a PC

I am moving to a hostel in France where they provide wired LAN connection. I do not possess a laptop and use internet on my iPad and smartphone. Does plugging in the LAN cable into the WiFi router ...
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What is a good WLAN ping time on a clean network?

More specifically, what is your local WLAN ping time (e.g., between a host on the WLAN and your router, or between two hosts on the WLAN, divided by 2)? I had assumed it would be well under 1 ms for ...
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Bridge a 3g connection with ethernet

Line-up: 1. An 3G usb dongle stuck in a laptop with ethernet port and wi-fi disabled. 2. An wi-fi router serving as dhcp server for another 3 wi-fi routers configured as access points. All those 3 ...
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Router dropping wlan traffic

I have a new router installed at home- >my ISP delivers internett through Fiber, and i am getting an IP-address automatically from my ISP. My router is the DHCP server at home and i am connecting to ...
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Oracle VirtualBox Bridged Networking - The internet stops on host operating system

I have Windows 7 as the Host Operating System which is running two Virtual Machines in Oracle VirtualBox. Both VMs are also Windows 7. I have used Wireless Bridged Network Adapter on both of the VMs. ...