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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Is it possible to get a routers public IP address from wireless access points without knowing the keys?

I tried using netsh to view any connections while I have the "Enter security key" prompt up, but didn't get anything worth noting. I know MAC addresses can be found. Is it possible to find IP ...
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OpenWRT: Wireless bridge not working

i'm struggling trying to get 2 Routers connected via wireless. What i'm really trying is to extend my home's wireless network coverage by linking a Client router to a Master router which is already ...
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WiFi authentication times out

Since today I have this very annoying issue that the WiFi on my HP ProBook is not authenticating anymore. I haven't changed any settings and my mobile phone connects to the WiFi fine. Also trying ...
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raspberry pi ip address and port forwarding on Arris router

I am trying to host a website on my raspberry pi using nginx. I am extremely confused about port forwarding or even which IP to use in my pi's configuration. Right now, I can access my site ...
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PCs on LAN use Wi-Fi acces point as DNS server

I have the following setup with: TP-LINK SafeStream Gigabit Broadband VPN router TP-LINK TL SG1024 switch TP-LINK Archer C5 Wi-Fi router TP-LINK Archer C7 Wi-Fi router All routers are connected ...
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I bridged my wireless and LAN connections on my laptop and connected it with my desktop. Why is my desktop not recieving an internet connection?

I am trying to connect my desktop to my laptop with an Ethernet cable to use the laptop's internet connection. I have followed the instructions of one article to bridge the LAN connection and wireless ...
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Sometimes I can only connect to WiFi using TKIP (not AES) encryption

I have a Dell XPS L502X. I connect to a BT Home Hub 4. The laptop's WiFi adapter is an Intel Centrino Wireless N-1000 Some of the time, I am able to connect using AES encryption (WPA2). Although ...
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Set up MacBook as a WiFi hotspot

I would like to use my MacBook as a WiFi hotspot to allow other devices (specifically my Android phone) to use the Internet through it.
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Have to reboot router to make it work properly on specific devices

I have a Linksys router (WRT610N ver 2.0) that I never hard problem with in the last 2-3 years, until 2 days ago. Sometimes(often after a reboot or a wake up) my laptop wont connect at all, or connect ...
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How to connect an adsl modem router to an unifi ap?

I have an adsl wireless modem router ( DLink 2750u ) which i want to connect to Ubiquity Unifi AP (Access Point) My broadband line directly connects to the adsl router i.e i donot have any switch. I ...
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Link aggregation…?

I know variation of this have been asked before but I think this is a variation that hasn't been explored thus far. I have 2 unstable broadband connections available to me - one ADSL and the other is ...
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Home-network wifi issue with Macbook Pro

I'm using a Macbook Pro and having problems with the wifi network at home. Every 20-30 minutes, I am unable to connect to the internet although I can login into 192.168.0.1. If I turn the wifi (on the ...
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Why does my laptop get a really slow internet connection but my other devices (ipad,phone) work perfectly connected to the same router? [duplicate]

So I bought a new router and it has a really fast internet connection. It works perfectly on other devices but on my laptop it runs really slow. I have tried to unplug my router and restart my laptop ...
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Is it worth using Cat6 cables with existing Cat5e wiring? [duplicate]

We are currently in the process of installing a new Wi-Fi repeater in our house. Our house was built with Cat5e cabling in the walls, conveniently going from the location of our current router to our ...
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Special hardware for computer programs to run on modern computers? [on hold]

My mother says that there's a program that communicates with a school over the internet and it needs something "specific" or "special" to work. I asked her, but she says she doesn't know what it is. ...
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Is it possible to run airmon-dump a certian number of times

Hello all is there a way I can run airmon-dump for either a few seconds or for a certain number of refreshes or something to that effect? Thanks Ondeckshooting
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Why is my laptop running so slow on my wifi connection but really fast on other devices (other laptops, phones) connected to the same router

So I bought a new router and it has a really fast internet connection. It works perfectly on other devices but on my laptop it runs really slow. I have tried to unplug my router and restart my laptop ...
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Can't access wi-fi server from my wired connected computer

I am trying to access the address of a server I started on my Android phone, the address is 192.168.100.8:8000 and the phone is connected to internet via Wi-Fi (on the router at home). Now, my pc is ...
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Connecting two routers to create two home networks causes issues

My cable provider provided us with a gateway modem that has it's own built in router. I need to set up two local networks, one for guest and one for admins. The reason is because I have a Western ...
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Deskjet 2540 wireless connection Linux

I'm testing the following printer HP Deskjet 2540 which has wireless capabilities. I have connected it and install it no issues via USB using the hplip which is a brilliant bit of software for Linux ...
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In Windows, how to search in a specific Wi-Fi channel?

In Linux, it is possible to "keep searching" in a specific channel (using airodump-ng): airodump-ng -c 5 mon0 if I keep searching in a channel for more than 10 seconds, I notice that some new APs, ...
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Ping between pc and wifi router is fluctuating

So a heaving troubles when playing online with my PS3 by wifi. I have a ADSL Internet, a D-Link DSL-2730B as modem/router (wifi is off) and D-Link DIR-803 wifi router. Both are with default ...
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Cant connect wirelessly Windows 7 toshiba laptop

so I have a toshiba laptop, and the wireless network card inside is an Intel Centrino N-2200.My laptop never had connectivity problem until today, I turned off the wifi access on the laptop(with the ...
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Strangely slow internet on MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite

We have Wi-Fi internet in our home which we access from at least five different devices (2 PCs, 2 phones, 1 Mac). On four of the five, the internet behaves perfectly fast enough, but on the ...
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Wifi router bridging

My primary router is HG 8247 Huawei ONT Device with primary gateway 192.168.100.1. I want to extend its range using a TPLink WR740N i have lying around. I have done the following without success: ...
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How can I wirelessly connect my verizon motorola maxx 4g lte to my Netgear N600?

I currently usb tether to my windows 8.1 desktop for internet access. I have a Netgear N600 wireless router that I want to bridge to this arrangement so I will have access over my house. Is there a ...
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How do I change the order of WiFi Networks in Windows 8.1 to give priority to one over another?

In Mac OS X you can change the order of remembered wireless networks by moving them up and down the list. This will change which WiFi network gets connected first. I can't seem to find the equivalent ...
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Setting up Wi-Fi using USB adapter on Ubuntu 12.04

I have tried in vain to set up my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot; it says Your wireless card does not support Access Point mode I had to resort to a USB Wi-Fi adapter, and I purchased ...
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Can't ping computers via a bridged connection

I've got the following setup: PC running Windows 8.1 with a Wifi card connected to the local network and an ethernet cable running to a laptop. Wifi and Ethernet connections are bridged. Laptop ...
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How to create one overall network with two wireless signals (one public, one private)

What I want to do: I want to have one overall network but with two wireless signals. I want one to be public while the other is private. What I know I need: I know I need two wireless routers and ...
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WiFi driver suddenly stops working, reinstalling does nothing

The problems started last week when I booted up my laptop. I noticed when I logged in a connection symbol with an (X) on it. Hovering over it says Not connected - No connections are avaliable. I run ...
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Sharing Android Phone's WiFi connection with OSX

Is it possible to tell OSX to connect to an Android phone (Sony Xperia Z2) via BlueTooth / USB and use the WiFi connection that's setup on the Android phone? I've tried to setup Bluetooth PAN on the ...
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Airodump-ng & Aireplay-ng: No packets from AP

I'm pretty new to penetration testing and I'm trying to learn how to correctly use airodump-ng with aireplay-ng to break through wep encryption on my AP. I have managed to get the password with ...
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How can I connect to Wifi and Wired LAN on the same computer?

I recently bought a Brother laser printer with built-in WiFi. I purchased a USB WiFi adapter for my Dell desktop PC to connect it to the printer on the network. The PC is also connected to the same ...
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What does WAN connection type PPPoE mean when it detects Static IP

On my router config page, under Network> WAN> WAN Connection Type: PPPoE is present by default. There is a detect option next to it which provides Static IP as the result. ...
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Why my mobile device was not assigned to any COM port after Bluetooth connection was established? [on hold]

I am following this tutorial: click To be able to establish SPP (serial communication with my android phone). However, I am not having COM port assigned to the mobile device, neither I see SPP option ...
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kde debian jessie wifi & wired simultaneously

I am running debian jessie with kde desktop. I have a wifi network with an attached printer and a wired network with internet access. I need to use them simultaneously; however, if I enable wifi, ...
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TCP packet issue with 802.11ac but not with 802.11n on an Android Nexus 6

I have an Android Nexus 6 that connects to my computer via an ad-hoc network. When my phone connects to the 802.11n card (TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless N), the bytes are sent with no issue; verified with ...
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Setting up VPN on R8000 Nighthawk Router

Can anyone assist with the set up of my VPN ? I travel frequently and would like to have access to my files attached to my home R8000 Nighthawk Router. I'm using a MAC. My internet is supplied by a ...
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Cannot copy large files between a Mac and a PC over WiFi

I have a 17" MacBook Pro (Late 2011 model). Whenever I copy a large file between them (> 1GB), the transfer stalls or fails outright after the 1st gig or so. It doesn't matter if the file is on the ...
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WiFi Repeater or Access Point? Which one reduces speed for the main router's users?

Here's my situation: My router is in my room and I am unable to place it anywhere else. People in other rooms don't get a WiFi signal, so I want make a better signal for them. I don't know if its ...
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My ISP is inserting a JavaScript file into all the pages I browse [on hold]

For the last two days, my browsing speed (Not Downloading) has dropped too much(up to 90%). When I have realized the problem I analysed the issue and found that my ISP is putting a JavaScript file ...
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Why does Windows 8 refuse to connect to my WiFi repeater even though it has a much stronger signal than the access point it repeats?

I recently installed a WiFi repeater in my small business. It is truly a "repeater" in that it does not broadcast a duplicate SSID or its own SSID, but rather is joined to the same SSID from the ...
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Internet connection repeatedly disconnects/reconnects on only 1 PC with new router

Recently I have replaced an old wireless router with a newer one, and since then one of my devices has been experiencing repeated disconnection and reconnection to the wireless network. My wireless ...
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Acer/Windows 7 Not connecting to wifi on specific network

My computer won't connect to my school network via wifi, I'm able to plug it into a port to connect, but it won't connect with the wifi. Well, it connects to the wifi, and says its connected to the ...
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“Private” MAC Address

I'm not new to home networking and I've been running DD-WRT routers for years. I'm a software developer, so "technologically" curious by nature but admittedly have never really researched in-depth low ...
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Cannot set MAC address to any hex of my choice

I set my mac address for the wifi chip via: /sbin/ifconfig wlan0 down /sbin/ifconfig wlan0 hw ether ${WIFI_MAC_ADDR} /sbin/ifconfig wlan0 ...
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Openwrt bridging issue between wireless and ethernet port

I've this scenario: an AP connected to the STA wirelessly, the AP is a DHCP server I have following configurations in /etc/config/network of the AP: config interface lan option ifname 'eth1 ...
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Hostednetwork no internet?

I am using my windows 8.1 laptop to create a hosted network. It is doing this fine and says that it has 'IPv4 connectivity: internet'. But when I go onto it on my surface pro and ipad it says the ...
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Haywire laptop WiFi seems to cause router+modem unit to *also* lose *internet* connection…how?

This is a theoretical question about router+modem units, not a troubleshooting question per se. I have repeated the following observation several times now, at different times of day, between ...