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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setting up connman to manage a single preferred connection

I have a device that has both ethernet and wifi adapters. I'm trying to use connman to manage my connections. I'd like it to connect to ethernet when it's available and fallback to wifi if there's ...
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Alternative way to remember wifi networks

It seems to me (correct me if I'm wrong), that laptops and other wireless devices remember wireless networks based on the network name. Because of this, if I connect to one network, called "linksys" ...
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Sony Vaio laptop Wi-Fi signal strength issue

I have recently encountered a strange problem with my 1½ year old Sony Vaio E Series laptop running Windows 8. When I keep the lid open at 90°, the Wi-Fi signal strength is full; i.e., 5 ...
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How to upgrade Debian 6.0.7 to 7 without internet connection

I don't really know how to handle with linux as this Debian is my first ever installed. I've installed it on my laptop but unfortunately I have Realtek 8192SE wifi card which is not supported by ...
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I changed my router and now it takes a while for my Android phone to connect to the Internet

I switched routers from a Buffalo WCR-GN to a TP-Link N600 and now it takes a while for my phone to connect to the Internet. At first I thought it was due to my phone (nexus 5) but it's happening with ...
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OS X yosemite blocks hotspot connection

Background I used to connect my Macbook Air running OS X Mavericks to a hotspot created by my desktop running ubuntu. The desktop connects using ethernet and shares the wired connection on an ...
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My router is really slow. How can I troubleshoot?

I have two routers at my home. WAN -(LAN) - Media Link router - (LAN) - Buffalo router - (WiFi IEEE 802.11g) - PC1 |- (WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n) - PC2 When I compare the speed and ...
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Wifi, VPN and IP addresses

I am connecting to a set of VPN servers using wifi on my Macbook Air. I am trying to understand the triangle of relationships between the wifi connection (provided by my ISP), the connections to the ...
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Forcing 40MHz wireless channel width on 2011 MacBook Pro

My router is a Netgear WNDR3700 Wireless N - 40MHz-wide channels with 300Mbps data rate. My MacBook will only connect using 20MHz-wide channels so I'm stuck at 130Mbps. How do I force my MacBook Pro ...
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cannot connect to wifi network

I have a problem with conecting to my wifi. I see my wifi, but when i am trying to connect to it- i write the password and the password-window pop up again like the password is wrong (but it is good, ...
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Adding a wireless router to a hotel network

How do I get my Belkin wireless router to give me internet access in a hotel room that has a password for the hotel network from the hardwire in the room...I just want to have more wireless signal in ...
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My New Belkin N600 Router Randomly Stopped working after 3 Months

I bought a Belkin N600 router about 3 months ago, and it had been working well for me until a few days ago when it randomly quit working. So, I ran the Ehternet direct to my computer and got ...
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Need help verifying some network BS [on hold]

So the network admin at our school is quite fishy already, and has been framing my friends and I for various events which happened in the past (for instance, hacking the network password, when they ...
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Defaultgateway do not detect MAC-addresses

Today I was experimenting a bit with the user interface of my cisco router that is the default gateway of my LAN-network. I have two computers and a couple of smartphones atached to it trought WIFI ...
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Is there a way to encript WLAN traffic?

I will be staying under an hotel network for a while and I don't like the idea of someone wiresharking me. Is there any VPM software allowing me to encript WLAN traffic? Something similar to TOR ...
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Possible to get faster internet speeds with tethering?

I USB tether my phone and it's connected as a local-area-network, or working like an Ethernet device. On my phone itself I download at around 15 kilobytes per second, but strangely, whilst attempting ...
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Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi is always looking for a network

Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi states that it is always looking for a network even when it is already connected to a Wi-Fi. Here is a screenshot: How do I stop it from Looking ...
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looking to extend wifi range

I currently have a trendnet ac1750 router it sits in one end of the house. Would it be best to get another one for elsewhere im the house or use a access point? Is there a product that works better ...
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Throttled download speeds on new router with Comcast (ipv6 vs ipv4)

Issue with Comcast cable on Linksys or Cisco routers (and others) involving throttled download speed on ipv4. I recently upgraded my internet service to 100+ Mbs and also upgraded my router to ...
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2 Router wifi with different Gateway

I have 2 wifi router in different level floor in my home. Router A (upstair) has IP 192.168.0.* and Router B (downstair) has IP 192.168.1.* On many occasions my device on upstair connects to Router ...
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Can't stream youtube videos on cellphone when using my router's wifi

I have a Nokia Asha 302, and I am having problems watching youtube videos while using wifi from my router, the x% number starts loading and then jumps to 60% and gets stuck there. Tried factory ...
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Windows 8.1 - WiFi connection troubles

I recently got a Thinkpad Edge E430 for work, with Win 8.1 installed. My problem is that I can't connect to any Wireless connection. Whenever I want to connect to WiFi, Windows tries to connect for a ...
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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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WIfi profiles in Windows

Is there anything in Windows to keep different settings for every WiFi connection? i.e in Android, you can setup a connection with static IP settings and it won't affect the others, which will still ...
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Wireless connection not showing as connected in start bar

I recently re-installed my wireless card driver and since then the mini icon for the wireless is showing the "not connected" symbol and not the "connected" symbol. Any ideas why? I had to install ...
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Remote Desktop with 2 hops

I have hit a dead end on this. I hope that someone here can help me out. At home, I have setup 2 private networks. One is my main network and one is my lab network. Here is the setup: Internet ...
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Internet connection by wifi

I have a hunch someone is logging on to my wifi. I already know how to see who is currently using my wifi, but can I somehow find out who was using my wifi, lets say, yesterday?
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Airport extreme wireless network

My Apple MD0031B/A Airport Extreme Wireless N Gigabit Cable Router, would not allow me to change the router mode, but it turned out that I should have attempted to create a wireless network, instead ...
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Can you control you PC with a laptop flawlessly over wifi?

I have a high end desktop computer, 32GB DDR3, GTX 780Ti, I5 a 3.5Ghz and 20TB of storage. However I don't like to be condined in my room, being with my roomates will be much more pleasant. If I buy ...
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Reconnection to Domain resources

So, we have a client that has users working from home frequently and popping into the office to print, get files etc from the domain. What we have encountered is that often a reboot or logoff-login ...
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Can Wireless Sniffers capture and read your data with and without being connected to the WLAN?

Can some neighbor with his laptop capture the wireless traffic packets which I send and receive from my router, if he is not connected to my WLAN? Can someone connected to my WLAN and without access ...
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How to share an Internet connection on Windows 7

I have a laptop with a Wi-Fi net connection. I also have 2 desktop computers that I would like to have access the net for Windows updates. All 3 computers have the net connect plugs and are all ...
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Internet Connection Sharing on Windows 8.1 via hosted WiFi network

I have set up Internet Connection Sharing on Windows 8.1 to share between two laptops. The internet is provided by a 3G modem which works on the host. The laptops are networked via WiFi, with the 3G ...
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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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Kali Linux over WiFi listed as new-host-X on Verizon (fomerly: WiFi only works with an Ethernet cable)

This was the text of my original question. I am keeping it here just in case I end up having this problem again: I installed Kali Linux as a dual boot using these instructions: ...
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Wireless built-in adapter detects wireless connections but unable to connect

I have a computer HP 620 with Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32 bit. The wireless card is a Ralink RT3090 802.11/b/g/n wifi adapter (Hardware ID : PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103C). The problem ...
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MacBook Air constanty drops wifi connection

My MacBook Air keeps dropping wifi connection on my home network. When I connect to my network, it remains connected for a few minutes, then it drops the connection. I have no idea what's the problem. ...
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Creating AD-HOC network on Server 2012 along with LAN

Problem: I am trying to figure out the solution for the following problem. However, I am not fully sure if the following solution will work or not in this case. We are shipping servers with Server ...
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How can I increase Wi-Fi client limit on a Huawei router (WebCube by 3 Italy)?

--- Being anal isn't helpful so please avoid useless replies. THANKS --- English is not my first language so please be compassionate. :) I've got this Huawei Wi-Fi router ("WebCube" sold by 3 Italy) ...
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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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Can't connect to Internet (Ethernet or WiFi) after 14.04 upgrade on ideaPad U530

I am currently unable to connect to the Internet on my newly upgraded Ubuntu 14.04. Network Manager is able to identify wireless networks, and it can detect when I'm plugged into an Ethernet ...
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Connecting Wifi Dongle to VMware while main computer is connect to LAN

I have a Work PC that is connected to the office network thru LAN. I have a Wifi USB Dongle with me and I want it connected thru my Personal Pocket Wifi but to be used by my VM. I use VMware® ...
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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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What does it mean when the ESSID is null \x00?

I'm at the gym, and iwlist is running an AP that has, Cell 03 - Address: 00:23:33:16:E8:A0 Channel:11 Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11) Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 ...
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Lan to wan or lan to lan repeater

I find a lot of tutorial how to set up repeater but this will not work, because signal between main router and router that i want to make a repeater is poor. I have been using second router as ...
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Tracking down the cause of loss of network connectivity

I have been having issues with short (seconds, but long enough to break a TCP connection) periods of loss of internet connectivity. I have tracked this down to what appears to be an actual loss of ...
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Can a wireless interface act in two modes at the same time?

Can a wireless interface act in two modes at the same time ? (e.g. monitor mode and ad-hoc mode) ? I have an interface which is in ad-hoc mode and I need to capture packets received by this interface ...
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Windows can not find… Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again

I have bought Alienware 17 laptop. Win 7 didn't have the network driver so I went to download them from Dell. I then downloaded the driver and copied it to Alien over the USB. But when I run it (by ...
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No WiFi after Arch Linux installation

I finally sat down and installed Arch on my Laptop. WiFi worked 100% during install, but as soon as I rebooted my system WiFi wouldnt connect. I tried going through wifi-menu wlo1 again, but it comes ...
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Set OpenVPN to turn off TAP Adapter when it loses connection

Here is my current setup: I'm connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot that closes the connection every 1h 30min. After that, credentials are asked to resume the connection. To do this, I'm using a Java ...