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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Why does TV interfere with WiFi?

In my home, we get internet and TV both over an optical fibre. The setup is, this Optical terminator -----Router----Switch---Set top box---TV--Wii U | | ...
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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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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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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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Share a NAS across two local networks

So, this is the thing, I have 2 Floors, Internet modem (Huawei hg532e) is upstairs, I needed Internet coverage on both floors, so I decided to install a Powerline network because the Wi-Fi wasn’t ...
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How do I setup bluetooth communication on windows 7 for my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones?

I am having trouble initiating bluetooth communication with my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones. The picture provided above displays a quick overview of how far I have attempted to solve this ...
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Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Router Only

I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection. But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable ...
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How do I connect multiple devices to an ISP that gives web-based portal for logging in?

I have an ISP (Beam telecom, if it's relevant) that provides only a LAN cable connection. Using this, whichever site you initially open, you are redirected to its portal page where you are required to ...
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Windows 7 hosted network's Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter is missing

I think that I should see a Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter in the Network Connections area of the Control Panel or the Device Manager but I do not. I'm wondering if there is a way to show it that ...
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Very high ping and packet loss on one computer only

I have a specific desktop which seems to have consistently high packet loss and ping regardless of what connection it is using. I'm connecting via wifi and this computer usually has a ping to my ...
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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 to install Wi-Fi usb adapter drivers on Mac OS X

I bought an EDUP USB Nano Adapter EP-N8531 and I have to install the driver that I found in the included CD. I’m using a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.8.5. I have the following files (in the mac ...
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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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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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Wired and wireless network file sharing

I have connected my Internet to a buffalo air station router and a swtich. Computers and Laptops on this network connect to the Internet wired and wirelessly. I would like to share files locally on ...
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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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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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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks—HP Mini 210-1060BR and HP Mini 210-1040BR—no existent Wi-Fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN ...
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Windows 8 - can not right click on wireless network to change WEP key

I need to change the WEP key on my Windows8 laptop. The typical instructions are to open the list of wireless connections (Control Panel=>Network and Internet=>Connect to a Network), and right-click ...
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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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Windows can't setup ad hoc connection

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to create an ad hoc internet connection to share the internet connection from laptop to mobile, but it says: Windows could not setup the ...
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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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Slow internet using Arch Linux

After a week or so of using Arch Linux I cant access the Internet. It takes around 5 mins to load Google (most of the other websites just give me a timeout), pacman’s downloading speed range between ...
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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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Cannot launch application on Wifi Connection

I followed the instructions on the answer to: How to launch a command on network connection/disconnection? . Basically, I want to kill uTorrent when I connect to a specific network. Has something ...
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Windows 7 Wireless Network Adapter Stopped Working

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine where the wireless adapter all of a sudden started having trouble connecting to wireless networks. Whenever I go to a new place and try to connect to a wireless ...
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How do I set up a wireless printer on Windows 8 without a wireless router?

So we just got a new computer (old hard drive bit the dust) with Windows 8 and at the same time decided to upgrade to a wireless printer. I've read that you can't set up an ad hoc wireless network on ...
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Could this be blamed on the router?

The network is as follows: there is a 400MBit connection coming into the floor which is being shared by a Cisco EPC3825 over Wi-Fi only (no cable access) to up to 8 people (currently 3). The ...
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Remote Desktop via Ad-Hoc on Windows 7

Is there a way to connect two PCs running Windows 7 via a wifi ad-hoc network and then use Remote Desktop from one of the PCs to the other? In addition to this the Remote Desktop host PC should still ...
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Windows 8 laptop does not show WiFi

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that previously connected to a wireless modem but it does not now. The modem is not a problem because I can see it and connect to it from other computers. On the ...
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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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Connecting to the GoPro wifi network through a router

I have a GoPro Hero3+ camera, and I want to stream it to my PC. Looking online there are many guides to doing just that, but they all require me to be on the same wifi network as the GoPro itself. My ...
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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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Why use wifi channels other than 1, 6 or 11?

Wifi channels 1, 6 and 11 do not overlap. However, any channel in between them does. e.g. channel 3 would use some of the frequency band of channel 1 & 6, and channel 9 would use some of the ...
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Windows 8 Services Failed to Start Error

I have Windows 8 x64 and some HDDs randomly appear that do not exist. I went in to the BIOS to check if they were there (they are not there) and booted with out modifying any settings. Windows froze ...
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Home Networking Queries and Multiple WiFi access points [on hold]

I'm looking at updating my home network. I've got a number of devices that offer wifi and wired connections and would like to make use of them all if possible. Key: - = Wired connection - - - = ...
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Problems with network connection mac os x mountain lion

I'm having issues with my wireless network connection on my macbook pro 10.8.2 I thought it might be airport/hardware issues but it's not. At the moment I'm using a wireless usb adapter (Realtek ...
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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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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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My ISP is inserting a JavaScript file into all the pages I browse

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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“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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Wirelss card not being detected in backtrack 5

I just installed backtrack 5 and I am unable to detect my wireless card. iwconfig doesn't list my interface. I can see that the hardware is present in lspci -vnn (see below) but I can't get 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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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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network adapter driver problem in Windows 7

I am facing problem with my Windows network adapter. It detects all the available networks but it shows "Limited Access" for the network I wish to connect. On diagnostics it gives "The wireless ...
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Why is Samba SMB slower than HTTP/NFS/FTP transfer on NAS on my LAN?

I want to set up a NAS which I have done most recently with a Raspberry Pi 2 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 32GB microSD) running Raspbian “Jessie”: I have a laptop—an HP Pavilion G6—running ...
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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 ...