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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Subnet bridging Raspberry pi access point

I'm trying to build a tool I can access using my smartphone or laptop to configure, administer, or diagnose equipment in the field where it is difficult to run separate cables and power to work on ...
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Windows tool to display MAC addresses for nearby access points?

My Firefox sends MAC addresses of nearby access points when a geolocation javascript function is called. Is there a Windows tool which can display the same information?
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Macbook Air WIFI not working after wake up

I have a late 2010 13" Macbook Air and I have problems turning Wi-Fi on when I wake the computer up. I keep my laptop connected to power, an external screen and a USB ethernet adapter at home and ...
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Wireless Network card Disconnection while running 4+ VirtualBox instances(bridged)

I am running several VMs with VirtualBox using Vagrant to configure and control my test env. Host box is Linux Ubuntu 14.04. I am using a WiFi connection to a Cisco WAP321 and I have the VM boxes ...
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Linksys wrt54gl with Tomato running in client-mode not connecting to Cisco E4200

I have installed Tomato on my Linksys WRT54GL in an attempt to utilise it in client-mode to connect several wired-only devices to my other wireless router (the Cisco E4200) My Cisco E4200 is setup on ...
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Wireless Connection unstable with multiple devices connected

My wireless network works perfectly when only 1 device is connected. Super fast, full strength. But as soon as multiple devices are connected to the wireless network the connections become unstable ...
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Windows 8.1 WLAN icon at taskbar not responding occasionally

I am using Windows 8.1. A strange problem i am facing from long ago since Windows 7. I have Intel Wireless N-1000 WLAN Adapter in laptop. Its working great and satisfactory for using WiFI networks. ...
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Can long range WiFi work if one end of the connection is not using a high gain antenna?

I am trying to understand how long range WiFi works. As far as I know, WiFi consists of Tx and Rx. When a laptop is connected to an AP, the laptop is able to receive data from the AP (Rx) and also ...
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Setting up a second router as bridge?

I have a fios router in my basement with wires that connect to it running all throughout my house. At the ends of each of these wires are ethernet outlets (not sure if that's the technical term, but ...
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Wi-Fi does not work on OS X Yosemite Beta 4

When I installed OS X Yosemite Beta 4 on my 2008 iMac, it could not see any wireless networks and the button on the menu bar went crazy. When I turned it off, it did not change anything in the ...
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High jitter while pinging access point

I need some help diagnosing temporary pauses and Internet Jitter. I'm not sure if it is a network problem, an OS issue, or something else. My internet speed is fast, but its fluctuating, sometimes ...
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Want to use my ADSL modem as WiFi router when I use internet through other USB modem

I have a DSL DG-BG4100N modem. I use internet through other USB CDMA modem. Now I want to access this connection on my laptop through WiFi without disconnecting it from my desktop. How can I use the ...
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Using Win7 PC for routing

I would like to use a Windows 7 PC with 3 Lan cards and 2 Wi-Fi as a router. For example, I have a PC with 3 LAN cards and two Wi-Fi cards. I would like to use one LAN card to connect to the public ...
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Broadcast a WiFi signal that comes from a different network interface

On Mac OS X, you can choose an option in the WiFi menu to create a network and become a relay the ethernet interface. I want to do something similar, but instead of relaying the ethernet interface, I ...
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Can't connect to network on Windows 7 (Wireless or Wired)

I'm helping a friend that can't connect to the internet through a hard wired connection or through wireless. It's a laptop, that usually connected fine through both. The error is that the WiFi bars ...
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Could I use a raspberry pi as a wifi access point with Sophos UTM for uplink balancing?

I have a router box that's running Sophos UTM (which has an option for uplink balancing). I've already got a wired connection to my ISP, but also have a wireless connection to a different ISP that I'm ...
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Unable to use internet due to suspected DNS malware

I downloaded a midi file on my Windows 8.1 laptop last night. Since then, whenever I open chrome, I get a standard 'Web Page Not Available" error for ALL the sites I try to visit. Firefox and ...
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What's the best way to extend wifi over a wired network?

I've got primary router that handles the connection out to the internet, acts as a switch and broadcasts a fairly weak wifi signal. This is connected to a decent 200Mbps powerline adapter which comes ...
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Excessive rate of ARP requests from Windows 7 spooler service when network printer is off

I'm having series of ARP requests broadcast by a laptop over WLAN, asking MAC address for a range of IP (192.168.0.62 --> 192.168.0.94.) The process runs for the range, stops for a 20 or 30 seconds, ...
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My 4G LTE dongle blocks my wireless card. How to solve?

I am using AirTel (India) 4G LTE dongle at times as a back up to my regular broadband. The regular broadband connects to my router and I also have a disk share on the router. But whenever I plug in ...
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How can I stop my computer from doing arp poisoning attacks?

I have a small LAN in my home about 4 - 5 computers. The problem is that when there are usually 3 or more pc's online we keep losing the Internet access randomly about every 2 minutes. So we took a ...
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unable to access local web server over wifi

I'm using a Huawei wifi dongle to create a small wifi network in my house. I mostly just need a network to access my webserver on network devices and occasionally share files Problem: Webserver can ...
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Automatically prefer Ethernet over WLAN

Is is possible to force IP connections over the wired ethernet if it is connected and over wireless LAN if the wired ethernet is unavailabe (e.g. cable disconnected). Both network connections would be ...
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WAN port Unplugged

I have iBall 150M Extreme Wireless N Router. I am trying to connect my internet through this router. I configured it correctly (using quick configuration) as per my knowledge using static IP Address. ...
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how to create a server for remote desktop access

I'm using linux elementary and I'm trying to create a server that i will be able to access via wifi that my android phone will be able to connect to for remote desktop access. in short i need to be ...
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Wireless device not recognized on Lenovo t420s after Windows 7 reinstall

I have recently replaced a Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows 7 Enterprise by 1) creating a backup using "Windows easy transfer", 2) installing Enterprise, and 3) recovering the backup. Now, the ...
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Unifi AP - setup and configuration

So I am trying to replace the wireless Access points in an Office. The APs they already use have static IP adresses (do not use DHCP) and are dlink dwl-2100 AP. I am supposed to replace with them the ...
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How to download / upload files from your nokia x6 mobile to PC using WLAN?

Can anybody please help me to connect to my Office PC where Pan Drive or disk is not allowed We can only use WLAN connection, I am looking for a good software that help me to upload / download files ...
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Using nmap responsibly towards learning and understanding the restrictions to safeguard myself?

I hope this thread doesn't get yanked to fast and if you have any negative feedback for me in asking this question please take it easy on me as I'm just a beginner trying to learn more in the most ...
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How can I connect to a WiFi network in Windows 8.1 that has been forgotten?

On Windows 8.1, a wifi network was marked as "Forget", but now I want to connect to that network and I can't even see the network. I tried adding the connection manually, and that didn't work. I ...
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How to fix windows explorer crash?

I am running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 on Lenovo T400. I am facing a problem whenever I tried to access my wifi properties, it caused Windows Explorer to stop working, and then restarting ...
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2 laptops both Windows 8.1 on a home group

I was trying to create a homegroup, by mistake I created a Host Homegroup on both computers, I have left the Homegroup on the computer I wish to be the Client, but cannot find a way of joining the ...
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MAC filtering not working on 2wire 2701HG-T modem

Why would mac filtering not work on a 2wire 2701HG-T modem? I've relied on mac filtering before to block intruders with other modems, but at my mom's house, she has a 2wire 2701HG-T modem, and there ...
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How to use Wireless and Wired Connection both at a same time in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 Problem is while using internet in Wireless if i connect LAN cable to my laptop, it stop Wireless connection and Wired Connection gets active. I am using Internet using ...
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Sporadic brief yet massive drops in bandwidth

One office internet connection I use regularly has decent average bandwidth (around 40M up/40M down typically). However, it commonly has brief drops in bandwidth. These typically last for 0.5-5 ...
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how to enable 'Properties' button of TCP/IPv4 in Network connections in Windows 7

In the Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections, I have a Wireless Network Connection. When I right-click on it, a properties dialog opens. Now, I need to change the IP address for ...
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Windows 7, doesn't connect automatically to wifi

I've searched for days and tried a bazillion methods already. I fear I may have to fiddle with the Registry. Here's the problem... Everything worked fine at home. I went to Florida and used their ...
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Unable to connect to internet with VirtualBox?

Earlier, I was using multiple instances of Virtual Machines running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. They were working fine, with internet connectivity, etc. However, I then created a new Virtual ...
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OpenWRT: basic network configuration

Just installed OpenWRT 12.09 in my router, but became a little confusing about interfaces/bridges/vlans, please help me to understand! After my first boot, I logged in and setted my root password, ...
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Why does pinging a local router return “Destination Host Unreachable”?

I have two tomato routers. One is bridged wirelessly with the other. I have a new server on the network. It's running Ubuntu Server 11.04. They are all connected like this: A - Linux PC B - New ...
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Setup for streaming sound from laptop to amp (RCA connector) via wireless network

I'd like to use my quality speakers as wireless speakers for my laptop, i.e. get all sound output of my laptop to my amplifier without any cables, preferably without having to plug anything into the ...
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Cannot install Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter after uninstallation

In short, I don't have Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter, needed to start WiFi hotspot using netsh, and cannot install it again. I have Windows 8.1. Once I saw it in the state "not working ...
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options to watch dvr without a tv

I got att uverse dvr without having a tv. Right now, I cannot spend on buying a TV and canceling uverse also going to cost me a lot. I was wondering if there is a cheaper option for me to connect my ...
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How to tell if I'm using 802.11AC?

I have an ASUS USB-AC53 wireless adapter, with a Netgear 6300v2. The speeds are OK. There is 2 drywall walls separating the computer from the router, and only about 20ft. The signal strength and all ...
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Configure Raspberry PI Access Point to use RADIUS Apache Authentication?

I made a Raspberry PI into a wireless access point using isc-dhcp-server and hostapd, which is cool. What I would like to do is add a web-page authentication form for the network where I could display ...
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Chromecast setup doesn't show WiFi network

I've just received my Chromecast, just started to install. But when I need to select my WiFi network, it isn't there.. When I enable my hotspot of my Android phone, it's begin displayed.. (But yeah, I ...
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RTL8188CE doesn't connect to any wifi access points

I'm using network manager to connect. Also, tryed iwconfig. Results are same. I even try to connect to open access point — results are same. More information: Drakmail@thinkpad-x220:~$ lspci | grep ...
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How should I set up my wireless-N FIOS router?

It's in my basement, and I only get wireless coverage in the basement and on the main floor but not on the second floor. It's a wireless GigE N Actiontec MI424WR router (the red one) and I'm thinking ...
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wireless internet connection does not work, wired connection has internet

I am having iball 150M ADSL router I have been using this router for past one year without any problems. Recently I noticed I can browse the internet via this router using a lan wire. When connected ...
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4G Wifi Router vs 4G USB dongle

My service provider is proving 4G Wireless internet connection in two forms: 4G USB dongle 4G Wifi Router According to the person selling the products both offer same speed. The advantage of using ...