Also known as WiFi. This tag should be used when asking home WiFi networking questions or connecting your personal computer to a public network. Questions about enterprise or corporate wireless networks are off topic.

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Hostapd requires manual restart for devices to connect

I am currently setting up a WiFi hotspot for the padres using their NAS with WiFi card. Setup: Ubuntu 13.10 Hostapd is bridged with eth0 (br0), and works great if manually restarted sudo service ...
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Does the number of devices kill wifi speed

The question is not whether max speed is the same for more people, which it obviously is not. What I don't know if the number of devices alone, even when idle, kills your bandwith. I've noticed our ...
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Two Sites, One Firewall, Two wireless bridge, One ADSL modem,Internet Sharing

I have two physically separate sites, Site A and Site B. Site A - connected two Side B via a Wireless Bridge Site A - Transparent Wireless bridge terminates into the switch of Site A Site A - Has a ...
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How to check ping failure in logs/event viewer?

Ping had failed(Request timed out) to a target windows 7 system(192.168.0.31) continuously (continuous timed outs) for a time period of one minute. In the target system 192.168.0.31(windows server ...
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Share VPN from wi-fi to ethernet port

I want to use my laptop as a router to connect PLC with Ethernet port to office network. I access public networks using my laptop's WI-fi card and OpenVPN. And later I need to access the office ...
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How to check the event log (if any) for network failure?

Suppose, when you leave your computer running while it's connected to internet and after a while if your WiFi modem freezes in the middle, then there would be a "Limited or No Network connectivity" ...
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How to block specific sites on Asus wifi router?

I have this router (Asus Wireless-N300 Router). Also I have Windows 7 workstation and ipad 4. The workstation is connected to router with help a ethernet cable. Ipad 4 gets internet on wifi. I want ...
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Randomly getting 'Request timed out' when pinging wireless router

It happens on my desktop randomly, the more i use the connection the more likely to happen (i.e. the moment when I load a new, playing a videogame with constant connection). The connection drops for a ...
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Very slow wifi speed

I have recently bought a TP-Link WR841N v10. In general it is working ok, but the wifi speed never goes above 840kbps. Via ethernet it can reach as high as 10-20 Mbps. But wifi seems to be capped at ...
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How can I turn a computer and wireless router into a small network with no Internet connection?

I am looking to make a project for a college club that involves setting up a Linux server (for webpages or a database) and accessing that server over a wireless connection. However, I would like to ...
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Driver for wireless card WNC-0301 (Level One) for XP 64 bit

I looking for drivers for network wireless PCI card WNC-0301 of Level One for Windows XP 64 bit. The one I found on company's site is zipped with password. In short, do somebody know where to find ...
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Vagrant Public Network, IP, Using .dev

My end goal is this: Create a public networked Vagrant box with Computer1 that is accessible via LAN/Wi-Fi with a local domain like example.dev. First off, I have read this question on Vagrant Public ...
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Wifi main router + wifi extender conflict

When I am trying to connect to the main router, the IP address that the router is giving me by DHCP is wrong (for ex my home network is 192.168.1. and the router is giving me 169.116.). I have a ...
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It's almost impossible to avoid the overcrowded wifi channels

I have a ton of neighbors surrounding my area into my wifi zone I believe it's causing quite some problems for my mother's tablet which is relatively new and the amazon TV fire stick even though these ...
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Windows 7 support for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

Is there compatible drivers for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection adapter? Intel site says its discontinued : http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-030472.htm
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possible to setup Static IP addresses on your private network(laptop wifi hotspot)?

My pc uses a LAN to connect to the internet and I have set up a wifi hotspot on my pc(windows) so that my mobile devices can use that network to use pc's internet access. so far it works. But i need ...
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El capitan unable to reach internet via wifi sometimes

Since yesterday (when my internet provider had some maintenance) my mac book pro (el capitan 10.11.4) has some problems with the Wifi, here's an extract of me pinging google.com via wifi: Request ...
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Ubuntu Server gets kicked off LAN periodically / when another device joins LAN

I'm running into an issue with my newly created Ubuntu server. Full Disclosure: I'm pretty new to both networking and Ubuntu, so I may have missed any basic setup step that would address this ...
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YR8001 RFID reader

I am doing a project on passive RFID system using YR8001 RFID reader. I am beginner and don't know much about it. After reading various articles and blogs I got to know that most readers allow the ...
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Wifi Access Point instable in Fedora, KDE Plasma 5

I have two PCs (PC1 and PC2). Both have identical hard- and software and both are connected to the interenet via ethernet connection. As OS I have Fedora 23 with KDE Plasma 5. Using the KDE ...
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Mac OS X El Capitan - Wi-fi drops when a lot of requests (or high load of processor)

This is very annoying issue. I'm noticing it when having multiple requests (slack, telegram, a lot of tabs in chrome, etc.) - wi-fi just drops (all wi-fi networks are not displayed in the dropdown). ...
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Making your Windows 7 a WIFI hotspot for Android?

I use a broadband dongle on my Windows 7. I want to expose my laptop as a wifi hotspot so that i can use internet on my samsung galaxy ace. I have tried Connectify but my chipset is not supported so ...
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Making your PC a WIFI hotspot?

I use a broadband dongle on my Windows 7. I want to expose my laptop as a wifi hotspot so that i can use internet on my samsung galaxy ace. I have tried Connectify but my chipset is not supported so ...
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Automatically enabling wifi on system startup

I am using a laptop (Toshiba Satellite L755) with an inbuilt wifi chip (Atheros ar9002wb-1ng) with Win7. For some reasons wifi is not automatically enabled on startup, i.e. the wifi adapter doesn't ...
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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 and I’m thinking of which high ...
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Why blocking sites in OpenDNS does not work?

So, I have Asus WIFI router, which uses 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 DNS servers. My devices have 192.168.1.1 DNS server. I added some sites in https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/. ...
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Is it possible to collect all RSSI values for the wifi client(connected devices) from AP'S

I want to collect periodically the RSSI values of all connected devices in a certain Wi-fi area which I will use them in my application to monitor the Wi-Fi area. I am asking. Is it possible to ...
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Solutions for connecting two routers to a switch

I have an ADSL modem (bridge mode) that connects to a router for providing internet connection all over my place. Some days ago, I bought a dual-band router expecting to get less interference at 5 GHz ...
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Site Not Accessible via WiFi but is via Ethernet

We use a web conferencing service called Adobe Connect. When I login to a room using Ethernet, I have no issues. When I login via WiFi, I'm able to connect for about a minute, then I'm disconnected. ...
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Can't set up port forwarding on ZyXEL DSL router

I'm trying to set up SSH connection with a PC that is behind the DSL router. I do know that to do that - I need to turn off firewall on the router and set up port forwarding. So my firewall is off. ...
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Windows 7 hosted network not allowing internet access

I have a Windows 7 laptop and I am trying to set it up to broadcast Wi-Fi so that my mobile can connect to it when in the office (no mobile signal). I've found plenty of tutorials, and while all of ...
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65Mbps with 40MHz 2.4 GHz WiFi N

Why do I have such slow speed? I have 4 other WiFi networks with 4+ signal around me. The speed is 72 Mbps after connecting, but after 5 sec. it drops to 65 Mbps. My laptop doesn't the support 5 GHz ...
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Can't access Star Trek Online game servers

I recently upgraded to a fibre broadband from VDSL. Everything was doing well, a lot faster than before i.e. Youtube, Blizzard games, Steam etc. However I do play a game called Star Trek Online. For ...
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IEEE 802.11:deauthicated due to local deauth request Respberry pi 2 jessie

I am trying to make hotspot using Raspberry Pi 2. I have followed a video tutorial in which I have completed all steps successfully. I use TL-WN722N router. Actually I'm facing an issue is that when ...
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Playing YouTube videos from Windows in sync with audio on Wi-Fi speakers [on hold]

What kind of Wi-Fi speakers allow relatively easy set up for streaming YouTube videos (in sync with audio) played from a browser on Windows machine, if there are any? It seems that the most of them ...
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Clients of small dormitory wireless routers cannot connect to the internet

I have some weird problems occurring on a small dormitory (30 rooms total) LAN that I manage. Here is the current network layout of the dorm: Please note that I already did some experiments last ...
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Online computer not responding to pings

I was doing a bit of scanning on my network lately, knew all the hostnames to each computer connected. But whilst pinging one of them ping returned Request timed out.. This is strange as I know the ...
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Can not connect to WiFi from win8, but can from ubuntu

I had an eduroam account(from the university) which I was connecting to successfully. Now I moved to another city in Germany and again they have eduroam network. When I am connecting and giving my ...
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Can I keep my wlan powered on while sleeping?

I have Windows 10 Pro, a Asus B85-PLUS/USB 3.1 and a ASUS PCE-AC68. Is it somehow possible to keep the wlan-card on during sleep so that I can WOL?
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How not to lose Wifi after going to Standby mode?

After 30 minutes my Windows 7 PC goes to Standby. Problem is, when I get it back to normal, Wi-Fi is disconnected. And it doesn't just reconnect and come back in 10 seconds. For example, when I start ...
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What could cause a computer's WiFi to be extremely slow?

My Dell Latitude E5400 laptop's WiFi is reasonable for general browsing, but when downloading large files it takes absurd amounts of time. I can download a 4GB file over Ethernet in 8 minutes, but ...
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Laptop can only see a couple of networks

I have a new Lenovo T540p that can see, connect to and use the networks created by my router, but can not see the networks created by other routers. If I walk away from my router (outside), I lose ...
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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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More than 2 routers with same SSID

I would like to configure 3 or 4 routers in a way that they all have the same SSID. I saw this very helpful question + answers: How can I get the same SSID for multiple access points?, and also ...
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Computer takes a long time to search for a wireless network that other devices can detect

My Windows 10 laptop is currently connected to my home wireless network. However, when I turn off the Wi-Fi connection and turn it back on again, my computer can't sense the presence of my network. It ...
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Download went much faster than my connection speed

I'm looking for an explanation to that mystery mentioned below. I'm not having a problem that needs to be solved. I have an ADSL line with speed as 8 megabits/sec, usually I get download speed as 850 ...
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Mac OS X change IP configuration automatically by location (by Wifi network)?

Can Mac OS X be setup to automatically configure its Airport interface with a static IP address when connected to a Wifi network with a certain name, and on all other Wifi networks use DHCP? ...
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really disable power save in linux wifi

I've got a laptop with an Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34) (using iwlwifi kernel module). Although power_save (a module parameter) is disabled, I can see 802.11 ...
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no internet access on guest SSID on netgear WNR2000 router

I have a WNR2000v2 Netgear router that I want to put on our company's network. My boss wanted me to set up two SSIDs, one is for guests and the other is for employees. He wanted the guest wireless ...
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Can't decipher capture file

I'm playing with airodump-ng and wireshark (I'm not a networking specialist). I have captured some packets from my network with airodump-ng and wanted to open them in wireshark, but they seem to be ...