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 is the range of usable wifi different to its broadcast range?

When lying in my bed (the opposite side of the house to my WAP) I can use the wifi connection. However if the connection drops (which it does every few hours) I can't reconnect instead I have to get ...
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wireless network cannot be established

One of our windows 7 laptop cannot connect to wireless LAN where as other laptops are able to connect to wifi without any troubles. When ethernet cable is connected and wireless connection is turned ...
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Is there a name for 2.4 Ghz wireless in mouses, keyboards, etc.?

Like devices using 802.15 is called Bluetooth, 802.11 is WiFi, 802.16 is WiMAX... Wireless headsets, mouses, keyboards, and the like are just called "Wireless". But is there a name for the type of ...
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Boosting poor wireless signal indoors

I've got a computer set up in the basement of our house and it connects via Wi-Fi to a router I've got set up on the ground floor. Now the signal seems to be strong enough, but there are times when ...
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Why can't I shut down the avahi-daemon in Fedora Linux?

I'm using Fedora 16. I shut down NetworkManager and wpa_supplicant (using service commands), but when I try: sudo service avahi-daemon stop or sudo kill pid it appears again instantly! How can ...
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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut to toggle the Airport (wifi card) on OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reset network (Airport) connections from the command line? How can I set up a keyboard shortcut to toggle the Airport (on/off) on OS X?
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How stop SSDP packets?

Am watching my wifi interface card using wireshark and i'm noticing hundreds of SSDP packets with destination 239.255.255.250 and info 'NOTIFY'. Any idea how to stop my computer from sending these ...
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How can I find who is consuming the most bandwidth on a LAN?

I have ADSL with 2Mbit bandwidth shared with my three roommates through a wireless LAN. I found when playing Counter-Strike that the ping ranges from 20 to 300+; it's very unstable. Are there any ...
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MacBook Air connects to Wi-Fi network, but only gets self-assigned IP

My MacBook Air connects to my company network, but will not connect to the internet through the network. It shows this message: Wi-fi has the self-assigned IP address 169.254.20.235 and will not ...
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Wireless connection on Ubuntu keeps dropping

I have Ubuntu OS on my Samsung Q310 laptop. Despite having more than 90% signal strength and a high speed Internet connection (Virgin), the total sent and received keeps changing to 0, and the ...
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USB HDDs cause USB wireless packet loss and latency

I've been having terrible trouble with packet loss and latency with my USB wireless adapter for a while. No other computer on the network has this problem so I updated drivers and I reinstalled ...
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Windows 7 and wireless N, how do I choose which frequency to connect to?

I have a dual band wireless N router broadcasting on both frequencies with the same SSID. When I attempt to connect to the wireless, it seems to pick at random if it connects to the 2.4 or 5GHz ...
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Extending wireless network?

Have had some headaches with setting up wireless in my apartment. My first attempt was to buy a powerful wireless router and just have one in the living room. But the signal was abysmal in the bedroom ...
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Wireless router suddenly has no internet connection

Have a Buffalo wireless router running DD-WRT. It was working fine but suddenly today I can't get any internet through it. There is no internet connection if I connect via wireless or even the LAN ...
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Can I set up a local network from my computer that I could then connect to with my Wii?

Due to the odd way my college's network is set up, I can't use their network with my Wii (it's a long story, and not exactly relevant to the question). However, my computer can connect perfectly fine, ...
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How can I configure my wireless to be ad-hoc command-line?

In any version of Windows, how can I put my wireless network card in ad-hoc mode through the command prompt? I want to do this because I want to hide this from the user (ie. I don't want them to ...
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Can't connect to WPA-protected Wi-Fi network with Vista Laptop

My dad got a cast-off laptop from work I've been trying to get connected to our wireless network. The laptop is running Vista, and I've updated it to SP2 and all available patches via Windows Update. ...
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How can I ignore a particular Wifi network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Windows 7 from automatically connecting to unsecure wifi network I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. There are a bunch of Wifi networks within range of my ...
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Strange Speedtest results

I just got a fiber internet package which is advertised as max 20MBit down/ 1MBit up. However I'm getting some strange results on speedtest.net... That doesn't look strange, but what happens is the ...
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How can I determine which part of my Wi-Fi is not working?

Sometimes when I boot up my laptop, I can't see any wireless networks. The Wi-Fi card seems perfectly fine in the Windows hardware-manager – but the problem occurs on other operating systems as well – ...
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Sharing 3G+ on Windows XP (Hotspot WiFi Server) with mobile

I have added WiFi non-encrypted WEP and shared my 3G internet connection through a wireless network ad-hoc. I can see the SSID on my iPhone but I cannot browse the Internet. It says "no connection". ...
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Check wireless card manufacturer and model in Linux Mint 11

I googled around but most instructions refer to older versions, in which there is a "Device Manager" program in the Control Center. The closest I could find in Katya is "System Information", which ...
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how can I improve WI-FI speed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I speed up data transfer between local computers on a WiFi network? My question is similar to this: How can I speed up data transfer between local computers on a ...
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Wireless security password impossible to hack? [closed]

I am going to be installing openvpn on a router at home running ddwrt. The other end of the tunnel is a vps running openvpn as a server. The thing is, this means that anyone connected to my wireless ...
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Wifi password changed. How do I change it on my computer so I can access it?

Win XP Pro, SP3. I have access to wi-fi where I live. The administrator changed the password for access and gave me the new password. However, I don't know how to change the password on my computer. ...
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Can WNDR4500 Act as an Wireless Switch (Access Point)? [closed]

I'm quite interested in Netgear's WNDR4500 Wireless router, however since I already have a router for my home network, there's no point creating another LAN just for wireless devices. I wish to use ...
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Wireless quality problems on home network with specific laptop

I have a wireless network at home which seems to work fine on most computers, however one of my laptops has problems and will take the wireless network down in some situations. Just to give you some ...
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I can't log into a Wifi network's secondary login

At my school, after connecting to Wifi, they require a secondary login. I tweak my computer a lot. After the summer break, I wasn't able to bring up the secondary login page. I can connect to the Wifi ...
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Same ISP, same place but different wireless modem signals

I have 2 3G usb modems. 1 is ZTE and the other one is Huawei, both use a same ISP at same place. But the problem is that Huawei's device gets 3 signals while ZTE's device seldom get a single signal. ...
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Wireless speed drops significantly over time

Using my Acer Aspire 5750 at school my wireless connection speed will drop from around 4 Mbps to .30 Mbps. The speed will start out fine from startup and degrade over time. This happens only at ...
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WiMax Ad-Hoc Network

Is there a way i can connect 2 computers via wimax without using 4G networks or any other service? I know wifi network adapters can be used this way, so i wondered why cant wimax be the same.. I ...
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Wifi signal boost through walls

I need to set up a private wireless network to stream video, between 2 buildings that are 300 meters apart. The problem is that there is not a LOS (line of sight). I thought of using multiple ...
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Wireless adapter switches off at end of boot up

I have Sony Vaio desk top running Windows Vista Home premium. When I boot up, the wireless adapter is enabled but just as the boot up is finishing, the adapter is switched off. I have downloaded the ...
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Incorrect configuration of Linksys WRT54GL as wired router with Linsys WRT54GS as wireless access point

Everything connected to WRT54GL wired network is accessing the net correctly. I have disabled the wireless on this router since it's in a deep corner of the house. I placed a centrally located WRT54GS ...
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Use a hard disk with TV and laptop simultaneously

We have a samsung TV and you can connect a USB hard disk to it for watching movies. I would like to have a hardisk that I can use at the same time with the TV and with my laptop. I wonder therefore ...
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DD-WRT + Belkin router as Access Point = unreliable LAN

Our apartment complex, like most, is bathed in wireless signals. One computer in the house cannot get a reliable WiFi signal from our router. We had an old Belkin F6D4230-4 router lying around, and ...
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ThinkPad wifi hangs at random intervals after undocking

When I undock my ThinkPad W520, the wifi connection will continue to work for a while, usually 10 or 20 minutes, but then it starts to act weird. The computer never loses its connection to the ...
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Access home network via internet

At home I have a little network. It is mostly wireless componentes hanging together. I have a wireless router and a Time Capsule hanging from it. I would like to be able to connect my Windows pc to my ...
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Ubuntu as wireless router

I have moved to a country where Internet is very restricted and where I live I'm only allowed to have one computer online, and data for my smartphone is extremely expensive. I would however like to ...
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Unable to connect to wireless network connection after password change?

I have changed the network password for my wireless network connection. After changing the password all my roommates are able to connect to the wireless network with new password. One of my friends ...
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What actual settings are changed when wifi adaptor is changed from Performence Saver to Maximum Power

I'm having issues with a router that we have bought, for windows users (and some other non-windows users). When they are on Powersave mode for their wifi adapters the connection drops every 10-20 ...
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Windows 7 cannot find any WiFi networks

I have Windows 7 Home Premium in my Sony VAIO. Yesterday after installation of SecureW2 TTLS it stopped to find any WiFi networks. I uninstalled SecureW2 TTLS also but problem remains still. Any ...
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How to use Windows 7 Soft AP in 802.11n mode?

I have a TP-Link TL-WN727N which I use to create an access point for my Android phone to connect to. In Device Manager, I can enable "Adhoc support 802.11n" and it'll work in 802.11n, however Android ...
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Can't find Time Capsule and AirPort Express through my wireless router

I have recently gotten a new router for internet, but sadly it hasn't been much of an improvement to my network. I own a Time Capsule and an AirPort Express. They are both hooked up to my wireless ...
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how to restart Linksys WRT400N router

I have a Linksys WRT400N router and I need to restart it. How do I restart a WRT400N router?
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How to extend the range of a wifi router using another router?

I dont want to buy a signal booster because on some occasions I would like to use the router independently too. But is it possible for 1 router to relay the wireless signals of another router ?
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How to show passwords of wireless networks in Windows Vista?

In Windows Vista, if having connected to some wireless networks, the passwords have been saved. But when wanting to see the passwords, they are shown in dots, and when clicking the dots, they ...
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Replacement for broken USB transceiver [closed]

I broke the USB transceiver that came with my Microsoft wireless media desktop 1000 mouse/keyboard bundle. Anyone know where I can get a (inexpensive) replacement transceiver, besides Microsoft? They ...
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Getting my USB wifi stick to work on Debian (squeeze)?

Hi, i recently installed Debian-squeeze to multi-boot with vista on a hp desktop. so i have the netgear WNA3100 wifi stick i use on Vista and am trying to get working with debian. i followed the ...
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Is the SSID for wireless routers part of the link layer in the internet protocol suite?

Ethernet, DSL and other cable connections for computers using them are links in the Internet Protocl Suite, but I do not see the link layers referring explicitly to wireless communication. What are ...