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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Ubuntu & wireless network - does not connect

Tried the live boot of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my work PC today (it has Windows Vista on it and it is literally DEAD slow). There's a wireless network in the office and the PC has a wireless network card ...
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Wireless Keeps Setting Manual DNS Server

I have a Windows 7 Professional laptop. At work, I connect via a wireless link that issues DHCP parameters. During one period, I needed to use a DNS server that was not the one issued by DHCP so ...
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Switch with a big antenna [closed]

Not a code problem but an architecture/infrastructure one. I have a single board computer device (SBC) with an IP setup that currently chats to a laptop via a switch. All on a private network that ...
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Can Android tethering provide net access through another fixed WIFI AP rather than mobile data network?

When you enable the standard tethering on Android, can you specify/by default does it use an existing WIFI connection to transfer traffic if possible? For example, at home I might have a WIFI network ...
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Wireless network optimization in a long/wide single family brick house

I live in a rancher-style house in the US (for those not in the US, just a single level home that is usually a bit wider than it is deep). There is an extension on the house that extends past the ...
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Can I set up an ad hoc connection if my base laptop is connected to a Wi-Fi connection?

I have a Vista computer and cannot download Connectify as it requires Windows 7. Is it possible for me to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi and share that connection through the same Wi-Fi adapter in ...
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Sandbox wireless devices from wired ones

I was wondering if there was any way with a typical home router (for instance I have a Linksys WRT160N) to create a wireless network which is essentially sandboxed from the rest of my network. ...
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Could I buy a 3G router and have it broadcast WiFi around my house?

I live at a place where the WiFi signal overshoots my house, and thanks to that I have to use dialup. My brother has an Android phone I think and he is able to browse the internet and stuff using 3G, ...
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How to secure your home WiFi connection

Like many others I have a WiFi router which all my devices (XBOX, Smartphones, Laptop etc.) use to access the internet. Now I am looking at securing my connection to prevent any unauthorized access. ...
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How does Windows know whether it has internet access or if a Wi-Fi connection requires in-browser authentication?

In Windows 7, the notification area networking icon will show an error indicator if there is no internet access , and the error icon goes away once there is a successful connection to the internet . ...
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Are WiFi transmissions over an open network encrypted?

By "open" I mean the router does not require a password to connect.
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Set up usb wifi dongle to automatically connect to specific secured network

I have a Belkin 802.11g usb network adapter that I no longer need (specifically: F5D7050B), and I have a secured wireless network at home. Rather than hand out the password when I have guests, I'd ...
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how to set static ip in windows wireless settings

I don't want my wireless router's automatic DHCP. I'm using Windows XP; how can I connect to the router with a static IP?
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How can I link two routers together wirelessly?

I'm sharing the Internet with a neighbour (I pay a bit of the cost). Unfortunately the connection only works well in certain areas of my house (those places closest to the wireless router.) I want to ...
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D-Link DIR-652 wireless not working [closed]

A couple of months ago I bought a D-Link DIR-652 router. It was working fine until recently but a few days ago I started having problems with the wireless network. After resetting the router and ...
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Will two laptops decrease pings and response times of my Internet connection?

I have a 2.5Mbit/s Internet connection that I want to share between two laptops located in separate rooms. The first laptop is connected to the Internet with a LAN cable through the cable modem but ...
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How to stream music from notebook to speakers via wi-fi?

I have a Windows 7 notebook and speakers in some rooms of my house. I'd like to stream music from notebook to speakers over wi-fi or bluetooth. I don't want to use wires between notebook and speakers. ...
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Lost wireless connection after OS continuously on for a week

Accessing wireless network usually works fine on my Ubuntu 10.10 on Lenovo T400. But sometimes, Lost wireless connection after the OS having been on almost a week: When it happens like today, I ...
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Block Sites on the Wireless router

I have a simple wireless network in my workplace. We all connect to the internet via a wireless router. For all those accessing the internet using this wireless n/w, I want to allow access to only a ...
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Network Suggestions - current setup diagram provided

I have my home network setup like this: I'd like any suggestions on the setup in general. Specifically I'm looking for suggestions on how to open up AFP access to my NAS from the internet. I'd ...
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2 Wireless Routers daisy chained for two WAPs from one modem

I have a Linksys Wireless N router with 4 ports. The cable modem comes in through the basement and as a result the wireless signal doesn't reach upstairs very well. All 4 ports on the router are ...
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802.11ac - Where is the pre-approval equipment?

I remember when 802.11n came out, there were products on the market for a long long time before it was an approved standard... Heck, Apple had it build in their laptops before is was an approved ...
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Where is my LAN (or faster then n) speed wireless?

802.11g has been out forever and a day, n is the "new" standard but its still dog slow for some work (running application from the NAS for one). The wimax stuff out there is for your internet ...
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Restarting a WiFi device after Windows 7 crash/freeze

My notebook freezes (trouble of cooling system, never mind). On Windows 7 (I previously used Vista), after unfreezing (frozen ~ 2-5 mins), the WiFi will crash. I have to re-enable the device to get it ...
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Intel pro/wireless 2200BG wireless card issues

I wonder if you can help me out. I am trying to connect a Dell Latitude D410 to a WPA-PSK wireless network which uses AES data encryption. The laptop has Windows XP Pro 32 Service Pack 3 bit OS ...
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How should I do if my ubuntu are freezing?

I have a lot of PC which have dual boot system(install ubuntu 10.10 in windows xp). All PC are connected to ubuntu server use wireless router. All PC is use for input data to server use Php and also ...
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Prevent Windows from downloading updates when using wifi

Is there any way to disable Windows Update from trying to download updates when using a wifi connection or tethered through a phone? On slow wifi connections, having Windows Update hog part of the ...
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How can I get a faster connection on a saturated public network?

I'm working on a shared 8mbps connection in a public place, and I'm only getting 10KB/s because I believe the network is saturated with the other users downloading. Is there a way I can get a better ...
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Using my PC as a wireless bridge

I'm not sure how to go about this; hence the question. My home office is placed so that ethernet is not practical from my router. I have a PC that is always on in that office and it connects to my n ...
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During a Wifi/3g/GSM wireless download, what transmissions are made by the downloading party?

I realise the answer may depend on which wireless technology we are talking about. Information on any of the above would be interesting. I am interested in knowing if there are continuous ...
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How to disable the Wi-Fi button on a laptop keyboard?

How do I disable the Wi-Fi button on my laptop's keyboard? I think it can be done by changes in the regisrty or .inf files, because the HP's HotKey utility doesn't have this option. Laptop model: HP ...
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View Neighboring Wi-Fi Networks?

I used to know of a program that would show a graph of the strengths and channels of all the wireless networks within range of my computer, but now I can no longer find it. Does anyone know of a ...
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How do I take my home office network from consumer-grade to small-office grade performance?

I work from home and all my communication and all my home entertainment is done over IP via my home network. I'd like to take my consumer-grade home network to the next level but I'm unsure where to ...
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Cheap coax for wifi antenna (RG-6, etc. instead of LMR-400?)

I've converted a satellite dish into a WiFi antenna and it seems to be working pretty well, but it presently has a foot long cable running from the little double diamond antenna head to the router. ...
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Connection timeout & Wrong password.. but other computer connecting to router fine

I have two macbook pros connected to a wireless router. One was too far and lost signal, and when I brought it back in range, I am getting connection time out and ocassionally "wrong password". I ...
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Wired router with wireless as internet source?

I have a number of servers in my room, and I'd like to have a high-speed wired LAN within the room between my servers and my desktop and laptop. My internet access is provided by a cable modem ...
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How to configure multi-hop in wireless ad-hoc network?

I have a wireless ad-hoc network with 3 machines A,B and C. They are all in the 192.168.160.x subnet and have a corresponding subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 . A and B can ping each other, A and C can ...
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How to auto reset wireless connection after Windows 7 hibernate

My desktop PC has a working wireless connection. However, when I hibernate and then boot back into Windows 7 the connection is left in a broken state. I don't care about identifying the cause of this ...
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Wireless N router, Gigabit NAS, how to get 100mbps Wireless download speed at home? Do not have internet

Okay, so if I have: Wireless N router (capable of 100mbps) which has a 10/100/1000 port and the correct cables NAS External Hard Drive with gigabit connection Laptop with Wireless N card capable of ...
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Is NAS limited to the speed of my internet connection?

If I connect a NAS to the internet, and I have 0.5 Mbps (0.0625MBps) upload speed, it would take years to transfer 1 TB of data. Not exaggerating. I want to take minutes not years to transfer ...
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Record WiFi performance and errors over time

I'm having intermittent performance and connection problems occuring in my wireless home network. Sometimes it slows to a crawl on all wirelessly connected devices or loses the connection entirely. ...
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Ethernet and wireless on the local network

I have a computer connected to the local network (which in turn is connected to the internet) both via ethernet and wireless on Windows. I wondered what happened to the data transiting to/from the ...
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Can No longer connect my MBP to a G4 over ethernet

I can no longer connect to a particular computer on my local network from my MBP (Mid 2010 running 10.6.6) via ethernet. I am trying to connect to a Mac G4 tower running 10.4.11. This has worked in ...
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Sony VAIO VPC-Z13-BGX with Windows 7 64-bit: Bluetooth devices freezing

I have a problem with all Bluetooth devices freezing for 5-30 seconds. I went through all the Sony tech support steps of restoring the system, etc. to no avail. Sony sent out a technician with new ...
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Losing most of download/upload speed from router to wireless devices. Prevents decent online gaming for Wii

We used to have a Netgear router provided by Sky with many wireless devices connected. We never had any issues connecting to the internet, but I believe we had it upgraded after a while. However we ...
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MacBook not showing my network

I accidently unplugged my router and modem the other day and since then I cannot get a wireless connection on my MacBook. The router and modem are on and seemingly working properly as they are being ...
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DD-WRT Seperate WLAN from LAN

I tried separating my WLAN from the lan following this tutorial. Unfortunately after the settings are changed, DCHP on the WLAN isn't working any more. I guess it may have to do with incorrect ...
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How to connect my Linux netbook (BCM4313) and Windows XP (Ralink USB) wirelessly?

BCM4313 is handled only by staging brcm80211, Windows XP cannot into master mode. Master mode on netbook (with brcm80211 driver) don't work: hostapd can't start, airbase-ng works only in one ...
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How does Connectify work?

I recently found out about Connectify, which can create a full (as opposed to ad hoc) access point using only a computer. It also allows to share an internet connection from another WiFi network. ...
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How to explain low RTT between extremely long (10s) ping intervals?

I am using the ping utility to troubleshoot what seems to be a slow Internet connection on my home network, but I'm finding the results unusual and difficult to interpret. I have a Linksys wireless ...