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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Wifi in a noisy environment: diagnosing connection errors

I have a DSL router (dlink dsl 2640b) with 802.11 b/g support. In the last few years the DSL connection worked fine as well as the Wifi. Recently however the wifi started to be problematic. ...
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Prefer WiFi over Ethernet

I want to use my Ethernet power line adapter in order to use Wake on Lan for my desktop PC. However, once it has booted into Windows, I want it to use my WiFi by default, as the powerline adapters ...
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Linux Mint 14 issues with WiFi connectivity

For the past month and a half or so I've been trying rid myself of my Windows dependency. I have tried Fedora, Ubuntu, and now Linux Mint. Everything works great except for WiFi. I install the distro ...
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Send message to all computers connected on my Linksys router

Is there a way I can configure my router to be able to send message to all computers connected to it via WiFi. For instance i tried using msg * "Message" however it seems no one is getting any. I ...
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Local website served via ad hoc wifi network

I am in the process of creating a carputer which will be controlled via a web browser on my android device. I plan to use a raspberry pi with a USB wireless adapter, which will serve a simple website. ...
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How to wireless connection available only to command prompt?

As in my office, the ethernet connection is full of restrictions, therefore I use my smart phone to provide a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, by which I connect and install packages using command prompt ...
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Downloading over wifi is strange

The situation is basically as follows: If I download a file (e.g. a ubuntu.iso) through ethernet on my homeserver I get 2 MB/s. If I transfer the file over wifi to my laptop, I get about 1.8 MB/s ...
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What are likely causes of this wifi signal noise that could be causing dropped connections?

Seeing a reverse sawtooth-shaped noise spike in OS X Wi-fi Diagnostics that is associated with wireless connection drops. My wireless router is old, so it might just be dying. It seems to be somewhat ...
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Can I connect my router wirelessly to Uverse?

I just switched to AT&T Uverse and my old setup (physical connection to cable modem in same room) is no longer applicable. I want to have my home office router talk to my AT&T Uverse router ...
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Changed MAC address and now internet isn't working and I can't get on my router

Everything was working fine and I was poking around in the router settings and clicked the Clone Mac Address button to see what it did and hit Apply. Now the internet isn't working (on the neighbor's ...
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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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Allow users to use my Wi-Fi; prevent them from using my wired routers

I have multiple networks and I use basic Cisco routers (Linksys E2500) at each. I allow users to use the Wifi, but my computers are wired in, and I'd like to somehow prevent users from using their ...
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will the mobile station continue to send probe request frame after associated to an ap?

The mobile device has already connected to an wifi network and associated an AP, will it still send the probe request frame? As you will see the available AP list is refreshing even though you ...
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Multiplexing Internet connections

I'm looking for some way to multiplex my internet connections so that I can use them simultaneously. I have a wi-fi/lan connection and a USB dongle that let me connect to the internet, Now the wi-fi/...
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Strange windows networking error code

I am able to connect to an access point with linux (android), and even windows on my laptop. However, my desktop doesn't want to connect to the router. I get the error code 0x8e5e442 in the windows ...
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DD-WRT DNSMasq DNS Caching, Forwarding, and Local Resolution

I just flashed DD-WRT to my Linksys e4200 and I'm exceptionally pleased with it. I would like to use DNSMasq to cache DNS resolutions, forward results it does not have in its cache to Google's public ...
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using a non-network internet connection while being connected to a home network

So I've setup a home network using Netgear N300 router with the intention of connection my home computers together so that they can access files from each other... The thing is, I don't want to ...
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Ping/tracert works, but not browser or any windows programs. Tried USB WiFi and reformatted already

My laptop used to work fine. My girlfriend was moving to California for a month, so I gave it to her to take with her. It worked fine the day before she left. Once she got there, it wouldn't work. ...
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Our Thomson modem/routertg585v7 is struggling with the amount of gadgets in the house

Our Thomson modem/router tg585v7 is struggling with the amount of gadgets in the house that need to go on the internet, 13 gadgets in all. As you can guess the modem/router locks up quite a lot. So, ...
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confused with term “Dual Band”

So...I just got my new router. It's a N900 wireless router. I was wondering what "N900" means..and found out that it means 450Mbps + 450Mbps. The router also says it supports dual band. What's that ...
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iMac not working with wireless but mac book pro and hp probook is

I have a blinkin n600 wireless router set up with the bare bones settings. No static ips, just dhcp and wpa/wpa2 setup. The internet on both the mac book bro and probook is working 100% fine, the ...
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Is it possible to create a network proxy that accepts connections over both WiFi and ethernet?

I have a 'traditional' home network where my ISP modem/router acts provides WiFi hotspot and 4 ethernet connections for my home PCs. I want to add a proxy server that will connect to the modem via ...
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Unable to connect to Wifi Router (Windows 7)

I have a Dlink signal antenna wifi router. It takes alot of time to connect to the wifi even when the signals are at full strength, but if I take the device to the router, the device gets connected. ...
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How to create a separate subnet for wireless access?

I need to configure my wireless router so all wireless devices are on a different subnet (192.168.2.1). The wireless devices should be able to access the internet, but ideally not the workstations on ...
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Extend local network using a DSL wireless modem as an access point

Is it possible to convert a DSL modem to an access point in order to extend your network? I have a Linksys WAG54G-AU on the ground floor apartment and a spare LevelOne WBR-3460B which I hope could be ...
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Need a creditable source on specifics of Promiscuous and Monitor WNIC modes?

Having searched a great deal of websites to find an explicit statement about the specifics of Promiscuous and Monitor mode as used in WNICs, I finally found this in Spiff's answer to: Wireless Card ...
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WiFi router that lets me disable WiFi based on schedule [closed]

I have that Fritz!Box 7390 that has the setting to disable WiFi based on a schedule. So, it's off from 11 PM to 6 AM while we're sleeping. Now, I want to extend the network with another WiFi router. ...
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Sharing external hard drive for backups and file exchange by Mac and PC through wi-fi

I've had problems using a BUFALLO 1T HDD for both Time Machine backups on the Mac (Intel based) and system backups on the PC (Win 7) as well as for file sharing for both of the computers via wifi ...
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wireless connection to usb

I've got a test instrument that moves backwards and forward down a tank 100ft distance. This device has current a usb cable between the device and laptop. Does anyone know of a way this can be down ...
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Internet connection lost after share

We have 2 laptops: Vista, working WIFI Win 7, broken WIFI We need share WIFI Internet from 1. laptop to 2. laptop by LAN. Router or other devices are not arount, so this is only way at the moment....
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How to setup a wireless configuration at a central location for a set of devices having different operating system?

I am trying to setup a wireless router which is accessed by all the devices like desktops, laptops, tablets and/or phones running different operating systems in our network. If have to setup the ...
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Buffalo Router WZR-HP-G450H slow and unstable

I bought a Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H router. Problem 8 device connected to it via wireless. When power it on, the connection speed is very fast, about 5MB/s while transfer files between a wired server ...
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how to disable Airdrop on Mac Book Pro (Retina)?

What is the connection between the Remote Disc (it is in your Finder Window, listed under "Devices") and Airdrop (also in there, listed as "Favorites")? I tried to use a backup external HD, but these ...
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Pyrit - can you set order passwords are checked?

Lets say I have captured some handshakes and other data from a WPA network and would like to crack it using Pyrit. I have a database of around 800 million passwords, but having Pyrit check through all ...
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My Laptop does not switch to wired connection when put into a docking station. Is this normal?

I have a Dell 6430u laptop for my job. I usually work off wireless, however when I place my laptop BACK on my docking station, it does not recognize my LAN network. I continues to use wireless. Is ...
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Cannot change wifi channel on Linux 3.6.11 with iw and kismet (device busy error)

I am dealing with a strange problem with wifi on my raspberry pi (I`m not sure if this has influence). I tried this with 3 different usb wifi devices. All of them are working perfectly if I connect to ...
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What's N900 wireless?

I'm trying to buy a new router and I'm seeing N600, N750, and N900. What are these? Do they make a big difference?
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Network Printer Prints blank pages if connected to network via router

We have wireless router with ethernet port in it connected to network printer, and user laptops connected via wifi, now if i print one page with some text, i get that paper printed, and loads of blank ...
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Accessing the properties window of wireless network connection

Can anyone tell me what to do get to the "properties" pop up window for my wireless networks? When I right-click on a wireless network sometimes it ought to show the options "connect", "diagnose" and "...
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tp-link 1043nd no internet after flashing to gargoyle firmware

all!! ive recently bought a tp-link wr1043nd version 1.10 and flashed gargoyle firmware 1.5.9 onto it (after intermediate step of flashing from stock firmware to german version of firmware) ive read ...
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Having problems with my WIFI and Android phones

Using the WiFi with my phones has been frustrating lately (a problem I don't have with my laptop, maybe because it has a bigger antenna?). My setup is based on a Netgear WNR3500v1 router and 2 Android ...
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How do I delete a homegroup if I am not in it?

So a while ago I made a homegroup on my network. The computer I made it on is now formatted. I don't have any computers on the network in the group. When I try to enter the homegroup it asks me for ...
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Connect to channel 14 WiFi network?

I did some "hacking" (well, more like bypassing) and set my router location to "JAPAN", please see this picture: This allowed me to set my network to channel 14 in the Advanced Wireless Settings. ...
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Failed Slackware Setup - Internet Permanently Broken

I am new to Linux. I tried to install Slackware 14 on a fresh partition, with the rest of the HD as free space, except for the small "Dell" partition that seems to be necessary. I got Slackware ...
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Unable to turn on wifi in Ubuntu 12.04 live boot

Actually this is kind of weird but I tried running backtrack r3 and Ubuntu 12.04 live on my laptop but both the times I was not able to switch on my Wireless using the toggle switch, in fact normally ...
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WiFi between two houses 50 meters apart with line of sight

I am a developer from Stackoverflow, but I am also quite bad at the hardware stuff. Recently I came into a need to have Internet in a house that is 50 meters away from where my ADSL modem is. Since I'...
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Analyzing home network traffic using wireshark

I am using wireshark to analyize my home netowrk traffic since it has become painfully slow (Slow download speeds) recently (restarting modem and MediaLink router didn't help, also upgraded the ...
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How to share my screen via WiFi? [duplicate]

Is there any software that allows sharing one's screen through WiFi? I am particularly interested in having that capability between PC and Mac computers. What this will allow is for any computer in ...
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How useful are auto-focusing Wi-Fi antennas?

In order to minimize signal drop-out at the far reaches of a house, where the antenna must be in one corner of the house due to practical wiring reasons, I found the "SmartBeam" concept in D-Link ...
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How do programs acess the internet? [closed]

Just out of curiosity, how do programs acess the internet? For example, Icloud is a program by apple that automatically syncs photos, notes, etc. from an apple device to a pc through a wireless ...