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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How to determine which Wi-Fi USB card is better?

When comparing Wi-Fi cards, which properties should I compare? Is it always the rule that the 2000mW card is better than the 1000mW card? Or should I also consider something else?
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Dlink DWA-131 + r8712u (+ hostapd + nl80211 wireless AP) is that possible?

I'm trying to make my OpenSUSE desktop box work with a DLink wireless N Nano adapter. Additionally I'd like to make it the access point for my laptop. The problem is - when I run hostapd (with r8712u ...
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Best Solution for a Printer Specifically for Visitors

In our conference room there isn't much space for cabling all we have is easy access to ethernet ports. The HP printer is not wireless. I was wondering what the best discrete solution would be other ...
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What does “STA-ASSOC” mean?

Looking at the wireless statistics on a TL-WR740N wireless router, I sometimes see the MAC address "00-20-00-A5-22-1A" connecting, with the current status being "STA-ASSOC". The manual actually shows ...
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Wireless Adapter Vs. Wireless Router

What's the difference between a wireless adapter vs. wireless router? For example: I've heard some mobile devices that have a support for WiFi. Can they work as wireless adapter or router?
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Windows 7 Cannot connect to network - first try only

On my windows 7 machine, when I try to connect to a wireless network, it always fails instantly with a "windows was unable to connect to this network" message. I click cancel, then try again, and it ...
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Does the use of aircrack for cracking wifi routers need special hardware?

Like the title says, do I need a special hardware other than my laptop's default wireless card to crack a wep key from auditing network ? Additionally, what is the exact software needed and do I need ...
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How can I restrict users from accessing the Internet, but still connect to my router?

I know I can secure my WiFi via MAC address restrictions and WPA encryption. I have a WiFi router without access restrictions and an Internet connection. I want to configure the router so that it ...
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Limit to the number of devices that can be paired with a Bluetooth device?

I'm considering using Bluetooth as a wireless solution for a power saving system. Today I was told that there may be a 8 device limit for Bluetooth. I cannot find any information about this for ...
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How do I share a hard drive on my PC with the network?

I have an external hard drive plugged into my PC and am too lazy and tired to be running up and down plugging it into my laptop, my TV, or my other computer to share files. I know that you can share ...
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Why does tracert not work when connected via wireless, but works when wired?

If my laptop is connected to my new Netgear router via wireless, all tracert commands display my router's IP address for hop #1, then timeouts for all remaining hops. If I connect to my router via ...
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Why can't I repair my wireless connection?

I have a problem with my wireless adapter that's difficult to pin down. I have trouble accessing several wireless networks -- thankfully not my home one, but virtually everything else (at coffee ...
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What exactly does enabling FIPS do for a wireless network?

I was browsing through available options in wireless network properties and noticed under advanced settings option "Enable Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compliance for this network". ...
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No internet through a web browser but Skype still works

We get our office broadband through a BT Business Broadband WiFi router. We have a mixture of macs and windows PC/laptops connecting to it at any one time. All devices are able to connect to the ...
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How can I bridge a Verizon mobile hotspot modem/router to a Linksys router?

I recently purchased a Verizon mobile hotspot (MiFi 4510L) and was wondering if I could configure my Linksys wireless/wired router (similar, but not the exact model: Linksys router) to use the MiFi as ...
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Motorola cable modem regularly drops connection restarts itself

I have a Motorola modem SURFBoard SB4200, along with a wireless Linksys router that connects to that modem. The router works normally but the modem often dies and restarts itself after about 1-2 ...
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What is the key that will let you connect with a wifi router even if you do not know the wep/wpa key?

My university teacher showed as at the "internet security" lesson that there is a key in your wifi router webpage settings that it may used to connect with it even if the wep/wpa key is changed. It's ...
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Windows 7 crashes on wireless/wired internet connection

I've just started to encounter a problem with Win7. My PC is fine until I connect to the net using wireless, wired or even iPhone hotspots through USB. I use a dongle for the wifi and can connect it ...
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How to configure an external wireless network card in windows 7

I have a external wireless card of D-Link, which I generally use in Linux Mint. But I wanna use it in windows too. After spending a lot of time googling, i realized that configuring it in windows ...
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How do I connect multiple devices to an ISP that gives web-based portal for logging in?

I have an ISP (Beam telecom, if it's relevant) that provides only a LAN cable connection. Using this, whichever site you initially open, you are redirected to its portal page where you are required to ...
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How do I correct an active network setting in Windows 7?

I use a wired connection at home and BTFON (unsecured wireless) when out and about. Unfortunately one wireless network has become inextricably linked to my wired network and does not come up as a ...
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Motorola SBG6850 / Linksys WRT54G network problem

I am trying to resolve issues with connecting my desktop and LAN capable printer to my network. I recently upgrade to the Motorola Cable Modem Gateway SBG6580 and have TWC coming into it, this works ...
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Setting up SoftAP on Windows 7 problem

I'm setting it like this: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyNet75 key=mysuperkey keyUsage=persistent and getting message that all is ok: The hosted network mode has been set ...
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Chaining subnet fails

Is it possible to do the following: Machine1 Kubuntu 8.04 desktop wired internet Cable modem Machine2 eepc701 Xubuntu 1O.04 wired machine1 cross ethernet cable Machine3 nokia n900 wireless to ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 screen freezes after login

After using airmon-ng and disabling eth0 and wlan0, and restarting my computer in dual boot mode under Ubuntu 11.04 my computer froze right after logging into Ubuntu. I tried re-enabling eth0 and ...
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Limit traffic based on WiFi network name

I would like to be able to automatically disable or block traffic from my bittorrent application when I'm connected to WiFi network "A," and automatically enable it when I'm connected to network "B." ...
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How to set limit on others' traffic in a home network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to limit internet traffic in some computers of my home network? Here's the problem: I have Internet account with limit of 3G per month. there are some computers in ...
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Making my computer work as a WiFi access point without using ICS

So ... the easiest way to create a WiFi network on Windows 7 is using ICS. However, I'd like to create a simple WiFi network to make my computer work as a router. In Linux (generically, but I've done ...
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Can I force a maximum upload speed for my network adapter?

How can I set a maximum upload speed for my WiFi adapter or Ethernet port? I want to upload as little as possible, and project the maximum I could be uploading (as accurately as possible). EDIT for ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Snow Leopard: WiFi suddenly stopped working

I bought my first Mac ten months ago which worked flawlessly until yesterday. Out of the blue, it can no longer connect to my wireless network. I haven't made any changes to my Mac or to the network; ...
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How to bond Ethernet and Airport Mac Pro

I have two internet services. I have a Verizon DSL 1.5m/768k and a Time Warner Cable 30m/384k. My Time Warner is coming in through an Airport Extreme which is wired via ethernet directly to my Mac ...
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Belkin G Wireless Router to connect to Canon 495 wireless printer

We are truck drivers and have a Canon MP495 Series WiFi capable printer. Instructions say to set it up as wireless requires a router. We have a Belkin G Wireless Router we used at our house for ...
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If there are 13 Wifi channels, can I only use 13 Wifi devices on the same room?

As wikipedia reference, 802.11 standards (which defines Wi-fi networks) tell us that wireless networks works with 13 different channels on OFDM (depending on the release, a, b, g or n). From this I ...
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Whats the significance (if any) of wifi channels 12-14?

I have a couple of devices that appear unable to see my router's WiFi signal when its put up on channel 12, 13, or 14. Some newer devices work fine without any problems. Others cannot see the signal. ...
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How do I share my wireless internet connection over Ethernet?

I want to achieve the same thing with Windows XP that I do with Mac OS X. On my Mac I use "Internet Sharing" from "Wi-Fi" to "Ethernet". What I'm trying to do is connect my freesat top-set box to my ...
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I think someone else has access to my wireless network. What next?

I kust realized that some other PC is also getting assigned a IP address (DHCP Lease) from my modem. I am sure this is not one of the PCs in my home. My modem was using WEP security. I know WEP is ...
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Acer Aspire 5552 RF-kill in Linux = broken. No Wireless

So, I want to install Linux on my laptop. I started with Arch... but 4 hours later, I'll take anything... so now I'm trying Ubuntu. It appears that the keyboard function button that corresponds to my ...
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How to disable disclosing a computer name to a network?

I don't use (I've disabled it by normal means and blocked the ports with personal a firewall) Windows Networking (CIFS aka NetBIOS aka SMB etc), but my PC has a name as it seems to be mandatory in ...
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How do I get around SafeConnect for devices that don't support it?

I just moved into my college dorm and their Internet is very limiting. All we have access to is WiFi, and we must install something call Safeconnect that monitors the computer and network connections. ...
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High gain antenna: set wifi router to single antenna or two

I recently replaced my wireless router with a newer model. The older model has a single antenna, which I replaced with a high gain antenna, which worked great. I recently acquired a better router, ...
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What wireless USB adapter is supported out of the box by the most OSs?

I always carry around a wireless USB adapter in my "toolkit." My current adapter is only 802.11g and has seen better days. The male USB connecter us getting loose and Im afraid its one bad yank away ...
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Wifi strength waxing and waning

I have had a Netgear WGR614v10 router for some time now (probably a year) and it has been a good router up to now. However, lately I am having a problem with signal strength, even though I have not ...
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Can't connect to game servers but Internet works fine

I just bought a new top-of-the-range computer, and assembled it myself. Yesterday, I was playing on games fine. However, I tried to play on the same games and it failed to connect - this is for every ...
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How can I get Bonjour to work over my wireless network?

I have a wireless network setup using a AP541N Cisco wireless access point. I can connect to shares from Finder with cmd+K over AFP and SMB to the NAS and I can get to the internet, but thats it. None ...
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Laptop is not working with the wireless home network

I got an old laptop that I have upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium (Was Win Vista originally when bought). Any Way, my sister took it for a while as her machine was having issues, when she return it. ...
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How to connect to wireless router using Dell Optiplex 755?

I have a Dell Optiplex 755 (Ultra Small form factor) which according to the manual has a Intel® 82566DM Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Integrated on system board. I use Ubuntu 10.04 but I can not see any ...
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wifi speed and distance router

I want to try something a little different with the speed of wifi. I don't want to know what speed is in Mb or KB/s. I want to know my speed in m/s and I want to calculate the distance from laptop to ...
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Mapped network drive not connecting

I have a mapped network drive which maps to a shared folder on a VPS. Whenever I connect to the mapped drive from most locations I don't have any problems. However, when I try to connect at work I get ...
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Configuring Wireless ADSL 2+ router for static IP

I have the following Binatone DT845W wirless ADSL2+ router An ethernet port with static ip which provides access to the internet Problem: I want to configure internet access via the router, so ...
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One PC with many virtual machines and wireless input/output

Is it possible to have a powerful PC (or a workstation maybe) with two (or more) virtual machines running on it? For each virtual machine, dedicated mouse/keyboard/monitor(s)/audio may exist connected ...