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 can I identify my network card in my laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where should I find drivers for my laptop if it didn’t come with a driver disk? I have a Compaq Presario CQ57, and I had to reformat it yesterday. The OS works great, ...
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dmesg/syslog spam for usb device (carl9170 wifi-dongle, not related to driver, though)

So, I'm getting spammed hardcorely by my kernel (note that this is the log for only 1 second): Feb 9 00:35:05 vanaheimr kernel: [26761.862104] usb 1-4: link qh0-00ff/f529e540 start 0 [2/0 us] Feb 9 ...
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Cannot access a local web server within a local Wireless network

I have a Tomcat web-server running on a machine within my home wireless network, and I'm willing to connect to it from other devices/machines. The problem is that the only way to access web server is ...
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Router/modem TG580v2 giving weird results

In my setup, I have the Thomson's TG580v2 router/modem, my PC connected to it via cable, and AppleTV, iPad and iPhone connected wirelessly. First issue: AppleTV can't find my PC unless it is ...
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Connection problems via Wifi (multiple devices)

I'm having connection issues with my router (Linksys WRT610N) at home. There are a number of things that are happening (may be more, this is just what I've mainly noticed)... 1) Using my laptop ...
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HP Wireless Assisant causing high CPU usage

I have an HP Envy 14. Several weeks ago I found the cpu usage often up to 20%-50% even in idle. There is a process wmiprvse.exe was the killer. When I stop the HP wireless assistant, it's back to ...
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Netgear DGN2200 router drops connections / duplicates IP addresses

(I hope I am on the right StackExchange network - apologies if not as I'm visiting from stackoverflow) We have a Netgear DGN2200 router in the office where 9 of us work. It has been fine until ...
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Why does Windows 7 assume there is a new network connection when connecting to an existing access point?

I have been using my home ADSL and when I had problems with it, switched to my iPhone for network access. This mostly works as planned, but I have noticed that Windows 7 creates a new network name ...
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Can attackers harvest WiFi passwords by spoofing ESSID?

I've recently started using wireless on an (Arch) laptop. My wireless manager (wicd) is set up to automatically associate with any networks with a certain ESSID and attempt to authenticate with them. ...
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Wifi problems after setting router to use a static channel to accommodate an HTC Flyer

I have an HP Mini netbook and a Belkin wifi router, and both worked perfectly fine until recently. I acquired an HTC Flyer tablet, which refused to recognize my wifi router but was able to recognize ...
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Hosting an access point with linux without traffic forwarding

How can a linux computer be set up to be an "access point", but without "bridging"/forwarding traffic to/from the wired network (using WPA2 and SSID brodcasting disabled)? The reason to do this would ...
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Is Bluetooth tethering slower than WiFi?

I'm tethering a Galaxy Nexus (running Android 4.0) with my Macbook Pro (2009 model, running Mac OS X 10.7). What's the difference between Bluetooth and WiFi tethering in terms of: latency bandwidth ...
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How does my OS see my available network connections?

It suddenly dawned on me that I couldn't answer a (seemingly) very simple networking question! When a computer is in an area with mutiple LAN connections to choose from, how does it even see those ...
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How can I safely share my Wi-Fi?

I'd like to set up my home Wi-Fi so that visitors can use it while preventing the visitors from accessing or seeing my home computers. One option seems to be to have two Wi-Fi access points, one ...
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HP Officejet Pro 8500 wireless printer

I replaced the black ink cartridge and still couldn't print because it now said replace the Yellow int cartridge. I replaced the Yellow and then it wanted Magenta. I replaced the Magenta and now it ...
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How can I set this WiFi network up, sharing internet through a Time Capsule?

How would I go about setting this up? So far I have the modem and the Billion talking to each other. The internet (vsat modem) ethernet cable goes to the 'ewan' port on the Billion and is setup as ...
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Virgin Media Superhub intermittent LAN access

I have a very odd problem with my Virgin Media superhub (which is a rebranded Netgear cable modem/router). After around 1-2 days uptime the computers connected to it will stop being able to ...
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HP Pavilion G4-1315dx and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Wireless Networking

As the title says, I have an HP Pavilion G4-1315dx Notebook. Relevant Specs: AMD Quad-Core Realtek Wireless chipset Wireless "on/off" switch is the F12 key Initially, I completely reformatted and ...
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netsh add profile returns “An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.”

Using netsh, I used the following command to add a wireless profile add profile filename="c:\profiles\DLINK-Profile.xml" interface="D-Link DWA-125 N150" All parameters are valid. But I get the ...
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Disable Wifi on HP P1102W

I have several HP P1102W Laserjet printers. The WiFi is enabled by default. How can I disable it permanently? There is also a hardware WiFi button, is it possible to disable that button to prevent ...
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Laptop loses wireless VNC connection [closed]

I'm using VNC server to connect through my wireless router to my laptop and PC. I set a static IP to the both machines and added two virtual services to the wireless router, which is a D-LINK. ...
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Using virtualization, each Windows 7 guest has to get only one of several USB Wi-Fi adapters all connected to the host via USB hub

I need to have several Wi-Fi-equipped Windows 7 guests on the host. Each guest has to be connected via Wi-Fi to its own dedicated Wi-Fi access point. All the access points are working on different ...
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How can i configure my wpa_supplicant.conf?

How can i configure my wpa_supplicant.conf? I am using OpenWRT in my TP-link WR841N in mode STA. But I can not connect to SMC ! I want connect to SMC by wpa_supplicant! But I know it's possible in ...
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Custom DNS for Specific Access Points in Windows 7

I would like to use Google Public DNS (8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4) at home, but the school firewall works through DNS, so using a custom name server disables accessing the internet. Is there any way to ...
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How do I access the Linksys E2000 wireless router setup page

I'm trying to access & configure my wireless router's options. The wireless router is a Linksys E2000 and the default gateway's IP address is 192.168.33.1 I've gotten into the router setup by ...
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Can't connect to wireless network in openSUSE

I had Windows XP. Recently I installed openSUSE Linux on my other drive. I had access to the internet through a wireless connection in Windows XP. For openSUSE I wanted to configure my wireless ...
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Windows 7 doesn't see wireless on Channel 13 - Ubuntu does

I have a dual boot laptop Dell Inspiron 1501 my wireless router is broadcasting on channel 13 (this is legal in UK, and is a good way to avoid interference with dozen of other networks in a ...
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Windows 7 Professional: won't associate to the closer of two APs

In my office, the network administrator has configured two separate 802.11g/n APs with the same SSID on the same channel (6) but about 50 metres apart*. The two APs are not configured as a WDS as far ...
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Toshiba satellite C665 P5010 network devices not functioning in Ubuntu 10.04

I got a brand new Toshiba Satellite C665 with Ubuntu 10.04 installed. But NetworkManager shows, 'No network devices available'. But when I ran the system testing, test detected Atheros Communications ...
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Authentication timed out on wireless connection

I have been experiencing a connection problem with my wireless network. Occasionally, the wireless connection would be disconnected. On the network manager itself, I would still be able to see my ...
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How do I determine how strong a WiFi device's strength is going to be?

I have been asked by my wife's cousin to suggest a WiFi access point for her house. Her house is huge, it's probably over 500m2 over two levels with lots of rooms. Is there any way to tell which ...
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Multiple access points with single SSID, unable to roam from one to the other

I have four access points at home all of them wired to a non-intelligent switch which is also wired to the internet access router. The DHCP and NAT service is provided by the Internet access router ...
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Providing passwords to multiple users on a wi-fi network

I have a wi-fi network that is being used by more than 400 users. Right now they are given access by a single password which the system administrator types on the individual workstations during the ...
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How precise is Windows “Wireless Network Connection” dialog?

I'm having performance issues with my wireless connection. Pages load very slowly compared to a PC that's connected directly to the router, and performance in online games is at times very ...
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What does FIPS do on a home wireless network?

I recently purchased a new laptop that would connect wirelessly, but with no Internet access to a Tenda Wireless N router. Tech support told me it was an ISP DNS error (yeah right). However, I ticked ...
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iMac display wakes on network activity

I have had this problem for a long time now, but i've never taken the time to really investigate it. So i have this mid-2007 24-inch C2D iMac. I like to keep the machine running all the time, but i ...
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How Can I Connect Two Sets of Computers Within My Home Office So There's No Cables On the Floor?

I have a group of five computers at one end of my home office and another group of four computers across the same room. All are hardwired on the same internal network. These cannot be consolidate or ...
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Mac: Internet blocked over WiFi

I'm not sure how it's happened but for some reason when using a shared internet connection on my iMac (OS X Lion) all internet traffic is now blocked from being sent to my other devices. However ...
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Can I use my PC as a WiFi router?

I've got a new laptop with a wireless card which runs Windows 7. At work, I put the laptop in a docking station that gives the laptop a hardwired internet connection and functions pretty much like ...
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How can I add a wireless router to a wired router?

The Setup: wired D-link (EBR-2310) router connected to my cable modem. Wireless NetGear N300 (WNR2000v3) router connected to a LAN port on the wired router. What I'm trying to do: I'm trying to ...
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Why use wifi channels other than 1, 6 or 11?

Wifi channels 1, 6 and 11 do not overlap. However, any channel in between them does. e.g. channel 3 would use some of the frequency band of channel 1 & 6, and channel 9 would use some of the ...
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Dualband WiFi adapters/routers

I seem to remember reading somewhere about dualband adapters that can take advantage of specifically-configured dualband routers in order to connect on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously, ...
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Home wireless connection, what stops someone replaying?

Something i dont get: I set up a Pre Shared Key on my router and I use this as my network password on Windows. I match the WPA2-Personal on the router and my laptop. However, whatever my laptop ...
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How to tell if my Wi-Fi is connecting using 802.11n

I have an 802.11n compatible adapter and router set to transmit using the N protocol (all settings on auto). I'd like to find out if I'm actually using it or if I am connecting with the a/b/g ...
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What software can I use to shape a shared Internet connection on Windows 7? [closed]

I have a laptop running Windows 7, which has two network cards, so I bridged the Ethernet and Wireless connections. On a second laptop, which runs Windows XP, I set its default gateway to the IP of ...
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7 year old Vista laptop keeps trying to connect to wireless networks (despite instructions not to)

This one is puzzling me. A friend on a trip is having this issue with a vista laptop. He can connect to a paid wireless network fine, and surf normally with IE. He can't connect to his hotel's free ...
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Network planning

I would like to use a satellite internet, I would like to establish the following network topology. I have a satellite internet, and I would like to share the internet through WiFi. I would like ...
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Would this be an appropriate situation to use a repeater?

I just moved to a new house in an older neighborhood with lots of brick walls. After getting internet installed yesterday and setting up my router, I walked around the house testing the signal with my ...
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how to set laptop win7 as a router using ICS?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate in a laptop which I use internet with my wireless connection I have another connection which is local area connection I set the default gateway my another laptop I want My ...
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Specific Network Interface

What I'd like to do is to force an instance of a browser to use a specific Network Interface. I've tried: http://www.r1ch.net/stuff/forcebindip/ and was less than successful - besides, I'd like to ...