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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My wireless drops internet connection

My laptop randomly drops connection to the internet. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I've just upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit. My laptop doesn't lose connection to my ...
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Windows 7: wireless connection cannot renew DHCP lease and falls back to 169.xxx.xxx.xxx IP address

In the last few days a very strange phenomena started occurring in my PC: I have a Windows 7 PC connected via a wireless network to a router. Last week the wireless connection started to reset to ...
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How do I detect and install a Wifi adapter in Debian?

I've recently imaged a laptop with a Debian 5.0, and it doesn't appear to be detecting the wifi adapter. The image was originally from a different laptop, so maybe this is part of the problem. How do ...
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Is every WPA2 connection to a WiFi router encrypted by itself?

I'm wondering if I Alice and Bob are both connected to a WiFi router through a WPA2 secured connection, will Alice be able to sniff the traffic of Bob and vice versa? Or does every user has his own ...
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How do I increase wireless network throughput to above 4mb?

Router: Linksys WRT610N (Simultaneous Dual Band) PC: Windows 7 MAC: Snow Leopard Max transfer speed: 4mbytes/sec Other tidbits: Wireless connection strength: Good. Both signals above 85%. I find ...
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Investigating wireless issues Windows vs. Linux same access point

I have my computer set to dual boot with Windows and Linux. Under Windows I can connect and use the wifi with no problems. If I boot up into Linux in the exact same spot in the same room. My signal is ...
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Wifi connection fails every few day. Router reset fixes

Every few days, all the wireless devices in my house fail to connect to my Belkin router. Resetting the router restores all the connections. I get the same result by resetting from the router's admin ...
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Can I use 'iw' to create multiple virtual interfaces to connect to multiple networks?

I'm trying to connect one computer to two others in an ad-hoc infrastructure. [computer 1] ---- [computer 2] ---- [computer 3] computer 2 is running Linux and has a single NIC wlan0. I want to it ...
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What software supports BSSID for Intel Wireless N Cards

I have an Intel N 6200 Wireless Card and I need a wireless network profile manager/connector that supports BSSID because I have multiple networks with the same SSID but different network Keys.
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WLAN Link quality: What does it mean?

What does link quality mean in WLAN ?
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Strange WLAN adapter behaviour; sometimes not detected

I just got myself a brand new Toshiba Satellite L670-187 17,3" notebook. On first boot it worked fine and I could just connect to my wireless network immediately. However, when the notebook has been ...
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What's the best way of figuring out where traffic is coming from with pfSense?

My home network is run by a pfSense router. So far I haven't had any trouble with it. My home network includes some people(via wireless) outside of my home. I've been having some bandwidth abuse being ...
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Getting a list of wireless network history?

In Windows 7, I can go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Networks to see and manage all of the Home and Work networks I've connected to. However, I'd like to see a list ...
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Belkin 3267 adapter issues

My Belkin N adaptor disconnects randomly under Win 7 and usually doesn't reconnect. I did not have this issue under the previous OS: Vista. And the Compaq machine with Vista never disconnects, so I'm ...
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how to change the frequency my buffallo router w/ddwrt uses?

how to change the frequency my buffallo router w/ddwrt uses? getting bad connections in one of my rooms in a house. old router didn't have any issue so I am guessing it could be a frequency issue?
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Controlling Wireless Connections

I have a wireless router, and I share my wireless connection privately with my relatives. And I want to have control over the connection. Example, I want to close an established connection between one ...
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Restricting / monitoring wireless access in a restaurant

I'm currently working for a software company that also runs a restaurant next door, and customers have recently been asking for access to the WiFi. I've been tasked with making it happen, but ...
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How do I connect to two different Networks with the Same SSID but different Keys

At my work they have a Wireless network and At school it has the Same SSID, the Keys are different but everything else is the same. How Do I save two profiles with the Same stats except the SSID?
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Simple hardware tests to eliminate a PC as causing wifi dropouts

How can I test my netbook's wifi receiver/transmitter, to eliminate it as a possibility in some network problems? I'm attacking the problem from the other end (here and here), and it's looking as if ...
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Moving wifi router and (possibly) cable modem, which cable(s) should I lengthen, cat5 or coax?

I may have to move a wifi router to the middle of my apartment. (Still trying to diagnose the cause of wifi dropouts I've been getting.) If I do end up doing this, I'd have to run about 25 feet of ...
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How to connect to internet 2 or more pcs with an usb wifi adapter

In one pc I have an USB Wifi adapter (Realtek RTL8187L Chipset), from there a 10 meters cable to an outdoor antenna. With that I connect to a public Access Point. Now I want to be able to connect ...
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Wireless internet dropped, yet LAN works

Update: Sometimes when my connection dies, my computer does a slight "hardware freeze." The sound jitters as though a BSOD is about to happen, mouse freezes, video freezes. This happens for 1-2 ...
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Can devices connected on separate bands on a dual band router share files?

I'm just about to get a Linksys WRT610N Dualband router, and I'm wondering if two devices can see each other 'across bands'? This particular router requires separate SSIDs for each band - 2.4k and ...
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Wifi connection takes a while to start up after Windows Update

Recently, my girlfriend managed to fix up an old Windows XP laptop that I thought was broken beyond repair (I was quite impressed!), and left me to deal with the software side of things. I stripped ...
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AT&T installed 2Wire cable modem/G-class router. Need to link that to my DGN2000 (N-Class) router ASAP

Router in office: NetGear DGN2000 (2 of 4 transceivers used) 802.11N Router at cable intake: 2Wire 3800HGV Goal: Link the two routers (preferably via wired connection) and use the Netgear for its ...
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Connect Dlink DIR-615 to existing wireless network

I could not find a concrete answer around the net, and thought to post it here since the best answer is easier to emerge. I want to use my D-Link DIR-615 as a wireless bridge to connect a remote ...
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Speed only reaches 150Mbps on a 802.11n 300Mbps network

I'm using a BR-6424n EDIMAX router that broadcasts at 300Mbps(n). My laptop is connected to my home network with its Realtek RTL8191SE, I searched the internet and found information saying it should ...
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How to reset a FON SIMPL wireless router

I have a FON SIMPL Wireless router, and I need to reset it to factory default settings. The problem is, there simply isn't a reset button or hole I can insert a paperclip in to. Can't find anything ...
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How can I make my laptop use a phone as a wi-fi adapter?

I have an HP Pavilion dv6400 series laptop with an NVidea chipset which is the subject of a class action lawsuit. The symptom (PDF) that I'm experiencing is that the system fails to recognize that ...
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HP laptop won't recognize wireless adapter

I have an HP Pavilion dv6400 series laptop with an NVidea chipset which is the subject of a class action lawsuit. The symptom (PDF) that I'm experiencing is that the system fails to recognize that ...
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Why would my mouse pointer be jerky when it can't get a signal from my router?

I've got a fairly new PC but when moving the mouse across the screen, the pointer jerks as if the PC is freezing momentarily every second or so. Strangely, this only seems to happen if the signal from ...
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Can't enable wireless again after disabling it by accident on linux

My Acer notebook has a button that can disable the wireless network device when pressed. Since it is near the ESC key, sometimes I press it on accident, especially when editing something with Vim. ...
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wifi router linux based - customizable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a customizable Linux based WiFi router Hi, I m looking for a wifi router (Internet gateway) currently My ISP provided me a wired router It should be ...
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Wireless adapter won't enable

I bought a d-link dwa-125, plugged it in and windows recognized it right away and said everything was good to go. But there were no connection options. When I open up the network control panel and ...
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How does Windows 7 decide which route to take if 2 connections to an internet source exist? (e.g. a Wireless and an Ethernet one to a router)

How does Windows 7 decide which route to take if 2 connections to the Internet exist? (e.g. wireless versus wired)
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Using a desktop as a dedicated wifi server, and hooking the Ethernet port to a wireless router, is this possible?

I want to connect one of my desktops wirelessly to the Internet, using my neighbours unsecured wifi (with her permission of course), and share it through the Ethernet port to my wireless router, so I ...
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Two OSX Computers in Physical Proximity: Options?

I have two macs right next to each other. They are both on the same network and I can see both of them with a KVM switch and VNC (when the KVM is too annoying). However, I'd like a faster network ...
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What would cause large variations in ping time between PC and router over wifi?

I just purchased a new router (Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH) and setup our router in a new location. I'm running the stock firmware 1.72. Between my PC and the router there are several walls and a ceiling. ...
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Is there a way to Blacklist/Hide Wireless Networks in Windows 7 Available Networks List?

There are a several Wireless networks viewable from my home which I want to blacklist/hide from the the available networks listing, by SSID Name. Is this possible, and if not, why?
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Router issues IP but Laptop does not accept?

I was having issues with my older Linksys wireless router and decided to upgrade to a Linksys E3000. However, after upgrading, I still have the same issues. What happens is that I will be connected ...
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Problem adding xbox 360 as windows 7 media center extender over wireless

Trying to add XBOX 360 as Windows Media Center Extender on Windows 7 Pro machine. I have completely disabled Windows firewall and wireless security, with no luck. To troubleshoot, I have: Disabled ...
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How to disable the realtek wireless lan utility

I recently installed windows 7. As a part of this, I was required to install the drivers for my onboard wireless adapter (Realtek 8187). However, with the driver came this annoying management studio ...
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Wireless connection: strange connection drops and ping timeouts

After a DSL technician installed a new router/wireless access point, I started having serious problems with my wireless connection on my PC. To diagnose, I used a tool called "Colasoft ping tool" to ...
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Recommended wifi card for Windows 7 x64 [closed]

As me and many others do have problems with wifi cards and Windows 7 x64 (I can't get my card working on my Win7x64), what is the best option for wifi card for that OS?
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Why is the file copy speed over wireless so slow?

I am copying files from one powerful computer to another on my home network. The files are copying slower than what it would take to download them over the internet. If my connection is supposed to be ...
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Can I use Linux Mint to act as a router?

Can I use Mint as a Router service, similar to the service in Ubuntu (called: Router Advertisement Daemon?). Does Mint support this and what solutions are available for this? Have dabbled in Linux ...
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Possible to use netbook as wireless device for Desktop pc?

My desktop computer has problem on external wireless device so i want to use my netbook as wireless device for desktop computer. Is this possible ? if so how can i do this ? Edit: Both machines has ...
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Can I build two WLANs with Tomato?

My problem is this: I have a couple of devices connected to a WRT54GL with Tomato in the same network, both wireless and wired. I want to grant access to the internet to a notebook via wireless but i ...
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Turn Windows XP machine into a router?

I have an older Windows XP SP3 machine sitting around, that has both wired and wireless capabilities, and I would like to turn it into a router that broadcasts a wireless network. I know that this ...
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Why is Windows 7 so slow to log-on when my Wireless USB dongle is plugged in?

I'm using an Edimax Wireless USB dongle (model EW-7711UTN) on Windows 7 64-bit. The dongle works brilliantly (it was truly plug-and-play) except for one thing. I've noticed that if the dongle is ...