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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Unable to ping machines in same network using Wifi

I am connected to WiFi router , and I am running Linux machine. There are few more machines connected to the same WiFi router, some are Windows and some Linux. I am trying to learn the basics of n/...
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wifi dongle, iwpriv ra0 ATE command not working

Trying to execute ATE commands on ralink rt3070 wifi dongle, # iwpriv ra0 set ATE=ATESTART Interface doesn't accept private ioctl... set (8BE2): Invalid argument Anyone got any idea? It is ...
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Backtrack, Wi-Fi not working

I've installed Backtrack 5R3 KDE, and I realized that my wireless is not working, but wired is working fine. Here's the lshw output: *-network description: Ethernet interface ...
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Delayed startup of network (Wi-Fi) icon

When my Windows 7 Starter netbook boots up and after everything is loaded, it takes about 5 minutes before the network icon near the clock becomes functional. When there’s an available Wi-Fi signal – ...
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How to configure a wireless router on a wired PEAP network

I tried plugging in a wireless router to a wired PEAP network to allow devices without ethernet ports to connect, but it doesn't work. Is a special type of wireless router required and are there any ...
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Linux Mint Wireless doesn't connect

I've installed Linux mint debian edition (LMDE), and following this tutorial > http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/161 I did installed the network driver. The available connections appears ...
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Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)

I'm looking for help with a Vista Home Premium laptop that has trouble accessing any resource on our home network, but accesses the Internet just fine. The set-up is this: The Vista laptop and a ...
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Does Whatsapp use wi-fi where possible? [closed]

I just got Whatsapp on the new iPhone 5. I know it uses the data plan to send messages, but I'm wondering if it will use WiFi instead where possible?
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What information about my computer is shared when I connect to a wireless network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless network connection: Security Type: Unsecure When I connect to a wireless (802.11/a/b/etc) network what information can either its users or administrators obtain ...
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Remote Desktop connection breaks the wireless connection

When I connect to my Windows 8 Professional machine via Remote Desktop (RDP) I almost always get my WiFi connection broken. The setup: T61P Lenovo Laptop + W8 at home Wireless Router with NAT ...
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How can I view a live presentation on multiple devices during a large training session?

I'm trying to come up with some presentation solutions for an upcoming large training session. The presenter wants to setup a local WiFi network and share his presentation to anyone who would like ...
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Cannot install Network Manager in Debian

I have recently installed Debian on my laptop HP G62. The problem is, I cannot establish a WiFi connection. I searched through the web, and I found some guide for setting up a WiFi internet ...
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The meaning of the first line output in the iwconfig command in Linux

When I'm using the iwconfig command on my current wifi interface , wlan0 , the first line I get as output is wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn. When I try to do this when I am connected to other WiFi's, I ...
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.Bat File to Change Wifi Connection to Public Connection [closed]

I need to create a .bat file that will set a wireless connection, eg MyNetworkName, to a public network, so it won't be on Home or Work. I have searched and I don't know how to do this.
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How can I stream my laptop's desktop to my iPad?

I recently got a wireless PC controller, and now I enjoy games playing from my bed. However, I find it hard to correctly place my laptop so it's comfortable, and it would be great if there was a way ...
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Connecting 2 LANs via Wi-Fi

At my home I have a LAN with very fast internet (120Mbit/s). On my roof I installed a Wi-Fi access point to get good Wi-Fi around my house. About 200meters (600feet) from me a friend lives and I want ...
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Forcing 5 GHz on MacBook Pro

I currently have the retina MacBook Pro running OS X lion and want to force the wireless card to only connect only to 5GHz networks. Both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz have the same SSID so I can not pick ...
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Two Thinkpads interfere with each other on wireless network

I have two IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads, both running Gentoo Linux. One is a T40 with an Intel 2915 ABG wireless adapter, and the other is a T500 with an Intel 5100 AGN. When both systems are running and ...
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WAN port Unplugged

I have iBall 150M Extreme Wireless N Router. I am trying to connect my internet through this router. I configured it correctly (using quick configuration) as per my knowledge using static IP Address. ...
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Wifi and eth behavior

I have a wireless router 150M Wireless Lite N Router Model No. TL-WR740N / TL-WR740ND. Normally, when I'm connected to the local network using eth0 I can ping other machines by issuing ping name. When ...
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How to connect three laptops

I have three laptops which i want to connect. On one of them wireless doesn't work and on the other LAN wire doesn't work. Is there any way by which i can use both the wireless Ad-Hoc as well as LAN ...
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Bandwidth Monitoring for Linksys E4200

I have a Linksys E4200 router with about 10 computers connecting to it. I'm looking for a way to monitor bandwidth usage in real time. I am willing to install custom firmware if it can get the job ...
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Wireless signal strength issue [closed]

I have 2 gaming computers, one is a laptop and one is a desktop, and both have wireless internet. My desktop has little to zero signal when my gaming laptop is even in the house, not running. ...
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How to share Wifi connection on Laptop to other devices through Wifi? (Connectify does not work)

My laptop is connected to my school WiFi but somehow my Android phone cannot access the WiFi (My phone can connect to WiFi in other places, so I guess it must have something to do the setting) So, I ...
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Alfa (AWUS036H) wont connect to backtrack5 r3

As the title states, I'm trying to connect my Alfa (AWUS036H) to backtrack5 r3. I've already installed the drivers on my host (windows 7). When I go into VMPlayer and try to disconnect it from the ...
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What is the difference between Ad-Hoc and Mesh Network? (also with p2p)

According to the Cisco support forums, Ad-Hoc means peer-to-peer while mesh means bridge-to-bridge or router-to-router, meaning in a mesh every node has the capability to route. So would mesh ...
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Access node.js local server though mobile via same shared wifi

EDIT: I was stuck in this situation before but then it was Apache-related But this time I'm using NodeJS, so the old answer doesn't help. I'm running apache a NodeJS webserver (on port 80) on ...
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Wireless Connection unstable with multiple devices connected

My wireless network works perfectly when only 1 device is connected. Super fast, full strength. But as soon as multiple devices are connected to the wireless network the connections become unstable (...
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How to change MAC address on Mac OS X 10.7.3 Lion?

I'm trying to change the MAC address for the interface en1. ifconfig Output: lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 fe80::1%lo0 ...
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Extending the range of a WPA2-protected wifi

This question is a follow-up to TP-Link TL-WA701N not working good as wireless extender I have a TP-Link TL-WR340G wireless router and a TL-WA701N wireless extender available. My network is WPA2-...
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How to use WLAN Channel 14 outside of Japan? [closed]

I'm in Europe, I have a router and I have to test its UI. When I set the Region to Japan and Channel to 14 my PC won't connect back to the router and I have to do a firmware reset. In the office I ...
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Trying to understand Wireless N vs Wireless AC [closed]

Whenever a new wireless standard gets approved you expect faster speeds and longer range. From everything that I've read about it, it seems that AC will only transfer over the 5GHz band and up to ...
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Reserve DHCP slots for certian users?

My company has alot of outside suppliers and contractors who need access to our wifi network. Currently, we only allow DHCP to hand out 20 addresses for our quest Wifi network. This typically fill up ...
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Single SSID for multiple APs in routed mode?

Normally, when setting up a network of multiple Wi-Fi APs with a single ESSID, one would set the APs to be simple link-layer bridges between wireless and wired Ethernet. Is this setup possible with ...
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How to setup the network under the stated conditions?

I have a desktop PC running Windows 7 Home Premium I have a 1TB internal drive and a printer attached to my PC. There is also a 320GB master drive with OS installed in it. I use a wireless router to ...
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Intercepting LAN network traffic via WiFi

Let's get straight to the point. This is my fictive network architecture: My question is: Would it be possible for Laptop B to intercept traffic sent and received by Laptop A? Please note that B ...
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ADSL upload speed low on PC, but good with phone over wifi

on PC over LAN: on Android phone over wifi: ADSL status on my router: These speed tests were run on the same time on same router. My router brand is TPLink. I have tried new cables with all ...
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I just ordered 70/10 internet service, and need a new router I think?

Before I had 25/5 service and the N standard router did just fine. Now it doesn't do the job. Online speedtest reads at 82 so I have the line. But my laptop is getting less than 30 in my room. My ...
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Router stopping my python server

So my problem, very simply, is that I cannot get my computers that are connected to my router to communicate. Example: If I ping a wireless computer I get no response and the Request times out If ...
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UDP client behaving differently for wifi router

I have a setup like, main router is connected to modem(ISP), I have connected one wifi router to main router, and another wifi router to above wifi router, so have 3 levels of routers. Now I connected ...
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Belkin N150 local DNS flakey

I'm having issues connecting to the various devices on my network (Mac-heavy, MBP (thunderbolt, not retina, Lion), Macbook (Late 2007, white, Snow Leopard), iPad (3rd gen, iOS6), Apple TV (2nd gen, ...
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Wireless card fails to receive ARP resolution answer from Router

I have a Windows Vista laptop here with an Atheros AR5007EG wireless card. When attempting to connect it with an AVM Fritzbox 7330 the following happens: Laptop successfully negotiates DHCP and ...
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Wifi connected but no data transfer

I have a Desktop which runs on Windows XP and a laptop which runs in Ubuntu. Recently I have set up a wireless router in order to be able to access internet on my laptop through wifi. The laptop ...
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How to get wireless working in XP x64 without drivers

I've looked high and low for 6 hours now, and found no drivers for the built in wireless on a N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX board. they got them for vista and 7, but not xp. The card in question is: ralink ...
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Virtual machine network configuration

My host OS is Ubuntu 12.04 and I am running a LAMP stack there. I have several Windows virtual machines (XP and Windows7) running in Virtual Box so I can test IE6, IE7, etc.. I frequently move this ...
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wireless network with cable modem and access point

I have a Scientific Atlanta EPC2203 cable modem and a TP-Link TL-WA500G access point. When I connect my computer directly to modem with a CAT5e cable I have internet connection on my laptop (when i ...
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Extend wifi using POE

My house is long and has a maze of rooms. The front part is on a higher level of 4 feet. The study at the back part has a PC and a ADSL modem/router plugged into a phone extension. Wifi signals are ...
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Windows 7 Network Places do not show local computers

My Windows 7 Network Places do not show local network computers since about one month ago. I tried turning on Network Discovery in Network and Sharing Center by changing advanced sharing settings. ...
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How to Connect Wired Ethernet Devices to a Wireless Network?

Is there a device that connects to an existing wireless network, and lets me share internet among several wired ethernet devices plugged into it? I have a desktop and a networked storage device ...
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Using a Linksys Wireless- G Broadband Router for a Wireless Antenna/Adapter?

(Warning: I'm not too computer-smart). Just moved from a home where I used AT&T DSL to a home with Comcast Cable for internet. The old home had the DSL ethernet wired to my only desktop with a ...