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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wifi antenna to boost pci card signal make any difference?

I'm looking at getting a pci wireless card and an antenna. The pci card is wireless N, but the antenna only states it works with b/g. Now i'm pretty sure it will work with whatever, any 2.4ghz ...
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wireless interface: usb or pci?

I have a router in my basement, and a desktop in the office upstairs, about 20 feet away through walls. With my laptop, which has a 5300 bgn card, i get a consistent 80% + signal with 100+mbps ...
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Wireless router can't be found from linux

I have a very strange problem with my wireless routers, or linux. I have 2 wireless routers one directly connected to my modem (router 1) and another wireless router (router 2) on the 2nd floor ...
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Why is my 802.11g wireless LAN so slow?

I have a Netgear DG834G ADSL modem/802.11g router at home. My notebook and media centre PC (both (K)ubuntu 10.04) both connect at a reported speed of 54 Mbit/s, yet copying files between the two ...
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Keeping the wireless connected

I’m running OpenBSD on a computer which is connected via wireless to the network. It is a well supported NIC and I’ve had no problems with it from a hardware perspective. Unfortunately my wireless ...
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SSH into MacBook Pro through router

I have two MacBook Pros on my home network. I have followed the advice in the below question to be able to SSH into them: How do you run a SSH server on Mac OS X? However, how would I issue the ...
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Using a Mac as a wireless router, and run all wireless traffic through a proxy/VPN?

I am looking to use a Mac (Snow Leopard) as a wireless router, so I can wirelessly connect my laptop (Windows XP) and Android 2.1 (rooted) phone. However, I would like all of my wireless traffic to be ...
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Only detecting wireless networks on channel 1

I've just installed a wireless USB dongle and I have an odd problem, the dongle is only detecting networks broadcasting on channel 1. Luckily, my router just happens to be on channel 1 at the moment, ...
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Share EVDO USB internet?

I have a wireless router to which all my PCs are connected. Previously i was using DSL to share internet, now i have EVDO wireless USB on one of my PC, i want to share that internet to all my other ...
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Command line tool for connecting to wireless (Ubuntu)

I was wondering how to connect to wireless in a Linux command line environment -> I'm looking for a ncurses like program to do this, not a bunch of commands and files to edit. Is there one?
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Mouse lags on HDD activity

My mouse lags very badly, when HDD activity happens. (I have Microsoft Desktop 6000 Wireless mouse) Any ideas?
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How to make my WiFi connection hidden?

I have noticed in Ubuntu a command called Connecting to a hidden wireless network. These hidden networks do not broadcast their names, which means that they will not show up in the list of wireless ...
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How to View Users Connected to Ad-Hoc Network on Windows 7?

Question How do I detect/manage users who are connected to my laptop's ad-hoc network? Background I have a Windows 7 laptop with a wired network connection. I've set up an ad-hoc network following ...
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Private WLAN - secure it, but allow “guest” access

I'm trying to get my NetGear WNDR3300 wireless access point to do the following: basically be secure as possible; WPA2-PSK security level with a long passphrase, hiding the custom SSID (not the ...
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How can I find out who is connected to my wireless router? (Linksys WRT54g)

This seems like it would be obvious, but I can't find it anywhere on the screens provided when I log into my wireless router. Maybe I'm just missing something obvious here, but I thought I'd take the ...
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Listing and choosing WLAN access points (base stations) in Mac OS X

On Mac OS X, it's easy to use the AirPort GUI to list all WLAN networks (SSIDs) and choose one. But how can I list all access points (base stations) within one network, and manually choose one of them ...
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How can I disable the wireless connection balloon when it connects?

XP SP3 When my laptop connects to my wireless, a balloon appears, attached to the wireless icon in my tray. As sometimes my connection drops and re-connects, I may get this notification a few times. ...
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Dealing with unstable connections with SSH?

I'm on a bit of a travel binge at the moment, and unfortunately that finds me using some of the worse WI-FI connections I've ever seen; periodic disappearance and reappearance, highly variable ...
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What happens if i am connected to 2 different networks?

i am just curious. with wireless+Ethernet or dual Ethernet, i can connect to 2 different networks at 1 time. but i noticed that if i connect wirelessly and connection with Ethernet is up, the internet ...
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Buying another router and use as a “signal repeater” in bridge mode?

I asked about using a pc almost as a "router" and although it's a solution, I tought about just buying a second router to act as a "bridge" between my connection. (Reason: I don't want to have to keep ...
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Choosing an encryption protocol for a wireless network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I configure my wireless network for the strongest security? What is the most practical security method for a home wireless network? I need to configure my ...
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Wireless Connection not maxed out but “slow”

I just got a 20MBit cable connection at home and tried to measure the bandwidth from this with my laptop. After a few tries (5), I could see I was getting 14/1 Mbps (down/up) speeds from speedtest.net ...
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Serve ssh connection to wifi devices while connected to a wifi network

I was wondering if there's any way for a laptop to be both simultaneously connected to a wireless network, while at the same time acting as an ad-hoc network with local access to serve as a wifi ...
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iMac 27" WiFi networking issues

I have a 27" iMac (OS X 10.6.4) which has suddenly developed a heap of networking issues. It's dropping in and out all of the time and seems to get confused about whether it's connected or not. Is ...
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Large Bluetooth Mouse

I'm currently using a Logitech MX Revolution. Unfortunately, it operates on the 2.4 GHz band which results in some horrible interferance with my wireless network. I'm looking for recommendations ...
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Local access only to router when encryption enabled

I have a Wireless Huawei HG520b Router and a Toshiba Satellite laptop. They can connect fine via ethernet, and the router has a connection to the internet no problem. But if I try to connect the ...
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Wireless Connection Drops, Mac OS X 10.6.4

I am not sure if this correlates with installing the 10.6.4 update, but I have made no hardware changes to my machine. The wireless connections just drops occasionally, and the only way to pick it ...
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Wireless Connection not available until user relogin

For some time now I've got problems with my WiFi Connection on a Windows7 notebook. There are two Windows users set up as Administrators. When I start the computer and login as userA it states: ...
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Network wireless USB dongle

Here in Panama City, Panama they have a telephone company which sells wireless USB adapters for laptops and desktops. Can other computers use the same connection with a wireless router and a USB ...
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cant connect work laptop to home wireless

i have a work laptop thats a ibm thinkpad. when i try to connect to home wireless it connects but then hangs on "waiting for ip configuration"...finally it just drops the connection. I can get my ...
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DHCP negotiations consistently fails to obtain lease on first try and works on second try

I'm having some problems bringing up my wireless card at boot time on my Red Hat Linux 9.0 box. After some investigation with the boot scripts, I noticed that it was having problems with the DHCP ...
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Netbook (Samsung N220) on Ubuntu 10.04 slows down WiFi for other computers

I encountered a really odd problem with my new netbook. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Samsung N220 Mito. So far everything worked fine. Now I tried the machine for the first time in our work group ...
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Wireless No Longer Works on MacBook

I have a weird problem. I have a MacBook with Snow Leopard installed. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate in another partition via Boot Camp. Before this afternoon, my wireless internet worked in the ...
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How to force Network Manager to rescan connections?

How to force Network Manager in Ubuntu to rescan wireless connections? After closing my laptop, network manager does not see new wireless connections. Is there any bash command to force rescan? sudo ...
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How to limit speeds on my “Linksys Wireless-G Home Router - WRT54GH”?

I have a cable modem connected to my WRT54GH router, my main PC connected to the router with an Ethernet cable, and everyone else connected to the router via wireless. I would like to limit download ...
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Is it possible to use a laptop as a “router”, using an old hub and connecting other devices to a wifi laptop?

I have a wi-fi connection at home. My laptop uses it. I want to use an old ethernet hub that I have, connect two ethernet cables (one in a ps3, one in a media center) on it, and a cable going to my ...
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Can't connect to network in Windows 7, but can in Ubuntu

I just got an internet connection at home with a wireless router. For some reason, I cannot connect to this network on Windows 7. My phone (samsung corby pro) can connect to it and I can surf. I can ...
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neighbours PC on my Wifi

Well i can't put a password on my wifi, because everytime I do that the connection drops every 5 minutes or so on all wired and wireless PCs. I'm not happy about it but I keep a check of all the ...
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How to disable ad-hoc wireless connections?

I have Intel 5100 AGN on my laptop. I want to make sure it wont make ad-hoc wireless connection ever. Couldnt find anything suitable in Advanced adapter settings (was looking for something like ...
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wifi: risks with unsecure wifi connection

I have not secured my wifi connection at home. Is it risky? If I need to secure it are there easy to follow instructions some where? if some thing goes wrong can I easily reset it? I am using LinkSys ...
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wifi home connection: verify speed

How do I verify the exact wifi speed that I am getting from my service proivder. I just want to make sure that I am getting the speed that they are supposed to deliver. Could I check it from iphone as ...
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Ubuntu wireless driver help

I'm new to Linux, so please use small words :-) First of all, let it be known that I have searched and attempted to find a solution without posting for help, but my attempts have all been ...
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How to diagnose WiFi connection failures

I'm having trouble connecting to the WiFi in my new house. I'm sure I'm getting everything right - right network ID, right password type, right password (copied directly from the router's config page ...
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Cannot access my wireless router web interface from MS Windows 7

I have a very annoying problem ever since I have installed Microsoft Windows 7 a couple days ago. From what I have noticed it could only be related to the operating system I'm running. My network ...
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Home & Office Laptop Connection

This may be a weird question, but...I have caught my son accessing inappropriate material on my work laptop at my home. He has used my wireless hope ISP. Will that show up at work on the servers ...
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Can I use wired ethernet and wireless Wifi simultaneously? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use Wireless and Wired connections at the same time My laptop has a LAN socket and Wifi radio. When I insert a cable to connect to another computer for data transfer and ...
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Connecting to the internet using my WLAN in Ubuntu 10.04

Whenever I boot into Ubuntu it detects the local networks perfectly, but after selecting my network and typing in the correct password for WEP2 it can't connect to the internet. What's the problem? ...
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Binding wlan0 to eth0 in Linux

When I type ifconfig, I see wlan0 and eth0. I want to somehow bind these two together into one device. How would I go about doing this?
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WiMax or alternatives

I my spare time I'm a member of an international search and rescue team and one of the problems we have is communications. We can get international communications going using satellite phones and ...
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iPhone won't connect to home wireless network - but laptop will?

Just recently my iPhone stopped connecting to my home router. It works elsewhere but is not connecting at home. My laptop connects, but not my iPhone any longer. When it asks me to choose a ...