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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Incorrect or Non Existent DNS server on laptop (Windows 7)

I've been trying to fix this issue for a few hours now, and have ran through a large number of troubleshooting lists. Yesterday my laptop connected to my home network just fine, today it connects, ...
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Only a Dell Laptop does not connect to the Internet

I have Sky broadband at my home and everything was working perfectly till yesterday. I was able to connect wireless ly to the internet. Yesterday, my main laptop started showing an Exclamation (!) ...
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Is there a device to share mass storage over Wi-Fi to all platforms, even iOS?

Is there a device which can share any mass storage device over Wi-Fi, regardless of the platform/device to be accessed from? I have Googled some, but they are fixed sized hard-drives or pen-drives, ...
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Wireless router disconnects when laptop goes standby

I recently set up a wireless network for my wife's workplace. They have two Acer Aspire 5349 laptops running Windows 7 SP1, connected to a Linksys E1200 wireless-N router (via Atheros AR5B125 wireless ...
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Router stops responding intermittently after a while

I am trying to set up ADSL and WiFi in a country home. I have bought a DLink DSL-2640 modem-router for this. The device is connected to the ADSL, everything works fine. The device has a WiFi AP ...
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How to slow down my WiFi speed in Thomson Speedtouch

My Internet is limited, I am only allowed to download 5 GB per month, and watching videos on Youtube is eating my bandwidth, I managed to slow down the connection on specific computers by download and ...
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Securing a subnet

I have a primary (Actiontec used for wired) and a secondary (Linksys wireless) router. I want the Linksys wireless router to be as isolated as I can from my Actiontec LAN connections. Currently I ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Tablet - Losing WiFi connection

My Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Tablet is losing the WIFI connection around every 30 seconds. I'm using this router. The SSID is hidden and MAC address filtering is enabled. Any ideas what the problem could be?
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How do I get Windows 8 to manage my wireless connection?

I have a WNA1100 wireless adapter (USB), and a Netgear router, so I was able to set it up just by pressing the button on each once during the drivers install. It also comes with this golden oldie ...
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Getting a static internal ip address in windows 7

I have obtained a static ip address for my router from my ISP (it is a dsl router provided by my ISP). Many devices are connected to this router in wireless mode. One of them is my Server. The server ...
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Wifi driver for Ubuntu 12.04 lts

I've got 'DW1503 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card' installed on my new Dell notebook and since I prefer to used Linux than Windows I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine. The installation was ...
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How to unmerge a wireless connection in windows 7?

Recently got a windows 7 desktop, and bought a ZENDnet USB wireless n adapter for it. Installed the software. Worked fine, but began to have some issues. Notably that there was a listed Wireless ...
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My Asus laptop has been giving me a Yellow exclamation when all my other computer's internet is perfectly fine

OKAY. I just bought a beautiful looking Asus. It's so nice, but it fails already. I set it up, and it's giving me some dumb issues with the internet. It keeps giving me a yellow exclamation point and ...
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Dell M4500 does not connect to internet

I have a Dell M4500 that does not connect to the internet. I have called Dell and they have replaced the motherboard but it does not work. They told me that it is a software problem. It suddenly ...
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High WiFi reception for 8 houses? [closed]

I'm working for this project and they are launching a new Internet system to support 8 small housing units. Currently the reception is REALLY bad and only one house gets interent connection (The ...
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Wireless adapter not showing up in device manager

I'm running Windows 7 32-bit. A while back, I disabled wifi on the computer (I had an ethernet connection and it was interfering). Now, unfortunately, I need to recover the wifi connection, but the ...
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How can I disable the “toggle Wi-Fi” key combination on my Windows 7 laptop?

I rarely need to disable the wireless network on my laptop, so the Fn + F12 key combination is usually just in the way. It's even more frustrating for some of my friends and family, who don't know the ...
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How to login to my second router?

I have two routers, one ADSL router(A) which is connected to the phone line another wireless router(B) connected to this ADSL router. I connect my PC, laptop, mobiles to router B . like this: [ ...
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Wifi transfer speed really low no matter what router I am using

I have been performing the same test with 3 different Wi-Fi routers (ASUS RT-N 16, Netgear WD3700 and Netgear WD4500): Turn on the router and plugin external HDD. Connect to the router from one ...
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What can I do to connect my 802.11b laptop to 802.11n? [closed]

My HP laptop connects with internet through my neighbor wireless and works fine. I have another laptop Toshiba Satellite and I can't connect to internet. I figured out that the wireless radio tape was ...
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Ndiswrapper showing invalid Task

I have a problem with ndiswrapper. I am using ndiswrapper with the Netgear WN121t USB Wifi adapter and by now I think I tried almost every .inf file on the net. I got the device working so far (it ...
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Where can I find Wi-Fi signal strength monitor in Mountain Lion?

In OS X Lion, I often used Wi-Fi diagnostics tool (screen, link) to report proper wifi signal level, since the wifi icon next to the clock in OS X menubar isn't reliable at all. (It shows full signal ...
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Accessing Tor on Android device via a virtual wifi network

I've hosted a wifi network using a virtual router, with which the local area connection is sharing it's internet with. My Android device can connect to this wifi network and can access my laptop's ...
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Backup wireless connections and passwords on Debian Squeeze

Well, it's pretty self-explanatory from the title. I'm redoing (formatting and installing various OS's on) my laptop for a variety of reasons. Since I've connected to a lot of different wifi AP's over ...
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How to stop network manager from connecting to other networks

I am facing intermittent wireless network connection. I have already specified a SSID for network manager to connect to. But whenever the network is down, the network manager will attempt to connect ...
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Setup an inside network using a switch while connected to a wifi network

I've recently moved into my dorm at my new school. Everything is done via wifi but I would like to still have my own private network inside of my dorm (I have several computers). I went out and ...
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How to connect Ubuntu guest (in VM) to my Wi-Fi router?

I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS 64 bit in Virtual Box. There are two network adapters attached with it. eth0 (primary) is using NAT & eth1 is using bridge. I am able to connect to internet ...
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Can you tether a Chromebook to other devices?

Can you set up a chromebook as a wifi hotspot, sort of like ad hoc on windows?
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How can I stop WiFi and Bluetooth from opening on each restart?

I have a utility in Samsung Control Centre to turn off my Bluetooth and WiFi connections. But when I restart my system, Bluetooth and WiFi again come up. I don't want them to come up each time. I ...
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Wireless network

I have a wireless router connected to a modem. I'd to add a wireless router in another area of the house to use to connect other devices. Is this possible to add wireless router without connecting via ...
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How to find which channels are supported by my wifi card?

How do I find out which channels (1-13) of my wireless router are supported by the wireless card in my notebook? For example, if I choose channel 13 in my router and my wifi card could not detect the ...
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Access mac server from iphone using hostname?

I'm running a websever on my macbook and I want to access it from my phone over wifi using my home network. If I type in the IP address, it connects just fine, but I need the domain name to be fully-...
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Will a wifi repeater work with any standard?

I need to set up a repeater to reach to the other end of my house. I'm looking at listings, and I see repeaters that work with the 802.11 N standard, and make no mention of another. My wifi router ...
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How can I restore the network connection to my Epson SX235W?

My Epson SX235W has lost it's network connection for no apparent reason. The settings for my wireless network haven't changed - other wireless devices can still connect - and (as far as I can work out)...
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Meaning of line-bars in wifi signal strength, dB and negative values?

If I connect to wifi AP with 1 line of strength, does it mean that I will get only 1/5 of AP's bandwidth? I mean, do these lines tell me whether I will receive a full bandwidth or only a part of it? ...
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How can I find details of local wireless networks and their traffic and congestion from linux?

My favourite wireless connection has become sluggish, and I'd like to troubleshoot it. Insight is always good, and so I'd like to know as much as possible about what's going on. Are there any linux ...
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How can I make my PC always take the first local IP from the WiFi router?

I share multiple devices on a single WiFi router. They all are assigned local IP addresses (192.168.x.x) depending on a first-connect, first-assigned basis I think. Is there a way to make one device ...
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Headphone-Only Party: Technical Considerations? [closed]

I have a robust Macbook Pro and a Netgear RangeMax Wireless-N 150 Router. I plan to have a headphone-only party: I will stream music over Wifi using Airfoil (or something). Will this setup work? Do ...
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MSI laptop wireless no longer detecting wifi points?

I got an MSI laptop (MS-6891) and I have a weird problem with my wireless connection. I don't know why, but I can't see and connect to wireless routers. The funny thing is that the wireless "mode" is ...
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Windows 7 computer doesn't see wireless printer unless router is rebooted

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 7. It is directly connected to a Zhone combination DSL modem/router. I also have an Epson all-in-one printer connected wirelessly to the router. Most of the time ...
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I am looking to expand my Wi-Fi range using two Linksys routers. How do I go about this?

Most of the computers in the house are used up to a maximum of five or six feet of the router. However, my iPad cannot get a good signal through a couple of walls. Here's what I have: Linksys ...
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What is difference between 3G, 4G and Wifi Technology? [closed]

I am truly confused with the difference between 3G, 4G and Wifi Technology. Can please somebody explain me the difference?
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Capture/Peek WiFi data traffic?

My goal: I want to analyze the network protocols of a wireless device on my net. I've successfully set my linux laptop into monitor and promiscuous mode for its wifi interface. I used airmon-ng to ...
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Can't access LAN from WIFI. Unidentified device en route?

I have a directory shared on my computer Optimas-PC. The problem is that I want to access that file fom Optimas-LT. Optimas-LT is a laptop while Optimas-PC is a desktop computer connected via LAN. ...
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How can I access my external hard drive wirelessly from my laptop?

My desktop crashed so I am migrated over to a laptop. I have wireless in my home so I am trying to be able to use to laptop in any room without any other connections (wireless printer, wireless mouse,...
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Use wireless router to receive wifi and send via ethernet

I go to a school that only has wireless internet. My desktop doesn't have a wireless card. I do have a wireless router (netgear wgt624 v3). I was wondering if I could use the router to receive the ...
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How can I make router connect to internet through computer?

Some asked a similar question previously, but the answer did not work for me. My modem broke but I have an Optimum WiFi hotspot near me that I can connect to. However , only 1 of my computers is able ...
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USB WLAN adapter disables mouse/keyboard

I have an old Windows system here with a strange problem. Whenever I plug in my USB WLAN adapter the mouse and keyboard both become unresponsive. The system does not hang because other processes ...
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Networking issue - Can't connect using wireless (Windows 7)

A few days ago I accidentally ran a malicious script on my netbook. This stopped my power options working, System restore was faulting when I tried to load it (service not running), my Windows theme ...
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How can I prevent an application (Dropbox) from accessing network when connected to a certain Wifi ESSID?

I sometimes connect my Ubuntu laptop to my phone's 3G connection via tethering. When connected to that network I don't want Dropbox to synchronize as I have a limited data plan. I do want it ...