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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Randomly unusable wireless connection. Oddest issue ever

I have two desktop computers a laptop and a smartphone. All of them connect perfectly to my router (WRT54GL with Tomato firmware), but randomly (once a week maybe) something odd happens: For over an ...
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Wired and Wireless Network Duplication

Running into an issue when some of our client's have their laptop's connected via the wired ethernet network aswell as on the WLAN of the same network. There is know issues caused to the end ...
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Improve wireless performance

I have a Trust Speedshare Turbo Pro router, which is running on channel 6. I found that the wireless signal (and network performance) dramatically drops from my PDA (I can barely attach to the ...
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Automatically prefer Ethernet over WLAN

Is is possible to force IP connections over the wired ethernet if it is connected and over wireless LAN if the wired ethernet is unavailabe (e.g. cable disconnected). Both network connections would be ...
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How to debug Wifi?

I have Linux soft-ap running hostapd. I want to collect (from air) list of all packets going to this ap from certain address, or, rather, excluding certain MACs since only one master-managed link ...
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Wifi antenna extension with F-connector/RG-6(RG-59) cable?

In an older house, the wire mesh in walls surrounding the furnace behave like a Faraday cage and block wifi signals. It is also difficult to lay new cable, however there is television cable to ...
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Share a Wifi connection through wifi on Mac OS X

I have a WiFi connection and I would like to share it through my WiFi card to computers. For some security reason, it seems that only one device can access the WiFi connection directly. This is why I ...
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Loss of wireless network connectivity when playing video via HDMI cable

New to Super User, so I hope this question fits in with the guidelines. Very strange problem I am having, and I am at a loss as to how to continue troubleshooting this one. The basic problem is that ...
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Windows 7 machine makes router drop ALL wireless connections

Some background: My home network consists of my desktop computer, a two-month old Windows 7 (x64) machine which is online most frequently (N-spec), as well as three other Windows XP laptops ...
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Webcam, Wifi Card, Mini Mic from netbook into spycam

I got a Netbook from the recycling plant that the screen was trashed hardware was fine so I gutted it and am selling the hardware... but I liked the slim chip the webcam has and how small the mic ...
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Ubuntu Laptop as a wireless hotspot on bridge mode

I have a wired router to which my ubuntu laptop connects via ethernet. The wierless NIC of the laptop acts as a wireless hotspot on master mode. I use hostapd fo this. I have bridged eth0 and wlan0, ...
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Disable WLan if Wired/Cable Network is available

The question says it all. All i want is that my W-Lan connection should be disabled whenever a wired connection is available. What would be the easiest way to do that in Ubuntu/Gnome? In all guides ...
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Can I bridge two wired networks with a Netgear WG602 (v4)

I have two networks and I want to join them. Only one has a router. The other is currently just a bunch of computers joined via a switch. So it looks a little like this: 1. Router + comp1 + comp2 ...
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Windows 7 unidentified network (or limited access) after hibernate

My windows 7 network will show limited access or unidentified network after coming up from hibernation. In the office I normally use LAN connection, I turn-off my wireless card (DELL Latitude has ...
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Vista laptop 1 connects to network but Vista laptop 2 doesn't

Update: it seems to be intermittent and just today the issue has reversed; vista laptop 1 won't cannot, vista laptop 2 does. This seems to suggest the issue is more with the new router than either of ...
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Will shifting from Wireless to Wired network result in better performance?

We have a company of 12 employees working constantly on internal resources, but our current connection is depending on WIFI, we were thinking of using wired solution but we want to challenge the ...
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D-Link DWA-125 constantly disconnecting in winXP, but works fine on ubuntu

Hey there, I'm dual booting winXp and ubuntu 10.10. I'm using a DWA-125 usb adapter to connect to my home wifi connection and I'm having this odd issue. First off, in ubuntu the adapter works fine and ...
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Thinkpad T40 w/ XP+SP2 keeps dropping off wifi

I have a Thinkpad T40 laptop with XP / SP2. Its been locked up for the last 2 yrs or so as the screen stopped working. I took it out and plugged it to my TV and it boots up fine. But the wifi ...
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Computer freezes, wireless network icon disappears

As you can see I have two problems. I have a Toshiba Tecra A3 computer. It is 5-6 years old and it is connected to a D-link router. For a period now it has not been working correctly. The computer ...
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No option to connect to wireless network

I don't have any option to connect to wireless on my brother's laptop. It just doesn't appear in the taskbar at all - even the no wireless networks were found doesn't appear. In network connections, I ...
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Advice needed for a home network setup (hardware & software) to handle many clients and potentially heavy traffic

I have recently decided to re-structure the home network of our flatshare here. Here's a quick outline of the situation. I envision to have the following 4 devices connected to the router via cable: ...
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Macbook not connecting to WIFI

I have been having this problem all week. My Macbook aluminium can't see my wifi network. I have changed the channel to one that isn't being used by neighbours and my iphone picks it up straight ...
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Setting up 802.1X wireless connection on OSX

I am an OSX user, I have Snow Leopard 10.6.5 and an updated AirPort (version 5.5.2). I am trying to connect to my university's wireless network, but it has a 802.1x security that I am having trouble ...
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Accessing the Internet from two laptops with data card in one of the machines

How do I set up Internet access between two laptops where the network card is in one of the computers? I have two laptops - one running Windows XP and other running Vista. Both have a wifi card. I ...
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Bridging from a Blu-Ray to a Linksys E1000

Can I use a Linksys WRT54GX2 as wireless bridge for my Blu-Ray to an Linksys E1000 wireless router?.
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senao NUB-8301 driver

Does anyone know if out there is a driver for senao NUB-8301 on win7. I searched everywhere and couldn't find.
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Configuring WPA WiFi in Ubuntu 10.10

I am trying to configure my wireless network on my laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 and am having a bit of difficulty. I am a complete Linux newb, but want to learn it, hence the reason I'm trying to set ...
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Why do I have inconsistent network issues with my laptop's wireless?

I'm having trouble with my laptop Internet connection. It's patchy at best and resets or freezes a lot. The signal strength is also random. I thought it might be a driver issue but now I don't know. ...
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Share folders between three PCs over WIFI network?

What is the process of sharing folders and files to other computers using the WIFI network (D-Link router)? Can you point me to a good tutorial on how to do this? I'm in my computer (desktop), and I ...
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Mac OS X change IP configuration automatically by location (by Wifi network)?

Can Mac OS X be setup to automatically configure its Airport interface with a static IP address when connected to a Wifi network with a certain name, and on all other Wifi networks use DHCP? ...
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Can a malicious program infect a computer from another computer on a typical home wireless network?

Can a malicious program infect a computer from another computer on a typical home wireless network?
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how to setup XP as wifi router

i have a wired connection and a wireless card on xp dell laptop. how can i convert my laptop into a wifi router so that others can use my internet through wireless. I have been following the ...
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Verizon overbilling me?

I have verizon air card for my internet. Which is called vz manager. I have had it for about a year. Keeping within my usage allowance the whole time until 3 months ago, when my bill came in my 5,000 ...
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Looking for a router with multiple WAN ports and load balancing

I'm going to be moving in a few months. The location I'm moving to is great except it's on a road with very few people, so the internet access option is limited to DSL at 1.6Mbps down, 384kbps up. ...
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bluetooth doesn't recognize mouse (and other devices)… sometimes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Magic Mouse on Windows Vista machine I have a problem with bluetooth with Vista, running on my MacBook. It often doesn't recognize my wireless Magic Mouse. And I saw ...
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wifi connection for laptop 1 mile away

We have wireless internet & router. My parents live 1 mile away (They are 75 & do not have internet) How can I share my internet with them? They have a new laptop that is picking up an unknown ...
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Will a `wireless n` network adapter work `wireless g` router?

I have verizon fios internet service. I believe they use a Wireless G router, but I just have one question. I currently am using a 54mbps wireless pci adapter in my Windows 7 custom build. It drops ...
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Windows 2000 WiFi Internet Access

I am trying to configure an old laptop to connect tothe internet via a Buffalo USB Wi-Fi adapter. Having installed allof the drivers & wi-fi management softwareI can connect to my router,and to a ...
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Why my router alows to connect to the internet only after plugging the cord to laptop?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. I have D-link dir-320 wireless router. When I turn on my laptop Lenovo G555, I'm trying to connect to router by it's usually unsuccessful. But if I'll pull the ethernet cord ...
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Internet wireless connected with limited access, Windows Vista

I had some malware in my computer so I did a bit of manual work to remove it including resetting TCP/IP. Now the malware is gone. I can see my home wireless network and I can get connected to it, ...
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Two wireless NICs on a MacBook - can I bind all VPN traffic to one, and everything else to another?

I frequently connect to my workplace over a VPN. I would like to continue watching videos from, say YouTube, whilst I work on the VPN, without degrading the available VPN bandwidth (say for an RDP ...
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I believe I need a wireless access point, but can I do it with a wifi router?

My needs are simple, I think: I have a laptop upstairs with a usb wifi that I use to connect to my neighbor's wifi which I share (with their knowledge). I have a laser printer downstairs that my wife ...
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How long would it take to transfer a 10gb folder over bluetooth?

How long would it take to transfer 10GB folder from 1 Macbook to another using Bluetooth?
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Home Wifi: wireless laptop cannot RDC to wired desktop (both windows 7)

Both laptop and desktop are connected to same wifi router. desktop is connected through wire and laptop is on wifi. Both Pcs are running windows 7 and can ping each other and are in same workgroup. ...
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Intermittent connection issues with atheros ar9285

I have an asus K50IJ which has an atheros ar9285 wifi chip. It has decided to start to randomly drop internet. Although the card doesn't seem to notice it has. It will show full signal instead of say ...
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Transfering a 15gb folder from 1 macbook to another

I need to copy a folder of 15GB in size from 1 Macbook laptop to another. The both have wireless cards obviously. And Bluetooth. I have a normal network cable (ethernet). What options do I have in ...
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MacMini transmit rate stuck at 11, every other device can connect at full 54Mbit/s?

I have a MacMini circa 2007 that's getting very low transmit rates via wifi, 8-11. I have other devices that are getting full 54, including a MacBook Air. With everything else off, the MacMini doesn't ...
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Using a BTHomeHub as a wireless booster

I currently have a BT HomeHub downstairs but the wireless signal isnt strong enough on the second floor. I have an old BT HomeHub from the previous contract that I wanted to set up upstairs. I ...
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Why does the wireless network icon have a red X over it when everything seems to work?

I booted my almost brand new laptop running Windows 7 this morning and noticed a red X through the wireless networking icon in the system tray. At first I thought something was wrong, but clicking on ...
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How can WiFi access points recognize me?

Due to heavy snowfall I was recently stranded on an airport. Having to do some surfing on my laptop I found an open access point. It offered 30 minutes of free surfing a day. I registered and used up ...