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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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 ...
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How to get a stored WLAN “password” from Windows 7?

I'm trying to connect to my friends wireless network, but we don't know the password (ie. network/WEP/WPA key). The WLAN is secured by WPA2. My friend's laptop with Windows 7 connects automatically ...
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External Wireless for Laptop (Recommendation please) [closed]

My laptop didn't came with built in wireless internet connectivity (Is it called Wi-Fi?) so I would like to have one as an external or at PCMCIA port, Could you please suggest me your recommendations? ...
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Debian: WLAN associated, but not pinging

I have a brand new base install of Debian Lenny. iwconfig shows that I am associated with my home router over Wifi. dhclient wlan0 gives me bound to 192.168.1.121 But ping google.com gives ...
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Cannot enable wireless Ubuntu 10.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04, however I am having trouble getting wireless to work. Ubuntu says that wireless is disabled, and I am unable to enable it. I have tried Administration > ...
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Get IP addresses of network devices

How do I get the IP address of all the devices on my local network? I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
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Hardware and software used in DIY routers

Page 1 Page 2 I came across these cool things while surfing the web one afternoon, and from what I've researched, I see that they can be used in DIY routers. Am I right? What kind of software are ...
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Setting up wireless router without Internet connection

I've recently purchased a Netgear wireless router and would like to set it up at home to connect my computers via wireless with each other. When I access the wireless router the first time to ...
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Windows can detect router, but cannot connect

I have just finished building a new computer and I am now trying to set up wireless (sadly, wired is not an option). I am using a TP-Link USB adapter and a Netgear router. My OS is Windows 7 64bit. ...
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Cross-platform file-sharing over wifi

My iPhone has a program called Discover that creates a local website that allows me to share files from my phone over wifi and upload files. I have quite a limited download cap, so keeping the traffic ...
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Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet on AirPort Express

I use an AirPort Express to extend my Wi-Fi network and it works great. My question is whether I would notice a significant signal boost by plugging in an ethernet cable into the AirPort Express ...
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Can I plug a computer directly into an wireless router that is extending a wireless network?

My current wireless network consists of an Airport extreme plugged into my cable modem via ethernet and an airport express that is extending the wireless network (wirelessly). I have an extra airport ...
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Mac: Different manual IPs for different Wi-Fi networks

I use my MacBook Pro most frequently in two places with specific Wi-Fi networks, and I want it to have a different manual IP address for each one. Rather than having to switch manually, is there some ...
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How can I know if my WiFi network card supports packets injection?

The card is Intel Centrino Advanced N-6200. [ http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/wireless/adapters/6200-6300/ ] I need it to inject packets, so I run search in google to check it ...
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Tomato Firmware on Asus RT-N12

Has anyone gotten any luck with installing Tomato Firmware on an Asus RT-N12 and/or get WiFi 802.11n working? It seemed to flash correctly using the Asus Firmware and DD-WRT runs fine but it won't ...
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Technologies for Streaming Audio Over a Wifi Network?

What technologies (hardware/software) are available for streaming audio in realtime (with some latency, of course) over a Wifi network? Although I'm using mostly Macs, I would like something that any ...
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How secure are skype calls from wireless device / cell-phone?

I read that skype is quite secure. I wanted to ask if the same holds when it's used from a wireless device (say, laptop) or a mobile phone (iphone, android). This assumes it's connecting via a secure ...
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Why does the wifi on my Mac mini not work after waking from sleep?

I'm on Snow Leopard and when I put the machine to sleep and then wake it up, I often find that it won't connect to my home wifi network any more. Thing is, I can see the wifi network, but when I try ...
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Wireless and Wired Network Access at same time?

At work, I use a laptop. It is a Dell Latitude D630 with Windows XP. I work in a lab environment where I need to use the Ethernet Port as a Static IP to interact with a local network (which cannot ...