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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Can't enable wireless again after disabling it by accident on linux

My Acer notebook has a button that can disable the wireless network device when pressed. Since it is near the ESC key, sometimes I press it on accident, especially when editing something with Vim. ...
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wifi router linux based - customizable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a customizable Linux based WiFi router Hi, I m looking for a wifi router (Internet gateway) currently My ISP provided me a wired router It should be ...
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Wireless adapter won't enable

I bought a d-link dwa-125, plugged it in and windows recognized it right away and said everything was good to go. But there were no connection options. When I open up the network control panel and ...
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How does Windows 7 decide which route to take if 2 connections to an internet source exist? (e.g. a Wireless and an Ethernet one to a router)

How does Windows 7 decide which route to take if 2 connections to the Internet exist? (e.g. wireless versus wired)
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Using a desktop as a dedicated wifi server, and hooking the Ethernet port to a wireless router, is this possible?

I want to connect one of my desktops wirelessly to the Internet, using my neighbours unsecured wifi (with her permission of course), and share it through the Ethernet port to my wireless router, so I ...
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Two OSX Computers in Physical Proximity: Options?

I have two macs right next to each other. They are both on the same network and I can see both of them with a KVM switch and VNC (when the KVM is too annoying). However, I'd like a faster network ...
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What would cause large variations in ping time between PC and router over wifi?

I just purchased a new router (Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH) and setup our router in a new location. I'm running the stock firmware 1.72. Between my PC and the router there are several walls and a ceiling. ...
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Is there a way to Blacklist/Hide Wireless Networks in Windows 7 Available Networks List?

There are a several Wireless networks viewable from my home which I want to blacklist/hide from the the available networks listing, by SSID Name. Is this possible, and if not, why?
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Router issues IP but Laptop does not accept?

I was having issues with my older Linksys wireless router and decided to upgrade to a Linksys E3000. However, after upgrading, I still have the same issues. What happens is that I will be connected ...
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Problem adding xbox 360 as windows 7 media center extender over wireless

Trying to add XBOX 360 as Windows Media Center Extender on Windows 7 Pro machine. I have completely disabled Windows firewall and wireless security, with no luck. To troubleshoot, I have: Disabled ...
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How to disable the realtek wireless lan utility

I recently installed windows 7. As a part of this, I was required to install the drivers for my onboard wireless adapter (Realtek 8187). However, with the driver came this annoying management studio ...
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Wireless connection: strange connection drops and ping timeouts

After a DSL technician installed a new router/wireless access point, I started having serious problems with my wireless connection on my PC. To diagnose, I used a tool called "Colasoft ping tool" to ...
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Recommended wifi card for Windows 7 x64 [closed]

As me and many others do have problems with wifi cards and Windows 7 x64 (I can't get my card working on my Win7x64), what is the best option for wifi card for that OS?
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Why is the file copy speed over wireless so slow?

I am copying files from one powerful computer to another on my home network. The files are copying slower than what it would take to download them over the internet. If my connection is supposed to be ...
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Can I use Linux Mint to act as a router?

Can I use Mint as a Router service, similar to the service in Ubuntu (called: Router Advertisement Daemon?). Does Mint support this and what solutions are available for this? Have dabbled in Linux ...
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Possible to use netbook as wireless device for Desktop pc?

My desktop computer has problem on external wireless device so i want to use my netbook as wireless device for desktop computer. Is this possible ? if so how can i do this ? Edit: Both machines has ...
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Can I build two WLANs with Tomato?

My problem is this: I have a couple of devices connected to a WRT54GL with Tomato in the same network, both wireless and wired. I want to grant access to the internet to a notebook via wireless but i ...
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Turn Windows XP machine into a router?

I have an older Windows XP SP3 machine sitting around, that has both wired and wireless capabilities, and I would like to turn it into a router that broadcasts a wireless network. I know that this ...
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Why is Windows 7 so slow to log-on when my Wireless USB dongle is plugged in?

I'm using an Edimax Wireless USB dongle (model EW-7711UTN) on Windows 7 64-bit. The dongle works brilliantly (it was truly plug-and-play) except for one thing. I've noticed that if the dongle is ...
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can I log urls visited with dd-wrt?

Got dd-wrt setup! Can I log urls visited on all computers on the network?
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Airport Express-like hardware for the PC?

I'm looking for something that I can stream music to, sort of like how I would be able to stream to wireless speakers using an Airport Express. Does something like this exist for PC users?
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How to hack into Mac OS X / Unix after Wireless keyboard doesn't connect anymore?

After I changed the batteries of my wireless keyboard of my iMac i5 the keyboard does not connect anymore. I want to log on to my system, but of course I need to provide a password. I tried several ...
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Can I automatically connect to the strongest wifi network under Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 laptop, and 2 wifi connections. Windows 7 allows me to specify a strict preference list of networks in the "Manage Wireless Networks" under the Network and Sharing Center. However, ...
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Steps to update Buffalo 300nh firmware to dd-wrt w/o connecting to internet connection

I already have an existing wireless router that I rent from my ISP. I want to setup my Buffalo 300nh router first, with new dd-wrt firmware and once I have that setup I will switch to using it. What ...
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bought the Buffalo 300nh router, can I setup dd-wrt before disabling my other wireless router?

I am renting a wireless router with cable connection from my local ISP. I want to setup my Buffalo 300nh router with dd-wrt before returning the ISP's wireless router. Is this possible for me to do? ...
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Where can I view advanced wireless properties to find out channel no, SNR, etc in Windows 7?

In Linux there's iwconfig, iwlist, etc. In Windows, is there anyway to get more advanced view of the properties/statistics of the wifi signals I see? Something other than the couple of bars and the ...
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XP: Not all wireless networks shown

The system: ThinkPad T41, with Intel Centrino (PRO/Wireless 2100), WinXP/32 SP3 The problem: Windows XP does not show all wireless networks. Usually, I have to click "Refresh network list" a couple ...
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Can I use iMac Internet sharing as a way to monitor Internet usage in my home?

At home I have an iMac connected wirelessly Netgear router, and my children also (via PC) connect to the router wirelessly. Currently I have no way of monitoring Internet usage - I want my children to ...
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Is there a router that can take a wireless signal, and connect wired devices?

I have several devices that can only connect via wired connections. My ISP supplied router is more or less fixed in position, and bringing a wire from these devices to the router's current position is ...
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How do I find out the MAC address of my Wi-Fi card in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to locate MAC address in Windows 7 How do I find out the MAC address of my Wi-Fi card in Windows 7? Is there some screen in the GUI I can look at? Or something in a ...
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Wireless connection dies when cordless phone rings, help?

I have a Cisco Linksys wireless N gigabit router, model number WRT310N that I'm using as a wireless ACCESS POINT in my home network. It usually works fine, however, whenever my 2.4 ghz cordless house ...
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Replacements for Intel WiFi Link 5100

The wireless adapter in my laptop, the Intel WiFi Link 5100, has been really flaky lately. I've had this laptop for about 8-10 months with no issues. But over the last week or so, getting it to ...
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Is is possible to change MAC address of a WiMAX USB adapter?

Wondering if it is possible to change the MAC address of a WiMAX USB adapter (read WiMAX, not Wi-Fi) manufactured by Motorola, ZTE, Intel etc. I've tried a few tools that did changed the MAC address ...
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If I have WPA encryption on my WiFi network but don't change the default admin username/password to the router, can someone gain access to my network?

I've set up WPA encryption on my WiFi network with a passphrase. This passphrase is visible in plain text when I connect to my router at http://192.168.1.1. But if someone doesn't know this ...
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Can a switch differentiate between operating systems?

My employer has a open WiFi network, it appears that it can tell the difference between Windows XP, and Linux. I was wondering if this was even possible, and if not is it more likely they they are ...
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How to chain two routers so each provides its own WPA2 network

I have two wifi+ethernet routers, one somewhat older ASUS RT-N11, the other a new TP-Link TL-WR941ND. The computers on our home network all support "n" wifi, except for one old Dell laptop that my ...
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Slow Download Speed only through wireless

I noticed my internet has been really slow for past week, so i did a speed test and got a 0.50 Mb/s download speed when my real speed is 6 Mb/s. I performed this test from my computer via wireless (my ...
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How important is it to match brands with wireless networking equipment?

Back in the day, when wireless in your home was new and exotic, I often heard it said that it was a crapshoot to try and use equipment from different brands on the same network. Is that still true? ...
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Having issues with troubleshooting Windows 7 wireless management

I assembled a new desktop PC a few weeks back and finally made the jump from XP to 7. Since then, I've had nothing but problems with the Windows 7 wireless networking. If there's a signal or ...
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is it possible to set up a wireless bridge with dd-wrt?

I have a standard router (dlink) and a secondary linksys running wrt. Currently i have it set up according to this guide. (using the Instruction for dd-wrt v24 sp1 settings) It works great however it ...
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How do you tell Access Connections to automatically connect to LAN, and if none is present - connect to WiFi?

How do you tell Access Connections to automatically connect to LAN, and if none is present - connect to WiFi? I am running Windows 7.
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how to setup wireless in Kubuntu

My network adapter is Broadcom 43225 802.11b/g/n I don't know hot how to find it and how to install it. in WIN7 everything done automatically!!! maybe thats the reason why ordinary people keep ...
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Getting a hardwired connection at a specific location?

Okay so my internet is a cable modem which is down the hall from where I have a PS3. I currently have a wireless router setup. My current internet connection is advertised as about 7 Mbps. However, my ...
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Laptop connects to other network but not to my home wireless

My home network's wireless SSID is say "XYZ" I also have an ethernet wire from the same router. I have two laptops A and B Earlier both A and B were able to connect to my home internet through the ...
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What configuration tweaks do I need to do to my Wi-Fi base station to get minimum latency?

I am developing a specialized screen sharing solution. The requirements call for it to: Work over a Wi-Fi LAN network. provide minimum latency and jitter. I did all I know how to do on the ...
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is there a way to prevent network manager from storing the password for a wireless network

Our corporate wireless network uses continuously changing passwords with RSA tokens. So every time we need to connect to the wireless we need to enter a new password off the RSA token. For extra fun ...
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Is my D-Link PowerLine AV Starter Kit messing with DHCP?

Yesterday, before I moved into a new house, I had the following setup: 1 x Shaw Cable modem (Motorola, blue) 1 x D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) 1 x Sony PlayStation 3 2 x Apple iMacs 4 x ...
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Lexmark S305 printer won't print wirelessly over WIFI on Snow Leopard

I have a Lexmark S305 printer which won't print over wifi however it will happily print a test page. The printer worked fine before upgrading to Snow Leopard. I understand the Snow Leopard in built ...
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Increased wifi router signal is enough to ensure connection?

I have this question and haven't found an answer in other questions. Say there's a place in my house where I currently get none or a very poor signal. If I somehow managed to increase the strength of ...
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Connecting to wireless network on Boot Camp running Windows XP

I have a Mac Mini running a version of Windows XP on Boot Camp. I'm trying to connect to a wireless network on the virtual machine using this guide: ...