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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Laptop connects to wireless network but gets invalid ip?

My laptop's wireless randomly stopped working. I'm in a hostel in Sydney, everyone in the house is connecting just fine, however my laptop is connecting to the wireless network but getting an "Invalid ...
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Can't connect to the internet in Windows Vista

I have a Windows Vista computer which i have used for about 2 years without any issues. Recently, i started having problems connecting to the internet with this Vista computer. My other XP Computers ...
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Copy wireless network connections for multiple users - Ubuntu

I have a remote ubuntu box running 10.04 that connects to the internet using a 3G wireless dongle (Huawei E1762). This connection is up and running for one of the users on the machine, however the ...
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Wireless shuts down after RDP on Windows 7?

I have two Laptops with windows 7 installed. They are both on the same wireless network. There is no wired connection. Machine A is able to ping Machine B. I then initiate a RDP connection from A ...
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DD-WRT: Anyone know how to get RADIUS on the router so I don't need to rely on an external server?

Ideally, in my environment, the radius server would run on the router, so that we can save power. Now, I've heard of people using freeRadius, which I've heard is great, but is kind of a pain to set ...
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How to get wireless working (properly) with Sitecom Wireless USB micro adapter 300N on Windows 7?

The question says it all, but more detail follows ;) I've got a new computer that runs Windows 7 64-bits (Home Edition) and I'd like to connect it to my wireless home network (Sitecom wireless ...
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Comtrend 536+ selectively blocks web pages when using it via wifi. No problem whatsoever via LAN

I've just obtained a Comtrend 536+ ADSL2+ router and I've easily managed to setup a proper LAN/wifi configuration for my home machines, laptops, smartphones and such. I'm more than used to do it. The ...
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Alternatives to Proprietary USB wireless LAN Adapters

Hope So I've picked up a Sony BDP-S270 Blu-ray player advertised as being "wireless LAN ready". I figure this is no problem for a guy that hooked up his second PC to the wireless LAN in the house. I ...
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How do I fix wireless for Linux Mint on Sony Vaio M13M1E?

I have a Vaio M13 M1E, and I'm trying the Linux Mint 10 (Julia) DVD, via a bootable USB stick created Universal USB Installer, but the wireless isn't working. On the other hand, trying Ubuntu 10.10 ...
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Wireless Access Point vs. Wireless Router

I'm thinking of buying a new ADSL2+ modem and I don't know what would give me the best performance out of the following options: Modem configured as a bridge connected to a wireless router Modem ...
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Wireless cuts out abruptly at random times, multiple routers

I'm having an issue with my wireless, as it appears to enjoy cutting out on me at random times. Suddenly, I'll be disconnected and sometimes I'll be back on in a minute, other times it decides to not ...
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WiFi range problems

I changed a miniPCI WiFi card in my old Compaq TC1000 tablet PC to Intel 2100BG (the original one supported only the B standard). It worked quite well for two months. Then I opened the tablet to clean ...
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Why is my 802.11n wireless bridge (WAY) slower than my 802.11g wireless bridge?

I bought a ZyXEL WAP3205 Wireless N Ethernet Bridge to replace my Buffalo Airstation WLI-TX4-G54HP Wireless G Ethernet Bridge. I have a Linksys WRT610N Wireless N Router. With the Buffalo bridge, I ...
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How to toggle wifi / bluetooth in Macbook Air with Windows 7 installed

I'm writing this on a MacBook Air 13" (the ones just released), but I have a problem. BootCamp provides no easy way of turning off the bluetooth or wifi radios, and nor are there any hotkey ...
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Can i allow a specific pc only internet traffic in my home wi-fi network?

I have a LINKSYS WRT54G2 router in my home network. Can i set it up in a way that would allow me to specify a pc that should only send and receive internet traffic, and be blocked off completely from ...
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Will a Wireless-G network adapter be able to reap the DISTANCE benefits of a Wireless-N router?

I'm buying a Wireless-N router for my parent's house for Christmas. They have a rather large house (around 6,000 sq. ft.) so I am going to get them an N router since they will likely need the ...
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Is my WiFi card broken

I got one Intel ATOM mini laptop without any brand name, this was sample from China(looks a lot like an Acer Aspire One). Until a day or two ago it was on WinXp an WiFi card worked well and I was able ...
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How can I give my machine a static IP on LAN?

Today, when the power went of in the office, I got a new IP for my machine (I had 192.168.0.5 and got 192.168.0.6 when the power came back.) That caused a problem because all the machines in the ...
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Using a DLink 615 router but can't make Samsung Bd C6500 recognize wireless network

Using a DLink 615 router but can't make Samsung Bd C6500 recognize wireless network
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2 Ubuntu PCs, 1 WIFI, 1 Ethernet cable. How do I get them to share the WIFI?

How do I get both my PCs connected to the modem on the other end of the house. The 2 PCs are next to each other and the Ethernet cable is just enough to connect the PCs together. Only one of the PCs ...
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Need to extend my 802.11 G signal

I have a cable modem hooked to a D-Link DIR-628 that we use as a wireless router for a mix of Apple Macintosh and HP Windows 7 computers in our home. The home is over 5000 square feet and the D-Link ...
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Capturing of “session cookies” while on unencrypted wifi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On unencrypted public wifi, what kind of real danger am I in? Looking for info about having session cookies captured when connected to unencrypted wifi. What can be ...
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DD-WRT + TekRADIUS: Having issues getting it to work

Has anyone else gotten it to work? My setup: Router: Netgear WNR3500v2 WAN IP: y.y.y.y Radius: off Wireless Security: Security Mode: WPA2 Enterprise WPA Algorithms: AES ...
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Choose specific access point in a multiple access point WIFI network sharing SSID

In my university, there is a big WIFI network which is covered by different access points (antennas) which all share the same SSID. One of these access point doesn't work: broken or misconfigured. ...
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Multiple wifi base stations to improve LAN speed of network traffic

If I use multiple wifi base stations on the same network will that improve the transfer speeds over just having the one. EXAMPLE: I often use netflix on my laptop over wifi, but if I try ...
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On unencrypted public wifi, what kind of real danger am I in?

First, my setup Windows 7 Home Premium use the built-in firewall UAC on max in Windows' wireless network settings for public networks, besides the default settings, I have 1)set to block all media ...
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Mac claims to have connected to wireless network, but hasn't

I am attempting to connect a new mac OSX 10.6.5 laptop to a wireless network (I am a windows expert but a mac novice). It used to connect without problem to the network when I had the security set to ...
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Can I add a gigabit switch to my D-Link WiFi router for gigabit networking?

I currently have a D-Link DIR-628 router in my home network that I use for wifi and local networking. However, I am looking to upgrade to a gigabit network as the data transfer speed between my ...
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How to create an open wireless along with private wireless?

I am working in a restaurant and we got our own 10Mbps speed Internet connection. The high speed is intended for our servers and credit card phone line. We recently decided to open wireless up to ...
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Does Processor Speed Matter In a Router?

I was considering paying extra for the NETGEAR WNR3500L router, because it claims: The WNR3500L supports Wireless-N and features a 480 MHz processor with 64 MB RAM and 8 MB of flash memory to ...
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Wireless router (or AP) with hardware on/off switch for WLAN [closed]

Basically the same question as the locked Wifi router that has a button to turn wifi signal off? or Wireless router (or AP) with hardware on/off switch for WLAN from wirelessfourms.org in 2007. My ...
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How can I prevent Desktop Users from viewing the wireless password?

The title says it; I want to prevent users from viewing the wireless network password on Ubuntu. It's easily viewable through the included application called seahorse.
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Can I intercept my iPhone's HTTP requests with my Mac?

I'd like to be a man-in-the-middle between my iPhone and the internet for debugging purposes. In particular, I'd like to convince my iPhone that a particular host on the internet is my local ...
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Share a USB sound card over a network/bluetooth (Mac & PC)

I've been wondering how I can stream audio to an external Edirol USB sound card, wirelessly, on both Mac and PC. I'm not looking for high quality transmission, just to play mp3s from my Mac laptop to ...
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Capture network traffic from Playstation

I want to capture network traffic from my playstation. It is connected to my wireless network. For some reason Ethereal (now WireShark) isn't letting my use my wireless card to see traffic. Is it a ...
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Wireless won't connect at home but works elsewhere

My laptop connects via a wire into the modem fine and it works without any problems but it wont connect to it wirelessly, when I've taken it out places it connects fine in wifi area's! Also my son ...
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WiFi management tool to monitor a mobile device

I am setting up a Linux based Wireless Access Point. I am using hostapd command in Ubuntu. Once set up, I will connect the Mobile device. I am looking for a management tool in Linux or Windows to ...
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Viewing the bandwidth usage of a wireless device connected to my router

I just want to figure out which wireless client is sucking my bandwidth (it's slowing down my Starcraft games :-/). I have a Linksys WRT54G router (Linux version). For firmware, I'm currently using ...
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Alternative to connectify

I've been using connectify for a while to share internate with flatmates (broken router) but it's rubbish. After working 1 night it was using 500MB of memory and 50% of CPU. What is the alternative?
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Is WEP vulnerable to deauth attacks?

WPA is vulnerable to deauth attacks. But what about WEP? I know WEP has a whole bunch of other issues... But right now, my issue is staying connected.
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WIFI Analysis tool

I have setup an ad-hoc network between a Laptop and a MobileDevice. I am using WifiManager Package from Android to get the RSSI value in the mobile device. Can you please suggest some free tools or ...
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Blacklist a single access point of a wireless network

At my university, one of the wireless access points is failing. When something tries to associate to the network using that access point, it deassociates the client, claiming 802.1X authentication ...
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Best way to bandwidth limiting for testing purpose on Linux

I need simple and accurate solution to limit bandwidth in wifi network for testing purpose. Since it will be for testing it will be used with only one device. I do not need control per device (MAC ...
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HP G60-530US Wi-Fi disables on boot or resume

My HP G60-530US laptop worked fine for both Windows and Ubuntu 10.04 until one day when the Wi-Fi was disabled by the hardware. For some reason, Ubuntu has stopped enabling the Wi-Fi in response to ...
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How do I protect against WPA de-authentication attacks?

Someone is constantly sending deauth packets to me.... =(
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Cannot stream video to xbox through wireless network

Here's my current setup: Streaming video to the xbox worked great when I had my PC connected to the router using a wired connection (cat 5e 100mbps). But, now that the pc is wireless and actually ...
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Internet speed on Acer Aspire 5532 Slow

Same network, My windows XP via Wireless download speed is 5.25-6 MB/s. My sons laptop running Windows 7 home premium right next to my computer will only download a 1.72 Mb/s max. I've updated ...
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Can not connect to wireless printer in windows 7

I have a windows 7 computer and when I go to "Devices and Printers" then I click add printer, then i pick add a network wireless printer. But it searches and searches and never finds the wireless ...
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Does it make sense that the lower a router is to the floor, the worse my reception?

Does it make sense that the lower a router is to the floor, the worse my reception? When my router is on the floor directly, I get terrible reception (even none) in my room which is 40 feet away. ...
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Risks of using WiFi instead of Cable Internet

I want to know what are the risks of using the WiFi internet instead of the cable. why the cable is more secure ? why the the WiFi is more vulnurable ?