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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Use wireless mouse with laptop

Is it possible to use a wireless mouse for a laptop, and if so, how would you go about doing it?
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IP address of host of Wi-Fi ad-hoc network?

I often create a wireless ad-hoc network on my laptop running Windows 7. Now I'd like to connect to it using standard HTTP from my iPod Touch. I've tried 192.168.1.1 and that doesn't work. What should ...
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How do I connect a TV with an ethernet connection to a wifi network?

I have a TV with Ethernet port in one room and a wifi router in another. I want to connect my TV to internet, but i cant find any wifi adapter for my purposes. Can anybode help? TV is Sony z5500
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Wireless connection error

error 105 (net::err_name_not_resolved): The server could not be found. I am trying to understand and debug the above error. I am able to connect to wireless from my ubuntu, but not able to browse. ...
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Network slows down when Firefox opens first

I am using Vista service pack 1 and whenever I open the Firefox browser before opening other browsers my Internet slows to a crawl. Using speedtest.net my download speed is ~10Mb/s with just Firefox ...
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Server 2008 R2 and TP-Link Wireless N adapter (WN851N)

I've recently purchased a wireless network card for my PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. It is a TP-Link WN851N. Under Ubuntu Linux, this card works out of the box. Under Windows XP, it runs after ...
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Problem with wireless router, always stay local

Hey, for some reason my wireless router only allows me access to my local network. I've tried to reset the router and I've followed the set-up wizard and I've also done the advanced set-up and nothing ...
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Load-balance with LAN and Wi-Fi

I have a Mac, which runs Mac OS X 10.6 or Ubuntu 9.10 or Windows XP (Multiboot). Solution can be for any of the systems, whatever works better. I have two ISPs, one can be accessed via Wi-Fi, one ...
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Turning a regular into a wireless printer

What would be the cheapest way of turning non-wireless-regular-cheap-printer (low grade inkjet) into a wireless one without attaching a full-blown-always-on-computer-that's-on-a-wireless-network ? ...
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Macbook cannot see specific wireless network after being connected to it for a while

Okay, so there's a single wireless network that my laptop has troubles with. My Macbook Pro used to be fine with it until it changed to using channel 13 (or 11?). Since then, after being connected to ...
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Wireless from 54mbps to 1mbps

I've just changed ISP recently to 20/20 mbit and bought a Linksys WRT610N router to hook up my laptops wireless. Everything is up and running now and I tested that the speed was as promised. Now, my ...
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How do I connect my Windows XP laptop to the internet?

The Past I have a Acer Travelmate 2300 laptop running Windows XP. 6 months ago I moved into a new apartment and got a new internet connection set up. After getting an internet connection installed in ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 broadcom 4312 off at boot

The card uses a momentary switch to turn on at and off and it doesn't work. I read that there is a way to have the card turn on by default on boot but I can't figure out how to do it. Any help is ...
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BSOD only in one physical location problem

I have a laptop that works fine everywhere. But when the user gets home and tries to start it it gets a BSOD. I said start it up and then go home and see what happens. Even though it is already ...
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Can I use my Ubuntu laptop as a Wifi Repeater?

My iPod doesn't receive the signal from the router whereas my laptop does(50%). I am wondering if there is a way iPod can be configured to receive signal from the Laptop.
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How can I create a wireless network with an access point across the street?

What I'm looking at doing is setting up a network for two locations. They are separated by about 100 feet. I'm looking for a wireless device(s) that transport the signal from my house to my garage. ...
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T-Mobile Account and Connecting Laptop to 3G Options

I know that I can use the webconnect USB stick by T-Mobile but it cost $250 which is pretty high. Is there any other way I can use my T-Mobile 3G to connect to the web using my laptop.
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How I do to setup a wifi connection between two laptops?

I've got 2 laptops annd they have wifi (of course). I don't have any wifi routers, or any wifi "gadget". I would like to know if I can connect directly the two laptops using the built in wifi, and how ...
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Hacking into WiFi using OS X! [closed]

Is there a software that would help me to crack WiFi? I'm not doing anything illegal, we have a bet going on within our organization (I read that WiFi can be hacked). my price is lunch (and i'm ...
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Is it possible to convert wired keyboard to wireless?

I have a happy hacking professional 2 keyboard, which cost about $300. I really love this keyboard, except that this is wired keyboard. Is there any way to convert it to wireless keyboard?
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How do I know if my wireless card is capable of packet injection?

I have this wireless card: http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=8&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44 and I'm not sure if it supports packet injection. How can I find this out? Running OSX ...
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Vista laptop won't connect to AirPort Extreme

Our previous router died, and to replace it I procured an Apple AirPort Extreme. My Mac, my Linksys WRT54GS (with DD-WRT, acting as a bridge) and a Linux machine have had no problem connecting to the ...
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Can I get my Mac to ignore a specific SSID?

I have a secured wireless network and my Mac (Snow Leopard, 10.6.2) normally connects to it without any problems. There is, though, an unsecured network frequently in range (called generically ...
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Recommended ADSL2 + Wifi N setup - all in one or separate wireless router?

Firstly - what is a great brand people use for ADSL - I seem to have endless troubles with them. My latest is a Belkin, which seems to have trouble allowing wireless N devices on until a reboot is ...
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My Internet Connection Keeps Disconnecting at regular intervals

I have a Cable modem connected to a router (Linksys WRT54G) I use internet on my Desktop PC using a Wireless Adapter (NETGEAR WG111) I am using Windows Vista. I tried few things like Contacting ...
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How to increase my network speed in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and I am experiencing some fairly dire internet speeds from the same connection that Windows machines have no issues with. All the help I have found online seems to be aimed ...
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Configuring Wi-Fi in WIndows XP from Command line?

Sometimes it doesn't connect (especially to an ad-hoc network) unless I press rescan button. How to control Wi-Fi connectivity in Windows XP from command line? (There's no 802.11-related things in ...
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In Ubuntu, MoBlock makes it take a while to actually start using internet

When connecting to wireless internet in Ubuntu (tested with two different networks), I connect nearly instantly. However, to actually load a page, I need to wait a few minutes, at which point I can ...
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Wireless Internet Mapped Network Drives at Boot

My HTPC maps my drives (automatically on boot) from my main computer so I can stream my videos to my TV. It works fine using ethernet. However I switched over to my wireless card and when I restart ...
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Difference between Ethernet splitter and switch

I have one Ethernet port that is wired directly to the router on another level. However, I want to run a desktop and a server both off this one Ethernet port. Can anyone tell me the difference ...
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Extend Network by Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router?

I came across this question and it seems similar, however I dont have an XBOX and its not D-Link specific as both of my network devices are D-Link. So, I figured I'd ask. I just purchased a D-Link ...
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Dual internet connection setup

So I'm currently connected to two internet connections. My 3G network and the company's wireless connection. But I don't really understand which one I'm using. Is there a way to find out which ...
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adding 802.11n to a network

My setup: LinkSys 310n (dd-wrt) several G devices (iphone, xbox, etc) some N devices (mbp, mac mini, etc) I'd like to add a dedicated N (or g - lock the 310n to g) channel to the network. Any ...
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access both wireless and wired networks?

I have a friend whose company restricts so many websites that he can't find the answers to the programming problems he needs to do his job. (I.e. He says that all blogs are somehow blocked) But his ...
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Browsing Bombs After a Short While

After a reboot, my internet connection lasts perhaps a half hour or so before tanking. I can ping (by both IP and hostname), but I cannot browse. If I restart the "Network Store Interface Service", my ...
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Please recommend a good wifi to ethernet device [closed]

I need that because I am running a free version of iESX server and there is very little that I can configure in the OS itself. The server is sitting rather far from my router and I want to get rid of ...
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If a computer is connected to internet via wireless and lan both, which way Internet traffic would flow?

How does this actually work? How different ip addresses on ethernet adapter and wireless adapter are handled for internet data? I know these ip are translated in NAT table but the whole process ...
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Need a wireless card for packet injection. On OSX

I'll be doing a project for my wireless security course and I need a network card that can inject packets and do packet sniffing for my early 2009 macbook. What is the recommended card for packet ...
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Improving the speed of a Wireless LAN, currently very slow

I have a Netopia 3347W router, which I got several years ago. There are several laptops and two desktops in my house which connect to the internet via this router, and thus are all on the same LAN. ...
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Atheros ar5005g

I have a wireless atheros ar5005g card in my Acer aspire 5040 laptop.My problem is "cannot find network".All other wireless laptops see my network . I have win7 installed with the latest drivers.Any ...
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Win 7 Wireless Connected With Good Signal But No Internet Access

In Windows 7 I was connected wirelessly for about a week when one day I came home and the wireless was connected with a strong signal but it said that I had "No Internet Access" It's been 3 days ...
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Windows 7 - Disable WiFi when connected to a wired physical network

I am using a sub-notebook AS1810TZ which has NO DOCKING. It has a button to turn the WiFi module off and save some power. From time to time, it is connected to the wired network and use wireless ...
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MSI netbook refuses to connect to home wireless network with Windows XP

I'm trying to connect my girlfriend's MSI netbook to the wireless network in my house, and failing repeatedly. It's not a hardware issue, b/c it connects to other networks successfully, and, it's not ...
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Communication between VMware through WiFi in bridged mode

I have a host with a WiFi connection working with some guests active under VMware. Each guest can communicate with the network through the host WiFi without problems but they cannot communicate ...
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Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 *upgrade* w/ broadcom wireless driver running on a dell inspiron 1545. Will my wireless break, like when I installed 9.10 side along?

I am wondering if I upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop (a dell inspiron 1545) using broadcom wireless drivers; will my wireless break? When I side along installed Ubuntu 9.10 last ...
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Internet Connection Sharing, can't Share Wireless

I'm using Windows XP, and I've been trying to setup my laptop so that I can connect to the internet connection that I get on the laptop through my mobile on an ad-hoc network. I've set up an ad-hoc ...
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Setup a network using 2 modem and 2 accesspoint

Our dormitory has been equipped with 2 ADSL lines for about 60 students. Most of us just used internet for chatting, web-surfing and email, but there are few guys want to suck all the network ...
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How wi-fi works in planes, trains, boats and buses?

I'm curious about understanding how wi-fi reception works when the receptor is moving. What is the infrastructure to access internet from laptops on planes, trains, etc.? Edit: The default answer ...
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Cannot access certain URL on my wireless

Problem: On my wireless network at home, there is one URL that I just cannot access with my browser: http://research.microsoft.com/ I have no problems with the Internet connection otherwise. But ...
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Removing history of wireless connections?

How can I remove the history of wireless connections?