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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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Computer doesn't boot with Entertainmen Keyboard 8000?

I have a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 8000, and when the charger/usb-hub is connected, the computer won't start. All I get is the bios boot screen, and it won't go further. But if I ...
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How can I find out what Wifi networks my iPhone knows about?

Is there a way to find out what Wifi networks my iPhone will automatically try to connect to if it finds them? If I go into Settings and then Wi-Fi, I can see the wireless networks that are ...
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Maximum wireless output power

What is the maximum wireless output power allowed by the FCC in the US without a license? I am specifically wondering aboot IEEE802.15, but I'm assuming that it would be the same as IEEE802.11.
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strange behaviour - dhclient needs to be run twice in order to connect to wireless

I am trying to connect my to my wlan without the use of NetworkManager. I run the following commands after boot: iwconfig wlan0 enc <WEP passwd> mode managed essid <name> channel 6 ...
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attach a second router to my network to expand coverage?

I currently have one Linksys wireless router attached to a cable modem. The router is 192.168.1.1 and is a DHCP server. The router itself gets a dynamic IP from the cable ISP... pretty standard ...
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how to find a good wireless PowerPoint controller device?

I'm looking for a wireless gadget to advance PowerPoint slides, and would also work with Keynote or whatever on a Mac. Sub-questions: (a) What are these things called, so I can search for them. (b) ...
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Internet Explorer connection settings

I have a unique issue where a client's Internet Explorer will not browse to pages while using a wireless connection. He can ping sites in both LAN and Wireless conifgs, and Firefox is able to open ...
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How to share a wireless subscription with two laptops without paying two subscriptions

I have one vista laptop and one XP laptop and I only have access to a wireless ISP with which I have one account. Here’s what I have done: On the Vista I enabled Internet sharing on the wireless ...
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Low quality connection: is it my internet provider or my router?

I recently changed to a different internet provider, and at the same time I installed a wireless router at home, so now my machine connects to the wifi instead of a cable. Since then I've been ...
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Troubleshooting wireless DSL connection

I have had an interesting bout with my DSL modem (Actiontec GT701-WG) that I got close to resolving but not quite. Ignoring all the intermediate details, I upgraded the firmware to the latest version ...
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Why would my router randomly become unreachable under WPA2?

We just switched ISPs from AT&T DSL to Comcast. AT&T had its own (horrifically bad) router, but with Comcast we're using my 802.11n Airport Extreme. Unfortunately, the router randomly ...
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What are the dangers of running a wireless router with no encryption?

I have an Airport Extreme and I've been having trouble running with WPA2 encryption. It intermittently loses the connection to the router. I turned encryption off and the problem seems to have gone ...
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WPA wifi security on an IBM ThinkPad T23 with Airport Extreme?

I’ve got an IBM ThinkPad T23. Its wireless card is, apparently, the “IBM High Rate Wireless LAN MiniPCI Combo Card”. It’s running Windows XP Service Pack 3, with all the latest updates. I’m trying to ...
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Close WiFi iPhone

Does anyone knows how to open/close the wifi from an app? If not, how can the app direct the user to the wifi settings?
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How to use ipw3945 on Ubuntu 9.04

Note: uname -a 2.6.28-16-generic cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 9.04 \n \l I have disabled iwl3945: cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf | tail -3 blacklist iwl3945 blacklist mac8021 ...
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Why does my wireless network disappear every 15 seconds?

I have a PC with (secured) wireless Internet configured. This works fine, for a while. Then suddenly, halfway through the evening, the connection is lost and is back again in a second or so. Windows ...
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Laptops compete on wireless network for connection

We have 3 laptops (Dell, Gateway, and MBP) in the house running on a wireless network. I have gone through a netgear, smc, linksys and now dlink router (exact same issue on all) and whenever we all ...
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Zune HD won't wirelessly sync with my laptop

I've got a Zune HD and I am having trouble getting it to sync with my laptop. I have gone through the procedures listed on their webpage: ...
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Can't auto-connect to hidden WiFi network from iPhone

I have access to a WiFi-network with SSID broadcast disabled and protected using WEP. It works great to connect to the WLAN-network manually using the iPhone, but I have to do it manually every time. ...
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Optimizing wireless router speed and minimizing interference

I've been experiencing problems with my wireless connectivity lately, and want to make sure that it's not related to the abundance of other wireless routers here in my building. So, what I'm looking ...
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Suggestions for wireless adapter [closed]

I recently purchased a desktop computer and it did not come with a wireless network card. I am currently using the Belkin Wireless G USB Adapter and it is a very sub par product. It has very slow ...
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How to transmit video card output wirelessly to a large screen TV?

I have a PC running Windows Vista (probably will upgrade to Windows 7 shortly) in one room of my home and a large screen HDTV in another. I can't run a line from the PC to the TV for various reasons ...
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Wireless USB devices compatible with Windows 7 64-bit

I want to upgrade my Vista 64-bit edition to Windows 7 64-bit, so I've installed and run the Windows 7 Compatibility Test. The only item that is being highlighted as incompatible is my Zyxel G-202 ...
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Laptop can't see any wireless network, but still connects to one

I recently moved and had to re-setup a new wireless network at home. Unfortunately, my laptop can't seem to see any wireless network (the available wireless network list is always empty). There's a ...
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Wireless hard drives

I have 2 PCs (Windows XP Professional & Vista Home Premium) and a new IMAC (OSX 10.5.8 // leopard). I'm looking to purchase a wireless hard drive and I'd like to know your thoughts on what is out ...
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ASIO low latency audio problems with wireless networking

I use my laptop to run virtual instruments that I control with a MIDI keyboard. For this reason I need very low latency audio. I use a Roland EDIROL UA-1EX, a pretty basic USB 2.0 audio device which ...
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Windows Mobile and a WLAN with SSID containing special characters

In our corporation we have a wireless network which has a name (SSID) which contains some special characters (e.g. ?!@#$%^&*). Older versions of Windows Mobile (at least 4.x, Windows Mobile 6.1 ...
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WiFi vs. Wireless

What is the difference between WiFi and Wireless (as in the 802.11g that is available on my laptop wireless card)?
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Wireless router suddenly stopped working after ISP reconfigured DSL modem

After our ISP changed something in our DSL modem, our wireless router suddenly stopped working properly. Before, our DSL modem was accessible via a local address (192.168.1.1). We got a wireless ...
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setting up wifi

I have a wifi antenna. There's a bunch of free wifi around but there is only one area of my house that can access it. Can I use the antenna and set up a router using the existing wifi. To "repeat" the ...
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What kernel modules are required for wi-fi to work?

My custom-built 2.6.32 kernel cannot connect to any WPA-protected network. The kernel includes (probably?) everything that should be needed for wifi, including IPv4 network support (IPv6 is ...
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Why Wireless mouse and Wireless keyboard? [closed]

I still don't get why people want Wireless stuff. It's a little bit more pratical, but a lot less comfortable to work with : the mouses are far heavier because of the batteries, they are to the least ...
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Is there a way to force windows to remember the password to my wifi?

I have a wireless network at home to which my laptop connects without any problems, same for the one at my parents and grandparents place. The problem is the wifi at my school which requires me to ...
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Wireless network list doesn't show up on WinXP SP3

I have this problem since SP2. Sometimes my wireless notifier will show 'no wireless found in range' even if it's actually connected to one of them (I can surf on internet and there is no LAN ...
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How to get wireless coverage over my whole house? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router? My wireless router does not cover my whole house... Can I do something maybe with multiple routers, ...
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802.11n router with concurrent b/g/n support? [closed]

Any recommendations for wireless 802.11n routers which can concurrently support 802.11n clients at 802.11n speeds, and 802.11g clients at 802.11g speeds? Is this the norm, or is the router's ...
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How can I diagnose Windows wireless connection problems?

I am trying to set up an ad-hoc network at my dad's place. He has a desktop machine into which I have installed a wireless card, and a new laptop with built-in wireless. There is no router, so I want ...
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WiFi Access Identification

Is it possible for anyone to detect your IP address or particular location in a given area when you are accessing the Internet using their WiFi?
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WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11

I recently installed Fedora 11 on a Dell Inspiron 14. I think it uses a Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN. Windows Vista can detect it but Fedora 11 can't. How can I fix this?
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How to view wlan encryption mode on a Mac?

I currently use Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a MacBook. I'd like to view the encryption mode that a wireless network is using. I.e. something like network X is using WPA with AES. Is this possible or do I ...
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Windows XP ad-hoc networking

I have been using a Windows XP ad-hoc wireless network to connect my Macbook to the internet. Everything was working fine until after a restart of the XP machine, the network stopped appearing in the ...
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Cannot browse websites using wireless

I have Windows XP and, after connecting correctly to the wireless router, cannot browse any websites through any browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE). I am connected to the router I have an IP (see ...
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Alfa Awus036h or other solution to amplify wifi signal? [closed]

Before I shell out €45 to get the Alfa Awus036h USB device (500mW or 1000mW?) to increase my odds of connecting to a remote wifi network, I'd like to get some user feedback about this device, and if ...
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Office Wireless internet disconnects too frequently

I am not a network expert (please pardon my bad explanation), but this problem has made me very upset. In my office internet is shared among 15 users with the help of a wireless ADSL2 router. ...
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Wireless router that doesn't need a desktop

I have a single desktop PC here at my house, and I'm about to get a new laptop. Currently, I connect to my internet provider through a modem connected directly to my desktop, but I want to get a ...
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Connect a Sitecom WL-174 to another wireless router

I used to connect via a Sitecom WL-174 directly to ADSL internet. There were some pc's which connected wirelessly and some connected with a wire. Now we got another provider and we need to use the ...
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Wifi Finder for Windows

Is there any software which will enable me to search for close wireless networks?
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Wireless NAS options?

I'm looking for a wireless NAS that I can put in my attic? However I can only find a handful of options, each with their own pro's and con's. The D-Link DSM-G600 enclosure sounds good, but you have ...
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Wireless DHCP doesn't work until wired Ethernet plugged in

A client of mine has an Asus R1F tablet running Windows XP Tablet SP3. It has an Intel 3945ABG wireless card; wired Ethernet is a Realtek something-or-other. In the past few days, it's developed an ...
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Wireless Router - having problems with only one connected machine/device

I'm having an issue with my wireless router (D-Link DGL-4300). I've had this router for a couple of years and for the most part it has worked fine. Recently, however, it seems to be having trouble ...