Also known as WiFi. This tag should be used when asking home WiFi networking questions or connecting your personal computer to a public network. Questions about enterprise or corporate wireless networks are off topic.

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Connectify not working properly? [closed]

I use connectify to create a wifi hotspot which I use in my Android device. But a problem occurs that the internet access stops after a minute or so in my Android device. I have to restart connectify ...
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WIFI connection not working

We have a wireless network that is set to secure, it does show as unsecure on my laptop, and desktop connect to router but no internet access. other computers on the network require password to ...
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Wifi scan interval in Debian Wheezy, reconnect after sleep

I want to reconnect to a wireless network as fast as possible when waking up my computer from sleep mode. It always takes a while (usually 15-30 seconds) before there's even a listing of available ...
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How to set the same static IP address for LAN and wifi interfaces on a Win7 laptop?

When I'm at my desk at home, I connect to my network through my Ethernet LAN port. Sometimes however I have to get up and move my computer around (such as to connect it to a TV in another room), so I ...
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How to connect a PC to another Domain PC by Internet using

I have a PC at home connected to the internet. My friend also has a PC at home connected to the internet. I would like to be able to connect to my friend's PC. My system IP 10.64.92.126 My friend's ...
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PuTTY returns Network error: Connection timed out

I'm using an application called PuTTY to remote into a server. I can use it from my local library and many other libraries around me (and also from Starbucks, Panera, etc.) and it works. But I ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi running at 6Mbit when it's claiming 65Mbit?

I am transferring files between two wireless Windows laptops (each reporting 65Mbit), each connected to their own access points which are connected by a 100Mbit link and a network that is mostly (for ...
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Using a Samba SIM with a Dell laptop

I'm looking at the following item: https://www.sambamobile.com/Signup/SelectDevice I have a Dell Latitude D630 which has a SIM card port near the battery section. Would I be able to use the SIM in ...
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Are there power difference and electromagnetic difference between wifi b, g, n?

I have a router that can use Wifi in b,g,n or bgn mixed mode. I'm wondering if there are differences in signal 'strength' (and Electromagnetic field) concerning these protocols. For example, if i ...
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Does a long Wifi Pre-Shared Key and a hidden SSID slow the network?

I just have some small question. I used to put really long complicated passwords for my Wifi network. I even used to hide the SSID of the network. Does it slow down the wifi performance? My Android ...
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Laptop kicks other users off the wifi when it connects, then gets disconnected itself

I've got an Acer Aspire One running Linux. When I connect to my building's wifi, everything seems fine for a short period of time (I can google a few things or start downloading an Apt package), but ...
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How do I use 1 wireless router for 2 access points? [closed]

I am trying to connect my DS to my access point, but my access point is incompatible with my DS. I figured I would add another access point to my 1 router, but I don't know how. Please help! ...
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Ethernet without cables

I have a Wi-Fi router and is going to buy a TV. Our Internet provider also offers TV service, it gives for free a special receiver, which is connected with Ethernet and HDMI cables to the router and ...
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Can't communicate with Primary DNS Server

A computer, with Windows 7, can't access any website by domain suddenly. Whether this computer use a wired link or connect to the WLAN, The fault persists IP and DNS obtained automatically, and ...
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Statistics for (past) active wifi connections in Ubuntu

Is there a way to see statistics of the past wifi connections established in Ubuntu ? I am looking for something like, wifi name 1 connection established at | lost at june 1 - 12 pm | june 1 - 1 ...
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How to prevent wifi router from broadcasting multiple ssids?

I have the following Wi-Fi router: http://www.beetel.in/business-solutions/international-business/adsl/450-four-port-wifi-modem And I am also posting screen shots of ISP settings (from 192.168.1.1). ...
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Cannot enable Wifi adapter

I have a Google Search Appliance which is really just a Poweredge 2950 II. It's running Windows 2008R2 x64. I have a Linksys WMP600N PCI card installed in the riser. Due to current temporary housing ...
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Wifi on my Dell doesn't work in Windows, after installing Crunchbang Linux

I installed Crunchbang Statler on my Dell Latitude E6400. And ever since I did that, my wifi wouldn't work after I did a reboot from crunchbang, and booted into Windows 7, the other OS on the laptop. ...
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WPA2 AES connection incredibly slow on new samsung laptop

I bought a new Samsung laptop a couple days ago, and have been struggling with my wifi connection ever since. I believe the problem arises after I install Windows updates from my laptop's factory ...
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how to change the ssid of the access point?

My brother set up a network at the parents' house. There is a linksys router, and an SMC and a TP-Link access point. He forgot all the settings, and is abroad anyway. No matter what SSID I connect to, ...
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accessing webserver on desktop PC through wifi dongle from a tablet

I am running windows 7 on my desktop PC and have installed tomcat webserver. I'm able to bring up the default homepage using http://:8080 (or, http://:8080) on the desktop browser. I have a D-Link ...
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ifconfig won't let me set MAC address that doesn't begin with 00:26

I have an Intel 1000 BGN Wi-Fi card and I tried to set its MAC address to 00:00:de:ad:be:ef, but this didn't work: [root@localhost .]# ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:00:de:ad:be:ef SIOCSIFHWADDR: Cannot ...
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Network configuration problems in FreeBSD

I just installed FreeBSD 8.3 (because the 9.0 iso wouldn't run). It went fine, although some packages were missing but I successfully logged in. I lacked a network connection. So I used my two: .inf ...
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How can the Network Administrator check the Transfer files History between remote PCs? [closed]

I wonder how could the network administrator check the history of the transferred files between different users or remote PCs, and in case if someone transferred data from a network PC to his external ...
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VMWare Workstation screwed up wireless

No idea what the hell went on, but after installing VMWare Workstation my wireless is kind of ruined. Connecting the laptop with an ethernet cord seems to fix the problem, but even when I'm not ...
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Multiple Wifi Cards for Seamless Handoff in Linux

So I'm trying to make a system in which I can walk through a building with my laptop and have no delay when switching access points. I have no control over the network itself. I am currently ...
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How can I stream a game through VLC to my TV?

Is there a viable solution that can stream live input from PC games such as Left 4 Dead to the TV, possibly using DLNA? I've found a lot of streaming hard- and software, but they're all about sharing ...
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Problems setting up VLC Sever/client streaming

I'm trying to set up a Linux machine as the server and a Windows XP machine as the client. Both machines are connected to the same local network via a Wi-Fi router. I setup the stream with the ...
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How to connect a Desktop (without WiFi) with a Laptop (with WiFi card)

I recently bought a Dell laptop. I have a very old desktop system with no WiFi. My WiFi router is connected to the desktop using a cable (Ethernet?). I connect to the net via WiFi router (for the ...
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Will a gigabit wireless router make my data transfers faster?

Right now I have a BT Voyager 2110 wireless router for the past 6 years or so. I recently bought a new Western Digital NAS but I'm only able to transfer data wirelessly at 2.5 MBps. If I physically ...
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Network bandwidth usage dashboard?

I have a couple of wifi access points hooked up to my home network, one of which I keep unsecured for some development I do; there are only a couple other homes within range and they've got their own ...
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Share a Wi-Fi connection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share a Wi-Fi connection I have a wifi connection [wifi000] and I want to share it. When I use adhoc connection to do this, I have to disconnect from my wifi000. So how can ...
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Share a Wi-Fi connection

I have a wifi connection wifi000 and I want to share it. When I use ad hoc connection to do this, I have to disconnect from my wifi000. So how can I share my current wifi connection providing another ...
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My network was compromised, what should I do?

All wireless clients were kicked off the network (3 PCs & 1 iPad). Only a PC with a wired connection was still able to connect. This morning I discovered that the network had been renamed and a ...
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Gaming center set up? [closed]

I have a video game store that has 9 pay n play stations. I have 1 wired d-link ebr-2310 router comes right off my dsl modem that my cash registers are hooked up to. There are 4 ports on the back, 2 ...
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Bridging two wireless routers to extend WiFI range?

I have two WiFI routers : (A) TPLINK TL3420 connected to internet via 3G USB dongle and is located at "Second floor" of my house. (B) ZTE ZXDSL 531 connected to internet via ADSL and is located at "...
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Wi-Fi performance in Windows 8 RP on a MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I was able to install the Boot Camp Windows software using the executable that it provided, and there are no unrecognized or unknown devices in Device Manager. Wi-Fi works but it seems to be limited ...
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All in one OPEN SOURCE ADSL2+ Wireless Router? [closed]

Is there any all in one solution for an ADSL2+ Modem + Wireless Router with an open source (Linux, or any of the BSD guys) firmware I can hack into and configure at my pleasure? I've been googling ...
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Share laptop Wi-Fi with router set up as access point via ethernet cables

I have an ADSL modem which serves as a wireless router. There's a laptop connected to it through cable. On the other room I have a laptop which is connected through the router wirelessly. Since I ...
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Wi-Fi ad hoc connection times out

I have this issue on Windows Vista: whenever I create an ad hoc network, any devices that are connected to this network will lose conection once they become idle. When searching for the ad hoc network ...
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How to connect to wireless in Windows7?

I haven't used Windows for several years. I was just trying out a Windows 7 machine and couldn't get online with my wireless. Everytime I connect to the wireless signal in the house, it establishes ...
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I have to restart my router every hour or so for wireless to work

So this has started to become a norm in the past week. I have several devices connected to my router and most of them do so wirelessly, but a couple uses the ethernet port. About every hour my ...
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Wireless disabled: HardBlock

I'm experiencing the Wireless HardBlock problem. I posted this question when I was using Ubuntu 11.10 on askubuntu and no hope! Here are some solved problems which I tried, but they didn't work for ...
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Wifi/Sound/Graphics Problems

EDIT: New problems have recently arisen. So instead of expecting people to read the old and then the new, here's a run down of all the issues currently affecting my computer: Fluctuating download ...
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How to use the AWUS036H on MacBook Pro with Lion and Backtrack in VM?

I have the AWUS036H USB WiFi adapter and have recently upgraded the OSX to Lion. The thing is, there are no drivers for Lion for the AWUS036H, and I would have to boot into 32bit mode every time I ...
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Why can't my windows xp latop connect to wireless router from comcast?

I have a hp laptop with windows xp. I have tried to connect to my wireless network, a ubee modem with netgear router, but havent been able to. I can find my network on the wireless list and try to ...
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Can a 3x3 802.11n Wi-Fi router use all its capacity even if no clients support 3x3?

If I have a Wi-Fi router with 3x3 radio chains (i.e. '450mbit'), but no clients that support three streams, can I still benefit from the extra radio chain by having multiple clients? e.g. could the ...
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How to assign a particular driver to a device in linux?

I am using TP LINK TL-WN822N wireless device which has two chips. It works with Carl9170, however I would like to use ath9k which according to the link supports AR9102 which is one of the chips. I ...
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Wireless router radiation level [closed]

I have a question regarding this Netgear 3800 Wireless Router: Is the level of radiation emitted by the wireless dangerous ? It is advertised as dual-band but no mention about SAR.
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Windows was unable to connect to this network

I can't connect to the wireless network from Windows 7 (Bootcamp) on my MacBook Pro (Mid-2010), despite that my HTC Desire (Android) works just fine with it. Windows doesn't ask me for the key and ...