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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Wireless connection drops after 1 hour

I'm using a Belkin wireless router and I find that if I connect my laptop using wireless, the connection will drop after exactly 1 hour with no (apparent) possibility of re-connecting. Other facts ...
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Thomson TG585v7 causes random disconnects

using Thomson's TG585v7 (latest firmware) as an internet gateway with the following setup: Windows XP @ Lenovo T61 DHCP WPA2 crypted WLAN brings unfrequent internet disconnects. The LAN is up ...
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Free remote backup between two locations [closed]

I'm about to send my mom a new laptop and will pre-configure it to work with a new wireless router when I do so. I'd like to set something up to allow automatic backup between their home and mine. ...
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WiFi, what can be wrong with my router

I have netdisk (WD My Book World), and I noticed that copying occurs very slowly when I am connected to my Asus DSL-N11 modem/router through WiFi, only 1,6 mbps. When connected by wire, speed reaches ...
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Sharing WiFi connection (with a Usb Dongle) but limiting bandwidth

hope you can help me. I would like to share a cable Ethernet Internet Connection with.. the world. I've a cable router with an internet connection, and a pc, always powered on with Windows XP. I ...
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Could you help me to understand netstat output?

I am trying to figure out how to get IP of a suspicious access point I am using to access the internet. Running netstat, I get the following: $ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination ...
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Home computer can't keep internet connection with wireless usb adapter

I did some work on a computer recently that had problems keeping an internet connection. Here's what happened. I turned on the computer and there was no wireless connection. After resetting the USB ...
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How to troubleshoot DHCP problems?

This question was originally titled "How to gather information about suspicious wireless access point?" but then this topic has been moved to another question, leaving here discussion of connection ...
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How do I connect to the internet (newly reformatted laptop)?

After my laptop was reformatted(Win7) it could no longer connect to wireless. Do I need to setup anything? When I use the ipconfig command in cmd this shows: Ethernet adapter local area ...
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Linux software to query the Skyhook database

I'm a Ubuntu user. I'm looking for some software which will query the Skyhook database with the MAC addresses of all the Wi-Fi hotspots in range of my computer and display the results. I'm looking for ...
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Hotel like Wifi manager

Does anyone knows which are these systems that manages paid wifi networks and some hotels and airports? Even better, would anyone know a open/free project that would do or could be adapted to that ...
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Why does my Wi-Fi connection flake out periodically?

My desktop PC is plugged in to a Linksys 310N, and there's a Linksys 320N in the next room as the house access point. Both are running DD-WRT. The 310N reports Wireless signal strength around 40%. ...
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Does wifi uses routing?

Could someone please tell me if Wifi uses routing? If so, why and how? My idea is the wireless router can simply broadcast, and wireless devices within its range can receive the signal. So, no ...
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Running a router off Wi-Fi rather than Ethernet

I'm going to be moving in the next month. The new residence will have Wi-Fi available. My current network setup involves: modem router desktop PC (wired) laptop PC (wireless) printer (wired, can ...
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How to create WDS wireless link between two home wireless routers?

I have a Netgear wireless router (DG834Gv3) plugged into my broadband internet connection and hard-wired into my main PC. I recently bought a Bufallo Router / Wireless Access Point (WHR-HP-G54) and ...
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AdHoc network more efficient than traditional Wifi setup?

With a normal Wifi network, like with an wireless router. If 1 wireless device wants to talk another wireless device it has to go through the router, right? But with an adhoc network does data go ...
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Wireless Signal Strength

I have a real problem that I've been troubleshooting for a friend that has really left me clueless. My friend recently had a laptop die on him and instead of buying another laptop he had me build him ...
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IBM Lenovo T61 wireless connection problem

I have an IBM Lenovo T61 laptop provided from my office. I can easily connect to the office wireless network when I am in office. But when I am at home, I am facing the problem while connecting to ...
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How to forward port when using 3 routers?

I've been struggling with my home network since I moved in but finally got to some results. Here's current set-up: INTERNET -> THOMSON 585V.7 (modem/Wi-Fi router) -> wireless bridge -> LINKSYS ...
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Router buying advice [closed]

I am looking to buy a new router. The follow things are important Speed of data transferring across the network Dual Band? Is it possible to buy one which will transfer both N and G so older devices ...
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Wireless internet connection connects but internet does not work (no packets received). Wired does

When I connect my PC via ethernet cable to my ADSL router it works fine. When I connect via Wireless it connects and the internet will work for a random amount of time and then stop working. It stays ...
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Improving NAS Performance

I have recently purchased a ReadyNas Duo NAS. It is connected directly to the router via an network cable. The performance is slightly sluggish, and if I stream HD content around the house it's a ...
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Why does my wireless router reset when I connect with my laptop?

Whenever I connect to my wireless network at home through my laptop, the connection always resets every 5 mins, and the modem restarts automatically. This only happens when I connect my laptop, as ...
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Adding WiFi connection to a desktop PC

I'm aware of two ways to add wifi connectivity to a desktop PC: a USB dongle, and an internal card. As far as speed, reliability, and security go, are either of these solutions preferable over the ...
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my HP Compaq nx6320 WLAN is not responding

i reformatted my laptop which is hp compaq nx6320, and of course, everything follows, i installed every driver of laptop needed, but my problem is the wireless part, i have my hp wireless assistant ...
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Possible to run multiple 2.4Ghz devices without interference?

I have a Logitech clearchat headset that runs on 2.4Ghz wireless frequency. I'm thinking of getting a Logitech Desktop Wave Wireless, also running on the 2.4Ghz frequency. Will I be able to use ...
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What is a USB Wi-Fi dongle device that can emulate virtual mass storage device for a home video player?

What is a USB Wi-Fi dongle device that can emulate a virtual mass storage device for home video player, but in fact it shows the files from a network-shared enter code here folder?
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5 GHZ Wireless N Card for Ubuntu [closed]

Can anyone recommend from experience a desktop card (PCI/USB) wireless N card that works well with Ubuntu and supports 5 GHZ? Ideally it would work right out of the box, but I could compile modules ...
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Is it possible to configure Wireless Settings via text file in XP?

I am sending out kiosks with no control panel access and no keyboard. Problem is, somehow the wireless card needs to be configured to work with routers. So need to specify SSID and encryption ...
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Why is my desktop PC unable to get an IP Address from the router?

Since this morning my desktop pc (connected directly to the router) is unable to connect to the internet. My laptop is connected to the same router via a wireless access point and its internet ...
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how do i get the xp drivers for broadcom WiFi?

i have an acer aspire 5732z notebook and i am installing windows xp on it. i got all the drivers but i couldnt find the wireless driver. i used ...
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OpenDNS at internet cafes, hotels and airports on Mac OS X

I love OpenDNS and use it on my devices whenever I can to speed up DNS lookups. However, there's one situation (not its fault) where it consistently causes me grief. Public hotspots such as those at ...
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Use laptop with wireless to connect desktop without wireless to the Internet

Ok, so this is the scenario: I live in a flat where wireless Internet is included in the rent. I have no idea where the router is. I have no ethernet plugs in the flat. I have a few desktop computers ...
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Multiple USB wireless devices? (linux)

I have a broadcom wireless card in my laptop and as far as I know, it acts as an USB device. I also have one USB stick wireless device (TL-WN422G - uses ath9k_htc driver) which I want to use at the ...
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WiFi dropping every 1-2 minutes only on campus network

I have a 6 month old Macbook Pro which works fine with WiFi everywhere that I've tried it besides on my college campus. The WiFi worked fine in the Spring on campus, but they changed to a new system ...
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Wireless channel hopping

after a client connects to an AP, if we don't explicitly lock it to a certain channel, will it just pick a channel and stick to it, or will it change the channel every few seconds/minutes/whatever? ...
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Is a wireless repeater/range extender the best way to improve signal strength to a device?

I have a wireless environment consisting of a Linksys WRT54G (I will get the specific model) and 2 Nikon WT-4 Wireless Transmitters connected to Nikon cameras. 1 of the cameras is placed fairly close ...
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Is my wireless router blocking an outgoing request, and can I open it?

I want to write software that communicates to a server on the internet using a non-standard TCP port. I did not expect it from a home wireless router but it seems to me it blocks my outgoing request, ...
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What is the HPSETUP network?

Sometimes, when I disable the WiFi on my laptop (Dell D620) an odd ad-hoc network appears labeled as hpsetup. There's no Internet on it, of course, but it doesn't disappear either. It appeared in ...
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“Blue Socket” (WiFi app) installed itself on my computer ?

Today when I connected with WiFi I got a small Blue Socket window on the bottom right of the screen. I had never heard of this company before. They are here: http://www.bluesocket.com/ The "wireless ...
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Is it possible to create an Ad-Hoc wireless network that is only visible to specific devices?

I want to create an ad-hoc wireless network on my laptop, but I only want my iPhone to be able to connect to it. I know you can set a password etc. but I'd prefer it if it just wasn't publicly ...
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Video streaming and internet browsing on different bands/frequency

I have a Netgear WDNR37000 which allows clients on a 2ghz or 5ghz to access the internet and see every client and device on the network. I have a computer with two nics, one that is in the 2ghz range ...
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I'm connected via wireless + VPN, internet traffic is still served from my home wireless, correct?

I am connected to my work VPN, plus I am connected to my home's local wireless connection. from what I understand (and it seems to be the case), that internet traffic is served from my home's ...
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reset network settings in windows 7

I just installed windows 7 on my laptop, but I can't use the wireless network connection. I connect to the access point but it doesn't get the right class IP. I think it is my fault, because I've ...
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Connect PC and Printer to wireless network

I have a wireless router downstairs in my house, and a PC and printer upstairs. Unfortunately he PC (or printer) does not have wireless, only an Ethernet port. What would be the best product or ...
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Free tool for WiFi quality assessment

I found this neat and dead-simple DIY project for boosting a WiFi AP's antenna range, and I was wondering how I could actually do a before/after benchmark. Are there any free tools that could test ...
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Broadcasting Internet from a WiFi router to another, and then to a PC via Ethernet cable

I'm trying to connect a Windows XP PC (that has no integrated Wi-Fi capability) to my wireless Internet network. I have a spare wireless router (ZyXEL P-660HW-T1 v2) so I was hoping It could connect ...
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How do I configure multiple SSIDs (wireless networks) on a Sonicwall Sonicpoint?

I have a SonicWALL NSA240, SonicPoint N and NetGear GS748T and would like to set up two SSIDs. I would like a "BusinessPrivate SSID" with access to the business network and the internet, and a ...
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Force VPN adapter to use wireless NIC?

Shrewsoft VPN client under Win7 Ultimate x64 In one of my offices, I have two networks available. One is a wired network authenticated via MAC. The other is a a wireless network. Occasionally, I ...
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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks—HP Mini 210-1060BR and HP Mini 210-1040BR—no existent Wi-Fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN ...