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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Why does this laptop have random wireless problems with DNS resolving?

The laptop seems to work 1/3 of times for www.google.ca, some websites seem inaccessible (i.e. don't work at all). Firefox and Chrome seem to work (1/3 of time issue), and others computers here work ...
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Which BlueTooth dongles are supported under Ubuntu 9.04?

I am trying to use a BlueTooth-based Apple keyboard under Ubuntu 9.04 and although the device is visible from the Bluetooth window, I cannot connect (or bond) to it. When prompted to type the actual ...
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Run A Script When Connected To A Wireless Network In Linux

Is it possible to have a script run when I connect to a wireless network? My university hijacks all HTTP(S) connections when you first connect to force you to log in with your university account. ...
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Netgear WiFi is not accessible sometimes

I have a Netgear DG834GT WiFi router, which also doubles up as an ADSL modem. I have been using it for the last 4 years, and did not have any problems until now. For the past month I have been ...
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How do they hack wireless networks?

I'm trying to "hack" my home wireless network basically to see how easy it is and to learn more about how the process works There is loads of information out there about it and it's all a bit ...
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Why can't I connect to the wireless network after the network password was changed?

My family changed the network password and some other network settings after new computers were brought into the house, because apparently they wouldn't work with the settings or password we had. ...
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Problem copying files to PC from laptop

I have a home wireless network setup and my PC has an external hard-drive that I use to store pictures and other files. I've never had a problem doing this before, but all of a sudden, when I try to ...
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Having trouble setting up my router

I just moved into my apartment and the Internet connection is working. It's Comcast in case that matters. Anyway, I'm having trouble setting up my wireless router (Netgear WNR2000) to work with it. ...
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Using the Xbox 360 wireless adapter on vista

I am in a position where i will no longer have wired access for my desktop PC and so i will need to go wireless, Is it possible to use the Xbox 360 wireless adapter on my computer instead of spending ...
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Recommend a wireless PCI card for Windows 7

I have a crummy RT2500-based 11g card which does work in Windows 7 with the Vista driver (3.2.0.0) but it dies about every two hours or so. Googling around has led me to conclude that Ralink drivers ...
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What could cause different download speeds between my Windows 7 machine and my OS X.5 machine?

I have a mac mini running OS 10.5.8, and a Dell laptop running Windows 7. When I run a speakeasy speed test on the Dell, I get about 18kbps for my download speed. On the mac, I get only about 8kbps. ...
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Ways to Transfer Large Files over Wifi Local Network Faster and Stable?

I have problem with transfer a large number of file over Wifi in LAN, often one of the computer will loss the Wifi signal or disconnected, and reconnect back again real quick. and I also have ...
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Using Mac mini as wifi router

I have a Mac mini (leopard/4gb ram/2.0ghz core duo) that is currently acting as my NAS and is also connected to my tv as a htpc (netflix, eyetv, etc.). I'm wondering if I can get rid of my wifi ...
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USB key with bigger antenna to improve wi-fi reception?

As a way to improve reception to the occasional weak public wifi hotspot, I'm thinking of switching from the 802.b/g/n wifi connector embedded in my laptop to a USB connector with a big antenna like ...
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Packet loss with Broadcom wireless and Ubuntu

I have a machine with Ubuntu 9.04 and a Broadcom BCM4306 wireless card which has been running quite happily for many months with the b43legacy driver that's suggested by Hardware Drivers. Suddenly, ...
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What's the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router?

I have cable broadband, and as such the router has to be attached to a cable modem which also has to connect to the TV. That means the router is stuck in the corner of my house. This is good when I'm ...
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How to pipe internet radio into a tuner?

UPDATE: Thanks everyone for the ideas! This was an area I knew very little about but now I can talk with a little more expertise about it. Much appreciated! Visited my dad this weekend and he ...
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iPod touch tether to shared internet connection

Does anyone know if it's possible to connect an iPod touch to a wireless network shared through your computer? I know how to share the network connection but need to know whether the iPod find the ...
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Wireless network stops working in XP until reconnect

I have rather strange issue with my wireless connection. Once in a while my computer just breaks all the internet connections and couldn't connect anywhere else. It does not however get disconnected ...
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Convert a Linksys WAG54GP2 ADSL router into Access point only to extend my Wifi range

I have a wireless lan running on my ASDL2 connection. The router (Seimens Gigaset sx763) is provided by the ISP and is generally good. However I have couple of dead spots at the far end of the house ...
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Can I upgrade my wireless network reach by switching the router from 802.11g to 802.11n without upgrading all the clients?

I have a wireless network in my home that consists of a 802.11g/b router connected directly to my broadband provider and several devices (Ipod, Xbox, Laptops, etc) that access the network over the ...
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How can I sniff packets from an unsecured wireless network?

I am interested in being able log packets going over a unsecured wireless network. Specifically, I want to see HTTP POST / GET requests and responses going between the router and computers on the ...
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Wireless network shows ghost copies of my network

My router has a hidden broadcast. Let's say it's called Eagle. I've set my Vista Enterprise SP1 to detect it. But after a while, something strange started to happen: on the list of available ...
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Recommended gigabit 802.11n routers that work with DD-WRT [closed]

I've read this question, and checked out the supported devices list, but am looking specifically for a gigabit 802.11n router that is easy to find and fully supported by DD-WRT. It seems like some of ...
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How to share an internet connection? (Peer to Peer Network)

How should I create a network, so that I could share my internet with another computer using Wi-fi. Is there any way to make it password protected. I am using Windows XP.
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Vista networking problem?

Here is a problem at my home network. We have two laptops in our household both Vistas. I can not access internet via my Cisco Wireless Router when both laptops are switched on. However I can be ...
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What is the difference between following wireless card?

What is the difference between following wireless card? Wireless-G LAN card Wireless-N LAN card
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Wireless USB adapter with OS X support? [closed]

I haven't been able to locate any other wireless USB adapters with OS X support. It should rather be able to handle 108 Mbit/s or higher. Any suggestions? Edit: As I'm not a Mac user, I totally ...
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Hide SSID of an ad-hoc MacBook pro network

I have a MacBook Pro, with which I share my ethernet connection over wifi. However, I would like to hide the ssid of the generated ad-hoc wifi network. How would I do this?
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Linux or BSD “smart” watch?

Many many years ago (2001) IBM were working on a Linux watch with Bluetooth (if memory serves). I wonder if anything like it is available now? Specifically, I'd want a watch that tells time and runs ...
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Automatically picking network settings based on the wifi network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A good solution to switch between different network settings? Whenever I bring my laptop to office, to connect to the wireless network, I have to set the static IP ...
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How do I watch or stream movies over WiFi without constant stuttering?

I've got a bunch of movies on my desktop. Each one is around 700MB long, so for an average movie this is around 128 kb/s. My WiFi is capable of transferring the movies at an average speed of 1 MB/s, ...
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Vista: Share wireless network to wired

I have two laptops, running Vista and XP. The Vista laptop is able to connect to a public wireless network. The XP can't connect to the wireless network, so I would like to share it somehow. I have a ...
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Windows Vista Home Premium Wifi slow loading

Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium is slow to load and identify my home WI-FI network. I have 4 bars, and have disabled all other connections, yet it still takes a long time to connect and have ...
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Connect iPhone to wifi

In the iphone settings I have wifi turned on. It even detects the wifi, I have entered the password. When I open any app, I get a "not connected to internet" Its kind of funny, I know its got to be ...
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Networking DHCP problem [closed]

A small network of 2 Macs and 2 Windows XP machines using an Airport Extreme. One Windows machine stopped being able to connect. The wireless card had stopped working (unable to find any networks, no ...
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I need Madwifi drivers for Asus EeePC 701

I've been trying to setup the Asus EeePC for enterprise WLAN as per the guide here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/wpa_default_xandros however the link to the madwifi drivers appears to be dead. The download ...
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Possible?: Centronics to USB adapter to wireless router w/print server

Is it possible to connect an old printer to a wireless router with a USB print server via a Centronics to USB adapter? Will this work?
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Wireless Disconnects Randomly, then won't reconnect

Okay, so I have a Gateway laptop, with Windows Vista SP2, and a Linksys-Cisco WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router. When I boot up my laptop, it automatically connects itself to my home network. Then ...
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Virtualbox 3 kills my wireless when I start a VM

I've upgraded from an older version of VirtualBox, but when I try to run any of my VMs (Win7, XP Pro), the internet connection stops working. My OS is Vista 32Bit and I have a D-link router. When ...
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Establishing a hot spot

Can anyone hazard a guess as to the degree of difficulty and the approximate cost of establishing a hot spot at a small lake? The spot in question is Lime Lake and it's a relatively shallow and ...
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What manufacturers make linux based WiFi routers or ADSL modems? [closed]

Do companies make linux based wifi routers or ADSL modems? If yes, what are these companies?
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Wireless Adapter Turns Off Under Vista

I'm encountering an odd problem with a new notebook we recently helped choose & buy for an elderly neighbour. The machine doesn't have a "hard" switch to turn the WiFi adapter on or off but you ...
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Will a standard wireless router support 12 wireless users?

I'm having a fantasy football draft in a couple of weeks, and without thinking, I said we could do an online draft if everyone brought their laptops. So, will my poor little Dlink G band router be ...
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Wireless network connection loses signal strength when connected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 5 Bars ‘till connected then 1 bar I am hooking up a wireless router for my granddaughter who lives next door. Her computer works when it is in my house. When I moved ...
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Connecting VM to wireless adapter on MacBook Pro

I have VMWare Fusion running on Mac OS X (Leopard). I have a Windows XP Pro virtual machine configured with bridged networking. This works fine if my laptop is connected to a wired network connection ...
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Recommendation for USB based 802.11n network adapter with native driver support in Linux? [closed]

Can you recommend a USB based 802.11n network adapter that has native driver support for Linux? In particular, I don't want to use ndiswrapper. The card must support WPA (preferably through WPA ...
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Using a buffalo wl12-pci-g54s on Debian Linux

I have a buffalo wl12-pci-g54s wireless card that I want to install in my PC running Debian. I need this so I can move the server to a better location in another room. So, is there an easy way to do ...
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DD-WRT Router acting as a Switch and Wi-Fi AP

Recently I upgraded to Comcast Business and their modem has a built-in router so I took off my DD-WRT router and moved to a location in my home where I needed more ports and Wi-Fi (preferably without ...
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How Wifis and wifi security work?

I see tons of videos dealing with WEP cracking, but actaully none of them teach about how Wifis work. They are just a bunch of commands thrown at the screen. Where can I learn about the inner ...