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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How to increase Wireless Tx and Rx Rate?

I have a Lenovo W520 with a 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter and a D-Link DIR-825 using DD-WRT (build 18777). I understand that my adapter doesn't work on the 5GHz frequency ...
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How to tether Verizon Hotspot to Linksys router? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I bridge a Verizon mobile hotspot modem/router to a Linksys router? I have a Verizon MiFi 4620L and I want to connect it via USB Tether to my Linksys E4200 ...
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What does Hertz in wireless communication mean?

I have read the definition about the term "Hertz" at the address: http://compnetworking.about.com/od/wirelessfaqs/g/ghz.htm But I am not quite sure I got through that. Can anyone have other ...
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Access wireless network through WinXp ICS

I got a following situation: Win7 PC without Wifi Adapter and a WinXp notebook with Wifi network access. I've tried setting ICS on the notebook, having both computers connected with an ethernet ...
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How do I track down intermittent network connectivity losses?

A couple days ago, I started having some serious problems with my laptop's connectivity. Everything would work just fine for a few minutes (usually 5-20 minutes) and then with no warning, I become ...
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Is there a way I can stop my laptop from turning off WiFi when I put it to sleep?

Is there a way I can stop my laptop from turning off WiFi when I put it to sleep? I looked in the Device Manager but didn't see much.
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Windows 7: wireless connection packetloss >75% after switching users until the adapter is reset

Recently (since sometime shortly after 2012-05-01), my USB wireless adapter (Realtek RTL8187B according to Device Manager) has decided that it will start dropping almost all of my packets whenever I ...
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Need some clarification about the 802.11n standard

I'm really confused about 802.11n. 802.11n provides support for dual band (2.4 & 5 GHz), is much faster, and gives greater range, since it uses MIMO technology (multi antenna multiple radio ...
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odd wifi speed issue - after reset runs at 10mb+, after 5 minutes back to 0.5mb

i our office we are running 4 computers all using wifi - 2 macs, 2 pcs and a couple of smart phones (not that they are using the wifi all that much) the internet is really slow, so if we reset the ...
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laptop wifi hotspot with samsung galaxy ace

i ve used a no of softwares including windows 7 internet sharing to use my Ethernet connection in laptop through wifi for my samsung galaxy ace. it connects and provides browsing for some time but ...
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Can I use the second band in my dual-band router as an AP with the first band being in “client mode”? (dd-WRT)

I couldn't register to dd-WRT forum because the registration code is case sensitive and I don't have the same case "looks" in my country as they had in their website... So, the second place of choice ...
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Why my mobile phone cannot connect to my laptop through WLAN?

I created a temporary network using my laptop (Windows 7), but my mobile phone (Symbian S60) could not connect to it (the status of the network is always waiting), either in public mode or with WEP ...
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Can anyone help identify what are the RF signals in this screenshot?

I have Wifi on channel 1. Two Zigbee networks between WIFI Channel 1 & 2 (Zigbee channel13) and 10 & 11 (zigbee channel 22). Capture was taken inside one of the two rooms. It is a data center ...
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Bluetooth unusable on HTPC — 2.4GHz Wi-Fi to blame?

I built an HTPC so I invested in a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad as my couch potato remote control. My dual band router is located in my home theater setup to provide wired access to many all of my ...
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Ping a PC connected through crossover cable to one connected to router

I want to ping (technically, i need to connect to port 80) a PC that is connected to a second PC (through crossover cable), that's connected to a Router. I have a little sketch of what I'm trying to ...
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Can I set up a Wi-Fi network with multiple access points and DHCP servers?

For reasons that are too complicated to go into, we have a wired network device that doesn't work when there's a DHCP server. We're trying to connect it to a Wi-Fi Access Point so it can be accessed ...
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How can I configure my wireless router to connect to the internet through another wireless router?

I wasn't very specific on my title, but I'll elaborate. For the purposes of my question, I'll call one router Bad Router and the other router Good Router (Which is true, btw). Here is the outline: ...
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Windows 7 constantly dropping wireless connection

My wireless connection drops every couple of minutes. It's in this constant cycle of connecting and disconnecting. It's extremely frustrating. My computer is the only one on the network that is ...
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Windows 7 Wireless Network Adapter Stopped Working

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine where the wireless adapter all of a sudden started having trouble connecting to wireless networks. Whenever I go to a new place and try to connect to a wireless ...
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Wireless internet router keeps dropping out

I've got a problem with my wireless router at home. It is a BT ADSL line (8mbit) (though we usually get 5mbit). We're using a Belkin N wireless modem router There are at any one time between 1 and 6 ...
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Unable to see agreement page for public wifi on Windows 7

I am currently using a Xoom tablet to post a question because my Windows 7 laptop is unable to pull up a page for a public wifi network asking me to agree to their terms before gaining a Internet ...
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Can you wirelessly sync a Windows 7 phone (HTC Trophy) without leaving it plugged in to charge for 15 mins?

The only way I know of to sync my HTC Trophy wirelessly is to plug it in to the wall to charge, after which it will automatically sync after X number of minutes. However, most of the time I want to ...
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Can't connect to router after changing ISP

Yesterday I tried to help someone with his wireless connection, but as usual, it's always a weird problem. I couldn't fix it, and hope by describing the problem, you have some options I could try ...
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How to use Wireless and Wired Connection both at a same time in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7. Problem is while using internet in Wireless if i connect LAN cable to my laptop, it stop Wireless connection and Wired Connection gets active. I am using Internet using ...
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Connect two devices directly with twisted ethernet cable without disconnecting from wifi?

I have a WiFi network at home with various devices connected which is reasonably reliable and gets me transfer speeds of about 4.5 MB/sec. However I often need to transfer several multi-gig files ...
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Flatmate uses torrents, will this slow the internet connection?

I share the internet with two other people and I know one of them uses utorrents and is constantly downloading. When her computer is off the internet is substantially faster, would this be because of ...
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Does WiFi LAN gaming affect the internet of other users?

I know it probably slows down the network for the ones that are engaged in the LAN multiplayer game because the packet queue gets filled up, but does it affect other users that are accessing the ...
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Find ports not blocked by Proxy Server

We are connected with each other with wireless network and there is a proxy server (SQUID perhaps) which makes us connect to Internet. They have blocked some ports used for gaming, how do I search ...
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802.11 - g and n clients on the same network, different access points

I'm running a network in my house with a single-band router, but have both 802.11n and g devices. As such, as far as I can tell, my network drops down to g speeds (54Mbps) whenever I use a g device on ...
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How to configure Netgear DGN2000 as a wireless repeater?

I want my Netgear N300 DGN2000 router work as a wireless repeater. The parent would be a D-Link DIR-600 router. Is this possible? I've been searching but all I've found is how to set up two or more ...
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Allowing Wireless Clients Access To Your Network

Allowing Wireless Clients Access To Your Network I have company coming over and I'd like to offer my Wi-Fi connection Using my Airport Express without giving them my network password. I have an ...
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Android Internet connectivity

I've recently downloaded Android x86 (Android 4.0) and installed it in VirtualBox using using android-x86-4.0-RC1-eeepc.iso. Everything is working fine except the Internet connection. I've tried ...
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Can traffic be inspected through WiFi?

Let's say I am browsing an HTTP accessible web site (i.e. NOT HTTPS). Is the traffic encrypted through the WiFi connection? In other words, is there "data privacy" functionality over WiFi - ...
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Can a Time Capsule join a third-party Wi-Fi router as a client, and still bridge traffic to/from its Ethernet port

Can an Apple Time Capsule join a third-party Wi-Fi router as a client, and still bridge traffic to/from its Ethernet port? Maybe same question but can a Time Capsule 1TB use a LAN printer? So it ...
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Will this network layout work?

I need to set up a network in my office so I can have a company come and install software for me. They are going to setup my front office computer so I can perform normal tasks on it and it will ...
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Zyxel P-660HN-T1A modem limits only wireless connection to only 8 devices

I have a Zyxel P-660HN-T1A modem, which connects to my ISP. I have an 8-port ethernet switch connected to it and other laptops connect via Wireless. As soon as upto 7 laptops connect to the modem, ...
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Password Prompt For Wifi Connections in Linux

I have been using a few flavors of Linux for a while now. But, I Still haven't figured out how to turn off the repetitive password prompt for Connecting to a Wifi networks. Is there an automated ...
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Need to hard reset Dlink router once a week

I am having a Dlink DIR 655 router at the home. Once a week randomly, I see that my connection becomes weak and faulty. I have to go and do a hard-reset of the router (switch off and switch on), so ...
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WIndows 7 Configure ICS using two NICs

OK here is the problem. I use my primary computer to connect to the internet using a SureCom NIC. i also have a secondary NIC which i connect to a wireless router and share the internet with other ...
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Please help me understand WDS and roaming

Router: Cisco WRVS4400N secured with WPA2 WAP: Cisco WAP4410N My router was working well but the signal too weak in distant rooms. So, I purchased a WAP4410N but I'm unsure about the ...
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How to add a printer to a Netgear router's LAN

I just bought a HP wireless printer and am trying to connect it to my home network so any connected PC can print to it. The network is "served" from a Netgear WGR614v7 wireless router. When I go into ...
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Can I use an iPad 3 as a wireless monitor? [duplicate]

I need a high-resolution monitor for multi-monitoring applications, but I don't have much room for a big TV. I had the idea of buying an iPad3 (2048x1536!) instead and sending the screen of a Windows ...
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Wireless fails until one does arp -d 192.168.1.1

My wireless fails from between some minutes after being connected to half an hour or more. Symptoms: new pages not opening downloads already in progress continue ping 8.8.8.8 not working The ...
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Find the LAN option in my laptop dell N5010 in its network and sharing centre?

I have purchased a Dell Inspiron N5010 (with Windows 7). I have downloaded and installed the ethernet driver but I can't find the LAN option in network and sharing centre.
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Slow file transfer rate in wireless lan on from/to windows 7

I got one win 7 machine one route and one ubuntu machine, the router got storage slots. tranfers from ubuntu to router are fast(3MBps), but anyt tranfer related to windows machine is slow(256KBps) ...
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Is it possible to connect a laptop to two WIFI connections alternatively?

I want to connect two WIFI connections with different IP's to a single laptop. I like to use those wifi connections alternatively. I am using windows 7 OS. Is there any software that works better for ...
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SpeedTouch 5x6 disconnects every few minutes

I've got speedtouch modem connected to TP-LINK TL-WR740N router. And it happens that I lost internet connecting on both wifi and lan connection (from the router) few times per hour and it's very ...
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Vista network only local access

I have just restored a windows vista laptop. Now it cannot access the internet using wifi connection. The laptop connects to the router and i assigned an IP number. My windows 7 pc can access the ...
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Wireless router restarts frequently

I have a ZTE zxv10 w300 4port wireless router at my home. When I connected to the router through wire I can connect to the internet without any problem. But, when I connect through the wireless ...
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Bridging two wireless NICs in Debian - network unreachable

I'm trying to make a DIY wireless repeater using old hardware and Debian, but I'm encountering some difficulties (more details below). Hardware: EeePC 900 w/Atheros wireless card (kernel driver ...