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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Windows 7 computer doesn't see wireless printer unless router is rebooted

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 7. It is directly connected to a Zhone combination DSL modem/router. I also have an Epson all-in-one printer connected wirelessly to the router. Most of the time ...
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I am looking to expand my Wi-Fi range using two Linksys routers. How do I go about this?

Most of the computers in the house are used up to a maximum of five or six feet of the router. However, my iPad cannot get a good signal through a couple of walls. Here's what I have: Linksys ...
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What is difference between 3G, 4G and Wifi Technology? [closed]

I am truly confused with the difference between 3G, 4G and Wifi Technology. Can please somebody explain me the difference?
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Capture/Peek WiFi data traffic?

My goal: I want to analyze the network protocols of a wireless device on my net. I've successfully set my linux laptop into monitor and promiscuous mode for its wifi interface. I used airmon-ng to ...
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Can't access LAN from WIFI. Unidentified device en route?

I have a directory shared on my computer Optimas-PC. The problem is that I want to access that file fom Optimas-LT. Optimas-LT is a laptop while Optimas-PC is a desktop computer connected via LAN. ...
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How can I access my external hard drive wirelessly from my laptop?

My desktop crashed so I am migrated over to a laptop. I have wireless in my home so I am trying to be able to use to laptop in any room without any other connections (wireless printer, wireless mouse,...
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Use wireless router to receive wifi and send via ethernet

I go to a school that only has wireless internet. My desktop doesn't have a wireless card. I do have a wireless router (netgear wgt624 v3). I was wondering if I could use the router to receive the ...
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How can I make router connect to internet through computer?

Some asked a similar question previously, but the answer did not work for me. My modem broke but I have an Optimum WiFi hotspot near me that I can connect to. However , only 1 of my computers is able ...
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USB WLAN adapter disables mouse/keyboard

I have an old Windows system here with a strange problem. Whenever I plug in my USB WLAN adapter the mouse and keyboard both become unresponsive. The system does not hang because other processes ...
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Networking issue - Can't connect using wireless (Windows 7)

A few days ago I accidentally ran a malicious script on my netbook. This stopped my power options working, System restore was faulting when I tried to load it (service not running), my Windows theme ...
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How can I prevent an application (Dropbox) from accessing network when connected to a certain Wifi ESSID?

I sometimes connect my Ubuntu laptop to my phone's 3G connection via tethering. When connected to that network I don't want Dropbox to synchronize as I have a limited data plan. I do want it ...
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If a laptop is advertised as supporting WiFi n, will it support b and g also?

I'm looking for a laptop to buy. One of the possibilities is advertised as supporting "Wireless-N". Some others are advertised as supporting "Wireless-B+G+N". Is there any guarantee that the one ...
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Is it possible to combine multiple internet connections (eg wifi access points) for better performance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connect multiple WiFi networks simultaneously I would like to make use of multiple internet connections over wifi (specifically two Android phones with wifi tethering ...
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No internet connection when connected via wi-fi, but fine via ethernet (DD-WRT)

I just bought a new router and installed DD-WRT on it. When I connect to the router via wi-fi, I cannot get an outside internet connection (and in fact, can not connect to the router admin interface ...
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Does the ASUS U36SG wifi card support packet injection?

The title basically says it all; does the integrated wireless networking card in ASUS U36SG support packet injection? It has an Intel HM65 Express chipset, but I've been unable to find out if it has ...
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Will a 3 Antenna Wireless N Router work with only 1 Antenna?

I am using 2 Wireless G routers but am planning to buy a Wireless N network to get more speed. But my network right now is like this: I connect 2 areas together, "Office" and "Home". Office has DSL ...
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802.11n link-connection speeds as reported by DIR-655 wireless router

I have a very good (100%) WiFi, wireless-signal as reported by the DIR-655 (router / AP ) to the client/adapter. The router reports the client-connection speed to be 241M or 214M or 268M. Why don't ...
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Issue related to wireless internet connection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create WiFi hotspot with web access point I have Internet cybercafe, and I have wireless internet connection. If any customer comes to surf, and he types www.google.com he ...
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Sharing Wireless Connection with Mac

There is a wireless network secured with WPA 2.We have a mac and a old XP. Unfortunately, the XP is not updated to connect to WPA 2 networks, but we cannot change the security settings on the router. ...
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How to set up a Private Wireless while using a Public network

I will be going to a training course for a couple of months. Where I will be staying offers wireless only. They give out only one code per guest. Is there any way to get a device to make a network ...
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Many games/programs completely lose connection when loading websites on another computer

We have multiple computers in our household connected to a Linksys wireless router which is in turn connected to a Zoom ADSL modem. When someone is playing an online multiplayer game (anything from ...
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Can every ADSL router handle high data transfer rates?

I had this Nokia Siemens ADSL wireless router (with 4 Ethernet ports). I used it as a router to transfer files over WiFi between two PCs and as an internet gateway. It worked okay for some days (...
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Wi-Fi network setup

I am a novice in networking and I'm trying to establish a home network which allows internet and file sharing. What I have done I have connected my broadband internet connection to my Wi-Fi router ...
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Extra router in my list of network devices?

I'm running Windows 7, when I go to see the list of the devices on my network, 2 routers show up. One is mine, the other one is definitely not...it's got a mac address I don't have in the list of mac ...
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Getting a wifi signal through an elevator shaft

I have a unique problem. My apartment complex has a small security office where our access control and security camera computers are stored. The computers were not networked in the office. Getting a ...
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Is it possible to connect to two or more wireless connections at the same time?

I have one laptop and multiple wireless access points around me. Is it possible to connect to multiple points at the same time? I don't see a way to do it in the connection panel in my Windows 7 OS. ...
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Torrent files will not download on one Laptop, but download fine on another

I have a Laptop and a Netbook. The Netbook is an Asus, the Laptop is a Sony VPCEH2A4E. Both of these have been setup by myself (clean install of Windows 7, all drivers properly installed, same ...
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Connection problems on wired connection but everything is fine on wireless connection

I have a weird problem on my Win7 machine that I couldnt find any solutions for. I have a router with built-in modem and a built-in wireless. My problem is as follows: When my PC is directly ...
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My laptop WiFi is very slow with downloads, what can it be?

On my laptop, the built-in WiFi started being very slow - on a 20Mbps internet connection, I usually get something like 0.5Mbps. Interesting is that upload speeds are OK (~20Mbps). I tried to connect ...
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Prefer wired over wireless on same network (special case)

In a related post (multiple nics force routing), I asked about forcing Internet traffic to go via one specific NIC where there were multiples. In that case, the 100Mb wired network had no Internet ...
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Wi-Fi not working on a particular network

My Wi-Fi does not work for a particular network, whose signal strength it shows as full. What works is: My machine can connect to all the Wi-Fi networks except that particular one. All my friends' ...
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Getting laptop wireless LED to indicate wireless network activity?

Is there a way to get the wireless LED of a laptop to indicate wireless activity the way that the hard-drive LED does? It seems to have been implemented in Ubuntu, so fortunately it can be done with ...
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How can I disable Windows 7's default WiFi drivers?

I recently installed a Netgear N600 WiFi adapter on my Windows 7 HP Desktop Computer. This adapter comes with its own drivers and a utility program for managing the adapter. I want to only use Netgear'...
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Windows 7 losing connection to network but not internet

My windows 7 will lose connection to my work network every 4 - 6 seconds (it varies). It happens whether I'm connected through Ethernet or wireless. The weird thing is that it does stay connected to ...
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DD-WRT Linksys-n Enterprise Networking

I am the network manager and I have about 30 Linksys Wireless N routers positioned in different rooms at the campus I manage. The campus is saturated however when a user walks from one access point to ...
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Can I use a Siemens SL2-141 DSL Modem-Router as a hub/AP?

I am visiting a place where there is a Cables connection to the internet via a cable modem. They used to have a standard home wireless router, so I could connect my laptop wirelessly around the ...
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How to give preference over one network connection over another?

Like most laptops, it has both ethernet and wireless networking options. Likewise, I have a wireless router with 10/100/1000 Mbs. 90% of the time, wireless speeds suffice. But once in a while, I ...
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Windows 7 computer can't connect to Wifi using any adapter

I have run into a very peculiar Wifi problem. Our Wifi network has several devices that can connect to it just fine; two Macbook Pros, an iMac, and an Android and iOS smartphone. All of them can ...
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PC and Mac can't see each other in network; Time Capsule transfers are slow

I have troubles connecting from Mac to PC and vice versa. I have the following setup: Router LAN: Time Capsule (10.0.1.1) Wireless: Mac OS 10.8 (10.0.1.2) PC Windows 7 (10.0.1.5) Here are the ...
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How can I increase my wireless signal to reach the camper in the back yard?

I have a camper in the back field of my house. I use it as a guest living quarters for family. It is connected to the electricity for the property, and also I have ran aprox a 200 foot ethernet cable, ...
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How can I restrict network access to Firefox when using a certain SSID in Windows 7?

I often share Internet access from my mobile (3G) to my computer with WiFi (using a certain SSID "MyMobile"). Unfortunately, I have some programs that download updates, including my Windows 7 OS, ...
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How can I “turn on wireless capability” in Windows 7?

On my laptop I have a strange bug or something that fairly frequently causes wireless networking to become spontaneously disabled. Network connections drop out & all available APs disappear. ...
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Linux Mint gets stuck when using wireless card “rt73usb”

I'm changing Linux distributions a lot, wishing to resolve my problems with the wireless card identified as rt73usb, like explained in this question of mine. Now I'm using Linux Mint 12. I noticed ...
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How do Wi-Fi routers determine which channel to use?

I noticed most Wi-Fi routers come with an 'Automatic' channel selection mode, instead of requiring the administrator to select a channel between 1 and 13. Is there a standard way for the routers to ...
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How configure my beetel adsl2+ 440txi modem as a wireless access point for a pppoe connection

I have a beetel router (adsl2+ 440txi) with wireless settings already configured and connected to laptop. This router is connected to another dsl router which is connected to the internet. I tried ...
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dhclient does not work on wlan0 with WEP. How do I fix it?

I am installing FreeBSD 9.0 on my desktop. My wireless card is Intel-based (wip). bsdinstall correctly sets up my wireless and my wlan0 gets associated with my WEP wireless network and I get DHCP ...
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Network services hang

Every time something changes in my network, like router restart, changing WiFi networks, etc... the network interfaces just stop responding. The networks button in notification area just does nothing ...
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Why can I connect to a device in my network with an external address but not an internal IP?

We have a Y-cam Black CCTV camera that is connected to our network. It was initially connected by a LAN cable for the setup, and once that was done we left it to use the wireless connection. When ...
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How can I connect to network in Debian through the bridge?

I'm Trying to connect to internet. I have Virtual Box and Debian in it. I'm not able to do it. When I try ifconfig lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/...
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How can I connect to other computers on my home Wifi network?

I have a home WiFi network with several machines running Ubuntu and Windows. lets say I want to SSH from one machine to the other -- how can I connect from one machine to the other on my home network? ...