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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Setting up public AP

I´ve been wanting to set up a public ap and figured I could use my trusty old WRT54GL with DD-WRT and buy another router (with VLAn support) as my main router. The actual sharing would have to be ...
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Can I choose WiFi over Ethernet LAN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically prefer Ethernet over WLAN I sit in an office environment with LAN, the LAN cable is always plugged into my machine, so by default all traffic is routed via ...
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Shared connection from a wireless connection

Can I share a connection using my laptop, which is the source of the connection is coming from wireless connection, because I ever share the connection with the USB Modem and successful (can share) ...
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access to my bridged router

I recently upgraded my wireless router, and although it is dual band, it will not run 5ghz and 2.4ghz on the same network. I can only have one or the other. I was very clever (I thought at the time) ...
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Netgear DGN3500 wireless modem router 300mpbs speeds possible using wi fi security

I have a Netgear DGN3500 wireless modem router stating that I can get 300mpbs speeds over WI FI. But I can only get this on an unsecured set up, I cannot get this if I enable the security settings, ...
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wireless network interference

My wireless connection to my Samsung tv is set up via a Linksys E2500 coupled with a Netgear extender. Often my connection to the internet on my smart hub drops with a message saying that connnection ...
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Delete line breaks with an Apple wireless keyboard

I am really struggling with this. On my old keyboard, I would position the cursor at the end of the text, go to the bottom of the page, hold down the del key on the numeric keyboard and the line ...
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Macbook Pro is reachable via ethernet, unreachable via wifi

edit: problem (kind of) solved. It's a problem with the wireless network. no need to answer this. Up until recently I had no issues at all. I'm not sure what changed to cause this. Here's the ...
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Does a wireless repeater slow things down for everyone?

I recently moved into a new apartment, and we've found that the wireless connection we've set up isn't accessible in all rooms. I'm thinking about buying a new router and running it as a repeater in ...
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Best performance between 2 Wifi AP (with DD-WRT)?

Typically when you search about distributing wifi with >1 AP there is a talk of WDS, however, WDS suffers 2 problems - speed (if I remember correctly maximum is "g" speed) and limit on distance ...
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iMac goes offline from WIFI several times each hour

Aargh! I have an iMac running Lion and have to manually get online several times each hour. I get a notification that I am not connected to the internet, i then run "diagnostics' it says my system ...
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enable wireless connection in cmd line

I have a lenovo, and from time to time, the wireless connection gets turned off for no apparent reason (or maybe windows wants to save some battery for me). In order to turn it back on, I need to ...
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Linux header files referenced by mac80211 missing

I am using Linux 3.2.0-24-generic. I need to modify the source files of ath9k and mac80211. One of the files in mac80211 refers to a few linux header files such as linux/slab.h, linux/skbuff.h, linux/...
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What can I do to force the Home\Work\Public wireless popup to appear?

When you connect to a new wireless network in Windows 7 there's a popup where you identify the network as either Home, Work or Public. The wireless network remains with a yellow warning mark until you ...
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A PC application similar to Wifikill in Android [closed]

Is there any (preferably Linux) program similar to the WifiKill Android app?
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Use wifi and ethernet simultaneously?

I have an ethernet connection that is very fast but imposes severe speed restrictions after 4gb of usage in a day. There is also a wifi connection that is slightly slower, but with no limit, so its ...
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How to set up multiple SSIDs with bandwidth limiting on a single wireless router?

I have an Asus WL-520GU wireless router connected to a cable modem that I use for wireless internet access in my apartment. I would like to set it up so that it provides two SSIDs: one secured and ...
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Setting up a wireless network in dorm room [closed]

I recently got an internship and they put us in a dorm-like place. All the connections to the internet are hardwired through terminals in the wall. I have a linksys e1000 router and I want to set up a ...
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Network - Routers conflicting in my subnet

I have a router whose IP is 192.168.1.1 and I be experiencing conflict with another router on my subnet (which probably has 192.168.1.1 as IP too). I think when it tries to connect to the network, ...
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Will a 2.4Ghz WAP intefere with a 5.0Ghz WAP if placed directly next to each other

This is mostly a curiosity question to people who know more about radio and wi-fi than I. The 2.4Ghz band is massively overpopulated near my house to the point of sometimes getting >1000ms pings to ...
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Why do mobile map services (e.g. Google Maps) require turning WiFi or 3G on?

I don't understand why do mobile map services require turning WiFi or 3G on to show my current place. Most of mobiles have GPS and I turned it on. But they still require WiFi. Is there someone to ...
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How can I determine which Wireless LAN adapter model do I have on my Netbook?

I have an Acer ONE 533 Netbook which was working fine but recently something happened to the Wireless LAN adapter. After taking a look at the Device Manager, I realized that there are no drivers ...
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Can I attach an NAS or external hard drive with ethernet port through ethernet to my wireless N router and access the files on the NAS wirelessly? [closed]

Can I attach an NAS or external hard drive with ethernet port through ethernet to my wireless N router and then access the files on the NAS wirelessly? I am wondering how to set up to access files on ...
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Home Network with a wireless router

I want to create a home network. Sounds easy, well at first it did. So far I managed to connect the Laptop to the router and to Internet, but I can't connect the PC to the Laptop using the cable-...
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Accessing a wireless router on a different subnet

Okay, I'll try to describe how this network is set up. I didn't do it personally, but it has been described to me. Firstly, we get our internet from a 3G wireless USB card from ATT. This means that ...
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Very slow internet with Linksys WRT54GL only in wireless mode (wired is OK)

I bought a new Cisco Linksys WRT54GL router to connect my laptop (running Windows 7) to the internet. I installed Tomato 1.28 firmware on the router. When I connect the laptop to the router via ...
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How to restrict access to other Wifi networks in range?

Is there a way to access connecting to other wifi networks in range? I have an office and there are few wifi networks in range. Some of them are not password protected and invariably I get connected ...
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Unable to access certain sites via Wifi

I am have a small office in which I use a Wireless Router to connect my office PCs (I have 10 PCs) in LAN. Recently I am facing a strange issue. Symptoms are: Sometimes when I try to open a site ...
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Is it safe to enable jumbo frames on my Drobo?

Here's my network scenario: Airport Extreme, with 4 wireless clients -- three of them on the 5GHz network and a fourth on the 2.4GHz. DroboFS, connected to the Airport with a wired connection. I'd ...
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How to connect my Android to my Laptop wirelessly , to stream data between the two?

I want to stream data from my Laptop PC to my Android phone using TCP or UDP by creating sockets in both the phone and the laptop, but it has to be done wirelessly. How do I connect them to stream the ...
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Do I need to create static routes for my home network?

50.x.x.x assigned by Frontier 192.168.1.1 Actiontec (FiosModem/Router) 192.168.1.2 Voip 192.168.1.3 DLINK/DIR615 (WirelesRouter) 192.168.1.3 assigned by Actiontec 192.168.2.1 DLINK DIR615 (...
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Remote desktop via ad hoc network, cannot reach IP

I am trying to access a windows XP desktop machine, using the microsoft remote desktop client running on a mac laptop, over an ad hoc wifi connection set up on the XP machine. The XP machine is also ...
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Request-to-send flood on Wireless Network

I'm experiencing constant intermittent lag spikes from my wireless network and decided the investigate using wireshark. I found out that during one of the spikes, the transmitting address (Station A),...
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Auto logon to internet provider

We use a wireless internet access. The wireless is secured and to get an IP address, when you provide the right key. That is currently working properly, however, the first time we access the ...
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How do I create a script that checks if a computer is connected via wireless or ethernet?

I am using log-me-in Central to look after a few dozen computers. These computers are used both for home use and work use. When the computers are used for work, they should not be connected via ...
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How to extend a screen over an network computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? What is a free/open source tool to allow me to control another computer or use it as a second monitor? What ...
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Network for a large house

I'm not sure this is the right place to post this but couldn't find a networking site or similar! Let me know, if this is wrong! Later this year, I'm moving into a large (3-story) house of 10 people. ...
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Accessing a web server from the LAN and WAN

My router does not support loopback. In order to view a webpage on my server, I either have to type in the local ip (192.168.1.201), or be on another network. What are my options for making this ...
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What speed are Wi-Fi management and control frames sent at?

There are a bunch of different 802.11 Wi-Fi standards, e.g. 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n etc. that all support different speeds. Wi-Fi frames are generally categorised as one of the following: ...
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How to set intel centrino advanced-n 6205 in “monitor mode” in Windows 7 (32bit) and Wireshark

I've just installed Wireshark on my laptop and can't see it's working in "monitor mode". Logically I'm not connected with my home network, do I have to be able to monitor my ipads traffic? WinPCAP ...
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Check how many packets are being received by each interface/computer on the network

Is there a way I can check via terminal or command line how many packets are being received by each interface/computer on the network? I want to check which PC is downloading a large amount of data.
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Thinkpad T400 wireless drops connection randomly

Thinkpad T400, Ubuntu 10.04, not dual-booting with Windows so any Windows-based solutions are out of the question. I have tried disabling the N part of the wifi driver but that didn't work. It ...
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Use AirPort Extreme to extend WLAN while also using the USB/Ethernet ports

Is it possible to use an AirPort Extreme to extend an existing WLAN while also using the USB/Ethernet ports? Why I need it: Internet access and HiFi (AirPlay) are currently wired to an AirPort ...
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How can I stream audio signals from various devices/computers to my home server?

I currently have a headless home server set up (running Ubuntu 12.04 server edition) running a simple Apache HTTP server. The server is near an audio receiver, which controls a set of indoor and ...
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An unconnected line found inside my Lenovo T400 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unplugged wire in Dell Vostro 1510 laptop? I have experienced dropping wireless connection problem with my Lenovo T400 with both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I am trying to ...
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IP address in network different for LAN and Wireless

Hey all i have a LAN network IP addresses as 192.168.9.xxx. When i connected my router to the network i can only configure it to be 192.168.1.xxx but all of it works. I have internet for my .9.xxx ...
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Unknown network in Network Map

I have a ADSL Wireless Router (ZTE ZXV10 W300) connected to internet. My laptop is connected to the router via wireless network. When I check the Network Map (in Windows 7) it shows another wireless ...
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Improving wifi connections in linux

I have a new laptop now with Ubuntu installed. The wifi at the office is much spottier than it used to be in my old computer. (It sometimes fails to connect, and sometimes drops the connection.) I'm ...
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ip camera foscam on wifi, only works on wifi on local network

I am so confused, I have the foscam F18908W and the neufbox router NB4. when plugged directly to the router - i can connect to it using another computer on the network - i can connect to it ...
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Wireless traffic stops when downloading large files at high speed: packets lost (Linksys WRT120N router)

The problem Note: First I'd like to understand WHY this is happening. Ofcourse, a solution would be nice too. :) When downloading a large file over HTTP at high-speeds, my wireless traffic basically ...