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 analyze a wifi network with many devices

My friend has a wifi network with an x-box, a wii, a playstation, and two nintendo portables. She's also got 2-3 PC's and a network printer. She's got a wifi repeater as well. She claims that she ...
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How can I create a wireless hotspot on OS X like Internet sharing but without an actual internet connection?

I want to use my Wi-Fi Printer with my MacBook and it works great when the Printer connects to the Wi-Fi Network created when I set up Internet sharing. What I want to know is, is there a way to set ...
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wireless networking: can wicd switch wireless cards automatically

I have slackware64 13.37 installed on my laptop, with wicd 1.7.0 as network manager. By default wicd connects using the internal wifi card. I have a much better usb wifi card that I would prefer wicd ...
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List Available Wireless Networks from Command Line

I'm currently trying to do some physical debugging with one of our devices. It would be very useful to be able to use a command to output a list of available wireless networks to the command line or ...
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Ping spikes of ~2500ms constantly

Starting today, I have been experiencing ping spikes while playing a few games. It happens on every game but only on this computer - my other computers which share the same router have no problems. I ...
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How to add a WiFi access point location to Google's database? [closed]

I've seen explanations how to remove your wireless access point from Google's location database. But let's say you wanted to add it to the database -- how do you do that? (Why? For example, the ...
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Cannot turn wireless on my Dell Studio XPS 1647 - touch lights broken

The touch lights on my Dell Studio XPS 1647 (running Windows 7) are broken. For most features: volume, playing and pausing media, this isn't an issue, I can do it another way. But for the wireless ...
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Can I use the Airport Express as a an uplink between two networks?

I have two separate networks using different IP ranges, 192.168.0.* for the wired only, isolated network and 192.160.1.* for the wireless only network which is connected to the internet. The wired ...
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How should I troubleshoot a problematic wireless connection on Linux?

I recently purchased a netgear 150 usb wireless dongle for use with my 11.10 Xubuntu amd64 system. Using the network-manager interface, I can see local wireless networks and enter the authentication ...
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What is Allow multicast from Broadband Network?

If a wireless modem router has the option Allow multicast from Broadband Network, what does this mean exactly? What risks are there to leaving it enabled and why would you have it enabled? I ...
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IP Address on internet access shared over ad-hoc wifi network

The Situation When im staying at my girlfriends we both like to have internet access on our laptops but her accommodation don't allow wireless routers. My Question My question is if I set up an ...
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How do you use Time Capsule for MAC controlled Internet?

I'm using an Internet Provider that requires a username and password to log in; the prompt shows up as soon as you open a web browser. Because of this, I can only have one device online at a time. How ...
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iPhone doesn't connect to wifi unless the laptop is ON

I always thought that there was something wrong with my wireless home wifi. It connects to all the computers, printer and laptops wirelessly but NOT my iphone. Till just recently, i noticed that my ...
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Frequent and weird wifi disconnections

How would you explain, troubleshoot (and solve) the following problem? Wifi ADSL modem router D-link 2640R installed in living room at about 1.8m height. Working fine, synchronising and ...
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All internet requests in Windows time out

So, I've run into a very strange problem with my home wireless network. Previously, at seemingly random times, the router seemed to disconnect all wireless hosts and cause all of the wired hosts to ...
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Huawei E586 MiFi modem- Is it possible to set up client to client links on this device?

I am using E586 as a home hub. I can connect my laptop, desktop and digital tv unit OK and all can access WAN fine. I would like to access my digital tv unit from my laptop. I can see the dhcp ...
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Can a Windows XP desktop be made into a WiFi hotspot?

Can a Windows XP Home desktop be made into a WiFi hotspot for using other wireless devices? We are in a metal building and the DSL modem is in another central room.
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Can a wireless client e.g. wireless laptop connect to a wireless bridge?

If I have a wireless bridge, can a wireless client such as a wireless laptop connect to it or can only wired clients e.g. a PC connect to a wireless bridge?
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Does a wireless repeater bridge only extend the range of the wireless signal?

If I have a wireless repeater bridge, does this simply extend the range of the WiFi signal or can I also wirelessly connect to the wireless repeater i.e. modem -> wireless router -> wireless bridge -> ...
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Connecting a print/file server with no wired access

We currently have a printer server which also serves as a file server. The server is located on premise however is not close to any wired access point i.e. a patch panel or point. The server also ...
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Internet connection sharing over WIFI without modifying LAN adapter IP address

I have an Android phone (non-rooted Sony Ericsson ST15i) that I'd like to connect to the internet via my laptop's wired Ethernet connection (linked to my university network, that uses an ...
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Dell Studio 15 Broadcom wireless drivers not working in Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint 12 on my Dell Studio 15 and everything worked perfectly up until I tried updating the STA Driver for the Broadcom (BCM4312) wireless controller. I've tried these bash commands ...
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802.11N Windows XP Clients Unable to See Each Other

I am attempting to update my wireless network from 802.11g to 802.11n. When connected to the 'G' access point, the client laptops (there are 7 running Windows XP) are able to connect and browse the ...
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Connecting to SMB server with wireless router off site

I am trying to connect to my office SMB server via Macbook from home on my Linksys E1200 wireless router (brand new). Connection keeps timing out and won't connect. When I turn on my personal hotspot ...
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Use Android phone as wireless adapter for Ubuntu desktop

Is there any way I could use my Android phone (rooted) as a wireless adapter for my Ubuntu desktop? Or share the data connection? edit: Is there any full free ones?
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Netgear router keeps disconnecting iPhone

My old router (Voyager 2091) packed up so I just got a new router - a Netgear N150 model DGN1000. My laptop connects OK wirelessly, but my iPhone 4S is constantly getting "disconnected" - it has ...
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USB Wifi slow on all ports except through hub?

A ridiculous question about a ridiculous problem. I have a USB wifi device and when i plug it in 2 of the USB slots in the back it is ridiculous slow. It goes <10k a second, usually 1k. When i put ...
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Extend WiFi range wireless Access Point with outdoor antenne

I have a problem with my WiFi range. The signal from the AP in my Office is to low. I have a TP-Link 300Mbps Advanced Wireless N AP ...
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Why is my WIFI not working if other computers connect to it wirelessly?

I don't know why my WIFI is having a problem if other laptops connect to it. Should I buy a wireless extender? I think its not because of the router's range because when no one is connected to my ...
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Linksys E1000 router doesn't let anything besides links and Safari connect to it via the HTTP interface?

I have this very weird issue with my Linksys E1000 router. The network itself works just fine, but for some reason the router doesn't let any browser connect to its web interface, except Safari and ...
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NAS connectivity setup with wireless router

I am looking forward to buy a NAS device. However I have some issues regarding the network/setup. I get internet from a wireless router, which gets in the house somewhere on a typical ADSL connector, ...
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MacBook Air Keeps dropping Wi-Fi

So my MacBook Air keeps dropping Wi-Fi for some reason. It happens ONLY on my home network, and ONLY to my computer. I'm using a Linksys WRT54G router. I'm the only Mac on the network. Every other ...
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Outdoor WiFi Mesh Topology vs. Repeaters

Here's the current configuration in our organization (which I believe is incorrect): We have a number of Cisco 1500 series AP's (22 in total), that are mounted outdoors to provide seamless WiFi ...
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Erratic WiFi 2.4 GHz channel spikes, what gives?

Sorry guys, first a gripe about my neighbor's WiFi access point (it is related): they totally hog the center nine 2.4 GHz channels (3-11), centered right at 7! I know the outer regions of the signal ...
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Proxim RangeLan 7920 Ethernet Adapter

I have a Proxim RangeLan 7920 Ethernet Adapter. Does this device have its own IP address or is it a MAC repeater such as a switch/bridge? How do I connect to it from my laptop via wireless? ...
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Share laptop's Wi-Fi with a LAN connection and a mobile device

OS: Windows 7 64bit I want to share my laptop's internet connection between my PC and my Android device. But I can only do one of them at a time. The laptop is connected to internet wirelessly. The ...
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D-link Local wireless

I created a wireless network inside a D-Link DIR-301 connected to a Mac, What I want is that every device to connect to this network if the browser automatically opens instead of the default homepage, ...
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TP-LINK TD-W8151N Modem/router as just wi-fi router

I am planning to buy TP-LINK ADSL wifi router (model TD-W8151N) for my Internet connection which provides Internet through ADSL telephone line. I am also planning to take cable internet in a few ...
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College wifi works easily on Linux, but not on Windows

In Linux: After connecting to the college wifi, going to the network login page logging in, the internet works perfectly as it should. In Windows: After connecting to the college wifi, going to the ...
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How to use a different Ethernet connection

I'm running a virtual machine at home which has a VPN connection to our main office, but I also want to connect to a share on another machine at home. When I check with IPCONFIG I can see two ...
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Is there any very easy way to turn a hard drive or computer into an NAS?

I saw projects like FreeNAS, but first of all I couldn't even find the download, and also it looks like I'll need to do a lot of Linux programming and headache to get it working. I need something that ...
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Can I use a wireless-N laptop as an NAS for seamless and fast data transfer and access?

I have a nice spare laptop (Dell 15R, one year old) that I was wondering if I could use as an NAS. The laptop has an E-Sata port, and I was wondering if I could set it up and plug in a few hard drives ...
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Is it possible to have a wireless in-house NAS with wireless data transfer rates of equivalent to SATA speeds?

Basically I would like to know, if it is possible to set up an NAS in my house to be accessed wirelessly, that can reach equivalent real-life data transfer speeds to USB 3.0 or an internal SATA hard ...
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how do i find IP of wired access point

I'm at a friends house that is using ATT Uverse. This network is by default secured. The problem is they have a long ethernet cable plugged into a "Linksys Access point A+G", which is unsecured. Its ...
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How to send a popup message to an unknown computer connected to my WLAN?

Is there any way to send a popup message from a Linux system to a "random" laptop/tablet/mobile linked to my Wireless network? For example, if I let my WLAN open and I see an unrecognized computer ...
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Tool to monitor wifi stability?

I'm having wireless problems both at home and at work. I'm looking for a tool that tests TCP/IP reliability: wireless network is always here bandwidth: does the bandwidth drop at some point? ...
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5GHz vs 2.4GHz dual band router, max mbps

I've done a fair amount of reading before posting this but there are a few things still unclear. I just bought a Netgear WNDR3700 N600. I understand that 5GHz offers more channels, less ...
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Router with good Firewall for office - total of 50 computers/devices including wifi devices [closed]

I am looking for a good Office Router that can handle good firewall rules, have logs, and ca support about 50 computers/devices connected with wire and wireless. We had different models before, and ...
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How to put fear of God (law) into Wi-Fi hacking neighbors [closed]

I live in an apartment and some new guys have apparently moved into one of the apartments. They have been shamelessly hacking into my WiFi. Mine was initially a WEP encrypted network and out of ...
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All USB ports stop working after connect specific network

using windows 7 , Hp Probook 4520s. When i connect to wifi at work, after 5 -10 mins (sometimes more longer than that) all my usb ports stop working, i unplug and plug again my mouse, printer and etc, ...