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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Alfa Awus036h or other solution to amplify wifi signal? [closed]

Before I shell out €45 to get the Alfa Awus036h USB device (500mW or 1000mW?) to increase my odds of connecting to a remote wifi network, I'd like to get some user feedback about this device, and if ...
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Office Wireless internet disconnects too frequently

I am not a network expert (please pardon my bad explanation), but this problem has made me very upset. In my office internet is shared among 15 users with the help of a wireless ADSL2 router. ...
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Wireless router that doesn't need a desktop

I have a single desktop PC here at my house, and I'm about to get a new laptop. Currently, I connect to my internet provider through a modem connected directly to my desktop, but I want to get a ...
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Connect a Sitecom WL-174 to another wireless router

I used to connect via a Sitecom WL-174 directly to ADSL internet. There were some pc's which connected wirelessly and some connected with a wire. Now we got another provider and we need to use the ...
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Wifi Finder for Windows

Is there any software which will enable me to search for close wireless networks?
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Wireless NAS options?

I'm looking for a wireless NAS that I can put in my attic? However I can only find a handful of options, each with their own pro's and con's. The D-Link DSM-G600 enclosure sounds good, but you have ...
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Wireless DHCP doesn't work until wired Ethernet plugged in

A client of mine has an Asus R1F tablet running Windows XP Tablet SP3. It has an Intel 3945ABG wireless card; wired Ethernet is a Realtek something-or-other. In the past few days, it's developed an ...
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Wireless Router - having problems with only one connected machine/device

I'm having an issue with my wireless router (D-Link DGL-4300). I've had this router for a couple of years and for the most part it has worked fine. Recently, however, it seems to be having trouble ...
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How do I assign different audio sources to different outputs?

XP Pro Thinkpad t60 I have recently started using voip and for that purpose I bought a cordless headphone/mic. It works very well, but when I have it on, all audio goes through the headphone. I ...
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Wireless only connects to Google

I am using a netgear wireless router to connect to create a wireless network. When connected to the router via an Ethernet cable everything works correctly. When connecting to the router via ...
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What Wireless G PCI Cards Are Compatible With Vista 64-bit? [closed]

I'm looking to buy a PCI wireless interface card for a Vista Home Premium 64-bit machine. I'm concerned about potential driver issues and am unable to determine what cards don't have driver issues. ...
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How to Connect to a Wireless Network That Uses a Security Pin on Mac OS X?

I can connect to the wireless network at home using a PC. It uses WPA/WPA2 and the first thing I need to input when I try to connect is a security pin, once I do that and I get a response, I can type ...
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How to add support for wireless networking WPA2-PSK [AES] on Windows

I have the problem on one of my machines that it is not possible to select WPA2-PSK [AES] network. It is missing in the network encryption dropdown (please see a picture below from my computer where ...
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Zotac WiFi Drivers - No Linux Support

I built my own computer, and the motherboard is a Zotac ITX GeForce 9300. The Wi-Fi adapter doesn't work and the CD it came with has no Linux drivers. I am using the latest stable release of Linux ...
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Recommended Handheld Device for WLAN Application

We are in the process of developing a software suite which will allow users within a building to connect to a server (a database or a web service) hosted on a LAN using a .NET application. We're ...
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CSMA between APs in same channel & different SSID?

Would be great if someone clarifies this doubt. Lets assume two Wireless Access Points AP1 & AP2 with these conditions 1. both in the same 802.11 standard 2. same channel 3. using different ...
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Wireless broadband issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop connected to my wireless broadband (UK ISP, o2) and a desktop PC which - until a few days ago - was connecting fine. On my desktop PC I am running Windows XP and, ...
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Linksys WUSB11 v2.5 - anyway to make it work with WPA?

Is there any way to get a Linksys WUSB11 v2.5 adapter to work on a WPA network? The only option in when trying to connect is WEP. I have the only driver available from the website, which is from ...
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'Safely remove hardware' causes laptop to go into standby

I have a WinXPSP3 laptop, and it has a wifi PCMCIA card (the internal original died.) When I go to safely remove hardware, and choose it, the laptop goes into standby mode, every time. We have ...
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Did Vista update kill my wireless connections?

I have two PCs, desktop and laptop, using different wireless hardware to access my wireless ADSL modem/router. Both have been working flawlessly for months. Both are running Vista. On Saturday, after ...
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Is proprietary vendor software required to use a wireless printer?

On Windows Vista, other than the driver, one can use a regular printer w/o any extra software, either plugged in via USB or over the network. I don't have to install extra software from the printer ...
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Ad-Hoc Wireless Network Connectivity

Is it necessary for all the participating nodes in a wireless ad-hoc network to be in the vicinity of each other? Suppose there are three nodes, all connected to the same ad-hoc network (configured ...
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3 internet connections of the same origin

Does anybody have a solution or idea of how i can make my computer not connect to my wireless without it making 2 other connections to the same network ?
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Inserting a non-Internet LAN cable breaks wifi

My vista laptop catches wifi fine here. But when I plug in a lan cable (for a separate pc-to-pc connection), the wifi stops working (page loads timeout). Any idea why? It seems vista thinks I'm ...
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Wireless router/livecd distro?

I've got an old IBM r51, which aside from a dead hard drive, and unreliable keyboard, and a working intel 2100 wireless adaptor. I'm looking for a linux live cd or usb that i can connect into an ...
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Why does my Linksys WRT54GS keep losing its memory?

I was given this second hand wireless router a while back. It generally works fine, but sometimes loses all its settings. It gets turned off at night, along with the PC and cable modem, so I'm ...
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Problems with wireless file copy - hangs during copy

I have this problem on my home network where when I try to copy files via wireless connection, at some point the copy fails and the machine doing the copy loses connection to the network. I'm pretty ...
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Do Apple wireless routers (or wireless routers in general) store internet history?

I'm talking about a consumer level router. Does the router itself store any internet history from people connected to the router? Specifically I would like to know about the Apple wireless router but ...
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Bluetooth versus Wireless for VoIP

I am about to change my phone to a VoIP phone, and I want to connect to the phone wirelessly. I have been offered a Bluetooth solution and a Microsoft wireless solution at approximately the same ...
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A good solution to switch between different network settings?

I use my laptop (Windows Vista Ultimate) to connect to a wireless network in college, which assigns a dynamic IP address, and at home, with a static IP address and DNS server. I'm looking for a good ...
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Problem with Wi-Fi

I am using a Wi-Fi modem to connect to the Internet. I can connect with mobile phone and laptop without problem but when I use a PC with Wi-Fi USB I connect to the network but I don't have data from ...
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Wireless Printer Server recommendations?

My town library has a wireless network in place. They want to relocate an existing USB printer connected to a PC to another location that's far away from any PCs. So connecting the printer to PC via ...
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How to share internet connection using AP?

I have a BSNL WLL hi-speed internet connection. My Windows XP machine is configured to use 10.24.24.2 as the IP address and 10.24.24.1 as the default gateway. Everything was ok till I bought a new ...
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Sharing internet connection between two laptops wirelessly

I have two laptops. One of them is connected to the internet via a network cable. I want to share the internet connection with the second laptop wirelessly. How can i do this without buying a wireless ...
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What are the advantages of wireless networking protocols 802.11 a,b,g, and n?

I'm looking at a laptop purchase and considering whether to pay more for a card that does 802.11 n as well as 802.11a,b,g. All the pulic networks I see always run 802.11b. I know a and g have more ...
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Sharing internet connection from Windows XP using wi-fi router

I have an network configuration like: Ethernet cable from ISP connected to Windows XP machine, configured with static IP 192.168.0.3 Another ethernet connection from 2nd Windows XP machine's network ...
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What are potential reasons a user could be connected to a home network, but not to the internet?

I have a friend that recently started using Ubuntu, and I've been answering his questions via the internet. However, I'm stuck on this one. He bought Linksys WPC11 wireless card, and says he was able ...
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Which methods help to improve wireless signal?

My router is in my family room, and there's not much I can do to move it, it's in the corner of the house. My room and computer is upstairs and I only get a signal strength of about 17 percent while ...
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Dlink Dir-300 err: New router not detected

I bought new dlink router today but i am getting this error, new router not detected and the url: 192.168.0.1 is also not opening, however though setup is not complete the router is visible on mobile ...
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How to connect 3 laptops wirelessly WITHOUT a router

I was able to connect 2 laptops using Ad-Hoc, but how to connect the third one??
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Linux NetworkManager can't connect

I have a Linksys WRT54G wlan router set up as an access point. It's connected via cable to our main router (and DHCP server) which connects to the net. The cable connection indicator light is on, on ...
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WLAN/LAN Profil Tool (with IP-Address configuration)

Anyone know a good free tool for Vista/Windows 7 to manage WLAN/LAN-Profiles with the possibility to change the IP settings in each profile.
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Mac internet speed

I'm trying to diagnose some internet speed issues on my MacBook. It's happening everywhere I use the internet -- at home (Comcast), at work, at my favorite cigar store. (All are wireless.) At first, ...
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Can't connect to network drive by name in Windows 7 - IP Address works though!

I have a network attached drive, plugged into my router. Im connecting to the router from the client pc using WIFI. I'm using Windows 7 - I can see the drive using it's IP address: 192.168.0.197 ...
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D-LINK Wireless and Eset Smart Security

I Bought a D-LINK Wireless Modem (G DWA-510 Desktop Adaptor) and installed it on my PC to make my home wireless network, but when other devices (laptop and mobile) want to connect to my wireless ...
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Multiple network adapters, how does it affect the connection?

Background: I have a custom built gaming machine running Windows 7 RC for which I bought a fairly cheap wireless adapter because I thought my dorm would have firewire internet again this year. When I ...
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Possible reasons for unstable wi-fi

I recently purchased a new Wireless-N router for my home. There are two notebook PCs at home already using it. One is quite old, so I had to disable the Wireless-N features and use WEP security. ...
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Wireless Repeater with DD-WRT

I have an ATT wireless modem and a LinkSys Router with DD-WRT v24 sp1 installed. I went through the instructions on this page and got to the point that the DD-WRT router can talk with the modem. My ...
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Hosting a wifi connection with Belkin G Wireless usb adapter

I have belkin g usb wifi adapter F5D7050, i want to share my computers internet connection which is connected through lan with my mobile (iphone) through wifi, so can anybody help me setting it up? I ...
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How to limit internet traffic in some computers of my home network?

I'm sharing my home wireless network, using a DIR-655 Wireless Router with 3 other people (2 using windows machines and one use mac laptop, I also use a mac laptop). I need to know how can I limit ...