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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What's the best way to extend wifi over a wired network?

I've got primary router that handles the connection out to the internet, acts as a switch and broadcasts a fairly weak wifi signal. This is connected to a decent 200Mbps powerline adapter which comes ...
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Is it possible to record video from two or more webcams using VLC?

I would like to create a small video surveillance system. I have two or maybe four WiFi cams and I would like to record video. What can I use? Is VLC a good option? If yes, which hardware do you ...
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Cannot access local server via home router — but works from outside [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DD-WRT: How to allow port forwarding to apply to requests originating from inside the LAN? I have a webserver running on my private PC at home. This PC is running ...
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YouTube stalls after 30 seconds on wireless with one laptop but works well on the other

I have recently installed a Netgear DGN1000 wireless router. Since the day I installed, YouTube is stalling after 30 seconds or so on one of my laptops. However, it works perfectly alright on the ...
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FiOS signal bradcast

Can I connect the FiOS set top output coaxial cable to my MOCA wifi/router input so to broadcast the unscrambled signal to my Roku Boxes?
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Setting up Active directory on a home network

I'm trying to set up AD on my Windows Server 2008 R2. I think the IP assigned by my router should be static. So when I turn off the router's DHCP and enable the DHCP Server in Windows, do all my ...
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How to monitor and log WLAN status

I'm looking for program that can do following: Monitor WLAN signal strength Monitor WLAN signal quality Monitor WLAN speed (e.g. 54Mbps, or 1Mbps) Monitor channel on which WLAN card is currently ...
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Routing one wireless router to another wireless router with internet access on both

I have an Asus wireless router wired to ADSL that provide Internet access, this router have also a print server (USB printer) and a 1 Terabyte DLINK NAS wired to this router. I have also a wireless ...
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Tor + Public Wi-Fi … safe?

If I were running a virtual machine, with all traffic always being sent and received through Tor, would this be safe on a public Wi-Fi connection? Surely my traffic cannot be sniffed as it's ...
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Is it illegal to use an open WiFi network? [closed]

If I have access to an open WiFi network with internet, is it illegal to connect and use the internet without the owners knowledge or is it their responsibility to secure it?
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Wireless adapter not recognised on Ubuntu 11.04 using Acer Aspire One ZG8

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on to my girlfriends Acer Aspire One ZG8 netbook. It was running Windows XP before this, and was grinding to a halt. Everything has been ok with it except it can't ...
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Low signal Wi-Fi causes interference on my high signal strength Wi-Fi

My 100% signal strength Wi-Fi network is being interfered or blocked by a low signal Wi-Fi network. When I monitor Wi-Fi using inSSIDer 2.1, as soon as a particular network (with 30% signal strength) ...
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Networking Setup and Configuration

I have a Router, Modem, Switch, and a Switch. Firewall: FVS338 Switch: FS762T What I would like to do is the following: Modem <----> Firewall <---> | ...
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Securely share PPPoE connection

I'm trying to open my Internet to the general public. The connection should support net neutrality (I don't want to setup rules to inspect and/or block certain packages). My concern however is people ...
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Wireless repeater shows 54 mbps G when configured for 300 mbps N

I have an Encore ENHWI-2AN34D as a wireless repeater in my WLAN. The router is a TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND 300 mbps N and the repeater is 300 mbps N too, but when I check signal strength with inSSIDer or ...
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How to disable MacBook Air wireless under Windows 7 (like flight mode)?

My boss has a MacBook Air with Windows 7 installed. Because he flies a lot, he wants a tool to disable wireless. Is disabling Wi-Fi enough? If not, is there software for Windows 7 to allow this?
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Zeppelin Air speakers causing interference on wireless network

My dad recently bought the new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air speaker system. They allow you to stream music from a computer and other devices to the Zepellin without the need for wires. ...
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WLAN N connection not full speed, W7

Well i have a problem, im not sure what to do, i have 65mbps connection , and i connect to my PC with WLAN N , with a dual band Linksys wireless N, my internet router that my ISP gave me to me is ...
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Very slow copying over wireless between machines, but internet works at normal speed?

I have a laptop (let me call it A) with Intel Centrino 1030-N wireless (iwlwifi module), running Arch Linux, and another laptop (I will call it B) with Atheros AR928X wireless (ath9k module), running ...
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Would an 8-way coax splitter for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi work in a six story building?

I'm trying to install an 8-way coaxial splitter in the roof of my apartment building. This will then have one WiFi input signal and split out to many coaxial cables which have a wifi aerial at the end ...
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Connecting two computers

i have a PC which is connected to a modem router through a Ethernet cable and a laptop which can be connected to the Internet over wireless through the same router. The PC has WinXP SP3 while laptop ...
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2Wire 2701HG as “WiFi Receiver”?

Old Configuration: A 2 Wire 2701HG-B DSL MODEM/Router Upstairs Wired into 2 PCs upstairs WiFi to a PC Downstairs. I killed the DSL service and got U-verse, but that added a new Modem/WiFi ...
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Network routing with an ADSL router and two wifi routers

Ok so here's my network setup - ADSL Router (non wifi) -> Wireless N Router (with LAN switch as well) -> Desktop | Wireless G ...
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Unplugged wire in Dell Vostro 1510 laptop?

So I was opening my laptop to replace the hard drive and I noticed something very strange. There was a loose wire. Do I need to be worried about this? I posted earlier on Stackexchance electronics, ...
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How do I set my wireless network to be private instead of public?

Trying to maintain good security settings on my laptop, I want my home network to be interpreted as private and the university network at school to be interpreted as public. However, my home network ...
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What does a wireless card need to work as an Access Point

What specifications does a wireless network card need to have to be able to work in a router? I heard that it is not possible to use a normal wireless card to handle more than one connection, so what ...
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Please recommend on Wifi USB adapter for Linux OS [closed]

Please recommend on Wifi USB adapter for Linux OS I searched Amazon, look like no one says it will support linux But I am sure some will. Please recommend. thanks.
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Slow Net on Wi-Fi, but full speed on wired, only on one device

I have two laptops, two Xboxes and one desktop. I have a 30 mbps broadband plan with a turbo boost of 40 mbps. I can easily download on a wired connection at full speed, but downloading on my laptop ...
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How can I diagnose poor 802.11b wireless range?

I have a Billion 7401VGP-R3. This supports 802.11g and 802.11b. According to the wikipedia article on IEEE 802.11 the expected indoor range is 70m and 35m respectively. This should cover my house ...
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Block other computers from accessing my computer

Here is my setup: Computer A, Computer B, Computer C and a router. All have internet access. A and B are wired to router. Computer C is using wireless. I need to make Computer C able to access B only ...
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How can I automatically change Tor settings based on wireless network/adaptor

Ok, firstly, I am aware similar questions have been asked before. However, they focus mostly on changing network settings, e.g. IP & DNS servers. What I have now is: A 'home' network, which I ...
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Keep having to do renew dns

I've just had to buy a new Windows PC as a temporary replacement for a mac in repair. Everything is fine, with one small annoyance. Every now and then (i.e. every couple of hours, no pattern though), ...
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Wi-Fi Interference: Idle Access Points?

Let's say two Wi-Fi access points (AP1 and AP2) are set up very close to each other and on the same or adjacent channels. If AP2 is idle (has no clients associated or none that are transmitting or ...
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Connect to two WiFi networks - use one for internet, the second for LAN-only connections

I have a TP-LINK router broadcasting Internet, and I connect to it via my internal WiFi chip in my laptop. I also have an external TP-LINK WiFi chip which cannot broadcast WiFi, even not Ad-hoc. I ...
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How can I broadcast a Wireless network from my Mac?

I have a ethernet connection coming into my mac but no wireless networks around. I have a second mac and an iPad that I want to be able to share the connection. How can I set up the primary mac with ...
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Windows vista fails to prompt password for WPA/WPA2 network

When I try to connect to the network and choose "Connect", the window simple closes and doesn't prompt me for the password to the network. This only happens when connecting to the network "TDC-0074", ...
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Computer's wireless connection stops working until reboot

One of my coworkers asked me to help her with the internet connection on her computer. She is running Vista on a pretty old laptop, but it's still functional. The problem is the following: Every once ...
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Modem apparently not broadcasting any signal

I just got a brand new Greenpacket DV-350, but can only use it through Ethernet. Even Wi-Fi Inspector can’t find any signal. I tested with different devices like a smartphone and even game consoles ...
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How to connect PC and Mac directly via Wi-fi?

I have 2 notebooks. One with Windows 7 another with Mac OS X Lion. How do I connect these notebooks via Wi-fi directly without a router?
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Will upgrading from an old wireless router to a newer improve speed at my house?

Our internet connection is not the fastest. It's not super slow either. Used primarily for browsing the internet, SOME videos, very few downloads or trrents, etc. Wireless range somewhat sucks at the ...
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Allow Internet Sharing via PCIe Network Card While Computer Sleeps?

I've just built my own PC (after using Macs exclusively since the 90s). Since i don't have a wireless router, I chose to purchase a PCIe network card to share internet throughout my apartment. ...
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Does hiding a WiFi network help against interferences?

Recently, I have been having problems with our network cutting in and out while streaming music. We think it may be other people's networks interfering with ours, but with changing the channel again ...
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How do I fix an intermittent wireless connection?

I have a Cyberpower PC Q8200 with WinXP (Intel Core 2 Quad CPU). It has connected to the wireless network in my house just fine, until I moved the box to another room. I also have a laptop (using ...
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Weird internet connection errors

Problem: I have a weird internet connection problem where certain sites I am unable to view specific content for some indeterminate period of time, and I'm not sure where to start solving it. ...
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WiFi Signal and Metal Building

The place that I work at we have two buildings next to each other and one across and in-between the two that is made out of metal. We want to extend our WiFi coverage to the inside of the metal ...
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Printer not working after switching from LAN to WLAN

I have a computer and a network printer in 192.168.5.0/25 subnet. The computer has both WLAN and wired connection, each one through an independent IP address. Whenever I switch to WLAN from wired ...
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Monitor network traffic on Android

I'm interested in what kind of network traffic my Android phone is using when using my home wifi. I can't root my phone, but I have full access to my home router. Is it possible to check what kind of ...
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Loss of net access seemingly due to WiFi signal clash with repeater

The apartment I live in has a single corridor opening into rooms A,B,C,D adjacent to each other. The WAN ethernet terminates in room C where I have a Netgear WGR614v7 router installed. This router has ...
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Wireless connection keeps dropping

I have a wireless network at home, to which I connect using a laptop and a desktop. Everything has been working well for several months, but recently my desktop (WinXP) developed a problem: it drops ...
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USB Wireless Network Card, PCMCIA Or Internal For Long Term Usage? [closed]

I want to do some testing on my existing internal NIC to see if it is the source of these problems and for this i need another wireless NIC and of at least mediocre quality because i would need that ...