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 prevent wifi router from broadcasting multiple ssids?

I have the following Wi-Fi router: http://www.beetel.in/business-solutions/international-business/adsl/450-four-port-wifi-modem And I am also posting screen shots of ISP settings (from 192.168.1.1). ...
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Cannot enable Wifi adapter

I have a Google Search Appliance which is really just a Poweredge 2950 II. It's running Windows 2008R2 x64. I have a Linksys WMP600N PCI card installed in the riser. Due to current temporary housing ...
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Wifi on my Dell doesn't work in Windows, after installing Crunchbang Linux

I installed Crunchbang Statler on my Dell Latitude E6400. And ever since I did that, my wifi wouldn't work after I did a reboot from crunchbang, and booted into Windows 7, the other OS on the laptop. ...
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WPA2 AES connection incredibly slow on new samsung laptop

I bought a new Samsung laptop a couple days ago, and have been struggling with my wifi connection ever since. I believe the problem arises after I install Windows updates from my laptop's factory ...
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how to change the ssid of the access point?

My brother set up a network at the parents' house. There is a linksys router, and an SMC and a TP-Link access point. He forgot all the settings, and is abroad anyway. No matter what SSID I connect to, ...
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accessing webserver on desktop PC through wifi dongle from a tablet

I am running windows 7 on my desktop PC and have installed tomcat webserver. I'm able to bring up the default homepage using http://:8080 (or, http://:8080) on the desktop browser. I have a D-Link ...
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ifconfig won't let me set MAC address that doesn't begin with 00:26

I have an Intel 1000 BGN Wi-Fi card and I tried to set its MAC address to 00:00:de:ad:be:ef, but this didn't work: [root@localhost .]# ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:00:de:ad:be:ef SIOCSIFHWADDR: Cannot ...
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Network configuration problems in FreeBSD

I just installed FreeBSD 8.3 (because the 9.0 iso wouldn't run). It went fine, although some packages were missing but I successfully logged in. I lacked a network connection. So I used my two: .inf ...
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How can the Network Administrator check the Transfer files History between remote PCs? [closed]

I wonder how could the network administrator check the history of the transferred files between different users or remote PCs, and in case if someone transferred data from a network PC to his external ...
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VMWare Workstation screwed up wireless

No idea what the hell went on, but after installing VMWare Workstation my wireless is kind of ruined. Connecting the laptop with an ethernet cord seems to fix the problem, but even when I'm not ...
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Multiple Wifi Cards for Seamless Handoff in Linux

So I'm trying to make a system in which I can walk through a building with my laptop and have no delay when switching access points. I have no control over the network itself. I am currently ...
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How can I stream a game through VLC to my TV?

Is there a viable solution that can stream live input from PC games such as Left 4 Dead to the TV, possibly using DLNA? I've found a lot of streaming hard- and software, but they're all about sharing ...
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Problems setting up VLC Sever/client streaming

I'm trying to set up a Linux machine as the server and a Windows XP machine as the client. Both machines are connected to the same local network via a Wi-Fi router. I setup the stream with the ...
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How to connect a Desktop (without WiFi) with a Laptop (with WiFi card)

I recently bought a Dell laptop. I have a very old desktop system with no WiFi. My WiFi router is connected to the desktop using a cable (Ethernet?). I connect to the net via WiFi router (for the ...
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Will a gigabit wireless router make my data transfers faster?

Right now I have a BT Voyager 2110 wireless router for the past 6 years or so. I recently bought a new Western Digital NAS but I'm only able to transfer data wirelessly at 2.5 MBps. If I physically ...
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Network bandwidth usage dashboard?

I have a couple of wifi access points hooked up to my home network, one of which I keep unsecured for some development I do; there are only a couple other homes within range and they've got their own ...
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Share a Wi-Fi connection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share a Wi-Fi connection I have a wifi connection [wifi000] and I want to share it. When I use adhoc connection to do this, I have to disconnect from my wifi000. So how can ...
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Share a Wi-Fi connection

I have a wifi connection wifi000 and I want to share it. When I use ad hoc connection to do this, I have to disconnect from my wifi000. So how can I share my current wifi connection providing another ...
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My network was compromised, what should I do?

All wireless clients were kicked off the network (3 PCs & 1 iPad). Only a PC with a wired connection was still able to connect. This morning I discovered that the network had been renamed and a ...
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Gaming center set up? [closed]

I have a video game store that has 9 pay n play stations. I have 1 wired d-link ebr-2310 router comes right off my dsl modem that my cash registers are hooked up to. There are 4 ports on the back, 2 ...
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Bridging two wireless routers to extend WiFI range?

I have two WiFI routers : (A) TPLINK TL3420 connected to internet via 3G USB dongle and is located at "Second floor" of my house. (B) ZTE ZXDSL 531 connected to internet via ADSL and is located at "...
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Wi-Fi performance in Windows 8 RP on a MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I was able to install the Boot Camp Windows software using the executable that it provided, and there are no unrecognized or unknown devices in Device Manager. Wi-Fi works but it seems to be limited ...
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All in one OPEN SOURCE ADSL2+ Wireless Router? [closed]

Is there any all in one solution for an ADSL2+ Modem + Wireless Router with an open source (Linux, or any of the BSD guys) firmware I can hack into and configure at my pleasure? I've been googling ...
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Share laptop Wi-Fi with router set up as access point via ethernet cables

I have an ADSL modem which serves as a wireless router. There's a laptop connected to it through cable. On the other room I have a laptop which is connected through the router wirelessly. Since I ...
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Wi-Fi ad hoc connection times out

I have this issue on Windows Vista: whenever I create an ad hoc network, any devices that are connected to this network will lose conection once they become idle. When searching for the ad hoc network ...
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How to connect to wireless in Windows7?

I haven't used Windows for several years. I was just trying out a Windows 7 machine and couldn't get online with my wireless. Everytime I connect to the wireless signal in the house, it establishes ...
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I have to restart my router every hour or so for wireless to work

So this has started to become a norm in the past week. I have several devices connected to my router and most of them do so wirelessly, but a couple uses the ethernet port. About every hour my ...
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Wireless disabled: HardBlock

I'm experiencing the Wireless HardBlock problem. I posted this question when I was using Ubuntu 11.10 on askubuntu and no hope! Here are some solved problems which I tried, but they didn't work for ...
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Wifi/Sound/Graphics Problems

EDIT: New problems have recently arisen. So instead of expecting people to read the old and then the new, here's a run down of all the issues currently affecting my computer: Fluctuating download ...
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How to use the AWUS036H on MacBook Pro with Lion and Backtrack in VM?

I have the AWUS036H USB WiFi adapter and have recently upgraded the OSX to Lion. The thing is, there are no drivers for Lion for the AWUS036H, and I would have to boot into 32bit mode every time I ...
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Why can't my windows xp latop connect to wireless router from comcast?

I have a hp laptop with windows xp. I have tried to connect to my wireless network, a ubee modem with netgear router, but havent been able to. I can find my network on the wireless list and try to ...
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Can a 3x3 802.11n Wi-Fi router use all its capacity even if no clients support 3x3?

If I have a Wi-Fi router with 3x3 radio chains (i.e. '450mbit'), but no clients that support three streams, can I still benefit from the extra radio chain by having multiple clients? e.g. could the ...
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How to assign a particular driver to a device in linux?

I am using TP LINK TL-WN822N wireless device which has two chips. It works with Carl9170, however I would like to use ath9k which according to the link supports AR9102 which is one of the chips. I ...
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Wireless router radiation level [closed]

I have a question regarding this Netgear 3800 Wireless Router: Is the level of radiation emitted by the wireless dangerous ? It is advertised as dual-band but no mention about SAR.
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Windows was unable to connect to this network

I can't connect to the wireless network from Windows 7 (Bootcamp) on my MacBook Pro (Mid-2010), despite that my HTC Desire (Android) works just fine with it. Windows doesn't ask me for the key and ...
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sync wifi credentials across Mac devices?

I have an iPhone 4S, a new iPad and a MacBook Air. I haven't found this anywhere: want to know if there's a way to sync all the wi-fi credentials across all these devices. For example, I go into a ...
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Using a MiFi via WDS

I have a Huawei R201 MiFi connected to the internet, and I'd like to use its internet connection even from devices that don't have WiFi, so I grabbed a wireless router I had lying around and ...
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Windows keeps using a preferred DNS server?

I have trouble using Panera WiFi, and I finally tracked down the problem: Every time I reboot, Windows resets my TCP/IP settings for my wireless adapter to use a specific DNS server, instead of ...
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Is it better to use a crowded 2.4GHz Wi-Fi channel 1, 6, 11 or “unused” 3, 4, 8, or 9?

I understand that 2.4GHz Wi-Fi channels overlap, and that the most popular non-overlapping set of channels in the US is 1, 6, and 11. Generally, my signal strength on channels 1, 6, and 11 are much ...
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Ethernet 802.1x client -> WiFi AP on a Raspberry Pi?

I have an Ethernet connection that requires 802.1x authentication (TTLS, MSCHAPv2, name+password). My goal is to connect that to something that would then act as an WiFi AP, so I can use the ...
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Frequent WiFi disconnects on laptop when not charged

I have a weird wireless connection problem. The whole thing started today, when I installed my new router a D-Link DIR635 model after my previous router became very unreliable and faulty. I use this ...
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What's the point of Netgear's WNHDB3004 “3DHD WIRELESS HOME THEATER NETWORKING KIT”

Here's a crude representation of what I've got at home: floor 2 INTERNETS ---- MODEM/ROUTER ---- MY COMPUTER | floor 1 WIFI REPEATER ---- stuff ...
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Frequent WiFi disconnects on laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Frequent WiFi disconnects on laptop when not charged I have a weird wireless connection problem. The whole thing started today, when I installed my new router a D-Link ...
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Dual NIC for internet security

I want to set up a “box” between my wireless router and my WAN modem. I want to install Internet filtering software on it to control all computers on my LAN as well as firewall/antivirus software. ...
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Y560 Lenovo IdeaPad bandwidth issue

I have a Y560 Lenovo IdeaPad. The laptop is 2 years old and the problem I'm about to describe is present from the first day. My config: i7 740QM, 4GB RAM, RADEON HD 6570m/5700 1024MB. Network adapter ...
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iwconfig does not show Noise Level for wireless

I have a Dell Latitude E6410, which uses an Intel Ultimate N-6300 Wireless card. iwconfig does not show the Noise level of the wireless interface , wlan0. Does anyone know the reason for that? ...
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Sharing wifi connection

I have some little problem while sharing wifi connection. I have 2 laptops. I need connection scheme like this: laptop1 [wlan0] >>>>>>>> laptop2 [wlan0] (in ad-hoc mode, as ap,...
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Why can't I connect to a wifi network with my laptop, when I can with my phone?

I can connect with my phone and use the browser as usual. On my laptop it won't connect when using windows 7 while in ubuntu it will connect, but with no internet. What is going on here and how can I ...
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Issues with ForceBindIP on Windows 7 (x64)

I am desperately needing a solution to binding certain applications to specific network interfaces. ForceBindIP seems to be my only solution. Although the website claims it works up to XP, Google says ...
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Why do some devices seemingly need the wifi router to reboot before they can connect?

I've noticed a pattern but I'm not sure if it's a crappy router, crappy wireless device, or maybe everything is working as intended. I can wirelessly connect my office PC to the router's settings ...