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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Wifi Router - Port Forwarding within the LAN

I need to get my wifi router to do port forwarding from internal LAN connections. The Port Forwarding feature of my router DIR-615 works as expected. I am having problem getting it to work within my ...
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Is it possible to map an IP address to a USB port?

Is there a way for a USB device to be seen by Windows 7 as a network device? Such as mapping an IP address manually to that USB device? In this case, I have an android phone application (Remote ...
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Is there a “repair connection” equivalent in Windows 7?

The problem: In my laptop I lose wifi connectivity occasionally. In Windows XP, the solution to fix my wifi connection is to right click on the taskbar wifi icon and click "repair connection". I ...
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Can I use my Belkin router as a repeater?

I've got a brand new, unopened Belkin N600 DB router (yay 50% off sale), and I can't seem to figure out if I can use it as a repeater. As far as I can tell, it doesn't support DD-WRT or Tomato, but ...
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Sharing internet connection between windows xp and Mac

I have one windows XP and Mac/Snow Leopard. I would like to share internet connection. I have one data card, which I would like to plug in in the windows machine and be able to access internet ...
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Unable to connect to internet after applying static IP address

I have a wireless router and 2 PCs with wireless adapters. A DSL modem is connected to the router and everything works without configuring anything. The PCs are connected and can share files with ...
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MacBook Pro does not connect to WiFi network automatically

At some point, my MacBook Pro (3,1, Late 2007, running Lion) stopped connecting automatically to my WiFi network, e.g. when awaking from sleep. Also, it takes it unusually long (~ 1 minute) from ...
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How can I force windows 7 to manage a network adaprter and bypass the manufacturer's app?

I have a keebox usb wifi dongle that comes with a tsr app that I think is causing problems with the network. I understand that there's a method for forcing use of win7's native network hardware ...
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Making network log-in persistent in windows 7

Is there any generic way to make my connection to a wireless network persistent in windows 7? i can connect to the network, but i have to type in my name and password every time i boot. How can i make ...
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Can User Using Public Wi-Fi Be Traced?

Let's imagine the following situation: "Overintelligent hacker connects to Wi-Fi points across country and performs illegal activities that get government's attention. If all the government can get ...
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How can I set up separate WiFi access in OpenWRT?

I've got a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router, and I've got my network set up (with Samba, network printers, etc.), but I would like to set up a separate WiFi network with a different SSID and access only ...
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Compatibility of 802.11a/b/g with 802.11n

The specs on my tablet device says Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and I'm about to buy a new wireless router with specs that say the following about its WiFi version, and nothing else: Wireless-N, 2.4 GHz ...
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Ad hoc wifi connection lost if no internet activity

I have the following setup: DSL-Modem---(ethernet)---Notebook-A---(wireless)---Notebook-B The wireless connection is an adhoc network. In Notebook-A I've configured the ethernet adapter to share ...
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How can I improve WiFi reliability in hotels?

I do a lot of traveling, mostly in Mexico, where IT infrastructure isn't quite up to the standards I'm accustomed to. As someone who depends on reliable Internet for work, a recent trip to Mexico City ...
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How to check under Linux who is connected to my ad-hoc network

I made ad-hoc wireless network on my Gentoo workstation using NetworkManager. Is there any way to see what network adapters are connected to this network?
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Windows 7 Wireless Networking: Wireless Network Profiles keep coming back and Automatically Connecting?

In Windows 7, I connected to a WPA2-Enterprise network which required authentication. That network had numerous issues, but after awhile I was able to get access to a hard cable connection. Since this ...
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Wireless connection roaming between access points

I live in 15 story student accommodation building that only provides wireless internet. My laptop has a built in "Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN" wireless adapter. I've been observing the following ...
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Can Somebody Explain About Wi-Fi Device Manager Settings And Power Settings In Windows 7?

Sometimes I have low Wi-Fi signal and I am curious about the Wi-Fi settings in Device Manager and Power Settings. I would like to get an exhaustive explanation about each, so let's start with Wi-Fi ...
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Can I set “Treat all wireless networks as public” before i even connect to one

When connecting to a Wireless network in a fresh Windows 7 installation you are treated to the following: Is there a way to tell Windows not to ever display this notification and treat all networks ...
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Can I connect to an AP with Aircrack Suite and if yes how?

How can I connect to my WPA2 secured AP with aircrack suite?
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Searching a single solution for sharing and “natting” a 3G internet connection

I need a single, easily configurable, preferably open source, and still complete solution to turn my laptop into a WiFi Access Point, Router and Firewall/NAT, and share its own 3G internet connection ...
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Airlink101 AP431W access point - only bridging first MAC seen

I have an extremely strange problem with an Airlink101 AP431W access point. I have a small sub-network of three devices linked to a switch. The network was moved to a different room and now has to ...
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What angle is optimal for the antennas on my wireless network card?

I'm sharing a house with some friends and I'm in the bedroom right up in the attic. The router is right down on the ground floor and I get connectivity issues. I've found that if I adjust the two ...
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Wired and wireless network file sharing

I have connected my Internet to a buffalo air station router and a swtich. Computers and Laptops on this network connect to the Internet wired and wirelessly. I would like to share files locally on ...
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Sony Vaio Wireless connections stopped working

After waking up my VAIO VPCEC laptop from standby, the wireless adapter seems to have stopped working on Windows 7. I cannot connect to the internet without an ethernet cable; the wireless networks ...
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How can I connect to a WiFi created by an iMac?

My iMac's WiFi shows up on my Dad's Windows 7 laptop. The WiFi is password-protected though. I am not asked for any password. Things simply fail to connect.
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Wi-Fi signal and client number

I'm in a new collocation and residing in a room which is the farest to the router. Oddly enough, it seems that the more person are using the Wi-Fi, the less stable is the connection. Does that make ...
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Can't find wireless networks on Debian

I am new to Debian (previously using Ubuntu, which is also Debian based). When I installed it on my Lenovo G450 laptop, I skipped the wireless configuration (I really didn't know how to do that). ...
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Theoretical connection limits for an 802.11n

I'm wondering how I can calculate the theoretical limit of WIFI networks under these conditions. Does anyone know how I can calculate these? n computers - one computer is multicasting n computers - ...
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Wired and wireless connections: make Windows prefer Ethernet when connecting to a specific other computer in the network?

I have a desktop connected to the internet and to my home network through Wi-Fi, and a laptop connected to said desktop through an Ethernet cable. But Windows seems to only reach the laptop through ...
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Wireless Driver Not Working Ubuntu / OS X dual boot

I'm using a MacBook Pro 10, dual-booting Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Ubuntu 11.04. Ubuntu is working well for all intents and purposes, except there is no internet connectivity, due to the fact that Ubuntu ...
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Ways to increase range of our present wireless router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router? We are searching for a solution to increase the range of our present wireless solution. We are ...
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SOHO router cannot establish connection from wired -> wireless until pinging from wireless -> wired

I am currently setting up a SOHO network with mixed wired and wireless clients using a consumer-grade 100Mbit/802.11g router. I've found that wireless clients are "invisible" (pings never returned, ...
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N300 Capable wifi, with approriate router, why am I only getting 150kb/s on local transfers?

I have recently purchased the new Linksys E4200 which quotes Simultaneous Dual Band full N300 speeds. It should be amazing. Through wired connections, it is amazingly fast. I didn't shell out 300 ...
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Are there any devices to increase the range of a WiFi network?

Are there any devices that do not need to be physically connected to a network (only to a power source) and just take any WiFi signal they receive and reproduce it in order to increase the range of a ...
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wpa_supplicant wlan debug RaLink RT2760

I'm attempting to use a RaLink RT2760 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus. This card auto-configures beautifully under Ubuntu 11.04, but I have a need for 10.04 LTS server, so I'm re-imaging. I configure ...
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How to connect to a WiFi from command line under Ubuntu without .conf file?

I can connect to my WiFi out of the shell by doing: nano wireless-wpa.conf typing: ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant network={ ssid="my_router_id" scan_ssid=1 key_mgmt=WPA-PSK ...
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Acer Aspire WiFi connection is intermittent

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire 5250, Windows 7. After many trials the WiFi is at most intermittent. What should I do to resolve this problem? Should I purchase an external router?
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xp pro desktop pc hp v40 printer dsl wired combo modem new asus windows 7 laptop

I have an xp pro desktop that is connected to a wireless dsl network.My wife ahs a windows 7 laptop that we cant get to see the printer connected to the desktop. please help
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Dell laptop wireless linux drivers (XPS l502x)

I have a new dell laptop, XPS L502X. I have tried to install Xubuntu 10.04 LTS 64Bit, which is the distro I love most. The problem is that it dosen't recognize my WireLess WiFi. I have tried Ubuntu ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi networks after installing Asus ATK drivers

I have installed ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities. I cannot connect to WiFi networks after that (Windows doesn't show available networks), if I'm logged in as a non-administrative user. It ...
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Communication between WIFI Access Points

I'm planning on building a wifi network for the purposes of research into WIFI Location tracking. The network itself is not going to be carrying any data of note, it will purely be used by my host ...
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How to synchronize the content of two laptops to display on screen?

I will have two laptops, each one in on a screen. I need a way when I do a change on a laptop, the change be reproduced in the another too because each one has a screen displaying the image. There is ...
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Can't reach default gateway in wireless connection on windows 7

This problem is local to a specific laptop. Similar setup works fine on many other laptops. I have a wireless network at my workplace I can't get my laptop to talk to it. The connection to the ...
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Sharing Internet Connection with policies

Just wondering how I can share the internet on my Windows 7 x64 PC (wired via ethernet) over WiFi. I know this can be done with Connectify or ad hoc sharing, but I would like to apply rules for each ...
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Network connectivity dies after 5 minutes

My laptop is running Windows 7, and on our wireless network at work, I get a strange problem where every 5 minutes, DNS the network stops working. The admin here took a look at it, but concluded that ...
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Home network issue

I have a laptop, a TV which supports LAN connections, and a WiFi phone on my network. The Internet connection is provided from a USB WiMAX modem. Until last week I was getting the Internet to each ...
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Bridging multiple routers

I am currently living through router config hell. My main internet connection is in living room A. It is an PPPoE ethernet cable which goes into main WiFi router WR1 (IP 192.168.1.1). This device ...
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Wireless networks are not identified by Windows 7

I have 2 Windows 7 Laptops. One of them works fine, but the other as of a few days ago and for no apparent reason is no longer identifying any network I try to connect to. When I turn on the ...
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Wifi Router 'Region' setting - what does this affect? Transmission power?

I have a NetGear WGR614 wireless router. There is a 'region' setting in the wireless options. I'm wondering what technical purpose of this setting is? The admin help states: It may not be legal ...