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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Improving wifi connections in linux

I have a new laptop now with Ubuntu installed. The wifi at the office is much spottier than it used to be in my old computer. (It sometimes fails to connect, and sometimes drops the connection.) I'm ...
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ip camera foscam on wifi, only works on wifi on local network

I am so confused, I have the foscam F18908W and the neufbox router NB4. when plugged directly to the router - i can connect to it using another computer on the network - i can connect to it ...
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Wireless traffic stops when downloading large files at high speed: packets lost (Linksys WRT120N router)

The problem Note: First I'd like to understand WHY this is happening. Ofcourse, a solution would be nice too. :) When downloading a large file over HTTP at high-speeds, my wireless traffic basically ...
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What is the best way to monitor and record the URLs called by device to establish or monitor browsing history?

I have home internet access via Comcast/Xfinity and the router below providing wifi to multiple devices - laptops, iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch. Macs. What is the best way to monitor and record the ...
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Configure Wireless Network Using Switch + Wireless Router

Incoming line from the ISP comes with one static IP. Line from ISP goes to ADSL2 Modem. One line from Modem goes to the server which uses the static IP. On the server a LAN Card distributes the ...
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Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to USB converter

Is there a device, that works without a driver, you just connect it as usb, and receive any signal sent to it as if it were COM Port wired connection? For example, such a device that gets data sent ...
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Does Apache or WiFi change when macbook is on battery?

I haven't dug too deep into the answer, but it seems like something disconnects when I run on battery mode. The page (at 192.168.1.103) still runs ok on the laptop, but the iPad next to it invariably ...
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Why won't a Netgear Adapter work to Bridge the Connection to my Ethernet port?

I have a tower with Windows 7 64-bit on it. It connects to the internet through the use of a Netgear WNDA3100 N600 Wireless USB Adapter. I also have an Xbox 360 that I want to connect to the internet ...
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Does a wireless-N (802.11n) network have poor performance when in b/g “mixed” mode?

It seems to be an "old" wives tale that, when using a wireless-N router in "mixed mode" to support legacy 802.11b or 802.11g devices, the performance of 802.11n clients will suffer. Some places ...
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Wireless router disconnects when one computer on the network hibernates

We have a fairly standard wireless setup using a Trendnet TEW-639GR. Connected to it wirelessly, most of the time, are two Windows computers, a Mac, and a couple of mobile devices. We've noticed an ...
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Wireless disconnect randomly with wpa_supplicant reason=2

I installed ubuntu-server 12.04 on my PC , and I use an usb wireless card to join the network. It works ok when I boot up my PC , but the wireless disconnects after a while. I pkill ...
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Working with two network adapters on windows7

I have two network adapters on the same computer. I want one network adapter to work only with one program (VMWARE) and the other to work for everything else. Is this possible? If require, I can do ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi switchover not happening until the original signal dies?

I'm having AP1 in our home. I've recently bought AP2 to expand our Wi-Fi coverage. Now AP1 and AP2 is about 13 metres (43 feet) and 4 walls away from each other. Let's say I connect to AP1 then ...
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WiFi connects, pings and DNS work, but no response to http [SYN]

I have a problem using WiFi on my Dell M4600 running Windows 7 x64. I'm using a Virgin Media Netgear Super Hub in the UK to connect to the internet. It works fine when I use a wired connection, but if ...
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How do I access SSID info from postup() in Gentoo's OpenRC /etc/conf.d/net

I would like to fire up openvpn (or stop it) depending on what wireless network I'm connected to. But dumping env from postup() does not indicate ${SSID} being available at that time. Staring at net/...
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How can I lower my latency? (Powerline)

How do I lower my latency using a powerline connection? C:\Users\David>ping 192.168.1.254 -t -l 25500 Pinging 192.168.1.254 with 25500 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=25500 time=...
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Fedora 16 don't recognize my wifi adapter

I have installed fedora16 once before and didnt have problems, but second install took me in hours of troubles. Even with installed right drivers, updated kernel and whatever is writen in tutorials in ...
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Wired gigabit network to wireless G

I am considering setting up a wired network for part of my house, but because of the layout of my house, I am unable to connect the wired part directly to the wireless router/cable modem. I'd love to ...
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Why might my HP C7200 printer appear to have an MTU of 1498?

On my wireless network, I can tracepath to a mac using MTU of 1500 on Ubuntu linux 12.04. (Mac MTU is set to 1470 for some reason, but reply frames are not that big so this does not matter) When I ...
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Why can't I connect to my WiFi printer while connected to a WiFi hotspot?

In our RV with 2 Laptops, 1 Netgear router, and 1 wireless HP Envy printer. Camp grounds usually have wireless access points. I can connect to camp grounds via wireless or the printer through the ...
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Wireless card getting very hot

I have a pretty old laptop: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li1718. Last year I have cleaned the parts inside the case, there was a lot of dust. Laptop had started to work a lot quieter and it was a lot cooler. ...
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Determine which Wi-Fi standard is being broadcast

I am on a Wi-Fi network that I think is 802.11b, judging by the low bandwidth I have, if compared with a wired connection. But how can I confirm that this wireless network is broadcasting 802.11b ...
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Cannot connect to an ad hoc wireless connection setup on Windows 7

I have already gone through a bunch of questions here on superuser regarding ad hoc connectivity, but couldn't find one that covered my situation. The Setup I have a Windows 7 laptop that we want to ...
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How can I connect to the internet using these items?

My ISP told me they will connect me to the internet in 2 weeks, and sent me a cable modem which I received. Right now I have access to a wifi connection which I am using with my ipod now, a cable ...
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I'm on an Airplane right now at 30,000 ft, why is my “Current Location” pointing to an Airport? [closed]

Right now as I write this I'm on a Delta flight from Atlanta heading to Boston (Technology is amazing). We are 30,000 feet in the air (probably over somewhere in D.C. area) and will be landing in an ...
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Can I use my laptop's wireless adapter in a desktop computer?

I bought a new desktop computer and my old one will be used in the living room. It is not very practical to lay a network cable through the living room to the desktop, so I was starting to think about ...
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Can I use two CDMA EVDO modems alternatively on the same line?

Can I use both modems one at a time (never at the same time) on the same line? I mean: I turn off one then use the other and viceversa. Will the same phone line work with both modems always?
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Is a Wi-Fi AP just a piece of software + a Wi-Fi card?

As I have seen till now every device having a Wi-Fi card has been able to act as a Wi-Fi Access Point. So is a Wi-Fi AP just software managing a Wi-Fi NIC to act as an AP? If yes, then what does the ...
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Can only access Internet through IE when connected to home network

I'm trying to figure out a network problem I've picked up on my work Windows XP laptop over the past week or two. Everything was working perfectly until recently. When connected wirelessly to my home ...
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What is the easiest way to turn off the wifi connection in my home at night? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable internet access at night on the router? I have teenagers who stay up all night and skype with their friends on their laptops. Is there a way I can turn this ...
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Windows 7 has trouble reconnecting to wireless network when waking up

I am somewhat-supporting a laptop that connects to a wireless router via WiFi. When the laptop is resumed from "sleep" mode, the network connection is often gone. Someone on site has reported that ...
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Reconfiguring a WiFi Access Point's wireless settings through WPS

I visited Reconfiguring a WiFi Access Point's wireless settings through WPS? When I'm running wpa_cli -g /var/run/wpa_supplicant it's opening further Interactive mode. But over here when I am ...
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Access point as DHCP server

My level of knowledge on networking is moderate. I have the following scenario: Our internet connects to the LAN into a normal port (Dlink DS 1008D Switch) Some of the computers in the office ...
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Is there a way to force Windows to switch AP

I have two wireless APs on the same network. Most of the devices here are roaming seamlessly including two android phones and one windows 7 laptop, but my laptop (also windows 7) is only ever ...
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Restrict access of shared folder to certain network and certain user

I have a router with local internet provider cable connected. My 2 notebooks are connected to this router through its Wi-Fi local network. I have shared access to folder at my first notebook with ...
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How do I use a laptop as a 802.11n router?

My current wireless router seems to be broken and refusing wifi connections, so I connected a old laptop to it and created an ad-hoc network so that other computers can via the laptop. This works, but ...
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Share Ubuntu internet connection to other devices via Wi-Fi

I'm new to Ubuntu 10.04 and also don't have much experience in networks. I want to share my Internet connection with other devices (Laptop with Windows) via Wi-Fi. All I have is Ubuntu 10.04, eth0 ...
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Whats the deal with these Wifi Connections [closed]

Alright, you guys may or may not be able to help me with this issue. I'm recovering a password from a laptop of mine using WirelessKeyView. Here are my results thus far: I know for a fact that ...
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Can't connect from MacBook to iMac through internet sharing

I have an iMac and my MacBook Pro is unable to connect to it through internet sharing. Is there a way I can check whether my wireless card is working, or diagnose the problem in more depth? I have ...
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Windows 7 won't acknowledge wireless

I've got a Windows 7 laptop, I've reinstalled drivers and everything. I get the wireless device to show but I do not see ANY wireless connections to connect too. I've ran a linux Live CD and could ...
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Home network hardware

I'm renovating my house and, in addition to all the other infrastructure put behind drywall, i am also adding a wired home network. Every room will have at least one cat5 jack and the command center ...
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Internet dropping in wifi, LAN - Home Network

I have a small home network, around 4 pcs work under this network. The DSL line is hooked up to a wireless router. Problem is no one can browse the internet in the network, always getting erros, "...
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Setting WiFi Client gateway, ip address, subnet etc on linksys router

I have a linksys wireless router which I use is a switch, not an internet router, inside an office in an office building. We have certain settings we have to setup for every client computer in order ...
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Wifi Frequency - Antenna or Access Point

After recently buying an outdoors access point from tp-link I realised that it is a 5ghz device (built in antenna). For one of my access points I have purchased a external antenna, which leads me to ...
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Cheap/easy way to set up a wireless mesh network

I'd like to set up a wireless mesh/repeater network using multiple APs, most likely 3 or 4 of them around the house to ensure maximum signal strength. I've got a lot of space to cover, and the client ...
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Is the wifi password stored somewhere in windows-7? [duplicate]

One of my friend connected me to the wifi in our area . Now my computer automatically connects to that wifi. I don't need to enter the password. I wanted to browse internet using my android phone. ...
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sharing internet connection to browse internet on my phone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use PC internet on mobile phone via bluetooth I am connected to internet through a wireless network. Now from this computer i want to share this connection so that i am ...
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Is it possible to browse the Internet through a Radio type n network with a b/g only adapter?

My wireless network upgraded to an n-type radio and I discovered my AWUS036H wireless booster cannot browse while connected to it simply because it supports only b/g radio networks. Is there any way I ...
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How to increase Wireless Tx and Rx Rate?

I have a Lenovo W520 with a 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter and a D-Link DIR-825 using DD-WRT (build 18777). I understand that my adapter doesn't work on the 5GHz frequency ...
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How to tether Verizon Hotspot to Linksys router? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I bridge a Verizon mobile hotspot modem/router to a Linksys router? I have a Verizon MiFi 4620L and I want to connect it via USB Tether to my Linksys E4200 Router. ...