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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Setup a network using 2 modem and 2 accesspoint

Our dormitory has been equipped with 2 ADSL lines for about 60 students. Most of us just used internet for chatting, web-surfing and email, but there are few guys want to suck all the network ...
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How wi-fi works in planes, trains, boats and buses?

I'm curious about understanding how wi-fi reception works when the receptor is moving. What is the infrastructure to access internet from laptops on planes, trains, etc.? Edit: The default answer ...
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Cannot access certain URL on my wireless

Problem: On my wireless network at home, there is one URL that I just cannot access with my browser: http://research.microsoft.com/ I have no problems with the Internet connection otherwise. But ...
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Removing history of wireless connections?

How can I remove the history of wireless connections?
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Can I Use Wireless G and Wireless N At The Same Time?

I am looking at a D-LINK DGL-4500 wireless router for my home office. I dont know much about wireless networking. I was reading the comments for that device at this site, and saw how someone ...
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Have: Debian - Doesn't work: Internet - Need: make or automake

I recently installed Debian Lenny 5.0.3 on a macbook (black, model 4,1). The system seems to work. However, I found out that my ethernet port is not working (I have only used wireless so far), and ...
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Is there a way to set the Windows Vista network detection to automatically detect my wireless as a private network?

I have a home network consisting of a wired and wireless network joined. I have my main machine running Windows Vista and it detects the network as private almost instantly. However when I use my ...
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Interpret Wireshark Captures

I am troubleshooting wireless connectivity problem in my home network. My Thinkpad X200 laptop which use Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN is not able to surf the internet stably. Sometimes it works, but most ...
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HP Mini 210 -> No wireless networks detected after installing Windows 7 Enterprise

What could possibly going wrong here? I recently acquired an HP Mini 210 with Windows 7 Starter. Since I have a licensed enterprise edition, I formatted the machine and put enterprise on it. Then, I ...
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Unable to turn on wireless on new Lenovo IdeaPad laptop

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop which is running Windows 7. I can connect to the Internet if I use Ethernet - however, I cannot seem to turn on the wireless. The little notification on the ...
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What is error 324? Is it related to Google Chrome? Or Verizon Webmail?

My in-laws are having trouble with signing into their Verizon Webmail account at webmail.verizon.net, only when they are on their wireless network. When they try to log in from wireless they get ...
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Handheld Linux device can't see one wireless network

I'm using a Nokia N810 running OS 2008 (version 5.2008.43-7; should be the latest). It can see networks up and down the street in my neighborhood and can connect to mine using WEP. I can also connect ...
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Network places missing in Windows XP

I recently bought a netbook that came with Windows XP. However, "My Network Places" is missing, and there's seemingly no way I can access shared folders on on computer's on the same wireless network. ...
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Adding a second wifi router / wireless access point

I have an existing wireless router setup and I want to add better coverage to a certain part of my house. The current wifi covers the area, but the signal is fairly weak and the throughput is commonly ...
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WiFi range: How far do the different standards go?

Comparing wireless a,b,g,N: is there a noticeable difference in the coverage area provided by each of the different standards? Do any of them do a better job penetrating different kinds of walls ...
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What kind of information can my University gather regarding my internet use on the University’s network?

I attend a large University and use their network for just about everything. Although I realize security measures probably differ from campus to campus, on a typical University-wide network, how ...
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need dell laptop 8200 wifi drivers [closed]

i bought a dell inspiron 8200 on ebay,, it has no service tag on the bottom, when i installed my windows xp pro lost all drivers. in need to get the driver so i can run wifi on my laptop, were can i ...
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Direction of WiFi antenna

I have a Netgear WG311v3 WiFi card. There are ceiling mounted routers in the corridor outside. Some people try to orient the antennas of the router towards their rooms so that they get better signal ...
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Why won't ubuntu on a wireless internet connection work with Panera bread or other hotspots

I currently am running Ubuntu 9.04 and have a wireless card installed with the correct driver. When I try to connect to a public hotspot sometimes the connection works and sometimes it doesn't. Do ...
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How can I share my laptop 3G connection with another laptop using Wi-Fi?

I have an Intel laptop with Wi-Fi running Windows Vista, and connected to the Internet using the Huawei 3G key. Can I share this connection using Wi-Fi with another laptop/device? I can't find an ad ...
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Can't watch HD video over local wifi

I've got a WRT54-GL router running Tomato v1.25. With 2 laptops and my iPhone all less than 10 feet from the router, Tomato is reporting ~50% signal quality for each of them. However, on each of the ...
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Internet connectivity issues

My Laptop (a Toshiba Satellite Pro P300 running Vista) is having trouble connecting to my wireless router. Other laptops are using the wireless, but it's not reached capacity. The laptop recognises ...
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Netgear router-speed problem after XBox use

When my son is at my place at the weekend, he plays XBox Live over the internet, using my wireless network (Netgear 'g' type router). This usually thrashes & crashes the router to the extent I ...
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How to activate WIFI service on Enterprise Linux Version 5 provided from Oracle?

I have installed Enterprise Linux Version 5 provided from Oracle I am able to access Internet using network cable Please tell me how can I enable WIFI service ,so that I can use internet without the ...
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Windows 7 network sees one machine but not the other

Running a wireless network with a BT hub. One laptop and one desktop both running W7 Home Premium. Set up as Home computers and created a Homegroup on the desktop. Used the password to join the ...
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Can't enable wireless NIC in BIOS, keeps being reset

I have an Eee PC 701 4G, and some time ago I disabled its wireless NIC in the BIOS to save energy. Now I've come to need it working again, but I can't re-enable it, because it always goes back to ...
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Output laptop's audio wirelessly to desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Play audio over network with Windows 7? Okay assuming I have a desktop and a laptop, they are both on the same network. I've already use synergy to control the two ...
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wlan0 won't connect unless eth0-wire is connected

I want to change network interface on my home server, from a wirebased (eth0) to a wireless (wlan0) using a USB-wlan card. I've installed the RT73-drivers using ...
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How to get Win XP to keep wireless connection after logging off?

I have a windows XP machine that I use for some legacy software. It's only connected via wireless -- no ethernet connection. When I log off the wireless connection is closed, and re-opened when I log ...
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Networking “chokes” on Windows 7 64 bit

I've been having this problem for some months now, and I have been unable to figure out a solution, or even the cause. At random points throughout the day, my internet connectivity "freezes". I don't ...
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2nd/3rd version of wireless network appears

I replaced an old SpeedTouch ADSL router with a Netgear DG384 that I have and whilst doing so decided to change the wireless password. For this question assume my wireless network SSID is DeddersHome. ...
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Can't get IP address from range expander on SOME devices

I installed a Linksys WRE54G range expander. It's working fine with my Windows 7 laptop, but not so much with my Palm Pre and my Ubuntu netbook. Both of those devices act the same... they see the ...
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any aircrack compatable adapters apart from Alfa AWUS036H

I am looking for any wi-fi adapters which are compatable with aircrack. I came to know that Alfa AWUS036H is excellent in terms of performance but it has so many issues with regard to drop packets. Is ...
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Can't mount Time Capsule via Wi-Fi

I have an Apple Time Capsule, and have been able to back up to it without a problem for the past few months. However, today I found I cannot connect to the Time Capsule from Finder, though it appears ...
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Activate wireless on a headless Ubuntu box via ssh

Okay, so I have an interesting setup going on. Far away from me, is a headless (no monitor) Ubuntu box hooked up to an ethernet cable. This computer is intended to be a public internet station at a ...
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Airport wireless not working after using Bootcamp

I have a strange problem. If I boot into windows (7) using Bootcamp, then the next time I boot into OSX (Snow Leopard) Airport cannot connect to my wireless network. It can see the network but with a ...
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Atheros wifi configuration on ubuntu 9.10?

I can't get my hp laptop that come with vista on linux cause my wifi don't work ... I know for ndiswrapper but the opensource drivers are betters (madwifi,ath5k,ath9k). My card work with madwifi or ...
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LAN Home Network with router + Wifi internet

I have Windows 7 64bit, a Belkin router, and a Wifi usb card. I have a Windows XP computer networked and shared on the router. I get my internet from a USB Wifi card. I would like to use the ...
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Expanding our home network

Currently we have a D-Link DI-524, which is a wireless router with 4 wired Ethernet ports, and an uplink port. The uplink port is plugged into the cable modem, and 2 of the 4 Ethernet ports have our ...
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USB 802.11g Wi-Fi adapter that's compatible with Windows XP 64-bit

Does anyone know of a USB Wi-Fi adapter that is compatible with Windows XP 64-bit? It must support at least 802.11g and Cisco WLAN extensions. Due to the specific hardware it must be USB and I ...
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What could be the cause of randomly getting “No route to host” errors when trying to ssh or sftp?

The computers are within the same network using WLAN. The error doesn't always show. Sometimes I can connect without a fuss, and sometimes the error shows.
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Is there an iPhone app that will map its connectivity to a Google Map? [closed]

Our campus has wireless access areas which we would like a way to automatically map using some sort of Google Maps mashup in combination with a wireless device, preferable iPhone or iPod Touch. The ...
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How to monitor bandwidth use of each device on wifi network

I have in my home a standard Comcast cable internet connection. I have it going from the wall to a cable modem, and from the modem to a late-series Linksys router, which provides wired and wireless ...
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What changes do I need to make to my wireless network to avoid these 25s ping times?

My house is kind of long-ish, and I need wireless coverage across the whole house. I have 4 roommates, and our rooms are all at opposite ends of the house. The cable modem can't be moved. Running ...
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Why is “Free Public Wi-Fi” always an option in View Wireless Networks?

Whenever I go to View Wireless Networks in Windows, there is always an unsecured computer-to-computer network called "Free Public Wi-Fi". You can't get any connection from it, but why is is always ...
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Which is faster? A 10/100 switch or wireless-n?

If I have a wireless n router with only a 10/100 LAN ports. Where does the bottleneck occur? At the transfer speed of wireless n or the 10/100 transfer speeds?
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How to tell if I'm going through a range expander

I just installed a wireless range expander. It seems the only way to get it to work is to give it the same channel and SSID as my router. So how can I tell whether I'm going through the router or ...
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iMac keyboard alternative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which keyboard would you recommend? Not sure if this belongs on serverfault but here goes I just got a Mac and find the mouse to be completely awesome, truly, the more ...
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How can I change my public IP address?

I'm looking for a way to change my public IP address. You know, the one that other websites see. I know what I'm looking for is basically a proxy server, but I don't want to use a proxy for 2 ...
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Problems with Wireless Network internet connection

I have a wireless network at my house. My wife's computer connects just fine to it and the internet (I am using her computer wirelessly to ask this question). My computer will wirelessly connect ...