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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Optimizing wireless router speed and minimizing interference

I've been experiencing problems with my wireless connectivity lately, and want to make sure that it's not related to the abundance of other wireless routers here in my building. So, what I'm looking ...
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Suggestions for wireless adapter [closed]

I recently purchased a desktop computer and it did not come with a wireless network card. I am currently using the Belkin Wireless G USB Adapter and it is a very sub par product. It has very slow ...
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How to transmit video card output wirelessly to a large screen TV?

I have a PC running Windows Vista (probably will upgrade to Windows 7 shortly) in one room of my home and a large screen HDTV in another. I can't run a line from the PC to the TV for various reasons ...
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Wireless USB devices compatible with Windows 7 64-bit

I want to upgrade my Vista 64-bit edition to Windows 7 64-bit, so I've installed and run the Windows 7 Compatibility Test. The only item that is being highlighted as incompatible is my Zyxel G-202 ...
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Laptop can't see any wireless network, but still connects to one

I recently moved and had to re-setup a new wireless network at home. Unfortunately, my laptop can't seem to see any wireless network (the available wireless network list is always empty). There's a ...
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Wireless hard drives

I have 2 PCs (Windows XP Professional & Vista Home Premium) and a new IMAC (OSX 10.5.8 // leopard). I'm looking to purchase a wireless hard drive and I'd like to know your thoughts on what is out ...
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ASIO low latency audio problems with wireless networking

I use my laptop to run virtual instruments that I control with a MIDI keyboard. For this reason I need very low latency audio. I use a Roland EDIROL UA-1EX, a pretty basic USB 2.0 audio device which ...
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Windows Mobile and a WLAN with SSID containing special characters

In our corporation we have a wireless network which has a name (SSID) which contains some special characters (e.g. ?!@#$%^&*). Older versions of Windows Mobile (at least 4.x, Windows Mobile 6.1 ...
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WiFi vs. Wireless

What is the difference between WiFi and Wireless (as in the 802.11g that is available on my laptop wireless card)?
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Wireless router suddenly stopped working after ISP reconfigured DSL modem

After our ISP changed something in our DSL modem, our wireless router suddenly stopped working properly. Before, our DSL modem was accessible via a local address (192.168.1.1). We got a wireless ...
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setting up wifi

I have a wifi antenna. There's a bunch of free wifi around but there is only one area of my house that can access it. Can I use the antenna and set up a router using the existing wifi. To "repeat" the ...
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What kernel modules are required for wi-fi to work?

My custom-built 2.6.32 kernel cannot connect to any WPA-protected network. The kernel includes (probably?) everything that should be needed for wifi, including IPv4 network support (IPv6 is ...
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Why Wireless mouse and Wireless keyboard? [closed]

I still don't get why people want Wireless stuff. It's a little bit more pratical, but a lot less comfortable to work with : the mouses are far heavier because of the batteries, they are to the least ...
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Is there a way to force windows to remember the password to my wifi?

I have a wireless network at home to which my laptop connects without any problems, same for the one at my parents and grandparents place. The problem is the wifi at my school which requires me to ...
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Wireless network list doesn't show up on WinXP SP3

I have this problem since SP2. Sometimes my wireless notifier will show 'no wireless found in range' even if it's actually connected to one of them (I can surf on internet and there is no LAN ...
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How to get wireless coverage over my whole house? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router? My wireless router does not cover my whole house... Can I do something maybe with multiple routers, ...
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802.11n router with concurrent b/g/n support? [closed]

Any recommendations for wireless 802.11n routers which can concurrently support 802.11n clients at 802.11n speeds, and 802.11g clients at 802.11g speeds? Is this the norm, or is the router's ...
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How can I diagnose Windows wireless connection problems?

I am trying to set up an ad-hoc network at my dad's place. He has a desktop machine into which I have installed a wireless card, and a new laptop with built-in wireless. There is no router, so I want ...
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WiFi Access Identification

Is it possible for anyone to detect your IP address or particular location in a given area when you are accessing the Internet using their WiFi?
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WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11

I recently installed Fedora 11 on a Dell Inspiron 14. I think it uses a Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN. Windows Vista can detect it but Fedora 11 can't. How can I fix this?
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How to view wlan encryption mode on a Mac?

I currently use Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a MacBook. I'd like to view the encryption mode that a wireless network is using. I.e. something like network X is using WPA with AES. Is this possible or do I ...
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Windows XP ad-hoc networking

I have been using a Windows XP ad-hoc wireless network to connect my Macbook to the internet. Everything was working fine until after a restart of the XP machine, the network stopped appearing in the ...
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Cannot browse websites using wireless

I have Windows XP and, after connecting correctly to the wireless router, cannot browse any websites through any browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE). I am connected to the router I have an IP (see ...
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Alfa Awus036h or other solution to amplify wifi signal? [closed]

Before I shell out €45 to get the Alfa Awus036h USB device (500mW or 1000mW?) to increase my odds of connecting to a remote wifi network, I'd like to get some user feedback about this device, and if ...
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Office Wireless internet disconnects too frequently

I am not a network expert (please pardon my bad explanation), but this problem has made me very upset. In my office internet is shared among 15 users with the help of a wireless ADSL2 router. ...
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Wireless router that doesn't need a desktop

I have a single desktop PC here at my house, and I'm about to get a new laptop. Currently, I connect to my internet provider through a modem connected directly to my desktop, but I want to get a ...
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Connect a Sitecom WL-174 to another wireless router

I used to connect via a Sitecom WL-174 directly to ADSL internet. There were some pc's which connected wirelessly and some connected with a wire. Now we got another provider and we need to use the ...
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Wifi Finder for Windows

Is there any software which will enable me to search for close wireless networks?
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Wireless NAS options?

I'm looking for a wireless NAS that I can put in my attic? However I can only find a handful of options, each with their own pro's and con's. The D-Link DSM-G600 enclosure sounds good, but you have ...
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Wireless DHCP doesn't work until wired Ethernet plugged in

A client of mine has an Asus R1F tablet running Windows XP Tablet SP3. It has an Intel 3945ABG wireless card; wired Ethernet is a Realtek something-or-other. In the past few days, it's developed an ...
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Wireless Router - having problems with only one connected machine/device

I'm having an issue with my wireless router (D-Link DGL-4300). I've had this router for a couple of years and for the most part it has worked fine. Recently, however, it seems to be having trouble ...
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How do I assign different audio sources to different outputs?

XP Pro Thinkpad t60 I have recently started using voip and for that purpose I bought a cordless headphone/mic. It works very well, but when I have it on, all audio goes through the headphone. I ...
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Wireless only connects to Google

I am using a netgear wireless router to connect to create a wireless network. When connected to the router via an Ethernet cable everything works correctly. When connecting to the router via ...
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What Wireless G PCI Cards Are Compatible With Vista 64-bit? [closed]

I'm looking to buy a PCI wireless interface card for a Vista Home Premium 64-bit machine. I'm concerned about potential driver issues and am unable to determine what cards don't have driver issues. ...
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How to Connect to a Wireless Network That Uses a Security Pin on Mac OS X?

I can connect to the wireless network at home using a PC. It uses WPA/WPA2 and the first thing I need to input when I try to connect is a security pin, once I do that and I get a response, I can type ...
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How to add support for wireless networking WPA2-PSK [AES] on Windows

I have the problem on one of my machines that it is not possible to select WPA2-PSK [AES] network. It is missing in the network encryption dropdown (please see a picture below from my computer where ...
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Zotac WiFi Drivers - No Linux Support

I built my own computer, and the motherboard is a Zotac ITX GeForce 9300. The Wi-Fi adapter doesn't work and the CD it came with has no Linux drivers. I am using the latest stable release of Linux ...
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Recommended Handheld Device for WLAN Application

We are in the process of developing a software suite which will allow users within a building to connect to a server (a database or a web service) hosted on a LAN using a .NET application. We're ...
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CSMA between APs in same channel & different SSID?

Would be great if someone clarifies this doubt. Lets assume two Wireless Access Points AP1 & AP2 with these conditions 1. both in the same 802.11 standard 2. same channel 3. using different ...
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Wireless broadband issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop connected to my wireless broadband (UK ISP, o2) and a desktop PC which - until a few days ago - was connecting fine. On my desktop PC I am running Windows XP and, ...
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Linksys WUSB11 v2.5 - anyway to make it work with WPA?

Is there any way to get a Linksys WUSB11 v2.5 adapter to work on a WPA network? The only option in when trying to connect is WEP. I have the only driver available from the website, which is from ...
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'Safely remove hardware' causes laptop to go into standby

I have a WinXPSP3 laptop, and it has a wifi PCMCIA card (the internal original died.) When I go to safely remove hardware, and choose it, the laptop goes into standby mode, every time. We have ...
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Did Vista update kill my wireless connections?

I have two PCs, desktop and laptop, using different wireless hardware to access my wireless ADSL modem/router. Both have been working flawlessly for months. Both are running Vista. On Saturday, after ...
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Is proprietary vendor software required to use a wireless printer?

On Windows Vista, other than the driver, one can use a regular printer w/o any extra software, either plugged in via USB or over the network. I don't have to install extra software from the printer ...
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Ad-Hoc Wireless Network Connectivity

Is it necessary for all the participating nodes in a wireless ad-hoc network to be in the vicinity of each other? Suppose there are three nodes, all connected to the same ad-hoc network (configured ...
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3 internet connections of the same origin

Does anybody have a solution or idea of how i can make my computer not connect to my wireless without it making 2 other connections to the same network ?
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Inserting a non-Internet LAN cable breaks wifi

My vista laptop catches wifi fine here. But when I plug in a lan cable (for a separate pc-to-pc connection), the wifi stops working (page loads timeout). Any idea why? It seems vista thinks I'm ...
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Wireless router/livecd distro?

I've got an old IBM r51, which aside from a dead hard drive, and unreliable keyboard, and a working intel 2100 wireless adaptor. I'm looking for a linux live cd or usb that i can connect into an ...
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Why does my Linksys WRT54GS keep losing its memory?

I was given this second hand wireless router a while back. It generally works fine, but sometimes loses all its settings. It gets turned off at night, along with the PC and cable modem, so I'm ...
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Problems with wireless file copy - hangs during copy

I have this problem on my home network where when I try to copy files via wireless connection, at some point the copy fails and the machine doing the copy loses connection to the network. I'm pretty ...