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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How do multiple wireless 802.11n access points interact?

I have a space where there are three wireless access points installed, all running 802.11n. They all broadcast the same ssid. I think the intention is that the inhabitants and visitors should be ...
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Windows 7 port Forwarding Issue

I can't get port forwarding to work now that I am using windows 7 (64-bit). I am using a wireless connection (no wired connection available). I have the ports forwarded (IP has been double checked, ...
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Laptop Wireless Adapter Periodically Vanishes from Computer Manager

I have a HP dv9000 laptop that has begun exhibiting some strange behavior. Every few hard boots, the wireless network adapter disappears from the configuration - it doesn't show up in Computer Manager ...
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Why would Windows use slower network interface despite route metrics?

On my previous notebook, the Dell/Broadcom wireless adapter had an option to automatically disable wireless when a wired network is connected, so I never dealt with multiple active interfaces. My ...
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setup wireless networking on slackware

I am trying to set up wifi on slackware, following this guide. Everything is good, and as you can see below I am able to join the network (Link Quality=75/100). However I cannot access anything, and ...
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Disable wireless light?

Is there any way (program, registry key, etc.) that I could disable the little light that turns on whenever WiFi is enabled? I would still like to have WiFi enabled, it's just that I want the light to ...
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How to play music from my computer on my stereo

What are some good ways to play music on my computer through my stereo/receiver in the other room? I have used the Linksys Music Bridge, but it was unreliable (only connects via wireless when it felt ...
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Is it possible to be “too close” to a WiFi hotspot?

The other person living with me happens to get consistently fast internet speeds than I do, despite the WiFi aerial (on the router) being perhaps 4 feet away from me. I notice his web browser ...
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Wireless card is turned off by default when Windows starts. How to change this?

I have a netbook (Siragon, local brand) and whenever I power it up and go into the OS (either XP or 7) the wireless card is off by default. It's not really a big issue; I just tap the keys and it ...
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How do I get more information on a potential network freeloader?

I have a home network set up, complete with a relatively good password. I'm in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and have been noticing, on occasion, a computer showing up in my Finder's Shared section, ...
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How to resolve Virtual Wifi Miniport adapter driver problems?

I am trying to access my home wireless internet and the troubleshooting screen says Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport adapter has a driver problem. What does this mean? I have a Acer 5532 Series ...
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802.11n Audio Interference

Symptoms My audio is riddled with pops/crackles/glitches. Sometimes I swear the glitches sound exactly like the facebook messenger sound (best comparison I can give). Cause Using DPC Latency ...
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an excelent wireless network connection, but the file sharing is not working?

i want to connect two machines i have set up a home network in my two computers and i have put them in the same workgroup as i turened off my windows firewall. the 1st computer it OS:XP it has an ...
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Windows 7 reset wireless password cache

I have a wireless network WPA2-Enterprise (with login/password) and I want to delete the cached password and/or reset all the configs of wireless. What's the file that caches that or the registry ...
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Unauthorized computer use via keyboard or remote access?

I’m suspecting my computer is being used when I’m not at home. This is happening either physically or remotely. My wireless switch is off. Is there any way possible to detect and/or monitor activity ...
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Why is the wi-fi signal meter on my Windows 7 laptop changing all of the time?

The signal strength meter on my Windows 7 laptop keeps changing from two to four bars of strength and back again. It's starting to look like a peak meter from a 1980's stereo. The machine isn't being ...
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How do I turn a Wi-Fi “hotspot” into a local wired network?

Here's the situation: In a remote "office" I have a computer with no network connection, that I need to network with when I'm at this remote office. There is a wireless network where this computer is, ...
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VMware Fusion on MacBook Pro running Vista, not working after installing a wireless card

A tech friend installed VMware on my Mac so I could use my Windows programs as well. It worked great until I inserted my Sierra 881 USB wireless card while in VMware trying to get to the internet ...
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Install a printer to be used wirelessly via Windows 7 laptop

I just received my dad's new Dell Inspiron 15 in the mail. I'm configuring everything and was wondering if there's anyway I can setup the printer in our other room so that my dad can print to it ...
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Why do I regularily lose my wireless connection?

I use a wireless connection to access the Internet, and lately (since upgrading to ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala) it has started to be a pain in the ***. Every once in a while (loosing count at the end of ...
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XP WiFi connect failure: “Windows Was Unable To Find A Certificate To Log You On To The Network”

Running Windows XP, I try to connect to a wifi network, but get the following error "Windows Was Unable To Find A Certificate To Log You On To The Network". It never gives me the chance to enter the ...
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When my friend starts his laptop, our connectivity to Internet becomes slow

We have a Wi-Fi router with through which we both connect to Internet. But when my friend starts his laptop, after sometime, Internet becomes slow. Why? How should I fix this? There is no torrent or ...
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Which of these wireless adapters work in windows 7?

Well, I just upgraded one of my machines to windows 7, and it turns out that my usb wireless adapter just isn't working. There is no driver for it in windows 7 (yes, I've looked everywhere). So I'm ...
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Looking for a email program, where the emails can be stored on a network drive

I have several computers in my home, and a I have currently Thunderbird installed on all the computers, so that the mails are stored on a NAS (network attached storage) device. That has worked mostly ...
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802.11n Network Quality?

I've got an 802.11g wireless router at my apartment. I'm considering an upgrade to 11n after the holidays are over, but I already have issues with my wife's PC having intermittent network connectivity ...
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connecting a wireless home network wirelessly to the internet

If I am using the wireless cards in my two laptops to establish a home network using Windows 7, in other words a "homegroup," can I share an internet connection obtained from a wireless adaptor ...
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Wireless network connection keep dropping

After reinstalling windows XP on my laptop, I've noticed that about ever 3 mins, my wireless network connection will disconnect and then reconnect. I found the following error in the system event ...
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Accessing home network through wireless router

I have a linksys router and 2 computers, one on wireless, the other connected directly to the router. I would like to connect to the wired machine from the wireless machine using Remote Desktop and ...
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File transfer speed over Wifi 54g?

What's the maximum transfer speed you get, (or I can get) for files transfer between two wifi-connected computers ? Im on computer A trying to copy a big file from computer B, they are side by side ...
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iPod wifi signal strength issue

In follow up to my question here, I am now having issues with the signal strenth of the wifi on my iPod touch. If I stand about a metre away from the router it connects fine. Move away and it drops ...
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What is the maximum number of concurrent wireless clients a D-Link WBR-1310 will support?

How many concurrent wireless clients will a D-Link WBR-1310 support? What about a comparably priced Linksys router?
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I installed VirtualBox 3.1.0 and my wireless interfaces disappeared. How do I get them back?

I'm running VirtualBox 3.1.0 on a Windows XP host with an Ubuntu guest. I have a Lenovo T60 laptop which uses an Intel Pro/1000 PL network card. My wireless interfaces disappeared. They don't even ...
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Windows 7 Default Gateway problem

I have a strange problem (or at least seems strange to me) the below are IP configurations for two laptops on my home network which consists of a main router 192.168.11.1 and a connected wireless ...
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What is the advantage of Dual-Band Wireless?

I've been looking around for a good wireless router, and I've been seeing a lot of dual-band routers, but everyone I've asked at the stores seems to give me a different answer as to what it actually ...
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How to turn on Airport on MacBook Pro

I am using MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.5). On the status bar, check I click the Wireless icon, it said 'Open Network Preferences' And then in the Network Preference, I click 'AirPort' tab, the status ...
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home servers and wireless router

I have 4 servers at home that I use for hosting several websites, mail, database. Lately traffic has been increased more than double in the last couple weeks from 2K unique visitors to about 4K unique ...
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How does precise GeoLocation in HTML5 work?

This is quite a long winded question, you can just skip to the last sentence if you don't care about the background info. I just tested out HTML5 geolocation using Firefox 3.5+, and it managed to ...
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Programmatically reconnect to wifi network

Sometimes I work with frequently-dropping wifi connections. I can either reconnect manually or wait some time (varies from few seconds to few minutes) before windows attempts to reconnect. Is there a ...
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Multiple wifi configuration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically picking network settings based on the wifi network. I'm using my laptop at the university, at work and back at home. During the day I have the following ...
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How to configure DHCP for a wifi access point in front of a DSL router

What's the general procedure for adding a wifi access point to a DSL modem connection. That is, I've got DSL router -> Desktop computer and I want to get to DSL router -> Wireless router ...
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Shortcut to view wireless networks in Windows 7

Does anyone know how to create a shortcut which opens the wireless networks dialog box in Windows 7? I'm looking for a shortcut that takes me directly to the window which shows you the available ...
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Use MacBook Pro airport for injection with kismac

I want use kismac to break my WEP wireless password with my MacBook Pro, but when I go to the step that want to inject packets it's doesn't do anything! I some where read that MacBook Pro wireless ...
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Wireless-N Adapter in Win 7 64-bit?

I've had some trouble getting my wireless card working in my new Windows 7 64-bit environment. I've read that a lot of people have had compatibility problems between Wi-fi adapters and 64-bit - what ...
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Intel PROSet/Wireless - “Problem applying profile”

I have a dell Insperion 9400 laptop which uses the Intel PROSet/Wireless software for connecting to wireless networks. It has recently started giving me the error message "Problem applying profile" ...
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Does HP 8530w support Wifi 802.11n?

According to vendor site HP 8530w supports 802.11n draft mode. My Windows 7 tell me that network card is 5100 ABG and know nothing about N mode (guys from Intel forum mentioned, that 802.11N versions ...
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Wireless network unavailable, no networks found after Windows update

Old Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop with Linksys Wireless G network adapter card (WPC54G v2). Wireless connection was working fine. Then I ran a bunch of windows updates, I think the last one was the ...
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Using “route add” to tell my computer to use a direct ethernet connection instead of wifi?

2 PCs are involved. Both are connected to the internet via Wifi on the same router. I can ping to/from each other and share folders flawlessly, but I'd like to be able to set a direct Ethernet link ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 freezes up when setting an AP from a USB dongle with issl3887

i'm trying to setup a Wireles Access Point with my Z-com Sitecom WL-125 WiFi USB dongle, which dmesg tells me has a isl3887 (p54) chipset. I have carefully followed the guides that describe how to set ...
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How secure is it to use a password hash of a common English word as a WPA2 key?

I have a wireless router, and I want a difficult password that is still, in a way, easy to remember. I came up with this idea to take the MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, or whatever hash of a common English ...
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How can I connect 2 computers running Windows 7 directly through wifi?

I just bought a new computer and I have a lot of files to transfer. Both computers are connected to my wifi router but it takes way too much time this way (estimated to take more than a day). I'd ...