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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Ethernet in, Wifi out?

A friend of mine is going to university where only ethernet is offered in the rooms. He only has an iPad, and want's a device that will allow him to broadcast ethernet wirelessly. The ethernet won't ...
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Find Out About Offensive Wireless Network

Our neighbours have named their network in a highly offensive manner to our family. We did some minor wardriving and have pinpointed what house the network is coming from, but is there any way of ...
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AT&T U-verse wireless range only 20ft— can be extended?

I have a phone/internet contract with AT&T U-verse and a router they supplied. The wireless range is only 20 ft, and according to the AT&T customer support line, that's as far as it goes and ...
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Can I send a message to the admin of an unsecured Access Point?

I noticed that someone in my neighborhood has been really generous and is sharing the WLAN without any security. So, I could easily connect to the access point and browse the internet. Is it ...
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Wireless Range Extender. Need upto 1 Mile line of sight [closed]

I've been shopping online for a good wireless range extender. I have a workshop located approximately 500 feet from my house (network) and a grain dryer which I would like to have wireless access near ...
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How can I find out which authentication protocols a WiFi network uses?

I want to connect my Debian Squeeze machine to my school wireless network with wpa_supplicant. I think the network uses 802.1X authentication, because when the other students connects to the network ...
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Gateway not reachable for PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender

I have added a D-Link PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender (DHP-W306AV) to my existing power line network. The router is added as 192.168.0.50 and can be accessed both from my main PC (using the power ...
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How to determine the WiFi channel from Mac command line?

On a MacBook, if I hold Alt and click the AirPort icon in the menu bar, I get a bunch of extra data about the access point I'm connected to. Most interestingly for me right now is the WiFi channel. ...
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Laptop wireless networking options: 1x1 vs 2x2

I am currently customizing a Lenovo Thinkpad. Under the section "Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters" there are two options. Default: ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n Upgraded: ThinkPad 2x2 a/b/g/n (+$10 AUD) ...
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What Is “Cisco Compatible eXtensions”?

I have found this in my wireless network card's properties in connection. What is this? Should i enable it?
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How to change network's info in Windows?

I once connected my computer to a wireless network named MaxRelax2 which was provided by my router. Later I changed the name of this wireless network and connected the same computer to the same router ...
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Why does my Laptop sometimes disconnect from the Router?

I have noticed that my laptop disconnects from router once or twice a week and then waits before connecting again. It is like i have been disconnected from router manually. Router works as usual ...
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Extending wireless with extra router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which methods help to improve wireless signal? I have a Samsung Smart tv, and it is far from the router, hence the signal is very weak. I was hoping to give it a wired ...
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Is there a wireless mouse which works on glass surfaces and wood surfaces? [closed]

Does anyone know of any wireless mouse that has a wireless receiver, and can work without a mouse pad on glass surfaces and wood surfaces, and is not too noisy especially when I click and scroll? I'm ...
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Intel MiniPCIe Wireless Adapter - Main/Aux connector, Black/Grey cable

I was wondering if there is a different between "Main" and "Aux" connector on the MiniPCIe Wireless Adapter? Also, the black and grey antenna cable has different length. Are there any industry ...
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How do I get my laptop to work at Wireless N speed?

I have a Tenda WAP which has two attenas. Which I'm told means with it transfer wireless N and the slower speed. It's a Tenda W300D Wireless-N ADSL3+ Modem Router. I've just bought a Tenda wireless N ...
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How to troubleshoot frequent WiFi disconnection from MiFi router?

I recently upgraded from a HUAWEI E153 USB modem to a E583C mobile WiFi router. The device grants my other devices Internet access through wifi perfectly, until I get located in my present office. ...
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Which methods help to improve wireless signal strength? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Improve Wireless Signal How to extend Wi-Fi signal across rooms? I have a Billion BiPAC 7401VGP R3 VoIP router. My router sits inside my living room, and there are ...
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Usb wireless adapter causing DPC spikes

Bought 2 new TP-LINK WN722N USB wirless adapters as they were the highest rated on Newegg and were a great price. Both of them cause abnormally high DPC & Interrupt usage in Process Explorer and ...
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Frequent disconnects and slow browsing on Netgear access point

I have a 2 Netgear WiFi routers. One is connected directly to an ADSL modem and the clients access its WiFi. The other one is connected to on the LAN with 192.168.X.10 (static IP). Clients connect ...
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Share mobile broadband through a Wi-Fi router with an Ethernet cable?

I have a mobile broadband modem (Huawei E220, from Spanish carrier MoVistar) connected to a Ubuntu (Natty) laptop. Internet works well with regular settings. I want to share that connection through a ...
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Is deleting the SystemConfiguration folder safe on OSX Snow Leopard?

I have a problem with Airport and wired connections on OSX Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro. They are dropping after a few minutes of being in use. There is no notification when this happens, and ...
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Non-Wireless device needs wireless capabilities

I have a device that I am currently connecting to my local network via a serial port to LAN converter (NPort 5110) I am looking for a piece of hardware I can connect to the group that will allow WLAN ...
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Internet <-(Wifi)-> Mac <-(BlueTooth)-> Another Mac: How?

I have two Macs, one of which is connected to the Internet via WiFi. I need the other Mac to use the Internet as well. It doesn't work via the Ethernet cable (probably because of the bad cable; I ...
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How can I force Windows 7 to give my LAN (wired) conection priority over my WiFi?

Given the choice between my LAN (wired) and my WiFi connections, my Windows 7 PC gives priority to the WiFi - how can I make it prioritize the LAN connection?
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Use a Wireless N adapter with MIMO to connect to multiple networks

I have a Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN wireless adapter. According to wikipedia it has 2 antennas. I was wondering if it is possible to connecto two wireless networks simultaneously under Windows ...
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Windows 7 PC can't find Windows Vista PC

I have two PCs that connect through a wireless router, a Windows Vista Business Edition PC and a Windows 7 PC The Windows Vista PC is able to find the Windows 7 PC in the Windows Explorer ...
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Windows names a bounced wifi router with a '2' suffix, no outgoing connection

We have two Windows 7 laptops that connect through an older Belkin ADSL modem / wifi router. We have a second Siemens wifi router on the network that acts as an extender. Frequently, when the router ...
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Ubuntu 64-bit server - Hanging at fsck after adding PCI wireless card

The most random problem has raised its head; and left me a bit baffled. I have a Gigabyte GA-H55M motherboard; configured to run a SW RAID5 array, and utilising Ubuntu Server 64-bit system. I have ...
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Is the sound quality of wireless earbuds inherently limited? [closed]

There are many different types of devices that emit sounds directly to the ear, ranging from the wired headphones often used by audiophiles —I presume— to the wireless earbuds often used ...
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Does WPS Wi-Fi Setup interfere with settings set manually?

I've already got a little wireless home network, with just one router serving as both DHCP and internet access gateway for home wi-fi devices. The router and devices are set up manually, the way I ...
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Not detecting WLAN adapter after re-installing Windows 7

I have an Asus EEE 1201N netbook that I just formatted. I am getting all the drivers from here. So far all have worked fine except the WLAN drivers. I get a weird error Sorry ! We do not ...
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How do I use TP-Link TL-WR1043ND as a wireless extender for TL-W8961ND?

I have TP-Link TL-WR1043ND, Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router TP-Link TL-W8961ND, 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router I'd neet detailed information to set the TL-WR1043ND as a wireless ...
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What is causing wireless mouse reception issues?

Recently, I bought a Microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse set. When the receiver is plugged into the back of the case, the mouse frequently becomes laggy/choppy. The problem disappears when the ...
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How can I share a computer's wired internet with another computer wirelessly?

I use cable internet (router wired to my PC) and my PC has a wireless network card. How can I connect my laptop to the PC in order to use the cable internet?
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DD-WRT Setting Up Guest Network

I have a router on which I installed DD-WRT firmware. I am trying to set up a virtual interface to use as a guest network. The guest network should be on the 192.168.8.0/24 subnet while our LAN is ...
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Connect Router with Access Point by WiFi

Is it possible to connect a Router with an Access Point by pure WiFi?
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What are my options for reverse-KVM?

I've been asked to create reverse-KVM terminals in a small doctor's office. There would be a terminal in each visiting room and they would all control the same computer (the doctor's office desktop). ...
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Why does pinging a local router return “Destination Host Unreachable”?

I have two tomato routers. One is bridged wirelessly with the other. I have a new server on the network. It's running Ubuntu Server 11.04. They are all connected like this: A - Linux PC B - New ...
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Wireless security get deleted every time

I am using BSNL broadband connection with Huwai WA1003A modem cum router. I go to the router IP and set up wireless security like 1) MAC filter - Enabling Access list 2) WPA Security But the next ...
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When connected to a secure WiFi network, is your traffic safe from others on the same network?

If two users are on the same secure WiFi network, is there a way to sniff the traffic like you might on an unsecure network?
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How to create a wireless link over great distances?

Me and a few friends want to try to create a wifi network that'll connect our houses. We have a "clear line of sight" in a sense that they live lower than me and there are no other hills between us. ...
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How can I print to HP 3800 printer via wi-fi?

My initial idea was to stick a Wi-Fi dongle into HP 3800 usb port, but is it going to work? This is not the network version (HP 3800n). Is it possible to turn it somehow into a wifi printer? I need ...
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DD-WRT Host IIS website

I have a D-Link DIR-601 router. I just swapped out the firmware for DD-WRT v24-sp2. 1) I used to have one of the computers on my network hosting an IIS 5 website on XP Pro. After switching the ...
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Wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3500

I've just installed Windows 7 32bit on my Dell Vostro 3500 (Intel). For some reason wireless is not working so I'm assuming I am missing the correct drivers. I went (among other places) here and ...
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Wi-Fi connectivity issues after installing Cisco 64-bit VPN client on Windows 7

How do I completely restore Wi-Fi settings and drivers back to Windows defaults? I installed an old Cisco VPN client (5.0.07.0290). It completely hosed up the machine I was working on. Once I figured ...
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How can I combine two ISP connections wirelessly to create one wireless network between two homes?

In a Windows 7 environment, can 2 neighbors establish a combined, wirelessly connected, bridged network in order to share both broadband access points AND files across a Homegroup environment or the ...
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Will any 2.4GHz antenna work for WiFi card?

I was going to either buy a biquad antenna or a double biquad antenna, but then I came across a 25 dBi Yagi antenna. The literature says it's "For Router," but will this work to plug into a USB WiFi ...
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wireless ISP for upto 55 users what will be the suitable hardware and server technology? [closed]

I have to setup a wireless ISP that supports at most 55 users, and the cache server should also cache the video streaming. I need to know what is the suitable hardware and which cache server will be ...
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Can you disable the 5GHz band on a Wi-Fi card (specifically Intel 6200)?

Can you disable the 5GHz band on a Wi-Fi card (specifically Intel 6200)? I'd like to disable it on the card while I'm doing some testing of our network, rather than disabling the 5GHz on the access ...