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 I make my router both serve wireless and wired?

I have an Actontec MI424WR Rev D Router which is hard wired to my computer and to my printer via the computer. My wife wants to use an Ipad2 in the house wirelessly. What do I need to do to the ...
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Connecting a wired network printer to a wireless router talking to another?

The scenario: Multi-function printer located in copy room - back of building MFP has network port Existing wireless router near front of building Existing wireless router has internet connection ...
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Arch Linux Networkmanager Issues

I been having issues with connecting to an encrypted network. All encrpyted networks that are in range show that they have 0 signal in networmanager, however it can see that they are there. When I run ...
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Wireless Network Slower than expected

I have a Belkin N600 dual band router. On the network typically are my PC, 2 iPhones & 2 PS3's. At times there can be another PC and a couple of laptops. I have configured the router so that the ...
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Cradlepoint router dropping internet every few minutes

My home internet runs through a Sprint mobile broadband card attached to a Cradlepoint CTR350 router. For a few weeks now, it has been behaving oddly - after about 5-10 minutes of being connected ...
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Share WIFI via ethernet in Windows XP

Basically I have two laptops, one with a working WIFI connection (Laptop 1) and one without (Laptop 2). I want to connect Laptop 2 to Laptop 1 via an ethernet cable so that they can both use Laptop ...
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How can I connect with other WIFI networks?

My laptop catches the signal of other WIFI but it wants an SSID and I don't know his SSID name. So how can I connect?
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Can't ping workgroup PC over Wireless (WEP)

I have an XP Pro SP3 laptop, and an XP Home SP3 netbook, both in the same workgroup, and both connected to the same wireless (PC to PC) network (no router involved). The network is running WEP, as I ...
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New Lenovo Thinkpad Edge '15 has Worse Wi-Fi Reception Than 2 year old Macbook

Wasn't sure where to put this, so I put it here. I've had the same Router for all my wireless life. The Linksys WRT54GS. Man, It's great, I love it and I'm fine with 802.11g, believe me. I've had a ...
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How to properly secure a wireless home network

I'm soon going to be setting up a wireless network for me and some buddies and (hopefully) making it secure. I have some questions and concerns regarding this and figured someone here could give me a ...
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How do I prevent OS X from joining a particular open network?

There is an open wireless network near my home, and I don't want to join it. Unfortunately, OS X does it automatically, and I have to manually select my own network. How can I configure AirPort to ...
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I appear to be connected to the internet, but internet doesn't work

I've read a few posts about this problem before but it was either a slightly different problem than mine or people suggested what the problem could be, not a solution. I am running Windows Vista ...
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Dell Broadcom Wireless Issues (Windows XP)

I got a Dell Inspiron 1501 (one of the AMD based models, circa June 2007) that I reinstalled Windows on, and now have wireless connection issues. The rundown, I installed a fresh copy of Windows XP ...
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Extend WiFi range through Wireless Access Point - ethernet connection between 2 routers needed?

I've got a Linksys E4200 connected to my modem. I have a spare Linksys E3000 which I want to use as a range extender. Full bandwidth is required, so putting the E3000 (DD WRT firmware) in ...
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WLANExt.exe crashes after connecting to printer by Wi-Fi for several hours

When I connect to my Brother HL-2170W to print a document, and I stay connected for several hours, WLANExt.exe (Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework) begins to max out one CPU core and ...
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Wireless Card seems to be slowing down Computer responsiveness

I have a Windows 7 Desktop 3.something ghz quadcore with 8 gb of RAM. I just purchased a new wireless router, and whenever my computer's wireless card is turned on, the computer slows, the mouse jumps ...
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Airlink 101 causes BSODs on startup from DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL errors

I have an Airlink101 AWLH 3026 wirless adapter on an older desktop running Windows XP with 512 megabytes of ram (new install on an older box). Whenever I turn on the computer I keep getting these ...
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Can't connect to Wireless router from Windows 7

I have a wireless router from which: - I can connect from one laptop running Windows XP. - I cannot connect from another laptop running Windows 7 We have put the same settings on both laptops: the ...
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Detect possible WIFI leechers?

If someone is leeching of your WIFI router, would you typically be able to detect this by looking at the connected IP addresses (association list) in the routers admin environment? I've configured my ...
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WiFi adapter turns off sporadically

I've got a Wireless card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN) in my Laptop (HP EliteBook 2740p), and from time to time, I lose all wireless network connectivity with the only option to get it back ...
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Play On HD Mini won't connect to home network, please help

I bought a streamer, "Play on hd mini". It works fine with media from USB or an external hard-drive, but I can't connect it to the network. I have a wireless network, using an Edimax 802.11 g ...
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Can Netgear WGR614 v7 be used as a wireless bridge?

Hello all, I have an old Netgear WGR614 v7, and an old computer (WinXP) that doesn't have wifi. I have a wireless network, and want to use the old desktop on the network without running an ethernet ...
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Can I Encrypt WiFi Signal Transferring From WiFi Card To Router?

I heard that WiFi signals are not encrypted and can be read. Is there possibility to encrypt signal with software or hardware? I mean if WiFi card could encrypt outgoing signal and decrypt incoming ...
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Mysterious shared server with same name appearing / disappearing

I have a mysterious and somewhat suspicious occurrence on my OSX Snow Leopard. Every now & then I get a shared network entry appear in the finder, and then disappear after say 5 minutes. The name ...
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Wired connection routed through wireless connection

I want to be able to plug in a device into my laptops ethernet port and have all the request sent out through the wireless connection. Is this possible? Ideally, the wireless connection should give ...
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WiFi router installation/signal problem

I got 2 questions concerning my WiFi router: I got my D-Link router 3 years ago and recently the signal is getting weaker especially toward the end of the day. Why? Sometime it's so weak that I ...
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WiFi (USB) extremely slow with Ubuntu

I have a dual boot setup with Win 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 My internet connection is through a D-Link USB Wifi adapter. In windows, everything is hunky dory, but as soon as I start browsing in Ubuntu, ...
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SSH from a VM via wireless network to a server

I have a VM running Fedora 17 on VMWare over windows 7. I want to SSH to my university server from fedora but when I try something like: ssh myuser@server.com I don't get request for my password. If ...
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Connection to wireless using terminal, bad driver requests?

I'm trying to connect to a networked named "magicmamaliga" but iwconfig isn't letting me. When running: iwconfig wlan0 essid "magicmamaliga" key "s:PASSWORDXXXXX" and get: Error for wireless ...
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connecting two wireless router

I have two routers dlink and TP-link (tl-wr340G). I want to use TP-link router as a bridge to use internet. Dlink is directly connected to internet and I want to use TP-link to extend the internet ...
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See available wireless access points in the terminal?

How can I go about seeing the different AP around me using the terminal? OpenSuse linux
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How to fix wi-fi ping hops?

My home network is built using Wi-fi. I ping my home router (192.168.1.1) from PC and receive nice ping time < 1ms. But every 2 minutes ping time gets high ~2000ms and then goes normal again ...
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Unable to connect to local computers in WAN of DD-WRT router.P2P networking not enables

I have Dlink DIR600 router and I upgraded to DD-WRT recently. We 7 students share an internet connection via wireless router. all 7 laptops are assigned an IP by router Problem is we are not able ...
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IpCop GN-WP30N-RH cannot find the network card

I'm trying to install a GBabyte AirCruiser N300 PCIe Desktop Adapter (GN-WP30N-RH) on IpCop, but it cant find the card. How I do to install it? Here is lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ...
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How does Apple's AirTunes actually work?

I am trying to understand how AirTunes actually works. It somehow sends my songs to a wireless device via iTunes and only iTunes. Shouldn't this also be possible via a different program? It can't be ...
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How come I cant connect to wireless on ubuntu but mac is ok?

Hi everyone So lately I have been travelling around San Francisco. I keep running into situations like this: Free Wifi is available, i.e. SFO airport or at starbucks Can't connect to wifi using ...
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MacBook Pro Ad Hoc and wifi same time

Can I have my MacBook Pro laptop have dual connections, one connecting to an internet wireless access point and one creating an Ad hoc connection to serve this internet connection to others connecting ...
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Bluetooth speakers lag

There seems to be a 200ms lag on sound when I use my blue-tooth speakers (1/2 meter distance) in windows 7 (belkin 6.0.1 vista drivers.). Is there a way to reduce this?
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Installing wireless drivers on Dell Inspiron 6400

I have a friend with an Inspiron 6400 laptop with Windows XP. The driver CD is missing and the wireless driver is not installed . I have tried several drivers but with no luck: 1390 minicard the ...
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Connect to Wi-Fi access point with specific MAC address

I can see several (5+) Wi-Fi access points with the same SSID, but different MAC addresses (using InSSIDer). However, my Windows 7 laptop always keeps connecting to one of the APs, and I suspect it's ...
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Wireless Router not allowing Wireless/Wired intercommunication?

I've got a wireless D-Link router provided by my isp with 4 ports on the back. It seems like the devices connect to the physical ports are unable to see any devices that are wirelessly connected. Is ...
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Is it possible to setup a D-Link DIR-300 wifi router as repeater?

I have a cable modem provided by the ISP, wich also is a wifi access point, but the wifi signal doesn't reach a room located in another floor of my house. I have a D-Link DIR-300 router and I wonder ...
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Is there a way to favor one Wi-Fi connection over another when there are two Wi-Fi access points with the same SSID?

There are two Wi-Fi access points with the same SSID. One of them is stronger signal but not connecting to the Internet. The other works fine but my Windows XP machine won’t connect to it unless I am ...
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laptop running Windows 7 started losing connection constantly

So I got new laptop 64 bit with Windows 7 that I use wireless for internet. For the first 3 or 4 months, high speed internet with no issues. End of January I started losing my connection. I can go ...
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If I bridge a WiFi card to an ethernet card, then I connect another computer to the ethernet adapter is the router aware of this?

I have an ISP that only allows me to add seven computers to the wireless network, I have to call them and give them the computer MAC address. I have a computer that isn't authorized, and I have a ...
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Interpreting WLAN speeds

I'm trying to interpret my WLAN speeds. I'm running an Asus RT-N16 router and a couple of WLAN machines within 10 or so meters from the router. Here's the router output: root@XXX:/tmp/home/root# wl ...
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Wi-Fi chokes up, where is the problem?

I have a problem regarding network. Currently I have 2 devices: Airport Extreeme (soft 7.5.2) Linksys WRT610Nv2 with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) mega - build 14896 Linksys works as main device ...
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Fixing bufferbloat in home network

In our home network, with continuous network IO happening latencies get ridiculous. It's fine with light loads but quickly becomes unusable if I'm, say, rsyncing a large number of small files, --other ...
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Specific URL does not work with wireless router, but works fine when connected to physical modem

I have a cable modem through RCN that is connected to an Apple Airport Extreme (brand new). When I connect the computer to the cable modem physically, everything works fine. When I set up a wifi ...
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Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

I have a small business that we would like to run 30 pairs of wireless mice and keyboard in a 60x60 ft2 room. Will there be any interference doing so? Will this cause any effect to any of the other ...