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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Arch Linux drops me on my school network

I'm running a Lenovo X61 which I carry around my college for getting on the internet at various points in the day. The network has always been finicky but recently it's gotten worse. I'll connect ...
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How can I configure country code in wireless WEP communication? [closed]

I need to configure country code between my wireless communication points. I am using madWIFI, wireless tools and hostapd set up in my ap(board- Linux OS(2.6.10)) , and am using OLITEC stick USB ...
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Is 802.11n support necessary for a USB wireless adapter? [closed]

I am considering buy one because my old laptop doesn't contain a WIFI module. Some adapters support 802.11n and cost more. 802.11n is the newest in 802.11 series. But I am not sure if 802.11n is ...
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Is looking for Wi-Fi access points purely passive?

Say I carry a Wi-Fi enabled phone or laptop through an area where there are WAPs. Assuming that I don't actively try to connect to them or otherwise interact with them, is it possible for the owner ...
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How to change 802.1x settings for Wireless in Windows XP SP3?

I want to configure EAP-TLS with Machine Authentication ONLY for a wireless network. The supplicant is the bulit-in supplicant in Windows XP SP3. I found the following document: ...
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Only Macs can connect to WIFI with WPA-Personal security on

I have an odd issue with a Netgear WIFI router, 4 computers, 2 pc laptops with XP and 7 installed, one MacBook Pro and one older Mac mini. With security off everything can connect to the wifi. With ...
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How do I turn a router into a wireless bridge

I'm trying to get my HD satellite receiver connected to the internet - it has an Ethernet port on the back but my networking equipment is all upstairs. I had the idea of connecting a spare wireless ...
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Wifi to USB (wifi USB server)

I have a USB webcam, and I'm wondering if theres a box that will let me plug the webcam in and access it over wifi like this: http://www.belkin.com/networkusbhub/ except wireless.
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Ubuntu 9.10 wireless problem

I have a gateway NV74 with AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) on Ubuntu 9.10. Wireless doesn't work that well, the connection is bad, and system disconnects itself often. Also, sometimes ...
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Fedora 12 Wireless problems (Intel Wireless 4965AGN Card)

I'm having an interesting experience with my wireless card at the moment. Basically, it goes like this: I connect to the local wireless network (netgear router) It works, briefly, allowing me to ...
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How do I turn AirPort on in Windows 7?

I have a MacBook 2010 and I installed Windows 7 Ultimate using Boot Camp. I can't connect to the Internet. I have a wireless rooter in my house. Internet Explorer say's that maybe the wireless adapter ...
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Using ADSL Modem/WiFi Router to share existing network wirelessly

At my uni we have a wired Ethernet connection in our dorms. However, I want to share this connection with my macbook using wifi (so I don't have to be constantly tethered). I am looking at using my ...
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Wireless access through command line interface

Is there a CLI command or program that will list available wireless access points? I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on a laptop and sometimes I boot straight into the CLI instead of a GUI. I know iwconfig ...
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cannot ssh to computer behind a dd-wrt bridge

In my home network , i have dd-wrt router in another room , which bridges wifi from main home router (linksys) to the computers wired behind dd-wrt router. Now I cannot ssh from my laptop ( ...
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Troubleshooting a network card on linux. Connected to network, given access point, no connection?

I installed the driver for my network card. iwconfig and ifconfig are all responsive to connecting to the network, I'm given an access point address. Then, I try to connect to a website and no dice. ...
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Wireless router bandwidth with multiple clients

Suppose a wireless router has a bandwidth of 54 Mbps. Does this mean that 2 clients (PC's) that are connected to the router can both transfer data at 54 Mbps simultaneously or will the bandwidth be ...
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How do I get a Wireless N PCi card to connect to a wireless G router?

I'm having some problems setting up a new wireless PCI card on a WinXP SP3 PC. I know that the router is configured correctly. It is a Linksys WRT54GL, using 802.11b/g. Security mode is WPA2 Personal ...
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Intentionally hogging Wi-Fi bandwidth?

I've noticed that Wi-Fi signals are interfering with a product I'm developing, and I'd like to generate as much Wi-Fi noise as possible for testing purposes. Is there any better solution than, say, ...
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Finding wireless interference, on Mac

Based on another similar question, what are good software and hardware options on the Apple for finding what could be causing interference problems with the wireless network?
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Again WPA Connection problem even after changed to latest version ..please help

I am using hostapd, wireless tools with madwifi for my wireless ap in my board. The WEP, WPA-PSK connections and communications between my board with linux and my desktop PC, Windows XP SP2 (with ...
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How do I mount my Linksys WRT610N to maximize range and connection strength?

The current generation linksys routers have internal antennae. I currently house my primary router in my basement and would like to maximize the strength with which it covers my home. Is there ...
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Pairing Sony bluetooth headphones with my PC, under Windows 7

I have the Sony DR-BT50 wireless headphones. I've been able to successfully pair them to my iPhone and play music through them, but no such luck with my PC. I can add it to the bluetooth devices, ...
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Can't view other computers on Network

Systems: My Machine: Windows 7 Ultimate connected through ethernet into router Her Machine--Other Machine: Windows 7 Ultimate connected through wireless Router:F5D8236-4 N Wireless Router Version 1 ...
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Finding wireless interference

I want to find out if wireless interference is causing any problems with my wireless networks. I remember seeing a piece of software that let you see what networks where in range and where they fell ...
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Can't ping other machines in my network

I've got 3 machines on my network, all running Windows 7. None of them can ping each other, either by name or IP address. (And because of this, they also can't see each other on the network, can't ...
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Virtualbox completely disabled my ethernet and wireless network connections

After installing VirtualBox 3.1.6 for Windows, my computer's network connections were completely disabled. The wireless isn't working, not even the ethernet landline. Even "ipconfig" doesn't seem to ...
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Do certain usb ports work better on my IBM T60?

I am using a Microsoft wireless phone ear piece and I have had the receiver plugged into the USB port on the Left Hand side. I have been getting intermittent success with the signal. I have recently ...
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Some Networking questions with Airport

Is it possible to to connect to multiple networks at the same time using the AirPort wireless card on my iMac 21.5"? Can I connect to an ethernet-based network at the same time as I'm connected to ...
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What are the ways that I can test and improve the security of my network?

I have a wlan setup with that my neighbors can probably access if they're knowledgable enough. My setup includes wireless authentication using WPA/WPA2 mixedmode, WPA-PSK pre-shared key, and enforced ...
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Looking for home networking hardware and software advice [closed]

Note: I originally wrote this up in a blog post. I've recently moved home and I now need to go to the trouble of sorting out my home network yet again. We had Virgin broadband in Hertford but you ...
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Wireless card not found on Ubuntu

I'm trying to setup Ubuntu on an old PC. I ran lspci in order to get details on the wireless card installed: 00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g ...
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Connecting desktop computer to the internet through laptop wifi

Due to some home network complications I have had to move my router to a seperate part of the house, therefore the wired network I had set up can no longer work. Before I find the time to go out and ...
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How do I see the negotiated wireless speed in Windows 7 and OS X

In Windows XP when I connected to a network it would list the speed at which I connected, e.g. 54 mbps, 11 mbps, etc. Where can I see the same information in in either Windows 7 or OS X? Since ...
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MacBook's Airport not working from menu bar

All of the sudden my MacBook doesn't connect to my wireless after waking from sleep. My network shows up at full signal strength and it remembers the password correctly, but I get an error message ...
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Can I buy a wireless access point that also acts as a DNS nameserver? [closed]

I was wondering if I buy a wireless access point/router that also acts as a DNS nameserver for DHCP clients. I can see the hostnames of my home devices in the DHCP clients table of the router I have, ...
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Slower than expected 802.11n wireless network speeds

I have two ASUS laptops running Windows 7 connected wirelessly via 802.11n at 150 Mbit, as reported by Task Manager. The router is Netgear WNDR3700. When testing the wireless connection speed using ...
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How can I get the same SSID for multiple access points?

I need to upgrade my existing wireless infrastructure and this time I want 2 access points to cover my house, since I get blind spots no matter what with a single AP. I have physical cabling to my ...
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Wireless Network Disappearing From Available Networks (Windows 7)

I have been using Windows 7 with a BT Voyager wireless adapter to connect to my home wireless network for around the last 6 months or so and until recently have experienced no problems. However, over ...
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How to Solve the “Unidentified network” in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 unidentified network direct cable connection I connect the internet through Ad-hoc network, My machine uses win7 and another uses winows xp, There's no problem ...
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How to increase wifi speed for laptops

Now, Let me explain the situation. I am having a query regarding Wi-Fi network. I am having PC & laptop. I requested my Wi-Fi providers that I want connection in my PC. So that - Wi-Fi provider ...
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What device can create wireless network while connecting to an ethernet router

I have access to an ethernet port of a wireless router. I simply connect my laptop to it via an ethernet cable. There are a total of four such ports on the wireless router. Now I want to connect a ...
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Wireless Network Question? [closed]

Will the D-Link - Xtreme N Wireless-N Gigabit Router work with my AR5009 802.11 a/g/n WiFi Adapter?
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Is it possible to see diagnostics/debug info when Windows attempts to Repair Wireless Connection?

"Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address" I'm able to connect to a wireless network from a laptop machine just fine ...
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How do I add wireless-router to existing VPN-router>DHCP-server network?

Our office just acquired a Cisco/Linksys RVL200 VPN Router for use as our primary router. We handle DHCP serving via dhcpd on a Debian server. I want to enable wireless access to our network. We have ...
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Configuring a Genius GW-7200 Access Point

I came across an access point we had a few years ago. I'm now trying to get it set up to work on our network. Here are a couple of pictures: I have plugged this into our network via the network ...
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What are typical wireless security loopholes and how can they be avoided? [closed]

I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts on this, as I recently saw a Verizon DSL network set up where the WEP key was the last 8 characters of the router's MAC address. (It's bad enough that hey ...
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Wpa supplicant suddenly stopped working

Recently my wireless stopped working on my Debian testing system. It just doesn't connect. The best I get (only after a reboot) is that it says it did connect, but failed to get IP address. But ...
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WEP authentication suddenly failing in Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 and after a recent reboot, I'm now unable to authenticate to wireless networks using WEP encryption. I can connect fine to open networks (no idea about WPA). When trying to ...
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Can you disable the wifi on the BT Voyager 2000 wireless modem?

I use an Aiport Extreme for my wifi (on 802.11n), so I’d rather have the modem’s wifi switched off. (I’m also starting to think it might be interfering with my Aiport’s wifi signal.)
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Wireless not working on XP with new Zyxel router

I just got a new router with build in WiFi. I can connect to it with a Vista based computer, so the wireless part on the router works. However I cannot get my old Toshiba Satellite laptop (with ...