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 connect a laptop running Windows 7 to an Android phone using WiFi Direct?

From where I am sitting, Windows 7 does not appear to support WiFi Direct connections to Android mobile devices. Specifically, turning on WiFi Direct on my Samsung Galaxy S II does not make the ...
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Why is only one device being allowed on the Internet through my Asus router?

Only one specific device (always the same one laptop) is able to connect to the internet. I did a factory reset but the problem still happens. The other devices (Android, Symbian, another laptop) can ...
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Problems with Broadcom WLAN and Windows 8.1

I have read : Windows 8.1 update effectively disabled wireless networking It didn't help. I have just recently bought a Lenovo M5400 laptop and installed Windows 8.1 x64. According to the support ...
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Network adapter slow - Windows 7

I'm having problems with my internet speed when connected to a PLC. I'm connected to the PLC with an ethernet cable and to the internet via WiFi. The LAN adapter has a static IP set but I don't get ...
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Connect devices to shared apartment Wi-Fi? (Apple TV, MacBook, and Wi-Fi printer)

My wife and I are students staying in an apartment complex. The complex company provides a large Wi-Fi network for the whole complex. I would like to connect our devices on the network over Wi-Fi, but ...
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Airport Extreme BCM43224 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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Connecting to the GoPro wifi network through a router

I have a GoPro Hero3+ camera, and I want to stream it to my PC. Looking online there are many guides to doing just that, but they all require me to be on the same wifi network as the GoPro itself. My ...
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Extend WiFi range with a wired AP

My brother has a router with wireless connections in his cellar/ground floor. His range is bad on the top floor. He already has physical CAT cables running through his house so he could easily ...
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Networking: Bridge Wireless Connection to Ethernet

I have a room in my house that I cannot (is too difficult to) directly run ethernet cable to. I have devices that must be in that room that have an ethernet NIC but no wireless card. WiFi is ...
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Could using fewer antennae than a wireless NIC has connectors for cause any problems?

Could damage to a radio occur? Is there likely to be a performance impact? If connecting one or two of a possible three antennae, will the choice of antenna ports used have any impact?
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How to Setup a Simple SOHO network [closed]

I'm rusty at being anything close to a IT type. Mostly do Automation. Need some help setting up the network in our office. Tried cruising for the answers but i'm getting confused. We have an LAN/WAN ...
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Windows 8.1: Ad-hoc wifi network manager

Connecting to ad-hoc wifi networks has become fairly inconvenient in Windows 8.1. It requires executing several shell commands and copy/paste of strings... (See here.) Does anybody know a nice tool ...
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WiFi Hotspot on Mac or Windows

I am trying to set up WiFi hotspot using my MacBook pro laptop. I have both Mac OS and Windows 7 installed. The problem is that my network provider (eduroam, university network) does not allow users ...
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Motorola Surfboard SB6121 modem conected to 2WIREi38HG wireless router but there's no internet access

I have just switched to Comcast cable internet from AT&T Uverse and I was hoping to use the 2WIRE wireless router with the new Surfboard modem so I can have wireless access. I messed around with ...
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What's the difference between a wifi access point and station?

I noticed that my (rooted) modem has some hidden modes for wifi. It has the default(and only setting without rooting) wireless access point, but it also has the settings repeater, ad-hoc, and station. ...
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Delayed startup of network icon (wi-fi)

When my Windows 7 Starter netbook boots up and after everything is loaded, it takes about five minutes before the network icon near the clock becomes functional. When there's an available wi-fi signal ...
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My laptop can't access files from my desktop

Here is my problem. I have a desktop, a laptop and a typical router. The desktop is connected through wire and I connected my laptop wirelessly. I can access my desktop files through my laptop, but I ...
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Wireless adapter disabled by fn. Key [on hold]

I turned off my wifi on my ProBook 4540s by one of the FN keys but I don't know which one. I don't know how to turn it back on again. Can you please help me? I have tried turning the laptop off and ...
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How do you reset a Buffalo WZR-D1800H (with dd-wrt installed)?

I installed dd-wrt on my Buffalo WZR-D1800H wifi router some time ago. I've reset this device in the past, but it always takes me about 30 or more minutes to figure it out. Each time I finally reset ...
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Could i use my old D-link GO-RT-N150 router as a repeater?

I live in a big house and when on one side wi-fi doesnt reach. I have an old D-link GO-RT-N150 router, could i use it as a repeater? Thank you
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Very slow file transfer speeds from wired to wireless

I'm trying to transfer files between my Windows 8.1 desktop, which is connected to my network via Gigabit Ethernet, and my Windows 8.1 Surface Pro, which is connected via 802.11n wireless. Although ...
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samsung smart tv that repeatedly is disconnecting from wifi while streaming hd video [on hold]

parents-in-law (60+) have a samsung smart tv that repeatedly is disconnecting from wifi while streaming hd video; netflix, hulu etc. So my parents-in-law have a two story large house with a comcast ...
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Enabling WiFi on ASUS Laptop

I have purchased a new ASUS's model x550LD. I have installed Windows 8 Pro. I am trying to enable Wi-Fi by pressing ffn+f2 . But it doesn't switch it on. Anyone have an idea ? Also I have installed ...
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Bandwidth Monitoring for Linksys E4200

I have a Linksys E4200 router with about 10 computers connecting to it. I'm looking for a way to monitor bandwidth usage in real time. I am willing to install custom firmware if it can get the job ...
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SSH port fowarding on Apple Airport Extreme

I am trying to access a VM that I have on a server on a local network run by an Apple Airport Extreme 2nd gen from outside the network via SSH. I have set up SSH port forwarding on the airport extreme ...
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Unable to connect to wifi

I have a Dell Latitude E6530, running Windows 8.1, with a Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter. I am able to connect to my phone's personal hotspot, but not my home wifi. The home wifi router is a ...
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Home Networking - Repeater/LAN Connection [closed]

Need some quick advice on whether or not this is possible to accomplish. Requirements I have a machine that 100% has to have a wired connection to obtain internet. It also must take full advantage ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 configure as wifi access point / router

I have a windows server at home which handles all DNS and DHCP for my network. Recently my upstairs router exploded and I need to find a new way of providing Wifi for my home. The server has a new ...
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Are 3G dongle faster than built-in smartphone 3G chip? [closed]

I live on the African continent and do not have access to a cable connection. So whenever I am at home, I rely on my smartphone data plan or on a 3G dongle on my laptop. I have noticed that the ...
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Is it possible to use an internet passthrough from OSX to an Android phone for development purposes?

I have a locally hosted website in nginx, and I'd like to be able to access that website from a smartphone or other external device for testing purposes. I tried internet connection sharing with no ...
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Installing ASUS usb-n10 nano receiver disables my ethernet card, ruins my pc start/shutdown time and itself also not working?

I installed a ASUS usb-n10 nano wireless receiver to my desktop PC but after installation I couldnt connect internet through cable/on board ethernet card also wireless receiver not working and made my ...
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DD-WRT goes to Web GUI on port 80

I just upgraded my router to DD-WRT v24-sp2 (05/12/14), and I’m trying to configure port forwarding. I opened port 80 to go to a server, but whenever I connect from the outside world, I get timed out. ...
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Diagnosing a seemingly functioning WiFi Adapter

I recently bought a computer that came with an AsRock Extreme 9/ac motherboard - which I am adoring and love in every way. Everything about it works just fine. I install Windows (8.1 x64) and go ...
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how to use an specific connection on my internet browser?

I have two different connections, one on WiFi and another one on cable. The cable connection uses proxy and blocks some websites. The wifi connection doesn't use proxy. Im trying to use the WiFi ...
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Detect an IP address of a Wireless Access Point device

I have a Wireless Access Point device (http://www.szedup.com/show.aspx?id=1706), which I am planning to put into BeagleBoard-xM, in order to achieve wireless communication (LAN). However, I can't find ...
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Unable to capture authentication handshake using airodump-ng

I am using airodump-ng to capture authentication handshake, so I ran airodump for almost 49 minutes and the output appearing as CH 9 ][ Elapsed: 49 mins ][ 2013-04-14 10:58 ][ fixed channel prism0: ...
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Wirelss card not being detected in backtrack 5

I just installed backtrack 5 and I am unable to detect my wireless card. iwconfig doesn't list my interface. I can see that the hardware is present in lspci -vnn (see below) but I can't get the ...
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Make Windows 7 ignore WiFi when ethernet is available

When I dock my Windows 7 laptop, I want it to prefer the wired ethernet connection over WiFi. This is a pretty straightforward thing to do on my Mac - I just reorder my network preferences, and it ...
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Problems with netsh wlan

I'm currently using a hostednetwork to connect a Nintendo 3DS with the command netsh wlan start hostednetwork, birdge the one that has internet and, the 3ds connects without problems, can browse, ...
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Connect multiple Android/iPhone Devices to MacBook Pro

my plan is to control my MacBook via OSC from different smartphones (android/iphone). When I do that in my personal network, everything works fine. But I wonder if it's also possible to create a WiFi ...
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Internet Connection Sharing with Wireless Hosted Network (WHN) is not providing a DNS server for WHN clients

On Windows 8, I'm using a wireless hosted network with ICS. I have one interface connected to internet, and my WiFi interface as a wireless access point. The interface that is connected to internet is ...
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What does the Wi-Fi usb speed limit refer to?

Let's say that I have a Wi-Fi usb pen drive with a maximum speed limit of 300Mbps (which is equal to roughly 36MBps). Is this the maximum communication speed that I can get between my Wi-Fi device ...
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BCM4360 5Ghz AP-mode on Linux

I want to setup an access point on Linux on the 5Ghz band. However the current card I have doesn't support this (the Intel Wireless-AC 7260), so I want to buy another one. I thought of an Asus ...
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Why won't a Netgear Adapter work to Bridge the Connection to my Ethernet port?

I have a tower with Windows 7 64-bit on it. It connects to the internet through the use of a Netgear WNDA3100 N600 Wireless USB Adapter. I also have an Xbox 360 that I want to connect to the internet ...
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Very slow Wi-Fi download speeds using a TP-LINK WR841N (1/10th of full Ethernet speed)

I have 105/10 internet through Comcast and I have a TP-LINK WR841N router. I use Ethernet and Wi-Fi. I get ~100Mbps through Ethernet, and only around 10 Mbps through Wi-Fi. Yesterday I had ~50Mbps on ...
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Setting up a network with repeater with two TP-Link TL-WR941ND

I've been trying to set up a wireless network with two TL-WR941ND where there's one connected to the modem and the other one should access the other router and repeat the signal. So I have tried a ...
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Connect WP8 to Zarafa/Synology mailserver only using mobile data when home WiFi not available

I have a Lumia 1520 WP8 phone that I'm trying to connect to my Zarafa mail server on a Synology rackstation. The rackstation is connected to the internet via a DLink DSL-2890AL router which connects ...
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Are WiFi Bridges Proprietary, or Substitutable Between Products Meant to Communicate with Them? [closed]

After watching CES 2015, I decided to purchase some LED RGBW smart lights. The brand I went with was LimitlessLED. In my haste, I didn't order a WiFi bridge from them, just the lights. Now that my ...
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Windows 8.1 shut down after I plugged my S5 into a usb hub now mouse and wifi won't work

So I have a desktop and I was plugging in my phone to move some albums over. Forgot I was plugging it into my usb hub which is notorious for being touchy. And as soon as the metal from the charger ...
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How does switching between two frequencies take place in a dual band MIMO WLAN system?

Since WLAN can operate on both 2.4 and 5 GHz, I would like to know how the switching between frequencies takes place in these systems. How will the system decide and switch by itself in which ...