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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Using a Netgear WGR614v9 to extend wireless signal from Netgear DG934GT

I'm wondering if someone could please provide me the steps for extending/repeating my wirless signal so that I can have greater wireless range throughout my house. I have 2 wirless Netgear routers, a ...
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Windows Homegroup (Wi-Fi) sharing but without Internet connection?

How can Homegroup sharing work in Windows 8 and 8.1? At the moment, I have setup Homegroup sharing. And currently, it only works when the computers are connected to the internet. I would like to be ...
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How to configure Netgear DGN2000 as a wireless repeater?

I want my Netgear N300 DGN2000 router work as a wireless repeater. The parent would be a D-Link DIR-600 router. Is this possible? I've been searching but all I've found is how to set up two or more ...
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Is my Windows 7 primary and secondary DNS setting correct?

I use a Windows 7 desktop PC with a TP Link Wireless N ADSL2 + Modem Router. My PC is connected to the TP Link via a LAN cable while another 2 PCs of my secretaries are connected via WiFi. I am not ...
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Possible to use netbook as wireless device for Desktop pc?

My desktop computer has problem on external wireless device so i want to use my netbook as wireless device for desktop computer. Is this possible ? if so how can i do this ? Edit: Both machines has ...
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Wifi connection and limited access on open network

I have a weird problem with one desktop pc and the wifi connection. I have a Netgear WNDR3800 router, and a TP Link access point working as a repeater. To use the AP as a repeater I have to disable ...
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How does a Station in WLAN gets list of other associated STAs with the same AP?

There are many STAs(Stations) connected with a single AP. My question is how does a STA knows about other STAs that are connected to same AP. For example in Windows when we click Network icon we get ...
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Direct connect device to ethernet port on pc, and give it internet access through my wireless

Ok, bear with me this is going to be a long explanation. I have my PC(Ethernet) and a PS2(Ethernet) connected a router(B). My PC is also connected to my homes wireless(A) connection for the internet. ...
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Why does my ADSL disconnect sometimes?

I have a Linksys wireless ADSL modem. Sometimes I find that my Internet access is lost, so I'm forced to either: Turn off the wireless application on my laptop and back on again Turn off the modem, ...
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How hop count in a local area network works?

I have a network laid out similar to this: Router A (LAN Port) -> Switch -> Router B (WAN Port) A PC is connected to the LAN side of each router. PC 1 is on Router A, PC 2 is on Router B. IP ...
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How to turn on/off Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

In Windows 8 this switch was in PC settings near WiFi and mobile broadband switches. Now after updating to 8.1 Preview WiFi and mobile switches moved to the Network fly out panel (what is good, imho), ...
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Ubiquiti nanostation or nanobridge? [on hold]

I need to set up a wireless bridge between two buildings. The buildings themselves are only about 150-200ft apart, but they're across a parking lot from each other, and there's no underground conduit ...
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USB Wifi will not connect on Windows 7 (Even though the driver installs OK)

Windows 7 will not connect to a WiFi network using a USB Network Adapter. I have 3 adapters: a Senoa SUB 364 (EXT), a Repeatit SU2410 USB V2 and a ZYXEL G202. All of these devices install okay on ...
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is there some device to make my laptop get wifi better (from a bigger distance)

is there some device that I could connect to my laptop so that I could get wifi from a bigger distance ?
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2 Acces Points on the same Home Network, problems with Wi-Fi Roaming

The achievement I want to reach is to have wifi all around the house without having to change manually between the 2 Access Points (and I did this), but still I want all the computers connect to both ...
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How do I get Windows to realise a connection is down and use a different connection?

I'm having some real troubles with my ISP, they've got an issue in the area and it's taking them weeks to diagnose and fix it. My internet connection is down for 1 to 3 hours per day and I work from ...
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Windows can't setup ad hoc connection

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to create an ad hoc internet connection to share the internet connection from laptop to mobile, but it says: Windows could not setup the ...
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Is my wireless AP broken?

I have TPLink wr741nd provided by my ISP so I cannot check the settings. Now the problem is I have really bad reception at my desk. I did some tests under same conditions, measuring with inSSIDer3 ...
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How to send a popup message to an unknown computer connected to my WLAN?

Is there any way to send a popup message from a Linux system to a "random" laptop/tablet/mobile linked to my Wireless network? For example, if I let my WLAN open and I see an unrecognized computer ...
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Wireless card overheating?

Ok, so I've had my laptop for several years (I wanna say 4, but possibly more), it's a Toshiba Satellite. I'm running Linux mint 15, and am having a strange new issue, after several hours of running ...
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How to improve the wifi performance of openwrt

If my computer download through my tplink router, the speed is 10Mbps, if through openwrt router, it's 5Mbps. Here is wifi information: root@localhost:/etc/config# iwconfig wlan0 wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ...
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Unable to connect to IP-camera

I have a Sinocam IP-camera which was connected to a Huawei b593 4g router, until a supposed computer engineer fiddled with the cameras settings and rendered it unusable. The camera ships with a static ...
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How to use connectify to share files between 2 laptops, one running Windows 7?

I have 2 laptops one running XP and another Windows 7. Both have WiFi-card installed. I want to be able to share files between these 2 machines and then in next step also be able to share internet ...
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How can I tell if Wireshark has sucessfully decrypted a capture

I have used Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 in Windows 7 to create a capture file from my wireless g network by setting monitor mode. When loaded into Wireshark I can see the four way handshake and I ...
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Is it okay to connect white Wifi antenna cord to main connector, while not connecting black antenna to axillary connector?

What is the difference between the main connector and the axillary connector? I have a Toshiba Satellite 1905-s301 laptop. Two weeks ago, someone accidentally pulled the U.FL connector (plug) off the ...
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Will wireless clients connect to access points with the same SSID regardless of the wired network?

In reference to How can I get the same SSID for multiple access points?, particularly this line Wireless clients just assume that all APs with the same SSID are configured similarly and are all ...
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Connect My Laptop To Internet Using the LAN Port On My Desktop

My desktop is connected to my home WiFi network using a USB WiFi dongle (managed by windows). The LAN port on the desktop is empty. I am working on a microcontroller project where I need a ethernet ...
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No connections are available

Desktop machine operating on Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1. Ethernet cable is plugged into the computer on one end, and into the WAN port of the wireless router on the other. ...
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Windows 7 Wireless Network Adapter Stopped Working

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine where the wireless adapter all of a sudden started having trouble connecting to wireless networks. Whenever I go to a new place and try to connect to a wireless ...
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Use a USB HDD connected to a Wi Fi router as a backup for both Windows Desktop and MacBook pro

i've a macbook pro with Retina ( running latest osX, 10.9 i guess ) and a desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. Can i buy a router with a usb port like this one, connect a USB HDD to it and use it as a ...
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Cannot Access Web GUI after changing to Router mode DD-WRT

I have a wireless router running DD-WRT (the latest version) and I set it up to be a Repeater Bridge to function as a second router, which means I had to change the Local IP Address and change the ...
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Laptop can ping, but not browse. Clean windows install. Telnet doesn't work. Not the network

The laptop is able to ping and tracert, but not browse the internet. I'll start by saying what I've already ruled out: It is a completely fresh windows install The network works fine for the other 5 ...
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I want to know about wifi [closed]

I want to know about WiFi networking.In WiFi networking main provider can see the download list of any specific laptop.which is download from torrent,you tube and other site.
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Use Motorola NVG510 as wireless router only

I recently switched from AT&T DSL to Comcast cable, and I have a leftover Motorola NVG510 modem/router from AT&T. I bought a new modem for Comcast, and I want to use the NVG510 as a router ...
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Can Windows 7 connect to Mac Wifi server?

I created a Wifi network with my Mac and I could see it on Windows 7 as well as connect to it but when I launch my browser it doesn't work: server not found. Can Windows 7 work with Mac OS X's Wifi ...
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Excessive rate of ARP requests from Windows 7 spooler service when network printer is off

I'm having series of ARP requests broadcast by a laptop over WLAN, asking MAC address for a range of IP (192.168.0.62 --> 192.168.0.94.) The process runs for the range, stops for a 20 or 30 seconds, ...
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How can I turn my wireless laptop into a wifi hotspot?

When I am in my room, my phone does not have any signal strength to my router. My laptop is at half signal strength, so I can use the internet just fine on that. Now I want to turn my wireless laptop ...
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Connectivity problems with Linksys RE1000

Here is my mostly wireless setup: Linksys X3000 is used as an ADSL modem and a wi-fi router (lets say it provides ssid NETWORK1). Configured as 192.168.1.1, DHCP-server enabled here. Two Linksys ...
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Windows wireless interface for airodump-ng

Whenever I start airodump-ng on my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC, I can't use it because I do not know what the wireless (Wi-Fi) interface is. I know on Linux it's wlan0 but I don't know that the Windows ...
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Why, in 2014, do printers still suck? [closed]

Two part question. First, I'd like an informed, industry-savvy explanation why, when every other component in computing has marched towards reliability and feature-richness, printers are still as ...
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Why wireless router can't detect ARP spoofing?

This is a very begginer question. We know that ARP protocol isn't secure at all. Computers and routers(/switchs) trust in ARP replies and updates its ARP caches (as far as I know). So, why wireless ...
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Can not turn on wireless card using on board keyboard. How can I override the function keys using an external usb keyboard?

I have a Medion E5211 laptop, with Windows Vista Home Edition. The only way to turn on the wireless card is by pressing Fun+F1 key. There is no external switch. I checked that the keys are not ...
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Setting up Bluetooth access to HP AIO laserjet 2840 printer

I read somewhere that using the HP bt500 Bluetooth USB 2.0 Wireless Printer Adapter I can wirelessly send and print documents from my Hp 2840 AIO printer. When I plug the bluetooth device directly to ...
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Wired and wireless network file sharing

I have connected my Internet to a buffalo air station router and a swtich. Computers and Laptops on this network connect to the Internet wired and wirelessly. I would like to share files locally on ...
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What kernel modules are required for wi-fi to work?

My custom-built 2.6.32 kernel cannot connect to any WPA-protected network. The kernel includes (probably?) everything that should be needed for wifi, including IPv4 network support (IPv6 is ...
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How to fix router Wi-Fi random down-time?

At home we have a Sitecom Wireless Gigabit Router N300. When it's working, it's great, but every now and then (seemingly randomly) the wireless connection will drop. The wireless network is still ...
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Which option is better for faster file transfer?

If I have a dual band wireless router and two computer connected to it (wirelessly), and I need to transfer a big file between the computers, would it be faster for both computers to use the same band ...
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Dell XPS 15 - can't turn wireless on (shaded out)

Question regarding my wireless feature. For some reason when I click on windows mobility center and no longer have the option of turning on my wireless signal. It's off and the "turn on" button is ...
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Windows 8 network bridge losing connectivity

I have a Windows 8 computer, set up to connect to a wireless network, with a network bridge to pass the network on to a NAS box (running FreeNAS) over ethernet. In general, this set up works fine. It ...
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Web usage monitoring

We are group of friends working in shared wifi network. Can anyone of us monitor what other guys are surfing from their computer? Is there any tools or Admin right for such monitoring?