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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Should I Use AP mode in my router?

My ISP gave me a very old Arris modem/router with very bad WiFi. So I bought a NETGEAR AC1750 router. Now I have it connected it to the firstmodem/router to give better wifi to my devices in my house. ...
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No internet connection when connected via wi-fi, but fine via ethernet (DD-WRT)

I just bought a new router and installed DD-WRT on it. When I connect to the router via wi-fi, I cannot get an outside internet connection (and in fact, can not connect to the router admin interface ...
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My laptop's wi-fi device often goes not detectable in ArchLinux

I don't sure if it's hardware failure that requires going to a service center (I strongly hope it's not the case), sometimes my laptop get no wi-fi device available. The device keeps hiding for ...
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Strange issues with AP and printers on network

i have a TpLink WA901ND using it as access point, connected to a simple 8 ports switch and one of these ports is connected to a network printer. My Access point has this class of ip: IP: ...
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Set default internet connection to use 3G vs built-in wireless

Windows 7 laptop with an built-in wireless NIC and USB 3G device. If the wireless network connection fails I want to automatically kick over to the 3G connection. I can have both running at the same ...
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Even after I connect my dongle no net comes

I have a tata photon plus dongle,but even after I connect my dongle to my laptop I get no internet. The IE displays "internet explorer cannot display the page" and Chrome displays "Unable to connect ...
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Windows unable to resolve hostnames

I have two Windows 7 machines on my home network that always give 'Unreachable' errors when I try to access any site. The other devices on the same network work fine (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Ubuntu) The ...
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vpn error occurring when trying to connect to a server

I am running windows 7 and at my workplace I have created a PPTP dial-up connection so I can connect back to my workplace but I persistently receive a 807 error: "The connection between your computer ...
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wireless button on acer extensa 7630 not working

The wireless button on my acer extensa 7630 is not working, not sure if the wireless button ever worked on it as it was connected to a cable.The light should show up but it doesn't. Any advice is ...
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How can I connect to a WiFi that's 500 metres away?

My in-laws across the street from me (approximately 500–600 metres away) have WiFi. I would like to pull the connection to my house. I have no idea what to do. If someone could please explain to me ...
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No internet connection in Guest Machine

I'm using Windows 7 as a host and as a guest, and I can't get the guest to have internet access. At home when I'm connected to my wi-fi network the internet access in the guest works just fine (using ...
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Is it true you can rapidly power cycle wireless routers without damage occuring?

The power cable wasn't completely inserted to the router when I moved it around, and it must've power cycled 10 times within 5 seconds.. should I be concerned some damage was done and therefore ...
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use adsl modem as wifi router

I have a ADSL router with wifi.now i have purchased cable internet and i want to use my existing ADSL modem as a wifi router. The modem is this one ...
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Configuring router(s) for point to point link with users only on one side

Our home is on an island about 3 miles offshore. We use a wireless point-to-point link for Internet access. Our ISP supplied all-in-one cable modem/router resides in an electrical box on the shore. ...
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Home network connected to hot spot

As an owner operator I am on the road 90% of the time. I dont know how to separate my networks. 1st my hotspot connects all equipment on the road, phone, laptop tablets Chromecast etc At home I need ...
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Monitoring WiFi connection status and reconnect if frozen

I have a Toshiba laptop that for some reason keeps freezing its wireless connection. It would connect just fine, work for hours with no problems, and then just freeze, needing a disconnect-reconnect ...
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How to install TP-Link TL-WN722N USB Wireless Adapter on Debian Wheezy armhf?

I have TP-Link WN722n USB dongle plugged in: root@udoo-debian-hfp:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.4 (wheezy) Release: 7.4 ...
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Router vs access point

I'm trying to expand my home Wi-Fi as the wireless router my ISP provided is quite weak and my house is too big for it, so the Wi-Fi won't get to the living room. I already have some holes in the ...
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How to connect Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 using Intel WiDi to Windows 7 laptop

I bought Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 for 2nd external monitor for my Dell Inspiron 17R. I have newest graphic drivers installed (manual way, Windows 7 blocks original Intel's drivers, so I had to update ...
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Cannot connect to second router wireless

I am trying to set up two routers on my network (secondary to be VPN router). I have the secondary router at 192.168.2.1 and the primary at 192.168.1.1. I've disabled DHCP from the secondary router ...
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WIndows Hosted Network

I have created a hosted network in my windows7 system. The netsh wlan show hostednetwork command gives the output Hosted network settings ----------------------- Mode : Allowed ...
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How do I monitor internet data usage for a specific network?

So here's my problem. I am using a wifi hotspot from Airtel (in India) that provides internet connectivity via a SIM card on their 4G network. The data goes to 0 way too quickly (in my opinion) and ...
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modem/router > switch > multiple routers?

I have my house wired with cat 5 running to 7 rooms from the electrical panel the ISP will come and install their modem which has a built in wireless router and wired ports (4 ports) by the ...
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are there any window filters that block wifi? [on hold]

I'm able to use a wifi network only when my window is open. Since I'm living in a student's building where you need to pay for internet, it makes sense for the manager to try to block the wifi ...
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Wifi very slow on Linux Mint 17, works fine on Windows

My wifi is working just fine on Windows in my new ASUS X450L notebook but is unbearably slow (often becoming unresponsible) on my dual boot Linux Mint 17. I believe it is a problem with the drivers. ...
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Authenticate WiFi client using custom database before giving access to the Internet

I want if following scenario is possible: One of my employees tries to connect to our company's WiFi. When he selects the SSID in available WiFi list, he is taken to a captive portal. There he ...
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Setting up TP-Link TD-W8980 as access point

I'm having issues with getting my TP-Link TD-W8980 to work as an access point. The situation is that I've recently upgraded to fibre broadband, but don't have an openreach modem to connect my ADSL2+ ...
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Linux Mint Wifi keeps disconnecting at random times and asks for wifi password

I have a fresh install of linux mint 16 cinnamon edition. I have a Netgear wireless dongle model: WNA1000M. Is there any command i should run to get more details? Wifi drops about: 15min to 1hr.
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Change subnet on TP-LINK TD-W8961ND

I don't seem to be able to change the subnet on my router (spoiler alert - I'm not terribly good with networks so I would appreciate the help!). When I change the main IP address to 192.168.10.1 and ...
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How can I diagnose network issues?

I have a cable connection to my router, so it's directly connected. It's a DSL connection, I'm using PPPoE as my protocol. Almost every day there's at least a few minutes of unstable internet, extreme ...
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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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Suddenly I can't connect all of my Wi-Fi devices

I'm facing a very strange problem with my home network. I own five Wi-Fi devices: a desktop PC (connected using this Sitecom dongle) running Windows 10 a notebook running Windows 10 an Android ...
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How to get a Mac to auto-reconnect to a wifi network?

I have a Mac Mini Server that's disconnecting every few days or so from the wifi network. There may be other parameters causing the initial disconnection (such as the wireless router being rebooted) ...
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Sensitive antennae and equipment needed to align them, for long range urban WiFi [closed]

I have 2 locations about 1.1 miles apart. The landscape between varies in height and in particular passes very close to a 15 storey office block, but misses it (I can't yet tell if it's by more or ...
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Sonicwall SSL-VPN + USB WiFi Adapter drops connection

This may need to go to server fault but wasn't sure. System Specs: Dell Desktop Ralink 802.11n USB WiFi adapter Sonciwall NetExtender SSL-VPN Client Windows 7 Pro x64 Issue When attempting to ...
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Cisco Ven501 and Netgear booster issue

We have a Cisco VEN501 WAP in our home with ATT as our ISP. Our wireless signal is weak in some areas of the house so I got A Netgear wireless booster. I paired them using WPS (which apparently ...
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Range extender is working but PC doesn't have internet

I have a TP-LINK range extender (TL-WA850RE). My smartphone connects to it and it has Internet without problems. The thing is that my PC is having trouble with this. I have a desktop computer that ...
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How can I get to my Arris modem?

I have an Arris cable modem and an Asus Wireless Router. I need to get to the Arris modem to allow inbound HTTP requests. However, I cannot get to the admin interface of my modem. I've tried the ...
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Disable SSID broadcast

I set up temporary private wireless networks at large public gatherings for the purpose of machine control in my audio system. I am the only user. I notice that my network performance degrades ...
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Using the same `WiFi` - not able to access the localhost of my desktop in to smartphone

I have a application which is running in my laptop as localhost:3000/xyz. My laptop and smartphone both are using the same WiFi server. I am trying to access my desktop localhost in my smartphone ...
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WLAN with 2 mile radius

I have a farming operation that requires I have a WLAN reach out a 2 mile radius from my house. I have been looking at products such as the Bullet or Rocket AC/M from Ubiquiti Networks, but I am ...
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Is it possible to use multiple 3g dongles simultaneously?

Im going to move to Africa and needs fast connection. Several providers have 3g. I wondered if I could buy 2 or 3 3G dongles to get the speed up? Is it possible to set this up in any software or ...
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Multiple routers (four of them) in one large house

Two years ago, I bought a large Victorian house that then underwent complete refurbishment, including 31 CAT6 outlets distributed throughout the house. The house consists of three floors and an attic, ...
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Can't connect to any wireless network

Today I connected to my friend's wifi and tried to troubleshooting my old problem low ram in windows 8.1 update For the last trick I went for bios update and hdd regenerator. I have vostro 3300 and ...
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Will the Intel Compute Stick 2016 WiFi (with two antennas) work well within 30-40m radius and through a single wall? [closed]

I'd like to use a very cheap TV screen and Intel Compute Stick and develop a simple scoreboard program controllable from a phone via WiFi. The screen (displaying the scoreboard) will be mounted on a ...
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Connecting wireless router to a switch

Is it possible to connect my cable modem to a 5port gigabit switch and a wireless router to said switch. I have tried this way already but although I get connectivity hard wired to the switch, the ...
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Detach my Modem from my Router. Adding a Firewall-Switch. Adding a second router

I have a MODEM/ROUTER from Comcast. I want to get rid of it. My purchase list includes... ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem JUNIPER SSG-5 Firewall/Switch I already have a D-Link ...
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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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Guest zone in D-Link DIR-615 wireless router

I have D Link DIR-615 wireless router. In my home network, I have MyBook fileserver and my pcs and mac, iphones etc. Is it possible to configure the router so that guests do not have access to my ...
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Windows 8 Services Failed to Start Error

I have Windows 8 x64 and some HDDs randomly appear that do not exist. I went in to the BIOS to check if they were there (they are not there) and booted with out modifying any settings. Windows froze ...