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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router page pops up after connection to wireless network

I have windows 8.1 and, whenever I connect to my wifi network, the router page pops up in the browser. Also, and very strangely, I noticed the media-play hotkey is fired, as my music is paused/starts ...
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Surface Pro 4: Using external monitors with the Surface Dock will drop wifi - Is there any solution?

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with the Surface Dock. On the Surface Dock i plugged in two Mini Display-Port-Adapter to HDMI to connect 2 external Samsung monitors. However, when I plug the monitors ...
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How to see if a wifi network is open or secured on windows 8

I just installed windows 8.1. All is fine, but I don't know weather a network is secure or open. It doesn't show any status besides the signal bar. I hover over it, right click but still not showing....
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pause and resume amanda backups?

Short and simple question -- is it possible to pause and later resume an amanda backup? Longer backstory -- My laptop connects to my home network via wifi, and the /home directory is very large. It ...
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No internet connection Windows 10

After uninstalling some programs i rebooted my laptop and now i don't have internet connection. Actually laptop connects to wifi bu still there is no internet. And there is no internet (wifi) graph ...
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Plugging in ethernet cable slows down wireless

I have a D2200D DSL router provided by Frontier. The router connection has been failing with the DSL link light solid green, Internet link light blue. Failures show up as computer wired and wireless ...
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Windows 10 No Internet

There's several no "internet" questions on here already, but most of them are a different scenario. The machine in question here is a Windows 10 Pro, Dell XPS 12, factory specs. It literally can ...
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How to get WiFi direct working on Windows 10?

My phone running Android 6.0 supports WiFi direct, and it is straight forward how to use it from the UI. But, I can't say the same about Windows 10. I can't find an option to connect via WiFi direct ...
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Netgear Smart Connect WPS

I recently bought a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router, and it comes with a feature called Netgear Smart Connect. When this is enabled, the administration pannel disables the WPS settings area. I've ...
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WiFi adapter TL-WN727N is not working

I am using Zorin OS 11. My wifi adapter( TP-link: model:TL-WN727N) is not working at all. I typed "lsusb" in terminal, then the adapter showing as "Ralink MT7601U". So, that means the adapter is okay ...
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What to do with WEP Key after connecting? [closed]

I've used aircrack-ng to brute force a wifi network and find out the key. I've also connected to the network. What next can I do to conduct my investigations? PS I'm not doing anything illegal--I'm a ...
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Why different and better download speeds once off service contract andnused as wifi tab at home [closed]

Just wondering heres a pic of my old flex one i got 2 of them loved them so much might go back i got 2 lg g5 s so the one flex i use a little as tablet and noticed how very muchbfaster it downloads ...
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Which XFINITY WiFi hotspot service - Use 'xfinitywifi' or 'CafeExpress' or 'XFINITY' network to use?

The XFINITY WiFi by Comcast hotspot service has an app with a Help file that shows a screenshot saying: You can also select any network listed above the Available Networks option as shown in this ...
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Wired Internet stops working when laptop is plugged in

I have wired Internet that runs via my electrical socket with a Powerline Adapter. It works perfectly UNTIL my laptop is plugged into another electrical socket. As soon as the laptop charger is ...
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How is wifi used to detect network location? [duplicate]

On my iPhone, when WiFi is turned off and I use GPS/Navigation apps, the phone suggests that I should turn on WiFi for improved location accuracy. If I have WiFi turned on and am not connected to a ...
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Windows 10 Wifi Issue (Laptop)

I bought a Cross Over cable and whenever I plug it in, it will disable the wifi if a re-enable it, it instantly disables it. I tried one fix with setting the Wifi priority higher but it just bumps it ...
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viewing video feed from wifi p2p camera in iSpy application

I have my own security video system in my home made from 3 WiFi cameras that I have outside the house. Few days ago I bought another one(http://www.cleverdog.com.cn/camera/camera-wifi) Its really ...
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How to set TCP/IP settings in smart phone for a internet connection shared through a wifi by Windows 7 ad-hoc network

I have internet connection in my windows PC through a ethernet cable. Now i want to share internet connection with my phone over wifi. I created an ad-hoc network with internet connection sharing ...
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NetGear WNA 3100 doesn't detect my router

I bought NetGear WNA 3100 wireless usb adapter(https://www.netgear.com/support/product/WNA3100.aspx) for my desktop, It was working just fine until I reinstalled my Win7 which made it to work in some ...
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Apache2 testpage blocking a web page

I'm trying to find out how come when I try to go with a one particular website I get Apache 2 test page on every computer I have even when I try to do wireless on my cell phone it all comes back with ...
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Public IP address for each node in a LAN?

Whenever I go to IP lookup from any device on the same LAN it shows the same IP address, which is the gateway's public address, Is there any possible way- perhaps through the router's configuration ...
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Wireless adapter deleted itself out of the blue?

I was on my computer (Acer V Nitro Black Edition running Windows 10) watching something on Netflix and had to leave so I paused my video. Upon my return, my computer was still on the screen with my ...
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Linux Mint Ra-Link Wi-Fi driver issues

So, the default drivers on the USB stick I used to install Mint seemed to work ok, but after I got booted into the installed OS and started updating stuff, it seems to have broken. My google-fu showed ...
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Unable to create access point using Netsh in windows

I have try following, to make my lenovo T420 as an access point. First of all I verify my laptop's physical wireless adapter supports this feature using the following command: NETSH WLAN show ...
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Ideas for wiring an apartment building for wireless (multiple nodes)

I am the admin of an apartment building. We are migrating from our crappy setup to a Ubiquiti setup. I am therefore performing an audit on the network topology. Here is the current setup: Router (...
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How to create accounts for users on network?

In schools, colleges etc.. there are some software installed that only allows access to internet if a user and pass is entered. Ex - Cyberoam I have seen this in colleges, the network admin manages ...
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How do I change my MAC address on GNU/Linux?

I'm trying using macchanger (ip link set wls1 down, macchanger -r wls1 and ip link set wls1 up) but it doesn't work. When I try to connect to my wifi the MAC address is set to the default value... It'...
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Would getting a new Comcast modem change the WAN IP?

Recently I've been getting ddosed because someone sent me a link which logged my IP. I've called Comcast and asked if they could change my ipv4 address and they only told me to do ipconfig /release ...
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How to connect 2 access points where one of them is not connected to the wired network

Our business current runs Cisco 1240AG access points. We are going to be upgrading soon, but need some help on a connection that has failed. We have an access point that is connected to the wired ...
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netsh wlan show profile

When I run netsh wlan show profile on my laptop I get many WiFi names which I have never connected to with my laptop. I have connected to them with my mobile. Is it because the shown WiFi networks ...
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How to force wifi password update on windows machine?

I have a strange thing happening in home wifi network. I updated my SSID and password on the WIFI router. All the connected device lost the connection and I had to reconnect them by entering new ...
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4G LTE Mobile Broadband internet for rural areas

I'm moving to a rural area where there is no internet service, however, it is covered by my carrier's 4G LTE network. I am considering mobile broadband. With a mobile hotspot, what can be expected as ...
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How can a smartphone cause a wifi LAN to hang

My broadband (fibre-optic) connection is shared within my residence using a D-link L7-N-R2000. It's worked pretty much flawlessly for 3 years (besides the pitiful bandwidth I get from my ISP, but that'...
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WiFi AP for 40 users with video streaming

We are setting up a class room where 40 students can have access to a media library via Android tabs with WiFi access. My questions is how much users can a wifi ap handle? and if every student ...
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Device will not connect to LAN

House is 5 years old. Internet outlets for cat5 cables in almost every room. I have a home entertainment system in one room. I added a splitter to the cat5 connection in that room. There are three ...
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Arp request 0 responses

I'm trying to ping my android device (10.0.0.38) from my PC (10.0.0.56). They both are in the same network. However, when I use arping to send ARP requests from my PC to my Android, I don't receive ...
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Wireless Capability is off

I tried all the fixes but nothing worked. The witeless button in the mobility center is off and can't be turned on, and clicking F2 with fn mutes the computer. The troubleshooter does not fix the ...
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Which folder does Windows 10 store the wi-fi drivers?

Yesterday my Wi-Fi Adapter suddenly disappeared from the taskbar icon. I was unable to connect my laptop even after several restarts and various attempts. I then opened Settings to find that the "Wi-...
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Does disabling SSID broadcasting lower a wifi antenna's total power transmission?

Does disabling SSID broadcasting lower a wifi antenna's total power transmitted to the surrounding environment? If yes or no , I would be glad if someone could give me any reference or measurements: ...
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My laptop won't connect to wifi

I have Acer V5-571 with windows 10. it works very wellbut now it says it can't connect and the other people with me can connect. I have the password correct so I can't figure out what's wrong. I ...
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Wi-Fi Network Adapter Code 45 Error (Windows 10)

I have a Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn Network Adapter on an HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC. For a few days, the adapter has been disconnecting from the network on and off. When I check Device Manager, the ...
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Does it matter that Netgear R7000 is not Wi-Fi certified?

I'm considering to get an AC1900 router for my house and it looks like Asus RT-68U and Netgear R7000 are the most favourites to many reviewers. However, I read the Netgear hardware usually is not Wi-...
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Intel wireless 3160 dosent work properly [closed]

I am using windows 10 and it keeps disconnecting plus it is slow and its a pain please help me fix it.
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Windows 10 - adding Wifi Credentials for all users

Windows 10 saves Wifi EAP credentials for the current user only. That is, when the user logs out, it disconnects from the network, and logging in with another user requires entering more credentials ...
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Wire connection with repetitor

At home I have only 3 ethernet points from fiber, one is using a router do give wireless access. the other 2 are not been used. As the wireless signal is week in many points of the house, I could ...
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mDNS stops working when plugging access point in to outer network

UPDATED with some corrections and additional facts July 17, 2016. The Access Point is a Linksys E2500, not a Netgear as originally stated. I also tried to be more clear and explicit about what works. ...
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Dell Wireless 1705 issues on Inspiron 3537

Recently (2-3 days ago my Inspiron 3537 started BSOD-ing with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT and some error with my wireless driver bcmwl63a.sys). I removed the driver provided with Windows (tried installing ...
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Windows Firewall exceptions and WiFi adapter settings resetting after reboot

My system is Windows 10 Home. Official. My issue is that after each reboot, my network related settings is resetting. WiFi adapter looses custom DNS settings. Windows Firewall shows "allow program ...
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Wifi - no reception

My Laptop will not connect to Xerox Phaser printer 6022 by WiFi. I recently changed from a DSL modem and router to a Fios all-in-one modem & router. Printer status says: WiFi - no reception. How ...
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How do I connect tp-link wireless router to Sprint Netgear Fuse hotspot wifi, do I need an adapter or switch

How do I connect tp-link wireless router to Sprint Netgear Fuse hotspot wifi, do I need an ethernet adapter or switch?