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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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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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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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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Wireless bridge between ZTE ZXHN H298N and WAG320N

I have a ZTE router ZXHN H298N which is connected to my ISP and deals out IPs via DHCP. I have another router Cisco/Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router with Gigabit WAG320N which has ...
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Share a server and a printer to different routers?

I have 2 different internet provider (#1, #2), both are connected to routers. On the router from provider #1 i got 1 server and 1 printer connected and i have acess to both (server, printer) since ...
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chrome can't install extensions bizarre behavior on different networks

I have a few very useful Chrome extensions, and I have learned that when I connect my laptop to a new network (home v. work v. hotel....) I sometimes need to reinstall my extensions - no explanation ...
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Difference between wired and wireless mesh

What is the possible difference between a Wired Mesh Network and a Wireless Mesh Network? How can this be explained diagrammatically?
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Wireless network disconnects when watching YouTube/Netflix/other streaming videos

I've had this problem the last few weeks. Basically, when I boot up my computer (an old Dell laptop with windows 7 x64), it will connect to the wireless network just fine, no issue. I can browse no ...
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Will the TP Link WDS-3600 work with a 9V 0.6A AC adapter?

I just bought this router and on the back it says it consumes 12V 1.5A current and in the package I got 9V 0.6A adapter. Is it good for it and will it work on this power adapter? I bought the router ...
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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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Check wifi connection without actually connecting to the wifi

I am trying to switch Wi-Fi from a headless pi over tightvnc viewer but want to make sure that my connection settings are correct without risking losing my current connection. Lets say I am currently ...
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Can I connect a virtual machine to an adhoc network hosted on the host machine?

I have created an adhoc network on my laptop, to this network i can connect other computers but the virtual machine won't connect to it and i don't know why, I can't ping the guest machines from the ...
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Why can't I connect to my wireless router with my wireless adapter (Edimax EW‑7811Un)?

This has me stumped. I simply want to use my Edimax EW‑7811Un (which I've used in multiple PCs) to connect to my wireless internet. If I have initial problems, I usually uninstall and reinstall ...
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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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Do Lenovo ideapad 100S and Realtek RTL8723BS support Microsoft hosted network virtual driver? In Windows 10?

I have a cheap Lenovo netbook and just learned of hosted virtual networks and hoped to set one up on the netbook which is running Windows 10 so my MacBook Air and other devices can access the Internet ...
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Can I convert a native wireless adapter into a dongle?

I hold an old netbook and I wonder if it is possible to keep the internal wireless adapter from it (Atheros AR5BXB63) for creating an external USB wireless adapter and use it as a dongle for another ...
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Can a computer with one Wi-Fi adapter both connect to a Wi-Fi network and share Internet over Wi-Fi?

I will explain my use case but I am asking about what is technically available with Wi-Fi technology, so please don't submit alternative solutions as answers. I have a MacBook Air and a cheap Windows ...
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Commonly open ports in restricted wifi networks

Which ports except for 80 and 443 are commonly not blocked in open wifi networks? I want to set up a OpenVPN Server on such a port to get around restricted networks. I have experienced the issue that ...
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Wireless roaming mixing brands

The WiFi provided by my ISP's router isn't good enough to transmit to the far side of my home (due to construction materials). I bought an ubiquiti AP that I installed at the far side of my home ...
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airmon-ng not creating mon0 on kali linux

Whenever I try to use airmon-ng start wlan0, only the same thing as executing airmon-ng check happens, so mon0 isn't created. Here are dumps of what happened, when I entered ifconfig and iwconfig: ...
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Troubleshooting wireless with OpenWrt?

Update: I'm an idiot and completely missed the big DEBUGGING WIRELESS on their FAQ. I'll either delete this or update when I actually have a better question. A friend recently gave me an old router ...
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How to configure captive portal on DD-WRT Firmware to show local webpage

I have loaded DD-WRT firmware on my router and now I want to show a specific page saved on my computer at 192.168.1.4/web1.html. Now what add-on should I install? Any specific link to a tutorial? I ...
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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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QOS on Linksys E900

Intro: I live in Brazil, here I have a 2MB internet connection. When someone else is watching a video on Youtube or Netflix, I can't play anything, the ping oscillates so much. I can't play any online ...
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Connecting Ubuntu Server to internet

I just installed Ubuntu Server, and I want to install a few updates, however I keep getting a error message. If I try to run ping www.espn.com every one fails, so I believe I am not connected to my ...
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Fn and f1-f12 keys are not working

I'm using HCL ME L 1014 laptop.Recently some of my laptop keyboard Fn and F1-F12 are not working. Fn+Fx keys are short cut to some features like brightness, volume, WiFi on/off. I especially need ...
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Problems with virtual router / connection

I´ve got a problem with VirtualRouterPlus. Perhaps there´s someone who can help. I connect to the internet exclusively via a web-stick (Aldi Web-Stick Model S 4012, Manufacturer: HUAWEI E1550 HSDPA ...
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Windows Bluescreen when disabling second wifi card

I have freshly installed windows 7 on my laptop. I have two WiFi cards inside (Intel Centrino Advanced N-6200 AGN). Originally the laptop had only one, however I had one additional card on shelf and I ...
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Most (but not some) websites refuse to load on Samsung Galaxy S4 [migrated]

So last night Chrome on my Galaxy S4 suddenly started refusing to load most websites while connected to the exact same WiFi network that works flawlessly for 2 different laptops and a PC within my ...
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Kali Linux unable to load htc_9271.fw firmware

I am trying to use my TL-WN722N network adapter with Kali Linux on a Banana PI, however every time I plug it, dmesg gives me this error: [ 11.152949] usb 4-1: ath9k_htc: Firmware htc_9271.fw ...
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iPhone is supposedly connected to Wifi but has no connection to neither internet, nor local network [migrated]

It has been two days of google-fu and I'm really out of ideas here. I live in Germany, just in case that's important. Current situation For a week now I haven't been able to connect my iPhone 5 ...
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ZTE ZXHN F609 Router Blinking Lights and not booting

My router is just blinking like this when I turned it on, but if I hold a reset button 5-20 sec the connected LAN indicators will turn on before it blinking other lights again.
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How to use my Belkin Router as a Range Extender

I have a Binatone Modem+Router 2-in-1 which provides my main internet connection. It has an IP Address of 192.168.1.1 and I wish to extend its network coverage to a larger area, by using my old Belkin ...
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Can't change TCP/IPv4 settings on windows 10

As I am trying to change my wireless IPv4 or DNS IP address, everything goes well until I click OK. The adapter window pops up this error: "An unexpected condition occurred. Not all of your requested ...
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How can ping results differ that much?

I am still kind of dealing with my other question here and while doing that, I need to be able to measure the quality of the connection. I found the measurement quite unreliable (despite measuring for ...
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Design Project to Automatically show a local webpage to all devices connected on local network

I am doing a design project and need help of expert how to do it I have to make a webserver on my computer and upload a webpage on that server . When a new user comes in a network e.g 192.168.1.1 a ...
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I can't get wlan0 to show up. I have alfa awus036h adapter

This is for VirtualBox. I have tried to download compat wireless like everyone else does, but when I "make unload" this happens: root@kali:~/Downloads/compat-wireless-2010-06-26-p# make unload ...
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App for mapping WiFi strength? [closed]

I am looking for an iOS app that allows me to record a log of both my home and office wireless networks strength. Ability to export to a format like CSV, KML or GPX Can filter to just the network ...
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WPAD (Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol) can be used to automatically show a specific Webpage on all local network devices

I don`t know this can be implemented or not can I use WPAD to open a website that is saved on my laptop automatically all local users connected to same network . I want this page to be pushed ...
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Samsung devices switching from 802.11AC mode to 802.11N mode causing speed drops?

I've been experiencing speed drops with my Fritz!Box 7490 modem. I've always been able to use my WiFi connection without problems, but a couple of months ago my link speed started dropping. When I ...
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How come SSDP only works on Wifi?

I wrote a little command line program to turn on/off my av-receiver, and it detects the av-receivers IP via SSDP, however, I've noticed it only works when I'm on Wifi, not a wired connection. If I'm ...
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Laptop can get internet from other wifi, but not our home

So my sister got a new laptop, and it has been having trouble getting onto the internet. So, it is getting an IP via the router's DHCP, and says it has internet connection. But, when i try and ping ...
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Window 7 can't see outside gateway when connecting via Ubiquity wireless access point

I just installed a Ubiquity Unifi Pro wireless access point. Access is uneventful from machines running XP and SuSE Linux. Win 7 however connects OK but cannot see outside the gateway. I have tried ...
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Connect wlan interface to specific BSSID without knowledge about SSID

I do know the BSSID and passphrase of my wireless router and I want to connect my wireless interface to it without caring about the SSID. Thus, I do want it to work even after the SSID of the wireless ...
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My laptops wi-fi gets disconnects automatically

hi i have dell inspiron 3520 laptop,and for last two months i am having problem with my wi-fi connects.I connect wi-fi and when i start using internet it gets automatically disconnected so i every ...
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Streaming video through wifi routers [closed]

Let's say that I live in a large villa where all of it is covered with a WiFi network. I have a small drone with a camera mounted on it, and I want to stream the video captured by the camera on the ...
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What is SoftPerfect LightWeight Filter in my Win7 network stack?

After installing the drivers for my realtek wifi card, I have this item in my network stack: SoftPerfect LightWeight Filter (Description: SoftPerfect NDIS LightWeight Filter). I've googled, but ...
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Can wireless extenders with the same network id interfere with each other?

I find myself to connect to wireless networks where the same network id is reused by multiple network extenders. Besides making troubleshooting harder, i wonder whether this could also create ...
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How should I properly connect two MIMO antennas in WiFi bridge?

Given: I am setting up a WiFi bridge using two identical Dual polarized directional MIMO panel antennas ...
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Wi-Fi using only 0.01% of what it can, and a laggy browser and skype calls. Only on my computer

My WiFi one day suddenly stopped working as it normally has before and apparently my WiFi is only using 0.01% of everything it can at a time and my browser is taking a very long time to load videos ...