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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Wi-Fi network always detected by some devices, never by others, regardless of settings

I have a peculiar problem with my home Wi-Fi router. The router is always seen by: one MacBook Pro MacBook Air iPad 2 Windows laptops These devices can reliably connect to it and browse the ...
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Wifi USB stick not working on PC running Windows 10 but works on laptop

I have bought a 4G LTE Wifi USB stick (Huawei E3372, CE0197). When I plug it on my laptop running Windows 10 I get instantly Internet access, but when I plug it to my PC running the same Windows ...
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Fastest way to connect computer to router?

I will soon move my router with my NAS to my computer upstairs so I can have fastest speed to my NAS. The thing is, there is a computer downstairs where my router is currently is. that pc will not ...
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Different DNS Server on Different Wifi Networks

Is there a way for me to use Google DNS Server on my home network, but have automatic DNS server selection on my school's wifi? They have an in browser authentication which doesn't work with static ...
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After Windows 10 wake up WIFI won't work

I have a Lenovo R61 Thinkpad. If I close the lid, Windows goes to sleep. When I open the lid, Windows wakes up, however, after waking up, WIFI won't connect to my network. Checking network ...
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I have a pretty old PC, how can I make it useful ?` [closed]

I have a very old pc (about 10 years old). I plan on using for SOMETHING ! It runs Win XP with 512 MB RAM. No wifi connectivity so use a external USBadapter for internet access. What can I use it ...
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Why would Windows 10 require daily restart for normal internet speeds

Background Running a clean install of Windows 10 on a 2013 Retina Macbook Pro via Bootcamp. Problem As the day wears on my internet connection (ONLY via my win 10 laptop) gets slower and slower ...
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Creating laptop wifi hotspot losing ssid when sharing connection

I have created a wifi hotspot on my work laptop I started the hostednetwork and in the network and sharing page I could see the ssid 'hotSpot1' under the wireless network connection 2 (WNC2) icon. I ...
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NFC tag scanning range

I've bought several NFC stickers (NTAG213) with a diameter of 25mm and build a simple scanning app for my android phone. I noticed that the tags have to be in direct contact or within a small distance ...
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How set up OpenVPN WiFi access point?

Running an OpenVPN client on Openwrt. Connecting to a VPN service provider. OpenVPN works great over LAN. Want to set up OpenVPN WiFi access point Tried to simply create an access point and connect ...
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Can't access only one web server from only my house [solved]

I was digging around in some settings the other day trying to set up a web server from a Virtual Machine on my computer. Somehow in doing this I managed to make it impossible to access my website, ...
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How do I log onto a WiFi network with username and password on Windows 10?

I am trying to log onto my school's wireless network with a Windows 10 OS. Previously on Win8 there was an option to use certain credentials: Now this option no longer seems available! How do I ...
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Xbox users bogging down my coffee shops open WiFi

I own a coffee shop with open Wi-Fi but the tenants that live above the shop are bogging it down with their Xbox. Is there a way I can block that device from connecting to my Wi-Fi?
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NIC Died, Got RMA and Died Again, How to Find the Cause?

As the title says, I had an Asus PCE-N15 NIC working smoothly for about a year and a half and then it started acting wonky. What would happen is that I could connect to the network, but the NIC would ...
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Xubuntu: computer can't be reached over ssh after being idle for a period of time

This started happening after installing Xubuntu 14.04 instead of an old Ubuntu, so I believe the wireless card is not to blame. After being idle for a small period of time (roughly 15-30 minutes) I ...
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Is the external IP of my wireless Router my WAN IP / Public IP address ? if not then what is it?

This is my home network setup: Internet ---> External IP (cable modem) Internal IP ---> External IP (wireless router) 192.168.20.1 ---> (laptop) 192.168.20.102 Am I correct to assume that ...
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Why am I getting latency between my modem and my router?

I pay for a 15mbps down, 1mbps up DSL internet plan from TekSavvy Solutions (Canada). At least once or twice a week there will be moments where we get speeds much lower than advertised. When I notice ...
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Constant WiFi dropout. All usual steps to troubleshoot taken. Dual boot works fine on Ubuntu. Terrible on Windows 8.1

I have an Asus X550CA laptop set up for Dual Booting with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1. The WiFi adaptor is constantly dropping out on Windows 8.1 but works absolutely fine in Ubuntu. Wireless ...
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Regular IRQL_UNEXPECTED_VALUE bluescreens on windows 10

I recently updated my Dell Vostro 460 to windows 10. It ran fine for a while, but now I keep getting IRQL_UNEXPECTED_VALUE bluescreens. The starting point for the BSODs might have been one of my ...
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How to pick a different WiFi connection when one drops?

I have 2 WiFI connections available. Sometimes, the WiFi network disconnects, and when that happens, I'd like the system to automatically use the other connection. How can I do this? I'm using a ...
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Wireless packet loss

I experience ~10% packet loss when running wireless. What it means to me is an average torrent download speed at 50% my wired speed (because of time out the speed goes to max, drops down, goes to max ...
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Password requirements for Wi-Fi WPA2

Wikipedia says: Also referred to as WPA-PSK (pre-shared key) mode, this is designed for home and small office networks and doesn't require an authentication server.[9] Each wireless network device ...
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Whitelisting public network only on IPSec

I have successfully do IP whitelisting using IPSec on Windows Server 2008 R2 . Currently I am trying to whitelist private network. We got a game server using Smartfox Server. It seems the connection ...
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D link wireless router

I want to setup my wireless router. The problem is PEAP authentication. For connecting the lan to ethernet port of laptop, I have to setup user authentication by giving usernames and passwords. But, ...
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Stop windows falsely recognising internet connection on LAN and dropping WIFI

I have a problem with a Kiosk I'm trying to set up, the Client is running Windows 8.1 x64 Pro Embedded retail. The client is connected to a gateway via WIFI ( simple DHCP setup), this connection is ...
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how do I connect windows xp and windows 7 virtual machines to wifi

I managed to get windows 7 and windows xp up and running on a virtual machine. I want to link them to my alfa adapter, like kali linux. I don't think I have the drivers installed on either vm. Is ...
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Intermittent lag while gaming that doesn't affect other PCs on the same network

I've been playing Rocket League with my brother recently, who lives in the same house as me and games on a different PC connected to the same router. We both connect wirelessly and are roughly the ...
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Can't connect to the router settings through WIFI

I'm trying to change the router settings and I can not access to them by WIFI. I can, however, access to them if I connect an Ethernet cable to my computer (Macbook pro). I'm currently using Virgin ...
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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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not-connected no networks are available even networks are available

In my lenovo G50 laptop wifi networks are not showing.Red cross mark is appearing and in troubleshooter it is showing wireless capability is turned off.It was connected good before.I enabled the ...
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Can't see my wireless printer in the DHCP client list on my router

I am using EPSON 900WD printer on wi-fi. I changed the router sometime back. However now I cannot see the printer on the router. What I have tried: I tried to open the next available IP on the DHCP ...
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Will a Modem -> Switch -> Access Point setup work?

So, I'm planning on chucking out my ISP's router because it's just plain not good enough. I'm planning on moving to a Modem -> Switch -> Access Point setup. I plan to have a DrayTek Vigor 130 ...
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How do I setup a Polycom phone to use internet connection sharing in Windows 8?

I have a CISCO IP Phone 303 and Windows 8 as OS and I have a Wifi Internet connection. My challenge is I am unable to connect the phone to the Network, as it says Unidentified Network in the ...
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Hp Elitebook 8440p Wireless Adaptor On No Connection

I recently bought this machine which is currently running 64 bit Windows 7 Professional. There is a touch-screen switch that you manually use to turn the network connectivity switch on and off, ...
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VPN tunnel between two networks with the same ip address

I'm trying to understand at a basic level networking. I've been asked the following question as a scenario for attempting to help me understand networking better. I've spent quite a bit of time ...
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Wireless router with ac mimo and DSCP prioritization?

I have a Draytek 2920n wireless router which supports DSCP prioritization which I use to prevent online backups killing by WAN connection, while still utilizing the full bandwidth. See ...
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Can 802.11ac cards make simultaneous dual band access point?

If I have a Wi-Fi card that supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, can it make an access point on both frequencies simultaneously?
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Metasploit Android payload [closed]

I am running Kali linux on virtual box My virtual box network setting are adapter1-->NAT and adapter2-->Host only ifconfig--->ip address--->192.168.56.101 I'm trying msfvenom... android payload of ...
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Problems with local networking on Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux on VirtualBox recently. I do not have an external adapter; only my internal adapter. The problem is when I set “VirtualBox -> Settings -> Network ->Adapter1 -> NAT” I can ...
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Losing sync from random noise bursts on ADSL line

I live in Lebanon and have a connection of 2 Mbps ADSL. At random times, I get a sudden high amount of errors and I start losing sync (internet going on and off for like 20mins or just once). The ...
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Wi-Fi issues starting with OS X v10.10.4

My Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting. More activity leads to a quicker disconnect. Using pings to time it, with no other activity, it takes about 8 minutes to disconnect, whereas with some browsing, it drops ...
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Windows 8.1 - Enable WPA/TKIP

I need to join a WPA/TKIP authenticated network but Microsoft in their wisdom removed the ability to do this through the "Manually connect to a wireless network" GUI. I've been attempting to write ...
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College wifi connectivity [closed]

My college is WiFi enabled. When I try to connect to it through phone, it says Obtaining IP address and stops there. I am able to connect to the network by setting IP to static IP 172.1.60.75 (since ...
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Single MAC and IP address used by two computers [duplicate]

What will happen if two computers on the network are having same MAC and IP address? Assume 20 to 25 computers are present in the network and they are accessing the internet through single gateway. Is ...
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bluetooth mouse and keyboard on surface pro interfere

Over the last few years, I've used a number (I've got 4 sets!) of: https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/wireless-bluetooth-keyboard-and-mouse-combo/ to connect full size keyboards and mice to my tablets and ...
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Disabling all network adapters

I've n looking for a 'definitive' way of effectively disabling all network adapters. So far some of the most common ways point towards the use of Windows shell NETSH command: netsh interface set ...
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Laptop connected to Internet but Internet Explorer is not usable as a browser

I have a Acer Aspire 5050, it has Windows XP on it. While it is connected to my broadband but when I try to use Internet Explorer as the browser it says can’t connect to the Internet. I am worried ...
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Can I keep Windows 10 Home from updating on any network other than my home network?

I use my laptop (Windows 10 Home) 95% of the time away from home. Over 50% of that time it is using my iPhone data plan. When auto-updates hit, my bandwidth is wasted, my computer is bogged down, ...
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How can I change the WiFi connection shown on my TV Chromecast, I installed a new router, hence a new WiFi Connection [closed]

I tried watching Netflix movies on my TV, connecting with Chromecast. The WiFi shown on my Chromecast is an old one, from my previous router set up. I need to change to the new WiFi connection on my ...
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Homegroup issue

I have recently installed Windows 10, and remade another Homegroup, everything is Okay except a new connection with a strange Letters on my Network. is that risky? and how to get rid of it?