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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Cannot connect to network on Debian

I have been working on this new freshly installed Debian machine for quite some time now trying to get the network going so I have internet. During the installation process for the network ...
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Router stops working

I got a router that stops working, and I would need advice on how to troubbleshoot this. Okay so here is the thing: My parents got a router given by the internet provider. The router works fine ...
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Internet speed through ethernet connections [closed]

connecting multiple gaming consoles to my router via wifi clearly affects the speed per device, does the same thing happen if I had them all connected via Ethernet cable and powerline network?
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Router wifi password encryption types and why do they matter?

up until now i've just been blindly following articles etc. to set my router's wifi password encryption type to WPA2-PSK/AES, but what does it really mean for me? does this just make it harder for ...
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Difference between VPN and physical network connection

For a project I'm working on I need to be part-time based at our design consultant's office. We have set up a VPN on my PC at the consultant's office so that I could access our server. Our department ...
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El capitan unable to reach internet via wifi sometimes

Since yesterday (when my internet provider had some maintenance) my mac book pro (el capitan 10.11.4) has some problems with the Wifi, here's an extract of me pinging google.com via wifi: Request ...
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Is it bluejacking attack or bluesnarfing attack?

If unknown device is trying to pair with my device through bluetooth, is it bluejacking attack or bluesnarfing attack?
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IEEE 802.11:deauthicated due to local deauth request Respberry pi 2 jessie

I am trying to make hotspot using Raspberry Pi 2. I have followed a video tutorial in which I have completed all steps successfully. I use TL-WN722N router. Actually I'm facing an issue is that when ...
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WiFi Adapter saying incorrect password after a few hours - OSX El Capitan

I have a Macbook Air with a WiFi adapter in it, I have tried two different brands, GYMLE and Edimax, both with the same results. After a few hours, the WiFi adapters will just come up saying the ...
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Cant see UPNP or any devices on an rPI access point I made. Trivial / Simple fix? Iptable issue?

I setup a basic wireless access point to access my ethernet network from my wifi devices not near it. I can access devices by ip just fine, but devices connected to the wifi network can't see upnp ...
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Trouble with Internet Connection-Websites keep connecting

My recently built DIY desktop is amazingly slow when connecting to school wireless: If I try to open a page for the first time, there is a 90% chance Chrome/IE would give me the error "connection ...
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Troubleshoot over utilisation on office network

I have a cisco 1941 router connected to a switch, and a modem. I suddenly noticed a huge slow down with the internet connection. It happened very abruptly. I did an isolated test and noticed i was ...
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making one network with ISP modem & own router

I have a modem from my ISP, with 2 LAN ports and a wireless network. (let's call these network A and wireless network A.) I bought a TP-link TL-WR1043ND, that has 1 internet port, 4 lan ports, and is ...
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Troubleshot Android TV at local network [migrated]

I have Android TV (BenQ RP790) in my local network. It is pingable from the Android device but I can not cast on it. How to troubleshoot issues?
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Raspberry PI periodic connection to the Internet when required

So, I'm looking to use a Raspberry Pi to log into the FON network, but I don't want it to be permanent, only when requested by a NEST central heating controller. I think 'in the old days' this was ...
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Can't connect Mac OS X to Sitecom 300N wireless gigabit router XR?

I've got a Sitecom 300N wireless gigabit router XR as my Wi-Fi access point. It works fine on various Android devices, my Windows laptop, and my iPad. However for some reason, my OS X macbook refuses ...
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Using wireshark to snoop on RTSP over wifi

I just got a video baby monitor. It has several ports open including RTSP (554) by using Fing which is acting like nmap. I'd like to figure out what the full URL is of the stream. I have tried to ...
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My password got corrupted, can you help me change it? [closed]

So, I bought a Chromecast-like device from China, it's basically a MiraCast HDMI dongle and you connect your phone (or a pc) to it using Wi-Fi, just like you connect to a modem. In this device you can ...
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Fine-grained WiFi Tx Signal Strength control on a accesspoint

I'm trying to reduce TX power on an AP in order to minimize area in which devices can connect to the AP. I've tried to do this by iwconfig command such as iwconfig wlan0 txpower 1mw but it didn't work ...
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Windows 8.1 hosted wireless network use TKIP instead of CCMP

I can start and stop Windows hosted wireless network using commands; netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=mySSID key=myKey123456 netsh wlan start hostednetwork Created network uses ...
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Unable to print on network printer from WIFI connected device

I have a small network with WIFI router. My printer is connected to WIFI router via LAN cable. I can see in the admin page of WIFI router that printer is connected through DHCP with assigned IP ...
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Is there a way to push sound from PC to wifi speakers?

I bought omni 10. I bought that because it supports wifi connections. My android smartphone can play song via wifi to that omni speakers. But my computer cannot. Strange right? How do I send sound ...
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TP-Link disables WiFi and restarting

I have two issues with my TD-8960N router (Firmware Version: 1.1.1 Build 131129 Rel.49672, Hardware Version: TD-W8960N V5 0x00000001). From time to time (not regular, once per week, random time) ...
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how to see what frequency the wireless network is using

Say I'm connected to a particular access point and that I'm using Windows 10 Pro. How would I be able to find out if the access point is using 2.4GHz or 5GHz?
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How can I reliably detect network connection drops (WLAN)?

I have a customer who has an unstable WLAN network. He has installed my Windows database application (based on Firebird), but the WLAN connection drops lead to inconveniences for this customer. I ...
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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 Model 7265NGW [closed]

What are the two antennas used on this chip? What are the drivers? Are there any similar modules? For windows 7 & 10.
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repeater vs. access point - what to choose?

Looking for a way to boost wifi in my house. The signal doesn't reach all the spots and is often quite weak. After some research I don't know what is best. What are the advantages of repeaters over ...
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Catch router password

I'm doing experiment with my friend and my router, forcing it's all security. Our task now it to catch login and password, when someone is logging in from a smartphone (wifi). Anyone who can help us? ...
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What is a “Magic Packet” for waking a computer?

My wireless adapter (Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260) has two settings in Device Manager which I cannot explain. Wake on Magic Packet Wake on Pattern Match After a bit of research, I found this ...
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Network Diagram

IP address block 183.200.100.0/24. Your task is to devise a feasible network addressing scheme for a large company with a number of geographically distributed offices around the country. There are ...
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How to avoid interference between USB3 and WiFi

This is somewhat a follow up question to my previous question that turned out to be related to this issue. It seems that for some devices (e.g., the Microsoft Surface Pro 4), connecting a USB3 device ...
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How do I get rid of launching a webpage while connecting with Idea Netsetter?

I've Idea Netsetter through which I connect to mobile internet. As soon as internet is connected, it opens ideacellular.com in web-browser. This is also set to function when clicked on "Internet" tab ...
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How to Home Network Several Devices

This is a little bit about Home Networking I have this challenge that I want to connect all my devices to a home network(smartphone, laptop, tablets). This is the case: I have a laptop that ...
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Share Internet Connection over ethernet and wireless

In my house the router is a far from my room, so i can't connect to the internet with my phone, however i can do that with my laptop (PC 1) via an adapter. I need to share my laptop's internet access ...
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SonicWALL Global VPN Client fails to connect when using a UMTS internet connection

I know there are some questions here about problems with connecting via SonicWALL on xbox, mac, ... my problem seems to me a bit weirder and I can't figure where to look for a solution. The ...
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How to use a repeater as wireless card?

I want to use a wireless repeater as wifi card for computer. I want to connect the repeater and computer using ethernet and i want the repeater to serve as a wireless card for computer running linux. ...
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Why is WiFi signal strength low on my INSPIRON 15 5559?

Okay so I recently bought this laptop everything is perfect except wifi signal is extremely low even when I am next to router it only receives maximum of 2 bars on windows 10. When I purchased this ...
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Poor internet performance on single PC

I have been having a frustrating issue with my main desktop for the last few days, that I was hoping someone could shed a light on. I have 3 devices in my house, a laptop, a mac, and a PC. My laptop ...
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Need advice for a kvm switch that will link my pc, laptop, router and other items [closed]

I have a very basic question an need some help regarding a kvm switch. Currently I have a xfinity router that is hard wired to my pc (also has wireless capability which we use for all other devices in ...
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Windows 10 - wifi security pop up

For some reason, the last few times I have bought my laptop to class with me, I have been able to connect to any wifi options. When trying to connect to the universities wifi, I get a security popup ...
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TL-WR841N router upgrade and replacement

I'm currently using an ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem alongside a TP-LINK TL-WR841N 300N wireless router for my Time Warner home internet setup. It's working well when I'm right next to ...
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Can't access Star Trek Online game servers

I recently upgraded to a fibre broadband from VDSL. Everything was doing well, a lot faster than before i.e. Youtube, Blizzard games, Steam etc. However I do play a game called Star Trek Online. For ...
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Wireless doesn't connect to internet, but can connect when using wired connection

Description of Problem Recently I have been having trouble connecting to the internet using wireless, but I am able to connect via a wired connection. I'm using a TP-Link Archer C7 wireless router as ...
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how to connect two wireless tp-link router?

In my office someone connected two tplink wireless router before ..Today was my first day at office.I check the connection,it was in dhcp for both router and everyone using with wireless only no LAN ...
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where does the data go through a network with a range extender?

I am the unfortunate situation that I do not have access the the router in the flat I rent. I am considering buying a wireless range extender ( TP-LINK RE355 AC1200) ...
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When the Internet drops, I can not access the router

I have a modem connected to a router in bridge like this: When there is internet connection, I can access the router normally. However, when the connection drops, I can not access the router by ...
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Wireless adapter suddenly not detecting network

I've a desktop PC with a wireless adapter stick and a laptop on my table. My phone sitting on the table most of the time as well. Usually, all three devices are connected to the internet via wifi by ...
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Intel (R) Dual band wireless-ac 3160 not working on some WiFi's

My friend has this wireless card in his laptop (Intel (R) Dual band wireless-ac 3160) and it works fine at his home wifi (or any other), but on the schools wifi it does not. Anyone who has any clues ...
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How to configure AAA server and hostapd to support Hotspot 2.0 / Passpoint?

I am trying to setup an independent Hotspot 2.0 network. I am using TP-Link Archer C7 v2 routers as accesspoint. I built and flashed Openwrt 15.05 on router. Built hostapd from source with HS20 and ...
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Dell latitudeE5450 wifi issue

I am facing serious issues related to wifi in my laptop. During working the connection to a network stays but suddenly internet accessibility gets lost. When I try to switch to a different network, ...