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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Need to know why the router and the modem have syncing problems after a firmware update

I'm on a Netgear N300 router. A few weeks ago I did a firmware update on it and ever since then the router and modem have had some syncing issues. The desktops and wireless devices pick up on the ...
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Bluetooth headset can't connect to laptop

I just bought a wireless headset (Roxcore Black No.1). I can pair with all mobile phones and it works very fine. However, it can't connect my Dell Latitude laptop. After trying many times it finds ...
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How can I do to my PC see its network adapter?

I have installed the Windows-7 on my computer. My PC doesn't see the wifi connections, because the Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. I entered the "Change adapter settings" ...
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Home wifi started misbehaving when I attached a windows device

On my home wifi I normally have a macbook pro, a few iPhones and a chromecast. A few days ago, I bought one of those new cheap windows 8 tablets. It works great, but while it's powered on, the other ...
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How can I use different network settings depending on the wireless network?

I have a laptop I bring with me between work and home. I would like to make it so when connected to the wireless network at work, it uses certain settings (there are weird proxies there) and when at ...
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How can I reconnect remote TM clients after a Server.app patch/update?

I have several laptops that back up to a central. Clients use TimeMachine, server uses Server.app. Every time there's even a minor update of Server.app, the Server app loses its awareness that the ...
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Missing Drivers in Windows Vista 64 Bit

I recently installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit on my computer after experiencing problems with Windows 7. Now, after success of the Windows Vista installation, I've run into many more ...
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Router cuts wifi, when watching youtube?

Greets! I've come across a strange problem on my home network. Whenever I play a youtube video on my Windows 8.1 laptop, the Pirelli DRG 125g router cuts off the WiFi. This happens under strange ...
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WiFi printer slow - is network contention the cause?

I have recently purchased an HP Deskjet 3520 eAIO wireless printer. It seems to work well using the USB connection, but more slowly if I'm using wifi. Is this likely to be because all the data from ...
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Unable to connect to wifi networks

I have a brand new ASUS Wireless Router RT-N65U. On it, I set up two different wireless networks. One uses a 2.4 Ghz bandwidth and the other is using a 5 Ghz bandwidth. Their broadcast names are ...
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Windows 7 Wifi keeps connecting to other networks

My windows 7 computer is in the wireless network connections and it keeps connecting to other networks well it doesn't connect but these networks keep popping up in my network and I want them to stop ...
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Why can I connect to both WiFi domain and ethernet internet (different networks), but not Wifi subdomains, domains and ethernet internet?

I'm using Windows 7 and I would like to be able to connect to both my work corporate network (connects to the internet, via wired ethernet), and to the network and subnet I am using for testing (does ...
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Yosemite wireless internet sharing < channel 11 unusable

i am trying to create internet sharing through wireless on my MBP Early 2011 @ Yosemite 10.10.2 following this http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18704?viewlocale=en_US Now when I open "Wi-fi" options ...
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How do I reroute a DNS request?

I have a Technicolor (Thomson) Modem, and I want to reroute a DNS request coming from a specific IP to another DNS server. I have an iptables command looking like this: iptables -I PREROUTING -t nat ...
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Is it normal for Bluetooth settings to always read “searching for and can be discovered by Bluetooth devices”?

My windows 8.1 bluetooth settings screen always reads "Your PC is searching for and can be discovered by Bluetooth devices." Is this normal? What if I just want to have my keyboard paired to my ...
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How can I get mDNS device names on my network?

I would like to be able to get device names on my network given an ip address. I have been using nbtscan for NBNS names and I have been trying to use both 'avahi-resolve-address' and 'dig -x ip_addr ...
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Wireless adapters won't enable Windows 8.1

I am running a fresh Windows 8.1 Pro install on a brand new desktop computer and I am having issues with my usb wireless adapter. What happens is that I plug in the usb adapter, go in Device Manager, ...
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Samsung printer successfully connected to wireless network but not pingable by client

I'd like to connect a printer to my wireless network which also serves three desktop client PCs. The only way to use the printer at the moment is to connect it directly to one of the clients via USB. ...
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Virtualbox seems to lock my host wireless card

I am pretty sure that I only ever create a guest network interface attached to my host wlan0 while in NAT mode. (although my problems almost seems like it tried yo go bridged with promiscuous option). ...
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Trouble securing my wifi connection, setup authorization

I have a specific situation. My ISP shut off my Internet connection due to a high bill (parents haven't paid monthly rates and it added up). As I need Internet connection on a daily basis, I got ...
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Connected Standby eats battery when wlan is down

I use a surface pro 3 and connected standby usually works like it should: I close the cover, the surface enters standby mode, when.I open it hours later it's immediately ready and barely lost battery ...
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1000 Mbit/s Connection but WLAN only gets 54 Mbit/s

I have got the problem, that my WLAN only gives me 54Mbit/s download rate on Speedtest, but with an Ethernet connection I get almost 1000 Mbit/s. I have the Fritzbox 7490 with the 802.11ac standard. ...
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DNS settings change randomly to 8.8.8.8 and 4.2.2.1

A client of mine travels with his laptop often and uses GoGoWifi (In air internet) while flying. A few months ago he started having trouble connecting to the GoGo service. We noticed that his DNS is ...
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Are the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi MAC addresses assigned in the same address space?

Are the MAC addresses of Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth devices assigned in the same address space? Or are MAC address unique irrespective of the physical layer? Is there a possibility of MAC address ...
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Wireless Range Extender cannot connect to the internet

The Wireless Range Extender improved the internet signal, but the internet cannot be accessed. Router IP Address: 192.168.0.1 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.240 802.1d Spanning Tree: Disabled DHCP ...
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How to diagnose the cause of download interruptions? [closed]

We moved a few months ago, and our wifi has become very, very unreliable. We use the same provider & same hardware. Some days I have to reboot the modem several times, other days we have no ...
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Prevent Windows preferring iOS hotspot instead of hard-wired ethernet

When connecting an iOS device (in this instance an iPhone 4 running iOS 7) to a Windows 7 machine which is on a work network (standard ethernet) it will insist on using the iPhone's hotspot as it's ...
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HP Elitebook 8470p LAN/WLAN Switching Setting Does not Affect Setting In Windows

My notebook (which is an HP Elitebook 8470p) could be connected both to WLAN and LAN at the same time before it gets formatted. But now, although I unchecked the "LAN/WLAN Swithching" option in its ...
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Connect devices to shared apartment Wi-Fi? (Apple TV, MacBook, and Wi-Fi printer)

My wife and I are students staying in an apartment complex. The complex company provides a large Wi-Fi network for the whole complex. I would like to connect our devices on the network over Wi-Fi, but ...
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How do I get eth0 and wlan0 to coexist?

When I boot up with the wi-fi dongle plugged in and the Ethernet unplugged the interface wlan0 has an ip address and function as expected. When I subsequently plug in the Ethernet cable it assumes ...
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Broadcom 802.11n won't connect to home network

This has been very frustrating. I have updated firmware on my old router. I updated bios. Uninstalled wireless card and rebooted. Updated wireless driver. Bought a new router. I get ip address and ...
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Asus EA-N66 in Access Point Mode wont accept connections with an Asus router RT-AC87U, worked perfectly on RT-AC66U

As the title describes I'm having trouble connecting to access points with the new router. I have tried with APs in both Repeater Mode and Access Point(AP) mode. With my old router i could use the ...
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Using Two Wireless Adapters, One for connecting to the Modem and one for connecting to an Intel Wireless Display Reciever (Intel WiDi)

I am looking for wireless adapters to buy for my Desktop I put together, and came across Intel's Wireless Display. I see that the Reciever (Lets say Netgear's Push2TV PTV3000) can do a peer to peer ...
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tether blackberry wifi connection to pc

I want to connect an old XP box (also has slitaz and ubuntu installed) to my broadband wifi using my blackberry. Bluetooth and wifi are not options on this machine, unfortunately these are all I have ...
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Avast Blocks Internet Sharing over wifi

I have a WiFi wireless adapter(TP-Link TL-WN 721N). I use it's SoftAP mode to share internet over wifi to my tab though the tab can connect to the network, it cannot access internet. if I disable my ...
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can't remember what ip address of a router set up as an access point is

i tried to set up my belkin n+ router as an access point a month ago, but failed, and regrettably failed after i had set it's ip address, which i can't remember. so now it appears bricked, as i don't ...
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Very slow router speeds [closed]

I have a ASUS RT-N16 router running the latest build of OpenWrt (OpenWrt Chaos Calmer r43801 / LuCI Master (git-14.359.33351-5e6c33e)). I've been experiencing some shoddy network performance, so I ...
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Using local DNS server in offline mode

Using OS X Yosemite I have dnsmasq running locally and it works great while I'm connected to a wireless network. However, once I go to adhoc mode or offline mode, the OS refuses to use any DNS ...
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Implications of using 192.168.1.255 for second access point

Here is the situation. I recentely got a second wireless router that I connected to my original wireless router via an ethernet cable in order to extend the reach of my wireless network across my ...
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What to look for when looking for router which can support many wireless and wired devices?

As someone who does a lot of stuff wirelessly over my home network - I was trying to come up with information to replace my old worn out router. My roommates and I do gaming on it simultaneously both ...
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3 routers (2 in bridge mode) with same SSID - TP-LINK TL-MR3420 and CISCO E1200

Wonder if anyone has any good ideas. I have a TP-LINK TL-MR3420 (3G) modem/router, a large switch in between and then - to extend the wireless signal - 2x CISCO E1200 routers (wired to the switch). ...
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Wifi problems - stops responding

I have problem with my WiFi. When I turn on my PC, everything is going fine, but in some time, My WiFi stops responding and connection is lost. After aprox. 1 minute is connection back, but it's ...
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Remove hostednetwork password

I've set up my own Nintendo HomePass relay to get StreetPass from home, but recently something has changed and it doesn't work anymore. I've read I have to change some settings to make it work again, ...
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What should be a normal throughput of data from an alienware 17 across a network to usb 2.0

I am transferring large movie files from my alienware 17 computer over a wireless network connected to my usb 2.0 wdtv live usb connection to a 2 TB Fantom Green usb 2.0 drive. I typically get around ...
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Limited wireless connection on Windows 8.1

I have a PPPoE connection and I wanted to set up a router. I have followed the steps (at least I think I have) - connected the cable to router (internet blue port) then another cable from router ...
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Why does Win7 show less wireless networks than WifiInfoView

The usual way to scan for wireless networks, which is located in the taskbar in win 7 shows only a few networks, but when I scan with the Freeware WifiInfoView I find 8 or more. Image to clarify Why ...
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How to use wifi router as PoE?

Is it possible to use wifi router as PoE? This is a picture of my network connectivity. My PoE is not working properly. So I am thinking of connecting the Ethernet cable(which is the cable from ...
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List of wifi-devices that are able to serve ad-hoc and access point simultaneously

I would like to create a client wlan (infrastructure mode) and connect to an ad-hoc network at the same time with only one wifi adapter. Most adapters in laptops and usb-sticks cannot serve both at ...
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Improve network stability throughout house

I am having trouble maintaining a stable wireless connection in the basement of my house. Our router is on the first floor of the house (Comcast modem/router combination). I am getting around 2/5 bars ...
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Using a powerline adapter and wireless bridge together as failover or loadbalancing

I have two routes via ethernet. One is more stable but slow, the other is fast but might disconnect. What solutions are available to have a load balancer or fail over? The routes are both from a ...