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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Will two access points (on one network) speed up Wi-Fi access for multiple clients?

If I set two (or more) wireless access points with the same network name and credentials, connected to the same LAN, will they speed up access or slow it down? (The LAN is 1 GB, so it is faster than ...
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Is a firewall saying “DNS server settings changed” when connecting to public WiFi cause for concern?

What does it mean when a firewall says that a new WiFI network connection has caused the DNS server settings to change? What should a regular end-user be aware of, and are there circumstances under ...
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Two Routers, Different Internet connections, Same LAN, internal network redirection

I did setup two routers using different internet connections to be in the same LAN. But I want to disable the WIFI in the second one and reroute all the torrent-traffic (or traffic on some particular ...
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TP-Link TL-WR740N wifi speed issue

My ISP gives a speed of 30mbps upload and download, I have hooked up the ethernet cable directly to my laptop and I am getting the promised speed. Now when I connect using the router (TP-Link ...
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WI-fi network problems

I have three AP/Repeaters TP-LINK WA901ND which I want to use to extend my Wi-Fi network in my house. I have done following: Solution 1 Due to my gateway is in basement and I see wi-fi signal from ...
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How to share Internet from WiFi to cable port on laptop

I have a laptop1 which connects to the Internet by WiFi (through a router). I have another laptop2 which has a damaged wireless card. I connect laptop1 and laptop2 through a cable. How can I share ...
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Connected to internet but router shows that I am not connected

My computer is wired to the router and I can access the internet but the router shows that I am offline (orange light) all other computers that are connected via wifi or wired are showing up as green ...
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How do I set up non local network folder sharing?

I am not a tech savvy person so this may be very easy to solve or not solvable at all, or perhaps there is a better way that I am not thinking of... The Situation: Three (3) Desktop Computers ...
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Routing mistake on a bridged over wifi LAN

I have a problem with routing on my LAN. I understand why it didn't work but I can't see an elegant solution. In a multi-building site a MikroTik router is taking care of the WAN connection for ...
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performance test wireless network using loadrunner

We have a requirement to test a wireless network that will be deployed to 1000s of people. I am looking for a way to test it with loadrunner. Can you suggest a good approach to test the wireless ...
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Wifi router 300mbps vs real speed?

I have this router TP-LINK TL-WR841N (300 mbps 2.4Ghz). My ISP provided me 30mbps/4mbps and on Wifi I always got about the same. BUT, today, my ISP has changed and provides me 70mbps/10mbps. With an ...
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Cannot access an IP through internet

I have this setup one modem and a router, to the modem is attached the DVR via LAN. What I want to do is to access the DVR but I'm not even able to get to the router config page from "outside" (WAN). ...
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Auto start wlan0 with ip 0.0.0.0

I have this /etc/network/interfaces config file for wlan0 auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address 1.2.3.4 netmask 255.255.255.0 wpa-driver nl80211 wpa-conf ...
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Unstable internet speed macbook

In our network 4 computers and AP: MacBook Pro Notebook Dell 2 PC wifi access point Zyxel Keenetic 4G. PC connect to Zyxel with cable, notebooks - with wifi. Sometimes users of MacBook and ...
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Kali linux 2.0 wlan0

I executed the following command not knowing that it would disable the wireless option from my settings. iw wlan0 del Is there any way to reverse the command? Any help would be really appreciated. ...
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I've Windows 10 Pro (RTM 10240.16430) and I can't update my wifi adapter

I've Windows 10 Pro (RTM 10240.16430) and I can't update my wifi adapter (TL-WN8200ND) with the last driver because the installer says me that the actual drive is the best installed. How I can force ...
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Wifi and Bluetooth are very weak

Sorry for the length. TLDR: Wifi and bluetooth both suck on my desktop. Changed, reinstalled and/or updated almost every part, and their drivers, on the system and no change. Using USB wifi adapters ...
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VirtualBox guest bridge WiFi support on Linux laptop, either by bridging or passthrough

I need to use a VPN from a Windows VirtualBox guest on a Linux host laptop. This works fine via ethernet, but I really need to do this over wireless networks, and the built-in Intel 3160 wifi card in ...
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How to select one hidden network to connect to if multiple configured and reachable

I have multiple hidden wireless networks configured and I'm in an environment where multiple of them are available to connect to. Each network has it's own purpose, how can I select to which network ...
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Using nm-tool: what does the device “capabilities” mean?

I'm learning about the use of the Network Manager tools in Linux. So I've tried using nm-tool in my terminal. I'm connected to the internet using a wireless 150 Mbps adapter. When I run the command, ...
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Internet slows and cuts out on one computer?

I have a desktop that is on the WiFi and plugged in by Ethernet. And I have a laptop that is on wifi. The laptop always has good internet, but the desktop doesn't. The desktop internet disconnects ...
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USB tethering shared with virtualBox as a wireless(wlan0) connection instead of usb0

My question is, can I use my android device(nexus 5) usb tethering to emulate something like alfa network wireless adapter, so that in linux virtualBox I could use it as a wireless connection(wlan0) ...
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Lubuntu Ralink 5370 rt2800usb device/driver acting … strange?

I had an old box running lubuntu 14.1 that I connected to my wifi router with a cheap Ralink 5370 chipset usb dongle. A week ago I splashed out and built a new machine and put Lubuntu 15.04 on it, but ...
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Some devices on LAN suffer from slow Internet speeds

I have just installed a Draytek 2925n+ in our small office. We have about 10 devices (PC and Macs) hard wired into a gigabit switch, which is connected to the router. I have factory reset the switch ...
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Share VPN via wifi and forward ports?

This is a sequel to this thread: Forwarding ports after carrier grade NAT? Anyway, someone said that I can download a free vpn (I still dont know what vpn to download) and share it via wifi.. So any ...
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wicd does NOT detect wifi network but iwconfig does

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 (Minimal with XFCE). Have installed Broadcom BCM4312 driver (b43) using apt-get. I am able to connect to WiFi using iwconfig wlan0 up But wicd says it can ...
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Windows 10 network issues

Since I've upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10, my connection randomly lags. In a minute I'm receiving 13Mb by wifi, in the next I only get 1Mb or less. I've switched off the shared updates ...
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How to assign internet traffic among users

I have a TP-Link ADSL modem, And I want to restrict other users by limiting them for the amount of downloading files. I know I can do it using other devices like Mikrotik, But as I mentioned my modem ...
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How to share my IPv6 Internet connection via Wi-Fi from my Windows PC to my Android devices?

According to Using Wireless Hosted Network and Internet Connection Sharing, our Internet connection can be shared to other devices via Internet Connection Sharing and wireless Hosted Networks. However ...
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How to know if a wifi connection is unlimited? [closed]

I mean unlimited in the sense that downloading files makes the connection slower over time till it eventually makes it unusable. I am connected to a public wifi connection and I want to download some ...
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aircrack-ng shows non-existant ESSID

When I use aircrack-ng dump-file, I get a non-existant ESSID and can capture over 130,000 IVs, for example: # BSSID ESSID Encryption 3 00:25:7B:4C:32:17 sanws ...
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ASUS PCE-AC66 Can't Establish a Wireless AC Connection

I have an ASUS PCE-AC66 PCI-E Wireless Adapter for my computer and I've wrestled with an odd problem regarding it for as long as I owned it*: The card seems to be unable to establish an AC link. It ...
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After Windows 7 upgrade, can't connect to our Netgear AP

My Husband took his desktop to our computer guy to have it fixed and upgraded from XP to Windows 7. We have a wireless Netgear router. We have the USB that we used with the XP-running system. I have ...
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Connect router to VPN

I would like to connect my router to VPN in such a way, that would allow any house device to connect to router and be automatically routed through VPN. This is quite different setup from usual ...
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Bridging internet from wlan via ethernet (+ switch) on Debian Linux

I have a Debian PC with 2 interfaces: wlan0: a TP-link wn722n, connected to internet eth0: connected with a cable to a 4 port switch On the switch I would like to connect a couple more PC that ...
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project windows CE 5.0 via wireless on windows 8.1

Recently, I've been searching for a way to project my Windows CE 5.0 over my windows because all my work depends on it. I tried a software called EveryWAN Remote support, and it worked fine. ...
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Media Server not visible - Two networks

I have the following network setup, and although it seems very simple, I'm finding it difficult to set up. Overall, it is as follows: Dlink Dir-100 - connected to internet: DHCP and DNS server, ...
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Intermittent internet outages with Linksys E2000 wireless router issue

I installed a cisco Linksys E2000 wireless router for my home about 4-5 years ago & it has worked great. About a month ago I bought a new laptop and on July 30th I downloaded Windows 10 on it. ...
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Replacement for Ubiquiti AirWire power supply

I have an "Ubiquiti AirWire Plug 'n Play Wireless Ethernet Cord" That has been working perfectly for years. The other night, there was a lightning strike that blew up everything connected to a ...
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Prevent network hotspot

I have a network consisting of desktop computers, laptops and iPads. Internet is provided through MAC Address filtering. Some users make the devices work as hotspot and use internet on their ...
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Windows 10 cut my wifi speed in half

Ok so after updating my laptop to windows 10 i noticed then my wifi speed was cut in half, i disables all the programs that could use the network resources and stop the infamous intelligent transfer, ...
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Is it possible to configure my wireless router such that it does not affect the network topology of my university?

I live in the graduate/Faculty housing at my university. The university supplies an Ethernet drop as well as a in unit wireless router. When I tried to configure my wireless router for my apartment ...
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How to extend Ethernet wirelessly?

The short question is: can I use Wifi to create an Ethernet socket 50 feet or 100 feet away? I got a Network Attached Storage device (NAS), and it needs to plug into a Ethernet socket. I wanted to ...
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How can I put my WAMP server online to access my localhost projects through Internet?

I would like to put my WAMP server online so that my localhost projects could be accessed through Internet. I tried and followed various tutorials on the web but nothing worked for me. I also went ...
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Slow network performance on wifi access point connected through powerline ethernet

I have a home network with a router (dd-wrt firmware) connected to the internet that is also connected over a 200 Mbps powerline ethernet connection to another router (different make, also dd-wrt ...
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Internet having frequent outages and being hosted by multiple companies at various speeds

I am a Comcast/Xfinity customer in Houston,TX and I am currently paying for 105 Mbps speed. I have a Mac Airport Extreme Router that works well and fixes internal issues pretty well. I extend the ...
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Airplane Mode won't turn off in Windows 10

I have built my own PC with an i3. I have owned it for about a year and decided to install Windows 10. I noticed extremely slow internet speeds and then realised that Airplane Mode was on. It wasn't ...
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How to WiFi tether WiFi internet from android without root?

How can I WiFi tether my WiFi internet (connected to my phone)? As soon as I try to turn on WiFi tethering, it turns off my WiFi and tries to tether the mobile data.
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Set network card to AP mode in OSX

I am trying to do OSX's internet sharing from the command line and there doesn't seem to be a command for it, so I'm trying to do it manually by turning the network card to access point mode. I can't ...
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How can I connect my Windows XP computer to my modern Comcast WIFI router?

Just today I picked up an older computer running Windows XP. I have a comcast xfinity router that runs wifi on my regular laptops but this new computer only has an ethernet port. Plugged the ethernet ...