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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How to force wifi password update on windows machine?

I have a strange thing happening in home wifi network. I updated my SSID and password on the WIFI router. All the connected device lost the connection and I had to reconnect them by entering new ...
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4G LTE Mobile Broadband internet for rural areas

I'm moving to a rural area where there is no internet service, however, it is covered by my carrier's 4G LTE network. I am considering mobile broadband. With a mobile hotspot, what can be expected as ...
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How can a smartphone cause a wifi LAN to hang

My broadband (fibre-optic) connection is shared within my residence using a D-link L7-N-R2000. It's worked pretty much flawlessly for 3 years (besides the pitiful bandwidth I get from my ISP, but that'...
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WiFi AP for 40 users with video streaming

We are setting up a class room where 40 students can have access to a media library via Android tabs with WiFi access. My questions is how much users can a wifi ap handle? and if every student ...
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Device will not connect to LAN

House is 5 years old. Internet outlets for cat5 cables in almost every room. I have a home entertainment system in one room. I added a splitter to the cat5 connection in that room. There are three ...
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Arp request 0 responses

I'm trying to ping my android device (10.0.0.38) from my PC (10.0.0.56). They both are in the same network. However, when I use arping to send ARP requests from my PC to my Android, I don't receive ...
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Wireless Capability is off

I tried all the fixes but nothing worked. The witeless button in the mobility center is off and can't be turned on, and clicking F2 with fn mutes the computer. The troubleshooter does not fix the ...
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Which folder does Windows 10 store the wi-fi drivers?

Yesterday my Wi-Fi Adapter suddenly disappeared from the taskbar icon. I was unable to connect my laptop even after several restarts and various attempts. I then opened Settings to find that the "Wi-...
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Does disabling SSID broadcasting lower a wifi antenna's total power transmission?

Does disabling SSID broadcasting lower a wifi antenna's total power transmitted to the surrounding environment? If yes or no , I would be glad if someone could give me any reference or measurements: ...
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My laptop won't connect to wifi

I have Acer V5-571 with windows 10. it works very wellbut now it says it can't connect and the other people with me can connect. I have the password correct so I can't figure out what's wrong. I ...
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Wi-Fi Network Adapter Code 45 Error (Windows 10)

I have a Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bgn Network Adapter on an HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC. For a few days, the adapter has been disconnecting from the network on and off. When I check Device Manager, the ...
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Does it matter that Netgear R7000 is not Wi-Fi certified?

I'm considering to get an AC1900 router for my house and it looks like Asus RT-68U and Netgear R7000 are the most favourites to many reviewers. However, I read the Netgear hardware usually is not Wi-...
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Windows 10 - adding Wifi Credentials for all users

Windows 10 saves Wifi EAP credentials for the current user only. That is, when the user logs out, it disconnects from the network, and logging in with another user requires entering more credentials ...
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Wire connection with repetitor

At home I have only 3 ethernet points from fiber, one is using a router do give wireless access. the other 2 are not been used. As the wireless signal is week in many points of the house, I could ...
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mDNS stops working when plugging access point in to outer network

UPDATED with some corrections and additional facts July 17, 2016. The Access Point is a Linksys E2500, not a Netgear as originally stated. I also tried to be more clear and explicit about what works. ...
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Dell Wireless 1705 issues on Inspiron 3537

Recently (2-3 days ago my Inspiron 3537 started BSOD-ing with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT and some error with my wireless driver bcmwl63a.sys). I removed the driver provided with Windows (tried installing ...
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Windows Firewall exceptions and WiFi adapter settings resetting after reboot

My system is Windows 10 Home. Official. My issue is that after each reboot, my network related settings is resetting. WiFi adapter looses custom DNS settings. Windows Firewall shows "allow program ...
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Wifi - no reception

My Laptop will not connect to Xerox Phaser printer 6022 by WiFi. I recently changed from a DSL modem and router to a Fios all-in-one modem & router. Printer status says: WiFi - no reception. How ...
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How do I connect tp-link wireless router to Sprint Netgear Fuse hotspot wifi, do I need an adapter or switch

How do I connect tp-link wireless router to Sprint Netgear Fuse hotspot wifi, do I need an ethernet adapter or switch?
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Any way to connect external monitor to laptop without cable?

i was pretty excited about connecting my second monitor to my laptop but i noticed my laptop does not have VGA input and monitor does not have HDMI. Is there any way (like LAN-based thing) that i can ...
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Batch to change Proxy settings based on Wireless SSID [duplicate]

I have created a batch file that changes the proxy settings based on the wireless SSID connection. I have set it to the Task scheduler, so that whenever I am logged in at the office, the proxy ...
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Can't ping my android device in the same network

I have 2 devices : PC (debian 16.04) : 10.0.0.56 Android device (4.4.2) : 10.0.0.38 They're on the same network, have the same gateway which is 10.0.0.1 but whenever I try to ping from one device ...
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Unable to connect to HostedNetwork which I had previously connected to

I have two laptops, one running windows 7 and the other running ubuntu. I am using company wifi which I can connect only one device at a time. I set up a hostednetwork on the windows laptop (using ...
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How to configure two wireless routers (Separated by distance) with the same network?

Hello, I have two wireless routers configured properly following my Internet Service Povider instructions. Our house is composed of two floors and in each floor there is an ADSL socket, to which is ...
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Windows 10 hosted network - Phone connects, but has no internet

I have created a hosted network on Windows 10 using the "netsh" commands, I have also shared the main internet connection with the hosted network. But no matter what I do, when I connect my android (...
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Wireless isolation within SSID vs Wireless VLAN

This is for a small network at home, but I was wondering (talking from a wireless perspective only) what's the difference of creating two wireless VLANs vs enabling Wireless Isolation within SSID? (...
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What are the benefits of increasing the WiFi router channel width? (Bandwidth)?

I don't know whether increasing the channel [band] width merely disperses the same transmission power over a wider frequency range, and whether that would increase efficiency (it might if they were ...
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layer 3 switch with vlans and home router

I have a home wireless router let's say a cisco e2500 and a layer 3 switch with 3 vlans, how can I get them to comunicate? vlans are like this 172.168.10.0 172.168.20.0 172.168.30.0 wireless has ...
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Unable To Connect To Email Provider

I am unable to connect to my email provider from my current connection; yet when I log into a VM with a different IP and different area (cloud), I can log in without issues. Outside of this specific ...
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Disabling 802.11d outside on a Ruckus network switch cause connectivity issues?

Have a mostly Ruckus AP wifi environment outside the US. Having issues with our Motorola ET1 staying connected after going to sleep, (we have similar setup in other Ruckus environments with no issues)...
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How to automatically disconnect and connect to a different wifi network when “no internet”

I have two internet connections & I use with two wifi routers, sometimes one internet connection goes down then how can I automatically connect to my other wifi router(which routing connection ...
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Interference between direct signal and reflected signal

The antenna of laptop receives signal from Wi-Fi router in two ways- 1) signal falling directly on the antenna from the router, say 1 m away and, 2) signal coming from same router but bouncing off the ...
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How to safely turn off EAP controller and my TP-LINK EAP110 Access Point so that it does not disconnect the access point?

I have a TP-LINK EAP110 Access Point. It is connected to my ADSL modem and NETGEAR WiFi router. Everyday we need to turn the PC, router and access point off. And whenever we start them again in the ...
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I can't access second wan router from first router

I have a local wide network around my home and area with two CPE AP. The main router IP address which feed from ADSL is (192.168.1.1) DHCP pool from 2 to 100 I have a cat45 cable from first router ...
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Is it possible to improve Wi-Fi speed by connecting to the same Wi-Fi AP with two separate cards?

I have a weak connection and I have an antenna Wi-Fi card. Is it possible to get an improvement in speed if I connect both cards to the AP at the same time?
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can router factory reset be compromised? [closed]

Just wondering since all the topics mention that if you believe your router is infected you should do a reset after all other methods. But I wonder if the firmware is compromised, does upgrade the ...
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How does whitelisting work with a wifi extender?

I have setup a wifi to whitelist the known MAC addresses of my devices. Now I would like to extend the range with a wifi extender. Do I have to add its MAC address to the list of the router? And if ...
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Global Proxy for a Network Adapter on Windows

I'm trying to share my Internet Connection with another system over Windows ICS. My system connects to the Internet via WiFi and shares it over to another system over LAN. This works perfectly without ...
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My Asus laptop running Kali Linux cant connect nor find any wireless networks

So here is the deal. I am running Kali Linux on my Asus laptop. (Dual booting Win 8.1) Now, Linux for some reason, cannot find any wireless networks in the area. Cable connection works just fine. I ...
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Can't connect HP DeskJet 3050a J610a over WPS to a new Wireless Router

I have this nifty little inkjet printer from HP, but it's unable to connect to my new wireless router ASUS RT-N12 (quite a common one). The only way to connect the printer is via WPS. So, I've tried ...
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How to fix “Possible PS or DA” issue at WiFi router?

I have a home wifi network driven by Huawei HG232f. Couple times a day it's unavailable and I have to reboot router. I'n using ubuntu 14.04. While researching a problem I found such details: While ...
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Intel Wireless-AC 8260 not exposed as network interface on Debian 8

I have been unable to get Debian 8 (Jessie) to install my Wifi Card (GigaByte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2) as a network adapter. The card is reported as "Supported" by The latest release of Intel's Linux ...
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Wireless Networking: WDS Bridge vs AP/Client Bridge

Everything I've read/seen so far leads me to believe that the answer to this question is that these are just two different means to the same end. However, just to be 100% clear, I'm going to ask ...
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Android proxy bypass local subnet

I am deploying Android 4.4.3 devices to sites, and need a proxy for external internet access as it's a corporate environment. However, each site has a number of web pages hosted locally on the site ...
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RaLink RT3290 WLAN Module Issue

I have this module RaLink RT3290 in my laptop which is an HP Pavilion. I cannot connect to an access point at home which is literally feet away (and other devices at home connect flawlessly, even at a ...
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Windows 10 lan connection issues

I'm having a really weird issue on Windows 10. I've a scenarion, wich is: Windows 10 Computer + Windows 2008 Server (AD,DHCP,DNS). On the Windows 10 station, whenever i try to copy\paste an file from ...
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Internet disconnects every 15-20 minutes for about a minute and reconnects automatically

My internet connection is ADSL2+ and it was working fine for about 2 months till couple of days ago. Now I am facing problem of disconnection every 15-20 minutes. I have tried two different routers ...
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Wi-Fi: Connected but no internet after sleep

I use a shared, open Wi-Fi network to get internet access for my laptop. I have no problems connecting to the network or using the internet. However, when I take my laptop out of sleep mode, I am no ...
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Wireless Mesh or just renaming accesspoint

I'm a newbie for these kind of things so forgive me if I say something wrong :) suppose we have 3 access-points and they all have physical cable back to server, I want to have 1 expanded network (SSID=...
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How does WhatsApp Web connect an Android user?

I signed up to WhatsApp, and wanted to use its web access to IM with a friend who is travelling and will connect her Android phone to wifi hotspot when she can. I assumed WhatsApp would send/receive ...