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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Belkin Surf N300 Router - 2nd hand - Default Gateway not available

Hi I got a 2nd hand belkin router but after installing with the CD, I am able to connect to the internet. I have the ssid and password from the original owner. I continually get a Default Gate ...
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Cross-OS Intermittent Wireless Issues

I am using a 2 year-old HP Pavilion DV6TQE that is partitioned with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. For a long while, I have dealt with strange wireless issues in Windows 7 that could only be ...
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In Windows, how do I avoid connecting to a Wi-Fi network through a specific AP?

In my house, I have a network set up like this: A wireless router connected to a cable modem, which is connected to the Internet. The wireless router broadcasts the Wi-Fi network NET1. My computer is ...
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Connection to router/modem works only if plugged in directly, not via switches/wifi

Consider the following setup: 2-3 Laptops and 4-5 Desktop PCs (both windows and linux systems) are connected to an ADSL modem/router (http://avm.de/produkte/fritzbox/fritzbox-3272/) via wireless and ...
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Computer can only connect to certain WiFi networks

I work at my university assisting students with various computer issues. In this case, I have a student who connected to our network (we have a guest network and our regular network which requires ...
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Troubleshooting DHCP relay

I have a home network with two routers connected through LAN. The main router is connected to the Internet. I've had connection issues with WIFI clients walking through the house as the client ...
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how to setup dsl on two wifi?

I have ADSL internet connection which is connected to my wifi A, I used a cable to connect my second wifi B to wifi A, so I plugged the cable in the first output port in the wifi A and then connected ...
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Unable to detect Wifi signals

Recently my old wifi adapter broke, so I had to buy a new one. Eventually I got around to it but it doesn't seem to work. I have bought one from TP-LINK, returned it for the same issue as I'm having ...
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Setting up Win8 ad-hoc Wifi without security?

I'm trying to set up an ad-hoc wifi network coming from a Windows 8 machine to connect to some legacy hardware that doesn't support WPA. Trouble is, I can't find a way to tell Win8 to start the ...
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turn off wifi during certain hours

I want to restrict access of a laptop and allow it in certain hours only, with a password of course. router is linksys WRT160N, but access restrictions doesn't work firmware: v1.52.0 here's what I ...
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Weird IP in Linux Mint 17

I installed Linux Mint over a shared Ethernet connection from my laptop and installed my Broadcom Drivers over that shared ethernet connection, and I noticed that my Linux box is on the wrong gateway. ...
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Chromecast continously broadcasts as unsecured AP after setup

I set up my Chromecast a few weeks ago and everything has been going well. Over the weekend as I was connecting a new device to my network, I noticed that my Chromecast was broadcasting an open ...
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QoS and other way to optimize speed on network

I have some weird network issues. I'm running on 2 VM's email verifications and my whole network becomes laggy and loosely from it. It shouldn't use high bandwidth its more like sending a lots of ...
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Why do I have to keep flushing my DNS cache on all devices?

I have a Netgear DSL modem (111 v2) and Linksys N300 router, newest model. I have to keep flushing my DNS cache every 5-15 minutes. This happens on all sites and on every device on my home network. ...
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how to ping outside vpn tunnel to keep connection alive when using public wifi?

I am using VPN (AirVPN) over public wifi (Mcdonald) i had to use an alternate port to be able to connect in the first place, But now i get disconnected of wifi every 30 min or so (time out due to ...
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How is a wireless network presented to an operating system?

I am wondering how is a wireless network presented to an operating system. If I'm not mistaken, Wi-Fi (802.11) is only the Physical layer of the OSI model. This means that, one layer up, we're ...
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Subnet bridging Raspberry pi access point

I'm trying to build a tool I can access using my smartphone or laptop to configure, administer, or diagnose equipment in the field where it is difficult to run separate cables and power to work on ...
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Creating hosted network with netsh when having to select the adapter

I'm on Win7. I usually create a hosted network by creating then executing a process that runs netsh wlan hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MYSSID key=MYPASSWORD keyusage=temporary. So far, no problem. ...
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Laptop having connectivity problems everywhere

My laptop (HP Envy dv6, running 64-bit Windows 8) loses connection entirely every half hour or so. Connection will be extremely weak for much of that time, then regain strength before suddenly ...
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How to make Kismet scan for a fixed period of time, wait for public WiFi access and upload its results?

My next project consists of a Raspberry Pi discreetly connected to a car that will wardrive for the person who connected it and never has to be retrieved. This is a proof of concept as I just want to ...
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How to create a private wireless network off of public wifi?

My question is somewhat similar to this one, but that was never answered. Mine is different enough that I believe it warrants a new question. I am an organizer for an event coming up and we have some ...
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Always use wireless NIC for Internet access, if it's available

I've got a Windows 7 machine with both a gigabit wired connection and a wireless adapter. Both interfaces have IP addresses on the same network (192.168.0.0/24). I've got a single wireless router ...
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Use wifi for internet but access a printer over ethernet

In my office I have a Wifi connection and a LAN connection the printers are connected via LAN. LAN and Wifi both have internet but the LAN internet is slower. I want to use internet through Wifi but ...
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Is it possible to use a switch to connect a router to the upstream gateway and the computers over a single Cat6 cable?

I've just moved into a new house, and I'm trying to get the network setup to be the best I can. Currently my ISP supplies a router that I need to use, and that only provides a single port for the ...
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Windows 8.1 wireless doesn't work

I purchased a Cybertron desktop recently. It came pre-installed with Windows 8.1 Here are its specs (link): System: AMD FX 6300 3.50GHz 6-Core; AMD 760G Chipset; 16GB DDR3; 1TB HDD; Genuine Windows ...
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Extending WiFi Range and streaming radio over wifi

I stream radio over wifi to my Android phone because I live in a dead zone for over-the-air radio broadcasts. Currently I use the TuneIn app to stream radio to my phone. In order to get wifi ...
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Cant use host-only adapter and bridged adapter at the same time virtual-box

I want to create a virtual network that real devices can connect to using virtual box. I have 2 routers I am bridging to virtual firmware. I have servers also running on vm's and would like to be able ...
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Automation of control panel > Wireless Network settings(802.11 modes) through Powershell or any other automated procedures

I want to automate the "Control Panel\Network and Internet\Manage Wireless Networks" page in Windows through Powershell or any other automated procedures, to change my wireless adapter's mode to all ...
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Does a flexible (e.g. DHCP) Windows multihomed wifi adapter configuration exist?

Given Location Configuration Internet & wifi modem address: 192.168.0.1 no DHCP iDrac remote server access: 192.168.0.250 Firewall router with NAT: 192.168.0.254 -> 192.168.5.0/24 DHCP & ...
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Indoor navigation Access Points or WDS (WiFi Repeater)

I want to attempt a small in-door WiFi navigation project I have no problems regarding programming but I'm lost on the Networking part. Basically what I need is WiFi routers under same network name ...
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debian 7 - atheros 10a1 ethernet card wireless doesn't work

i have bought a ideapad z710 a few days ago. I installed debian via using USB stick. During installation, setup cant find my ethernet card. After that i manually install wheezy backports. This solved ...
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Reflash DLink AC1750 Optimum Router

I recently got the new "smart router" from Optimum: DLink AC1750 It may be a good router but I cannot access any of the settings. When typing in the regular 192.168.1.1, it redirects to ...
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Lync is frequently disconnecting on screen-sharing session

This is happening when I connect to the VPN from my home internet. I'm using Modem and Wi-Fi router. Internet and IM itself work fine. How can I troubleshoot this problem, I'm not sure if this is ...
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Debian 7: “Failure of key exchange and association”

I'm installing Debian using the Live CD with GNOME and the non-free packages. The internet works just fine when using the live CD, but when you try to open the installer and select a network, it gives ...
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Extremely slow wireless file transfer on specific computer

I have a Linksys E4300 router which works great. I bought an HTPC with a Gigabyte E350N and plugged a TP-LINK TL-WN723N. The HTPC is about 5mts from the router and without any wall in the middle. The ...
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Can the wifi connection still be poor even if I have many bars?

On my Windows computer, the wifi indicator shows 4-5 bars out of 5 most of the time - I conclude that the signal is strong. My internet is occasionally very slow - between 1/5th and 1/100th ...
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Dropped network connections

I've got a weird problem with my laptop that started a few days ago, it seems to be intermittent but seems to happen more in locations in the house which have low signal strength. First I lose all ...
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How to use windows pcap api on windows 7?

I want to implement a 802.1X wireless client in windows 7 using PEAP/MSCHAPv2. The 802.1X protocol is a datalink layer protocol, it uses the EAPOL protocol to encapsulate the packets. However, I don't ...
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Device or resource (DNS server) is not responding; if it does connect, it runs very slow

My cousin went into my home yesterday and he complained his laptop not being able to connect with the internet on my house (we use wireless connection). So he asked me to configure the internet ...
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One computer on network slow - but it wasn't always?

Let me start by saying that I have a pretty good understanding of my computer and OS so I've covered the basics here. I'll give you all the details and hopefully I can get some good feedback. I'm ...
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OS X Mavericks “Share Internet from Ethernet to Wi-Fi” fails after a period of time

When the computer first boots up, I can share Internet from Ethernet to Wi-Fi without a problem. But after a few days, it starts to malfunction. I notice that when the Wi-Fi is shared, in the place of ...
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Accessing my external drive connected to my Belkin router over the Internet?

I have a Belkin n900 wifi router and I connected my Verbatim External SSD to it and I can access it on the local network, that is I can browse and download my files, I would like to access my drive ...
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New modem is not connecting to other devices

After installing a new modem, my older devices (Old phones and older computers) don't seem to detect my home internet at all? I believe the problem has something to do with the security options (or ...
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Connecting local network using switch and router with just 2 interfaces

I need to connect a very small network (< 5 devices) to another network. The other network provides only a wireless AP. I was thinking about using an old Linux box with a wifi card and a single ...
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Limit the size of the Kismet PCAP output file?

I am running some kismet captures, and I need to continuously parse the outputted PCAP files, so in order to do this I need Kismet to save the file, and start a new one periodically (I use ...
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Why does TP-LINK router speed slows down

I have a TP-LINK WR841N router and a 100 MB connection. For about 1-2 weeks my speed has dropped to 50-60 MB when I'm connected Wi-Fi or through a cable to the router. If I plug the ISP cable ...
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2 computers 1 wifi connection 1 ethernet connection bridge?

My computer setup is very strange not being able to ethernet directly to my network. I have 2 terminals(desktop computers) both running linux(ubuntu 12.04.04 server). I have attempted to use brctl ...
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Linking router from VPN to main network?

So, here's what I have going on now: Thomson Cable Modem ---> WAN port on D-Link N600 (IP 192.168.0.1 - DHCP 192.168.0.100-149) running stock D-link Firmware ---> Wan port on Linksys E1200 (IP ...
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Why can't I connect to PLEX sever via my roku but I can via my tablet?

On my home LAN I can connect/play media stored on my PC via my tablets but am unable to even connect to it via my roku box? I manually enter the IP address of my machine in the browser of my tablet ...
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Wireless does not work after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I've recently upgraded my Lenovo g700 to Windows 8.1. After this, I cannot connect to my router via wireless (WPA2). Via a cable goes fine, and I can also connect to my mobile when set up as hotspot. ...