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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what is this orange ball over my wireless network icon in windows 7?

What is the orange ball on the wireless icon And why does it have no green ticks in the icon at the very bottom(with the orange ball on it). But it has green ticks in the popup for Network R8 (the ...
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Windows 8.1 - Add an unavailable network

In Win8.1 it seems like I can only connect to SSIDs that are within my range of access. Say I had a computer that I needed to set up to connect to a network with wifi somewhere else. How do I set up ...
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Why does TV interfere with WiFi?

In my home, we get internet and TV both over an optical fibre. The setup is, this Optical terminator -----Router----Switch---Set top box---TV--Wii U | | ...
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Internet connection issues on Yosemite

I'm having troubles with internet connectivity on Yosemite, MacBook Pro (late 2014). When I'm at home internet works great. I'm connected through wifi to a standard modem/router. The problem is when ...
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Setting up wifi network with OpenWrt

I have router MR3020 with OpenWrt. I need wifi network with access to an admin panel of the router and the Internet from the another network. I have another network "BigWifi" (not mine), and I ...
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NFS activity locks desktop during any user initiated file activity

This is a funny little issue that has been happening for a while and I have learnt to work around but would prefer to resolve completely. My desktop PC is running linux mint 17.1 cinnamon. Core I5, ...
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Debian can't connect to Wi-Fi network after upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie

After upgrading my Thinkpad T420 from Wheezy to Jessie today, the integrated Wi-Fi stopped working. After countless hours of searching, I still can't seem to find what the issue is. In the GNOME ...
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Wireless dongle driver don't work(Debian)

I have a WiFi dongle that said to support GNU/Linux, however no drivers were found on the CD, after hours of research i found this https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb and installed the driver, I'm ...
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How to use QOS (quality of service) on windows 7

i have 15 computers on LAN and other clients who connect through wifi. all connections pass through a windows 7 computer. i want to give high priority for some applications, urls, ip addresses using ...
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Network Adapter occasionally not able to connect

Sometimes my network adapter will require that I disable it and then reenable in order for it to work again. The problem is that it gives no indication that there is a problem with the network until ...
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Can a wifi repeater connect to a wifi with sign-in access?

I'm currently staying in a hotel and will be staying there for more than a month. The hotel free wifi has a sign-in access, but the signal is weak. I was wondering if a travel wifi repeater will be ...
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Wi-Fi Direct Frame Exchange

In a working Wi-FI Direct Scenario, I have read that after three way handshake of GO negotiation, the GO starts sending the beacon and the client sends the probe request and then the authentication ...
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Can SANE daemon communicate with a remote network device that has a scanner attached?

My understanding is that SANE is a service that sits between the user level programs and the physical scanner itself, and that SANE provides an API to the programs that it then relays to the physical ...
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Different WiFi signal strengths on different commands

I'm connected to a WiFi network AIRWOLF. The two following commands on Windows 7 show different signal strengths. Why? netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid netsh wlan show interfaces The ...
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WiFi disconnects when VPN is running - how to troubleshoot?

I have a VPN (HMA pro) which is working fine on all but one device in one particular location. This device (a windows 8 laptop) used to work fine but lately after the VPN is connected, within a few ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and disappearing from device manager

I have an HP laptop (model number c6s45ea#abu) and the wifi keeps disconnecting. It seems to be semi random as sometimes it can work fine for hours at a time. Here is the wifi network adaptor in ...
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RDP App over wifi react (crash) differently then when wired

On a TS 2012 R2 I have an app that is only accessing local resources. When I connect in RDP from the local network or even from the Internet from a wired connection everything is fine. But when I RDP ...
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Segment Airport-based Home Network

I would like to segment my network up so that I can better lock down my kids as they are getting to the ages where I'll need to get them a computer. I would prefer to use OpenDNS's filtering services ...
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hostapd + Ubuntu 14.04 Driver Issue for TL-WN725N v2

I recently purchased a TL-WN725N v2 usb dongle so that it may be used for my Ubuntu virtual machine. My Ubuntu installation seemed to install the correct drivers when plugging in the usb dongle ...
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Windows 8.1 as captive portal

At my workplace we are creating an embedded solution based on a very compact computer running Win 8.1. The machine will run our server software, will have only lan and wifi access, and must expose a ...
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Setting up a Raspberry Pi for Wi-Fi streaming video access from a kite outdoors

I want to attach my already setup, video-streaming-capable Raspberry Pi web server setup to my kite and allow others in the close proximity to view the video via an IP address. There obviously won’t ...
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How to debug when a router refuses to route for one specific device?

Sometimes one device on my network cannot access Internet or even get as far as the immediate gateway after router. The problem is OS independent since it happens on both Linux & Windows. I ...
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Short, periodic WiFi signal loss in Windows 8

I noticed that my WiFi dies for a short amount of time at regular 5-10 second intervals. This is shown in the network monitor widget below: This is particularly problematic when using Skype. Does ...
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Windows shows WiFi networks that are not available as available

I have a computer running Windows 7. My problem is that it shows any Wi-Fi network I connect to as available even when it is not. The only way to know which networks are truly available is to disable ...
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Configuring iptables for guest WLAN in DD-WRT

I'm constantly failing to get a guest WLAN in DD-WRT working. I can connect to the second SSID and get an IP address of the second DHCP server range. But I cannot connect to the internet. I followed ...
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Raspberry Pi has weird network connectivity

Got a Raspberry Pi recently and it was fantastically easy to use while it was connected to my network via Ethernet. Now that my WiFi dongle (NETGEAR N150) has arrived it's a bit more fussy. I'm ...
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Two wi-fi adapters?

Suppose that I have a laptop with inbuilt wifi adapter, then I connect another wifi usb adapter to it(say TP Link TL WN 721N) and installed it's driver. I, then run the command "netsh wlan set ...
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Is the Ideaworks Wi-Fi antenna (USB) compatible with Windows 8.1?

I have an Ideaworks Wi-Fi (USB) antenna and am having difficulty getting it to work.It says that it’s compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, 7, and Windows 8. I am running Windows 8.1 and cannot ...
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OSX Authentication/Connection Issues

I've posted this on community.ubnt.com too HI all, I recently redeployed our UniFi system and upgraded to 3.2.9 using FreeRADIUS for authentication We have a fleet of various Toshiba and Lenovos ...
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Windows 8.1: Ad-hoc wifi network manager

Connecting to ad-hoc wifi networks has become fairly inconvenient in Windows 8.1. It requires executing several shell commands and copy/paste of strings... (See here.) Does anybody know a nice tool ...
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Internet Connection Sharing with Wireless Hosted Network (WHN) is not providing a DNS server for WHN clients

On Windows 8, I'm using a wireless hosted network with ICS. I have one interface connected to internet, and my WiFi interface as a wireless access point. The interface that is connected to internet is ...
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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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How to change the settings for bluetooth from Android terminal emulator?

In my phone I try to send an file to another mobile using Bluetooth transfer. when I am enabling Bluetooth then now show this error message: WLAN close first. further I try to enable the WiFi ...
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Accessing wireless devices through wired connection

Im confused, because if i do the command: "nmap -sS -O 192.168.1.254/24" i get a list of all the wireless devices as well as wired. I can also run a webserver on my wired connection and it can be ...
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Why does Windows lose network computers?

I am totally fed up with Windows networking capabilities. We have a few computers on a LAN sharing the same workgroup. All computers are running Win 7/8 are connected via LAN cables to a ADSL router. ...
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Install Two Network Adapter Drivers Side by Side

I need to install CommView for WiFi on my computer, but the problem is that the replacement driver for my network adapter card that allows it to work with CommView for WiFi overwrites the original ...
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Network Adapter in AC Mode

Not a networking expert here. Just upgraded and installed the ASUS RT-AC68U router. Installation was smooth with no issue. I have the T440s laptop running Windows 8.1 with the "Intel Dual Band ...
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How to repeat a WIFI connection to other devices from Laptop to MIFI 2

On our sail boat I have a strong antenna to pick up guest WIFI hotspots. The antenna is connected to a lap top through a coax cable. I also have a MIFI 2 to connect devices using a data plan. Is ...
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Android virtual router

I just bought a chromecast and unfortunately it requires at least three devices; 1- The Chromecast 2- A device to control the chromecast (in my case a Tablet) 3- A WiFi router I was ...
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Two home networks but devices can only connect to one?

I have the following setup: 1 router w/ modem connected downstairs to the ISP, providing both cable and wi-fi internet to the downstairs. 1 router upstairs connected to the downstairs router ...
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Can a VPN service totally hide my computer from WiFi network discovery like no computer connected?

There are many devices connected to WiFi router and one can easily know how many devices are connected by using various network discovery tools available for windows and Android or by brwosing router ...
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Radio mode for Windows hostednetwork

I've can successfully start a virtual network through netsh wlan start hostednetwork, but I want to be able to set the radio mode the network uses. I have an Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless - AC 3160, ...
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Workaround to set an http proxy on a Samsung Smart TV?

I would to set a foreigner http proxy on my Samsung smart tv in order to use some applications available to use just on that country. Samsung does not let change the the proxy server via ...
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Only Google, Facebook, Wikipedia and select other sites loading

I have a new Speedport 724v Type B router which reports that it is successfully connected to the internet. The problem is: only Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, and a select few other websites load. Most ...
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Configure Windows 7 to bridge from LAN to VPN

My Notebook is connected to the Internet through WLAN using a proprietry VPN connection to my company. There is no other way to use this WLAN, only via VPN. I've got a bunch of mobile devices (for ...
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Is there a way to make a usb NIC show up in the wifi dropdown on a Macbook Pro 15?

I purchased a USB NIC (Alfa AWUS036AC) because the onboard NIC on my 2014 MBP 15 and my Netgear router don't play nice with each other. Is there a way I can make the networks it (the new NIC) sees ...
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How can I make VLC stream continuously?

I'am trying to watch a movie in VLC. The movie is in a local SMB share via wireless and I'm using a Mac 10.10. When I start the movie, it starts downloading at 7MB/s for a few seconds (which is good) ...
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Isolate Wireless Subnet

I need to configure my wireless router so that all users connected to the router cannot access my internal network. Below is my network configuration. At this moment users in 192.168.29.0/24 subnet ...
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Wifi and Bluetooth Monitoring Range

Im trying to monitor bluetooth and wifi probe requests. Im very new in this topic and not sure about a few things: Bluetooth: Is it correct that the bluetooth class of my monitor device doesnst ...
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2 Routers on network, can i have them do different DHCP

I'm trying to fix a network that we want to have private and public access. Currently they have Verizon service with the actiontec wireless modem/router as the main router. They have the office ...