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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Configuring wifi access point on laptop with hostapd

I basically trying to configure a linux laptop as a wifi router which other laptops and mobiles can connect to and then I can manipulate the traffic on for some network traffic testing (with lower ...
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Windows batch file or script to load exported Wi-Fi XML profiles onto a new laptop

This probably is as simple as reconfiguring the standard code used by MS for the same thing but .. I hope maybe someone has already done it. You can easily export a Wi-Fi profile to a USB including ...
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Windows can't setup ad hoc connection

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to create an ad hoc internet connection to share the internet connection from laptop to mobile, but it says: Windows could not setup the ...
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How to reinstate a missing wireless adaptor in Windows 10

I have no Wireless adapter showing under Control Panel → Network and Internet → Network Connections. I just see Bluetooth and Ethernet. How do I reinstate the Wireless adapter in Windows so I can ...
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Ethernet port doesn't work while Wi-Fi does

So I'm trying to fix this problem for a while now and have seen many similar problems, but all of them got solved through one of the steps listed below - not mine. The problem is: Ethernet cable ...
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Short Intermittent disconnection

this problem has been a reoccurring issue for my computer. I keep getting intermittent connection lasting a couple seconds ranging from every couple minutes to every hour/couple hours. This is ...
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I have unknown devices attached to my wireless router

I have two unknown devices attached to my wireless router. They are showing as: IPv4 devices 192.168.0.11 UNKNOWN 80:ea:23:2b:a9:b2 192.168.0.2 UNKNOWN bc:30:7d:ca:d9:e1 Ipv6 devices fe80:...
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Import WPA-EAP Wifi config from Mac OS X on Linux

We have a serviced office and the company that provides the Wifi service only gives out a unique username and password and an .EXE file for Windows users to configure the Wifi connection, which is of ...
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Add Static ARP Entry to Verizon AC1750 Router

As documented in this question, I need to make a static ARP entry on my router. My router is a Verizon AC1750, and I am facing some difficulty along the way. From what I can gather from the router's ...
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Does a bigger WiFi channel bandwidth reduce range?

Out of habit, I'm always choosing the smallest channel bandwidth in my WiFi setups to optimize range rather than throughput. Now I keep reading that the channel width does not affect range. A long ...
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Android Device cannot connect to apache server via “hostednetwork”

I was created server in cmd "netsh wlan" etc. On first computer I have xampp with running apache server . When I connect other computer to my "hostednetwork", I can get the "localhost" from the ...
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Windows 10 Hosted Network and Ad Hoc connection with two wireless interfaces

I have one heck of a problem that I cannot seem to overcome. I have two wireless network adapters that I am trying to use for a slightly complicated network topology. There are no routers, switches ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly cannot connect to WPA2/WPA Personal protected connection. Windows 7 can

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Cisco E1200 and when I set it up, it created 2 SSIDs. Let's name them: MyConnection (WPA/WPA2 personal), and MyConnection-Guest (no ...
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Missing Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter while setting up WiFi hotspot in Windows 10

I've recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I'm using my computer as a WiFi hotspot, and I can't get that to work in Windows 10. First, I'm setting up the network: netsh wlan set ...
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How to install Arch Linux to laptop Harddrive from Virtual Machine (VMWare)

I have my laptop's HD in my PC. I want to install it without any issues to work on the laptop. For example, things like assuming the wrong hardware or putting grub on my PC. For one thing: My PC's ...
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How to get a Mac to auto-reconnect to a wifi network?

I have a Mac Mini Server that's disconnecting every few days or so from the wifi network. There may be other parameters causing the initial disconnection (such as the wireless router being rebooted) ...
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Windows 10 file sharing on local wifi is horribly slow

As the title implies, when sharing a file / folder in windows 10 the connection is horribly slow. What I am essentially trying to do is to share a folder on one computer and access that folder and ...
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Getting TP-Link WN722N to work on RPi OpenWRT

I'm trying to create my own wireless router using a Raspberry Pi 2 and a TP-Link WN722N. I have OpenWRT running off the MicroSD card and I have installed LuCI, but I need to install the wireless card ...
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Can't connect to Internet (Ethernet or WiFi) after 14.04 upgrade on ideaPad U530

I am currently unable to connect to the Internet on my newly upgraded Ubuntu 14.04. Network Manager is able to identify wireless networks, and it can detect when I'm plugged into an Ethernet ...
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Unable to SSH over WiFi, working when connected via LAN

I am trying to SSH into my Raspberry Pi 3 via my Win10 PC both connected to my router via WiFi. What I did was that I assigned a static IP from my router's config page to both my PC and my Raspberry ...
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Bridge two router

I have two router and I want to extend my WiFi range. First router: TP-Link AC1750 directly connected to cable modem (192.168.11.1) SSID is main_router DHCP is enabled Second router: TP-Link TL-...
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Wifi router and ADSL conflicts

I have adsl modem which is connected to internet. I can access internet if i connect laptop directly to adsl modem. laptop > adsl Now i plugged in my wifi router (cisco e900) to adsl modem and ...
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Does the Chromecast audio require 5GHz Wifi

When Googling for the requirements of the Chromecast Audio, I get different results. Can anyone confirm if 5 GHz Wifi is required, or that it works with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz? From https://support....
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OpenWrt Configuring inter zone routing

In my LAN I've got two routers. Router A is a really shitty and dumb device that I have to use because of my ISP. Router B is an Archer C7 from TP-Link running OpenWrt. Currently router A has the ip ...
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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from a formatted partition. I have ...
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Can't ping specific device

I have these nodes on the same network Sasmung GT-S5300 192.168.12.38 Asus Zenfone 5 192.168.12.37 pc(windows 7) 192.168.12.36 I tried to access my pc with my samsung through web browser, and ...
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What does the “Fi” in “Wi-Fi” mean?

I just got into a heated discussion about Wi-Fi. What does the Fi in Wi-Fi mean? I would have thought potentially "frequency interface" since all network adapters are classified as interfaces. However ...
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Disable WLan if Wired/Cable Network is available

The question says it all. All i want is that my W-Lan connection should be disabled whenever a wired connection is available. What would be the easiest way to do that in Ubuntu/Gnome? In all guides (...
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How to connect monitor USB to computer wirelessly

I have a Dell U2713hm which comes with USB 3.0 ports. My desktop box is around 15 meters away from the monitor. I managed to connect the two via very long DisplayPort cable, but I cannot find a USB 3....
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reroute my traffic to another adapter

My Internet access comes from my ethernet and I want to redirect it to a virtual adapter which is connected to a vpn server. I looked for answers and I'm now aware it has to do with the route rule but ...
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What type of routers do large airports/conference-halls/hotels use?

I run a small coffee shop where we provide free wifi. The home routers I have supplying my shop's terminals, employees, and customers with internet access seem to be getting overloaded during peak ...
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archlinux: wifi connected but no internet where as internet works with wired

I have wired and also wifi connection. Wired connection internet works, while the internet of wifi not working If connected to wired and also wifi the following is the output of ifconfig. root@...
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Sonicwall SSL-VPN + USB WiFi Adapter drops connection

This may need to go to server fault but wasn't sure. System Specs: Dell Desktop Ralink 802.11n USB WiFi adapter Sonciwall NetExtender SSL-VPN Client Windows 7 Pro x64 Issue When attempting to ...
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router wont let me access internet after bridging modem, but a valid connection is visible

I bridged my ZyXEL modem because a colleague told me that their was NAT problems between my Asus router and modem. I personally don't know what exactly that means. But, I went ahead and bridged my ...
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Windows 7 driver installation on new hard drive not going well

I had to do a reinstall of windows 7 on a new hard drive. Device Manager told me I needed to download Standard VGA Graphics adapter, Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, PCI Simple Communications ...
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How much Wi-Fi signal strength do I lose per foot of antenna cable?

I'm thinking of buying an antenna for a router so I can extend my Wi-Fi. I have seen a few products like TP-Link TL-ANT2405C Indoor Desktop Omni-directional Antenna: The length of the wire is 130&...
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How to connect Arch Linux Guest to Virtual Box Bridged Network (Wireless NIC)

I've tried to install Arch Linux as a VirtualBox VM a couple of days ago. Everything worked like a charm - if there hadn't been that issue that I can't connect to anything when I set the VM to use a ...
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Why can't I add a Wifi network in Windows 10?

I have a brand new computer I just assembled and installed Windows 10 on it. I cannot reach my ethernet cable to plug into it across the room, but I cannot use wifi on it either. If I go to "Network &...
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Connected to Wifi router but no internet access

Problem Connected to my wireless router at home won't give me internet access. What happened Several days ago I was connected to the Wifi router at home and everything works like a charm. Then I ...
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How do I override osx to use direct connection instead of current proxy settings?

My mac has been using a specific app as a proxy manager, I then switched to chrome extensions which works fine. But as I uninstalled the app, the osx seems to be stuck with the previous proxy settings....
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How can I install mdk3 on linux mint?

Every website that I look at has a different explanation and none of them seem to help me get this utility installed. Here are the best instructions I found and what went wrong. They are from the kali ...
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Windows Server 2012: How can one make one's computer a “hotspot”?

It may be the case that this question "doesn't belong here," but I will ask anyway: How can I make my computer a wireless hotspot so that another device can connect to "me"?
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Wireless Repeater dropping packets

Ok so I went and bought a Linksys RE3000W Wifi repeater and followed the instructions, logged into the private Wifi which it creates to set it up connected to my main router and it went seamlessly. ...
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Computer saying Limited Connection and all other PCs working

My PC says "Limited Internet Access" every time I try to connect to the internet. All the other PCs on my network work fine, so it is not an issue with my router or ISP, and I have tried multiple NICs,...
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Wifi Wireless Driver Doesn't exits

Hi Recently i've installed Openwrt in my router tp-link tl-mr3220 it is supported in openwrt website : http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-mr3420 Also i've read http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/uci/...
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Virtual Router not working

I have tried installing Virtual Router in my laptop having Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. But it shows Error: group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested ...
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How to prevent computer connecting to weak BSSIDs

The Issue Recently, my computer has taken to connecting to weak APs on the network. Starting earlier this week, I noticed a significant drop in network quality (From 40 Mbps to 4 Mbps tested using ...
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IPv6 name resolution fails

My internet connection is provided by my university Case 1 My University -> Laptop direct connection Everything works fine here Case 2 My University -> Netgear WNR614 with DHCP -> Laptop IPv4 ...
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Automatic detection of default gateway is wrong

I'm running Debian Jessie on RPi3 (Raspbian). The network connection is on wlan0. Usually, after filling the wpa_supplicant.conf fields, rebooting the network services leads to a working Internet ...
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Why does one PC take a bigger share of bandwidth than another?

My girlfriend and I have just finished building identical PCs. Today, we're downloading various software and games to them. We're connected to the wireless network, everything is working fine. My ...