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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How do I stop rfkill module from hardblocking my wifi, without rfkill command?

I went into my BIOS the other day, didn't change anything, and rebooted. After this, my wifi was hardblocked. I looked online for solutions, and learned of the rfkill command. But I get rfkill: ...
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Linux Mint Wifi keeps disconnecting at random times and asks for wifi password

I have a fresh install of linux mint 16 cinnamon edition. I have a Netgear wireless dongle model: WNA1000M. Is there any command i should run to get more details? Wifi drops about: 15min to 1hr.
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How to improve VoIP quality using my home Wi-Fi?

I'm using a VoIP service on my Android, and it's working great from the office, and even over 3G/4G, as I have purchased the g.729 codec. However, when I'm home, my 3G switches to home wifi, and I ...
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My download speed is very slow compared to my internet speed

I have a problem my internet speed is 65.0mbps and my internet net is good and fast. However, when I download it is very slow, 500kbps, sometimes 200kbps or lower. Do you think 500kbps is the best ...
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How do I fix a slow wi-fi router speed when I have a fast internet connection?

My internet speed as measured on speedtest.net is 10 Mbps from my desktop computer, which is connected via ethernet to the router. When I measure my speed from my laptop (Surface Pro) when on the WiFi ...
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how to fix grayed out wifi button on windows 10?

I am using a Sony vpceh25en laptop . recently I received the Windows 10 technical preview update through Windows Update, so I migrated my Windows 7 to windows 10. Everything was working well during ...
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Is there a switch that will connect directly to my modem and allow my router to serve only as a WiFi connection?

Details Devices Internets -50Mbps Cable Internet Modem - Motorola Surfboard Extreme Router - Netgear WNDR3700v3 Switch - D-Link DGS-1008G Wired Ethernet Cable - Cat6_24Awg_ Device Configuration - ...
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How do I figure out if my wireless network has WEP, WPA or WPA2 security via command prompt on Windows XP?

I understand how to check what security protocol my wireless network connection is currently using by going to the Wireless Network Connection window like in the following example but how does one ...
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How to change WiFi settings of HP Laserjet P1102W?

Does anybody know how to change the WiFI settings (SSID and password of the host network) for HP Laserjet P1102W? This printer comes with an integrated Wifi adaptor and detects the initial wifi ...
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802.11ac Poor Performance

I have a relatively simple wireless network setup. The access point is an Asus RT-AC68U which supports 802.11ac. I have two USB wireless adapters: both are Asus USB-AC53's which also support 802.11ac. ...
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Laptop is turning on, but turning off again right after boot up (in patterns)

Here's the exact supplier model, but the version I have has less RAM, a smaller H.D., etc. No warranty. Anyways, I have been using it just perfectly until I decided to connect to a Wi-Fi network and ...
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Is there a downside to configuring a modem to use a dynamic IP when it has a static IP from the ISP?

I'm looking at the setup of a modem and noticed that it's been setup to take a dynamic IP, but actually it has a static IP. Is there any downside to doing this or a reason to change it? The internet ...
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Connecting lots of small Wi-Fi devices in a home without choking the router

I would like to experiment some domotics using Arduinos, Raspberry PIs et al. I am no network expert. I surely know how routers, modem and switches work and I know the internals of various OSI ...
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AEBS crashing after iOS 8

Okay, let me start with the caveat that I'm a bit in the dark about what exactly is going on here. I'll try to provide all the necessary info but feel free to ask for more if I leave something out. ...
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Can't connect to Internet through WiFi, but can with cable

I'm using Windows 7 32-bit, Toshiba Portege laptop. I want to connect to the WiFi, usually I can do that easily. But, I don't know.. maybe when I tried to install a Microsoft Research: Mesh Virtual ...
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Linux driver for Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle

Recently purchased a Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle to use with my debian box for setting up a wifi AP. Unfortunately it doesnt seem to work out of the box and I cant seem to find any Linux drivers ...
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My pc is not showing ad-hoc option

I have windows 7 ultimate. I want to connect my pc's internet to my android mobile but there is no option of ad-hoc in control panel(network & internet). I also tried downloading virtual router ...
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Problems with Broadcom WLAN and Windows 8.1

I have read : Windows 8.1 killed notebook's WiFi It didn't help. I have just recently bought a Lenovo M5400 laptop and installed Windows 8.1 x64. According to the support website, the wireless ...
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hostapd: clients cannot connect

I built a small Linux system based on Buildroot. I'd like to configure Buildroot and hostapd so that the machine works as a WPA2 access point. Unfortunately, my laptop (the client) cannot connect. ...
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Kali 1.0.5 Internet Connection Problems

I have recently installed Kali Linux and am having connection issues. It says I am connected to the network, but I am not able to access the Web. A Ubuntu 13.04 running on the same machine (dual boot) ...
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Why does my computer sometimes not identify my wireless network, or others, that it always connects to?

I have a vista operating system. Sometimes my computer will not connect to the wireless network (internet) when I start up my laptop. This happens at different places on occasion, and it is very ...
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Automatically switching between network interfaces

When commuting I usually have several network interfaces active on my MacBook (phone, hotspot, bus wifi). Periodically one of them becomes slow/unresponsive, and I have to manually switch to another ...
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How to boost 2.4 ghz signal via aftermarket directional antennas

I recently was able to successfully beam a "big internet company's" 1gbps fiber across a street and through a tree to our office since our building is only built out for DSL. We set up the ASUS ...
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How did the Marriott block wifi hotspots?

As per this article in CNN: Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests' Wi-Fi How is it possible to do what's described in this article? It's saying that they were able to block personal ...
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pppd retry issue with multiple wan interfaces

I am using two wan connections in my router with linux kernel 2.6.21. PPPOE Ethernet cable and 3G connection. Both need ppp setup. But boot sequence is different for both. many times 3G disconnect and ...
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iptable definitions for routing and defence

I'm attempting to configure a firewall on my laptop that allows for routing. The main trick is, I don't want to allow for connections to be made that do not fall under the ESTABLISHED,RELATED ...
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sudden,but relatively brief lag spikes over wifi?

Over wireless the network speed is pretty good, but there are times when suddenly it will act very strained for a few seconds, then happily hop back to it's normal speed. It's not as noticeable web ...
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Can't set up ad-hoc network (raspberry pi)

Question: How do I manually set my Cell Id? I have tried the following code sudo iwconfig wlan0 ap 02:12:34:56:78:9a but it randomly resets the Cell Id to a different value. I am trying to create a ...
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Do two computers connected on the same Wi-Fi have the same IP address?

Do two computers connected on the same Wi-Fi have the same IP address (for example, my dad's computer and my computer, at home)? If so, how does the outside world distinguishes one computer with the ...
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How can I fix this conflict between my wired and wireless network connections?

I have two working network connections: One connection is for a wired ethernet card adapter and the other is for a wireless usb adapter. Both connections work fine when used separately, but when ...
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Issue using 802.11ac at gigabit speeds and WMM on Macbook Pro

The router is a Netgear r6250 (ac1600). When I enable the WMM (Wireless Multimedia) setting, which allows the full bandwidth of ac, and the computer is for instance streaming online video, or video ...
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Wi-Fi connection issues on an ASUS N56VJ

I have recently moved to a new apartment and I'm temporarily using my landlord's Wi-Fi with his permission. The problem is, I have a lot problems connecting to it in my ASUS N56VJ but my girlfriend's ...
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Speed Test Changes for Wireless, but not for Wired

This problem is challenging my view of the universe. Let me describe what's going on. I have two computers -- my desktop machine is hardwired (Ethernet) to my router and my laptop is using wireless ...
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All wireless networks suddenly disappear every once in a while

Lately, about every 15-60 minutes, my wireless internet connection disappears. When it does I can't find any other wireless network, though such networks exist. Only after rebooting the system, it ...
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Driver for wireless card WNC-0301 (Level One) for XP 64 bit

I looking for drivers for network wireless PCI card WNC-0301 of Level One for Windows XP 64 bit. The one I found on company's site is zipped with password. In short, do somebody know where to find ...
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internet connection interrupted and Limited

My internet connection keeps getting interrupted intermittently. I'm running windows 8 on an Acer Laptop. I have checked for any connectivity problems and the driver devices and all are running ...
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Devices losing WiFi connections around midnight

I have a 2701HG-B 2WIRE modem/router from my DSL provider (AT&T). It has worked pretty well for over a year now. Recently, it has started giving my wireless devices some trouble (iPhones and ...
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WPA blocks UDP broadcast

I use a convenient program called KDE Connect to interface a Linux/KDE computer with an Android device. It uses UDP broadcast. And it worked fine when my wifi was not encrypted. I recently had to ...
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Can't get internet on 2.4 GHz wifi, but can for 5 GHz

I have a Windows 7 desktop that is giving me a baffling network problem. My router is broadcasting two wifi signals: one on 2.4 GHz and one on 5 GHz. My desktop can connect to both, but cannot get ...
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My friend keeps bugging me to use media prioritization

Okay so I online game a lot with my PS3 and WiiU, since I do my friend who games with me says I need to use media prioritization in order to help reduce lag and help with better stability. He told me ...
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Windows 8 WEP with Shared Key

Windows 8 won't let you connect to a wireless network that uses WEP with shared-key authentication. That's awesome for the greater good and all, but right now I want the "do it anyway" button, and if ...
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Slow speed on Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller - HP Pavilion 64 bit

I recently upgraded my internet speed to 90 mbs but when I run a speedtest on my computer, it never gets over 50 mbs. I've had the ISP company over here a few times, they've tested everything and have ...
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TP-Link router (TD-W8951ND) super high ping

I'm using the router mentioned in the title and I'm having a connection issue: from time to time my connection starts lagging very hard and becomes basically unusable. I'm connected through wi-fi. ...
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Router during high traffic usage loses internet connectivity

I have a ASUS N56U connected to my modem. My direct connection to the modem works fine but my wifi seems to suffer from disconnections when I'm on skype or playing League of Legends. The disconnection ...
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how to access windows operating system wireless program

trying to speed up a lengthy startup time. have trimmed as many prog's as I dare but wonder from previous posts if using the os instead of hp wireless asst will help. when i disabled hp prog from ...
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Point ip to domain name over wifi/hotspot

Is there any way to point a domain on another IP address over my wifi network or hotspot that i create on my laptop. To get closer: I want domain www.google.com to be pointed to IP ie. 192.168.1.15 ...
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Bridging WLAN and LAN for double the speed

I have a file server in my basement. I can transfer files at 30Mb/s over powerline ethernet, and 40Mb/s over WiFi. Can I combine them together to get 70Mb/s? I'm running Windows 7.
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how to turn wireless on/off from command line on windows 7+

If, on a Windows 7 machine, I run either of the commands below, while running Windows Mobility Center ("C:\Windows\System32\mblctr.exe" /open) netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network ...
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Couldn't use tplink range extender as wireless adapter

Hello i have Tplink 850RE range extender i made qss setup with my router.I have a desktop i want to connect range extender with my desktop but i couldn't see ethernet light in the range extender.I ...
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Multiple instances of Windows Wireless 802.11 Extensibility Framework. Why?

I counted the number of instances of this process on a particularly bad day: I have 120 instances of Windows Wireless 802.11 Extensibility Framework running. They just pile up for reasons I can't ...