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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Wireless AC adapter indicates max speed is 54Mbps when connected to wireless AC router

The software that came with my network card indicates that my max speed is 54Mpbs when connected to my home wireless network, if I modify the Tx Power adjustments in the software I am able to get ...
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Wired and wireless connections: make Windows prefer Ethernet when connecting to a specific other computer in the network?

I have a desktop connected to the internet and to my home network through Wi-Fi, and a laptop connected to said desktop through an Ethernet cable. But Windows seems to only reach the laptop through ...
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is there any way that my computer should first use ethernet connection and then wifi when both are connected to the system [duplicate]

Is there any way that my computer operating system (windows 7) should first use ethernet connection and then wifi when both are connected to the system. Because I want to control a device using ...
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Can't connect to internet with laptops over wireless, but can with other devices

My router is a Netgear N150 Wireless Router, model WPN824N. Right now on my home network I’m able to connect wirelessly and access the Internet with two iPads, a phone, and a PS3. I’m also able to ...
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Wifi network undetectable on a Lenovo G470

I have a WPA2 secured network with a visible SSID at home that works perfectly fine with a Dell laptop,a HP netbook and sundry mobile phones. When I try connecting my sister's Lenovo G470, it refuses ...
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How can I share my Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi on OS X?

I am trying to share my Mac mini's ethernet connection over my wireless adapter (internal), with no success. I know about sharing in settings but if I try to share connection with sharing below Mac ...
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Wireless network management

My (wireless) network implementation, goes like this : 5 ADSL lines (Up to 24 Mbps) but they work aprox. @ 4-5 Mbps. I want to support 60 clients on the same time. The routers we have available : ...
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problems using HL-2170W brother wireless printer

the printer is plugged into a belkin 54g wireless router. none of the computers see it. it's a pain and doesnt work and never worked. when i force it from its own button to print a test page it gives ...
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Automatic VPN icon state change after successful connection, windows 8.1 64 bit

I have to establish a VPN connection on top of a local network to be able to access the internet, all is fine except when I make this VPN connection (I finilize the connection) the icon relating to ...
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Why can't my Windows devices browse but my iOS devices can browse?

All Windows devices on our wireless home network are no longer able to browse the internet. The choice of browser does not matter. All iOS devices can still browse without problems. I have tried the ...
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Getting list of connected devices and types to a network without connecting

I'm using kismet to get a list of networks nearby and all the devices that are connected to them. I can get the MAC address off these devices, but I was wondering if it was also possible to get the ...
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connect wireless router to 4g modem /router

I spent the whole day configuring the routers but no luck, my case as follow: I access internet through 4g huawi modem /router I want to connect wireless tp-link which connects two printers, I want to ...
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IW and IWCONFIG reveals different wireless interface results

I am using VMWare Fusion with Ubuntu 14.04 as guest system upon the OSX host system. The question is that when I plugged in the USB Wifi adapter (TP Link WN725N in my case), The commands iwconfig, ...
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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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static IP holds good even after changing network to dynamic

I'm using wpa_supplicant as a client to connect to an AP. When i'm trying to change the wireless connection from STATIC to DHCP(dhclient is invoked using the below command with leases ...
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How can I offer internet for some users and only an intranet for others using a Router wifi?

My Problem I have to offer, to visitors, a small intranet (which I have on a localserver) through a router that offers too internet for staff. The visitors should have only access to the intranet ...
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My Dell Laptop is not connecting with wifi router

One of my Dell laptop is not connecting with wifi network, once i troubleshot, then it show message to restart your WIFI router, but after restarting the router its not connecting. Earlier, this ...
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what protocol is using for SoftAP?

I am using two NetGear A6210 to connect two PC(win7) via SoftAP. The two PC is point to point connected and can share file to each other. But the data rate which is shown on the status is 54Mbps, ...
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Windows 7 support for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

Is there compatible drivers for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection adapter? Intel site says its discontinued : http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-030472.htm
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Why does restarting a computer solve wifi connectivity issues?

I saw the the question on this site, asking about why restarting a computer can fix things in general, and I figured I might press for additional insight. On occasion I'll be scooting along on the ...
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How to configure Netgear DGN2000 as a wireless repeater?

I want my Netgear N300 DGN2000 router work as a wireless repeater. The parent would be a D-Link DIR-600 router. Is this possible? I've been searching but all I've found is how to set up two or more ...
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WiFi Diagnostics in Windows 8 [on hold]

What, if any, are the commonly used tools used in Windows 8 to check WiFi strength? Specifically, I would like something that checks the packet loss of the connection. Although the basic Network ...
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Incognito effectiveness?

So I go to a private high school and we have school issued laptops. I browse mostly on incognito just because there are some sites I prefered the school doesnt know I visit (like my tumblr and ...
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Does Edimax EW-7811Un Support Monitor Mode

My question is fairly simple as stated above, does Edimax EW-7811Un Support Monitor Mode. I was reading about network monitoring and wanted to use this with a Raspberry Pi for example to monitor the ...
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iPhone doesn't complete loading iTunes library via Home Sharing

I've been trying to use iTunes / Music.app on my iPhone 4S running latest iOS 7.1.1 (11D201) and access the "Home Shared" iTunes library that my Mac Pro (10.9.3) makes available on my network. No ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 can't create homegroup

Today I wanted to copy some files over homegroup to my PC from my Notebook but homegroup wasn't available so I checked my PC and saw that Network and Sharing showed no connection but it was connected ...
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How to prevent wifi router from broadcasting multiple ssids?

I have the following Wi-Fi router: http://www.beetel.in/business-solutions/international-business/adsl/450-four-port-wifi-modem And I am also posting screen shots of ISP settings (from 192.168.1.1). ...
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Wireless connection issue in xubuntu 14.04

I installed xubuntu 14.04 on my system on a separate partition along with windows 7. I installed it using USB drive. Before and during installation my wireless was working correctly. Initially it ...
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Connecting to DAP-1320 network after reset

I have a D-Link DAP-1320 wifi extender. I have forgotten its admin password, so according to the advices I have found on the web I have pressed the reset button in order to reset it to the factory ...
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Device connected to the router, but I can't open any new webpages

I am using Shaw Cable service with a modem-router combo. We have anywhere from 0 to 7 devices connected at a time. All of them can connect to the internet, but after a while, the internet fails to ...
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How to get Alfa awus036nha to work with Kali Linux?

Im running Kali linux 64bit 1.07 as a guest os through virtualbox 4.3.12 r93733. Ive also installed the VirtualBox 4.3.12 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. I have bridged my hosts network ...
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How can wireless speed be higher than router's WAN port?

I was looking at new routers to buy and didn't understand how speed exactly works. This router has 300 mbps wireless, but wan/lan port only supports 100 mbps. So the ethernet cable that comes from my ...
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Does connecting to a VPN always provide a secure environment over unencrypted WiFI connections?

Sometimes I have to use public WiFi connections. I always connect to a VPN thinking it will provide the security of encryption. However, I don't know any details about how the VPN I use is ...
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Belkin Wi-Fi router wont pick up Internet from modem

My Internet connection works just fine when it’s manually connected via a cable to my modem, but when I tried enabling my Wi-Fi connection, it doesn’t seem to work. I have 4 LAN ports in my modem and ...
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Secure my wifi connection [closed]

I'm connected to a private network WiFi But I've been wondering is it easy to control other devices on the same network ? And how to protect my pc from such a thing
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Error while sharing WIFI connection with Hyper V

I'm following the following article Using Your Windows 8 Wireless Connection Inside Hyper-V to share my wifi connection into my Hyper V machine, but during the 11th step when I'm trying to share the ...
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Why does my laptop get a really slow internet connection but my other devices (ipad,phone) work perfectly connected to the same router? [duplicate]

So I bought a new router and it has a really fast internet connection. It works perfectly on other devices but on my laptop it runs really slow. I have tried to unplug my router and restart my laptop ...
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Laptop can ping, but not browse. Clean windows install. Telnet doesn't work. Not the network

The laptop is able to ping and tracert, but not browse the internet. I'll start by saying what I've already ruled out: It is a completely fresh windows install The network works fine for the other 5 ...
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Why does Windows 7 assume there is a new network connection when connecting to an existing access point?

I have been using my home ADSL and when I had problems with it, switched to my iPhone for network access. This mostly works as planned, but I have noticed that Windows 7 creates a new network name ...
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Why does Windows take so much time to connect to a wifi network?

My Windows 7 laptop takes 1-2 minutes to connect to a wifi network. As a college student, my laptop goes in and out of sleep multiple times throughout the day. Having to wait a few minutes for ...
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Comcast upgrade - Lost Port Forwarding

I've been successfully using a NetGear wifi router for some time with my Comcast Xfinity service. One thing I do is turn on port forwarding for one specific port to a computer on my internal network. ...
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Delayed startup of network (Wi-Fi) icon

When my Windows 7 Starter netbook boots up and after everything is loaded, it takes about 5 minutes before the network icon near the clock becomes functional. When there’s an available Wi-Fi signal – ...
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Centos server network

I have an old computer running Centos. Im using it to host a TeamSpeak 3 server. The problem is that all internet access is blocked in my house as long as my server is connected to the internet. ...
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Cannot Access Web GUI after changing to Router mode DD-WRT

I have a wireless router running DD-WRT (the latest version) and I set it up to be a Repeater Bridge to function as a second router, which means I had to change the Local IP Address and change the ...
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Multiple internet connections being used.

Say, on my computer I happen to have three internet sources. USB tether from my phone WiFi to my home network Ethernet to another router different from my wifi. I want to use 1 to brows the web. ...
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Connecting to two identical bluetooth speakers at the same time

I own two JBL Flip Speakers. They both are able to pair individually via Bluetooth and perform well. When I attempt to make them perform at the same time via the Audio/Midi Setup tool on my Mac ...
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How can I retrieve the ip of my access point?

Originally I had my network as follows. I had a first router creating the 192.168.0.X network, one creating the subnetwork 192.168.1.X and another creating another subnet of 1.X, namely 2.X. The 0 ...
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Windows 7 cannot connect to internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After If I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can;t connect to internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
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Intel Wi-Fi Adapter Randomly Quits Working

I'm using an Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 running Windows 8.1. For quite a while, I've been having a strange issue with my Wi-Fi adapter. Said adapter is a built-in Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260. The ...
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How can I connect to a WiFi that's 500 metres away?

My in-laws across the street from me (approximately 500–600 metres away) have WiFi. I would like to pull the connection to my house. I have no idea what to do. If someone could please explain to me ...