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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Zhone 6218-I2 Wireless Router broadcasts unsecured network, refuses connections

Our household has a modem/wireless router provided for us by our ISP, Consolidated Communications. I wasn't even aware of the fact that it had wireless capability (since we've just been using it as a ...
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My device is not on its shared wifi

Sometimes it is useful if my device and my friend's device are on the same wifi (but internet access is not necessary). If there is no available wifi, one of us can share wifi, right? No. No, because ...
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How to make Wi-Fi visible with OpenWrt 15

I have successfully created my local network with my router that uses OpenWrt, and my older phones can connect to the Wi-Fi with their passwords. Now I got a new phone and when I hit Search for Wi-Fi....
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Ping spikes on 5ghz/2.4ghz wi-fi only on one computer

I have strange problem with Wi-Fi on my latop. I tried to use 5ghz and 2.5ghz - and it make no significant difference. When I ping my router it looks like this: Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of ...
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Add USB Bluetooth to mPCIE card?

So I bought the Azurewave AW-CE123H AC + BT 4.0 wifi card for my laptop, and found out that the Bluetooth section of the card communicates via USB. There were warnings that not all mPCIE slots ...
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How to find the no of machines/IPaddress connected to same network?

I am connected to WiFi named: santosh in my home. I am looking for any command in unix or windows command prompt to check which all machines or IP address are connected to the same networks i.e. on ...
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dd-wrt disable remote router management

I am trying to switch my home router from stock firmware to dd-wrt. I want to know how do I set up following security settings with dd-wrt. I searched through their wiki and various forums but the ...
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My dual boot laptop can't find Wireless connections. (Kali Linux)

Here is ifconfig: eth0: flags=4163 mtu 1500 inet IP netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast IP inet6 fe80::7a45:c4ff:feb0:5a51 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20 ether 78:45:c4:b0:5a:51 ...
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Wifi drops periodically on Linux 4.1

For some reason, wifi connection drops every now and then ( ~ 20 min ), and this happens to all distros I've used on my device (I'm currently running OpenSUSE) so it's not distro-specific. The model ...
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Why would my TP-Link ADSL+Router not allow my computer to access Internet?

So, my workplace got a new TP-Link Modem+Router installed a few days back and it's giving me trouble ever since. Everyone's computers and other devices can access Internet via the router, even I can ...
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Connection to router extremely unstable

connection CONSTANTLY DROPS, and it's not just the internet connection, it's the connection with the router as well because i cannot ping it when it happens. Here are the screenshots, this first one ...
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Script that start/stop programs based on if connected to wlan or not

I would like a script that automatically enables Surveillance station on my Synology NAS when i leave home (my phone dissconnect from my WLAN). Do you have any idea how to solve this? Python?
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Is that possible to use different network adapters among real pc and virtual machine

I have a PC in my office, it only connect to the LAN in our company, If I want to access internet, I need to use another computer. It's very inconvenient. But we have wifi in our office, So I am ...
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Occasional SSL problems on private WiFi

Once in a while I would get a problem like this: It happens to any website (e.g., even in Gmail). After a few hours the problem's gone even if I didn't do anything to fix it. What could be causing ...
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How to connect to an AP via terminal (OS X)

I've been wondering, but couldn't exactly find any relevant answers on SO or Google, if there was some way that I could connect to a wireless access point via the terminal. This question is mostly ...
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Getting fairly low internet speed

I have a WiFi connection at my home with a 1 Mbps plan. Now this means that I should be generally getting around 110-125 KBps speed, but for some reason my speed is always in the 20-50 range. I have ...
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Does wifi range depends on the receiver

I am making a device that with a camera that has to send live video streaming to a remote. The problem is that I need long range transmission in open space (no walls) so I decided that the device will ...
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WiFi Extender makes Game Server connections worse

Bit of a background story so please bare with me. I have a desktop PC and live in a bungalow, unfortunately my room is at the opposite side of the house to my router meaning I have a weakish wireless ...
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Home Network with Apple AirPort and Netgear Routers Being Flooded with IGMP Messages

This is how my home network is set up: Comcast Modem ---- Netgear dual WAN (doing the DHCP) | | |-------------------| (((Apple ...
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From beginner, extend coverage with router or extenders?

I'm a network novice, so please bear with me. I want to extend internet coverage throughout the apartment, and I have no idea how to do it. Our apartment looks more or less like the image below. The ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the WiFi card on an HP Pavilion g7 2269wm

My laptop currently has no WiFI card and I am considering upgrading to a 802.11ac WiFi adapter (maybe Intel Wireless-AC 7260). I know that some HP laptops have a whitelist in the BIOS (or UEFI which ...
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Are wifi enabled SDCARDs a viable option for my 3d printer?

For a PC I have a HP Envy running Windows 7. It is attached via usb cable to my Flashforge Creator Dual 3d printer. Conventional Internet Wisdom suggests that it is better to store your model on an ...
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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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USB wifi adapter enabled but not connecting?

I recently purchased a USB WiFi adapter for my desktop as an Ethernet cable is no longer an option for me. I downloaded the driver from the site on another computer and transferred/installed it onto ...
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What does “cc” mean in airport command results?

I'm using the airport command to scan nearby wifi networks ( /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport -s ), and I've decoded the other datapoints. What does ...
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Ubuntu Internet Connection Issue

OK so I just got onto Ubuntu and I am not sure where to turn or what to do. I have been having some issues with my WiFi connection. No problems with Windows but I need to keep connecting and ...
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Show PCs behind router as single PC to hotspot

I travel a lot. When I travel, I carry my own router with me so I can share files between devices without having to worry about other people getting into them. My router supports Wi-fi to Wi-fi ...
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Reverse tether Nexus5x to OSX El Capitan

How can I configure a Nexus5x to connect to the internet over it's USB connection while I am developing apps for it on OSX El Capitan? i'd prefer to not root the phone
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some of my devices can't connect to my home WIFI network

All my wireless devices used to be able to connect to my Wifi network. However my ISP comcast messed up and accidentally disconnected my network. After they restored the service, I found my Samsung ...
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Wireless Connections not showing up in windows 8.1

I have just installed windows 8.1 on my laptop but it does not showing up any wireless connections but when I tried to connect to my Android phone using hotspot it shows up that connections and easily ...
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what to choose mimo or dual-polarized?

I am confused there are a lot of futures and anttena types for CPE 1- nanostation m2 : 11 dBi MIMO Technology COMFAST CF-E316N V2.0 : 16 2- dBi dual-polarized Technology SunEyes SP-CP302 : ...
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How to fix wifi network connection on laptop with windows 10?

I have a single network with 2 wireless access points. My laptop can connect to one without an issue. The other it claims it connects however it cannot pick up any devices on the network and does not ...
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Cannot connect to 192.168.1.1 TP-Link router

So I just moved to new apartment and I want to configure my router. I can ping 192.168.1.1 and I'm connected to the desired network, I scanned ports on 192.168.1.1 there's no 80 port open. And I have ...
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Why would Windows 10 open MSN home page when I am trying to connect to my home router Wi-Fi?

So, I open the Settings window (Start menu has a link to it), which gives me the Wi-Fi tab by default, the one that lists all the visible wireless networks and has that toggle switch at the top ...
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How do I manupulate the speed of a shared internet connection?

I have shared the WiFi internet connection of my laptop to a local network via ethernet as shown in the image below. Since I have a 100Mbps WiFi connection, I want to reduce that speed and provide ...
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Can I use a PC with a monitor as a server for wireless display for Android phone?

The web is full of articles about how to connect [a device] to a WiDi-enabled TV set, and if the answer to my question is available somewhere on the net, it's thoroughly lost in these results. Is ...
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My printer is not listed in 2 out of 3 computers

I just installed a wireless printer server. So I want to connect all of my computers to the printer. However, when I try to add printer, my printer is not on the list Here is the screenshot So ...
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what does the result of my wifi diagnostic test tell

what does these mean LAN Connection Check Test Switch LAN PORT 1 DOWN Test Switch LAN PORT 2 DOWN Test Switch LAN PORT 3 DOWN Test Switch LAN PORT 4 DOWN WLAN Connection Check Test WLAN Root AP ...
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Unable to access ADSL modem settings and to ping my default gateway

I have small home network consisting of few devices. I used to have problems with redirecting malware on my Wi-Fi modem. After some effort the problem with malware seems to disappear. However, now I ...
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Wireless Network Adapter Problems on Windows 10

Lately, I have been having issues with my wireless network adapter on my HP ProBook 4540s laptop running Windows 10 Pro x64. It is hard to point to one specific problem because I have had a number of ...
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Kali linux need help setting up wireless adapter

I bought an Alfa network Atheros AR9271 Model: AWUS035NHA wireless card, I need help setting it up on my virtual box.
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Wifi and LAN on same computer

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed. Its connected to my office LAN with following IP scheme. I use multiple network based portals over WAN. Internet is not available on this ethernet based ...
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ipad blocks internet access for all other devices

I have a TP-Link WR841N router. This seems to work fine except that when a specific ipad is connected to the wireless, it can access the internet ok but no other devices can. There is no problem when ...
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Wifi only working on laptop, not connecting on android/chromebook

I googled, I searched this forum, I didn't come up with anything that matches or helps. My girlfriend and I were watching a TV show online on her chromebook, everything was working fine. When the ...
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Where to find firmware updates for Linksys WRT350N

I have a wireless router that I haven't touched in ages. A Linksys WRT350N, the current firmware version is v1.04.4. I don't want to install dd-wrt because I'm leaving it with my parents and don't ...
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Can I put DD-WRT on my wireless range extender?

My extender is a netgear ex6200, im just wondering if DD-WRT will still function properly not having it on the main wireless router. someone else owns the main wireless router and I don't want to ...
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SSH Tunnel on different networks

I'm trying to set up a SSH connection between my personal pc from home and my laptop which will be on a different network. I've read a bit about SSH connections and I saw that I had to open port 22 on ...
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Can't access web interface of wifi router

i have a home network 192.168.1.1/24. Inside this net there is a WiFi router and another network 192.168.0.1/24 under it. I can't connect to any WiFi client and router from my home network. I ...
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Debian Testing, iwlwifi-7260 issue

I'm trying to install Debian Testing but I'm actually stuck in the wifi configuration. It asks for: iwlwifi-7260-13.ucode iwlwifi-7260-14.ucode iwlwifi-7260-15.ucode iwlwifi-7260-16.ucode iwlwifi-...
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iwconfig wlanX channel … - SET fails due to device being busy

I'm using a Debian Jessie on a Sony Vaio VPCEB3M1E. Some information about my wireless card: :~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"********" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access ...