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 connect to the internet from a dd-wrt router plugged into a modem-router combination?

I've got a cable modem (A) which is also a wireless router and a dd-wrt wireless router (B). I've connected (B)'s "internet" port to one of (A)'s local ports. I can connect to (B) over the air just ...
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Is Bluetooth faster than Wi-Fi?

I notice that on my iPhone, when I use my personal hot-spot to distribute Wi-Fi, if I have Bluetooth enabled, the phone will make a Bluetooth connection to my laptop instead of a Wi-Fi connection. ...
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Mac cannot browse, ping works fine

I cannot browse websites in Chrome/Safari. Internet works, ping works, traceroute works. Even "telnet google.com 80" works!! (shows me html-code). But not in browsers. Tried Safari, Chrome - ...
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Configuring wireless router to give priority to particular computer

I have a DLINK DIR-651 and I'm wondering if it's possible to configure it so that one particular computer gets priority. In other words it gets more bandwidth. What would be the steps to take? I tried ...
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Is it possible to install a usb wireless adapter on windows 7 without admin access or third-party drivers?

My wife has a laptop for her work-from-home job and the wireless card has failed. Her work "does not support wireless" so they won't fix it and she is very unhappy being corded. I can not open the box ...
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Cant connect to eth0 after wlan0 sharing with iptables

I wanted my Ubuntu server to act as a wifi hotspot. So I set up hostapd to allow wifi connections. I then setup dnsmasq to provide the DHCP settings. I then added the following iptables rules, so ...
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Find wifi password length with cmd

I have recently been trying to learn all the command prompts network capability's. I was just wondering if any body knows a series of commands or a single command that will allow me to find my wi-fi ...
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Only Allow Connection to Certain BSSID

There are two networks with the same SSID. I want to ensure I only connect to the access point and never connect to the other one. How can I allow AND prevent connection to wireless networks based on ...
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How to find weak link in internet setup?

It seems quite a few packets get lost on their way through my wireless setup, but I can't figure out what's the problem. I suspect the packets either get lost between my two wireless routers (one is a ...
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Can the Internet sharing on proxy network be tracked?

In my office I have Mac Mini that is connected to an ethernet cable for internet. They don't allow us to use the office wifi on mobile etc. So what I am going to do now, is create hotspot out of my ...
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Who are currently connected to my DSL-Modem?

In my home there are some devices that connected to my DSL-Modem at the same time. (such as PC - Laptop - SmartPhones etc...) I would like to know who are currently connected to my DSL-Modem ? I ...
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Cannot connect to or ping network printer

I've just bought my first network printer and I'm having problems setting it up. I've walked through the setup procedure, and it's correctly connected to my home wifi, and it can connect to the ...
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What happens when I plug a router into another router?

I've recently switched ISPs, and the new one provided me with a modem (that what you call those things?) that doubles as a router. I used a router on my previous ISP for wireless networking, but I've ...
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Chromecast just wont work from laptop

The chromecast is in the tv and has the silver light on and Ive have been through the set up process and downloaded the extension, to browser (chrome) for streaming amazon prime When open the app ...
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Excel - switching from ethernet-cable to wireless - file becomes read only

I tried to figure this out already, but I haven't come up with a solution so far. We have a laptop that is connected to our network via ethernet-cable as long as it sits in the docking station and ...
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Buffalo Air Station not working [closed]

I have a Buffalo AirStation WCR-GN wireless router. Every time i switch it on, only the power light gets switched on and nothing happens after that. I've tried hard reset, yet still its not working. ...
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Chromecast cannot list to Dlink DIR 620 Wifi

I just recently bought new chromecast dongle. I starting installing it and my wifi network is not showing in chromecost setup. I have 2.4Ghz Dlink DIR 620 router and all other devices (laptop, tab, ...
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Ubuntu cannot connect to LAN using USB Wi-Fi dongle

I'm using a Totolink 11n USB Wi-Fi adapter on my laptop to connect to my LAN (the network card interface seems to be broken). My laptop has Ubuntu installed along with Windows 7 and I'm running into ...
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How to make laptop (mac) to function as a router (with DHCP off)?

My ISP allows connecting only two devices. The MAC addresses of both my devices (MacBook Pro laptop and iPad) are registered with them. The problem is that I do not have a router, and the internet I ...
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Unable to reach access point

I followed these instructions to setup my Access Point. My Router is reachable via Wireless but non of my devices pick up any signal from the Access Point. The name simply doesn't show up. The ...
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tomato usb: Can't increase transfer rate above 54mbps in gui

Here is my setup: rt-n16 router v1.28.0502 MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N K26 USB VPN-NOCAT Set to N only 40ghz channel width I was fluctuating between 108mbps and 11mbps transfer rates and had an unreliable ...
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Broadcom Linux Drivers

I installed Linux on my computer, only to realize that I don't have the drivers for my WiFi card (Broadcom 802.11ac). Can anyone please point me to the drivers? I can't find them, and ndiswrapper is ...
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Why is there high packet loss when transferring across wireless network?

Normal internet browsing behavior does not trigger packet loss, but when I am doing a significant, sustained wireless to wireless transfers[0], packet loss increases to 30-50%. Wired devices are ...
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Virtual Router how to share dail up connection?

I was trying to share my dial up connection to a android device using Virtual Router. I connected dial up. But I cant find it on Virtual Router Manager: Also tried MyPublicWiFi. I could see the ...
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Reflash DLink AC1750 Optimum Router

I recently got the new "smart router" from Optimum: DLink AC1750 It may be a good router but I cannot access any of the settings. When typing in the regular 192.168.1.1, it redirects to ...
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Computer is slower on faster network

I have a great and fast laptop, while using my University's wireless Internet connection. Once I come home and plug in the LAN connection (which has much better download / upload speeds than the ...
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Unable to connect to IP-camera

I have a Sinocam IP-camera which was connected to a Huawei b593 4g router, until a supposed computer engineer fiddled with the cameras settings and rendered it unusable. The camera ships with a static ...
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Use router as external high powered Wi-Fi adapter

I need a powerful external Wi-Fi adapter for a couple of days. I heard that some types of router support this mode, allowing me to connect the router to my notebook and just use it as an external ...
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Wired network on computer to wifi

I just got myself a wifi capable cell phone, but I dont have a wireless internet at home. I do have a wired unlimited internet connection on my computer, and I wonder whether there is any gadget that ...
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I have to reset my wireless adapter after losing connection to wireless network

When I'm connected to a wireless network from my Acer Inspiron E1-571 and lose connection to it, either due to a power outage or going out of range, I cannot reconnect to the network unless I turn off ...
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Synergy on MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection

I'm trying to set up Synergy with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.3 as a client and my Windows 7 desktop as a server. I'm having some pretty bad connection problems though when I try to use my Mac. ...
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Tethering using a Nokia N8-00

My trusty old ZTE Android wich I used as an wireless access point for my computers was stolen the day before yesterday... I have a Nokia N8-00 but it seems to be really flaky... I had to d/l an app to ...
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ubuntu mange wifi remotely using webapp

I would like to maintain an Ubuntu server on pcduino. It has no display and can be accessed via the network. Since it has no screen I cannot connect to my wifi network. Is there any tool which runs ...
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IP camera's multicast/RTSP conflicting with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi?

Here at our business we have a Netgear R7000 running DD-WRT. I have been slowly adding IP cameras which I run using Blue Iris software. The last camera I bought (which is NOT a wireless camera), when ...
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Lync is frequently disconnecting on screen-sharing session

This is happening when I connect to the VPN from my home internet. I'm using Modem and Wi-Fi router. Internet and IM itself work fine. How can I troubleshoot this problem, I'm not sure if this is ...
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Can a consumer wireless router act as both a wireless client and access point?

I'm going to be moving in the future, and integrating my home network into that of my landlord. I wish to maintain an isolated network while using his internet connection, so I'm planning on cascading ...
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Pinhole Conflicts

I am trying to write a simpler client server program, using my laptop as the server and several Android devices as clients. The server listens on a port (say, 5902) until a client tries to connect. ...
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SSL totally stopped working in Windows

Apparently, on my notebook, I have suddenly lost any ability to use network connections, involving SSL and/or data encryption, provided my MS: 1) remote desktop connections: Because of an error in ...
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Wifi Snooping over phone

I connect to the wifi acccess-point at work, but recently I suspect that data on my phone is being snooped-out from my phone connected to my office's Wifi network. [Phone Model: Sony Ericsson Xperia ...
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number of users connected to hotspot

I see that after a point, my comp doesn't allow more users to get added to my hotspot connections. Is it restricted because of hardware or because of software? What is the maximum number of users that ...
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is it possible to get IP address of a wifi that you are not connected to

Just like the question states. Is it somehow possible to get the IP address of a network that you don't have access to? For example, if you click the little wifi button on your task bar, and ...
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Dns works, can ping, but cannot load web pages in browser

Yesterday I changed routers, and my desktop computer started acting up. I could ping websites, and nslookup was able to resolve names to addresses, but neither chrome, firefox, nor ie could load any ...
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Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter limited access

I bought this wireless adapter and seem to have full access to the internet, but it has shown Limited Access in network connections since day one. I have the latest drivers (10.0.0.285) and am still ...
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DD-WRT / Ubuntu DHCP / SQUID Transparent Proxy

Trying to segregate WLAN clients based on VLAN SSID, but I can't use multiple ports on DD-WRT router. AP is on second floor with only one drop going to basement where my SQUID/DHCPD server is. If I ...
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Windows Update broke Wirless driver - Can't get it working again

I naively installed a driver update incoming from Windows Updates yesterday. That caused my Wifi on my Notebook (HP ELitebook 2740p) to break. The network is working as I tried it with my other mobile ...
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Why are my Windows shared drives so slow on my Android phone?

I think I've tried two file managers so far on my Galaxy Note 2, ASTRO and ES. Both have the LAN share function. They both do work eventually, but accessing those shared drives on my Windows machines ...
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Cisco RV016 dual WAN and VPN setup

I have a VPN of several RV016 routers and I want to set some of them with 2 ISPs. I plug the two ISP cables in WAN 1 and 2 ports and configure the router to "Intelligent Balancer(Auto Mode)". It works ...
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Connect devices plugged into Raspberry Pi ethernet to WiFi network

I'm just starting out on a mission to learn more about networking and I've followed a tutorial (http://raspberrypihq.com/how-to-turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-a-wifi-router/) to turn my Raspberry Pi into a ...
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Network security key field not visible when trying to update password

In the last step of the answer here, I don't see the text field for network security key: How can I make it appear in order to update my password?
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IP address of notebook with shared connection

I hope this is the right exchange for this kind of question. I have a small home network with phone and tablet connected. I also have a notebook which is connected to the network through the tablet ...