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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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 ...
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Change WiFi preferred mode a/b/g/n/ac etc per WiFi profile in windows (7/8/10)

There is a need to change preferred mode for WiFi per WiFi network. For example: if there are 3 WiFi access points A, B, and C. All network access points are set to work in mixed modes(a/b/g/n/ac etc)....
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Windows 7 hosted network use one adapter to receive and second adapter to create hostednetwork

Is it possible to use one WiFi adapter just for connecting to router to catch the WiFi. Then, use the 2nd adapter to create hosted network in windows? The following commands do not seem to have an ...
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Wifi driver crashes every 1 minute Windows 10

My mothers laptop is experiencing issues when connecting to the Internet provided by Mediacom. After exactly 1 minute (according to her) of being connected, the wifi driver (Intel® Dual Band Wireless-...
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why does ipv6 coexist with ipv4 slow the load?

My laptop have two network adapter:one is wired lan, while the other is wireless lan. Now I connect ipv6 using wired lan and ipv4 using wireless. The web page seems to get something wrong. It load ...
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Dead wi-fi receiver on laptop, is there a product to receive a wi-fi signal and convert to wire signal? [closed]

Wi-fi on my laptop (Dell) computer died after being flaky for a few months. My computer is out of warranty. There must be an external device that is a wi-fi transceiver that converts to/from a wire ...
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One way comunication in routed network

I have this network with two subnets 192.168.0.0 /25 192.168.0.128 /25 on both router i have ïnstalled OpenWrt. On right router is set routing to .128 network. Left router is wireless client ...
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Huawey redirects packets to itself

I have Huawei wireless router: Device name: E5330Bs-2 IMEI: 865706028023246 IMSI : 250998209933021 My number: Unknown Hardware version: CH1E5330SM Software version: 21.210.17.00.778 Web ...
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How can I figure out the internal IP of a router?

I have Ruckus MM2211 router. I wan to access router login page so I can customize to my needs. The simplest way is the “Default Gateway” is the IP address of router. But in this case it’s different....
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Windows 7: Event Viewer Issue (log on codes and workstation name query)

I am using a laptop for home use. I am not connected to a server or anything, just the home wifi. Today I was looking in the event viewer and I saw quite a lot of log ons with numbers, 2,3,5 or 7. ...
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Blocking Websites

I use Linux, I connect to Internet through Ethernet, I made a Hot-spot, so that I can share my Internet with my Family Members, now I see the that one of my elder was getting addicted to illegal sites,...
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How to recover corrupt system files when System File Checker can't fix them? [duplicate]

I can't connect to my wireless internet. It has been confirmed that it is not the router, the wireless adapter, virus related, or outdated drivers. I ran sfc /scannow and get errors that can't be ...
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How can I find Windows 7 drivers for this laptop?

I recently bought a laptop, Asus ux303ub. https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ASUS-ZenBook-UX303UB/ I installed Windows 7 on it, however almost nothing works, including usb ports, wifi chip etc.. ...
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WPS Pixie atack: WPS pin not found and exit after seconf trial

I use reaver for test my network for pixie vulnerability. After run the command: reaver -i wlan0mon -b 60:E3:27:BC:11:84 -c 4 -vvv -K 1 -f I have follow output: [+] Switching wlan0mon to ...
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Multiple WiFi Networks with the Same Name

I’m having trouble with my wireless network in my apartment. All mobile devices (iDevices) don’t have problems to connect, but our laptops (Mac and Windows) need to turn off and on their Wi-Fi to ...
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How do i communicate between my LAN & WLAN which are on different subnets?

I want to communicate from a PC to a server and vice versa where the PC and server are on completely different subnets. The configuration is: Router 1 has an ip address of 172.16.13.1(LAN) The PC has ...
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Devices connecting to WAP can only get self-assigned IP

My router, a Netgear DGND3300 from Costco years ago, won't issue valid IP addresses when being used as a WAP in my home network. Devices used are running either iOS or OS X. The network consists of ...
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Should I Use AP mode in my router?

My ISP gave me a very old Arris modem/router with very bad WiFi. So I bought a NETGEAR AC1750 router. Now I have it connected it to the firstmodem/router to give better wifi to my devices in my house. ...
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Strange issues with AP and printers on network

i have a TpLink WA901ND using it as access point, connected to a simple 8 ports switch and one of these ports is connected to a network printer. My Access point has this class of ip: IP: 192.168.11....
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My laptop's wi-fi device often goes not detectable in ArchLinux

I don't sure if it's hardware failure that requires going to a service center (I strongly hope it's not the case), sometimes my laptop get no wi-fi device available. The device keeps hiding for ...
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No internet connection in Guest Machine

I'm using Windows 7 as a host and as a guest, and I can't get the guest to have internet access. At home when I'm connected to my wi-fi network the internet access in the guest works just fine (using ...