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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Why do my speeds fluctuate from decent to unusable while on wireless?

For the past few weeks, I have been having trouble with my internet. I first diagnosed the problem as being an issue with my wndr3100v2. After getting a new router, wndr3700v4, I noticed the same ...
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Multiple routes in home LAN

I can connect my switch to my router in 2 ways: Via a WiFi to Ethernet bridge. This is what I'm currently using. Via Powerline. In both case, these involve a regular ethernet cable going from my ...
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Setting up 802.1X wireless connection on OSX

I am an OSX user, I have Snow Leopard 10.6.5 and an updated AirPort (version 5.5.2). I am trying to connect to my university's wireless network, but it has a 802.1x security that I am having trouble ...
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Is it possible to do load balancing on same gateway with radius server?

I have two wireless cards and my idea is to connect them to the same network then login to get authentication from radius server with different users. My question is, Is it possible to do load ...
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Chromecast setup doesn't show WiFi network

I've just received my Chromecast, just started to install. But when I need to select my WiFi network, it isn't there.. When I enable my hotspot of my Android phone, it's begin displayed.. (But yeah, I ...
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Hey man what browser would you use if you had a note3 tmobile also I have no sim card [closed]

Can I still make calls without a sim card and no service provider? Can I hack my phone so it always picks up wifis is that even feasible with today's techniques? I work in a timewarner building and ...
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end child process on network timeout

I have a .NET program (Edit: using MONO), call it myfoo that resides on my remote ubuntu server. To access it, I ssh into my box (using wifi, not ethernet). My bash shell starts up as normal, I cd ...
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Unifi AP - setup and configuration

So I am trying to replace the wireless Access points in an Office. The APs they already use have static IP adresses (do not use DHCP) and are dlink dwl-2100 AP. I am supposed to replace with them the ...
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deauthenticated from … (Reason: 7)

On a ThinkPad X230 with this wifi card: 03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01) Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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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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Anyone familiar with dd-wrt scripting?

My router will randomly lose connection to everything. I can't ping it, it has no internet, I can't even get to the setup page through a wired connection. It won't fix until I unplug it and plug it ...
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Which Wireshark settings to see connections from phone

I am trying to find out which URLs my phone is accessing when on a local WIFI network. My trials so far have been running an Ad-hoc network on my Laptop and sharing Internet through it (this works). ...
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Indoor navigation Access Points or WDS (WiFi Repeater)

I want to attempt a small in-door WiFi navigation project I have no problems regarding programming but I'm lost on the Networking part. Basically what I need is WiFi routers under same network name ...
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How can I configure my wireless to be ad-hoc command-line?

In any version of Windows, how can I put my wireless network card in ad-hoc mode through the command prompt? I want to do this because I want to hide this from the user (ie. I don't want them to ...
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Internet connection is slow when in normal mode but works fine in safe mode

When I use Windows 7 in Safe Mode with Networking, my download speed is 16 MB/s. In normal mode it's about 4 MB/s. It is not a virus issue. I use Microsoft security essentials. I think I have ...
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Why does my microwave kill the Wi-Fi?

Every time I start the microwave in the kitchen, our home Wi-Fi stops working and all devices lose connection with our router! The kitchen and the Wi-Fi router are in opposite ends of the apartment ...
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Having trouble connecting to home network

Ok so my laptop has recently (in the past month) started having trouble connecting to the home network. It will intermittently connect and disconnect every time I log on to my laptop. It will last for ...
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open source firmware and router that support at least a dozen of simultaneous connections

My family has ten persons. Each of us owns one or two devices that try to connect to the Internet. We regularly have problems where the router drops the connection to ISP. I begin to suspect that ...
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Share internet connection to ethernet and hosted network

I have used my iPhone as the source of internet using USB connected to my laptop (Local Area Connection). How do I share the connection to: a computer connected via Ethernet a hosted network ...
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Connect Ethernet and WiFi networks together in the same computer

I have a wifi home network, And a laptop "D", that doesn't have wifi connectivity. I can plug it in to "W", one of wifi enabled computers via an Ethernet cable and now it's possible to get Internet ...
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Repurpose a cable modem/router as merely a router

Please bear with me - I'm unclear about much of the terminology used in home networking. The scenario: I would like to set up a wireless network. I live in a shared house where internet service is ...
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how to enable 'Properties' button of TCP/IPv4 in Network connections in Windows 7

In the Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections, I have a Wireless Network Connection. When I right-click on it, a properties dialog opens. Now, I need to change the IP address for ...
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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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Unable to Find WiFi Interface on Arch Linux

I am running Arch on VMWare and I am unable to find a WiFi interface. When I run ip link I get: When I try to ping www.google.com it says that it is an unknown host but when I ping 0.0.0.0 I get a ...
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RTL8188CE doesn't connect to any wifi access points

I'm using network manager to connect. Also, tryed iwconfig. Results are same. I even try to connect to open access point — results are same. More information: Drakmail@thinkpad-x220:~$ lspci | grep ...
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Home network with two routers and just one Wifi

I know it is a pretty lame question, but I am not a pro in networking, so I will still ask it. And I will try to explain details where possible. I want to create the following setup: Phone line is ...
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trouble getting MacBook Pro Migration Assistant to always work

Am trying to migrate from 1st MacBook Pro to a 2nd and 3rd. But both computers just say "Looking..." Macs are connected through single Ethernet cable. After trying again and again, finally migrated ...
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DD-WRT and 2 virtual interfaces with each dedicated to N or G

Can virtual interfaces be setup with DD-WRT to be dedicated to a specific protocol? I have a Wireless G printer and I've noticed that when my router is set to "compatibility mode" my throughput tanks. ...
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Do cabled connections and Wi-Fi “use” the same bandwidth?

My brother likes to play games online on his Xbox. However, because he is far away from the router, he uses our Wi-Fi instead of an Ethernet cable. I, being closer to the router, use an Ethernet cable ...
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How to connect 2 Routers to share files but not internet?

I've looked everywhere for how to do this but I can't really find a full answer. My neighbor and I share a lot of files between each other, Videos, Music, game saves, etc. What I'd like to do is be ...
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Several Drivers unavailable after dual boot with Windows 7/Ubuntu 14.04

I just dual booted my system 76 laptop with Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 14.04. After a successful installation though, Windows 7 is not detecting several drivers including my WiFi and Ethernet. Can ...
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HP Photosmart C310a wireless will not print photo files! Docx ok. Win7 OS

After moving and getting a new ISP, my wireless HP Photosmart C310a will not print photo files. Does not even put them into the print queue. Prints docx, txt, pdf, etc., just fine. What's up with ...
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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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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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Using iw to add a virtual wireless interface, getting the error “No such device (-19)”

I am trying to add a virtual wireless interface to my debian squeeze system using iw. The output of iw list is shown below: root@alix:~# iw list Wiphy phy0 I am using the command: iw dev phy0 ...
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Constant Limited Access

I recently switched ISP's and while I am very happy with the performance I'm getting, I am constantly getting limited access on my connection. I am fairly close to the modem/router and the ...
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Changing MTU on Windows 8

have tried several times to change the mtu on my windows 8 hp laptop, have used the method shown here- ...
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Enable wifi antenna in boot-repair environment

L.S., I'm trying to fix things with Boot-repair(bootable disk) but it needs internet to work properly. The thing is, my wifi antenna auto-enables when i boot windows and linux, but this is not the ...
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How can I Get Zorin 8.1 lite to recognize my wireless canon pixma MP495 printer on the network?

I have zorin 8.1 lite as a dual-boot on an XP machine. Works great.. 'except' I can't get it to talk to my Canon Pixma MP495 wireless printer. The Ethernet comes in via a cable modem to a '4 Cat-5 ...
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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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Disable Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Permanantly

Is there a simple and permanent way to disable the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter permanently. I believe this device may be the source of some wifi problems my users have been having.
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How to link processing power of old computers together?

Hey all, I'm sitting on 8 old computers of varied sorts that are more or less useless at this point for any other purpose really. Is there a way I could link their hardware or processing power or ...
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Optimal Wi-Fi channels in 2.4 GHz

Everybody is talking about 1, 6 and 11 being the best channels. But nobody is differentiating between 802.11b, g or n. I found this illustration, which shows the channels that don't overlap for the ...
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No internet connection when connected via wi-fi, but fine via ethernet (DD-WRT)

I just bought a new router and installed DD-WRT on it. When I connect to the router via wi-fi, I cannot get an outside internet connection (and in fact, can not connect to the router admin interface ...
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Wifi sharing over eth0

There are a lot of tutorials how to share network connection with your usb wifi adapter and I tried lots of them but it is still not working. Can you please help me with my problem. Here is my network ...
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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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Using a Netgear WGR614v9 to extend wireless signal from Netgear DG934GT

I'm wondering if someone could please provide me the steps for extending/repeating my wirless signal so that I can have greater wireless range throughout my house. I have 2 wirless Netgear routers, a ...
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Diagnose intermittent drop in wifi

I have my computer and game console connected to a router which is acting as a repeater for the wireless signal from our cable modem. The signal is almost always fine, but I will occasionally be ...
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Preferred network available, but still prompted

Very frequently, when I wake my Macbook up, I'll be prompted to select a network, as "none of my preferred networks is available". Yet, my home network, very much a preferred network (I can see it in ...
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Windows 7 - Cannot connect to university WPA2/PEAP wireless network

It's not specifically me, but rather my friend who cannot connect to our university's wireless. It's specifically something with that computer, because my computer, which is also Windows 7, connects ...