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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Network adapters not responding on all computers

To avoid outside people from using my network, I have reserved the mac addresses of all computers of my colleagues on 4 different routers. All 4 routers are on the same network and all of them provide ...
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home lab need to access servers with tablets without internet

I need to access my servers from ptablets / laptops without internet ? I have ADSL wifi, VDSL wifi routers as well as CISCO switches and Cisco routers. I just want to access my servers or just only ...
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How to measure interference using power measurements?

We are doing a project on interference mitigation in co-working WLANs. For the task of in cooperating interference we need to model interference in an indoor environment. How can we achieve this task ...
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Surface Pro 3 or 4 - “network cable unplugged”

NOTE: Answering my own question to help community. After a Windows Update I cannot access any WiFi on my Surface Pro. In the Taskbar Network Settings it only shows Flight Mode, not the list of ...
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packet loss. how to resolve this?

how to find out the packet loss? when the router is transmitting the packets of data to destination. If the destination will not receive the ex-tact transmitted packets there will be loose of data. ...
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My PC wifi can't detect a particular hotspot device

Just few days ago, I was able to use the wireless hotspot network ICTD5 in my work place. But now, my computer is not able to detect it. It can detect other networks including my phone's hotspot but ...
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No internet when obtaining IP address automatically(static works) with HP 1910-8 switch

I can ping all VLANs from all VLANs in the switch. I can log into the router/gateway from all VLANs. I can even ping 8.8.8.8, for example, from all VLANs. I can only access the Internet from VLAN 1. I ...
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Wireless network troubleshooting

I hope I'm not going off topic here, but I have a question about how to approaching this troubleshooting. I've bought a new Linksys router recently, and it was working perfectly fine for the first ...
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System tray shows wireless icon even when ethernet wired?

So I have noticed that this has become a bit of an issue on Windows 7 laptops lately. Despite having re-ordered the interfaces to prioritize the wired connection in the network adapters advanced ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: wifi disabled after suspend, must enable manually

Ubuntu 16.04, when I set my laptop to suspend, upon resuming the wifi will be disabled. THere is no problem connecting to wifi, it is just that each time I resume I have to manually click "enable ...
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Using iw to add a virtual wireless interface, getting the error “No such device (-19)”

I need to add a virtual wireless interface to my NXP embedded linux system using iw. I have loaded Broadcom's driver and brought up wlan0. I can connect to networks with the wifi SDIO adapter just ...
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How to use both Lan and Wifi Together?(Ubuntu 14.04)

I have internet access on both lan and wifi(both are differnt network).I want to connect to both and use them simultaneously.I am able to connect to both but only lan's net is use by default.I can ...
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Intermittent Packet Loss

I apologize for my lack of knowledge when it comes to networks. Over the last few weeks, I've been experiencing off and on intermittent internet issues. I can go hours without anything then all of a ...
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Dell Inspiron with Windows 10 does not connect to WiFi but other devices will

I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop, Windows 10 and it won't connect to the Wi-Fi in my home any more. All other devices (Phones, Blu-ray, Other Laptops) connect without issue. It was connected and working ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Cannot prevent wifi sleep during screen lock

I've tried quite a few approaches to this but haven't been able to get a working solution. On my laptop I noticed that the wifi 'sleeps' under screen lock which makes it impossible to leave it doing ...
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Why can't I ping while I can see in ARP?

There are several questions asked the same way; I have been trying various solutions for 3 days with no luck; that's why I am asking from scratch. I have a wireless router and a wireless access point ...
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Samba Not able to access if wrong DNS is specified in Back to Back Connection

We have 2 systems connected to each other through a LAN cable , so the connection here is BACK TO BACK , and it is not connected to a router or any outside node , it's just connected to each other ...
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Download Booster from Samsung Galaxy S7 on Microsoft Surface(w10)

I was impressed by the download booster feature on the Galaxy S7 Edge that I have now(I'm sure this feature existed before), and I wondered if it's possible to do the same on Windows 10? I have a ...
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What is the purpose of both 802.11 re-authentication and re-association while roaming?

I mean this. Firstly I've connected to my iPhone to my D-Link router : And then I've moved to another floor and was reasonably connected to my another ZyXEL router that was closer: ...
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Lenovo Yoga 700 14ISK Ubuntu Dual Boot Wifi Issue

I bought this lenovo yoga 700 14isk laptop just under a year ago and am trying to dual boot with ubuntu. It appears as though there is a lot of problems with the wifi driver, which carries over to ...
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RTL8821AE windows 10 issue

I have just bought an Asus laptop (R510V) and the internet connection is working well but, somehow, sometimes the wifi just don't work on some applications, it gets very slow, and if I do a skype ...
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WiFi LAN speed drops to zero for 2-4 seconds every 20-60 seconds. Effectively killing the connection

My machine specs: HP Envy 15'' Laptop Windows 10 8GB Ram, Inte Core i7-4700MQ 2.40GHz, 64 bit system WiFi adapter: Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Issue My laptop's WiFi LAN download and upload speeds ...
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Remote accessing router with static IP

I've got a server running on raspberry pi that is connected to the router. The router has static IP and the routing rule: "Route [static_pi]:22 to [raspberry_lan_ip]:[server_port]". Now I'm far from ...
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NAS is very slow on OS X10.11

I am currently using a Retina MacBook Pro 13" (512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Early 2015). It's connected via Wi-Fi (5GHz) to Asus RT-AC67U (AC2400) Router in which a Seagate Expansion 2TB (4 Partitions; Main ...
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How to use network interfaces as a bridge for another PC?

I have a server (let's call it PC1) which I cannot connect to the internet "normally" for various reasons. I have another PC (PC2) with wireless a wireless connection and an available network port. I ...
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Wifi Card prevents PC from shutting down

I have got an Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I and a Z170-HD3P. When i shut down Win10 the computer automaticly restarts. I have tured of WoL, FastBoot, and much more, but it doesn't work, and i unchecked this ...
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Destination Net Unreachable - except for major sites

So for some reason my internet died a few hours ago on my laptop, and here is some information: Laptop connected via Wi-Fi Smartphone connected via same Wi-Fi and has no issues at all Router reboot ...
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Can't connect to this network Windows 10

I have an Edimax wireless dongle that I'm forced to use as my NIC because of a genius wiring job in my apartment. Until recently I've had no problems connecting to my router which is hooked up to my ...
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Network adapter settings folder empty + no internet connection

So, I am facing an issue where I cannot connect to the internet (though it connects to wifi). I tried to configure the DNS by going into network adapter settings, but this shows nothing - no adapters ...
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Wired connection taking precedence of wireless

I have wired together two Linux machines. One machine has a wireless connection to my router whilst the other machine does not. The machine without wireless access (PC1) is configured such that it has ...
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Is 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz better for use in a Wifi network in a stone house?

The MiFi device I'm setting up for use in a granite farmhouse on vacation supports 2.4GHz or 5GHz but not both at the same time. I know 2.4GHz can interfere with bluetooth but in this building, ...
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What happens if two networks have the same SSID and password?

Related to this question: What happens if 2 wifi networks (run by different people) have the same SSID? BUT in my case both WiFi have the same password. I have two cases to consider: If they are ...
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Super Slow (latency + speed) Wireless AP's, Suggestions?

Looking for some advice, we have: Router: Asus RT-N66U, 2.4ghz wireless is disabled 2 Engenius ECB350 Access Points configured on Channel 6, 20mhz HT mode, 1 on each floor (900 sq ft each) - both ...
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Gopro HDMI > Google Cardboard (DIY Video goggles)

I want to pipe the HDMI output from a GoPro into a split screen view that can be viewed from a phone to be put inside a google cardboard. For reference, I'm trying to recreate top down soccer as seen ...
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Setting up router on wireless network

I am living in an apartment connected to a wireless network. I don't know anything about the physical router. There is no ethernet wall jack. Can I purchase a new router, set it up on this connection, ...
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How do I make a batch script that toggles my internal Wi-Fi adapter?

It's been a few years since I used a computer that used Windows. I've been using Linux for a while. However, I do remember a few things about writing a batch script. (REM for comments, ECHO to print ...
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DD-WRT bandwidth divide between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band

I have just flashed DD-WRT firmware in place of my TP-Link Archer C7's stock firmware. I have turned on both bands. I can't use only the 5 GHz band because some devices don't support it. I have 100 ...
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How to tell if a WiFi adapter supports WiDi/Miracast?

I'm looking to purchase an (USB) adapter for WiDi/Miracast use. How can I (before purchase) determine if a WiFi adapter supports wireless display/Miracast?
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DHCP Offer already sent to my local IP address

I entered these commands into Terminal to release my current local IP address and allocate a new one: sudo ipconfig set en0 BOOTP sudo ipconfig set en0 DHCP This is the screenshot of DHCP packets ...
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Better way to update an USB ISO without unplug

I'm working creating a small O.S. When I make changes, I create and ISO. This ISO works propertly with qemu, but when I have to test some hardware issues, I need to boot it on another computer. So: ...
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Periodic HTTPS issue on home network

Every so often, I am unable to access any site over HTTPS on any device on my home network for a little while. Often, restarting the router fixes it (but not always!). The issue has never lasted more ...
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How to split static ip into 2 ip's to be sent to two local ip's?

I need to split static IP into 2 ports to be sent for two systems. I have two systems having local IP address 192.169.0.1 and 192.168.0.5 and my static IP is 202.63.90.24. When I ping from outside ...
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Add Static ARP Entry to Verizon AC1750 Router

As documented in this question, I need to make a static ARP entry on my router. My router is a Verizon AC1750, and I am facing some difficulty along the way. From what I can gather from the router's ...
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Android Device cannot connect to apache server via “hostednetwork”

I was created server in cmd "netsh wlan" etc. On first computer I have xampp with running apache server . When I connect other computer to my "hostednetwork", I can get the "localhost" from the ...
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Does a bigger WiFi channel bandwidth reduce range?

Out of habit, I'm always choosing the smallest channel bandwidth in my WiFi setups to optimize range rather than throughput. Now I keep reading that the channel width does not affect range. A long ...
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Windows 10 Hosted Network and Ad Hoc connection with two wireless interfaces

I have one heck of a problem that I cannot seem to overcome. I have two wireless network adapters that I am trying to use for a slightly complicated network topology. There are no routers, switches ...
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Unable to SSH over WiFi, working when connected via LAN

I am trying to SSH into my Raspberry Pi 3 via my Win10 PC both connected to my router via WiFi. What I did was that I assigned a static IP from my router's config page to both my PC and my Raspberry ...
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PPTP VPN issue with Mac OS X over ADSL

I have a MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite (even El Capitan) version 10.10.5 and I use ADSL connection to connect to my university internal network which works just fine but when I use the PPTP VPN to ...
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Wifi router and ADSL conflicts

I have adsl modem which is connected to internet. I can access internet if i connect laptop directly to adsl modem. laptop > adsl Now i plugged in my wifi router (cisco e900) to adsl modem and ...
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Does the Chromecast audio require 5GHz Wifi

When Googling for the requirements of the Chromecast Audio, I get different results. Can anyone confirm if 5 GHz Wifi is required, or that it works with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz? From https://support....