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 to setup a private captive network using Wi-Fi at a tradeshow for in-booth app demos?

We all know trades shows could charge 1,000’s of dollars for basic Internet connectivity. As an app developer what option do we have if you want to show your latest world killing app? We were ...
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How Bandwidth allocation works in 802.11 Network using DCF for e.g

I'm studying how 802.11 dcf mode with CSMA/CA works but I got to a confusing point... since DCF only one user can transmit successfully to an AP (receiver) (considering ideal case when exposed ...
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POE Adapter + TP-Link Outdoor CPE blinking light

I'm trying to set up a wifi network using an outdoor CPE (TP-LINK WA5210G) connected to a POE Adapter (Ubiquiti Switching Mode Power Supply) for an NGO I'm volunteering with. The people claim that the ...
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hostapd and dnsmasq do not provide DHCPOFFERS for non Android devices

I set up a hostapd on my linux laptop and I want my embedded linux tablet to connect to this AP. Therefore I use the following config for hostapd. ##### hostapd configuration file ...
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Why can't I connect an Access Point to this Network?

A client hired me to install an Access Point to make his home network available via WiFi. The modem/router is a Motorola with the following specs (the list is based on observation as I don't have ...
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What can I do to debug random Wi-Fi disconnects? [closed]

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a desktop machine, using a WiFi dongle to connect to the local network (an 802.11n network, according to WifiInfoView). The nearest base station is about 20 feet away in the ...
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WiFi Connectivity Diagnosis

I have a MacBook Pro on Yosemite 10.10.2. Whenever I come home from work with it and try to connect to my home network, I see this image: When I unplug and plug back in my router, it works. An ...
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Cannot use computer on local network as host for anything through wlan

I have a computer hooked up to my home network via a PCI wifi adapter in my computer. I can connect to the internet successfully and my computer is visible when I check my router's configuration site ...
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Cannot access the internet via WLAN bridge

I am having some massive problems with my network setup and was hoping that you can help me. One one side, I have my cable modem + router (AVM FRITZ!Box 6360) that is working as router and wireless ...
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Automatically turn airplane-mode on/off in Windows 8.1 when the Ethernet cable is plugged in/unplugged

Is there a way to automatically turn airplane-mode on/off in Windows 8.1 when the Ethernet cable is plugged in/unplugged? According to this SU question Windows should be able to work fine with both ...
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Max wifi upload speed

I attached my Raspberry Pi via network cable to my router (Netgear WNR2000). When I upload files from my laptop (Wifi-Stick Fritz!WLAN Stick N 802.11n) onto the Raspi via FTP, I have a upload rate of ...
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DHCP not issuing out IP addresses

DHCP on my network is no longer issuing out IP addresses. Every new device must be manually configured to connect to the network. After executing show ip dhcp binding, i noticed that all the ip ...
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how to setup separate desktop session to laptop from TV

My wife and I need the laptop but we have only one. Actually I have an office laptop too which is crap but I can't let her browse on that. The laptop runs Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot. I also ...
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WiFi card not compatible with router?

I've got a new ADB EA4201N-G router that is used by the way also for cable TV. All PC are connected to this router via WiFi without problems except one - Asus EE PC Flare series. I have installed ...
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Accessing localhost over WiFi by name [duplicate]

This is my configuration: 1. Ubuntu 14.04 LAMPP server (localhost). 2. WiFi Access Point on ubuntu server. 3. Android device connected to WiFi access point. I can access localhost from android device ...
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Using two wireless adapters windows 7 one to connect to internet other as an Ad-Hoc network

I have two network card. One is built in Intel Chipset on the motherboard. The other is an ALFA AWUS036NHV. I was wondering if it is possible for me to use the Intel Chipset for normal connecting to ...
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How to connect to a specific Wi-Fi band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) or channel from wpa_cli or wpa_supplicant in Linux?

I am using the Wi-Fi chip on my board. I've successfully connected to Wi-Fi in the 2.4 GHz band. But for the 5GHz Wi-Fi band, I need to select the channel or band before connecting. What extra ...
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How to setup popup WiFI

I have set up Local LAMPP server on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. So when I type http://localhost at my browser, I can see the local web page. Now I want to set up WiFi access point on the same machine, ...
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How to delete Wi-Fi password on shutdown?

I use a wireless network on my Windows 7 and 8. The problem is that I don't want to store the password I entered so I need to know if there is any method to delete saved passwords every time I ...
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Using a smartphone as a wireless router [closed]

I wanted to know if it is possible for a smartphone with hotspot capabilities (such as some Android devices) to act as a Wi-Fi router. Basically, the setup would be something like : ...
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Unable to watch multiple video streams simultaneously

In my house we have a number of devices that can access video streaming sites (Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc.). It seems if one person is connected to one of these services already then you are lucky if ...
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Turn off Wi-Fi scanning on Windows 8

A Windows 8 tablet keeps scanning for Wi-Fi networks even though it's already connected to a preferred one. I can see some other networks appearing and disappearing in the connectivity area on the ...
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Planet.com.tw AP WAP-6100 Factory reset password or reset bottom

I have Planet AP WAP-6100 outdoor wireless CPE antenna, I forgot the password I set long time ago. I already googled and tried the HTTP/HTTPS login... Failed. Tried the Telnet login... Failed Now ...
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Raspberry Pi has weird network connectivity

Got a Raspberry Pi recently and it was fantastically easy to use while it was connected to my network via Ethernet. Now that my WiFi dongle (NETGEAR N150) has arrived it's a bit more fussy. I'm ...
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Notebook internal WIFI slow vs external WIFI fast

My internet through my internal wifi (intel wireless-n 1030) on my laptop slowed down 2-3 weeks ago. I used to download 2 MB/s. Now it is 20KB/s and barely reaches 150KB/s. Youtube buffers sometimes ...
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Continuous streaming connections are unstable on a Windows 8 tablet

I'm trying to listen to a radioshow live on a tablet and on a laptop (audio streaming, no video decoding), both are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. It looks like the wi-fi connection on my tablet ...
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lost wireless conection, no signal meter,can not find the wireless driver in network adapters

i have a new acer es1 711 model zyl windows 8.1. i tried to load windows 7 but failed. i had cleared the memory of all contents while trying to load win 7. i then decided that 8.1 was better than ...
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Same network with same SSID in multiple locations? [duplicate]

We have two sites having about 35 meters of distance in between. I have two routers, one is Asus RT-AC68U and Linksys E4200 the other. I want to use RT-AC68U as my primary router in office1 and E4200 ...
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Can't open a website via WiFi network, only through 3G network

I have been unable to open one particular website over the Wifi network in my home. Rest of the browsing and downloading is fine. The problem is only for this particular website and on all the ...
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Edimax EW-7811Un Mac 802.1x Hotspot

I'm having some trouble trying to set up a wifi hotspot with my mac. Essentially what i'm trying to do is connect my chromecast to the network but chromecast does not support the 802.1x ...
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wireless network not working, interface (wlan0) missing

I am a total linux beginner and running Linux Mint 17 Qiana on a Dell Latitude D520. Because I can't connect to any wireless notwork, I tried to configure some hardware stuff I barely understand: ...
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Why can’t I see my Macs on LAN under “Network”?

EMBARRASSING UPDATE: I rebooted my laptop and it solved the problem. D'oh! Thanks for your thoughtful answers. I’m using OS X 10.10.2 (14C109). I’m not sure when this changed, but certainly a ...
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Intermittant connection with home wifi

I have a USR 5461. A while back I tried updating the firmware to 3.93.35.0.8, and since then, I can connect to the wifi just fine with my ipod/ipad/nook/windows laptop etc, but every now and then, ...
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Laptop's wifi only works if it's connected to mobile hotspot

my laptop started acted weirdly, it's wifi only works if i connect it to my mobiles hotspot, but it doesn't connect to any other type of wifi networks, tried many different locations, many different ...
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How to a setup virtual router on windows so that one can access internet from a mobile using static ip

Some Relevant information My Os is Windows 8 I am accessing internet via a dongle I also share the internet using virtual router(so that i can access internet in my phone) My phone got into trouble ...
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Limiting low bitrates with iw on ath9k

I am trying to prevent low (legacy, B) bitrates to associate with my AP, using ath9k and iw. I think I should run: iw wlan0 set bitrates legacy-2.4 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54 ht-mcs-2.4 lgi-2.4 But is ...
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FTP Not Working with Mobile Tethering

I am not able to connect with my FTP Client (Filezilla) using mobile tethering. When I try to connect to my website, it says connection timed out. However when I use my sister’s phone for tethering, ...
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Should I change my notebook Wi-Fi card?

I saw a lot of topics about Wi-Fi, noisy, high round-trip time (RTT). I do made some troubleshootings and I conclude that maybe I need change my mini PCI Wi-Fi card. My OS is Windows 7 x64 and the ...
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Windows 7 emulate wifi pci card as usb

I have a pci wifi card which I want to share with my ubuntu guest (virtualbox) so that it can act as a wireless router. I know that virtualbox doesn't allow pci passthrough so is there some software ...
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Change subnet on TP-LINK TD-W8961ND

I don't seem to be able to change the subnet on my router (spoiler alert - I'm not terribly good with networks so I would appreciate the help!). When I change the main IP address to 192.168.10.1 and ...
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Internet speed is slower when connected to mains

I have noticed that my internet speed as tested on www.speedtest.net drops significantly when my computer is connected to mains. My average speed on mains (several runs) is 11.6 Mbit\s, on battery it ...
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Would wireless router speeds ≫ Internet connection’s speed be distinguishable to a user surfing the web over a home cable modem?

I want to buy a wireless router that is fast enough relative to my Internet connection speed that it won’t be a bottleneck. Looking at the specs for wireless routers in the market today, I am thrown ...
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How do I find the IPv4 address of a computer on my Macintosh Wi-Fi network?

Is there any way to find the IPv4 address of a certain computer on my Macintosh Wi-Fi network? I know the computer name and such, so how can I use this to pinpoint which IP is theirs?
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Windows WLAN AutoConfig Service and Wirelss Configuration Utility stopped working

I bought and HP15 laptop in November and it came loaded with Win8, which I did not want so I partitioned the drive and installed Win7 64bit, found the appropriate drivers and have been using the ...
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Windows 8.1 machine won't reliably connect to WiFi

We have recently moved to a new ISP and my Windows 8.1 ThinkPad will not reliably connect to the new network. I am not having issues with any other devices, but this laptop barely works at all. It ...
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More than 2 routers with same SSID

I would like to configure 3 or 4 routers in a way that they all have the same SSID. I saw this very helpful question + answers: How can I get the same SSID for multiple access points?, and also ...
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Mac osx VPN for internet sharing

Im looking for help in creating a VPN for my mac. I have downloaded cyber ghost and know it is possible to connect a vpn but am unsure at the configuration for the server address etc. Someone in this ...
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Router keeps resetting itself and kicks off all users

I have a Dlink-DIR-632A router that is running DD-WRT v24-sp2 and ever since I got the linksys WUSB6300 AC1200 USB 3.0 wireless adapter it has been randomly resetting and kicking off all users for ...
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Configure /etc/config/wireless file to switch to AP mode when client not connected

I'd like to be able to configure the /etc/config/wireless file such that when either of these conditions are met, the router (OpenWrt) goes into AP mode: There is no WiFi network configured by the ...
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tracert shows all hops slow, and last hop three times, how can this be explained?

Very slow network today, so ran a tracert and got the following, which I don't understand, and hope someone can explain. There are two aspects I do not understand. One of them is how can all the ...