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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802.11N in TP-LINK TL-WN722N

I'm using usb dongle TL-WN722N as Acess Point on my Raspberry Pi B 2. It works as AP but I can't get 802.11N speeds to work. My max Bit Rates is 65 Mb/s. Is this correct? sudo iw list: Wiphy phy0 ...
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Scan Wirelessly

How can I Scan from a Brother MFC-J625DW wirelessly to Mac !0.10.5 OS X Yosemite. I can print with no problem and have trialed Vue Scan which worked effortlessly but I cannot use OS X Yosemite yet all ...
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Win10 New Error Message: Wi-Fi Access Point and Wi-Fi Access Point are on different Wi-Fi channels

I did a Google search but it didn't return any related result. When I choose a SSID to connect, it shows the below error message, but I am still able to get online, what does it mean actually?
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Accessing NAS drive via bridging router

I have a NAS connected to my Asus RT-N66U. I can connect to the NAS drive via the ASUS router on 192.168.1.67 However the wifi signal in my bedroom is not strong enough so I have a second Zyxel ...
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Multiple routers - intermitantly can access internet, but not other networked devices

Help - I have what is probably a very simple problem, but its stumped me, and is really winding up the family! Any solutions, or things I could check are much appreciated. My setup I have basic home ...
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DNS stops resolving after few minutes. On WiFi only

I have Windows 10 x64 Enterprise. This happens only on WiFi network. Doesn't matter if I'm using build in or USB adapter. I tried using Google DNS, Open DNS and default DNS. Doesn't matter which one ...
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Share LAN Internet FROM Windows 10 INTO Lollipop by USB or Bluetooth connection

I have a Desktop Windows 10 PC with LAN and WAN connections (WAN: Wide Area Network, Internet). but no WiFi in it, but it has an USB Bluetooth 2.1 adapter plugged in. I have also an Android Galaxy S4 ...
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Trying to block Agar.io android app connection on wifi

I want to block access to Agar.io completely from android devices in the house, my internet is through virgin media with a SuperHub, I've played with port blocking(ports 443 and 1501-1551) and domain ...
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Google Services doesn't work with google DNS

I use DSL at work and home, from the same ISP. I have the same router with exactly the same model at both locations. I Have configured the two routers with the very same configuration except the ...
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How can I determine if a wifi dongle supports AP mode before purchase?

I would like to use my laptop as a wifi hotspot, but the wifi hardware does not support AP mode, which is required. So, I need to purchase a dongle. How can I determine whether or not a dongle ...
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Ubuntu ping/search not working

I'm new to Ubuntu Server 14.04, and I'm trying to ping Google to see if I can reach the outside world. I have searched, but I can't figure out the problem. I'm connecting via my wireless router, not a ...
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Installing DD-WRT on Dlink dir-600m

I have a DLink DIR-600m this one. I wanted to install DD-WRT on that, for extended functionality usage monitoring. I looked up in this and saw DIR-600 with revisions A1 B1/B2 supported. I want to ...
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What in WiFi configuration can prevent mobile device from connecting to wireless network?

I'm trying to discover, why one of me Windows Phone based phones is not able to connect1 to my home WiFi network. I tested the phone itself and it turned out, that it connects without any problems to ...
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How can I debug WiFi connection problems, when a device temporarily refuses to connect?

When a windows or android device intermittently cannot connect to a wireless network, despite showing it as available; or when the device claims to be connected to the network but cannot ping the ...
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Single TCP retransmission causes 15 seconds delay on wireless

I am having a strange problem which causes long delays in http requests (POST in this case) to my own web server. This occurs only if - a linux or Mac client is used (Windows is fine), and - the ...
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Is it possible to bond two wireless networks to increase the data transfer rate?

Is it possible to use two WiFi connections using the in-built wireless adapter and a WiFi dongle, connected to two different networks to be bridged and used in order get a higher download speed? Any ...
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Wi-fi AP disappears after connecting to mobile hotspot

My Windows laptop is connected to my home wi-fi AP. The wi-fi router has both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and I can see both stations, plus a list of those in the neighborhood when I click the network icon ...
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Bridging two wireless adapters in Windows, receiving signal in one and sharing the internet (starting hotspot) through the other one

I have Windows 10 Home edition, that came built in with my Acer E5-573G-56RG. The problem is that I cannot start hotspot through the netsh command. The Home edition users aren't allowed to do that. (I ...
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DNS stops working after few minutes on WiFi

I have rather strange problem. My Windows stops resolving DNS names after few minutes of connection (Wi-Fi). I need to restart my connection to fix it. It happens randomly. After few minutes of ...
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How do I route the traffic on a SSID on my AP to a VLAN on my firewall?

I have one firewall(pfsense) one AP(tomato) and 2 SSID, Home users and guest users. I want to set up a captive portal for guest users but I'm not sure how. How do I make it so that the guest SSID ...
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HP ENVY X360 wireless/airplane mode button does not light up

I upgraded my HP ENVY x360 notebook from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The wireless button is working correctly, but it does not light up amber/orange while turning off wifi. I have updated, reinstalled ...
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how to extend router range with a secondary router

How can I connect a secondary router(ROUTER B) to primary router(ROUTER A) via wifi so that clients from ROUTER B can connect to clients from ROUTER A and vice-versa? here's an image of what I want(I ...
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windows 7 schedule wifi or script wifi enabled/disabled

I would like to be able to enable and disable my wireless connection automatically either through some sort of scheduled task or some simple script that I could cobble together. I'm on windows 7 and I'...
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Using OpenWRT to share Eduroam (802.1x) Wlan internet over the LAN plug

) Have here rather conceptual questions regards a hypothetical wisle idea: Take the eduroam Wlan Network (a 802.1x authentication one) and connect with a router (guess i have to flash openWRT) to it. ...
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wpa_passphrase with hex-encoded SSID

How can I generate a hex password based on a hex SSID? Explanation I use the following command to generate a hex value from a unicode string: $ echo -n "→ MyUnicodeSSID ←" | tr -d "\n" | od -A n -t ...
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Microsoft Virtual WiFi Adapter Missing from Device Manager/Network Connections

I have Windows 8.1 with Realtek RTL8187SE and I wanted to start a WiFi access point from my laptop but I checked on the Device Manager and "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Adapter" was missing. I clicked "Show ...
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not getting fast 802.11ac WiFi speeds

I'm using a Linksys WRT AC1900 router and an Intel 7260 client adapter on my desktop. I've never seen speeds > 10MiB/s at my previous apartment, probably because the router was 30 feet away and the ...
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How to provide a DNS entry with hostednetwork?

I want to provide an AP for a mobile device via my Windows 8 Wi-Fi NIC netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=hello key=hellohello netsh wlan start hostednetwork does the trick but the mobile ...
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Grant access to one webpage and restrict all other using captive portal?

I will explain my problem as best as I can. I have a router. People can connect to my router and when the connection is established, I want them to see a webpage where they can control another device....
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Create an ad hoc network on windows 10 - purely through bluetooth

So, I'm trying to get this app which communicates with a video game over your local wifi to work. I play the game on a PC which only has a LAN connection to a restrictive university network. The ...
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Debian system hangs when changing Wi-Fi network connections

I have a laptop running Debian Stretch, and it's been installed for about a year. Since recently, the graphical environment (GNOME) completely hangs when changing network connections (switching access ...
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Window 10 wifi issue media disconnected

I have a Dell Laptop Vostro 3555 with a Dell wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n network adapter made by Broadcom. The Device status: this device is working properly. This was a window 7 moved to a window 10. ...
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Can't connect after changing my wireless card mac address

I've tried to change my wireless card's mac address but it's not working. I did it using TMACv6 (Technitium), MacMakeUp and the registry by following this tutorial but I always have the same issue(s) :...
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NetCut Defender slow Internet speed

Recently I installed netcut defender, ever since then my wifi speed drops to 20-30 Kb/s when netcut is closed but again shoots up to 150 Kb/s(max) as soon as it is enabled. Uninstalling netcut ...
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Fast DNS lookup, fast ping, slow HTTP over Wi-Fi but fine over wired Ethernet

nslookup is fast (including for addresses I’ve not looked up before) and ping is fast (~10ms) to a range of addresses. curl google.com can take two minutes to return anything, but once established ...
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Internet solid in windows, but inconsistent in Ubuntu?

I have a duel-booted PC that can either boot into windows 8.1 or Ubuntu 14.04. My internet is very responsive and solid in Windows, but incredibly patchy, intermittent and annoying in Ubuntu. ...
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Unable to connect to a device on LAN when the router is disconnected from the internet

I have flask server running on my laptop. I can reach it from the same laptop using the static IP address 192.168.1.x at all times but I cannot reach it from my phone (connected to the same router) if ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade causing Error Connection Time Out

I can't seem to find an answer to this problem I'm having. Hardware, Alienware 13 Laptop purchased in the last year. Upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1. Issue, most sites but not all, I get ...
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WiFi information keeps getting deleted

I need to sign in to my university's WiFi using my dedicated account details that I got from my uni. However, my battery life is very bad for my laptop, so I only switch on my WiFi when I need it. ...
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Wifi router and bridge

This is my first post in any blog. I got stuck with a little challenge regarding wireless routers capabilities. Is there a way to have a wifi router that connects all my devices (wirelessly) into my ...
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OpenWRT cannot see wifi settings in luci

I have upgraded to OpenWrt (just upgraded to Chaos Calmer 15.0 on a tp-link 1043nd ) but I cannot find the wifi settings in Luci (LuCI (git-15.248.30277-3836b45) ). The wireless works fine, several ...
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Bad connection at friends home, good connection at my home

I bought a new laptop a few months ago and I have problems with staying connected to wifi. When at home I don't have any problems but when I am at a friend it keeps disconnecting when playing an ...
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Windows 10: set default network location to Public

Windows 10 prompts you to enable/disable LAN sharing every time you connect to a new wifi network. Is there a way to make it stop asking and defaults to "disable" or "public network"?
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Lag when devices are connected via wi-fi

I'm not sure it's the right site for this question, but here is the problem. I've a console linked with a cable to a router. My internet connection is far from the best but when there aren't other ...
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Does local VNC over a cellular tether consume data?

My girlfriend and I do a good bit of VNC screen sharing on our Macs while working. We like to go work in coffee shops, but sometimes we don't have the best of internet connections. We currently have a ...
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Accessing local network while using a wireless router

I primarily use an Ethernet cable attached to a wireless router to connect to the internet. My router (a Netgear N600) connects to my ISP over PPPoE and is assigned a single public IP address. Where ...
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Network Setup + Hotspot with redirect to webpage

What I have I have (ROUTER 2)TP-LINK WR841ND with DD wrt latest version with sputnik hotspot enabled (Access Point) 2.4GHz 300Mbps 9dBi Outdoor CPE CPE210 My friend with internet also have a (...
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Trying to set up 2nd router on home network running TorGuard VPN

I'm trying to set up a second router on my home network to use a VPN (TorGuard) to provide a network connection that is apparently in another country. My main router, connected to my ISP, is ...
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Why are all my wireless connections—Mac or PC—regularly severely degraded for a couple of seconds?

I just bought a new router, and it was pretty expensive (ASUS RT-AC66U). I soon realized that wireless connections to it, over both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, were pretty bad. The results are similar from Mac ...
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Using a proxy for traffic coming through Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter

I'm trying to use Charles to inspect web requests from any devices I've connect to my laptop's wifi hotspot. However, none of the outgoing web traffic is captured (unless I originate the request from ...