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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Sending ihex file over UDP using sockets

I am working with IPv6 and UDP sockets using python-2.7. I am particularly focusing on IPv6 Multicasting ff02::1 where every Link-Local address device (with fe80::) responds to queries from a central ...
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Guest Wireless Network via VLAN configuation issues

I am attempting to set-up a guest WiFi network on a Netgear WAC720 access point. This is only a lab set up for proof of concept. I am not 100% on the VLAN configuration, so I may be missing something. ...
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How to disable TCP Checksum for wireless device in Windows 10?

I want to disable TCP Checksums on my wireless adapter. For ethernet device, I can turn on/off TCP checksum as it can be seen down below; However, for wireless adapter, there is no such an option ...
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wireless capability is turned off Windows 7

I have a problem to connect my laptop with internet through WiFi. When I tried to connect WiFi I get this message "wireless capability is turned off windows 7". I followed these steps: Go ...
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Loud beeping noise when USB port is used with dongle

I currently have a Msi latop and i often use a wireless controller that uses a dongle. Whenever i place the dongle in a different usb port along with my mouse or in some cases randomly i lose the ...
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DHCP categorise IP leases

I would make a major upgrade in my home network environment. I have a dlink 655 router. On this router All the DHCP will be happening. Also I will have 3 additional APs. I would like somehow to ...
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What is the mechanism through which the computer name (hostname) is propagated through the local network and can be read by a network scanner?

So I have an android mobile phone which is connected to a WLAN. I used a Network scanner on my Android phone to detect other computers on the network and I was surprised to see that not only the app ...
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How does a WiFi device communicate with router?

When I enable WiFi on a computer or on my phone, does it send radio waves back to the router in case of say, uploading something or, is it that router always sending them to PC? If my PC sends back ...
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TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v3 openwrt firmware

I have uploaded a new alternative firmware for TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v3 https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr1043nd. Unfortunately, after the upgrade, the connection to the device has been ...
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Chrome apparently doubles upload rate to Google Drive - but not really

Here’s a conundrum for you. I was uploading video files to my Google Drive, and noticed that uploading via the web GUI using Chrome appeared to be twice as fast as uploading through the same ...
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Multiple Wireless AP Slow Internet

I have a hotel and 10 Tp-Link TL-WA901ND 450 Mbps AP and one router Tp-Link 300 Mbps. I have set up all APs following settings. All Aps are same SSID (DestinoPark), same password and Channel is ...
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Network packets routing

I have implemented mesh network on 5 raspberry pi. I will attach a camera to the 5th node which takes the pictures/video and transfer the captured data to the first node and then to the server.The ...
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port forwarding from android device to Desktop

I need to establish a reverse_tcp connection on my desktop with local ip 192.168.2.40 in port 4444 I dont have a router or modem. I use my android mobile to establish connection (via USB tethering) ...
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Wireless Network Shutdowns When Wired Connection is Active — Was Working

I have a Dell Latitude E5550 running Win7 64-bit that I use at work in a Dell advanced docking station. Prior to yesterday, when docked and connected to a CAT 5 cable, the LAN connection would ...
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why is my pocket wifi huawei e5330 so slow?

I have a pocket wifi huawei e5330 that can't get downloaded bandwidth results more than 1MB. I tried it so many times in ookla and in different places. (I'm in the Philippines, and yes internet here ...
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Proxim Tsunami MP-8100 BSU and SU interference

I have one MP-8100-BSU located 7 km away from the MP-8100-SU with a lign of site. Both of which have one dual polarized 23 db panel antenna. working in the 5GHz band. There is a telecom tower a few ...
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Android Phone connecting to router cause timeout of other devices

I'm having a very weird problem regarding my wireless router. I bought it a month ago (it's a TPLink, model TD-W8960N) and everything was going fine, until today, weh I got home, I connected my phone ...
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Simple ARP poisoning attack with UNIX?

I would like to know how to do a simple ARP poison attack with UNIX commands only (no ettercap or arpspoof or anything like that.) I don't care about forwarding packets to the actual router, I just ...
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How can I set device mode via networkd

How can I set mode to device (for example monitor/ap to wlan) via networkd deamon in .link file ??? Because I want to set bridge in .network of wlan device and I can't do it until I set it in ...
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Can't access openwrt access point's admin interface

I've turned my TP-Link Archer C5 into an access point with this guide, using openwrt. It works correctly, and I can now access the internet through the wlan of the access point. I've set a static ip ...
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Bright House modem seems to block T-mobile wifi router

We recently upgraded our Bright House modem to a D4. We have a T-Mobile cell tower router. It was dropping the wifi so Bright House turned on their wifi on the modem. Now the Bright House wifi is rock ...
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Unable to connect to WiFi via NetworkManager sometimes(!)

I have an issue which occurs only in Arch + Xfce + NetworkManager. It doesn't occur in Arch + Gnome + NetworkManager or in Ubuntu or Arch + Xfce + wicd on my machine if I'm not missing something. ...
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Would SysAdmin/Network Admins know what sites I'm connecting to through my VPN?

I'm currently Connected to our Company Internet through WiFi using HTTP proxy. I was going over some wiki site. Probably its about gaming information. This Page opened. Access Denied ...
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How protect wifi password hacking?

I want to get such a process that someone who is not authorized or registered person cannot access the wifi though he collects the password any corrupted way.I want to say that only some authorized ...
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Dell Laptop WiFi Stops working after an hour

Hi I have a Dell inspiron 15 5000 series. Ever since the beginning, it has a strange issue of: I'll be using it for about 1 hour to 2 hours, the Internet all the sudden will become very slow (the wifi ...
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Is having two wireless adapters with one disabled okay?

I just got a new external wireless adapter for my desktop, and i currently have an internal one. Is it okay if i just disable the old one through the device manager then install the new one, or would ...
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Tenda N301 unresponsive as a Universal Repeater

I have two routers: 1 Tenda TE-D303: Primary Router; Access to internet using WAN 2 Tenda N301: Secondary Router; To be used as a Range Extender Problem is that as soon as I set N301 as a Universal ...
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How can all the routers remember my leased IP? Shouldn't it change if I connect to a different router?

If i have understood this correctly. The DHCP server will lease you an IP address, when you first connect to let's say a school network. If I move from the 8th floor to the 2nd floor, then I'll most ...
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iwconfig no wireless extentions

I'm trying to learn about security and me and my father in law wanted to try our wifi's. I'm running kali linux on VM Virtualbox based on windows 10. I have a Lenovo laptop with built in wifi (I am ...
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Multi-function printer losing wireless connectivity

My Richo MP C2550 multi-function printer is losing wireless connectivity. It is hooked up wirelessly to my home router for printing from two Mac computers at home. About half the time we can't ...
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Is a WiFi dongle compatible with any country?

I am planning to buy the Alfa AWUS036H Wi-Fi USB Adapter which is only sold in the united state . I live in Australia and I was wondering would this wifi adapter be compatible in Australia? Is there ...
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WRT54g v3, after loading OpenWRT to it, no Wi-Fi

I have a WRT54G and I loaded OpenWRT 10.03 to it according to this article. There was no Wi-Fi after loading it, so I connected via Ethernet and can log in to the LuCi interface. There's an option ...
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iptables: plugging a VPN leak

I have a small personal VPN based on OpenVPN in bridge mode. The main purpose is to allow communication between machines, but as an added bonus, I can let mobile devices tunnel their traffic through ...
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Is it possible to allow clients of the same VLAN to see each other even if they connect to different SSIDs with the same name?

My home wireless access point is a Buffalo AirStation Pro (WAPS-APG600H), which is a "Concurrent Dual Band Wireless Access Point". It has two bands, labelled 11g and 11a, with an ability to set up ...
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Will Resetting my Router, Bring back its original firmware

I have a Cisco Router with the Type Linksys E4200 I currently have DD-WRT Firmware installed on it, instead of the original firmware that came with the router. If I do a reset to the router (via ...
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Can I increase the gain of a wifi dongle by attaching an external Yagi Antenna?

I am planning to buy a USB Wireless-N TP-Link TL-WN722N 150Mbps Network Adapter which has an 4dBi detachable antenna .Would I able to increase the gain of the wifi dongle by buying an extra YAGI ...
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Can connect to Port-Forwarded IP on my WiFi, but not any other network

I port-forwarded my external IP to my IPv4, and it works perfectly on my WiFi network, but if I change the active network on my device, I can't access it. I am for sure that both IPs are correct and ...
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Public IP address range

To setup SSH, Amazon asks us to Enter your network's public IP address range What is my public IP address range, and where can I find it? Is this a range that is provided by my ISP? Are there ...
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USB WiFi adapter keeps dropping connection?

I have a headless Fedora Linux box that I'm trying to get an Alfa AWUS036H USB wireless adapter to work with. I'm trying to connect to my own wireless network (an Actiontec router supplied by my ISP). ...
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Computer connected to network switch not detected

I just got a TP-Link network switch and connected it to my cable modem. One output of the switch goes to my router and the other to and old laptop of mine. However the old laptop does not show on the ...
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Too many Deauthenticated Reason 2 messages - Debian Jessie - WiFi

I have a embedded device running Debian Jessie Kernel 3.14.60 and have 2 WiFi chips on it: wlan0 - Intel 5100 with iwlwifi-5000 driver wlan1 - RealTek 8812au When both the WiFi's are connected to an ...
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Lightroom causes system wide connectivity issue

Problem When starting LR all network activity on my WiFi connection stops (as observed in the "Performance" tab of the Task manager) and I can no longer access anything from the web (websites through ...
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Route eth package to backup network then back into the original one

I have multiple Raspberry Pis that all have wifi connectivity and ethernet. All the Pis are connected to a network via wifi, and on ethernet to each other. What I need is this: If a Raspberry has ...
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Ubuntu Laptop as Access Point in order to connect to it

I know how to set up an AP on an Ubuntu (asdescribed here or here). The common setup would be s.th. like: I use one Laptop A as an AP to grant other devices access to the Internet. However, my ...
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How do I use TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a wireless extender for TD-W8950N?

I have: TD-W8950N TL-WR740N So I would like to use my TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a wireless repeater/extender (no cables). I want to connect couple of printers (with cables) to the TL-WR740N so that ...
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Reaver time out

Whenever I have tried to crack a WPA2 network, Kali freezes after 2 to 3 hours. This happened once to me before when I was trying to crack WEP networks after typing airodump-ng mon0 --write ...
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Bootable Usb Thumb Drive

I have a 'gotcha' type question. I want to make a Kali Linux bootable usb thumb drive on Mac. What would happen if I take it out after I boot into Kali? The reason I ask is because my wifi adapter I ...
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Create a bridged network in OSX between Wireless and Thunderbold ethernet

At work we get Macintosh computers which are running the newest version of OSX. We have thunderbolt displays which give Ethernet and when we are on the go we connect to wireless. I, not being a fan ...
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I have unknown devices attached to my wireless router

I have two unknown devices attached to my wireless router. They are showing as: IPv4 devices 192.168.0.11 UNKNOWN 80:ea:23:2b:a9:b2 6 192.168.0.2 UNKNOWN bc:30:7d:ca:d9:e1 Ipv6 devices ...
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Can I connect Wi-Fi 1 km away using 802.11ac? [closed]

I would like to make a wireless network link at a distance of 1 km. Can I connect two devices at that distance if both support 802.11ac? Edt:Is it possible to connect if distance is 500 meters?