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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Windows7 tethering and WIFI

If my Windows7 machine has a WIFI connection and is tethered through my iPhone, will it use both connections to the internet?
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Chromecast Stream from Android Phone to Laptop via Ad Hoc Network

I want to mirror the screen of my Android phone (HTC Sensation) on my laptop wirelessly. Google Chromecast looks like a good solution to this - how would I set up an ad-hoc network so that I can view ...
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conflict with wifi and wired connection in same netwrok

I have a broadband connection. I am using a wired connection for PC's and WiFi for other systems. My problem is that I repeatedly get connection failures after each other consistently. If I switch off ...
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debian, iwlwifi : rfkill seems to halt wifi connection periodically

[Context] I'am installing a Debian on my new computer : uname -a is Linux myname 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux. I'am trying to use my wifi, lspci gives 02:00.0 Network ...
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Resetting ip address gives “media disconnected” error message

I am using my windows 8 laptop and I am successfully connected to my router and can access my internet with no problem. I want to get a new ip address. I opened up the command prompt and then typed in ...
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RT5390 USB wifi card only works intermittently with Linux 3.12.9

I'm working on a wireless router and have been set a task to support some wifi cards, namely the Ralink RT5390 and RT2571. The RT2571 card works perfectly well, I can set it up as an access point, or ...
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Laptop won't connect to wireless network after trying to install Chromecast with it

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that was working perfectly fine up until tonight. I went out and bought a Chromecast so I could be a bit more productive in my coding (cast the web page with the ...
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Can the wifi connection still be poor even if I have many bars?

On my Windows computer, the wifi indicator shows 4-5 bars out of 5 most of the time - I conclude that the signal is strong. My internet is occasionally very slow - between 1/5th and 1/100th ...
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openwrt prevent device from connecting to certain open wifi?

I am working on a small project with my Tp-Link MR3040 using barrier breaker. I am using the command iw wlan0 connect any which will connect to any open WiFi network. Where I currently live, Time ...
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Can someone steal my WiFi password? [closed]

I was wondering today about ways someone could steal my password and I came up with a few questions. I think it's the best to let them be answered by SuperUsers :) My questions: Is someone emitting ...
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How can I change names of network interfaces shown in “ip addr show”

Below is my partial output of ip addr show 10: ge4: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state DOWN link/ether 02:00:00:00:00:06 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff 11: ge44: ...
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Only one wireless connection allowed Internet

I have a TP-LINK TL-WR940N router connected to a cable modem. I have two computers connected via WLAN one of which is a laptop using a 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N card and a PC using TP-LINK TL-WN722N ...
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Internet connection speed higher after midnight

In the last few weeks I've begun noticing that my internet connection speeds up noticeably after midnight. In fact, it is only past midnight that I am able to download at high speeds (700-800 KB/s ...
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Can my digicom router be repaired?

I have a DIGICOM Router that has been dead,the most probable cause i have known so far is due to lightining strike(as my neighbours too had dead routers after the same night). Is there any way i can ...
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Windows Hosted SVN Repository Access on Networked Mac

I'm having some troubles with getting this working at the moment. I have a Win7 physical PC and I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Mavericks and a Windows 8 in a Parallels VM. I have both machines ...
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Block MAC address from accessing hosted wifi on laptop

I use Seventh Gate at work to share the LAN connection over WiFi to my phone. The problem is some of my colleagues have come to know about this and request the WiFi password and I cannot deny them! So ...
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Static Route to only one computer

Hi guys is there anyway to have my router statically route to only one address and continue to dynamically route to wireless clients? Ideally what I would like is for my linux server to constantly ...
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How can I bypass my modem with NAT to open my ports to the outside?

My Internet provider gave me a Modem-Router with WiFi capabilities but it has all ports filtered for incoming traffic. What I'm trying to do is to use NAT in someway that allows me to recieve incoming ...
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forward all client traffic on one network through a router on another network on a secure port

good day all after much research, and hastle, I have had no luck in finding a solution to this issue I have in mind to create a "VPN" for Windows clients: Forward all client traffic to a router on ...
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Cannot open /dev/rfcomm1 : Host is down

I am working on raspberry PI and on Bluetooth. I am using old raspberry pi kernel as the new one has got some bugs that were not resolved with respect to the bluez daemon. At present my kernel version ...
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Design and Equipment Advice [closed]

I'm looking to change my home network. I have a cable internet provider and a wireless router. This router is in the living room. The wireless signal is poor on the back of the house. What I'm ...
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Internet Explorer - slow to open on WLAN

Having issues with IE11 opening on a newly built Windows 7 laptop. Laptop model is a Lenovo T431s. IE is working fine on LAN. When connected on WLAN it can take up to 25 seconds for Internet ...
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Macbook Air A1466 - WiFi Channel 13

We are 5 tenants in a house in the Netherlands and after trying them all we found out that channel 13 was the only one not too crowded to offer us a decent connection. Setting the router on any other ...
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OpenWRT WPA2-Enterprise & RADIUS - config is not applied

i'm currently using OpenWrt Backfire 10.03 on an Asus WL-500G Premium v1. Scenario is like that: AP should connect to a RADIUS server via wired ethernet and perform authentication requests. I'm ...
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Restart need to setup wifi access point in Win7

My coleague has set up my notebook that it can serve as wifi access point for mobile phones. I start it with following script: START cmd.exe /k "C:\Windows\System32\netsh wlan start hostednetwork" ...
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Truly terrible streaming video (Netflix/Skype) quality over fast wi-fi

I have Verizon FIOS with a 50/25 plan. Speedtest.net reports 21/28 over my 802.11n wi-fi connection. I can reliably pull over 4MB/s when downloading Ubuntu. But watching Netflix on my wi-fi enabled ...
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High jitter using AirPort Extreme 5th gen

Does anyone know of a way to reduce jitter on an 5th generation AirPort Extreme? I've been having major issues with FaceTime Audio and Skype calls because of it. If I bypass the router, the jitter ...
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Wireless or wired LAN: Which consumes less power?

I have a printer that has Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi WLAN. The printer is seldom used, so I'm interested in minimizing idle power consumption. My Wi-Fi AP is on anyway, so that's not interesting. My ...
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How can I repair my Wifi Repeater?

I installed the wrong firmware on my Wifi Repeater. Is there a way to fix this problem? I can't find any website on the user manual, so I'm not sure what the model of the wifi repeater is.
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Authenticating to Open Wifi with Linux CLI dies with (reason=3)

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and tried the following... I have a Netgear WNA-1100 USB stick plugged in and used /etc/init.d/network-manager stop to disable NetworkManager, since it interferes with ...
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How to connect to network without using network connection icon?

Sometimes when I want to connect to network, the icon for connecting in windows hangs and doesn't work.I must restart for activating the icon: I go to control panel/network and sharing , but yet ...
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analyizing why wifi / internet connection is slow

We've got around 10mb download internet which we connect to over wifi, we have about 8 machines / devices connected at any one time. The internet speed ranges from ok to bad depending when you use it. ...
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Streaming media content from my PC to my Sony Bravia KDL-48w600b

I'm currently streaming video through hdmi but I'd like to set up a home server to host all my media files so that I can access them on all my devices. My TV is the only thing I don't know how to see ...
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How to disable the Windows 7 login screen ONLY when connected to a specific WiFi?

I'd like to disable the login screen at startup or when coming back from hibernation but only when connected to a home wireless network (or ideally to a custom set of SSIDs) Any ideas? Win 7 Pro ...
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tablet + wired network + recharging

Can any tablet simultaneously recharge and use a non-wireless network? The goal is like an always-on kiosk-like touchscreen, in a location that forbids wifi. Ethernet (not Internet) would be e.g. ...
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How can one Wi-Fi laptop spoil the network for everyone else?

Lately, our internet connection output can vary from a whopping 12-13 Mbps flow, but other times it becomes utterly impossible to connect. And I've noticed that the latter case happens when my brother ...
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How do I get my devices to recognize the correct router and IP subnet?

The Basics Our home has a DSL line coming in to a modem on the second floor. A line then goes down to a switch/hub and through to our downstairs living room where a wireless router is set up. Up ...
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devices won't connect to bridge router

I've set up a bridge router with Tomato (by Shibby) firmware following this instruction here. Basically I set my bridge router to a different IP but the same SSID and pwd as the host router (from ...
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Mac OSX Constantly Forced to Re-authenticate its Wifi Connection

I'm staying at a hotel where a couple of friend's computers - at least 2 of them - are experiencing problems with connecting to the Internet through our hotel's wifi connection. The hotel's wifi is ...
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RealTek RTL8723AE Wireless Lan 802.11n PCI-E NIC

I have a Toshiba C850 with the above wireless card.Continually on boot up it will not connect automatically and I have to trouble shoot to resolve problem. When scan is completed it advises that the ...
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Need Mobile Broadband with Port Forwarding [closed]

Need Mobile Broadband with Port Forwarding. Currently living in a place with no broadband connection, so I'm using mobile. I have a server running low traffic demonstrations. Would like a very ...
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Dropped network connections

I've got a weird problem with my laptop that started a few days ago, it seems to be intermittent but seems to happen more in locations in the house which have low signal strength. First I lose all ...
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linux-igd get wan interface name

I am trying to setup linux-igd, which asks for two interface names - external and internal Now how do I supposed to get the name of the WAN interface? my ifconfig wifi connection wlan8 is setup for ...
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Combine two dsl lines with different routers

I wonder if someone could offer some advice. I've been looking around the Internet for a while, but have not been able to find the right info. I'm moving into a house with an existing dsl line. I am ...
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How does wlan interface receive 802.11 management frames?

From what I have read, hostapd (its used for creating a wifi access-point) creates a mon0.wlan0 interface to send and receive wifi management frames ...
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bridge LAN and Wi-Fi networks

I have two independent networks one is LAN network over Mikrotik router and another is wifi network over belkin router. Both are having independent internet connection. I want to make bridge between ...
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One laptop fails to connect to wifi in one location

I have a Thinkpad T430 which has trouble connecting to the wifi in one room of my house. What's odd is that every other device I have, including my old laptop, connect just fine to the network from ...
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sharing via wifi an internet connection obtained via bluetooth

I have a working internet connection on my w8.1 laptop, this connection is done via a bluetooth network connection to my iPhone, in tethering. I'd like to share this connection via wifi to my other ...
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Asus N56JR keeps dropping the Wireless from time to time on Windows 8.1

I have an Asus N56JR which is a nice device except for the Wireless. Since the beginning it loses the connection to my router from time to time. Since I have another mobile device with Wireless ...
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How to use windows pcap api on windows 7?

I want to implement a 802.1X wireless client in windows 7 using PEAP/MSCHAPv2. The 802.1X protocol is a datalink layer protocol, it uses the EAPOL protocol to encapsulate the packets. However, I don't ...