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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Can see open network in XP , but not connect. Only happened since arriving in Australia(!?) with multiple devices

I've had a netbook for a couple of years, while travelling, and it's fantastic. Little XP Asus netbook. Never had problems. However since arriving in Australia (Melbourne) I've run into a couple of ...
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launch an automatic action once connected to a specific ssid on OS X

My college requires a local gateway authentication webpage after connecting to their wifi, so I would like to make my macbook pro to automatically run curl with the proper user and password when I ...
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Poor wifi connection - PC: 5 bars, Router: 1 bar

I'm having some problems with my Wifi setup. In a nutshell sometimes the performance is fine, sometimes it's terrible. When it's bad it seems to oscillate quickly between good transfer and very poor ...
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Acer Aspire 5750: Original Intel drivers deleted. Current wireless driver becomes disabled

I clicked "Refresh my files" on Windows 8 by mistake and it deleted all my drivers. I have an Acer Aspire 5750 but all the drivers were from Intel. I found a driver that let me connect to the ...
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Can I use multiple vpn connections to increase bandwidth

There is wifi network in our college and it only connected to local server so if we want to use internet we have to connect to a vpn server using our specific user/pass the problem is bandwidth is ...
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Windows 7 strange networking issue

I got 2 laptops with Windows 7. They are located at the same wifi network which consists of only 2 PC's. Workgroups are same, PC names are different. Both of them using Kaspersky Internet Security ...
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Can I connect a Wi-Fi router through another Wi-Fi router

How easy is it to do the below? Are there specific requirements to such a router (B)? Clients of B should be able to communicate between each other without going through A (Like it would with a ...
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Speed test wifi connection?

I'm having problems with my internet connection, and I'm pretty sure it's my ISP, but I'd like to rule out the wifi connection between my PC and router. According to InSSIDER the radio connection is ...
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How can I restart my routers DHCP to the first starting address?

I just changed my router's IP from 192.168.1.1 to 10.1.1.1. My local IP before was 192.168.1.124 and now it is 10.1.1.124. How can I make it 10.1.1.100 (100 is the starting number for my DHCP ...
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How to create an open (unencrypted) AdHoc WiFi network in Windows8?

I've read thousands of tutorials but the command: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=try key=12345678 Creates a secure network only. How can I create an open unencrypted AdHoc wireless ...
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Need a WIFI device to emulate USB storage [duplicate]

I have a TV satellite receiver that has a USB port to connect an external HDD to it. In another room, I've got an ESXi server with plenty storage in RAID and stuff. I want to have the TV receiver ...
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Computer not connecting to wireless getting 169.254.x.x address

I have a computer trying to connect wirelessly to my network. All the other computers behind this router have a 192.168.1.x address, this computer is getting a 169.254.x.x address. I know that this is ...
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Sending TCP command from external network to specific device in home network

I'm working on a mobile phone application which has to send a TCP command to from external network (like a coffee shop or it's connecting to 3G) to a specific device in home network. Let's say A ...
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Wireless Network not connecting to broadcasted network

I have a laptop with a fresh install of Windows 7. My wireless network "Skynet" is broadcasting and is using AES encryption. The laptop can pick up the wireless network but cannot connect. I set up a ...
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Lower bandwidth on Linux than on Windows behind same wireless router

UPDATE: When I connected via an Ethernet cable directly running from my Linux laptop to my wireless router, I get the correct bandwdith (~10 Mbits/s). It's only when I connect wirelessly that my ...
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Is it possible to add 2 interfaces to my wireless NIC to run as a wireless mesh node and an wireless AP

I want to create a virtual wireless access point on my board so I can run it as an AP and a node in a mesh network at the same time. Has anyone ever done something like this? Is it possible? I am ...
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Macbook dirty cache, after domain DNS change

I have two devices connected to the same WiFi connection. I have changed the DNS of one domain. When I enter to that domain from device A it works OK, but if I try to enter from device B it does not ...
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Using iw to add a virtual wireless interface, getting the error “No such device (-19)”

I am trying to add a virtual wireless interface to my debian squeeze system using iw. The output of iw list is shown below: root@alix:~# iw list Wiphy phy0 I am using the command: iw dev phy0 ...
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Internet conection timing out on one laptop only

I've just moved house and had ADSL broadband installed 3 days ago. The router is a new Netgear DGN1000SP from Virgin Media. It works fine on my android phone, work mac laptop and an old win7 vaio. My ...
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Guest wifi mode on a secondary router

I am trying to configure a router as a secondary WiFi access point, that provides internet access but prevents access to the local network. The router supports both, but I cannot get it to work. My ...
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Distribute large files in WLAN using bittorrent?

I have a wireless local area network (no internet connection) consisting of 10-20 computers connected by a single router. I want to share some gigabyte-sized files from one computer (let's call it the ...
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Windows 8 - can not right click on wireless network to change WEP key

I need to change the WEP key on my Windows8 laptop. The typical instructions are to open the list of wireless connections (Control Panel=>Network and Internet=>Connect to a Network), and right-click ...
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How can I connect 2 windows 8 machines with WiFi Direct?

I noticed I have a WiFi direct network adapter in Device Manager. Did a bit of research and it provides peer-to-peer communication between two devices using WiFi. I searched on how to treansfer files ...
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2x RT-AC66R - Confusion on both Bridge setup and AC mode

I just picked up two Asus RT-AC66R wireless routers, but I am a bit confused on the proper way to actually get them configured. I might have some things mixed because I am at work and trying to write ...
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Streaming live video over private wifi to iPhone for the hearing impaired

I am researching a project for a theatre company that would like to offer its visitors a live video of sign language, streamed to their smartphones (ex. iPhone in this case) during a show for the ...
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Slow file transfer on network between two 802.11n laptops (connected directly together via access point)

Me and my friend have both two exact the same laptops, bought from the same shop at the same day and I decided one day to go wireless because I forgot my ethernet cable to the LAN party (with a few ...
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Netgear WNR2000 as repeater for Cisco/Linksys E3000

Can I use a Netgear WNR2000 as a repeater for Cisco/Linksys E3000? My setup is: Time Warner Cable Internet > Motorola DOCSIS Wireless Modem > Linksys E3000 Router This is upstairs. Downstairs I have ...
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Win8: Wireless network connection drops intermittently

I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 64-bit running Win8, and the wireless connection drops once or twice a day for no apparent reason. I have googled for solutions and have already unchecked the box "allow ...
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A certain device is taking all the available private IP addresses on my network

How do I stop 00:07:7D devices and this specific mentioned device from connecting? EDIT: Just noticed this: ^what would this mean? The unwanted MAC is the first on this subnet?^ I am not actually ...
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Windows 7 - different types of WiFi signal strength icons

Any idea whats the difference between the 2 types of signal icons? Usually I get the style on the top, but sometimes I see the one on the bottom. Have no clue what triggers one type instead of ...
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How to use an ADSL modem/router only as a router?

I have this ADSL modem/router: pirelli drg-A221g (bit.ly/107drdY) It has one RJ-11 (ADSL Phone line) input, one output to telephone headset, and only one RJ-45 (Ethernet/lan) connection on it. It ...
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Set default internet connection to use 3G vs built-in wireless

Windows 7 laptop with an built-in wireless NIC and USB 3G device. If the wireless network connection fails I want to automatically kick over to the 3G connection. I can have both running at the same ...
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How to setup DHCP only on the wireless side of a router or AP?

We are currently running a simple network with unmanaged switches. We already have a Internet feed with router and DHCP. Im looking to add in another separate internet feed, with a 2nd router (NO ...
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My network adapters can't detect 802.11a radio wifi

I have two adapters, one has the Atheros AR9002WB-1NG and the other is a LAN USB Adapter #4. For some reason or the other they both can't detect 802.11a connections. Can someone explain this to me?
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Can not turn on wireless card using on board keyboard. How can I override the function keys using an external usb keyboard?

I have a Medion E5211 laptop, with Windows Vista Home Edition. The only way to turn on the wireless card is by pressing Fun+F1 key. There is no external switch. I checked that the keys are not ...
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How do I know whether TeamViewer is working over Wifi or over the Internet, when all computers are on wireless home network?

In the past, I used to remotely control one laptop from another one using TeamViewer over Wifi (and not the Internet). Both laptops have built in wireless network cards and the connection type used ...
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Is there a way to prioritize network speeds on networked applications?

Just as there is "high priority, normal priority etc" or "niceness" for cpu time, is there a way to do something like this for a network card/internet? For example If I am downloading a file from my ...
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Newbie: how to install driver for USB wifi on Linux Mint

I had the misfortune of buying a Sabrent usb wifi adapter. Box says it's good for Linux but no instructions inside, not instructions on disk and the person who picks up their support line cheerfully ...
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Get public IP from remote wireless access point [duplicate]

Is there a way to find out the public IP of a wireless access point in the "available networks" list without being connected to it?
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Can I turn my external USB HDD into a wireless HDD?

There's a new league of "wireless HDDs" available out there, For example: The Transcend Storejet Cloud and the Seagate Satellite My question is: is it possible to make use of a wireless USB adapter ...
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How to change from 802.11n to older 802.11g using the Windows 7 registry

I think all the wireless cards have more or less the same options. My particular wireless card is: Ralink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe. I think my connection will be more stable changing the ...
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bridging DD-WRT leads to un-routable ip addresses

I'm bridging two routers. The primary (attached to the internet) is a stock Linksys WRV200 running Firmware Version: 1.0.39. The secondary is a Linksys WRT-54g running Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 ...
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Why Wireshark is not showing high layer packets like ICMP/IP/UDP? (Only broadcast packets are shown)

I am using Wireshark for 802.11g sniffing. The AP is not using any encryption. These are my observations: The vast majority packets are beacons and the probe requests. If I filter out beacons using ...
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Wireless G vs N Network

Just wondering if anyone could tell me any tips about a router issue. I previously has a Linksys G network router and ended up having some issues with it as it was getting older. I went out and ...
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Does turning off WiFi on a Mac turn off the network card?

Since Macs do not come with a physical WiFi on/off switch, I was wondering if switching off the WiFi from inside the OS turns off the network card also. The Windows laptops come with a physical WiFi ...
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FTP from IP camera to server losing packets

I'm tryin to set up a number of IP cameras (D-link DCS-920 and DCS-930L) to send images by FTP to a server (Ubuntu server (10.04 I think)). The images are about 15KB each and currently I have 6 ...
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How can I find a wifi password saved in Windows? [duplicate]

I've just moved and the people, who've moved into my old apartment need the wifi password. It's saved somewhere in Windows 7, but I don't know, where exactly? Please help me find it.
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How does the hdd/wifi indicator lights work?

On a hardware standpoint, how does the hard drive/wifi light know when data is being transfered? Does it know when data is being read/written because of the pulses in the wire when the data is being ...
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Logged into a VPN “successfully” but IP address hasn't changed, where am I going wrong?

Since I've been using a lot of open wifi connections recently, I've decided to use a VPN. Fortunately my uni has one that I can use for free at gucsasa1.cent.gla.ac.uk (130.209.15.226). I have ...
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Wirelessly connect two wifi ADSL routers with manual settings

My two wifi ADSL routers don't have any advanced features (no "bridge mode" setting, and the WDS functionality doesn't seem to work), I'd like to connect them to each other wirelessly to extend the ...