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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DD-WRT and 2 virtual interfaces with each dedicated to N or G

Can virtual interfaces be setup with DD-WRT to be dedicated to a specific protocol? I have a Wireless G printer and I've noticed that when my router is set to "compatibility mode" my throughput tanks. ...
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iPhone doesn't complete loading iTunes library via Home Sharing

I've been trying to use iTunes / Music.app on my iPhone 4S running latest iOS 7.1.1 (11D201) and access the "Home Shared" iTunes library that my Mac Pro (10.9.3) makes available on my network. No ...
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Several Drivers unavailable after dual boot with Windows 7/Ubuntu 14.04

I just dual booted my system 76 laptop with Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 14.04. After a successful installation though, Windows 7 is not detecting several drivers including my WiFi and Ethernet. Can ...
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Connect Ethernet and WiFi networks together in the same computer

I have a wifi home network, And a laptop "D", that doesn't have wifi connectivity. I can plug it in to "W", one of wifi enabled computers via an Ethernet cable and now it's possible to get Internet ...
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Constant Limited Access

I recently switched ISP's and while I am very happy with the performance I'm getting, I am constantly getting limited access on my connection. I am fairly close to the modem/router and the modem/...
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Unable to Find WiFi Interface on Arch Linux

I am running Arch on VMWare and I am unable to find a WiFi interface. When I run ip link I get: When I try to ping www.google.com it says that it is an unknown host but when I ping 0.0.0.0 I get a ...
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Enable wifi antenna in boot-repair environment

L.S., I'm trying to fix things with Boot-repair(bootable disk) but it needs internet to work properly. The thing is, my wifi antenna auto-enables when i boot windows and linux, but this is not the ...
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Disable Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Permanantly

Is there a simple and permanent way to disable the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter permanently. I believe this device may be the source of some wifi problems my users have been having.
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Optimal Wi-Fi channels in 2.4 GHz

Everybody is talking about 1, 6 and 11 being the best channels. But nobody is differentiating between 802.11b, g or n. I found this illustration, which shows the channels that don't overlap for the ...
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Windows 7 - Cannot connect to university WPA2/PEAP wireless network

It's not specifically me, but rather my friend who cannot connect to our university's wireless. It's specifically something with that computer, because my computer, which is also Windows 7, connects ...
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Wifi sharing over eth0

There are a lot of tutorials how to share network connection with your usb wifi adapter and I tried lots of them but it is still not working. Can you please help me with my problem. Here is my network ...
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Which wifi device to use [closed]

I've a wireless router on my ground floor. And my system is in first floor and for its connection I'm using a wifi adapter, which works fine. But on first floor, the connectivity on phones and ...
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Wifi connectivity on a virtual machine while it is not working on the parent machine

I am having wifi connectivity issues on my Windows 8 laptop. I am thinking to install windows 7 as a VM using virtualbox. Will the wifi connection work in the VM (win 7) while it has connection issues ...
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WiFi disconnecting and wireless adapter disappears [closed]

I bought an HTPC based on the GA-E350N WIN 8 and using a TL-WN723N for WiFi. From day 1 I started to have problems with the computer losing WiFi connection and the yellow exclamation mark appearing ...
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How to connect 2 Routers to share files but not internet?

I've looked everywhere for how to do this but I can't really find a full answer. My neighbor and I share a lot of files between each other, Videos, Music, game saves, etc. What I'd like to do is be ...
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Internet connection is slow when in normal mode but works fine in safe mode

When I use Windows 7 in Safe Mode with Networking, my download speed is 16 MB/s. In normal mode it's about 4 MB/s. It is not a virus issue. I use Microsoft security essentials. I think I have ...
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Many wireless keyboards in one receptor for android

I'm developing an application for Android XBMC (aka Android TV PC) which is controlled by a wireless keyboard. The Android XBMC has only a USB input that receives the keyboard dongle. The problem is ...
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Linux ad hoc network wpa_supplicant frequency

One of the terms I've seen defined in the wpa_supplicant for Linux devices using an ad hoc network is "frequency=2412", and I have to admit its function is obvious, but I was wondering if anyone could ...
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Is this a viable network configuration?

I live in a very strange and old house and wireless signal is having problems getting to where I want it to be available. So I envisioned this topology and wanted to run it by who know this stuff ...
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Linux Mint Mate 16 cannot automatically connect to home Wi-fi

I have Linux Mint 16 32-bit installed with Mate desktop environment on LG-R590 notebook. The problem is although a lot of SSIDs are displayed when the network icon on the bottom right is clicked, the ...
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How can I access my ISP's server

I am using a Broadband Cable Internet connection. My ISP give me a LAN cable that I can connect to my PC's lan port or Laptop lan port. Also, My ISP's have a Local server, that I can use for Movie, ...
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How do I get my Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 WIFI Card to Work with Linux?

I’m quite new to Linux, and am not sure how to go about getting this to work. I’m not sure how to get my Toshiba Satellite E55-A5114’s WIFI Card to Work (Computer info). While in Windows 8.1, I was ...
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What is the risk of my personal computer being monitored at work?

Recently I began to bring my laptop to work for covenience because I have to move a lot. I know they can track what I do while using my desktop. But can they track my laptop as well? I am connected my ...
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Wifi disconnects constantly

My laptop Dell Inspiron constantly tends to disconnect from my home network every minute or so. After which it reconnects again, but it really bugs me. I have a windows vista, help? My ipad, on the ...
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debian 7 - atheros 10a1 ethernet card wireless doesn't work

i have bought a ideapad z710 a few days ago. I installed debian via using USB stick. During installation, setup cant find my ethernet card. After that i manually install wheezy backports. This solved ...
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How do I connect to the internet from a dd-wrt router plugged into a modem-router combination?

I've got a cable modem (A) which is also a wireless router and a dd-wrt wireless router (B). I've connected (B)'s "internet" port to one of (A)'s local ports. I can connect to (B) over the air just ...
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Is Bluetooth faster than Wi-Fi?

I notice that on my iPhone, when I use my personal hot-spot to distribute Wi-Fi, if I have Bluetooth enabled, the phone will make a Bluetooth connection to my laptop instead of a Wi-Fi connection. ...
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Mac cannot browse, ping works fine

I cannot browse websites in Chrome/Safari. Internet works, ping works, traceroute works. Even "telnet google.com 80" works!! (shows me html-code). But not in browsers. Tried Safari, Chrome - timeout....
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Configuring wireless router to give priority to particular computer [duplicate]

I have a DLINK DIR-651 and I'm wondering if it's possible to configure it so that one particular computer gets priority. In other words it gets more bandwidth. What would be the steps to take? I tried ...
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Is it possible to install a usb wireless adapter on windows 7 without admin access or third-party drivers?

My wife has a laptop for her work-from-home job and the wireless card has failed. Her work "does not support wireless" so they won't fix it and she is very unhappy being corded. I can not open the box ...
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Cant connect to eth0 after wlan0 sharing with iptables

I wanted my Ubuntu server to act as a wifi hotspot. So I set up hostapd to allow wifi connections. I then setup dnsmasq to provide the DHCP settings. I then added the following iptables rules, so ...
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Find wifi password length with cmd

I have recently been trying to learn all the command prompts network capability's. I was just wondering if any body knows a series of commands or a single command that will allow me to find my wi-fi ...
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Only Allow Connection to Certain BSSID

There are two networks with the same SSID. I want to ensure I only connect to the access point and never connect to the other one. How can I allow AND prevent connection to wireless networks based on ...
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How to find weak link in internet setup?

It seems quite a few packets get lost on their way through my wireless setup, but I can't figure out what's the problem. I suspect the packets either get lost between my two wireless routers (one is a ...
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Can the Internet sharing on proxy network be tracked?

In my office I have Mac Mini that is connected to an ethernet cable for internet. They don't allow us to use the office wifi on mobile etc. So what I am going to do now, is create hotspot out of my ...
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Who are currently connected to my DSL-Modem?

In my home there are some devices that connected to my DSL-Modem at the same time. (such as PC - Laptop - SmartPhones etc...) I would like to know who are currently connected to my DSL-Modem ? I ...
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Cannot connect to or ping network printer

I've just bought my first network printer and I'm having problems setting it up. I've walked through the setup procedure, and it's correctly connected to my home wifi, and it can connect to the ...
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What happens when I plug a router into another router?

I've recently switched ISPs, and the new one provided me with a modem (that what you call those things?) that doubles as a router. I used a router on my previous ISP for wireless networking, but I've ...
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Ubuntu cannot connect to LAN using USB Wi-Fi dongle

I'm using a Totolink 11n USB Wi-Fi adapter on my laptop to connect to my LAN (the network card interface seems to be broken). My laptop has Ubuntu installed along with Windows 7 and I'm running into ...
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How to make laptop (mac) to function as a router (with DHCP off)?

My ISP allows connecting only two devices. The MAC addresses of both my devices (MacBook Pro laptop and iPad) are registered with them. The problem is that I do not have a router, and the internet I ...
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Unable to reach access point

I followed these instructions to setup my Access Point. My Router is reachable via Wireless but non of my devices pick up any signal from the Access Point. The name simply doesn't show up. The ...
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Why is there high packet loss when transferring across wireless network?

Normal internet browsing behavior does not trigger packet loss, but when I am doing a significant, sustained wireless to wireless transfers[0], packet loss increases to 30-50%. Wired devices are ...
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Reflash DLink AC1750 Optimum Router

I recently got the new "smart router" from Optimum: DLink AC1750 It may be a good router but I cannot access any of the settings. When typing in the regular 192.168.1.1, it redirects to https://...
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Computer is slower on faster network

I have a great and fast laptop, while using my University's wireless Internet connection. Once I come home and plug in the LAN connection (which has much better download / upload speeds than the ...
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Unable to connect to IP-camera

I have a Sinocam IP-camera which was connected to a Huawei b593 4g router, until a supposed computer engineer fiddled with the cameras settings and rendered it unusable. The camera ships with a static ...
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Use router as external high powered Wi-Fi adapter

I need a powerful external Wi-Fi adapter for a couple of days. I heard that some types of router support this mode, allowing me to connect the router to my notebook and just use it as an external Wi-...
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Wired network on computer to wifi

I just got myself a wifi capable cell phone, but I dont have a wireless internet at home. I do have a wired unlimited internet connection on my computer, and I wonder whether there is any gadget that ...
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I have to reset my wireless adapter after losing connection to wireless network

When I'm connected to a wireless network from my Acer Inspiron E1-571 and lose connection to it, either due to a power outage or going out of range, I cannot reconnect to the network unless I turn off ...
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Synergy on MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection

I'm trying to set up Synergy with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.3 as a client and my Windows 7 desktop as a server. I'm having some pretty bad connection problems though when I try to use my Mac. ...
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Tethering using a Nokia N8-00

My trusty old ZTE Android wich I used as an wireless access point for my computers was stolen the day before yesterday... I have a Nokia N8-00 but it seems to be really flaky... I had to d/l an app to ...