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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How to setup OSX as a wifi router from the command line

I need to setup my mac as wifi-router. I want it to appear indistinguishable from a stand alone wifi-router. I don't want internet access. Things I've tried. Turning on Internet Sharing Doesn't ...
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Changing IP address on a “shared” Wi-Fi router

I don't really know how to word this properly since I don't know the name, so, sorry for the odd question. In my situation, I lived on an apartment and they provide internet service on a monthly fee ...
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Windows 7 VERY slow internet connection outside of safe mode?

I have a very annoying problem with Windows 7 and its network connection. In safe mode, i get a speed test of around 12 mbps. However, in normal mode, I get a speed of 0.06 mbps. Naturally this is ...
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How can I change the MAC address of hosted network?

I am on a MAC-filterd network. I have a pc and a laptop. I started a hosted network on my laptop. The Laptop has Windows 8. I set up a hosted network on this laptop to connect a smartphone. So the ...
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Replace WiFi router transparently for clients?

How to replace WiFi router or AP so that clients won't need to be reconfigure? Is it enough to set same SSID (textual) and passwords? Or may be there are some invisible keys generated?
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DD Wrt Wifi bridge connection breaking

I have a DD Wrt connected to a DD Wrt router as a Router - Client bridge setup. It works fine for sometime, but occasionally, it appears to stop communicating to the router, or internet.. not sure. ...
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How can i share window 7 wireless connection

I have wireless network card via USB for use in window 7 Now i have another LAN card and from that LAN card i want to connect to cisco router I have done following queseries Which adapter i have ...
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Devices dropping off wifi

I have a TP Link TD W8951ND Router. Hard-wired to 1 PC and connected to my 16mbps internet connection. Then I have on a regular basis 8 devices connected via WiFi ( 2 x iPhones, 1 x iPad, PS4, LG TV, ...
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Wireless router placement - high or low

I want to improve the connection to my wireless router and started experimenting with the placement of the router in the room. I am perfectly aware of the fact that lots of things can interfere with ...
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Why does TP-LINK router speed slows down

I have a TP-LINK WR841N router and a 100 MB connection. For about 1-2 weeks my speed has dropped to 50-60 MB when I'm connected Wi-Fi or through a cable to the router. If I plug the ISP cable ...
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Using computer as router to monitor network

For about two weeks now, a friends family has trouble with their internet connection. They're telling about situations where the connection completely drops for hours (although they still seem to be ...
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What can be the reason I can't connect to VPN from different network?

I try to connect to a VPN. Before I moved I had no problem establishing the connection but with a new router the old settings don't work anymore. My guess is that I need to forward a couple of ports ...
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2 computers 1 wifi connection 1 ethernet connection bridge?

My computer setup is very strange not being able to ethernet directly to my network. I have 2 terminals(desktop computers) both running linux(ubuntu 12.04.04 server). I have attempted to use brctl ...
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Using a laptop as a wifi adapter for desktop with linux

I have a laptop running Linux Mint 13 with a working wifi card and a desktop with no wifi card running Arch Linux. I temporarily have no access to a Ethernet connection, so I'd like to use my laptop ...
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How to connect (via DD-WRT) to a device known by its MAC address?

This question might seem odd at first, because the answer may look trivial: "Either assign a static IP address to it or just DHCP it." Well... this challenge turns out to be not so simple: The ...
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windows XP. Laptop sees router, however cannot connect to the internet

This laptop had been working fine up till a couple of days ago. Now, it wont actually connect to the internet although the wireless network connection shows it to be connected with a strong signal. I ...
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Connect to internet with wifi, while wired to a different LAN through ethernet

So I have a small router I'm connected to through an ethernet cable, and I'm having multiple devices connecting to that router through wifi, so they can view my computer screen. Screen sharing on ...
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Can a wifi antenna be overpowered, as in too high mw?

I have a Superpass 50dbm 1000mw long range wifi antenna. The circuit board inside the antenna was damaged when the it fell down one day. I assume the circuit board is rated at 1000mw. However if I ...
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How can I remove someone else's computer from my wireless network? [closed]

I want to remove someone else's computer from my wireless network. How do I access my router to see if I can block their MAC address. I have Windows 7.
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How to set a password for iBall WiFi Router?

I use iBall Bation 150m wireless-N ADSL2+Router. Its product code is iB-WRA150N. It enables wired and wireless connections. I want to set a password for wireless, that is for WiFi. I searched in ...
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Choosing from multiple network connections

I have two different ISPs in my home and also two different routers. I'm using one for Wireless, and one for ethernet. On my PC here, it has both wireless and ethernet connections setup at the same ...
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Windows - make hosts file affect ICS

I am running an Ad Hoc Wi-Fi network (Hosted network using Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter) on my PC. I used ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) to link my existing Wi-Fi connection through to ...
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If a wireless router sends packets all by broadcast and with its full bandwidth, can each connected device receive the same full bandwidth?

If a wireless router sends packets all by broadcast and with its full bandwidth, can each connected device receive the same full bandwidth? The possible scenario is like this: 1) connect one device ...
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wireless printer on secondary wireless router

I'm having trouble with the following configuration: cable modem----wireless router 1----wireless router 2----wireless printer Wireless router 1 has IP 192.168.0.1 with DHCP enabled ...
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Host a network behind another network

I'm not very good at this but I'll try to be as specific as I can. The situation: I'm getting my internet from my neighbour through wireless connection to my stationary PC. I have some network ...
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How many PC's can operate on a wireless router?

How many computers can a family run on one wireless router and not have problems? If the family has 5 computers running at any given time all at once, what is the consideration in purchasing a ...
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Internet Speed is so slow

So I am starting to get very annoyed at my slow internet. I live a hour and a half or so from London and 45 mins from Camebridge and I don't understand how my internet speed can possibly be as slow as ...
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How to forcibly refresh and renew my IP address? [duplicate]

I am in the Hostel and we are provided with Wi-Fi connectivity.The problem is that the IP address that is assigned to my machine works only for 5-6 hours. I want to refresh the IP address so that i ...
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Linking router from VPN to main network?

So, here's what I have going on now: Thomson Cable Modem ---> WAN port on D-Link N600 (IP 192.168.0.1 - DHCP 192.168.0.100-149) running stock D-link Firmware ---> Wan port on Linksys E1200 (IP ...
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How to use different gateways for different IP addresses when connected to multiple gateways - Win7

My office has a LAN and a Open ADSL (without proxy) via WIFI. Though I'm connected to both I can't use them same time. So How am I edit and add routes so for specific ips uses different gateways. I ...
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Setup PFSense as a router with 3 WANs, 2 NICs, and an unmanaged switch

So I have been trying to set this up for days and cannot get it to work properly. I am trying to replace our home router (a crappy Thomson router provided by our ISP) with a PFSense box repurposed ...
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Wireshark Capture Filter

I am new to wireshark and I am trying to capture an ICMP packet over 802.11g, I am using windows and pingplotter. The issue is that on wireshark capture I am not getting any ICMP packets no matter how ...
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How to identify from a Windows computer the wireless device that is poisoning router?

I live in a house with various other people who all swear that there is nothing wrong with any of their devices. The problem being is that when wireless is enabled on the router, ping sky-rockets and ...
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Can't get internet on 2.4 GHz wifi, but can for 5 GHz

I have a Windows 7 desktop that is giving me a baffling network problem. My router is broadcasting two wifi signals: one on 2.4 GHz and one on 5 GHz. My desktop can connect to both, but cannot get ...
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Why can't I connect to PLEX sever via my roku but I can via my tablet?

On my home LAN I can connect/play media stored on my PC via my tablets but am unable to even connect to it via my roku box? I manually enter the IP address of my machine in the browser of my tablet ...
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windows 7 in one wifi-network slow

My roommate's Dell XPS is incredibly slow in our new wifi-network (new router - Netgear R6250 with dualband 2,4 GHz + 5GHz, ac 1600), but another Windows 7 computer goes normal. In another ...
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Identifying whether the wireless router is faulty or the wireless adapter is

I have a persistent problem with my wireless internet connection. On the system (Windows 8.1) that I have, the internet is so unstable that it goes to limited every 15 minutes and then resolves itself ...
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WLAN probe requests' content

I've monitored my home Wifi to check if any of my devices (Windows PC, Linux PC, Samsung phone, iPhone) would send Probe Requests containing the SSID of my home router even if the router is turned ...
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What happens if my neighbour sets his wifi SSID the same as mine?

Most routers come with the same default SSID. Example: (Dlink, Linksys, etc..). So what happens if I have a router with SSID "Dude" , and my neighbour has a router with SSID "Dude". Assume both ...
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Periodic Network Timeouts

When streaming, gaming, surfing, etc. I lose connection every 10-20 minutes for 5 seconds or so. At first I thought it was a wireless adapter problem so I upgraded from a Belkin N150 to a TRENDnet ...
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How to isolate open guest AP from uplinked private AP with dd-wrt

I have two routers, setup like so: [MODEM] | [WAN] <<< +-----------------------------+ <<<< | WRT54GL with stock firmware ...
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How to Bypass Wifi Restriction At School?

I've asked a question like this on a different thread but got put on hold cause I didn't give enough details. Now I understand what's going on and thought I should re-word the question and ask again. ...
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Wireless does not work after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I've recently upgraded my Lenovo g700 to Windows 8.1. After this, I cannot connect to my router via wireless (WPA2). Via a cable goes fine, and I can also connect to my mobile when set up as hotspot. ...
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Linux: how to connect to WIFI router via WPS?

I'm using xubuntu. I don't see any option to connect to my router via WPS. Is this possible at all?
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Dropcams Overloading Router?

I have a general question about what I should do at my house. In my house I have: 1 PC wired directly to the router. 2 Laptops on Wifi 2 Apple TV's on Wifi Xbox on Wifi Wii on Wifi 1 TV on Wifi 2 ...
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Ethernet (en0) loses IP address when WiFi (en1) starts/stops on OSX

We're using the Ethernet connection as a point-to-point connection to a lighting console and then the WiFi to connect to the main network. The issue is whenever we turn the WiFi on/off the Ethernet ...
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Is a rare timeout from a ping on 5ghz normal?

I have a ASUS router with a 5ghz AP. No interference or traffic. My question is, what can cause even just one timeout out of a large number (say, 10,000) successful, low-roundtrip times (1-2ms)? ...
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CGPS: GPS Timeout - Sierra Wireless

I'm trying to setup a GPS on a computer that I've recently built. Ubuntu 12.04. GPS is from Adafruit connected to a Sierra MC7700 card which is connected to a MikroTik RB14eU. Setup for the GPS ...
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Resetting a router with same name and password

If I would reset my router and set the name and password to exactly the same, would the devices that already saved the WiFi information connect to the router without any problems and without realizing ...
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Bluetooth / Bluez: No reply to ping over bnepX interface

I have trialed to use Network, NAP profiles on Bluetooth. On Host, xUbuntu 13.04 I have followed as here. This Host or XUbuntu machine is behind proxy & runs on virtual machine. It is ...