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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ZyXEL ADSL home router showing up as 4 WLAN networks

When I enable WLAN in my new ZyXEL ADSL modem/router and configure it with the SSID and WPA2-PSK password that I want, it works just fine. The problem is that instead of the single WLAN access point ...
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Wireless won't work on Xubuntu 11.10, but worked with live CD

I just installed Xubuntu 11.10 on my system and wireless doesn't work. The wireless card worked perfectly on Ubuntu 11.10 and on the live CD version of Xubuntu 11.10. As soon as I installed Xubuntu ...
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Samsung “Kies via Wifi” doesn't work, stuck on “Loading…”

When I connect my Galaxy S2 to my laptop using "Kies via Wifi" it doesn't work. On my phone it tells me it is connected, and on the laptop I can see the device "GT-I9100" under connected devices, but ...
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How to to enable folder sharing for any folder between two windows system who share same Wi-Fi connection?

How to to enable folder sharing between two windows system who share same Wi-Fi connection? I have 2 PC both has USB Wi-Fi device and internet is running both using Wi-Fi. But How to share a folder ...
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Why is net much slower if computer is plugged in it via a wireless router?

I have a computer which is plugged directly in the net via the ADSL modem provided by the ISP. Sometimes there is need to connect other computers on the net. Then I add a TP-LINK wireless router to ...
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802.1X: What EXACTLY is it regarding WPA and EAP?

I understand 802.1X to be some sort of port authentication control. However, when I was checking out the encryption settings for my wireless I found 802.1X in a drop down along with WPA2, WPA and WEP, ...
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Adding a 2nd Wireless Router to use as a network switch

I have bought a Netgear N300 Wireless Router (WNR2000v3) and am attempting to use it as a wireless switch. A.K.A. I am tying to connect 2 wired devices on the 2nd floor (desktop computer and game ...
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Setting up a Wireless Repeater in a home network

Main router/wap Netgear WNR3500 (manual) 2nd wap D-Link DAP-2553 (manual) Goal of Network The main router/wap (Netgear) sits in the corner of the house. The wireless tends to have a poor signal in ...
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Windows 7 PC connected to 2.4 Ghz band does not recognize other computers on the network

My current setup is as follows: 1 Cisco E3000 Dual Band Wireless N router 3 Windows 7 PCs. Two of these are hooked up via ethernet, and the 3rd is using the 2.4 Ghz band on the wireless router. ...
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WiFi Static Noise Through Speakers - N only

I replaced my G wifi card for an N card and now I have static through my Creative 4400 speakers. Any idea how I can solve this without changing the speakers? Strange that the shielding works with G ...
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Windows 7 freezes on connecting second time to same wifi network

I am using Lenovo - y470, which comes with windows 7 home premium. I can connect to my wifi network and there is no issue in that. But the problem comes if the network get disconnected and i again try ...
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Two SSIDs on one router

I wish to set up two networks using my router. If I create two SSIDs, can I assign them to two different channels, to keep them "physically" separate? If I cant do this, does this mean the two ...
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Is a rogue access point the same as a fake access point?

Is a rogue access point simply an additional access point inserted into a network? Is it distinctly different from an access point which is trying to spoof another official access point?
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Captive portal architecture- internal or external?

I am interested in captive portal architecture. Initially my understanding was that places such as airports and internet cafes would have all the RADIUS and AAA infrastructure on the local side of the ...
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Windows 7 wireless icons (tray)

I have not found an answer to a simple question: I know the bars means the quality of a WiFi connection. What does it mean when there is 3 monitors connected? Thanks! I have not found this anywhere!
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Toshiba P775-S7215 with a broken wireless button?

I'm troubleshooting a wireless connectivity problem on a Toshiba P775-S7215. The wireless seems to be stuck "Off". Pressing the wireless button (located to the right of the power button) causes it ...
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DHCP Discover with no Client Identifier (Internet Radio incompatible with Netgear and Linksys routers)

I have a Sangean DDR-63 internet radio (innards made by Frontier Silicon). If I use my Verizon WiFi cellular modem hotspot it works fine (but that's expensive). Connected directly to my cable modem ...
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DNS remit, internal and external of a network?

What exactly is the remit of DNS? Is it simply for when a user wishes to visit an IP address from a browser by entering a URL? Or does the user have to be visiting a website external to the network, ...
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Wireshark (Linux) captures only packet from and to my PC when in promiscuous mode

I've installed Wireshark and configured it to let my user run it with all needed privileges (I enabled dumpcap and added my user to wireshark group, then restarted). Devices are shown and capture ...
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How can I share internet from wireless enabled netbook to a wired desktop PC

I have got a netbook which has a wireless card. How can I share that internet from netbook to a desktop PC which does not have wireless card. I suppose I can do it somehow over USB (I am not sure if ...
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Share computer's network connection with wireless access point?

I have a Windows 7 PC connected via Wi-Fi to a DSL router. I would like to use this PC to extend the network by sharing its connection via Ethernet to Belkin F5D7231-4 wireless router. How can I do ...
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Captive portal redirection by IP?

I have read a lot online how redirection by DNS works, could someone please tell me or point me in the right direction how a captive portal redirects unauthenticated users via IP and not DNS to ...
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VirtualBox and Wireless interface Bridging?

Can anyone please tell me how does VirtualBox 4.1.4 OSE version bridges the connection with the wireless Interface (wlan0). Yes! It was working fine in my guest :) . I read the Documentation at their ...
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Troubleshooting Sony Vaio intermittent WiFi connection?

I recently got a Sony VAIO laptop (VPC-CA3C5E) for my wife, and I'm having problems with my Wi-Fi connection that I don't know how to troubleshoot. This is the information I can think of: The ...
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How to confirm that a wireless router is working properly?

My router (Netgear dgn2000) LAN works, but not my wireless. The wireless light shows up when first booting and sometimes when I reset, at least for a few seconds, then dies out. I had my Kindle out ...
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new laptop can only connect to wifi when it is unsecured

I got a new Dell Inspirion 14z the other day and it has been on and off connecting to my wifi. Tonight specifically I have had a total connection failure and it only seems to be able to connect and ...
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Mac OS X Lion - way to associate to only one BSSID and disable hopping? (WDS network)

Question: Is there any way on the Mac OS X Lion to force client connection to a specified BSSID? Problem details: I have been connection to WDS-based network and I can see three of the network's ...
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Can't log in to wireless network except under certain(inconvenient) conditions

I've recently switched my OS from Windows to Ubuntu, and I am having troubles with connecting to the wireless network in my house. I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed as the only OS on my computer. When I ...
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DSL-G604T occasionally dropping Internet for wireless clients

I'm trying to diagnose a rather odd networking problem and am a little stuck on how to progress further on the diagnosis. The network in question uses a D-Link DSL-G604T router. Everything works ...
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Enabling WiFi password, drops network into 802.11a instead of n

Whenever I enable WiFi password on my network, all the Mac's in the house drop to 802.11a, instead of N. Here are the screenshots of a password-less world. MacBook Air: DGND3700 - Netgear Router ...
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Limiting WiFi bandwitdh to users connecting to Access Point

I have setup my Laptop to be a Access point so others nearby can connect to it. Now, I would like to limit the speed to those users so they cannot overload the Internet connection with their requests. ...
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Access Point on PC not fully accessible from Mobile

I have set up WLAN Access Point on two different machines, one running Windows XP and another running Windows 7. The two were accessible from one another and I could browse Internet over Wifi, using ...
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Why is the actual speed of a 54 Mbit/s G Wireless network only around 15 Mbit/s?

I've been doing some network troubleshooting, and one of my laptops is only capable of transferring across the local network at about 2 Mbyte/s (15 Mbit/s). The tests I ran were a file ...
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Linux driver for Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle

Recently purchased a Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle to use with my debian box for setting up a wifi AP. Unfortunately it doesnt seem to work out of the box and I cant seem to find any Linux drivers ...
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Accessing Tomato router in bridging mode?

I've flashed my Linksys WRT54GL router with the Tomato 1.28 firmware. This has worked fine, and I set its IP address to 192.168.1.2. I already had a wireless router, but the reason I bought this ...
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Is there any device/adapter that allows connecting DVI or HDMI display over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth?

I'm looking for a device that allows connecting LCD monitor remotely. Is there any device like this?
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Is the roaming between WDS truly seamless

I have setup a home network with 2 APs Internet --[Wired]-- AP1(as router) --[Wired]-- AP2(as bridge) Both AP1 and AP2 have the same SSID and encryption method, so clients can automatically switch ...
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MacBook Pro on Lion can't see 802.11g Airport Express network

I've just created a wifi network using an 802.11g Airport Express. My 2010 Mac mini (running Windows 7 via Boot Camp), and my iPhone 4 (running iOS 5) both see and connect to the Airport Express's ...
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How to debug a local network from a PC that is infecting it

I want to help my dad to debug a local network with this slightly unusual issue. There is wireless network with 7 PC connected to one router and 3 smartphones, as to get basic logs, statistics, etc. ...
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My wireless speed is very slow but my wired speed is normal

I have several laptops in the house, plus a desktop that has wired internet. (The laptops are wireless) The desktop's internet speed is normal, but on the laptops really sluggish. It can barely load a ...
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Actiontec v1000h wireless router connection stupiditiy

Recently my house got a new Actiontec v1000h router from Telus. Everyone else seems to have no problem connecting to the wireless, but I simply cannot. I attemp to connect, type in the password ...
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No networks in range of wireless on laptop, reboot gets APIPA

Running Windows XP SP3 on a laptop, when the system reboots, it can't connect the wireless, or even show wireless networks in range. On a Lenovo or IBM ThinkPad T42, the Fn+F5 key enables or ...
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Can't find a wireless access point's IP address after changing router IP/LAN settings

I have a modem/router, Netgear DG834, and a wireless access point (AP), Netgear WG602. The AP is directly connected to the router. My old working configuration was: Router IP address : ...
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Distributing Cable internet over WiFi

I have a cable modem and I connect it to my laptop via the Ethernet cable. If I connect that ethernet wire to the LAN port in the WiFi modem, will I be able to surf internet on my laptop by connecting ...
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Not MiFI, but similar?

I already have MiFI but due to some reasons that I can't explain, WiFi isn't good enough for me, I need to connect via RJ45. So I'm wondering if there is any device that takes my 3G enabled SIM and ...
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Slow internet data download using single connection, but fast using multiple

I recently moved in to a new apartment and the house owner is providing the internet. He has 16 Mbps connection from his ISP (Deutsche Telekom). I am only able to connect to his infrastructure via ...
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Connecting to Wireless Network via Command Prompt in Windows 7

When I click on the network and press 'Connect', nothing happens, and I am down to doing this at the coding level now. I've tried: netsh wlan connect name=MOTOROLA-9156F ssid=MOTOROLA-9156F ...
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Does RADIUS monitor billing info for public wifi hotspots?

Im just trying to work out where in the wireless hotspot architecture one would conduct billing and user account monitoring?
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Will the ethernet pull bandwidth if unplugged?

I'm fairly certain that this isn't a problem, but like a phone charger it will still pull electricity even though you aren't charging anything if you leave it plugged into the wall. Though minimal it ...
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Is 802.11g speed affected by slow 802.11g devices?

In general, if I have a 802.11g AP and a client is connected at a speed of 22Mbps (as seen from the AP's administrative interface), will this affect the speed/throughput of other devices connected to ...