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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Unable to connect to corporate WiFi network after upgrade to Windows 8.1

After upgrade to Windows 8.1 I'm unable to connect to WiFi at work. PC is using Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Computer is joined to domain and have to problem with anything over wired ...
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How do I enable/disable apache httpd based upon my laptop's network location?

I have a laptop that I use for consulting and that travels with me from client to client. I use httpd to code/test on my machine at home and bind it to the global address in order to test ...
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How to use wireless bridge with netgear router

Initially I had a Netgear DG834 as my main home router. In order to connect wired devices I bought DLink wireless N150 Bridge There is WPS button on Dlink. Guide says to press WPS button and you have ...
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Is there any encryption of the wifi password during chromecast setup?

In order to setup my Chromecast I have to connect the device where the configuration application runs (e.g. my laptop or my android tablet) to the Chromecast's WiFi network. This network doesn't have ...
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Invalid SSID name using vt6656 and WEXT under linux

Hardware: Technexion TDM3730 module on custom baseboard. Software: linux kernel v.2.6.37 based on Technexion's distribution Initially, I have 2 variations of TDM3730 module: with and without wifi ...
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Dual wifi router setup

Can I use a gigabit ethernet switch plugged into my cable modem and then plug two different wifi routers into the switch. I want to use my new high speed router to always go through my VPN and my old ...
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Is wireless bridge gives the ip on same subnet

I have got one server which i want to put in garage but i can't get the any LAN cable from router to that server. so someone told me to use wireless bridge. I am thinking fo getting this one i ...
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Using ICS + router causes high ping in games

My main (work) PC connects to the internet using my brother's router (he lives a few houses from me) via wifi using an Alfa AWUS036H adapter and a big antenna. To connect my second (gaming) PC to the ...
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Configuring network after initial install of gentoo?

Installed gentoo with the minimal CD. Utilities like iwconfig and net-setup are included and I managed to connect on the lived to networking. However when I boot my system I noticed that the desktop ...
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Connecting to wireless at work with a personal phones [closed]

We all have personal data on our phones from Facebook, emails and websites. Is connecting our phone to work's wireless alright or it is recommended to forget about saving some data usage on the phone ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - make eth0 or wan0 interface upload/download into slow motion for testing software

I have a software where i need to test by making some low speed internet, very limited upload/download, after some time auto disconnect and reconnect such scenarios. I have found that i can try wanem ...
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How to find MAC address of a mobile phone which is in range of my Wi-Fi network but not connected

It is clear that some big malls are tracking some Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones. How can it been done? I have the similar issue: How to get the MAC address of a mobile phone when it comes near to my ...
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Unable to access static IP of wired device connected to wireless network

I have a proprietary device with a static IP. I have connected this device to my wireless router through an ethernet cable. When I connect my laptop to the router via ethernet, I am able to access ...
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Some keys not working properly in Lenovo G500

I use Lenovo G500 laptop which runs on Windows 8. It has a problem. Some keys that should be used along with Shift key is working not properly, its output is not correct. I will explain it. When I ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V sporadic network connectivity

I have a Windows 8.1 pro host and an 8.1 pro VM. I'm using an external virtual switch to allow the VM to connect to the network and get internet connectivity. When this works, all is dandy and I can ...
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Download and upload from different router using eth0 and wlan0 connection

I have 2 modems, one with 5 mbps upload and another one with 8 mbps download. Is it possible to connect one from wlan0 and another from eth0 interface and use one of interfaces for download and ...
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Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to crack people's Wi-Fi networks?

Can most enthusiastic users (even if they are not professionals) use well-known techniques to break through the average home router's security? Some basic security options are: strong network ...
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Chromecast UK will not connect with Windows 7 laptop

I am trying to get Chromecast working on an Infinity BT Hub 3 in the UK using my Windows 7 laptop: After switching the BT Hub 3 wireless to Channel 11, I used the Chromecast app in my Android phone ...
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Wireless adapter not connected after upgrade from OpenSUSE 12.1 to 13.1

After update from OpenSUSE 12.1 to 13.1, I have this problem. My wireless adapter stops working. I can't figure out anything's wrong. Here's some infos: I still have an IP by DHCP (192.168.1.12) ...
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How to stream WiFi cameras over a Linux gateway to my laptop using iptables?

My setup is as follows: Linux gateway has one WLAN configured as WiFi client (192.168.0.100) to a Linksys WiFi AP(192.168.0.1). There are three WiFi cameras connected as WiFi clients (192.168.0.101, ...
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Very slow WiFi speeds on Windows 8

I have a VivoPC VM40B, which works on Windows 8.1. It is a media server, which connected in LAN via WiFi. I also have a Windows 7 desktop which connects to the LAN via ethernet. Then, I have Asus ...
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Router needs to be restarted every time when turning on computer

My Windows can't connect to the WLAN network every time I turn on Windows, so I need to restart my router manually, which is very annoying. When I tried to ask Windows for help resolving this, ...
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Would being connected to two networks increase bandwidth/speed up access?

So I recently saw a video on ethernet cable hacks in which it demonstrated making a network cable where the computer could be connected to two networks at once. I've seen the same concept in phones ...
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Prioritize computers/traffic on a home network?

I have a Cisco EA2700 router hooked up to a Thompson DCM476 modem in my home network. There is one user on a mac that hosts Skype and google hangout calls on a nightly basis and whenever this happens ...
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Server accessible on desktop, not on mobile, same network

I have a Nexus 4. On my home broadband connection (NATed), I'm unable to access my server via WiFi on the phone. I can ping my server from phone's adb shell, but wget http://<ip>/ fails. The ...
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Troubleshooting an unstable wifi connection [closed]

I recently moved my computers to a different building. One of them which is a desktop machine connected over Wifi has since been experiencing an unstable/unreliable network connections. I've been ...
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Slow down internet without changing router settings

I know some may think this is a dumb question or that what I am looking for is not the right solution, but I really need your help. This is my situation: my younger sister dropped school, and now all ...
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Attemp to access WAMP server from other devices on network gives 403 forbidden

I set up a WAMP server on my main PC. I have files in the www directory, and can see the results via localhost. The problem is, I am not able to access the server via the server IP from even the ...
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Windows 7 Wireless unable to detect network after windows update

Ever since a windows update my laptop, an asus ul30vt, has been unable to detect wireless networks. I found that I could get it to detect them if I uninstall the drivers and reinstall. I reinstalled ...
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Windows 8 laptop does not show WiFi

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that previously connected to a wireless modem but it does not now. The modem is not a problem because I can see it and connect to it from other computers. On the ...
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Router unable to connect to internet

Background : My ISP has a web based authentication scheme . So when I first try to browse any site , it goes to the isp login page. Once logged in , further requests to web pages work fine . ISP has ...
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Make wpa_supplicant ignore server certificate trust

How do I make wpa_supplicant accept any server certificate for PEAP MSCHAPv2 without having to manually put the public key in the client config?
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Restore wifi signal strength

I have the standard at&t uverse router with a 12/2 plan. Previously, everything worked fine with the reception as well as speed. About 18 hours ago, the reception in my room, which is separated by ...
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Ethernet for Internet, WiFi for VSwitch

I would like to: Connect to the internet using the laptop ethernet port. Share the Wifi on my laptop to a Hyper-V VSwitch and connect "physical" clients to the Hyper-V domain. (Tablets, laptops, et ...
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access point wifi + linux

I have been succesful creating a wifi access point in linux. I have used hostapd and a dhcp server. I have also used a static address using the command: ifconfig wlan0 10.10.0.1. I would like to use ...
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what is DMZ in Router, how to make an private ip act like public ip

i have a d-link and i'm behind a NAT router by my ISP i knew that because i receive in my router wan IP a private IP, i forwarded port for my computer ip but it still closed so what is the solution ...
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i can conect to my ddns server from my lan but i cant from the web

i have a dlink router that support DDNS and i use dlinkddns.com, i also forwarded port on my router, but on my router i have not a public internet ip so my ISP have a router i think and they ...
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How to extend wireless network via LAN and not wireless?

See diagram I have an Edimax RW-7228apn wireless access point. It has LAN IP of 10.0.0.1. I have recently bought a TP-Link TL-WA830RE Wireless Range Extender to give me extra wireless coverage. I ...
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Switch on wifi programmatically

My wifi switch on my laptop (running Windows 7 Ultimate) is not working, but my wifi receiver still is intact. Below, in the system tray, there's an icon which represents wifi connections, and it says ...
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Aggressive torrent client overpowering home network?

Is it possible to configure a torrent client so aggressively that it somehow overpowers a home network? Specifically in a way OTHER than how the limitation on your ISP bandwith is concerned? What ...
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How To Obtain IP from Public Wireless Router and Share via My Own Private Wireless Router? [duplicate]

I live in an apartment with a public wireless router which requires you to log in via a splash-screen page. I want to have my own private wireless router which logs into the public wireless router ...
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How can a router log in to a wireless network that requires an in-browser password? [duplicate]

At our apartment complex there's a wi-fi network for all the residents. There's no password to access the network itself (no WPA password, for example). Instead, there's a password that you have to ...
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Old HP nc6120 can't connect to new router

Today I replaced my router with a new one (LevelOne WGR-6013 b/g/n). I have a smartphone and my notebook that connect just fine. However, I have an old HP nc6120 (ipw2200 b/g) notebook running ...
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How to create a guest timed Wireless Pass Key

I already have my home WiFi but I was wondering if it would be possible to create a temporary pass for when the guests come to visit? I would like to give them a password to the network but I would ...
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How To Configure D-Link Wifi Router To Connect Between Pc Local (Wamp) Server And Android Device [closed]

I buy a Wifi Router and setup. All is running good, but just 3 issues: Issue No 1. On my pc (Local server) I edit host file like below: 127.0.0.1 example.com so, on my browser, if I enter ...
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Creating a WiFi network from LAN

I am running OpenSuse linux 13.1, it has KNetworkmanager to control the network. Now this seems like an eay task (my cell phone can do it with 1 push on a button). I am connected by cable and I want ...
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How to setup a LAN network in Wireless? [closed]

I know the way to give a IP and make a network in wired system. But having no idea, How to make a network in Wireless system. I would like to do a home network with 4 laptop. One laptop is wifi ...
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Do cabled connections and Wi-Fi “use” the same bandwidth?

My brother likes to play games online on his Xbox. However, because he is far away from the router, he uses our Wi-Fi instead of an Ethernet cable. I, being closer to the router, use an Ethernet cable ...
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Wireless network w/access to the internet from another wireless network

The complex I live in has a wireless network providing internet service to the whole complex. Trouble is, it only allows one device connected to it per apartment. To connect to it from a computer, ...
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vpn error occurring when trying to connect to a server

I am running windows 7 and at my workplace I have created a PPTP dial-up connection so I can connect back to my workplace but I persistently receive a 807 error: "The connection between your computer ...