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 I use my laptop's wifi card in my new desktop PC?

There are already variations of this question, but I haven't found the help I'm looking for. I have a Gateway NV series laptop that doesn't work anymore. I bought it only a year ago and I think the ...
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Windows 8 unable to connect to WPA2 AES Wireless Network

I'm running Windows 8 and am unable to connect to my home wireless network. I've tried restarting the router, patching the drivers to the next version, patching the drivers to the last version, ...
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windows 7 WIFI file containing

I recently replaced my laptop and I need to restore my WIFI directory containing my many username/password accounts. Are they stored in a file ? Or where can I find them to transfer to my new ...
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Wifi network stopped being visible (and usable) (Linksys wag320n)

Basically, my wifi network simply stopped working for no apparent reason. It doesn't appear in the list of the available networks anymore. I can see all my neighbors' networks, but not mine. It's as ...
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How can I set up a WEP wifi network hosted by my PC running Windows 8, which draws its internet connection from wifi?

My Nintendo 3DS can connect to WPA networks, but not when running the old DS games - there it requires an open network or WEP encryption at the most. My new router doesn't support multiple SSID's ...
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Does setting “Wireless Network mode” to “disabled” on Linksys Router really completely turn off Wifi? [closed]

I have WRT54G Linksys router and don't want to have Wifi on 24/7 when I don't need it - for health concerns (less so for digital security). Is it sufficient to change the setting on the wireless web ...
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Wireless Access Point stopped working unexpectedly

I have a simple LAN set up at home using a Linksys WRT54GSV4 as my primary router and an Encore ENHWI-2AN3 as an access point. I connect the Encore to the Linksys by running a cable from one of the ...
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How to make my MacBook into a Wifi hotspot without the actual internet connection

I need to show some demonstrations at an upcoming conference where I run a node.js server on my machine, and let the audience connect to it (I'll give the IP address). The "Internet Sharing" ...
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Cannot connect to wireless at home

My laptop connects perfectly fine in public places via wifi, but at home it will not work, and I am using a NETGEAR N600 Wirless Router. Friends can connect to my router, but my laptop will not. Once ...
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Macbook pro retina doesn't recognize WiFi network

I'm new to mac world and already having some issues. My MacBook Pro with retina display does not automatically discovers my WiFi network. Other devices (like iPad I'm using now or Windows laptops) ...
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wireless printer - entering WPA - is there a quicker way?

I have a wireless printer (Brother DCP-585CW). The wireless setup instruction says I should enter the WPA key to the printer. The key is entered using up and down buttons on the printer. So, I am ...
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Set Ethernet Network as Metered Connection in Windows 8

Windows 8 introduced a new feature which allows users to set any Wi-Fi network as metered so that they can check their bandwidth usage: [img credit] But, it doesn't allow users to set any Ethernet ...
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The Wifi is working fine but no internet connection in Windows 8

I'm currently having a Problem with my msi GT70 laptop. my laptop is running windows 8 and yesterday it requested a Restart to Update. after the Restart and the update I tried to surf the net through ...
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Can only ssh when not using wifi

So I have 3 machines, a windows 7 desktop that is always wired to my router, osX laptop, and raspberry pi running debian linux. My router is a Linksys e1000 wireless N. My goal is to be able to ssh ...
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Can interference cause lost Wifi signal?

I have a strange situation. I have two Linksys WRT54G routers running DD-WRT. Both routers suddenly started acting strangely yesterday. Loss of signal, couldn't connect to the router, once connected, ...
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Looking for recommendation on a Wake on Wireless LAN compatible PCI/PCI-E Adapter for Windows 7

I have a desktop workstation that uses Wake on LAN (WoL) functionality. Is there a working wireless adapter solution that someone has set up that would provide the same functionality? i.e. When the ...
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No more wireless connection since hard reboot with wireless connection disabled

This is the second times it happens to me. Both times, scenario was the same: running ubuntu wireless connection were disabled my computer stopped brutally (no battery or hard reboot) when I reboot, ...
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What is causing my internet to be slow on one laptop but not the other and only at a distance?

I have a newer laptop, purchased within the last year (acer aspire 7740). This laptop does not have any problem connecting to wireless networks and indicates that the signal strength is excellent on ...
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Adding Hosts on Public IP Network

My company has a local network with hosts on public IP range 199.5.x.x obtained from our ISP and a subnet of 255.255.255.0. We do not use DHCP. When the number of users have increased and we are ...
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VPN problems over WiFi but NOT over LAN?

Occasionally I need to connect into work via VPN from my home. When I try to pull down a file (tens of MB) often the download will fail partway through when I use WiFi, but it rocks in with no ...
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Having trouble connecting to wifi on Fedora 14

I'm relatively new to Linux and I've recently downloaded Fedora 14 to run as a dual boot with Windows 7. I've tried using a wired connection and it works fine, but when it comes to wifi, I'm getting ...
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Apple Airport Express, Extreme and Time Capsules, BT Home Hub, Wireless Extenders confusion

I post quite frequently in Stack Overflow, but use Superuser less frequently. Mainly as I don't change hardware often and rarely have software issues! I live in a small stone cottage, and have an ...
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How to avoid wireless headphones picking up white noise after x minutes of silence?

I own a set of Sennheiser wireless headphones (hdr120) and after a period of silence the transmitter seems to shut off and the headphones pick up white noise. Is there a way to disable that? ...
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What causes partial connectivity through wireless adapter (no internet, but can see other home network PC)?

I recently bought an Asus X401A laptop. For some reason, I cannot get internet access on the wireless connection. The wireless connection succeeds and I can see other computers on the network once ...
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Can't connect to a network from the Windows 8 Modern UI (have to switch to desktop mode)?

I can't figure out how to switch networks on Windows 8 in the Modern UI (I can do it from the desktop mode though). I move my mouse to the right side to bring up the side menu. This also brings up ...
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Combine WLAN with LAN

I have D-link DSL 2750U wireless router. My PC and notebook are connected to router by Wi-Fi. They can share files or ping each other. I have a network storage unit plugged into router by an ethernet ...
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802.11N+ signal limited to 65MB, why?

I just bought a brand new wireless router because all my devices are N or N+ so I figured if I had a router that could support it, I could get some better LAN speeds. I installed my router, set its ...
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Wi-Fi very slow except for when another computer uses it

We recently moved to a new home in a new state, with a new ISP. I'm a software guy, and I work from home frequently through the vpn, so I ordered the fastest connection they have. Everything works ...
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Wireless-N Access Point

I'm looking to purchase a new AP, and found a decent value TP-Link on Amazon which is a Wireless-N Point. None of my wireless users actually utilize the N band, they are all on G but I am looking to ...
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Wireless mouse keeps freezing when using whole network bandwidth

Hi i have wireless mouse and keyboard connected to pc with USB receiver. When i downloading something without limiting download speed, mouse and keyboard keep freezing randomly. Mouse : ...
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HowTo Block WiFi Signal But Let Cell Phone Signal Pass Through

I am operating an internet cafe. With WiFi WPA2 but people nearby can still get the password because they can come and see it in Windows. Anyway, what I like to do is: use something to block the wifi ...
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Computer-to-Computer network between OS X and Linux

I want to make a connection point to point via wifi between Mac and Linux. What I did was: I have created Computer-To-Computer network in OS X I have set manually an ip address for Mac, ...
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How to control the bandwidth that can be used by other people connecting to wifi?

i searched for softwares that i could use and found the p2pover, but i think it only detects lan computers not the wireless. My relatives who uses the wifi causes the speed to become slow and i think ...
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How am I able to connect to internet using my mobile phone?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question. I connect myself to internet using a ADSL modem. The CAT-5 cable is connected both sides to RJ-45 port ,one on my laptop and the other on ...
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Unable to turn on Wireless on a Lenovo Thinkpad 410s

I cannot turn on the wireless card on my Lenovo Thinkpad 410s running Windows 7. It simply stopped working. I tested with boot from disk and it works...not a hardware issue. I have checked BIOS, ...
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having public computers without joining the domain

Good Morning, I would like to know what is the best arrangement for setting up 24 computers at a facility. We do not want these computers to join our domain because of security concerns. We plan on ...
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Win 7 wifi ipv4 no Internet connection

I just moved and had to switch from a wired Internet connection to wireless. I am now having problems. It's not router cause tablets, and other laptops can connect. The ipv4 and ipv6 no Internet ...
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Couldn't connect properly to the internet using wireless

I'm running a netbook intel atom 1.6Ghz windows 7 1 GB Ram. I had this issue going online after formating. I've installed the drivers and all but I still manage don't know why i couldn't solve this ...
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Why does the Internet WI-FI connection of my laptop disconnect when I connect the ethernet cable to the LAN?

Why does the Internet WI-FI connection of my laptop disconnect when I connect the ethernet cable to the LAN? These are two separate networks, the LAN is without Internet, I just use it to connect the ...
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Wi-Fi connected but can't go to any site

My Windows 7 laptop can connect to our Wi-Fi signal, I can sign in on Yahoo! Messenger, but I can't go to any site. I can access the Net on other devices. The issue started a few weeks ago, so I've ...
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WLAN USB works with TKIP but not AES?

Alright, so I have a Realtek RTL8188cu Wireless Lan 802.11n USB2.0 network adapter, and my router is a Model:SMCD3GNV with it's mode set to 802.11 b/g/n, and it's security type is WPAWPA2-PSK ...
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Share portion of my wi-fi connection?

I have a wi-fi network running off of an unlocked 2Wire 2701HG-x modem (user guide). Question: How can I publicly share it? Can I create two separate networks, one for myself (password-protected), and ...
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WiFi: Does disabling SSID broadcast saves battery(ies)?

I own a mobile-wifi (portable device that acts as WiFi server locally, and uses a 3G network to carry the Internet data) and needs its battery to last as much as possible. Basically, a device (e.g. ...
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Laptop wireless no longer connecting to Wifi

I have a MSi u200, and the weird thing was that I was using this normally before, then after a few minutes all of a sudden it couldn't find the wifi signal from my house. I did some troubleshooting ...
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How can I find out who causes µTorrent / Bittorrent traffic on my WiFi network?

I am currently using a Linksys wrt54g wireless router along with a ARRIS CM550A Cable Modem that provides 12 MB/s download speed and upload speed of 1 MB/s. The Internet connection is functioning ...
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How to tell if you are connected to Wireless B, G or N?

I am using Windows 7 on all wired desktops and wireless laptops in my home network. I recently upgraded my Ethernet switch to Gigabit and instantly noticed an increase in throughput in wired devices. ...
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Why Does Wireless Gear Degrade Over Time?

I saw this originally posted on slashdot, but their comment format is not conducive to actually getting a correct answer. Having directly experienced this phenomenon myself, I'm now asking here where ...
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What are the best WiFi settings for my situation?

I am trying to tweak my WiFi settings on the router and on my laptop so I can enjoy using the WiFi at my attic. For now I only get headaches because I cannot move freely around with my laptop at the ...
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What is “Green TX” in WiFi (Atheros AR5B97 adapter for laptop)

In the device options I am trying to get the most out of my card but I am wondering what Green TX (on/off) is? I can't find it on google. So, what does Green TX mean and what is it for, what does it ...
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Cannot install Wireless LAN Service on Windows 2012 Server RTM offline

I'm having trouble installing the Wireless LAN Service offline with a freshly installed Windows 2012 Server RTM. I tried install-windowsfeature wireless-networking in the non-GUI mode and using the ...