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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Wifi and Router work, until I plug ethernet from laptop to router

My router and wifi work fine for all devices. However I prefer to use an ethernet when I want to play online games with my laptop. When I start the computer with an ethernet b/t my laptop and the ...
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My new D-Link router won't let my phones connect to it wirelessly

I already bought the Netgear CM400-1AZNAS modem and the D-Link DIR-813 AC750 Router from Amazon. I think they will be enough or probably better than my current combined modem and router from Xfinity ...
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How can I make hostapd WPA2 work?

I'm trying to create a simple WPA2 WiFi access point so that I can use WiFi more reliably when I'm far away from the router. I'm following this guide except I'm using a custom version of hostapd that ...
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specific wifi network doesn't show up anymore

I have a laptop that a specific wifi network doesn't show up anymore. In others devices, such as this laptop I'm using right now, my smartphone etc the network show up and connect without any issue. ...
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Setup Airport Express on a Separate Network

The company I work for recently purchased an airport express. They want the network from the Airport Express separate from the internal LAN network. Basically, none of the networks should have access ...
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How do I use a single wireless adapter for both an access point and client on raspberry pi?

I have been able to create a wireless access point (on my raspberry pi) using a usb wifi dongle using hostapd on wlan0. What I would like to be able to do is have the access point be on some virtual ...
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My syslog is full of errors from NetworkManager about setting the MTU for wireless adapter

NetworkManager keeps trying to set the MTU for my wifi connection to 9216 and then complain about it: NetworkManager[9173]: <error> [1469713916.019478] [platform/nm-linux-platform.c:2489] ...
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Automatically enabling wifi on system startup

I am using a laptop (Toshiba Satellite L755) with an inbuilt wifi chip (Atheros ar9002wb-1ng) with Win7. For some reasons wifi is not automatically enabled on startup, i.e. the wifi adapter doesn't ...
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Windows - Force Wi-Fi to N mode

I bought a month ago the D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter and I wonder about the speed. I have a 60Mbps but the speed is never above 300Kbps when I browse Internet or download something. ...
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what is tx-ccq index in an AP and Client device?

As I know, Txccq is a quality index, summarizing several conditions. What are the constituent factors leading to the Txccq low period?
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Wireless router losing capability

My DLink D-320 router has worked fine for years. Recently, all the devices I own -- Windows, Ubuntu, Kindle -- are experiencing difficulty connecting. They can't connect at a distance that used to ...
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How do I find the IP address of a Dlink wireless router?

How do I find out the IP address of a DLink Wireless router that I have plugged into my Wireless Router? I want to reach the admin page and change some settings but I dunno how
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D-LINK Wireless and Eset Smart Security

I Bought a D-LINK Wireless Modem (G DWA-510 Desktop Adaptor) and installed it on my PC to make my home wireless network, but when other devices (laptop and mobile) want to connect to my wireless ...
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D-link DIR-636L wireless drops periodically

Just a few days ago, my router started acting up. We have several laptops and phones all connected fine, then I will suddenly lose internet access. The windows 7 networking icon is showing me ...
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How can I set WiFi connection order in Windows 10?

I have multiple WiFi networks available, and would like to set the order of preference in which they should connect; i.e. each network's priority. This used to be fairly simple in previous versions of ...
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WiFi stops working when I attach wireless mouse to my laptop

I am using an HP 15-r249tu and today I bought a wireless Redragon 2400DPI mouse. When I attach the mouse adapter to my laptop, my internet stops working instantly. I have a TP-Link router and I am ...
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Windows 7 hosted network not allowing internet access

I have a Windows 7 laptop and I am trying to set it up to broadcast Wi-Fi so that my mobile can connect to it when in the office (no mobile signal). I've found plenty of tutorials, and while all of ...
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5 ghz wi-fi randomly disconnects on Windows 10

My connection to the home router's 5 GHz has been disconnecting randomly. The connection will drop periodically about every few minutes to half an hour. An attempt to reconnect to the wireless network ...
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Share the drives of two computers over two routers

I have 2 wireless routers. One (Router 1) is regular internet and a second (Router 2) running an open VPN. I have some items that can't run through the VPN and some I want to encrypt securely through ...
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PS4 Router Settings (Nighthawk)

I know this may be a strange question, but I figured if anywhere knew anything about straight up networking on consoles, it'd be this sub-forum. Here's my question, straight up: What settings can I ...
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how to limit upload and download speed from the server to the client are there any programs?

iam going to host a local lan gaming server in my college wifi network which is divided into several subnets. the problem is that client pc near to the server use more bandwidth when compared to the ...
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Hostednetwork on Windows 10 with 2 Wi-Fi adapters?

Recently I purchased a USB Wi-Fi adapter that's capable of connecting to 5GHz Wi-Fi networks, for use with my old notebook which only has a 2.4GHz adapter built-in. I intend to share the connected ...
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Changing the password in Windows 7 hotspot

I turned my Windows 7 laptop into a wireless hotspot a while ago. Now I forgot the password I set. How can I see and change the password? I cannot see the network under Control Panel\Network and ...
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How to prevent wifi login screen from overwriting tabs in a browser

I'm sure others have faced this frustrating issue in the past. Say you have a dozen tabs open in a browser and you are at a hotel or cafe attempting to use their wifi. You select the wifi ID and all ...
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Cannot connect to some websites from one laptop

I'm at my wit's end. Here is the situation. I have three devices connecting to my WiFi router: two laptops and one Galaxy S2 tablet. On the first laptop, I can access any web site, no issues at all. ...
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Wifi disconnects but signal is strong

After formating and reinstalling my desktop with Win XP Home Edition I installed the newest software for my wifi USB adapter TP-Link TL-WN721N. Everything went fine and the signal was strong. I ...
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Would a dual band router help when on low speed dsl?

I am stuck on 3Mbps dsl and cant upgrade (verizon doesnt have a faster option in mt location). The current modem/router is a DLink 2750B which is only 2.4ghz. I also have 2 linksys range extenders ...
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Modem TS-9000 ADSL - Opened ports, but they're not working

So I have a Telsec TS-9000 modem, and I'm testing an old computer, using Windows XP SP3, firewall disabled, antivirus disabled, not behind a router, the modem's DMZ is disabled, I forward the port ...
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Windows 7 support for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

Is there compatible drivers for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection adapter? Intel site says its discontinued : http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-030472.htm
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Windows 10 wifi card/device disconnects & disappears from device manager randomly

I have hp 15 r012tx laptop, i did a clean installation of windows 10. My wireless card has been acting up, sometimes it will drop connections and all i have to do is reconnect and it works fine and ...
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“DNS not responding” error with D-Link router and PPTP internet connection

I have a D-Link DIR-615 router since around six months. My internet connection is VPN (PPTP) based, i.e. I have been given a username and password from my ISP and my IP address is dynamic. Since a ...
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Newly installed DIR-615 - how to connect to the wireless?

I've just installed a D-Link DIR 615, but can't figure out how to connect to the wireless.. When I double click my wireless icon in the tray, it does show the new network. Its starts the "WiFi ...
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Wi-Fi: Connected but no internet after sleep

I use a shared, open Wi-Fi network to get internet access for my laptop. I have no problems connecting to the network or using the internet. However, when I take my laptop out of sleep mode, I am no ...
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Convert WAN to LAN

Let's say I've got my router on point A and my Tv on point B. A <--------> B I need to connect them through internet to get a signal on my tv. I don't want to use a cable to achieve this, so I'm ...
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Windows 8 - Wifi option gone from connection options. Can connect via Physical Connection only

I don't see any Wifi option in Windows > PC Settings: No Wifi Option in Network And Sharing Center: I Uninstalled and Reinstalled Ralink Wifi Drivers, its showing up as installed in Control ...
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D-Link DIR-652 wireless not working [closed]

A couple of months ago I bought a D-Link DIR-652 router. It was working fine until recently but a few days ago I started having problems with the wireless network. After resetting the router and ...
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Dlink DWA-131 + r8712u (+ hostapd + nl80211 wireless AP) is that possible?

I'm trying to make my OpenSUSE desktop box work with a DLink wireless N Nano adapter. Additionally I'd like to make it the access point for my laptop. The problem is - when I run hostapd (with r8712u ...
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Can i use this wifi router to EXTEND my existing wifi LAN at home?

i have a wifi network at home -> works well. I think it's set up to use WPA-SPK or whatever that funky wifi protocol is. (But i can change that, if required). Anyways, it only gets to half of the ...
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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 ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 - Local Static Network - Wifi and Ethernet

I am fairly green to the networking game but I will try to explain the best I can. I am using a Raspberry Pi 3. I have dnsmasq and hostapd to create a wireless access point. I was successful in doing ...
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Why does my wireless router disconnect when I turn on my cellphone's WiFi?

For the last seven months, I have been dealing with Internet problems. However I finally found out why my wireless router has been disconnecting randomly. Every time I enable WiFi on my HTC Android ...
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Wifi very slow on Linux Mint 17, works fine on Windows

My wifi is working just fine on Windows in my new ASUS X450L notebook but is unbearably slow (often becoming unresponsible) on my dual boot Linux Mint 17. I believe it is a problem with the drivers. ...
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Tp-link tl-wr740n wifi stops working after several minutes

My friend has a tp-link tl-wr740n router. His PC has cable connection and it's ok all the time. Unfortunately, there is a problem with wifi connection. After restarting the router he can connect to ...
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Why am I having connection difficulties across two subnets?

I'm attempting to wirelessly connect my neighbor's home network with mine. We each have our own internet services and subnets which we want to preserve, but still be able to access services between ...
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How to force wifi password update on windows machine?

I have a strange thing happening in my home WiFi network. I updated my SSID and password on the WIFI router. All the connected devices lost the connection and I had to reconnect them by entering new ...
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Connect Dlink DIR-615 to existing wireless network

I could not find a concrete answer around the net, and thought to post it here since the best answer is easier to emerge. I want to use my D-Link DIR-615 as a wireless bridge to connect a remote ...
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What is the maximum number of concurrent wireless clients a D-Link WBR-1310 will support?

How many concurrent wireless clients will a D-Link WBR-1310 support? What about a comparably priced Linksys router?
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Can I Use Wireless G and Wireless N At The Same Time?

I am looking at a D-LINK DGL-4500 wireless router for my home office. I dont know much about wireless networking. I was reading the comments for that device at this site, and saw how someone ...
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Wifi config on raspian jessie getting DHCP lease but no DNS

I'm having this issue on raspian jessie where the wifi interface is connecting to the router, getting an address by DHCP, getting the correct gateway, but DNS is not working. Can ping 8.8.8.8 for ...
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Why are the 5Ghz band of my routers not visible from my DLink X-treme DWA-552 N PCI adapter?

I bought a DLink DWA-552 PCI N-band adapter and it is able to see my DLINK-615 N-band without a problem. I bought a Netgear 3700N and Linksys WRT-610N and my dlink adapter is not able to see the ...