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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Network problems multiple Wi-Fi networks with same name

I’m having trouble with my wireless network in my apartment. All mobile devices (iDevices) don’t have problems to connect, but our laptops (Mac and Windows) need to turn off and on their Wi-Fi to ...
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really disable power save in linux wifi

I've got a laptop with an Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34) (using iwlwifi kernel module). Although power_save (a module parameter) is disabled, I can see 802.11 ...
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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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what is this orange ball over my wireless network icon in windows 7?

What is the orange ball on the wireless icon And why does it have no green ticks in the icon at the very bottom(with the orange ball on it). But it has green ticks in the popup for Network R8 (the ...
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Wireless bridge between ZTE ZXHN H298N and Cisci WAG320N

I have a ZTE router ZXHN H298N which is connected to my ISP and deals out IPs via DHCP. I have another router Cisco/Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router with Gigabit WAG320N which has ...
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no internet access on guest SSID on netgear WNR2000 router

I have a WNR2000v2 Netgear router that I want to put on our company's network. My boss wanted me to set up two SSIDs, one is for guests and the other is for employees. He wanted the guest wireless ...
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How to recover corrupt system files when System File Checker can't fix them? [duplicate]

I can't connect to my wireless internet. It has been confirmed that it is not the router, the wireless adapter, virus related, or outdated drivers. I ran sfc /scannow and get errors that can't be ...
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TP-Link TL-WR740N wifi speed issue

My ISP gives a speed of 30mbps upload and download, I have hooked up the ethernet cable directly to my laptop and I am getting the promised speed. Now when I connect using the router (TP-Link ...
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How can I find Windows 7 drivers for this laptop?

I recently bought a laptop, Asus ux303ub. https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ASUS-ZenBook-UX303UB/ I installed Windows 7 on it, however almost nothing works, including usb ports, wifi chip etc.. ...
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Why if I put wireless access point near water (fish tank) will degrade its signal?

I am reading this article: http://gnswifi.com/faq.htm And for this question: What can I do if I am having wireless connection problems? It says: Signal strength drop or fluctuation are ...
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WAN port Unplugged

I have iBall 150M Extreme Wireless N Router. I am trying to connect my internet through this router. I configured it correctly (using quick configuration) as per my knowledge using static IP Address. ...
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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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Error “This site can't reach”

I am having a problem relating to wifi internet connection. Sometimes, when I enter a site address on chrome or any other browsers, I get the following error: This site can't reached. I tried other ...
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How to get Alfa awus036nha to work with Kali Linux?

Im running Kali linux 64bit 1.07 as a guest os through virtualbox 4.3.12 r93733. Ive also installed the VirtualBox 4.3.12 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. I have bridged my hosts network ...
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WPS Pixie atack: WPS pin not found and exit after seconf trial

I use reaver for test my network for pixie vulnerability. After run the command: reaver -i wlan0mon -b 60:E3:27:BC:11:84 -c 4 -vvv -K 1 -f I have follow output: [+] Switching wlan0mon to ...
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How do i communicate between my LAN & WLAN which are on different subnets?

I want to communicate from a PC to a server and vice versa where the PC and server are on completely different subnets. The configuration is: Router 1 has an ip address of 172.16.13.1(LAN) The PC has ...
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Devices connecting to WAP can only get self-assigned IP

My router, a Netgear DGND3300 from Costco years ago, won't issue valid IP addresses when being used as a WAP in my home network. Devices used are running either iOS or OS X. The network consists of ...
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How do I connect/login to a network windows pc which doesn't have a login password

I have some desktops and laptops around me and am using homegroup for sharing files between them and everything is working fine. But when I take a new laptop which is not in my homegroup, in network ...
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Can't change TCP/IPv4 settings on windows 10

As I am trying to change my wireless IPv4 or DNS IP address, everything goes well until I click OK. The adapter window pops up this error: "An unexpected condition occurred. Not all of your requested ...
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Can't get Chromecast to connect to my wifi, I have an Actiontec Q1000

I put the Chromecast into my HDMI tv and downloaded the app to my Android phone and my Android Tablet. My laptop which is Windows Vista says it is not supported. When I try to connect to my wifi from ...
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Macbook Pro loses internet constantly for a couple seconds

my new Macbook Pro (13", i7, Early2015, OSX 10.11.4) is loosing its internet connection every couple minutes. The wifi itself stays logged in, but the internet connection is gone. After a short while ...
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Windows 7 Wireless Network Adapter Stopped Working

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine where the wireless adapter all of a sudden started having trouble connecting to wireless networks. Whenever I go to a new place and try to connect to a wireless ...
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Should I Use AP mode in my router?

My ISP gave me a very old Arris modem/router with very bad WiFi. So I bought a NETGEAR AC1750 router. Now I have it connected it to the firstmodem/router to give better wifi to my devices in my house. ...
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No internet connection when connected via wi-fi, but fine via ethernet (DD-WRT)

I just bought a new router and installed DD-WRT on it. When I connect to the router via wi-fi, I cannot get an outside internet connection (and in fact, can not connect to the router admin interface ...
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My laptop's wi-fi device often goes not detectable in ArchLinux

I don't sure if it's hardware failure that requires going to a service center (I strongly hope it's not the case), sometimes my laptop get no wi-fi device available. The device keeps hiding for ...
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Strange issues with AP and printers on network

i have a TpLink WA901ND using it as access point, connected to a simple 8 ports switch and one of these ports is connected to a network printer. My Access point has this class of ip: IP: ...
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Set default internet connection to use 3G vs built-in wireless

Windows 7 laptop with an built-in wireless NIC and USB 3G device. If the wireless network connection fails I want to automatically kick over to the 3G connection. I can have both running at the same ...
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Even after I connect my dongle no net comes

I have a tata photon plus dongle,but even after I connect my dongle to my laptop I get no internet. The IE displays "internet explorer cannot display the page" and Chrome displays "Unable to connect ...
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Windows unable to resolve hostnames

I have two Windows 7 machines on my home network that always give 'Unreachable' errors when I try to access any site. The other devices on the same network work fine (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Ubuntu) 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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wireless button on acer extensa 7630 not working

The wireless button on my acer extensa 7630 is not working, not sure if the wireless button ever worked on it as it was connected to a cable.The light should show up but it doesn't. Any advice is ...
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How can I connect to a WiFi that's 500 metres away?

My in-laws across the street from me (approximately 500–600 metres away) have WiFi. I would like to pull the connection to my house. I have no idea what to do. If someone could please explain to me ...
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No internet connection in Guest Machine

I'm using Windows 7 as a host and as a guest, and I can't get the guest to have internet access. At home when I'm connected to my wi-fi network the internet access in the guest works just fine (using ...
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Is it true you can rapidly power cycle wireless routers without damage occuring?

The power cable wasn't completely inserted to the router when I moved it around, and it must've power cycled 10 times within 5 seconds.. should I be concerned some damage was done and therefore ...
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use adsl modem as wifi router

I have a ADSL router with wifi.now i have purchased cable internet and i want to use my existing ADSL modem as a wifi router. The modem is this one ...
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Configuring router(s) for point to point link with users only on one side

Our home is on an island about 3 miles offshore. We use a wireless point-to-point link for Internet access. Our ISP supplied all-in-one cable modem/router resides in an electrical box on the shore. ...
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How can I get more speed from my internet?

In my house there are two users of the internet, me and my sister. When my sister doesn't use her phone I get a good internet speed but when she starts using it my speed drastically decreases. I know ...
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Home network connected to hot spot

As an owner operator I am on the road 90% of the time. I dont know how to separate my networks. 1st my hotspot connects all equipment on the road, phone, laptop tablets Chromecast etc At home I need ...
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Monitoring WiFi connection status and reconnect if frozen

I have a Toshiba laptop that for some reason keeps freezing its wireless connection. It would connect just fine, work for hours with no problems, and then just freeze, needing a disconnect-reconnect ...
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How to install TP-Link TL-WN722N USB Wireless Adapter on Debian Wheezy armhf?

I have TP-Link WN722n USB dongle plugged in: root@udoo-debian-hfp:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.4 (wheezy) Release: 7.4 ...
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Router vs access point

I'm trying to expand my home Wi-Fi as the wireless router my ISP provided is quite weak and my house is too big for it, so the Wi-Fi won't get to the living room. I already have some holes in the ...
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How to connect Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 using Intel WiDi to Windows 7 laptop

I bought Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 for 2nd external monitor for my Dell Inspiron 17R. I have newest graphic drivers installed (manual way, Windows 7 blocks original Intel's drivers, so I had to update ...
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Cannot connect to second router wireless

I am trying to set up two routers on my network (secondary to be VPN router). I have the secondary router at 192.168.2.1 and the primary at 192.168.1.1. I've disabled DHCP from the secondary router ...
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WIndows Hosted Network

I have created a hosted network in my windows7 system. The netsh wlan show hostednetwork command gives the output Hosted network settings ----------------------- Mode : Allowed ...
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How do I monitor internet data usage for a specific network?

So here's my problem. I am using a wifi hotspot from Airtel (in India) that provides internet connectivity via a SIM card on their 4G network. The data goes to 0 way too quickly (in my opinion) and ...
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modem/router > switch > multiple routers?

I have my house wired with cat 5 running to 7 rooms from the electrical panel the ISP will come and install their modem which has a built in wireless router and wired ports (4 ports) by the ...
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are there any window filters that block wifi?

I'm able to use a wifi network only when my window is open. Since I'm living in a student's building where you need to pay for internet, it makes sense for the manager to try to block the wifi ...
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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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Authenticate WiFi client using custom database before giving access to the Internet

I want if following scenario is possible: One of my employees tries to connect to our company's WiFi. When he selects the SSID in available WiFi list, he is taken to a captive portal. There he ...
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Setting up TP-Link TD-W8980 as access point

I'm having issues with getting my TP-Link TD-W8980 to work as an access point. The situation is that I've recently upgraded to fibre broadband, but don't have an openreach modem to connect my ADSL2+ ...