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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How to find Raspberry Pi on Network

I have a raspberry pi connected to the internet via lan or via wireless. How do I scan my local network for its ip address so I can ssh into it? While I can just connect it to a monitor and manually ...
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Chromebook wireless standard in use with router (how to identify)

Does anyone know how to find out which wireless standard is being used in the communication between my Chromebook computer and my router? I saw a great answer to this question for a Windows ...
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How to turn on WIFI via cmd?

My laptop's WiFi button is not working. Is there any command in Windows to turn on WiFi ?
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Connection issue with Rogers Wireless Router

I recently installed the Rogers (Advanced) Wireless Router. All of my computers were able to connect to the wireless (2.4G, 5G), except for one. The computer with the wireless issue is an Asus ...
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Is there a way to manage and sort lots of wireless networks on OS X?

On OS X you can manage your wireless networks; that is drag them to set preferred order, delete ones you don't want any more, etc. The only problem is that there is a tiny window which only shows ~4 ...
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Why won't FreeRadius allow WPA2 Enterprise/PEAP Wi-Fi connections?

First a bit of background: I've been tinkering with this on and off for a few days and it's getting frustrating. I've got a NetGear r6300 loaded up with DD-WRT v24/SP2 Giga and I've configured SSH to ...
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Very high ping and packet loss on one computer only

I have a specific desktop which seems to have consistently high packet loss and ping regardless of what connection it is using. I'm connecting via wifi and this computer usually has a ping to my ...
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Trying to use mdk3 with Alfa AWUS036NHA, wireshark detects frames but cannot detect network

I'm testing out some various tools, trying to get them to work, but I cannot seem to get the MDK3 beacon flooding mode to work. I'm currently running Debian with a few Kali repositories installed. I'm ...
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How do I connect a laptop running Windows 7 to an Android phone using WiFi Direct?

From where I am sitting, Windows 7 does not appear to support WiFi Direct connections to Android mobile devices. Specifically, turning on WiFi Direct on my Samsung Galaxy S II does not make the ...
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Throttled download speeds on new router with Comcast (ipv6 vs ipv4)

Issue with Comcast cable on Linksys or Cisco routers (and others) involving throttled download speed on ipv4. I recently upgraded my internet service to 100+ Mbs and also upgraded my router to ...
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Dell Latitude ST shows WiFi hardware disabled

My Dell Latitude ST tablet stopped detecting any wireless networks. The card is enabled and the newest drivers are installed but Windows shows that there are no available networks. The Windows ...
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Are All Wireless Cards Compatible With the Motherboard? Regardless of What Type of Board and Card it is?

This may sound like a stupid question, and please don't shoot me down for this. But I am thinking of getting a wireless card for my desktop. More specifically, a TP-Link TL-WDN4800 wireless card. I ...
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Send and receive raw 802.11 frames on Linux

I'm looking for a way to send and receive raw 802.11 frames using USB wireless adapters (such as the Alfa AWUS036H) while they are in monitor mode. Is this possible? There are plenty of ways to do ...
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Cannot connect to FTP Servers

Ok here is what I found out so far. Since the Filezilla update to 3.10 I cannot connect to any FTP Servers on my Windows PC. I downgraded Filezilla to 3.9 but still get this error which looks like ...
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How to find out the Wi-Fi password once already connected?

I'm using my home network, but I am not an administrator and did not set up the network either. As far as I can tell, the network is connected and there's a passcode to enter, but I am always ...
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Modem, switch & wireless router network connection

The Network has setup as in image: The modem is a CenturyLink DSL modem with four router outputs. One of the outputs is connected to a Netgear Managed switch. The switch is then connected to four ...
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Windows can't setup ad hoc connection

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to create an ad hoc internet connection to share the internet connection from laptop to mobile, but it says: Windows could not setup the ...
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Wired “Not Connected” icon in system tray instead of Wireless “Connected”

I've been getting this weird problem as of late: It seems as if I'm not connected to any network - be it wired or wireless, even though I am connected via wireless ("bamba" has internet access), ...
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Cheat restricted wifi and networks [on hold]

I'm living in a dorm and my network provider has monopoly. We can't use personal wireless routers because they are forbidden and we cant do anything because we dont have any alternative for network. A ...
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Simulating a “typical” bad network for testing, what's the limit of “bad”? [on hold]

We have been working on an IP-based camera and have just killed a bug that was only visible on bad (laggy / lossy / weak radio) connections. This showed up the need to have a "bad" network in our ...
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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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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks, no existant wi-fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN between the two, and (depending on how fast ...
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Issues running a simple Java client server program

I want to run client server program in two different machines to read and write the data. How can I do that. My PC is connected to LAN with ip address 192.168.1.104 and my laptop is connected to ...
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Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Router Only

I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection. But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable ...
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How to share wifi connection between Guest OS(Windows XP) and Host OS(Ubuntu 14.10)

I just installed Windows XP through VirtualBox and installed "Guest Additions too" too. How do I go about sharing my wi-fi connection?
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Linksys E2500 5GHz not working

I have a Linksys E2500 and I have been using it in 2.4GHz/5Ghz dual mode for a long time. But as of yesterday I can't connect to, even see the 5GHz network. LAN and 2.4GHz work fine. This happened ...
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DLINK router variable speeds

I have a dlink wireless router that has served me well in the past. But this last month, it has slowed down dramatically - my wireless connection has dropped from an avg of 30-50 mbps to appx 7 mbps, ...
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Is the Ideaworks Wi-Fi antenna (USB) compatible with Windows 8.1?

I have an Ideaworks Wi-Fi (USB) antenna and am having difficulty getting it to work.It says that it’s compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, 7, and Windows 8. I am running Windows 8.1 and cannot ...
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XP can connect to router and LAN but not Internet

I have a modem router (TP-Link TD-W8961ND) connected to the internet and working fine. It is broadcasting a wireless network and that too works fine. I have a second modem router (Siemens SL2-141) ...
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Have to Disable and Enable Adapter Every 60 seconds to use internet

I used to have a normal wireless modem that worked perfectly with high speed on my desktop playing PC games online. Now I have a Clear Spot Hot Spot thing, basically a 4G portable hotspot. It ...
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Wired and wireless network file sharing

I have connected my Internet to a buffalo air station router and a swtich. Computers and Laptops on this network connect to the Internet wired and wirelessly. I would like to share files locally on ...
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How to get Tenda W322U V2.0 Wireless adapter running on Windows 7?

My Tenda W322U V2.0 Wireless USB Adapter used to work with Ralink drivers and I can't make it work on the new Windows 7. Every time the network adapter is booted, it keeps looking for a driver ...
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Why can I connect to both WiFi domain and ethernet internet (different networks), but not Wifi subdomains, domains and ethernet internet?

I'm using Windows 7 and I would like to be able to connect to both my work corporate network (connects to the internet, via wired ethernet), and to the network and subnet I am using for testing (does ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Glitch

Yesterday was the day when I finally became a real person; I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. I was so excited, at long last, to see that purple screen that reads "Ubuntu". I got to mess around with the OS a ...
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How can I connect to a Mobile Broadband device and a Wifi network simultaneously, and use the Mobile Broadband internet?

In my current work situation, I'm using a Windows 8 laptop and I need to be connected to two networks simultaneously: A Telstra mobile broadband device, which has internet access. This is connected ...
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LAN over RF link leads to intermittent errors

We have an odd error occurring with our network, the setup is: IP Camera -> Radio LAN repeater -> Local switch -> PC The IP camera is streaming video over RTSP / UDP and we can control it ...
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Automatic re-connection to public WiFi hotspot with web-based sign-in?

There are many public WiFi hotspots that require you to visit a special login page before they let you connect to the Internet. Often they have a time limit after which you have to repeat the login ...
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Wifi signal booster [on hold]

Is there any way to get more wifi signal using boosting software on Vista?
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Wireless SSID in Windows 8.1 changes to “<networkname> 2” upon first connection

Note: I would rather comment David's answer in: Unable to connect to wireless after upgrading to Windows 8.1 from 8, but I don't have the required 50 reps to do so. I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 ...
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Strong wireless signal yet apparently randomly no internet connection. Other devices work through wireless

My daughter's laptop (Windows 7 - fully updated) gets a strong wireless signal yet apparently randomly cannot get an internet connection. It's not truly random. So it's always worked in my home. It ...
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can client server program run on two different machines

I have a PC with IP address 192.168.153.1 connected to LAN and i have a laptop with IP address 192.168.1.115 connected to WiFi. When I try to ping from PC to laptop im getting destination host ...
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Chromebook no longer connects to Wifi

A few months ago I picked up a Samsung chromebook from a pawnshop for cheap and I just use it for things most people use a tablet for. Most of the time its just plugged in to my speakers in the ...
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How to monitor my internet traffic split between a PC and laptop?

I'll try to describe my problem as specific as possible. So I have an internet connection and there are two PCs using it. Now let's call my laptop as A and the other PC as B. Laptop A - My laptop, ...
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Wired network, with some nodes that need to switch to wireless for internet

I have a mini network cabled together on a gigabit switch (not linked to internet), with a few nodes which have wireless for internet too. Problem is, large files need to be transferred between PC's, ...
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Cannot Access Web GUI after changing to Router mode DD-WRT

I have a wireless router running DD-WRT (the latest version) and I set it up to be a Repeater Bridge to function as a second router, which means I had to change the Local IP Address and change the ...
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Should I be able to see my broadcast SSID when my router is turned off

Is it possible for my employer to spoof my wireless hub by using the same SSID. I am not trying to be paranoid but I have seen some strange behavior. Here are some of the issues that I have seen. ...
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How to configure Netgear DGN2000 as a wireless repeater?

I want my Netgear N300 DGN2000 router work as a wireless repeater. The parent would be a D-Link DIR-600 router. Is this possible? I've been searching but all I've found is how to set up two or more ...
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Setup bandwith limit on WNR3500Lv2

Is it possible to set a bandwith limit to a specific computer or network(in case of two WANs from same router) using WNR3500Lv2 with the standard firmware? And if not is there any firmware out there ...
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'iwlist wlan0 bitrate' says “unknown bit-rate information”

I set bit-rate of wireless interface 'wlan0' using iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M fixed Now, how do I verify if it was set right? iwlist wlan0 bitrate says unknown bit-rate information
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Windows 7 Automatically Connecting To Unsecured Wireless Networks On Startup

Most of the questions on this topic related to folks connecting to somebody else's wireless network when their own was available and could remedy the situation by going to their connections and ...