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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What is the easiest way to monitor packets sent between two devices on the LAN?

I'm trying to determine the cause of a communication problem between two devices on my wifi network. I CANNOT install programs on them to determine this. What is the easiest way to monitor the traffic ...
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Does increasing the complexity of a PSK passphrase mitigate the risks of WPA-TKIP?

I'm responsible for configuring a small business network (50-60 devices) and we have some ancient devices that must connect wirelessly to the network. Our regular wireless accepts AES WPA and WPA2 ...
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static IP holds good even after changing network to dynamic

I'm using wpa_supplicant as a client to connect to an AP. When i'm trying to change the wireless connection from STATIC to DHCP(dhclient is invoked using the below command with leases ...
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WiFi started vanishing frequently

This has continuously been driving me insane for the last couple of weeks. I have a TP Link TL WR1043ND WiFi router, and it has been working great for the last ~18 months on stock firmware. Now ...
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router “wifi module” lagging with no logcal cause

for some time now, my rouer has been giving endless issues, with lagging, first off, ROUTER: NETGEAR DGN2200v2, Devices Connected: Wifi - Android Device, 1 Windows PC; LAN - 1 Windows PC No similar ...
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Who are currently connected to my DSL-Modem?

In my home there are some devices that connected to my DSL-Modem at the same time. (such as PC - Laptop - SmartPhones etc...) I would like to know who are currently connected to my DSL-Modem ? I ...
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WiFi router speed drop on wired and wireless connections

I have a Linksys E900 router and I also upgraded my internet to a 100Mbps connection from 30Mbps but when I'm on WiFi I'm getting a maximum speed of 37Mbps just 4-5 feet away from the router. I have ...
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Two (Netgear) access points - how to properly configure?

We have in our network wireless access point NETGEAR WNDAP350. It works well, but even with external antennas it does not cover the whole are we need. We have a room, where the NETGEAR WNDAP350 has a ...
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How to check if laptop wifi is turned off?

There is an old Asus laptop (x58c series) that runs Fedora. Its wifi LED is always ON, even if airplane mode is activated (Gnome displays the little airplane icon) and apparently there is no wifi ...
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SSH very slow log in after changing sshd_config, even on LAN

I am trying to get my home server to be ssh-able from the internet. Initially (before touching any config files, just doing apt-get install openssh-server i was able to connect to in while on my ...
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Is the bandwidth of the router usage divided equally?

I have a router/modem NETGEAR VEGN2610 which supports QoS. Assuming there are 2 computers downloading something that requires high bandwidth (for example a movie with torrents), will the speed be ...
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Wireless not working in Kali 1.1.0 on Alienware 15

I'm new to this and i created a usb to run kali live on my Alienware 15. Once I get in, the ethernet is working fine but if I use the iwconfig command, it says "no wireless extensions" Can someone ...
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Lost WiFi connection after Windows 7 - intel driver Centrino Wireless N1000 Update - How do I restore the driver?

I was updating my computer; hp Pavilion dm4, Windows 7, 64-bit operating system. I got an error stating "Intel driver update for Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless N1000" could not be updated. I tried to ...
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ADSL WiFi Router : Make clients see each other

I have a wireless ADSL router (TP-LINK TD-W8901N) which I'm using to connect two computers to the internet (using the wlan interface). Now I want my two computers to be able to discover each other and ...
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Wireless at 200 dBm?

So my desktop computer comes with a built-in wireless adapter part of the motherboard and now I installed an Alpha wi-fi adapter to play around with. The built in wifi on wlan0 says it's running at ...
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How to define when machine was connected to WiFi in Windows logs?

I'm looking for a ways to define time when WiFi connection was established/enabled/disabled on Windows 7 machine through logs. The reason I'm looking for it is that I have laptops in LAN which ...
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OpenWRT and Not Working WI-FI driver for MT7620

I have platform (evaluation board) with MT7620a. In this platform I must install OpenWWRT. After I succes install distribution I whant to add ,launch wi-fi module but something is wrong. I using to ...
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Internet wireless connected with limited access, Windows Vista

I had some malware in my computer so I did a bit of manual work to remove it including resetting TCP/IP. Now the malware is gone. I can see my home wireless network and I can get connected to it, ...
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wireless and LAN network sync

I was wondering if its possible to use both my lan and wireless connections at once ... i know that it is possible from the same router but i have a different situation, i currently live in a building ...
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How do I set up a wireless printer on Windows 8 without a wireless router?

So we just got a new computer (old hard drive bit the dust) with Windows 8 and at the same time decided to upgrade to a wireless printer. I've read that you can't set up an ad hoc wireless network on ...
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Setting up a KVM/Docking Station solution, 2 Monitors, Gaming Desktop, Laptop, 2-3 Monitors

There many KVM/Docking station questions, but they all seem to be about General usage. I have: A Windows Desktop that: Is built for gaming Will soon Dual-boot Linux(Kubuntu) Uses two ...
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No Internet connection on VM

I can't seem to connect to the internet on my VM which is running Windows 8. I followed most of the instructions that I've found on Google or YouTube but it didn't seem to help. I can have a wired or ...
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Wirelss card not being detected in backtrack 5

I just installed backtrack 5 and I am unable to detect my wireless card. iwconfig doesn't list my interface. I can see that the hardware is present in lspci -vnn (see below) but I can't get the ...
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setup a public wireless File sharing server

I have a PC (windows 7) with a specific folder with name store in it, a wireless modem and some (.apk) files in store.My clients have Android devices. I want to create a service with specific URL ...
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Windows 8 Services Failed to Start Error

I have Windows 8 x64 and some HDDs randomly appear that do not exist. I went in to the BIOS to check if they were there (they are not there) and booted with out modifying any settings. Windows froze ...
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Can not edit EDIMAX EW-7228APn settings in browser

I have an EDIMAX EW-7228APn wireless range extender, and I need to edit some things on it, however I can not seem to connect to it via the IP, I tried the one printed on the bottom, and I tried using ...
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Airodump-ng stops working after de-authentication with aireplay-ng

I'm trying to de-authenticate a client while airodump is collecting the packets but after I type: sudo aireplay-ng -0 1 -a AP_MAC -c CLIENT_MAC mon0 in the airodump screen I get: read ...
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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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Severe lag in games on Windows 10

My internet works great in my browser, but in games it's lagging like hell, since 1 week,before 1 week everthing worked fine.I have a 75MBit[down]/7.5MBit[up] internet,2 laptops and 5 smartphones in ...
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network adapter driver problem in Windows 7

I am facing problem with my Windows network adapter. It detects all the available networks but it shows "Limited Access" for the network I wish to connect. On diagnostics it gives "The wireless ...
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Wireless device not recognized on Lenovo t420s after Windows 7 reinstall

I have recently replaced a Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows 7 Enterprise by 1) creating a backup using "Windows easy transfer", 2) installing Enterprise, and 3) recovering the backup. Now, the ...
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Wi-Fi Ensuring Fair Use

I have D-Link Router, and normally have 3-4 devices connected to Wi-Fi at any point. Most of times, all of devices can co-exist peacefully. At certain times, this is not possible. For examples, even ...
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No network configuration after clean install of Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on Dell Inspiron 6410

An interesting problem. I just installed a new hard drive and used the Dell provided Win7 media to clean install Windows 7 professional 32 bit on my Dell 6410 Inspiron. When it installed there is no ...
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Windows 7/8 Access Point No Authentication/Encryption?

I want to use my laptop as an access point, but the default provided tool: netsh wlan hostednetwork only offers acting as an access point with WPA2. I want to create either no authentication or WEP ...
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Intel Centrino N-1000 WIFI problems on Linux Ubuntu

I have a laptop with the Intel Centrino N-1000 wireless card running Ubuntu 12.10. The Ethernet card works fine, but the wireless card doesn't. When I click the Networking icon I see that wireless ...
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Bandwidth Monitoring for Linksys E4200

I have a Linksys E4200 router with about 10 computers connecting to it. I'm looking for a way to monitor bandwidth usage in real time. I am willing to install custom firmware if it can get the job ...
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Linux PPPD connection terminated -> LCP terminated by peer (User request)

I'm trying to establish a GPRS PPP connection (to Rogers Wireless data network in Canada) using the Telit HE910 modem, but it appears that something is going wrong during DNS negotiation: Serial ...
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Laptop unable to access internet ~meter away from router but has full wifi bars throughout the house

If I go two stories down from my router to the basement, my laptop shows the full five wifi bars in the system tray as it should, but I can't access web pages. Even if I am in the same room as the ...
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Use Motorola NVG510 as wireless router only

I recently switched from AT&T DSL to Comcast cable, and I have a leftover Motorola NVG510 modem/router from AT&T. I bought a new modem for Comcast, and I want to use the NVG510 as a router ...
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router automatically disables wifi and enables after 2-3min

Router: Netgear DGN2200v2 Problem: THe router disables the wifi network automatically(with no human interference what so ever), thus all pc's disconnect and have no network access(as if the router ...
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Wireless TV — is this a misnomer? [on hold]

It seems to me that the term "wireless" TV is a misnomer. After much discussion with my TV service provider the TV set must be connected to the set top box (In my case a Cisco ISB7105 STB) by way of ...
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How do I restore wireless access and my wireless connections after using an ethernet cable?

Superuser doesn't explicitly list this problem, so I'm documenting it here. I have a standard Windows 7 x64 (Home Premium) Asus laptop and have been using wireless for years. I then recently took it ...
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How to setup firewall to allow internet connection sharing via Wifi USB stick?

I have a Windows8 computer linked to the internet via an ethernet cable ("Ethernet" network connection). I have attached to it a DLink Wifi USB stick, and I'm trying to share the main PC's internet ...
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Configuring a router to auto login in network

Recently I brought a router "TP-Link 300 Mbps Wireless N Router (TL-WR841N)" and configuring it to use it with my ISP. My isp gave me a static ip configuration. So I put them in the router and it's ...
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windows 8 laptop makes whole network(router) lag

A windows 8.1 laptop(father's) is connected to our home network with Netgear dgn2200v2 router, before, the router was fine, however after he got it he is conencted with a lan cable and has wifi ...
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How can I find out more about this device in my wifi network?

I am using a Netgear D6300 wifi modem router. Its DHCP server assigns IP in the range of 192.168.0.x In its configuration utility, I spot this device: It clearly does not receive a 192.168.0.x IP ...
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Recovering wireless network key stored by Intel PRO/Wireless Application

My laptop is configured with a wireless key ( for a WPA2 network) stored by the Intel PRO/Wireless application. How can recover that key ? WirelessKeyView can be used to recover keys stored by the ...
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Ping goes up and internet gets slow when ever something is plugged into my laptop's USB 3.0 port

I have a Asus x53sv-rh71 running Window 7 64 bit. For some reason my ping goes up 500 and my internet gets all spotty when ever something is plugged into my laptop's USB 3.0 port. The wifi connection ...
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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from fotmatted partition. I have ...
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What's the point of Netgear's WNHDB3004 “3DHD WIRELESS HOME THEATER NETWORKING KIT”

Here's a crude representation of what I've got at home: floor 2 INTERNETS ---- MODEM/ROUTER ---- MY COMPUTER | floor 1 WIFI REPEATER ---- stuff ...