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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Why is my laptop running so slow on my wifi connection but really fast on other devices (other laptops, phones) connected to the same router

So I bought a new router and it has a really fast internet connection. It works perfectly on other devices but on my laptop it runs really slow. I have tried to unplug my router and restart my laptop ...
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Home-network wifi issue with Macbook Pro

I'm using a Macbook Pro and having problems with the wifi network at home. Every 20-30 minutes, I am unable to connect to the internet although I can login into 192.168.0.1. If I turn the wifi (on the ...
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Why does my laptop get a really slow internet connection but my other devices (ipad,phone) work perfectly connected to the same router?

So I bought a new router and it has a really fast internet connection. It works perfectly on other devices but on my laptop it runs really slow. I have tried to unplug my router and restart my laptop ...
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Is it worth using Cat6 cables with existing Cat5e wiring?

We are currently in the process of installing a new Wi-Fi repeater in our house. Our house was built with Cat5e cabling in the walls, conveniently going from the location of our current router to our ...
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Special hardware for computer programs to run on modern computers? [on hold]

My mother says that there's a program that communicates with a school over the internet and it needs something "specific" or "special" to work. I asked her, but she says she doesn't know what it is. ...
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Is it possible to run airmon-dump a certian number of times

Hello all is there a way I can run airmon-dump for either a few seconds or for a certain number of refreshes or something to that effect? Thanks Ondeckshooting
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kde debian jessie wifi & wired simultaneously

I am running debian jessie with kde desktop. I have a wifi network with an attached printer and a wired network with internet access. I need to use them simultaneously; however, if I enable wifi, ...
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Can't access wi-fi server from my wired connected computer

I am trying to access the address of a server I started on my Android phone, the address is 192.168.100.8:8000 and the phone is connected to internet via Wi-Fi (on the router at home). Now, my pc is ...
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Connection of Android to Windows 7 using Hosted Network

I am basically attempted to share my wired LAN connection on my Laptop to my Phone. Even if I cannot share the connection but can just connect from my phone to the Laptop it would do for me. I have a ...
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Connecting two routers to create two home networks causes issues

My cable provider provided us with a gateway modem that has it's own built in router. I need to set up two local networks, one for guest and one for admins. The reason is because I have a Western ...
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Deskjet 2540 wireless connection Linux

I'm testing the following printer HP Deskjet 2540 which has wireless capabilities. I have connected it and install it no issues via USB using the hplip which is a brilliant bit of software for Linux ...
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adhoc networking in decentralized way

I am trying to create a adhoc network in which I am going to use one or more android devices to connect to laptop(s). Say laptop A, laptop B, Mobile C, Mobile D. I rooted one of my android device and ...
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Airodump-ng & Aireplay-ng: No packets from AP

I'm pretty new to penetration testing and I'm trying to learn how to correctly use airodump-ng with aireplay-ng to break through wep encryption on my AP. I have managed to get the password with ...
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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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Wifi router bridging

My primary router is HG 8247 Huawei ONT Device with primary gateway 192.168.100.1. I want to extend its range using a TPLink WR740N i have lying around. I have done the following without success: ...
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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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Ping between pc and wifi router is fluctuating

So a heaving troubles when playing online with my PS3 by wifi. I have a ADSL Internet, a D-Link DSL-2730B as modem/router (wifi is off) and D-Link DIR-803 wifi router. Both are with default ...
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In Windows, how to search in a specific Wi-Fi channel?

In Linux, it is possible to "keep searching" in a specific channel (using airodump-ng): airodump-ng -c 5 mon0 if I keep searching in a channel for more than 10 seconds, I notice that some new APs, ...
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WiFi Repeater or Access Point? Which one reduces speed for the main router's users?

Here's my situation: My router is in my room and I am unable to place it anywhere else. People in other rooms don't get a WiFi signal, so I want make a better signal for them. I don't know if its ...
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How to test stability of wireless router

I had a wireless router that would intermittently drop connections, so I had switched to using a different router. I have since updated the firmware on the problematic router. Is there an easy way to ...
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Why does TV interfere with WiFi?

In my home, we get internet and TV both over an optical fibre. The setup is, this Optical terminator -----Router----Switch---Set top box---TV--Wii U | | ...
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Cant connect wirelessly Windows 7 toshiba laptop

so I have a toshiba laptop, and the wireless network card inside is an Intel Centrino N-2200.My laptop never had connectivity problem until today, I turned off the wifi access on the laptop(with the ...
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Strangely slow internet on MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite

We have Wi-Fi internet in our home which we access from at least five different devices (2 PCs, 2 phones, 1 Mac). On four of the five, the internet behaves perfectly fast enough, but on the ...
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Share a NAS across two local networks

So, this is the thing, I have 2 Floors, Internet modem (Huawei hg532e) is upstairs, I needed Internet coverage on both floors, so I decided to install a Powerline network because the Wi-Fi wasn’t ...
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How do I setup bluetooth communication on windows 7 for my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones?

I am having trouble initiating bluetooth communication with my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones. The picture provided above displays a quick overview of how far I have attempted to solve this ...
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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 do I connect multiple devices to an ISP that gives web-based portal for logging in?

I have an ISP (Beam telecom, if it's relevant) that provides only a LAN cable connection. Using this, whichever site you initially open, you are redirected to its portal page where you are required to ...
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Windows 7 hosted network's Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter is missing

I think that I should see a Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter in the Network Connections area of the Control Panel or the Device Manager but I do not. I'm wondering if there is a way to show it that ...
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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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How can I wirelessly connect my verizon motorola maxx 4g lte to my Netgear N600?

I currently usb tether to my windows 8.1 desktop for internet access. I have a Netgear N600 wireless router that I want to bridge to this arrangement so I will have access over my house. Is there a ...
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How to install Wi-Fi usb adapter drivers on Mac OS X

I bought an EDUP USB Nano Adapter EP-N8531 and I have to install the driver that I found in the included CD. I’m using a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.8.5. I have the following files (in the mac ...
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How do I change the order of WiFi Networks in Windows 8.1 to give priority to one over another?

In Mac OS X you can change the order of remembered wireless networks by moving them up and down the list. This will change which WiFi network gets connected first. I can't seem to find the equivalent ...
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Can't ping computers via a bridged connection

I've got the following setup: PC running Windows 8.1 with a Wifi card connected to the local network and an ethernet cable running to a laptop. Wifi and Ethernet connections are bridged. Laptop ...
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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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Setting up Wi-Fi using USB adapter on Ubuntu 12.04

I have tried in vain to set up my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot; it says Your wireless card does not support Access Point mode I had to resort to a USB Wi-Fi adapter, and I purchased ...
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How to create one overall network with two wireless signals (one public, one private)

What I want to do: I want to have one overall network but with two wireless signals. I want one to be public while the other is private. What I know I need: I know I need two wireless routers and ...
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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—HP Mini 210-1060BR and HP Mini 210-1040BR—no existent Wi-Fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN ...
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Windows 8 - can not right click on wireless network to change WEP key

I need to change the WEP key on my Windows8 laptop. The typical instructions are to open the list of wireless connections (Control Panel=>Network and Internet=>Connect to a Network), and right-click ...
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WiFi driver suddenly stops working, reinstalling does nothing

The problems started last week when I booted up my laptop. I noticed when I logged in a connection symbol with an (X) on it. Hovering over it says Not connected - No connections are avaliable. I run ...
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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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Sharing Android Phone's WiFi connection with OSX

Is it possible to tell OSX to connect to an Android phone (Sony Xperia Z2) via BlueTooth / USB and use the WiFi connection that's setup on the Android phone? I've tried to setup Bluetooth PAN on the ...
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Slow internet using Arch Linux

After a week or so of using Arch Linux I cant access the Internet. It takes around 5 mins to load Google (most of the other websites just give me a timeout), pacman’s downloading speed range between ...
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How can I connect to Wifi and Wired LAN on the same computer?

I recently bought a Brother laser printer with built-in WiFi. I purchased a USB WiFi adapter for my Dell desktop PC to connect it to the printer on the network. The PC is also connected to the same ...
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What does WAN connection type PPPoE mean when it detects Static IP

On my router config page, under Network> WAN> WAN Connection Type: PPPoE is present by default. There is a detect option next to it which provides Static IP as the result. ...
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Cannot launch application on Wifi Connection

I followed the instructions on the answer to: How to launch a command on network connection/disconnection? . Basically, I want to kill uTorrent when I connect to a specific network. Has something ...
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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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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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Could this be blamed on the router?

The network is as follows: there is a 400MBit connection coming into the floor which is being shared by a Cisco EPC3825 over Wi-Fi only (no cable access) to up to 8 people (currently 3). The ...
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Remote Desktop via Ad-Hoc on Windows 7

Is there a way to connect two PCs running Windows 7 via a wifi ad-hoc network and then use Remote Desktop from one of the PCs to the other? In addition to this the Remote Desktop host PC should still ...
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Windows 8 laptop does not show WiFi

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that previously connected to a wireless modem but it does not now. The modem is not a problem because I can see it and connect to it from other computers. On the ...