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 can I test to be sure my wifi access point is failing?

I have a Logitech wifi router, with just one LAN and one WAN input. I hook it up to my cable router to create a wifi access on my LAN. I have a laptop (running Ubuntu), an Android tablet, an Android ...
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Windows 7 cannot connect to internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After If I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can;t connect to internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
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Kali 3.12 - wlan0 not found

I am running Linux Kali 3.12-amd64 on the newest VMWare Workstation on a HP Folio 9470m My network adapters are as followed: Intel (R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection VMware Virtual ...
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Lexmark S305 printer won't print wirelessly over WIFI on Snow Leopard

I have a Lexmark S305 printer which won't print over wifi however it will happily print a test page. The printer worked fine before upgrading to Snow Leopard. I understand the Snow Leopard in built ...
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Printing to wireless printer disconnects netbook from router

I have a netbook loaded with Windows 7: Home Premium. I also have a x4550 Lexmark wireless printer. Whenever I try to print from my netbook, the printer starts printing and then abruptly stops. Then ...
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connect a usb only printer to router without usb port via usb to ethernet adapter

I have cisco linksys router which does not have a usb port and a usb to ethernet adapter. When I am trying to connect the printer to the router using the adapter the router does not shows the device ...
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Using Server 2012 r2 as Home router

What software / hardware would I need to setup a machine running server 2012 r2 as a home router? It needs to have all the features of a standard router & be able to shape & limit a users ...
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What is this misterious entry on my FritzBox router

My router at home is a FritzBox. When I go into the control panel and I look at the devices connected in the local network, and I see something very particular. mercury is the name of my Desktop ...
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Home wifi started misbehaving when I attached a windows device

On my home wifi I normally have a macbook pro, a few iPhones and a chromecast. A few days ago, I bought one of those new cheap windows 8 tablets. It works great, but while it's powered on, the other ...
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Can I relay my USB modem connection to my wireless router?

I got a wireless modem that needs to plug into my computer in order for it to work. Is it possible to hook up this computer to my wireless router so that other devices can connect using the same ...
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Can you explain why I am losing internet connection?

Problem Here is the problem. I live in an apartment together with two of my roommates. Each of us lives in a separate room (see diagram: Mine is Blue, Room1 and Room2 are where my roommates live). ...
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WLAN on OpenWRT router

I've installed OpenWRT Snapshot R43972 on a router that is not officially supported (a Swisscom Centro Grande resp. Pirelli / ADB according to the descriptions here and here. However, the PCB layout ...
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MAC filtering not working on 2wire 2701HG-T modem

Why would mac filtering not work on a 2wire 2701HG-T modem? I've relied on mac filtering before to block intruders with other modems, but at my mom's house, she has a 2wire 2701HG-T modem, and there ...
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Merging two incoming broadband lines for faster internet

We have a broadband line coming into our building which delivers around 8-10mbps, which is ok but not great, although fibre is available in our area (30-100mbps) its not available where we are just ...
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Slow network speed on a single computer

I'm having a difficult time diagnosing a network issue on a new laptop I bought. It uses Windows 8.1 while all my other computers use Windows 7. My network is simple and contains the Verizon FiOS ...
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Wireless does not work on laptop

I have been having problems with the wireless network connection on my laptop for a while. (Samsumg Np905S3g) All drivers should be up to date, as well as windos updates. I have tried a clean install ...
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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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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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Accessing to IP cameras behind TL-MR3020 nano router

What I want to do is connecting several IP cameras to my LAN with wireless router/AP. I have a main USRobotics modem/router/AP (192.168.1.1) and all my computers are connected to that one using ...
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How to prevent wifi router from broadcasting multiple ssids?

I have the following Wi-Fi router: http://www.beetel.in/business-solutions/international-business/adsl/450-four-port-wifi-modem And I am also posting screen shots of ISP settings (from 192.168.1.1). ...
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Wifi related weirdness / dropping connection

I'm having some weird wifi issues at home which I cannot figure out. My problem is that the wifi connection randomly drops and, sometimes, will not reconnect. My home property is an apartment with 3 ...
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Two routers with same SSID and MIMO. Will this cause problems?

I have two routers with same SSID one for upstairs and one for downstairs. The setup works well with all the phones and older laptops. However now I got new Acer V 13 which advertise MIMO. and it's ...
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AirPort Extreme/Express 802.1X authentication and guest access

I've got a number of AirPort Expresses & Extremes set up to have main Wi-Fi and guest access. They work well but the problem is, people keep sharing the password for the main network and I'd like ...
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Random connection timeout [on hold]

Since some months ago, I notice connection timeouts on my PC (about once a day). Browsers say there is no connection for one minute, then everything get back to normal without doing anything. Note ...
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Wired Internet abruptly stopped working Ubuntu 14.04LTS

My Ethernet just stopped working after I might have probably messed up with some of the settings. I have a dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu. Internet works fine on windows 8, and used for for ubuntu ...
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Why does lldpctl show no neighbors on standalone Ubuntu system?

I have installed sudo apt-get install lldp in two different ubuntu system and in both system I have set (/etc/default/lldp) DAEMON_ARGS="-x -c -s -e -l" I have check in wireshark also transmitted ...
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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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Add access point without ethernet connection?

I have a TP-Link wireless access point that I would like to set up so I can access WiFi at both ends of the building. The issue is I don't want to have an ethernet cable running across the floor. Is ...
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QOS on a Cisco DPC3939?

So with the Xfinity triple play package they issue a Cisco DPC3939 router. Now, I don't know if any of you have any experience with it or not, but suffice to say that it sucks in terms of both ...
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Kali 1.0.5 Internet Connection Problems

I have recently installed Kali Linux and am having connection issues. It says I am connected to the network, but I am not able to access the Web. A Ubuntu 13.04 running on the same machine (dual boot) ...
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DD-WRT and Chromecast: default WLAN to LAN bridge blocks UDP?

I have DD-WRT running in gateway mode on a DIR-615 I1. I've updated to the newest available build. Chromecast is a wireless-only device, for those unfamiliar. The device has been set up and ...
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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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Windows 7 Calendar is No Longer Shown, No Wireless Signal Icon Shown and Resource Monitor Does Not Start

1. Recently I have noticed that I cannot get calendar to pop up after clicking on clock on system tray. I can with searching find settings to configure clock but I can't access calendar at all. 2. I ...
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How can I properly use “crunch” in Kali linux?

NEW UPDATE! i was able to: crunch 8 8 0123456789 -o /root/Desktop/filename.txt https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/79896/how-can-i-properly-use-crunch-in-kali-linux this is my first post so ...
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How to create game connection over my router but don't share internet?

My friend and I want to play a game that requires a lan connection between two computers. I have a modem with wifi and he has a laptop with inbuilt wifi. So I want to let him connect to my router (to ...
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Use Ubuntu laptop as a Wi-Fi repeater

Well I have two questions actually.... The first one is can I use my Ubuntu laptop to extend the Wi-Fi network to which my laptop is connected same in Windows through Connectify. The second one is ...
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Wired to wireless bridge in Linux

I am attempting to set up my Raspberry Pi as a bridge, using Debian wheezy. I have a hostapd.conf: (some details changed for security, and yes, I know WEP is no good)... interface=wlan0 bridge=br0 ...
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Is there such thing as an Ethernet output selector? [on hold]

I have two independent Internet connections at my home, and I also have a very detailed LAN setup in my home, spanning many floors, and network devices. The problem is sometimes one of the two ...
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How to install wifi usb adapter drivers - OS X

I bought the EDUP USB Nano Adapter EP-N8531 and I have to install the driver that I found in the relative cd. I have the following files (in the "mac" directory): In the nano adapter case there's ...
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Can “universal wifi adapters” be connected to a switch instead of a end device?

I have been looking at "universal wifi adapters" (ethernet in/wifi out, looks like ethernet from the client side but speaks wifi) like the netgear wnce2001 for bridging the ethernet from a switch to ...
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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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Why is only one device being allowed on the Internet through my Asus router?

Only one specific device (always the same one laptop) is able to connect to the internet. I did a factory reset but the problem still happens. The other devices (Android, Symbian, another laptop) can ...
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Problems with Broadcom WLAN and Windows 8.1

I have read : Windows 8.1 update effectively disabled wireless networking It didn't help. I have just recently bought a Lenovo M5400 laptop and installed Windows 8.1 x64. According to the support ...
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Network adapter slow - Windows 7

I'm having problems with my internet speed when connected to a PLC. I'm connected to the PLC with an ethernet cable and to the internet via WiFi. The LAN adapter has a static IP set but I don't get ...
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Connect devices to shared apartment Wi-Fi? (Apple TV, MacBook, and Wi-Fi printer)

My wife and I are students staying in an apartment complex. The complex company provides a large Wi-Fi network for the whole complex. I would like to connect our devices on the network over Wi-Fi, but ...
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Airport Extreme BCM43224 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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Connecting to the GoPro wifi network through a router

I have a GoPro Hero3+ camera, and I want to stream it to my PC. Looking online there are many guides to doing just that, but they all require me to be on the same wifi network as the GoPro itself. My ...
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Extend WiFi range with a wired AP

My brother has a router with wireless connections in his cellar/ground floor. His range is bad on the top floor. He already has physical CAT cables running through his house so he could easily ...
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Networking: Bridge Wireless Connection to Ethernet

I have a room in my house that I cannot (is too difficult to) directly run ethernet cable to. I have devices that must be in that room that have an ethernet NIC but no wireless card. WiFi is ...
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Could using fewer antennae than a wireless NIC has connectors for cause any problems?

Could damage to a radio occur? Is there likely to be a performance impact? If connecting one or two of a possible three antennae, will the choice of antenna ports used have any impact?