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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OpenWRT - Bandwidth limit per client

I want to limit bandwidth on my openwrt router's wlan interface, but per client. Imagine you have 3 laptops connected. Each of them should only get 1/3 of the maximum speed. Is it possible somehow? ...
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Check wifi connection without actually connecting to the wifi

I am trying to switch Wi-Fi from a headless pi over tightvnc viewer but want to make sure that my connection settings are correct without risking losing my current connection. Lets say I am currently ...
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Understanding wifi scan results

I'm working on a script to tell how secure a wifi connection is. Unfortunately I've become stuck pretty early trying to decode the output of the scan - can anyone help me understand what this is ...
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why am I not seeing traffic using TCPDUMP while sniffing on wireless interface with the station in WDS mode

I've 2 wireless interfaces one has the type of AP and the other has the type monitor. the AP is attached to a bridge br-lan. When I run for example: tcpdump port 5201 -s 0 -ni wlan0 TCPdump is ...
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Hyper-V Wireless Bridge Disappears After Sleep

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on a MacBook Pro via bootcamp. I've setup a Hyper-V for a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM. For networking I've setup a Hyper-V External Switch to my wifi, which creates a ...
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How do I set up wireless radio time restriction in DD-WRT build 21061?

I upgraded to D-WRT specifically to get the ability to restrict wireless access on a schedule. I'm using a Netgear WNDR3700, and the install went flawlessly (as far as I can determine), but there is ...
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What is the purpose of both 802.11 re-authentication and re-association while roaming?

I mean this. Firstly I've connected to my iPhone to my D-Link router : And then I've moved to another floor and was reasonably connected to my another ZyXEL router that was closer: ...
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Wireless Repeater dropping packets

Ok so I went and bought a Linksys RE3000W Wifi repeater and followed the instructions, logged into the private Wifi which it creates to set it up connected to my main router and it went seamlessly. ...
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repeater via ethernet to increase wifi speed

I live in an apartment block with >20 other routers normally in range; when I'm next to my cable modem/router in the main room of the apartment, I get >150Mb speeds but moving to my bedroom (which is ...
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El capitan unable to reach internet via wifi sometimes

Since yesterday (when my internet provider had some maintenance) my mac book pro (el capitan 10.11.4) has some problems with the Wifi, here's an extract of me pinging google.com via wifi: Request ...
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Connect and sudden disconnect of ap-hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04

I am having this problem since I first learned to create the ap-hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04 to share my ethernet over wifi. To create this ap-hotspot I followed these steps: 1. Create a wifi connection ...
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How do I have one OpenWRT router use the DHCP server of another OpenWRT router?

I want one router to be able to access the devices connected to the other router. However one router is connected to the internet modem by ethernet, and the other router is connected to it by wireless ...
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Creating laptop wifi hotspot losing ssid when sharing connection

I have created a wifi hotspot on my work laptop I started the hostednetwork and in the network and sharing page I could see the ssid 'hotSpot1' under the wireless network connection 2 (WNC2) icon. I ...
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How do I set up non local network folder sharing?

I am not a tech savvy person so this may be very easy to solve or not solvable at all, or perhaps there is a better way that I am not thinking of... The Situation: Three (3) Desktop Computers ...
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Windows 10 hostednetwork ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) not working

I upgraded to windows 10, and now I cant use my ICS ( Internet Connection Sharing ) via hostednetwork. Doing the same as in windows 8.1: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=network_name key=...
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Is there a better way to prevent Internet connection before VPN connection other than carrying a mobile AP?

Cellular data (LTE, 4G, 3G, etc) is very expensive and one can find some free Wi-Fi APs. But these days, there are so many compromised or malicious APs. To prevent man-in-the-middle attacks and to ...
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Can't connect to Wi-Fi after Sleep/Hibernate

I start my computer normally and the Wi-Fi adapter works just fine. However, once I sleep or hibernate, and resume, I am no longer connected to any network. I scan for a network and the list displays ...
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How can I find Protected EAP credentials of a wireless network stored on Windows 7?

I need to remember the authentication credentials (username/password) of the wireless network on which I am connected. There is a way to reveal those informations on Windows 7? The wireless network ...
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bcm4331 (wifi) doesn't work on FreeBSD 10.1

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 9.2). Everything works pretty good, except Wifi interface (bcm4331). FreeBSD has two modules - bwi-firmware-kmod and bwn-firmware-...
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How to fight network latency and jitter issues on Wifi?

I'm having problems with my Wifi connection. I did a test on PingTest.net with the following results: Packet Loss: 0% Ping: 103ms Jitter: 29ms Same test but from another machine on the network ...
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How to share laptop internet to phone via bluetooth?

How do I make it so that my laptop, while connected to the wifi, will share it's internet connection to my Android phone via bluetooth? When I try to search for it, I keep getting solutions for the ...
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DD-WRT router causing IP address conflicts across network

My DD-WRT router has lost its mind! (Caveat: technically neither of these devices are "routing". I'm going to call them routers anyway.) I just set up two DD-WRT routers, one as a WAP (working fine) ...
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Computer-to-Computer network between OS X and Linux

I want to make a connection point to point via wifi between Mac and Linux. What I did was: I have created Computer-To-Computer network in OS X I have set manually an ip address for Mac, 10.0.0.1/...
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Multiple access points with single SSID, unable to roam from one to the other

I have four access points at home all of them wired to a non-intelligent switch which is also wired to the internet access router. The DHCP and NAT service is provided by the Internet access router ...
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Mac OS X Lion - way to associate to only one BSSID and disable hopping? (WDS network)

Question: Is there any way on the Mac OS X Lion to force client connection to a specified BSSID? Problem details: I have been connection to WDS-based network and I can see three of the network's ...
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Windows 7 Routing Prioritizes WLAN

I'm currently at a loss. I've tried to Google and also searched through this place, but nothing I do seems to work. When I have both my LAN and WLAN enabled, the WLAN is taking priority. I have a web ...
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USB wifi key: how to unlock european channels 12 and 13?

Context A USB Wifi dongle bought in Paris, France, is identified on Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint same behavior) as ID 0846:9021 NetGear, Inc. It works well with Wifi networks in channels 1-11. ...
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why doesn't system do ARP request broadcast before sending an IP packet?

First, let me describe the problem briefly. I have two programs which send IP packets from a host(192.168.0.101) to another host(192.168.0.106). These two programs are written respectively with C and ...
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How do I fix the “missing WiFi” issue with the Windows 10 upgrade?

I've read a lot of suggested fixes for this. I've tried the Command Prompt reg edit fix to no avail. I upgraded to Windows 10 back in August 2015. I've not paid attention to the absence of the Wi Fi ...
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Netflix requests are returning ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE related to IpV6 issue. Why?

I am having a problem with Netflix. I posted a detailed question on another stack exchange site and was advised to ask here. The main point is that Netflix is not loading in chrome or firefox but ...
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Internet speed stutters—even Ethernet connected devices—when Wi-Fi is enabled on a D-Link DSL-2750U ADSL Wi-Fi router

At my workplace, we have a D-Link DSL-2750U ADSL Wi-Fi Router which is connected to a 24-port D-Link Ethernet switch. It is a very small setup. About 20 clients connect to the network (including ...
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Internet dropping out for 1 sec about every 30 sec (with picture)

When using something like skype, or playing an online game the internet drops out like you see in the picture is an example of it when i'm using skype. This has been happening for about 2-3 weeks now,...
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Connect to two wifi networks with one wifi network card on Windows (one for lan, one for internet)

I have a ZONE WIFI with my android celphone activated and connected via my network wifi card, so I can't connect to my LAN network via wifi at the same time, there is a way that I can connect both at ...
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How to pick a different WiFi connection when one drops?

I have 2 WiFI connections available. Sometimes, the WiFi network disconnects, and when that happens, I'd like the system to automatically use the other connection. How can I do this? I'm using a ...
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Prevent network hotspot

I have a network consisting of desktop computers, laptops and iPads. Internet is provided through MAC Address filtering. Some users make the devices work as hotspot and use internet on their ...
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How can I share my wifi connection? ad hoc - windows 10

I recently updated to Windows 10, and I really like it (compared to Windows 8/8.1). I have a RTL-8187 WiFi Antenna connected to my laptop to extend my range, as the router is pretty far away. If I ...
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Scan using nmap on a different network

My system is connected to a router and that router is the part of LAN. How do I scan other systems that are a part of the LAN to which my router is connected ? My Router's DHCP allocates C-class ...
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Lenovo Windows 8 laptop always has “limited” wifi connection

I have a Lenovo G585 laptop, running Windows 8.1, with an Atheros wireless card. I am always having wireless connectivity issues with it: it always shows up as a "limited" connection. Even if it ...
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Everytime I restart router, i have to plug in ethernet cable again in wan port. Why?

I have an ADSL+2 modem to which I have connected to a TP-LINK WR740N wifi router with a 100 feet Cat6 Ethernet cable. Every time I turn on the router , i have to plug in the Ethernet cable again in ...
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Kali Linux Wireless MacBook Air (Early 2014)

I have an early 2014 13in. MacBook Air that I recently dual-booted Kali Linux onto. My problems is that the wifi will not work, and iwconfig returns only "lo". I have tried to install the broadcom ...
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Using home NAS as a substitute for local storage: Performance and application compatibility considerations

I recently got a Mac laptop for the first time, and now have 4 computers in the house (2 Mac laptops, 2 Windows desktops). The idea of the laptop is so that I can have more computer time because I can ...
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How to make Windows 8.1 auto-connect to a VPN if connecting to an unsecure WiFi network?

When connecting to an unsecure WiFi network, is there any chance to force Windows to make sure it is connected to one of my selected VPNs before allowing any other traffic to pass through that WiFi ...
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Use a ubuntu laptop as a WiFi reciver for my windows desktop

My laptop runs Ubuntu 15.04 on a Live USB because the hard drive died. Desktop PC doesn't have WiFi and runs Windows 8. I'd like to play some CS:GO on my desktop PC. Is it possible to just use the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, “Disconnected - you are now offline”

I'm pretty new to ubuntu but here is the problem I have so far; my wireless connection seems to disconnect and reconnect itself. Some days it will work and somedays it will not. I did some research ...
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MacBook Pro retina 2013 with Yosemite 10.10.3: Severe Wi-Fi issues only on main account

In the last few weeks my MacBook Pro has developed increasingly severe Wi-Fi problems. At first it would drop connection every 10 minutes or so, but now it cannot find a network at all. In fact, the ...
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Device connected to the router, but I can't open any new webpages

I am using Shaw Cable service with a modem-router combo. We have anywhere from 0 to 7 devices connected at a time. All of them can connect to the internet, but after a while, the internet fails to ...
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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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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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Openwrt bridging issue between wireless and ethernet port

I've this scenario: an AP connected to the STA wirelessly, the AP is a DHCP server I have following configurations in /etc/config/network of the AP: config interface lan option ifname 'eth1 ...
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Proper network architecture for fault tolerant multi WAN multi building WLAN setup

I need help with deciding the correct network architecture for a guest WLAN deployment. We have 3 buildings, and each of them has its own LTE router (Mikrotik RB411U) connected to an Ubiquiti ...