A device that allows access to the Internet or computer network without the need for a wired connection.

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Two wi-fi adapters?

Suppose that I have a laptop with inbuilt wifi adapter, then I connect another wifi usb adapter to it(say TP Link TL WN 721N) and installed it's driver. I, then run the command "netsh wlan set ...
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Best way to configure 2 routers with 1 modem?

I have read some posts about this issue, but they all seem to differ slightly from mine, Our house has 1 wireless router set up with all 5 Ethernet ports full. The router is connected via Ethernet ...
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I cannot remember my password to the wireless router i am connected to

I am currently using a Dell laptop using windows XP and I am connected to a wireless router. I wish to find out the password to the router to connect a desktop without resetting the router as that ...
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What are the important hardware specifications to look for in a router? [closed]

Assuming that I purchase a home wireless router compatible with DD-WRT, I won't care about the feature set and the quality of the original firmware. I shall get everything that DD-WRT has to offer, ...
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Router saying 'wrong password' but accepting it after a restart

I have a Linksys WRT120N, and in the past it was connected to a normal non-Wi-Fi modem, (it was bought so I could have wifi) and it worked fine. But now back to the present. I have recently changed ...
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Connecting to an Ethernet printer wirelessly using a nano router; unable to obtain IP

What I want to do: I have an Ethernet printer, and a tablet. I want the tablet to communicate with the printer over wireless; ideally with a small physical footprint. Printer --- [RJ45] ---> router ...
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Port forwarding with two routers

I have two routers: router A with internet access (DSL cable), and router B acting as a client connected to router A via wifi. Devices are attached to router B via ethernet. I need to forward some ...
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Not getting internet when multiple devices are connected to router when connecting for first time

I have a netgear router. I use cable internet, provided by local cable operator. Inorder for me to get internet connectivity, i have to first login to their portal and then only internet becomes ...
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Windows force different channels for multiple wireless NIC

I have multiple wireless NICs on my Windows 7 machine and want to load balance across them. They are set up with the same metric and streams are successfully split between them. However, the link ...
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Wi-Fi router occasionally refuses to connect devices

I use router DLink dir-300 at home to share internet for PCs, laptop and mobile phones for about 5 years. I had no complaints, but recently i started to face problems with Wi-Fi connections. This is ...
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Cannot access advanced administration options with NetGear router

Background: We live in a rural area, so we have to use a wireless connection to a cell tower. Bell provided us with a NetGear router as part of their setup package. Because of their expensive prices, ...
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Is there a benefit to using static IP addresses rather than dynamic ones for Wi-Fi access points within a large building?

My employer has a network setup in a large building, with five Wi-Fi access points, each with its own static IP address. He calls them static gateways but I believe he just means access points. Would ...
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Wireless Extender cutting out

So I bought a wireless extender costing around £27 each. I have two in the house because we have thick walls and quite a large distance between the router and certain rooms. The wireless extenders ...
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Will extending a Wi-Fi network make it slower?

In this article about extending wireless networks from Apple's knowledge base, they advise against adding more access points to a wireless network than strictly needed: Before you add additional ...
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Access files without fileshare

Using Windows 8, is there a way to connect to a computer on your home wireless router and access their files like a server without having to set up any file share program? Note: I want to not use ...
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Belkin N150 Wireless Router (F9K1001) can't connect to Surfboard SB6141 modem

I'm RMAing my newest router and had an old N150 laying around. I need the router so I can have multiple computers and more importantly for my broadband home phone. I know I used this router with the ...
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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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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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Different subnet for different device types

I have noticed a certain pattern in a wireless network. It goes something like this: All mobile devices (Android and iOS) take the subnet 10.8.5.x. All laptops (Windows and Linux) take the subnet ...
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Set netgear router to AP mode cannot get in web interface

I have two netgear routers: Netgear fvs336gv2 (professional router)(192.168.1.1) Netgear wndr4500v2 (consumer router)(192.168.1.103) The pro router is the main router fvs336gv2 (192.168.1.1) and ...
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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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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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How do I make my website accessible to the internet without a static ip and from a virtual machine?

I have Windows 8 host and I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 server as a virtual machine in vmware. I have installed LAMP server and I am trying to host a website from it. I have created a virtual host. my ...
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Setting up a network with repeater with two TP-Link TL-WR941ND

I've been trying to set up a wireless network with two TL-WR941ND where there's one connected to the modem and the other one should access the other router and repeat the signal. So I have tried a ...
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Will my Verizon FiOS router be a bottleneck if used just as a bridge?

My family has an Actiontec MI424WR-Rev. D router given to us by Verizon when we upgraded to FiOS back in 2008. As can be expected from period technology, its top speed (on a good day) is a whopping 54 ...
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Wireless connection: Link Quality: What does “31/70” indicate?

I know that the link quality indicates the packet drops, errors etc. But when it tells me that link quality is "31/70", what is '31' and what is '70'?
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Is it possible to convert a Netgear D500 N150 Wi-Fi Modem Router into a standalone router/ access point?

I was using a broadband which required a modem-router (Netgear D500 N150 Wi-Fi Modem Router) with an ADSL port. Recently I switched over to a Broadband which requires only a router. Is it possible to ...
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DHCP List not empty after disconnection

I have a wimax modem connected to a router, a TP LINK router, the weird problem I am having is that it keeps dropping wifi, and I cannot reconnect to the wifi again. I connected the router by wire, to ...
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Need to know why the router and the modem have syncing problems after a firmware update

I'm on a Netgear N300 router. A few weeks ago I did a firmware update on it and ever since then the router and modem have had some syncing issues. The desktops and wireless devices pick up on the ...
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Why does my router slow down my Internet speed?

I have an ASUS RT-N66R Wireless router with which I have been happy for over a year. Yesterday, for no reason that I can determine, the internet speed through the router slowed from its acceptable ...
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Asus EA-N66 in Access Point Mode wont accept connections with an Asus router RT-AC87U, worked perfectly on RT-AC66U

As the title describes I'm having trouble connecting to access points with the new router. I have tried with APs in both Repeater Mode and Access Point(AP) mode. With my old router i could use the ...
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Want to know the mac id's currently connected with my binatone router?

I want to know in my binatone router how many systems are currently connected and mac address. In that router I want to restrict the internet connections for android mobile devices.
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Implications of using 192.168.1.255 for second access point

Here is the situation. I recentely got a second wireless router that I connected to my original wireless router via an ethernet cable in order to extend the reach of my wireless network across my ...
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What to look for when looking for router which can support many wireless and wired devices?

As someone who does a lot of stuff wirelessly over my home network - I was trying to come up with information to replace my old worn out router. My roommates and I do gaming on it simultaneously both ...
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Limited wireless connection on Windows 8.1

I have a PPPoE connection and I wanted to set up a router. I have followed the steps (at least I think I have) - connected the cable to router (internet blue port) then another cable from router ...
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How to use wifi router as PoE?

Is it possible to use wifi router as PoE? This is a picture of my network connectivity. My PoE is not working properly. So I am thinking of connecting the Ethernet cable(which is the cable from ...
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Wi-fi slows down at times on laptop

I have a Lenovo T540p laptop with a Intel Dual Band AC wireless card running windows 8.1 and a TP-Link WR841N wireless router. The wireless works ok for a time but then it randomly starts to break ...
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Improve network stability throughout house

I am having trouble maintaining a stable wireless connection in the basement of my house. Our router is on the first floor of the house (Comcast modem/router combination). I am getting around 2/5 bars ...
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Are there routers that dynamically use both 2.4 and 5 GHz for connected clients?

Are there routers that dynamically use both 2.4 and 5 GHz for connected clients, that is, rather than having a client pick one or the other frequency band, allow a client to connect to both and ...
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What properties does a new antenna change in a router/access point?

If I buy new antennas for my wireless router or for an access point what properties can I expect to be improved and worsen? I expect the antenna's range to be improved but does the antenna itself has ...
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How to configure Switch Router and Two Different Computer with one single Internet Connection?

I think this is quite a bit confusing for me. I have an internet connection that can only be accessed from Computer-A. But then,... I have one Switch WIFI Router TD-W8915ND, and another computer, ...
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How do I setup a Netgear N150 access point to connect to my gateway wirelessly?

Currently, I have a ARRIS-C452 Gateway. I can connect computers that have built-in WiFi. The problem I have is that I have a desktop in another room, and I don't want to run an Ethernet cable from the ...
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what devices are required to setup wireless internet with dsl? [closed]

i'm new in these things. what devices are required to setup wireless internet fully. I mean from device that search for signal to DSL router. I've seen people install some kind of device on their roof ...
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Network Adapter in AC Mode

Not a networking expert here. Just upgraded and installed the ASUS RT-AC68U router. Installation was smooth with no issue. I have the T440s laptop running Windows 8.1 with the "Intel Dual Band ...
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My laptop and my phone top out at 40 Mbps on my home WiFi

So I recently got myself a 50 Mbps down / 5 Mbps up internet connection. I'm very happy with it, except both my MacBook Air and my iPhone 5S top out at about 40-42 Mbps down speed. My PC which has a ...
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How to enable PPPoE Passthrough in DS-Link WR151DN

My ISP provides the internet via PPPoE and if I enter the user name and password in its connection wizard, it can't connect to the ISP server. As I learned, it requires PPPoE Passthrough (aka PPPoE ...
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Strong wifi signal but no internet connection

My wifi router is in my living room. I can use internet fine in the living room, but when I move to my bedroom, the internet connection becomes very choppy. It frequently becomes unresponsive, then I ...
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Setup wireless repeating on Netgear WNDR3400 (N600) router

This question is different from How to configure IP forwarding on Netgear N600 WNDR3400 router I was previously using my N600 as my base station connected to a cable moden. I have a new Trendnet 812 ...
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Two home networks but devices can only connect to one?

I have the following setup: 1 router w/ modem connected downstairs to the ISP, providing both cable and wi-fi internet to the downstairs. 1 router upstairs connected to the downstairs router ...
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Create a wifi hotspot from ethernet connexion using D-Link DWA 160

How can I create a Wi-Fi in my house using the ethernet connection that I have? Right now I can connect one computer to internet via ethernet. I bought a D-Link DWA 160 B2 wireless adapter. From ...