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

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Erratic WiFi 2.4 GHz channel spikes, what gives?

Sorry guys, first a gripe about my neighbor's WiFi access point (it is related): they totally hog the center nine 2.4 GHz channels (3-11), centered right at 7! I know the outer regions of the signal ...
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Devices losing WiFi connections around midnight

I have a 2701HG-B 2WIRE modem/router from my DSL provider (AT&T). It has worked pretty well for over a year now. Recently, it has started giving my wireless devices some trouble (iPhones and ...
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Does this router contain a modem?

I need a DSL contract, and the hardware for it. Everybody I know (as well as myself in old contracts) just buys a standard modem/router/phone-switchboard combo from their DSL provider commonly refered ...
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How do I set up a second 5GHz N-Only network with DD-WRT?

I have a Linksys WRT610N v2 running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (mega) - build 14896. I'm trying to set up two access points on the device. One 802.11g network for most of the computers and wireless devices in my ...
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I want to use a secondary wireless router to connect to my primary, all wirelessly. Do I need a bridge, access point, or repeater?

I realize there is plenty of documentation on this subject throughout superuser and the internet overall. However, it's almost like there's too much information and I need help sorting through it. ...
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Cannot access SMC8014WG-SI provided by TimeWarner/RoadRunner administrative interface

I just received installation of RoadRunner internet/TV/Voice and I was given a wi-fi router from the TimeWarner folks. The model is a SMC SMC8014WG-SI. Unfortunately, the password it uses is WEP and ...
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Calculate required transmit power of Wi-Fi-router

Is there a way to calculate required transmit power of Wi-Fi router if it should cover area of radius N meters? Supposing area is without any barriers.
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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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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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Can only access one of the router's web portal and the Internet

On both wired and wireless connections, I can only access one of 192.168.1.1 (the router web portal) and the general Internet. Which "mode" my devices are in is seemingly random. This has persisted ...
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Internet Speeds going crazy (wi-fi only)?

This is a 60 second average sample of my wireless speeds as of two days ago (had to post link since I have <10 rep). I'm not a basic user, and I'm wondering why this would even happen. I fear the ...
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How do I choose which router to connect to with the same SSID?

In my area, there is a big network of around 50 routers with same SSID. My devices automatically connect to the closest and strongest network. How can I connect to one of those manually which are in ...
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DD Wrt Wifi bridge connection breaking

I have a DD Wrt connected to a DD Wrt router as a Router - Client bridge setup. It works fine for sometime, but occasionally, it appears to stop communicating to the router, or internet.. not sure. ...
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Set up ethernet connection to one router while connected wirelessly to another

This is probably a very simple problem but I have little/no networking experience. I have a wireless internet connection that I want to keep as my default gateway for internet access, I want to be ...
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How does scanning for routers work?

When a wifi enabled device like a laptop scans the area for wireless routers, it sends out some sort of electromagnetic wave (or listens for electromagnetic waves, possibly), and then a list of nearby ...
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Join WIFI network with connected client LAN network

Here is the home network plan: Router/modem, provided by ISP. Set on: 192.168.1.1. Connected to my ISP, provides internet. WIFI router (Linksys E900). Connected to (1) with LAN cable (plugged in WAN ...
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Unreliable Wifi with D-Link DIR-615 and Asus PCE-N15 11n

Wifi works quite unreliably on my PC with Windows 7. I have tested with two different ePCI NICs, one no name and at the moment Asus PCE-N15 11n. My Wifi router is D-Link DIR-615. It takes quite a lot ...
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What technical benefits does a router have over tethering with a smartphone?

What benefits does a traditional router and modem grant over the same functionality from a modern smartphone? I consider things such as reliability, accessibility and speed as major reasons to ...
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How is speed affected between two computers when connecting them by wifi?

I'm going to buy a(nother) home server, which will include network storage. I was considering making the server double as a htpc, which means that it will be across the room from my router/modem. I ...
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Slow wireless in my room: should I get a faster router or multiple extenders?

I recently moved into a new house and have very poor wireless in my room. I currently keep my wireless router (Linksys E1000 with DD-WRT) in the living room as this is where most of our browsing takes ...
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How to Connect RJ45 Cabled Internet (WiMax) to a Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router?

I was using TP LINK Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router which was one side connected to landline phone and another side had 4 ethernet port and also act as wifi router. Now I brought BSNL WiMax where the ...
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802.11N+ signal limited to 65MB, why?

I just bought a brand new wireless router because all my devices are N or N+ so I figured if I had a router that could support it, I could get some better LAN speeds. I installed my router, set its ...
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Wireless back up speeds

I'm thinking about buying a wireless router with usb capability and attaching an external usb drive to it. This drive would only be used for wireless backups from a Windows 7 machine. Does anyone ...
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How can I make router connect to internet through computer?

Some asked a similar question previously, but the answer did not work for me. My modem broke but I have an Optimum WiFi hotspot near me that I can connect to. However , only 1 of my computers is able ...
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Using a MiFi via WDS

I have a Huawei R201 MiFi connected to the internet, and I'd like to use its internet connection even from devices that don't have WiFi, so I grabbed a wireless router I had lying around and ...
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Internet dropping in wifi, LAN - Home Network

I have a small home network, around 4 pcs work under this network. The DSL line is hooked up to a wireless router. Problem is no one can browse the internet in the network, always getting erros, ...
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How can I make wireless transfers faster on a Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT?

I have a Linksys WRT54G plugged into the cable modem, and a 2nd wireless router, an old D-Link plugged into that. Both wireless routers work, but if I connect wirelessly to the Linksys router I get ...
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Need to reboot wireless router to get internet to work after every restart of my laptop

I recently got a new ASUS RT-N10 LX wireless router. I set it up using a wired client. After setting up the router (SSID, authentication, etc.), I got rid of the wired client and I was able to connect ...
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I have WWAN USB dongle. Can I hook it up into my network?

Is there any way to connect a T-Mobile USB dongle to a wireless router so that I can broadcast the connection to my home? If not directly to the router, how else could this be possible?
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Tomato Firmware & TC-ATM Patch

I have a router with the tomato speedmod patches applied (Viktek mod) and this is connected to an ADSL modem. How do I use the tc-atm patch? ...
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Intranet, no Internet after switch to static IP on OS X

I have a Linksys WRT54GS and have two machines on my network connecting wirelessly. DHCP is enabled, and is granting IP addresses in the .100-120 range. The one machine is a laptop running Ubuntu ...
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Bridging Firewall to Public Wifi

My building offers wifi to its residents. It is not managed by IT professionals. I would like to use this internet source some of the time, but would like to be protected from machines on that ...
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Is there a way to fix a good signal—but no speed—on my long distance Wi-Fi?

I am currently using an “amplified” USB Wi-Fi Adapter. The reason I quote “amplified” is because even though I am able to connect to my neighbor’s ap from 0.4 miles away, with a good signal, the ...
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Throttled download speeds on new router with Comcast (ipv6 vs ipv4)

Issue with Comcast cable on Linksys or Cisco routers (and others) involving throttled download speed on ipv4. I recently upgraded my internet service to 100+ Mbs and also upgraded my router to ...
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TomatoUSB Shibby repeater can't connect to main router

I have been trying to setup a TomatoUSB by Shibby router as a repeater for the past few hours with no luck. This is my setup: Main Router: Linksys E3200 running Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-116 ...
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Windows 7 repeatedly disconnects from only one specific router

I have the Broadcom 4352 Wireless NIC. Very very often my Windows 7 laptop will lose internet connection but still be connected to the router. (Says router has no internet connection).Other devices ...
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Modem+Router+Switch+Router connection in a LAN

What I am trying to do: I have 2000 users in a region. I have one modem and from that I connect a router now router can only grant access to the IPs between 192.168.0.1-255 BUT my users are 2000 what ...
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How to set up Asus RT-N66U in bridge mode with wired connection to main router?

I have a wired router (TP-Link RT-860) in the basement where the cable service comes in. Eight wired ethernet connections span two buildings. I currently have a Linksys wireless router set up in ...
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Will a router broadcasting multiple virtual wireless networks cause channel clogging?

My router is broadcasting multiple virtual wireless networks (4 total) and I have seen a lot about multiple networks being on one channel causing clogging of that channel. Since I'm broadcasting ...
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Suddently can't access a specific server on the internet

Something weird is going on with my home internet connection (I'm connected via wifi to an Asus RT-AC66U router). I'm a web developer and the company I work for just got a dedicated server (with ...
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How do I know whether TeamViewer is working over Wifi or over the Internet, when all computers are on wireless home network?

In the past, I used to remotely control one laptop from another one using TeamViewer over Wifi (and not the Internet). Both laptops have built in wireless network cards and the connection type used ...
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Wireless Latency/Packet Loss with multiple clients on same AP

I have a problem with multiple network cameras connecting via Wi-Fi to the same AP. I have an AP (TP-Link WA901N for now. I have tried others with same error.) and two cameras currently. One is ...
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How to set the DDWRT router to use only opendns?

I need to setup my router to use opendns. It have the latest DDWRT firmware. But I want the router to act as a DNS server so it will cache the queries. I have set the Additional DNSMasq Options as ...
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What is causing my internet to be slow on one laptop but not the other and only at a distance?

I have a newer laptop, purchased within the last year (acer aspire 7740). This laptop does not have any problem connecting to wireless networks and indicates that the signal strength is excellent on ...
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WiFi dropping with DIR-505 configured as a repeater

Here's my setup: On the second floor, I have my Rogers (Cisco) modem and my DIR-628 router. The network is set to WPA/WPA2 mode, running on channel 11, on 2.4GHz Band. In the basement, I am trying to ...
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Unable to connect to FTP server using Filezilla with router in-between

While connecting to my web server using filezilla, i am getting this error: Status: Resolving address of ftp.mysite.org.in Status: Connecting to 199.199.199.18:21... Status: Connection established, ...
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How do I use a laptop as a 802.11n router?

My current wireless router seems to be broken and refusing wifi connections, so I connected a old laptop to it and created an ad-hoc network so that other computers can via the laptop. This works, but ...
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How can I make my router send all web traffic to a specific proxy?

I'm trying to create a WiFi hotspot using an ASUS Wireless Router RT-N10+. The main internet connection does not use DHCP. It requires a static IP configuration and a proxy to use the web. I set the ...
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How to troubleshoot Linksys E4200 Remote Management

My Linksys E4200 is configured for Remote Management, but the router is not accepting the connections. Here's the configuration under Administration > Management > Remote Management Access: Remote ...
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Wireless connection to internet drops off when other PC is turned off

I have a PC and a laptop connected to a wireless router leading to the internet. When both the PC (wired) and laptop (wireless) are turned on, the internet connection from both is fine. However, if ...