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

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How to extend my wireless network

I have a wireless router on the first floor of my building and I want to extend it to use the internet on the third floor of the same building, I am thinking to get a log network cable from it till ...
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5GHz vs 2.4GHz dual band router, max mbps

I've done a fair amount of reading before posting this but there are a few things still unclear. I just bought a Netgear WNDR3700 N600. I understand that 5GHz offers more channels, less ...
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How do I use a 2Wire 2701HG-B as a router only?

I recently switched from DSL to cable Internet. I have a 2Wire 2701HG-B modem/wireless router that I would like to use as just a wireless router. I tried hooking up the cable modem directly to the ...
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Is it possible to add antennas from one TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to another TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to extend the range?

I Want add the antennas from my old damaged router TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to my new router TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to extend the range. There are already two antennas present also an additional two antennas ...
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Way to discover or contact owner of an open wireless network?

My situation: I live in an populated area with many wireless networks. One is open and always on. If that was my network, that would mean I didn't mind other people using it. But I'd like to ask, ...
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Can a $30 wireless router really transfer with 150Mbps?

I have just bought a $30 wireless router which claims a transfer rate of 150Mbps. Can that really be true? Or is this with an assumed compression or some other marketing fine print?
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How to secure your home WiFi connection

Like many others I have a WiFi router which all my devices (XBOX, Smartphones, Laptop etc.) use to access the internet. Now I am looking at securing my connection to prevent any unauthorized access. ...
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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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Connecting A Router to Another Router (Now with Follow-Up Questions)

I would like to set up a home network with two routers in order to expand my coverage and also have an additional number of ethernet ports. For simplicity, I will refer to two routers as Router A and ...
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How to know which wireless band I am connected to when router is running dual-band?

I have my router set up to work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz using the same SSID in dual-band mode. Sometimes, when I am on the edge of the 5GHz range, I suspect that my very poor internet performance is ...
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Is it necessary to buy a wireless adaptor from the same brand as the router?

Is it necessary to buy a D-Link wireless adaptor for D-link router for good performance or can I buy any adaptor of any brand? I have a D-link DIR-655 Wi-fi Router and I need to buy a Wi-fi adaptor ...
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Connect PC and Printer to wireless network

I have a wireless router downstairs in my house, and a PC and printer upstairs. Unfortunately he PC (or printer) does not have wireless, only an Ethernet port. What would be the best product or ...
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How to reset a bricked Belkin Router model F5D7230

We have recently purchased a brand new Belkin wireless/g router model F5D7230-9. Version 9000zh. After getting it configured and having it run successfully for about a month it crashed (DHCP, Wifi ...
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Router in a box

I want to put my router in a box for security reasons (it's in a common area of the building) and I was wondering in what ways would the box's material affect the signal's strength. It'll be either ...
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How can I find all the computers on a network?

Is there a way to see all computers on a network? I have a "main" router, a switch connected to that router, and a Tenda WiFi router connected to the switch. I can see those computers which are ...
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How do Wi-Fi routers determine which channel to use?

I noticed most Wi-Fi routers come with an 'Automatic' channel selection mode, instead of requiring the administrator to select a channel between 1 and 13. Is there a standard way for the routers to ...
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ad blocking host file, shared to all computers on local network

I currently update my local hosts file with advertising server domain names and direct them to nowhere. Well, almost nowhere. I point them to 127.0.0.1 and I don't have a web service running so it is ...
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Share files and devices using Belkin N150

I have a Belkin N150, wireless modem+router. I have connected my desktop with a LAN cable and my laptop uses Wi-Fi. My desktop is connected to External Hard Drive and Printer and is always switched ...
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Setup 3 Routers at home

The wireless signal cannot transmit through floor. So I decided to have 3 routers setup at home. Here is my plan to setup. Please let me know if it make sense. SMC. It is a modern with router. It ...
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How can I share my router's Internet connection over Wi-Fi without giving guests access to my network?

I have a network run on a Netgear RangeMax WPN824v3 with wireless access secured with WPA-PSK [TKIP]. I would like to share the Internet connection with guests over Wi-Fi but not give them access to ...
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Can I connect to a router's wired network via WiFi for gaming purposes?

I currently have 4 Windows XP machines in my basement that are connected via ethernet to a Wireless router/switch. These machines aren't equipped with WiFi. We play the game BZ-Flags on these machines ...
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D-link blinking orange light and cannot access router IP

I've never had this issue before, but just recently I had to get a new Ethernet cable, because my old one had broken. So I bought a new one, and now when I connect my modem and router to gain Wi-Fi, ...
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Strange IP addresses given from router.(ISP limits number of addresses?)

Let me explain the situation: I have wireless router, that connects to DSL modem, that later goes to ISP(by f-connector if it matters). Then I have two problems with it: 1) Wireless router gives the ...
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How to fix a strong signal strength, yet high packet loss situation?

My WiFi router at work provides strong signal strength for all my devices, however I am experiencing huge packet loss (80%). I was speaking to the IT guy at work, and he was explaining to me that ...
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Do a wireless router's range and power depend only on the antenna?

Here's my situation: I'm shopping for a wireless router. I live in a pretty big house with lots of metal everywhere, so I'm looking for something that can broadcast a good signal through all that (by ...
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wpa_supplicant : Blacklist wireless networks by BSSID

I am currently using wpa_supplicant to connect to my wireless network. The wireless network is extended with at least 30 different access points having the same SSID, and it takes a lot of time to ...
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Second Wireless in Basement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting a ADSL router to a wireless router. What am I doing wrong? How can I extend my wifi coverage? I have a dual band router - top of the line new one - but ...
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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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How can I fix my D-Link wireless router so it doesn't need constant resetting?

I have a D-Link (DIR-655) wireless router connected to Time Warner Cable internet. Frequently, the internet connection stops working on all devices, though I can still connect to the router itself. ...
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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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Constant drop in connection with two chained routers

I have a Cisco DPC3829 gateway and a TP-Link TL-WR841N router connected to the gateway in order to separate the router network and use the gateway as a guest network. This way, I can create a ...
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router automatically disables wifi and enables after 2-3min

Router: Netgear DGN2200v2 Problem: THe router disables the wifi network automatically(with no human interference what so ever), thus all pc's disconnect and have no network access(as if the router ...
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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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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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Will wireless clients connect to access points with the same SSID regardless of the wired network?

In reference to How can I get the same SSID for multiple access points?, particularly this line Wireless clients just assume that all APs with the same SSID are configured similarly and are all ...
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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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Wireless router placement - high or low

I want to improve the connection to my wireless router and started experimenting with the placement of the router in the room. I am perfectly aware of the fact that lots of things can interfere with ...
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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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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 ...