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

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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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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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Use 2 wireless adapters to connect to 2 WIFI networks (local and internet) simultaneously?

On my HP Compaq 6710b there's an internal WIFI network adapter. Attached to the same laptop there's also an external USB Alfa WIFI adapter. I live near campus and can pick it's WIFI signal. The ...
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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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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 ...
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Connect Linksys WRT54GC to other router via wireless

Is it possible to connect a Linksys WRT54GC router to another Linksys router via wireless? I have 2 routers, but don't have a long enough cable to connect them. They both have wireless, therefore my ...
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Setting up a wireless repeater: does the host AP need to be set up as a repeater too?

I would like to repeat a signal from my Sky wireless router downstairs, on a Netgear DGN2000 wireless router/modem. I have set it to repeater mode, with the MAC address from the Sky box downstairs, ...
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Save iptables when iptables-save doesn't exist?

I'm working on a Soekris net4801 that is running an unknown distro of Linux. The kernel is 2.4.29, and iptables is v1.3.4. I can't work out how to save the iptables. I searched the whole system for ...
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Which computer is eating all the bandwidth?

I have a belkin wireless router and four computers (2PC's + 2 Mac's) that connect to it regularly. Recently we have been consuming a lot of bandwidth. Is there a way to find out which computer is ...
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Wireless connection: strange connection drops and ping timeouts

After a DSL technician installed a new router/wireless access point, I started having serious problems with my wireless connection on my PC. To diagnose, I used a tool called "Colasoft ping tool" to ...
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Connecting USB devices to wireless network

I had been using a Desktop computer at home to connect USB devices at home to. I am looking to just buy a wireless router that will let me connect a printer and hard drives to it. I should be able ...
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Can't find newer DLINK Router DIR-400 firmware

If you're here, it means you also have a Dlink 400 router. I asked DLINK but they didn't answer my question. I asked DLINK support again, but this time no answer (2 weeks later). In DLINK FTP site ...
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Accessing router behind modem/router

I have a router which is located upstairs connected to the modem downstairs through a powerline adapter. I am able to access the modem which is located downstairs through the router but connecting to ...
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Asus RT-N66U Enable SSH Access

Is the option to enable ssh access to this router not available in the stock version of the firmware? I can only see "Enable Telnet" under Administration -> System. That's kind of lame. Telnet is ...
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Can antennas be replaced on TP-LINK Archer C7?

I'm planning to buy a TP-LINK Archer C7 Router. This model has 3 fixed antennas (2.4 GHz band) and 3 external antennas (5 GHz band). Can I replace the external antennas with 8 dBi antennas? What ...
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“Safe” personal router use on apartment-wide network

I recently moved into an apartment with internet included in my rent. This was a boon at first, but now I'm feeling limited. To get devices connected (wired or wireless), I have to whitelist the MAC ...
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What's wrong with my home networking setup?

I have the following home network setup: Ground Floor Typical Wireless router which is connected to WAN/Internet and its LAN IP is 10.0.0.1. DHCP is ON with the address pool set to 10.0.0.100 to ...
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D-Link 2640u Router unfortunately update wrong firmware

I have this Dink router: DSL-2640U HW Veer: C2 FW Veer: ME_2.01 I had tried to update firmware to this Indian firmware but it was not compatible with my modem (it's for C4 version). I've seen a ...