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

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How can I beam my Wifi signal across the street?

So essentially I'm looking to extend my wireless internet to a building that is about 200ft away. Right now my wireless signal shows, but it is beyond weak. Does anyone know of a resource where I ...
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Is it better to use a crowded 2.4GHz Wi-Fi channel 1, 6, 11 or “unused” 3, 4, 8, or 9?

I understand that 2.4GHz Wi-Fi channels overlap, and that the most popular non-overlapping set of channels in the US is 1, 6, and 11. Generally, my signal strength on channels 1, 6, and 11 are much ...
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Does a wireless-N (802.11n) network have poor performance when in b/g “mixed” mode?

It seems to be an "old" wives tale that, when using a wireless-N router in "mixed mode" to support legacy 802.11b or 802.11g devices, the performance of 802.11n clients will suffer. Some places ...
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How can I find out who is connected to my wireless router? (Linksys WRT54g)

This seems like it would be obvious, but I can't find it anywhere on the screens provided when I log into my wireless router. Maybe I'm just missing something obvious here, but I thought I'd take the ...
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How do I set up a proxy server for home with bandwidth control, download limit options?

3 room mates share a single 2 Mbps connection. Have a 40GB per month download limit beyond which speed drops to 256Kbps which is annoying. One of the roommates abuses the connection by downloading ...
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Connect Router with Access Point by WiFi

Is it possible to connect a Router (TP-Link TD-W8960NB) with a Access Point (TL-WA501G) by WiFi (not by cat* cable)?
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How to disable internet access at night on the router?

I have an internet connection that I'd like to be enabled only during the day. With multiple household internet devices, this would need to be something disabled at the level of the router. I don't ...
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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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Modem -> Firewall -> Switch -> Wireless?

I'm setting up a home network for the first time. The best solution for setup that I've come up with is to have 1 wireless router serve as the firewall between the modem and switch, and another serve ...
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Open Dns on my router giving problems

Recently i switched to OpenDns with Familyshield.I have applied the dns setting on my belkin wireless router. If i dont use internet for 3-4 hours,my ISP asks me to re-login again,then i cant access ...
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is it good to have or difference between ADSL Modem+WiFi Router and Separate ADSL Modem & Wi-Fi Router? [closed]

I have ADSL2 Modem which I got from my service provider, now I want to setup wireless(Wi-Fi) in my home. I went to shop, where I came to know that there are routers which come up with modem also but ...
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Wireless Connection not maxed out but “slow”

I just got a 20MBit cable connection at home and tried to measure the bandwidth from this with my laptop. After a few tries (5), I could see I was getting 14/1 Mbps (down/up) speeds from speedtest.net ...
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Do cheap routers overload easily when there are many devices connected to it, and how do I fix it?

Here in the UK, everytime you sign up to an ISP they will provide you with a router to connect at home. These are usually cheap netgear home routers (the one I'm using is a DGN-1000SP) with a basic ...
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Adding a 2nd Wireless Router to use as a network switch

I have bought a Netgear N300 Wireless Router (WNR2000v3) and am attempting to use it as a wireless switch. A.K.A. I am tying to connect 2 wired devices on the 2nd floor (desktop computer and game ...
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How to monitor traffic passing through my Wi-Fi access point

I know how to monitor the network interfaces on my local computer with Wireshark. But, how do I monitor the traffic flowing through my wireless access point from connected computers? It seems like ...
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Wireless WLAN Transmitter for Desktop Computer? [closed]

I would like to know whether I can buy a Wireless WLAN Transmitter for my desktop computer in order to not use a internet cable to connect to the internet but rather via my router's wireless WLAN ...
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Does it make sense to keep different SSIDs for 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks?

My router can have different SSIDs for 2.4 and 5 GHz and I'm not sure if it's better to have the same SSID or not. Initially I put the same network but I got confused when the MacBook Pro displayed ...
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How to identify from a Windows computer the wireless device that is poisoning router?

I live in a house with various other people who all swear that there is nothing wrong with any of their devices. The problem being is that when wireless is enabled on the router, ping sky-rockets and ...
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What's the difference between dual antenna and triple antenna for a router?

Mainly, would it contribute to differences in the range and antenna propagation pattern, affecting my signal at my computer points?
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Why is D-Link DIR-825 not accepting a MAC address?

I am trying to reserve an IP address for my desktop PC in a DIR-825 and when I type in all the details and press the Save button it tells me that the MAC address is invalid. My MAC address looks ...
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Uploading kill internet connection

In my house I have 2 relevant computers, one wireless and one wired, connected to a wireless G router (Belkin G F5d7234-4 V5), which is connected to my internet modem. My internet is Insight BB 10.0 ...
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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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Router Behind A Router

My condo building provides wifi. However they have a stupid terms of service window you have to accept before getting access. I wrote a script that can post automatically to that terms of service ...
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Use DSL Modem/Wireless Router as a dumb wireless router

I have a DSL connection and my company gave me a wired DSL modem. Right now I don't have a wireless router, what I have is another DSL Modem (Actiontec GT701-WG) that has wireless functionality. I ...
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Wifi signal changes over time

I have a trouble about my wireless router signal. My laptop is 25-30 feet (~8 meters) away from the router. There are two walls between them. Windows reports signal strength is two bars, and inSSIDer ...
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Why does my microwave kick out the internet

I have had a standard Internet setup in my home network for many years and my router is set to 2.4 ghz but I just recently got a new microwave and every time I use it the Internet seems to kick out ...
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Set up wireless networking solution for small office (<30 people)?

I have one wireless router (Linksys E2500) that's currently providing wifi for ~18 people on laptops, plus some of their devices (e.g. tablets). The network has gotten slow lately, and we're pretty ...
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Is my network infrastructure visible outside of my wireless router?

I have a wireless router which connects to the Internet. Do external sites and services know that I'm using a router and it is not a final PC? For that matter can external services (and perhaps my ...
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How can I fix my WRT54GL's constant crashing?

I have a Linksys WRT54GL wireless router (the old blue-and-black) whose underside indicates it is Version 2. I've noticed that, on wireless mode, if I am on a Skype call or in a Google Hangout, the ...
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how to debug epicly slow wifi but fast lan

How can I debug a problem where my wifi is REALLY slow(it takes a minute for this page to load...even my router's admin page - 192.168.0.1)? I've tried upgrading my hardware firmware(using a DIR-600 ...
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Router slows dramatically, needs restart (Belkin N+ Wireless Router)

About once a day my wireless router slows down dramatically. Any ideas on what's wrong or how to troubleshoot it? In particular, the upload speed is killing me. Where I might normally get 40 Mbps ...
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What are the best WiFi settings for my situation?

I am trying to tweak my WiFi settings on the router and on my laptop so I can enjoy using the WiFi at my attic. For now I only get headaches because I cannot move freely around with my laptop at the ...
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Extending WiFi range - what do I need and in what configuration?

The setup would be as the diagram below. The issue is that when in Room A, the WiFi signal from the router/modem in Room B is flaky, causing the devices in Room A to drop the connection all the time. ...
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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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router is slow to connect but downloads quickly

My router (pocket wifi 2 from vodafone AU) seems to download data quickly enough (1Mbps) but it takes ages (10-20 seconds) to connect to the requested site first. All devices using this router have ...
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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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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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Wifi Neighbor Triangulation

Is it possible to discover signal strength between two devices that are connected to the same network? Devices    A. Cell Phone WiFi    B. WiFi enabled device ...
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what device(s) do I need to extend my wireless home network via creating a new wireless network (not using an extender)

What device(s) do I need to extend my wireless home network based on the following requirements: link between primary wireless access point to the device(s) in question has to be wireless not using ...
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Cannot Access Website First Time Through Router And Later It Seems To Forget Routing Table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot Resolve Host Or Access Website Through Router Would be helpful to those who are willing to help with this one. I evaluated the problem and it is for computer ...
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Login to USR9108 router control panel

Here is the setup: A US Robotics USR-9108 router is connected to an ADSL modem via ethernet cable. The modem, upon connecting with the ISP, provides a gateway address of 192.168.1.1 to the router. ...
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Wireless router disconnecting when using VPN

I have a Netgear RangeMax wireless router. Whenever I connect to this router either wirelessly or via an ethernet cable and try to use VPN, at some point during the VPN connection all computers ...
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Streaming Netflix through Wifi kills all other devices

I have a "Belkin N150" Router. My current setup is wired connection to my personal tv and xbox with wireless going to the Wii and Bedroom laptop. Anytime I try streaming Netflix Instant Queue on the ...
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What are the ways to monitor and limit the internet connection speed that individual computers are getting from my wireless router? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce bandwidth of a computer in LAN? My neighbors are planning to connect to the internet through my home wi-fi hence I will have to give them the WPA/WPA2 ...
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Could not find DHCP daemon to get information on Belkin G Wifi Router

I am using a Belkin G Wireless Router F5D7234, and i have a DSL connection with only a ethernet cable. So i connected the cable to the Modem port and allowed it to use Dyanmic IP, it worked ...
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cannot connect wireless to openwrt

I am using a modem at bridge mode and WDR3600 as openwrt router. .I have a cable from modems LAN to WDRs WAN and a cable from WDR to pc. I have connection via cable. From 192.168.1.1 when I select to ...
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Any advantage to disabling or turning off network bands 802.11a / 802.11b / 802.11g

Product reference: DLink DSL-2890AL I am interested in what gains can be attained by disabling the following network bands. In particular performance and power consumption. 802.11a / 802.11b / ...
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Prefer wired over wireless on same network (special case)

In a related post (multiple nics force routing), I asked about forcing Internet traffic to go via one specific NIC where there were multiples. In that case, the 100Mb wired network had no Internet ...
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Can I connect my D-Link to another access point?

I have a D-Link N300 and I want to connect it to another wireless router, so I may provide Internet access to my wired network in another room. Is this possible?
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How can I enable Telnet on a router

My router's telnet and ssh are disabled. It's a ISP supplied router so ISP disabled them. Is there a way to enable telnet on a telnet-disabled router? It's an Airties RT-204.