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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Do different positions of the antenna on a wireless router make any difference?

Often, the antenna of a wireless router can be moved in many directions. Does it make a difference as to which way it points? Should it point toward the device(s) using it? Should multiple antennas ...
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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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Connect Router with Access Point by WiFi

Is it possible to connect a Router with an Access Point by pure WiFi?
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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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Which Wifi Channel should I use? [closed]

Very confused. I'm using inSSiDer, WiFi Overview 360 and Wifi Analyzer apps to try to determine the best wifi channel to use. Assuming all channels are in use and there are about 20 different users ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I configure a TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a repeater?

My ISP provided with a new modem, that is already an router with WiFi and some ports. I would like to use my TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a wireless repeater, putting it in another room and connect to my ISP ...
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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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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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802.11n Wireless network link speed?

I have a Linksys E4200 router and a laptop with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 135 adapter. If I place my laptop right next to the router, the link speed is about 20 Mbps. Is that normal or is there any ...
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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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Find the number of connection points associated with a particular broadband line?

I am living in a house share in a large house with 10 bedrooms. There are a number of different phone lines running into the house, and I have my broadband connection running off one of them. When I ...
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Port forwarding with micromax mmx219w plug and play WiFi modem

I'm using a micromax auto plug n play wi fi modem with router functionality, it provides 8 WiFi connections. Model: micromax mmx219w WiFi router. When connected to a USB port, it gets a external IP ...
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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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Wired router with wireless as internet source?

I have a number of servers in my room, and I'd like to have a high-speed wired LAN within the room between my servers and my desktop and laptop. My internet access is provided by a cable modem ...
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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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MacBook Air constanty drops wifi connection

My MacBook Air keeps dropping wifi connection on my home network. When I connect to my network, it remains connected for a few minutes, then it drops the connection. I have no idea what's the problem. ...
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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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Guest wifi mode on a secondary router

I am trying to configure a router as a secondary WiFi access point, that provides internet access but prevents access to the local network. The router supports both, but I cannot get it to work. My ...
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How do I use my dual band Wi-Fi card to connect to 5GHz and 2.4GHz simultaneously on Windows?

I have an Intel Wireless-AC 7260HMW Wi-Fi card, and a dual band Wi-Fi AP. I can see both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi access points as separate entries in the list of Wi-Fi access points to connect to. ...
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Internet keeps dropping. 5 different routers have failed, changed modem, etc.

Sorry in advance for the long post. I've been working this issue for the past 4 months and I am at my wits end. I work for a small business that moved into a new office in December. When we moved ...
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Why does my D-Link Router keeps dropping my Outlook and Lync connection?

my configuration is as follows: Internet connection coming from the office (don't know details) => D-Link DIR-632 => Desktop Computer (Win 7), printer, Vonage. I have Microsoft Lync and Outlook 2010. ...
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Is there a program to know internet usage for each computer in a network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor internet usage in my network? Monitor bandwidth on personal network I would like to know if there is a program which can, at the end of the day, tell ...
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Why a 3G Router won't do port forwarding when on 3G interface?

I noticed my TP-Link MR3220 3G/WiFi Router port forwarding will only work when I use the WAN port and not the 3G connection (modem). Technically the router offers an option to use the internet from ...
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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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Does a wireless repeater slow things down for everyone?

I recently moved into a new apartment, and we've found that the wireless connection we've set up isn't accessible in all rooms. I'm thinking about buying a new router and running it as a repeater in ...
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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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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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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 to create an open wireless along with private wireless?

I am working in a restaurant and we got our own 10Mbps speed Internet connection. The high speed is intended for our servers and credit card phone line. We recently decided to open wireless up to ...
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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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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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Weird Network Behavior of Home Router

First of all I would like to apologize because what you are going to read will be long and confusing but I am fighting this issue for 3 days now and am out of ideas. At home I have the following ...
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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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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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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 ...