Questions tagged [wifi-configuration]

Information on how to set up (configure) a wi-fi (wireless fidelity) network.

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Troubleshooting “no internet” on D-Link DSL-2750B

On my home network I am running a D-Link DSL-2750B gateway provided by Verizon, running firmware version 5.4.12.1.44.2.1. Every few hours (at least once or twice a day, but not at any regular ...
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How to isolate two devices from each other in same wifi network?

Is there any way to do that? For not allowing the wireless connected devices to "see" each other while connected using the same router? By isolate, I mean totally hinder connected Device ABC from ...
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tenda N301 sys, wlan light not working only lan 3 light is on

my tenda N301 is not emitting wifi signal nor its sys light is on only lan3 light is on even there is no cable connected to port 3. tried resetting but it do not reset even after pressing reset button ...
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Wifi signal help at site of fibre box

I am somewhat less technically adept than many here so please be patient. My question is whether I can create an access point at the site of the fiber connection by splitting the cat 5 signal that ...
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WiFi device occupying channels

I have a WiFi access point at my place. I used this App - WiFi Analyzer App to check the signal strength and the channels which I am using. While using, I had this question which google was not able ...
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Missing network adapter advanced properties in Device Manager

I have an older desktop PC running Windows 10 that I've recently set up with a wireless network card. Motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+. As far as I can tell it should be able to fully ...
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Stop wifi beacon when idle [migrated]

I have just bought a Raspberry Pi 4 and would like to use it as a wifi access point (for information, I will probably install Gentoo with hostapd in it). I would like this access point to be in “...
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The WiFi adapter of my laptop suddenly went to a very low power mode. How should i restore it?

My laptop's WiFi adapter has suddenly switched to very low power mode. It's range has been reduced to a meter only. I have Intel-R Dual Band Wireless AC-8265 WiFi adapter running on Windows 10. I have ...
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Can I use lower power adapter on router?

My router uses a lower power adapter although it works, but will I have any other issues like range, connectivity, etc.
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How to Tell if Something Converts Wired into Wifi Connection

I am trying to figure out if the following product converts a Regular Cable Modem with No Wifi to a Wifi Connection. It does not specify. What specs can one use, so I can learn myself? TP-Link AC750 ...
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How to ban bad wifi extender by his MAC address

Somebody made an unauthorized wifi extender, which has the same SSID than the network I connect, but is crappy, slow, unreliable, and rarely works. The only way I can connect to internet, is to the ...
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iPhone connected to home Wi-Fi has speeds ~60x faster than Desktop. What might be going on?

I am trying to diagnose why my iPhone and Desktop - both right next to each other - experience such drastically different speeds when connected to Wi-Fi. As measured on fast.com, the phone averages ...
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Debugging intermittent ping timeouts on a home network with a Raspberry Pi as wireless bridge

This is the schematic of my home network: ROUTER1 ROUTER2 WAN: Internet LAN: 192.168.1.1/24 WLAN: main-wifi-2.4 (802.11n) main-wifi-5 (...
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Cannot see wireless adapter in my windows 7 PC

I am stuck here for 4 days now. I was cleaning my PC where I uninstalled some of the software I thought were never used. I even stopped some of the default start applications during the booting of ...
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How to force Windows 10 to connect another Wifi than current

I'm connected to my ADSL freebox (french operator). Sometimes, this one is slow. So i decide to start my smartphone hotspot and use it. The problem is that it's not immediatelty visible on Windows 10....
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Where can I find wifi profiles?

Laptop recently got lost. Is there any way to grab the wifi profiles off of that laptop? Microsoft's sync doesn't work as both PC's have to be on a running for it to transmit data. For example I ...
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Yocto dropping clients from AP randomly

I am using this repo-branch for a RTL8188-EU wifi chip on my hardware that I am going to use an access point. https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu/tree/v4.1.8_9499 This branch is specifically being ...
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is it possible to enable WPS to connect to WiFi in Windows 10 using a script?

Is there any way to connect to WiFi by enabling the WPS method, for example, from the cmd in Windows 10? I'd like to automate it in a script.
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Which wifi channel should I pick?

My family is complaining that wifi connection is not stable, pages will periodically load slowly for a short period of time. I've checked around and the only thing I could think of is the wifi ...
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Windows 10 getting error as `Access violation at address 100417CF in module 'RaWLAPI.dll'. Read of address 0000000`

Some what bad, I just reset my start up option. after on wards my wifi dongle ( desktop ) not working. I am getting an error as Access violation at address 100417CF in module 'RaWLAPI.dll'. Read of ...
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Wifi: converting hex to password

My router asks for a WPA2 password insisting on exactly 64 hexadecimal characters. Can anyone recommend a straightforward way of getting it to ask me for a normal alphanumeric password?
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Automatic wifi connection doesn't work when setting prefered SSID in policy

I configured a wireless network (IEEE 802.11) policy with a preferred SSID. Automatic connection to the preferred SSID is no problem, this works perfectly fine. The problem is that other Wifi-networks ...
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Upgrading wifi card killed m.2 e key slot

I tried upgrading my intel wireless-ac 7265 to a ax200ngw and only bluetooth worked. After swapping them back, still only bluetooth worked, when wifi was working before. The wifi half of the cards do ...
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Why my devices does not give me a full internet speed

I am wondering for some questions on my mind related to internet speed compared on my many different devices. I have 5G internet on my home, and according to the internet provider, the speed that I ...
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Two wifi networks not appearing on laptop

i have a fujitsu lifebook T935 windows 10 64bit. it sees neighboring wifi networks, but not my two networks and it works on the network at work no issues. i have other devices connected to both of ...
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Desktop connection error while connecting wifi

I have wifi enabled desktop. I'm able to connect wifi when I'm using a mobile hotspot but I'm not able to connect home wifi. Please suggest what settings should be changed to connect with with my home ...
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is it possible to connect a Windows 10 PC to a WiFi using a batch script or python?

I need to connect my Windows 10 PC to a WiFi automatically to test the WEP-128 encryption mode in a router. Basically, when I change the encryption mode in the router, I need to connect the PC to its ...
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Advertise to clients of Wifi router that the WiFi internet connection is metered

Is it possible to have a Wifi router advertise that the Wifi is connected to internet over a metered connection (over a 4G usb dongle)? I know it's possible on client to set that the connection is ...
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Receiving data both from Wi-Fi and LAN

I live in a structure where we have a limited download speed (3Mbps) per device due the "large population" in there, so i was wondering if it's possible to put together phone and pc download speeds. ...
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How to properly select Country region for 5GHz channel on TP-Link dongle

This question may not be limited to TP-Link. With my USB WiFi dongle, I currently only see 2.4GHz wifi, however it does support 5GHz and there is a setting for it in hardware properties: In my router ...
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WiFi speed severely slows down when downloading or visiting certain sites

My WiFi has been working fine until a power outage a few days ago, and it has been acting sketchy ever since When I try to download anything from the internet, my WiFi slows down severely and only ...
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Mesh Wi-Fi system with Cat 5 cabling?

I'm moving to a new house in a few weeks and am working on setting up the best possible in-home network I can. We have Cat 5 cabling throughout the house but the only option is cable internet. So in ...
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MacBook Pro Wifi causing severe UI lag on Catalina

This is an unusual problem. A firmware or hardware or OS idk. It had been two weeks since I had been on Catalina when something strange started happening. I will get to the strange bit at the end but ...
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Why do I have to hard reset my Nanostation to reconnect to management radio?

We have a pair of ubiquiti Nanostation ac5 units we wish to set up as a PtP bridge. We're having problems and the worst is that when the management radio turns off after 15 minutes, we cannot ...
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Website showing old Content on my Mac with home Wifi

My friend rebuild my website, but I can't see the new site even after clearing Cache Memory, Installing New Browser or using ifconfig -a .. By the Way I'm using a iMac, OS: High Sierra (10.13.6) ...
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WiFi softblocked on boot

Goal My goal is to setup the server so that on every boot I automatically connect to WLAN and can access it remotely. Problem However, whenever I boot up my NAS Server I get a softblock on WLAN. I ...
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How do I troubleshoot a weird internet issue on my laptop?

I have a Lenovo laptop running Window 10 which has recently started exhibiting a strange issue with the internet. When I connect this laptop to my home wifi, it is unable to get any speed. This is to ...
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Network jitter using wifi

I have a weird issue with my home network but it only happens a few random days. The issue is that I get a lot of jitter suddenly without any explanation. Setup: 1 router serving a 5 GHz network on ...
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Kali Linux - Network Adapter Detected, But no wlan0 interface?

I am very new to Kali Linux, but have a lot of general Linux and Unix experience. However, I am totally stumped and need some help. I am trying to use aircrack, and from what I understand the first ...
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Decreasing the range of wifi signals

I want to know if we can somehow make the wifi signals propogate in a single direction. Is it possible? Or Can we decrease the range of the wi-fi chips or adapters in linux? I have tried setting the ...
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What is a WLAN?

The reason I'm asking is that I'm setting up a guest network on my router to attach my new smart tv to. I enabled the guest network and everything works fine. However, the 'Guest WLAN' on this ...
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Is this likely to be a Wi-Fi deauthentication attack?

Lately our Wi-Fi connection on a certain band has been terrible. No matter what settings I choose and also after a reset and with all kinds of old and new Wi-Fi router firmware we keep getting very, ...
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How to setup private WiFi network in a garden building, using house internet connection?

We have a log cabin being built in our garden, to be used as a workspace. It has independent electrical supply and is about 30m from the house, line of sight just. We need to get WiFi in the cabin ...
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Converting USB printer to wifi printer using wifi adapter

I have a printer with USB cable. If I connect it to USB female to female coupler, and then connect a usb wifi adapter, would that work? I am looking for a cheaper and simpler alternative to buying a ...
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WiFi Mess Up.. Clicked on a button now WiFi is not running and 192.168.1.1 is not reachable

I was trying to give my laptop priority over my WiFi and while using the router admin I guess I clicked on a check mark about MAC filtering and Poof!! my WiFi stopped working and the 192.168.1.1 page ...
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Online LAN based multiplayer games won't work

ever since I've switched to a new provider, I've had an issue with some multiplayer games. Basically, I can't join or host any "LAN based" servers (for the lack of a better term) For example a game ...
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Windows 10 won't connect to open Wi-Fi network if I don't use USB Wi-Fi Adapter

I am trying to connect to an open Wi-Fi network, but somehow Windows 10 does not allow it, and I get the following message: Can't connect to this network Sometimes I manage to connect (after many ...
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How to defeat mac address filtering on a wifi router

This question concerns a wifi router that has MAC address filtering enabled. For reasons beyond the scope of the question, the filtering can't be disabled. I have access to the router and can manually ...
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Windows 10 won't allow to connect to open Wi-Fi network

I am trying to connect to an open Wi-Fi network, but somehow Windows 10 does not allow it, and I get the following message: Can't connect to this network Sometimes I manage to connect (after many ...
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How to find the MAC address of an eero's ethernet port by plugging into it with a PC?

I recently hopped on the mesh Wi-Fi bandwagon, and I went with an eero since they're cheap and appear to work pretty well. However, I'm running into a bit of trouble, I was planning on configuring the ...

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