Questions tagged [wifi-configuration]

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

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Set up an old router as a wi fi extender

I'm trying to set up this old EE bright-box router as a wifi extender for an area in the house with bad signal. After accessing the config, it does not seem to be any way to do it, but I'm quite un-...
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Clients can't use 80mhz channel

I have an Linux system with QCA9882 wifi carad adapter that runs wifi AP using hostapd. I've configured hostapd to use vht capabilities and enabled 80Mhz channel bandwidth. In general AP works but ...
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Linux WiFi connection disconnected due to inactivity

Recently my WiFi connection keeps disconnected/connected like in a loop several times a day while i'm actively working. I tried a lot of options: Contacted support team for my router's brand. They ...
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Configuring BelAir Network BelAir20E as home wifi access

I have a Belair Networks Wireless access point / Wifi Router model: BelAir20E. I can connect using ethernet via 10.1.1.10 and need to use as home wifi access. Can someone give the tutorial to setup ...
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Enable different SSID for 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi on TP-Link AC1300 Router (EC230-G1)

tl;dr I have TP-Link AC1300 Router (EC230-G1) and I have trouble providing different SSIDs for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi band, because I cannot locate corresponding setting for 5 GHz bands. Does this ...
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How to properly limit access of an IP to a certain time of day on a Netgear R7000P router

I am pulling my hair out trying to set up what I thought was a simple thing: At bedtime, block internet for my 10-year-old's laptop, a school-issued Chromebook. I don't have the ability to install ...
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How to connect to two different Wifi on the one computer?

Right now I have bought a '150 Mbps wireless 802.11bgn Nano USB adapter'link, and I hope this can help my computer to connect to myfirst Wifi. And My computer also has a original network card, I hope ...
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Use second router in separate building on same ethernet

I am based in the UK and we have a wifi network in our house. Our internet is provided by EE so we have an EE router. We have an office in our back garden which I use for work which needs to have wifi ...
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How I can soft-reboot my wifi modem from linux command line?

I am trying to create a shortcut to reboot my wifi modem without opening wifi configuration page 192.168.1.1 in browser, directly from linux terminal command line. I tried telnet, I don't see any ...
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debian - wifi option not available in connections

It's only some hours since I have installed Debian 10 with KDE on my hp bs-145tu laptop. I have installed firmware-realtek from apt and I still can't see any wifi option at all. I have been able to ...
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How does an app allow other devices to access my Wifi?

I have bought a new Samsung TV. When I turned it on, it asked me to install the app "SmartThings" on my smartphone in order to set it up. That all worked well (probably over Bluetooth). ...
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Wi-Fi Channels and devices

I am trying to understand the Wi-Fi Channels and how it is been used by devices. The specification says 2.4GHz Wi-Fi has 14 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi has 144 Wi-Fi Channels. My understanding is that each ...
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Wifi connection gets slow when changing back from router 2 to router 1

I have two routers in the same network with different SSIDs and when I change a wireless device from Router 1 to Router 2, the connection is okay, but when I change its WiFi back to Router 1 from ...
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WiFi Network Card not working on Windows 7 (but works on Windows 10)

I recently installed a WiFi card in my Windows 7/10 dual boot machine, the TP-Link Archer TX3000e, that also has a Bluetooth connection. When I boot into Windows 10, it works as expected (and works ...
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Freshly installed Manjaro linux doesn't show up wifi

I just installed Manjaro on my dell latitude 7389. Wifi worked just fine right after I installed. but after I did a full upgrade with "pacman -Syu" wifi stopped working. ethernet and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 WiFi access point without subnet/DHCP server

I have Mac Mini with Ubuntu 20.04 server installed (so no GUI). And want to use it as a WiFi access point, without NAT/DHCP server (so, given that main Mikrotik router is 192.168.88.1, both Mac Mini ...
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System proxy configs not working on MacOS catallina

I'm using a macOS Catallina and it seems to can't use the system proxy configs. It works well with networks that don't require proxy configs. I also use the same proxy on my phone so I'm sure they are ...
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How many devices should I connect to WiFi router for repeated transfer of data(IoT) [duplicate]

I have 10,000 machines (to make jute-bags), and each machine needs to send data to a remote server every 2 seconds. The data consists of machine id, machine state(on, off, error, needs human ...
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My newest computer has continually given me an extremely specific network issue

Let me start this out by saying this is not a router issue, nor an adapter issue. I have been on this same router, with the same adapter, on the same network with an older computer, and I never ran ...
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How do I get NetworkManager to detect internet in Arch Linux?

I had just made a new installation of Arch Linux, and I've run into some problems regarding connection to the internet. I made this installation under iwctl in the initial stages, and wifi-menu in the ...
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Connecting Linux to 5G WiFi, whereas on 2.4G works just fine

I have an quirky issue connecting my Linux machine to WiFi router only on 5Ghz band, whereas on 2.4Ghz everything works fine(, but limiting the internet bandwidth severly). I suppose that's not router ...
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Internet speed over WiFi spotty

so I've got AT&T 300mbps routed into the basement which hooks into two UniFi APs which are installed on the first and second floor. The WiFi signal is strong and has no problems. I've also got two ...
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How to activate and select a USB WiFi dongle in a Chromebook, instead of the built-in device?

Our school-provided HP Chromebook 11 G5 has problems handling video calls over WiFi. Doing some research, I found out that many generic WiFi USB dongles are available and are supposedly compatible ...
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Weird windows laptop internet connectivity issue

I am using my windows laptop provided by the company where I work. Pulse secure is installed in the machine by default and is needed whenever I open some work related websites and remote desktops. The ...
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Internet connection randomly drops

So, my PC is connected to a router via WiFi, which is connected to DSL. At random, my internet connection will drop, but I am still connected to the router via WiFi. This does not seem to happen to ...
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Mikrotik Router: How can I to setup a local wifi network in RouterOS v6.44.6 (from the scratch)?

I have a Mikrotik Router: RouterOS v6.44.6 (long-term). I wanted to setup a local wifi network without accessing the internet for now. Anytime when I try to setup a wifi network, I get "...
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Outdoor CPE as a solution to my WIFI needs

I have a house in a 7k sqft area, out of which 3k sqft has a two-storied construction. There is also an outhouse which I use as a theatre. I have a good fibber internet connection of 200 MBPS. This ...
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Mesh wifi nodes cabling options

I have a main asus router with 3 asus lyra mini mesh satellites. For reliability I am going to cable the satellites to the main router (I cannot place them in way to get good reception from one ...
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turn on wifi using python

I tried using this command in my Windows 10 command line: netsh interface set interface "Wi-Fi" enable ..but it doesn't work, it just enables my wi-fi but doesn't turn it on. I want to ...
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My Router's Ping Suddenly Gets High from 2 or 3 ms to 40 and 60 ms

So I bought a new router after the old one was hit by a lightning; the new one is TP-Link WR840N but what I'm facing is that suddenly the ping gets so high with download/upload speed getting so slow ...
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How to diagnose problems with wifi connectivity?

I have a wifi mesh consisting of an AVM 7490 router and 2 AVM 450e repeaters. I often have problems with wifi connectivity in this setup. However devices connected to the router via ethernet cable ...
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Chromecast Audio does not connect to 5Ghz Wi-Fi

When I try to configure my Chromecast Audio (CA) using my mobile device and the Google Home app, I get the following notification: The Chromecast was manufactured for a different country, and may not ...
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WhatsApp Web keeps disconnecting on one of my Wi-Fi's, why?

I moved to a new flat and got a new WiFi (Sky, UK). The problem is that whenever I connect to WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop it only works for a minute or so then it disconnects. After a while (when ...
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Setting up an additional wireless access point

I have a Zyxel NWA1123-AC (not V2) that I wish to use as an additional access point on my network. I have a wireless router that sits in one end on the house, and the NWA1123-AC will be connected to ...
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OpenVPN on Synology NAS VPN Server Package - Can access while hotspotting with phone, but not while connected to my friend's wifi network…why?

My goal is to be able to access my LAN remotely. I have recently added the VPN Server package on my Synology NAS and enabled OpenVPN. I exported the configuration and setup OpenVPN client ...
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Second Nova MW3 not found by primary

I have a Tenda Nova MW3 wired to my router and functioning just fine. Until recently, I had a second in the room above and it has been acting as a mesh node for at least a year without problems. ...
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Why is my computer failing to download all kinds of files on all browsers?

The network itself is brand new and quite fast. Unfortunately bigger files are throwing a 'Network Failure' error after different amounts of time. Smaller files get the error also but most times are ...
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Lost WiFi - How To Enable wlan0 on Rasbian Pi 3b+?

On my WiFi indicator on my taskbar which used to work well, it now has two red x's. When I hover over it I get the message WLAN0 stopped working. I have read a bunch of solutions, none of which seem ...
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Alfa 3001n Wi-Fi card is not working in Kali Linux

Alfa 3001n Wi-Fi card is not working in Kali Linux. I’ve seemingly tried everything but nothing seems to be working. I installed driver from here. Output of sudo ifconfig wlan1 up is this: ...
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Windows 10 no internet on one network

I have a problem which I cannot figure out. My laptop has no issues connecting to a couple of wifi networks, except for 1 network which it connects but has no internet. Other devices do get internet ...
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Automatic creation of the second WiFi interface with netplan (Ubuntu 20.04)

I want to create wifi access point on my machine together with ordinary wifi interface. My card support this operation. I can do this manually with the following commands (note that wlan0 already ...
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What is a better WiFi 6 setup?

I have recently upgraded my router to the ASUS ZenWifi AX and am wondering what is a better setup. The fiber optics (1Gbps) access point and the modem are located on a wall two rooms away from the ...
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How to force armbian create an AP with 2.4 GHz instead of 5 GHz?

Orange Pi 3. Armbian-config creates a hotspot for Wi-Fi 5 GHz on channel 40 and sometimes on 2.4 GHz. I know it scanning for better, but I need to always create 2.4 GHz Wi-FI AP. If I'm just changing ...
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Nokia router G-2425G-A maximum theoretical and practical speed over 5Ghz wifi

I have an internet connection (ISP Airtel) that promises a bandwidth of 1 Gbps. Over ethernet, I see a bandwidth of around 900 Mbps, however, over wifi 5Ghz, the maximum speed I receive is 450-470 ...
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Multi Wi-Fi Router Network Assigning IP Addresses Outside Subnet

As illustrated here, I have a home network with two 5G wifi routers. ROUTER A (the ARRIS Surfboard) is also the modem that has DHCP enabled and is the default gateway. ROUTER B (A NETGEAR R6700) has ...
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Mesh Wifi v. WiFi Extenders [closed]

Why are Mesh WiFi systems faster than WiFi extenders? I'm contemplating getting Google Nest's $300 system (one main router and two nodes) or getting Linksys's $50 extenders. Aren't the nodes in a ...
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Can be upgraded wifi card faster than ethernet connection in laptop

My Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IW has 1Gbit ethernet (in Settings, I saw 100mbit/s - possibly because my router has that limitation?) and a Realtek 8821CE PCI-E WiFi card that supports a max of 65mbit/s: ...
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Three 10mb fibre lines individually for three houses or a single 100mb line extended across three houses

I have three houses close by together and would like to get wifi in each house. Currently, each house has 10mb fibre lines each. I'd like to know if it would be possible to have a single 100mb fibre ...
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Automating connecting to a specific WiFi Network after PC startup even if PC is connected to Internet

I would like to write a simple bat script or a Task scheduler task on automating connecting to a wireless network Information : SSID or network name I want to connect to : MI CC9 EU Password of said ...
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Why does my wifi speed improve on all wirelessly connected devices when I connect my laptop to the router using wire?

I have a 25mbps internet connection. Scenario 1: no wired device connected to the router. In this case I get around 5mbps of internet speed on my phone which is wirelessly connected to the router. ...

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