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Access Point is a device in a wireless network that performs the interconnection between all mobile devices.

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How password protect a Tp-Link access Point on my Mac

My apologies, but I'm not so tech savvy, but I've googled endlessly and cannot find any solutions. so here goes! We have internet via a satellite (roof top dish, which connects to a local mast, ...
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Slow Wi-Fi connection via AP, but same wired connection is Fast

I have 500mbps internet connection from Spectrum. Their modem goes to a wireless router which has 4 ethernet output ports. From those I go to an unmanaged switch, where I connect to my pc and get the ...
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Wifi mesh in combination with NetworkManager on linux

I need help with wifi mesh on a linux machine. According to iw phy ph0 info the combination of AP and mesh point shall be possible on my device: valid interface combinations: *...
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Using Hostapd on Ubuntu 20.04 to create 5GHz access point, “Channel 153 (primary) not allowed for AP mode, flags: 0x20073 NO-IR”

I'm attempting to create a 5GHz access point running off of Ubuntu 20.04. My wireless adapter is the Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP CNVi. Side note: 2.4GHz access points work all day long, but I ...
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Wireless adapter and access point disconnecting - Wrong driver?

I've been having a problem with my wireless adapter for a few months now. Everything seems to be working fine and then, suddenly, Windows 10 disconnects from Wi-Fi. Every time I run the troubleshooter,...
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2 routers, 2 ISP, 3 access points. Same Network

I have the following situation: i've got 2 WIFI routers with different ISP's their config: 1st router's IP is 192.168.1.1 | DHCP Enabled 192.168.1.2-254 | Dlink DIR 825 ACF 2nd router's IP is 192.168....
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Windows 7. Limited Access on Wireless Network

I have several PCs that are conected to an Access Point that connects to a WAMP server, but after several minutes they become unreacheable and the WIFI Menu shows that the Access is Limited, is there ...
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Why are wireless not secure? [closed]

I would like to ask Why are wireless networks not considered secure despite the presence of some safeguards such as encryption, reliability, SSID, use VPN, and integrity? thank you.
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Second router/acess-point cannot access internet

I've got 2x TP-Link AX-50 router. Each of them works correctly by itself when in Router mode and connected directly to my cable modem via cable from their WAN port (R1:WAN->Internet or R2:WAN->...
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Is it possible to filter inter-client communication at a wireless access point?

I have a routed access point running on a raspberry pi and would like to filter the traffic going between devices using something similar to iptables for traffic such as: Desktop.wlan > phone.wlan ...
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Use WiFi adapter for both AP broadcast and receive?

I have a situation where I have dumb devices/sensors that have limited capability to connect to WiFi. Unfortunately, the guest network requires some type of basic OS to handle the capture web portal ...
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How to avoid connecting with wrong Access Points?

Dear SuperUser experts, We would like to ask for tech support on how to avoid machines connecting with wrong Access Points. Here's the situation: We have 2 AP and 2 rooms, one in Room A (AP-A) & ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 hotspot connection not resolving DNS for iPhone device

I have a wired connection on Ubuntu 20.04. I create a Hotspot connection. I believe NetworkManager automatically creates the following for my wireless interface: inet 10.42.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Unable to connect to ChromeCast

I recently moved home and upgraded my router. It's a ZTE router and the model number is ZXHN H298A. Since I have installed this router, I am unable to connect to Chromecast. I did a factory reset ...
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How to angle wifi antenna on client device relative to line of sight to the AP?

I have a wifi AP and a network camera some distance away (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31s5oAd3j%2BL._AC_.jpg ). The network camera has 2 antennas which can be pointed in different ...
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Will a newer model Router/AP provide better WiFi coverage than my existing Netgear WAC104 (AC1200) dual-band AP?

Summarize the problem I'm trying to determine if a newer router/AP will help improve wifi in our house. I guess my real question is whether the newer "whole house" routers do actually ...
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Setting single SSID with central switch multiple ap

I install 5 ap units for my house and yard coverage. All are connected thru a central smart switch to broadband isp router/modem. All were set to have Nat and dhcp functional. I face speed issues And ...
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NetworkManager 5GHz Hotspot DFS channels 802.11h

I have using hostapd before to create an 5GHz Access Point that uses an DFS channel. For this I only needed to activate ieee80211h, ieee80211d and set the country_code to DE. Then the channels 100 and ...
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Do using multiple access points affect WiFi performance?

I use an additional WiFi access point on my router. One for personal use and other for guest access. But if I leave the guest mode on, will it pose any issue to my other connection. Will there be any ...
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Does a Wi-Fi router broadcast any received message?

As far as I know that the home WI-FI routers or commercial routers: can do "Routing" has a built-in Switch has a built-in Access Point . can do other functions like NAT, DHCP. Now my ...
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Devices connected to router can't reach devices connected to access point when using the same SSID?

I seached and tried different solutions for hours but can not get this to work. Hopefully someone is able to help me. The Setup: Main router (Salt Fiber Box) with IP 192.168.1.1 It has 2.4ghz and 5ghz ...
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Outdoor WiFi antenna

In the past I bought a long 20 meter USB cable as I wanted to charge my phone from a socket that was far away from my bed, however due to the length of the cable the electric did not travel far enough....
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Configure 2 LANs with different classes or force AP to assign IP to his connected devices

Sorry for the title. Current scenario: Internet > Fritz!Box 7530 192.168.1.x > AP TpLink TL-WA801N with IP 192.168.1.2 > so many devices Fritz has DHCP enabled, from 192.168.1.10 to 192.168.1....
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WIFI SSID is not visible in available connections

Well, this was working fine before I went up North and accidently clicked on the forget network option. When I got home, I placed the laptop next to router and the SSID is not broadcasting. I see my ...
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Is there a limit of connected devices in TDLS (802.11z)?

I know handshake and link establishment is done at routing level, and then the link works on switching level allowing devices to talk without causing any latency or work burden on the AP, but is there ...
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Mesh network vs Wireless AP

I am interested if there is any practical difference between a mesh network, and setting the router to Access Point mode as described here: https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_access_point ...
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Access Point wireless networks stop working randomly

my problem happened after changing PC. My setup looks like this: Main Router from ISP --ethernet---> LAN1 port Tp-link archer c9 v5. PC ---> LAN2 Tp-link archer c9 v5. Tp-link router is working ...
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Multiple interfaces match the same subnet - how to fix this?

I have a raspberry pi 2 with a lan interface (eth0) and wan interface (wlan0)- usb wifi adapter. My OS is raspbian. I want to use my raspberry as a wifi AP. So, it is necessary to have a ics-dhcp-...
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Can two AP act exactly the same, to fix wifi roaming connectivity issue?

Say there are two AP: A and B. From my understanding, the roaming problem is, the phone has to chose which AP to use, when the user walks in the house. And the connection may be unstable when the ...
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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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Can't get work raspberry pi 2 as an wifi access point

I have a raspberry pi 2 with a raspbian installed. It is connected to router by lan (eth0) and have a static address 192.168.254.106. Also i have a usb wifi dongle, connected to my raspberry. It works ...
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Cat6 into Router acting as an access point capped at 10mbp/s

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run Cat6 cabling from my 'master' router through to an outbuilding in the garden which is connected to another router with its DHCP settings turned off ...
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Wireless AP suddenly stopped working and is non-responsive

I have a TP-Link RE450 configured as a OpenWRT dumb AP running in the upstairs of my house; its IP is 192.168.1.11. Last night, the two wifi networks it broadcasts (one 2.4G, one 5G) suddenly stopped ...
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home wired/wireless network setup with multiple APs

I have always used wireless routers (only one at a time). I have moved to a house that one router doesn't works well. Also that router is old. I would like to setup with a wired router and add ...
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Can Google Wi-Fi APs work outside of a mesh?

I use Ubiquity access points across my house, they share the same SSID, are aware of each other etc - each of them is wired to the main switch. I have a friend who has four Google Wi-Fi devices set up ...
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Hotspot 2.0 with hostapd: How to configure multiple service providers?

I'm trying to set up Hotspot 2.0 on OpenWRT, using hostapd. I'd like to know how to configure multiple service providers. Here is what I managed to set up until now: I configured an SSID with WPA2-...
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Setting static ips on a shared network in Linux

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on a laptop that has a shared network. I want the device to have a static IP instead of a dynamic IP. Below is the nm-connection-editor setting: I am not really sure how ...
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Access Point Poor Performance

I'm not getting the performance I'm expecting with my WiFi setup. Both the speed seems lower than it should be and I'm often getting dropped connection. Turning WiFi on/off on the mobile device ...
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WiFi 6 barely better than WiFi 5 in real world throughput

I got two new Huawei AX3 routers and have them as APs, with ethernet backhaul on my gigabit ethernet main wired router. My ISP delivers 900mbs real world to my laptop consistently when I'm wired to an ...
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Best solution for home network in a Town House

I live in a townhouse. The ground floor has an office and is where the ADSL comes into the house. First floor has the living room, kitchen and top floor is where the bedrooms are located. The house ...
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2 routers connected - while roaming, can't connect to other router for 10 minutes

I have 2 routers: Main router: TP-Link Archer VR600 IP: 192.168.1.1 DHCP: Enabled Security settings: WPA/WPA2-Personal / WPA-PSK / AES Secondary router: D-Link DSL-225 IP: 192.168.1.2 DHCP: Disabled ...
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Efficient Wifi Network: Different subnets or multiple DHCP servers better with Multiple APs

I have a network, as per this diagram I have removed the Load Balancer for now. The Wifi APs are TP-Link EAP 225s. I am looking for ways to increase efficiency of the network. There is no need for ...
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Using AP Mode or WDS Bridge to broadcast IPTV

Let's same our perceptions first. My ISP came with a GPON Wireless Router to give us Internet and IPTV. Internet is set on Port 1, Port 2, and Port 3 while IPTV is set on Port 4 Let's focus on IPTV ...
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Is there a difference between access points in household and in commercial premises?

In terms of hardware design is there any difference between a router in regular household and router in commercial premises such as fastfood place or a mall ? To make my question little bit clearer do ...
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Pooling all six (2 optical fiber + 4 4g) internet connection at home

We not good at networking, the word 'pooling' may be wrong, please correct me as required. Thanks. As WFH is the new normal, we are planning to pool all our internet connections at home for better ...
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Access point internet connection through ethernet wall port?

Does access point need to be connected directly to the router or would it also work if I connect it to an ethernet port in the wall? The reason I'm asking is because the router is downstairs in the ...
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Home network access point placement options using floorplan

Summarize the problem I need help with access point placement to improve the Wi-Fi in my home. I have a UniFi UDM Pro and a couple nanoHD access points, and need to purchase a Flex HD access point. I'...
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Embedded WiFi access point and mesh on single radio

After beating my head against the desk for about a week I am still amiss in trying to find a solution to my particular problem, so I am pretty sure I'm either doing this entirely wrong, or somewhat ...
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Single band wifi extender with dedicated backhual channel, without halving user bandwidth?

I am trying to understand how wifi and wifi extender works on a super high level. Some wifi extenders (such as Netgear Orbi) are advertised with tri-band, and saying a dedicated band is used for ...

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