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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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AP ACCESS MODE tp link deco. does this mean we will need to connect to the main router? and the main deco will be erased?

im trying to make mesh all connect to the router. for example router has ssid and pass we want to connect there and the other mesh will just distribute the wifi and we will not connect to any deco ...
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What kind of network infrastructure is needed to use the internet supplied by the apartment management thru an ethernet port on the wall?

Recently, I moved to an apartment where internet access is provided by the building management thru an ethernet port on the wall. There are no other ports or wireless signals. So far, I have always ...
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Do access points overwhelm the main router?

Let's say a router has the capacity for 100 users, but I have 3 different access points with 100 users each. For the main router, would that count as 300 users or just 3?
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Need Help Setting Up two Isolated Networks with ZTE F6600 Router

I'm seeking assistance with a networking setup using my ZTE F6600 router. Here's the scenario: Setup: Main Router: ZTE F6600 (provided by ISP) Devices: Linux server connected to the main router ...
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How do I wirelessly access a locally hosted Node.js server?

I'm following the instructions on this link to setup the node.js server, but I'm not really sure about how to make it so that the server is accessible over a locally created Wi-Fi. I want other ...
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Buildroot: wpa_supplicant cannot connect to ESP32 SoftAP

I have a SoftAP set up using ESP32-S3. Clean example from ESP-IDF SDK, no changes on my end. I also have a MilkV-Duo board running buildroot with RTL8188 network card over USB. Here's the state of ...
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How can I set up an access point on Linux and still be connected to the internet?

I need to use a laptop with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS as an access point, to connect an Ethernet-only device to the Internet, and to be able to ssh into it from the network. The laptop does not have WiFi ...
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Can I connect the LAN of one PoE injector to a LAN port of another PoE injector?

I want to transfer Wi-Fi over Ethernet and then convert it to Wi-Fi again. The setup I have right now consists of using two Ubiquiti Nanostation Loco M2 (Loco M2s) one as a station and the other as an ...
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Is it possible to circumvent ZTE F670L AP/SPI isolation using a network switch and access point combination?

I have a ZTE F670L I got from my ISP (Telecom Egypt). It is lacking, and I can't even disable the AP/SPI Isolation settings because they are hidden. I have a web server running on my PC (Connected via ...
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How to fake an external server for a client device?

TL;DR: How do I redirect all HTTP traffic of connected devices on a self-controlled Linux WiFi Access Point to Apache/nginx on the same machine and let Apache/nginx respond back? Scenario: I have a ...
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router -> wax204 AP -> raspberri pi ssh session chain is freezing on certain commands

I have a standard sky router, with one port connected to a newly configured netgear wax204 Access Point (configured in access point mode), with some peripherals hanging off the access point (including ...
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Using wimax internet service directly through in home wifi router all devices connect by wifi extending by service wireless bridge

My internet service connects directly to my in home router. From a poe modem everything I have connects wireless. To extend my internet service 1/3 mile with wifi access at the other end without ...
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Unable to ping from devices connected to AP to devices connected to Home Gateway in CISCO Packet Tracer

Packet Tracer Design shown here: I am trying to ping the devices connected to the Home Gateway from the Tablets connected to the AP. The TabletPC connected to the home gateway allows me to view the ...
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Why does roaming setup not work? (Linksys WRT1200AC with OpenWRT and TP-Link EAP610)

My understanding is that for roaming two access points only need (a) be connected to the same wired L2 network (b) have the same SSID (c) have the same security setting. I am using a Linksys WRT1200AC ...
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Wireless connection of camera feed without internet

I am trying to share the live feed of camera connected on my laptop to another laptop wirelessly without internet over 1km range. Like I want to see the live feed of camera attached to my laptop over ...
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Is an access point a layer-1, 2 or ... device? [closed]

Consider an access point as a concept alone, without extended features which make it into a more complicated device such as a router. In what layer does an access point work? Layer 1, 2, or ...? Is ...
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I can't explain how this guest networking works in my scenario can someone help me out

I'm trying to understand why port forwarding doesn't work on a router at a remote office and I've uncovered something strange about how guest networking works that may indicate that I have not been ...
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Only slow download speed in Wi-Fi client + AP configuration

I am trying to set up a local Wi-Fi network under a school Wi-Fi for our internal printer connection, etc. (~10-15 clients and not high bandwidth users) Network "Topology" diagram Because ...
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Does an extra SSID on a UniFi AP interfere with exiting ones?

I have a UniFi access point on which I have historically created a few SSIDs. I now would like to add a new one and I was wondering to which point such numerous SSIDs can be a problem (from an ...
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Device prefers weaker wifi6 connection over stronger wifi5

I'm running Windows 11 on laptop that has "Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter". The modem router has Wi-Fi 6 capability but it is located 2 stories below where the laptop ...
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Access Points with mismatching Passwords

I'm a Tech Coordinator at a local school and in the process of learning about the network at and help solve their problems. I discovered that the upstairs access points have a different password than ...
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FreshTomato: Configure second wireless AP on the same network as the primary, but with no internet access

[I'm using FreshTomato v2022.5 on a Netgear R6400v2, but I can upgrade to a newer version if needed, that is just the last time I touched the router] I'm trying to set up a second AP that's meant for ...
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connecting to gui of ap

I have an Netgear AP setup with a specific IP, and internet connection is from main router to an ethernet line with 3 switches for 3 different places. When I connect the AP to 1st switch i can connect ...
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My Router/AP rebooted and now Windows computers can't connect to the 5GHz SSID

Today I unplugged my Synology WRX560 and after I plugged it back in all the devices in my house connected to the router again except for my Windows computers. I have Smart Connect turned off, so I ...
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Can I set priority of WiFi AP's on the same network as a user? [closed]

The scenario is that I am an employee at a company where they have set up a network that spans the entire floor of the office. They have used a sort of mesh system so there is only one Wi-Fi network ...
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List wifi networks when wifi is in AP mode and also when it is in station mode

For my embedded system, I need quite versatile network management. I need to be able to use wifi in AP and station mode and switch between them. I'm using NetworkManager for this. But i have found, ...
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How can I connect to a socks 5 proxy using a vpn,

How can I connect to a socks 5 proxy using a vpn, I want the website I am connecting to see me coming from the proxy location, proxies are banned by ISP, every time I connect to vpn and then to a ...
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Why does hostapd with channel=0 (ACS) fail?

I try to setup a WiFi AP with hostapd on Debian (Bullseye and Bookworm) with Automatic Channel Selection (ACS), by setting channel=0 in /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf. On multiple system with different ...
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Home network goes down when Access Point (AP) loses power/reboots

I have 200/200 fiber from my local co-op. I use their Zyxel EMG3425 as the main router (gateway, since they had to do a custom setup with IPs and whatnot, but it's wifi is disabled). I use 2 old ...
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UAP-AC-LITE very slow

I get internet over a Vodafone wireless router. Wired and wireless, a speed test (reproduced several times over the last month) shows 220 Mbps with a wireless connection. To have internet in the whole ...
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Linux Access point, but Android can't connect - says connection 'Saved'

I have a Dell Vostro laptop, and I'd like to create an Access Point. I followed the instructions in the 'readthedocs' howto. These are the steps: $ nmcli con add type wifi ifname wlan0 con-name ...
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How to recover a bricked D-LINK DAP-1360 wifi access point using TFTP and the TBS Bootloader?

I have a D-LINK DAP-1360 WiFi access point (Hardware version F2) that seems to be bricked. I have terminal access through the RX and TX ports and via a screen session using the screen /dev/ttyACM0 ...
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cAPGi-5HaxD2HaxD Wifi AP drops all connection every few days

I have recently bought an cAPGi-5HaxD2HaxD Mikrotik ap, but unfortunately I have a very annoying issue with it. The router drops all WIFI clients every 2-3 days, and it doesn't let them to reconnect, ...
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Wireless site survey for AP placement

How do you do a wireless site survey to plan AP placement? My understanding is that you set up the APs, measure the signal strength multiple times in every room, spaced by test resolution, and then ...
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can I configure DDWRT on 2nd router as AP so that devices connect to router with strongest signal?

I have two routers (main and AP) with Ethernet cables connecting them. Both routers are using the same SSID and passwords. I want to roam around the house and have my laptop automatically switch to ...
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Prevent wireless router from removing original source MAC

I have a TP-Link AC5400 Wireless Router and I am currently using it as a WiFi Access Point. I am trying to collect packets at one client which is constantly pinged by another client in the wireless ...
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pfsense firewall with 2 networks each with their own APs. One network wifi works fine, the other does not. Hardline for both work fine

Apologies if this sort of question has been answered before. Saw lots of great stuff on SU, but not my scenario. Setup I have a pfSense firewall running 2 DHCP servers, each assigned to a different ...
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C4000XG router advanced SSID config

I recently received a new C4000XG router/access point from CenturyLink, and my 7-yr-old HP printer would no longer connect to WiFi ("invalid WPA passphrase"). In an HP forum, I learned that ...
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Synology NAS on WLAN

I currently have my NAS connected to my network using an Ethernet cable to a Devolo PLC (Power-line communication). Works fine. However, I need to move it to a location where the PLC connection is ...
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Need help setting up a router to extend existing network

I purchased TP-Link AXE5400 which I plan to use in my office. I want the router to have physical devices and wifi devices as an extension of my office LAN. I want to offer a Guest Wifi for my ...
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kali linux airmon-ng fixed channel issue

I bought a tp-link ac1300 dual band 2.4 & 5 GHz wifi adapter for kali linux' All monitor mode packet injection etc work fine but if I try to display airodump-ng -cxx -bssid xxxxxx wlan1 for only ...
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What is the Dot11 frame structure of an MLME-SCAN Request?

Within the 802.11 specification, I stumbled upon a set of primitives that describe that the AP effectively requests that the STA scan to start roaming to another AP. These primitives are comprised of ...
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Setting up dual band concurrent AP with hostapd

I have an MT7615 based wireless network adapter which apparently supports dual band concurrent mode. So how would I go about setting up two access points one on 2.4GHz frequency and another one on ...
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Router IP address change

I wanted to use my old router as access point to extend range of my wifi in my house. My old routers model name is D-Link DSL-2877 AL and I access this router using 192.168.1.1 address initially. As I ...
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Mesh Network - Multiple APs - Indoor IT Equipment (Conesole, Switch, etc.) to Outdoor Pole Mounted APs

I came across the same questioned asked (Posted below): "Initial plan would be to just connect it like so: INDOORS | OUTDOORS [ Switch ] -----[SP1]------------ cat6 w/ PoE-------------------[SP2]-...
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How to create an Access Point on Windows 10, bridged to the physical ethernet? (not NAT, not a hotspot)

I have a laptop I use as a home server for various purposes. The WiFi card is just sitting there useless and I thought I could improve my WiFi signal for the other devices by bridging the WiFi to the ...
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How can I debug my network: Setting up multiple access points

Path to the problem In the new apartment where I live in, a single router (vodafone) takes the internet signal and shares it over hubs to four other routers (3 tp link, 1 fritzbox) and one access ...
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Network Access Points providing cert on connection, how?

How is it connection providers in public locations are able to send a certificate on connection? I seem to recall there is a protocol they use, but I read that many years ago. Or is it as simple as on ...
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What does this 'AP-assisted Roaming' setting mean on Draytek VigorAP 903?

I've recently bought some wireless access points from Draytek. I understand what most of the settings do but I'm trying to fine-tune the roaming behaviour and there's one setting which my colleagues ...
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Bad connection with 30 clients on a Ruckus R750 router

I have 30 Win 10/11 laptop gaming computers in the office. I put a Ruckus R750 (AX) in the office and provide the wireless connection for the computers. When 30 computers start to visit a website like ...
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