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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 do you capture all 802.11 traffic in a 2.4GHz/5GHz network?

I have been playing around with a wireless adapter I just purchased (ALFA AWUS036ACH) and I am trying to capture raw 802.11 traffic within my network. I understand that in order for you to decrypt 802....
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When i move Ap router to Main router then main Router not connecting in any device

My setup like i put my second router in AP mode and connect lan port to main router lan port....and give ap router ip 129.168.1.2....and both router ssid is different but password is same...and main ...
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Why does my router broadcast a ghost SSID at the same frequencies and strength with my defined SSID?

With Huawei H122-373 with the latest software and the 5G Wi-Fi network, it broadcasts into two different SSIDs at the same strength, one of them my original SSID and the other with no name. Resetting ...
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Gateway IP for access points

I'm currently struggling to get a series of wireless APs. But there isn't a continuous connection for the Wireless connection. There is a main router which provides the initial Network Name with an IP ...
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Hostapd only starts when second network adapter is disconnected

I run hostapd and dnsmasq on boot to start an access point. This works when I don't have a second network adapter connected. But when I boot with an extra adapter it doesn't start. It seems like the ...
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Philips Hue bulbs cause local network to lose internet connectivity

I bought a Philips Hue starter set to automate lighting in my dad's house. The house has DSL, which I don't know a lot about, as I have cable internet. Because the DSL modem/WI-FI is in the basement, ...
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Setup Second Netgear Device as Access Point

I bought a second netgear router to use as a Repeater or Access Point. I've never done this and its giving me a ton of trouble. Of course, routerlogin.net doesn't work because that goes to my primary ...
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Access Point loses connection to the main router occasionally

So my setup is as follows: ISP ONT [LAN] -> [WAN} Archer C6 [LAN] -> [LAN] Archer C20 (Dumb AP)ONT IP: 192.168.1.1 Archer C6's interfaces:https://imgur.com/a/pMyppoUDHPC range: 192.168.2.1-192....
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Can a Windows 10 Machine that has both an Ethernet NIC and a Wi-Fi NIC get Internet via Wi-Fi, and Provide it to Another Device via Ethernet?

When having a Windows 10 computer that has both: Ethernet NIC Wi-Fi NIC Can this machine be connected to a WLAN via the WNIC, and then provide the internet to another device via Ethernet? If yes, ...
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How to use a passive POE injector with Huawei AP

I have a passive injector in the picture below. I want to power my Huawei AP5030DN. I tried plugging the 12V power adapter to the injector and nothing happened. I tried a 24V adapter that I found and ...
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can i use power over ethernet with a cat 6 cable

I have a network switch that can provide Poe and I plan to use it to power an access point at my house. do I need to use any special cable to power the access point using Poe or will a cat6 cable ...
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How to avoid ethernet acces point bottleneck

I am getting my full 150 Mbits/s from my ISP provided optic fiber modem/router combo (Nokia G-240W-B) if I wire through ethernet. However, if i connect ethernet through the AP i set upstairs (TP-Link ...
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Why, if I am connected via Wi-Fi and send a packet to another device in the same Wi-Fi, the dest MAC address in the link layer is not the AP's?

In the IEEE 802.11 protocol, in the link frame, the second address is the sender MAC address, and the first address is the receiver MAC address, which is the AP address if the sender is a station, and ...
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No Internet after awhile for the Wi-Fi connected devices of the router which uses as Access Point (Extender)

My goal is to access internet via Wi-Fi network created by my old ADSL router (Huawei EchoLife HG556a) which has connected to my main router (ZTE F660) via Ethernet cable. It is working without a ...
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Can I get the same benefit of a mesh Wi-Fi system by setting my different routers to AP mode and using the same name and password?

I have some old wireless routers that can be set to use access point (AP) mode. Is it possible to use them with roaming-like benefits that you can find with a "true" mesh Wi-Fi system?
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Windows 10 Two Wifi Adapters. Can I force a specific adapter to connect AUTOMATICALLY to a specified Access Point

In windows 10 I can choose to connect automatically to an AP. I have a local wireless LAN for printers, and another router connected to the Internet. I purchased an extra Wifi dongle to connect to the ...
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how to link 2 LANs using 2 Ubiquiti antennas

We have 2 Ubiquiti antennas model "Nanobeam m5-16-5ghz" I want to link my home network to my sister home, where she has an internet provider. The visibility is perfect and the distance is ...
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Can (how do) I configure a Draytek Vigor 2860n as a wireless extension to my home broadband AP?

I have a Windows 10 PC which doesn't have a WiFi adapter but only Ethernet. I do, however, have a spare Draytek Vigor 2860n router, the idea I have being to connect from PC to router via Ethernet ...
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Using VPN router and VPN access point or VPN switch to allow using VPN for any wireless or Ethernet capable devices?

I wanted to pre-order a game on Nintendo Switch, but I am not sure if they checked my IP and tell that I am not Oct 29 in USA yet... even thought I already set my region to Asia and my timezone to ...
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Can an ISP see private IP addresses?

I know there are two IP addresses: the public IP address, which is given by the Wi-Fi router and is the same for all the devices connected to it and is the IP address visible to websites; and the ...
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How do I connect to two wireless APs (with the same host IP) on PC?

So I have two GoPro Hero 7 Blacks and if you want to remote control them via a PC API, you need to join their AP WIFI network as a client. So, if I want to connect to two of them, I need to use two ...
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How can I prevent my Windows laptop from jumping between two different access points (same SSID) when the signal is similar?

We have four Asus routers around our property - one that does the routing, and three others set to access point mode, connected via ethernet. All on the same pair of SSIDs - "My house 2.4GHz&...
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Bridging a WIFI adapter in AP mode to a VM

Linux Mint, using hostapd I have a wifi adapter set up in AP mode. I have bridged a VMware virtual network to this wifi adapter and connected it to a VM running pfsense. Devices can connect to the AP ...
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How a WiFi mesh system forces a client to connect to the closest node?

I am reading in a lot of WiFi mesh products that the client is connected to the closest node in the mesh system thus having better speeds, more reliable connection etc. This sounds great but can ...
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Comcast Xfinity XB7 Gateway w/ wireless printer

I just upgraded from a Comcast/Xfinity XB6 to an XB7 and since then I found that my staticly assigned IP wireless printer is no longer working. I think there's a problem with routing, masking, ...
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Testing Devices in Hostile Wireless Networks

I'm attempting to benchmark the power usage of a device that sends data over wifi. This device uses some logic to attempt to retry sending data in the event of network failures. To better simulate the ...
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How can I set up a second router for my roommate to improve his signal strength/coverage, and so that he is on a different subnet from mine?

My situation is as follows - I have a Wi-Fi router that covers one corner of the house with SSID call it PRIMARY_SSID, but does not reach the other corner where my roommate is. I've read about how I ...
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Device choosing weaker signal strength WiFi endpoint in Synology mesh network

I own the Synology RT2600ac router. I added the Synology MR2200ac to deal with some weak signal issues in the opposite corner of the house upstairs. Unfortunately my Peloton Bike (an Android device), ...
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How to setup Xiaomi AX6000 as an access point?

My current network already has a powerful router so I'd like the AX6000 to only act as an access point. How do I set it up as an access point?
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Linux device using network manager fails to connect to the network manager AP with a hidden SSID

I created an access point using the network manager with the hidden SSID and it works fine if I want to use it with my android phone, but then trying to connect to the access point using Linux device (...
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Can one computer connected to a wireless access point or router access another computer's web server?

For example, can a smartphone or computer connected to wireless access point 1 (WAP1) access a web server on a MacBook which is connected to WAP2? Is it true that if the WAP is a strict WAP, then it'd ...
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Login page router "Not Found" - Can not log in - TP-link Archer C58 AC1350

I configured my TP-link Archer C58 AC1350 Dual Band Router as access point a while ago to have a better wifi signal. Now, I want to login to the router to change some settings. I attached a network ...
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raspberry pi iptables forward DNS requests over VPN

I have used and slightly modified the rpi-wifi script to set up a WiFi access point while using the standard WiFi connections. All is good. I want to setup ExpressVPN and have all traffic go through ...
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Can ISP block access point configuration at their side?

I have two homes on the same building flour. Earlier ISP administration allowed me to use single connection in both homes. So ISP connection was provided to one home and then I had a router configured ...
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Many broadcast data frame over my Wi-Fi channel

I occasionally experience unstable connection to the Wi-Fi AP I use, so I used wireshark to sniff the packets on the same channel of my Wi-Fi network using monitor mode. I surprisingly find a lot of ...
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Can a device's automatic connection to Wifi be compromised with a duplicate SSID

I imagine that this is likely a pretty simple question to answer. I wanted to know if you have a wireless network with a password that your devices automatically connect to and a malicious actor ...
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Trouble-shooting issues with Ubiquiti NS-5ACL NanoStation

I have two of these configured as a wireless link (one a station the other an access point) i.e. a virtual ethernet cable. Today the access point end reports no connection and I cannot figure out how ...
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What does Wifi AP TP-Link PharOS "auto" channel/frequency setting?

We have an outdoor wifi bridge using 2x TP-Link PharOS CPE610 V2, first in the AP mode, the other in Client mode. The AP mode on a the building was setup by out partner to have the channel/frequency ...
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How to create a 802.11ac access point with NetworkManager?

I'm creating a WiFi access point on the 5GHz band with the NetworkManager on Ubuntu 20.04. My WiFi chipset is an Intel AX200. I use the following command to create the acces point: sudo nmcli dev wifi ...
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How can I check for radar on 5 GHz DFS channels?

I had set a 5 GHz Wi-Fi AP to use DFS channels and it didn't go well. To understand whether this was due to getting signals from privileged sources (i.e. radar), I'd like to have a way to listen for ...
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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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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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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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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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