Questions tagged [wireless-access-point]

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

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Access Point in client mode with another AP

I'm having an issue with WiFi that drives me nuts. Configuration is the following. In house no.1 I have ZTE DSL modem with WiFi but the signal isn't strong enough to cover the entire second house. So ...
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Can a VLAN managed Switch connect via LAN to a router and establish a second isolated network? [closed]

Setup is: A main router, then a VLAN capable, manageable Switch with different LAN ports. Connecting this Switch via LAN cable to a LAN port of the main router. The Switche's goal is to establish a ...
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Can a second router connect via WAN to another Router and establish a second network? [duplicate]

Setup is: A main router, then a second router which connects from its WAN port to a LAN port of the main router. This second router's goal is to establish a separated network for guest devices. I ...
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Router and access point: Why are IP devices not visible between the two?

My network has a TP-Link Archer C7 as a router connected to the ISP and a TP-Link Archer A7 configured as an access point connected by cable to the router. Both support 2.4/5GHz with main and guest ...
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Can I combine these two wifi antennas without hassle and get good reception from an access point about 50-60 feet away?

this is my first question on StackExchange so pardon if my formatting is a bit weird. I'm moving to the house next to my in-law and would like to avoid having to pay for service when I'm so close to ...
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How to change subnets of wifi connected devices and what to consider?

I was told one way of isolating wired LAN connected devices from W-LAN connected ones, could be to change their subnets in network adapter settings. By isolating I mean hindering the Wireless ...
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How to check in Linux/Windows if LAN & Wireless connected PCs are in the same subnet?

If you have multiple members in a household using each their own PCs, some connected wirelessly, some via LAN cable - How can you check if all those PCs are all in the same subnet or broadcast domain? ...
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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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Does separating router and AP improve network performance in any way?

I recently saw a friend's home network setup. What seems strange to me is that he uses a wired router to connect to the Internet via an Ethernet cable. The only device connected to the wired router (...
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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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How many clients can a regular WAP (wireless access point) connected on a PC running PFSENSE can handle?

I am planning to connect 1000+ client on one wireless access point through a Desktop running pfsense, no one will connect to the internet it's just for local stuff only (media server). Is it even ...
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How to choose between main router and extender/repeater when connecting to network?

I have two routers 1- Netgear N600 (WNDR3400v3) and 2- TP-Link WR940N (Hardware version WR940N v6 00000000 ) I have successfully set up the TP-Link router as extender and got internet connection and ...
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Setting up two separate APs to 1 router within the same subnetwork

My home network situation is as following (simplified): I have one main router (with DHCP on) and want to have two routers in AP mode (with DHCP turned off, connected via LAN ports) within the same ...
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Placing Wireless-AP and DECT VoIP Base Station side by side - will they disturb each other?

I need to place a wireless access point and a DECT VoIP base station into an office. Now there is a perfect location in the center of the room, which is why I am thinking about to assemble both ...
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Clients lose connectivity to Router when Streaming Netflix HD

Devices Setup Router 1 - TP-Link Archer C60 (Floor 1) LAN IP: 192.168.1.1 DHCP Range: 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.99 Channel = 11 Router 2 - TP-Link WR-840N (Floor 2) This Router is connected LAN to ...
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Using an old router as WIFI AP (sort of extender), immediately disconnects when reaching one of the APs

I have a couple of routers to extend my main wifi network (same SSIDs, Sec., etc). One of them works as expected (devices switch seamlessly between the main and the new AP), but I've ran into some ...
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What is PMKID? Why would even a router give away the PMKID to an unauthorized stranger?

I do have a general understanding of the 4-way handshake in WPA and WPA2 security. I know about PMK, PTK, GMK, GMK, SNONCE, etc terminologies. I also read about the new PMKID attack more silent than ...
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Connect access point to network with Netgear R7000

I would like to extend the WiFi with an AP. I have WAN -> WAN-IF R7000 LAN-IF -> LAN/switch and am considering: WAN -> WAN-IF R7000 LAN-IF -> LAN/switch -> AP -> WiFi However, I've found no ...
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Can Poor Wireless Performance at High Traffic Volume be resolved by high-end router?

I’m using two 2.4G wireless routers, Router 1 acts as a main router, whereas Router 2 is being used as a wireless repeater. Whenever I’m streaming on two devices simultaneously, I notice performance ...
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Need Help Setting Up Access Point

I recently switched to HFC NBN and have got a NF18ACV Modem from them but am experiencing wifi drops at the other end of the house so was trying to make use my old ADSL 2+ Modem a Huawei HG532D, by ...
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How to configure the channel for Access Point 5Ghz in hostapd?

I try to create a WIFI Access Point with hostapd. I have the following Wireless adapter : Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) It supports WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n ...
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Samba share on CentOS very slow over local network

I'm pretty sure I've traced this to a Samba performance problem, but unsure how to take it forward from here. Specs Server is CentOS 7.7.1908 running Samba 4.9.1-10 (updated yesterday). Server is ...
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Switch between two routers (one used as acess point)

Setup This is the setup I have. My problem is there is no Internet on desktop. It can't get IP from router. Even if I manually configure it, still says unidentified network. DHCP is disabled on ...
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DHCP Client List include different IPs for the same MAC. Is it a bug?

Previously I tried to ask this on Network Engineering but they closed as off-topic. I relied on this meta topic when posting there. I have an issue with Netis N4 Wireless Router which looks like a ...
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“Denied access to network” for my phone only from new router

Every couple days, my phone (Huawei P30) can't connect to my new router (Asus RT-AX58U) anymore. Resetting the phone's network settings or restarting my router fixes the immediate issue but it comes ...
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Access point and many repeater

I have TPLink eap 110 outdoor connected to mikrotik rb941 2nd hap lite which connected to ISP router. The speed is 50mbps shared for 8 users. They usually have 2 or 3 device so average about 18 active ...
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Internet through 3 routers and one PC sharing internet

due to coronavirus I can't go out and order access points and stuff like that, so I'm trying to figure out a solution with what I have at the moment. my situation is the following: I have a router A ...
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Windows can't communicate with the device resource (primary DNS server) TP-Link Wireless WA801ND

After I configured my TP-Link Wireless N Access Point WA801ND Model No. TL-WA801ND as Repeater/Bridge and set everything they give me the following error and when I connect directly to the router ...
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Is there a risk in letting DHCP set the IP address of an access point?

To get better Wi-Fi in the attic, I have installed an access point connected by cable to my downstairs router. I have done this before, setting the IP address of the AP to a fixed address outside the ...
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WiFi AP overlapping [closed]

I would like to install 2 additional accesspoint to my existing network(1 modem with wifi) with the same SSID. I read that overlapping is not a good thing in this situation. What shall i do to make a ...
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Can dividing the users or computers among different SSID or Access Point allocate more bandwidth to 1 computer?

Let's say if there are 3 computers, and each computer has 2 connections to the Internet on average, and the household has 18MBps Internet, does that mean each connection is given about 18 / 6 = 3Mbps? ...
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Linksys AP losing connection to Linksys main router

I have a WRT1900 in my basement as a main router, and I have a WRT1200 on the next floor as an AP. They are connected by Ethernet cable. My problem is when I am connected to WRT1200 AP seems like this ...
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Is the following network setup possible with a switch in between acces points?

I keep having a very unstable wifi connection. Would be very helpful if someone could point out the direction to look into. Let me first explain my setup. Router/Modem from ISP. In bridge mode. ...
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Unable to connect to WiFi on Windows 10 [Hardware Related]

Whenever I try to connect to different WiFi networks on Windows 10, it displays "Unable to connect to this Network". I'm pretty sure the issue is related to the wifi adaptor of the laptop. The WiFi ...
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Connecting an access point directly to another access point

Can I connect another access point via ethernet port, to an access point which is connected to my router? Simply put, Access Point A is connected to my main router. And I want to connect another ...
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Can't telnet device on same network from device connected to repeater

Setup I have two wireless APs: A wireless modem router (GW) An AP acting in client mode (WAP-C) - aka repeater Device connected directly to GW (Ethernet): AV receiver (AV) with a web interface ...
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5 GHz AP Mode with Atheros QCA6174A chipset on centOS8

I am trying to set up an 5 GHz access point on a machine with an Atheros QCA6174A-equipped WiFi card running centOS8. However, all 5 GHz bands are blocked (no-ir flag set) for operation in AP mode (...
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Can I use a WIFI repeater as a local WIFI network AP

I'm trying to setup a local WIFI network, which has an additional internet connection via the repeated network. Some background: I have an EPOS WIFI printer which is controlled over HTTP. Normally, I ...
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Why ASUS 'Device Discovery Utility' needed when making it an AP?

Have ASUS AC1700 wireless router that will be turned into an Access Point (AP), and the instruction say I will need to use (download) the Devise Discovery tool to find the AP address? 1)Why is this ...
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IPtables not blocking wifi traffic on Raspberry Pi Access Point

I have an rPi running as a wireless AP for my IoT devices. I'd like to set up a firewall rule to prevent suspicious traffic (why would the camera need access to SSH?). The rPi is connected to my ...
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Client router cannot connect to different AP with same name

In my shop I need to provide Internet access to my cash register. I connected the register via Ethernet cable to a TP-Link TL-WR802N router in client mode. As access point I use my Android mobile ...
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Use TP-Link Archer C2 router as wireless client

I have a main router, which is a TP-Link Archer C7, and a secondary router, which is a C2. I can't have Ethernet cable between the two. My goal is to have a setup like this: Internet → Cable modem ...
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Access Point/ Switch

I have a router that I try to use as a switch and an access point at the same time. However, I sometimes get disconnected from Internet. If I restart the router, it works for a little while, then it ...
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Tenda AP5 - Universal Repeater Mode Configuration

In my home I have configured the AP5 to run in Universal Repeater Mode. However now the device is a repeater mode does not have its own IP address, so I can't connect directly to it for further ...
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Unifi AP 2014 (B00HXT8R2O) firmware 3.2.1.2601 won't update

Is there any hope for me logging into this access point and updating its firmware? I have successfully added it to my Unifi Controller v 5.12.35, but I cannot update its settings without a firmware ...
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Can't configure In-Wall AccessPoint

I have bought COMFAST CF-E537AC In-wall AceessPoint on ebay, I also bought unnamed POE Injector adapter power supply with capacity of 48V 500mA. For the life of me, I cannot access admin ...
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Windows computer connected to WiFi network drops off network every few days - debugging the issue

I have a Windows 10 (64-bit OS) computer running at a remote field site that collects data from a scientific measurement instrument. The computer needs to run Windows since the manufacturer of the ...
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Two Access Points (two different networks) connected to one modem, can't see machines on other AP

I have one modem, with two AP connected to it, one is a Ubiquiti AC AP LR, and the other is an AirPort Extreme, I used to be able to see all devices, servers, computers and printers on both networks ...
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Preventing my Wireless NIC from connecting to one specific AP, by secifying MAC address

I am building a DIY wireless repeater, built around a laptop with two wireless cards and some external antennae. Seeing as it's a repeater, both NICs share the same SSID, but on different channels, ...
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Showing a specific web page when client connects directly to an access point from a web browser

I have Linux (Debian) machine as my Wi-Fi access point (AP). It’s an AP and it provides DHCP and DNS, too. With my client machine I am connecting to this AP. Now I want to achieve this behavior: ...

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