Questions tagged [wireless-networking]

Also known as WiFi. This tag should be used when asking home WiFi networking questions or connecting your personal computer to a public network. Questions about enterprise or corporate wireless networks are off topic.

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Windows 10 auto connect to two WiFi at boot

I have two WiFi networks. One is for the internet, the other (which does eventually also route through to the internet) is for a special purpose internal network. I have Windows 10 Pro (and Ubuntu ...
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HTTP connection between computers under the same mobile portable hotspot

I'm using the portable hotspot of my Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T. I have 2 Linux machines - one is Ubuntu and the other is Fedora - connected and from both I can find the internal IP through ifconfig. If I ...
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Unable to load any webpages

I have trouble using the Internet using Wifi on my Windows 8 laptop. It first happened about 2 days ago, everything was fine in the morning, but I was unable to connect to any webpages in the ...
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Wifi always breaks after using Windows

When using only Manjaro, my desktop PC works just fine. But whenever I boot to Windows 10, after restarting my PC and switching back to Manjaro, my wifi connection does not work. I only get this: ...
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What are the IP Address and the Server Address in the Network Settings of Mac OS VPN IkeV2 setting?

What are the addresses that are listed in the Network Settings of a Mac when the IkeV2 protocol is being used and the computer is connected to a wireless router which is then connected to a modem. ...
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QoS router vs. long ethernet cable

So I'm a CS student currently taking some online summer classes at my mom's house. So far, I had one class, through Jitsi videocall, and the connection went horribly. I know for a fact that our home'...
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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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Identifying Home Wifi Bottleneck

I'm trying to understand if I've got a bottleneck in my home network setup or if my expectations are off. Here's my situation: Xfinity Comcast is my internet provider and I'm paying for a 300 Mbps ...
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why is my wifi faster when downloading from the internet compared to exchanging files between two windows machine (and one connected via ethernet)

I'm using the wifi router provided by my ISP (spectrum.net). When checking internet speed I'm consistently getting 300Mbps download and 40Mbps upload via wifi. The download speed usually increases to ...
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Does a USB-to-Ethernet adapter provide a full-duplex internet connection?

I have an ultrabook without an Ethernet port. If I use a USB-to-Ethernet (or USB-C-to-Ethernet) adapter to give this laptop a wired connection, is that internet connection full duplex?
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A 2nd mouse pointer is showing on my Dell Inspiron 15/3000 series, 64-bit. Why?

Today was the 3rd occasion that my Dell Inspiron 15 began to show a 2nd mouse pointer on the screen. Although it wasn't moving, it was interfering w/any movements I tried to do. I already disconnected ...
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Can you force a WiFI Router not to forward requests it can't resolve to the gateway for it's own subnet?

Setup for this question is: A main router, then a second router connected to that main router via a free WAN port. This second router's goal is to establish an additional isolated network for guests. ...
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What’s my WiFi manufacturer? [closed]

What’s my WiFi manufacturer? I have tried a lot of wifi websites but I can’t find the name. I need it for my WiFi login on my computer and the manufacturer didn’t put the manufacturer name on the ...
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Chromecast not found until something else casts

My laptop can cast to my Chromecast, but only after something else (like my phone) begins casting to it. Until the second something else casts the laptop shows 'no cast devices found', and the second ...
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WiFi appears connected but no LAN/WAN access – Windows 10

I have HP Laptop with AMD A6 APU, Windows 10 1903 fully updated. Realtek RTL8822BE 802.11ac WiFi adapter. I connect it to my WiFi network on Dlink 300M router. I face this issue only with this laptop,...
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Windows 7 - Wifi not working until ipconfig release/renew commands, but doesn't stay after a reboot

I had a VPN set up on my Windows 7 (Home Premium) laptop for a test, then uninstalled it when no longer needed. However, now my network thinks it is an Unidentified Public Network and I have no ...
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What is the low level process of browser-based sign in WIFI protected access?

In order to protected WIFI not being connected by everybody. There is always a WIFI protected access mechanism. Unlike WPA-PSK or WPA-Enterprise, there is another kind of authentication mechanism ...
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Setting up QoS for my specific Router

I have a ReadyNet AC1200MS and the internet speeds are already not the best as we live further out from the city. I've switched the DNS servers to cloudflare which has made a decent difference, but i ...
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Due to pandemic has caused increase in network usage as more people start to work from home, How does ISP handle this situation? [closed]

what can be done to TCP to help capacity bottleneck? Can removing TCP and only sticking with UDP helps, if not what else can be done?
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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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Cannot access internet on wireless network bridge, but can access LAN

I have a wireless bridge/wifi repeater that I am trying to use as a bridge. I have successfully gotten it to work with home network using the a DHCP IP address, but something I cannot reach the ...
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How could a USB wireless adapter, interfere with your video display (causing colorful 'static' despite Windows still running)?

I can't find a similar case anywhere. I've actually solved it (I hope) but I want to understand what caused it. My friend got a refurb PC, and installed this Wireless USB adapter using the provided ...
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How to isolate two devices from each other in same wifi network?

Is there any way to do that? For not allowing the wireless connected devices to "see" each other while connected using the same router? By isolate, I mean totally hinder connected Device ABC from ...
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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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What is best way to share wifi with building next door?

After a lot of window shopping and reading I'm totally confused on how to share my WiFi with a building next door. Should my router be able to broadcast powerfully? Or should I invest in some kind of ...
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There's no option to turn on wifi or bluetooth in my pc

I saw questions related to this. But my problem is different. My desktop PC is 4-5 years old running on windows 10. I recently started using it more often when my laptop started causing problems. I ...
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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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>> Can not connect to any device in local network [Windows 10] <<

I'm currently facing some issues with Windows 10. I noticed that I don't get any connection to servers inside my local network. I first noticed this when trying to connect to a small server ...
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Extend my network connection

I live in a three floor brick house. My router is at the entrance on the ground floor. My office where I have my computers is one floor upper. I have both 2.4 and 5ghz enabled. On the ground floor I ...
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Much faster connection and yet worse video conferencing - how can that be?

I replaced my old modem and router with a used Netgear C6300BD modem which has a built-in router I did this because Spectrum claimed they had raised my speed from 100 mbps to 400 but my old modem ...
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Is it possible to build a p2p network without internet access?

Is it possible to connect two computers together that have WiFi enabled (but they aren't connected to any ISP like Comcast, Xfinity etc)? For instance, if both computers are connected to a router but ...
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Can ISPs fake the results of internet speed test?

We moved to a new one he claimed to give us 15mb/s to 30mb/s and 30mb/s upload speed. If you go to any speed testing site, like fast.com or speedtest.net or any other, you see that it shows 30mb/s ...
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FTP <ipadress>:<port number> in Raspberry Pi Error

Objective: Send files from Raspberry Pi terminal to Android FTP server. Mac, Raspberry Pi and Android all are in the same network. I have installed 'WiFi FTP Server' on my android phone with server ...
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why can not find exactly one wifi while all other are visible in `available wifi`?

I am trying to use wifi(HOME_WIFI) created using mobile hotspot(xiaomi). At first i successfully connected and used smoothly. Then suddenly can not find the HOME_WIFI anymore. That same wifi(HOME_WIFI)...
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Router Configurations

my internet provider is sonic and they provided a router/ modem to use. Other than this I have an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station along with two airport express routers and a Netgear 1600. First I ...
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Security differences in going online by WiFI vs by Ethernet lan cable

Which relevant differences are there when comparing: going online with a computer via WiFI connection or using a Ethernet port and connect with Lan cable to the computer? 1) Aspects such as: VPNs, ...
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Sniffing out the 802.11 protocol version supported(b/g/n)

Is there a way to find out if the Wi-Fi network is running in b/g/n, g/n on n only mode by passive sniffing? Most of the information I have found so far can be seen in this table. However, when I ...
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Does upgrading FIOS 50/50 to 200/200 Internet Plan and newer router require replacing Coax cable with Ethernet

I have the Verizon Fios 50/50 Internet plan and an ActionTec MI424-WR router with a Coax input. I want to upgrade to THE Verizon 200/200 PLAN and a faster router. Do I need to rewire from Coax to ...
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Belkin F5D8633-4 as wireless bridge / repeater

I'm trying to improve WiFi coverage around my home by re-purposing an old Belkin router to use as a bridge. It's not practical to physically cable it up to the primary household router. Searching ...
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What could cause a router to intermittently fail, while socket connections that haven't been intentionally closed keep working?

I pay for internet through a shared building network and often the internet will fail. What's odd is that socket connections that remain open continue working. Web browsing fails, speed tests fail, ...
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Connecting to VPN connects / disconnects the wifi

I am trying to work from home on company VPN. When I connect to my home WiFi (say home-wifi), I am able to use it forever, without any problem. But, when I connect to VPN, disconnects home-wifi ...
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Remote Access to Multiple Pi using Mobile Hotspot and dlink router

I have a setup which has multiple Pi's connected to dlink router on the LAN ports. I want to remotely access the Pi over internet. I cannot provide internet to my LAN ports of the router. Can I remote ...
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External wireless adapter not working in VirtualBox Kali Linux 2020

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and VirtualBox 6.1 I am trying to connect my TL-TN722N Wireless adapter (RealTek) to my VM Kali, now than, my regular USB stick is transferred over no problems at all. I’...
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Windows 10: How to remove unwelcome hidden networks

I have 3 networks showing up which I have not selected. Worse still they have "connect automatically" checked. If you try to unconnect them, they immediately go back to connect automatically. If you ...
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How can I make a network for file sharing on windows 10?

I'm trying to transfer files between my laptop which uses Wifi and my PC which uses Ethernet cable. I set an IP for each of them. When I press win+R and type the ip, I receive a message that requires ...
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Port forwarding not working in TP link?

I have a node Js web server running on my machine. It is running on port 3000. My PC LAN IP is 192.168.0.101. it is static. I am expecting if i hit http://192.168.0.101:3001 the request should be ...
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Portforwarding on Huawei B818-260

I got a Huawei modem/router for 4G broadband at home with a contract for that. We have also a IP Camera, Foscam FI9805W, which worked during several yw\ears now, but we cannot use it with an app on ...
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For better security, should I enable or disable these ALG firewall options - Router?

I have DIR615 300M Router. Hardware version E4. It has a handful of options to configure under Firewall settings. I am particularly interested in ALG settings. What exactly is this ALG and for ...
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Why is the download speed so slow while sharing a file over my home network?

I am trying to transfer a file having size of 700 MB from one of my PC at home to another PC which are both connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot. It boasts of having a download speed upto 150 Mbps. But,...
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Ubuntu 20 W/VirtualBox Kali, network adapter not found

I’m super new to the scene and decided to try a Udemy course. My Host machine is using the newest Unbuntu Version 20.04, I’m running VirtualBox 6 and have Kali installed as the guest machine. I’m ...

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