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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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Network Connections: Cannot Load Dialog. Error 623: The system could not find the phone book entry for this connection

A few months back I tried using a VPN to access my school's software through a virtual machine. It looks like this is no longer possible so I removed the connection, but I'm always getting the error ...
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Which kinds of Wi-Fi networks cause Windows to automatically uncheck the “Automatically Connect” checkbox within the Network and Sharing Center?

When connecting to certain Wi-Fi networks (mainly in public places or when performing the initial setup of a wireless-based device), I've noticed that the "Connect Automatically" checkbox is ...
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Can't forward internet via to wlan via eth | iptables restore command not working

I have a NanoPi M1 Plus device with Ubuntu OS in it which I am using it as a router. The device is getting the internet via ethernet cable (eth0 interface) and the WiFi AP is provided via interface ...
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Wifi stops working 2 mins after startup; must manually disconnect and reconnect to work every time (Windows 10)

I am using Windows 10, and my Wifi has never given me any problems until a forced update about 3 weeks ago. Ever since then, when the computer boots up, the internet would work for about 2 minutes, ...
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SSHing into a RasPi while an openVPN connection is active for all IPs not within the local 10.0.0.* network

I would like to be able to SSH into my raspi; which I can do so over the wlan0 interface if it simplifies things. All other connections Id like to be routed through an openvpn connection at interface ...
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How can I view data usage on my home network? [duplicate]

My ISP has a 1TB cap on my usage and we nearly hit that cap or go over each month. I want to be able to see some data on this so I can see what is using the data and what the device/network is calling ...
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Laptop locks up ONLY when on my home wifi network

Dell laptop solid state drive running Windows 10 Home. I travel every week for work to different places and I am on multiple public and other private networks every week - company networks, public ...
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Secondary D-Link DIR 600 Connects via Ethernet, but not via Wireless

I'm running an old D-Link DIR 600 v. B2 as a secondary router for a VPN connection. I'm in the Philippines and my primary router is a cellular router called a SmartBro LTE Home. It has a single ...
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Two Ubiquiti UniFi WAP on same network, Windows 10 /only/ connecting to WAP on other side of apartment

I am at my wits' end here with this WAP issue. We have two Ubiquiti UniFi WAPs in our apartment and until quite recently my laptop has been connecting to the one that is 5 feet above it on the ceiling....
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How to fix a Wifi Hotspot connection type?

I am using my android phone as wifi hotspot. Each day when I start my wifi hotspot in my mobile, it creates a new connection and then it connects with my laptop's wifi connection. Each day I need to ...
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Possible network issue when all hops lose packets?

I began looking into my networking issues after experiencing random high latency while gaming and also audio drops while in GoToMeeting. I ran PingPlotter (results here). The results...I have no ...
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Improve speed between two PCs on Wifi by directly connecting with single Ethernet cable

I have a wifi network at home with multiple devices connected for internet and also for filesharing with SMB. Two PCs on the network are physically very close to each other. Is it possible to directly ...
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Connect Netgear router R7000 to WAN-side using its Wifi antennas, LAN-side using its ethernet ports

I have purchased an R7000 router specifically for the purpose. I wish to connect Netgear router R7000 to WAN-side using its Wifi antennas, LAN-side using its ethernet ports. This is residential. ...
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How to have wifi via cell in rural area? extending mobile network? suggestions how / what else? [on hold]

I'm living at the corner of mobile network coverage, on top of the hill the reception is 2 out of 5. The house, in which I'd like to have wifi to being able to connect my computer to other computers ...
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WLAN not connecting to internet on laptop but works with mobile [on hold]

I have installed a WLAN router, which works out of the box, connecting to the internet and was able to access the internet through Wifi over the mobile phone. When connecting to the WLAN from the ...
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Sending an ethernet connection over wireless

So I have two connections on my PC, and ethernet and a wireless one. My ethernet is connected to the internet and my wireless isn't connected to any network. I want to send my ethernet connection over ...
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Locating ad hoc networks and best way to setup print environment [on hold]

I'm not a sysadmin or any kind of guru, I just know a little bit about a little bit. Did a little research after I was asked to help fix a couple of problems at a small company. There are some ...
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How to find the port(s) used by a device connected to my wifi

I recently bought a smart thermostat which connects to my wifi. I can control the device through an app on my phone. The app leaves something to be desired and I'd like to write my own scripts on my ...
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Two wifis at home (one unwanted), causing issues - will disabling one solve it? [closed]

I have a little bit of problem at hand. I have a router, and I have a modem. And both provide WiFi. And this is a problem for me. Why is it a problem for me? Everything that uses a wired connection ...
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Windows 7 PC as a guest Wi-Fi access point [closed]

I have a small LAN+WLAN and I need to provide a wireless Internet access for guests without letting them access anything on my LAN. I'd prefer to just set up a second WLAN on the router, but my router ...
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Can high pings cause slow web browsing? [closed]

Lately my internet connection is having an issue of slow browsing. Download speed is perfectly fine. According to my internet provider, everything is fine with the connection. I just tried doing a ...
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How to make Wireshark show http format instead of 802.11 or check if Wireshark is capturing it

First of all, this might look like a duplicate from this post, and it kind of is, but at the time writing my rep is not high enough to comment and I was walking in to some issues whilst applying that ...
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Route to subnet while using WLAN

I have the following network setup: INTERNET | | 192.168.10.1 +----------+ |ISP ROUTER| ...
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Possible to grab and store available wireless networks? [closed]

Is it possible to grab and store the available wireless networks that my Windows 10 laptop sees? I don't mean just the ones I log onto but all those that pop up as options when selecting a wireless ...
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How to export 802.1x WLAN configuration from a device to another device?

I've a Windows machine that connects to WLAN using 802.1x. I want to use 802.1x with another machine to let it connect to WLAN too. I've always thought it was as easy as exporting a WLAN profile and ...
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Network not working properly [closed]

I have been reconfiguring a network for a small business and I can't get everything working right. We had a watchguard firebox that we lost the login to and had to reset resulting in everything having ...
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Macbook wireless connection keeps dropping

My Macbook Pro (13-inch Early 2015 model) is having an issue where the Wi-Fi connection drops out every few seconds. The status will be set to "on" for three seconds and then switch to "looking for ...
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Linux doesn't close TCP connection after change a Wi-Fi network

There is some TCP connection between some device behind NAT (Wi-Fi router) and server, located in Google Cloud, both under Ubuntu 16.04. When I changed a Wi-Fi network, this device keeps this ...
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Some apps not working on my device. How to fix it? [migrated]

When connected to wifi through some apps are not opening , with mobile data they are opening. Some of the apps to name are Sony Liv, All Jio apps , hotstar etc.The problem is only app specific and ...
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How does Xfinity remote control communicate with the box? [closed]

How does Xfinity top box remote control communicate with the box? Is it RF, Wifi, Bluetooth, ...? And it has some voice search mechanisms also. So I guess it needs a bit higher bandwidth (relatively ...
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Add Miracast function to newer Android versions [closed]

According to Wikipedia: Miracast support was built into Android with version 4.2 ... ... Support was dropped again with Android 6.0 Marshmallow in 2015, in favor of Google's own Google ...
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I want to turn off “Turn off wifi to save power” and “Turn off bluetooth to save power” features in Ubuntu

Okay, so I'm using Ubuntu's latest LTS version as of 5/Dec/2018, and I have this in the gnome settings app: Settings>Power How do I get these features off, as turning off these buttons just turns ...
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Require every user connecting via wireless access point to use their own captive portal account [closed]

I have a LAN cable that if I plug it into my computer and try to access the Internet a captive portal opens and asks for a username and password. I connected an access point to this LAN so everyone ...
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No WiFi Pure OS Lenovo G50-80 [closed]

I installed Pure OS on my 80L0 Lenovo G50-80. apparently no WiFi drivers were installed. I’m brand new to Unix/Linux and programming. How do I activate or find and install the drivers for the WiFi ...
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Solving odd networking issue in a small company [closed]

First of all, I would like to make it clear that I'm not an absolute networking expert, I have so much more to learn. I'm being replacing IT guy in my company and he left network infrastructure not in ...
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00:00:00:00:00:00 mac address in dlink router [closed]

this morning I logged into my router and I found all my devices, and 00:00:00:00:00:00 mac address with 0.0.0.0 ip; then I made some tries and I seemed that when I turned down, only the screen, on my ...
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Windows 10 cannot use 5Ghz to reach 100mbps

I have upgraded my landline to get 100mbps. My router can handle it since I manage to peak at 96 with my cell phone, a OnePlus One 5T For my PC, I bought an ASUS PCE-AC56 to be able to reach those ...
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can wifi owner see .pdf file i've opened through browser?

i know that they could see websites, traffic usage, etc using certain application. but what i wanted to ask is, if i opened a .pdf file using browser, will they be able to see it too? it appears on my ...
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Unable to connect to AP

I am using Ubuntu Bionic OS for my NanoPi M1 plus device. I have made a wifi router operating in 2 modes. eth0<-->wlan0 & wlan1<-->wlan0 I am able to start the AP using the wlan0 interface ...
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Configure an access point running Pfsense to broadcast 2 networks, one of which is behind a VPN

I am a novice when it comes to networking. So please edit the terminology if it is obviously wrong. Currently, I have a traditional modem/router provided by my ISP that is broadcasting one wireless ...
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connect optimum router with arris modem [closed]

I have a Arris TG862G Docsis 3.0 Wireless Telephony Cable Modem Router W/Back Up Battery. This comes with a crap router. I want to connect my other router provided by service provider 'optimum'. Every ...
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Will Velop work with a dedicated acess point?

I have two Velop nodes. In the past I had one on the top floor and one on the bottom floor. We are moving to a two story house with a basement so I'd like to add either a third Velop or ideally an ...
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HP Windows 10 Wifi signal strength low even in close proximity to router [Brand new laptop]

I have come here as a final resort before buying something external for a laptop, I hope someone can offer some help! My friend has just bought a brand new HP laptop, and upon starting up and ...
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Wifi: setting wireless region / registration domain

I'm unable to change the registration domain of my wireless adapter. I'm using the iw reg set/get command but only the global country gets the new value. The phy#0 stays with US. root@ccimx6ulsbc:~# ...
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What's killing my network?

I've been having nightmarish issues with my home network for the past couple of days and I'm trying to get to the bottom of it. My setup is as follows: Arris Touchstone TM1602A cable modem Two ...
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Understanding Minstrel's rc_stats file in Linux (WiFi bitrate adaptation algorithm)

Problem: The statistics used by minstrel_ht - Linux's typical WiFi bitrate adaptation algorithm - are published in the file /sys/kernel/debug/ieee80211/phy*/*/stations/*/rc_stats. This file has a ...
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How can I route one application's traffic through my WiFi network and all others through the usb connection to my iPhone/s Internet?

I have an unlimited, but slow DSL connection which I like to use for downloading. I do my normal activity through the tethered connection to my iPhone, which is fast. How can I route some apps through ...
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Connecting to wrong router using SSID

I have 2 networks in my house and for some reason I keep connecting to the wrong router. So if here’s my information below: Internet Provider - Provider 1 SSID - Network 1 Network Router IP - 192.168....
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How to configure shared Internet connection + switch + router setup?

I have access to a shared Internet connection (~100Mbps) via ethernet wall jack in my apartment. Since I have a 54Mbps router, I would like to add a gigabit switch before the router so that I can have ...
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Two printers / two LANs

I have a Brother Printer on my LAN at one geographic location and another brother printer on a different LAN in another geographic location. I attach the computer to one LAN at a time and change the ...