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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Why does my wireless router reset when I connect with my laptop?

Whenever I connect to my wireless network at home through my laptop, the connection always resets every 5 mins, and the modem restarts automatically. This only happens when I connect my laptop, as ...
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Why am I getting latency between my modem and my router?

I pay for a 15mbps down, 1mbps up DSL internet plan from TekSavvy Solutions (Canada). At least once or twice a week there will be moments where we get speeds much lower than advertised. When I notice ...
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what is the difference between 802.1p and 802.1q

I'm newbie in vlan networking with little knowledge and I'm quite confusing in both 802.1p and 802.1q. If one device is only 802.1p compatible, can this device work in vlan tag transferring? The ...
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How to isolate a WAP (WiFi router) from the internet, but not the LAN?

// This is my first foray into actually asking a question on stack-exchange, if I have erred in location or protocol please let me know! Basic Problem: I am trying to set up a Wifi router in an ...
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Interface not showing up in airmon-ng

I'm running a virtual Kali machine on VirtualBox and want to connect my USB WiFi adapter to said VM. Here are some details: Host OS: Windows 8.1 Guest OS: Kali Linux 1.1.0a (amd64) USB Adapter: TP-...
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Bluetooth Adapter Dongle

I have a K380 Logitech Bluetooth keyboard that is not compatible with the Logitech Unifying Receiver. I have the receiver for my Logitech keyboard and mouse. I want to switch the keyboard to a ...
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Do I need to worry about GMC/CDMA unlocked phones if I’m only using 4G/5G? [closed]

Recently I’ve been looking for a used phone online. When searching for “unlocked” phones, I’m noticing there’s two different types of unlocked phones. Some phones being sold say they are unlocked for ...
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How can I enable the wireless access in Lenovo?

In a Lenovo G585 with Windows 8 installed, I can not connect to Wi-Fi networks.  I see that there is no button to turn on the Wi-Fi.  After googling I found that Lenovo's don't offer such a button and ...
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Why can I access FTP server only with the smartphone?

I have a very strange behaviour with some devices that run Windows CE with FTP. The devices run under an open WLAN and have no firewall active on Windows CE. The access point of the WLAN have no ...
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HP ENVY X360 wireless/airplane mode button does not light up

I upgraded my HP ENVY x360 notebook from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The wireless button is working correctly, but it does not light up amber/orange while turning off wifi. I have updated, reinstalled ...
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Windows 10 asks for device PIN even though it doesn't exist

I'm having trouble connecting my Bluetooth keyboard to my Computer. When I try to connect my keyboard Win10 tells me to enter the pin even though my keyboard doesn't have it. I tried using different ...
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How to solve “your connection was interrupted err_network_changed” error?

I have problem connecting to my home network wirelessly, and so far I have tried almost everything. When connected, i get yellow sign on wi-fi icon, and err_network_changed message in browser. I ...
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Disconnecting from game servers without losing internet connection (Is there a good way to test if the issue is with my network or the servers?)

Since about December, when playing games on my home network I'll randomly disconnect from the server (anywhere from every 5 minutes to 3 hours). It happened with Star Wars Battlefront, Smite, and now ...
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“Safe” personal router use on apartment-wide network

I recently moved into an apartment with internet included in my rent. This was a boon at first, but now I'm feeling limited. To get devices connected (wired or wireless), I have to whitelist the MAC ...
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How to check which device is plugged to CNVi

Lately, I had problems with connecting to 5Ghz wifi, therefore I wanted to check version of my wifi card for further research. However instead of getting one, I could only find the version of CNVi ...
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Managed Routers, and Internet Connectivity Options for them

I have a home lab (just a dell server as of now) that I'm looking to upgrade with a Managed Switch and Router for 2 reasons, Inter-VLAN Routing, and Internet. I can find affordable managed switches, ...
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How Does a Computer Initially Connect to a Router / Network

If I have a computer with a network card, it will have a MAC address and a localhost IP of 127.0.0.1. So how does a computer with a network card discover routers and connect to them initially? I ...
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USB Wifi slow on all ports except through hub?

A ridiculous question about a ridiculous problem. I have a USB wifi device and when i plug it in 2 of the USB slots in the back it is ridiculous slow. It goes <10k a second, usually 1k. When i put ...
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How to set up a WEP (legacy) Access Point

I have been searching the internet for a few days now on how to set up a WEP (in)secure AP. For pen-testing and experimentation purposes. I noticed that the support of Wired Equivalent Privacy has ...
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I named identically 5GHz SSID on my router. Will it roam automatically?

I have a router with both 2.4GHz an 5GHz bands (Xiaomi Redmi AC2100). I burned it with OpenWRT and named both radio0 and radio1 with the same name (initially they were named "something" and &...
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Monitoring connection to wifi router [closed]

I want to figure out where I should place my wifi router. Is there an app that monitors desktop to wifi connection quality in real time so I can just walk around/hold it up/down near a wall etc to see ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 does not connect to Home wifi specifically

Ubuntu 20.04 does not connect to my home wifi while it connects to other wifi networks without any problem. Other devices also connect to my home-wifi without a problem. I am running a dual boot on ...
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Choose which adapter to use for mobile hotspot on Windows 10

When a device has multiple wifi adapters, is it possible to select which one is used for Windows 10's mobile hotspot feature? I am trying to connect my tablet directly to my laptop for better ...
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Is reaver working?

I am new to Kali 2 and reaver and would appreciate it if someone with experience with could verify based on the code below whether it is working as it should be. When I input airmon-ng start wlan0mon ...
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Windows 10 as a wifi hotspot stops if not used

I use below commands to configure my windows 10 as a wifi hotspot netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=AdHoc key=password netsh wlan start hostednetwork source: http://lifehacker.com/turn-...
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Wifi list empty in Windows 10

After fixing the wifi problem in windows 10 using command prompt, there was a yellow triangle on the wifi icon. When I restarted the laptop and checked the wifi list, It was empty. I mean, I had ...
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Will getting a new router speed up my WiFI?

I got a notice from Xfinity that my speed had been increased from 600 Mbps to 800 Mbps so I checked my modem and realized that in only handled speeds of up to 300 Mbps so I just ordered a new one (a ...
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Delay between DHCP Renew and ACK, should I call provider?

Recently my home network has been working badly. All I have is a router, Tenda AC10U. The provider is giving me a dynamic IP address. (JUMP BELOW FOR TL;DR) Long story short, lately I would often get &...
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How to connect wireless printer to router?

I've just bought a wireless printer Canon MG3560 and tried to connect it to my router TD-VG3631. So far I tried 3 ways: a) press the wireless button until the light flash once using WPS connect to ...
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From where is Wi-Fi signal transmitted when replacing 4G router antenna with outdoor antenna?

I use a 4G LTE router. It provides an internet connection to my PC and is connected via LAN My iPhone is connected to it via Wi-Fi. I am thinking about using an outdoor antenna to boost my internet ...
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Windows PC Can't Detect Home Wifi

My fresh formatted Windows 10 PC, can't able to detect my Home wifi though it listing other available wifi networks that belong to my neighbors. Though occasionally I can able to connect to my wifi ...
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TP Link MR6400 to extend wifi connectivity of main router

I have a Fiber (ftth) connection and the main router is Net Link (HG323), before that I used TPLink MR6400 with 4G sim. So is there a way to share the connection from Net Link router to MR6400, Since ...
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qualcomm atheros qca9377 вылетает каждые 5 минут код ошибки 10. windows 10 x64

(From Google Translate) Hello everyone. My problem is that the Internet (WiFi) is turned off. But the catch is that when you are on the internet, everything seems to be normal. And as soon as you ...
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How do I connect my laptop(mobile hotspot) and my desktop(mobile USB tethering)? Can I do a LAN without ethernet cable?

How do I connect my laptop (which is using the internet from my mobile hotspot) and my desktop (Which is using internet from same mobile USB tethering)? Can we do a LAN? I need to share files between ...
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ip camera foscam on wifi, only works on wifi on local network

I am so confused, I have the foscam F18908W and the neufbox router NB4. when plugged directly to the router - i can connect to it using another computer on the network - i can connect to it ...
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Cisco Aironet 1830 - disable SSID broadcast?

I recently purchased a Cisco Aironet 1830, I've configured it and it is working great. However I can not for the life of me find out how to disable broadcasting the SSID. Does anyone know a command I ...
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Laptop connects to other network but not to my home wireless

My home network's wireless SSID is say "XYZ" I also have an ethernet wire from the same router. I have two laptops A and B Earlier both A and B were able to connect to my home internet through the ...
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High ping every 10 seconds on Windows when using LightScreen

I'm on Windows 10. My wifi network is experiencing high ping every 10 seconds. For example, here I am pinging my router: ping 192.168.10.1 -t Reply from 192.168.10.1: bytes=32 time=1215ms TTL=64 ...
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PC internet connection goes offline intermittently, but always comes back online when I turn on my cell phone

Intermittently, my internet connection will terminate (I get the yellow exclamation point icon in my system tray). When this happens, I can consistently bring it back online every time by turning on ...
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How to force windows to use IPv4 Ethernet connection [duplicate]

So I was wondering why windows is prefering my crappy wifi connection over my ethernet and it had nothing to do with interface metric. It turns out that my ethernet doesn't support IPv6 but my Wifi ...
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WPS Pixie atack: WPS pin not found and exit after seconf trial

I use reaver for test my network for pixie vulnerability. After run the command: reaver -i wlan0mon -b 60:E3:27:BC:11:84 -c 4 -vvv -K 1 -f I have follow output: [+] Switching wlan0mon to ...
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Openwrt bridging issue between wireless and ethernet port

I've this scenario: an AP connected to the STA wirelessly, the AP is a DHCP server I have following configurations in /etc/config/network of the AP: config interface lan option ifname 'eth1 ...
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how to ssh on same network that is not connected physically

note my server has no WiFi so I've to use USB tethering for internet I can able to ssh to my server if my other device is physically connected to my server i.e) usb tethering. (My other device is ...
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WiFi modem with outgoing traffic firewall

So here is the problem- I have a compromised macbook, seems that reinstalling the whole system doesn’t work, as what’s there inside is deeper then OS level. I need a device, that acts as a wifi modem (...
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Wifi connection gets slow when changing back from router 2 to router 1

I have two routers in the same network with different SSIDs and when I change a wireless device from Router 1 to Router 2, the connection is okay, but when I change its WiFi back to Router 1 from ...
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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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My laptop seems to have issues with the new router

We just installed a new optical modem/router/ap, and it doesn’t like my laptop. At first I thought it was a dns problem because the default dns server was the router itself, but after changing to 8.8....
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RFKILL: Cannot bring my wifi interface UP

So today when I turned on my thinkpad (T420) for some strange reason, NetworkManager wasn't working. Upon further inspection I found that the wifi interface wasn't up, which is odd considering ...
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Configuring 2 routers on same home LAN

I have a home network based on the following: Netgear ADSL Router at 192.168.2.1 This is defaul gateway and manages DHCP from 192.168.2.2 to 192.168.2.100 the Router is connected to a switch. An ...
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Why does my computer have two default gateways?

I have a windows vista computer. My internet cuts out intermittently. I did a ipconfig and I saw I had two default gateways. one was a 192 and the second was a 68. I then logged in my router. I saw ...

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