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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How can I prevent the kernel from limiting TX power as advertised by AP

I am connecting to eduroam over a distance of about 150m using an external 23dBm Antenna and an Ubiquiti SR71-E with an Atheros AR9285 chip. My system is Debian Jessie server - so the connection is ...
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Why does my wireless router disconnect when I turn on my cellphone's WiFi?

For the last seven months, I have been dealing with Internet problems. However I finally found out why my wireless router has been disconnecting randomly. Every time I enable WiFi on my HTC Android ...
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Windows 7 hosted network not allowing internet access

I have a Windows 7 laptop and I am trying to set it up to broadcast Wi-Fi so that my mobile can connect to it when in the office (no mobile signal). I've found plenty of tutorials, and while all of ...
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Raspberry Pi won't bring up wlanX interface - multiple wireless interfaces

Let me jump straight in. I am using a raspberry pi 3 running latest version of raspbian (pixel) as a router/wifi hotspot I have 3 wireless interfaces: built in wifi interface (brcmfmac) TP-Link ...
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Connecting to the GoPro wifi network through a router

I have a GoPro Hero3+ camera, and I want to stream it to my PC. Looking online there are many guides to doing just that, but they all require me to be on the same wifi network as the GoPro itself. My ...
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ssh randomly can connect, and sometimes “kex_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”

Connecting to my server has never been a problem. But now I've added a mesh router in bridge mode to my regular router, and when I try to ssh to my server, sometimes it works fine, and other times ...
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No internet connection when connected via wi-fi, but fine via ethernet (DD-WRT)

I just bought a new router and installed DD-WRT on it. When I connect to the router via wi-fi, I cannot get an outside internet connection (and in fact, can not connect to the router admin interface ...
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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from a formatted partition. I have ...
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Samsung “Kies via Wifi” doesn't work, stuck on “Loading…”

When I connect my Galaxy S2 to my laptop using "Kies via Wifi" it doesn't work. On my phone it tells me it is connected, and on the laptop I can see the device "GT-I9100" under connected devices, but ...
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Raspberry pi wpa_supplicant can't connect on a specific wifi. CTRL-EVENT-ASSOC-REJECT status_code = 16

I'm having trouble connecting to a specific wifi using raspberry pi. Here is the output when I check /var/log/syslog: Jun 19 09:44:52 raspberrypi wpa_supplicant[447]: wlan0: Trying to associate with ...
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Wi-Fi extender randomly loses connection

I own a TP-Link repeater (TL-WA850RE) which connects via Wi-Fi to my main device (router & AP) and extends the range of my Wi-Fi to rooms that can't be reached by the AP of the main device. The ...
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Default gateway disappears from routing table

I use NetworkManager (Arch Linux) on my laptop in order to connect to wireless networks. I use the official GNOME GUI. Everything works fine, but after half an hour or so the network is still ...
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Smartphone breaks the Internet connection when a call is received while wireless connection is on

I have this strange issue that I have absolutely no idea about with my HTC one X (Android 4.2.2) and Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router WAG120N. Desktop has Windows 7 Ultimate running. When I'm ...
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Windows 7/8 Access Point No Authentication/Encryption?

I want to use my laptop as an access point, but the default provided tool: netsh wlan hostednetwork only offers acting as an access point with WPA2. I want to create either no authentication or WEP (...
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I need to share my internet connection every time I turn on the PC

I use USB internet connection. It has a dialing software which saves my username and password and auto connects after turning the PC on. I bought a wireless router (TP Link TL-WR720N). I want to use ...
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How can I Load balance or make two WiFi adapter connections fail-over to the same network?

I have two WiFi adapters in my laptop, and both of them connected to my home network: Now, I thought that when adapter one loses connectivity, the connection of adapter two will be used.. but that is ...
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Keeping Network Running When Closing Lid on MacBook Pro

How can I do this? I'm using Caffeine, but that does nothing about the network (WiFi, internet) from shutting off completely when my lid closes.
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How to setup firewall to allow internet connection sharing via Wifi USB stick?

I have a Windows8 computer linked to the internet via an ethernet cable ("Ethernet" network connection). I have attached to it a DLink Wifi USB stick, and I'm trying to share the main PC's internet ...
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Computer-to-Computer network between OS X and Linux

I want to make a connection point to point via wifi between Mac and Linux. What I did was: I have created Computer-To-Computer network in OS X I have set manually an ip address for Mac, 10.0.0.1/255....
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Remote Desktop via Ad-Hoc on Windows 7

Is there a way to connect two PCs running Windows 7 via a wifi ad-hoc network and then use Remote Desktop from one of the PCs to the other? In addition to this the Remote Desktop host PC should still ...
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Why is mac process “Wi-Fi” using 500mb of RAM?

Thanks to this question, I now understand the existence of the "Wi-Fi" process running in the background on my mac. But why does it require 500+ MB of RAM when neither the menu item nor any dialogues ...
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What are these strange randomised packets seen on wifi interface?

What are these strange packets ? On Alpine Linux, hostapd. I'm Configuring an AP, watching tcpdump, then these things come along: <pi2b># tcpdump -epfi any not tcp or 'tcp[tcpflags] & (tcp-...
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How does Windows identify the network name via Ethernet?

Recent versions of Windows (7 and newer, i think) seem to be able to identify the network, that they are connected to via Ethernet automatically. The name "tbspace Networks" is the WiFi-SSID of the ...
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iPhone states it has IP address A. Access point says iPhone has IP address B. What gives?

I have an iphone, a unifi AP and a pfsense router. I set pfsense to give out static IP addresses. My iPhone is supposed to receive 10.12.1.144. Well according to my iPhone, the Ip address it ...
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Connect and sudden disconnect of ap-hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04

I am having this problem since I first learned to create the ap-hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04 to share my ethernet over wifi. To create this ap-hotspot I followed these steps: 1. Create a wifi connection ...
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Internet connection fast in safe mode and slow in normal mode - Windows 8.1

I'm running a Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-12V laptop with Windows 8.1 with 8GB RAM. Anti-Virus is AVG Free, also have Malwarebytes and Spybot installed as well as CCleaner. I have a 70mbps internet ...
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File transfer over Wi-Fi fast - Internet over Wi-Fi slow

My MacBook Air is only getting 20-25mbps Internet speed over Wi-Fi, while my wired PC gets over 80mbps. So my first thought is "Okay, my wireless router just must be slow." The problem with that is, I ...
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Windows 10 - Wi-Fi limited on reboot

So I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. So far I'm not impressed. I could talk about other problems I've been having, however there's one main issue that has been bothering me. When I ...
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why am I not seeing traffic using TCPDUMP while sniffing on wireless interface with the station in WDS mode

I've 2 wireless interfaces one has the type of AP and the other has the type monitor. the AP is attached to a bridge br-lan. When I run for example: tcpdump port 5201 -s 0 -ni wlan0 TCPdump is not ...
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Hyper-V Wireless Bridge Disappears After Sleep

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on a MacBook Pro via bootcamp. I've setup a Hyper-V for a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM. For networking I've setup a Hyper-V External Switch to my wifi, which creates a ...
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Radio mode for Windows hostednetwork

I've can successfully start a virtual network through netsh wlan start hostednetwork, but I want to be able to set the radio mode the network uses. I have an Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless - AC 3160, ...
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Wifi signal goes low while connecting to my WiFi Hostspot?

I run a WiFi hotspot from my Windows 8.1 PC (Windows 10 Technical preview from last few days). When I try to connect from my android, the signal strength goes low and then results in authentication ...
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wicd does not automatically REconnect

I connect wirelessly to a router using wicd 1.7.2.4 on slackware 14. If I am not actively using the internet connection for some time then I lose the connection, but wicd does not automatically ...
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Ping takes a very long time to start

The internet on my mac keeps slowing down and I'm struggling to diagnose the problem. Other identical machines on the same network aren't suffering from the same problem. After a reboot the internet (...
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Showing resource monitor UI decreases network performance by half

Whenever I show the Network tab of the Windows Resource Monitor in Windows 8 my wireless network performance decreases by 50%. I was trying to work out why I was not getting anything more than ...
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DNS server keeps changing from Auto to Manual

A friend at a company I know has a fairly new Windows 7 laptop. She was complaining that the "internet doesn't work". After looking at it the first time, in Wireless > Status > Properties > ...
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Can't set-up Wifi Adhoc on my Raspberry Pi with an USB dongle

I am trying to set-up an access point (ad-hoc) for my Raspberry Pi. That means I'm trying to "share" the ethernet connection over Wi-Fi. I am doing this using my Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 ...
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Can't connect to network in Windows 7, but can in Ubuntu

I just got an internet connection at home with a wireless router. For some reason, I cannot connect to this network on Windows 7. My phone (samsung corby pro) can connect to it and I can surf. I can ...
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Cannot connect to the internet. Local Area Connection 2 adapter is disabled

Short version: I cannot connect to the internet. Long version: I have been dealing with this issue for more than one year. After waking from hibernation my DELL 15 XPS (Win 7 Pro SP1) sometimes would ...
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Joining two routers together, but I have no access to the second router, although I know it's IP address and Gateway

I have temporarily moved into a rented apartment for 4 months, which has wireless. The trouble I am having is that the access points here are wifi only and no RJ45 and I need to use RJ45 to connect ...
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Separated network for layer 2 and 3 with additional wifi routers possible?

I need help in setting up a second isolated network for IoT stuff (TV, Fridge...). I tried it with two wifi routers, but when I tested it, it was not isolated yet. For the test I had the main router ...
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Not able to apply changes for wireless driver in Ubuntu 20.04

I have been using ubuntu some older versions for a while . And few weeks back I installed ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot . And I have never faced this problem in the Wireless network to detect wifi. I am ...
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Italics issue while trying to host/join a room in Gameranger

Okay so I use this software called Gameranger to play my game Age of Empires (conqueror's expansion) and usually , there is this issue that happens. If your name appears in italic while you're in a ...
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How to build a parallel, failsafe, redundant RTP wireless link

I have the following situation: A radio transmission studio is located in a town and the FM transmitter on the top of a hill 2km away with perfect vision. Currently the studio sends an RTP audio ...
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Blocking Tiktok Android app from router

I was wondering how can I block the TikTok Android app from the router it self? My router has a function to block a web address or an ip address. So does anyone know what website/IP address should I ...
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libnl takes time to see a disconnected client

I am working on an embedded device, with a custom OS (Yocto on iMX6). The device use hostapd to create a WLAN. I use libnl to list the connected WiFi clients, my code is based on iw to get the ...
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wlp2s0 with wpa_supplicant under NixOS

I have a NixOS system (nixos https://nixos.org/channels/nixos-18.03). Using wpa_supplicant, I can't get my wireless card to connect to my home network (WPA2). It's using the new Systemd Predictable ...
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Linux not preferring ipv6 on dhcpv6 network

On my home network, I'm using a (Raspbian) Raspberry Pi as a wifi router with hostapd, isc-dhcp-server, radvd, pihole, and dnscrypt-proxy installed. I do not use dhcpcd, I use dhclient. As I only get ...
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Slow upload speed, fast download speed between two wireless LAN devices

I've got an interesting puzzle for you: I've got two computers connected to the same LAN wirelessly. Computer A is using 802.11ac wireless protocol. Computer B is using 802.11n. I begin uploading ...
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ipconfig /release (AUTO RENEW???)

I have a (very very) remote machine running over teamviewer, I (mistakenly) ran ipconfig /release The machine is set never to sleep or restart and no items are set to power saving mode. The only ...

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