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Windows 10 very long startup

I have a MSI GS43VR 6RE laptop. It's pretty powerful and I have 2 SSDs (512 GB M.2 + 1TB Sata) instead of original SSD 128GB + HDD 1TB. Startup time always took about 2-3 seconds. After one of big ...
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How to know what type of security a particular Wi-Fi is using, without connecting?

As we know, Wi-Fi APs can make use of different encryption schemes such as WEP, WPA, and WPA2. How can we detect this without connecting to the AP? In other words, I want to know that what type of ...
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Windows 8.1 - slow boot, long session init

My laptop usually starts for 30 seconds. But in the last two months something happened. Now it boots always for 120 seconds. I looked into Event viewer and I found that the first slow boot was in 11th ...
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Modifying WPA2 Protocol

I have flashed OpenWRT onto my Raspberry Pi Model 3B+ and was wondering if it is possible to modify how WPA2 works for example like changing the AES encryption into my own encryption algorithm or ...
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Sequence of events for WPA and DHCP when a station connects to an AP

I'm having issues with an embedded Wi-Fi device that is set up to act as a Wi-Fi access point. I've found with the AP at elevated temperatures a device (station) attempting to connect can have some ...
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ERROR: Failed to open 'wlan0mon' for capturing

I am new to the use of aircrack-ng and such things. I was using airmon-ng for cracking the wpa/wpa2 wifi. I am using ubuntu linux. I tried this in terminal:- airmon-ng start wlan0mon wash -i ...
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Windows 10 Creators Update - Random hangs/freezes

I upgraded my 6700K/GTX 1070 laptop to the Creators Update. All went fine... But... every now and then (1-2hr) my system will hang for about 30-40 seconds and then returns to normal. No input or ...
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How to Connect Synergy over WPA2 Enterprise networks?

Situation: Using Synergy to control two computers. Problem: School network is a WPA2 Enterprise network, not able to connect both Synergy-s to one another. Question: Is this a Synergy problem (i.e. ...
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Can I use the hex WEP key as a WPA passcode

Im changing from WEP to WPA2 security on my home wifi network. Can I use the hex WEP key as a WPA passcode when converting from WEP to WPA, to eliminate the need to update all wifi connections with a ...
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Can a router see wrong passwords?

When I log into a WPA/WPA2 Wi-Fi network (in my case an AVM FritzBox router) and I type the wrong WLAN password, is the router able to "see" my wrong typed password? (Is it possible, with all the ...
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How can I connect to my school network on Linux

I want to connect to my school wifi network, which is WPA2 Enterprise with PEAP, using Linux. On Windows it's easy because it is already configured by my administrator. I have tried using the ...
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Windows 10 boot is idle for 80 seconds during session init phase

I installed windows 10 enterprise from a DVD. Now the boot takes to long. More specific the "Session Init" phase is idling for about 80 seconds. The ETL file for WPA can be downloaded at https://...
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RaLink RT3290 WLAN Module Issue

I have this module RaLink RT3290 in my laptop which is an HP Pavilion. I cannot connect to an access point at home which is literally feet away (and other devices at home connect flawlessly, even at a ...
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Multi-function printer losing wireless connectivity

My Richo MP C2550 multi-function printer is losing wireless connectivity. It is hooked up wirelessly to my home router for printing from two Mac computers at home. About half the time we can't ...
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USB WiFi adapter keeps dropping connection?

I have a headless Fedora Linux box that I'm trying to get an Alfa AWUS036H USB wireless adapter to work with. I'm trying to connect to my own wireless network (an Actiontec router supplied by my ISP). ...
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Sign-In to Network protocol

When I connect to a hotel network that does not require a WPA key, on my PC, the first browser access will be trapped and directed to the login page. This is understandable, and I can guess the ...
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Difference between WPA-CCMP and WPA2-CCMP?

What are the differences between WPA-CCMP and WPA2-CCMP? I know CCMP isn't mandatory on WPA capable devices. I know the standard is about WPA2. But what are the technical differences between ...
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What does WPA/WPA2 really encrypt?

I have WPA2-personal on my laptop and I'm connected wirelessly to my home AP. The traffic I capture from Wireshark is all unencrypted. Some days ago I had my router on WPA-personal and did a MITM ...
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WPA vs. WPA2: Exception for one device?

My home network uses a Verizon-branded Actiontec M1424WR router with Wi-Fi. My main computer is hard-wired and lacks Wi-Fi capability. I'm trying to connect an old Palm TX, which has Wi-Fi, via the ...
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Password requirements for Wi-Fi WPA2

Wikipedia says: Also referred to as WPA-PSK (pre-shared key) mode, this is designed for home and small office networks and doesn't require an authentication server.[9] Each wireless network device ...
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Windows 8.1 - Enable WPA/TKIP

I need to join a WPA/TKIP authenticated network but Microsoft in their wisdom removed the ability to do this through the "Manually connect to a wireless network" GUI. I've been attempting to write ...
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Is using an open public wifi network more insecure than using a password protected public wifi network?

I'm at a coffee shop and it is offering Google wifi for free. It does not have a password to authenticate. Is this network insecure? More technically, does a wifi network with WPA/WPA2 password ...
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WPA Supplicant reconnect after signal drop?

I have a headless server (Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS) which I configured to connect to my WPA-protected wifi network at boot using the accepted answer in the link below (tl;dr: run wpa_supplicant from /...
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Does increasing the complexity of a PSK passphrase mitigate the risks of WPA-TKIP?

I'm responsible for configuring a small business network (50-60 devices) and we have some ancient devices that must connect wirelessly to the network. Our regular wireless accepts AES WPA and WPA2 ...
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How can I download the certificate of a wireless AP using 802.1X?

As far as I understand, wireless access points using WPA-Enterprise (i.e. WPA plus 802.1X) can send a public key certificate to a client during connection setup. The client can verify this certificate ...
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Retrieve wpa_supplicant configuration generated by NetworkManager

I'm trying to debug a NetworkManager-powered wireless connection. It works when I feed wpa_supplicant with a custom wpa_supplicant.conf file written by me, but when I configure NetworkManager with the ...
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How do I limit configure WPA supplicant to scan for 11g channels only?

In order to reduce the scanning time, I'd like to limit the scanning to 11g only My current list of channels # ifconfig wlan0 list regdomain :regdomain 0 country US anywhere -ecm Channel 1 : 2412 ...
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Make wpa_supplicant ignore server certificate trust

How do I make wpa_supplicant accept any server certificate for PEAP MSCHAPv2 without having to manually put the public key in the client config?
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Issues using Reaver on Mac OS X

I’m trying to use Reaver on my own network. I’ve followed the instructions from this site and I’m getting this error message: WARNING: Failed to associate with 00:00:00:00:00:00 (ESSID: casaWitty) ...
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wpa_supplicant passphrase, can it be normal password?

I have a basic question which has been bugging me for quite some time. I will update my router to WPA2 soon (about time) but I also want to learn to use wpa_supplicant in case I need it. I found out ...
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Where can I find a full list of wpa-* options for the interfaces file?

I'm looking for an exhaustive list of wpa-* options that can be used in the /etc/network/interfaces file. The Debian wiki has a how-to-use page here: https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse, which ...
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Decrypting WPA with wireshark

Hi I want to decrypt my WPA packets which i gathered by sniffing with airodump-ng. The problem is that even after I have the 4-way handshake packets (they are correct) i don't know how to extract the ...
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Pyrit - can you set order passwords are checked?

Lets say I have captured some handshakes and other data from a WPA network and would like to crack it using Pyrit. I have a database of around 800 million passwords, but having Pyrit check through all ...
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OpenVPN causes WLAN/WiFi to disconnect in Linux?

If I configure my Wireless network on start up (wpa_supplicant & dhclient), the connection is fine until I launch OpenVPN. At which point the wireless interface disassociates (not until the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly cannot connect to WPA2/WPA Personal protected connection. Windows 7 can

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Cisco E1200 and when I set it up, it created 2 SSIDs. Let's name them: MyConnection (WPA/WPA2 personal), and MyConnection-Guest (no ...
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Connecting to a WPA network in Linux with a USB dongle

I'm trying to connect my computer to a wireless network in Linux Mint. I used the Windows Wireless Driver program to load the Windows XP drivers for my USB dongle, a Cisco / Linksys AE1200. After that ...
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How to share internet on Mac with WEP

I'm using Macbook Pro 13", I want to share my internet connection via wifi, but in my sharing options, only show WPA2. How I can share my internet with WEP ? Do I need install any packets ? Thanks!
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Wireshark WPA 4-way handshake

From this wiki page: WPA and WPA2 use keys derived from an EAPOL handshake to encrypt traffic. Unless all four handshake packets are present for the session you're trying to decrypt, Wireshark won'...
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Home wireless connection, what stops someone replaying?

Something i dont get: I set up a Pre Shared Key on my router and I use this as my network password on Windows. I match the WPA2-Personal on the router and my laptop. However, whatever my laptop ...
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Can't connect to WPA2 on windows only

I'm trying to set up a home network with a new wireless router (LG-ERICSSON WBR-3020). I am using WPA2-PSK encryption with AES. When I enter the passphrase on my macbook air (OSX 10.7.2) it connects ...
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Can I tell DD-WRT to allow certain devices to connect without encryption?

I've got a Linksys router running DD-WRT and a crazy long passcode. My Canon printer used to be connected over Wi-Fi before adding the WPA. Does anyone know an easier way to connect this thing ...
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Can't connect to WPA-protected Wi-Fi network with Vista Laptop

My dad got a cast-off laptop from work I've been trying to get connected to our wireless network. The laptop is running Vista, and I've updated it to SP2 and all available patches via Windows Update. ...
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Can't Connect to Work Network with Personal Laptop

I'm trying to use my personal laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium) on my work's wireless network, but I can't seem to authenticate and get in. I believe the network is using WPA2 (Enterprise?) It asks for ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to wireless LAN when using WPA authentication

I have a Dell latitude d830 running Windows 7 and a Belking 54G WiFi router which is using WPA authentication (TKIP). The problem is that Windows can detect the WLAN and gives me option to connect and ...
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What are the technical requirements for a WPA-PSK passphrase?

I was thinking of generating a WPA-PSK passphrase, and I see in the OpenBSD manpage for wpa-psk(8): The passphrase must be a sequence of between 8 and 63 ASCII-encoded characters. What exactly is ...
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WPA-Enterprise: is there a way to figure out the location (IP) of the RADIUS server a router is using?

I'm trying to add an N router to a 802.1X network, and my router needs the IP of the RADIUS server, which I, conveniently, don't know. Is there a way to figure it out?
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How do I protect against WPA de-authentication attacks?

Someone is constantly sending deauth packets to me.... =(
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Windows XP does not list WPA wireless networks

What can be the reason that Windows XP does not show WPA-encrypted wireless networks? The laptop I have problems with is an older model (Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100) with Windows XP SP3 on it, fresh ...
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Is every WPA2 connection to a WiFi router encrypted by itself?

I'm wondering if I Alice and Bob are both connected to a WiFi router through a WPA2 secured connection, will Alice be able to sniff the traffic of Bob and vice versa? Or does every user has his own ...
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If I have WPA encryption on my WiFi network but don't change the default admin username/password to the router, can someone gain access to my network?

I've set up WPA encryption on my WiFi network with a passphrase. This passphrase is visible in plain text when I connect to my router at http://192.168.1.1. But if someone doesn't know this passphrase,...