WiFi is a layer 1 and 2 networking protocol for wireless communication between devices. It is typically used in local networks for client access, but can also be used in point-to-point network links. WPA is used to encrypt traffic.

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How to set up redirect on first web-access from wireless?

I've noticed a lot of open wireless access points will associate but won't forward your traffic until you attempt a web connection. This attempt is redirected to a TOU page. If I want to do ...
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What software for wireless redirect to TOU page?

What software is typically used to redirect users on a public WAP to a TOU page? For example, at McDonald's if you jump on their free wireless, you cannot SSH until first attempting to use a ...
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Do I need a 'wireless access point' or a router?

If I have a wired network with a DHCP-enabled router, do I need a wireless access point or a router to give wifi access to the office? Do all wifi routers have a mode for reverting to access points if ...
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Monitoring network usage according to IP address in Wireless network

Hiii, I have an internet connection which is shared by 8 users via an D-Link N150 wireless router. It is 1Mbps connection and we want that no one should download in excess when everyone is using the ...
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Custom router/wi-fi access

I'm looking for a way to restrict wi-fi access to devices on our network. I've got an external server running on an outside network which should authenticate the user access to the network. What ...
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wireshark not seeing all packets on WiFi

I'm using Wireshark on OSX, trying to sniff my home network over WiFi. While I can see packets that are sent to/from the host I'm sniffing on, I'm not seeing anything else that goes over the WiFi. ...
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Share an internet connection with Debian

Here's my current /etc/network/interfaces file on the "server": auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp name Wired Network auto ath0 iface ath0 inet static name ...
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Wifiidog iptables rules

Trying to get a wifidog installation working. We had it up, but when rewriting bash history into an install script, we keep running into problems with iptables. [root@wifidogdevel ~]# iptables -t ...
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Convert 3 broadband connection to single Wifi router via a PC

I heard its possible to connect three broadband connections to a single server and then create one WiFi router out of it. The setup I was told was: Three broadband connections - using 3 network ...
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How many failed pings are acceptable in a minute for a wireless network?

Quick question for you wireless gurus. If you ping a machine over a wireless network every .2 seconds, how many failed pings would be acceptable and "reliable" within a minute? This is an XP machine ...
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Display wireless channels currently in use

Is there any windows utility to display the wireless channels are currently in use by the available wireless networks? I'd like to be able to see what existing channels are using so I can try to ...
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How can I monitor my users' actions on my network?

I need to monitor users on my network. I currently use a captive portal router that gives users access and assigns them dynamic IP addresses. How can I monitor which sites my users are browsing and ...
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Wireless Access Point - Can't ping other machines on the wireless network

I have a wireless access point (Netgear), and I have it setup so that it has an IP address in the current subnet (let's say 192.168.2.0, subnet mask of 255.255.255.0). The machine that it is ...
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wireless access point

I'm hoping to get some suggestions for possible Wireless Access point/router models which will allow us to have two separate networks. We run an internal network on 10.x.x.x IP range where we have ...
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Connect Wireless and Wired network

What is the best solution to connect a wireless to a wired network, so that both get their IP from one DHCP server and can communicate with each other as if they were the same network? The wireless ...
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New contacts or calendar events created on iPad not syncing wirelessly to Outlook/Exchange 2010

This was working before but broke recently, and it may be due to some Windows Server 2008 R2/Exchange 2010 updates. Creating NEW calendar/contact items on company iPads will not result with them ...
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What does “WPA” mean in ifconfig_wlan0=“WPA DHCP”

The handbook suggests that these settings can be used for WPA in FreeBSD: wlans_ath0="wlan0" ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP" But as far as I'm concerned this very settings can be used for WEP. So what ...
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Number of routers in small community lock up and require reboot

I live in a small town which has one primary ISP. Lately I have noticed that a number of wireless routers have been locking up and requiring a reboot before allowing any connections. This has affected ...
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Network Administration: Business Administration Graduate

I graduated with a degree in Business Administration and now I would like to take a career in Network Administration. I spent 3 years in my previous job as a Technical Support Representative. As you ...
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How to host an ssh server?

I have a broadband internet connection. I have an wireless modem (Airtel India). I don't have a static ip address. I want to host a ssh/web/ftp server to be visible to the outside world just for ...
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router flapping after plugging in server

After a lot of troubleshooting, I now believe my server is causing my router to flap up and down. I pinged the router all night and it showed zero packet loss, but after pluggin in my server, it's up ...
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ping round trip time on WiFi

I have two Windows 7 machines on the same wireless LAN. When I try pinging from one machine to the other, the round trip times range from 1ms to 300ms, with lots of variation in between. Is it ...
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What Cisco wireless AP do you recommend?

I'd like some suggestions for a good wireless access point. What do you recommend: Must be Cisco Environment: small office (startup company dev environment) Must support at least g, n Must support ...
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Disable internet access for a single computer

In our network, we are connected to the outside world with an ADSL modem. A (wireless) router is connected to this ADSL modem, which provides wireless access to 3 laptops, and a USB connection to a ...
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what is the correlation between power, interference, and throughput of wireless

I just want to know, I read on the net, that one way to avoid channel overlaping is by increasing the power of your AP. However, I can not find any adequate explanation, how does it solve the problem ...
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TCP stream injection on unencrypted wireless

I may be misunderstanding something, but wouldn't TCP stream injection be terribly easy on an unencrypted LAN? My University's campus-wide WiFi is unencrypted (bad, I know) and all I have to do is ...
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Strange behavior on D-Link wireless router (connection works, some websites load, some do not)

We have a D-Link DI-624M "Super G With MiMo Wireless Router" being used to provide wireless internet for roaming laptops in the office. The desktops are all using wired connections to a switch and ...
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Wifi dropping issue

We have 2 tablet PC's mounted to reach trucks that are used in a shipping / receiving warehouse. This warehouse is filled with huge metal racks and pallets of paper products. These reachtrucks seem ...
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How can I offer 2.4 ghz wi-fi in a building with strong interference?

I have a few access points on one floor of a high-rise building. They support both 2.4 ghz and 5ghz. When I used 2.4 ghz, the channel management features did not seem to work and we experienced ...
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Default page for a router

I wast to redirect a computers browser to a page on my server when they first connect, smiler to a hotel. I have a DLINK DIR-615 WIRELESS N 300 ROUTER.
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Make a temp network

I have a XAMPP test server running on my Windows Vista laptop. I also have a small wireless router. I would like be able to create a small temp network that could broadcast that network so any other ...
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Bridging wireless and wired networks on Linux box

I have the following setup: modem + router - - - - -Ubuntu box on master mode.........wireless devises. Ubuntu machine connects to Internet on wired network. I've dhcp3-server, masquerading, and ...
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Bridging networks problems

In my setup I have 3 computers and 2 (wireless d-link) routers. Computer1 has ethernet and wireless interfaces ethernet : 192.168.0.x (DHCP) wireless : 192.168.10.254 (static) Computer 2 has ...
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Setup a secure Peer to Peer connection over WIFI?

In my company we sometimes setup PC in hard to reach places. These PCs have WIFI USB dongles, and I want to control them from my laptop using VNC. How do I setup a secure P2P connection over WIFI? ...
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wifi key masking

We currently utilize wifi access in some of our buildings, we are not using RADIUS at this point, but we are using WPA2 with PKI, the issue has recently come up that we want to keep our key private so ...
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Have Ubuntu auto-connect to wireless AP without logging in

We have an ubuntu box set up to do some monitoring but due to the placement are unable to run CAT5 to the box itself. I have an Atheros PCI card that works great as long as someone is logged into ...
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pull bandwidth from wireless WAN into local LAN

We have a local network (A) of about 50 computers connected via gigabit ethernet. We get a connection to the internet using two broadband connections to a backbone and distribute the bandwidth across ...
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Run a server and local wireless network off my laptop with no internet

I'm trying to run a wireless network from my computer so that people in range can connect to the network and hit a website running off my machine. I don't want to enable file sharing or remote access ...
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unable to sniff traffic despite network interface being in monitor or promiscuous mode

I'm trying to sniff out my network's wireless traffic but am having issues. I'm able to put the card in monitor mode, but am unable to see any traffic except broadcasts, multicasts and probe/beacon ...
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Installing WiFi in a church for internet access

a colleague at work asked this question: My local church want to get WiFi enabled in the whole of their offices and main church building. The offices and main building are in the same ...
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Auto switching between wired and wireless connections

How about this situation. Our business deals a lot with medical information. And some of our clients have demands based off HIPPA, etc. There is one now where they do not want an employee to have both ...
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Can't Ping - Wireless network of home [closed]

This may seem like other ping problem, but I have tried a lot before posting it here. I have a linksys WRT54G - firmware v8.00.8. I have two laptops one windows vista (192.168.1.99) and Windows Xp ...
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can't find ip of wifi acess point

I setup an wireless AP (linksys wifi router) to have no dhcp and point to the main router as the default gateway. I also set it up to obtain a ip from the network but when i go to my main router and ...
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Using two Cisco Aironet 1100's

Is it possible to use two of these both providing connectivity to the same network name for additional signal by having one plugged into a hot data port and having the other only powered by the AC? It ...
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Should I be on different Channels for this WiFi network?

I'm not sure if our 3 routers, in our wifi network, should be on separate channels (so each can maximize the bandwidth per channel) ? Our office is networked via WiFi. It is in the shape of a 'L' ...
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TightVNC viewer doesn't show anything when I click/type

We have a wireless network where I work. I've installed TightVNC viewer on a WinXP box, and I'm using it to connect to my laptop which has Ubuntu 9.04 installed. So far, everything works right up to ...
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Securing open access point

I need to have multiple yet unknown devices to connect to an open wireless AP. I plug various mesurement instruments on this wireless network I also have an existing network with multiple desktops ...
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One LAN: Two (or more) wireless APs?

For coverage reasons, I'd like to deploy 2 wireless access points for my LAN. Do I just plug both AP's in to the same wired lan, and set them both to the same SSID & PSK? (On different channels, ...
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wired to wireless to wired network

There's a small network that's in 1 building that we want to extend to another building about 75 feet away but running an Ethernet cable is not easily doable. I'd like to extend the network wirelessly ...
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Continuous Bandwidth / Throughput Meter

I am building a wireless link between two points using Wireless-N standard. To determine the best position of the antennas, there is a signal strength indicator on the antennas. The problem is the ...