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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Wifi activity monitor

I'm looking for a tool that will summarize WiFi traffic per node. I'm not looking for fancy things like packet sniffing... the actual data that's being sent is irrelevant. I want a way to see that ...
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Is there a piece of equipment that connects to a wireless network and provides ethernet ports to clients?

Is there a piece of equipment that connects to a wireless network and provides ethernet ports to clients? I have an existing wireless network, and I would like to plug a bunch of machines into a ...
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Load testing wireless LANs

Anyone have any suggestions for methods of load-testing wireless networks for enterprise network deployments? We've got a wide array of different wireless worst-case scenarios to support. rooms ...
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Security tips for adding wireless AP to domain network?

I am researching best-practices for adding wireless to our existing domain network. My DHCP server is running Windows Server 03 Standard (not sure if thats useful). I am familiar with simple home ...
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Limit speed/client over wireless network with dd-wrt

How would I setup my LinkSys WRT54GS v7 with dd-WRT installed on so that I can limit the download/upload speed of each client over the wireless network? (I don't want any guys to be able to download ...
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Purposely setting poor Signal Quality on my own WiFi

I would like to measure how different applications will perform under poor Signal Quality. Where Signal Quality is measured by: Signal / Noise * SNR = Signal Quality -80 / -90 * 10 = 8.9% ...
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Can’t get IP address from range expander on SOME devices [closed]

(Migrated from SuperUser.com due to complete lack of answers!) I installed a Linksys WRE54G range expander. It's working fine with my Windows 7 laptop, but not so much with my Palm Pre and my Ubuntu ...
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Linksys WRT54G - Which firmware is best for sharing internet connections with several seperate offices?

I am looking into buying a Linksys WRT54G series to use as my router, DNS and Firewall. I would like to be able to share my internet connection with a couple of other small organisations too and have ...
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How to secure adhoc networks

What is the right way to secure adhoc networks? WPA_NONE is a cruel hack (doesn’t work most of the time, discards important packets, ..), WEP is not secure and Open… open is open. IPSec is a level to ...
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How To Monitor Home Wireless Network Connected Devices Bandwith [closed]

(Originally posted on SuperUser, not sure if it might be better suited here) I have in my home a standard Comcast cable internet connection. I have it going from the wall to a cable modem, and from ...
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2wire router - every 600 seconds latency jumps up for 110 seconds

Exactly every 600 seconds (10 minutes) my 2wire 2701HG-B has latency go from around 15ms to between 400ms and 800ms. This lasts for between 108 seconds and 113 seconds averaging 110 seconds. This is ...
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Netgear Router missing Wireless Configuration Menu Link

I have a netgear wi-fi router DG834G v3. On it it says it's a wi-fi, adsl 2+ modem, switch, etc. There is an antena on the back and a wi-fi indicator on the front. However, when I connect to it via ...
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How to print Leopard 10.5.8 (w/Epson on Netgear WGPS606)

I am trying to access my Epson Stylus Photo R1900 which is connected to my Netgear WGPS606. I am currently running OSX 10.5.8. I was able to print directly from my machine without any problems and I ...
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Can I get the Network Adapter type (wired / wireless) from its MAC address?

I know I can get the card manufacturer ID from the MAC address, what about the "type" ?
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Will MAC filtering increase Wifi security?

I've always thought that you should enable MAC filtering to increase Wifi security (in addition to using WPA2). Now I've found this article (Wireless LAN security hall of shame) that says MAC ...
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Voice / data connections between 2 portacabins ~50m apart

Our business is taking over some new premises (currently housing multiple companies) and for at least the first year will be operating out of a pair of portacabins, around 50 metres apart. Users in ...
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LAN Between Buildings

Right now I have two buildings across the street from one another that both have typical consumer aDSL connections (something like 12 Mbs down/1 Mbs up). When I need to access resources on the other ...
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Wifilink 5100 AGN mass update

We are using a Meru enterprise wireless network with 180 APs. Recently, many users connections are dropping frequently. After much troubleshooting, we have determined much of the trouble is due to ...
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Advice needed: ADSL and VPN for a small company

I need advice on purchasing an ADSL modem/router for a small company. At the moment, we are using the iBurst Wireless service for internet connectivity. I have the iBurst desktop modem, which ...
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Lan on Wifi, internet on 3g Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 and I'm currently without DSL because we've just moved. I'm using my iphone tethered as a 3G modem but whenever I turn on the wifi I'm unable to browse the internet. How do I ...
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Centrally Deploying a wireless SSID

So I want deploy a WPA2-Personal SSID that our managed clients will already have the network settings setup for(windows vista and windows 7 x64). I also want to deploy the network configuration via ...
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Vista wifi speed issues

I have 3 identical Dell Vostro 200 slim desktop machines running Vista on the same wifi network. One of the machines has developed an issue where its wifi connection is very slow; webpage loading ...
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Local DNS doesn't work over Wireless

We have a local office network running through Windows Small Business Server 2003. All computers connected to the LAN work fine, and are able to connect to the domain controller and network shares ...
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How to use the mode master with the ath5k driver?

In this page, they says that we can use the AP mode with the ath5k driver since linux 2.6.31 I am using Ubuntu Karmic with : linux 2.6.31-16-generic I would like to share my eth0 WAN connection ...
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What is the fastest way to connect two separate networks within two separate buildings?

We have two buildings that are across the street from each other. Each has their own separate network. We needed to connect them together using a fast connection because of the large number of files ...
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Cisco 4404 Wireless Controller Load

I'm not a Cisco admin, so this is a little out of my depth. I'm trying to troubleshoot what seems to be a congestion problem on a wireless network. We have an access point outside one room that is ...
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welcome page via wireless internet

i want to make welcome page if users are surfing via my wirelesss connection for example user come to my resturant with his iphone and search for wireless networkrs the user see the resturant ...
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Can you use a public cert to do Radius for EAP?

In other wirds, rather than installing an Enterprise Root CA and having internal PKI. Can I buy a $30 cert from Thawte for example and then use it on my IAS server? Is this not a better and cheaper ...
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Is it possible to find the physical location of a wireless router based upon the broadcast signal?

Say for instance, a longitude and latitude? The only information available would be that it is an available wireless network in range (secured or unsecured).
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What advantages does an airport extreme exactly bring?

I'm about to invest in an Airport Extreme for my company network, just as a little "boost". I have two internet lines, and I'd like to use one for all the wired network, servers and most of the ...
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What do I need to transform my network from Ethernet to WiFi?

I'd like to know what is the best Hardware to install/buy to transform the whole network of my company from Ethernet to WiFi (keeping Ethernet for security first...). There are 2 servers and 12 ...
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Disable (disconnect from) WiFi on XP/Vista when cable is connected

We have a problem in office when a user connects to our LAN without disconnecting from WiFi network he was previously on (a free WiFi provided by building owners). At a minimum, firewall log entries ...
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wrt54gl reboots; troubleshooting steps?

I am using about 10 wrt54gl's in a small school. I am using a combination of stock firmware and Tomato 1.25, slowly moving towards all Tomato. We have had these devices installed for several years ...
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Best dual band A/B/G/N wireless router/ap for Linux [closed]

I am looking for the best A/B/G/N dual band (simultaneous) router or access point that can be flashed with community firmware like dd-wrt or openwrt. In the past I have used the WRT54G series from ...
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wireless access point location relative to switches and other routers

any chance that wireless access point, wrt54g type with ddwrt, could cause a cisco router to go buggy and drop dhcp requests and other network issues? looking for some advice as the units are within ...
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Auth wireless access though an http server

I'm the admin of a wireless network ... but as most people aint expert there seem to be a general problem connecting to it ... as we are using WPA Enterprise, so on windows platforms there are some ...
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Ubuntu through Wireless and VM through Wired

I am trying to do something like this: All networking connections originating from Ubuntu should go through my Wireless connection All the connections originating from within Windows (installed ...
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ping general failure - possible wireless interference?

I've noticed that my laptop machine keeps dropping packets in what seems to be a random manner (192.168.1.1 is the router): C:\Users\Ree>ping 192.168.1.1 -n 20 Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes ...
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Disable online streaming in wireless router? [closed]

I am administrator of the network in my house. There are lot of tenants watching audio/video streaming (for example: TVUPlayer). This creates problem to other users in the network resulting in lower ...
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Unable to connect to a local MYSQL server on wireles LAN

Ok, Here is the technical description. My laptop's config: Ip Adress:192.168.2.5 Mysqlserver 5.0 on port : 3306 Operating system: Ubuntu jaunty (9.04) 3306 is open for both incoming and outgoing. My ...
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wireless ethernet adapter with EAP-PEAP?

We have a wireless network set up to support WPA or WPA2 with AES or TKIP encryption and EAP-PEAP authentication. Users are wanting to connect devices that don't have the ability to do EAP-PEAP but ...
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looking for wifi router with restricted access to LAN

I need to set up a separate Wifi network for guests, and am looking for a decent router which can be part of the LAN but restrict access so that it can only route to the gateway/WLAN. Are there any ...
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Restrict destination IPs from a WiFi connection?

I'm a developer and not a sysadmin, so I'm going to ask this question the best I can. I am working on a web application for mobile devices. Since it is in development, it is only available on our ...
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Wireless XP users don't get their home folder mapped

We're using Windows XP and Active Directory, we have a number of laptops that have a excellent connection to the wireless network, the logon script runs and maps the required drives etc, all appears ...
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Setting up an Access Point with a WiMax USB Stick

I'm giving WiMax a try (Clear Wireless in Portland, if that matters). I opted for the USB stick because I'd like to be able to use it on the go. However, when I'm in my apartment I'd prefer to ...
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Wireless router with vpn server [closed]

I'm searching for a WLAN (Wifi) Router that can be used as VPN server as well for my home office. Any good suggestions?
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Configure Cisco 851W to use 802.11g Only?

Is it possible to configure a Cisco 851W wireless router to only use 802.11g (as opposed to 802.11b)? If so, could someone tell me what configuration changes are necessary? Current wireless ...
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Configuring two wireless routers: one with internet access and one without

I look after the network for a small educational establishment, and we wish to make wireless internet access available for teaching staff but not for students. We do, however, want to allow the ...
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Ad Hoc Wireless Network Between Vista IIS and Leopard

I am trying to set up an Ad Hoc network between my PC running Vista and my Macbook running Leopard. It's not just the Ad Hoc network though. I have Visual Studio Developer Express and SQL Studio ...
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Network adapter state [Wireless]

What does a wireless network adapter "disassociated state" mean? Please help. I cannot seem to find an explanation anywhere. T