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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Unable to specify alterntive credentials using 802.1x wireless connections on Windows 7

Using Windows 7 I am unable to connect to the wireless network using 802.1x settings. I have configured it exactly as in Vista using certificates and checking the use alternative credentials check box ...
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Wireless to Wireless Transfer Slow on a Linksys WRT54GL

The Situation: When I try to transfer a file from one computer to another that are both connected via wireless on a WRT54GL (in a office) with dd-wrt firmware I often get bad speeds. In generally ...
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Gateway software for wifi hot spot

Im looking for a solutions to set-up free wifi hot spot, but not completely open - i want to give access to all customers via paper coupons/codes. Like, each code is valid for 3 hours of surfing ...
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Setup Ad-hoc WIFI from terminal in OS X

Is it possible to create a Ad-hoc Wifi network in OS X using the command line? Without using Apple Script to do it through the UI.
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how to disable auto-connect in network manager in ubuntu

hello there are some laptops running ubuntu 8.1 with NetworkManager, which on startup automatically connects to the strongest wireless network. i need to disable this for security reasons, so a ...
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Does Hyper-V 2008 R2 support external virtual networks on a wifi card?

I've been using a "Windows 2008 Workstation" (google it) on my laptop. I am aware of the workarounds to get Hyper-V to work on a wifi card. But I'm wondering if Server 2008 R2 adds this capability? ...
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What is the maximum length of a wifi access point's SSID?

I was wondering if anybody knew what the maximum string length of a browser's SSID is or where I could go to look for that sort of information. (From a spec of some sort)
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WPA2 Enterprise - Validating Identity

I cannot get WPA2 enterprise to work on my network. I will give you an overview of the current setup. Windows Domain, using IAS and its own CA Linksys WAP200 Access Point I setup the AP to use ...
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QoS for very basic LAN/WiFi network: Do I need SmoothWall or OpenWRT or just good advice?

Here is the basic situation/topology of the network I manage: Residential, but we are a co-op, so we have a business-class contract with ISP. The residents are college students, so there is quite ...
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How serious is a problem is multi-homed networks?

Multi-homed is the term that I have heard for being connected to a LAN at the same time as being connected to the internet via something like a wireless connection. I have heard that this is so ...
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Connect a server to a wireless router

My Windows 2003 server is connected via lan cable to a wireless router, the other computers are connected via wireless access to the router. How can I use this server as a file server, so that the ...
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Adding a second wireless router to my network

I have Verizon DSL service that came with a westell 7500 wireless router, but the wireless does not cover a big enough area. I also own a linksys wireless router which I would like to place about 75 ...
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Can a wireless router be used as a range extender?

Is it possible to setup a second wireless router at the edge of another wireless routers range limit, and extend the networks range? Edit: It will be used in a home environment, so money and space ...
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Mac laptop crashing wireless router

We have a office with a wireless router - whenever a particular Mac laptop comes in the wireless router needs to be rebooted. Does anyone know the cause of this?
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Tips for connecting online wirelessly in a hotel/cafe setting

I'll most likely be using TeamViewer or LogMeIn to connect securely to another machine. While that connection is secure, my laptop is still on a simple hotel/cafe connection. What is recommended for ...
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What effect does BroadCast SSID have on the client experience?

What effect does BroadCast SSID have on the client experience? Clients are pre-configured with one "Preferred network". Roaming? Initial association timing? Certain services (e.g. AV) look for the ...
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Can anyone point me at an 802.11n range extender?

The closest google's getting me is this question here, but the answer (presumably "none, run a wire") is behind a paywall.
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Wifi latency?

I'm wondering, is there any wifi latency problems? Like, say this was taken to an extreme though. Like we had a wifi repeater. The repeater consisting of a receiver, which then immediately repeats the ...
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Get SSID from another wireless router [closed]

I have a friend who has two routers in his house and lost (forgot) the SSID name of one of two routers. Anyone knows how I (he) can get the SSID name from the lost router?
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Router slower when wired compared to wireless

Apologies if this is not the right place for this question. We have an Ajax web app. At a user's site, they were having trouble running this application. It appeared that the internet was slow as ...
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how to forward wlan0 to eth0?

I get internet from my wireless wlan0 and I would like to forward it to eth0 which is connected to another laptop. How can I do that? Thanks. Edit: my wireless card is intel: 0b:00.0 Network ...
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How can I set up a single wireless network through a number of WIFI routers?

I need to set up wireless access for my company headquarters. We live in a 4 story building and all 4 floors need to be covered. Currently I have 4 WIFI routers (Checkpoint SBOX, combined FW+router), ...
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Does anyone use DD-WRT/OpenWRT etc. at their office? [closed]

Does anyone use any of the third party router/AP firmwares (DD-WRT, OpenWRT, Tomato, etc.) in an office environment? How many users does it handle well? How long have you been using it? I understand ...
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Multi wireless distributed networking?

If I worked near 10 open wireless networks, and would like to harness the power of all these networks: is there a way I can have 10 wireless network adapters each one connected to a different network ...
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Wireless 802.1X Pre Logon connection

I am trialing 802.1x on 20 dell notebooks. I can get 8021x authentication to work however the user has to be logged onto the domain previously for it to work. If a new user logs in they get domain ...
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Cisco Aironet 350 max users

Im using rugged Cisco Aironet 350 in a WISP installation but when I hit about 32 users on the AP I am geting traffic to the clients above that totaly stopped. The clients are associated but no traffic ...
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Pros and Cons of removing/disabling 3rd-Party Wireless Software

Does anyone else remove or disable 3rd-party software that controls wireless on laptops? I prefer to just have Windows manage it so that all of my portable machines are consistently configured. ...
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Configure wireless access on seperate router with Blueyonder UK (Virgin Media)

Current setup: Surfboard SB5100i connected via a cable modem wire to Blueyonder (Virgin Media). NetGear WGR614 with ADSL wireless modem. I was planning on using the wireless capabilities of the ...
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Windows 7 - wireless connection sharing

I am trying to share my mobile broadband Internet connection with other machines via Wi-Fi and am running Windows 7. Users are able to connect to my machine, but they are not able to obtain an ...
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Restricting access on wireless vlan

We have 2 wireless networks set up using vlans on a system of HP Wireless Access points. The first is intended for staff, and uses WPA2+radius to authenticate to our AD server, and puts the user on ...
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where can i find a RADIUS configuration example of A cisco 2106 in combination with A juniper steel belted radius?

I'm looking for a configuration example of a Cisco wireless lan controller in combination with a juniper steel belted radius appliance (used to be made by funk now acquired by Juniper). It states in ...
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Are WiFi Max Solutions worth considering

We are looking at ways to help cut our costs and our T1 contract is up. We have run across a local company that offers a 2mbit WiFi Max solution that is considerably cheaper than a T1. They have a ...
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Trouble shooting wireless signal performance

I just performed a wireless network scan and my primary wireless route broadcasts a consist 70 DBm signal. I added a range extender that increases or decreases the signal 65 DB (Not sure how the DB m ...
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Software for monitoring network speed and connectivity

I have been experiencing a lot of dropped connections between on all of my devices and it is really frustrasting..... Does anyone recommend free or reasonable price software to monitor signal ...
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DIR-625 Router - Apple computers slow web browsing

I have a DIR-625 Wireless Router for my home network. We have several PCs connected and all get excellent speeds but for some reason, the 2 Apple notebooks I have connected drag when loading up web ...
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Share LAN network through Wifi in Linux

I have an ubnutu server connected to internet by an ethernet cable to a router. I would like to share the Internet connection by a Wifi usb dongle connected to the server. What are the possible ways ...
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DHCP -> scope 1 WiFi , scope 2 others

I work on 2003 server, and I have a DHCP with 1 scope 10.2.1.0/8 I would like to create a second scope 10.2.2.0/8 for attribute this scope for WiFi clients and the first scope for LAN clients (RJ45) ...
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commercial access points

What are some of the popular commercial access points which I can plug righ into my network? I am running all sonicwall devices. I am aware that sonicwall has a AP, however, I am trying to avoid their ...
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Why would wireless routers become less reliable over time?

I've been curious about this for awhile now. I don't know if I'm seeing a real pattern or not, but having worked with many home office/small office wireless routers for a few years now, I've noticed ...
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Wireless Windows client keeps using previous DNS server after getting on Cisco VPN

We have Windows XP SP2 clients running the Cisco VPN 3000 client (3030) on wireless connections. When off the VPN, the clients get their DNS servers from DHCP (they are definitely not statically ...
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Connecting two laptops through wireless adapters without wireless router

I want to connect two laptops through their wireless network adapters. I dont want to use any wireless router or access point. How can I do that. Both are running windows xp, where one has sp2 and ...
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Is there a way to bind a wireless network to a proxy setting?

We have several wireless networks, some of them, doesn't need a proxy, some of them do. Furthermore, when some of our users go to other places, they need to change their proxies. Most of our users are ...
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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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What are the connectivity implications for implementing a hidden Wireless SSID?

Should we be suffering from connectivity problems due to having a hidden SSID? At work, we're past the "Hidden SSIDs make our network more secure" argument, but for user's 'convenience' and in order ...
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Leaving my wifi open for the world

For my home I want to be a nice neighbor actually I have let my wifi open for the past maybe 6 or 7 years. I know that WEP, etc can be cracked within a couple of minutes but my neighbors son who works ...
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I need to setup a Guest wi-fi SSID so customers/clients can connect to the internet, what's the best way to do that?

What are the best options out there to be able to provide a guest wireless internet access so they can't see the rest of devices in LAN?, what's the best and also cost effective appliance that will do ...
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Wireless Hotspot Security

We have concerns about our staff using wireless hotspots to connect to our LAN. We use a VPN to connect to our network and they can then transfer data using a proprietary application. What little web ...
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Can I auto-configure a second wireless access point?

My house is just a little too big to get good wireless access in all corners. I'd like to add a second access point. I can do this, but I have to manually configure this second AP to have the same ...
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How to connect a switch to a wireless network?

We've got a wireless modem which I don't have direct access and now I need to connect 15 PCs to it. These PCs all wired and connected to my 24 port switch. Now how can I make my switch to connect ...
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Security considerations of WPA versus WPA2?

As we replacing our existing WEP infrastructure across multiple offices, we are weighing the value of upgrading to WPA versus WPA2 (both PSK). We have several different types of devices that do not ...