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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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
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How to modify packets on the fly

I want to setup a wireless infrastructure network wherein the access point has the ability to modify certain packets on the fly. For example, the AP should be able to modify an HTTP request from a ...
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Accessing PC localhost from Mac over WiFi

I have a web service running on the localhost of my PC. I set up an ad hoc local wifi network and I would like to access the web service from my Mac. Can this be done? What would the url to my web ...
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Securing Guest Wireless Network

I need to setup a guest wireless network at the office for visitors to connect to. What are your recommendations in terms of how to secure it without putting too much of a support burden on myself? ...
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Issues with conflicting IPs [closed]

Suppose there is a simple infrastructure wireless network. Suppose we have figured out a way for all clients on the network to coexist with all of them having the same IP address. What could be issues ...
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Block ARP on Router

Is it possible to somehow block ARP on a home wireless network router? Basically I don't want the access point to forward ARP packets between clients. It would also be fine if the access point ...
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DHCP Starvation, A Trivial Solution?

I know there are a lot of solutions out there for mitigating DHCP starvation attacks. But wouldn't a really simple solution be to just set the DHCP address pool to 1.1.1.1 - 254.254.254.254 (or some ...
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How to set up subnets for small business infrastructure

At one location we have a single server (also a DHCP server) and much less than 254 clients. Many are wired, but there are also a couple of wireless routers, which occasionally have their wired ports ...
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Master Mode on Intel 5100

Is it possible to enable wireless master mode on Intel 5100 wireless cards? They use the iwlagn driver and that does not seem to support master mode. Is there any way to change the driver or recompile ...
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Infrastructure Wireless Network Without Router

Is there any way to create an infrastructure wireless network without a router? In other words, is there some way to make a PC behave as a wireless router? Other PCs should be able to see this network ...
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Infrastructure Wireless Network Routing

Suppose there are two clients, A and B, on the same infrastructure-based wireless network with access point C. When A wants to send a packet to B, does C have to forward it to B, or can B just pick it ...
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Wireless network signal strength troubleshooting… where to start?

Here is the information displayed by the wireless router (see end of post). The problem is that my netbook does not get any signals from the router if moved more than 3 feet (yup, three feet) away ...
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Why can't my user's iPod connect to our intranet server?

I have an intranet server that is also a DNS server, that has its own IP set up as a Host (A) record with the name 'foo'. I then have a wireless router hooked up, and a laptop, and an iPod. The ...
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Tunnel into Sonicwall VPN while on Sonicwall wifi?

I am able to hit my company's VPN while I am at home using a dedicated IP with no issue. When I am at work, the VPN we use (a Sonicwall router/VPN/wifi access point), I can get outside internet fine, ...
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Recommended access point with remote management

As a bit of background, one of my primary responsibilities at my day job is wireless, but we're running about 1,000 APs, all the higher-end BlueSocket and Meru stuff with the expensive controllers. I ...
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Where can I download airchat?

I'm a penetration tester currently conducting a security test on our company's network, and have already verified most of the hosts on the network are secure. But I saw this video I heard of this type ...
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How can I secure CISCO Radius?

Cisco offers a WLAN system that allows admins to restrict WiFi access to authenticated users. However, the following statement bothers me: Use the secure https://1.1.1.1/login.html. .... ...
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Is it possible to have the D-Link DIR-628 run in wireless bridge mode?

Short of installing 3rd party software, does the D-Link DIR-628 run in bridged wireless? I'm trying to have the dlink hook up to an existing linksys wireless router to add more range/get stronger ...
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Aruba Wireless Controller 200 and AP70 manual

I have an Aruba wireless system that is currently in use but there is no documentation from the previous person in charge. I have no manuals or login information for the wireless controllers and APs. ...
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Average Clients Simultaneously Accessing a WAP?

We have two (sometimes three in that area) mobile carts of ~20 MacBooks accessing the network using Cisco Access Points, the model numbers of which I don't have handy at the moment. But we're trying ...
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Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences? [closed]

Every tech conference I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot, has had absolutely abysmal Wi-Fi and Internet access. Sometimes it's the DHCP server running out of addresses. Sometimes the backhaul ...
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How can I tell when a Mac switches access points?

I want to be able to tell when a MacBook (running OS 10.5) switches from one wireless access point to another. In the building I am in, with several wireless access points (all Airport Extremes, all ...
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router only seems to work after connecting to wired connection

We have a bunch of tablets at the office. We have a pos consumer grade router for these tablets. I'm setting all of them up and for some reason, consistently on all of them (toshiba portege and ...
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Wireless guest access with HP ProCurve 420

We have a HP ProCurve 420 wireless access point hooked up to our LAN, which then connects to the internet though a gateway router. Is it possible to set up a guest SSID, which can access the internet ...
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PoE powered WiFi access point? [closed]

A few years ago, we made use of Apple Airport Extreme base stations mounted on the wall to provide a WiFi bridge to our LAN. This particular model makes use of 802.11af (Power-over-Ethernet, or PoE ...
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Wireless Access Points with API [closed]

I'm looking for an industrial grade (din mount, preferably weatherproof enclosure, no reboot every month like home APs, etc) Access Point / Bridge (802.11 b/g, dual radio) with APIs. The issue here ...