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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What kind of router for trade shows or museum installation

Note: This is NOT a question for a specific router or brand of routers. It's a question about type of router or other equipment. What specs? That features will tell me if a router will work for this ...
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Configuration of Mikrotik to allow communication with wireless clients

I'm managing an relatively small office and my basic network setup is as follows: All LAN computers are connected to a central switch which is connected with a Mikrotik Router. LAN subnet is ...
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Cisco RV110W: Use LAN port as WAN? [closed]

I have Cisco RV110W Wireless router. WAN port was burned after a storm. Can I use one of LAN ports as WAN? Looking under "Switch Settings" I can't find solution. In the Cisco documentation, I could ...
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MAC Layer Retransmissions during the same TXOP

Back in the day I was messing around with MadWifi and, if I remember properly, after a packet was transmitted if the sender did not receive an ACK in SIFS time after the completion of the ...
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Can't set up the default route from a sublan to the WAN [closed]

I am trying to connect one of my PCs to the Internet via a WiFi network using a notebook. Here is my network : (Wifi) <=============> (Notebook) <===============> (Desktop) ...
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How can I control bandwidth, access times and priority per VLAN

I'm setting up access points (TL-WA901ND) that can each support up to four SSIDs, which can be assigned to VLANs. I would like to set up three SSIDs, each on a different VLAN, with the following ...
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Windows config survey - How to get the connected SSID and security mode

We need to inventory a lot of WinXX machines, many of them outside our premises and using wifi networks other than our own. We already found straightforward ways to retrieve all the information we ...
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link aggregation with wifi and ethernet on Linux

I have a computer running linux with a wifi and an ethernet interface. I'd like to set up link aggregation (at least fail-over, but other modes would be nice too) between these two so that both this ...
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Wireless Router Username and Password Access

Does anyone know of a Wireless N Router that would allow me to setup Usernames and Passwords instead of an SSID and Password? The problem I am having is when my company lets an employee go I have to ...
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Changing Network Subnet Limited User Access

Our network was originally running a 192.168.3.1 /24 network with 192.168.3.1 being the gateway on a pfSense box. We decided to increase our IP range by changing the network to a 192.168.3.1 /23 ...
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TWO routers/modems, ONE network. Wireless Device DHCP [closed]

My company's network contains various LAN workstations and Servers, controlled by a Smoothwall firewall/gateway. Currently the Smoothwall routes outbound traffic automatically to an ADSL model (it ...
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How to connect two building 5km apart from eachother?

I have to design a network and give an estimate of the cost of all the equipment. Now I have 3 building 100m apart which I'll connect with Fiber without a problem. Two of those though are connected ...
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How can I limit total quota using squid without authentication for per user

I am having Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, I have configured it as a wifi hotspot using hostapd and dhcpd, I have configured transparent squid proxy server on it. Now all traffic goes through my proxy ...
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DSR-250N Wifi clients can see each other?

Is there any change you can isolate wifi traffic between the wifi clients for this (DSR-250N) specific router? I have a wifi client (app) that can't open a wifi (ZEBRA printer) port, getting ...
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Do all captive portal solutions work the same way? (cookie, vs MAC address, vs other?)

While traveling and having to interact with a number of broken captive portal implementations I've overheard other passengers having usability issues with iPads, Phones, computers depending on the ...
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QoS settings for Wi-Fi calling on pfSense firewall/gateway?

The new version of iOS 8 as well as Android supports Wi-Fi Calling with multiple cellular providers including T-Mobile in the US. I am currently running pfSense as the primary Internet gateway for ...
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Wireless network infrastructure for an office with 40 employees

In my company we're facing connectivity problems due to our not very professional network infrastructure. We're growing now, and we expect to be 40 people at the office by the end of the year. I'm ...
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Which interference is the lesser evil when setting up wifi

The situation When I was looking into improving my wireless connection I found that it may help to change the channel. Example circumstances I have narrowed my options down to two, but am not sure ...
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Different throughput Ethernet-Wireless Wireless-Ethernet

I've built an open source implementation of RFC2544 to test IPv4 network devices. One of the first devices I tested is a wireless router D-Link 2640B. In order to measure its performance I use a ...
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Easiest way to find specific AP by MAC address

I have been blessed with the task of finding an AP which has lost the connection from the wireless controller, but is still powered on, has the config from the controller and is broadcasting the SSID. ...
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Low WLAN throughput despite claimed fast connection

I have so following setup and suffering from low throughput and high latency and I have no clue why thats the case: Server (192.168.2.2) <--> AP (192.168.2.1) <--> Laptop (192.168.2.12) The ...
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Setting up NPS with a certificate that is valid to both AD and non-AD machines

I'm trying to setup an AD server running the NPS service so that both AD and non-AD machines see the certificate as valid when authenticating to the wireless network. I picked up a cert from GoDaddy ...
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I need to enable wifi access through terminal in OS X

I am clearing out an old Mac Lab to recycle the Imacs throughout the organisation. I think my predecessor issued a terminal command to disable wifi access and none will allow the wifi to be active for ...
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Configure FreeRADIUS with Active Driectory allow specific group of users to authenticate

In order to authenticate WiFi clients I use a FreeRADIUS server configured to check for user credentials in an Active Directory environment. Currently all users with a valid account are authenticated ...
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Port Mirroring to Mac Thunderbolt Ethernet [closed]

I have a switch with port mirroring enabled. So one port is the source port, and the other is the mirror port. In the source port, I have a wifi router plugged in. The mirror port is connected to ...
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Unable to communicate with web proxy server on iOS

I am following the instructions on how to use a HTTP proxy with an iPhone, however I appear unable to communicate with the HTTP proxy. I have configured the settings in my phone correctly to use the ...
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Can AMPDU have different ACK policy MPDUs?

Can an Aggregated packet have different ack policy MPDUs like Normal ACK or Block ACK etc. IEEE802.11 specification defines that MPDUs must have same RA address, same TID, same EOSP and same TXOP ...
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Wireless adapter driver failure after Windows 8 update

Yesterday we deployed some of the latest Windows 8 and 8.1 updates to our users. One of them did loose network connectivity after the update. It turned out that their wireless adapter's driver was ...
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HTML served from localhost is being modified by ISP [closed]

I took my laptop to a local restaurant yesterday to do some work setting up a new web app. I get the server in place, and created a simple HTML page: <html> <body>Hello, ...
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Is there any point securing a “guest” wifi network with WPA?

We have a guest wifi network setup on a separate VLAN, using an open connection (e.g. NO wpa/wep). A (semi-technical) customer recently complained that he wasn't happy about his traffic not being ...
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WiFi deauthentication issue

I would like to find a root of the WiFi issue we've got in our working environment. Few words about WiFi infrastructure We are using now Apple solution. Three brand-new access points from Apple ...
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Wireless card fails every three days

I have a user with a brand new Lenovo x240 running windows 7 pro with Eset Endpoint Antivirus and IP Vanish VPN. The user moves between three different work sites on a daily basis, each with it's own ...
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Unable to connect Zentyal 3.2 to WiFi network

I've just installed Zentyal 3.2 as 3.4 wouldn't work with a USB keyboard, and it's all installed fine. However I'm trying to connect my server's wlan0 to my WiFi network so that my laptop can connect ...
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Access switch on the LAN from a WLAN connection Sonicwall TZ205

I have a setup like the following Modem >>> Sonicwall TZ205 >>>> Linksys 8 port smart POE switch >>>> Linksys LRT224 When I am on the LAN through a wired connection ...
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Ensure drive is mapped at login on laptop with strictly wireless

So, $software runs on a 'server' (windows client w/ file sharing to share out the db folder), and laptop client has the drive mapped and $software also installed. This is the vendor's recommended ...
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If I enable bandwidth control on my wifi router can I handle more connections reliably?

I have a small router (TP-Link TL-WR841N) bandwidth is 300 Mbps. With default settings it cannot handle more than 10 connections without choking and kicking people out. Theoretically, however, it can ...
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Cisco WAP321 Access Point Locking Up Daily

We have a Cisco WAP321 Small Business Access Point (WAP321-A-K9 V01 Non Clustered) that has about 15-20 users (Phones and Tablets). The device has been randomly locking up every day to the point ...
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How to get stable WIFI connection between phone and router when thousands of irrelevant phones are around?

I want to use Android phones to check tickets at the gate of an event. These phones are connected to a password protected router (WPA2) and a PC to validate. That all works nicely in a test setting, ...
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Theoretical Wi-Fi decay

Is there a way to (theoretically at least) calculate the decay on bandwith of a Wifi related to the streght signal? For example, I know that I can theoretically expect 54Mbps of a 802.11g at 100%, ...
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Switch to switch encryption over a wireless bridge (TrustSec?)

I am planning to connect an existing Cisco 3750 switch to a 3560C switch over a wireless PTP bridge. The bridge will be WPA2 protected, but I am looking for an additional measure of security between ...
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Access domain A while authenticated against domain B [closed]

In my school, there are 2 domains; A (primary) and B (secondary). A contains the resources required by staff and students. Connecting to the wireless network requires authentication with an account ...
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Does adding ?.jpg after url really bypasses wifi security? And how? [closed]

So I stumbled upon the following lifehack the other day: I currently don't have access to an airport with expensive WiFi but it seems that adding ?.jpg to any url doesn't cause any problems with ...
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Static ip using a router and DHCP [closed]

I have been trying to understand and achieve assigning a static IP address to my machine, while being connected to a router (WiFi) and using DHCP. My scenario is thus simple, but I think I missing ...
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Is there any way by which I can capture the wifi probe requests without using monitor mode?

For some reason, keeping the wifi interface in monitor mode on my machine is crashing it(its a raspberry pi, I'm assuming its crashing because of the amount of traffic being intercepted, but lets not ...
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Fortinet Fortigate software switch configured IP not accessible

I'm trying to get a software switch configuration working on a Fortigate 100D. It appears like devices plugged into the software switch ports can communicate between each-other, but they cannot reach ...
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Wireless router URL redirection [closed]

I'm trying to "filter" explicit URLs (+18/21) from network traffic and redirect to another website. I have physical access to router inside my home, computer and router local web-access, which let's ...
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One second delay before tcpdump returns packets

Using Ubuntu, I'm trying to sync tcpdump sniffing with self-identifying "pings" from a client device. The problem is that getting precise starts and stops is made difficult by what looks like a ...
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Access Domain over Wireless

I have an active directory server and all hard wired clients connect perfectly fine. However any wireless clients do not recognize that they are connected to the domain, despite the dns server being ...
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Reduce unwanted “connect to network” attempts with wireless password [closed]

My university recently added a 5-digit (WEP) network password to their wireless network. (This is in addition to a login page that requires university credentials.) I emailed them, and they said the ...
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Easiest routing solution for a typical firewall with WiFi routers setup - WAN-2-hops-away network

Suppose a local network connected to the internet via a single firewall router. Devices that connect directly (= using only layer 2 devices) to that router are: hosts WiFi routers providing the ...