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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 should I secure a corporate wireless network?

We are implementing a new WiFi network at my work, and I am trying to think through a design of the security for the network. Use case 1: guests. We will have a captive portal setup, guests will ...
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Dnsmasq not distributing address as dhcp server [closed]

I have a Debian Linux server connected with ethernet cable to a Netgear Access Point (Wnr2000). I want all users wirelessly connected to the access point to have the Debian Linux server as gateway. ...
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Separate WebBlocker settings, using one Watchguard XTM 505?

I support a school with 3 locations that uses a Watchguard XTM 505. They are implementing a BYOD wireless solution with Aerohive APs, and they will have 3 SSIDs (School, Guest, BYOD). Each SSID needs ...
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How to setup completely wireless network to retrieve data

I have a situation and I'm not sure the best way (or at least the terminology) to find a solution. There are four rooms that CANNOT have any cabling run into them from the outside. There are 4 ...
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Can ISP Throttle Wireless but Not Ethernet? [closed]

Is it possible for my ISP to throttle only wireless connections but NOT wired (ethernet) connections? Seems impossible to me, but I think it is actually occurring. Here is my scenario: I have a ...
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Conceptual: Reselling ISP services (vISP?) [closed]

Hello I am trying to understand how some "wifi"/vISP companies work. I do hope this is the appropriate forum/site for my question. I'll start with an example: Lets say you are at an airport and there ...
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Reason for four frame types in Wireless LAN [closed]

So I was asked this question in an interview as a junior network specialist the other day: Give A reason why there is only one frame type in a wired LAN but four frame types in a wireless LAN. ...
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Industry standard for minimum Wifi signal strength?

Is there an industry standard for how strong a Wifi signal needs to be in order to have a reliable connection? For example, maybe Wifi endpoints are designed to the specification that they connect ...
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trouble with cisco wireless lan - netgear switch

i have a couple cisco ap's (air-lap-1141n-a-k9) that are not communicating with the wlc (cisco 2500 series, ver. 7.0.116) through a netgear switch (FS726TP). originally everything worked as it ...
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How to setup a computer for WIFI testing that is also on a LAN - to allow remote access from LAN but all HTTP out thru Wifi?

We have a wifi network that gets a lot of complaints I think are more associated with the hand-held point-of-sales units being used than the wifi. These units scan tickets and then upload barcode data ...
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VLAN & WiFi & DHCP with Cisco SG200

I'm trying to configure a small business network with one Cisco SG200-26, a Linux server and two TP-Link TL-WA801ND. I have set up the APs to have two different SSIDs, Public and Staff, and have ...
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How to mask out wireless by blocking a neighboring WiFi Access Point [closed]

I surely hope this question is not a duplicate of another; I had difficulty finding a cut and dry solution for this on my own, so I thought I might have some luck sharing it with the Hive Mind of ...
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Windows 8 wifi problems with certain WAPs?

There seems to be a problem with Windows 8 wifi drivers working with specific WAPs. I have a Windows 8 ultrabook that works famously on my wifi network at home. When I take it to work (yeah we're ...
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is it possible to findout who creates a hotspot in a LAN?

In my LAN there are some Mac users who share their LAN connection by creating a hotspot via their Airport. I can see the newly created WiFi networks on any WiFi capable device. How can I find out who ...
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MikroTik not accepting VPN connections over wifi

I'm using MikroTik RouterOS v5.18 x86 on a Dell PC. I have done the following: Set Addresses Set PPPoE Client & Server Set PPTP/L2TP Server Make Profiles and Secrets SRCNAT MASQUERADE the IPs of ...
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Small office WiFi network with Airport Extreme (15 people) advice

Hi I am having some problems with creating a decent office wifi setup. This is the current setup: Users via Wifi x15 > Router wired into > Airport Extreme wired into > Phoneline So our 15 ...
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arp-requests cannot be seen by specific nodes

I create an open ad-hoc wlan by using iwconfig (I have the same issue with wpa_supplicant as well). there are 4 nodes on the network as seen on the figure below. The nodes run ubuntu 12.04 and debian ...
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Unplugged wireless access point [closed]

Would a powered down wireless access point, that is hooked up to hub/switch, cause any network problems?
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Bridging eth0 to wlan0

I'm trying to create the followig setup: +----------+ | Wi-Fi | +----------+ ...
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Belkin Router - Static IP with Class B IP (128 range)

We currently have three Belkin routers which we use as access points... they each have a static IP setup in the "use as access point" page in the 128 range and work great. (I just took over this ...
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Convert wifi to wired using wireless router [closed]

I have a TP-Link WR740N, a Raspberry Pi (With only an ethernet port for Network), and a Wifi connection. Is it possible to use the wireless router to bridge the Pi with the Wifi connection?
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Resolution of public domain server internally

I have an issue with my users internally not being able to resolve the public namespace internally. I use domain.local as my internal namespace and domain.com as my public namespace. However I cannot ...
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DHCP server for ad-hoc wifi network [closed]

I have a computer running Red Hat. I would like to host a HTTP server on it. This server has only a WIFI interface. How to configure a DHCP server on it? The configuration file (/etc/dhcpd.conf) ...
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Cisco WLC - SSID configuration not written to APs

I am trying to solve a problem with a Cisco WLC (virtual) running 7.4. This has a single AP joined, a 1602E, running the 7.4 LWAPP image. There is an AP group configured, which this AP is a member ...
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Does Windows support PEAPv1/EAP-GTC?

We are running a wireless infrastructure using PEAPv1/EAP-GTC. Our Windows machines can't seem to connect to wireless access points, what is happening?
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Cisco 2900 configuration

I agreed to help a non-profit figure out their network woes. Nothing had been documented and the folks that set the system up aren't available. Wires were cut and left hanging. The organization has ...
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SonicPoint Ne Client Disconnections

I've recently replaced our old consumer-grade NetGear access points with a SonicPoint Ne Access Point to work with our SonicWALL NSA 3500. The old NetGears kept kicking everyone off the network and ...
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How to find to which network i'm actually connected [closed]

In our office we have both LAN and Wi-Fi network. say i have now connected to both LAN and WiFi. now when i give ipconfig. It is showing both LAN IP and also WiFi IP. I want to know, to which network ...
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Sharing wifi signal without internet signal

At live events with 20+ wifi signals, I often find I can't get my iOS devices (iPod Touch and iPad) to stay connected to my wireless networks. Simply put, the devices connect and have reasonable ...
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How to find which system is broadcasting in network [closed]

I have netgear N150 wireless router model WGR614. I am receiving Google search captcha confirmation for some searches.With message that Google is receiving a lot of requests from our network. How I ...
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Load Balancing Ethernet LAN & WIFI on linux?

I have configured two internet connection to my Linux box, first Ethernet LAN with range 192.168.2.1 & WIFI with range 192.168.1.1 this both connection are connected to 2 different internet ...
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Put files on deployed PC's HDD during SCCM2012 OSD

We are deploying Windows 7 using an OSD in SCCM 2012 SP1. We are doing this wirelessly. One of the things we are struggling on is automatically connecting to the Wireless. A solution is to use NETSH ...
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Clients suddenly stop receiving data from the network

I'm facing a connection problem on a small network: 10 clients connected to a Netgear WNR612v2 WiFi router with DHCP disabled; 4 clients connected to a Linksys WRT160NL router with DHCP active and ...
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Deploying Windows via SCCM 2012 OSD Wireless

We're looking at rolling out a large ammount of tablets on our network. We are currently trialling SCCM 2012 sp1 to see if this is the way forwards for doing this. AT the moment I have a working OSD ...
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Can a wireless router identify “clients” that are within range but NOT connected? [closed]

The results of my searches have not been able to say that it is possible to get a mac address of devices that are within the range of a wireless router. Can someone confirm whether or not this is ...
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Improving Wireless Router Performance [closed]

I bought an Asus RT-N53 wifi router, and I'm having nightmarish performance issues with it. I have WPA2/AES encryption enabled, and I can connect to it from from an Ubuntu 12.04 laptop, but after a ...
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routing internet via WLAN, but still connect to local LAN

I have 5 computers which are normally connected to an LAN, which is connected to internet access. However, rarely the internet provider has a fault and this causes the LAN to lose internet ...
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clone ip and mac addr on wlan

what will happen if i clone another pc on a wlan network? consider the following scenario. PC1(victim) mac1 ip1 PC2(attacker) mac2 ip2. I set mac2 = mac1 and ip2 = ip1 i ran the following ...
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Need to guarantee 99.9% network uptime for ~50 computers. Is WLAN feasible?

Our current setup in our office uses a single router with 13 computers connected through wired interfaces. We are out of free ports and we need to support an additional 30-50 computers. We need to ...
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WAP + Ethernet Switch Configuration

I need about 20-25 Ethernet connections so I guess a switch is the only way to go. My question is does a wireless access point create a new network (would it make the wireless network a separate ...
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What's the point of Load Balancing between multiple SSID on the single wireless AP device?

I have a Cisco WAP4410N AP device. Since yesterday, it is supposed to serve a network of about 15 (max 20) clients at the same time, but not all clients will be using bandwidth simultaneously, since ...
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How can I 'link' one ethernet Network with a Wireless Network? (Linux) [closed]

I have: WiFi network with SSID=Network1 (running its own DHCP Server and connected to internet). Computer1 with 1 ethernet interface and 1 WiFi interface. Computer2 with ethernet interface. My ...
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Mikrotik API reference for `passthrough=no`

In several parts of the Mikrotik API Manual there are references to the passthrough=no and passthrough=yes. e.g.,: Manual: Transparent Traffic Shaper Manual: "/ ip firewall mangle" But nowhere have ...
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What do I request from the LAN upgrade contractor to avoid simple oversights? [closed]

The company for which I work have allowed me to hire a LAN wiring contractor to completely overhaul the building LAN. Currently there are old 10MBit Ethernet cables and switches running and I ...
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Adjacent channel versus co-channel interference

What is the difference between the two in terms of affecting signal strength or performance? Where I work, everything is on channel 1 6 and 11 for the 2.4GHz spectrum and I've been told that ...
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LAN users not listed over wifi

I recently created a small office network with 10+ computers. 9 of them are desktop computers so I used Ethernet cable to connect them.. The computers are connected to a switch via a patch panel and ...
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Can I daisy chain 2 Draytek Access points

Can I "daisy chain" 2 Draytek AP-800 Access Points as they have a four port switch on the back?
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IP logging on a Linux access point [closed]

Here I'm using my RaspberryPi as a WLAN router. It is connected to my LAN by wire (which leads to my DSL router), additionally it is equipped with a USB WLAN stick. I'm using hostapd for providing the ...
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Find wifi enabled devices [stations] around [closed]

Imagine this situation that there are some smartphones and computer around with their WiFi adapter (wireless adapters) on, but not necessary connected to a network. Is there a way to look the MAC ...
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wifi network connection selection restriction

I'm dealing with the following scenario. C1 - computer 1 used for work. Windows 7 with limited user account for worker. R1 -- is wifi router 1. This router is allowed to be accessed by C1. It is ...