Questions tagged [wifi]

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Modem compatibility question for Actiontec T3280, T3200, vs. ARRIS Surfboard SB8200

I am moving soon and want to know if my current modem will work at the new place, or if I do need to buy a new one, which models are suitable out of 2 choices. I currently own an ARRIS Surfboard ...
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What budget Wi-Fi router with open firmware and DSL modem?

I’m looking for a new router for a medium household. Any recommendations are welcome. Here’s a list of requirements. Wi-Fi 6, WPA3, built-in DSL modem, active support for any popular open firmware (...
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Long-range Wi-Fi receiver and extender

I would like a Wi-Fi extender/access point that can maintain a good connection with a router that is quite far away, through a few walls on the other side of the house. House is shaped like a ...
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VR Headset for 300+ Service Technicians

We are considering purchasing VR headsets for a large group of service technicians, to enable virtual collaboration and training. Does anyone have 2 or 3 of the following headsets, and could compare ...
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I have a rj11 adsl telephone line which is used for Internet however I want to change to a new router that uses rj45 how can I do this?

I live in the UK and my home has an openreach wall socket with a telephone line and an RJ11 ADSL line for my router similar to this: However I want to upgrade my router as it's terribly slow and ...
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WiFi to Ethernet Adapter That Can Proceed Past Splash Pages

I'm looking for an WiFi to Ethernet adapter that can proceed past WiFi Splash Pages (which are a frequent hurdle at hotels). I found this one on Amazon, but an answered question reveals that it cannot ...
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Microcontroller Recommendations for Engineering Student

I'm an electrical and electronics engineering student who is very curious about embedded systems. I'd like to code on STM microcontrollers in order to work in the field. I sometimes browse job ...
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Solutions for Transmitting USB data to another PC via WiFi

Background I have proprietary device which I'm unable to modify or use it's OS, the only interactions I can have is it's outputs and a HMI (Interface). This device has a USB slot which using the HMI I ...
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Is there no simple Wifi to ethernet rj45 adapter?

The situation I want to connect a device to my home network. The device only have a RJ45 port and doesn't have any usb port. The device isn't far from my Wifi router, but I would prefer not to pass ...
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Battery powered single board computer with BLE or WiFi and a & IP67 housing

I need an IP67 housing with a dev board for a project in a damp environment. It must have either BLE (preferable) or WiFi. I use ESP32 generally (which has noth BLE & WiFi for around $3), but am ...
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What's are some good routers to use with OpenWrt, Tomato or the like?

I have an Asus RT-AC68U using DD-WRT that is showing its age. Or rather, I have given up tracking down DD-WRT builds for it and would like to use another open source router OS. Criteria: low power ...
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Is a standalone mesh Wi-Fi router (without nodes) any better than a standard Wi-Fi router with the same capacity?

Is a standalone mesh Wi-Fi router, one without any additional nodes on the network, any better than a standard Wi-Fi router with the same capacity? I need to replace my Wi-Fi router and my home is not ...
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Minimum effort satellite dish WiFi antenna

I've recently moved into a cabin which is about 100 feet from a standard WiFi router. My computer's antenna is good enough to get signal from the router but an antenna would improve the reliability of ...
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Combining Apartment WiFi Networks / Extending Campus WiFi network

As a college student, I don't want to pay for wifi (it costs me a couple of hundred bucks a year). I want to know if there is a way to lower the cost? One potential solution: We live 890 ft from a ...
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POE to WiFi adaptor

I have an outdoor camera that needs POE. There is power and WiFi, but no ability to run ethernet. Is there a device that can connect to the WiFi and provide POE (power and data) to the camera?
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Wifi to usb tethering for usb only laptop

For my office windows 10 laptop which doesnt allow any installations and have wifi disabled, i can only access internet via Rj45 or usb tethering through my phone. Is there any usb device available in ...
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E ink ebook reader for PDF with Wi-Fi synchronization

I'm looking for a large (with 8 inches screen) ebook reader that will be used to read PDF documents. Additionally it should support storage synchronization via Wi-Fi using some generic method, not ...
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low latency wireless mic using u-blox NINA-W102

Does anyone know if the u-blox NINA-W102 is capable of sending real time sound data with latency below 5ms? I can't find a lot of info on this component online. I've purchase the Arduino Nano rp2040, ...
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WiFi adapter that supports 802.11ac AP on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, for Linux

I have a small mini-PC, running Linux, which I use as a wireless access point and router. It came with a Realtek RTL8191SEvA mini-PCIe wireless card. It works very well under Linux, supporting AP/...
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Wi-Fi radio with an API

I have several WiFi radios (Logitech, Ocen Digital) but all of them lack the ability to configure them programmatically. I am looking for a WiFi radio (the simplest, the better) that would allow for ...
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Hardrive case with WiFi and/or Ethernet interface

The USB ports on my laptop have packed up. It will cost a few weeks that I don't have to get it repaired, not to mention the cost. I see that Western Digital, and others, are selling a "Personal ...
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Wireless security system for multiple appartments in the EU using the same wi-fi network

Looking for a security system for a holiday rental business in the EU able to have approx 20 window/door sensors (other security devices such as a siren can also be in the package, but I don t ...
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A modem router with isolated wifis

I'm looking for a router, which has a built-in modem one that can have two wifi networks completely isolated from one another. I'm hoping to isolate various appliances, e.g. a refrigerator connected ...
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Is there a router or access point which enforces bandwidth limits only when the traffic is high?

It seems that in a very large variety of Modem Routers (Wired solutions) or Access point (wireless solutions) there seems to be an option for static and specific limit per user. For example 4Mbps max ...
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Rugged battery powered 4G/LTE WiFi hotspot with internal antenna, recommendations?

I've been searching a lot on the internet for a rugged battery powered 4G/LTE WiFi hotspot with internal antenna. Can't seem to find any suitable alternatives. Need to know if anybody else knows about ...
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A WiFi hotspot with a high transmission power

I'm looking for an access point with the following requirements: it should have a tramission power of at least 20dbm, but 26dbm or higher is desired. It should support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, though it ...
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Embedded Hardware platforms that support Android's FusedLocationProvider

Background: I want to use Android's FusedLocationProvider to provide location data onboard an indoor/outdoor robot. The FusedLocationProvider leverages GPS, WiFi, Cell Tower, and Bluetooth data to ...
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WiFi (WLAN) Stick with adjustable transmit power

I am looking for a WiFi (WLAN) USB Stick with adjustable transmit power like with internal Intel WiFi chips: I am aiming for low transmit power. An RP-SMA connector is preferable too but not ...
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Android phone with powerful signal antenna (eventually exended), good Bluetooth and Wifi range

My scenario is that at ground level I do not have phone signal. At around 20m height I get quite a good phone sinal, including internet. I would like to use an Android phone to use it for voice ...
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Small low-cost printer for occasional use

I rarely need to print, but when I do, I need the output right away (within 5 minutes). I typically print 0-5 pages per month. Is there any type of printer that would suit my needs? What I care ...
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Cable modem with WiFi on off switch

I am looking for a cable modem that has the ability to shut WiFi on and off. I need the modem to be DOCSIS 3.0 at the least. The network I’d be using this for is Spectrum. Are there models that are ...
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Are there any examples of non-residential EN54 fire alarm systems that use WIFI for communication?

I am undertaking a research project on behalf of a client looking at fire alarm / smoke detection systems aimed at a non-domestic, non-residential market; looking at around 200+ odd devices that may ...
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Do USB wifi adapters exist that work as 802.11ac (5 GHz) access points?

I have tried using multiple WiFi adapters (some USB, some mini-PCIe) as access points, but I can't get any of them to work on the 5 GHz band. So, no AC and no dual-band N. I've heard it may have ...
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Seeking microSD Memory with Bluetooth or WiFi

Does there exist a microSD card that acts as a memory (a ¼GB is sufficient) but allows read access via Bluetooth or even WiFi? I have a very sensitive (low light) camera that, under only starlight, ...
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Easily rootable, Linux-based Wifi AP acceptable in a corporate environment

We need Wifi APs for a small business. However, there are various expectations what I can't foresee. The last what I want, that trivial things, what the hardware could easily do, are simply ...
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What criteria to use to pick a wireless router for a large number of users/devices?

I want to replace an ASUS RT-AC1200G+ router. Currently, it is supporting around 20 wireless devices in my office. I am looking to support more than 50 wireless devices in my office in the near future....
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Need suggestion for WiFi router

I have 100 Mbps broadband plan. I want to limit it to 1 Mbps for guest network so that streaming and other things would work smoothly on my main network. Which router is suitable for me(in India)?
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Looking for an extremely compact USB-C WiFi adapter

I am looking for a USB-based WiFi adapter which should be extremely compact, that is not much bigger than the USB-C connector it's based on. It needn't be able to reach more than 2-3 meters with ...
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Which USB wifi adapter has best open source driver on Linux (linux-firmware ...) support?

I need a WiFi adapter for my Linux desktop computer. The modern WiFi adapter usually lack the support for Linux platform (don't not need manually installation (include in linux-firmware)), but ...
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need adapter between PCIe device and USB receptacle for Linux

For my Linux laptop, I want high-frequency-band Wi-Fi (around 5GHz) for a USB 2.0 port, but I haven't found an adapter that's Linux-ready out of the box; I've looked. Since recompiling reputedly takes ...
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Is there an adapter which allows an ethernet wired printer to be connected via wifi instead?

I bought a printer that needs to be connected to the network through ethernet cable, unfortunately the ethernet entry is in a completely different part of our office, which would require really long ...
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Alarm Clock streaming internet radio

I live in a region where I don't have the luxury to have my radio channels of choice on the FM band, but I am addicted to waking up with the chatter of the radio. Do you know of any well-designed ...
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One wired computer on a room far from the wireless router

I have a desktop computer on my home office room that is far from the internet router. This computer has a network cable to the router so it has internet connection. But when I'm on this room, my ...
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Wi-Fi 6 WAN DSL router with SSH access?

I am looking for a router with integrated vectoring DSL modem (100 Mbit/s) supporting Wi-Fi 6 i.e. the new IEEE 802.11ax standard. It should have an officially supported option to login via SSH and ...
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Android devices best placed for being putting into monitor/promiscuous mode

What Android devices are best placed for being putting into monitor/promiscuous mode? I asked on https://android.stackexchange.com/ and they suggested coming here. I know the Nexus 5 is a good ...
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"Hackable" router+modem combo

I am looking for a router+modem+wifi combo. I want this modem to be "hackable". What that means is: It should run some kind of linux, allowing to set custom cron jobs, adding features to the web UI ...
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Asus ROG Strix Scar GL703GS WiFi crashed

I have an Asus ROG Strix Scar GL703GS laptop, and following a cancelled download on Google Chrome, my WiFi card crashed. I do not know if this incident is related to the cancellation of the download, ...
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Asus F555U compatible WiFi card

I want to replace the internal modem in my laptop with a better one because right now I drop out of every network all the time. Currently an Atheros ar5b125 (Half Mini PCI-E) is built in and I was ...
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Compatible WiFi adapter for ChromeOS

I'm trying to install CloudReady on my 7 year old Lenovo laptop (Yoga 13). I was able to complete installation, however the inbuilt WiFi wasn't detected, and laptop doesn't have an Ethernet port. I ...
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Looking for an encrypted wifi extender

Looking for a powerful wifi extender (1200Mbps) that will encrypt my data. Is there such an animal? Hope you can help! Thanks.
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