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Which Wifi 6E internal antenna?

This thread is related to this one, so maybe taking a quick look at it may be useful. Recently, I've changed my AC3160NGW to an AX210NGW, precisely, this one. And, although the Bluetooth functionality ...
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How to Extend Wi-Fi Range for ESP32 with High-Gain Antennas

Aim: Extend or increase the Wi-Fi range of ESP32 in indoor environments. I'm working on a project that involves extending the Wi-Fi range of ESP32-based devices. I have three different ESP32 modules ...
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Upgrading router in 2024

I'm a little out of the loop on the state of WiFi these days so looking for a bit of advice about a possible upgrade. We have BT cable in the house currently (can't switch providers at present), and ...
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Portable HDD/SSD that can backup directly to Cloud (Google Drive)

Looking for a portable drive (or just enclosure I can add a drive to) that will connect directly to a computer ideally via USB-C but then can also sync the contents of the drive via its own WiFi ...
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Attempting to utilize multiple Internet sources to local home network

I live in an area without any high speed internet access. Currently I am using a cell phone hotspot connected through a wireless to wired bridge to my home wired/wireless networks (the cell service ...
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USB powered 4G dongle with a Bluetooth interface

I'm looking for a USB powered 4G dongle, that allows network connectivity via Bluetooth. This is for a different, legacy device that doesn't have Wifi. Possibly, the BT aspect may need to be via ...
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Can I use the SSD M.2 slot for a Wi-Fi card?

My search engine queries turn up a lot of result for the reverse, whether it's possible to use the Wi-FI M.2 slot for an M.2 SDD (e.g. NVMe). The computer I ordered has an NVMe M.2 slot and a 2.5 HDD ...
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Wifi hotspot connecting to multiple wifi sources

I'm looking for wifi hotspot. this hotspot is used to connect my cameras. this hotspot is connected to my home wifi (like a wifi extender) This hotspot can connect to my home wifi, and if home wifi is ...
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Using an old phone (RJ11) to make Wi-Fi / VoLTE calls

I am aware that there are devices where you plug a SIM card and they will emulate RJ11 for an old school phone (e.g. this ). I would however need the device to connect to (not provide!) WiFi and be ...
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Slow Wifi Adapter in Laptop [closed]

Hopefully this is the correct place to ask this question. I have been struggling with a slow connection on mt Asus VivoBook since I got it a few months ago. I have checked the drivers etc, and they ...
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Are there any outdoor WiFi bridge and access points in one device?

I’m looking to add an outdoor WiFi setup to my home with three goals in mind: Provide an outdoor access point for phones outside around the home. Create a WiFi bridge to a shed 200ft away. There are ...
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Looking for a device that can connect to multiple wireless networks and repeat the signal as one SSID

The problem I have an array of Wi-Fi cameras at a location very distant from my wireless router. I have installed an extender as near to the cameras as possible, but the connection is very slow (I ...
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iot modules for wifi sta/ap concurrency inspired by high end android devices (detailed question list given below)

I'm looking to form a wireless mesh network so that when one node doesn't work I can reset the route. For this, I'm looking for a module that hosts wifi as well as hotspot simultaneously. I know that ...
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WiFi USB dongle with no need to install a driver in Win10

I am looking for a WiFi USB dongle or WiFi+Bluetooth USB dongle with the following requirements: Must-haves: Must install under Windows 10 without requiring external drivers to be loaded from either ...
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How was my phone cloned or mirrored by my roommate and how do i get evidence to prove it and shut her down. I believe she used a usb-c port hook up [closed]

It's like everything I go through in life is instantly on facebook or a social media platform. Being made fun of in some way plus passwords change within seconds of logging in when I try to logout ...
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Break through the speed limit of 1.5 Mbps for Bluetooth tethering

My mobile phone brand is Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC and I want to share my mobile internet data with my PC using the Bluetooth tethering feature because tethering over Bluetooth consumes less charge from my ...
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WiFi access point suggestion for SOHO, 3 isolated networks and MAC ACL

I have in all my three locations routers rb2011uias-2hnd-in from Mikrotik. I am satisfied with them, but all they have a weak place: their 2,4GHz WiFi. It is very weak. So weak that there is almost no ...
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WiFi to Bluetooth Streaming

I'm looking for a solution for the following scenario. I don't know whether or not there's such a device available, but for the sake of convenience, I'll call the requested solution a "device&...
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wifi router with easily configurable firewall

I need a router for our family. Our internet provider installed a compal-ch7465lg router which works fine but the firewall in it is not enough advanced. The most important thing is that I would like ...
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Want an NTP-enabled bedroom clock

I am trying to find a bedroom clock that can be set by NTP. I have tried without success to find a product or a project that meets my requirement and was hoping that someone might know of one. The ...
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Why are ethernet connections disappearing from new laptops?

When looking to purchase a laptop, I am finding it difficult to find one with the specification I prefer and an ethernet connection. When, for example, uploading a pre-built website to a hosting ...
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Does a laptop antenna need to be marked as “6Ghz” to work with a WiFi 6E card?

I bought a new Wi-Fi card for my laptop. The card has Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5. I need to also replace the old 1x1 antenna with a 2x2 antenna. However, I can't seem to find any internal laptop ...
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When purchasing a new laptop, which Wi-Fi standards are recommended for a college student that will be paid for by a frugal parent?

When purchasing a new laptop, which Wi-Fi standards are recommended for a college student that will be paid for by a frugal parent? 802.11b 802.11a 802.11g 802.11n 802.11ac 802.11ax
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Please recommend Wi-Fi adapter (PCIe, USB) for wi-fi sniffer

Looking for a Wi-Fi adapter to set up a sniffer (Linux & Wireshark on a PC/laptop). Support of .11ax or newer is not required, .11ac is enough. Preferred something easily available. P.S. I need to ...
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wifi router to cover multiple floors, and range extender capability

A split level ranch house, with main floor above ground and finished basement below grade and two bay attached garage. An ADT type wifi doorbell camera and driveway (garage) wifi camera was installed,...
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Is it safe to position a dual-antenna WiFi USB adapter on the top of a computer case?

I have a Tp-Link Archer TX20U Plus dual-antenna USB adapter, connected via USB cable to my desktop workstation, and I'd like to know if it's safe to position it on the top of the case of my ...
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Serve a limited local WiFi network over USB

I have an industrial PC that I want to have communicate with a remote device (say, a tablet) through a web page. The PC itself may or may not be connected to the Internet. Is there a device which can ...
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Book recommendations about IEEE 802.11/WiFi on a beginners level

I'm looking for good books giving an introduction and overview to current WiFi standards at a beginner's level. I found: "Designing and Deploying 802.11 Wireless Networks" by Jim Geier &...
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Strong unidirectional wi-fi receiver transmitter antennae

What would be a good unidirectional wifi transmitter receiver? I want to be able to talk with a wifi router roughly 20 metres away through two walls, without letting the signal spread in the ...
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What equipment (Antenna-Router) do I need for connecting to nearby WIFI routers?

Currently I have WIFI Parabolic (Grid) 2.4Ghz antenna 24dbi connected to my router that acts as WISP, I'm getting trouble at pointing antenna to the right direction. Signal is very unstable. The WIFI ...
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Are there any wifi micro sd card

Are there any micro sd cards that are wifi so they can send data without wires?
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How to replace Openreach RJ11 ADSL router with new RJ45 router?

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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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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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 on my next router. ...
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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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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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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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