Questions tagged [wifi]

Use this tag when searching for devices for wireless network access. This can include devices such as routers, wireless extenders, wireless access points and more.

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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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Battery powered single board computer with BLE or Wife 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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Wireless Client Bridge and POE PSE in one brick

We have a telecommuting employee who will be using an 802.3af-compliant IP phone at her desk, but she doesn't sit close to her router. In the past, we gave these types of employees a 802.3af POE ...
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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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What spectrum analyzer can detect Wireless AD?

Wireless AD now has a 60GHz frequency band. Because of its immense bandwidth, I'd like to measure, how much ElectroMagnetic Radiation I am exposed to when I am in its vicinity. However, the EMR ...
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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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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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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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half mini/mini PCIe to PCIe Adapter

I'm looking for a 1x PCIe Adapter supporting half mini and mini PCIe wireless network card Quality components Transparent (No additional drivers needed etc) 3 antenna connector preferred (2 minimum) ...
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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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USB Wifi card for Packet injection/Monitor mode

I'm searching for a USB wifi card which allows me to inject packages at a high rate (>6Mbit/s), as well as monitor them in Linux. If possible it should also support a high MTU (2300). Also, good or ...
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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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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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Car / bus 12 volt wifi router external storage

Our family does long distance car travel 2 or 3 times a year. I have young kids and I load up movies and tv shows spread across all tablet and phone devices. What I'd prefer do is run a wifi router ...
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Super low power WiFi server

I have been searching for a low power way to serve a configuration page over WiFi. I have a concept working on a WR703n router, serving a configuration page for an arduino project. The whole thing, ...
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Is there an Airport Extreme Card 802.11ac?

I'm looking for the "Apple Airport Extreme Card 802.11ac", but I'm not sure if it exists, as I haven't been successful at finding it on my own. Could anyone be able to tell me if such card exists for ...
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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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Weather station with API access

I'm looking for a weather station that works without a display but allows querying the data via an API instead. It needs to have a rain sensor measure wind speed have a hygrometer measure ...
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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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Looking for lightweight portable WiFi router

Some basic searches: https://lifehacker.com/five-best-travel-routers-1452441479 https://www.techhive.com/article/2150741/laptop-accessories/tested-6-new-travel-routers-that-can-deploy-a-secure-wi-fi-...
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Is there a home router to block gaming sites for 2 hours a day on weekdays only?

I want to be able to schedule a 2 hour slot each weekday where I can block my kids from gaming sites on the home wifi router. As well as this I also want to block adult content all the time (which I'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WLAN-Card for Lenovo Z50-70 laptop

A few weeks ago I bought a Lenovo Z50-70 laptop (with i7-4510U). I'm very happy with this notebook. It is super fast and has a great graphics card (for how I use it). But there is only a slow 11b/g/n ...
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Whole home wifi system

I want to have reliable, fast, wifi coverage throughout my house. It is a quite large house, with some thick walls, so a single wireless router doesn't reach to the far corners. I have tried adding ...
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Mobile phone in room missing calls

I always keep my phone in my room and go to watch TV so I end up missing calls. I don't want to keep the phone with me all times and still get some sort of notification about a call or message I am ...
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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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WiFi range extender + router + bult-in data card

Is there any hardware which can consume connection from 3G/4G SIM, LAN Ethernet cable, existing low range WiFi and can provide it as wifi access point and LAN, both. New WiFi from this hardware ...
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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 ...