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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Characteristics for wireless access point used in small/medium rooms with high demand

I'm looking for which characteristics I need to get a single access point that should serve 1 medium sized room (about 144 sq. meters) and 8 smaller adjacent rooms (about 28 sq meters), separated by ...
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Portable WiFi Access Point with HTTP Server for File Downloads

Functional Requirements I need a reasonably portable device that would allow people to use their laptops to connect via WiFi and navigate to a domain name I would tell them. The domain name would ...
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USB Wi-Fi stick or PCI Wi-Fi card with AP capability on Linux

I want to make an AP from a Linux PC with an USB Wi-Fi adapter. My attempts until now weren't really successful; either the driver missed the AP capability feature, or the signal strength was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Half-size WiFi adapter for Slim Tower case

I bought Dell Vostro 3800 in a Slim Tower case. What WiFi adapter would fit into such a case? The case has the following dimensions 102 * 433 * 360mm (W * D * H), while popular WiFi adapters do not ...
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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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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 ...