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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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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How to access 802.1x network with non-802.11x device

I want to use my nexus 5x to make presentations, but apparently, there is no video support. I tried an asus miracast dongle, but that is spotty at best. So it appears that my only good option is to ...
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What available Wi-Fi dongles support AP mode?

I would like to use my laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot, but the Wi-Fi hardware does not support AP mode, which I understand is required, as mentioned here and other similar pages providing instructions for ...
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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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Cheap Wi-Fi + small mono display + a couple of buttons

I am working on a one-off home automation project for personal use. The software is not in question (i.e., I can write the software to drive pretty much any kind of hardware out there). I will have 2 ...
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Linux Wi-Fi network compatible laser printer

I am looking for a black/white laser printer. Requirements: No requirement for proprietary / non-free drivers No requirement for proprietary printer plugin Linux compatible using Wi-Fi / LAN Bonus: ...
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A Phone/Tablet with WiFi

I want a phone, and I don't need 3G/4G/5G/Whatever other Gs there are, just WiFi. I have been considering the LG Optimus Exceed 2. Max Price: $40 including shippingLocation: USA Requirements Screen ...
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Developer friendly WiFi SDHC card

There are a few SDHC Cards with WiFi, but I find it difficult to understand what they can actually do, and even harder to find out how they do it. I would like a card that is "developer friendly" ...
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USB Drive with built in WiFi

I am looking for a small (physically) USB drive that will also connect to a wireless network when it's in range. The goal is to have this drive connect to a non-computer device (TV, stereo, car, etc) ...
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Wi-Fi PCMCIA card that is flush or some sort of adapter(s)

I have a Fujitsu P1620 (CNET Review, 2008) that I want to add the Broadcom Crystal HD (Amazon) board to. That means I have to re/move the mini PCIe Wi-Fi card. The P1620 has a PCMCIA slot, so I've ...
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Looking to boost the Wi-Fi with an extender or second router

My current setup is a Virgin Media SuperHub and a CSL - 300 Mbit/s USB 2.0 WiFi Dongle. I however am getting inconsistent connectivity just 5/6 Metres (down the hall) from the hub, and when I am ...
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Nano Wi-Fi access point

I'm looking for the smallest Wi-Fi AP (access point) supporting either b, g or n. So I'm expect to be nano/pocket size (either on battery, charge USB or being USB stick it-self). With or without ...
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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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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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Devices which support WiFi RTT (Round Trip Time, 802.11mc)?

I'm developing an app which will use the new Android P feature to track indoor positioning (RTT, Round Trip Time). Here is some documentation about that. The technical name of this protocol is 802....
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Hackable WiFi-enabled LED lightbulb

I'd like to replace my home lightbulbs for bulbs with on-board WiFi. I want to be able to control them with my custom "smart home" application. Bonus points if it let's me to control R/G/B channels ...
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WiFi device having Bridge with AP Mode

My root WiFi access point has WPA2-PSK(AES/TKIP) security. I want to extend it with different SSID and passphrase. I found TP-Link devices at affordable price such as, WA-701ND V1, TL-WR702N but I ...
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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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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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Cheap Wifi Router with built-in 4G modem and openvpn support

I'm looking for a router with the following specifications: Wireless N OpenVPN client support (to connect to an openvpn access server) Built in 3G/4G Modem with SIM slot (3G: 850MHz/2100MHz, 4G: ...
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Suggestions on inexpensive WiFi equipment that can route specified SSID to specified port?

I want to have one WiFi device that can route traffic from one SSID to a specified port and another SSID to another port. Also this device needs to support 802.11g/n at minimum. Prefer it to cost ...
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Wifi router - different bandwidth allocation for each mac addresse

Is it possible to filter wifi users by their MAC addresses and allocate different bandwidth for each of them? Say, a device (having MAC address 14-CC-20-0A-2A-6E) will get 5mbps and another device (...
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Gigabit WiFi on different floor

I have Asus RT-AC1200G+ router downstairs with my home media server connected with cable (Video streaming, NAS, VM streaming). On ground floor WiFi reception is very good (144MBit on 2,4 and over ...
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Wifi “button” - recommendation

Is there a wifi product that is a simple alarm button? When pressed it would notify my PC through my local wireless network, so i can autosend and email or other message through the web. Generally I ...
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Access point suggestion for mobile devices

My Verizon wifi router (MI424WR Rev.I) which I have installed in the basement is not enough to cover all rooms upstairs and around the house. I'm looking for any suggestion for a wifi access point ...
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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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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 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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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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HDMI display emulator to be previewed over WiFi/ether (www, vlc etc)

I'm looking for a device to emulate a dummy HDMI display where the image/video can be streamed over WiFi or ethernet either by exposing the stream thru WWW or IP to be then consumed by VLC for example....
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Wireless Router allows VPN routing per host/domain/ip

My current router (ASUS RT-AC658U) I'm quite happy with, however I want to configure it to direct most traffic through a VPN. It does support configuring a VPN connection on the router, but in an "all ...
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Device to mount on used satellite TV dish to establish long distance wireless connection?

This is a common satellite TV dish for home use. image (CC BY-SA 2.0) This is a device designed to be mounted on used satellite dishes such as this one.MikroTik LDF 5 ac (product page) It seems ...
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WiFi equipment for Gigabit link

quI'm trying to setup a gigabits wifi: - around 20+ clients, but around 4 require a actual gigabit links. - Clients are in a 15meter range 49 (feet?) I was dealing with a non-pro configuration at the ...
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Compatible WiFi extender/WAP for University captive network

So I’m a Uni student living on campus at WSU Australia, and they have a login system for the WiFi which it asks me for 2 things, my Identification (student number) and password (student password) - ...
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Long range communication module with high data rate (e.g. for video streaming)?

I am building a quadcopter and I am searching for a communication module for the raspberry pi, which can send big data over long range. I need a module with a range of approximately 1 - 2 km range, a ...
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Hardened (extended temperature range) router

I'm looking for a 4 - 6 port (2-3 might work) router that has an extended temperature range to say -40 degrees F/C (-20 F would likely be fine) that is cost effective. Most I have seen is in the $600 ...
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USB Drive that mirrors PC drive via WiFi

I've got a small device that reads data off of a thumbdrive. I'd rather not be carrying my thumbdrive back and forth. I thought I remembered a USB drive out there that would connect to your WiFi ...
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What device can I get or configure that extends existing WiFi networks without creating new ones?

[This may be the wrong SE site for this question. Apologies if it is: it seems the best fit.] I have ongoing problems with WiFi connectivity in my house. Due to a combination of factors, my router ...
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TV white space transmitters and receivers

I heard the TV white space (Radio) is unallocated frequency given to broadcasting services. been reading about the superwifi using this frequency and thought how one can use it for personal use. Q1: ...
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Recommend me powerline wifi extension with 1 transmiter and many receiver

I am thinking of buying powerline wifi extension. I want those that have only 1 transmiter, will be located near my main modem. I want to buy a few receivers. So I want to avoid "pairs". The wifi ...
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Cheap Wimax Router or High power WiFi system to help impoverished area

I plan on making a headless FTP server with OwnCloud on a RasPi or a low end used CPU. I need this to be accessible over a 2.5km radius. Maybe I have to use a system of multiple routers to achieve ...
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Are there any 802.11ac usb 3.0 adapters working well in Ubuntu?

Is there any WiFi USB adapter that works without any errors with the 802.11ac WiFi standard in the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz bands with USB 3.0? I have a WiFi adapter (TP-Link Archer T4U), but it gives me ...
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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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ad hoc usb wifi

Hopefully simple query: I am looking for a USB wifi adapter that supports ad hoc networking in Windows 10. Can anyone recommend a solution? I don't really care which vendor and don't need high ...
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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 ...