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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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 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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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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What are some handheld-device/board with Wifi+Bluetooth+processor?

Problem I am looking for a portable device which should fullfill my following requirement: Device should be able to connect and communicate with bluetooth devices. Device should be able to connect ...
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Single-band, 5GHz only WiFi router?

Are there any consumer-priced, single-band (5GHz / 802.11ac only) WiFi routers, i.e., ones that only have a 5GHz radio?
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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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Long range interface between a Raspberry Pi and a smartphone?

I would like to control a Raspberry Pi 4 with my smartphone (for my drone). Now I'm looking for an interface between the RPi and my Android phone. Requirements: Control with a web interface or app ...
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Cheap, small device that has wifi and touchscreen, and can run a browser

I use Logitech media server, installed on a NAS, to stream music. I like using my android tablet to control the server. And I would like to always see what track is playing. But I don't like to keep ...
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WiFi to Ethernet bridge that is not an extender or AP

I have a couple of systems that I need to connect to my WiFi that only have access via an Ethernet port. When looking around I see a ton of cheap WiFi extenders/APs that have built in Ethernet ports, ...
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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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Questions about extending wifi to outside [closed]

My employer wants wifi on three sides of the building outside. First question: Would I be able to chain 2-3 routers with one modem plug and an Ethernet splitter? As long as the signals don't overlap ...
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Finding the right JavaScript thermal printer

I am wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on a JavaScript friendly thermal printer. We have thousands of items in our warehouse and no inventory system. I do have the inventory software almost ...
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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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The most durable Wi-Fi router under 200$

I am looking for a Wi-Fi router, in the 100-200 $ price range, with the following characteristics: all ports are — Gigabit Ethernet guest Wi-Fi network option (in addition to home Wi-Fi network) it ...
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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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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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High Performance Wireless Access Point for Closed WiFi Network

I need a recommendation for a wireless access point (WAP) that can sustain a network with the following features: Not connected to the internet Spans around 30m x 30m of open indoor space. Can ...
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Cheap way to capture heart rate data wirelessly with my PC? [closed]

I need to wirelessly capture hearth rate to PC. I was thinking using something like Xiaomi band, but it seems there is no API for that. I just need real time tracking of my hearth rate. And I think ...
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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I have some nice wireless consumer routers, but will soon be running into their limits in terms of bandwidth/throughput capabilities (assuming my ISP delivers on 1Gb connections). Hence, I am looking ...
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Relatively cheap AirPlay 2 receiver?

With the recent release of AirPlay 2, I now feel that it is time to start a long time coming project of mine which is to create an outdoor speaker system. Currently, I have a few Sonos PLAY:1s in my ...
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Router with ability to introduce manual latency to a device?

I'm searching for a router that has capabilities to add manual latency to a device in my network (for example, add 10ms of ping to a random device on my network). What router should I buy? EDIT: I ...
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HP Pavillion Dv7 AC-Compatible Wi-Fi Chip?

I was reading the HP Dv7 service manual looking for a replacement wi-fi chip, and I think that my brother's chip finally kicked the bucket after around a decade of service. I did all the usual ...
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Looking for some sort of wifi Amplifier

I have a 2-floor house, the router is located on the first floor. On the second floor, the reception is a bad in some rooms and better in others. I'm looking Amplifier/Router that can receive network ...
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Which wifi router can download and seed torrent?

Some routers have USB port for connecting storage device.I am searching for a (consumer/home) WiFi router which can download and seed torrent (directly to the storage device connected to the router ...
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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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WiFi extender on network requiring Web login

I am looking to use a wifi extender at our hotel on holiday. Issue is that the hotel wifi most likely will require a Web login on the device. Do WiFi extenders exist that allow you to do a Web login ...
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Is there a WiFi “bridge” router (or device) that can make a permanent hotspot from a University wireless requires a username and password?

There have been similar questions that seem to offer a WiFi "bridge" solution but I have tried several of these bridge routers and none of them work to "bride" a University WiFi that requires a ...
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Router that can connect to a wifi network and create a new wifi network

I’m looking for a router that can create a new wifi-network “B” with its own SSID and password but the router gains its internet access by connecting to another existing wifi-network “A” ...
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Does a System with Absolutely no Soldered Antennas Exist?

I need a system with absolutely no wireless capabilities for my small business that will solely operate through a wired LAN. Since I have no need for WiFi or Bluetooth, I’d prefer not having to deal ...
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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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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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USB transmitter

Does anyone know if there exist some device marked as "X" on this image? I could not find anything. Transfer range should be at least 10m. Also "Some Device" is just piece of hardware, so there can'...
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Wifi Antenna for a boat

I've a question concerning a Wifi antenna with special needs / requirements. My computer is in a sailing boat, and I want to connect to the public wifi of the port. The signal is not always good ...
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Advice for what wireless card to buy for old motherboard

I have an old gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R motherboard. On it there is also written "FSB1333 Multi Core CPU...". I want to install a wireless card, but I am not sure on what models are compatible because I ...
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Range extender via ethernet rather than WiFi

Is there a range extender that is using ethernet rather than WiFi for incoming network. Meaning, I want my range extender to have an input ethernet port (rather than output), so that I'll connect it ...
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Phone with physical keypad and hotspot

Looking for the simplest possible cell-phone with following features: physical keypad (like the old phones before the iPhone era) simple phone-book - like old Nokia phones and like... allows phone ...
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Laptop hit the floor. How to connect to WiFi? [closed]

Laptop hit the floor. It's difficult if not already impossible to connect to WiFi. Sometimes laptop can detect WiFi, particularly the one at home, but the signal is usually weak. Sometimes it shows ...
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Looking for dual-wan wifi router

I'm looking for the dual wan wifi router. The price is supposed to be ~100$. I'm using Asus RT-AC66U, but I'm somehow unlucky with Asus routers as the first one was just loosing wifi connectivity and ...
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Bluetooth Wifi Bridge

I have seen many articles online about using a phone or computer to act as a Bluetooth-WiFi(internet) bridge, where you can share the internet connection with other devices over Bluetooth. But I have ...
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Access point for small business hotspot

I'd like to create a free hotspot wifi in my cafè to get email/phone number (previous agreement of the user) from my clients. In other words, I want an access point with costumizable captive portal. I ...
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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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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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I want a USB-Wifi dongle that supports Miracast

I currently have a 150MBps dongle that supports miracast, but I can't use it because it's too slow and the image often lags/breaks. So I am looking for a better dongle that will allow me to miracast. ...
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Network Adapter to make PC 802.11ad compatible

I am impressed with the performance of the TP-Link AD7200 Wireless Router. But I am also aware that the 802.11ad ecosystem is still growing. There are not too many devices that support this band range/...
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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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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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Setting up home wireless network

I'm trying to set up wireless network at my home. I've been given a router Zyxel Keentic Extra for my birthday as I didn't have any. It looks like this router isn't enough to cover all my flat. It has ...
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Powerful external WiFi dongle hackable enough to change MAC (media access control) address? (Apple Mac OS X)

Background (not the question) I'm not a hacker, I'm a terribly lazy guy who prefers to download 10 GB Virtual Machine (1 click) than to install a few packages to get software running (stuff never ...