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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A single modem/wireless router that can create/share three Wi-Fi networks, each of which are to separate connections?

I am looking for a single modem/wireless router (or just a wireless router) that can create/share three Wi-Fi networks, each of which are to separate connections? See below for context. My ...
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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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Antenna for WiFi card to boost WiFi signal

I have desktop computer with Asus WiFi PCI card: PCE N10. It loads Web pages much slower than other computers in my apartment, probably because it is placed on the floor under the desk, with WiFi ...
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Cheap, small, music server

A friend of mine is looking for something that can sit, permanently plugged into his hi-fi system, with his external hard drive attached (containing his entire music library) that can be controlled ...
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Wifi hardware to improvement network

I do not know if the question is well located, but I come to request a recommendation, I am having problems with getting a wireless router that meets my needs, in this case I look for one that can ...
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Multi sim card slots Mobile WIFI Router

I've been searching for a Mobile WIFI Router that supports 4 sim card slots but with no result, have anyone of you stumbled upon such a thing ?
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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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Manageable Router with multiple wifi networks capability

I would like to know if such device exists and what are your models recommendations if so. The problem I'm trying to solve is to create multiple Wi-Fi networks each of then with limited band speed. ...
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Boost Neighborhood Wireless Reception

I have a storage unit which is in the basement of typical townhouse-style apartment building in New York City. I can't set up internet in this room and I can't tap into any of the tenants wireless ...
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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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What WiFi router brands or models are considered to be secure? [closed]

I understand that there's no 100% secure firmware. But there are some brands that regularly update their firmware to fix discovered vulnerabilities. What brands of WiFi routers (or specific models) ...
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2 in 1 expansion cards?

This question will also be on superuser I use a SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD. NP300E5E-A02US and it's equipped with a single mini PCIe slot currently occupied by a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG ...
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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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How to get best wifi range out of a smartphone in a portable way?

I got a small drone that is controllable over wifi - the drone acts as accesspoint, an app on the phone connects to it over the phone's wifi. And expectably, the drone's AP is short range, the phone'...
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Give Wi-Fi access to a big number of users

I have a big crowded hall (around 200-300 persons) that I need to cover with Wi-Fi coverage, these people need to access a web server inside the network (it's an intranet). So what is the best ...
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Router for small apartment [closed]

I recently bought a Netgear X6 Nighthawk R8000 AC3200 router. It is a piece of crap. I'm looking for a non-expensive replacement for this router. I live in a small apartment sharing the WiFi spectrum ...
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Wireless Microphone with USB Receiver that works with Macs

I'm desperetely looking for a products similar to the Behringer ULM100USB but that actually works with Macs... Does any of you know something like that? Don't point me to radio-based stuff... I'm ...
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Small, cheap processor with serial port and internet access

An old software question of mine looks like it would benefit from some hardware. Basically, I have a web page and want it to communicate via HTTP to a small controller, which will read a string from ...
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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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Home router that logs per-device internet usage

What routers support per-device Internet bandwidth usage monitoring out of the box? (I'd prefer not to go down the route of hacking in an aftermarket firmware if I don't have to; [1],[2]) We have a ...
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Intel i3/i5 AIO with wall mount

I'm looking for an All-in-One device. It should have Win10 Pro installed. I would prefer an Intel i5 or i3 processor. The special requirement is the wall mount. The only device I found weights 12kg. ...
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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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Wi-Fi Adapter for PC

I am choosing Wi-Fi adapter for my PC, the mo-bo is Asus z170 gaming pro and wonder which card to choose or whether go with nano usb stick like TP-Link TL-WN725N nano. I'll be sitting in the same room ...
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What's a good replacement for a D-Link DNS-320 ShareCenter?

The D-Link product is no longer manufactured. I'm aware of software products such as NAS4Free; I'd rather have a complete solution that doesn't involve acquiring more than one product. Raid 1; ability ...
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Best Wireless Access Point for HOT environment

I'm looking to extend wifi into a detached garage 200ft away from my house. The metal shed is not insulated or climate-controlled, and can get quite HOT during the Florida summers. Can anyone ...
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Linux software ap card

I am trying to turn an old laptop into a wireless router/repeater. The laptop's built in card is not working correctly so I can't use it. What I am looking for is a USB WiFi card that supports ...
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Are there any 802.11n+ 5GHz PCI wireless adapters with working drivers for windows 10?

I'm looking for a wifi adapter that ticks the following boxes: Support for Windows 10 (or if not support then at least a driver that actually works on Windows 10) Fits in a PCI slot (not PCIe) Can ...
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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 adapter for raspberry pi zero

I would like to use the raspberry pi zero for a internet of things project but it does not have wifi access by default. I would like to use a usb wifi adapter to connect the pi to the Internet. Here ...
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Router under 80$ with OpenVPN support

I need a router with OpenVPN. So, I'm looking into a router with OpenWRT or DD-WRT support. The router must be able to handle OpenVPN. I need as many LAN Ports as possible. Minimum of 4. I don't ...
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ADSL+ modem and Wi-Fi router recommendation for India

I'm kind of looking for a replacement and am really confused of the options available so I need suggestion from experts out there! I've a Linksys WAG 200G ADSL model which had a 54Mbps wifi speed and ...
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Convert USB to WiFi Printer [closed]

I've tried to convert my USB ESC/POS printer to a network printer. I have tried print servers such as the TL-WPS510U, but it only supports PS and PCL. Is there a print server that supports ESC/POS? ...
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Which cheap microcontroller with Wi-Fi to choose for IoT endpoint devices?

I want to gather data from multiple sensors, make simple operations on them (like store last samples in a buffer, calculate moving average, etc.) and send them to the Internet of Things cloud using ...
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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 repeater recommendation

Can someone recommend a cheap (up to $15-$20) device that can receive a wireless signal from my main router and transfer it to a classic network wired switch? I have found bunch of cheap repeaters on ...
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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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Looking for specific router / access point brand

Several weeks or months ago I read a discussion, probably on Hacker News, and in it somebody recommended a router that fixed all his router problems. Reception was excellent, and it had an option 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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Which product will give a better Wi-Fi reception?

My laptop's internal Wi-Fi antenna is horrible. At my school especially, it can only connect half the time, and when it does, rarely actually assigns me an IP address. I'm looking for a USB adapter ...
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First time smartphone buyer: Looking for a good phone for occasional use and testing Android Apps

I've never had a smartphone before, but since I started Android development I thought it would be beneficial to have a physical device -- the emulator has some limitations. I do plan to make this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hardware components for MESH network with Arduino

I am in the search for some recommendation on a good hardware component for building a mesh network with Arduino I am not experienced in building a mesh network. So all recommendations and guidance ...
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Domestic wifi Network Management

I've got an issue with my home Wifi network. I get 300mbps on my ISP modem: 4 Gigabyte ports and Wifi N There is an Xbox One (Wifi N) on the ground floor I've got 1 desktop with Wifi AC and 2 ...