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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A good dual or even three channel router

I'm looking for a dual- or multi-channel router. Requirements: 2/3 or more channels Supports IP/TV as well as the standard functionality Reliable brand (think Asus, D-Link) Not more than €300.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wi-Fi extenders

My primary wireless router is whatever is built in to my ISP's gateway device, which is subject to somewhat frequent change. I want to extend this network signal over a larger residential lot. So I'...

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