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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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E ink ebook reader for PDF with Wi-Fi synchronization

I'm looking for a large (with 8 inches screen) ebook reader that will be used to read PDF documents. Additionally it should support storage synchronization via Wi-Fi using some generic method, not ...
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Hardrive case with WiFi and/or Ethernet interface

The USB ports on my laptop have packed up. It will cost a few weeks that I don't have to get it repaired, not to mention the cost. I see that Western Digital, and others, are selling a "Personal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Combining Apartment WiFi Networks / Extending Campus WiFi network

As a college student, I don't want to pay for wifi (it costs me a couple of hundred bucks a year). I want to know if there is a way to lower the cost? One potential solution: We live 890 ft from a ...
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POE to WiFi adaptor

I have an outdoor camera that needs POE. There is power and WiFi, but no ability to run ethernet. Is there a device that can connect to the WiFi and provide POE (power and data) to the camera?
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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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low latency wireless mic using u-blox NINA-W102

Does anyone know if the u-blox NINA-W102 is capable of sending real time sound data with latency below 5ms? I can't find a lot of info on this component online. I've purchase the Arduino Nano rp2040, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...