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Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and enterprise (business) installations avoid the costly process of introducing cables into a building, or as a connection between various equipment locations. Wireless telecommunications networks are generally implemented and administered using radio communication. This implementation takes place at the physical level (layer) of the OSI model network structure. The key hardware components of a wireless computer network include adapters, routers and access points, antennas and repeaters.

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I have inherited a wireless setup and could use some help.  I have access points that seem to be disappearing from my Cisco 2500 series wireless controller.  The access points are Cisco Aironet 2600 series.  I hear that I can reset the access points in a way that would allow the wireless controller to see them again, but I'm not sure how to do this.  I'd rather not lose any of the configs on these access points if it can be helped, but understand it may be necessary.  

Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi, I'm trying to run a RouterOS Mikrotik MMIPS image with QEMU in Windows.   I am able to run the x86 ISO the Mikrotike website has available to download with QEMU without any issues.   I was able to find vmlinux-3.2.0-4-5kc-malta which I think is the correct kernel for  MIPPS but I'm stuck on what to do after that.   If anyone can give me an example of a command or point me in the right directorion to get the OS up and running I would really appreciate it.   I think the issue is I'm not sure how to populate the image file with the firmware I downloaded from MikroTik but I'm sure there's other things I can do.   Thank you.

David

https://mikrotik.com/download
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Hi,

Will this wireless controller work in Ubuntu 17.10 desktop? I am thinking of using a pair of them on my machine? Please note it is the wireless one so I am not sure if that means any extra complications.

Thanks,

Ward
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We have two buildings across the street from one another, one has our network and the other has our customers network.  However we have to put one of our time clocks in the customer building.  I am looking for a cheap solution to connect the two buildings via wireless so I can put our time clock on our network.  They are approximately 70 yards apart.  We use Cisco gear but I do not necessarily need Cisco.  In the past we've done this with Netgear WG302 access points but I'm looking for something more modern and easy to setup.  Thank you.
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hello Experts
I will purchase a WLC recently because there are so many autonomous APs which is not easy to manage, i am prefer to have a virtual one, i think i already know the advantage and drawback of the virtual WLC, but i still have something not clear need to be confirmed, appreciate your help
1. does virtual totally same physical WLC while using and configuring it?
2. does virtual WLC support all branch of Cisco APs?
3. while i reading some documents, says APs software need upgrade to at least version 7.3 so that could register to WLC, but i am confused, this version looks like the WLC software version not AP, as i know for APs just need install lightweight image should be fine, could you clarify this point?
4. i already download and deployed virtual WLC version 8.0 with 60 days evaluate license, but i can't get the virtual serial port works follow the installation guide(https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/technology/mesh/8-2/b_Virtual_Wireless_LAN_Controller_Deployment_Guide_8-2.html), when i try to telnet it seem connected but no any response, please let me know how to fix it.
for i have no experience using a WLC, so there are so many questions and thanks for your understanding.
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Wondering if anyone is using version 8 Arubas yet.  We are still on ver 6 and heard ver. 8 is buggy.
Also ver.8 requires a Mobility Master (hardware or VM)  Ver 6 does not require that.
This is when using two or more controllers for load balancing and redundancy.   Aruba is not advising to start with 6 and upgrade to v8. The topology is very different and will require us to rebuild the network for the upgrade. They recommend V8 from the beginning.
Wonder how mature ver.8 is.

Any information or experience about on that?  Thanks.
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Atheros AR5007 802 1b/g wifi adapter wont connect, will send bytes but will not receive bytes, how can the issue be resolved?
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I have a windows 10 device that a user somehow disable the network.  There is a Red X on the icon in system tray.  Wired Connection  shows the connection is available.   Checked wire and switch all ok.  Things I have done.  Remove the adapter and reinstalled it.  Updated to latest drivers for the card.  reset Network.  Disabled enabled.  Reset Tcp/ip stack with netsh commands.  Network properties show operational but Connetivity (IPv4/ipv6)  Disconnected.  I have turned off the Firewall, and Windows defender.    

Diagnostic detail shows "Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol to the Network Adapter"  

I have checked settings in BIOS everything is enabled.  I have removed AVG

At a loss,
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how can i find out if the band i am using is N band or AC band? checking my controller it only shows 802.11 a/n and 802.11 b/g/n
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Hi Experts,

We have 20 Open Mesh Wireless Access Points in our building serving over 250+ Clients. Everything was running fine until we added 2 new SSIDs and tagged them on VLANs. These access points are connected to Netgear POE Switches and All these switches are connected to our Netgear Core Switch which is backed by iBoss (Firewall and Filtering) and Sonicwall (As a Router).

After we added two VLANs, our wireless network has been unstable since. We cant airplay to Apple TVs, Cannot connect our wireless computers / iPads to our 2 newly created SSIDs most of the time.

I did the VLAN for the first time and could be doing something wrong on that front. I have tagged the ports where i have access points connected and the ports that connects to the core switch. On Core Switch, i have tagged the ports that connect these switches and the port that connects with the iBoss.

Please let me know if you need any additional information on this issue.
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I need some help if possible.  

My school is very much behind the times, so we are in need of upgrading.

Our president wants specifically to have wireless connections (literally no wires needed to connect a laptop to the system), a very simple way to record high-quality video and audio in the classrooms, and the ability to broadcast class sessions online in real time.

Can anyone give me some suggestions on this?
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Hi,

In our training room, which sometimes gets reconfigured with no tables for an open space, we are looking to get wall mounts that will allow items such as a keyboard to sit very tightly against the wall when it is not in use and which can be pulled out from wall when needed.

The wall mount adjustable keyboard tray with an extendable arm should meet the requirements below:
 
1.       Extendable arm with full range of swivel motion which can rotate left and right with ease.
 
2.       Height adjustable arm which can be adjusted upwards and downwards. It will need to appear as if it is sitting on a table where a person is using it. Also, when moving the arm to the position we need it to be in, the arm should lock in place.

3.      Wall mount track to allow for extendable arm to be moved vertically so extendable arm can be moved lower when in use and higher when not in use.

4.      The tray should be foldable upwards, downwards and be lockable so that the tray can be placed tightly against the wall.

5.      The wall mount tray should support the weight of objects such as a keyboard for weights up to 15 kg.

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

We have a Microsoft Surface Studio display which has a PC built into it.

In our training room, which sometimes gets reconfigured with no tables for an open space, we are looking to get wall mounts that will allow this Display which has a PC built to do the following:
 
1.       Sit very tightly against the wall when it is not in use. Out of the way so that when the room is full of people, people will be less likely to brush against it. Also the training room is small, so the flatter it fits everything against the wall the better. Also, the small PC in the mount should be tillable so that it can be tilted downwards to sit better against wall.
 
2.       When using it, we need to be able to put it out from the wall, and have the ability to pull it downwards adjustable to the height we want. For example, it will need to appear as if it is sitting on a table where a person is using it as their work desk PC.
 
3.       We are looking for something also that looks very well, visually.
 
At the end of the day, what it will be for us is, when not in use, there will be no work desk in the room, the base unit and the display  will be folded flat against the wall. When in use we want lots of adjustments, and that it holds the position adjustment that we set so that it appears to be sitting on an office table.
 
https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-studio
 
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I manage a small legal office and have a SonicWall TZ 400 wireless that covers the current building ( 15 people on the LANand only one using wifi)
The owner of the company will be expanding into a separate building across a 30 foot Breezeway next door.
I have tested the current TZ 400 Signal and it "peters out" just outside the current office facing the new office space.
 the new office space will only have two people in it)

I cannot move the existing TZ 400 closer to the new building. ( I cannot use the AC wiring to extend the wifi)

QUESTION:  SonicWall just came out with a new "mesh" Sonic "WAVE" that are around $850 each . And it requires yearly fees but support is probably great and an integrated package may make sense.  But I don't even really know if the "Wave" is the right product.  Will a SonicWall Point that not on a ethernet lan act like a mesh ?

But it  seems like a pricey solution  and I might really need two of them ( $1700)
One to boost the TZ 400w inside the edge of the existing office and one to pick up the signal in the new building.
I would like to have a ethernet port from the  device in the new building and would also like to lower the cost (above)
Does anyone suggest the SonicPoint or Ubiquity or Meraki or even Google  Wifi mesh to accomplish this ?
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Does anyone know what is the best device to Boost celluar signal inside a big brick building?
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I have a wireless network with a bunch of wireless repeaters all from SonicWall. When I am connected to one of my repeaters I can ping the company server and it responses with no loss packets. I can browse out to the internet no issues. However when ever I try to connect to my company drive It says it can;t make the connection

What could be the issue?
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could offer suggestions on how to improve wireless performance on a Cisco 5508 controller.

I am told right below the AP there is little to no signal.

I understand there could be multiple reasons for this, any suggestions for improvements ?

There are 3702 and 1131 AP's
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How do I change a Public Network to Private. Windows 8.1 and 10.

There is no ability to Make this PC discoverable.

Thanks.
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WiFi keeps dropping on a new laptop.
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We support a church that uses electronic hymnals via an app on their mobile devices. During services they can have up to 500 members trying to connect to 4 Sonicpoint's with the same SSID. My question is, Is there a way for the sonicpoints or the firewall to distribute the user connections equally between the AP's?  

Right now most users can't connect and the ones that are have terrible connections (speed). Which I assume everyone is connecting to just one AP.

I thought about sectioning off the pews RF,LF,RR,LR . Then create SSID's associated to those sections. But there has to be a better way.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Some of the locations we are thinking about putting security cameras are close to existing power, but NOT close to existing Internet, threfore we were thinking about doing POE on the ones close to existing Internet and WIFI for the ones close to existing power, but NOT close to existing Internet

 1. Do you think wireless cameras are good for BUSINESS use or should I stay with WIRED cameras ?

 2. If wireless cameras are good, what brand do you recommend for a 3 story building ?
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

             An AT&T technician recently replaced our AT&T modem with a new one (Model: 5268ACFXN).  While all of our services are working great again, I can not get my HP Deskjet 2543 printer to establish a wireless connection.  The button on the printer   identified as wireless blinks off and on with a blue color suggesting it is trying to establish a connection.  Just in case this helps in the troubleshooting, I have a small black box next to the AT&T U-verse modem identified as Wireless Access Point (WAP) with the following buttons:  WPS  Paired  Link.  The Paired button blinks off and on with a green color and the Link button has a rapid green blinking light which seems to suggest being busy with signal request made perhaps by other wireless devices in the house, like this laptop as an example.

              In closing, I hope I have described my concern in a clear and understandable way because I am not very tech savvy when it comes to describing my personal observations and conclusions.  If more clarification is needed, I will gladly furnish it upon request.  In the meantime, I look forward to reviewing everyone's shared thoughts and suggestions to this question.

             Thank you

             George
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Hi,

I have a few electronic devices in a room which do not need to be on when there is nobody in the room.

The times are variable for when people would be in the room.

These devices are plugged into an extension lead which I would like plugged into a sensor socket.

Ideally what I would like is for when someone walks in the room, the sensor socket would switch on and the devices would in turn switch on too.

The opposite would happen when someone leaves the room for a few minutes.

I would like one that does not require a hub or Wi-Fi as I would have a switch connected to this sensor socket.

Also, it would be an advantage if the sensor socket did not turn off if people were sitting down watching TV but not making much movement.

What would you recommend?

Thanks,
Robbie
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How do I update my Alcatel a462c Android 4.4.4 processor MSM 8609. Can you please direct me or tell me how step-by-step or send me somewhere where they'll do it for me thank you very much.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I will be purchasing a PS4 console with controller this month.  It is my understanding the PS4 controller can be used wireless after being fully charged which brings me to this upcoming question.  Will the wireless PS4 controller cause any interference with my AT&T wireless setup at home used for internet access?

          Thank you

          George
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Wireless Hardware

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Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and enterprise (business) installations avoid the costly process of introducing cables into a building, or as a connection between various equipment locations. Wireless telecommunications networks are generally implemented and administered using radio communication. This implementation takes place at the physical level (layer) of the OSI model network structure. The key hardware components of a wireless computer network include adapters, routers and access points, antennas and repeaters.