Wireless Hardware





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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Can I use a Retractable Bluetooth Headset with my iPhone7?

Or should I use my Canon SX720 HS?

I need to make a video of myself but find I need to stand so close since the sound does not pick up so well. So I hope I can use a BT microphone.


Can this connect to my iPhone and use it as the microphone?

I See the instructions to pair the device, but before I chase my tail, can this device be used for the microphone with an iPhone 7 or a Canon SX720 HS?

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Good Day,

I am thinking of sharing internet between two different offices. Kindly advise the best device to use, because we got fiber into the first office and don't want to pay multiple internet fees for the other office.

Based on google maps the distance is roughly: 250Meters, these buildings are the tallest around.

I need a 95% always working system , as internet is very key to e-commerce operation.

Do I run another fiber or simply use a bridge?
HP Laserjet Professional M1217nfw MFP printing out of order, repeating page one 5 times and repeating print jobs when "I ONLY CLICKED PRINT ONE TIME??? Next I noticed that I was out of toner so I went and replaced that and printed one test page. My own test page NOT a Microsoft Test page. The one page worked. SO I tried to print the sequence of pages. 12. Tried printing all 12 then tried saving paper printing front and back. Nothing worked. Went to support at HP nothing on it. Downloaded Diagnostics and Latest driver firmware stuff.  Diagnostics did not seem to do anything. Could not get firmware or driver combo installed. Tried restarting and rebooting several times. I also tried all the different ways you can reboot. The LED display will not show anything at this point. Completely blank.!  I ether get the 1 green and 2 yellows or no lights after rebooting on the shelf next to the display.

Does anyone know what I can try to resolve this?
I'm looking for some help getting Unifi portal to https.  We already have a certificate created for other stuff, so I can't rekey it.  I found directions but it requires the CSR, which I don't have.  Any ideas?
Netgear Arlo Pro 2 review
Anyone used that before and any comments


I have this Asus Rog G56JK laptop.

The WLAN card has been unstable for a long period now, so i decided to change it.

Can i add this network WLAN device into this ASUS laptop.


(Or would you suggest another ?)

Today i have this WLAN card installed

Mediatek MT7630E 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps Wireless WiFi Bluetooth 4.0 WLAN Half Mini PCIe card

As i see the "old" card only supports b/g/n and the "new" card also supports AC.

But will my two "connection" cables support AC ?
Need 400 to 600 people to be able to access wifi. I was going to use ubiquiti access points but I understand each unit can handle about 40 connections. How do I accomplish this?

The unifi access points have a hard limit of 127 users but recommend no more than 40. So I would need more than 10 access points to balance the load for 600.
Can someone tell me where I can find autonomous code for a 3800 series Cisco access point?
I have a Intel Compute stick STK2MV64CC running Windows 10 that just recently lost connectivity to the office WiFi. It can connect to my phones hotspot and access the internet, and other computers can connect to the office WiFi with access to the internet. The Intel Compute stick STK2MV64CC actually connects to the office WiFi, obtains an IP, but has no access to the internet.
Steps taken:
1. Updated wireless drivers
2. released/ renewed IP - Says that the media is disconnected and fails.
3. Uninstalled and reinstalled wireless adapter
4. Ran command prompt as administrator:
- netsh int ip reset reset.txt
- netsh winsock reset
- netsh advfirewall reset
5. Rebooted PC - still not internet access
6. Checked for a Windows update while connected to hotspot - no updates available.

Any ideas on next steps?
I have a HP laptop which every 3-5 days loses the WIFI device. It looks like is controlled by the HP Support Assistant, and when it disappears in HP Assistant it shows "Disabled by Device Manager", so what I have to do every time is reinstall Wireless driver from HP web site and after that it reappears back under Network Adapters. Has anyone seen this happened before?
Is there a solution to it? Thanks.
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i want to buy a wifi - or bluetootth speaker for a laptop
nothing special - only stereo with better sound quality than laptop speakers
what are good ones, and what properties should i look for  ?
Trying to connect Netgear WNDA3400 to act as a wireless access point behind a SonicWALL SOHO. I read post from other users about same issue. I tried but no success. Can anyone help me figure this out?
We have two wifi networks at our house and the one we use as back up has somehow become the default, and randomly takes over throughout the day. Besides physically unplugging it, what is the best way to prevent this from continuing?

I wish to deploy a dozen wifi points plus 6 hard wired points.
Hardwired points will access to a 192.168.20. subnet
Wifi will have 2 SSIDS - guest and office.
Guest will be 192.168.1 subnet and office will be 192.168.20 subnet as hard wired
Guest ought not to be able to speak to Office subnet

Each of the subnets will then be routed to one of 2 broadband lines where differnet restrictions will apply.
Budget is constrained so I plan on using  Ubiquiti AC Lite APs and a used draytek 2860 router .

Looking for advice on the sensibility of this approach. Or alternatives.

Many thanks in advance
hello experts
i have some autonomous Cisco wireless AP, i need update them to lightweight, i did it from remote and successful, but i can't access it after update, neither telnet or ssh, i could only ping it, for the reason of controller located in another subnet, so i have to climb to the roof via ladder connect console to each device configure it connect to controller, that is not convince, for have so many devices.
my question is how i can access it after update.

thank you
The user is unable to see 5G Wifi networks on their Dell Laptop.
It's a Dell Latitude 6430U - Windows 7 Pro
I checked, and the latest WiFi driver for this model is installed.

Device Manager General Tab says:   Dell Wireless  1504  802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Drive Tab adds  Driver Date of 12/13/2013,  Driver Version

The computer is 5 years old - is it possible that there was no support for 5G at that time?

2nd home wireless computer is connected to Sonicwall SOHO wireless -n, but has no internet
Have a building that needs internet access and the the people that were inside said that using their smartphones would be fine.  Here is the problem:  The building is steel and they cannot get cell service AT ALL.  So of course no internet with phones.  Is there a solution to this by placing an antenna or something outside of the building and running a cable to a wireless router inside that the phones can hook up to WIFI?  Or is there a better solution for this scenario?  I was hoping not to have to pull in an internet line that is not there at the moment.
Hi All,

I am using 6 Sonos speakers in multiple rooms at the same floor.
There are 2 accespoints with the same channel and same SSID .

When one accespoints is online the most 2 far removed speakers stutter sometimes or loses connection, the other speakers wont stutter or lose connection when this happends.

If I connect both accespoints then only 1 or 2 speakers keep working while it has the same configuration as the other accespoint.

I tried several things like changing the channels or disable mesh encryption but Sonos keeps failing.

I searched online for multiple options but it seems a lot of people have issues with the Sonos speakers with multiple accespoints in the same configuration.

Does anyone here know a solution so i can use all my Sonos speakers at once over 2 accespoints?

Kind Regards,

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Hi everyone

I want to backup the config for a Cisco Wlan Controller 2100 & 4100 models, I believe it can be backed up directly from the GUI of the WLC ? I'd like to do it directly from a Windows server. Do I need to install TFTP software or can the config just be downloaded to a folder on the Windows Server ?

Thanks all
Hello, and I hope you are having a great day...
This question is for Server core 2016......
I cannot access the internet....
Here is what I know with respect to hardware and drivers:
pnputil -e
published name:            oem0.inf
driver package provider:      tp-link technologies co., ltd
class:                        network adapters
driver date & version:            04/01/2016 1030.6.121.2015
Signer name:                  microsoft windows hardware compatibility publisher

name:                              wi-fi
interface description:                  tp-link wireless usb adapter      
ifindex:                        3
status:                              not present
macaddress:                        nil, nothing showing
Linkspeed:                        0 bps
(the ethernet driver is fine, no issues to report here)

arp -a
added default gateway to arp table as a static ip address ( and physical address)
description:            tp-link 150mbps wireless n nano usb adapter
Model:                  TL-WN725N
status:                  it works fine under server 2016 desktop experience
additional info:            technically its a windows 10 usb adapter. The installation
                  ran under server core 2016, with out a hitch. It found the driver
                  and as far as I can tell, it should be working.
Please feel free to ask me as many questions as you like. There is also is no rush for this (i have until January 2019, to master it   ;-----]]]).
Thank you, Simon (administrator, rapidcomputers.co.uk)
Hello People,

This is kinda engineering question. Its about the hardware and power knowledge.

I have a Ubiquiti Loco M5 which is connected to a public access point (No encryption required)
Everything is working, except random disconnection which I'm pretty sure its because of the range. Its connected with -80
I am 1 Km away from the AP - but the signal is poor because Loco doesnt have enough power!!

How can I boost the receiving on Loco M5. I mean HARDWARE. not configuration within the Loco which I tried EVERYTHING.

I need something to add to the device in order to make it more powerful for receiving signal! like changing the adaptor? or PoE? I've heard if I changed the power supply, it'll help. But I have no idea about the power and what should I buy.

Any ideas?

I have a refurbished AIR-AP1852I-B-K9 that I am trying to join to a 2500 WLC. This is number 2 of the 2   we ordered. The first one joined on its own no problem without any intervention from me, this one is being stubborn.

I keep seeing this message:

[*12/18/2017 12:50:19.8397] Discovery Request sent to X.X.X.X, discovery type STATIC_CONFIG(1)
[*12/18/2017 12:50:19.8497] Discovery Request sent to, discovery type UNKNOWN(0)

I set the first IP (capwap ap primary-base <wlc name> <wlc ip>) but do not know where the other one came from. I see the clock is off and am not sure if that is contributing to the issue or not.

I have tried just about everything I can think of including multiple factory resets, statically assigning an IP and updating code. (which failed) I am now am out of ideas unfortunately.

I can see the AP as a CDP neighbor on my switch so we make it that far. It also pulls a DHCP address. We do not use option 43 so pointing the AP to the WLC should work.The CLI is limited on these compared to what I am used to working with also.

Any ideas?
I'm trying to use a Draytek Vigor 2760Vn to extend a network using WDS. I am trying to use the Draytek router as a AP to extend the current network without having to use extra cables. The network using a BTHub 6 for its main wirless network. The Draytek router is in another room that will have some computers connected the the physical ethernet portds.
BTHub 6 - IP addresss, DHCP range -
DrayTek - IP Address using the same SSID as the BTHub

When I configure the DrayTek using the WDS configuration, I scan for the BTHub SSID. Under the AP Discovery, It is found and I click the BTHub SSID selct the Add To button and select it as a bridge.
My goal is to keep all devices on the same network and use the Draytek to replace a VOIP router.
What am I doing wrong?
i had question req Cisco air cap 3602i. can i use this as standalone access point .or is that mandatory i should connect trough Wireless controller . if yes  i have tried connected with the
connecting but in putty its not showing anything..totally blank screen .am using POE adapter. i have connected console cable to my system with usb converter .and another patch cable to the AP port on power adapter. hope  this the right way..and in device manager it is showing com 4 . and i have changed to com 4 in putty..but still its showing blank..is their anything i have to do. and any other way i can config.. please suggest

Wireless Hardware





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.