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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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CAPWAP State: DTLS Teardown
[*01/01/2000 00:37:47.7485] CAPWAP State: Discovery
[*01/01/2000 00:37:47.7485] Discovery Request sent to, discovery
 type UNKNOWN(0)
[*01/01/2000 00:37:47.7485] Discovery Response from
[*01/01/2000 00:37:57.0000] CAPWAP State: DTLS Setup
[*01/01/2000 00:37:57.1599] Bad certificate alert received from peer.
[*01/01/2000 00:37:57.1599] DTLS: Received packet 0x1c03000 caused DTLS to close
[*01/01/2000 00:37:57.1599]
[*01/01/2000 00:37:57.1599] Lost connection to the controller, going to restart

Not able to join the Access point with the Cisco WLC Controller 2504
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My 10yr old Netgear WNR3500 seems too old and only giving up to 10Mb with our new equipment.  
Its RangeMax wireless-N Gigabit router.  Been good for us but.. for the last few years with newest devices seems compatibility issues there.

Should we stay with Netgear and get the latest model or some other good options around there?
w2Home office with a single router - all other devices connecting

see errors attached

Most likeliest Probable cause ?

A client has Comporium WIFI internet service package. They have 1 static WAN IP, subnet and gateway.
From this, they get 10 usable Static LAN IP's to be populated in 9 other separate WIFI routers. The main router gets the static WAN IP as it's static info, and an address pool must be created that is the range of the usable LAN IP's, for example, - in this main router. This is used in place of the standard - found in most routers. The client purchased 12 TPLink C1200 Wireless Routers, but these units will not allow the change in address pool to a LAN static IP range.

So we have the main router that has to have a static WAN IP. The address pool is setup with the range of usable static LAN IP's and then each of the other routers get setup with one of the usable static IP's. They want 10 routers in all. It seems they need a business WiFi router instead of a home based unit. Would prefer all 10 to be the same brand/model? Maybe just the 1 that has the odd settings for the address pool to be business class, and leave the other remaining 9 in place? They are all currently mounted on a wall.

Any suggestions on a router that can have a static WAN and then the address pool set to static LAN IP range?
Trying to project my Wifi signal to reach 700ft with a beamforming signal to reach my property across the road from me. I was thinking of using a Wireless N600mW smart router R10000 from walmart. Would this be adequate or would this require a directional antenna to broadcast the signal?
An AV company suggested that the client purchase as wireless access points - Araknis High Power Wireless Access Points.
The client asked why they couldn't use their existing Apple Airport Extreme units.  The AV company gave the following response, and I've highlighted their major points:

"Access points
I strongly advise you NOT to use those airport extreme units. All access points are not created equal, and they do not all utilize maximum power. That said, the features that enable seamless handoff of connectivity between access points, smart dynamic channel selection, and all of the other features that create a reliable wifi network, have little to do with power. I’ve been down that road before, and as your advocate, I have to say please spare us all the pain."

I recognize that Apple hasn't made major changes to the Airports for some time (example - no Mesh)  
However, this seems to be a somewhat extreme evaluation of the Airport Extreme units.

How right are they?  How weak is the operation of the Airport Extreme?

I had this question after viewing Connect a wireless router to a sonicwall firewall.

Presently using Sonicwall TZ-215 with 3 TP-Link EAP 330 - (coverage decent but not perfect.)  in small business environment:
1. Would using the Linksys Velop in bridged mode give me better coverage (turning off wireless on Sonicwall TZ-215; turning off DHCP on Linksys Velop) ?
2. Since the Sonicwall TZ-215 would be the main router, will the network be secure?
Need to connect two buildings, about 300-400 ft away with clear point of sight, which AIrFiber model is the most inexpensive that can do the job well?

Thank you
I finally decided to get one of these open source customizeable routers and I'm loving it. It's for advanced consumers and it is a bit pricey but it works well and is really fast.

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by:Brandon Lyon
I was going to order from Amazon but they ran out so I ordered from the same company on eBay. I tried waiting for the higher spec'd one but I couldn't wait any longer. It looks like they're back on Amazon now though.
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by:Kyle Santos
@Craig, you see this episode? haha
Hey people,
I'm using a Asus TP500LA, mediatek wireless board. I'm on window 10, and I've noticed that when I connect to some routers the latency to the default gateway is really high, varies from 7 to 2000 (average 120-180). Its not an issue of the wireless devices since I also connect to them with my phone and the latency is pretty low. I've already tried changing the driver but it doesn't seem to help. Any ideas would be welcome.
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I am partly responsible for supporting the IT of solicitors firm. They recently asked me to setup guest wifi access for their office. They have an existing wifi setup which is provided by a leftover TPLINK router which i just used as an AP. The router doesn't appear to offer guest access so i now need to consider getting a replacement AP that does offer this service. My main issue is working out whether the guest feature on an AP alone is enough to isolate the users who are logged on from the office resources or whether i need to do additional networking configuration. There is a Cisco router in place which is managed by another company we use specifically for programming it.
I would have preferred to not involve the Cisco router when configuring the guest network but i am not sure if this is at all possible.
I am not too fussy about the model of the AP we use , so long as its not over complex to configure, i have recently been using Ubiquiti and like the way they can be configured. It is a small user network of 5 users running off a Windows 2012R2 domain.

I would like to separate hard wired connections from wifi APs.  The purpose is to separate traffic and assign separate class c subnet to each group.  

Equipment used
Watchguard firebox
Qty 2 Uniquiti 24-port Poe+ 500 watts
Qty 10 Uniquiti HD access points.

Separate subnets for each group:

Hardwire users on port 1 of Firebox with dchp turned in - hardwired - connects to first Uniquiti switch.  

Wifi access points on port 2 of Firebox with dhcp turned on -  WiFi access points - connects to Second switch.

The second Uniquiti switch that connects the hardware connections  - port 1 disconnects or the ubiquity access points will start missing heart best and disconnect

 Firewall policy set to  any traffic can pass between the the Firebox interface ports 1 and 2.  Ping traffic passes from and to sinners with issue.

If all the devices / hard wire and access points and the two switches - are put into 1 single subnet - no issues.  

Comments would be appreciated.
Tp link dongle

I need to be able to reset a Motorola (Brocade) AP 650 Access point back to factory defaults. I've tried the Motorola AP Discovery Tool, and it has errors and does not work. Any ideas would be helpful. Only have to support these APs for about 1 more year. I do NOT know the IP address of the AP's but I do know the zero config for layer 2.

Again any ideas would be helpful. Thank you

A client has been given a quote by an AV company that includes Araknis High Power Wireless Access Points.   These seem to retail for $420.00 each.

When Araknis claims "High Power", is their wireless signal any stronger than, let's say, an Apple Airport Extreme, or Eero WiFi?

I assume that they are offering something for the money, I'm just not sure what.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that 802.11 n and a devices are restricted in power, which enables them to be installed without any permits, etc.

Hi all,

We have a 640 w/ crown 4300 amplifier and want to connect quite a few wireless speakers so we can forgo a whole mess of cabling. Can someone provide some guidance or suggestions on equipment or process to set up?

- suggested outdoor speakers
- configuration
- connection types

much appreciated.

I have a customer that wants to extend their wifi network connection to various houses on their land. Each house is about 50 to 80 ft apart. they are using linksys wrt54g routers and repeating their wireless signal from one house to another. so from left to right at-least four houses using wrt54g in each house repeating the ssid. They keep telling me I didn't set it up correctly because they cannot get signal at the last house. I did mention to dig cable not an option and I am not sure how to tell them that the device is obsolete and repeaters through walls and repeating 2500 plus yds wont work unless we dig one cable to center house form first house with router. I just need some words or ideas to inform them that it will not work in easy to understand terms. My explenation of obsolete device, weak frequency channel, this walls and distance is not clear enough I guess. I am not sure anybody has been through this, but i just need some advise on how to inform the customer that the only option is to order more dsl service to their guest houses or dig cable. Also, am i correct for telling them that the devices are old and not reliable? I am installed dd-wrt firmware. I hope this makes sense. thanks for any suggestions
Office (home): basement (finished)
Desktop: hard-wired LAN cable
Other Devices: wireless (iPad, laptops, iPhones, etc.)
ISP: Comcast/Xfinity with "Blast" speed
Modem (personal not rented): Arris/Motorola SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 (1 month old)
Wireless Router: Linksys EA7300 - dual band (1 month old)
SPARE Wireless Router (not in use YET): Linksys EA6500 dual band

I recently bought and moved into a pretty good size 3 level house (3,500+ sqft) with a finished basement, main floor, and upstairs.

Up until now, I WAS always getting really good signal and fast downloads (80-90Mbps) via wireless anywhere in my home in the last 3 places I rented.

Now, at my new place, it's as if the wireless doesn't work, even though I have FULL bars/signal on my devices. Basically, it's hit or miss, and not consistent.

FYI...Everything seems just fine hard-wired with my desktop (Speed Tests are 80ish Mbps)

What is the best way/mode to use my two routers via wireless (I don't have the option to run a LAN cable between them)?

I want to use my 2 wireless routers: Linksys EA7300 and SPARE Linksys Router (EA6500) to "boost" my signal by putting it either on my main floor or upstairs.

1) Which Router should be upstairs as the "booster" and which one should be in my office, in the basement, connected to the cable modem? Basically, should the newer/better one (EA7300) vs the older spare (EA6500)?

2) Which mode should I use given my 2 routers  I have?
EA7300 …
I forgot the password to the software .

how do I reset it. ?
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There are two sets of Sonos one on the main network and anther on the guest network.

Do I need to get anther bridge/ adapter for the guest network ? the main has one.
I need a good outdoor wireless access point, that's easy to install , and fast.

What do you recommend. ?

budget - up to $200-$250
It seems that some of the CLI commands have changed from the 3700 series to 3800 series Cisco access points.  Can someone help me with the follow:

3700 Series:
To change the IP address: capwap ap ip address
To change the gateway: capwap ap ip default-gateway
To change the primary controller: capwap ap controller ip address

3800 Series:
What is the earliest wireless controller code which will support the new Cisco 3800 series access points.
Hello Experts, I need some assistance since I'm not that familiar with SonicWall

I have a TZ215 FW with both, LAN and WLAN active configurations, I upgraded my ISP BW from 10Mbps to 20Mbps (cable provider) and just realized that everything connected to the LAN interfaces on my sonicwall (X0) are getting the full 20Mbps (or really near with speedtest.net) but all my wireless clients only get up to 10Mbps...

Does anyone has any idea of what is going on here?

Thanks for your support
have a DinoFire DR100 that I can not get connected to my Mac.


I found the little USB chip and inserted it into my Mac. A window popped up that prompted me to configure my keyboard, and the letter to the right of my leftmost Shift key was a z. But this failed.

I got another window (no screen shot available) which showed an error with two buttons:

Skip   OK

I clicked OK and have not been able to get that window to pop up again. I would try Skip the next time.

Does anyone know how i can get this pointer configured for my MacBook?


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.