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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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Looking for some guidance on this.

One of our customers has an ADTRAN Bluesocket WiFi device set up for wireless in a school.

Currently the users have to be manually added to the ADTRAN so that they can have WiFi access.

I'd like to be able to integrate the ADTRAN with AD so that users in a specific OU or OUs can have WiFi access.

I'm looking at the Bluesocket Admin Guide on pages 107 - 111.

https://supportforums.adtran.com/docs/DOC-5271

Is this what I'm looking for, or am I off base?

If I'm not looking in the right place, I'm looking for someone with some experience who can point me in the right direction.

This is a project that was assigned to me where I have the AD experience, but not the ADTRAN integration.

Thanks!!!
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With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

We are implement the multiple VLans and Wi-Fi  in our company:
 
Vlan 1:default Vlan (192.168.1.0/24)
Vlan 2:Office Vlan(192.168.2.0/24)
Vlan 101:production Vlan (172.16.0.0/24)

We are using Aruba instant virtual controller to control all the APs. In the core switch default gateway is 192.168.1.254 which is the router Interface.

We had no problem for the connectivity using wired. But we found the if connected using office wifi (Vlan 2) and try to reach those device have wired connection in (Vlan 101) is no issue. But If the device is connected using Wi-Fi then we can not reached.

IN the Wi-Fi controller we never set any policy to block it.Please advice ?
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Hello Experts

I have a question about using several Wireless Access Points sharing SSID on the same location

I have a customer that is rapidly growing. They are expanding the area that needs coverage and are getting more people.

They started with a router with WAP (Wireless Access Point). This is an older router that is not Mesh aware. (Draytek 2820n)
They grew in size and added a dedicated WAP. We set it to have the same SSID & Pre Shared Key as the WAP in the router
Both were working well together and the users could roam around seamlessly

The dedicated WAP failed and we replaced by a new Mesh aware WAP (Cambium Networks cnPilot E400)
We also added a 2nd dedicated Mesh aware WAP (Cambium Networks cnPilot 1000)
We set these 2 Cambium WAPs to work in Mesh mode with the same SSID & Pre Shared Key

So they have 3 WAP
* the router's WAP  (non Meshed)
* WAP 1 Meshed with WAP 2
* WAP 2 Meshed with WAP 1
* all with the same SSID & Pre-Shared-Key

Since then the wireless users experienced constant drop outs and various instability. These are random and unpredictable

I am in the process of trying to debug the whole thing by disabling all WAPs except one then repeating the process with the other 2 WAPs

Question 1: do you see anything wrong with the set up as explained?
Question 2: Is there any reason to think that the mixed "Meshed" & "Non Meshed" AP would create this issue?
Question 3: Any other tests I could do?

Any other …
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Hi Experts,

I am installing new wireless equipment at a very small motel this week. They have AT&T business internet and just want to provide an SSID and password/key to guests to connect. No splash screen or anything like that. They were originally using Netgear signal boosters that you plug into wall outlets, but customers stole them.

I told them I would only use pro-level equipment, so I have ordered 2 UAP-AC-PROs and the Ubiquiti 8-port 60w PoE Switch for 12 rooms. Eight rooms are in a 2-floor building, four on each floor and the other building is just four rooms on a single floor. I plan to install one AP on the ceiling in room 3 (middle, bottom room) of each building, including the two floor building. The rooms are small so I think this will suffice.

Questions:

Do I need to order a security device or new router? Can I use the AT&T provided router and connect it to the Ubiquiti PoE switch and configure the WAPs using the Ubiquiti controller software installed on the office PC? And will that software without a security device or new router be able to provide two SSIDs?

The owners are trying to save money (of course!) so I wanted to see if any other gear was necessary. It appears that the solution I've provided will do the trick, but it is not ideal security-wise. Any advice is appreciated!

Thanks,

Rich
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I'd like your recommendations on security cameras you may have CURRENTLY used. Nothing 7 years old please. ;) This will be a single camera system, not a DVR/mulitcam system.

We could use POE to power. Needs reliable (tested by you hopefully LOL) and easy to use SOFTWARE for offsite monitoring and time lapse (sent to FTP?). WiFi and tough, but cheap were also requirements.
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Hi Everyone,
I have a Dell D830 with Ubuntu 17.04 installed.  It has a Broadcom Wireless adapter but:
>I cannot identify any WiFi network
>Appears that the WiFi adapter is not working

*I verified it is using a 3rd party adapter by following:
>Click the button at the far right side of the menu bar and select System Settings.
>In the System section, click Software & Updates.
>Switch to the Additional Drivers tab.

Any suggestions to make the WiFi work?
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I am getting terrible download/upload speeds on my MacBook Pro when connect via WiFi. See attached info on my connection. I'm supposed to be getting 50 down and 10 up from comcast, but with a wifi connection I only get 35 up and 3 down. When connected via ethernet I get the maximum speeds. My router is only 10 feet away from the laptop.

I have 2 routers (and a cable modem) in my setup. The modem goes directly to a Netgear Nighthawk R8000, and then extends the network to a Netgear Nighthawk R6700.
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Strange scenario where windows 10 on one network when trying to connect will go to blue screen which error points to the wifi driver but this will eventually happen on a wired connection too but it is not immediately on connection sometimes taking 5 or 10 minutes.  Move to a totally different environment router, network, ssid and no sign of trouble.  Not only have tested this on each once but twice spending a few hours on each.  Could this be related to the routers vs the laptop computer and the wifi card?  The one that fails is a cox router modem combo single unit.  The one that works fine is a Mediacom with separate modem and router setup.  In addition if I use a different laptop on the network with the problem scenario I do not have a problem. The laptop with the problem is an hp 15-ay192nr running the latest version of windows 10 updates and drivers from hp.  Worked with hp support for an hour and they could not resolve the issue.  They said reinstall the entire machine.  But it works great on the other network not a sign of problems.
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Thanks.  I'll keep monitoring the article for the updated program :)
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Found it: https://www.xirrus.com/inspector/.  Check this is right. I had to fill in their form first.
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Any thoughts on the  ARUBA IAP-205 WIRELESS ACCESS POINT s?

I have about 4 or 5 outhouses and I want an goof Wi-Fi solution.

Thank you.
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I have installed a Halo light fixture with two lights.  Both lights on are very bright and I would like to know if its possible to remove one of the lights.
How do I do it?  Please let me know.  Thank you
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Can someone tell me what the CLI command is to remove a VLAN on a 2504 (AirOS) Cisco wireless controller?

Thanks
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Hey Guys,

I have a UniFi Switch 8 150W, 2 UniFi AP AC LR and 1 UniFi AP AC Pro.  Do I leave the channels to Auto?  Also, do I assisgn static IP address to each or leave APs as DHCP?   By default does it use both bands 2.4 and 5 Ghz?   Thanks.
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Dear guys, can you please explain the advantages and disadvantages of Wireless Transmit power? Why do they always recommend -65 dBm for users? If I increase the AP's power to the maximum, is it always good?

These attached pictures display the coverage when changing AP's power. I use VisualRF to test HP AP Aruba 205H, can you suggest some ideas about the results?

- Red color: -45 dBm
- Orange: -55 dBm
- Green: -65 dBm
- Blue: -75 dBm
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What sender do you recommend?
I have seen so many on Amazon and Ebay.

The distance is under 10m. The signal comes from a projector, output RCA, left and right.
I want to send that audio wireless to an audio amplifier which has Bluetooth receiver.
Most of the senders have a small battery incorporated, but I do not care, it can be also with power adapter. In fact those with battery have a kind of standby mode to avoid battery discharge. That is something that I do not really need.
One important request is this: when the analog signal comes (projector starts playing) I need that Bluetooth audio transmitter to send the signal right away. I do not want to go and press a button somewhere on transmitter. It should be like a self-activating, self-wake up mode, in case enters in standby. This is very important because that Bluetooth transmitter will be placed near the projector somewhere high and I cannot go every time there to activate manual the Bluetooth transmitter. I want to see this feature somewhere mentioned/explained before I buy it.
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I am remodeling four homes.  I have  installed eight port structured wiring systems in all four.  Each wall jack (room) includes one ethernet jack, one cable jack, and one phone jack.  Everything is homerun to the utility room in the basement. Within the wiring cabinet located there, are punch down blocks and patch panels for all wires and cables. I would like to install  in each cabinet, an eight port router or switch to include an integrated DHCP server, and POE  jacks. One of these Jack's will be wired to a ceiling mounted Wi-Fi access point on the third floor in the center of the home. This device should be dual band AC 1200  or greater. Ultimately, the router or switch will be plugged into a cable modem providing Internet and telephone service. I am having trouble finding the router or switch, which needs to be small enough  to fit inside the wiring panel.  I also need an inexpensive access point device.  The cable modem will be mounted by the cable service provider outside the panel.  This arrangement will allow plug-and-play of any wired or wireless device in the home without the need for a PC  based DHCP server arrangement. Has anyone done this? Any recommendations? I need to keep this reasonably inexpensive.
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A customer of mine has a problem where he often loses small items (such as keys and Bluetooth headsets).

We are looking to find the best system where a chip can be put on these small items and then these items can be located using an Android or Apple iPhone.

What are some of the best systems for doing this?
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Got this cam Samsung from Costco SNH-V6431BN/US

I was able to connect to my WiFi but the connection is constantly dropping and I need to re-setup every time after that.  Does it have to be very close to the WiFi router?  Other devices are OK on the same router and not dropping.

2nd question.  Is it only designed for the mobile app?  Manual doesn't provide any instruction via the regular browser.

Thanks.
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Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

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The wireless on the Mac is giving me issues, I have an external one (USB) how do disable the built in one and force it to use the external one (USB)?
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I'm a system administrator for a company that has about 500 computer users. One of our job sites currently has a mesh network setup. There is one main building where the internet comes in and using a Cisco wireless outdoor bridge that connects to another building point to point. The signal to that building drops significantly from around 25 Mbps to 5 Mbps. The equipment currently in place is pretty old, probably 10 years old now.  The other 3 buildings feed off the 2nd buildings signal which is already low, which means there's is lower. The entire site is about a mile total. The main building is about .5 mile to the second building and the other buildings are less than half mile or so from the second building which is where they get their connection from. Certain buildings drop their internet connection pretty frequently also.

I'm looking for some recommendations on good quality outdoor bridges that will help this job site improve their internet speeds and reliability.
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Dear fellow Experts Exchange members:

I have an unusual question that requires the input of fellow members who have had hands-on experience with *ANY ONE* of a set of USB wireless AC network adapters.

Here is my situation: I have an office with two wireless access points (one on the left side and one on the right side of the building).  I have dropped the transmit power of each AP to try to get the wireless adapters in their three-or-four laptops to roam to the nearest AP when the users walk from one side to the other.

However, I am unable to find any "Roaming Aggressiveness" setting in the hardware properties of the wireless NIC for any of the current wireless NICs (internal and USB) in the laptops.

As it stands, the users all experience drops when moving from one side of the building to the other due to the wireless adapters in their laptops stubbornly trying to use the AP on the other side of the building despite there being an identically-configured AP literally right overhead.

I have a list of wireless AC adapters recommended by various sites, and I would like to know from any Experts Exchange members who have first-hand experience with *ANY ONE* of them if their device drivers provide a "Roaming Aggressiveness" setting.

Here is the list of wireless AC adapters:
  • Alfa Long-Range Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter
  • Asus USB AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 Adapter
  • Asus USB-AC68
  • Buffalo Technology AirStation WI-U2-866D
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An office around 2,000 sq. needs a solid AP or AP's .

Which one would you recommend.

I know that the ubiquiti are good, but I don't like the installation process.

Also I have a PoE switch so I need it to work with it.
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How can you determine the MTU setting of a access point on a Cisco 5520 wireless controller from the command line.  From the command line, is there a command which will display what the access point MTU setting is?

Thanks
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Hello, I'm currently having issues with trying to update my computer to a newer Windows instalment. I was recently given an old-ish Windows XP computer by a family member and they completely wiped the computer and refreshed it back to its factory settings. Ever since I've received it, I've been trying to gain access to the internet so I can update its anti-virus as well as update it to more modern instalments of Microsoft Windows.

However every time I've tried connecting it, it says that the wireless wifi networks (that ARE in range) are apparently not or it has lost connection to them? Please help me, as I feel like I'm running in circles trying to find out how to fix it :(
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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.