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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.

Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

         Recently, I ordered and set up a WiFi extender provided by AT&T.  I did notice that both, the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz lights are a steady green which is the way it is supposed to be.  Just out of technical curiosity, I am wondering why the WiFi extender needs to simultaneously broadcast on both frequencies as opposed to just one.  

          Any shared views or thoughts regarding this question will be appreciated.

          Thank you

          George
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Dear Expert
I am looking for a software or application that can aid me in checking the WI-FI connection coverage. But I need it to be a software base.
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Say, the Microsoft Wireless Mouse AND Keyboard has a wireless dongle. This has gone missing.  What items can we purchase to replace it? Is it economical to buy a dongle? We based in South Africa. Kindly suggest something decent that will be easy to configure with it.
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A friend of mine recently recommended I get an access point in addition to the router I have.  What access point should I buy?  I have an Apple AirPort acting as my router/access point for about 30 wireless devices in the house.

My plan is to have my router hard wired to my desktop and smart tv, then an access point setup to serve the rest of the devices that use wireless (Nest, Baby monitoring cameras, cell phones, ipads, etc).

When you recommend an access point should I make the Apple AirPort the main router or have the new recommendation be the router and turn the AirPort into the access point?

Thank you.
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AIR-AP1852E-B-K AP wont connect to Cisco 2504 Controller.  Is there a way to reset the device and have the controller see it without a console cable being involved?
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I didn't think the would be this hard but is has turned in to an impossible task. Looking for an Access Point that will let you have multiple SSIDs. One SSID to have internet only. No access to anything else on the LAN (can't even see or ping anything). The other SSID to have internet AND access too other devices on the LAN.
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I am new to Ubiquiti. On a previous installation, I used a Windows computer to set up the UniFi Controller.

Can this device replace the need to set up a Windows computer?  It is certainly more compact.

Thanks.
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best ap for wireless network setup,’like seeing different channels etc

best one for windows?
best one for an android slate ?
 I have a iPhone but there isn’t much available I thing
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Cisco RV 110w can I use this as an access point?
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I'm thinking about using Companionlink to sync my Outlook to my Android phone.

Have used it in the past.

Looking at connecting via Bluetooth as it's the simplest option.

Concerned about security.  

Seems like the software sends data via Bluetooth encrypted.  So, checks one box.

Here's my question - after I get the phone and the PC paired I can turn off discoverability.  But...seems like, for my Win10 PC (and lots of others) turning off Bluetooth is not enough.  I've got to run services.msc to get discoverability  ACTUALLY turned off.

So, my question is: am I on the right track here: to ACTUALLY keep my PC undiscoverable I would have to run services.msc and disable it at that level?

Then, to the base of my question: somehow having my Outlook data transferred via Bluetooth is dismaying.  Should I have that concern?  

My other options used to date have been using MS Exchange locally via a program called Akruto.  Or, using Companionlink over Wifi.  Each of these are also locally broadcasting my Outlook data to my phone.  (At one point I was even super secure syncing with Companionlink via USB cable.  Safe, but not efficient.)

So, my thinking now is this - if I can get Bluetooth discoverability ACTUALLY disabled on my PC and my phone that would reduce the chance when I'm on the road for a malefactor …
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I am trying to pair a Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth in Windows 10.   It asks for a PIN.   What is the PIN?
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Twitter post- @NETGEARhelp #wifi ,@NETGEAR Best setup? NightHawk AX-8. Not gamer, streamer, have 1st gen Orbi as well, want fastest, most reliable WiFi. I have 1gbs service connection. My house is 4K sqft.  Do I buy Orbi 6 as an add on and hope for best? Does it matter. 56 IOT’s and counting. I’m tired of “not enough bandwidth”. service throughput is not an issue.  Help.
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i have an HP i7-by0055nr.   The Airplane Mode is off.   But the wireless will not stay turned on.   I ran updatesand the wireless stayed on for a couple hours then turns off and I can't get it to turn back on.   When I go into settings, I turn wireless on and before I get outof settings it is turned off again.   I ran anti mailware and nothing really came up.   Anu idea what is causing the wireless not to stay on?
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Hi,

I was handed down a laptop HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-ac0XX.  Works fine but it has a strange behavior when in hibernating:  would turn on and stay on.  And if I am not aware, it get super hot until I do notice it.  This happened again last night.  I got home and this morning when taking out my notebook from its carrying case, the entire bag as HOT (over 10 hours since last night - note that the notebook has a BIOS password to start). I took it out and left it cool.  It's working fine now.

Question:
  • How can fix this problem?
  • If the notebook is left on in a carrying case or anyplace where there is no ventilation and it gets super hot, what problem may I be expecting any time soon?

Thank u guys!
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Hi ladies and gents.  Has anyone worked with Datto's AP using Cisco Switches?  Currently we have about 10 AP's that are meshed within the organization all communicating with Cisco Switches.   However 1 AP is constantly spamming MAC addresses to the switch which is showing the following.

001247: Oct  9 10:07:12.401: %SW_MATM-4-MACFLAP_NOTIF: Host f439.0917.a34c in vlan 3 is flapping between port Gi1/0/24 and port Gi1/0/14
001248: Oct  9 10:08:33.671: %SW_MATM-4-MACFLAP_NOTIF: Host b00c.d14b.decf in vlan 3 is flapping between port Gi1/0/24 and port Gi1/0/8
001249: Oct  9 10:08:52.445: %SW_MATM-4-MACFLAP_NOTIF: Host 84a9.3e46.1588 in vlan 3 is flapping between port Gi1/0/24 and port Gi1/0/6
001250: Oct  9 10:09:52.236: %SW_MATM-4-MACFLAP_NOTIF: Host 10e7.c6b6.51a3 in vlan 3 is flapping between port Gi1/0/24 and port Gi1/0/12

We have spoken with Datto about this and they had suggested a few things such as disabling mesh and internet listening since they are all on the same domain which we have done.   We have also flashed every AP to 6.5.2 which is the latest firmware on the AP from 6.4.15.   MACFLAPPing continues.

Datto had advised us to change the settings on the switch from flooding to filtering which we did and caused havoc with our phones so we had to re-enable flooding.   All the other AP's are perfectly fine and do not spam any of ther other switches with MAC addresses.   I have factoried the AP reflashed the firmware and it is still happening.    The device is…
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

we need to find whether D-Link DWM-222 Dongles have any security vulnerability (with latest firmware update).
Do you know any? If not where should I start?

Thanks
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Is there a wireless or bluetooth microphone that I could clip to my clothing and it connects to a laptop with a receiver that I could use for a video presentation coming up?  I use gotomeeting?
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CameraCameraHow can I connect a microscope camera wirelessly?
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Hi,

We have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop with Windows 10 installed on it.

Someone's child was using the laptop and now the laptop seems like it is forever in Airplane Mode.

When clicking on "Wi-Fi", it turns to ON for 2 seconds then turns off as Airplane Mode is on.

Airplane Mode is set to "ON" and the option for clicking on "Airplane Mode" is greyed out and can't be clicked on.

We would like to try and fix the WiFi as it worked before this.

I have done the following to try and fix this issue:

1. Connected with Ethernet cable to internet (Internet works fine this way but shows Airplane Mode still on)
2. Updated laptop with most recent Windows 10 updates
3. Updated driver for "Airplane Mode Switch Collection"
4. Updated driver for  WiFi network adapter we use
5. In "Device Manager", disabled then re-enabled "Airplane Mode Switch Collection"
6. In "Device Manager", checked off option for WiFi network adapter we use; "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
7. Uninstalled "Airplane Mode Switch Collection" then restarted laptop to reinstall this software
8. Uninstalled WiFi network adapter we use then restarted laptop to reinstall this software
9. Tried using Network troubleshooter but no solution

Any ideas on what could be done to fix this WiFi issue?

Thanks,
Robbie
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A small conferencing center needs help boosting their AT&T cell phone signal.
They are in a wooded area, and it's an old building, with metal mesh in the exterior walls, and several fireplaces with stone walls. There's a big kitchen at one end.
The building is long, maybe 200 feet from end to end.

Can a building have more than one booster?
Which one should I get?

I saw a pretty persuasive web page from Wilson Amplifiers, that placed high on a DuckDuckGo search.

Thanks.
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Hi, I'm looking for a WiFi mesh system that can use all hard wired nodes.  I also wanted one I could use a browser to configure.  I have used Asus IMesh, but each node communicates with each other via WiFi and it has caused me issues with distance.  I also used the unifi system, but the tablet app configuration method was wonky to me.

Thanks all.
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I want to have the ability to connect safely to my network from home. Is there any freeware out there that allow me to do that? Do I have to open up any port on the wireless router?
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After a storm and a power outage, none of my users are unable to access a Cisco AirLap1130 access point.  The Access point is joined to the Cisco Lan controller.  It has an IP address.  I can ping it.  And it appears as if it is working.  But devices cannot connect to the access point.  What should I try and do to fix it?  Cisco says my contract has expired so I am technically on my own.
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Hi,

I have a Synology router MR2200ac  which doesn't reach some places in the house (upstairs).
Don't have an UTP cable up there, otherwise I could buy an extra MR2200ac. How do I extend the network, WITHOUT needing to login again to another access point? The mobile phone should just switch over to strongest nework.

Please advise.
J.
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Wireless Hardware

11K

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Contributors

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.