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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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Cisco WAP 1142 show POE status as "power injector / normal mode". Before it was showing "POE full power". What is the issue and how to fix it?
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Business expanding to another floor in the same building.  
We are using Aruba WAPs 325 with Controllers model 7030.  Should we get controllers for the new floor or control from existing floor over fibre?

Please advice.
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Hello,

Why can I not set a static IP address, on a Windows 10 Pro laptop, for a specific Wireless network.   I go to Manage Known Networks >  Choose network > Properties:  then nothing, no way to set an IP address.  There are some versions of Windows 10 that do allow you to adjust the IP properties for that specific wireless network,  I think.

Surly I'm missing something here?

Thanks
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Hi,

I have a Cisco Aironet 1602i-e-k9, I have configured it (attached config) and I wanted to assign the DHCP pool Wifi (created in the config) to assign it to the users. It works if I put the IP address in manually but I wanted to have the AP do the DHCP leases.

Cisco_Aironet_AP_trial.txt

Thanks in advance
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What is the best Wifi solution for a two story 55,000 sq feet building? Only for 10 users.
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Anyone have a good recommendation for a heavily wooded campground that can support upwards of 5,000 campers and their devices?  Currently looking at 100Mbps and higher fiber options.  Checkbox has a solution that is strongly being considered, but at a price tag of over $20k just for the hardware, and may require fiber optic runs to four locations.  The fiber runs are out of the question at this point.  Longest run is about 1,500' to the pool building which needs to be part of the equation.  Mesh network preferred.
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I have a unifi WIFi setup with 20 APs.  I have a combo of LR and AC Pros.  I have two subnets and have been told that i can limit one of my Wifi Groups to only access one subnet.  I have a sonicwall and one subnet is for school with content filtering.  I would like for the Student Wireless to be restricted to the school's subnet with content filtering.

I use a cloudKey and mostly unifi switches.
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my hp photo smart premium c309g all in one printer disconnected from the network the other day.
all attempts to reconnect it have failed and I'm wondering what the issue could be and how to fix it.

The wifi led is on.

The wifi icon on the printer's touchscreen shows that wifi is enabled (but no signal)

searching for (or manually trying to connect) a network yields nothing. in fact it sits on the "searching for networks" and eventually times out. There are neighbouring wifi networks that would be detected and none are now showing up.

The printer has not moved. The kids have been using the photocopying function so no idea if they've done something?

The printer works fine is all of its functions side from wifi.

i know i could use wifi or powerline adapters etc but this question isn't about that. ultimately i just want to feel confident pulling it apart and seeing if the wifi module is stuffed or its just an aerial unplugged etc.

I've
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Wireless from my desktop pc to an Apple iPhone is other parts of the building. That is what we need.
A couple years ago we bought a simple Netgear (I think that was the brand) router. It plugged into the back of the cable modem with a yellow ethernet cable. There was then internet access to all rooms to laptops via wireless. The cost of that device was around $45.

Today we went to the same store and shown models and none were under $75 and none looked like what we had a mere two years ago. They ended up selling us an adapter that plugs into the iPhone and the other end plugs into a 25 foot ethernet cable from the cable modem. This cable is too short.

Is there no longer a simple low cost wireless router? The salesman acted like they had never heard of the type hookup we had before and / or it would never work now.
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I have a x250 which does not even see the WiFi in network connection (Cpanel) - I have already replaced the WiFi card in the laptop still the same. Any idea ?
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Hi -

I have a client who is about to move office within the same building. They have all their comms kit including internet connection coming in on the ground floor next to their existing office setup. When they move 1 level up  they wanted to leave the comms kit in place for a bit whilst they wait for the new Internet connection to come online. The existing Wireless connection appears to reach at least one half of the floor above so i wanted to know whether there is a piece of kit that will connect to the wireless connection and distribute it via a switch so i can plug the VOIP phones into it. I recall them being wireless bridges but i am not sure how reliable they will be for distributing and managing voice traffic (4 users).
Could someone recommend whether this is good option and which brand of kit or whether there is a better solution,

Thanks
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WLC5500 has one interface(802/11a) down, while other(802.11b/g) are up. Please see picture attached, which i got from WIRELESS ----> Interface.

I checked internet and got a similar case with mine( see below link). but my WLC and AP are all located in USA.

Thank you

 

(Cisco Controller) >show ap inventory NABC


NAME: "Cisco AP" , DESCR: "Cisco Wireless Access Point"
PID: AIR-LAP1131AG-A-K9, VID: V01, SN: FTXxxxxxx

 
https://supportforums.cisco.com/t5/other-wireless-mobility-subjects/802-11a-n-ac-radios-down/td-p/2411161

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I am currently using a mix of Linksys LAPAC1750PRO and have been very disappointed with their stability, even after upgrading to the latest firmware.  I would like to upgrade, but need to find that sweet spot between performance and price.

I used to run old Linksys WRT routers with DD-WRT and they were fantastic, but the radios started to die, and it was a pain to make a config change if needed.

One of the features that drew me to trying the LAPAC1750's was the Clustering, which doesn't even work that well.

I am looking for a controller-less solution, and had my eyes on a Cisco Aironet WAP371AK9.  I have hear ubiquitis waps are outstanding - I guess I am looking for anecdotal experience.  I work for an SMB, we only need about 6  access points for out entire building.

One feature I would like to have is the ability to schedule a device reboot, something I was able to do using DD-WRT, these crummy 1750PROs do not even have such a feature, nor the ability to SSH in and reboot from a shell; so I cannot even write up a cron job to do it from a linux box.

Would Any body care to comment on what they have used and had good success with?
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We have a Brocade/Motorola RFS6000 Controllers running AP650s for our warehouse and 7 branches. One of our AP650s at the home office was dropping signal. I replaced it with another AP650 that I had reset to factory, but it did NOT receive and update from the controller and did not register/work. I  then reset the original AP650 to factory defaults, and put it back..and it also is not connecting or receiving any update information from the controller, even though the AP is listed in the device database.

How can I register an AP650 with the RFS6000 to work??  The management software is Brocade Mobility v5.4 (Wingz??)

Any guidance you can offer would be appreciated.

Thanks
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I am looking for  a Wireless GPS tracker for vehicles

the devise should support  IEEE 802.11r -  fast roaming

it should be able to collect - vehicle  speed , location  ,  engine operation status ( To check Whether the vehicle is working or parked )   - then send all this information to a Location server .


It must be of high quality and acceptable price .


Do you have any suggestions ?
 



 
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Hi, we have Verizon wireless and using the zBoost - Directional Dual-Band Indoor Antenna
Model: YX027-PCS-CEL

It is getting old and not really helping boost the signal, what other better models are out there you recommend?
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We upgraded some Cisco Access Points with newer Aruba Access Points (all PoE) and we noticed that after swapping the AP and reconnecting the ethernet cables, there would be no LED status lights at all on the system or the Radio LED indicator (AP Model 315 Aruba).  We had to switch to different modes to get back the system and radio lights.  Not sure why that would be the case. The switch port is still working as I tested with my laptop so why did we have to switch to different switch ports for the new Access Points to work?

We even power cycled the switch (due to different reason and I tried shut/no shut (in case the switch port went to err-disabled).

Does any know know why?

thank you!
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Hello Everyone,

We are thinking about upgrading our Cisco 801.11n wifi  access point to Ubiquiti Unifi UAP-AC-HD Access point. We bought a test unit and very easy to setup and all in one central management robust unifi controller, we have 100m up/down internet from TWC. During our LAN speed test we are getting about 80 mb/s up and 90 down, which is normal. when we test it on the new Ubiquiti wireless access point , we are getting speed of 32-34 mbps and upload getting to 90mbps on a 5ghz band. on a 2.4ghz band we are getting about 16mbps down and 80-90mbps up. Our current network configurations example is attached. We have contacted Ubiquiti and support doesn't seem to know what went wrong still waiting for their engineer to reply. all switches are in full duplex speed. We are suspecting the firewall is filtering traffics by design, and if so, we would like to know if there is a way to fix this.

Any help in unraveling this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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i have a customer with a wireless hp printer.
it looses the connection with every update it seems
2 Questions :
-how to remake the connection easily
-can i set it so it won't loose the connection again ?
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I'm having a lot of problems with both PCs and Macs being able to display their computers to the projector.

I'm looking for a simple solution that ALWAYS works, whether a MAC or A PC, where I can connect both via wireless/physical connection to a projector, or large screen TV, we currently have a projector, but I can replace it if necessary with a full 1080P, as it only support 720p.

Any ideas of the different products I would need to configure a rock solid system?  

Currently I'm using an Aten VS-0202 switcher, with an apple TV, and the projector, and people constantly are having issues.

How can I replace all these with something that actually works?
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I recently took over support for an office that is running an old set of Cisco Aironet routers. This office has a good amount of wireless devices - at least 15-20 laptops and computers, along with Nest thermostats, carbon dioxide sensors, and more. What seems to happen is randomly a connected computer will suddenly lose it's connection. Where normally the connection will be 192.168.1.X (Their standard subnet) a computer will randomly drop and suddenly show a 192.168.0.X address, complete with 192.168.0 gateway and no internet access. After sometime the connection will re-establish.

Now I'm 99% sure this is simply the old Wi-Fi network unable to keep up with the number of wireless devices and it's dropping and re-acquiring leases. I just wanted to confirm that anyone else has seen this before. I was planning on replacing the Wi-Fi anyway, but it seems odd. In my experience, when a computer only has limited connectivity it would show something like a 169 address, or no address at all. The fact that it's suddenly coming up with a 192.168.0 address seems oddly specific.

Thanks for any input you might have.
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Hello EE, We have Honeywell handhelds and we've set them down in the warehouse and lost them.
I'm looking at the following: https://www.thetileapp.com/store/tiles/mate?defaultproduct=mate-1-pack&utm_campaign=702894687&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=213401926926&utm_term=-&adgroup=47867352387&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_JjI3JLs2AIVkhuBCh3SqgB7EAYYASABEgLEnvD_BwE

but concerned if the Bluetooth will interfere with the handhelds ability to connect to WIFI if they are fixed to the handheld.
Anyone use these and can speak to it?
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Please take a quick look at this Aruba WAP design and let me know if there anything can do better there.  Or if there anything I should change.
Are the Aruba controllers HA with a heartbeat cable between each other or over the switch?
I will have about 10 APs.  
Does it make sense for x2 Mobility Masters in different geo locations?

Any  other tips please let me know.  Thanks!
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I'm working with a HP Pavilion P7-1414 running Windows 8.1. The computer currently has a Ralink RT5390 wireless card that comes with the computer.
After you connect it to wifi and start browsing, the machine will either bluescreen or freeze. If it bluescreens, according to the program "whocrashed" it's a DPC Watchdog Violation error and has been referencing two different system files: hal.dll and ntoskrnl.exe. I have installed a brand new Startech PciE 300n adapter (PN: PEX300WN2X2) and discovered that is also uses Ralink drivers, and will also bluescreen or freeze the pc after connecting to wifi and browsing. I have tried about three different versions of Ralink drivers on both devices and all will result in failure.

Here's the curveball, I have a USB realtek wifi dongle that I installed, confirmed it was using Realtek drivers, and it is NOT crashing or bluescreening the computer after a couple hours of testing.

Any suggestions as to what's going on? Is it underlying ralink driver corruption or perhaps a registry issue? Issue just started happening on Monday the 15th, and the customer suspected it might have been a Windows Update. I checked the update history and saw where there was an attempt to upgrade the Ralink Driver a few days prior to monday, but reports failed. Don't see any other updates that could be affecting it.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I am needing technical help in resolving my HP Deskjet 2543 printer scanner copier's inability to communicate or connect wireless to my laptop.  The printer itself appears to be fine because I am able to print via USB connection, however, unable to do so at a wireless level.  The wireless button on the printer merely blinks a blue light at a steady off and on pace.  The signal bars on the screen of the printer go across off and on with about 2 passes, then, the bar display disappears.  

            I am not sure this information will be needed, but, I am running Windows 10 on my laptop.  If more information is needed, please feel free to let me know and it will be provided upon your request.

            Thank you

             George
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Wireless Hardware

11K

Solutions

15K

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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.