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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.

I have a Dell Precision M6800 workstation Laptop.  It is older, but still an excellent functional laptop for use in our organization.  What I would like to do is upgrade the older Intel Centrino N-6300 wireless card it has.  I normally don't have trouble but this time I am having difficulty finding what wireless AC card is compatible.  I saw the AC-7260 but I was wondering if there was a better card?  Also the current card has 3 antenna cables connected to it but all these cards I look at have 2.  Which 2 cables would I use?  There are black, light gray and dark gray.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. I really appreciate it.
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https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29118598/VONETS-VAR11N-manual-driver-functionality.html

refer to above link which I've followed but when my PC connects to
the Vonets  SSID (with a good four bars signal), it says "No Internet"
: will attach screen.   What did I miss?


Have set it to "Bridge mode" as recommended by previous expert.

I ever set this same device up successfully previously but someone
in the house pressed the 'Reset' button & this time round I can't
get it right\

Manual is here:
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1044556/Vonets-Var11n-300.html?page=8#manual
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I wanted my PC to act as hotspot, eg: by installing Connectify
or MyPublicWifi: the PC connects to a wired LAN but wanted
this PC to act as AP so that other devices could connect to it
& surf the Net.

I'm not allowed to install 3rd party softwares like Connectify
on office PC but can install a driver for a USB/dongle-like
device to make the PC a hotspot & thereafter the USB port
will disabled files transfer (in & out) but the USB could still
provide power supply & charge my mobile phones.

Anyone can point me to an Amazon or eBay link of one such
USB adapter/dongle??

I'm not looking for a device like one below as device below
connects to a broadband router  or  possibly an RJ45 port
of an ethernet switch but a dongle that connects to a PC:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018YPWORE/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_7?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

          Recently, I purchased an AT&T WiFi extender that broadcasts on both, 2.4GHz and 5 GHz frequencies in order to secure a wireless connection on the other side of the house so my friend can access the internet.   While he is able to load web pages and playback videos on YouTube, the signal strength is very low, about 1 to 2 bars.  My concern is that the low signal strength will eventually drop off to nothing, thus, leaving my friend without any internet access.  Given this situation, what would everyone recommend with respect to boosting or increasing the wireless signal strength?  Will another WiFi extender be in order to place on the other side of the wall where my friend lives?

           Any feedback that can be given here will be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you

           George
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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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We have multiple smaller type ISP providers in the city using microwave technologies.  Basically installing antennas on buildings and pointing to their HQ location.  Trying to figure which one to pick based on their building location, etc.

What's the max distance they can go without the hop/repeater?
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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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My company uses CK71 and CK75 rf scanners in many of our warehouses. We are using Stay Linked terminal emulation to manage sessions. We also use SOTI Mobi-Control for remote scanner management. A couple of our warehouses in central upper midwest North America have started reporting scanners suddenly losing their connection with the host and have trouble reconnecting as well as some sluggish behavior from time to time. Honeywell support suggested upgrading the firmware and applying a software update on all out of date devices, which we have now completed in one of the sites. Nearly 60% of our devices were on older firmware. All devices needed to have the software update applied.  

Numerous wireless surveys have been performed by highly qualified (and expensive) wireless engineers and they assure us there is not an issue with our Meraki's - all sites are using 2.4GHz.

Is there anyone out there who has had a similar issue? The firmware and software version upgrades on our CK71's was just completed, so it is a little early to tell if that process has helped. I am left to believe perhaps something is wrong with the NICs in these devices that could cause this problem. Any advice?
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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 have a WD Passport SSD with wifi and it is connected to the laptop (running Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro via Bootcamp) but I can only see the drive in Network - I cannot see it in Windows Explorer.

Now the web view displays a graphic indicating the aggregate of files by type.  Cannot see the actual files, just this graphic.

Any ideas on how to have this work like a conventional drive?
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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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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.