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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I'm trying to get a Cisco WAP321 to be a wireless repeater (meaning no ethernet cable) to a Cisco RV130 wireless router. I enabled wireless radio, selected the (RV130) device and wireless network as a "Trust"ed network. But don't know how to proceed to make it a standalone repeater without a network cable. I'd also like it to have the same SSID as that of the router. I could SWEAR I did this with Cisco support once upon a time. What am I missing?

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We have a dedicated 100Mb fiber connection and I am looking to upgrade our current wifi.

The building has two floors. The office warehouse is on the ground floor and the main office is located on the first floor.

I want to put a business graded wifi router that can support up to 30 devices. Can someone recommend a decent wifi router? I think I just need only a good one for the whole building.
I am looking for a decent wireless microphone system with at least 2 channels for small presentations of less than 60 participants.

Ideally, this is what I am looking for...

- 1 wireless lavalier microphone for the presenter. Ideally one without a bulky transmitter.
- 1 handheld wireless microphone for audience participation.
- A channel mixer with a line out to record audio on computer.

The device needs to cost under $300.00

I have searched Amazon and I can't find any units that have a good rating and offer a handheld wireless mic with a lavalier style presenter mic.

Any ideas?

Thank you. :)
I have a kyocera Ecosys FS-C2126MFP+  is there any way to make it wifi enabled ( thru print server etc)
Mac laptops cannot map to printer

i have a mixed network between mac & windows laptops with a Windows 2008 Print server

when i try to browse to the windows server on the macs its not browsing - its unable to find that specific server
if i map the printer by IP address it does not print

Please help
wirelessly display random laptop's desktop onto the TV.

Looking for a way to have anyone bring their laptop in to the conference room, and without downloading software, project their screen over to the TV.

I know there are widi options out there that do this, but we get all sorts of laptops (some windows 7 and without widi, some with software installation restrictions, etc, some without regular hdmi ports, etc).        I'm looking for a device that can wirelessly connect to said device, which then has a connection to the tv and allows us to project onto the TV.

key feature:    laptop must connect wirelessly and not require a software download.

Thanks for the help.
Hey all
Moving to a new office, was going to go with a TZ400 for a router/firewall/vpn solution.

Have two separate factory areas, both have metal covered walls. We are going to want to have Wi-Fi in each of these rooms for the factory workers handhelds etc.  Ceilings could be 24’ ft plus, I need solid reliable solution that just works for Wi-Fi.  It would require multiple points so therefore a controller to hand off from point to point as they make their way around the factory floor etc.  Hoping for simple/reliable – easy to administrate.  Thoughts/ideas?
hello experts
i have a Cisco 1852 AP, configured it to controller, several Cisco 1832 have no problem to join it, but i have two AIR-CAP1702I-D-K9, i can't get it joined, i already update the soft to same version with the controller,, from the console i got the following message, not sure why it is trying to load c3700... file.
please advice.

*Jul 20 05:58:01.000: %CAPWAP-5-DTLSREQSEND: DTLS connection request sent peer_ip: peer_port: 5246
*Jul 20 05:58:01.255: %CAPWAP-5-DTLSREQSUCC: DTLS connection created sucessfully peer_ip: peer_port: 5246
*Jul 20 05:58:01.255: %CAPWAP-5-SENDJOIN: sending Join Request to archive download capwap:/c3700 tar file
*Jul 20 05:58:01.327: %CAPWAP-6-AP_IMG_DWNLD: Required image not found on AP. Downloading image from Controller.
*Jul 20 05:58:01.331: Loading file /c3700...
Installed 2 APs and all worked fine

2 years later all is still working ok
iPhones etc can see APs all named different to the main router


Risco Viewpoint APs can’t see the SSIDs

He wap300n are wireless n and modern, surely these cameras just being installed are not G

Any ideas ?


We are looking for a security camera that can alert the user if motion is detected and does not take up much bandwidth.

We have Nest cameras which are on 24/7 but the problem is that they take up a lot of bandwidth.

Here is my criteria for the camera we are looking for:

- Less than €100
- Does not constantly take up bandwidth 24/7; only uses bandwidth for tasks such as notification sending, if user wishes to access pictures taken by the camera,etc.
- Does not need a subscription
- Can send a message to a person's phone when motion detected or when the camera sees someone
- Released in the past 2 years or more recently

What would be recommended as the best security camera with the above criteria?

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Trying to connect WGPS606 Netgear print server on a network but the setup fails when detecting the print server to a windows 10 machine .  I have checked the ethernet connection from the print server port to the ethernet in the back of the computer . I understand that the printserver does not have dhcp so how will it detect the print server using the ethernet port ?
Few months ago ,i had deploy 3 unit Aruba Instant AP 205 and configure the virtual controller for th AP.All the WAP is work well but today my manager want me to extend the signal to another floor amd he buy a TPlink extend said just use this repeate the aruba ssid signal without any issue.After i setup this TPlink and we try to use in this area but found that no internet access but there is no any error during we setup.Please advise
I am looking for a lock that runs on batteries and connects to wifi, not Bluetooth for controlled entry access via my smartphone.  It needs to work outside and will be used to control access to a gate.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.

I wonder if this combination using the relay solution is reasonable?


Battery Powered Lock
I have a HP laptop which every 3-5 days loses the WIFI device. It looks like is controlled by the HP Support Assistant, and when it disappears in HP Assistant it shows "Disabled by Device Manager", so what I have to do every time is reinstall Wireless driver from HP web site and after that it reappears back under Network Adapters. Has anyone seen this happened before?
Is there a solution to it? Thanks.
Hi All,

I am using 6 Sonos speakers in multiple rooms at the same floor.
There are 2 accespoints with the same channel and same SSID .

When one accespoints is online the most 2 far removed speakers stutter sometimes or loses connection, the other speakers wont stutter or lose connection when this happends.

If I connect both accespoints then only 1 or 2 speakers keep working while it has the same configuration as the other accespoint.

I tried several things like changing the channels or disable mesh encryption but Sonos keeps failing.

I searched online for multiple options but it seems a lot of people have issues with the Sonos speakers with multiple accespoints in the same configuration.

Does anyone here know a solution so i can use all my Sonos speakers at once over 2 accespoints?

Kind Regards,

Hi everyone

I want to backup the config for a Cisco Wlan Controller 2100 & 4100 models, I believe it can be backed up directly from the GUI of the WLC ? I'd like to do it directly from a Windows server. Do I need to install TFTP software or can the config just be downloaded to a folder on the Windows Server ?

Thanks all
Hello, and I hope you are having a great day...
This question is for Server core 2016......
I cannot access the internet....
Here is what I know with respect to hardware and drivers:
pnputil -e
published name:            oem0.inf
driver package provider:      tp-link technologies co., ltd
class:                        network adapters
driver date & version:            04/01/2016 1030.6.121.2015
Signer name:                  microsoft windows hardware compatibility publisher

name:                              wi-fi
interface description:                  tp-link wireless usb adapter      
ifindex:                        3
status:                              not present
macaddress:                        nil, nothing showing
Linkspeed:                        0 bps
(the ethernet driver is fine, no issues to report here)

arp -a
added default gateway to arp table as a static ip address ( and physical address)
description:            tp-link 150mbps wireless n nano usb adapter
Model:                  TL-WN725N
status:                  it works fine under server 2016 desktop experience
additional info:            technically its a windows 10 usb adapter. The installation
                  ran under server core 2016, with out a hitch. It found the driver
                  and as far as I can tell, it should be working.
Please feel free to ask me as many questions as you like. There is also is no rush for this (i have until January 2019, to master it   ;-----]]]).
Thank you, Simon (administrator, rapidcomputers.co.uk)
Hello People,

This is kinda engineering question. Its about the hardware and power knowledge.

I have a Ubiquiti Loco M5 which is connected to a public access point (No encryption required)
Everything is working, except random disconnection which I'm pretty sure its because of the range. Its connected with -80
I am 1 Km away from the AP - but the signal is poor because Loco doesnt have enough power!!

How can I boost the receiving on Loco M5. I mean HARDWARE. not configuration within the Loco which I tried EVERYTHING.

I need something to add to the device in order to make it more powerful for receiving signal! like changing the adaptor? or PoE? I've heard if I changed the power supply, it'll help. But I have no idea about the power and what should I buy.

Any ideas?

I'm trying to use a Draytek Vigor 2760Vn to extend a network using WDS. I am trying to use the Draytek router as a AP to extend the current network without having to use extra cables. The network using a BTHub 6 for its main wirless network. The Draytek router is in another room that will have some computers connected the the physical ethernet portds.
BTHub 6 - IP addresss, DHCP range -
DrayTek - IP Address using the same SSID as the BTHub

When I configure the DrayTek using the WDS configuration, I scan for the BTHub SSID. Under the AP Discovery, It is found and I click the BTHub SSID selct the Add To button and select it as a bridge.
My goal is to keep all devices on the same network and use the Draytek to replace a VOIP router.
What am I doing wrong?
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I am responsible for recording training sessions and I need a way to obtain an improved recording of both the presenter as well as participants questions.

I believe the best option is to find a unit that includes:
- 1 lavalier microphone - wireless (for presenter)
- 1 desk microphone - wireless for participant
- 1 microphone mixer/receiver (two channels is all that I require) - must have an output jack with proper impedance to feed into a MacBook Pro audio recording the two channels.

Another option: bluetooth mics with Mac OS software audio mixing.

I don't have much of a budget so ideally, I am looking for a unit that is under $350.

- Most of the models that I have looked at are either more than $350 or are packaged with the wrong types of microphones (i.e. handheld mics or 2 lavalier mics).

Thank you for your advice. :)
Hi All,
We want to build a custom M2M antenna having a LTE and WiFi antennas inside.
It should work between -40 and +85 Celsius degrees.
The problem is that we cannot find a supplier for a low profile antenna enclosure.
Does anyone know such a supplier?

Android Latency using Ubiquiti AC-AP-PRO.

I have a network with 12 AP's above. The underlying layer3 switches are Dell and the POE switch for the 12 AP's is Ubiquiti with 1Gb connections.
I have done ping tests as attached and the normal stuff checks out, (WiFI device to router, servers or fellow Windows PC's etc).

What doesn't fully check out is mobile devices, mobile printers and Android Point of Sale devices . Their latency is erratic or so it would seem with 2ms, then 500ms response times like a yo-yo, averaging 150ms with no packet loss!

With so much testing done on AP settings, including shutting down all WiFi AP's except 1, and removed all Wireless devices expect for 1x Android device and the result remains the same.

I came to the conclusion that Mobile devices, especially Android and the cheaper WiFi devices do operate like a yo-yo in terms of Ping(ICMP) response, however I need confirmation please.

Hope you can assist?
without non administrator how can run Wampservices or wampserver in windows systems.If they are in admingroup  they are runs wampserver.how can i provide rights to non administrators
I have a client who has quiet a large house, with a lower ground and 2 floor above ground. They have a fibre a connection coming into the ground floor which provides internet connection for that level and the lower ground. The 1st and 2nd floor is a separate living space with it's own ADSL connection coming in.  My client wanted to unite the whole house under one wireless connection and have them use the fibre connection (and we cancel the ADSL one). Most of the living spaces are vertically above each other so the house doesnt span much horizontally. I wanted to use a Ubiquiti networks solution (as i have installed some of the AC's before)  but i am not sure whether i need a Mesh AC or ordinary Ubiquiti one. If i use Mesh i would probably have one on each floor (though i have never set one up before). If it's a ordinary solution can i use an AC- Pro and then use another one to repeat the signal ( is this possible)? I want to provide a solid solution for the client so that i can more or less evenly distribute the wireless connection on all floors and have them move about without their devices disconnecting and reconnecting to the different access points distributed around the house (like they do at the moment). There is no CAT5 wiring in the house.


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.