Wireless Networking





Wireless networking is anything related to the transfer of data between two (or more) devices without the use of a physical connection, ranging from getting advice on a new Bluetooth headset to configuring sophisticated enterprise level networks.

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Hi Folks.
I have a situation where our Corporate Wifi ( just a name)  is what our staff uses to log in and access our Network ( only with laptops). Wifi has Single Sign-On enabled so once they are logged in to their Ad account, they don't need to provide the credentials again on the same device. We have added a certificate as well for additional security.

Q 1- The users who do a password reset while being hard wired in network ( Ethernet Cable) , there is a delay where the wifi wouldn't authenticate them. Is there a way we can diminish this  time delay for password update for our Wireless Network. ( i would imagine it probably has something to do with the Radius Servers Settings).

Q 2- Some users just randomly loose connectivity to the wireless ( laptops are brand new , they connect to other wifi, they work just fine so its not hardware related).  And if they try to connect again they don't get authenticated. We have as a work around tried rejoining the computer to the domain + renaming the computer to something else and after that it also comes back to normal.

Q3- and lastly some users cant even connect for the first time. It just doesn't let them connect.

On the Radius Server, we have Network Policy set to authenticate using Only 1 condition
- that the user trying to access CORP-WIFI is part of the CORP-WIFI security group in AD.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I have new Cisco AP1852E APs trying to join to exciting setup done by previous vendor.
new APs are joined to controller but after it is joined, I'm not able to access the AP via ssh using its IP and also not able to set time(via console).

I have 20 other APs (setup by previous vendor) and I can see I can ssh to them except the newly joined AP.

I understand that I may ignore this since AP are joined but why not able to ssh those newly joined AP ? How to enable SSH ?
And how to set time correctly in those AP ? I tried Clock set .... command but it says unrecognized.
Plz suggestion ?
AP Image version is 8.3.122
My client has a few rooms which have network ports connected back to the router.
I can plug my laptop in the network ports in the rooms and access the internet without a problem.
But when I configure a wireless access point on that same network port and try to access the new SSID, I get no internet.
The AP doesn't pick up internet or an IP address from the router.
I've tried 5 different access points.

I've done this in the past few years about 20 times and it always works. Configuring an AP is very simple.
So I'm confused why these AP's do not pickup IP's from the router but a laptop connected to the same cable can pickup an IP.

I am partly responsible for supporting the IT of solicitors firm. They recently asked me to setup guest wifi access for their office. They have an existing wifi setup which is provided by a leftover TPLINK router which i just used as an AP. The router doesn't appear to offer guest access so i now need to consider getting a replacement AP that does offer this service. My main issue is working out whether the guest feature on an AP alone is enough to isolate the users who are logged on from the office resources or whether i need to do additional networking configuration. There is a Cisco router in place which is managed by another company we use specifically for programming it.
I would have preferred to not involve the Cisco router when configuring the guest network but i am not sure if this is at all possible.
I am not too fussy about the model of the AP we use , so long as its not over complex to configure, i have recently been using Ubiquiti and like the way they can be configured. It is a small user network of 5 users running off a Windows 2012R2 domain.

I need to be able to reset a Motorola (Brocade) AP 650 Access point back to factory defaults. I've tried the Motorola AP Discovery Tool, and it has errors and does not work. Any ideas would be helpful. Only have to support these APs for about 1 more year. I do NOT know the IP address of the AP's but I do know the zero config for layer 2.

Again any ideas would be helpful. Thank you

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Strange issue... I bought an LG Smart TV a few months ago, running WebOS3.  It's been running with no issues since I hooked it up.
Today I finally got around to hooking up their "SmartShare" to stream all the vid content from a PC (the TV itself has virtually no onboard storage).
Just had to install their SmartShare app on the PC (which is running Win10 Pro), and the TV finds it.
But as soon as I start playing a video, it will last about 2-3 minutes, and the take down my entire wireless network....  and I have to power off the router to get it operational again.

No idea where to even start looking.  Any ideas?
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Hi , I've got a cisco aironet AP AIR-AP2892E that has 4 ports for antenna to be connected too. till not this has all been individual antenna so it was nice and straightforward. however i now have a directional antenna which i need to get installed.

The antenna is an AIR-ant2566P4W-R which has 4 cables runs from it. what im not sure about is does it matter which port these are connected too on the AP or can any cable go to any port there is no guidance within the product on this .

Client has just traded in their BMW.  Their iPhone was paired with the car by Bluetooth.

How do we make sure that all the private data, contact information, navigation history, is securely removed from the car?

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A client has been given a quote by an AV company that includes Araknis High Power Wireless Access Points.   These seem to retail for $420.00 each.

When Araknis claims "High Power", is their wireless signal any stronger than, let's say, an Apple Airport Extreme, or Eero WiFi?

I assume that they are offering something for the money, I'm just not sure what.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that 802.11 n and a devices are restricted in power, which enables them to be installed without any permits, etc.

Router wired to computer nic
Wireless card in computer to communicate with 2  gopros to stream live feed to internet........

can the cameras talk to wireless card w/o ssid... or can create fake "ssid" for cameras and wireless to communicate on .....
Or maybe I am over complicating and should configure router ssid and have cameras talk to server through router and not directly to computer wireless nic......

Was thinking 2 cameras talk wirelessly to wireless card of computer ( route traffic through wired nic ( to router - streaming to internet......

Feel like Alice and the Looking Glass.
Sorry for dumb question, just need to bounce this off another geek.  Just feel like there is a piece missing in thought process.

I have a customer that wants to extend their wifi network connection to various houses on their land. Each house is about 50 to 80 ft apart. they are using linksys wrt54g routers and repeating their wireless signal from one house to another. so from left to right at-least four houses using wrt54g in each house repeating the ssid. They keep telling me I didn't set it up correctly because they cannot get signal at the last house. I did mention to dig cable not an option and I am not sure how to tell them that the device is obsolete and repeaters through walls and repeating 2500 plus yds wont work unless we dig one cable to center house form first house with router. I just need some words or ideas to inform them that it will not work in easy to understand terms. My explenation of obsolete device, weak frequency channel, this walls and distance is not clear enough I guess. I am not sure anybody has been through this, but i just need some advise on how to inform the customer that the only option is to order more dsl service to their guest houses or dig cable. Also, am i correct for telling them that the devices are old and not reliable? I am installed dd-wrt firmware. I hope this makes sense. thanks for any suggestions
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Office (home): basement (finished)
Desktop: hard-wired LAN cable
Other Devices: wireless (iPad, laptops, iPhones, etc.)
ISP: Comcast/Xfinity with "Blast" speed
Modem (personal not rented): Arris/Motorola SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 (1 month old)
Wireless Router: Linksys EA7300 - dual band (1 month old)
SPARE Wireless Router (not in use YET): Linksys EA6500 dual band

I recently bought and moved into a pretty good size 3 level house (3,500+ sqft) with a finished basement, main floor, and upstairs.

Up until now, I WAS always getting really good signal and fast downloads (80-90Mbps) via wireless anywhere in my home in the last 3 places I rented.

Now, at my new place, it's as if the wireless doesn't work, even though I have FULL bars/signal on my devices. Basically, it's hit or miss, and not consistent.

FYI...Everything seems just fine hard-wired with my desktop (Speed Tests are 80ish Mbps)

What is the best way/mode to use my two routers via wireless (I don't have the option to run a LAN cable between them)?

I want to use my 2 wireless routers: Linksys EA7300 and SPARE Linksys Router (EA6500) to "boost" my signal by putting it either on my main floor or upstairs.

1) Which Router should be upstairs as the "booster" and which one should be in my office, in the basement, connected to the cable modem? Basically, should the newer/better one (EA7300) vs the older spare (EA6500)?

2) Which mode should I use given my 2 routers  I have?
EA7300 …
I forgot the password to the software .

how do I reset it. ?
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There are two sets of Sonos one on the main network and anther on the guest network.

Do I need to get anther bridge/ adapter for the guest network ? the main has one.
I need a good outdoor wireless access point, that's easy to install , and fast.

What do you recommend. ?

budget - up to $200-$250
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It seems that some of the CLI commands have changed from the 3700 series to 3800 series Cisco access points.  Can someone help me with the follow:

3700 Series:
To change the IP address: capwap ap ip address
To change the gateway: capwap ap ip default-gateway
To change the primary controller: capwap ap controller ip address

3800 Series:
What is the earliest wireless controller code which will support the new Cisco 3800 series access points.
Hello Experts, I need some assistance since I'm not that familiar with SonicWall

I have a TZ215 FW with both, LAN and WLAN active configurations, I upgraded my ISP BW from 10Mbps to 20Mbps (cable provider) and just realized that everything connected to the LAN interfaces on my sonicwall (X0) are getting the full 20Mbps (or really near with speedtest.net) but all my wireless clients only get up to 10Mbps...

Does anyone has any idea of what is going on here?

Thanks for your support
Anyone has preferences and why?  Would it make sense to go with Cisco WAP Aironet, etc,   if the rest of the devices are Cisco.  Switches, routers, etc.
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.


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.

I setup wifi in a 4 bed 2 storey house & there have been alot of wifi issues!
Multiple devices & 4 heavy users.
Apple Tvs, Ipads, Macbook, Iphones & 2 windows laptops
Constant drops on wifi & constant reboots of Fiber router.
EG Freezes when watching netflix & need to connect to another SSID.
They get approx 50mb download from the router (which also has wireless enabled)
They didn’t want to wire so i used 4 tplink powerline av600’s
(i’ve used them before with little issues)


So i’m thinking of just swapping out the AV600’s with Archer C2 wifi routers & using standard tplink powerline plugs


I setup as Access Points.
I disable dhcp, wan, use separate channels, disable firewall,nat,guest network. I set dns to &
All have seperate SSID's. A mix of 2.4 & 5G.
I set the 2.4 channel width to 20mhz
I’ve been testing on my home network & it works fine then just loses connection for a couple of mins.
Happens every hour or so.
I get obscure DHCP error messages in the system log.
I upgraded the firmware & it’s more stable but not perfect.
I try continuous pings from a pc & ipad & they seem fine?

Other than hard wiring is there any advise to minimise issues?
Or is it a limitation of powerline?

Wireless Networking





Wireless networking is anything related to the transfer of data between two (or more) devices without the use of a physical connection, ranging from getting advice on a new Bluetooth headset to configuring sophisticated enterprise level networks.