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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.

We're offering Wifi service to guests/visitors to our premises.

When registering, email address (& in future mobile tel#) of
the visitors will be required to receive OTP (One-Time Passwd).

Anyone can provide sample clauses/messages that concerns
privacy for the collection of the email addr & mobile tel numbers?
We recently virtualized our environment. We P2V most of our servers except the DCs. One of those DCs is running NPS using Radius for our wireless environment which EE helped me to set up and has worked great for the last couple of years. I want to spin up another VM running Windows 2016 and configure it the same way. I set up the physical server as a certificate server and it uses LDAP for wireless authentication with a GPO for the corporate side wireless access and a pre-shared key for Guest. I want to use an SSL Cert instead of using certificate services. Looking for how to set this up on a win 2016 server and how I can transition off the current win 2008 NPS/Radius server
I need to provide wireless coverage to a small conference center that does not have ethernet cabling.

The distance between the main house and the office is about 100 feet.
The distance between the Garage Office and the Outdoor work area is 75-100 feet

The Main meeting house already has  new Eeros positioned.  

I need to get a WiFi signal to the Outdoor area and the Garage office.
The SSID for all areas should be the same.

Is there a simple Wireless bridge that I can use to connect the Main Meeting House and the Garage Office?  I would like the Eero in the Garage Office to connect over the bridge to the Eero network in the Main Meeting House.  It can't be found by the Eero network inside the Main Meeting House if I try and add the Eero from the Garage Office.  (Would adding the Eero in the house and then moving it out to the Garage Office work?)

The bridges could have a different SSID


Sketch of buildings in need of WiFi coverage
What would happen if you have two directional access points, that are pointing towards each other and they both transmit the same data?
Would the radio frequency signal be stronger, when received by the receiver?
Would the radio frequency signal from each access point, cancel each outer out?
Would it reduce radio frequency interference?
Hi How can I change "Receive rate and Transmit rate“ on band n?Please see the below info., which is from a PC's command "netsh wlan show interface". Question is no matter how far or close to AP the PC is, the receive and transmit rate is same as 72 Mbps. The PC is using band n, so the rate should be 300 Mbps. but when the PC is closer to AP, the speed( using "www.speedtest.net") could be increased, but the below info("Receive rate and Transmit rate“) does not increased

C:\Users\abc>netsh wlan show interface

There is 1 interface on the system:

Name : Wi-Fi 2
Description : 802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card #2
GUID : 60ae483-05f8-413-9f27-079c15cead
Physical address : 00:0f:01:43:23:f
State : connected
SSID : Fios-3B
BSSID : 20:c0:47:dd:a2:aa
Network type : Infrastructure
Radio type : 802.11n
Authentication : WPA2-Personal
Cipher : CCMP
Connection mode : Auto Connect
Channel : 1
Receive rate (Mbps) : 72
Transmit rate (Mbps) : 72

Signal : 70%
Profile : Fios-3B

Hosted network status : Not started
Can you filter the radio frequency signals used in computer wireless communication, like you filter water?

For instance, you want to transmit data wirelessly in a factory but there is a numbers of things that will cause Wi-Fi interference, so I will need a device that will capture all the signals, and discard the non-essential data. Like separating different musical tunes.
If you can use a directional antenna to focus the radio frequency signal, are there devices that can cause the radio frequency signal to travel in a certain direction? it is similar to a train running on track, instead of the road.
If you can provide any feedback on Asus RT AC3100 Dual Band Router it's much appreciated. We've installed them in many locations and they've performed without any problems. We install one as the router and another AiMesh.

This one particular installation one was purchased bad so we replaced it. After this the network ran great however there seems to be some concerns between the ISP and our configuration why all of a sudden the DNS resolution is lagging 30-40 seconds and sometimes sites don't load at all. I believe the issue is on the ISP side and a technician is scheduled to be onsite. Prior to the technician I noticed the guest network randomly disappears. I enable it and it works for a bit. While I'm waiting for the ISP technician thought I'd pick EE for feedback on this device.

Thanks in advance.
My usual task is to force a workgroup computer (wired or wireless) to switch to the Private network category.   So, I know how to do that using gpedit.

HOWEVER, usually these computers are on an in-house LAN.

If the computer is a laptop, the same need arises BUT it may travel outside to a coffee shop or airport or hotel.
In that case, how does the User switch so the WiFi connection will be PUBLIC?

If I write a script, I won't know the name of the network.
And, the User won't be able to edit the script.
Now what?
Thjs is Windows 10 Pro
Can you send data wireless using static electricity?
MAC OSX and Exchange connectivity problems.
I have a few OSX clients, newest version having mail connectivity issues.  I host my own exchange 2016 server, and none of my windows users are having this issue.
I have mac is hard wired and the other is using wifi, and both are having issues sending or receiving emails.  Looks like the mac mail client has issues connecting.
I can ping my exchange server just fine from the work station and since my PCs are not having this issue, it leads me to believe it's something with the OS client?
The Exchange server and the macs are on the same network.

When trying to send an email, it just sits  in the outbox until it goes out by itself later.
Or there's an error message stating to select a server.
It's random throughout the day.

If anyone has experienced this before and knows what is causing the issue, I would be so appreciative to figure this out.
We are implementing a guest Wifi via a captive portal.

Attached is  Terms & Condition for the portal for guest
to read & ack: feel free to critic, amend or enhance it.
Need to understand how to use Windows GPO to deploy a new SSID passkey to network users, as we are about to change our old passkey that was set manually across the network on each client.  We are using Meraki MR42 AP's on a Windows Server 2016 network.  Looking for some fast guidance.

We have a big porta Cabin which is 100-120 meters away from the Main building.

Mail building core switch and porta cabin switch is connected through Fiber optics cable for data connectivity.

We have Wi-Fi in the mail building and Cisco POE switch connects all the access points in the main building and we have spare ports on the POE switch.

The approximate distance between the Main building POE switch and the Cabin is 100-120 meters.

Now staff are requesting Wi-Fi access in the porta Cabin and we need only two Wi-Fi access points.

Please suggest if I pull two UTP cable from Main building POE switch till the Porta Cabin access point. Will the Wi-Fi work in Porta cabin?

Please let me know the cheapest solution to set up Wi-Fi Access point in the porta cabin.  
I setup a WAP ( at a customer (192.168.1.x scheme) and it worked for 1 day.

I brought the WAP back to my house (10.1.1.x scheme) and connected it to my network.

I just wanted to see if I could "see" the SSID.  Not only did I see the SSID but I was able to get out onto the Internet with it.

This is confusing to me as the WAP is configured as a 192.168.1.x device yet my home is 10.1.1.x.

Can someone shed some light on this please?
Would an access point still broadcast it's SSID when it is sleep mode?
Can an access point go into sleep mode?
If an access point still broadcast it's SSID when in sleep mode, can a client, such as an iPhone bring the access point out of sleep mode?

If an access point goes into sleep mode, how long on average would it take to come out of sleep mode?
Is there such a thing as hibernation for an access point?
if an access point has a different time from  client (iPhone), would that prevent the client from connecting to the access point?

If an AP time zone is different from a host, would that prevent the host (laptop) from communicating with the AP?

If a laptop's time is different from the access point's would that prevent the laptop from establishing a connection to the  access point's SSID?
I just got a used Lenovo S10-3 : boots up fine but its Wifi can't work:
see attached screen : have enabled the Wifi button (at left edge of the
ideapad) as well as pressed Fn-F5 to enable : don't see any SSID at all.

My colleague updated the drivers, uninstalled the driver & reinstalled
it but still same issue: have rebooted & disable/enable the Wifi

Will attach screens & commands shortly as there's a problem with
my USB port currently .

Should I connect a LAN cable to update the driver (ie reinstall the

How to run diagnostics to establish if it's a Wifi hardware error?
The client is setting up a mesh system in a large house (Bed and Breakfast), and needs to select which one to use.  They have run Cat6 to 3 spots on each of 4 floors.

They are aware of:  
Linksys Velop
TP-Link Deco M9 plus Mesh
Netgear Orbi High-Performance AC3000

I have used Eero, which I'm happy with, and would like to recommend that.

Is Eero equal if not better than the others?

Is there another brand that I should be using?

hello experts
i am in a global company, in each office we have a unique wireless network SSID for travel users easy connect, and we have a GPO to control that.
for some reason some sites (site A) only authenticate "Domain Computers" group to connect, some sites (site B) authenticate both "Domain computers" and "Domain Users" groups, so for those site the GPO configured to using "User or Computer authentication" option like below screenshot, but if users from site B travel to site A, they can't connect to WIFI, because i think if the computer trying connect to WIFI, if user authentication failed it should try the alternative option which using computer to authenticate instead, but looks like it is not.
so my question is how to fix this issue which let the client computer trying to use computer auth if user auth failed.
thank you

If you speed up the rate radio waves are transmitted would that reduce the effects of signal reflection?
Issue Monitoring Fortinet Access Points. I have a client site with a Fortinet 100D firewall and several Fortinet Access Points on it.  they are up and working just fine.  My issue is that we user a Remote Monitoring System called atera.  There is functionality in that program to monitor TCP devices but it requires a port to be open on the device to check in on and show the device is online.  The atera monitorign unfortunately does not support ping.  

Is there any other way i can get these devices to be monitored in my atera RMM.  We want to be notified if any of the Access points go offiline.  is there a way to open a port on the access points?  Everything i have read about the fortinet APs is that once they are out of "config mode" for initial setup there are no open ports.

open to other suggestions\workarounds also  

Thank you in advance
The client wants Ruckus wireless access points for a large apartment, to replace their old access points.

They currently have 3 access points connected to a FIOS router
They have:
  • Several Honeywell thermostats that can be controlled by WiFi
  • Several Smart TV's
  • Multiple Sonos devices
  • A few computers, phones and tablets.
  • A few other devices

Which model do I need to get? (they vary in price)

The Access points would be connected to Ethernet
It would be useful to have 2 Ethernet ports, in case they need to attach a switch or other network devices to the Ruckus
A guest network is needed
POE isn't necessary
I would like to check the status of the access points remotely

From what I've seen, there are models that don't require a Ruckus 'hub' for configuration

Is there an access Point on the market that can can detect noise floor or background noise and interpret  as none essential data, so it will just discard it and interpret, then collect the relevant data?
I'm looking for an alternative to Aruba wireless access points that is both comparable in price and features. About the only features I really want is the ability to have the access points work as a unified group, and the ability to set a couple of timed networks that can automatically turn on and off.  (such as guest, and visitor). These units are going to be installed in a K8 Education facility.  Is Ubiquity comparable to Aruba in features and quality?

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.