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We have a motel with WRT54GL routers for wireless access running WDS.  The "hub" site router seems a bit flaky and is being rebooted fairly frequently - so it needs replacement.  Additionally, the owner wants to add another WDS spoke to cover a corner area with poor signal.

I figure there are a couple of options:

1) Buy a couple of old WRT54GL units to replace the hub and to add the spoke.  I've already tried a WRT54 v4 and it doesn't work with the others.  So, I suppose matching the models is pretty important.  Inexpensive to try....

2) Replace the existing 2 routers and add a 3rd with a newer router model.  I've done a bit of looking and I'm not much impressed by the lack of WDS information that I found.  I've had good luck with ASUS routers for WiFi but getting them to differentiate their routers re: WDS has proven to be difficult.

Any comments would be appreciated.  If #2, then which (newer) router would you bring into service?  These must have detachable antennas so we can connect to the existing antenna system.

(Yes, I know that Ethernet is best - but thanks for the thought!)
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I had this question after viewing LDAP access/integration to external company for web single sign-on..

So, I need to integrating Active Directory with Meraki Sign-On Splash Page and delegate the management of this access to a third person who is not part of the IT support team.
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My samsung galaxy s9+ works for calls and texts but the internet isn't working whether on WiFi or through mobile data.

The following message comes up

You're offline. results will be available once you're online again.You'll get notified when they're ready

When I try to go to Chrome it says

No internet

There is something wrong with the proxy server or the address is incorrect. Try contacting the system admin

err_proxy_connection_failed
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Hi Experts,

I am looking for a good software to map my home network. I have looked through EE search engine but could not really find the software I am looking for...

Specs are:

- list all IPs in my networks including IPs for device connected in Wifi (phones, tablets...) and on the LAN
- provides a visual chart / diagram on how these devices are connected on the network with icons and IPs
- give some information on each device detected (MAC, supplier...)
- Not a professional software that costs thousands of dollars...

Freeware of software up to $100 are fine
Waiting for your suggestions, thanks
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For Nighthawk X6 R8000, how to restrict remote Admin Login? in other words, admin can only login via Wired connection, wireless is not allowed.
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I'm getting the following alert:
ERROR: Not enough disk space available in repository as available
space (16230304 kB) is less than backup file size (16970060 kB)

Not sure what to do here - I'm not a good cisco person.  But I know I have room on the server.  How do I clean up the space?
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Hi,

Does macbook has the same ports as windows computer?  
(for example Windows port 80 = HTTP, port 443 = SSL, etc.)

And what ports should be closed in a wifi router for better protection?
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This one customer has a single Cisco Meraki MR32. Now he needs better coverage. I am no wireless guru but I guess the reason they got this was because they need multiple SSIDs and the killer..... the option to isolate every wireless client from each other so no one can see any other devices. They are probably going to need a total of three Access Points to give them good coverage so I guess I need either a repeater/booster for their existing one or need to go to another manufacture that makes access points that have these capabilities.
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Hi,

We have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop with Windows 10 installed on it.

Someone's child was using the laptop and now the laptop seems like it is forever in Airplane Mode.

When clicking on "Wi-Fi", it turns to ON for 2 seconds then turns off as Airplane Mode is on.

Airplane Mode is set to "ON" and the option for clicking on "Airplane Mode" is greyed out and can't be clicked on.

We would like to try and fix the WiFi as it worked before this.

I have done the following to try and fix this issue:

1. Connected with Ethernet cable to internet (Internet works fine this way but shows Airplane Mode still on)
2. Updated laptop with most recent Windows 10 updates
3. Updated driver for "Airplane Mode Switch Collection"
4. Updated driver for  WiFi network adapter we use
5. In "Device Manager", disabled then re-enabled "Airplane Mode Switch Collection"
6. In "Device Manager", checked off option for WiFi network adapter we use; "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
7. Uninstalled "Airplane Mode Switch Collection" then restarted laptop to reinstall this software
8. Uninstalled WiFi network adapter we use then restarted laptop to reinstall this software
9. Tried using Network troubleshooter but no solution

Any ideas on what could be done to fix this WiFi issue?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hello Experts!
This is a remote customer.
One server five stations working as a WORKGROUP.
All stations have a wired network connection. Except a laptop using wifi 72 mb
All using 192.168.0.x as local ips.

Yesterday a blackout happened.
Only the laptop has started using 10.196.0.x
now this is a remote customer.
I try to change the settings manually but just before the last click I get disconnected,
Then the laptop restarts on its own and goes back to the 10.196.1.x

how can I fix this problem remotely ?
Or should I ask the customer to call their local IT service ?

Regards
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Ok we have a a new server 2016 setup with all desktop computers connecting fine but I am unable to connect a laptop via wireless, router is a talk talk, I am unable to ping anything on the network nor browse to it.
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Roaming issues with wireless calls using Apple iPhone 6 in a Cisco wireless environment.  The Cisco controller is a 5520 using firmware 8.5.135.0
Calls are fine if stationary.  Only have issues if roaming in the building.  The building has over 200 3802i access points so coverage shouldnt be an issue.  All are set to a power setting of 5

Any ideas?
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HI,

I have a problem with several users HP EliteBook laptops wifi.

Download speeds really low (like 1mbps) and decent upload speed or vice versa.
I have updated the drivers in HP support assistant and it helped for a day and then reverted back to terrible download/upload speeds.

Users also see Microsoft Outlook "updating folders" status all the time, and a lot of emails arriving in on their phone but on the laptops.

Got an even newer wifi driver for the wireless card from Intel website and again it seemed to work for a little while but then reverted back to rubbish speeds.

Can anyone please help, is this likely to be a hardware or a software issue.

It is happening on several HP Elitebooks, but even on one user that has a Realtek wifi card, not an intel one, but exactly the same issue.

Advice much appreciated, users sick of this problem when working at home etc!
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Hello,

I'm trying to find a way to apply a mac filter on my WLC so that I can control who can or can not join my internal wifi.  

Preferrably a way that automatically pulls from my PDQ inventory or from my active directory so that we're not manually adding MACs would be great.  

I'm open to any other suggestions as well.  

Thank you!
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I have 2 PCs that are both connected to the same WiFi network.  Both PCs are on the same work network, both have the same workgroup name and I have toggled network sharing off and on - on both of the devices.

Neither can ping the other.  However, where it gets strange here... If I run simultaneous cmd pings of each other, #1 PC starts successfully pinging the other, but stops if I stop the ping attempts from the other PC to it.  #2 PC pings never resolve.

Both devices are Dell Optiplex 3030AIO and on Windows 7 Pro, Service Pack 1
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can't connect to a specific WiFi .

Hi experts, so I just got a dell xps laptop for a new user. for whaterver reason it can't connect to the corporate wifi network but it can connect to any other wifi network. doesn't make any sense, it simply says it can't connect to the network.

setup is new out of the box..

Any ideas?
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Does anyone know of a hotspot plan that you can buy per gb and not monthly. So I can buy 5gb and use it until it runs out even if it goes over a month?
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Dear All,

- Have two Access Points configured in Client mode with following Static IP addresses :
1) 192.168.28.1 / 255.255.0.0
2) 10.1.28.1 / 255.0.0.0

The  Above Two clients should be connected to Access Point

- on the other hand Computer will connect to the same Access Point in order to download data and access the two Clients

Need to know Network Configuration (IP /Mask / Gateway) for Laptop & Access Point in order to access clients by laptop ?

Thank You
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I’m an IT Tech and thought it would be cool to learn how to hack my own wireless network and I know CEH teaches this but what other cool stuff does it teach ?
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Hello, I am working on a Linksys EA6300 router when I connect to it using the 5G wifi connection the highest speed I can get is 25mb and the 2.4Ghz around 10mb but if I use the Xfinity Model: TG1682G router wifi connection 5Ghz I get around 250Mps down and the 2.4Ghz is getting about 20mb down. The customer has been using two router on separate networks just to extend the coverage but this is becoming a problem due to the speed of the Linksys ea6300. My question the Linksys has 10/100/1000 connections so I was thinking the connections should be a bit faster than this? Any suggestions? I know this is a poor man's way to have it set up but it has been working for them over the past few years
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Hello,

I have industrial machine needs to connect to an Access Point in order to download data through a software designed by the manufacturer, I am thinking instead of getting Physical Access Point "especially the machine is working in a sever application" to use Virtual Access point on the LAPTOP, tried ICS "Mobile Hotspot"  but this is not helpful because I need the machine to use 192.168.0.1 / 255.255.0.0

Is there any Free Virtual Access Point can be download works with Windows instead of using ICS  instead of physical AP? or is there a way in Windows 10 to change IP address and subnet Mask for the clients ?

Thank You
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I want to have the ability to connect safely to my network from home. Is there any freeware out there that allow me to do that? Do I have to open up any port on the wireless router?
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Hello EE, I've got a weird issue when I turned on Hyper-V in Add/Remove Programs,Turn Windows Features On/Off it killed the WiFi on my machine.  It for what ever reason placed the WiFi Device in a disabled state, unable to enable.  I checked to verify there were no power settings that could be causing this.  After doing a little troubleshooting I decided to remove Hyper-V, after Hyper-V was removed WiFi works fine again.
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I'm looking for GDPR or PDPA (Personal Data Protection Act
which is our local equivalent of GDPR) messages to be posted for
the use of our guest Wifi when guests/visitors/external vendors
use.  I have something like below but there's lack of mention on
the use of 'social media' (which may contain personal data) to
register for Wifi.  So will need to add some clauses to cover
terms on the use of social media & personal data:

Terms of Use
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By accepting this agreement and accessing the wireless network, you acknowledge that you are of legal age, you have read and understood, and agree to be bound by this agreement.
(*) The wireless network service is provided by JPPL and is completely at XXX’s discretion. Your access to the network may be blocked, suspended, or terminated at any time for any reason.
(*) You agree not to use the wireless network for any purpose that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited and you are fully responsible for your use.
(*) The wireless network is provided "as is" without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.
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Wireless Networking

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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.