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Windows 10 1703 64 bit

I have to deploy a specific APN configuration to approx. 500 notebooks with internal LTE modems.
Each notebook requires an individual config (username & password) so I need to pre-create the config files automatically i.e. from an Excel sheet and later deploy it to the user i.e. via logon script.

Any idea how to create an APN profile and later import it to the Windows client?
My 10yr old Netgear WNR3500 seems too old and only giving up to 10Mb with our new equipment.  
Its RangeMax wireless-N Gigabit router.  Been good for us but.. for the last few years with newest devices seems compatibility issues there.

Should we stay with Netgear and get the latest model or some other good options around there?
A wireless AP is configured with Channel 3 (11b/g/n) and Channle 132 (11a/n/ac). How does a AP client decide which one to use ?

What does the Signal (db) indicate ? What is the accepable range of connection ?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 910, which has one 2.0 USB port and two USB 3 ports.  I purchased a Wavelink powered USB hub for additional ports to support an external monitor and a USB keyboard.  I also have a bluetooth mouse in operation with this setup.  I am experiencing significant wifi issues with all the devices in use.  The problem seems to be interference at the 2.4 mhz band??  The performance issues go away when I disconnect from all external devices except the bluetooth connected mouse.  

Also, when I connect a wide screen LG monitor using an HDMI conversion to USB 2.0 into the USB 2.0 port, the monitor and laptop displays work, but the laptop display initially fades to almost totally black and then pops up with the screen, when I access the internet.

The more I read online, the  more confused I get about solutions.  My network adapter is - Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A.  When I perform the netsh command it looks like it should support the 5 mhz band.  I also signed into my router which looks like it supports the dual bands.  

My question is whether I am on the right track or not and how do I change my network adapter to receive the 5 mhz signal.  I cant see that as an option in the properties.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
I am testing a wireless controller. I have installed the virtual wireless lan controller from Cisco, running version The management interface is up and I am logged into the web admin console. The wireless network is setup using layer 2, WPA2 with a passcode. The controller sees the access point. I am getting no errors. The issue, is that I don't see the SSID to connect to it from a client. It has to be a small configuration issue I am missing. I have never setup this vWLC before. The wireless network is in the AP group called 'default-group' and the AIR-CAP2602I-A-K9 AP is also associated with this group. What am I missing?

1. Why can't I see the SSID to connect?
2. Do I need to create a virtual interface for the wireless access point? (only the 'management' interface is active and up).
3. If possible, i'd like to keep the wireless on the same subnet as the rest of the LAN. It's small and I don't want to over complicate things by introducing routing.
w2Home office with a single router - all other devices connecting

see errors attached

Most likeliest Probable cause ?

An AV company suggested that the client purchase as wireless access points - Araknis High Power Wireless Access Points.
The client asked why they couldn't use their existing Apple Airport Extreme units.  The AV company gave the following response, and I've highlighted their major points:

"Access points
I strongly advise you NOT to use those airport extreme units. All access points are not created equal, and they do not all utilize maximum power. That said, the features that enable seamless handoff of connectivity between access points, smart dynamic channel selection, and all of the other features that create a reliable wifi network, have little to do with power. I’ve been down that road before, and as your advocate, I have to say please spare us all the pain."

I recognize that Apple hasn't made major changes to the Airports for some time (example - no Mesh)  
However, this seems to be a somewhat extreme evaluation of the Airport Extreme units.

How right are they?  How weak is the operation of the Airport Extreme?

I had this question after viewing Connect a wireless router to a sonicwall firewall.

Presently using Sonicwall TZ-215 with 3 TP-Link EAP 330 - (coverage decent but not perfect.)  in small business environment:
1. Would using the Linksys Velop in bridged mode give me better coverage (turning off wireless on Sonicwall TZ-215; turning off DHCP on Linksys Velop) ?
2. Since the Sonicwall TZ-215 would be the main router, will the network be secure?
Need to connect two buildings, about 300-400 ft away with clear point of sight, which AIrFiber model is the most inexpensive that can do the job well?

Thank you
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I have a Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller (Software Version managing 13 Access Points across two sites, one local, one remote connected via a Site-to-Site VPN. I have two models of Access Point connected;

Local Site:
2x Cisco AIR-AP1832I-E-K9
7x Cisco AIR-CAP1602I-E-K9

Remote Site:
3x Cisco AIR-AP1832I-E-K9
1x Cisco AIR-CAP1602I-E-K9

At our remote site, all Access Points are up and stable, and have been for 19 days as of right now. Friday 18th August I configured the 9 Access Points at our local site and left the office with everything working.

On Monday at 9AM, they were still working and had been connected to the controller all weekend, but by 10AM the two Cisco 1832's had dropped off and weren't pingable. I started looking into it and they were rebooting after suffering a "Kernel Panic". I did a factory reset on one of the points, reconnected to the controller and seemed stable, until I disconnected and reconnected the AP, and it couldn't find the controller again, crashing with the same "Kernel Panic" error (Which I appreciate is generic).

Then, as I was leaving at about 5PM, they suddenly both reconnected to the controller and were both up, and stable, until 12PM today (Tuesday), where they dropped off again. One has come back up, one hasn't, but they only dropped off after I rebooted one of the Cisco 1602's. Now, I can consistently get the AP's to drop off the controller when rebooting an unrelated access point.

I've been …
Hey people,
I'm using a Asus TP500LA, mediatek wireless board. I'm on window 10, and I've noticed that when I connect to some routers the latency to the default gateway is really high, varies from 7 to 2000 (average 120-180). Its not an issue of the wireless devices since I also connect to them with my phone and the latency is pretty low. I've already tried changing the driver but it doesn't seem to help. Any ideas would be welcome.
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

How to make  Wifi work in windows server 2012 R2 My Pc is laptop ASUS N82JV
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?
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 .

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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?

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
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. ?

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.