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Hello, I have a Verizon Fios G1100 router, the reset button was hit yesterday so I had to reconfigure the wifi so I create the main SSID and a Guest SSID. On the main wifi, SSID the 2.4Ghz and 5Hz SSID are the same names using WPA2/WPA mixed mode and the guest account. The problem I am having is when users with their laptops trying to connect it takes forever for the connection to complete most users will just give up. My desktop users with older systems are connecting without any problems so this morning I renamed the guest account and removed the password and the laptop users could connect but it still took a fair amount of time for the connection to complete sometimes we would have to reboot and turn the wifi on and off.  Any direction on what I am doing wrong or settings that are not set right?
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Hello everyone,
A client of mine is having an issue with their wireless.  They have been reporting that the passwords were getting rejected so I updated the passwords and then the same thing.  I have tried rebooting it, which normally used to fix these issues but now does not.  They have two ssids, one for employees and one for guest and they are configured in a virtual access point.  There are no more firmware upgrades for this model, my next step would normally be to upgrade the firmware.  We have recommended upgrading this Sonicwall as it is no longer supported as well as having a separate access point in the past.  I honestly think that this would be the only solution at this point, but out of good customer service I am reaching out to you guys to see if there is anything else that I can try.
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My parents just bought a Smart TV. They've been having trouble navigating it. They live several states away and do not have a smart phone or tablet to Skype/FaceTime me and show what they see and what they're having trouble with.

Is it possible for me to remote access into their smart TV through WiFi to walk them through navigation?
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I have 2 routers in my home: in the basement i have my main Verizon Fios router and i installed another Trendnet router on the 1st floor which is wired to the main router by a patch cable. i have ipads, iphones and an nexus 6 smartphone which runs Android.
i don't get reliable internet connections on any device and a lot of times it just disconnects altogether.
i think it has to do with security settings on the routers. i don't know which ones to use. i just want a good connection.
can anyone recommend routers security levels so that all devices work?
thank you
Steve
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Hi, I'd like some advice on what to purchase to allow my guests to have wireless in their room. We have a house, and at the front is our office, where our router sits. We don't want to move it. It's a DSL Infinitum Modem/router.

The guest room is outside at the back of the house behind the garage, and is on a separate electrical panel.

The house, garage and guest room are all made of concrete blocks. Here's a diagram of the layout:
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I have a client that has a "business incubator", consisting of a 1 office complex with 8 separate businesses within that office complex.  We would like to segregate each individual office onto their own subnet, but still be able to share one business class multi function printer.  This client will be sharing one internet connection across all networks, and would like to separate network traffic between different businesses, so that business "a" cannot talk to business "b".  This customer will also require wifi access for these individual businesses, so we are thinking of utilizing a layer 3 switch and just creating multiple vlans to accomplish this, but was looking for a second opinion on other solutions.
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I had to rebuild my Cisco Prime machine.  Since then it's only seeing the AP's on one controller.  I have about 250 APs currently that I can see on each controller.  The tricky part of this is one controller has Software Version 8.0.133.0 and the 2nd controller has 8.2.141.0.  I had to do this because we purchased new AP's and we haven't upgrades switches to support the newer APs so I've split them.  Is there a way for the controller (Prime) to see both controller APs
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We have serveral APs in the office which are covered by ceiling. Is there any tool to check the approximate locations of these APs ?

Thx
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I have a gas fire place controlled by a light switch. If I replaced the switch with a smart light switch would Alexa be able to control the fireplace?

Has anyone tried this and what kind of smart switch would you recommend?
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Trying to make sure I have created and assigned all new IP address and what they are assigned to on my internal Home Office.  IF I can print out the MAC Address for TV and ROKU devices and see the names of the machines on my network. I assume the IP addresses will be fairly easy to list so that I can create a simple log file of who is who and what is what so to speak. How would I do that and or what would I do?
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My Cisco Router is 3 years outside its last firmware update. I am having problems with it so I purchased the Asus AC3100 above. It has 8 LAN ports and a powerful wireless connection with 5 Ghtz. It has 5 Ghtz and 2.4 Ghtz as well as 8 LAN ports. Not worried about the LAN ports just need to figure out how to configure the router so everything below has its on dedicated IP address. ( I assume that is what I need to do?) I assume this but not sure how to do. If I am leaving something out you need or I need to do please advise?

The Problem is when I start to run specific machines or watch TV intermittently, I get conflicts and dropped signal all over. The only way to resolve with the old router is to shut down and reboot to figure out what I can keep on or leave off. I hope this Newer 2017 ASUS Router will be more helpful and last at least a few years. Listed below is what I have in my home/office. Can anyone suggest any configurations or practices that I can use to get this working? I have listed below information as well as device connection types. 1W = One wireless device. 1LAN = One LAN (hardwired) connection or both. Any advice on what I need to make sure I do to allow everything to be seamless is appreciated. Thank you.

I have wireless devices all over the house.
PC's Laptops & Tablets
1- Window10 Dell Vostro 3750 Laptop. (1W)
1- Windows10 Tower with both LAN and Wireless Card. (1W & 1LAN)
1- Wireless Printer HP MFP 1210 NFW All-in-One Printer. (1W)
1- PowerEdge…
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The new customer has four APs in the office, each with its own static IP, and each with a fixed channel assigned.  They want me to determine this info for their records, but the problem is that they don't have the settings for any of the APS.  Is there an app that can see each AP and give me their IP address and channel--so I won't have to reset and reconfigure them all?  Preferably free or modest cost.  TIA
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I have  domain controller that handles dhcp and dns.
I have a wired workstations and a wireless access point that handles the building.
New Laptops I am deploying will work on the wirless, but fail dns when connected to the wire.  With or with out the wireless connected.   As long I am on the wireless all is ok,  hook up the wire, it obtains a new ip says it is connected to internet, but no dns.
I have tried static, no luck...
Only half of the new LT's   (MSI) are affected.....
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I have just taken over 15 Meru AP200 access point and a Extreme Summit x150-24p switch. The switch have just died. I installed a new Dell managed switch but can not get into the AP 200 to setup static IP Address for all 15 AP. Anyone help with this problem, I have never worked with these products before as you problem can tell. Thank you.
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User has a Macbook Pro that will only attach to a single access point in the building and will not roam from one access point to another.  There are 1700 devices that work just fine and are very mobile.  This device drops the connection and shows that WIFI is on but not connected.  Attempts to connect pops up the connection and asks for a password but will not accept it with an error invalid password.  I have tested it as well in other buildings which all use the same wireless access SSID and pw.  It will connect to the first access point it finds in the building but will not roam to another.  

I updated the OS to High Sierra to see if that would make a difference but the results have been the same.
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hello experts
today i am facing a strange issue, one client have wireless connected the signal is strong but network performance was very poor, while i check it i found it was not connected with the nearest AP device(5 meter), but connected with another much far away AP device(30 meter and have several walls), i did try everything such as reconnect, disable/enable wireless adapter but doesn't help, also at the same time all other client without any problem on the same AP device, and i found this as below screenshot, the "load profile" failed is the AP nearest to the problem client, i am not sure it because it or not and i even don't understand what "load profile" meaning, could someone help on this?
thank you

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Hi,

I have a wifi network where the antenna is on one side of the building, and the whole other wing is too far and cannot reach it.

I have put in place 3 X TP Link RE350 devices which I am hoping to plug in at 33%, 66% and 99% points along the route to the other side of the building.

I am therefore hoping that I can join extender 1 to the main wifi network at 33% of the route, and then join extender 2 to extender one's network, and extender 3 to extender two's network.

However, it doesn't seem to be working.

Extender 1 is blue light indicating strong connection to the main antenna.

Extenders two and three show red lights which indicates " too far from the router".

I thought I could extend it each time I put in place an extender along the route?

PLease help!
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Hello Experts,

I have two remote sites and two of those sites connected back to HQ over L3 Fiber connection.
Remote sites have Distribution switch and inter vlan traffic is routed locally and default route is pointing to HQ office.
I have Aruba Controller at HQ and I want to remote site access points to this controller.

I will highly appreciate if someone what design and configuration is applicable to achieve the above requirement.
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Hi, I bought a USB Bluetooth adaptor and plugged it in to the computer (HP ENVY 15t-k200 CTO), I checked the device manager and it shows up there but I can't figure out how to use it.  When I play a song, the music comes out of the computer and not the bluetooth speaker.  How do I sync the two?
Thanks
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

          I wish to help a friend figure out how to change the name and password of her Comcast wireless using her iPhone 8.  Any suggestions with regards to the steps to take to achieve this goal will be appreciated.

           Thank you

            George
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A few days ago my Netgear router stopped working. So, I purchased a new one. It is the Netgear WNDR3400v3. My laptop is hardwired to the router. After setting everything up and running a speed test, I noticed that the download speed was only 70 Mb per second. Typically I get over 100 Mb per second.

My router is connected to a cable modem which was provided by my ISP (Spectrum). If I connect my laptop directly to the modem, the download speed exceeds 100 Mb per second.

I've seen information on the Internet suggesting that my router does not support download speeds that high. Netgear recommended changing the MTU. That didn't work. Yet another post I read recommended disabling IPv6. I haven't figured out how to do that on my router.

The fact that I can get full download speeds when connected directly to the modem implies that the router is the problem. I have opened a support ticket with Netgear, but I was just wondering whether anyone in the Experts community had any ideas.
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my device: Huawei R207-z
I see a device connected as " USB1 "   Mac Adress 02:0C:E7:0B:01:02  (cannot find any results if searched on web)
but not IP displayed
does anyone know what can USB1 be?
if it is a hacker....how can I secure it?

I wish to restrict devices by Mac
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Hi all - Will try to explain carefully ... thanks for reading ...  

My problem:
I am experiencing intermittent issues when watching a movie, which is a 7GB file on a local network drive of mine. Downstairs all works fine. Upstairs, when the issue occurs, the movie will play for 10 seconds, then I get a wait-icon (hourglass or what have you) for about 10 second, back & forth over & over.
Sometimes it behaves this way, and other times is perfect.

My Network:
Fast Ethernet service (Time Warner) from the street into my Modem. All over Downstairs it clocks at 110 Mb download and 13 Mb upload, using speedtest.net.
UPSTAIRS I have an Apple Airport Express, setup as a Bridge "Extend an existing network", which worked fine downstairs until I moved it upstairs.  Then connected to that is an Apple TV connected wirelessly, using the same netwk name (SSID).  It clocks at 30 Mb down & 8Mb up, way slower than Downstairs, but I thought would still be fast enough to watch a movie without speed issues.

Note that the data/movie is coming over my LAN ... that I have saved on a local network drive in my house. It is *not* being streamed from any services!  The 7GB Movie is on an ext hard drive plugged directly into the Airport Extreme Base Station.

Can anyone suggest how to troubleshoot this? It's been a long time since I broke a perfectly working network and had to do this!  I am thinking:
- Get a meter or Util to measure exact bandwidth/signal strength?
- Change to use …
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I have PEAP working with MSCHAPv2 on an iPad, but I cannot get PEAP working with 'Microsoft: Smart Card or other certificate' for authentication.

The error I get is this:
Reason Code: 300
Reason: No credentials are available in the security package

I can get 'Microsoft: Smart Card or other certificate' (without PEAP) authentication working on the iPad using the certificate I created for it.

Please help.
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We have two buildings across the street from one another, one has our network and the other has our customers network.  However we have to put one of our time clocks in the customer building.  I am looking for a cheap solution to connect the two buildings via wireless so I can put our time clock on our network.  They are approximately 70 yards apart.  We use Cisco gear but I do not necessarily need Cisco.  In the past we've done this with Netgear WG302 access points but I'm looking for something more modern and easy to setup.  Thank you.
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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.