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Q: WiFi Question

Is there a way to know where on a laptop/tower the wi fi signal enters the computer? I'm just curious. TIA

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A: WiFi Question

The WiFi signal enters though the antenna... In a laptop the antenna is around the display. In a desktop the antenna is either attached to the WiFi card directly or contained inside a USB WiFi device
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Am considering getting laptop with wifi to be able to go to local coffee shop

offering free access , but knowing nothing about security I am wondering

whether other users nearby or the employees of the coffee shop could

intercept any of my data easily and if so what preventive measures I would

take. thanks

A:WiFi question

Your best bet is to go to google and search for security and Wifi There is a lot of information and security level will depend on your equipment
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A:Wifi Question

I know you say wireless, but if you can run a patch cable it will be more secure and faster.
Distance is a factor but so is what the wall is made of and if there are any lumps of metal like radiators, hot water cylinders, fridges, boilers and so on in the way.
If not, great routers are made by Draytek!
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A:Wifi Question

Wireless Security: How To Protect Your Network
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A:Question about WiFi

I am pretty sure they are telling you that you have access to their wifi hot spots. Just look up where they would be, for example Starbucks and enjoy.
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A:Wifi question

If you already have an antenna than go with the PCI which with that antenna will give a more reliable service and be easier to position for optimum signal if you have an extension cable for it then a USB. as far as power to the PCI have a look below
Conventional PCI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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for example of the debit is 100 MB/s and 3 computers are using it ..will it be like 100/3 for each of the three computers ? pls .

A:a question about WiFi.

From your modem you would have a router that provides a radio signal that any wi fi enabled computer can latch onto and use. Thats why it has to be security enabled.
There is no division of wifi although if all machines were surfing at the same time you might notice a reduction in speed.
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I live in a house provided by my work (i manage a calf ranch), and the office is about 1/4 mile away. We have wifi at our office and broadcast through an antenna 1/2 mile across the ranch. I can pick it up ok in the top story of my house, but not in the basement at all.

My question is if there is a way to capture the signal better somehow and be able to broadcast it within my house with another router or something to get a strong enough signal to pick it up in my basement. (thats where we have our smart tv)


A:Wifi question....

A Repeater (or Range Extender) may work for you.
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A:wifi card question

How many MB of what?

Any drivers (if required) will be minimal on disk space.
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A:Unsecured wifi question

Please read the rules. This does not appear to be a technical question that falls into categories we usually entertain.
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A:Newbie WiFi question

We have family that lives directly next door around 100 meters away and I want to install an amplifier to extend the range and try to get the wireless signal to the other house.Click to expand...

have a read of your T&Cs for you broadband supply - you are not allowed to share the broadband between premises

so closing the post
see the rules here
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Good morning,
I need some help about questions. English is not my native language but I am living in UK , hope you can understand me (I am French).
I work at a hotel and I have met someone and kept contact with him. We talked several times through messages on a mobile app. The app has encrypted servers. 
But I got scared of him. I have 2 main questions:
- can he find my IP address during this kind of conversations?
- if he were using a wifi network, does anyone using the same network could intercepted our conversation and therefore, help him to find my home?
I sent messages from my home, using my wifi network. 
I am sooo bad in informatics, thanks for your help. 

A:question wifi - ip address

What type of smartphone do you use and what app did you use?
You are scared that he finds where you live?
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Been researching for the past couple of days about something...I have a desktop that has 2 connections, 1 is a wifi connection, the other is a USB Modem (PPPoE) connection.

What I want to do is connect through the USB PPPoE connection on my desktop, and distribute that to the rest of the house via WiFi, and by the house i mean a laptop and 2 iphones.

I research and I know its easy to do using Ad-Hoc, but the thing is, theyre not using USB PPPoE, they are all using a direct ethernet connection which is very simple.

Im using Windows XP SP3.

Ive tried the standard ad-hoc method but it only allows 1 user to join the network ive created. So my question is, is there any other method of distributing my PPPoE connection to the rest of the house besides "ad-hoc".


A:Question about WiFi on Desktop

Why not use a standard wireless broadband modem/router to connect to your PPPoE connection? That solves the problem in the best way.
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Thank you

A:Wifi Sharing question

Quote: Originally Posted by lenberman

I live in a senior mobile home park and the management has given me permission to setup a wifi hotspot in the community clubhouse. I added a wireless access point, an Edimax EW-7228APn, to their non-wifi router located in their park office. They want me to make sure that anyone using the new hotspot cannot look at their files on the office computer. How do I configure the access point to make sure that no one can intrude on managements files?

Thank you

You can try setting up the guest account on the A/P, this usually requires that you set up a separate SSID, password etc. then make all connection through the guest account which should place you outside the subnet that the office's router is using. This should prevent anyone using your A/P from having access to the files on the office's network.
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A:Powerbook Mac Mod - Wifi Question

You could use a usb N adapter.
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A:More Wifi Adapter question

Why not try things both ways and find out how it effects your system? It's my understanding that you may gain a little bandwidth by turning it off but probably not enough to make it worthwhile.
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Has anyone else used this particular laptop and ahd any luck? I hate that the only thing not having a driver in the Device Manager is the WiFi.

A:WiFi driver question

I have installed the 7 RC on my HP desktop, and my 2 HP laptops. All have wifi and I had no install problems and my networking works better than it did with the 7 Beta.

You didn't say what your old OS was. If it was XP try to find the Vista driver for you laptop. If it was Vista try the XP drivers. I had Vista in all my machines. I have 3 more machines (2 laptop and 1 desktop) that will get 7 when it becomes public. AND I LIKED Vista....
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My new ac network card has 3 connectors.

Do you think that I could just buy another 30 ft extension cable and another antenna like the ones I already have. Should it work?

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A:Solved: Question about IE and Wifi

On the connections tab in internet options, click on LAN settings. Uncheck everything. That might help, make sure IE is not set to use a proxy server.
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A:wifi and router question

You should be able to achieve this by a wireless repeater.

It does depend on the range from your current router and where you place the repeater though.

It is also possible to configure some routers to be repeaters - albeit slightly more tricky than just buying a repeater. Again, it does depend on signal strength etc. The repeating has to come from a router - not from a receiving card.

If you log onto your friends router, there might be a "Repeater Mode" or something similar. Alternatively, give it a google to see if someone has found a way to do it.

Search for example:

Belkin WG2400 convert to repeater

Hope that helps
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A:Wifi Security Question

You can't unless you arrange yourself a crypto peer somewhere (or use only SSL services ).

There are free anonymous proxy solutions that support encryption and of course you can set up your own.
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A:Connecting 3 (or 2) PCs via WiFi + security question

Hi Martin,
The first thing you should do is access the router's set-up page and change the SSID and input a new password using the older XP pc as a guide as to what encryption method is used. (it might not be WPA2 compatible).
Now read this File sharing.pdf
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I have one of these

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A:Wifi Reception Antenna Mod Question

you can try adding a USB extension cable then moving it around until you get a better signal. Since the antenna is inside of that thing, no "modding" can be done. If that doesn't work, you will have to buy another network adapter.

This one has pulled in excellent signals from my router in the other end of the house when my 2 other adpaters would only get a low or medium signal. check it out here

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A:Wifi/bluetooth card question

"Try and Error" is the most useful attitude.
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It functions as Switch
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Often the internet is so slow that a 5 minute youtube video must be at least 3/4ths loaded or else it will buffer constantly.
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A:College Wifi Question- Priority

if I can get a higher priority on a wifi signal would that make my connection faster?Click to expand...


And if so, how can i do this?Click to expand...

Make the request to your college IT department. But don't hold your breath waiting for an answer while listening to the laughter in the background. Unless you are the Head of the IT department the practical answer is "no."

If I am wrong, is there any way to make my inconsistent connection faster?Click to expand...

With that we may be able to help. Assuming you have a Windows OS ...

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver. Assuming an integrated adapter get the driver from the PC manufacturer's web site.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
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A:Quick question - WiFi pci card

You say "Quick Question"??

So, first, i assume the crashes only occur when driver is installed? Not if hardware simply installed?

Next things to do
1. With NO driver installed but the card is there (so i assume no crash)
Let's see what windows reports here

Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32
Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, then Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy Paste into next post
2. Where did you get the driver you're currently using? Tell me the exact version number? Have you checked this is correct? and not wrong or older version number?
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A:Wifi range-extender question

Yes, it'll work...if you are allowed to have it, some schools prohibit the use of your own network gear. If the walls are thicker or made of concrete then the range will of course be affected. If you plan on using the dorm's wireless then they would likely have a system in place to offer complete coverage already.
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A:Windows wifi manager question

Go to this site and find disable balloon tips

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Securely encrypts all data transmitted over both wired and wireless Internet connections
Creates a Virtual Private Network to hide all personal web-surfing information
Utilizes industry-standard 128-bit encryption
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A:Public Wifi/Wired Internet Question-Help Please

Generally this would be similar to using a proxy server when connected to another network. There are software based options available for proxy VPN services online that are relatively inexpensive (roughly $30.00 per year) and is as simple as opening a software and using a username and password to login.
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A:Laptop Wifi Question (Sager NP9377)

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If the antenna is currently attached directly to the Access Point (AP), you should be able to look up the specifications for the AP and find out the type of connectors used. RP-SMA connectors as used in the cable in your link are very common for WiFi AP connections.

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A:Help/Question? Intel (R) WiFi link 5100 AGN

hello ebartolon...
it's still is but remember this is a free forum....
since airbot already gave you the lecture on the bumping threads im not going to go into that...
but what i can tell you to do in the throughput enhancement to turn it on...
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It has happened to me 3 times and total I bought 3 different wireless adapters,Click to expand...

has that resoved the issue or not
it maybe the signal is broadcasting on channel 12/13

can you connect the pc directly to the router with a cable and then
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

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enter you details
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

Alternative links - Use the links below
Do NOT use any of the download managers offered - Cnet , just use the direct link below - and click on the download button
Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run the program

A user guide is available here

post a screen shot of the program running.
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post which SSID name is yours, its located in the list, under network "Adapter Name" (1st column)
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note: the signal level is a negative number, so for example -88 is worst and -40 is better

To post a screen shot of the active window.

Windows XP
Hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application (Start> All Programs> Accessories> Paint) and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.

Vista or Windows 7
you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool

Windows 8 & 10
you can use the snipping tool > Open Snipping Tool
(From the Windows 8 Start Screen, or windows 10 Search, type "snip" and press enter)
(From windows 10 - All Apps>Windows Accessories>Snipping Tool
>Press the Esc. key.
>go back to your Windows 8 start screen - Swipe from left or press Window Button
>Press Ctrl+PrntScr button to use Snipping Tool
see here

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A:Issues with WiFi as intel r wifi link 5100 is not installed after d systm restor

Select Model, Select Operating System, Download your Drivers
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Quote: Originally Posted by roshanrbb

i have two wifi networks,
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Quote: Originally Posted by Zero

'Hello, this is my first post here, so I am sorry if anything is confusing.

The reason why I signed up in this forum is s I can seek help fron those that might know more about computer than me, in order to solve my problem

A few days ago, my laptop was working perfectly fine. But then, I turned my computer off, the next day, everything started up as normal, with Windows 7 Home Premium still in the backgrounds when I am logging in but then, the network connecter won't automatically start. So I was left without internet for a bit. Whats more, I noticed that the taskbar, which was always semi-transparent before, is now white. As well as all the title bars of the programs that I open, turned into blue!

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I have no idea whats wrong with my computer now, would somebody please help me? Alnost all other programs are functioning fine, but the wifi is not connecting(Oh, and I am unable to adjust my screen brightness)

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BTW, I wrote this on my iPad mini

No idea what the problem might be but it doesn't sound good.

Have you considered using System Restore to take your system back to when it was working correctly?

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Hi Cromsy,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Unfortunately, it isn't as simple as that. You are connected to the router fine with your computer, but that tells us nothing about the ipod because wireless is off (but that's not the whole story either - you need something extra to do what you want). The following article should tell you what you need and how to do it: How to Connect iPod Touch to Windows 7 Ad-hoc Wireless Network. Although it says Windows 7, there are procedures for Vista as well (and the software will work with Vista).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
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I am considering using a powerline system to give me additional wifi cover, but I am unclear how the available wifi connection is protected. They make a great deal of encrypting the traffic over the power circuit, but no mention is made of protecting the wifi connection. Surely, the risk with these is the same as with a wireless router?

Anyone got any experience of this?

A:Wifi over Powerline - security - e.g. Devolo dLAN 500 Mbps WiFi

They did a review of it here Devolo dLAN 500 AV Wireless+ Review | Expert Reviews.

In the review they mention it comes with a default password that you can change later.