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A networking hardware device that allows a Wi-Fi compliant device to connect to a wired network.

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Max bandwidth of wireless access point with gigabit backhaul

I'm looking at setting up a network with full WiFi coverage. Right now I'm still comparing access points to mesh. I see the options for AC access points offer wireless bandwidth in excess of 1Gbps. ...
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Take wired internet from a Poe access point [duplicate]

how can i take wired internet from the access point?
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Can I connect a simple switch before or after a PoE access point?

I want to have a wired Internet connection before or after a PoE access point. Is that possible?
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Tablet losing connection when switching to another router [closed]

Our organization has a very long hall way. I have two WiFi routers in the hall, 1 on the West end and one on the East end. When an employee walks from West end to the east in, the tablet switches to ...
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How to test the maximum of clients connected to an AP?

Is there a way to test how many clients can connect a given AP BSSID using a laptop or a dedicated device? I want to know that N is my real concurrent number of clients​ connected, and when N+1 ...
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watch guard not allowing ping or traffic through wireless client

I have setup a little wireless network for some plcs we installed. When we connect directly to the switch or moxa awk 1131, we can ping all ip's 61.1 to 61.6 and also the gateway and get internet ...
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Is it possible to setup multiple Networks on a single Access Point?

On my quest to understand what AP is and how it works, I came across article that says this: Most often, there are different BSSIDs on an access point for each WLAN configured on a radio. If you ...
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Is it possible to build a LAN with just Access Points?

I am just learning the differences between routers and AP. Based on what I have understood, AP just acts like a wireless switch enabling multiple devices to connect to a single router. Since it is ...
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Wireless controllers and access points

What is the difference between wireless controllers and access points, and how come you need both devices to work efficiently together?
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converting AP from autonomous to CAPWAP; DHCP keeps interrupting TFTP Process (follow up)

This question is actually a follow up to this link: converting AP from CAPWAP to autonomous - BVI1 interface gets reverted back to DHCP The method I tried to follow: AP#debug capwap console cli ...
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Intermittent network with netgear access points [closed]

I have an issue with a Netgear network. We use the following equipment: Netgear WC7500 Controller Netgear WNDAP660 Netgear PoE-Switches and regular Switches The deployment is basically the following ...
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Wireless access point to switch connection

I am a newbie to networking. I think I have a good grasp on Switching, routing and VLANs. I am trying to extend my knowledge to wireless networks. Looking for answers on a few questions Should I ...
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APs not joining WLC Cisco 4400 Series

A few office APs are not joining the WLC after a restart, and this is the log from the controller: *spamReceiveTask: Feb 13 20:18:44.173: %DTLS-3-HANDSHAKE_FAILURE: openssl_dtls.c:631 Failed to ...
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How does a cloud controller access point work?

My goal is make a web controller to connect and manage a configuration AP, like Tanaza, Ubiquiti, or Sophos. How do they communicate between server and my private network without port forwarding?
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One Access point or individual Access points

I am setting up multiple networks(pods) at a trade show. Each pod will be running on it's own separate network. In each pod are a machine(s) and a wireless barcode scanner (android tablet) to verify ...
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Need Advice From Experienced Techs Please - For Charity Organization in Africa [closed]

1st: I would like to thank you for your time. 2nd: I was asked by a charity organization to help building a system and network for the charity center where they help the most needed groups in the ...
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Is it possible to do seamless roaming with APs that have different SSIDS?

We have multiple access points around and individual departments choose their own SSIDs for these APs. The signals overlap significantly, and all users know the passwords to all of them. I've seen ...
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Is it possible for secure third-party peering at wireless access points? [closed]

If the question title doesn't make sense, please forgive me, I'm not a networking person. I will try to describe what I mean: When you view your available networks on your computer, some are your ...
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Cisco Aironet 1042 Multiple SSID Single VLAN Trunking issue

I have inherited some Cisco Aironet 1042 fat APs and a network design of a flat, single VLAN (10). To offer multiple SSIDs, the Cisco insists on a VLAN for each SSID. By placing the interfaces ...
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Question on using random channels for wireless networks

I work at a corporation and we have engineer's who test "in home" settings which requires a wireless router. Such testing doesn't need to extend beyond the desk of the user. Currently we keep track ...
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Internet connection dies when new AP is connected

We've been trying to set up a network of WiFi access points at our organization. The current set-up is as follows: 3 access points connected to a network controller via a switch. The APs have radios ...
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Manage access point in a different subnet

I am trying to setup a separate private network for a rented office in our building. I think i have succeeded in setting up two private LAN networks using port based VLAN's (192.168.10.0/24 and 192....
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How do behave the AP during monitoring mode? [closed]

I want to know how to solve the communication with associated wifi devices when AP switch to monitoring mode. Because I want to use the monitoring mode without effects the mobile that was associated ...
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Can servers find out which wifi AP was used to access the network?

If you connect to a website through a wifi network where there are a number of access points with the same ESSID and a different BSSID, would the servers of that website know which AP was used? So, ...
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What is the difference between “Client Mode” and “Independent Bridge” in an AP?

Considering the 5 modes of operation of wireless access points described on this page, there a among them: Mode 2 - Bridge. Most APs can also be configured as a Bridge. In such Configuration the AP ...
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Probe Request Frames

OBJECTIVE The end goal here s to build a python program with Scapy that detects all access points within range of my machine. UNDERSTANDING I understand this is normally done by using 802.11 Frame ...
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How data flow via APs with a controller?

Network topology: I saw a tutorial video which teaches me to build a wireless network like the image above. And he said he used two VLANs: One is for APs and controller and management. The other is ...
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How many PoE ports can I use on a switch?

So, I want to connect 23 Ap's using PoE. The Switch is a 500w 24 port switch. May I use every single port with PoE without causing trouble on the Switch? Thanks! Edit: It's a UniFi switch of 24 ...
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WAP551 connected to WS-C2960X-24TD-L does not turn on, no PoE?

I just set up a new WS-C2960X-24TD-L, and I can access the switch via Network Assistant without any issues. However, when I plug in the WAP directly to the switch with the included cable, it seems to ...
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Is it possible to passively send a Wi-Fi frame to a device not in the same network? [closed]

i want to know if it is possible to passively send Wi-Fi frames (RTS/CTS?) to a device, knowing only the mac address. If so, is there any tool, on Kali Linux, to do a such thing? (The device is a ...
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Can one WIFI AP affect the others' performance?

In a LAN network with multiple Access Points, if one of them is awful, broken or old, will the others, shiny new and happy, be hurt? Will the entire network be affected somehow by that bad AP?
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How to apply firewall between stations connected to AP? [closed]

When I'm configuring wireless interface in RouterOS or in fact most of APs in general there are basically 2 options for controlling traffic between stations connected to AP - forward all, and don't ...
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Problem with subnet created by Nyx150 wireless router [closed]

first of all, I'm not a network engineer. I have a wired network between 2 houses and we share the same modem/internet connection. The router connected to the modem has wifi, but is only has range for ...
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Copy Software from on IOS-Device to another

I have 3 Aironet Access Points. 2 are running on Version 15.3(3)JBB1 and when I factory resetted and its actually running on Version 15.2(4)JB3a. I wanted to copy the Configuration of on of the AP ...
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How to connect Cisco AP1242 with WLC4402?

I just got a pair of Cisco APs and a WLC in order to play around for my CCNA Wireless certification. I'm having troubles connecting all 3 devices together. I believe I need a switch to connect them. ...
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Do I need a a special device to use an AP with POE with a home router? [closed]

I am setting up a small network for my office, I have a ZTE F660 router which is provided by my ISP and I am considering buying a couple of LINKSYS LAPAC1200 with POE access points. My question is, do ...
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Will a Wi-Fi Access point affect maximum addresses configured via port-security

I want to configure port-security on a c2960 cisco switch to allow maximum of 10 MAC addresses per port. However two of the switch ports will be connected to a Wi-Fi access point for wireless users. ...
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HPE 1920-8G-PoE+ multicast filtering

I have a switch HPE 1920-8G-PoE+ that is connected to two computers and two access points: Ubiquiti UniFi AP-Pro n450. The access points receive data from many devices. The two computers send UDP ...
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History of the probe request? [closed]

I'm interested in the individual history of the probe request specifically - when and where the agreements were made for the protocol to function as it does today. Anyone have any good history ...
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Cisco 1250 Series AP, DHCP is not assigning IP Addresses remains at 0.0.0.0 [closed]

As the title states, AP does not proceed beyond anonymous. Just a rookie here. Is there an "enable" that I missed. Using the Browser GUI to set-up. Should I read the 500 page Configuration Guide? Feel ...
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150 Mbps access point with 100 Mbps LAN port

If the LAN port of a wireless access point is 100 Mbps, then what is the need of 150 Mbps wireless speed? Why do they give 150 Mbps wireless speed?
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How access point detects the range of clients?

I have a doubt. Can access point communicating with a client on a low frequency channel(say 2.4GHz) change to high frequency channel(say 60GHz) once the client is within range? Is it possible from AP ...
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How to should I configure this network with multiple static IP addresses for security and efficiency? [closed]

I am setting up a network in a business. They have five static IP addresses and prefer to keep their point of sale computers on a separate static IP addresses, separate from their customer Wi-Fi and ...
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Passive Power over Ethernet 802.3af Supported

I am trying to buy an Access Point which supports Passive Power over Ethernet, 802.3af. I don't understand the difference between the Passive Power over Ethernet and 802.3af. If the Access point ...
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2 Access Point in Long Floor - [Device Prefer Problem]

We have 2 pcs Cisco WAP300N and working on Access Point mode. This devices setted in a long floor. Also LAN cable connected to each one. And SSID's are the same. Problem; When someone starts to ...
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Using co-located wireless access points to maximize client bandwidth [closed]

I need to support between 50 and 100 simultaneous wireless clients that use a wide variety of devices, from smartphones to laptops, and the primary network load is full-screen streaming video. My ...
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Packets for Internet Connection [closed]

Consider the following scenario: AP is an access point with internet connectivity and in idle state (ie: no node is connected to it) N is a node that wants to establish an internet connection ...
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Powerful router or access points [closed]

Why don't we use more powerful routers that have better signal reception instead of adding access points to the network?
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What are the names of the 2 types of beacon a phone and an AP send

As I understand it your phone (Android) sends out beacons to ask local access points if they are one of its preferred networks. Access points also send out beacons announcing they are there. What are ...
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Why do switches and access points have ip addresses?

i am newbie in networking. While working on the network i have seen that switches and wifi access points do contain the ip addresses. One reason for them to have the ip address is that we can manage ...