Questions tagged [wireless]

For questions about wireless networking (802.11), including any licensed or unlicensed RF medium used to provide point-to-point or point-to-multipoint network links.

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Why does the speed drop on extending an already extended WiFi network [on hold]

Let's say I have 3 WiFi A, B, and C. My setup is: WiFi A: Is connected to ethernet cable(this one is the main router which connects to the internet) WiFi B: Extending WiFi A WiFI C: Extending Wifi ...
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link asa with core switch to wlc

have 4 switch 3560 POE-8 , 2 of them have been RESET, AND w l c 2100 RESET too, but there are firewall AND ONE switch. Keeps the OLD CONFIG. I try to restore the network to the same old ...
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Is it really necessary for APs to constantly send beacon frames (always be in “discovery mode”)?

Why do wireless APs constantly transmit (e.g., with a beacon interval of 10×/sec.), even when no devices are connected to them? Doesn't that just cause needless RFI? Is it really necessary to ...
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Cisco LAP1142, usable without WLC ? Alternatives to a WLC device?

The title pretty much says it all. A charity I volunteer for was given a whole bunch Cisco 1142 ligth-weigth AP's. (A demolition guy pulled them from the building he was taken down and donated them.) ...
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Why are there so many more dual-band (2.4 & 5 GHz) Wi-Fi APs than single-band, 5GHz-only ones?

Why are so many more dual band (802.11n 2.4GHz & 802.11ac 5 GHz) APs than single-band, 5GHz-only ones? Is this for backwards compatibility?
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Hide SSID to block probe requests from clients

According to this Answer clients are sending probe requests to discover wifi networks. If I hide the SSID the AP wouldn't need to handle these probe requests and therefore the workload would be lower....
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Set up multiple WAP4410N AP with same SSID

We are facing a WiFi connection issue in the prod environment at client place (a big hall, around 200ft x 150ft). Details: Environment: 4 Cisco WAP4410N Access points mounted on the pillars in the ...
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MU-MIMO with spatially separated antennas

Assume a MU-MIMO capable wifi access point with two external antennas. The antennas are placed in two different locations. It's not possible for a wifi signal to reach (via air) from one location to ...
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Calculating maximum distance for receiving LTE signal

I work for a large retailer who recently started adding outdoor Yagi antennas to try to boost their LTE signal for their LTE based modems at each store. I wanted to see if there was a way to calculate ...
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How to connect multiple devices with identical static IP into a wireless network

I've been searching StackExchange and the Internet for a while looking for a solution for my networking question. Some articles I found are here, here and here, but these don't need to deal with a ...
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ARP spoofing over WLAN

As I understand, in ARP spoofing (of any kind), there's a man in the middle that intercepts frames from a sender (Alice) by masquerading as a receiver (Bob) and passes this frame to the server by ...
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Range of SSDP messages [closed]

I am reading about SSDP from here and here. I understand that its purpose is to advertise and discover network services. My question: Is the broadcast range of a SSDP packet local (e.g.: in a WLAN) ...
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Get WLC running-config including ALL secrets as plaintext

Our WLC 5508 pair is going EOL. I need to migrate the complete configuration (including secrets) to a new pair of CT3504 WLCs. The problem I have is when I run show run-config commands, username / ...
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4 ssids with 4 public IP addresses on pfsense

I have a requirement for 4 WiFi SSIDs, each with a separate public IP. As I need some sort of firewall I was thinking to get a pfsense Netgate SG-3100 that would have its WAN port connected to the ...
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WatchGuard interface with secondary router holding WiFi splash page

I have a captive portal splash page I need to be presented to only 1 Open Wireless SSID on a WatchGuard AP controlled via the XTM330. The WatchGuard is not able to present the required splash page ...
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What spanning tree IEEE protocol does the Cisco 1252AG Aironet access point support?

Link to data sheet We're running Cisco IOS version 15.2(2)JA1. What version of the IEEE STP is supported on the Cisco Aironet 1252AG access points? We are using the "bridge X protocol ieee" command. ...
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How to save authorization infos on UniFi Network Controller?

We have two "Ubiquiti UniFi UAP AC LITE Router". They are great! But ex.: annually, I want to upgrade the firmware on them. For this, I quickly install an Ubuntu LTS in a virtual machine, install ...
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Stable connectivity in a high-density residential WiFi environment? [closed]

I live in a densely populated area and my devices see 10-20 wifi networks at any given time. Once in every few minutes a ping to my router goes up to the point of timeout and the device loses the ...
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Has anyone successfully deployed WLC 8.3+ anchored wlan with PSK and CWA?

There seems to be something broken with Cisco WLC 8.3.140 and 143. 8.3 was the first AireOS release training to add MAC Filtering (CWA) and PSK. ISE is serving as the RADIUS server (v2.2). I can get ...
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wifi and vlans problems

I was given the task to come up with network design to change the existing one that we have since we are running a single network in the company with no VLANs in place to separate de departments. On ...
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How many public static ips do one need if a PC is behind a wireless router?

If a PC is connected to internet through a wireless router. How many public static ips do one got to get from the ISP. Do the router and PC both require one static IP. What if I want to add more PC ...
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Modbus Wireless

What is necesary to implement a modbus over wireless? I know that ethernet and modbus have different application layer different which evolves different package format and different physical ...
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Does mandatory/supported data rate prevent low speed clients from joining?

Let's say i have configured my wireless environment with following data rates: 6 Mbit/s -> Disabled 9 Mbit/s -> Mandatory 12 Mbit/s -> Supported 24 Mbit/s -> Mandatory 36 Mbit/s ...
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How does UMTS scrambling code work?

In my textbook it is stated that in a UMTS network, scrambling codes (Gold codes) are used to differentiate signals from different cells in the downlink channel, and signals from different user ...
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Wireless Multipoint Bridging / Backhaul Gateway Antenna and AP Selection

My company is replacing an old wireless bridging system with new 802.11ac gear. Layout is a central building with 4 remote buildings within 180 degrees line of sight. Bridging only. I think that I ...
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How cellular networks gets internet? [closed]

Mobiles get internet but how? From the towers, we used to get signals and communicate with others like calling or a message but coming to the internet how in the terms of networking terms like radio ...
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Will LoRa work from Earth To Stratosphere?

I'm unsure if this is the most suitable exchange however I thought it seemed most fitting personally, please correct me if im wrong. I was wondering if LoRa would work to transmit GPS data from my ...
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What is the difference between Power control and Power allocation?

In the context of wireless communication (specifically device-to-device communication) what is the difference between Power control and Power allocation. I guess the latter is a form of resource ...
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RV260W as Access Point

We recently upgraded to a proper firewall, with some help from this community, and are now looking to repurpose our RV260w as a wireless access point. I tried already, but I was trying to use the WAN ...
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Effect of physical travel on wireless connectivity [closed]

Given a stationary wireless router and a wireless device traveling from point A to B--passing directly by the router along the path--is there a speed at which the wireless device could travel to cause ...
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RPL: questions on routing mechanism

I'm studying RPL and two questions came to my mind: 1: Both in storing and non-storing modes, if a node wants to send a packet to another node via P2P communication paradigm, then how does the ...
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Routing in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks

Let's say I have a mesh of sensors forming a wireless ad-hoc network. If one sensor wants to send data to the sink, it will transmit a packet via WiFi for example. My assumption is that there's no ...
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AIR-AP1832I-E-K9C no CiscoAirProvision SSID is showing?

Just trying to setup a AIR-AP1832I-E-K9C but no CiscoAirProvision SSID is showing? Anyone know what to try as the Mobility Express manual only has 4 steps and I have done them all and can't go any ...
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Does IEEE 802.11 allow soft-combining?

Out of purely theoretical curiosity, I was wondering whether the IEEE specification for WIFI allows for ARQ with soft-combining. I found a number of publications describing the benefits of soft-...
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Ad hoc vs Mesh, which one to use?

Say we have four nodes (A, B, C, D) that are arranged in a chain-like topology. A <-------> B <-------> C <-------> D Only the adjacent nodes are in range of one another (A can ...
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What does a LoRa Gateway actually do?

I have tried researching this question but I'm not quite fully understanding the benefits or true reasoning for having a Gateway. If you have two LoRa RA-02 modules they can communicate with each ...
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Wireless Controller 5520 Creating a dynamic interface

I'm hoping to determine the least intrusive way to configuring my WLC. I am working through the GUI interface and have created a new dynamic interface [Controller-> Interfaces] When I went to ...
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Cisco 899G-LTE Cellular 0 interface in spoofing mode

I have a problem. After I've reseted my router configuration it doesn't get IP from LTE SIM card. Seems like my celullar0 interface is in spoofing mode. > Router#show interfaces cellular 0 ...
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Make devices visible under Access Point

In our network, all wired PCs have a direct access to internet (83.XX.XX.XX) and a secondary IP address on the same NIC in order to access a subnetwork (192.168.10.XX) with wired peripherals (scanners,...
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WAP power profile?

Context The company I work for provides for its workers an ethernet and, for temporary visitors, a limited bandwidth/time wifi. There is a new trend in France: Wifi and RF are the devil. Question ...
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will wireless devices' MAC address be saved on layer 2 switch?

So I know that basically switches work like this (assuming 2 PCs are connected via Ethernet port) - the switch will store the mapping of the 2 PCs' MAC address and the switch ports in which they ...
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Why do we have authentication before association in 802.11

Why does client authenticate before associating with the AP. What does open system authentication even achieve. I fail get an accurate reason from my web searches. Best reason I do get is unlike wired ...
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What is the purpose of 802.11 authentication?

Why does client authenticate before associating with the AP. What does open system authentication even achieve. I fail get an accurate reason from my web searches.
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Are “ad-hoc” networks always wireless?

We see that almost always the term of "ad-hoc networks" comes with WSN (Wireless Sensor Network). Does it mean an ad-hoc network must be always wireless? If we define an ad-hoc network as follows: ...
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Conversion of WLAN traffic to the outside world

Preamble: I don't have that much experience with lower level computer networking yet. I am currently trying to wrap my head around the workings of the WLAN protocol. While I am starting to get the ...
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Is it possible to use 802.11n to send multicast?

I have tried to set the wifi multicast rates and find that all the multicast packets are send by 80211g, so that the max rate is 54M. Can I use the 80211n to achieve higher rate?
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Need help/advice on basic network setup involving security cameras, guest access, and VLANs

At some point, I'd like to move from a single, flat, network to having a more secure network using VLANs. I have an idea of what I would want, I just don't fully understand some details of Native ...
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How is it possible to communicate between two antenas supporting 20km and 5km distance at 5GHz frequency?

Is it possible to link two antennas supporting different distances 20km and 5km in full duplex mode? If Antenna A such as Ubiquiti Rocket can support 20km distance using 5GHz frequency and Antenna B ...
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Do throughput rates include corrupt packets? Is throughput = packet loss + good packets or is throughput = good packets?

Normally network devices/software show some kind of current throughput. For example my home router shows the throughput for each connected device in its web interface. Or every web browser when ...
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Decentralized instance communication [closed]

I intend to build an application that will run on several devices and its main task is storing and presenting data. This application will be deployed to several devices. These various instances should ...