wifi

  1. Z

    New Router or Wifi Extender?

    Hello Everyone, Its been a while since I needed an advice from my trusted computer forums :) I have a wifi problem in the house, the router is in the basement and causes bad reception sometimes on the 3nd floor. (basement being the 1st floor). I have an Ethernet cable on the 3rd floor which I...
  2. M

    What mode for this wifi setup ? and what device...

    HI, I have apartment "topology" like on screen and want connect my devices (computer, laptop, NAS) by copper patchcords. There is a distance from saloon where my Cisco cable modem and Wireless Netgear router. I can't roll cable (long story why) to my room, so wanna connect by Wifi and have some...
  3. P

    Clarification: Is Motherboard WiFi mPCIe?

    I'm planning out a pfSense router and I am aware that pfSense is picky about WiFi hardware and best supports Atheros chipsets. If I buy a motherboard whose built-in WiFi is Realtek or some other not-so-well-supported/unsupported brand, can I remove the WiFi module and swap in a different one...
  4. N

    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    So in my family living room with our living room PC we have our (comcast) router and WiFI router (ASUS RT-AC66W). But once you get to the backroom, upstairs and outside in the garage, the signal strength is weak at best. I'd really love it if I could buy something that improves the WiFi signal...
  5. S

    Wifi Card Compatibility

    Hi, I have a question about the compatibility of the Acer Aspire R3-131T with the Intel Wireless AC 9560 wifi card mini pcie chipset. I am wondering if the wifi card can work with this laptop. The old wifi card is the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165. Thanks for helping me with this issue!
  6. cageymaru

    The State of VR in 2018

    Blurbusters has an article on the state of VR in 2018. It touches on the current VR trends as the market shifts from wired headsets to wireless HMDs powered by the latest Snapdragon processor. Bela discusses upcoming options in 2019 to rid ourselves of the wire, and their experience with lesser...
  7. P

    Looking For A Print Server

    I currently have a Linux VM running on an old iMac for print server duty. The iMac is actually quite power hungry and since it's too old for iOS development, I would like to decommission it. That being said, I now need something else to handle print server duty. I've see a couple of wireless...
  8. G

    Wifi/Bluetooth dongle

    Buenos dias, I just build my first PC and the motherboard I bought didn't have WIFI, i knew that going when buying it. I had been told that wifi/bluetooth dongles were better and fairly cheap. So now here I am see what your experience is and which one you liked best. My computer is hooked up...
  9. cageymaru

    Court Rules on Merits of IP Address Identification in Open WiFi Case

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was presented with a case about open WiFi and the responsibility of the owner of the network when someone commits copyright infringement on the IP address. Thomas Gonzalez was sued by the makers of the Adam Sandler movie, The Cobbler. He had won his initial...
  10. R

    Install Malware From a Third of a Mile Away

    Cult Of Mac is reporting that a new long range WiFi interception van called WiSear can install malware on an iOS or Android device from a third of a mile away. The van allegedly forces a device to connect to its WiFi access point, and then can use man-in-the-middle attacks to steal data being...
  11. DooKey

    New AI Can Track Your Movements Through A Wall

    Scientists have developed an AI that uses WiFi to detect people behind walls and then model what the people are doing. It's believed this new tech will help the care for people with diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's and older people living in assisted living facilities. It will sense how...
  12. R

    Google Rolling Out Fix For Wi-Fi Killing Bug

    In a post on a Google Home Help page, Google has announced they have identified the bug that was causing many users' router to be hammered with requests and subsequently freezing. The post by Google is a bit confusing to me, while it's on the "Google Home Help" page, it says it's a bug for...
  13. R

    Your Chromecast or Google Home Might Be Screwing Up Your Wi-Fi

    Google Home and Chromecast devices are reportedly knocking out people's Wi-Fi. Originally reported by Android Police, the problem was thought to be isolated to the Google Home Max, and the TP-Link Archer C7 router. However there are now reports from users experiencing the same issues with...
  14. DooKey

    WPA3 Protocol Announced

    WPA 3 has been announced and it brings some much needed improvements to WPA2. WPA2 has been around for a long time and its time is finally coming to an end thanks to the Wi-Fi Alliance. The primary improvement that should be of note is it will provide individualized data encryption in open...
  15. DooKey

    Roombas Getting Wifi Coverage Mapping Capability

    iRobot Roombas will soon have the capability to map wifi coverage in your home so you can tell where you might need to boost the strength via a range extender or access point. The map generated doesn't tell you your speed and just gives you a db reading. Most of us here can find better tools...
  16. M

    Gigabyte z370n-wifi: replacing/removing the wifi module?

    Hello! I am busy buying parts for an upcoming build. The Dan A4-SFX case ships only in january, so in the process I had time to change my mind, and thus went from a Gigabyte z270n-wifi + i7 7700k to a Gigabyte z370n-wifi + i5 8600k. Since my build is going to be a dualboot Windows/Hackintosh...
  17. FrgMstr

    Don't Do KRACK - Breaking WPA2 WiFi Protocol

    Just when you thought that WPA2 was safe, think again. This new hack, called KRACK, Key Reinstallation Attack, is really really bad to put it in laymen's terms. Changing passwords does not make a difference. We will have to update firmware to fix this, and the IoT is likely going to make this...
  18. Q

    Wifi: WPA2 cracked

    Apparently WPA2 is no longer secure. So sayeth the Guardian here, citing this site. Of course, there can be further layers of security, like https and VPN. From Vanhoef's website:
  19. Z

    Suggestions for home phone service over internet

    Hi, so I have 2 verizon cell phones in my home and the cell signal here is abysmal. Even though I'm within spitting distance of downtown Chicago, my cell signal at home is frequently 3g and 1 bar if i'm lucky, on either phone (samsung galaxy s6 and s7). i would like to do one of the following...
  20. Reality

    Z77 (Maximus V Extreme) Win10 wifi driver issues

    Wanted to make this thread for anybody using a Maximus V Extreme (Perhaps even the Maximus V Formula, or other Z77 Asus boards) which use the Broadcom Bluetooth+WiFi combo card, in combination with Windows 10 x64 Lately I've been getting roughly 50% of the speed I used to get prior to...
  21. Zarathustra[H]

    Germany Approves Draft Law to Protect WiFi Operators From Piracy Liability

    We saw one example earlier today of Germany's ability to craft boneheaded legislation. To prove that we are not filled with hate of the Germans, here is one that is quite the opposite. Germany has approved a draft law which explicitly protects open Wi-Fi network operators from liability in...
  22. J

    Multiple Wi-Fi Configurations

    Hi, on my laptop (Win10), I have set up the WiFi connection to assign specific IP. Whenever I go to a place with WiFi, I need to change the settings to "automatic" and then, when back home, I have to re-enter all the IP settings again. Is there a way to have multiple WiFi settings (like the...
  23. cageymaru

    200,000 Wi-Fi Cameras are Open to Multiple Hacks

    200,000 WiFi cameras are currently online and open to hacking due to a Chinese firm's intentional installation of a backdoor into the firmware at the production factory. To be exact there are seven potential backdoor hacks that can be performed on these cameras to exploit them. These cameras...
  24. K

    ASUS Wi-Fi GO! Module Replacement Antenna Options?

    I have an ASUS Z270i Strix motherboard and I was looking around to figure out if I can use another type of antenna for the Wi-Fi module. I don't want to have a plastic thing sitting on top of my case with wires going to the I/O shield. Instead I'd rather have a couple of hard antenna on the back...
  25. Q

    Windows 10 Home crashing Intel NUC when not connected to the internet?

    I built an Intel NUC for my mother for Christmas. It runs Windows 10 Home and Office 2003, and assorted utilities. But it kept crashing. Investigating the Event Logs seemed to indicate that it was the Connected User Experience service causing the crashes, because it was crashing when not...
  26. dvsman

    Android Wifi Question

    So I've got a Samsung S7 (regular version Android 6.01 on Verizon) and for the most part, I'm really digging it. Great camera, small nicely portable size - great for pockets and one handed operation, just enough power to do everything I need / keep the screen / app response snappy. The one...
  27. Cerulean

    Recommendation for WiFi directional WAP?

    Scenario: User has a big but long property and wants to be able to use his home WiFi 60 meters away from the house (think 'end of driveway'). I'm looking for a product that supports 2.4GHz WiFi and can be wired into the network, not some cheap WiFi extender that connects to a wireless network...
  28. W

    Anyone explain how/why iPhone wifi?

    So here's the pickle. (And first post) TWC router with built-in wifi right. Come home every night, fire up PS4 (connected via CAT 5), nothing else is on my router wirelessly at this point ( have a Tablet but it has been off for months and was put in airplane mode before I turned it off)...
  29. A

    Sharing media from Android phone to others

    Okay, in May I will be doing a 17 hour drive to Disney World with a 7 year old and a 3 year old. God help me. I have an LG G3, the 7 year old has a cheap phone with little storage, and the 3 year old can use our Kindle HDX. What I want to do is to be able to store a bunch of videos on my phone...
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