Questions tagged [wifi]

WiFi is a universal wireless networking technology that utilizes radio frequencies to transfer data. WiFi allows high-speed Internet connections without the use of cables.

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IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi Radar

I'm frequently finding myself managing (and troubleshooting) an increasing number of networks that are (more or less) overrun with scores of 2.4GHz; 802.11; Wireless Access Points; and (for the most ...
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iPhone app to get RSS push notifications (http://192.168.1.xx/rss/feed)

I'm looking for an app that can send me push notifications on the update of an XML file on my local webserver via Wi-Fi. (This info might be irrelevant: I've created this XML output via PHP+MySQL for ...
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Android app to quickly send a text string to a Windows computer via WiFi

I'm looking for an Android app to quickly send a short (under 1K) text string from an Android device to a computer that does not have a camera. I'm looking for a simple tool with the following ...
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Miracast from Windows 7

I have a Sony Bravia R48B series TV with built-in WiFi and Miracast. Display mirroring from my Android phone works fine. However, I want to wirelessly mirror my laptop screen (running Windows 7) ...
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Android application to limit websites access via HotSpot network

I will open free wifi networks in taxis. I'll put an Android tablet in the taxi to show advertisements and share free internet access point. When I install the application on the tabled and share ...
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Make my laptop think it's on wifi when I'm hotspotting 3G from my phone

I teach lessons over Skype, but my internet isn't very good and after a lot of attempts to improve it I've come to the conclusion that my ISP just isn't able to provide me with reliable internet. I ...
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Software to make windows switch to 2nd WiFi signal if 1st one had internet failure

I have 2 internet connections BroadBand (BB) & backup (3G from mobile using hotspot) for my windows computer. I want to keep using BB until internet disconnects from there in which case switch to ...
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Limit bandwidth usage (Android/Windows)

During my last holiday, an overeager podcast app used my entire quota for downloading one podcast. Now I am looking for apps that will help limit bandwidth usage. Primarily I would like to monitor ...
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Advanced WiFi Analyzer

I'm looking for an advanced WiFi analyzer, preferably for Windows because the most-portable device I have is a Windows tablet. Things I'd like it to do: Analyze the devices it hears on a channel &...
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Is there any Android app which will let us know the relative position of another nearby device without using GPS?

I want to know if it is possible to get where exactly another nearby mobile device (e.g. Android) is with respect to my phone without using GPS. Is there any app which makes it possible to get idea of ...
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WiFi Analysis and Diagnostics

I have trouble connecting to the Internet in my home, and I'd like software to understand questions like the following: What is the strength of my device's connection to the network? What is the ...
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Produce a heatmap of Wi-Fi intensity using GPS

There are wardriving apps that will log all APs your phone can see and plot them as points on a map. There are "site survey" applications that will make a heatmap of your particular AP, where you ...
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How to store online/in cloud WIFI passwords?

I'm using Ubuntu, and I need a password manager that stores automatically wifi ESSIDs/passwords (such as wap keys) as I save them. Moreover, it should be import all wifi keys already saved. Everything ...
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Software for granular real-time wifi strength monitoring

I have a Windows desktop machine with a nice wifi card in it, and I've just moved to a new temporary location. The router here is in the basement for some reason, so I've been having some connectivity ...
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Android offline app that shows free WiFi hotspots

I often travel to random countries where roaming is too expensive. I am looking for an app that: Shows a map of nearby free WiFis. Presumably from a community-maintained database, downloaded in ...
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Which software to put two wifi connection together? (Linux)

I've two Wi-Fi adapters: Built in adapter - Quallcom Atheros. It is connected to router1 and gives approximately 350 kb/s. External adapter - Ralink. It is connected to router2 and gives ...
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Gratis iOS application to track how much WiFi data I currently use

I'm looking a gratis iOS application that can track how much WiFi data I currently use. I am aware of the the following applications, but they are not gratis: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/system-...
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Is there a camera app that supports Sony Remote API over Wifi Direct?

I just got a used Sony QX1. The official Imaging Edge Mobile app is a bit wonky, but mostly works. Though the big downside is that to connect to the camera, it creates a hotspot which the phone ...
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Is there an app to sync two android devices over Bluetooth ? (like Syncthing or Resillo, but over Bluetooth)

Is there an app that can sync folders and files in two android devices ? The devices are physically nearby, but not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. They are connected to the internet using their ...
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WiFi congestion scanner

I would like to know what device or app I can use to scan for WiFi congestion across multiple networks (ideally an Android/IOS app) For example let us say in my (UK) household I can see 10 SSIDs ...
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Add Raspberry Pi to Mobile Device

A IoT device (currently Raspberry Pi for prototyping Connect and control device over Wifi using mobile device app (iOS and Android) Dynamically pair (onboard?) multiple of these devices to app Could ...
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A program that forces reconnection to a specific WiFi network

Recently and some times in the past, I have encountered that Windows 10 Home Version 1903 (OS Build 18362.267) is simply unwilling to automatically reconnect to a home network when the said network is ...
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How can I set up my own hotspot and a captive portal for login?

I want to set up a hotspot from my computer which when connected by any user redirects her/him to a login page. As soon as the user is authenticated(login credentials are set up by me, of course), she/...
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How to use Amazon Alexa as output speaker using WiFi?

Amazon Alexa is used as speaker using Bluetooth, but I want to Alexa as speaker using WiFi and/or with an HTTP request. I want to send voice from my application to my physical Alexa device and use the ...
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Wifi access gateway?

I am looking for a open source system which allows to control access of users at the WiFi point, allowing user to login and get access to the internet based on data/time quota. This should be ready to ...
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Command-line tool to analyze devices in pre-captured wifi traffic

Goal: I'm looking for a command-line based tool, that will analyze wifi traffic in pcap files and give me a summary of all the networks, the associated clients and the clients that sent probe ...
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Automatically reconnect Wi-Fi connection and captive portal

I'm looking for a program running on Microsoft Windows that can automatically reconnect to the Wi-Fi network and captive portal whenever the Wi-Fi get disconnected (this happens approximately every 24 ...
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How can I limit number of hours a devices get on the network in my house?

I have a Verizon G1100 router and can setup a schedule which restricts access (inclusive or exclusive) on a per-day basis which is great. Unfortunately this router lets me set a single schedule per ...
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A WiFi (countdown) timer for Android?

I am looking for an Android app that provides an countdown timer after which the WiFi connection is automatically disabled. If WiFi is switched off when starting the app, it should automatically ...
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Windows XP alternatives to Wireless Zero Configuration

The manufacturer built-in wireless configuration tool on my laptop absolutely stinks: no priority support and it switches between networks like crazy. I've been using Windows' Wireless Zero ...
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Free Wi-Fi mapper and diagnostic software

I'm looking for something like NetSpot to create a map that visually shows Wi-Fi parameters (like signal, SNR, etc). Requirements Record Wi-Fi data in an easy way that can be done in different ...
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Software to monitor a network link for reliability?

Please can someone suggest a simple tool to monitor the reliability of a network connection? I've recently started working for a MSP (first job) and one of the clients I support has a small building ...
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Which network simulation engine / framework is suitable for simulating a mobile wifi mesh network?

I want to simulate packet routing between different peers in a meshed network based on the wifi protocol (or at least on similar characteristics) with peers which are moving and changing their ...
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Internet connection monthly report

My Internet connection is not reliable and I lose Internet connection often. I can know live Internet connection status by browsing to a site (google.com for example and issuing a search query). What ...
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Android app that draws approximate locations of nearby WLANs on map

Is there an app that logs the signal strength of public WLANs near me, those that I see in the Wifi Dialog of my Phone, when I walk around in some area? It should draw the approximate location of the ...
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Is any tools can check my network card health status?

My network no stable. Sometimes slower (ex. speed test result 10 ~ 30 Mbps) than normal, i try speed test, is really slower, page loading take time. I try Reset TCP/IP (Internet Protocol) and winsock ...
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Looking for Linux software for wifi survey/traffic analysis

I want to evaluate the amount of traffic for a wifi AP over a certain period of time (say a day or so). I don't need to capture any packets or try to inspect the packages. It is really just checking ...
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Android lockscreen that allows quick access when connected to specific WiFi networks

Please recommend an Android lockscreen that does not require any swiping/pin/password entry when the device is connected to one or more user-specified WiFi networks. Must be compatible with non-...
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Connect Canon Camera to Android via WiFi

I got an old Canon PS 3500 IS, camera It always connected well via WiFi to my Samsung GN3 Android through Canon Camera Connect app. It showed 4 rows of pictures and I could select <= 50 pics for ...
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Free calling over Wi-Fi with minimal permissions

I'm looking for an Android application that can make and receive calls over the internet using a normal US number. SMS is a bonus, but not required. My main problem with the many that I have found is ...