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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Automate web login for Wi-Fi hotspots (captive portal) on Windows

Many Wi-Fi hotspots these days have a "web login", especially free ones. You know, the ones that redirect any HTTP request to their login form. (The technical term for the technique is "captive ...
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Linux: Command-line tool to quick-change the actual wireless "connected to" network?

When an Operating System has several wireless networks available (and known, this is: in its "preferred" list), it is supposed to do an intelligent management of roaming between them, usually ...
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Automate web login for Wi-Fi hotspots (captive portal) on Android

Many Wi-Fi hotspots these days have a "web login", especially free ones. You know, the ones that redirect any HTTP request to their login form. (The technical term for the technique is "captive ...
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Android WiFi router

I am looking for an app to share my Android phone's Internet connection to my computers. Requirements: Open source Secure WiFi protocol Visible icon when running 1x1 widget to easily start/stop
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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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Analyze home network to find bottlenecks

Classic home network problem - I have the fastest consumer connection I can get (1 Gbps), but the network speeds are incredibly slow on all devices. I realize that the router (and its speed), ...
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WPA Wifi Non-Security Audit

I'm trying to audit a home wifi LAN without the use of the router, which is provided by the ISP and does not have sufficient end-user functionality. It seems the word audit is most often used to mean ...
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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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App to quickly and easily transfer small amount of data from Windows to Android

I'm looking for an app to quickly and easily transfer a small amount of data from Windows to Android. It would be great if it also worked in the other direction. By "small amount of data", I mean ...
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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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A wifi and mobile data testing app.

I've been having a bit of difficulty with my phone recently, and I'm wanting to diagnose whether it's the phone that has a problem, or perhaps just the wifi/mobile network. What I'd like is an ...
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Find WiFi hotspots on map, Windows desktop, offline storage

Basic issue Because I am not in the US or Europe, when I travel to a new city, I often have trouble finding a WiFi connection. I want Windows 7 compatible software to map the location of potential ...
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Android application to disable Wi-Fi while moving

I'm looking for an Android app that could disable Wi-Fi when it detects movement (walking, driving), and enable it again when the phone is stationary. An example use-case is when you're on a voip call ...
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Android app so I'm not using my mobile data at home

I keep forgetting to turn my mobile data off, and Wi-Fi on when I get home. (The reason I turn my Wi-Fi off, is because when I'm walking about in town, if I leave Wi-Fi on, the phone keeps trying to ...
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Android application to transfer files via wireless without using 3rd party cloud tools

I am looking for an app that will allow me to transfer files from my Android device via the wireless connection. This device is used in a business setting to take pictures. At a later point these ...
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How do find out how many devices near me have wifi enabled?

Would it be possible to know how many devices within my hearing range have wifi-enabled? From what I know 2.4GHz Wi-FI has 13 channels available, so I would need to listen to all of them in order to ...
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Is there any way or software by which I can monitor my home WiFi?

I am really not into networking rather than coding, but I want to know if there is a way or software by which: I can limit the speed of my WiFi users. I can see what sites or URLs they are surfing. ...
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Wi-Fi Direct services scanner application for Android

I am searching for an application that can scan all the Wi-Fi Direct Bonjour services reachable from my Android device. These are the kind of services that I am looking for: Using Wi-Fi P2P for ...
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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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Android application to download pre defined files over WiFi automatically

I need to download various files for my desktop over college WiFi using my android phone, but I need this to be done automatically. So, for example, I would have a text file with links on each line. ...
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Free WiFi analyzer for Windows

I'm using Wifi Analyzer for my Android-based phone and it works just great. I need a similar tool, free, to be used on my Windows-based PC. These are the ones that I've found so far: inSSIDer 4, ...
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Monitoring employee wireless device signal strength/bandwidth/etc

About a couple dozen or so of our employees use wireless tablets/laptops out in the field, at home, or even on vacation, connected via VPN back to the office. Once in a while we get a user complaining ...
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Is there any browser that only asks the server for plain text?

I've run out of data on my mobile (Wi-Fi is not available all the time). However, I still want to search for websites where the important part of the content is only on the plain HTML (for example: ...
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Tools to assess WiFi network security

It does focus on different areas of WiFi security: Monitoring: Packet capture and export of data to text files for further processing by third party tools. Attacking: Replay attacks, deauthentication,...
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Android application to share " Wi-Fi connection over Wi-Fi"

I am looking for android application to tether Wi-Fi over WiFi, which has a similar functionality to "Share Wi-Fi profile" feature in premium Samsung devices. I tried and tested this functionality ...
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Is there any inexpensive software that will let me analyse WiFi networks?

I'm designing antennas and need to test their signal strength. I found Tamograph which does that analysis, but it costs too much for my budget, which is about 100$. Does anyone know of cheaper ...
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Cross platform File Transfer via wifi connection

Is there any software to transfer Files between different machines that have Linux/Windows as OS , using an active WIFI connection?
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iOS: app to maintain/restore wifi connections?

At work, my department is rolling out iPads for use in classrooms. Problem: they have to use our "guest" WiFi network because our IS department won't support putting them on the internal network for ...
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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 ...