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Looking for new Wifi Router - Will Tablet/Smartphone take advantage of new wifi Standards?

Q: Looking for new Wifi Router - Will Tablet/Smartphone take advantage of new wifi Standards?

I am looking to replace my tired Linksys WRT54G router that is about 10 years old. I love the router, and its even better with DD-WRT on it, but I'm starting to have troubles with the wifi dropping all the connects for a couple seconds when running all my wireless devices. I have 3 smart phones, 2 tablets, 1 Chromecast, a smart TV, and Roku + a laptop or 3 in my house right now, and it seems like its getting to be a bit much for it.
I have had to completely re-flash the firmware twice this year to get the wifi working again, so I'm thinking its time for replacement.
I have been thinking about just getting the new WRT54GL for $50, but I'm also thinking it might be a good idea to upgrade the wifi technology past wireless G .
I'm wondering if my Tablet (Nexu 9), and our smartphones (Razr HD Max) along with the Chromecast will take advantage of the new wireless standards and higher speeds or not? If they will can someone recomend a decent wireless router that takes DD-WRT nicely in the sub-$100 range? Thanks!

Preferred Solution: Looking for new Wifi Router - Will Tablet/Smartphone take advantage of new wifi Standards?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Looking for new Wifi Router - Will Tablet/Smartphone take advantage of new wifi Standards?

I been programming in Android/Linux since 2010 and there is code that supports VHT is Very High Throughput. Right now the standards are HT is High Throughput .

As for DD-WRT firmware is like your overclocking your router pushing it beyond the OEM limits. I use to use DD-WRT but had quit many years ago since the routers that used that firmware would fail too much.

So best to buy a better business type enterprise router wired then you can use WiFi router as AP or just get WiFi AP(access point). To me WiFi Router is also Wired Router, but to use just a wired router and use WiFi AP through a switch is better. If one or the other goes you can easy replace them. Where as if the WiFi Router fails you would need to replace it.

If you really want to use DD-WRT then Look at Buffalo WiFi Routers some come pre-installed with DD-WRT on them. Frankly you really don't need DD-WRT today because newer routers or WiFi routers are much better built and offer much more power NPU = network processor units and 128, 256, 512, 1GB of RAM some have Dual Cores.

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Is there any benefit to using a USB WiFi dongle versus a smartphone for connecting my laptop to the internet when out?

Both would be using a mobile data package, so would be connecting to the same service I presume.

Is there any benefit to getting a WiFi dongle?

The phone I plan to use is the Moto G:


A:WiFi Dongle or Smartphone?

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My girlfriend just got a Motorola Triumph today, with Virgin Mobile as the carrier. Since we're in a bad spot for internet connectivity with Virgin Mobile's network, we decided to try connecting the phone to our wireless router. The phone connected just fine, but when we tried to go to any websites, it kept saying it couldn't connect to the site. We've tried restarting the phone and reactivating it, as well as turning airplane mode on and off as I have seen working on a few other forums. The 3G works all right as long as we don't wander in to any bad spots, but the wifi refuses to work at all. My dad also has a Blackberry through Sprint I think, and that also refuses to work with our wireless routers. We have two routers, both set to open, so it's not an issue of the wrong password or anything. Laptops can connect wirelessly just fine. SSID broadcast for the routers is turned on. We've tried restarting the routers as well. The two routers are a Linksys and a Belkin (unsure of the models at the moment). If anyone has any ideas to try or any advice to offer, it would be much appreciated. If any more information is needed, I'll be happy to provide it as soon as I can. Thanks in advance!

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I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection.

But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable modem(old modem) along with it.

I have connected my PC this way:
Cable modem -> Router -> PC through RJ45. I am able to access internet from my PC, but I am not able to get wifi working on the router. And I am logging onto internet through a dial up connection.
1) Please help in configuring the router to get wifi working.
2) Also, my default gateway seems to be either or blank. So, I am not able to login to the modem unless I remove the modem connection. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong here.

Here are a few more details:
Output of ipconfig: http://pastebin.com/Zr9Eb7L7

A:Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Wifi Router

Hey Narain. The D-Link unit you have appears to be a combo unit (modem and wireless router) since it connects straight to the RJ-11 phone line. This unit won't work with an ISP that provides service by way of coax cable. The D-Link will work if you want to use DSL, but you need a cable service compatible modem or combo modem/router if you use cable service.


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My laptop works fine on my network for 80% of the time but the rest of the time I get yellow triangle and the system says limited access. The annoying bit is that when this happens my smartphone is still connected to my wifi network and works perfectly so I can only assume there is a fault on the laptop. I take out the network adapter plug then plug it in and the laptop usually reconnects but sometimes it can take about half an hour!

My laptop is an acer aspire6935 and the operating system is windowsvista home premium. The wireless router is connected to a desktop via a yellow data cable.

Any Help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:WiFi works on smartphone but not on laptop!

I take out the network adapter plug then plug it inClick to expand...

these are powerlines connecting between you and the router via the house electrical system - is that correct ?
if not what are they

do you have another PC - you can try on the same cable connection ?

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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I have a desktop that is able to have wifi it's a adapter dell 1450 UBS Wireless 802.11a/b/g it works so does the router which is a Cisco Linsky E 1000 it shows um that it works I'm getting packet but I just can't seem to connect I don't understand it says that I am connected but I cannot get on the internet what am I doing wrong please help my desktop is compaq hp with wireless capability help!

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My HP ZBook does not connect to my D-Link  Model DSL-2750U rooter even though my phone and other laptops can connect to internet.

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I am currently stationed in Germany, and live in a village that has horrible internet. I cannot stream netflix, hulu, and downloads take several hours.

Is there a way to combine the internet that my cell phone receives and the wifi router I have at home to increase speed?

I have the ability to create a wifi hotspot from my cell phone if this helps.

Just something I thought up in my head, and wanted to find out if it is possible. Thanks in advance.

A:Combining Wifi Hotspot and Router Wifi for faster internet

You can, try this http://www.octopusplus.com/download.jsp or http://www.connectify.me/

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Any advantage in using a USB wireless adapter (Netis) PLUS the laptop built in wifi (HP Probook 450). When I check via Network sharing center I see USB 58Mbps and laptop 72Mbps. Does give you a 58+72=130 connection. THanks a ton

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Thanks for replies to my postings. I find many smartphone WiFI phone apps for non-windows smartphones.

I tried the following.

MobileVOIP, Wi-Fi Calling, 3CXPhone, https://wiki.voip.ms/article/Softphones

The above are not working with Windows Smartphone with WiFi in USA.

I like to pick the insight of this forum.

Thanks for helping.

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Im using a 17" Lenovo y700 ideapad laptop. Recently (maybe 4-6weeks-ish) my wifi becomes disabled wheneve it loses connection to the modem or disconnect from the modem, by:1) my modem restarts (either manual restart or due to power outage)2) after I switch off from using my iphone's hotspot.The wifi icon at the network tab is greyed out -> as if it was disabled, but clicking it does not do anything.I can fiddle with the airplane mode but that doesnt change anything. The problem does get rectify after restarting - but its a real hassle having to restart everything after a modem reboot or after using my phone's hotspot - just to get the wifi re-enabled.During this time the device is listed as 'Enabled' in device manager, and a scan does not detect a problem with the wifi card/driver. This does not occur every time, there doesnt seem to be a specific pattern to the error occuring. Anyone having the same problem? Solutions?

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I'm just trying to set up my first wireless network. I've been all over the net today and can find nothing that works or matches my configuration. Ad Hocs seem to be for connecting computers, and routers are for dial up or broadband.

What I have is a desktop running XP with a wireless card. I have a wireless printer and a wireless media player. I have a SMC router, but I see no way to configure it, when its plugged it I don't see it anywhere.

My Acer Liquid E Smartphone is my modem. I have no hardline.

I have run the wizard on the desktop, but my printer cannot see the network I created, and when I list wireless networks available to connect to, my neighbours shows up but the one I created does not.

What am I missing? If someone can point me at a step by step tutorial (not video please, my cell service is not good enough for streaming video) I'd be ecstatic!

A:Solved: trying to set up wifi network w/smartphone modem

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So I got a new router yesterday to replace the old one, and I've been working on it for a long time. But I can't seem to figure out why there isn't any internet connection. The new WiFi Router (D-Link DR-842) Shows it is connected to the internet (green light) but in the setup page, it says disconnected. Could the PPPoE details be causing this? As far as I know everything is correctly set up except for the internet part.

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Hi Could you please tell me if this is possible:
My computer is connected to a wireless network. Can I hook up my D-link (DIR-412) to my computer and use the internet from the computer to output another wireless area?

Thanks sounds complicated.

A:Connected to WIFI and want to extend wifi with another wireless router

Where you live is your setup like this?

WiFi Router


Modem with built-in WiFi Router

If you want extend the WiFi you would get WiFi Access Point. Or you can take a WiFi Router and disable NAT, SPI, DCHP, then you create a static IP address. 192.168.x.50

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my HP 15 116 laptop wifi cannot connect to wifi router modem AND it keeep on saying "cant connect to this network" whereas it  can work perfectly fine on smartphone wifi hotspot . please fix it ......... DONT MAKE ME REGRET ON BUYING HP LAPTOP ....

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Wifi doesn't connect when i move away from wifi router. I have a wifi router installed in my drawing room where i get good browsing speed on phones and laptops. But the problem starts when i take my laptop from drawing room to my bedroom which is not more than 5 mtrs from router. Wifi signal drops to zero on laptop whereas it remains decent on phones. Earlier my laptop used to connect in bedroom as well..This is happening lately. Is there any solution?

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I have been trying for some time to accomplish the title result. I'm not techie enough to do it.

What I want is to be able to use a Tablet to read in the rear of my home (which is out of range for incoming wifi signal.)

If I can set up the computer to do this, I will cable connect to a router in that area.
I have two computers and could use either.

1.a PC running XP (should update to windows 8.1, but have never bothered to do that, since XP works just fine. (I had this computer sharing to the router, when I had DSL internet connection, using Windows wizard to set it up) Couldn't get it to work when I switched to WIFI internet access) I could switch to win 7 or 8.1 if that would help.

2. a Lap Top running WIN 8.1,

Any help is appreciated.

A:Internet access via WIFI and share WIFI via second router

Due to the age of XP this is not the best option for what you want to do

Either windows 7 or 8.1 have access to Internet connection sharing (ICS) built in

To use ICS you need at least two connections to the local LAN, these can be any mix of wifi or Ethernet.

As you have a laptop you likely already have a system to use for this

There is a tutorial explaining the basics ... and more on this site

Check it out and post back if you have any issues

Internet Connection Sharing - Create WiFi HotSpot

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I just want to know if its possible to connect your wifi broadband to wifi router? and if it is, How?

A:HOw to Connect wifi broadband to Wifi Router

I may be misunderstanding you but if you're getting WiFi out of your broadband appliance already, you don't need a router. If you do want to use a WiFi router, you're not going to be using the WiFi signal from the broadband appliance.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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I have a Netgear WGR614v9 router and was wondering if its possible to use this as a wireless adapter for my computer?? I think it might support the DDWRT open source firmware??? I am wanting to do this STRICTLY as a learning purpose.

A:Solved: use my wifi router as wifi adapteR??

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Actually my wifi adapter can catch all other wifi signal except my wifi router.

A:my notebook wifi adapter don't get my wifi router

There are several resons.1. The wifi signal might be too weak at the point where the computer is.2. Other device radiation/signals might be blocking it.3. Your router signal might be hodden (check EWS of router).4. Signal broadcasting might have been turned off on router. Since other signals are found on the computer, there shouldnt be a issue with your couputer.

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Hello guys, I'm new here, and I know that this sounds like a duplicate thread, but I couldn't find anything similar to this one.  I have said laptop with the Intel wireless card (7260) running Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I'm on the go quite often so I have connected to several wifi routers with no issues.  And there is my home. I am rarely here, but when I get here I can connect to my wifi router (2.4 GHz), but often experiencing unusually high pings (above 1000 ms). This happens on both OS-esI have the latest wireless driversIn Windows Device Manager I set everything I could to max the wifi performanceNo other device has this issue (two laptops, two smartphones, an USB wifi stick on my home network (not simultaneously of course))The environment should not be an issue. The router is 6-7 meters away, with two walls between the router and the laptop. I have an older Lenovo laptop next to this one (G580) and it has no issues at all. The laptop does not have this issue with other devicesThe issue is with the connection between the laptop and the router (I tried reaching the router's config site, same slowness)The network properties say that my connection link's speed is 27/27 MBPS, sometimes less, sometimes more, but I always have a strong signal There is only one other wifi router nearby and that's on a different channel.It is starting to get really annoying, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a wireless adsl router in preparation for broadband arriving in our area soon (long story), and have some questions:

I have a laptop with wifi card and want to setup a home network with this, and my PC (plugged-in via LAN cable to the router).. laptop is XP, PC is Win2K
I can't seem to get this to work. one minute the PC can 'see' the laptop (in network neighbourhood) and then the other way round, but I can never access shared directories on either... is there a good guide somewhere to set this up?

Also, shouldn't I be able to use the router from the PC as if it were a wifi card?
i.e. on the laptop, once the wifi card is plugged in, it displays all wifi networks in the area and their signal strength etc.... how can I do this using the router/PC??

With the laptop I can connect to our neighbours wifi router and use their bradband connection, but I want to do the same from the PC.. is that possible?

Thanks in advance all..

(P.S. router is a D-Link DSL-604+)

A:Wifi Router / Wifi Network help!?!?

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i have posted this but no one has even viewed it as the title wasn't very good.

Anyway, i have 2 wifi routers, one in the lounge that is on internet, one in my room that is not.

i want them both to be able to supply internet.

the one in my room will just be used to ethernet internet into my PS3.

alternative is that i use the wifi on my laptop then ethernet my laptop to PS3, is this possible?

A:Wifi router to wifi router? so i can use PS3 via ethernet

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recently i was having major computer issues on my desktop, i did a full restore to factory settings and after doing a few windows updates i found that my network adaptor was not finding any signals. it does not show up in the change adaptor settings page or in the device manager page. when i troubleshoot my internet connection it says an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in. I have a desktop computer but it definately has a wireless network card. i used to get windows updates for it and it just stopped working one day. when i look in the BIOS the only option related to booting a network card is B03 D00 Yukon PXE. no matter when i boot it i still dont get wireless signals. when i go into the boot menu and try to boot this device it says " PXE E61: media test failure please check cable" i have opened the tower and the card is securely in its slot. i thought i would workaround by getting a usb wifi card. I installed it and connected to the internet and it alternated between having a connection to the internet and being connected to the network but not the internet. even when it is connected to the internet i cannot reach any web pages. my dropbox desktop files update very slowly (7kb/s). when i am connected with the usb card the network stops working for everyone else in the house. they can no longer reach web pages or continue downloads. please help.

gateway DX4300
AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor 2.60 GHz
windows 7 home premium

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A:wifi adaptor not recognized, usb wifi hogging wifi resources

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Hi all I was wondering why I'm getting slower WiFi speeds from my Stream Notebook compaired to my tablet or mobile phone? I recently had a speed upgrade from my ISP and I'm getting 51mb on my tablet/phone but seem to be getting 30mb on my Notebook... Is there anything I can do?  

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I looked around but couldn't find a thread for this topic, sorry if I missed it...

I recently found my first tablet. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 (SCH-I800). It's ancient, one of the first 7 inch tablets, and was quite spiffy when it was released.

My idea was to set it up as a news/ weather station. Just leave it in the charging dock and let it scroll through news & weather updates via wifi. Nothing too spectacular, but I figured it's better than just tossing it.

My concern is that it might make my home network vulnerable. It's limited to Androi 2.2, Froyo, though it does have Avast anti-virus installed.

Your thoughts?

A:is an old tablet on wifi a vulnerability?

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I have Samsung Galaxy TAB 3 lite and Asus RT-N10LX router

it says "getting IP andress" forever this is fifth forum where I am asking for help,I am trying to fix this for months

A:WiFi tablet problem

You try and connect it asks for passkey and have you entered the right key tablets can be a pain as the passkey is case sensertive and tablets make the first letter capital if your not careful. Is it just your router can you connect to others ok. Have you got mac filtering turn on in the router

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Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this :

www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.

In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

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I was given 2X Proline tablets that are about 2-3yrs old and identical. One has been reset to factory defaults, the other not. Both tablets will connect via WiFi anywhere but at home through my own router. The service provider blames the tablets and visa versa, so can get no meaningful help from either. My laptop, PC and cellphone all connect to Wifi via my home router. The tablets tell me the Wifi signal is excellent, it is turned on, it tries to connect and repeatedly gives me this same message in both tablets - Connecting.....Obtaining IP address......Authenticating.......then nothing it just keeps repeating the process! I have deleted the password and re-entered it several times, but it makes no difference. On odd occasions a message appeared that said Authenticating problem. As everything else connects with no problems to my router I can only assume some setting has to be changed in the tablets???? Any help would be most appreciated. I am technically challenged to a large degree, so please keep it simple so I can understand any suggestions as if there is a way round this problem.

A:Tablet won't connect to WiFi at home.

The tablets probably don't support the current encryption settings being used on the router. You may have to set them a bit lower. That's why you are getting encryption issue messages. Even if you are using the same password, if the protocols are incorrect, it won't work.

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A:HP x2 Detachable 10-p001nv Tablet 10.1" WiFi

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Please help if you can as I am about to go into panic mode!!

I have just recieved 3 notepad's that are for my kids on Christmas day. I have managed to get 2 of the 3 connected perfectly and have a connection of 65mb per second and the other one has a connection of 6mb per second!!
I am certainly no computer expert, I am very worried that 2 are working spot on and the other has something wrong with it!!
Is it something that could be set up wrong or is whatever makes the wifi connection faulty. Please advise if you can in anyway cos as it stands I am gonna have 2 very happy kids and one that is well disapointed!!

A:Help with WIFI connection on notepad tablet!!

how are they connected and where are you reading the signal
if wireless , then this may vary depending on signal - but if all three are the same note pad would expect the same signal speed

make and model of the notepad

run xirrus screen shot on each

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the li... Read more

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speedtest.net with wifi connection on my laptop gives download of 2 MBPS but on my tablet a download of 20 MBPS. The laptop with ethernet connection also gives 20 MBPS.
I replaced the whole modem/router.

I uninstalled the wireless drive and let windows reinstall it (it's 2008 version)
I couldn't find the exact model on Toshiba website to install the drive.

I disabled encryption completely.

Nothing worked.

Could it be firewall/antivirus settings??????

Help please

A:Slow wifi on my laptop but not on my tablet

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I have an ematic windows 8 tablet. Unfortunately when I try to connect to my wifi, its on but it wont read that there is any network present. I know its not the router because my roommates and i have multiple devices connected. I tried another location that has wifi and the tablet wont read it either.

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Hi I have a broadband connection and has ability to use WiFi. I need to connect WiFi in hcl me tablet (model:x1) and I do not know how to connect and when i searched net it says i need router or something like that for connecting WiFi. So,need help.

A:Solved: Connect wifi in hcl me tablet

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Hi all,
I have an old pc running win xp, and doesnot access wifi. Is there a way to connect this pc to internet through home wifi, laptop or tablet?
Thanks in advance

A:connect my old pc to wifi using tablet or laptop

You need a wireless Adapter or a crossover cable

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I've been having a weird problem. I had a TP-Link WR841N router which I replaced with a D-Link DIR-615 today. Before the replacement all my laptops, home desktop and my tablet would connect just fine. After the switch, all machines except the tablet connect to the Internet. My tablet shows that its connected to the router but I cannot access the router admin pages or the Internet. Any idea what could be happening here? All settings on the DIR-615 are the same as the TP-Link one.

A:Solved: Can't get my tablet to connect to my home wifi

Assuming everything is running some version of Windows, please post the IPCONFIG /ALL command line results for one computer that has a working connection and for the tablet that is having the problem.

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Here's a problem that nobody seems to know the answer for.

I have a home wifi that works great. We have a couple notebooks and various other equipment (printers, etc) that run on it great.

My problem is with my Asus eee Pad SL101 tablet. I can connect to my wifi but can't get out to the internet. My wifi router is the isp's (Comcast) and all the other devices can get on the internet except my tablet.

I also have a android phone (LG Optimus V) that can work as a hotspot and does. I can connect my tablet to the hotspot on the phone and all works fine but a bit slower than my wifi in the house.

Both the hotspot and the wifi have security codes and both work fine, just can't get the tablet to go out on the internet.

Now the really crazy part. When I connect my tablet to the wife, I get the challenge for the password and then it connects to the router, gets and IP address from DHCP and appears to be connected. I can even go to the configuration on the router from the tablet and look at it. The icon on the table stays grey (the icon shows the strength of the signal) and would normally turn blue when connected to the internet. This I know because when I connect via my phone hotspot it does that (turns blue).

I have checked the router configuration to insure that nothing is filtered out (i.e. mac addresses, etc). When I look at what is connected on the router configuration I don't see the tablet. When I do an IP scan from my notebook I see the tablet is... Read more

A:Solved: Wifi problem with Android Tablet

log into the router and remove the wireless security and now see if it connects and works - if it does - log nack in and put the security back on and see if it now connects and works

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Hi! I just got an Android Tablet for Christmas and set everything up - including my home WiFi connections. When I tried to connect, the WiFi connections read "error." I am so frustrated and don't know what to do! Help please!

A:Solved: Android tablet WiFi error

Where does it "read error"? What kind of screen? In settings? When trying to use a browser?

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Hi, When my tablet turn back from sleep, the WIFI is always disconnected. Someone told me it can be set in the Power Options of control panel or Network adapter in device management. However, I didn't find the power options for network, and there is also no power options card in the properties of Wireless-AC 8265. Would you please give some advises to fix this problem? Thank you so much

A:Thinkpad X1 Tablet 3rd Gen WIFI disconnected after sleep

Hi Allan1024 and welcome to the community,
Control Panel, Device Manager, click on the wireless adapter under Network Adapters.  In the window that opens, click on Power Management.  Make sure that "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is unchecked.  Click OK.

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When only the cable was working I checked for both adaptor driver's updates - 'they are already up to date'. Then the WiFi also stopped working. My adaptors are 'working'. I've been round their Properties Tabs and all is OK. MS diagnostics only say that there probably is a issue with the drivers. 3 other computers plus 3 tablets use the shared router's WiFi without any problems and only 2 are ever used at a time so it's not overloaded. The router is OK. I started the Lenovo Hardware scan but it just went on loading and never started for 12 minutes - a clue here? At least I can still use it offline. Luckily I have a PC to investigate, but as yet no luck even from another forum. Any help please  

A:WiFi and Ethernet on X201 Tablet now cannot connec...

I firgot to mention- I got this message - 'Windows couldn't automatically bind the ip protocol stack to the network adaptor' Of course I have googled this message but solutions there haven't been of help.

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Hi team, I have the user recently bought a new Tablet with Windows10 installed but unable to connect to wifi
User has bought a new Sony Tablet with Windows 10 installed. Whenhe search for a wifi , he could see SSID available on his machine and Signalstrength is good. However when He clicks "Connect". The tablet willkeep being disconnected from the Wifi Network.
When other users who are on Tablet (HP)/Desktop/Laptop are able toconnect to Wifi Network with no issue
When his machine is on the other location (Airport, MCDonald) ,working fine.
the troubleshooting that I have done are
- Restart the device
- Reinstall Old/New Version of Wifi Drivers on the tablet
- Disabled Firewall on Tablet/Access Point
- Disabled Password on Access Point
- Restart the access point
- Set the MAC Address to allow the tablet access to Wifi on AccessPoint
- Set the IP Reservation for this Tablet
- Set the Wireless LAN on Tablet to b/n/g

None of the troubleshooting above work for me
Can you please advise ?

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my hp 15r005tx shows wifi connection only beside the router. it shows range for non of the mobiles hotspots or and wifi connections unless they are placed right beside it. Also the wifi range it shows is weak even when wifi router is right next to it. apart from all this looses after every 5-10 minutes i have tried upgarding and reinstalling drivers multiple times but it was of no use. this is my first computer and i dont have a lot of knowledge about computers, also upgrading the pc drivers when internet connection barely lasts for 5 minutes is a very hectic task for me. The service centre guy is in no mood to solve my problems and blames the windows 10 upgrade for this issue but this thing happend 2 months after the upgrade. i feel very helpless about this problem... PLEASE HELP ME!!!! i will be thankful for your reply...

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How would one set up a home wifi network with a non-wifi router? I have a router for my voip phone but it is not wireless. Do I just add a wireless card to my main PC?

I do not want to remove my current router. None of the wifi routers I have looked at have VOIP ports on the back.

Will adding a wifi PCI card do the trick? Most of the wifi cards show them in use with a wifi router.

A:wifi with non-wifi router

what about a wifi access point that plugs into an ethernet port on your existing router?

you can use a wifi card to do the same, but its a bit fiddly..

by the way, is it just to network pc's only?

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I would like to take my tablet off my account and just teather it through my phone when I need to use it (often).

However, it seems my issue is a Root trojan, and funds for repair are lacking . . => Moved, in car, no job, etc, yet.

I save $20 a month if I can manage this . . . I would even consider using a connect cable .. ??? . .

Phone is a 2015 DROID MAXX 24.21.7 Obake_maxx_ verizon

Tablet is Samsung Note Pro 12.2 . . . Hardware P905V .05 KERNEL 3.4.0

There is something about "enforcing" . . . I presume that is why it is locked off WiFi and Bluetooth . . .
But I would like to save mysel $140 over the next 6 months ... until I am working & settled ... so I wonder if I can hot spot it to my phone and use my too spendy unlimited data plan ???

It usually tethers through Bluetooth. . . So asking about a wire solution.
TIA . . SallyA

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Please could someone help me with a problem I have had for the last 18 months. My Z70 cannot fully obtain a good wifi signal when my router is only a few feet away.  My 13.3" HP can deliver blistering speed from the same distance. So I had to purchase Netgear Wireless-N DualBand which connects into my USB port and yes it does work. The retailer I bought it from John Lewis in UK were not at all helpful. They said they could send it away for inspection and could take up to 3 months. Now can anyone advise if there is a faulty wireless card in my machine that needs replacement, or something else maybe?  I am lost and would really appreciate some help from Lenovo  what to do.  I cant use it outside my home, it just won't connect to any wireless signal. I bought in August 2015, upgraded to Win10 and the wireless worked fine for 6 months, but gradually deterioated over time.  Thanks. Pete  

A:My Z70 Lenovo Tablet can't access wifi without a wireless booster

I dont know about this tablet but the wifi in some devices is very susceptible to interference from other nearby signals (I've seens this myself on a tablet and a laptop before). Routers in the UK mostly use one of 3 channels by default (1, 6 or 11, I think) so it is not uncommon for those to get crowded.You could try installing a wifi analyser program on your laptop. (If you have another working tablet you could use that - there are good freeware programs for andoid to do it.) This will give you an indication if this might be the case for you. They often give a graphic display which is easy to read and understand. If it looks like a possibility try changing the channel your router settings to use one in a less crowded area of the spectrum.You devices may adjust to the new settings automatically, but you might need to sign into the wifi again - it varies.This can make a huge difference.

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