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  • Netflix streaming question! (Break from Trump vs. ____)

    10/22/2017 9:44:08 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 40 replies
    Netflix | 10/23/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    I am hoping that some of our techie FReepers could give me some guidance on this annoying issue. I have a Samsung "smart" TV which is a couple of years old, which I use exclusively to watch Netflix movies ( I don't watch TV and have not for at least 35 years. But I enjoy watching family fare movies). It is not the latest and greatest TV with all the cutting edge stuff. I see "1080" appear in a box when it first comes on, if that helps. I have a cable internet modem with its own wi-fi hotspot. I...
  • Microsoft shuts down Krack with sneaky Windows update (WPA2 Wifi vulnerability update)

    10/16/2017 9:38:44 PM PDT · by dayglored · 22 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Oct 16, 2017 | Gregg Keizer
    The company last week quietly patched vulnerabilities in the WPA2 protocol used to secure wireless networks, but did not reveal the fix until today. Microsoft today revealed that it quietly patched Windows last week against vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol used to secure wireless networks. Details of the security update were only published Monday to Microsoft's Security Update Guide, the catalog-like portal that earlier this year replaced the decades-old practice of delivering explanatory bulletins. All supported versions of Windows received the update, according to the catalog listing, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server...
  • Severe WiFi security flaw puts millions of devices at risk (WPA2 cracked, but there's a patch)

    10/16/2017 6:24:52 AM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    Engadget ^ | Oct 16, 2017 | Steve Dent
    "Krack Attack" allows hackers to steal credit cards, bank info and more. Researchers have discovered a key flaw in the WPA2 WiFi encryption protocol that could allow hackers to intercept your credit card numbers, passwords, photos and other sensitive information. The flaws, dubbed "Key Reinstallation Attacks," or "Krack Attacks," are in the WiFi standard and not specific products. That means that just about every router, smartphone and PC out there could be impacted, though attacks against Linux and Android 6.0 or greater devices may be "particularly devastating," according to KU Leuven University's Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens, who found the...
  • TP-Link Router offers plentiful features and good range

    09/17/2017 9:24:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/17/17 | Jim Bray
    If your home is plagued by Wi-Fi dropouts and other router issues, you may want to think about an upgrade, perhaps to one that offers multiple bands to up your choices and, with luck, performance. Hence TP-Link's AC5400 Wireless Tri-Band MU-MIMO, also known as the Archer C5400 Gigabit Router. This sucker offers a total of six distinct networks, kind of: 1 x 2.4 GHz, and 2 x 5 GHz, with all three options available for both regular use or as specially noted "Guest" networks, so you won't get in trouble for some overnight interloper's porn downloads. Or whatever your issue...
  • Ok all I need a Internet WiFi Extender...

    07/31/2017 9:23:26 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies
    31 July 2017 | US Navy Vet
    ...and I need recommendations.
  • Update for W10 Version 1607 for x64-based (KB4025339) Removed wi-fi adapter from my devices.

    07/15/2017 5:43:48 AM PDT · by raybbr · 31 replies
    FReerepublic.com ^ | 7/14/17 | raybbr
    I woke up this morning without wifi. I noticed that this update was installed. I couldn't find my adapter in the Devices list. The wifi adapter is: Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. It replaced it with a bunch of other WAN adapters which won't work. I removed the update and now I have wifi again. However, this update is downloading again and I'm not interested in going through this every time the update runs. How can I block this update until this issue is resolved? I have an HP Pavilion laptop.
  • Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

    05/22/2017 10:20:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.businessinsider.com ^ | 05-22-2017 | Dave Mosher
    Wi-Fi can pass through walls. This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it's the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room. But not all of that microwave radiation makes it to (or from) our phones, tablets, and laptops. Routers scatter and bounce their signal off objects, illuminating our homes and offices like invisible light bulbs. Now, German scientists have found a way to exploit this property to take holograms, or 3D photographs, of objects inside a room — from outside it. "It can basically scan a room with someone's Wi-Fi transmission,"...
  • Tech Help--WiFi router dying?

    04/21/2017 12:25:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    Vanity | April 21, 2017 | Tech idiot
    I bought and hooked-up a Linksys E-1200 wifi router ($30) 2 1/2 years ago and everything worked fine.I only needed it for my home ASUS laptop but since have added a wireless printer, Wii U gaming system and Sling TV with ROKU stick, all which work off the router.Lately I'll just all of a sudden lose wifi signal. I reboot the router and it'll work fine again but the outages are happening more frequently.Is it time for a new router?I don't want to spend a ton of money. Should I buy a new $30 Linksys router and just expect 2...
  • Donna Brazile Worried About VOTER FRAUD at DNC Chair Election.

    02/25/2017 12:28:21 PM PST · by topfile · 50 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | PolitiStick
    "We have to make sure that, we can not just count the ballots but verify every name and signature!"
  • Advice on Cable Modem/WiFi Router for TWC connection

    11/11/2016 9:48:17 AM PST · by newfreep · 49 replies
    Self ^ | November 11, 2016 | newfreep
    I am relocating and will be using TWC cable internet for the first time. I'm seeking recommendations for single unit Modem/Router - esp the best "Bang for the Buck" TWC does recommend Netgear N300 and N600 - both offer 300mbs speed. However, it appears the only difference is N600 is "300+300" Dual-Band. I'm not sure if the higher priced "300+300" is worth it or even required as I'll be the only user. Any suggestions or insight is greatly appreciated! newfreep "DRAIN the SWAMP...with extreme prejudice"
  • Restaurant requires costumers to solve complex math equation to get Wi-Fi

    11/03/2016 7:04:30 PM PDT · by workerbee · 60 replies
    The Daily Meal (via Fox) ^ | 11/3/16 | Pauline Lacsamana
    A San Antonio Thai restaurant, Yaya, will let you use its Wi-Fi for free-- but only if you can solve this insanely complex math equation. Reddit user “Joshua_Glock” posted a picture of the restaurant’s handwritten Wi-Fi equation this past weekend, but no one has been able to connect to the network yet, First We Feast reported.
  • Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target [Internet of Things]

    11/03/2016 6:38:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 3, 2016 | John Markoff
    The so-called Internet of Things, its proponents argue, offers many benefits: energy efficiency, technology so convenient it can anticipate what you want, even reduced congestion on the roads. Now here’s the bad news: Putting a bunch of wirelessly connected devices in one area could prove irresistible to hackers. And it could allow them to spread malicious code through the air, like a flu virus on an airplane.
  • CNN: Clinton Campaign Had No WiFi on Plane, Was ‘Stunned’ by News of FBI Investigation

    10/28/2016 11:38:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 190 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 28, 2016
    CNN reporter Phil Mattingly said the Hillary Clinton campaign was “stunned” Friday by the news that the FBI was re-opening the investigation into the Democratic candidate’s private email server, adding the campaign plane did not have WiFi and thus the team had no idea about the news until it landed in Iowa. “It’s kind of an incredible thing,” Mattingly said. “The plane did not have WiFi during the entire flight, so you had senior advisers, as well as Hillary Clinton, on the plane, and as the plane landed they were finding out about this.” One Clinton adviser actually told Mattingly...
  • Per Wikileaks: Podesta Used Amtrack Public WiFi

    10/15/2016 9:40:42 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    Content at link.
  • [VANITY] Pranking the Neighbors with Free Hillary Wi-Fi

    09/10/2016 11:37:52 AM PDT · by Mister Right Wing Conspiracy · 14 replies
    Decided to have some fun. I created a Wi-Fi SSID as shown below: I configured my Wi-Fi router to use a "captive web portal" whenever anyone first connects to the SSID. The login page looks like this: Once the Wi-Fi user enters their name and email, they are then redirected to a Success page:
  • Did last night's US presidential debate Wi-Fi rip-off break the law? (Hofstra gouges reporters)

    09/27/2016 7:25:33 PM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 27, 2016 | Kieren McCarthy
    The host of the first presidential debate on Monday night, Hofstra University in New York, may have broken the law and could be in line for a huge fine. Reporters at the event were appalled to find that among the heavily marked-up items they were offered – $150 to rent a lamp, anyone? – was a $200 charge for a "secure wireless internet connection." Worse than the clear effort to price-gouge people trying to file stories, however, was the fact that the university decided that only its wireless access points were allowed to be used, and even sent someone around...
  • AT&T Reveals Secret Plan For Wi-Fi Even Faster Than Google Fiber (city power pole WiFi repeaters)

    09/21/2016 7:28:39 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/20/2016 | Shelby Carpenter
    AT&T Reveals Secret Plan For Wi-Fi Even Faster Than Google Fiber http://www.forbes.com/sites/shelbycarpenter/2016/09/20/att-secret-plan-wifi-fast-google-fiber/#376df98e643b Tech #AllThingsMobile Sep 20, 2016 @ 08:03 PM AT&T Reveals Secret Plan For Wi-Fi Even Faster Than Google Fiber Shelby Carpenter  Think Google Fiber is the hottest thing in Internet connectivity? Well, there’s a new kid on the block in the unlikely form of wireless stalwart AT&T. The new plan, called Project AirGig, was announced in a press release on Tuesday and AT&T says it comes as the result of over 10 years of research and 100 patent applications for new technologies. AirGig is still highly experimental, but...
  • Put your home WIFI router Guest Account to work for Donald Trump (Vanity)

    09/10/2016 2:41:09 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 35 replies
    Me Myself and I | 9/10/2016 | Imjustanotherokie
    Nearly everyone has a wireless router. How about using it to bash Hillary or promote Trump. How to do it? If you have Guest Accounts name your Connect ID to 'Vote for Trump', 'Crooked Hillary', or anything for that matter that you want. Set your SSID so it Broadcasts. Use a very good password so nobody connects if you don't want them to. Viola...You are putting the message out anonymously for all your neighbors to see. I can't take credit for this invention but just passing it along. Here is the topper, if you can forward someone to a login...
  • Spying Wifi Router

    08/26/2016 2:24:10 AM PDT · by conserv8 · 21 replies
    As people move through a space with a Wi-Fi signal, their bodies affect it, absorbing some waves and reflecting others in various directions. By analyzing the exact ways that a Wi-Fi signal is altered when a human moves through it, researchers can “see” what someone writes with their finger in the air, identify a particular person by the way that they walk, and even read a person’s lips with startling accuracy—in some cases even if a router isn’t in the same room as the person performing the actions.
  • Need help in controlling internet bill--

    08/12/2016 9:59:37 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 58 replies
    Vanity tech chat | Mamzelle
    No youtubes, no streaming, yet every month I use more Data. I don't have many apps. I use my phone almost exclusively.