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Trying to help a friend set up a Roku box on an Apple computer

Please help me set up a network to run a Roku box using an older model Mac. [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Feb 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Why macbook wifi file transfer so slow?

Copying files between a macbook and a macbook pro over wifi is slow. Why? [more inside]
posted by SueDenim on Aug 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Identifying MAC addresses on your network

So I used to have a router running Tomato firmware, which would show me the MAC addresses of every machine connected to the router. I have since switched to a faster ROSEWILL| RNX-N300RT router, but cannot locate the MAC addresses of connected machines. Is there a good, free utility for OS X or Windows 7 that will show me the MAC addresses of connected machines? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Jul 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Why is my Verizon DSL so slow?

My Verizon DSL is peaking at about 1 mbit/s. Our plan should be providing 1.1-15. Why is my internet so much slower than expected? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Feb 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Why is Time Machine trying to backup so much?

Why is Time Machine trying to backup 35 GB of data every single day when I'm only using 300 GB of my 500 GB HD and I know I have not changed or added that much in the time since my last backup? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Nov 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Why does Airport on my Macbook quit working?

I have a newer Macbook Pro and whenever I move it around my house, Airport stops working and won't work again until I reboot. What gives? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Nov 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Preventing MacMini WiFi sharing

Can I prevent/disable our users from MacMini wireless sharing on our office network? [more inside]
posted by bellastarr on Jul 25, 2012 - 10 answers

1. Internet appliance *with browser*. 2. Hotel wifi. 3. ??? 4. Netflix!

I have a Blu-ray player *with an internet browser* that still can't authenticate with my hotel's wifi. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on May 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Why-Fi!!!

More PowerBook frustration...last week I had this issue with my Powerbook's battery. As of yesterday, I now cannot get any connection to the internet via wireless, even though I am connected via airport. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on May 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Why does Mac Pro get half the wifi speed of MacBook Air?

Why does my Mac Pro (desktop) get half the the wireless Internet speed of my MacBook Air, on the same network? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Jan 27, 2012 - 13 answers

How Do I Connect 3 External Drives To My WiFi Network?

I've replaced an aging iMac with 3 external drives hanging off of it with a Macbook Pro with the same 3 external drives hanging off of it. The setup also includes a cable modem and a Time Capsule. Right now the drives are in daisychained Firewire mode. I'm looking for a way to connect the drives to my wifi network so I can eliminate the need to plug the first drive into the laptop? Staying with Firewire would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
posted by justcorbly on Nov 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Having trouble getting my Macbook to communicate with other devices on my network.

I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Sep 20, 2011 - 11 answers

OSX wifi connectivity issues.

OSX 10.6.8 on MBP doesn't seem to be playing well with Motorola SurfBoard SBG901. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 15, 2011 - 4 answers

I get the internet, my housemate doesn't - but we're both connecting to the network. What gives?

Internet connection issues in bachelor pad of two pseudo-luddites. Both macs. Both show connection to our dedicated, password protected network. I get internet connection, my housemate doesn't. What's up? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Mar 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Getting XP to play nice on a Mac network

I'd like both computers in the house (one Mac, one XP) to share my WiFi network. This works great as long as the network is open, but I'd like it to be closed. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Dec 11, 2010 - 6 answers

My internet and my Mac

Macfilter: If airport is on and I also have an ethernet cable in, which one is it using for internet? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 29, 2010 - 3 answers

iPhone disrupting WiFi on Mac

Why would an iPhone disable my Mac's internet connection? [more inside]
posted by yclipse on Nov 27, 2010 - 4 answers

My macbook pro connects to the network, but says there's no internet. My roommate's PC has no problems. What's the deal?

My macbook pro connects to the network, but says there's no internet. My roommate's PC has no problems. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Aug 8, 2010 - 9 answers

All sorts of WiFi connectivity issues. I think it's my router.

After 4 months of smooth sailing, my WiFi has started acting up and (first temperamental page loading; then lock icon disappears when connecting to my secure network; now work computer won't connect at all). Is it my ISP, router, computer, or something else? [more inside]
posted by aquanet on Feb 9, 2010 - 3 answers

What's the best wireless audio bridge / networked digital audio receiver that works on the Mac?

What's the best wireless audio bridge / networked digital audio receiver that works on the Mac? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Help keep my old Powerbook G4 on WiFi. (Technical Mac Question.)

Help keep my old Powerbook G4 on WiFi. (Technical Mac Question.) [more inside]
posted by Mid on Sep 11, 2009 - 9 answers

A network between two adjacent buildings

I need advice on the best and least expensive way to have a network between two adjacent buildings. [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Sep 9, 2009 - 16 answers

How do I make OSX connect at 300mbps?

Surely someone on the Internet must know this. How do I get Mac OSX to connect at 300mbps (802.11n wide channel) to my non-Airport Base Station router? [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy on May 9, 2009 - 8 answers

OSX can't see my XP drive

Suddenly my Mac can't see my Windows PC, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Mac WiFi status monitoring

Is there a way to share status information between two Macs wirelessly? I'd like to, for instance, monitor on one machine how much time is left on a DVD playing in the other. [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Nov 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Could my new Airport Extreme be causing weird sounds on my TV?

Could my new Airport Extreme be causing weird sounds on my TV? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Wireless router recommendations for a home with PC and Mac

Setting up a wifi network for parents - PC and Mac - need current router recommendations [more inside]
posted by micawber on Oct 8, 2008 - 10 answers

La Zona Muerta.

I came home yesterday to find that we've now got internet in our house - great. The only problem is, though I'm able to get a perfect signal in the sitting room, which is where the wireless router is situated, if I go the five metres or so from there to my bedroom, the connection rapidly deteriorates to the point that I can't even open Metafilter. I'm running a Macbook with a fully-udated version of Tiger, so what gives? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Sep 13, 2008 - 18 answers

will an airport express g work for me?

Ok, since apple has released the new 802.11n revision of the Airport Express, and ebay is getting some decent deals on the 802.11g models, are there any strong reasons to get the n version if I just want to stream music from itunes? [more inside]
posted by SECONDHANDSMOTE on Apr 8, 2008 - 15 answers

WIFI card that has drivers for OS X Leopard and can be sued for Backtrack

Looking for a WIFI card that has drivers for OS X Leopard and can be used for Linux distro Backtrack..PS I have Hackintosh [more inside]
posted by antisocialiting on Mar 7, 2008 - 5 answers

one signal bar, two signal bar. three signal bar, four?

i live two floors above the wireless router, and my powerbook can't get a strong enough signal. what's the most cost-effective solution? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for an affordable Wifi NAS solution

Help me find an affordable NAS that is between 500g-1TB, does Wifi, has iTunes Library support, BitTorrent, and FTP support please.
posted by davidstith on Aug 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Can I make my Airport Express into a repeater?

How do I (can I?) make my Airport Express expand my wireless network? [more inside]
posted by Duluth?! I Hardly Know Her! on Aug 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Long Range Wifi Cards with Mac OS X?

Wifi Shootout: powerbook g4 PCMCIA: what card and antenna combination will get me the most bang for my buck in terms of range? [more inside]
posted by Freen on Aug 7, 2007 - 9 answers

Do you talk AppleTalk?

MacNetworkingFilter: Setting up a print server in a small office–Ethernet, AppleTalk, wireless, oh my… Lots [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Dec 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Home Networking Filter: Why do I have to keep resetting my cable modem?

Internet access at home comes and goes, but can be resolved by resetting (powering on/off) the cable modem. Sometimes has to be done once a day, sometimes once every 30mins. No obvious pattern. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Sep 26, 2006 - 15 answers

Looking for a WiFi signal

Why won't my Powerbook recognize a wireless network? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Sep 8, 2006 - 13 answers

Help teh SSH nub...

I want to setup an SSH tunnel on OSX, but... [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Aug 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Airport Disconnects

My iBook loves to disconnect from my Airport Express that I have set up in my dorm room. Basically, I'll go to sleep, go to the laundry room, or come back from class, and the network doesn't show up in my "Available" list anymore. The green light is still on (it's not showing yellow, blinking or otherwise), and the only way to fix it is to unplug the router for about 5 seconds and reconnect (effectively resetting it). [more inside]
posted by rossination on Apr 10, 2006 - 12 answers

Is it possible to share network/internet connection via a usb dongle (from XP)?

wifi sharing via USB dongle filter: Is it possible to share network/internet connection via a usb dongle (from XP)? if so how? [more inside]
posted by mule on Apr 7, 2006 - 7 answers

I need help getting EtherPEG for OSX compiled correctly or just a working download link...

Can someone tell me how to get EtherPEG for OSX to work on my PowerBook? It seems that out of the box, it will only work with wired connections, not wifi. Please point me to the appropriate download or instruct me how to recompile it. [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Jan 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Know of a cheap USB Wifi dongle for Mac OS 9?

I need help with my parent's iBook (OS 9.2). They want wireless internet but there's no PC-card slot, nor an "under the keyboard" option. There is a USB port. Anybody know of a $20 USB-adapter that will work with OS 9. I already know about the AeroPad, but that sucker is $70! [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jul 15, 2005 - 8 answers

AirPort not letting me surf

My Airport Extreme Base Station claims I am connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and yet I am not. [more inside]
posted by McIntaggart on Jul 7, 2005 - 3 answers

Mac doesn't see printer over wifi

I have an iBook and an old Lexmark laser printer with an Axis print server. The computer has historically talked to the printer via Appletalk over my Ethernet network. Now I'm trying to go wireless. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jun 18, 2005 - 5 answers

VPN from coffee shop to my home internet connection for security reasons

I don't trust public hotspots. I'd like to sit in a coffee shop, connect via VPN to my local network at home and use my home internet connection (cable modem) to access the outside world. Does anyone have any experices with Sveasoft's firmware hack that supposedly lets you do this. I'm using a Linksys WRT54G and their Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv firmware but having a hell of a time getting it to work. Is this even an option? [MI] [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Feb 17, 2005 - 5 answers

Our office Macs won't connect to new NetGear wireless router

I just installed a new NetGear wireless router in the office. We are going to use the firewall on that router for the whole office. But, I can't get the Mac's in the office to connect. (More inside of course...) [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Sep 24, 2004 - 5 answers

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