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Wifi signal suddenly weakened, I'm stumped.

My internet wifi signal suddenly doesn't reach the far end of my house when it previously worked fine. [more inside]
posted by HonestAsian on Jul 22, 2016 - 9 answers

What the heck is going on with my VPN?

VPN doesn't appear to be routing to the country I want it to, why? [more inside]
posted by tastycracker on Jul 20, 2016 - 1 answer

Droid Mini - what did I do to my wifi?

I took apart my Droid Mini to replace the battery. Now the wifi doesn't work. Help! [more inside]
posted by veery on Jul 15, 2016 - 2 answers

Connect me, please

All of my devices cannot connect to websites other than Facebook, Google and Yahoo Mail, and to Skype. Why and how can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Jul 10, 2016 - 10 answers

My Chromebook takes its time to wake up.

I bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2 a couple months ago, and it has one very annoying problem that I can't figure out how to fix. [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jul 9, 2016 - 5 answers

Help me choose network and security infrastructure for an office

We're looking at moving into a shared office building with a couple of other companies, in total about 40 people plus a small specialized school with another 50 students or so. This is a very nice opportunity, and I've been tasked with figuring out the shared network and related (phone, access control) infrastructure. I have a pretty good idea of what to get, but I'm not as up to date on options as I used to be, and I might be missing stuff. Help me with suggestions for good, economical equipment options. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Jun 16, 2016 - 3 answers

Seeking librarians' input on hotspot lending

Our local library will soon start lending mobile wi-fi hotspot devices (similarly to what BPL and KPL have done), and I am interested to learn about the experience of others who have engaged in similar projects. [more inside]
posted by papafrita on Jun 3, 2016 - 5 answers

What's the best home wifi option?

I'm so sick of having bad wifi. I'm willing to pay for a good router, but I'm not sure what to get. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on May 31, 2016 - 16 answers

Unlocked Android for use with French prepaid SIM

How functional are android phones, using wifi for data, and purchasing prepaid cell service for calls in France? Previouly I had the iPod Touch, which worked very well, all the apps were available and worked as expected. A used unlocked Blackberry Bold 9900 I purchased as a replacement turned out to be useless. [more inside]
posted by garboils on May 17, 2016 - 5 answers

Help connecting Airport to Internet

Weird situation. I have two Mac computers right next to each other. One recognized the wifi on the Airport and logs in no problem. The other sees the network but can’t log in. I’m usually pretty say with these things but no luck resetting airport, running diagnostic tool or rebooting. I’m stumped. only thing I can think of was I used the utility privacy scan and it might have tossed some Finder cache files. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks
posted by captainscared on May 2, 2016 - 9 answers

Connect to wifi outside window shutters

Can I receive a wifi signal without sitting right next to open windows? [more inside]
posted by amxr on Apr 16, 2016 - 6 answers

Hope me make my mac forget an unwanted network!

My macbook (air, Yosemite 10.10.3) keeps trying to connect to a BT wifi network, prioritizing it over my normal home network. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by still bill on Apr 8, 2016 - 8 answers

Ubuntu 14.04 - cannot connect to wifi. What gives?

I finally upgraded to 14.04 and now, while my laptop can see networks, it is unable to connect to any of them. Other machines on our network have no issues. Please help me troubleshoot this! [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Apr 1, 2016 - 11 answers

Free (?) Coworking Space in Vancouver for a day or so

I'll be in Vancouver for a couple of days later in April. Where is a good place where I can get free WiFi so I can work? I'm staying at Pender and Richards.
posted by My Dad on Mar 30, 2016 - 8 answers

What don't I understand about Apple Airport?

So, a while back we got an Apple Airport to try to extend Wifi in our apartment. It doesn't really work and I think perhaps I've misunderstood something fundamental about the airport. Help. [more inside]
posted by Gray Skies on Mar 30, 2016 - 18 answers

Toronto Hotel For A First Timer

We're visiting Toronto for the first time! We need a place to stay for two weeks! We don't know what to look for in a hotel aside from a nice place, but I'd like something fun and the SO would like a quiet place with lots of amenities (think wifi and breakfasts) that isn't too, in his words, "werid". All suggestions open and none of us drive, so public transit links/ access to typical tourist tat are key.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 25, 2016 - 15 answers

Where can I rent a wifi device for an event in San Francisco?

I'm hosting a two day event in SF next week. Oddly, the venue we've rented has no wifi. Where can I rent a mifi type device for two days that can provide high speed internet for up to 60 people? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Mar 23, 2016 - 7 answers

Wireless bridge throughput for home networking - better than repeater?

I've read some of the previously posted questions on this (not to mention Googling) and still have not read a 100% clear answer. I know that using an extender/repeater slashes bandwidth. But if I use a wireless bridge, instead, will throughput be higher? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Feb 8, 2016 - 4 answers

How to Stop MacBook connecting to Work Wifi When I'm at Home

I live close enough to my work, that sometimes my MacBook will connect to my work's wifi, even when I'm at home (particularly if I forget to disconnect from work's wifi before leaving). Do you have any lateral thinking ideas of how I can ensure that when I'm home, my computer automatically connects to my home network? Just the one or two times I forget to disconnect from work, I'll probably end up with my Netflix etc coming through my work's wifi, which wouldn't be great. Thank you!
posted by surenoproblem on Feb 6, 2016 - 5 answers

I'm going to Cadillac, MI, and need to use the internet.

I'm going to Cadillac, MI on a Friday through Monday "vacation" (that is, I'll need to work while I'm there). I'll probably need 16-24 hours of ~1.5 mbps or faster internet over the four day period, on my own laptop. I'm fairly sure that our Airbnb-type accommodations don't have an internet connection/WiFi. Tethered mobile data probably won't be an option. Where can I go to use the internet for several hours at a time? I don't mind paying for it or purchasing something so I can use it.
posted by pullayup on Jan 14, 2016 - 9 answers

Help me fix a slow iphone on wifi

My wife's iphone is slow on our home wifi network but fine everywhere else. Our other 3 ios devices also have no issues. I've run out of ideas. Does anyone else know how I can fix this? [more inside]
posted by trigger on Jan 3, 2016 - 12 answers

What music streaming gadget am I looking for?

I need something that can connect to the internet by WiFi, and to my receiver by standard RCA connectors. Ideally, I'd like to be able to select and control the music by a web interface or phone app, and be able to play music from my laptop as well as from various internet streaming services. What's the best option out there? [more inside]
posted by Zonker on Dec 7, 2015 - 11 answers

What's up with my phone?

Using my iPhone 5S on Ting, I seem to have some data usage every day. This occurs even on days when my phone never leaves the house, where we have good wifi coverage. (The "wifi assist" that snuck in with the new ios was disabled long ago.) It's never very much data - usually around .02 megabytes - so it isn't impacting my bill, but the fact that it occurs at all is puzzling and I'd love to understand why. Can anyone help?
posted by DrGail on Nov 23, 2015 - 7 answers

Wifi repeatedly stalls, how do I even start troubleshooting this?

My laptop (and only my laptop) keeps randomly losing its internet connection after 20 minutes. Disconnecting and reconnecting to my wifi fixes this temporarily, but I haven't got a clue how to even approach fixing this. [more inside]
posted by jamincan on Nov 16, 2015 - 10 answers

Can you help me get my elder relative online?

I just got a senior-oriented tablet (GrandPad) so my elderly, beloved relative can video chat and receive digital photos. However, I can't get the tablet onto his house WiFi and it's really frustrating. I am able to get other devices onto his WiFi, so the WiFi works. The tablet is able to log into other networks, so it's not that the tablet's connectivity is totally borked. But they won't work together. I traveled hundreds of miles to set this tablet up and have to leave Tuesday, so for me the stakes are high. [more inside]
posted by hungrytiger on Nov 8, 2015 - 12 answers

Time to purchase a new modem and I'm lost

My internet speeds aren't good, and randomly drop out. I'd like to rent/buy a new modem, but know nothing about them. Help? [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on Nov 4, 2015 - 10 answers

How to combine multiple internet connections seamlessly?

I have two internet connections at home that I would like to combine for benefits of reliability and speed. [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Oct 13, 2015 - 6 answers

Net-enabled sprinkler controller that supports 2 groups of valves?

Our house has 2 separate antique sprinkler controllers: one in the back yard shed, one in the garage (as far apart as you can get!). I'd like to replace them with a web-enabled controller. Is there any distributed controller that will work with two sets of valves whose cables do not come together to a single point? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Oct 3, 2015 - 2 answers

Comcast just offered a (good) package that includes security. Should I?

Comcast is offering me a deal that includes security. I can get out of my existing home security for it. It's a very basic ADT - and they're pretty scummy too to deal with. I wanted to hear (hopefully) from the people who have used them or chose not to use them. I'm looking for deal breakers; things they don't do or that they should be doing. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Sep 25, 2015 - 3 answers

Netgear wifi-extender: I can't get past the second-to-last setup page

I have just bought the Netgear N300 WiFi Range Extender (EX2700), and followed the instructions to the letter. I connect to the extender, tell it which network to extend, put in the router password, and get to "name your extended network." I leave the default name and security and click "continue." NOTHING HAPPENS. Please help. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Sep 11, 2015 - 3 answers

Time for a new wifi router?

After years of trouble-free operation, my 4 year old Linksys N750 wifi router has begun having problems, mainly that it drops the internet connection on the 2.4 G band (but not the 5 G band curiously enough). That is to say, the 2.4G Wifi connection isn't itself lost, just that the 2.4G channel loses its internet connectivity. It seems to happen mostly in the evenings. Since my phone and the Wii we watch Netflix through can only use 2.4G, this has become very annoying. [more inside]
posted by aught on Aug 25, 2015 - 14 answers

Desktop PC showing "limited" on wifi extender, no internet connection

I have really thick walls and lots of interfering things in the walls (a chimney, for example) between me and my wifi router, so a few years back I got an extender so the signal could reach my bedroom consistently. It's been working great until recently. [more inside]
posted by clone boulevard on Aug 15, 2015 - 7 answers

So I'm not as tech-savvy as I thought I was...

Using a new modem/router setup brought on unbearably slow speeds, but which is to blame?? [more inside]
posted by exutima on Aug 10, 2015 - 7 answers

iMac won't internet good

I've got continual internet dropouts, and because it's such a common problem, there's not a lot of help I can get from google. Because it's such a common problem, what's your advice on working out how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by The River Ivel on Aug 6, 2015 - 8 answers

Wifi enabled battery powered speakers?

I'm looking for a waterproof, battery operated speaker that can be transmitted to over wifi, NOT bluetooth. Does such a thing exist? I can find lots that use bluetooth, but that's not what I'm after. I specifically need wifi.
posted by Solomon on Aug 6, 2015 - 6 answers

Wireless options for a 200' Internet connection?

Is there a reliable and low latency wireless option for a point to point network connection? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jul 28, 2015 - 11 answers

Provider to install wi-fi from Ethernet for an event in San Francisco

Seeking recommendations on a provider who can set up wifi for a small event in a large room in San Francisco that has Ethernet but no wifi. [more inside]
posted by skylar on Jul 18, 2015 - 9 answers

What ate my data?

According to my carrier, my iphone 5S had two registered data usages at 12:00am on the 15th for a total of 575MB. The problem is, I was asleep at the time, and the phone should have been accessing our wireless connection. So what ate the last of my data? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jul 17, 2015 - 11 answers

Wifi dropping on certain wifi networks and only on Macbook Airs.

Wifi is dropping on two Macbook Airs on certain networks but not on others while all other devices are fine. How to fix? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Jun 28, 2015 - 11 answers

What are some good choices for portable speakers?

I'm interested in getting some kind of WiFi based speakers for my apartment -- preferably something small and reasonably portable that I can move from room to room (or alternatively, something cheap enough to get a unit/pair of speakers for the kitchen, one for the living room, and one for my bedroom). There are a lot of similar devices on the market now and I'm not sure how to start combing through them. [more inside]
posted by mister pointy on Jun 15, 2015 - 10 answers

Wifi Consultants?

Are there any wifi consultants in Austin, TX that could help diagnose why a high speed connection drops throughout a house? Alternatively, are there any good guides to do a self-diagnosis?
posted by Pants! on Apr 3, 2015 - 9 answers

How to insure we have wifi while out of town?

Vacationing for 2 weeks in Southern CT. One of us will technically still be working and will need reliable internet access. The house we rent has no TV or internet, and the general location has somewhat iffy mobile phone signals. Looking for a way to guarantee we can get online as needed. Bonus points if you can explain the solution in terms a kindergartener would understand!
posted by mmf on Apr 3, 2015 - 7 answers

Eyefi Mobi Pro card vs. Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter

Has anyone compared an Eyefi Mobi Pro SSD card to a Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter in terms of useage/ease of compatibility? I have a Chromebook I'm looking to automatically transfer high-res photos to, and am interested in the pros/cons of both products.
posted by Neale on Apr 1, 2015 - 3 answers

Microwave ovens that don't use the 2.4GHz frequency?

I need a microwave oven that won't kill my Sonos wifi signal when I'm trying to prepare dinner and also listen to music... [more inside]
posted by docpops on Mar 21, 2015 - 7 answers

How can we amplify the wireless internet signal in our concrete apt?

How can we amplify the wireless internet signal in our concrete apt? [more inside]
posted by zyxwvut on Mar 20, 2015 - 10 answers

Where do we (my phone and I) go from here?

My current mobile situation meets some of my needs, but not others. Can I do better? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Mar 6, 2015 - 3 answers

Airplay and Apple TV Not Cooperating

My friend's wi-fi signal drops when she turns on Airplay. Help? [more inside]
posted by xenization on Mar 3, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me understand this wi-fi/ethernet thing I just bought.

Can I turn off the wi-fi extension function of a TPLink Over power ethernet kit and still have the PS4 and receiver connected via electricity only? [more inside]
posted by arm426 on Feb 17, 2015 - 3 answers

Why is my wifi faster with 802.11n in 802.11a compatible mode?

Cable modem, Time capsule, and various Macs. When I put the time capsule into 802.11n only mode, I get about 30mbps. When I put the time capsule into 802.11n (a compatible) mode, I get about 60mbps. Why could that be? [more inside]
posted by bashos_frog on Feb 12, 2015 - 7 answers

Wireless to Wired Connection for multiple devices?

My business has a remote office that has a terribly slow DSL connection. A mobile hotspot there can provide a much faster internet connection. Is there a wireless ethernet bridge that will support multiple devices? [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Feb 12, 2015 - 10 answers

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