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Router noob in need of help

Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Stream music from my pc to my android phone over local wireless.

I want an app that I install on my Droid 3 phone that'll find my computer on my home wireless network and which I can point to my music folder and stream. [more inside]
posted by cthuljew on Jan 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Can't figure out wireless connection issue

I can't connect to the wireless network-- have connected with other laptops and my smart phone just fine to this connection. Is there something I can change on my computer? I need to figure this out ASAP or I may have problems with applying for jobs and doing my schoolwork! [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Nov 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Connect laptop wirelessly to TV

How do I wirelessly stream laptop output to TV? No DLNA, no Intel WiDi, but HDMI port available. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jul 7, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I put together a DIY, on-the-cheap, wireless home music system?

Advice needed: how to put together a DIY, on-the-cheap home music system where I can listen to my music from any room in the house? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Mar 10, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I stream audio at home to my stereo?

How can I stream audio from several PCs (or one external-hard-drive-based music library) to my downstairs stereo? [more inside]
posted by audiodidactic on Sep 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Help connect my XP virtual machine to a local network to save my back!

How can I connect my Windows XP Virtual Machine (bootcamp partition) to my office network over wifi? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me like my mac again

Wireless works well running Windows, but spotty running OS X. Why? [more inside]
posted by ke rose ne on Sep 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Troublesome wireless connectivity...

I'm having a wireless connectivity issue that is proving troublesome. My Windows XP-equipped desktop won't connect wirelessly to the internet about 90% of the time. Intermittently, it will connect and browsing proceeds normally. If I connect via LAN Ethernet, all is well. I'm using a Netgear WG111 v2 wireless adapter connected via USB to my desktop. My wireless router is a Netgear WGR614 v6 [more inside]
posted by Exchequer on Sep 5, 2010 - 11 answers

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone?

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by criticman on May 4, 2010 - 12 answers

ThinkPad T42 wireless connection problem

Windows XP Home network connection issues. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Nov 30, 2009 - 6 answers

So, how does Windows transmit an IP?

I've two wireless connections on the same box. So, how does windows choose which one to use? Sort of related: I've a dotnet client/server application which is IP specific for its database (MYSQL) and two LAN connections on the same server (one for local, one for the internet). How do I force that application or database to use the right one (the local)?
posted by converge on Nov 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Can I wirelessly have audio from my laptop play on another computer?

Can I wirelessly have audio from my laptop play on another computer? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Jul 14, 2008 - 12 answers

How to save time with auto-configuration for laptops?

How can I reduce the hassle of reconfiguring multiple applications in my Windows laptop when switching between networks (home, office, VPN, hotel, ...) ? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Mar 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Wireless Internet Stops and Starts After SP2 Installation

My internet is stopping and starting and it's driving me nuts. I'm running Windows XP on a slightly older (3 or 4 years) machine. We have a wireless router in the house running Roadrunner cable service. My device is an Edimax EW-7128g wireless antenna I got through NewEgg awhile back. Works like a charm. Read on for a description of the problem... [more inside]
posted by ktoad on Mar 11, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I connect to my university's VPN network?

I'm trying to connect to my university's wireless network with VPN. I keep getting a 619 or 721 error. This is with a new laptop that has Windows XP Pro SP3 on it. How can I fix this problem?
posted by jordanian2 on Feb 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Wireless tangles

Simple network rebuilding: what's the best way out of a wireless network muddle? [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Sep 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Oh, please help Me(fi)!

So I thought I knew computers... but this network is killing me. I can connect, full strength, etc. But I can't actually connect to the internet. My IP is 192.168.10.32. Using an 850G (motorola) WAP, Cox SurfBoard modem. Other computers (this one, which is 192.168.10.28, connect fine, it seems. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Fix my WiFi

Suddenly, my laptop and wireless network aren't playing well together. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Jun 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Performance issues when sharing digital media between computers at home

Help me troubleshoot performance issues with digital media sharing between two computers. [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse.

Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse. [more inside]
posted by Asef Jil on Apr 7, 2007 - 2 answers

What's the best wifi PCI card for Windows 2000?

Which PCI wireless networking adapters have the best (meaning fastest and most lightweight) drivers and software for Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Feb 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Connecting an XP box to two networks simultaneously

I have two Windows XP boxes with their own separate DSL connections, and one wireless router. I'm having trouble connecting these two machines with a wireless connection. [more inside]
posted by good in a vacuum on Jan 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Why won't Wireless Zero Config start?

Why won't Wireless Zero Config start? [more inside]
posted by fintanc on Oct 10, 2006 - 3 answers

How can I get back my wireless functionality?

Yesterday my wireless connection to my home network on my Windows XP laptop kept dropping and I had to reconnect. Since then, wireless networks kept randomly disappearing from my list, and now mine plus all the neighbors' networks except one are gone and no amount of refreshing or restarting brings them back. I can still connect to the Internet through a wired connection. How can I get back my wireless functionality?
posted by Nikolai on Jul 28, 2006 - 12 answers

Why does wireless zero configuration not start automatically?

Why does wireless zero configuration not start automatically? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Apr 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Why does XP hate my network?

Mixed wireless network: 3 Macs, one Windows XP PC. We're using 40-bit WEP encryption, and for some reason the Windows XP laptop simply cannot stay on the network... why that be? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Jan 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Home printing solution

Help me set up a printing system for the whole family... [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Dec 24, 2005 - 5 answers

(not) Harry Potter and the black art of TCP/IP.

I have a Wireless Ethernet bridge which I have connected to a PC via an ethernet cross-over cable. This is working fine in terms of allowing access to the wireless network I can browse the net from the PC etc. with no problem. The problem comes when I try to ping this PC behind the wireless bridge from another PC. My other PC's on the network simply refuse to see it - all PC's are connected to the same wireless network and have no problem seeing each other except the PC connected via the wireless ethernet bridge. All PC's are in the same Windows XP workgroup and indeed in the workgroup the bridged PC can be seen in the network neighborhood by all the other PC's with no problems but cannot ping it or access it via TCP/IP etc. All PC's are in the same subnet - mask is 255.255.255.0. All PC's are configured to have the default gateway of the Router - 192.168.0.1. All IP Addresses are static as well. What am I doing wrong here or will the wireless bridge effectively hide the second PC from any other PC's on the network - clearly not an acceptable situation. I'm 99% certain this is not a firewall issue either as the second PC can see other PC's on the network with ease. I'm going slowly mad over this so any help gratefully received. TIA, Matt
posted by empedia on Sep 4, 2005 - 12 answers

Bafflingly consistent wireless problems

Using two different Netgear WiFi adapters under Windows XP, we can connect to our home network, but can't ping any domains or see any websites (though we can under Knoppix). [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Jun 15, 2005 - 27 answers

Need a good Xp Wifi Connection helper - Built in Windows + netgear versions are no good.

I'm looking for a good Windows XP WiFi connection helper. The default Windows and NetGear ones are a bit crap. [mi] [more inside]
posted by falconred on Feb 3, 2005 - 6 answers

Home Network Issue

While I am working, every 10 mminutes or so, my Toshiba tablet computer keeps dropping my own home network and informs me that there are other networks available (the neighbors'). How can I tell it to ignore all networks except my own?
posted by alball on Nov 11, 2004 - 13 answers

My wireless Mac and wired PC transfer to each other at 2.5 MB/s. Can I speed this up any?

I've got a network in my home - one PC, connected by wire to the router, and one Apple, connected by an Airport card (which I believe is 802.11G). The fastest speed I can get transferring files from one to the other is 2.5MB/s, which seems slow. Am I right, or is this standard?
posted by ascullion on Oct 21, 2004 - 4 answers

Best way to set up a LAN using equipment I already own.

The new network Friday challenge: I need to set up a network for my new place and I wanted to do it with my available stuff. How close can I come? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on May 28, 2004 - 15 answers

Why is my wireless disconnecting on my Windows 2000 pc?

Problem with a wireless card on Windows 2000. The manufacturers and Google have been no help. Ask Metafilter will solve it though, won't you...? [more inside, of course] [more inside]
posted by humuhumu on Apr 13, 2004 - 7 answers

Help me convince my company to install a wifi network

The company I work for is setting up a new office. Our external IT people are advising against installing a wireless computer network, but I have the distinct impression this is because they don't have the expertise to install one themselves. I need help to build a convincing case to the contrary (assuming I'm right about this). [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Apr 1, 2004 - 13 answers

How can I get computers on a wireless and a wired network to see each other?

I can share files between two Windows machines when both are wired to a router. When I go wireless with one, they don't see each other. Wireless internet connection works fine. [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 28, 2004 - 4 answers

Wireless transfers are interfering with my cursor

I have put a wireless card in my old ibm laptop. now the cursor jumps up the screen every time the transfer light blinks. this makes internet navigation rather difficult. [more] [more inside]
posted by clockwork on Jan 15, 2004 - 8 answers

Wireless Network Setup Question (for PC)

Twiddling my thumbs... wirelessly! I'm setting up a new Windows XP Pro laptop with built-in 802.11b. It seems to detect our Apple Airport (I) base station just fine, and connect to it. Just can't get any network services through it (ie: web pages are all 404s). Any suggestions?
posted by scarabic on Dec 24, 2003 - 7 answers

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