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All my base stations belong to someone else

Lately when I turn on my Mac, it detects an Airport Extreme base station. I don't know where the station is; I don't have one and I don't know the password to the one being detected. The Airport Extreme is chosen instead of my home network for internet access, and even when I manually cancel it and choose my own network, I sometimes lose connectivity as the computer returns to the Airport Extreme as a default connection. Lately, this is also happening with a PC and a Kindle, making it hard on all devices to choose my home network and keep it as a default.
posted by layceepee on Feb 15, 2014 - 2 answers

 

Boosting my Wifi Network

I just moved into my first multistory home. Time Warner Cable installed their wifi modem on our second floor, and we have a very weak wifi signal in our (finished) basement. I'd like to know how to boost our wireless signal with minimal sacrifice of bandwidth/speed, and without having to have TWC come in again and move our modem to the first floor. Details within. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 15, 2014 - 11 answers

Ideas for helping elders get access to Internet music

Are there any good resources for helping a low-income senior get Internet access? [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Oct 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Solutions for 'renting' internet while in a remote location?

I will be renting a cabin in a remote area in the US (mountains outside of Asheville, NC) and need to have internet access from my laptop for one day. I looked at maps of coverage and it seems like only 1 local carrier has a nearby tower. What are my options? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Jun 20, 2013 - 8 answers

3G Access for My MacBook?

Can I get 3G access on a new Macbook Pro? If not, what is the least expensive alternative for my situation? [more inside]
posted by kmel on Nov 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Will Symantec PC anywhere work for me?

Will symantec PC anywhere 12.5 work for me? I want to access my desktop office pc from other locations over wifi. Ideally would be able to access all desktop functionality programs etc. [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on Mar 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me Do it Wrong

Ok, here's a stupid-sounding idea: can someone point me to a guide to how to manipulate an Access database client-side on a web page? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Feb 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Remote area internet access

Email and basic web-browsing solution using a server in the city, dialup terminal in the bush - is it possible? I have a friend who operates a business at two locations in a 3rd-world country: (1) a city-based business office in which he is able to get ordinary DSL-speed and relatively reliable internet access, and (2) a remote site in which he has unreliable dialup-speed internet access. His problem is that #2 does not cope well with photos, videos, or anything bigger than about 100K, all of which he frequently gets as email attachments. [more inside]
posted by aeschenkarnos on Mar 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Internet access for the Australian traveler...

I'm an American internet addict traveling around Australia for a year with my laptop. Wifi access at hostels is often a big ripoff. How to stay connected without breaking the bank? Specifics relevant to any city of a decent size would be appreciated, since I'll probably spend some time in each of them! [more inside]
posted by adamk on Jan 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Need. Internet. Back.

Why can't I connect to the internet anymore? Is customer service giving me a plausible explanation? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 25, 2009 - 17 answers

How can I get to about.com on my computer?

I can't get to about.com or ehow.com on my macbook pro. Please help me figure out why. [more inside]
posted by rtha on Aug 14, 2009 - 14 answers

WiFi Filter

Is there a scammy catch or otherwise bad deal to Starbucks' free WiFi through the Starbucks card and AT&T? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jul 21, 2009 - 14 answers

I can't get online

Norton detected a virus (?), Downloader.MisleadApp, on my laptop. According to Norton, the problem has been "fixed." But ever since then, I cannot access the Internet. How do I get back online? [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Apr 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Network access control on a timer?

Network access control on a timer? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Apr 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Where in Los Angeles can pay by the hour to use a really fast (T1) internet access so I can upload 5GB of files to a coworker?

Are there any Kinkos, business centers, copy centers, cybercafes etc. in Los Angeles (downtown, silverlake, west side, ANYWHERE!) where I can pay by the hour to use a really fast (T1) internet access so I can upload 5GB of files to a coworker? [more inside]
posted by ronenosity on Mar 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Whitelisting sites for an Ipod Touch

My son (12) has saved his lawn mowing money and is buying a refurb Ipod touch. I want to mediate his internet access, if possible, at the router level. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 26, 2009 - 19 answers

DIY Secure VPN/SSH connection?

I've been unsuccessful in getting an old pc up and running with Ubuntu or some other *nix OS. I am wondering. Is it possible to use VPN or ssh from my computer to my Dreamhost account to create a secure tunnel to their servers into to the internet? I'm using 0.00 gb on my account for bandwidth. Sound doable? [more inside]
posted by BoldStepDesign on Jan 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Help fix a cafe's wireless setup!

Any advice on setting up a wireless access point for a cafe for a budget of under $200? [more inside]
posted by geos on Jan 3, 2009 - 15 answers

At least they can shower and use AC

Anyone know where I can find a restoration status map for Comcast after Ike? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Sep 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Brute Force White List Determination

I am at a new job with restricted internet access. They have a list of white listed sites, but no one seems to know what sites are on the list, and I can't ask anyone because the company uses a third party solution and their website doesn't have a list of the sites.. Is there a program that will determine what sites are on the white list by brute force?
posted by Infernarl on Jul 14, 2008 - 9 answers

My own hotspot...

What is the legality of providing free/cheap wifi to neighbors? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on May 15, 2008 - 16 answers

Give me my websites, dammit!

My computer won't let me access certain websites. What gives? [more inside]
posted by calistasm on Mar 16, 2008 - 15 answers

Is satellite internet the only option?

I'm looking for broadband internet connectivity options for my (quite non-tech-savvy) in-laws. They live in a somewhat rural area in Wisconsin where no cable or DSL service exists. [more inside]
posted by gazole on Jan 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Turn off the internet!

We need to turn off the internet! What is the best program for temporarily disabling our access? We need one solution for a Mac and one for Windows. Ideally we'd like something with a timer (where the internet is turned off for x number of hours) or something that requires a difficult process to unlock it. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 19, 2007 - 10 answers

New computer, no internet

New computer won't connect to internet... [more inside]
posted by unccivil on Aug 6, 2007 - 16 answers

How can i block the kids internet access in the evenings?

Is there a free solution to block internet access at specific times of the day? [more inside]
posted by mrbenn on Jul 10, 2007 - 14 answers

Why can't I view this website?

Why can't I view/load this website? [more inside]
posted by mule on Sep 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me get my bandwidth!

I just had (non-DSL, non-cable) internet access installed in my apartment through a local provider that has a T3 installed in my building. After install, I was getting 6MB/sec downloads, but the installer claimed I should be getting up to 35MB/sec, but my consumer-grade Linksys DSL router was unable to process that amount of throughput. 1. True? 2. Recommend a better router? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Aug 8, 2006 - 13 answers

running firefox with outlook web access

is there a way to make firefox work with outlook web access, in "premium" mode? [more inside]
posted by yonation on Feb 6, 2006 - 12 answers

Limited internet access solution for teenagers?

My 15 year old son is getting a computer for Christmas. Any way to reliably and safely limit his internet access without restricting it so much it makes it useless? [more inside]
posted by genefinder on Dec 21, 2005 - 62 answers

Temporary fast cheap internet access?

Internet access for a short-term rented house? [more inside]
posted by jellicle on Dec 4, 2005 - 11 answers

Hotmail times out

Since I put in a Linksys Firewall/Router on my Cable connection, I cannot access Hotmail...it just times out [more inside] [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Dec 12, 2004 - 3 answers

Ethics and dangers of tapping into your neighbor's wireless net access.

Ethics and dangers of tapping into your neighbor's wireless net access. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Jun 19, 2004 - 51 answers

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