After a recent change in routers by my service provider it's taking a depressingly long amount of time to connect to the internet. I need a fix explained to me like I'm your grandmother's less computer savvy friend. Details henceforth. [more inside]
posted by hugandpint
on Oct 11, 2013 -
So I am currently using a VGA cable but would like to use an hdmi cable instead since I figure it would result in better quality. But apparently you can't just plug and play the hdmi cable as with the VGA cable??? [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu
on Aug 3, 2013 -
Ok, I have an application that is using a back end of MS Access...I have another application that needs to get some of the data in the Access db but it is only SQL compatible.
So...how do I set up an ODBC connection that will pull data from the Access db and write it out to a SQL db? This data needs to be updated hourly...
Thanks for your assistance!
posted by keep it tight
on Mar 14, 2013 -
I want to connect from a Mac OS X machine to a Windows XP running XAMPP (Apache, MySQL, PHP), in order to use an application running on the Windows machine.
At the same time, I want to have the Mac OS X allowing Internet browsing, while Windows should be isolated from the Internet.
Can it be done in some way, or can you suggest a possible setup close to that purpose? [more inside]
posted by lion
on Jan 5, 2013 -
I would like Facebook Connect to connect to the professional Facebook page I administer, not my personal Facebook page. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold
on Dec 7, 2012 -
My laptop won't connect to my favorite websites (including ask.mefi, sadface), but the rest of the internet works fine. I need help. [more inside]
posted by annie o
on Feb 6, 2012 -
I want to buy my friend a package so that he can connect his 1st generation ipad to the internet anywhere? What is the best deal? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on Dec 16, 2011 -
How do I connect my Dell Inspiron 6000 computer to my Toshiba Cinema Series HD - Model 51HX84 TV to play movies that I have on my computer?
posted by Minos888
on Feb 7, 2011 -
Genius MeFi Brain Trust: my very sweet, very sharp fiancee will be conducting the bulk of her PhD research on a Fulbright in India this year (Delhi and points beyond TBD). She's been once before for a couple of months and she's asked me to get her a birthday present that helps remind her of home and her family. [more inside]
posted by chrisco
on Aug 31, 2010 -
My friend bought an iPad. It works great everywhere but at home - apps take a long time to load or don't load at all. Apple says her existing router (Netgear) is too old and sold her an Airport Express. Can she plug in the existing router to the Airport Express (instead of connecting it to the modem) to create a stronger wireless signal or will that just create conflict? What else can we do? [more inside]
posted by amethysts
on Aug 11, 2010 -
I have an old GameCube that, until recently, has been chilling with my best friend halfway across the country. Having moved into a new apartment, I thought longingly about the fun I had farming in Harvest Moon, trotting about as Mario, commandeering Link through various worlds, winning the heart of Zel... the point is, that I'm getting it back. [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette
on Jan 26, 2010 -
Want to install a 3rd party trailer hitch to a new 2010 Ford Transit Connect delivery van. Safe? [more inside]
posted by orehek
on Oct 9, 2009 -
My downstairs neighbor has given me permission to connect to her open wireless network. The network looks unsecured, doesn't ask for a password, just tells me "unable to connect," except once when it seemed to connect but told me I had a weak or limited connection. The signal is strong. [more inside]
posted by Sia Stewart
on Jul 27, 2009 -
Even after reading these forums, I still can't get my head around exactly what I need to connect my Macbook to my basic, non-HD TV.
What I would love is if someone could give me specific product ID numbers from Monoprice for each cable/adapter that I need. Here are photos of
the back of my basic, 5-year old Toshiba TV
. Thanks so much!
posted by AONeal79
on Mar 5, 2009 -
Elluminate VRoom vs. Adobe Connect: Which Online Meeting tool is better? My college is reviewing Elluminate's VRoom and Adobe's Connect. Have you used them, and do you have a preference? [more inside]
posted by Mom
on Dec 15, 2008 -
Hi, I'm looking for a way to show my computer's desktop on my large LCD TV so my wife and I can both see it. I have a used an s-video cable (along with an audio cable) from my laptop to the TV, but there are three problems with this method.
1) requires a reboot of my laptop to make it recognize the TV and play to it
2) text is blurry on the TV due to TV's unsuitability for acting as a computer monitor
3) requires the s-video cable to be plugged into the otherwise wirelessly connected laptop
So I'm looking for a solution that will eliminate these problems. Like maybe something that will just play my desktop as a video signal to the TV and not try to make the TV into another monitor of my computer. Also, I'm not looking for HDTV quality, just watchable video (internet quality would be fine.) Thanks!
posted by atm
on Dec 12, 2008 -
Sansa Connect two-fer: (1) the little dial sometimes become immobile; (2) which program to use now that Yahoo Jukebox has bitten the dust? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty
on Oct 30, 2008 -
I've been using my Xbox 360 for almost a year without any networking problems. As of two days ago, it will not log into Xbox Live and the problem has gotten worse. [more inside]
posted by cgomez
on Jul 19, 2008 -
Just reinstalled my OS and can longer connect wirelessly to my router using WPA. [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Jul 19, 2005 -