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Need to create a wireless hotspot.

How do I create a wireless hotspot for a 24-hour Amtrak train ride? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Mar 9, 2014 - 10 answers

WiFi connectivity problem at work

At work I have a laptop (running Windows XP) that connects to the Internet via WiFi. Two other coworkers sit next to and across from me, and they connect the same way. About a year ago, we started experiencing connectivity problems. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Feb 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Internet, you're being weird. Stop it.

Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Using a cellphone for an office LAN

In the aftermath of Sandy, my office in Stamford, CT, is still out of elecrical grid power and out of internet. Now, the building has diesel power and is letting workers back in today, so I'm trying to brainstorm a way to get them online. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Why can't I connect to the internet?

I just moved. Everyone in the house can connect to the wi-fi. I can not. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Apr 10, 2012 - 18 answers

Why is my computer refusing to connect to the internet?

AskMefi, my computer is suddenly refusing to connect to the internet. I'm starting to go a little bit nuts. [more inside]
posted by fight or flight on Mar 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Changing ISP in Italy: any advice?

[Italy filter] There are many enticing offers in Italy nowadays for internet accounts including "free" (in the sense of "included in the price") phonecalls, etc., all of them looking quite a lot cheaper than my present contract (Alice from Telecom Italia). But I'm nervous about switching accounts... [more inside]
posted by aqsakal on Dec 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Computer won't allow some programs to connect

Recently, my computer has decided to be very particular about what it will allow to connect to the internet. Some programs, like uTorrent and Filezilla, can connect fine and have no problems. But things like self-updaters and Flash-based uploading cannot connect. The same thing happens on two different internet connections on two different wireless networks whose configurations have not been changed since before this started (I do not have a wired network to test). I have not made any significant changes to my computer since before this started. I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. What could be causing the problem? How can I fix it? What caused the problem in the first place? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Nov 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Come back, interwebs!

Laptop suddenly unable to connect to the internet! [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Oct 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Answer as you would to an eight year old--no, let's say five year old child.

SYN floods and LAN-side SYN floods? Please help me understand what my wireless router is telling me. [more inside]
posted by meese on Oct 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Internet connections, two on the road one won't go?

Currently traveling in France and having wifi/internet connection with one of the three laptops we have. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on Aug 28, 2011 - 4 answers

How to get the Internet in the boondocks?

A friend has a cottage on an island in McGregor Bay near Jumbo Island. (Google Map Link). She would like to get some kind of Internet connection. What are her options? [more inside]
posted by Drasher on Aug 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Don't Wanna Be a YouTube Idiot

How do these YouTubers do it? Please help me upload videos that won't take forever. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jun 26, 2011 - 26 answers

I can't connect to specific websites. Help me connect to specific websites.

Cannot connect to specific websites, regardless of web brower. How solve? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Jun 26, 2011 - 17 answers

My internet connection has slowed to a crawl. Help!

My internet is all wacky: I can torrent at full speed (Around 1.1 mb/s), but both direct downloads and regular http:// web requests are crawling at around 10 to 20 kpbs, even when I'm not torrenting. I've robooted and reconfigured. I suspect Port 80, but I have almost 0 experience in diagnosing and solving network issues. Thoughts?
posted by GilloD on Jun 7, 2011 - 24 answers

Bad internet connectivity=modem bad?

Could poor internet connectivity be due to 'chips' in my modem? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Suddenly cannot access Gmail

Suddenly cannot access Gmail from any browser. Help! [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Sep 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Can somone help me get a PS3 connected to the internet

Help me get my friends PS3 to properly connect to the internet. [more inside]
posted by Dick Laurent is Dead on Aug 30, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I monitor my internet connection?

I'm looking for a simple way to monitor internet connectivity. [more inside]
posted by rollick on Aug 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Nokia 5800 will surf, but none of the other apps will connect.

My Nokia 5800 will surf the internet, but none of the other apps will connect. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Aug 4, 2010 - 8 answers

I need a piece of software that will disable my internet connection?

I need a piece of software that will disable my internet connection? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

My series of tubes needs plunging

I currently have a finicky DSL connection. Is there a utility that will give me near-instantaneous status (like a green light/red light on the task bar) on whether I truly have an Internet connection? I use Windows 7. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Who can connect my apartment to the building's phone box?

Rented a brand-new apartment, but it's not wired for the kind of phone and internet service we already transferred to the address. The result is that our phone line is active in the basement phone room, but someone has to connect that line to our 4th floor apartment. Every party is declining responsibility. Whose responsibility is it, and how much would it cost to get an outside electrician to do it? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on May 5, 2010 - 25 answers

How do I connect mobile internet to a router?

How do I connect mobile internet to a router? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Feb 10, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I share my phone’s internet connection with multiple computers on a wireless home network?

Dear Metafilter Community, I live in a house full of roommates and I am trying to share my phone’s internet connection on our network so that everyone in the household may have an internet connection. Currently, I am capable of getting my phone to give my own computer internet access (via a Bluetooth Personal Area Netowork under ‘Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers’ in Windows 7), but I have not been able to share this internet connection using the Internet Connection Sharing feature. [more inside]
posted by thallium205 on Dec 31, 2009 - 6 answers

The case of the haunted xbox.

My internet connection is haunted! I lose connectivity the second I turn on my xbox, even when the network cable is unplugged. How can that be? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Dec 14, 2009 - 6 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

Can someone please explain random internet slowings which can only be fixed by unplugging router...

What is causing my Qwest DSL internet connection to get slow several times a day. Unplugging the router fixes the problem temporarily. [more inside]
posted by dan g. on Jul 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Sharing a 3G connection

Home networking: sharing 3G connection on XP... [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels on Jun 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Why does my Airport connection drop every evening at the same time?

Every night this week my Macbook has stopped connecting to my Airport. Why? How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on May 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Do other computers fear the Chicago Machine?

My DSL is slow...but only when connecting to servers outside Chicago. What gives? [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls on Apr 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Speed suck

Recent Mac software update crippled my online speed/connection. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Apr 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Share – 1.the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.

One internet connection shared between three computers. One jackass who uses the entire download limit(!!) and gets our speed capped(!!). So, what software or hardware solutions might there be?? Secrecy isn't a concern. That they are too stupid to be trusted is. Is there maybe something that monitors where the data is going? And also a way to hobble their line speed, once they've reached their 'share'. (I'd prefer not to just yank their cable out completely, but whatever.) I have no idea (keywords to google??) so I'm completely open to suggestion on this :) Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on Apr 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me with my internet annoyance.

I sometimes have trouble with downloading via torrent: surfing becomes a slow crawl/not an option. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 26, 2009 - 18 answers

Vista 64 drops Internet connection?

What is causing my Vista 64 PC to keep dropping its Internet connection? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Mar 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Programs can't connect in Windows 7

Windows 7 help: Some programs can connect to the internet and some can't. Why and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Something is clogging up my wifi connection

How do I isolate and fix this WiFi problem on my home network? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Dec 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Erratic network behavior

My net connection has dropped like clockwork around midnight over the past few days. What's up? [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Oct 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Stay ON, will you? I want my internet.

I have a ThinkPad. Why does my wireless radio (in the ThinkVantage Access Connections/Wireless Connection Status menu) power itself off? How can I make it stay on? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Internet Speed tests lie, my connection sucks!

Why is it when I take internet speed tests my rating is great, but overall my browsing is miserably sluggish? [more inside]
posted by toekneebullard on Aug 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Connected to Ask.Me ... Waiting for reply

I can't connect to a couple of sites from any browser. One of them being Wikipedia. [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Jul 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Why did my wireless connection die on 1 of our 4 computers?

We have 2 desktops and 2 laptops. All of the sudden, only one of the desktop's Internet connection went kaput. Why, and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by susiepie on Jul 6, 2008 - 5 answers

How to expand wireless network?

I am using Belkin N1 Vision wireless router to get access to the internet. I need to expand my wireless network coverage but I am confuse what to buy? Another Router, Switch, or access point? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Apr 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Home internet networks over large distances?

I have a wireless router in my house. 150 metres away I have a shed where I want to be able to use the internet on my laptop. There are electricity outlets in the house and in the shed but not in between. How do I get the signal from the house to my shed? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Apr 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Only for Firefox, only on one computer: manual connection to high speed required. Why?

After installing a new wireless router, what router/network setting would force only Firefox, and on only one computer in the network, connect to the internet and ethernet manually, while everything else connects automatically? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Why can't my computer connect to the internet reliably?

I'm having an intermittent problem connecting to the internet, and the problem appears to be narrowed down to one computer, as others on the network are not affected. I say intermittent because if I click links or enter a url enough times, it eventually connects. [more inside]
posted by entropic on Jan 22, 2008 - 13 answers

What does browser encryption protect me from?

When my browsing and downloading is "encrypted," who or what am I protecting myself from? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Jan 9, 2008 - 18 answers

Can I get a wired (ethernet) connection off a wireless network?

Can I get a wired (ethernet) connection off a wireless network? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Dec 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Why is my internet connection suddenly crap, on just ONE computer on my home network?

Why is my internet connection suddenly crap, on just ONE computer on my home network? [more inside]
posted by greendress on Oct 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Why, why, wi-fi?

Why does my laptop's wireless network fail to work after resuming from standby, requiring a reboot? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Oct 26, 2007 - 12 answers

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