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Why does my wireless router keep dropping connectivity?

My Linksys WRT54G router keeps losing internet connectivity, even though the wireless seems to be fine. Halp? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Aug 12, 2014 - 12 answers

Connecting Winebottler to the Web

I'm using the Winebottler program to install IE8 on my Mac (for testing a site). It looks great but doesn't seem to connect to the Web. Is there a fix for this?
posted by johngoren on Apr 30, 2014 - 2 answers

HDMI Cable Question (Laptop-TV with no sound)

Help me connect a Laptop to TV with an HDMI Cable AND get sound. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Apr 21, 2014 - 8 answers

I'm looking for a bluetooth button. No features. Just. A. Button.

So I used WAZE for my morning commute on my iPhone. It's on my dash and out of easy reach. But sometimes I get an idea for a thing I need to do when I get to the office. Or a text I need to send. So I have to stretch and reach over for the iPhone button to hold it down and dictate it to Siri. Then I thought: What if I just had a button. On me. So that's what I'm looking for. A button I can have close to me that I can press to activate the same function on the iPhone. Not a headset. Or a speakerphone. My car's functionality there works great. Just a button to trigger the thing that's a foot out of easy reach. Now It'd be great if it was like a pin on and didn't look awful so it could be semi decorative. But frankly even if it was big and ugly and I could mount it on the wheel that would work too. So...anyone know any straight button options?
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 18, 2014 - 10 answers

Please help me find a decent router. LinkSys and Comcast is a nightmare.

Hi everyone, For the past 5 years I've used LinkSys BEFSR41 (version 4) router and generally haven't had too many issues but for the past 6 months its been pretty hellish as I have intermittent dropped connection and LinkSys says that this model is no longer supported and has no active firmware upgrades. My household has 3 computers hard-wired and connect at all times. One of them is hooked up to online tv streaming so you could say the internet is always 'on' here. [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Jan 14, 2014 - 13 answers

internet problem/yellow exclamation mark/DNS pickle/woe is me

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 - 4 answers

Laptop not connecting to WiFi in only one location?

My laptop connects to every wireless WiFi signal I ask it to, except for one in a single particular office, where I do some volunteer work. The signal is strong, everyone else's laptops connect, but mine doesn't. Or sometimes it does, and then gets kicked off after just a few minutes. Is there a way to troubleshoot this? Why might this be happening in only this one location, with only this one signal? It's a mystery to me.
posted by franklen on Oct 3, 2013 - 8 answers

I need connectivity help!

My wife is trying to work from home, and her computer won't let her. [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jun 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Laptop overheated, now connectivity problems

My laptop overheated, I took it to get cleaned, now it's having Internet connectivity issues. I think the repair place may be at fault. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on May 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Wi-Fi and cell service drop out intermittently at our apartment. Why?

First, let me state that I have no idea if these two things are interrelated, but it seems like they could be, so I'm going to go ahead and conjecture here: our AT&T cell phone service drops from nearly full 3G to one bar from time to time (usually during calls, of course) and our wi-fi does the same thing. I've tried timing it and I can't seem to nail it down to anything. Could these service drops be related? [more inside]
posted by summerteeth on Feb 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Boost my in-law's WiFi signal (from 1500 miles away)

My father-in-law needs help connecting his Windows 7 laptop to a WiFi network; he is apparently dealing with an interference issue that stops him from connecting while at home. This is complicated by the fact that I am 1500 miles away and will not be able to help in person. He is not tech savvy. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Feb 19, 2013 - 3 answers

Please help me diagnose my wifi problems

I'm having problems with my home wifi network. I'm seeing sporadic periods (a couple of hours a day) where websites load slowly, partially, or not at all. How can I diagnose this problem? Are there router settings to try setting differently? Should I just get a new router? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Feb 8, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me help the machines talk!

Networking filter: I'm a young (still learning much) SysAdmin for a pretty large site. I inherited the network configuration, and now I'm trying to troubleshoot some strange issues: workstations losing connectivity without rhyme or reason, and slow web browsing. [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Dec 14, 2012 - 9 answers

If I get too far from the wireless port, my password is suddenly invalid. Why?

I'm having wireless internet connectivity issues that even tech support seems unable to resolve. [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Sep 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Connectivity issues--can ping out, no browsing, can't reach email servers

Can ping, can get DNS, machine says its connected to the internet, but no browsing and no email [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Aug 27, 2012 - 31 answers

Wireless internet up, PC internet down

My wireless internet works fine. My PC, with ethernet line to same router, has no internet connectivity. What could be happening? [more inside]
posted by ormondsacker on Aug 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Nexus 7 wifi connectivity problem

I got them ol' wifi blues: I took the plunge and bought a Nexus 7, primarily to use for reading textbooks. While it works great on my home wifi, at school, it is unable to connect (apparently Jelly Bean and enterprise wifi don't play nice). Can you help me identify what's causing the problem and fix it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 22, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I my get Windows 7 computer to not kill my Airport Extreme - every time?

Why does my new Airport Extreme go offline every time I try to use my Win7 machine? Like, blinking orange light offline...I'm tearing my hair out trying to fix this! [more inside]
posted by tkerugger on Aug 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Minimizing bluetooth interference with multiple devices running simultaneously?

Advice to minimize bluetooth interference and maintain connectivity across multiple devices in a huge public space? [more inside]
posted by red_rabbit on Jun 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Do laptop network connections fail over time?

Do laptop network connections fail over time? WIFI and Ethernet cards? If so, is it time to replace my current computer? [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on May 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Computer, Y U NO connect to the Internet??

Is there a somewhat simple solution to this problem? We recently installed new wireless Internet at home but my laptop (older Toshiba Satellite) refuses to connect to the net. It will automatically find our network and connect to it, but doesn't go that step further to actually connect to the Internet. This only happens with the wireless at home - it works fine with other networks I've tried out. Is my computer just not recognizing the new modem?
posted by sunshine arakhan on May 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Make my laptop and router get along!

My laptop (and only my laptop) intermittently fails to see my wi-fi network. Please help me solve the problem. [more inside]
posted by afx237vi on Apr 30, 2012 - 5 answers

IP Switch...

IP question for associate*: 2 person office, once larger and set up with a server and bunch of static IP addresses. The server is no longer being used. Company website is hosted off site. Is there any reason to have these static IP addresses? Connected with email in any way? .....*"IP" in my case stands for Ignorant Person... ie. I never have understood what IP addresses are all about and how it works with regard to a company. Hence my question. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Apr 24, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I reboot the router from the computer?

Like many people, I've got wireless router issues (Netgear MR814v2 -- yeah, it's getting old). I'm troubleshooting them as I can and haven't found anything that should be interfering, and all my firmware is up to date. Putting that to one side, I'm pretty tired of running down and up the stairs to unplug the router and plug it back in again (six to 10 times a day). My diagnostics show I've got connectivity between the computer and the router even when I can't connect to the Internet. Is there some way to reboot the router from my computer?
posted by bryon on Sep 25, 2011 - 14 answers

OSX wifi connectivity issues.

OSX 10.6.8 on MBP doesn't seem to be playing well with Motorola SurfBoard SBG901. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Internet connectivity problems with 2Wire Modem and Mac?

I have ATT Wi-Fi Internet (not U-Verse). And I've been running into connectivity issues with the 2WIRE modem that have been plaguing me consistently for the last year. More inside, but just an FYI, I have a Mac. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Sep 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Laptop is great, desktop is crawling.

I'm at the end of my tether trying to sort out this internet connectivity issue. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Aug 19, 2011 - 16 answers

Help, help, I'm being repressed! Well, maybe.

Over the last week I have been unable to connect to any websites on the senate.gov domain. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Aug 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Connect Four? No, just one.

Please -- please! -- help me troubleshoot a vexing wireless connectivity problem. Just to put this front and center: I am not knowledgeable about computers. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 24, 2011 - 8 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

I Phone work with WI FI

Is there any way to use the wifi connection on my i phone 3 G with out a data package.I have a Go phone sim card in the phone. When i hit Safari on my phone it tells me can't access " you don't have a data package"
posted by martynkd on Dec 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Pretty sure my airport card is dead....

I think I killed my wireless card... My macbook pro connects to wifi very sporadically. About half the time, I can be sitting three feet from the wireless router and no network will show up, but my housemates are able to detect the network rooms away. Is this fixable? [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Oct 2, 2010 - 8 answers

"The wireless" is not the radio.

I'm a Mac. My husband is a PC. Please help us figure out a wireless connectivity issue. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Sep 29, 2010 - 19 answers

This time no one can say "Buy a Mac" because we DID.

My new roommate's Macbook can't connect to my cable signal. What should we do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jun 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Yea, ye have internets, but cannot surf; e-mails, but ye cannot check…

My month-old iPod Touch suddenly stopped connecting to my home wireless internet. Please hope. [more inside]
posted by the littlest brussels sprout on Jun 4, 2010 - 13 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

I'm a layman. Dumb it down.

Got my connectivity/internet issues fixed yesterday. But what was the problem? I don't understand what the tech guy told me. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Mar 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Make Droid Play Nice with My Network

Got my Motorola Droid. Love my Droid. However, Verizon's impressive map doesn't seem to include the cell phone black hole which is my neighborhood. I was hoping to hook my Droid to our home wireless network to avoid the slow connection problem, and dutifully inputted our WEP key, but all efforts to get the Droid on home network have been a bust. I did check the Droid user forums and download a couple of apps -- still no luck. What else can I do besides return my Droid? (Which ain't gonna happen.)
posted by bearwife on Mar 1, 2010 - 9 answers

All sorts of WiFi connectivity issues. I think it's my router.

After 4 months of smooth sailing, my WiFi has started acting up and (first temperamental page loading; then lock icon disappears when connecting to my secure network; now work computer won't connect at all). Is it my ISP, router, computer, or something else? [more inside]
posted by aquanet on Feb 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Moving to Oakland: who's the best internet service provider?

I currently live in San Francisco where I use WebPass, which I adore. It's by far the best ISP I've ever had: cheap, lightning-fast, and impeccable customer service. Now I am moving to the East Bay, and I need a new provider. I'm a really heavy internet user, so this is an important decision for me –--- please help me make a good one. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 1, 2010 - 8 answers

I can't reach one single website from home. no problem using any other connection. what gives?

I can't reach one single website from home. no problem using any other connection. what gives? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 1, 2009 - 15 answers

IP homeless

Out of nowhere I cannot renew my IP address and thus cannot connect to the Internet at home. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Nov 17, 2009 - 27 answers

Apple is rejecting me

For the past few days (maybe longer, I'm not sure), I have not been able to connect to apple.com or the iTunes store, nor update software with Software Update, on my 10.4.11 iMac, although I can connect to the rest of the 'net. [more inside]
posted by bricoleur on Nov 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Does Zune HD have VPN connectivity option?

Does Zune HD have VPN connectivity option as iPod touch?
posted by omaralarifi on Sep 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Intermittent connectivity issue

How do I know if it is my router that is causing me connection headaches? [more inside]
posted by John Smallberries on Aug 31, 2009 - 11 answers

How did people ever get by with laptops before wireless routers?

My partner's Macbook is having trouble staying connected to our Wireless network. Mine still works fine. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Why internet slow

Frequently, web pages time out and won't load--why is this happening? [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier on Jul 31, 2009 - 11 answers

macbook wifi degrading connection

My 13" Macbook loses wifi connectivity, but then regains it when I reboot. I'm wondering if I can fix my wifi problems with some sort of software tweak, or whether I need to do the heavy lifting. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jul 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Connectivity issues after IP changes

Our office recently changed ISPs, which meant changing our public IPs. Connectivity issues abound. I'm fairly certain the firewall is at fault, but I'm not sure where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by lholladay on Jun 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Nokia: Keep WiFi, kill MEdia Net

I upgraded my phone. It has WiFi. It also has AT&T's MEdia Net. I don't have a data plan. How can I make sure it's using WiFi? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on May 7, 2009 - 7 answers

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