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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diagnosing intermittent connectivity problems

I'm experiencing intermittent periods (several hours every couple of days) where web pages are extremely slow to load and/or hang while partially loaded. How do I figure out what's causing the problem and fix it, ideally without wasting a lot of time on the phone with my ISP? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Sep 23, 2008 - 11 answers

WRT54GL Woes

My Linksys WRT54GL has stopped connecting to some (but not all) websites. Help! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Aug 14, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me get an internet connection!

Desperate for a quick solution for internet connectivity. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Aug 7, 2008 - 7 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

I'm showing my age, look away, I'm hideous.

What is my baud rate? [more inside]
posted by SkinnerSan on Mar 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Wireless networking problem

Someone else's wireless network appears to be interfering with my own wireless connection - help required. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Oct 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Internet connectivity options in Seattle?

I live in Seattle, and I want an internet connection in my home. I don't have a landline, or cable TV. Is Clearwire my only choice? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Mar 2, 2007 - 18 answers

Verizon or T-Mobile?

What cellphone provider offers the fastest, most reliable internet connection for their PDA phones? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Nov 26, 2006 - 12 answers

Packets at a snail's pace

Very strange internet connectivity issue driving me batty.... [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Nov 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Strange Connectivity Issues

I am having a really strange connectivity problem. My computer won't connect to some sites. [more inside]
posted by spartacusroosevelt on Sep 8, 2006 - 13 answers

Am I forever stuck in wireless?

The ethernet connection doesn't work on my laptop. [more inside]
posted by itchie on Feb 28, 2006 - 19 answers

Why can't I get to Live Journal from my home computer?

An embarrassing question: why can't I get to Live Journal from my home computer? [MI] [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jun 9, 2004 - 12 answers

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