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 -
Windows XP, XP64, Vista, and Linux machines refuse to play nicely together - Why can't I get them to ping each other? I am trying to hook up a mixed network for file/print sharing, network gaming and the like, but I seem to be having basic IP issues and I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out the problem! [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel
on Nov 5, 2008 -
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 -
PC laptop wireless issues: Can’t connect to my secure in-house wireless network. Any smart people able to help? [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan
on Jan 21, 2007 -
How can I fix my Windows XP "Limited or no connectivity" error when I plug my laptop into my university network? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2
on Oct 4, 2006 -
I work in an office with several not-for-profits share a high speed internet connection. My internet connection on my Mac Book seemed slow, so I tried the online test at Speakeasy
. (I disabled the Airport connection so that I could test Ethernet) I ran the test several times and always found I had around a 400 K connection. Wireless, same test, circa 150 K. So I asked my collegue to run the same test from his Dell desktop---he got almost 1200K across several tests. I thought maybe it was the jack in my office, so I tried yanking out the plug and trying it in my collegue's office with another Dell desktop--she got 1200k--I got 400. I thought it might have been the MBP, so I dug out a Dell laptop--guess what--the most it would get in any office location was 400K. Same for a Mac mini that's on the same network. Now here's the thing--if I take that same MBP laptop home I get 3000K over my cable modem.
Why would some computers get higher throughputs than others?
They have an outside vendor administer the network and they seem to have disabled ping and traceroute.
I started to wonder if maybe they limit bandwidth to the IP address, but all I really do during the day is work in Basecamp and reply to emails with an occassional look at Bloglines. Any ideas for the MeFi community about why this might happen and how I can intelligently describe the problem to the network admin so it doesn't sound like I'm nuts?
posted by teddyb109
on Mar 14, 2006 -
Our PC based network sucks for Mac and unfortunately I do not think that our IT support (external) is up to the job, despite their assurances. Should setting up a reliable network really be that hard? [more inside]
posted by clarkie666
on Oct 11, 2005 -