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Why does my new router hate my PC?

We recently brought in a new broadband provider to the house. Everything is working swell, except the desktop PC refuses to establish a steady connection to the new router. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on May 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Why is my newly build computers internet not working?

So, I just finished building a new computer and have installed windows, all the driver CDs, etc. Then I went to connect it to the internet so I could install some anti-virus software, download the rest of the drivers, etc and no dice. I feel bad having to ask for help, since I'm a computer geek, but well, it is ethernet straight into a modem; normally I just plug it in and it works. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Jan 30, 2014 - 12 answers

Connect SmartTV to internet using HDMI 1.4 to a PC?

I have a "WiFi-Ready" SmartTV (meaning it doesn't have a built-in wireless adapter, but has USB ports for one and ethernet port) and I'm looking to avoid the additional adapter by utilizing the fact that it is HDMI 1.4 compliant and my computer is 3 feet away with a decent internet connection. I have the appropriate HDMI /w Ethernet cable but don't know if this is something that was at all intended when the standard was put together. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Jan 5, 2014 - 6 answers

How to get three different routers into one cohesive network?

I have three different wireless routers on my home network, and they are not inter-operating well... [more inside]
posted by Fidel Cashflow on Oct 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Sporadic loss of wired internet, while wifi works fine

My Win 7 desktop computer sporadically loses internet connectivity for hours at a time every 1-2 days, while wifi continues working fine. I think there's something wrong with the software that drives my Ethernet card. Can you help me fix it? [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on Oct 22, 2013 - 21 answers

Making a WiFi network with my iMac?

I am trying to connect my iMac to my Blu-Ray player and laptop via Wifi, but I’m lost in the wilderness. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 30, 2013 - 11 answers

What wifi-extending method is best for a garage-turned-studio?

My rented studio is located right next to the main house, but the wifi signal coming from my landlord is very weak. What can I do that won't inconvenience my landlord? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Apr 1, 2013 - 10 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

WIFI networking: two routers on the same network

Hi, I am trying to set up a surplus router as a NAS and torrent appliance, to integrate into an existing network. The setup will use two routers, one to provide network and internet to everyone, the other will use TomatoUSB and will be dedicated to torrenting. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Jan 13, 2013 - 7 answers

help installing an ethernet jack.

help installing an ethernet jack in an HP pavilion tower. [more inside]
posted by austere on Oct 17, 2012 - 8 answers

I need a functional, inexpensive DVI over cat 6 extender

I need a functional, inexpensive DVI over cat 6 extender that will handle 1920x1080. The run is about 50'. [more inside]
posted by dickyvibe on Sep 16, 2012 - 5 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

Almost wired for ethernet...

Looks like we have a half-finished ethernet setup in our new place. How do I make this functional? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jul 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me keep a connection for ten seconds!

TechSupportFilter: Internet connection drops out after five seconds regardless of whether I'm connected via wireless or ethernet [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Fiber fiber fiber...

I need some advice on best hardware / best practice when running ethernet over fiber optic. [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Apr 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Why is the internet (via ethernet) working on one pc but not on another or a mac?

Internet works on one windows 7 laptop via ethernet but not on a macbook pro and not on another windows 7 laptop. Ethernet is my only option right now, router is not available. I want to fix this particular issue not internet connection sharing (thank you for thinking though). [more inside]
posted by iNfo.Pump on Dec 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Using multiple network services on OSX?

Mac OSX Networking: Can I configure different applications to use different Network services to connect? How do I do that? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Sep 21, 2011 - 6 answers

What kind of ethernet-looking cable is this?

What kind of ethernet-looking cable is this? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Sep 2, 2011 - 41 answers

Does this Ethernet device exist? What is it called?

Does this Ethernet device exist? What is it called? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Apr 1, 2011 - 14 answers

VDSL2 DSLAMs

IT/Telecom people: I'm bringing a 1Gbps metro Ethernet connection into the basement of a large apartment building. This building has 2-pair wiring in the walls for multiple phone lines to each apartment (dating from the 1970s, but in very good condition) running from the basement wiring closet to each unit. We are shopping for VDSL2 DSLAMs. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jan 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Best way to run a network from upstairs to downstairs?

What's the best way to drop a cable (a network cable) from the second floor to the main floor (in a house)? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Jan 3, 2011 - 21 answers

Why did my Airport stop working?

Quite suddenly, my modem works if I plug it into a machine, but not when I plug it into an Airport Express. Comcast says it's not their fault. Any idea what's going on? Every detail I can think of is inside. [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Dec 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Why does my wi-fi die-fi?

I'm stumped by what on the face of it should be a pretty simple problem with a ADSL router (Thomson ST585 v6.) The connection is flawless when I plug into the router with an ethernet cable, but a wifi connection will drop out if I move further than a metre away from the router. This is true regardless of where I place the router in the house. I'm thinking a physical fault in the device. Anyone have a second guess?
posted by chmmr on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 answers

opentable

What do I need to know about installing a cat-5 cord in order to run opentable? Their documentation is a bit light on details... [more inside]
posted by elwoodwiles on Dec 4, 2010 - 6 answers

My internet and my Mac

Macfilter: If airport is on and I also have an ethernet cable in, which one is it using for internet? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 29, 2010 - 3 answers

My boxes need help, or maybe I do?

My home network collection needs help [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Nov 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Screwy DHCP server problem

Help me diagnose and fix my Ubuntu DHCP server problem. I've tried asking a few Linux gurus and either gotten snarled at or ignored, and my google-fu is not getting it (perhaps there is no such problem other than myself). Hope me Metafilter! (detailed more inside) [more inside]
posted by Old'n'Busted on Oct 13, 2010 - 14 answers

'mo bits 'mo money

Are we paying too much for 10-gigabit ethernet buildout for a cluster? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Sep 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Turning cat6 into 16 carats

I have just come into possession of a lot of cat6 cable (in bulk). What's the best way to turn it into money? [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Jul 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Why does my Windows partition hate the Internet?

The Windows partition of my PC is no longer able to connect to my home network. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Electric Dragon on May 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Are there machines that completely create ethernet cables?

Are there machines that completely create ethernet cables? [more inside]
posted by nygma2001 on Apr 29, 2010 - 8 answers

VDSL2 bridges for 600 meters wired Ethernet

VDSL2: We'd like to bridge two 100Mbps LANs together. They are located at buildings approximately 600 meters apart by cable distance. I've found a few VDSL2 Ethernet bridge products that will do 90/70Mbps full duplex on 24 AWG POTS phone wiring at 600 meters. Wireless point to point links are not an option. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Mar 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Big filez, not nail filez.

Something-like-a-fileserver-filter: I have two computers, one with a scanner. Want to scan files with that computer but have them (immediately?) available to the other computer. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Mar 18, 2010 - 13 answers

I've got ethernet ports in my house and I don't know what to do?

So I have ethernet ports in every room, and I'd like to somehow hook up the internet to them. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by petah on Jan 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Where can I bulk buy ethernet cable in Toronto?

TorontoFilter: where can I bulk buy a bunch of premade cat5e and cat6 ethernet cables downtown? [more inside]
posted by tracert on Dec 16, 2009 - 5 answers

How do you troubleshoot a cat-5 drop?

How do you troubleshoot a cat-5 drop? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Dec 14, 2009 - 16 answers

What is the absolute simplest, least expensive way to fix my sister-in-law's home network?

What is the absolute simplest, least expensive way to fix my sister-in-law's home network? [more inside]
posted by ook on Dec 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Electronics! NYC! Quickly!

Where can I find a cheap network cable tester, tomorrow morning, in NYC? [more inside]
posted by provolot on Oct 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Does Bob Metcalfe and Chuck Thacker have a stormy relationship while working at Xerox PARC?

Can anyone provide an account on the relationship between Bob Metcalfe(inventor of Ethernet) and Chuck Thacker(legendary computer designer)? [more inside]
posted by jchaw on Sep 17, 2009 - 3 answers

What is wrong with my Internet connection?

Every few minutes, my Internet connection drops out. It is a shared DSL connection that I connect to in my apartment (I have no access to the router). If I click the "Renew DHCP Lease" button in my Mac's preferences, it will work just fine for a few more minutes until it just stops again. What is the reasoning behind this, and how can I fix it so I don't have to "renew" my "lease" all the time?
posted by Houyhnhnm on Aug 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Plug it in, plug it in...

Modem/Router issues: why does our internet always cut out on one computer on the network, resulting in having to constantly plug/unplug the router to get it working again? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Jun 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Networking Mac and Windows via ethernet

Please help me troubleshoot my (cross-platform) home network. Networking already works via wi-fi, but not via ethernet cable. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Jun 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Multiple Powerline Ethernet Connections

Can I have more than one powerline ethernet setup in my home? I have my xBOX connected with powerline ethernet and am quite pleased. Can I add another set of powerline adapters and connect a PC located in another part of the house? Thanks
posted by TomSr on May 4, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I connect my wireless laptop to the internet by cable?

I'm having issues connecting my laptop to the internet. Wireless is fine, but I can't connect by cable at all. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Apr 27, 2009 - 17 answers

How to run CAT-6 cable from upstairs to downstairs?

I want to run ethernet cable from my computer/router upstairs to my PS3 in the living room, which is downstairs, directly underneath the computer (they share an internal wall.) What issues should I be aware of? (Perhaps fire code?) [more inside]
posted by mkny on Feb 9, 2009 - 10 answers

How to extend LAN using fibre?

I am trying to figure out a better way to extend our LAN to our shop that is about 220M away from our main Office/House. We currently have an Ethernet cable going almost half way, then it’s connected to a Patton Ethernet Extender (CopperLink Model 2168A) which carries it the rest of the way. [more inside]
posted by canadaka on Nov 28, 2008 - 17 answers

Please help answer my computer question

I am living in a pretty shitty dorm without any wireless connection. They are also especially fearful of any downloading going on. Since I have to rely on their ethernet ports and they have all the pertinent information about my MAC address and my i.p. address is there a way for me to "anonymize" myself on their system if I should choose to partake in downloading a file (not an illegal one, of course) from bittorrent or even limewire. In particular I am looking for some opera records should be in the public domain and are probably located on bittorrent or bearshare.
posted by leybman on Sep 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Campus Bandwidth Fix

My roommate and I both are pretty upset at the speed of the wired network on our college campus. We get faster wireless reception from the campus's library next door. Is there a way we could bond the two connections? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Sep 10, 2008 - 11 answers

I just really don't want to plug another thing into the wall...

I have a cable modem provided by Time Warner Cable of NYC (seen here). The back of the device has one 10 Base-T port (ethernet jack) and one USB type B jack. Can I connect a laptop to the USB jack and my Xbox 360 to the ethernet jack? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Tell me about current NAS manufacturers and technology?

Tell me about Network Attached Storage ( NAS )? In particular what current manufactuers should I avoid for a typical 1 terabyte (or greater) RAID array? I'm also interested in general information and pitfalls for NAS devices and implementations. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Aug 10, 2008 - 13 answers

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