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Turning a repeater back into a router?

So I am thinking about setting up my Linksys E3200 router as a wireless repeater to extend the range of my home wifi connection, since I'm chained to Comcast's abysmal modem/router combo until September. Once I have turned the router into a repeater, will I be able to turn it back into a regular router? [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on May 4, 2014 - 2 answers

I'm having weird home networking problems, and I need help.

My wireless connections aren't cooperating, but a wired connection to the wireless router is working. Help, por favor. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Apr 12, 2014 - 12 answers

Docking stations and KVM switches and Synergy, oh my

For years I've been doing all my work and a good percentage of my play on a single as-overpowered-as-possible desktop box. For a variety of reasons -- not least that I'm starting to give up hope that the Mac Pro line will ever be updated again -- I'm considering making the switch to several smaller, task-dedicated machines. I am going in circles trying to figure out how best to make them all work together on a hardware level -- I can't decide if I need a docking station or a KVM switch or both or neither, and if I do need them which ones should I get? Help me, hardware geeks! [more inside]
posted by ook on May 14, 2013 - 6 answers

need help investigating slow Linux home LAN

Why are file transfers between PCs on my home network so slow when I can download stuff from the internet way faster? I'm a developer, not an IT guy; I don't even know where to start looking to figure this stuff out. Details below - [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt on Apr 18, 2013 - 12 answers

Network switch can't access internet behind router

Why can't devices on my new 8-port switch get internet access on my network? I’ve got a new wired network set up in my house and am fine tuning it, getting everything to connect to the internet… Main computer and xbox are working (connected directly to D-Link DGL4300 Wireless router), but the Tivo and anything plugged into the new switch-based jacks aren’t getting to the internet, though they see the network. [more inside]
posted by Pantengliopoli on Jan 2, 2013 - 28 answers

Is it safe?

Yesterday I added a network print server device to my home network. How can I know that it is secure? Can I firewall it to prevent it from sending anything out to the internet? A few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Nov 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Network All the Things!

I finished the half-assed ethernet setup we inherited with our new place. Now tell me everything I can plug into it. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 6, 2012 - 3 answers

AT&T U-Verse Set Up

AT&T U-Verse internet set up help needed. Reading the quick set up guide provided by AT&T is not really helping. [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I turn a USB 2.0 external drive into a network drive?

How do I create (not mount) network drives in OS X? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Oct 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Two WRT54G routers - Am I doing this right?

Optimizing my home network, using a pair of Linksys WRT54G wireless routers + Tomato. Best practices? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on May 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Best way to marry my hard drive to my TV

Is XBMC on an XBox still the best solution for playing home network media on my TV? [more inside]
posted by Billegible on Jul 13, 2009 - 32 answers

Create a wireless bridge in my house

What's the best way to bridge two wired networks within a home, wirelessly? [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Jan 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Sharing Windows computers on a home network

What's the best way for two people to collaborate on their Windows computers that are on the same home network? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Aug 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me show him the truth

Help me convince my friend of a basic networking truth. He sent me an e-mail saying he was assigning static IPs to all the devices on his home network so the signal would be stronger. More details inside: [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 21, 2008 - 21 answers

Stupid WiFi security snafu I'm wasting my question on this week.

Home WiFi network security-filter. I set up my security using WPA and now my home computer won't connect to the network. Please talk to the moron in small words. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Too dumb to figure out VPN on DD-WRT

VPNFilter: I like my home network, but I want to access it outside of my home. How do I set up my WRT54GL running DD-WRT v23 SP2 to do that? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Apr 21, 2008 - 11 answers

my simple two computer network stopped working and I don't know why, do you?

I use to have a home network and now I don't. Why? Google turns up many similar problems and a few answers but no solution that works for me. [more inside]
posted by Grod on Jan 10, 2008 - 7 answers

My Wife And I Want To Shoot Each Other

Help me shoot my wife: suggest a first-person shooter we can play against each other. I'm on a Mac (pentium macbook pro); She's on a PC (about four years old, without the latest and greatest graphics card). We have a home network. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 13, 2007 - 27 answers

Home Network & WiFi Configuration

Home Network Question: Help me choose the right router and network configuration for my needs. [more inside]
posted by me3dia on Oct 30, 2007 - 12 answers

computermuch?

Up in ur antique pc's optimizin ur network. I, a previously porn-surfing net monkey whose "kit" was a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop (a retard's computer if there ever was one), have through recent endowments of hardware and employment opportunities, become the proud new owner of a fleet of slightly antiquated electronics that will need to be strung together and (probably) modified and moved if I'm not going to go insane tranferring massive volumes of data from one to another. This isn't so much a tech question as a planning one - what would you do with all this stuff? How can I get the best use out of it? [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Sep 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Can I make my Airport Express into a repeater?

How do I (can I?) make my Airport Express expand my wireless network? [more inside]
posted by Duluth?! I Hardly Know Her! on Aug 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Once you go Mac...

What cool things can I do with a G4 Imac in the dining room besides music and picture slide shows? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on May 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Why does my wireless hub signal degrade throughout the day?

Why does the signal and connectivity on my wireless router degrade and improve throughout the day? [more inside]
posted by Hypnic jerk on Jan 19, 2007 - 14 answers

How to configure second router as acces point?

How do I configure a second wireless router as a wireless access point, and have computers on both routers talk to each other? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Jan 12, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me choose a file server OS

Home network consists of two XP machines, an OSX laptop, and an Ubuntu laptop. Have just been given an old PIII to use as a file server. What OS should the file server run and what should I use to format the disks?
posted by humuhumu on Apr 24, 2006 - 18 answers

Expanding the home network

This is probably an embarassingly easy question to answer, but when it comes to networking, I'm clueless. Can I use static IP + DHCP on same network using two routers—one wired/one wireless? [more inside]
posted by Fezboy! on Feb 20, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I set up a server at home?

ServerFilter: How do I set up a server at home? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Jan 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Windows home network not working

I'm trying to set up a very simple 2-PC network, with no networking experience, and I can't figure out why it won't work. [more inside]
posted by JanetLand on Dec 26, 2005 - 12 answers

Home network betwee XP and ME

How can I set up a small home network between an XP machine and an ME machine? [MI] [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on Nov 2, 2004 - 7 answers

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