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Internet's having issues--some sites load, some don't.

My internet (AT&T DSL) got weird a few hours ago this morning, and is still struggling. I went through a long list of stuff with a tech, who is sending out a new modem. Here's what's happening. Certain sites are loading fine, while others just time out to the "The connection has timed out" message. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Jun 30, 2014 - 8 answers

Problems with Internet connection. My ISP is blaming my cable modem.

Time Warner is telling me that I need to buy a new cable modem. I would like a second opinion. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Jun 2, 2014 - 7 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

Comcast modem/router upgrade - asking for trouble?

After an internet outage (now resolved) Comcast customer service recommended that we update our 8 year old cable modem (Thompson DCM-425) to a new wireless router/modem combo. I'm trying to figure out if this will really be an upgrade or more of a "well the wireless would be faster, if it were still working" sort of situation? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Nov 26, 2013 - 10 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

Since moving to Kansas City to get Google Fiber is not an option

What DSL modem should I buy? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Aug 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Why don't I have internet?

My DSL internet connection went kaput on Thursday. I rebooted my modem with the help of my ISP and all was well for a few hours. I figured it was my ancient modem that finally died. So, I pick up a new modem and plug it in and nothing happens. All the lights light up, my ipod touch and laptop see my wireless network but there's connection. I plug directly into the modem via ethernet cable and still nothing. [more inside]
posted by vespabelle on Apr 20, 2013 - 12 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

Mobile broadband in Australia, but cheap

Seeking mobile broadband on the cheap in SE Queensland, Australia. [more inside]
posted by dg on May 3, 2012 - 9 answers

What cable modem do I buy?

Which cable modem should I buy? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Apr 24, 2012 - 7 answers

What's the cheapest, easiest way to offer monthly wireless broadband for a granny with a laptop?

My grandma lives in Las Vegas and got her hands on a MacBook Pro, but doesn't have a cell phone, digital cable, or any kind of Internet access. She lives on a very small Social Security payment, but wants to access the web to see her grandkids. What's the most affordable, simplest option currently available for cheap wireless broadband in Vegas (Zip code 89121) with a USB modem? [more inside]
posted by waxpancake on Apr 12, 2012 - 10 answers

I know the anwer is Googleable, but even if I find it I can't understand it.

What am I doing wrong? Wireless broadband edition. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jan 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Why is my modem clogging up daily?

My modem: every day I must kill the power, wait a few minutes, then power it back up in order to have any decent speed at all. Without this crude fix, I'm getting around 400 Kbps. Once I reboot it, however, I can manage a decent 4.0 Mbps. I've bypassed the router, tried different computers, and the issue persists. (Oh, and I don't have any kind of per-day download limit that's throttling me.) I'd rather try to correct the problem myself before spending endless hours on the phone with my ISP's tech support. Any idea what's going on here?
posted by jackypaper on Dec 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Is my modem dying?

Is my modem dying or is my ISP to blame for my connectivity woes? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Dec 4, 2011 - 8 answers

How to get fast Wifi without raising our blood pressure?

Internet Fury in Brooklyn: We seem to be unable to get a fast internet service in our apartment in Brooklyn; please help me figure out what the problem is. [more inside]
posted by pipti on Dec 22, 2010 - 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

Please make my airport extreme!

Please recommend me a simple, reliable DSL modem that will work automagically with an Airport Extreme? [more inside]
posted by grapesaresour on Dec 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Modem, Router, or Us?

A couple of times a week, our internet craps out. Is this our modem, our ISP, and/or our router? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Nov 23, 2010 - 14 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

Setting up wireless security?

How do I set up wireless security on my new Netgear modem? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Oct 14, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I use this plug in modem device?

How do I use this plug-in modem thingy in an old Dell laptop running Windows XP? Do I need a cable to connect to the internet? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Sep 14, 2010 - 7 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

Can my ISP force me to buy their branded router?

I currently use AT&T as our broadband ISP at home. Our five-year-old modem/router just died, and since it's so old, AT&T tells me that it's no longer under warranty, and I have to buy a new one myself. Then they directed me to an AT&T Wireless retail store to go buy the equipment. But can they force me to buy one of their routers? What if I can find a comparable one cheaper somewhere else? Can they refuse me customer service or deny me installation help (which I will need - I'm hopelessly n00bulous in this department) if I don't by an "official" AT&T router? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Apr 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Home Internet Use! I need advice for what to choose.

Background Info: I'm going to move into a house with 5 adults = 5 computers. No gaming or downloading large video files. But we would all use the computer for browsing the web, email, chatting and a couple of us may be streaming video to watch Lost or some other TV show. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7 on Apr 22, 2010 - 9 answers

The case of the haunted xbox.

My internet connection is haunted! I lose connectivity the second I turn on my xbox, even when the network cable is unplugged. How can that be? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Dec 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Why-Fi?

What's killing my wi-fi connection? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Router & Modem bridging

How do I bridge my Linksys WRT54GS router with my (DSL) Motorola 2210-02-1022 Router (Style MSTATEA)? [more inside]
posted by steampowered on Sep 15, 2009 - 6 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

Share – 1.the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.

One internet connection shared between three computers. One jackass who uses the entire download limit(!!) and gets our speed capped(!!). So, what software or hardware solutions might there be?? Secrecy isn't a concern. That they are too stupid to be trusted is. Is there maybe something that monitors where the data is going? And also a way to hobble their line speed, once they've reached their 'share'. (I'd prefer not to just yank their cable out completely, but whatever.) I have no idea (keywords to google??) so I'm completely open to suggestion on this :) Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on Apr 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me with my internet annoyance.

I sometimes have trouble with downloading via torrent: surfing becomes a slow crawl/not an option. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 26, 2009 - 18 answers

Why can't we connect wirelessly?

Why can't we connect wirelessly to the internet? [more inside]
posted by mai on Mar 10, 2009 - 16 answers

How come my dialup connection in OS X (10.5.x) is so crappy?

WTF? Dialup on my MBP (OS X 10.5.x) is all wacky. Dialup provider? External USB Modem? Phoneline? [more inside]
posted by jammnrose on Jun 2, 2008 - 2 answers

Help determine cause of my Internet shut-outs.

Help determine cause of my Internet shut-outs. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Mar 1, 2008 - 12 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

Why does my DSL blink on and off when in bad weather? How can I fix it?

Why does my DSL blink on and off when in bad weather? How can I fix it? It's not as straightforward as it seems... [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Aug 9, 2007 - 7 answers

What's up with my connection?

My cable modem slows down inexplicably at night. How can fix this? [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Feb 26, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me find a cheaper Internet provider.

I live in NYC, and had AOL for Broadband for my internet service provided to me through Time Warner. AOL recently waived their fee's and is now free. I am left paying Tie Warner about $45 bux a month for broadband service.....I wanna find something cheaper, yet just as fast and efficient... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Sep 12, 2006 - 13 answers

How to get my iBook to see the internet?

My wireless router and my iBook G4 aren't playing nice. Our iBook G3 connects wirelessly without fail. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Aug 30, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I pick the right phone/internet plan?

Please help me figure out the most affordable, logical phone/internet package for my house. There are too many options, and I'm not quite sure where to start. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on May 18, 2006 - 12 answers

What should I look for in a DSL modem?

My DSL modem is fried and out of warrantee. SNET SBC AT&T wants $100 for me to buy a new one, or they'll give me a free one if I sign a new contract. I'll likely be moving in three months, and a hundred dollars is pretty pricey when I can find used ones on eBay for less than twenty. I'm pretty technical, but the problem is that I don't know G.DMT, G.Lite, or T1.413 from a hole in the ground. What requirements should I look for in a DSL modem to be sure that it's compatible? (I'm in Connecticut.)
posted by Plutor on Mar 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Internet connection disconnection

TiVoInternetConnectionFilter: Help me troubleshoot my internet connection's disconnections. For some reason when my computer is plugged into the router (which is plugged into the cable modem) the internet connection drops every 30-45 minutes. When it is wired directly into the modem, all is well. My TiVo connects wirelessly to the router. Is my favorite TV accessory causing my internet woes, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by clgregor on Nov 13, 2005 - 3 answers

Internet Connection Problem!

I need help fixing a problem with my internet connection. [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Mar 6, 2005 - 16 answers

Buying a DSL Modem

I'm considering buying a DSL modem outright, to take care of that pesky rental charge each month from my ISP. Does the make and brand of modem make much of a difference in terms of reliability and speed, or are the ISP and phone lines in between more of a determining factor?
posted by danwalker on May 5, 2004 - 3 answers

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