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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

Calling network engineers: help me understand latency and packet loss

I’m trying to be more pro-active with regard to monitoring the network at my workplace, addressing any issues that might arise, and answering that ever-present question: “My computer is so slow today! Is the problem on our end, or on their end?” [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on May 19, 2014 - 4 answers

My new wireless router and one of my computers isn't getting along. Why?

One of my computers connects to the Internet just fine using the wireless router but the other computer only intermittently connects with more than 1 or 2 mbps. This computer connects normally when I connect using an ethernet cable. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Dec 8, 2013 - 6 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

Any way to remotely reboot a Mac that is NOT connected to the Internet?

I am trying to access my home Mac remotely from the office (I use RealVNC). Unfortunately, there was an Internet outage, which is restored, but the Mac is no longer connected to the Internet. It is however connected to the router, which is accessible from the Internet. AFAIK the only way I can get the Mac reconnected is to reboot it. Is there any way I can reboot the Mac via the router? Or is there some other way to restore the Internet connection to the Mac remotely? I am pretty ignorant on these matters. Thanks for your help.
posted by Mo' Money Moe Bandy on Jul 23, 2013 - 10 answers

I don't want to f*ck; I want to make friends.

Good ways to make offline friends using the net? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 15, 2013 - 10 answers

How to extend WiFi to another building?

I'm looking for a way to extend home WiFi into an adjoining building, where laying cable is not an option and packaging/LOS is a concern. I'd also like to reduce equipment cost, while not compromising endpoint throughput. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Jun 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Will "ipconfig /release" still allow local networking?

I need to help isolate a Windows machine from the internet, but still allow it to network with a local machine. [more inside]
posted by dinger on Apr 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Changed ISP unable to send email with e-mail account of old ISP

I have a friend who has become totally reliant on an e-mail account, which was provided by an internet service provider which she has just left to go to a new ISP. She uses Outlook 2003 as her e-mail client program. Unfortunately, she is now finding that after moving to this new ISP that although she can receive e-mails absolutely fine, she cannot send e-mails. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on Feb 7, 2013 - 16 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

Lonely animator on cartoon island with single palm tree...

How do I network as an artist/animator without having gone to art school or worked in a studio setting? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Nov 1, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I get a Netopia 3000 DSL modem to work in bridge mode?!

I'm going absolutely crazy here! I previously had a 2Wire DSL modem set to bridge mode with the Linksys router handling PPPoE auth. I recently moved and I'm trying to do the same thing with a new Motorola 3347 (Netopia 3000) and I can't get it to work to save my life. [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on May 14, 2012 - 4 answers

How to create a wireless network that uses another wireless network for internet access?

Network configuration question: I have a desktop with a wifi card, a wireless router, and an external wireless connection I have access to. I want to connect the desktop to the external wireless connection, then connect the wireless router to the desktop, creating a second wireless network with internet access. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 18, 2012 - 2 answers

TCP WTF

How do I fix this fast-then-slow download issue on a Linux machine? It doesn't happen on a Windows machine. TCP tuning nerdery probably required. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Feb 8, 2012 - 10 answers

My DSL connection drops constantly.

My DSL connection drops constantly. Please help me diagnose the problem before I throw the works out the window. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Feb 3, 2012 - 18 answers

I seem to have Online Reverse Midas Touch Syndrome. Anyone know of a cure?

I seem to have Online Reverse Midas Touch Syndrome. Anyone know of a cure? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Jan 30, 2012 - 18 answers

Looking for a community/forum where I can learn more about networking, code, security, and OS-independent CS topics

I'm looking for a forum where I can ask questions about networking, security, coding, operating systems, web design, etc. There are many of these out there, but I'd like to find a single community which covers all these topics more or less equally (so it isn't a Linux forum with a small section on BSD, or a coding forum with a small section on networking). I'd like it to be the sort of forum where users stay around for several years as they learn and contribute at different levels, with high literacy and education-to-spam levels. Could I have your recommendations please?
posted by westerly on Dec 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Running a wireless router off a Dell 24 switch router

Is it possible to run a Linksys WRT54G wireless router off a Dell 24 switch router? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Nov 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Have I pruned my facebook friend list too much?

I've pruned my facebook friends list quite a bit. Am I going overboard or should I "refriend" some back? [more inside]
posted by lankford on Jul 10, 2011 - 21 answers

How can I benchmark and measure cloud computing latency?

I am looking to do a project on the effects of latency on cloud computing, specifically latency impacting on Amazon EC2 virtual machines and I am trying to get my head around it. EC2 is an Infrastructure As A Service cloud product. Unfortunately, I do not have much experience with it. I haven't found alot on the internet on this area; has anyone seen any information on this subject? Could anyone make suggestions about appropriate ways to do latency benchmarking in this area. What kind of things ought I be looking to include in any benchmark tests. How exactly do others go about measuring latency for Amazon EC2. Are there any software tools out there which will help.
posted by conrad101 on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Dude, you're totally harshing my network connection.

I feel like a dick asking this, but is there any way to tell if my neighbors are throttling our shared internet connection with downloads? And if they are, is there any way to partition the connection so my connection's not affected? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Feb 3, 2011 - 24 answers

Help me get an ethernet connection to my apartment.

Help me get an ethernet connection from the basement of one apartment building to the 3rd floor of another. [more inside]
posted by empath on Nov 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me be in charge of my network!

Wireless router questions: monitoring traffic and custom firmware. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jun 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Why is my VPN so slow?

Comcast and L2TP VPN tunnels: One location works great, the other not so much. Where am I going wrong? [more inside]
posted by tmt on May 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Internetworking for system administrators

I'm a senior-level Unix sysadmin and IT manager. I'd like to fill up one big gap in my experience but I'm not sure the best way to do it: large-scale networking. [more inside]
posted by mendel on Mar 14, 2010 - 7 answers

tricks of the trade for working with a global, virtual project team?

A 35 person project team from almost as many countries needs a web 'team room' to post documents, comments (discussion board), schedule calls, etc. What are the best resources, strategies, etc? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on Mar 8, 2010 - 8 answers

If I had a catchy title, I'd buy your CCNA certification...

Asking for my partner: What's the best way (most bang for your buck) to prep for a CCNA test? What other certifications or trainings should he go for to move up in the voice/networking area of IT? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Feb 28, 2010 - 6 answers

How to make the music stop skipping?

Calling all network experts...How can I make the music on my PC stop skipping? [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Oct 24, 2009 - 10 answers

How to separate open wifi from wired network.

How can I offer guests in my home or business wifi that is separate from my home or business network? [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Oct 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Specific social networking?

Best topic-specific networking/community/cloud sites? [more inside]
posted by Kattiara17 on Jul 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Wireless Network Lag

What are some ways I can improve latency over a wireless network? [more inside]
posted by bobertdude on Jul 18, 2009 - 12 answers

How to make pages load faster?

What can I do about some hosts making web-page loading very slow? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Mar 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Vista 64 drops Internet connection?

What is causing my Vista 64 PC to keep dropping its Internet connection? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Mar 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Cable internet + secure wireless network = outer ring of hell

I have a problems connecting to my wireless network, on one computer only. Other networks work for this computer. Other computers work on this network. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Feb 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Internet/Tech Industry in Buffalo, NY?

What is the environment like for Internet/techie types in Buffalo, NY? [more inside]
posted by rocketpup on Jan 14, 2009 - 2 answers

WiMax: yea or nay?

Looking into potentially getting WiMax, specifically from a company called TowerStream, at my place of work. Has anyone here used a commercial WiMax provider (TowerStream or otherwise)? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jan 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Plenty of beaches, but where are the best waves?

InternetFilter: Besides MetaFilter, whats the must read of the day? Tired of perusing the usual suspects for cool things on the internet. As I grow older find myself a bit less enthused over reddit, fark, digg, etc. As we all know, Metafilter is the holy grail of knowledge and all things fantastic, but I find myself wondering if there are a couple of pit stops missing before arriving here that will make my internet time better. Thinking along the lines of science, art, sociology, psychology, music and more. Any and all suggestions much appreciated.
posted by Funmonkey1 on Oct 13, 2008 - 20 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

XP and Vista laptops won't access net at same time :/

I'm setting up a wireless network in my house and am having a problem getting my XP laptop and my roommates Vista laptop on at the same time. I can get one or the other accessing the internet (when right clicking on network and repairing). I'm assuming this is an IP conflict since when I get her Vista laptop accessing the net, a yellow triangle with an exclamtion mark pops up in my task bar and then my laptop won't access the net. My guess is I have to set up a static IP for both?
posted by debu on Jul 29, 2008 - 19 answers

A new kind of dial-up internet hell.

Archaic Windows dial-up networking question; why do I randomly lose internet connectivity (with dial-up still online) and can't get it back without restarting the computer? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jun 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Free linux dynamic dns hosting?

What is the best Linux friendly free dynamic DNS hosting provider? [more inside]
posted by Thoth on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 answers

For now, I'll be using Xbox Dead. (handle: StupidComputer!)

PowerBook&NetworkingFilter: Dialogue box freezes after I choose System Prefs > Sharing. Help? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jun 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Computer exposed to internet without a firewall, now what do I do?

My computer has recently been exposed to the wild internet without being behind a firewall. I'm running Windows 2000 without a software firewall. What should I do now to clean my machine and make sure it hasn't been subject to an exploit? [more inside]
posted by miasma on May 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Bridge that Gap!

In a similar vein to a previous question of mine, after successfully tackling that problem, I am now again trying to 'bridge that gap'. This time a neighbouring house in our community would like to be wired up for internet. [more inside]
posted by dance on Apr 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Creating a private wired network, but using a shared wireless Internet connection

Creating a private wired network, but using a shared wireless Internet connection [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Ghost bit-torrent tracker

How do torrents work? [more inside]
posted by daksya on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Can I get a wired (ethernet) connection off a wireless network?

Can I get a wired (ethernet) connection off a wireless network? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Dec 2, 2007 - 13 answers

DHCP and VLAN configuration help needed.

DHCP and switch VLAN configuration help needed. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Is this IP spoofing?

Someone posted a spam comment on my blog that came from IP address "192.168.0.165". Since that IP address is reserved for private networks, how on earth did they do that? Is this "IP spoofing"? If so, how does it work?
posted by simonw on Oct 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Need help sharing an EVDO broadband connection among multiple computers

Need help sharing an EVDO broadband connection among multiple computers [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Aug 22, 2007 - 3 answers

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