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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
: 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by dance
on Apr 7, 2008 -
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 -