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Internet slow, but fast in safe mode - reinstall Windows?

I'm having a problem with my fairly new laptop where it seems to be using more Internet bandwidth than it should. In Safe Mode with networking, it works fine. I'm considering reinstalling Windows but wondering if that's the best option and if so, how to go about it. [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on Jul 7, 2013 - 9 answers

 

Router noob in need of help

Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 6, 2013 - 6 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

yet another laptop question

I want a new Internet provider. I have a new laptop. I am not froze to the idea of using this laptop if a new different laptop will serve me better. I want to run Ubuntu linux and I want decent speed and bandwidth caps. Currently I am accessing the Internet through a six year old IBM Thinkpad running Windows XP and I have an ISP account with Verizon. Please tell me your favorite low maintenence solutions. [more inside]
posted by bukvich on Feb 25, 2013 - 4 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

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

Computer, Y U NO connect to the Internet??

Is there a somewhat simple solution to this problem? We recently installed new wireless Internet at home but my laptop (older Toshiba Satellite) refuses to connect to the net. It will automatically find our network and connect to it, but doesn't go that step further to actually connect to the Internet. This only happens with the wireless at home - it works fine with other networks I've tried out. Is my computer just not recognizing the new modem?
posted by sunshine arakhan on May 6, 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

What computer games work without any internet connection?

My friend is currently out serving somewhere in the middle east for the next six months and would like some new computer games to play. The problem is that he has absolutely no internet connection so anything that needs to go online (eg. multiplayer or - more annoyingly - DRM) won't work. What good games can you recommend I buy and post to him? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on May 19, 2011 - 24 answers

I'm a Mac, and I can't get on the internets.

Wireless internet conundrums. After internet signal problems being repaired by the internet provider and plugging into the modem directly showing that the connection itself is fine, the wireless goes out every few minutes for the Macs in the house, but works fine for the PC. [more inside]
posted by elpea on Dec 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Where to find a laptop that can't get online

Can you point me to online stores where I can buy a laptop computer that does NOT have Internet access? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Oct 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Fucking internet, how does it work?

Weird internet blockage—problem resolved, but mystery remains. Macintosh and Time Warner cable internet inside… [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Why can my wireless card not stand movement?

Why does my wireless card blow out every time I move my laptop? And what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by j.s.f. on May 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Help a noob network

Help me use my wireless router to take advantage of the free wi-fi signal my complex offers. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Mar 5, 2010 - 18 answers

Robust Tablet PC - exists?

My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Laptop connects to wireless network but not to internet

Laptop (running Vista) connects to home wireless network full strength but not to internet. The other laptop (OS X) connects to internet wirelessly no problem. The Vista laptop can connect the internet via ethernet cable. This seems to be a common problem but i cannot find an appropriate solution [more inside]
posted by criticalbill on Jul 4, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I maximize my laptop's ability to pick up wireless signal?

How can I maximize my laptop's ability to pick up wireless signal? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Jun 28, 2009 - 6 answers

What European country will offer the lowest price for the same mini-laptop?

What European country will offer the lowest price for the same mini-laptop? (list of countries inside) [more inside]
posted by gttommy on May 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Local Apache server + public wireless = problem?

I have a new EeePC 1000HE with Windows XP, which I want to use for both web development and casual web browsing. Are there security issues with installing Apache and PHP on a machine that is also used to access public wireless internet? If so, what steps can I take to make my netbook more secure?
posted by oulipian on Apr 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Automagic Update Ate My Connection

WindowsXP laptop, performed an XP automatic update on itself and has since had no internet connectivity. Despite connecting and receiving an IP address. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Jul 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Bluetooth Automatic Syncing Between Laptops

Syncing between laptops: How can I easily and automatically sync files and documents between two laptops using Bluetooth? Ideally I want to load up one machine in the vicinity of the other and have all my recent data (documents/data/RSS feeds etc.) syncronised with NO hassle. Any good apps out there? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Why does my laptop disconnect every 3 minutes?

Why does windows disconnect from my wireless network every 3 minutes? [more inside]
posted by sliderjc on May 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Need help with Internet access with a laptop.

I have a couple of questions about accessing the internet when travelling with a laptop for the first time. [more inside]
posted by valleys on Feb 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Why, why, wi-fi?

Why does my laptop's wireless network fail to work after resuming from standby, requiring a reboot? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Oct 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Give me internet and phone too

Help me use my phone's internet on my laptop, without disabling the phone. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Sep 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Routed by my slow router

Why is my brand-new router massively slowing my Internet connection, even when everything's connected with cables? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jul 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Could you help one more time?

Is it possible to receive cell phone data plan from a laptop? [more inside]
posted by ok on Jun 10, 2007 - 12 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

Help me fix my dead wireless before I kill again.

Does anyone have any idea why my laptop suddenly stopped connecting to any of the various wireless networks in my building, but connected immediately to CompUSA signal when I took it into the store this morning? [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Jun 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Morning routine for an internet-addicted college student?

What is the best morning routine, especially for someone who is (a) in college and (b) wants to fight something starting to look like internet addiction? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 17, 2006 - 12 answers

Mobile Internet Access

Is there a mobile international dial-up service for laptop users to get on the net? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Mar 14, 2006 - 13 answers

Am I forever stuck in wireless?

The ethernet connection doesn't work on my laptop. [more inside]
posted by itchie on Feb 28, 2006 - 19 answers

How to give Internet access to my grandparents but not the world

How can I safeguard a Linux laptop with dial-up Internet access? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Dec 28, 2005 - 14 answers

Why do I have internet?

I don't have wireless internet in my home, but here I sit in my kitchen reading mefi while my laptop is picking up a signal from... somewhere. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Sep 8, 2005 - 27 answers

WiFi network issues when first connecting

I use my work laptop at home, and have to switch network connections from local area connection to wireless network connection. The laptop finds the signal, but I always have to futz with the connection to really make it work. [more tech details inside] [more inside]
posted by jmackin on Feb 4, 2004 - 5 answers

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