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E-ink tablet wirelessly mirrors laptop?

My computer is inside my apartment; my e-ink tablet is in the backyard; both are on the same wireless network. The tablet both (1) mirrors everything on the computer and (2) serves as a wireless keyboard and mouse, sending my touch commands to the computer. How close to this setup am I able to come right now? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Apr 8, 2014 - 5 answers

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

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

Can't figure out wireless connection issue

I can't connect to the wireless network-- have connected with other laptops and my smart phone just fine to this connection. Is there something I can change on my computer? I need to figure this out ASAP or I may have problems with applying for jobs and doing my schoolwork! [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Nov 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Connect laptop wirelessly to TV

How do I wirelessly stream laptop output to TV? No DLNA, no Intel WiDi, but HDMI port available. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jul 7, 2012 - 12 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

How do I install a wireless antenna on a HP ZV5000 laptop?

How do I install a wireless antenna on a HP ZV5000 laptop? [more inside]
posted by brownrd on Mar 6, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I reboot the router from the computer?

Like many people, I've got wireless router issues (Netgear MR814v2 -- yeah, it's getting old). I'm troubleshooting them as I can and haven't found anything that should be interfering, and all my firmware is up to date. Putting that to one side, I'm pretty tired of running down and up the stairs to unplug the router and plug it back in again (six to 10 times a day). My diagnostics show I've got connectivity between the computer and the router even when I can't connect to the Internet. Is there some way to reboot the router from my computer?
posted by bryon on Sep 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Connect Four? No, just one.

Please -- please! -- help me troubleshoot a vexing wireless connectivity problem. Just to put this front and center: I am not knowledgeable about computers. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me set up a wireless-wired spoke for my home network using existing 10+ year old parts

Is it possible to use the wireless connection from my laptop to connect my hacked XBox (not 360) running XBMC to the network using a Ethernet cable? [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jan 22, 2011 - 9 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

HP Pavilion dv2000 wireless

Help me figure out how to get the wireless card working in this HP laptop. The only way to bring it online is to boot a linux live cd then boot back into Vista. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by The Wig on Nov 25, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I properly set up my home network?

How can I properly set up an internet connection on both a laptop (wireless) and desktop using DSL? Getting IP address conflict! GRR. [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Nov 24, 2010 - 7 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

You want HOW much?!

Any recommendations for prepaid wireless for a laptop in the Netherlands that won't break the bank? [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx on Sep 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Does this make a nerd and a geek?

I want to have my DS and my laptop talk to each other. Is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Aug 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Pew pew pew!!

Looking for a good gaming laptop that's not Alienware. Also, about wireless gaming... [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Aug 3, 2010 - 7 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

USB Wireless adapter + External HD = Wireless HD?

Before I partake in a spree at Newegg, I'd like to know: Can I plug a USB wireless adapter like this one into the back of an external hard drive, then access the hard drive with my laptop over my wi-fi network?
posted by judomadonna on Feb 19, 2010 - 5 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

Reselecting local wireless network

A friend of mine has a 1 Ghz Apple TiBook. He has to reselect his local wireless router in the wireless menu each time the laptop sleeps or is rebooted. What's the fix for this? [more inside]
posted by diode on May 16, 2009 - 7 answers

wirless connection slow down

Can anyone suggest a remedy for a slowed up wireless connection? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on May 8, 2009 - 8 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

I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista.

I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista. People recommended EnGenius USB Device but from what I gathered on Amazon, it does not work past XP. I basically need something that I can take with my on the go. Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel Wi-Fi / 10/100 Eth is what came with my laptop. Is there a signal booster compatible with Vista?
posted by cheero on Jan 16, 2009 - 6 answers

J'ai ce travail à faire, Montréal

What are good spots (cafes, libraries, etc.) for laptopping in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant on Dec 29, 2008 - 8 answers

How to show computer desktop and video on LCD TV

Hi, I'm looking for a way to show my computer's desktop on my large LCD TV so my wife and I can both see it. I have a used an s-video cable (along with an audio cable) from my laptop to the TV, but there are three problems with this method. 1) requires a reboot of my laptop to make it recognize the TV and play to it 2) text is blurry on the TV due to TV's unsuitability for acting as a computer monitor 3) requires the s-video cable to be plugged into the otherwise wirelessly connected laptop So I'm looking for a solution that will eliminate these problems. Like maybe something that will just play my desktop as a video signal to the TV and not try to make the TV into another monitor of my computer. Also, I'm not looking for HDTV quality, just watchable video (internet quality would be fine.) Thanks!
posted by atm on Dec 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me find and fix my wifi card problem.

I've replaced my wireless card, but my laptop still intermittently locks up. The problem occurs whether I'm running XP or Ubuntu, and disappears when I disable the wifi in bios. [more inside]
posted by philomathoholic on Sep 28, 2008 - 7 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

Is my laptop slowing the family desktop?

Is my laptop slowing the family desktop? [more inside]
posted by andythebean on Dec 16, 2007 - 3 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

Is it required that you need a print server to print over a wifi connection?

Is there any way to emulate a print server? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Aug 18, 2007 - 17 answers

How do I get a Vista laptop over its wireless quirk?

Why does my laptop disconnect after it wakes up? [more inside]
posted by Cricket on Aug 12, 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

My laptop, wireless card and VPN Client aren't playing nice.

My laptop, wireless card and VPN Client aren't playing nice. [more inside]
posted by cholly on Apr 26, 2007 - 4 answers

Quick fix iMac as monitor for another Apple.

Is there any way that I can easily use my iMac Desktop (Current Intel Model) monitor as a second or primary monitor for my Powerbook using either the wireless network or a monitor adapter? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Mar 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me get wireless internet working on my Ubuntu laptop.

Help me get wireless internet working in Ubuntu on a Thinkpad R60. [more inside]
posted by dkleinst on Feb 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me stop sitting on the floor outside the Admiral's Club checking my email.

Starting in a few weeks I will be doing a lot of travelling with my laptop. Help me choose a wifi provider for airports and possibly other locations. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Feb 13, 2007 - 19 answers

Wifi, come back!

Why has my laptop started turning off its wireless radio randomly? [more inside]
posted by shallowcenter on Feb 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Laptop can't see secure wireless network. Can you?

PC laptop wireless issues: Can’t connect to my secure in-house wireless network. Any smart people able to help? [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan on Jan 21, 2007 - 13 answers

How can I get my laptop to print wirelessly again?

How can I get my laptop to print wirelessly to an HP DeskJet 6980 like it used to? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Jan 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Coal-burning wifi

I have an old laptop and want wireless on it. [more inside]
posted by sonofsamiam on Jan 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Charming road warrior seeks smart and sassy net protection software for fulfilling relationship.

Help this desktop power user protect his new laptop from evil internet demons while using public Wifi hotspots. [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Oct 27, 2006 - 18 answers

Wireless connection dropping

Compaq Presario 900 laptop loses its connection to the network when the screen is moved? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Sep 24, 2006 - 2 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

Two identical laptops: one connects, one doesn't.

Yes, it's time for yet another tiresome wireless connection conundrum. If you're brave and true, come take my hand and follow me into the [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Jul 21, 2006 - 21 answers

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