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I ♥ my White Apple Wireless Keyboard, but it's time for a change!

I am looking for suggestions on a full-sized, wireless keyboard (Bluetooth or non-Bluetooth) that would be a worthy replacement for my old, disgusting White Extended Apple Wireless Keyboard. [more inside]
posted by melorama on May 2, 2014 - 7 answers

MAC will not print documents

Sorry to be asking this question here, I have tried the usual places but no luck. Just bought HP Officejet Pro 8600. I am running OS 10.6.8, ran a software update and installed my drivers online. Set up went well, I can wirelessly send commands to print diagnostic things like cartridge alignment, network status print outs etc. All that stuff works. I am supposedly successfully set up. Documents however do not print and just idle in the print queue. Went through same set up with pc and it works fine. I can't figure out what's blocking me, no error messages, all seems ok except for the silence of the printer. Any ideas?
posted by jdcasey on Sep 14, 2013 - 8 answers

My Brother wireless printer doesn't work after resetting my laptop.

I have a MacBook running OS X 10.6.8 and a Brother HL-2270DW printer. This morning I had to reset my entire system using Time Machine; everything else is up and running, but the printer doesn't work. I've tried reinstalling it with the printer setup disc, but the laptop won't detect our wireless connection when I get to that step (it suggests disabling my personal firewall, but I don't have one set up.), and the laptop won't let me add any printers in System Preferences. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated, because I've spent all afternoon trying to figure this out.
posted by The Card Cheat on Apr 22, 2013 - 5 answers

This cat video better be worth the hassle...

Can you fix my streaming/download issues? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Oct 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Internet Connection for Mac Pro

What's the best way to get an internet connection on my first generation Mac Pro? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jan 25, 2012 - 10 answers

How Do I Connect 3 External Drives To My WiFi Network?

I've replaced an aging iMac with 3 external drives hanging off of it with a Macbook Pro with the same 3 external drives hanging off of it. The setup also includes a cable modem and a Time Capsule. Right now the drives are in daisychained Firewire mode. I'm looking for a way to connect the drives to my wifi network so I can eliminate the need to plug the first drive into the laptop? Staying with Firewire would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
posted by justcorbly on Nov 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me reverse engineer this UFO

Can you help me setup my airport wireless network without an actual H.G. Wells time machine? [more inside]
posted by Bohemia Mountain on Aug 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Connecting LG DVD Player to Mac

I've got LG BD 390 Blu-Ray networked DVD player. Wondering if there's a way to stream/share movies (in various formats) from my Mac wirelessly to the DVD player. Not sure if this requires special software, etc.
posted by dearleader on Jul 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Help connect my XP virtual machine to a local network to save my back!

How can I connect my Windows XP Virtual Machine (bootcamp partition) to my office network over wifi? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 11, 2011 - 7 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

TiVo to iPad via Mac?

Has anyone copied TiVo's recorded shows to their Mac and, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by Mertonian on Feb 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Why did my Airport stop working?

Quite suddenly, my modem works if I plug it into a machine, but not when I plug it into an Airport Express. Comcast says it's not their fault. Any idea what's going on? Every detail I can think of is inside. [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Dec 29, 2010 - 12 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

I just want internet for my business

Why won't my router and laptop play nice anymore? Mac and Cisco/Linksys question inside. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Dec 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me make my network work!

Help please. I consider myself pretty capable when it comes to computers and the internet and networks, but I can't fix this. I have two Windows 7 laptops and one Mac laptop with an older Airport Extreme and a brand new Arris WBM760A modem that won't play nice. [more inside]
posted by evilbeck on Nov 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me like my mac again

Wireless works well running Windows, but spotty running OS X. Why? [more inside]
posted by ke rose ne on Sep 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Airport works, web doesn't?

Non-Mac guy w/ Mac problem. GF's Mac connected perfectly at our old house via an Airport. At new house, it "sees" the wireless network, but... [more inside]
posted by davidmsc on Aug 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Can a Apple Aiport Express be used as a wired connection on a Mac?

mac airport express - how does one get it one to work as a wired connection to a mac?! [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Aug 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Can't Connect my PC Laptop to Airport Extreme network.

Can't connect to Airport Extreme with my PC. The Macs in the house have no trouble. [more inside]
posted by goatdog on May 31, 2010 - 4 answers

What is wrong with the wireless internet on this MacBook?

If you can fix the incredibly frustrating wireless internet connection issues on my girlfriend's MacBook, we will both be your best friend! [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Apr 5, 2010 - 22 answers

Wireless DAW transport control without internet?

I want to wirelessly control basic transport functions in my recording software without using an internet-based network or buying a Frontier Tranzport. Specifically, I'd like to use my iPhone 3G to connect to a local network that I will create, including a Mac G4 with OS 10.4.x and an Intel G5 with 10.4.11. How do I do this?
posted by lukievan on Mar 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Can you help me fix my Airport problem?

Can you help me fix my Airport problem? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Jan 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Need help setting up AirPort on my Mac

I'm trying to set up an AirPort on my Mac and I'm having some issues. It's asking for OS X 10.4 and I'm running 10.5 but it still doesn't work. Any clue as to why this is happening? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Nov 30, 2009 - 6 answers

What's the best wireless audio bridge / networked digital audio receiver that works on the Mac?

What's the best wireless audio bridge / networked digital audio receiver that works on the Mac? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Help me watch the animals at home from a Mac cam

What's a good wireless webcam for the Mac (OS 10.5.something) that works, without fuss, with the Orb software (ideally, for under $100)? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Nov 13, 2009 - 1 answer

How can I tell if someone is trying to hop onto my wireless signal?

I have a MacBook Pro running OS 10.6.1, and an Airport Extreme Base Station. Is there a user-friendly way to see if someone is trying to use my internet connection or hack into my network? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Nov 10, 2009 - 17 answers

That's Bluetoothwang!

Help me get a wireless/bluetooth keyboard and mouse that don't suck. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Apple Airport Extreme or Express?

What is the difference between an Apple Airport Express Base Station, and an Airport Extreme Base Station? I have a tiny 500-square foot apartment. All I want is to be able to surf the web wirelessly. Can I go with the cheaper Express Base Station? Why is one cheaper than the other (in other words, what can the Extreme do that the Express cannot)?
posted by invisible ink on Sep 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me connect!

Help me connect to my girlfriend's wireless network! [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Aug 31, 2009 - 12 answers

2 Macs 1 HD

How can I connect 2 Macs to 1 HardDrive [more inside]
posted by Aya on Jul 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Macbook wireless signal appearing and disappearing at random, wtf is going on?

Mac, wireless, bizarre behaviour. I share a wireless connection with other people, and every two or three days the connection on my Macbook does this very odd thing. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on May 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Why does my Airport connection drop every evening at the same time?

Every night this week my Macbook has stopped connecting to my Airport. Why? How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on May 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Wireless keyboard for G4 Mini?

Trying to find a keybaord / mouse combo for a G4 Mac Mini (no IR, no bluetooth) that will work in a living room PC without costing me an arm and a leg. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Apr 24, 2009 - 4 answers

Banned at work. Unban please.

I mistakenly ran p2p software on my laptop while connected to my company's wireless. Now my laptop is prevented from connecting. I'd like to unban it again. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Dec 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Wireless router recommendations for a home with PC and Mac

Setting up a wifi network for parents - PC and Mac - need current router recommendations [more inside]
posted by micawber on Oct 8, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I make my Mac Mini do bridging over wireless instead of NAT?

How do I use my Mac Mini to share its ethernet network connection over the wireless connection, but in a way that NAT is not used? In other words, how do I make my Mac Mini do bridging over the wireless connection? [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Oct 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Is my macbook screwed or just my wireless?

My macbook can't find my wireless connection. It was working perfectly for the past three weeks, but now it won't connect (I've only had teh internetz for those three weeks). [more inside]
posted by nunoidia on Sep 24, 2008 - 3 answers

La Zona Muerta.

I came home yesterday to find that we've now got internet in our house - great. The only problem is, though I'm able to get a perfect signal in the sitting room, which is where the wireless router is situated, if I go the five metres or so from there to my bedroom, the connection rapidly deteriorates to the point that I can't even open Metafilter. I'm running a Macbook with a fully-udated version of Tiger, so what gives? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Sep 13, 2008 - 18 answers

WiFi to router, but no further?

My daughter has an iBook G4, running OSX 10.5 (Leopard). She's in Argentina, and having issues with the wireless connection. I need a little MetaFilter brain power: She can connect to the router in her apartment (she rents a room), and she can access 192.168.1.1, and gets router login prompt. But she can't get out to the Internet. [more inside]
posted by cameradv on Sep 10, 2008 - 7 answers

How to get Mac and Vista to share the same wireless internet access.

Why would my Vista-running laptop suddenly refuse to share Internet access with my Mac OS X 5.4? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by herc on Aug 28, 2008 - 1 answer

I can haz printjob? Wirelessly?

We have two Mac laptops, an older Compaq laptop running some flavor of Linux, an HP inkjet printer, and a wireless router. Please help me set up the Linux laptop to play (semi-) wireless printserver for the Macs. [more inside]
posted by FlyingMonkey on May 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Home Network PC/Mac folder sharing?

How can I securely access my PC files using my wireless iBook on my home network? [more inside]
posted by sidereal on Mar 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Xbox 360 + Connect 360 (OS X) + 720p + 802.11n = jerky video?

Xbox 360 + Connect 360 (OS X) + 720p + 802.11n = jerky video? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Feb 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Airpot doesn't like me

Mac OSX filter: Help! Airport keeps kicking me off... and then hiding... [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Feb 12, 2008 - 6 answers

one signal bar, two signal bar. three signal bar, four?

i live two floors above the wireless router, and my powerbook can't get a strong enough signal. what's the most cost-effective solution? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

sharing internet over airport

(mac network filter)- sharing internet over airport? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Jan 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Making a MacBook remember my Airport wireless settings?

Every time I open up my MacBook (running Leopard), I have to go into the network preferences and re-input my password in order to connect to my wireless network. How can I get it to connect automatically again? [more inside]
posted by tepidmonkey on Dec 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Very Fickle Wireless Network

Does anyone have any idea as to why a Macbook Pro or a laptop running WinXP could see a wireless network broadcast from an old Netgear (802.11b network) but two different laptops running Vista would not even see that the network exists? The SSID is being broadcast and while there is basic MAC address filtering being used, the Vista laptops don't even see that a network exists. Thanks.
posted by Ikazuchi on Nov 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me troubleshoot a down-home style network.

At my parents for Thanksgiving and I need help troubleshooting family Airport wireless! Three Macs, one IP address...FIGHT! [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Nov 21, 2007 - 13 answers

Someone changed the locks, and it wasn't me!

How did I get locked out of my home wireless connection? More importantly, how do I get back in? [more inside]
posted by azure_swing on Nov 21, 2007 - 8 answers

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