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Which Linksys N router?

I am looking for the right router. Difficulty: two-story house, MacBook plus PC, with WP2 desired. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Riverine on Jan 26, 2012 - 6 answers

My old wireless connection has disappeared and I'd like it back!

My wife and I have a MacBook and a Linksys wireless router. The last few days our internet connection has been spotty, so this afternoon I reset the router. Since doing that we're able to connect to the wireless, but our network name has changed to "linksys" and no password is required to connect to it. How can I change it back to the old network name/password? I've tried going into the AirPort and Network preferences sections, but it doesn't give me the option of changing the name/password for the connection.
posted by The Card Cheat on Jan 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Pretty sure my airport card is dead....

I think I killed my wireless card... My macbook pro connects to wifi very sporadically. About half the time, I can be sitting three feet from the wireless router and no network will show up, but my housemates are able to detect the network rooms away. Is this fixable? [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Oct 2, 2010 - 8 answers

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Why is a single website not appearing for me?

So, a website that I need to view is just not showing up on any of my browsers. I know for a fact that it's not down. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jun 30, 2010 - 11 answers

advanced internet sharing

Advanced internet sharing: I want to share my MacBook's wireless internet connection via ethernet to a Netgear router, which will then act as a wireless access point for other computers. [more inside]
posted by 6550 on May 30, 2010 - 10 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

Mini displayport stops 802.11g from working? how? why?

Mini displayport to DVI adapter stops 802.11g from working? What?! We have a Macbook5,1 which is plugged into a 21" Dell LCD using the Monoprice mini displayport to DVI adapter. When the displayport is unplugged wireless works perfectly. When it's plugged in, the wireless NIC remains associated to the WAP but there is instant 100% packet loss. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Feb 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Macbook wireless, what gives?

Macbook wireless connection has gotten considerably weaker and flakier recently. Suggestions on how to fix, please! [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 15, 2009 - 6 answers

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

Why will Airport recognize but not connect to an open wireless network?

Why will Airport recognize an open network but no longer connect to it? [more inside]
posted by lxs on May 27, 2009 - 7 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

Say, did I just lose my internet?

All of the websites I don't have explicitly bookmarked have stopped loading for me. On any wireless connection. Help. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 4, 2009 - 19 answers

Ones and Zeroes and the air.

Help me understand wireless. I have an aluminum iMac, a unibody Macbook, and an iPhone 3G. [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Dec 29, 2008 - 14 answers

MacBook wireless networking problems in the Czech Republic

I have been living in a small university town outside Prague in the Czech Republic since the summer. I am using my 2006 Apple MacBook MA254LL/A (running 10.5.5) to connect to the internet. However, I have experienced a lot of problems connecting to free wireless internet hotspots. My laptop takes a while to locate the network by scanning, and then either asks for a password or tells me the network is unavailable. I know that my Airport works fine elsewhere, and that the connection usually happens automatically. I will ask one of the workers at the store if there is a password, and the answer is always no. Moreover, I see PC users connecting to the internet without a problem. Does anyone know what the issue is with wireless networking on a Mac in the Czech Republic? [I would post this question to the Apple support forums, but it appears that their new accounts system is down]
posted by cardamom on Nov 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Why oh why won't my Macbook Pro connect to the wireless Internet after sleep?

Why oh why won't my Macbook Pro connect to the wireless Internet after sleep? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Nov 3, 2008 - 11 answers

only connect

Two Macbook Pros, same model, same room, one gets a lot of bars and a strong connection via airport; the other gets just a couple of bars and a low connection. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 22, 2008 - 9 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

How to extend a wifi network at home.

Help extending a wireless network? I have a Time Capsule acting as my primary wifi base station. It's in the living room, attached to the only DSL line in the house. It has a great signal all over the house...except of course in my office, in the back room. Any good ideas how to extend the network back there? A few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Wireless woes: File transfers to MacBook Pro keep choking

What is it about my wireless network that causes transfers via my MacBook Pro to pause at regular intervals? Is the root cause my external USB drives? My Airport Express? Augh. [more inside]
posted by sub-culture on Sep 11, 2008 - 6 answers

No password. No broadcast. No brains?

I have no security enabled on my wireless network, but SSID broadcast is turned off. Is this just kind of insecure, or all types of insecure? [more inside]
posted by DLWM on Sep 2, 2008 - 18 answers

Macbook Gives Airport Express Silent Treatment, Enrages Owner

My Black Macbook (five months old, running the latest OS) suddenly, inexplicably, cannot recognize my Airport Express (the new one) or find my Wireless Network. [more inside]
posted by kosem on Aug 15, 2008 - 25 answers

You have been disconnected.

We're having some problems with our wireless network, and I can't figure out what the problem is. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Not just for wardriving, I promise.

Should I buy a quicky? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jan 31, 2008 - 5 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

How to tell the difference between two identically-named wireless networks on OSX 10.5

How can I stop my macbook from connecting to computer-to-computer wireless networks with the same name as the network I trust? [more inside]
posted by tylermoody on Nov 15, 2007 - 3 answers

How to share Internet between Macbook Pros

Help me share my wired connection wirelessly on my Macbook Pro. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Nov 5, 2007 - 3 answers

MacBook wireless connectivity issues

Why does my wireless connection on my Macbook spontaneously die and prevent me from reconnecting for a minute or so? [more inside]
posted by proj on Jul 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Apple airport extreme--works fine with wifi macbook, but hardwired PC always needs to "reconnect"

Apple airport extreme--works fine with wifi macbook, but hardwired PC always needs to "reconnect" [more inside]
posted by 0217174 on May 23, 2007 - 6 answers

No IP assignment using WPA

Why can't my new macbook get an IP address from my D-Link router when WPA is enabled? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Oct 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Wireless network/router problems

Wireless router/network issues... [more inside]
posted by docpops on Jun 19, 2006 - 11 answers

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