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Why does my new router hate my PC?

We recently brought in a new broadband provider to the house. Everything is working swell, except the desktop PC refuses to establish a steady connection to the new router. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on May 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Why is my newly build computers internet not working?

So, I just finished building a new computer and have installed windows, all the driver CDs, etc. Then I went to connect it to the internet so I could install some anti-virus software, download the rest of the drivers, etc and no dice. I feel bad having to ask for help, since I'm a computer geek, but well, it is ethernet straight into a modem; normally I just plug it in and it works. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Jan 30, 2014 - 12 answers

How to get three different routers into one cohesive network?

I have three different wireless routers on my home network, and they are not inter-operating well... [more inside]
posted by Fidel Cashflow on Oct 24, 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

Almost wired for ethernet...

Looks like we have a half-finished ethernet setup in our new place. How do I make this functional? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jul 3, 2012 - 13 answers

'mo bits 'mo money

Are we paying too much for 10-gigabit ethernet buildout for a cluster? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Sep 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Why does my Windows partition hate the Internet?

The Windows partition of my PC is no longer able to connect to my home network. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Electric Dragon on May 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Big filez, not nail filez.

Something-like-a-fileserver-filter: I have two computers, one with a scanner. Want to scan files with that computer but have them (immediately?) available to the other computer. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Mar 18, 2010 - 13 answers

What is the absolute simplest, least expensive way to fix my sister-in-law's home network?

What is the absolute simplest, least expensive way to fix my sister-in-law's home network? [more inside]
posted by ook on Dec 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Networking Mac and Windows via ethernet

Please help me troubleshoot my (cross-platform) home network. Networking already works via wi-fi, but not via ethernet cable. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Jun 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Tell me about current NAS manufacturers and technology?

Tell me about Network Attached Storage ( NAS )? In particular what current manufactuers should I avoid for a typical 1 terabyte (or greater) RAID array? I'm also interested in general information and pitfalls for NAS devices and implementations. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Aug 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me connect up this network?

I have been charged with the task of adding a switch to a network. There are ethernet jack points at each workstation and each of these go back to a network cabinet. Apparently to make the connections live I need to add a switch. Where can I find a tutorial that will quickly get me up to speed with this sort of networking?
posted by chairish on May 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Windows won't serve to Mac

Problem: OSX to Windows direct-wired ethernet connection works, but the Mac can't see the shared PC drives. The PC and the Mac are both normally on wifi but the Mac's Airport is turned off now. Both machines have manual addresses set on their ethernet NICs, with direct CAT5 cable between the two; PC = 10.0.0.1/255.255.255.0; Mac=10.0.0.2/255.255.255.0. (The cable isn't a crossover, because OSX now manages that.) Ping works in both directions (i.e. from either machine to the other.) [more inside]
posted by airplain on Apr 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Can my wired TiVo join a home network for TiVo to Go?

Can my wired TiVo join a home network for TiVo to Go? [more inside]
posted by Duluth?! I Hardly Know Her! on Nov 11, 2007 - 2 answers

How to set up a direct connection between MacBook Pro and PC?

How can I set up a direct connection between my older pc that has windows xp and my new macbook pro? [more inside]
posted by zenja72 on Jul 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Long distance network run

How can I transmit a home network connection 600 feet across a forested piece of property? We have WildBlue with a Linksys router, and I'd like to access it from our guest cottage. I'm doubting we can run an Ethernet cable that far.
posted by hodyoaten on Jul 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Disconnect ethernet cable?

Where to buy a quick disconnect Ethernet cable that will just pop open if tugged like those found on X-Box controllers? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Jun 28, 2007 - 19 answers

How can I fix my Windows XP "Limited or no connectivity" error when I plug my laptop into my university network?

How can I fix my Windows XP "Limited or no connectivity" error when I plug my laptop into my university network? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2 on Oct 4, 2006 - 12 answers

new homebuilt computer is acting very odd with the internet

i just built my first 'home built' computer - and I am curious as to why I cannot get it to connect to the network that I have set up here in our office. I am getting two orange lights on the ethernet port, if that helps, and I'm connected through a Linksys WRT54G, and our cable connection. It's a brand-spanking-new machine. more details inside... [more inside]
posted by jimmyhutch on Jul 9, 2006 - 10 answers

Out of sight, out of mind

Recommendations for networking equipment in a Mac household? NAT, NAS, print server, and wifi [more inside]
posted by adamrice on May 8, 2006 - 3 answers

Degrading network connection

My network connection degrades and then stops entirely for mysterious reasons. [more inside]
posted by iamcrispy on Mar 14, 2006 - 6 answers

Ethernet v. Wireless Grudge Match

I have been given a nice, new laptop at work. It has a wireless card, and is also connected via an ethernet cable. How can I get it to default to using the faster, more stable ethernet connection when I'm at my desk? [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Aug 25, 2005 - 3 answers

Sound over ethernet in Windows

I have a laptop connected to my desktop by ethernet. The desktop has a nice soundcard that outputs to my stereo. Is there any software that allows any sound playing on my laptop to be spirited away over the ethernet and play on the desktop's soundcard? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jun 13, 2005 - 6 answers

Ethernet on a PowerMac 5500

I recently got hold of a PowerMac 5500/2275 (the black one with the TV tuner), but the ethernet port has been upgraded, and is now a modem. While this is all very nice, I'd much prefer it to have LAN functionality. What, exactly, am I looking for on eBay to equip this Mac with a network card, and how difficult are they to install?
posted by armoured-ant on Feb 25, 2005 - 3 answers

Wireless Networking

Wire[d|less]NetworkingFilter: I have a snow Airport base station that I can happily configure via ethernet cable from a non-wireless-enabled Graphite iMac running 10.3.6 and configure and connect with (using the 56k modem) using a wireless-enabled computer. I want to connect using the ethernetted iMac. Is this possible? [mi] [more inside]
posted by caitlinb on Nov 29, 2004 - 3 answers

Ethernet Cards 101

I recently purchased an ethernet card for my laptop. It's not working. (MI) [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Aug 15, 2004 - 7 answers

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