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Low signal strength on home wife network

Could use some help troubleshooting a signal strength problem on my wireless network [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Apr 7, 2006 - 6 answers

Suggestions for Photo Management Software Shared Over a Network?

I need to find networked photo management software, similar in function to Picasa or ACDSee, but with the ability to share "tags" between multiple users over a network. The products I've been able to find all allow tagging, but those tags are available only to that user, and my company needs to search the photo tags without each user having tagged each photo individually. [more inside]
posted by XSteveMurphy on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Stretchy graph problem

Say I have 5 points: a,b,c,d,e. I know the position of each one at t=0: pa0,pb0 etc. Now say that at t=1, the distance between each one changes, so I know Dab1,Dac1...Dde1. Is there an equation or algorithm which will allow me to know (or aproximate) the positions at t=1 : pa1...pe1? [more inside]
posted by skree on Mar 23, 2006 - 33 answers

What is my bandwidth going to?

Host Network Monitoring: I have a colo box. I can watch traffic levels on it using mrtg. But how do I find out what is causing the traffic I see on the pretty graphs? [more inside]
posted by cmm on Mar 21, 2006 - 7 answers

Why won't my LAN and WAN play together?

I can share files over SMB on a local network, or do stuff on the internets -- but not at the same time. How can I make the LAN and WAN play nice? [more inside]
posted by holgate on Mar 18, 2006 - 2 answers

Can I use iTunes on my Mac to control a music library on my PC?

Before I bother setting up a network between my PC and MAC: Can I use iTunes on my Mac to control a music library on my PC?
posted by apetpsychic on Mar 17, 2006 - 5 answers

Using two networks at the same time

How do you make an application use one of two networks? [more inside]
posted by geonags on Mar 17, 2006 - 10 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

Network speed varies from PC to PC--why?

I work in an office with several not-for-profits share a high speed internet connection. My internet connection on my Mac Book seemed slow, so I tried the online test at Speakeasy. (I disabled the Airport connection so that I could test Ethernet) I ran the test several times and always found I had around a 400 K connection. Wireless, same test, circa 150 K. So I asked my collegue to run the same test from his Dell desktop---he got almost 1200K across several tests. I thought maybe it was the jack in my office, so I tried yanking out the plug and trying it in my collegue's office with another Dell desktop--she got 1200k--I got 400. I thought it might have been the MBP, so I dug out a Dell laptop--guess what--the most it would get in any office location was 400K. Same for a Mac mini that's on the same network. Now here's the thing--if I take that same MBP laptop home I get 3000K over my cable modem. Why would some computers get higher throughputs than others? They have an outside vendor administer the network and they seem to have disabled ping and traceroute. I started to wonder if maybe they limit bandwidth to the IP address, but all I really do during the day is work in Basecamp and reply to emails with an occassional look at Bloglines. Any ideas for the MeFi community about why this might happen and how I can intelligently describe the problem to the network admin so it doesn't sound like I'm nuts?
posted by teddyb109 on Mar 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Why is my network hectoring AJAX?

Does my router hate AJAX? When I access Google Maps (or certain other sites that make use of similar technology) it consistently triggers network freezes and delays on my home network. [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Mar 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Doesn't let me delete!

I run Abyss Webserver, and of late.. sometimes when I try to rename/move/delete any folder within htdocs folder, it doesn't let me to. It says access denied. I try removing the read-only attrib, and it comes back. [more inside]
posted by Devileyezz on Mar 10, 2006 - 1 answer

Independent networks on cell phones and old consoles (if that means anything)--is it possible?

Independent networks on cell phones and old consoles (if that means anything)--is it possible? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Mar 7, 2006 - 4 answers

How to make my laptop the same as my PC.

Is there a simple solution for keeping everything the same on my home PC and my laptop? I don't have the time at this point to mess with learning how to network the two. [more inside]
posted by RoseovSharon on Mar 1, 2006 - 13 answers

Password expiration best practices?

Is there an "industry standard" for password expiration periods? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Feb 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Slippy DNS

Periodic DNS dropouts on my cable modem? [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on Feb 26, 2006 - 12 answers

Mac printing help with weird configuration

Need some trouble-shooting ideas for an unusual Mac printing configuration (Farallon iPrint connects Laserjet to Soho network hub) which has stopped working. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Feb 21, 2006 - 4 answers

How to bridge two wired networks via wireless?

Is it possible to bridge two in-home wired networks wirelessly? [more inside]
posted by Bryan Behrenshausen on Feb 16, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me find and resolve a traffic bottleneck at my colo.

Help me find and resolve a traffic bottleneck at my co-location. We launched a new web-app (it registers users and delivers flash content) at my work and the server fell over at about 17 conn/sec. Help me prevent this from happening again. [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Feb 14, 2006 - 13 answers

Converting a DVD to high-quality WMV?

Converting a DVD to high-quality WMV? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Feb 12, 2006 - 10 answers

I'd like a Breedster invite. Anyone have one to give?

I'm also wondering about any other cool social networks that are not commonly known, to which I may gain membership to. Thank you.
posted by rinkjustice on Feb 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Network tech support brain-twister

Riddle me this: there are two Windows XP computers (desktop and laptop) on the same Internet connection, behind the same router, connecting wirelessly to it. The laptop often (but not every time) takes a really long time (30 seconds+) to send email and connect to certain websites. The desktop never has this problem. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Feb 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Wirless VGA Connection

Any way to wirelessly enable the VGA port on my LCD television for photo slideshows? [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Jan 30, 2006 - 3 answers

Why don't commercial TV networks replay their prime time shows in the overnight hours?

Why don't commercial TV networks replay their prime time shows in the overnight hours? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Resources on network theory and social network theory?

I am looking for recommendations for books, textbooks, magazine articles, websites, etc. on network theory and social network theory. I am interested in "high theory" as well as the very practical "this is how you model a network that does such-and-such". I'll be happy with anything, however, as a beggar I be.
posted by mrmojoflying on Jan 25, 2006 - 8 answers

3 floors, 2 computers, 1 problem

I need help with a home dsl/wireless/networking problem. [more inside]
posted by googly on Jan 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Multiple Xboxes on a network problem.

I'm trying to set up a small network for some friends of mine. They have 2 xboxes (not 360s) and just got broadband internet specifically for Xbox Live. I picked up router (a LinkSys WRT54G). They previously had the xbox system link bundle (4 port hub and 4 cables). Then came the problems (after the jump). [more inside]
posted by Ikazuchi on Jan 20, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I set up a server at home?

ServerFilter: How do I set up a server at home? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Jan 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Is Nintendo DS wifi Safe?

Nintendo DS wifi questions... [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Jan 15, 2006 - 12 answers

make my wireless adaptor work!

Router problems!!! [more inside]
posted by ashbury on Jan 8, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I access a school computer from home?

How can I access a school computer from home? [more inside]
posted by Anoxs on Jan 6, 2006 - 13 answers

How to universally disallow P2P?

Is there any easy way to universally disallow P2P traffic on an office lan? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 6, 2006 - 16 answers

How do I mirror two Macs as a backup scheme?

I have two identical PowerMac G5s and a single copy of Mac OS X Server. One is a file server for small network. The other exists in case something happens to the first one. Through what mechanism can I keep the contents of these two systems in sync, whether constantly, every few hours, or nightly? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Jan 6, 2006 - 10 answers

sharing outlook on a home network

Sharing Outlook on a home network without using Exchange? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Dec 27, 2005 - 6 answers

Forwarding traffic to the appropriate application and port with IIS

I've just installed Plone (www.plone.org) for a client on their server. They currently run their sites on Windows 2000 with IIS on port 80. I set up Plone to run on port 81, but what do I need to do to make this accessible to outside traffic? It is currently inaccessible to anyone outside the offices, and I'm afraid I have no expertise with IIS. [more inside]
posted by letterneversent on Dec 21, 2005 - 2 answers

renew or reNo?

The boss "heard somewhere" that we don't have to pay for domain name registry, since they've had the domain for years. Anyone ever heard of such a thing? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Dec 19, 2005 - 30 answers

How can I send music over my network?

I have thousands of songs on my laptop. Unfortunately, my laptop's speakers are terrible. My desktop, however, has a great set of speakers. I want to listen to music from my laptop on my desktop speakers, and I want to control the audio from my laptop. The desktop and laptop can connect to each other over my network. Is there anything out there that will let me do this easily and at no cost?
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 12, 2005 - 22 answers

extending wifi range

Can I set up a wifi "repeater" to extend the range of my wifi? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Dec 5, 2005 - 9 answers

How do I find a IP subnet that Sprint uses to send email for it's Treo product?

I have a Treo 650 using Sprint. I need to use POP & Exchange Active Synch for my mail synching/sending/receiving. But my Exchange 2003 server is locked down so it can't relay except for a few IP addresses. I need to discover the IP subnet that Sprint is using to send mail so I can allow it to use my exchange server as a relay so I can send email from my Treo. Any ideas what this is, how to find it, or how to do it otherwise?
posted by aacheson on Dec 5, 2005 - 6 answers

All known P2P and IM protocols/clients?

I need to begin to secure a network against IP "theft" liability and security breaches. Please help me compile a list of every known IM and P2P/filesharing protocol and/or client. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Nov 22, 2005 - 22 answers

Foreign TV via Dish?

Anyone have any experience with Dish Network's International selection? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Nov 22, 2005 - 7 answers

Adult Swim track on "all times/music eastern."

Does anyone know what the artist / song name in the Adult Swim bump that reads "All Times and Music are eastern?" It is cool and I can't find it.
posted by AllesKlar on Nov 21, 2005 - 6 answers

Is my network secure?

I have a couple questions about the security of my wireless network... I'm definitely not a computer newbie, but networking issues have always gone a bit over my head. [more inside]
posted by semidivine on Nov 18, 2005 - 18 answers

Manual for Xerox DC400?

How do I set the IP address on a Xerox DC400 Document Center? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Nov 17, 2005 - 5 answers

Internet Connection Issues

Internet connection issues: I can't seem to get my ADSL connection to work through my router. [more inside]
posted by dazed_one on Nov 17, 2005 - 12 answers

Who makes a reliable home firewall/router?

Who makes a reliable home firewall/router? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Oct 25, 2005 - 17 answers

Calling all Network Admins!!

Got a problem here....how can I make the users get the same profile data/settings when logging onto to new domain? [more inside]
posted by stevyb on Oct 17, 2005 - 5 answers

Do switches use the fastest route available between computers?

I have 4 Gigabit switches for my network and one 10/100 router. Can/should I hook each switch up to the router and then also plug each switch into each other switch to improve internet performance while still maintaining Gigabit on my LAN?
posted by hoborg on Oct 12, 2005 - 5 answers

Why can't our Macs and PCs get along together?

Our PC based network sucks for Mac and unfortunately I do not think that our IT support (external) is up to the job, despite their assurances. Should setting up a reliable network really be that hard? [more inside]
posted by clarkie666 on Oct 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Help Desk Software

Looking for a *free* Windows based Ticketing/Help Desk/knowledge base software. We are a small IT department that is looking for somewhere we can put solutions on how we fixed issues for looking up later.
posted by flipmiester99 on Oct 6, 2005 - 8 answers

How do I combine two LANs?

What do you do when two LANs fall in love and want to join together? [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Oct 4, 2005 - 2 answers

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