What is the best (easiest) way to convert an IFO DVD file to MPEG4 which I am prepping to get something like this
for my home network.
posted by benjh
on Mar 27, 2005 -
I need help to find out why my mother's website is down because I know nothing about networks, servers, or apparently anything else. [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on Mar 8, 2005 -
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 -
My laptop crashed and I've been reloading all my software on it. Most of it has worked fine except that when my built-in wireless network card connects to my base station, it disconnects ever 2-5 minutes (and then reconnects). What is going on? [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos
on Feb 21, 2005 -
Our social network organization is looking for a web tool. Think Yahoo Groups with a few more features and better customization. Any suggestions which tools or service providers to look closer at? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by Triplanetary
on Feb 15, 2005 -
If I have two XP machines on the internet in different locations, and each machine is running a virtual PC version of Windows 98, is it possible through some use of a tunneling protocol or whatever, to make those two virtual 98 machines appear to be on the same local network? In other words ...(more inside) [more inside]
posted by gummo
on Jan 26, 2005 -
WinXP Home Network: Two machines, each running WinXP. I 'm successfully sharing most
of the files in a folder, but get "access denied" on some of them. [+] [more inside]
posted by Daddio
on Jan 21, 2005 -
When searching for something in the Gnutella network (i'm using acquisition on the mac), what are those files that get returned that are my exact search terms, but with a .jpg or .wmv on the end? I've never dared download one in case it's mr goatse or something
posted by derbs
on Jan 17, 2005 -
I've lost my Microsoft Office install disk. Is it possible to transfer it from one Mac to another? If so, can I run both Macs on the same network without any troubles? (MORE INSIDE) [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Jan 14, 2005 -
WASTEfilter: I'm trying to set up a WASTE network with my buddy, and we can't seem to get it to work at all. I'm running the client on OS X, and he's using Windows. We've sent each other our keys, but we can't seem to get the two to communicate. I can't really find any good sources of info for WASTE on the Mac, does anyone know if it works?
posted by hughbot
on Jan 13, 2005 -
An office has a single network drop which winds through the walls back to a switchbox in the server room. This office holds two occupants, both of whom would like access to the network. How would the occupants go about sharing this network drop? A "splitter" (is there such a thing?)? A router? Should one machine sharing the connection with the other? (Is more information needed?)
posted by jdroth
on Jan 5, 2005 -
I wish to rip DVDs to a Linux server and then watch them at my leisure on my TV via either a wired or wireless network. There appear to be countless devices that will stream videos (like this
) but I haven't been able to tell which will play DVDs off a network (with menus and all) and which just stream plain-old-MPEGs. Has anyone got experience with a digital media gadget that will do this?
posted by jewzilla
on Dec 27, 2004 -
What computer books should I buy? i've been given 250 Euro's of book tokens for Waterstones (large UK chain). As I'm in Brussels, I can't thumb through the shelves, but will have to order them, I would appreciate any ideas.
Primarily I am interested in dreamweaver MX, Photoshop 7.0, PHP, asp and website and network management etc.
posted by quarsan
on Dec 20, 2004 -
Can you advise on printing to a Windows PC printer from a Mac OSX machine, over a network? [more inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar
on Dec 1, 2004 -
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 -
I'm on a foreign network (traveling for work) and more than half the websites I try to load (any browser) end up at a dodgy looking place called 'Med Network' (viagra, etc). [little MI] [more inside]
posted by erebora
on Nov 20, 2004 -
While I am working, every 10 mminutes or so, my Toshiba tablet computer keeps dropping my own home network and informs me that there are other networks available (the neighbors'). How can I tell it to ignore all networks except my own?
posted by alball
on Nov 11, 2004 -
Election Night Question
: What network should I be locked into on Tuesday night? I want fairness, either by straight non-partisanship or true balance, good solid analysis of what each state's results mean as we go, and some personality and banter to keep it interesting. ABC? CNN? MSNBC? FOX News? (hah. just kidding about that one.)
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Nov 1, 2004 -
I've got a network in my home - one PC, connected by wire to the router, and one Apple, connected by an Airport card (which I believe is 802.11G). The fastest speed I can get transferring files from one to the other is 2.5MB/s, which seems slow. Am I right, or is this standard?
posted by ascullion
on Oct 21, 2004 -
Why is it impossible for me to watch/listen to streaming video without the program stopping every few seconds to buffer? I tried to watch this
video on both RealPlayer & Windows Media the same thing happened with both.
posted by Juicylicious
on Oct 14, 2004 -
NetworkedPrinterFilter. Today while changing some old HP networked printers from static to dynamic IP addresses, I made the mistake up upgrading the firmware. Now they don't work. Anyone know how to roll back the firmware on a JetDirect card? more inside. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs
on Oct 11, 2004 -
What is a good, cheap alternative to Microsoft Exchange Server for sharing Outlook calendar data over a network?
posted by nthdegx
on Oct 11, 2004 -
Ethical considerations aside, are there any issues I should be concerned with if I were to use my neighbor's wireless internet without his explicit permission? Say, my computer getting hacked, my passwords being intercepted, my email being read, my browsing history being revealed, etc etc.
posted by TheIrreverend
on Sep 2, 2004 -
EmailFilter: I have a Windows XP Pro laptop and an OS X iMac. I need to store my email and contacts on the iMac but access them over my home network from the laptop. How can I do this? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Sfving
on Sep 1, 2004 -
I want a word processor that lets two users simultaneously edit the same document. Every word processor I've used since, like, 1982, only lets one person edit a document at a time, for fear of people saving over each others' changes. In this modern age, I'm sure that someone has figured out a way to have changes be instantly transmitted to the other user over the network. Any leads?
posted by profwhat
on Aug 31, 2004 -
My laptop can no longer receive the Internet! The internet comes, via DSL, into my DESKTOP pc. The Desktop's DSL modem is hooked up to a LinkSys Wireless-B router, which broadcasts the Internet signal to my laptop. The lights on the LynkSys are blinking as usual. My desktop is receiving the web just fine. My laptop IS showing the little "connected" (two-computers) icon in the system tray, and when I hover over it, it says "Wireless Network Connection... Speed 11.0 Mbps, Signal Strength: Excellent." But when I start of a browser, I can't get to any page. I CAN get to the same pages on my desktop. Help! [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Aug 30, 2004 -
Can a network connection be killed from the command line in Windows XP?
posted by plexi
on Aug 19, 2004 -
MacCruftFilter: a guy i know told me yesterday that he discovered he had the ability to wander around the network using an old macintosh SE
(linked through a newer one, as it's too old to connect directly). the funny thing was that in browsing appletalk he realized he could look at and open files - not just specifically shared files, but any
files - on any networked mac on campus (he didn't say if he meant OS X too, or only OS 9 or older). he figures the new macs don't recognize the old one as even existing, and the old one is too old to recognize the security setup on the new ones - so they ignore each other and he's free to open someone else's files. he didn't try creating or deleting anything, though. so here's the question: can any mac people tell me if is he right about why this works, and, if not, is this just a fluke? am i potentially opening a can of mac-security worms by even asking this?
posted by caution live frogs
on Aug 5, 2004 -
Strange DSL home network problem: using the phone freezes the internet. More inside... [more inside]
posted by swank6
on Jul 18, 2004 -
I'm only able to get intermittent Internet access on my small home-network using Comcast Cable and a LinkSys Router. I've exausted all troubleshooting that I can come up with. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Jul 9, 2004 -
My wonderful Dell has a quirk: suddenly streaming media, antivirus updates, and MSN messenger are no longer able to connect. My netwrok settings 'seem' okey-dokey, so short of a long ass tech support call to India*, what gives?
*Not that I have any misgivings about that fabulous region.
posted by moonbird
on Jun 26, 2004 -
Wifi networking question. My brother lives 1 mile away, nearly direct line of sight as I am up on a hill. I can get DSL, but his house cannot. Is there a cheap-ish way to get hi-speed into my house and create a secure wifi network to span to his house as well? (MI)
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Jun 24, 2004 -
Translating technical certifications (Network+ and A+) in to an MCP. Is this possible? I've scoured forums and newsgroups related
to technical certification, and found items that alluded to this possibility, but with no specifics as to the process. Where could I research this more? Has anyone experienced this process? How would one go about doing this?
posted by mnology
on Jun 17, 2004 -
Secure WiFi: given one's ability to find free wifi access in any reasonable downtown core, how does one go about using said access securely? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish
on Jun 10, 2004 -
I'd like to know which applications on my computer are using how much of my internet connection's bandwidth. Something like Task Manager for bandwidth. Any recommendations for something free for Win2K that's easy to install, use, and uninstall? Or is there a built-in utility I'm missing?
posted by scarabic
on Jun 10, 2004 -
The new network Friday challenge: I need to set up a network for my new place and I wanted to do it with my available stuff. How close can I come? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on May 28, 2004 -
Does anybody know if a product exists that will allow small network equipment to be mounted in a standard 19" rack? [:--more inside
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posted by littlegreenlights
on Apr 22, 2004 -
The company I work for is setting up a new office. Our external IT people are advising against installing a wireless computer network, but I have the distinct impression this is because they don't have the expertise to install one themselves. I need help to build a convincing case to the contrary (assuming I'm right about this). [more inside]
posted by nthdegx
on Apr 1, 2004 -
Internet infrastructure: how does the physical infrastructure of the internet cross oceans? Is all of the data transmitted by communications satellites, or are there big-ass intercontinental cables running across the ocean floor? And if there are big-ass intercontinental cables, how are they maintained? [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Mar 31, 2004 -
Problem sharing internet connection on home Windows XP / ME network question. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jasper411
on Feb 23, 2004 -
If several friendly, nosy and very tech-savvy, code-breaking sort of people have access to your computer and you wouldn't wish to hinder their access, but still need to hide, beyond all chance of detection, a folder where you keep your works in progress; innermost thoughts and tentative, early drafts (the kind that could easily be misinterpreted, specially if you write fiction); is there any John Le Carré-approved way of guaranteeing a private patch? I.e. So that they would think it's all open to anyone, but not really? [Mac OSX, if it's relevant.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Feb 4, 2004 -