I'm a PhD student, and I'd like to do more academic networking over email. How does this work, and what should the emails sound like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 16, 2012 -
Can I use a desktop PC connected to a projector as a hub for laptops to present their screens on demand? [more inside]
posted by man down under
on Apr 25, 2012 -
I'm in community college for I.T. (associate's degree focused on network/sysadmin work, mostly). I have a valuable, but incomplete set of marketable skills at the moment. I have a good handle on how to market myself, but no clue as to who I should be directing my attention to job-search wise . What businesses would be interested in someone who is still in school, but has proven himself capable at an internship and is willing to work for cheap? [more inside]
posted by UrbanEye
on Apr 9, 2012 -
Can Ipad (or any other tablet) be used to browse and view a folder of documents (mostly PDF/Office) on a shared drive over Wifi without actually downloading the file to the device? [more inside]
posted by djfreex
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Larry the cable-and-ethernet guy? How did he figure out my home's ethernet topology? [more inside]
posted by toastchee
on Apr 1, 2012 -
Network configuration question: I have a desktop with a wifi card, a wireless router, and an external wireless connection I have access to. I want to connect the desktop to the external wireless connection, then connect the wireless router to the desktop, creating a second wireless network with internet access. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Mar 18, 2012 -
Is it possible to use an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II on Verizon in the US? [more inside]
posted by Grither
on Mar 13, 2012 -
How can I make a wired connection to a wireless network? I'd like to use my external hard drive wirelessly with my laptop and DLNA-enabled BluRay player - the hard drive is made to be plugged into a router and used in this way. Problem: I share internet services with another apartment in my building and I do not have access to the router, which is in the other apartment. [more inside]
posted by mskyle
on Feb 23, 2012 -
I would like some advice. I would like to send test data at intervals from a client to a cloud server and measure the time taken for it to arrive at the server. At the same time, pinging the cloud server at intervals and measuring the roundtrip latency. [more inside]
posted by conrad101
on Feb 23, 2012 -
I would like to know what is the best approach for measuring a cloud provider's network latency and jitter e.g. Amazon EC2. While a single ping on the command line can achieve a round trip latency snapshot for that one moment, I was looking for something more comprehensive and thorough.
Are there any software tools out there that are particularly recommended and hopefully easy to use for measuring at intervals, network latency & jitter, preferably in Windows?
Is round trip latency or end to end latency the best metric to consider? Ping provides roundtrip although if the packet came back the same route it came, then end to end could be found by dividing by 2.
Latency and jitter increases in proportion to server load. How could I ramp up server load to let's say a specified percentage?
posted by conrad101
on Feb 14, 2012 -
How can I analyze some data about linkages between data elements in a way that will give me meaningful information about the similarity of the relationships? This has got to be a solved problem! [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Feb 8, 2012 -
I want to start a social support network for young adult (18-35) siblings of individuals with disabilities in my area. How do I best serve this population and create meaningful connections? If you are affected in one way or another, please share your needs/insights! [more inside]
posted by doctordrey
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by rocketman
on Feb 6, 2012 -
I need to setup a internal static IP for my computer at home where I'm running Autodesk Smoke on Mac. We currently have terrible wireless by AT&T running from a motorola ngv510 DSL modem/router. Please help? I tried "just figuring it out" and managed to kill the house's internet for over an hour tonight. Anyone have any experience with this?
posted by matt_od
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Is there software that can capture real time video feed from another computers screen on your home network? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus
on Jan 21, 2012 -
IT Manager Interview help! Crash course resources and interview tips wanted. [more inside]
posted by j03
on Jan 9, 2012 -
Looking for a hardware approach to remote management, that I can stick on a computer and control everything from the BIOS to any OS I please. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex
on Dec 22, 2011 -
The canonical advice for finding work is "network". I have a network: people who ask me technical questions all the time. Yet none has sent me a single reference to (engineering) work. I've gotten fed up with answering their questions, when they know I am looking and yet they produce squat in the way of "so-and-so is looking for someone who can do what you do." So what do I do? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver
on Dec 21, 2011 -
What kind of network resources does Spotify consume, especially on the upload side, and how much is it like a peer-to-peer structure? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike
on Dec 21, 2011 -
I have a Iomega Home Media drive on my LAN that starts chattering like it is about to explode with activity. [more inside]
posted by silsurf
on Dec 15, 2011 -
It's time to start looking for a new smartphone. I have the Nokia E71, and I like it well enough but for one thing: I need a phone that can adapt automatically to a small number of wireless networks for email, as I move between them. What phone should I get, or failing that, what is this function/feature even called? [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs
on Dec 12, 2011 -
Home Network Filter: I have three DirecTV HR23 receivers that are directly connected to my household internet (each room is wired with RJ45 adapters near the television area). I'm trying to hook up my Nomad device to allow visibility to the receivers and to my wireless devices. The Nomad is supposedly going to allow me to transfer content from my recievers to my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by shew
on Dec 11, 2011 -
I can't seem to password protect my local network for my Imac & Mac laptops. Help me, please. [more inside]
posted by jammy
on Nov 21, 2011 -
Please help me find the best wireless, simultaneous g/n router that also functions as a print server natively or using Tomato or DD-WRT. More inside--> [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn
on Nov 5, 2011 -
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 -
I'm finishing my economics degree this year and I've decided that I would like to become a fee-for-service financial advisor. The one major issue is that I'm strongly introverted and I'm not confident about my ability to find new clients. I'm looking for book recommendations and sage advice from those with similar types of careers. [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus
on Oct 29, 2011 -
I am learning in college about setting up and configuring Slackware Linux and I am looking for a newbie friendly book. Areas covered includes FTP, telnet, Samba, NFS, Email, port mappers/scanners. While there are certainly many books out there, Slackware appears to be a fair bit different from most other debian and redhat based distros so I am not sure about a) what would be a good book and b) a book that is relevant for Slackware Linux.
Could anyone suggest an excellent book suitable for Slackware and covering these networking areas in newbie friendly terms.
posted by conrad101
on Oct 27, 2011 -
I have just moved house and the broadband has been installed. There is only one phoneline which is the other side of the house to where I need the rg45 connections.
I can scrabble together something that work, but I was wondering if anyone can give me advice for a better setup.
2 x Homeplug
playon.tv installed on pc
The primary use of the pogoplug is to stream music and films to my PS3 and TV - I currently have that connected to the router in the other room away from the TV/PS3 and the homeplug bringing in the wired connection.
Any ideas gratefully received.
posted by trashcan
on Oct 23, 2011 -
Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Oct 18, 2011 -
What telnet-able BBS has the largest (or a large) local BRE matches with players who regularly take their turn? Not large networked matches, but large local (same board), non-network matches? The board could have networked games on a separate door install.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Oct 2, 2011 -
I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on Sep 20, 2011 -
What could be the problem with my wi-fi connection? (Details of the setup and symptoms inside) [more inside]
posted by philipy
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Is the IT company I've hired ripping me off? I need to establish a VPN connection from my funeral home in one town to my main office. One computer, one server, one database that needs to be accessed. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef
on Sep 15, 2011 -
If I wanted banks or companies like LastPass to hire me to be on their security team to make systems safer and to block out hackers, what websites/books/resources should I dive into to go from n00b to pr0 ?? [more inside]
posted by querty
on Aug 29, 2011 -
I have a sort of photo sharing website that breaks content up by category. There is not much text on the site, and we've been rejected by Google AdSense on that basis (not enough text). I'd like to find an ad network that will let me supply keywords (e.g., we have a gardening section, so we could sell space for gardening ads on those parts of the site) instead of scanning the site for them. Can anyone recommend an ad network that might do this?
posted by bagadonuts
on Aug 22, 2011 -
Help me name my social entrepreneur ideas network?
I want to create an online idea-exchange for social entrepreneurs. They'd share their problems and help each other find solutions. I'm really struggling to find a good name for the website... [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man
on Aug 4, 2011 -
Need help from Sys Admins. You've never steered me wrong here... :) Need to know how to automatically have old data be deleted from Windows Server 2008, as well as have certain file types be automatically killed....Please see explanation... [more inside]
posted by stevyb
on Aug 2, 2011 -
I'm trying to find a reference to a story I heard of, possibly here but maybe not. It was about a society of pigeon owners that had a voting scheme that worked along the lines of PageRank, where the value of your vote was based on the number of other members voting for you, calculated recursively. It was an old system, possibly around the French Revolution. My Google-Fu is completely failing me. Does any of this ring any bells?
posted by scalefree
on Jul 26, 2011 -
Wireless network question! This one's pretty specific to my living circumstances, since what I want to do is share the network in a house across a courtyard from mine. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird
on Jul 21, 2011 -