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No phone reception: how to get texts?

How can I send and receive SMSs in a mobile phone blackspot? [more inside]
posted by fightorflight on Oct 20, 2009 - 6 answers

VPN from home NAS system.

I am trying to set up my router so that I can get at my files on my 3 NAS boxes. These NAS boxes are 1) D-Link DNS323, Infrant ReadyNAS NV+, and a Buffalo TeraStation HD-H2.0TGL/R5. The router is connected to the internet via a home service cable modem so it won't have a static IP and one step is to find the IP address before accessing. I have a router (DLink DGL-4100) which says it can make a IPSec VPN or FTP using a Virtual Server (I think). There would be no other PCs on the network since I would be taking my laptop with me when I access the network. The manuals for the routers talk about FTP serving but if I get a VPN set in my router then I should be able to just browse for whatever I want that way...right? The instructions say it can be done, but how? Please give me step by step instructions the best you can for setting up the router, the NAS boxes and my XP laptop (with suggested software, if necessary) since I have looked all over the internet and can't find anything I can understand. Of course the access should be encrypted and password protected. THANKS GUYS. [more inside]
posted by CodeMonkey on Oct 16, 2009 - 5 answers

How to build a private social network with only admin-user communication?

I'd like to create a self-hosted private social network where users can submit a photo and personal information. But when a user logs in, they should only be able to see and modify their own profile information, and they should only be able to see and communicate with the admin, not the other users. I'd like to use a CMS such as Joomla, Elgg, Drupal, or Wordpress (Buddypress?), but I'm not sure what would be the best approach.
posted by Josh Coe on Oct 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Connecting a microphone to a network.

I have an IP webcam which allows anyone on the local area network to connect to it and view. Is there an equivalent IP-addressable device for sound only? [more inside]
posted by BrokenEnglish on Oct 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Wireless network connection problem

ARGH. Wireless connectivity problem. Laptop tells me I am connected with excellent signal strength, and yet I'm not able to load any webpages. [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison on Oct 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Big Ten Network football on streaming video?

Can I get Big Ten Network football games on streaming video online? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Oct 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Why-Fi?

What's killing my wi-fi connection? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 2, 2009 - 17 answers

TCP port switcheroo

I would like to forward a local port to another local port...in effect, disguising one port for another. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by AltReality on Sep 24, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me identify potential grant sources for rebuilding an elementary school's IT network

I have been tasked with rebuilding the computer lab and administrative systems for an elementary school. One of my tasks will be to seek out and apply for grants of funds or equipment for an upgrade. What organizations should I approach? [more inside]
posted by Imhotep is Invisible on Sep 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Why can't the networked devices just get along?

I'm trying to set up my parents' home network. The easiest way to describe it is with a diagram. They have a DSL router in a closet, and that's connected (ethernet) to mom's desktop pc. There is a wireless router (D-Link DI-524) that's also connected to the DSL router via ethernet. There is a printer connected to the D-Link via ethernet. And finally, dad's laptop connects via wifi. If the DSL router is connected to the wireless router's LAN port, mom can surf the web and print to the printer, but dad can't connect to the internet. (see the "lan port connection" diagram) If the DSL router is connected to the wireless router's WAN port, mom can surf the web but can't see the printer, but dad can connect to the internet. (see the "wan port connection" diagram) I've tried tweaking the D-Link's settings to both accept a DHCP address or have a hardcoded address, and also to pass out or not pass our a DHCP address to dad's laptop. What I can't seem to accomplish is: 1. mom can access internet 2. mom can access printer 3. dad can access internet 4. dad can access printer Any suggestions? Can I even do this with this equipment?
posted by edjusted on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Need help with multiple routers

Looking for help with multiple routers on network. [more inside]
posted by tjbarrett on Sep 17, 2009 - 12 answers

What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public?

What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public? [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

How do you keep from crossing the line between squeaky wheel and stalker?

Fellow freelancers and/or marketing gurus: where is the fine line between staying on a potential employer’s radar and being a pest--and how do I get as close to it as possible? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

How to make my LaCie 5big NAS better?

LaCie 5Big NAS hacks/modifications/tricks? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Sep 13, 2009 - 4 answers

A network between two adjacent buildings

I need advice on the best and least expensive way to have a network between two adjacent buildings. [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Sep 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me connect!

Help me connect to my girlfriend's wireless network! [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Aug 31, 2009 - 12 answers

Run wacky cable or buy a whole new gaming pc?

Is it better to (a) run audio, video, keyboard, and mouse to the TV at the other end of the house or (b) just get a second PC? Help me sort out the cost/benefit. [more inside]
posted by mindsound on Aug 29, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I make a folder in the root of a shared network drive inaccessible over the network but accessible to that computer?

I have a 1TB secondary drive in my desktop computer that I have the root of shared over my local network. Inside are 5 folders, all but one of I want to be accessible over the network (one is a backup folder I don't want accessible to other network computers). Before I reinstalled my OS I had figured some way of changing the permissions so that if I was on the desktop itself I could get into the backup folder, but if I was on any other computer on the network I could see the shared drive and modify any folder but the backup one. I just recently reinstalled Windows Vista (Went from 32 bit to 64 bit) and now I can’t remember how I had set the permissions. [more inside]
posted by token-ring on Aug 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Internet Woes

[ComputerFilter] Newly installed programs and updated programs can't connect to the internet. Any ideas? (Vista Home Premium) [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Aug 9, 2009 - 4 answers

The Health Insurance In-Out Network shuffle

Health Insurance snafu. The In-Out Network shuffle. Am I borked? [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on Aug 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Three states, one LAN: how do I create the VPN?

Networking newbie question: how do I set up a Cisco router-based VPN between three sites, such that each can treat the other as if it were on the same LAN? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Jul 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Why can't I connect to my neighbor's open wireless network?

My downstairs neighbor has given me permission to connect to her open wireless network. The network looks unsecured, doesn't ask for a password, just tells me "unable to connect," except once when it seemed to connect but told me I had a weak or limited connection. The signal is strong. [more inside]
posted by Sia Stewart on Jul 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Video K. Corral

Videoconferencing gurus: Software-based MCU/phone bridge instead of hardware-based? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Jul 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Settings to back-up before wiping machine on Windows Server 2003 domain/network?

Can you recommend a guide for and/or some details about backing up all the necessary network settings to get a Windows XP machine back onto a Windows Server 2003 server/domain after a wipe? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Jul 21, 2009 - 5 answers

[ Home Networking Filter ] Why must I restart my wireless router every hour? Or, what am I doing wrong in the implementation of my home network?

[ Home Networking Filter ] Why must I restart my wireless router every hour? Or, what am I doing wrong in the implementation of my home network? [more inside]
posted by platosadvocate on Jul 21, 2009 - 15 answers

Yes, I've asked the company. Officially, it's impossible.

A question for IT and telecoms boffins: Help me understand voicemail. Specifically, what would need to go wrong with a mobile phone company's voicemail server for it to randomly connect customers to the mailboxes of complete strangers? Is it more likely to be an isolated technical glitch, a systemic network security problem, intentional foul play, or something else?
posted by embrangled on Jul 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Is my hard drive opaque on a public network?

Wi-Fi security. How much of the contents of my a) iPhone or b) iBook can be "seen" if I'm on a public network? Particularly concerning the latter, I've never been clear whether, in logging on to network X--be it a free municipal net or my employer's "guest net"--I'm simply an inscrutable blip on a network or I'm making my hard drive an open book to anyone who cares to peek. Any insight would be appreciated.
posted by the sobsister on Jul 19, 2009 - 11 answers

How to "lock down" Windows on a home PC

I've been wondering if it is possible to apply the same solution to the never-ending problem of Windows corruption (and the resulting degraded performance) that data centers use. As I understand it, Windows is booted over the network, so what happens to the local hard drive does not matter. Is there a way of doing the same thing to a home PC? Can you make a hard drive "read-only" after putting a bootable Windows image on it, and then use a seperate hard drive for data storage? I really detest the solution that MS sponsors (virus protection/firewall software) because it is just another thing that you have to buy which supports it's business partners. Any other ideas?
posted by ackptui on Jul 16, 2009 - 7 answers

A mobile browser, but for a laptop

I'm looking for a mobile browser (or similar solutions). But there's a catch. I want it for a laptop, not a phone. [more inside]
posted by Petrot on Jul 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Hello...internet?

Help me set up a wireless network bridge - with a twist [more inside]
posted by defcom1 on Jul 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Create Win2K network install image?

How to simply create an install image for Win2K and place it on the network for another computer to install from? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Jul 13, 2009 - 8 answers

XBOX 360 on a wireless bridge

How do I connect my xbox 360 to computers on the same wireless network if the xbox 360 is connected to a wireless bridge? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Jul 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Latency? This. Is. Infiniteloop!

Help me try and fix my mother's weird internet/Mac Mini issue. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jul 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Network USB Devices

I need to get my external hard disks and my multifunction printer off my desk. I have a mac. I have a multi-function printer. I have 3 external hard disks. I scan lots of things. I print stuff. I run time machine. Help me move my USB peripherals to the other side of the room. [more inside]
posted by shew on Jun 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Sharing a 3G connection

Home networking: sharing 3G connection on XP... [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels on Jun 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Maybe he is my way in?

The research director at an institution where I applied for an entry-level research position happens to be an alumnus of my university (same school, too, except four decades earlier). In our alumni career center, he has indicated that he would not mind being contacted. Should I contact him? How? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2009 - 10 answers

FreeNAS Hardware Specs

I'm going to make a dedicated FreeNAS box. Looking for hardware suggestions. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer on Jun 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Active Synchronization Across a Network?

I need a lightweight program that can actively synchronize files across a network. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Jun 15, 2009 - 13 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

Cheap smartphone that will make Skype calls over Wi-Fi?

Can anyone recommend a cheap smartphone that can make Skype calls over Wi-Fi? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Jun 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Devices can't access Internet

My Tivo and 360 can no longer access the internet because my provider has set up a Terms of Service page that you have to click on through a web browser before it will let you access the internet. What can I do to get internet for my browser less devices? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jun 2, 2009 - 14 answers

A crash course in server administration

At work I'm jumping head first into trying to setup and manage a OS X Server to be used for network load balancing, routing, and possibly netbooting a group of machines. Any tips or help appreciated. [more inside]
posted by meowN on May 31, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I fix slow network speeds?

What is making the connection between my two computers so slow? [more inside]
posted by mithiirym on May 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Why can't I transfer files over a network?

Why can't I access the C drive via crossover connection? [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on May 21, 2009 - 4 answers

OPtimal Settings for Apple Airport Extreme

I have an Apple AirPort Extreme that is about one year old and recently our wireless network has been experiencing connectivity issues. We've played with some settings...are some settings better for connectivity than others? Do we need a repeater? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on May 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Is there a cheap, easy way to put a custom welcome page on a home wifi network?

Is there a cheap, easy way to put a custom welcome page on a home wifi network? I'm leaving the connection unsecured, and would like anyone who comes on to see a custom home page telling them about the area and why it's an open network. [more inside]
posted by nathanrudy on May 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Recommend Mac OS X scanner software

What Mac OS X software will let me scan things using my second hand Canon ImageRunner C5800 networked printer/scanner? There's PC software available, but I'd rather not have to run XP just to scan things. Note: if I sound clueless I am; if I'm missing something obvious then please tell me.
posted by Joe in Australia on Apr 29, 2009 - 7 answers

help find a way to make me redundant

My boss is looking for the most efficient and cost-effective way to add redundancy to our 20MB fiber. [more inside]
posted by dozo on Apr 27, 2009 - 11 answers

OSX can't see my XP drive

Suddenly my Mac can't see my Windows PC, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Network Knowledge

How can I analyse and understand what's going on with my PeerGuardian logs? How can I understand various network commands (e.g. ping, traceroute etc.)? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Apr 12, 2009 - 5 answers

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