Last night my brother in law installed our new router. This morning my Tivo can't see either of the two computers on the network, and they can't see the Tivo either. Help?! [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Dec 28, 2008 -
Would the landline telephone system be completely down after a nuclear strike on ~20 U.S. cities? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on Dec 28, 2008 -
WirelessNeworkFilter: Please help me set up my home wireless network using two routers. Despite all the particulars of my situation, there must be an easy solution. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Dec 19, 2008 -
How do I synchronize local copies from a file server for when I'm not able to connect to its network or the internet? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on Dec 11, 2008 -
Can you walk a poor knave through a router swap? (Surprisingly, Google is not that obliging...is that because it's as dumb as asking "Can you walk me through plugging in my TV?") [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Dec 8, 2008 -
Home networking question: What piece of hardware do I need to share a ... actually I don't know how to phrase it correctly so I've included links to 2 simple schematic drawings. I need help connecting a file server and an Xbox 360 to my home network. [more inside]
posted by penduluum
on Nov 30, 2008 -
I'm looking for inspiration on how to reduce computer clutter. I run a lot of machines and make them do a lot of cool things, but in a 92sqm apartment where we're also trying to manage massive DVD, magazine, and book libraries, and where my previous work station (which was never all that orderly) has been conquered by my girlfriend's rampaging makeup and sewing stuff, it ain't easy. I want to compartmentalize, organize, and speed up the process of accessing my stuff. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Nov 29, 2008 -
What is the best way to sync folders on a Mac to folders on a PC media server across a network? [more inside]
posted by raddevon
on Nov 26, 2008 -
I have a friend who has a small business and wants me to perform a LAN/WAN Network Assessment. It's something I never done before but I'm fully capable. Instead of me reinventing the wheel does anyone have fill in the blank forms or links to forms with questions I should ask and what I should inventory? Thanks!
posted by bleucube
on Nov 16, 2008 -
How can I access a harddrive on my network that does not have appropriate permissions set by the main server on the network. [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong
on Nov 12, 2008 -
I've been asked to look at a network that runs three machines (XP) which apparently stopped working: Users cannot connect to the server (Windows Server 2003) due to some connection error. [more inside]
posted by panboi
on Nov 12, 2008 -
I have a new pc hooked up and it gets the Internet all the time, no problem checking e-mail, surfing or pinging anything on the WWW.
However, I have intermittent problems remotely logging into that machine, either via ssh or vnc. If I ping the machine for long intervals of time, I've seen packet loss of around 90%.
Does anybody have a good idea of where to start diagnosing this problem?
posted by aereoperro
on Nov 5, 2008 -
I'm clueless about wireless home networks. Please help this Mac user get his Wii and Blu-ray player connected to one. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on Nov 5, 2008 -
Windows XP, XP64, Vista, and Linux machines refuse to play nicely together - Why can't I get them to ping each other? I am trying to hook up a mixed network for file/print sharing, network gaming and the like, but I seem to be having basic IP issues and I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out the problem! [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel
on Nov 5, 2008 -
I need to connect two computers that are located on separate networks. There are two things i'd like to be able to do:
1. Transfer files between the two computers.
2. Install Synergy, so that i can control both PCs with one keyboard and mouse.
I can't install a second NIC in each PC, but i am willing to try maybe a USB NIC.
Both PCs are running XP.
posted by PlayWithFire
on Nov 3, 2008 -
How can I access my WD MyBook World Network Storage Drive from my new (Ubuntu 8.04) computer now that my old (WinXP) box is dead dead dead? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Oct 21, 2008 -
My net connection has dropped like clockwork around midnight over the past few days. What's up? [more inside]
posted by Gyan
on Oct 20, 2008 -
I sometimes visit a network where port 22 is locked down. I'd like to be able to initiate ssh sessions from this site. Is there any tunneling or other magic I can invoke to reach this goal, or any other solution short of badgering the admins? [more inside]
posted by namespan
on Oct 18, 2008 -
How does projecting the winner of the US presidential election work? And what is the earliest time at which the election may
be called? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Oct 15, 2008 -
On a Windows share with a complex file tree, is there any way to lock down the tree so that folders can be added by all, but the directory structure itself can't be changed? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Oct 13, 2008 -
IT Tech guy seeking more information on how to get deep into network security. [more inside]
posted by frwagon
on Oct 7, 2008 -
Netgear access point weirdness. Wireless roaming. OMG, why does the AP do this
and as a result cause my internets connection to connect/disconnect frequently? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay
on Sep 28, 2008 -
Help extending a wireless network? I have a Time Capsule acting as my primary wifi base station. It's in the living room, attached to the only DSL line in the house. It has a great signal all over the house...except of course in my office, in the back room. Any good ideas how to extend the network back there? A few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Sep 15, 2008 -
Should I use Subversion, CVSNT, or something else for version control on my home LAN? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Sep 13, 2008 -
How can I print to my HP LaserJet 2100 (networked with a JetDirect 610N card) from any computer in my Mac network? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Sep 4, 2008 -
My neighbor kindly gave the key to her (Airport) wireless network, but although I can see it, I can't connect on my PC - I don't even get as far as being asked for the key. What gives? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind
on Sep 1, 2008 -
My computer has a wireless adapter (for internet) and an ethernet cable to a router (not internet-connected). How can I let it access the internet while also being able to access the lan through 192.168.1.X? I can only set it to access one or the other, but not both.
posted by lpctstr;
on Aug 31, 2008 -
Why are we getting incomplete printouts when attempting to print wirelessly from a laptop? [more inside]
posted by newfers
on Aug 19, 2008 -
I have a three person Mac OS X office where we need to have remote access to about 4GB of files. I have looked around extensively for a solution and so far have not found an acceptable one. We have tried to use Back to my Mac and Apple Remote Desktop but the other two users are not that technically adept and it seem too complicated for them. Out problem is further complicated by the fact that we sometimes access the same files, so we can have version problems as well. Back to my Mac has never worked period.
Could I use Amazon S3 storage? And manage with Subversion or Git? Are there reasonable clients for Subversion and Git. Drobo with network card seem over the top and too costly.
Having the files on the cloud would be a perfect solution, however a local solution that could be accessed from anywhere will work as well.
To further complicate we are thinking of having one person access via PC.
posted by thinktwice
on Aug 19, 2008 -
I'd like to create a bootable backup of my MacBook's hard drive 150GB hard drive. I've got a 500GB drive, but it's in an Ubuntu server on my LAN. Is there a good way to back up a bootable backup to another computer? [more inside]
posted by nasty, brutish, and of average height
on Aug 19, 2008 -
Network filtering on the cheap: Small office network filtering....yet need to be able to bypass (for some.) [more inside]
posted by Towelie
on Aug 15, 2008 -
I'm sure this question will not make me the most popular student at the dance, but is there a way to identify (via IP) machines running BitTorrent clients within an internal network (ie. work)?
My company has around 50 employees, and the old, "Please don't torrent at work" doesn't seem to be doing much good anymore.
It brings our email and web browsing to a near standstill, and dropping by the "usual suspects" is not only tiresome, but doesn't seem to find all the sources of traffic any longer.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
posted by numlok
on Aug 11, 2008 -
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 -
How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files.
Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on Aug 9, 2008 -
Computer 1 (XP SP2) and Computer 2 (XP) are connected to a router. I want to transfer and manipulate files from one on the other. I don't want to use File and Print Sharing. Any solutions? [more inside]
posted by daksya
on Aug 2, 2008 -
Looking for community building tool to create a family website. I have family all across the US and would like to create a website where each family member could create their own profile, make posts, share photos. Like a MySpace or Facebook but something more private and to a degree less complex. Something that is just for invited users, something that is easy to use for non-technical users and something that I can host and administer. Open source solutions would be preferred. I have used wordpress, drupal, and joomla but each requires tweaking and modules, and lots of research to setup. Just wondering if there are any prepackages solutions or easier to use modules for WP, drupal, or joomla. Thanks.
posted by mountainfrog
on Jul 15, 2008 -