Join 3,433 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

22 posts tagged with networking and Ethernet. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 22 of 22. Subscribe:

Internet, you're being weird. Stop it.

Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 7, 2013 - 10 answers

WIFI networking: two routers on the same network

Hi, I am trying to set up a surplus router as a NAS and torrent appliance, to integrate into an existing network. The setup will use two routers, one to provide network and internet to everyone, the other will use TomatoUSB and will be dedicated to torrenting. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Jan 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Fiber fiber fiber...

I need some advice on best hardware / best practice when running ethernet over fiber optic. [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Apr 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Using multiple network services on OSX?

Mac OSX Networking: Can I configure different applications to use different Network services to connect? How do I do that? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Sep 21, 2011 - 6 answers

VDSL2 DSLAMs

IT/Telecom people: I'm bringing a 1Gbps metro Ethernet connection into the basement of a large apartment building. This building has 2-pair wiring in the walls for multiple phone lines to each apartment (dating from the 1970s, but in very good condition) running from the basement wiring closet to each unit. We are shopping for VDSL2 DSLAMs. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jan 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Best way to run a network from upstairs to downstairs?

What's the best way to drop a cable (a network cable) from the second floor to the main floor (in a house)? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Jan 3, 2011 - 21 answers

How do you troubleshoot a cat-5 drop?

How do you troubleshoot a cat-5 drop? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Dec 14, 2009 - 16 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

How to run CAT-6 cable from upstairs to downstairs?

I want to run ethernet cable from my computer/router upstairs to my PS3 in the living room, which is downstairs, directly underneath the computer (they share an internal wall.) What issues should I be aware of? (Perhaps fire code?) [more inside]
posted by mkny on Feb 9, 2009 - 10 answers

I just really don't want to plug another thing into the wall...

I have a cable modem provided by Time Warner Cable of NYC (seen here). The back of the device has one 10 Base-T port (ethernet jack) and one USB type B jack. Can I connect a laptop to the USB jack and my Xbox 360 to the ethernet jack? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Macfilter: How can I use ethernet and wifi at the same time on my Macs?

Is it possible to connect two macs via ethernet (to share files back and forth on their wired LAN), but both be connected to the internet wirelessly at the same time using airport? (an airport extreme is connected to DSL on the lower level of the apartment). If so, how? [more inside]
posted by lonemantis on Dec 8, 2007 - 19 answers

Do you talk AppleTalk?

MacNetworkingFilter: Setting up a print server in a small office–Ethernet, AppleTalk, wireless, oh my… Lots [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Dec 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Help me convert from SMF to MMF.

I need help converting a single mode fiber connection to a multi mode connection. [more inside]
posted by Loto on Oct 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Slingbox won't get IP Address from DHCP server

SlingboxNetworkingWoesFilter: I recently got a Slingbox, and while I am quite happy with the product in theory, I'm stalled with networking problems and the Slingbox fails to get an IP address from the DHCP server. Network routing is being provided by Mac OS X's Internet Sharing feature, and while the DHCP log shows numerous DHCP DISCOVER requests from the Slingbox, no IP address is ever assigned. Read on for details. [more inside]
posted by zachlipton on Jun 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Can't print and use internet simultaneously

Network follies. Airport + wireless ethernet bridge + gigabit switch + printer + Mac + PC = any single network service works until I try to use another one. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Jun 15, 2006 - 13 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

I'm scared of my wireless router

Does a wireless router broadcast all the traffic that goes through it? More particularly, can someone eavesdrop on the traffic to my hardwired computer, just because my wireless router has the radio turned on? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Jan 4, 2006 - 35 answers

ethernet cables

Is a patch cable the same as an ethernet cable? [more inside]
posted by gingembre on Sep 12, 2005 - 13 answers

How does a new homeowner connect a cable modem with in-wall ethernet in a standalone house?

Home Networking: how do you go about connecting a cable modem to a house with in-wall ethernet in every room? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Aug 29, 2005 - 24 answers

Wireless Networking

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 - 3 answers

Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking Question. I want to use wireless networking to connect a DSL router to both my PVR & playstation 2. How do I do it? [M.I.] [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Apr 22, 2004 - 6 answers

Old Mac: Sharing files with Windows & music player?

I'm helping some friends of mine set up a small house network with a cable router. They have two PC's running XP and an Imac with 96MB RAM, OS 8.1.

I do not know much at all about Macintosh computers, and I couldn't find any info regarding the ability to see files on the network, cross platform. I basically want to have access to the music files on one of the PCs from the Imac. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on Jan 6, 2004 - 16 answers

Page: 1