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How to move a computer onto a switch and keep the IP address?

I have a Mac Pro set to DHCP manual assign and a certain IP address that cannot change. I also have a printer plugged into a certain network jack; IP address less important. I am moving the physical location of the Mac Pro near this printer and the printer's network jack is the only one available. I'll have to plug both of these machines into the same network jack via switch/router. What switch/router is the right one to buy in 2013 (bonus if I can find it at Best Buy) and what the right way to set this up so the Mac Pro is still reachable at the same IP address on the network?
posted by michaelh on Apr 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Changed ISP unable to send email with e-mail account of old ISP

I have a friend who has become totally reliant on an e-mail account, which was provided by an internet service provider which she has just left to go to a new ISP. She uses Outlook 2003 as her e-mail client program. Unfortunately, she is now finding that after moving to this new ISP that although she can receive e-mails absolutely fine, she cannot send e-mails. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on Feb 7, 2013 - 16 answers

How can I access my NAS remotely?

Does anyone know how to access a Synology (or other) NAS remotely -- esp. if they seem to be behind multiple routers in a big network? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Sep 22, 2012 - 6 answers

What is best approach for measuring cloud network latency?

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? Many thanks!
posted by conrad101 on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I benchmark and measure cloud computing latency?

I am looking to do a project on the effects of latency on cloud computing, specifically latency impacting on Amazon EC2 virtual machines and I am trying to get my head around it. EC2 is an Infrastructure As A Service cloud product. Unfortunately, I do not have much experience with it. I haven't found alot on the internet on this area; has anyone seen any information on this subject? Could anyone make suggestions about appropriate ways to do latency benchmarking in this area. What kind of things ought I be looking to include in any benchmark tests. How exactly do others go about measuring latency for Amazon EC2. Are there any software tools out there which will help.
posted by conrad101 on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Help with home network?

NetworkFilter: Total networking n00b needs help with home network. Snowflake! [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Dec 18, 2010 - 6 answers

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

iTunes headaches!

iTunes/Networking Filter: Cannot see a shared library that resides on my Windows XP desktop on iTunes on my Windows 7 laptop... [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself on May 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Best (OS X) solution for remote photo editing?

What's the best way to set things up so my wife can edit our iPhoto library (currently on the iMac) from a new MacBook that I plan to buy? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Mar 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Internet connection is not working properly but Comcast says it isn't them. Help!

My internet connection has always had issues, but recently those issues have gotten exponentially worse. Comcast is the only constant in this equation, but they claim that the signal they're sending is strong! I need it fixed ASAP, what can I try? [more inside]
posted by etherealclarity on Feb 24, 2010 - 16 answers

How can I reset a router to return to being an open network?

How to I return my home wifi network to being a totally open access network? [more inside]
posted by verapamil on Dec 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Wireless and dLans and making them talk to each other

Please help my computers talk to each other once again. Windows networking question within [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Nov 24, 2009 - 4 answers

Wake on WAN is within my grasp (with your help)!

I'm so close to getting Wake-on-WAN to work, I just need a little more help! Wake-on-LAN works... [more inside]
posted by bering on Sep 10, 2009 - 7 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

How do I enable simple file sharing on Server 2008 and stop my network from crashing?

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 - 6 answers

Crash course for overwhelmed techie

Hivemind, please help me out with a crash course in networking! [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Jun 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Computer exposed to internet without a firewall, now what do I do?

My computer has recently been exposed to the wild internet without being behind a firewall. I'm running Windows 2000 without a software firewall. What should I do now to clean my machine and make sure it hasn't been subject to an exploit? [more inside]
posted by miasma on May 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Printer sharing over a WiFi network?

Can my wife and I share a printer over a WiFi network? [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Dec 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Mac sucking the life out of our network?

Is it possible that my MacBook Pro is sucking the life out of our home network? [more inside]
posted by ukdanae on Jul 22, 2007 - 16 answers

Impressive stock photo, now what is it?

What is this nifty-looking piece of equipment? [via]
posted by Skorgu on Jun 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Good text on home networking...

I am pretty computer savvy but have little understanding of networking windows PCs (for home use). Using a Linksys wireless router and the install wizard I was able to network my home computers, but if something goes wrong I'm lost. Can someone point me to a good print or electronic reference that will provide the principles and background on PC home networking and enable me (with a little effort) to understand the setup I now have. I am interested in such topics as network security, file sharing, printer sharing, adding or removing a computer from the network, and accessing my network from my office.
posted by retiree on Dec 8, 2006 - 6 answers

networking/windows server 2003 n00blet needs reading material

I'm the new networking/windows servers 2003 administrator at school. Only problem is i know jack about networking! Looking for something I can pick up at the bookstore to give me a good introduction into the subject. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Jun 23, 2006 - 9 answers

What router typically assigns 10.1.9.1 ip?

What type of router typically has a gateway of 10.1.9.1, I'm used to seeing the typical router use 192.168.*.* but I'm trying to figure out what routers the local apartment unit is using to run their wireless.
posted by skEwb on Jan 30, 2006 - 18 answers

Too much too soon?

Am I qualified to do this IT job, and/or is it something I could pick up as I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2005 - 12 answers

laptop network issue

I have a linksys wireless router (WRT54GS) and broadband. I never have any connectivity issues with my desktop that is connected with cat-5. I never used to have issues with my laptop with a wireless card, but recently.... [more inside]
posted by pissfactory on Jul 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Windows XP Home as a file server?

I just bought a smokin' new laptop with a 60GB hard drive, replacing my aging-but-serviceable desktop. I have about 90GB of files in total--too large to fit on the laptop. My just-replaced desktop is running XP Home, while my laptop is XP Pro -- can I use my desktop as a file server, or is XP Home too limiting/insecure? Am I opening myself up to a world of hurt? [more inside]
posted by kables on Apr 20, 2005 - 8 answers

AirPort Express basestation not working...

AirPort problem: I just set up my new AirPort Express basestation, and, believe it or not, it doesn't work properly. more inside... [more inside]
posted by garethspor on Aug 15, 2004 - 9 answers

Are there adapters for monitors with DFP connectors?

How do I connect a Compaq monitor to a Dell computer? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Feb 18, 2004 - 4 answers

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