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How do I turn a recruitment into an information interview?

I received an email from $bignamecompany on LinkedIn. They want me to interview for a position. For a variety of reasons, I am not interested in switching jobs right now. I would like to get more information about the position at the company and establish a relationship with the HR person for the future, however. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2015 - 14 answers

Wifi repeatedly stalls, how do I even start troubleshooting this?

My laptop (and only my laptop) keeps randomly losing its internet connection after 20 minutes. Disconnecting and reconnecting to my wifi fixes this temporarily, but I haven't got a clue how to even approach fixing this. [more inside]
posted by jamincan on Nov 16, 2015 - 10 answers

How do I make contact with a complete stranger?

I'd like to talk to someone in Newport, Oregon, about business and employment. We've never met, I'd be reaching out to him straight out of the blue. How can I do this without looking like a weirdo? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Nov 2, 2015 - 7 answers

Tricks for remembering names and context

I have a problem with remembering people's names. I've read previous posts on the topic and generally I can smilingly apologise and say, "Hey, I'm sorry but I am terrible with names." But my bigger problem is that I meet people in many contexts that don't overlap and all require various levels of professionalism. I don't mind apologising for forgetting their name, but to then add, "...and how do we know each other?" is veering into rudeness. Suggestions?
posted by tracicle on Oct 25, 2015 - 11 answers

Looking for a SF story about network packets from the future

I'm looking for a story (short novel, perhaps?) I read online probably 5-10 years ago, about a team that invents network gear so good, it happens to pick up packets from the future. Other plot points inside. [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Oct 20, 2015 - 0 answers

How to combine multiple internet connections seamlessly?

I have two internet connections at home that I would like to combine for benefits of reliability and speed. [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Oct 13, 2015 - 6 answers

How Best to Identify a Network Problem

My Tivo frequently loses connection to the network, which creates substantial problems. Since there are a lot of expensive wires and devices that could be the cause of the issue, it's not cost effective to start replacing components until the issue is fixed. Is there a better way to pinpoint the source of a problem on a home network? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Oct 7, 2015 - 6 answers

Network attached storage? There's way too many options - help!

What network attached storage should I use? This will be used as a central backup for all three computers on the network, it should stream media to my xbox, and it should be easy to setup a secondary backup of the NAS to another external drive or cloud service. [more inside]
posted by Arbac on Sep 28, 2015 - 16 answers

I want to captivate you...

...or at least capture your attention and potential friendship, in an email. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Aug 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Can I have a private wireless network with a shared internet connection?

I share an internet connection with the other tenants in my small apartment building. My neighbors are nice folks, but I'd like a little more technological distance between us. I'd like to keep my computers on a private wireless network and have the router for that network connect to the shared router for internet access. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by Made of Star Stuff on Aug 9, 2015 - 13 answers

iMac won't internet good

I've got continual internet dropouts, and because it's such a common problem, there's not a lot of help I can get from google. Because it's such a common problem, what's your advice on working out how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by The River Ivel on Aug 6, 2015 - 8 answers

Wireless options for a 200' Internet connection?

Is there a reliable and low latency wireless option for a point to point network connection? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jul 28, 2015 - 11 answers

Doing the networking dance

A few weeks ago i ran into an acquaintance and mentioned that I was looking for a new job. She said that she knew the CEO of a company that she thought I would be a good fit for, and gave me his and the company's name, along with permission to mention that I got his info from her. What do I do with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2015 - 5 answers

Looking for specific business card design and purpose feedback

For career search and professional networking, my goal is to have two business card sets for two separate functions: (A) Personal/professional networking, which I think should be clean in design and potentially easy for business card scanners to scan, and (B) 1 or 2 quirky styles for packaging with hard copy resumes, stationery, after in-person interviews, and possibly at geek-oriented events, which I think should more whimsical and/or notable. I want your opinions and/or additional ideas if you think I'm off-base or should consider other approaches. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Jul 13, 2015 - 11 answers

Can I make a separate, secondary WiFi network?

I would like to figure out how to make a wireless network inside my house that doesn't interfere/interact with my regular cable modem/wifi. Details to follow ... [more inside]
posted by mccxxiii on Jun 29, 2015 - 8 answers

How do I network without coming across as a giant jerk/opportunist?

A few of my former colleagues would be very good people to network with. The only problem is that there a few of them I haven't spoken to in years (as in, more than ten years in one case). Is there a way to get in touch with people via a networking email that won't make me seem like a stalker or a blatant opportunist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2015 - 14 answers

Reliable well performing router for a small office

Can you recommend a reliable router for a small office (25 people)? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Jun 16, 2015 - 6 answers

The Etiquette of Networking

Teach me how to make the most of this opportunity to network, while avoiding specific pitfalls like drooling on myself or saying dumb nervous things. Difficulty level: I don't currently work in the field, so people are going to be less interested in networking with me than I am with them (unless they are actively seeking a mentee, or open to it). [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jun 11, 2015 - 6 answers

Should I still use my former supervisor as a job reference?

I left this medical supply company last November due to multiple employees leaving, declining accounts, and the inability to be consistently compliant with Medicare standards. My previous supervisor was laid off, and he ended up working for a university medical center that is ranked top 10 in the U.S. While I was working at the medical supply company, we would keep in touch and he encouraged me to look for a better gig. [more inside]
posted by tnar23 on May 17, 2015 - 6 answers

Why do certain web sites load slowly from our office?

There are certain web sites (e.g. www.amd.com) which load incredibly slowly from our office. On the same laptops from anywhere else they load fine. What gives? [more inside]
posted by NailsTheCat on May 15, 2015 - 20 answers

Win7 Computer can't see other Win7 comp on 4 computer network?

Doing phone support (no physical access) Windows 7 network... 4 computers... Let's call them Laptop, Front, Data1, Data2. The original call was for a computer (Front) that couldn't see the local network or the internet. After playing around with it, having them replug wifi adapter, loading the "Netgear Genie" software and doing ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew, I got it so that the computer could see the internet and 3 out of 4 computers on the local network/workgroup. [more inside]
posted by symbioid on May 13, 2015 - 1 answer

How to keep track of names and faces to build relationships at a large c

Remembering who someone is has been a roadblock to successful networking in the past – but in my new job, I have more people to remember than ever. I’d like to know what you, as someone who also has trouble remembering names and faces, has done to keep track of a large network. I am not looking for mnemonic tricks to remember one or several specific names. I’m hoping more for something like “Everyone I meet goes in my electronic rolodex that I update with X information after each meeting.” [more inside]
posted by rebent on May 7, 2015 - 9 answers

The IT Integration and Proprioception Engine. Does it Really Exist?

This is a weird one and I apologize in advance, but I'm short of time and gobsmacked. Can anyone doing advanced networking stuff confirm or deny the existence of a software tool for network architecture modeling called the IT Integration and Proprioception Engine (IT-PIE)? [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Apr 28, 2015 - 14 answers

Need some office network tech advice

I need to know what realistic options are for connecting some tablets to a server in my office. I say realistic because I'm working for a boss who thinks he knows way more about tech then he does and he keeps suggesting these complicated scenarios that he thinks is going to save money. [more inside]
posted by Jalliah on Apr 12, 2015 - 6 answers

Too Many Wired Clients Uverse?

I just had a uverse tech over because my tv signal kept getting lost. Well he replaced the modem but, he said the problem might be my gigabit switch? I have a 3 consoles and a fire tv connected to it and don't want to go wireless when my rg is right next to the tv. All my tv clients are connected directly to the modem. Does this sound feasible? Should I take off the ps3 and see if it helps at all? Should I wait for repeat of problem before I do anything? I wasn't having any internet problems just tv problems
posted by mamamia88 on Apr 10, 2015 - 5 answers

Apple Genius's day off

Need help perfecting an Apple-based home network/ to suit my family’s needs [more inside]
posted by timshel on Mar 17, 2015 - 8 answers

Bad at parties

Looking for recommendations to be more sociable with a focus on networking and career advancement. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Mar 14, 2015 - 20 answers

Sonicwall tz215 2 isp's 1 lan and voip.

In a nutshell my small family business has comcast as a isp and a 3d party voip provider. Comcast as a business grade isp is not good in my neck of the woods (Chicago). My research ( google) informed me that I could use a Sonicwall tz215 and a 2nd isp as a fallback in case (ie: when) comcast craps out. can I use the fully configured Cisco router (static ip's for the phones and computers and VoIP stuff ) in line from the Sonicwall. So what I'm thinking is isp/isp-->Sonicwall -->Cisco router -->dumb switch?? Can this be done --if so how?
posted by prk60091 on Mar 3, 2015 - 3 answers

Name my group for high quality private job networking

Seeking your crowd wisdom for some creative names for a professional networking group. [more inside]
posted by Diddly on Feb 25, 2015 - 1 answer

Networking experts: Why won't this device pull an IP address?

I'm following-up on this question that I posted in December. I now have two iHome iW2 AirPlay speakers that I want to use at work. The problem is that when I connect them to the LAN, they don't pull an IP address. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Feb 21, 2015 - 13 answers

Why is my wifi faster with 802.11n in 802.11a compatible mode?

Cable modem, Time capsule, and various Macs. When I put the time capsule into 802.11n only mode, I get about 30mbps. When I put the time capsule into 802.11n (a compatible) mode, I get about 60mbps. Why could that be? [more inside]
posted by bashos_frog on Feb 12, 2015 - 7 answers

Get solid network link out to detached guest house

Currently bridging from main house to guest house with a router set up in the guest house acting as both wireless bridge and AP, but the connection is a little wonky. It's only about 100 ft between the two houses, but I guess the walls are attenuating the signal too much. Running ethernet cable would solve the issue, but would involve holes in the houses, which I'd like to avoid (but will consider if necessary). Powerline networking didn't work. Any thoughts? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by bigjoec on Feb 4, 2015 - 12 answers

Terminate a cat 5e cable with rj11 on both ends?

I have att uverse internet and they gave me a 2 15 feet cat 5e cables terminated with rj11 ends that plug into my modem. I'm thinking of buying a crap ton of these and going to town. My modem is in the corner 1 foot away from the jack if that. Is that a solid plan?
posted by mamamia88 on Feb 1, 2015 - 18 answers

Finding translation customers at trade fair?

How do I network/find new customers at a consumer trade fair, and is it a good idea at all? [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Jan 23, 2015 - 2 answers

Flickering LEDs on networking stuff - can the NSA read it?

My computer router/hub/switch/modem has LEDs has flicker as network traffic streams though each port. And I know that LEDs can switch on/off faster than the human eye can perceive. So do these LEDs actually light up for each '1' or '0' that's passing through it and if so, can somebody with the right technology snoop on my network traffic by observing the LEDs on my kit?
posted by Xhris on Jan 18, 2015 - 13 answers

Recommendation for a computer systems/networking engineer in London?

Help me find someone we can call in to troubleshoot our network problems. [more inside]
posted by pipeski on Jan 13, 2015 - 2 answers

Networking together multiple computers

I have a situation where I need to join together approximately 6 Windows laptops at an event. [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jan 12, 2015 - 3 answers

How unsafe is wifi protected setup anyway?

I like to use long wifi passwords and for stuff like desktops,laptops,tablets with copy and paste ability it's painless. But, for stuff like my kindle/vita it's a pain in the ass. So what I have been doing is enabling wps in my routers settings and once connected turning it off again. Is this safe?
posted by mamamia88 on Dec 24, 2014 - 6 answers

What should I learn next about computer networking?

I really enjoy the parts of my job involving networking, and I want to plan out a learning path for myself. I've studied the basics, but what would you recommend next? [more inside]
posted by carbide on Dec 23, 2014 - 7 answers

Who died and left me hall monitor? Oh, wait...

Managing a Twitter account for a professional education/networking group: what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Dec 11, 2014 - 4 answers

Insane frustration setting up multi-AirPort home wifi network - help?

I'm trying to use a couple of AirPort Expresses to extend my home wifi network but am having great difficulties. Please help? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Dec 8, 2014 - 8 answers

Cheapest way to stream audio over a wired LAN?

I'd like to use the LAN at work to push music out to remote speakers throughout the building. The speakers would be wired into the LAN, and the music would be streamed from a single PC running iTunes (or something similar -- it doesn't have to be iTunes itself). [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Dec 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Why would someone have several bachelor's degrees?

A certain (older) contact of mine on a certain business networking website is listed as having three bachelor's degrees. Out of curiosity, what possibly led them down this path rather than getting master's degrees in those subjects? (I hope I don't sound creepy, but said colleague rarely discusses their education in depth.)
posted by Seeking Direction on Nov 9, 2014 - 39 answers

Overlapping Network Ports On ps4 and xbox one?

I recently bought an xbox one. I play fifa online on my ps4 and want to maximize potential performance on that. I setup ip passthrough/default server so that all traffic is allowed on the x1 and network section shows open nat. I'm trying to figure out what I should do about the ps4? Will manually port forwarding the ports here http://help.ea.com/en/article/what-online-ports-should-i-open-for-fifa-15/ cause any problems?
posted by mamamia88 on Oct 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Looking for advice to break into my career.

I am really hoping for some advice to help get me my first entry level job in a lab. Preferably relating to my forensic science/chemistry degree. [more inside]
posted by Blue Minutiae on Oct 27, 2014 - 11 answers

How to look for a job efficiently in the internet age?

The last time I went job searching was through answering ads on Monster. Everything was fairly straightforward. I would send my resume, go on an interview, get an offer or not. Now the advice is to network, use LinkedIn, find a recruiter, and figure out how to optimize keywords to defeat bot filtering while registering online. I’ve tried this without any success. Is there a better way to beat the system? Someone break this down for me. What actually works? [more inside]
posted by adapt on Oct 6, 2014 - 15 answers

Expert networkers: Help me routinize my networking

I've been freelancing in my profession for about a year. I've always been a huge believer in networking and I'd consider myself an above-average networker. But lately I've been struggling with making the time to keep my network fresh. I get busy with project details and other aspects of being my own manager, and I don't send the emails I need to send, or follow-up promptly enough (for my tastes anyway) with fresh contacts. Looking for tips and tricks to make space for networking in my day. [more inside]
posted by dry white toast on Sep 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Looking for a marketing/sales consultant

I've been a freelance graphic designer for over 10 years but somehow, in all that time, have not quite figured out some basic marketing/networking skills. My clients (mostly large, multinational B2B companies) like me and my work and I've gotten by mostly through word-of-mouth marketing -- basically taking the work that comes my way. It's time to do better than that! I'd like to find a marketing/sales consultant who can advise me on growing my business. [more inside]
posted by mcduff on Sep 23, 2014 - 4 answers

"I'm leaving this job because I already went to high school."

After less than six months in my new job (and on the advice of my boss), I'm looking for another one. I plan to go into major networking mode, and I need a good way to explain why I'm looking for a job after I just started one. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2014 - 9 answers

it seems the problem is my lifelong desire to never be "annoying".

I am applying for a job at Company A. Company A is actually a division of Parent Company Q. Company Q has another divison, Company B. I know someone at Company B. Is it absurd to give this person a heads up that I am applying to another job at Parent Company Q? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Sep 10, 2014 - 9 answers

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