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Making professsional contacts in a new city

How do I build a network of professional contacts in a new city? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Mar 24, 2007 - 5 answers

What is the easiest/best way create a secure tunnel or VPN connection back to my home network to act as a relay for private interneting?

What is the easiest/best way create a secure tunnel or VPN connection back to my home network to act as a relay for private interneting? Is it possible to do this using just a router that would be on anyway so I don't have to have a computer running all the time just to act as a relay? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Mar 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Mac using a PC-connected printer over wifi network?

How can i use the printer hard-connected to my PC from my wifi-connected Mac? [more inside]
posted by frenchbenj on Feb 20, 2007 - 2 answers

Problems with Point-to-Point

Hi, I have two Cisco 2610 routers, each with WIC-1DSU-T1 cards. We have a Point-to-Point between two locations and I am using these to route the traffic between. The lines belong to Verizon and the AdTran cards are locked in a Verizon box. I can look in and see the status lights through the top. Each location has a RJ48X loopback jack. When I plug in the Cisco at Location 1 it seems to hook up fine, and the carrier detect light pops up. (Which is strange to me because our PTP is unmonitored and I thought the CD would only come on when equipment is plugged into both ends.) Then when I go and plug in the Cisco at Location 2, I get no lights, no nothing. I check the lights in the Verizon box and an alarm is triggered with a red LED. I disconnect the Cisco and it clears the alarm. How can I figure out what the problem is? I had the company that provides the PTP come and check the circuit originally and they said they found problems but that the problems had gone away now. Is it possible that the WIC-1DSU-T1 card in this router is faulty? Any help is appreciated! Thanks.
posted by doomtop on Feb 14, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I play music throughout my home on 2 stereo systems attached to a Powerbook G4 and WinXP Desktop, repsectively?

Help me fill my home with music: I want to play my iTunes library over two separate home stereo systems at the same time. What's the easiest, cheapest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by fearless_yakov on Feb 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Banned from Facebook for violating messaging limits. What now?

I accidentally violated the Facebook Terms of Service by sending too much mail. Am I now stuffed in regards to getting my account back? [more inside]
posted by rc55 on Feb 2, 2007 - 7 answers

What's the best wifi PCI card for Windows 2000?

Which PCI wireless networking adapters have the best (meaning fastest and most lightweight) drivers and software for Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Feb 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Connecting an XP box to two networks simultaneously

I have two Windows XP boxes with their own separate DSL connections, and one wireless router. I'm having trouble connecting these two machines with a wireless connection. [more inside]
posted by good in a vacuum on Jan 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Mac-friendly wireless routers?

Help me find a Mac friendly wireless router? I've got a broadband neophyte Mac-using brother stuck in the wilderness. He just got DSL, but the router he has only uses PC software, and there's nobody even semi-local who can help him. Are there any wireless routers out there known for their Mac-friendliness? That is, come with Mac software for setup, have Mac-oriented support, etc?
posted by Dunwitty on Jan 28, 2007 - 28 answers

WiFi bridge via software?

My wireless router is on the second floor of the house and cannot be moved. There is a mac mini on the main floor. I also have a Windows workstation in the basement which connects to the network but very poorly because of the distance to the router. Is there any way to prod my Mini into acting as a wireless bridge to extend the range of my network?
posted by Evstar on Jan 24, 2007 - 16 answers

How to share files between two computers connected by a router?

Two computers, one router, no file transfers [more inside]
posted by ye#ara on Jan 17, 2007 - 11 answers

My wireless router dies after 30 minutes. Help!

Help me before I kill (my wireless router) again. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Jan 16, 2007 - 18 answers

Crazy port-forwarding setup

Complicated port-forwarding situation not working: ICS on Win 2000 into WRT54GL, trying to port-forward to uTorrent. [more inside]
posted by jacobsee on Jan 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Private label LinkedIn-type service?

Alternatives to http://www.xing.com/ and http://www.collectivex.com -- business networking services/software for groups? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Dec 31, 2006 - 2 answers

Uni? Multi? Whip? Band? Huh? Wha?

WIFI-Filter: My brother and I would like to build a wireless network between our two homes to create a secure network, but we have no idea about radio antennas, signal strength, line-of-sight, etc. [more inside]
posted by id on Dec 30, 2006 - 13 answers

How to connect an X-Box 360 to a wireless network.

I am trying to come up with a solution to play by X-Box 360 on a TV that is downstairs while my router is upstairs. Is it possible to buy a second wireless router (I currently have a Linksys WRT54GC), set the second router near the 360, and then connect the Ethernet cable from the 2nd router to the 360? [more inside]
posted by jonshadow on Dec 20, 2006 - 17 answers

Windows networking problems for modem connection

I'm trying to set up an non-internet-connected Windows XP computer to receive incoming connections via modem. Somewhat reproducibly, the "Incoming Connections" icon in the Network Connections dialog goes away after a reboot. [more inside]
posted by jacobsee on Dec 15, 2006 - 6 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

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

Domain restructuring on TOP of organizational restructuring...ARGH.

Windows SysAdmin question: I need to add a global security group to the local admin group on machines in multiple OUs. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Richat on Dec 8, 2006 - 6 answers

Discreet job inquiry?

I'm employed, but looking for a new job. I'd like to apply for a job with a cool company, but my current company has a content partnership with them. Someone I work closely with manages this business relationship, and I fear it might get back to him somehow if I were to apply. Can I discreetly apply for this position without risking anyone at my current job finding out?
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2006 - 16 answers

I wish I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up.

I don't think I'm in the right line of work and I'd like talk to people in the fields I'm interested in at the companies I'd like to work for and find out more about what they do. How do I go about this if my network/my network's network and their networks haven't been able to help? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Dec 6, 2006 - 3 answers

I went to the same school as the VP of People Operations at Google. Can this help me get a job there?

I'm trying to get a job at Google. I went to the same undergrad college as the VP of People Operations (HR). Can I use this to my advantage some how? [more inside]
posted by zzztimbo on Dec 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Attn: Networking Gurus - Help me not break my internet connection!

How can I make my computer trust it's wireless connection to get to the internet? I have a Windows XP professional system with a wired connection through a local router to a softmodded Xbox and a wireless connection (USB adapter) that connects to a router in another room and out to the internet. Every time I enable the wired connection, I lose the ability to connect to websites. (Extended details inside) [more inside]
posted by neolith22 on Nov 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Broadband -> Remote Modem?

One Computer with cable modem. Second computer far away with POTS modem. Can they talk? [more inside]
posted by quite unimportant on Nov 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me fix my "limited connectivity" in Windows Vista RC2

EarlyAdopterFilter: After several happy months of running Windows Vista RC1, I've upgraded to RC2. Ever since that day, I've been intermittently getting a "Limited connectivity" error that requires my network adapter to be reset. I don't want to go back to XP or RC1, so I need to make this work. [more inside]
posted by superboy422 on Oct 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Networking for misanthropes

How does a solitary, introverted type (learn how to) network? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Oct 23, 2006 - 12 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

what to do with an extra CPU?

What cool things can I do with a couple of extra winXP CPUs? a little [more inside]
posted by Hanover Phist on Oct 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Why won't Wireless Zero Config start?

Why won't Wireless Zero Config start? [more inside]
posted by fintanc on Oct 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Is it possible to very quickly learn how to terminate network cables?

Good news: I have been offered a job. This job involves running and terminating network cables. Bad news: I do not really know how to terminate network cables. Please help me learn how to do so. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Oct 5, 2006 - 16 answers

Home Networking Filter: Why do I have to keep resetting my cable modem?

Internet access at home comes and goes, but can be resolved by resetting (powering on/off) the cable modem. Sometimes has to be done once a day, sometimes once every 30mins. No obvious pattern. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Sep 26, 2006 - 15 answers

Wireless connection dropping

Compaq Presario 900 laptop loses its connection to the network when the screen is moved? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Sep 24, 2006 - 2 answers

Annoying Windows XP networking issue

Annoying Windows XP network connection issue [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Sep 22, 2006 - 1 answer

Im Missing Something

On the network, cant hit the internet [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Sep 9, 2006 - 3 answers

What USB WiFi Adapters supports LEAP?

What USB WiFi adapters have support for 802.11b and Cisco's LEAP protocol? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Sep 7, 2006 - 4 answers

osx networking problems (in triplicate)

osx networking problems (in triplicate) Several parts: I have a grey g4 in the 400mhz range that I'm trying to set up as a music server, and I'm having some network problems. Inside you will find a dead ethernet port, a banal remote desktop query, and a question about network printer sharing. [more inside]
posted by cmyr on Sep 6, 2006 - 5 answers

Powerline ethernet with Mac

I'd like to get internet service from my office (in a renovated garage) into the house. I bought two Belkin powerline ethernet adaptors, but I can't get them to work. Belkin says that they do not support Macs (I have two Macs, no Windows). Has anyone out there used powerline ethernet with Mac?
posted by gteffertz on Sep 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Wireless network magic?

Why is my wireless network WORKING? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Sep 1, 2006 - 9 answers

What's cool to do in a house wired with RG-6 and Cat6?

Home networking wizards: What cool stuff can be done when a house is wired with RG-6 and Cat6? Not just vanilla internet and file sharing. What wired activities and equipment do you love or covet? [more inside]
posted by Dave 9 on Aug 31, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I setup LAN network to redirect all internet requests?

I recently setup a wireless/wired network for a hotel to be used by about 75 guests. It was simply a matter of daisy chaining a few Netgear switches (JFS516) from the ISP's DSL modem/router and then connecting a few Netgear Access points (WG602) with alternating channels on each floor (one per floor). DHCP is controlled by the router. Everything worked great. However, now the hotel has requested that the network be upgraded to include a page that intercepts all internet requests and I'm looking for tips on how to do that? [more inside]
posted by dennis10512 on Aug 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Incoming Connections icon disapears on reboot.

How to make Windows "Incoming Connections" icon persistent in Network Connections? [more inside]
posted by jacobsee on Aug 15, 2006 - 1 answer

Network two Macs, one without Airport

Is there some easy way to set up a network between two Macs (OS 10.3) in close proximity but using different Internet connections? One has wireless (and Bluetooth), but the other doesn't. [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Aug 10, 2006 - 6 answers

Lengthy questions regarding administering a small-office network, including a Cisco PIX Firewall and Cisco Catalyst switch.

Lengthy questions regarding administering a small-office network, including a Cisco PIX Firewall and Cisco Catalyst switch. [more inside]
posted by trharlan on Aug 9, 2006 - 16 answers

Home Networking

Please hope me, Administrator! I need help setting up a home network. [more inside]
posted by billybunny on Aug 8, 2006 - 8 answers

Why are my domains having intermittent DNS issues?

I'm having crazy issues with my Debian DNS server, and I don't know how to troubleshoot them. Why would I not even see the DNS requests coming in? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Aug 7, 2006 - 2 answers

Getting around earthlink's "Home Networking" fee?

Earthlink charges me 10$ a month extra to use more than one computer on my connection, on top of the 42$ a month I normally pay. I don't want to pay this. [more inside]
posted by illegiblemess on Jul 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Two VPN's clients installed at once?

How can I install both Watchguard and Cisco VPN clients on my PC? [more inside]
posted by empath on Jul 21, 2006 - 3 answers

I will buy square wheel before I buy another Netgear router.

I want to plug a WPA-enabled Netgear WGR614 POS-edition (that I hate) into a WEP-using Linksys WRT54G (that I love). It doesn't work, and I'm about ready to inentionally brick the Netgear just out of spite. [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Jul 13, 2006 - 17 answers

sexy baby and bad connection?

can I turn a wireless router into a range extender/relay? [more inside]
posted by fidgets on Jul 13, 2006 - 9 answers

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