Is there anywhere online a writer can find artists searching for a story?
Something Positive strips have reminded me that I've got several ideas for webcomics, but I lack some of that 'Artistic Talent' the kids have these days.
posted by blueneurosis
on Jul 4, 2005 -
Home DSL connection. DSL router goes to Netgear router, and three computers connect to the Netgear router. All three computers run XP Pro. On two of the computers, DNS works fine. On the third, some websites don't resolve. Why? [more inside]
posted by Lokheed
on Jul 1, 2005 -
My computer (Windows 98) no longer network connects to my girlfriend's computer (Win2000). Is there some setting I'm not getting? I'm googled out on this.... [more inside]
posted by zaelic
on Jun 29, 2005 -
I'm a college student at a school that has a policy of one port per bed for network jacks. What sort of gear do I need to transparently break my port out into several wired jacks and wireless access? [more inside]
posted by SemiSophos
on Jun 19, 2005 -
I have: 1) G3 iBook 500 running OS 9.2 w/ a CD-Rom, firewire, and ethernet 2) iMac G5 w/ dvd, firewire, ethernet; Panther and Tiger on DVD. Any way to get OS X onto the iBook? I'm hoping I can somehow use the iMac's DVD drive to install OS X onto the iBook. [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Jun 7, 2005 -
Does anyone have their blog on their business card?
Have you handed it out in an attempt at networking? What has the response been? Positive? Negative? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by tozturk
on Jun 1, 2005 -
I'm getting an OSX laptop Monday after the keynote, and I'm trying to figure out how to get to place nice with my XP desktop. [more inside]
posted by keswick
on Jun 1, 2005 -
I am a M.A. student at a small university in Canada. Next week I will be heading to a large academic conference and I want to have some business cards for
networking purposes. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on May 22, 2005 -
Home networking gurus: Is it possible to set things up such that most types of my net traffic will go through the satellite connection, but certain specific tasks will go over dialup instead? [more inside]
posted by ook
on May 18, 2005 -
Lords of Linux! Demigods of Debian! I beseech thee. I inadvertently apt-get installed etherconf, and it nuked my ethernet interface! [more inside]
posted by jojopizza
on May 6, 2005 -
One of my clients is running a linux firewall. (FC3, Kernel 2.6.10-1). Occasionally, the firewall box will stop passing packets on the internal interface for what seems to be no reason at all. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Apr 29, 2005 -
I have a Windows 95 pc on my network at work. The pc runs some software which operates in a dos window, which will only run in fullscreen mode. I need to set up remote operation of this pc from a number of Win2000 & XP pcs on the network. [more inside]
posted by kenchie
on Apr 27, 2005 -
I just got a new broadband connection and a new SAGEM modem to go with that. All works fine with my Powerbook when I connect it directly, but I also bought a new Airport Express Base Station that just won't recognise the connection. [more inside]
posted by keijo
on Apr 23, 2005 -
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 -
I've got a mac and a PC sharing the same desk, both on a 802.11g network, but file transfer between the two is atrociously slow, like only a couple hundred kb/sec. Is there any way to transfer lots of data quickly between the two (like several Mb/sec)? A crossover ethernet cable between the two? USB? Firewire?
posted by mathowie
on Mar 31, 2005 -
I've fallen hard for Python and have been searching for a project to really learn the language with. I'd like to create functionality similar to Windows "Map Network Drive" for URIs using Python, urllib, etc. My questions are: does this seem possible for someone with a decent programming background (but no formal CS training)? Is it a good idea? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma
on Mar 15, 2005 -
Help needed with linux (re)install. Managed to somehow kill my slackware 10.1 box, so I reinstalled - now it's not networking because it can't properly reference the hardware auto-detect features. Any help would be appreciated... [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs
on Mar 8, 2005 -
My boss has a desktop running Windows 2000, attached to it is a non-network hp inkjet. Also on boss's desk sits a g4 powerbook with a wireless connection to the school. [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Feb 28, 2005 -
I need suggestions for a computer networking/troubleshooting/general I.T. specialist (either a consultant or a company) for a small nonprofit in Brooklyn. [m.i.] [more inside]
posted by naxosaxur
on Feb 11, 2005 -
Wireless Networking: How can I get my Netgear WG311v2 card to connect to my Linksys WRT54G router? It was connected for about a day or so and now, not so much. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by shinji_ikari
on Feb 8, 2005 -
Windows Networking. Computer A can see B and C; computers B and C can both see A. How do I make B see C? [+] [more inside]
posted by Asef Jil
on Jan 28, 2005 -
What is the proper way to use an alumni directory when inquiring about internship positions? More specifically, what should be in the contents of a letter to an alum who has a cool job but whom I've never met -but potentially could offer a position based on our shared experience at a campus newspaper?
posted by moooshy
on Jan 21, 2005 -
Last week, I updated my linksys WRT54G's firmware and soon the hardware was dead (I think it was a coincidence). I was stranded without a connection and picked up a brand new WRT54GS
which worked ok, but keeps dropping wireless clients and the point will disappear every so often, even though it is only 15 feet away. How can I fix this? (a bit more inside) [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jan 10, 2005 -
Can you advise on printing to a Windows PC printer from a Mac OSX machine, over a network? [more inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar
on Dec 1, 2004 -
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 -
First, a follow-up
. I'm going back to school this spring! Thanks for the words of wisdom and encouragement, guys! I'm probably going to be studying either history (with the goal of teaching) or photojournalism, but I haven't decided for sure yet.
Secondly, I'm contemplating getting a laptop for my return to collegiate life. Are they as useful and omnipresent in college life as they seem to be? If so, what laptop do you recommend? I must admit, I have become iCurious
. Will I have problems networking with my XP machine if I go the Mac route? If I don't, what manufacturer do you recommend? My budget is $1000 or below, but I could go up to $1500 if you give me a really compelling reason.
posted by keswick
on Nov 11, 2004 -
I've got a network in my home - one PC, connected by wire to the router, and one Apple, connected by an Airport card (which I believe is 802.11G). The fastest speed I can get transferring files from one to the other is 2.5MB/s, which seems slow. Am I right, or is this standard?
posted by ascullion
on Oct 21, 2004 -
I'm stationed overseas and need help with my iSight connection. Help me out MeFi networking gurus! (MI) [more inside]
posted by tetsuo
on Oct 16, 2004 -
Why is it impossible for me to watch/listen to streaming video without the program stopping every few seconds to buffer? I tried to watch this
video on both RealPlayer & Windows Media the same thing happened with both.
posted by Juicylicious
on Oct 14, 2004 -
I am taking a brain-painful networking class (hint: it's all about the routers
, baby!) and the studying is intense. It's hard, but I'm holding my own. I see questions here on AskMe that bring really cool answers from lots of folks, with a lot of repeat answerers, which leads me to ask, How Did You Learn What You Know About Computers/the Internet? Was it in school? Did you apprentice with someone who had m4d sk1lz? Did you teach yourself? Other?
posted by Lynsey
on Oct 11, 2004 -
iMacFilter. I'm attempting to connect my slot-loading iMac to a SBC DSL router. I can't get the iMac to recognize the DSL connection or locate the modem.
In my attempts to rectify this, I reorganized the hard drive using Discwarrior. Now the computer somehow boots up with MacOS 9.2, even after an OSX re-install. Help!
posted by JDC8
on Sep 10, 2004 -
I just discovered that my vtech 2.4Ghz cordless phone is messing up my wireless g network, knocking my powerbook offline whenever I take a call. I'd like to move to a 5.8Ghz setup if it will prevent this, but there are a zillion options. Which would you pick and did it play nice with your network? [details inside] [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Sep 7, 2004 -
Though I'm pretty computer savvy, my lack-of-knowledge about networking keeps tripping me up. Where can I learn about IP addresses, routers, http, etc.? I don't have a specific problem at the moment; I'm just looking for general information that might help someone who tinkers around with web-development and who occasionally needs to get machines to play nice with each other.
posted by grumblebee
on Sep 3, 2004 -
Ethical considerations aside, are there any issues I should be concerned with if I were to use my neighbor's wireless internet without his explicit permission? Say, my computer getting hacked, my passwords being intercepted, my email being read, my browsing history being revealed, etc etc.
posted by TheIrreverend
on Sep 2, 2004 -
Can a network connection be killed from the command line in Windows XP?
posted by plexi
on Aug 19, 2004 -
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 -
I have a PC with WinXP Pro. She has an iBook with Mac OS X. Together they
share a router. e:\ is where I shove all my
music. How can I make this available to her to copy what she wants to her machine or her ipod?
posted by pieoverdone
on Aug 7, 2004 -
What's wrong with my PC's network connection? I know this is XP Networking 101 stuff, and most of the time I know my way around, but one PC out of six I've got sharing a DSL connection via a D-Link WiFi router is refusing to play. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by pzarquon
on Jul 7, 2004 -
I have an XP box behind a wireless Belkin -g router (it's hardwired to the router, my powerbook uses the G around the house).
I'm going to be away for a week.
I'm on a Dynamic IP via comcast.
How do I access my machine:
1) Windows Remote Access (There's a Mac client - I could control the PC)
2) SMB (or FTP if SMB is blocked/not secure enough)
I get the whole "dyndns" and it's variants (although I'm not sure it's set up right). It's just not working. Port mapping at the router? What? What? What to do?
posted by filmgeek
on Jun 26, 2004 -
My wonderful Dell has a quirk: suddenly streaming media, antivirus updates, and MSN messenger are no longer able to connect. My netwrok settings 'seem' okey-dokey, so short of a long ass tech support call to India*, what gives?
*Not that I have any misgivings about that fabulous region.
posted by moonbird
on Jun 26, 2004 -
Secure WiFi: given one's ability to find free wifi access in any reasonable downtown core, how does one go about using said access securely? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish
on Jun 10, 2004 -
I'd like to know which applications on my computer are using how much of my internet connection's bandwidth. Something like Task Manager for bandwidth. Any recommendations for something free for Win2K that's easy to install, use, and uninstall? Or is there a built-in utility I'm missing?
posted by scarabic
on Jun 10, 2004 -