I would like to network an older iMac (os 8.6) to an WinXp box so they can share a cable modem. Both have network cards and both have usb.
What would be the best way to do this? Will I need special software for the mac? [more inside]
posted by nyxxxx
on Sep 28, 2005 -
Is there a nationwide (where nation = United States) service which provides wireless Internet coverage? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Sep 28, 2005 -
I need to send to send an e-mail to some ex-colleagues requesting that they join an entrepreneurial network. Are there some principles for creating an effective e-mail subject line that will increase my chances of having them open my e-mail?
posted by Xurando
on Sep 21, 2005 -
I have a Wireless Ethernet bridge which I have connected to a PC via an ethernet cross-over cable.
This is working fine in terms of allowing access to the wireless network I can browse the net from the PC etc. with no problem.
The problem comes when I try to ping this PC behind the wireless bridge from another PC.
My other PC's on the network simply refuse to see it - all PC's are connected to the same wireless network and have no problem seeing each other except the PC connected via the wireless ethernet bridge.
All PC's are in the same Windows XP workgroup and indeed in the workgroup the bridged PC can be seen in the network neighborhood by all the other PC's with no problems but cannot ping it or access it via TCP/IP etc.
All PC's are in the same subnet - mask is 255.255.255.0. All PC's are configured to have the default gateway of the Router - 192.168.0.1. All IP Addresses are static as well.
What am I doing wrong here or will the wireless bridge effectively hide the second PC from any other PC's on the network - clearly not an acceptable situation.
I'm 99% certain this is not a firewall issue either as the second PC can see other PC's on the network with ease.
I'm going slowly mad over this so any help gratefully received.
posted by empedia
on Sep 4, 2005 -
Wireless troubles- I have a Belkin wireless router at home hooked up to a cable connection. Most of the time the system works great, but every couple of hours (approximately-it's unpredictable) the network will just disappear; no internet connection, and the network is not visible in my internet connect utility. This happens with my Mac Powerbook as well as my wife's PC.
The connection returns after a while- maybe 5-10 minutes or so. Sometimes I try unplugging then re-plugging in the cable modem and the router. This seems to work sometimes, but sometimes not. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic
on Sep 1, 2005 -
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 -
Looking for a way to control an instance of winamp (or similar media player) running on a PC from an iBook, via existing Wireless network... [more inside]
posted by cathodeheart
on Aug 18, 2005 -
Are there any inexpensive home routers with support for traffic shaping? I'm willing to load third-party firmware as long as it's stable and cheap. [more inside]
posted by Eamon
on Jul 23, 2005 -
How do I get two computers connected to a WiFi network to be able to share files?
Both are connected through the same Linksys Wireless-B router. One is running XP SP2, the other XP.
posted by teaperson
on Jul 19, 2005 -
I have a laptop that can connect wirelessly to a wireless network at my parent's home. Is there any way to share that connection via ethernet with my desktop computer? [more inside]
posted by ontic
on Jul 12, 2005 -
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 -
Stupid and probably very simple networking question: how compatible are the 802.11g and 802.11b protocols? Can a 802.11b networking card and 802.11g router be used together harmoniously?
posted by Dreama
on Jul 6, 2005 -
I want to use my new Onkyo NC-500
digital audio receiver, but I don't want to run a cord. Can I use a WET11
wireless ethernet bridge with my existing Linksys WRT54G router (that connects to my XP Pro PC where my music collection is hosted) to make the whole thing work? [more inside]
posted by trharlan
on Jul 6, 2005 -
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 -