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Connect Damn You

Issues connecting to a wireless network. I have one particular laptop that cannot connect to a specific Wireless network. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Aug 25, 2011 - 9 answers

WAP, bridge, or repeater?

WAPs, bridges, and repeaters, oh my! Please explain these networking terms and help me setup my network. [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Aug 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Simultaneous dual band wireless access point needed.

I'd like to find a good simultaneous dual band wireless access point (not router) for my home. Must broadcast N and G. Anyone have a good experience with one?
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Jul 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Is there any way to auto-detect, and automatically switch to a free wireless channel?

Is there any way to auto-detect, and automatically switch to a free wireless channel? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 17, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me understand what my small business network needs

I'm trying to set up a small business computer network and I need some help in clarifying what I need. Although we will be hiring a network person to help us set things up, I'm hoping the hive mind can help me understand the basics so I can figure out what equipment we will need. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Jul 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Bridge me a wireless network plz

How can I connect my (network-ready, ethernet-only) printer to my wireless network when the router is all the way on the other side of the house? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Jul 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Help connect my XP virtual machine to a local network to save my back!

How can I connect my Windows XP Virtual Machine (bootcamp partition) to my office network over wifi? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Have I pruned my facebook friend list too much?

I've pruned my facebook friends list quite a bit. Am I going overboard or should I "refriend" some back? [more inside]
posted by lankford on Jul 10, 2011 - 21 answers

Using VPNS in China?

A friend of mine is moving to China in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anybody has any up to date information on getting around the great firewall with a VPN service? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jun 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Starting in a New City with Kids in Tow

How did you build up your friends and connections when you moved to a new city? Did you do it with a career, wife, and kids? My family will be moving to Austin in about 6 months. We don't have any connections there as far as friends, doctors, accountants, dentists, etc. I know certain people that have a knack for building up their connections very quickly in a new environment. I want to learn how to do that! [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Jun 2, 2011 - 22 answers

You Gotta Keep 'em Separated

How do I create a public wifi network that is separate from our corporate network while using the same internet connection? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on May 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Networking event success: help!

How can a networking event organizer make the event more meaningful for attendees? [more inside]
posted by KB.Boston_implant.By way of NY on May 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Networking: How to Do It

Digital Job Search, LinkedIn Filter: I'm shy when it comes to asking people for help. I want to expand my job search horizons by learning how to use LinkedIn more effectively, and by getting over my inability to network. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on May 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me fix my home network - please!

Home Networking Help. For some strange reason my home network has stopped working properly. I have lost all connections between computers, can't print anymore, and some computers are having trouble getting IP addresses. I've been banging my head against the wall for a while on this and would appreciate some help. [more inside]
posted by sauril on May 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Win7 to XP file sharing setup advice needed

I am computer competent and networking stupid. I have a pretty simple setup in mind, but I'm not sure how to do it. I have searched around and I found several guides and discussions related to my goal but after trying unsuccessfully to get this thing going on my machines I decided someone here could probably offer some good advice. I want to have file sharing capabilities between my desktop and my netbook. No printer or internet connection sharing or anything else needed--just file sharing. I have a desktop running Windows 7. It has no wireless card. I have an Asus Eee PC netbook running XP. Both connect through the internet through an Asus RT-N12 router. The desktop wired and the netbook wirelessly. What is the simplest way to do file sharing between these two computers with this setup? Even just telling me the type of setup I need to use or a poke in the right direction would be helpful. ThankS!
posted by melko9 on May 14, 2011 - 18 answers

My linked in is blowing up

I have had a rash of contacts in the last few days asking about a specific job at my company. I sort of know the hiring manager, but not well enough to just send every random person his way. Basically, I want to blow off these networking inquiries from my colleagues and acquaintances, but maintain cordial relations. How do I handle this delicate task? [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on May 11, 2011 - 18 answers

Meeting my heroes for the first time and absolutely dumbstruck

How to make the most out of a rare opportunity? Attending a lecture + book-signing soon given by a duo I admire greatly and want to be like. I want to learn as much as I can from them, maybe even assist them in some way, but how? What can I offer them? [more inside]
posted by Sa Dec on May 10, 2011 - 14 answers

How to turn down this introduction?

Went to a "networking" event, realized after I walked into the bar that they meant beer and business cards networking, but stayed a few minutes anyway and met someone who offered to introduce me to someone who worked someplace that might be hiring Ruby development interns. Help me talk my way out of this without offending anyone, and help me avoid this problem next time. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on May 5, 2011 - 16 answers

I don't want to appear ungrateful and entitled...

I just made a great networking connection who wants to help me in my job search, but how can I explain that the companies he wants to introduce me to aren't ones I'm interested in? [more inside]
posted by droolshark on May 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Daisy-chaining a wireless router

I have a Linksys WCG200 cable modem/wireless router combo device. It sucks at wireless (and extensive Googling has indicated that's unfixable), but it's OK at everything else. Can I pick up a $30 wireless router, plug that into the device I have now, and use that without any loss of quality? Would I need any other devices? Would it just be easier to get a new stand-alone cable modem as well?
posted by billybunny on May 1, 2011 - 1 answer

What Wifi connector is this?

Can YOU identify this wifi connector? [more inside]
posted by passtehbrainz on Apr 18, 2011 - 3 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

How to deal with toxic friends/ex-classmates when they work in the same tight-knit industry as you?

How to deal with toxic friends/ex-classmates when they work in the same tight-knit industry as you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Networking for Success

networking filter: My university organizes a lot of networking/recruiting sessions for the upcoming co-op term. Teach me to make the best of these sessions! [more inside]
posted by Danniman on Mar 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Is there an introverts chapter in this convention?

Help an extreme introvert thrive at an industry conference. [more inside]
posted by methroach on Mar 26, 2011 - 6 answers

upgrading our office

IT filter: Whats the fastest route to a closed office network on windows? Goals: remove local admin rights for users, create white/black lists of software that can be installed by them, remotely manage routine maintenance for them (updates, virus scans). [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Mar 17, 2011 - 13 answers

How to make sense of network speed?

Home networking problem. Please help me make sense out of this. [more inside]
posted by yorkeandvedder on Mar 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Wireless network extender/print server that connects over Ethernet?

I have a home network created by a dual-band Airport Extreme router. I have Cat 6 running from the Airport Extreme to a faraway printer where the wireless signal does not reach. Can I use this cable and an older Airport Express to act as a print server and extend my wireless network? If not, is there another device that would provide this function? [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Mar 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Business Card Substitutes

I'm going somewhere this weekend where I might like to exchange business cards. Right now I have no business card. What is the most awesome wallet-sized informational..thing I can present someone with? [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Mar 2, 2011 - 21 answers

daddy, i want more io

How to maximize IO for a fairly large dataset to a single machine? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Mar 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Backup!

File backup question for my husband - looking for an easy way to back up a set of files in windows, preferably to a network drive. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Mar 1, 2011 - 10 answers

How to network

I'm in the final months of my university degree, and several companies (finance related) who I'll be applying for work with are holding 'networking' events on campus. How exactly does one 'network'? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Feb 27, 2011 - 5 answers

How to control all data being sent/received from Win 7

How do I control all data that my computer is sending/receiving? [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Feb 25, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I have confidence in a professional setting?

I will be attending an industry conference for the purposes of networking and I need to find the right mindset in order to create the best impression. This includes networking when I have little to no initial contacts, trying to impress industry professionals, and keeping it together through the week. Success is going to be tantamount to me appearing confident, how do I get in the right mindset? [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Feb 18, 2011 - 8 answers

TiVo to iPad via Mac?

Has anyone copied TiVo's recorded shows to their Mac and, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by Mertonian on Feb 17, 2011 - 11 answers

How to set up LAN-only SSH on the D-Link TM-G5240?

I have a D-Link TM-G5240 wireless router, and I want to set it up to allow SSH traffic strictly over the LAN; i.e., no access from outside. (I don't envision ever needing to SSH into our home network from anywhere else, so I'd like to keep anyone else from being able to do so.) What's the best way to go about it? Keep in mind, I'm a networking novice.
posted by gabrielbenjamin on Feb 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find my possible dynamic IP range.

How do I determine the range of possible addresses that my ISP might assign me? [more inside]
posted by joecacti on Feb 10, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I contact somene I don't know and not come off like a weirdo?

I recently went to a film screening and Q&A. I didn't go to the mic to ask one of the panelists my question. How would I ask it now? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Feb 9, 2011 - 15 answers

I hate asking anyone for help.

Should I ask my Godfather for help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 23 answers

A/S/L...and?

I've agreed to participate in a speed networking event. I'll be chatting with 20-30 people. How do I keep it fresh and not ask each person the same question? What can/do I want to know about someone in 3 minutes? How do I use this to improve my own 'elevator speech'?
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Feb 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Dude, you're totally harshing my network connection.

I feel like a dick asking this, but is there any way to tell if my neighbors are throttling our shared internet connection with downloads? And if they are, is there any way to partition the connection so my connection's not affected? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Feb 3, 2011 - 24 answers

Do usb and firewire outlets exist?

Can I set up usb connections, dvd/cd drives, and other computer stuff in separate rooms? Do usb and firewire, and dvd/cd drive outlets exist that can be mounted in wall-boxes? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Feb 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Recording & Networking At An Academic Conference

Two questions about an academic conference: (1) voice recording at a distance and (2) networking at said conference as an undergrad. [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Feb 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Mesh Networking on Wifi cards?

GeekFilter: Is it infeasible to wirelessly mesh/ad hoc network computers together a la MIT's Roofnet using integrated/inexpensive wireless cards instead of dedicated routers? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Feb 1, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm just a shy introvert in need of a job

Networking - how long until I'm "one of the gang"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Is there a script I can follow?

How can I learn to be (or at least fake being) passionate about things when I'm happiest doing nothing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 - 23 answers

VDSL2 DSLAMs

IT/Telecom people: I'm bringing a 1Gbps metro Ethernet connection into the basement of a large apartment building. This building has 2-pair wiring in the walls for multiple phone lines to each apartment (dating from the 1970s, but in very good condition) running from the basement wiring closet to each unit. We are shopping for VDSL2 DSLAMs. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jan 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Getting into the wireless networking game...

I am about to be unemployed. I will have essentially unlimited free time to learn a new skill set. I believe I would like to become a wireless network technician. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2011 - 2 answers

FaceFilter

How can I overcome my anxiety over Facebook and other highly interactive social media? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 15, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I optimize my network traffic when a user is sucking a ton of bandwidth with torrents?

I'm pretty sure one of my housemates is killing our network by clogging it with her bittorrent traffic. Is there anything I can do, without access to her computer, to make the internet work properly? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jan 11, 2011 - 26 answers

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