For the purposes of using Amarok on my laptop, which can not be told that my music folder is located in a shared folder on my media center (as far as I can see), I need to permanently mount the shared music network folder in Ubuntu. They don't make it very easy it seems. Have to use a bunch of comand line editing to get it done? Come on Ubuntu!
posted by Jackie_Treehorn
on Jan 9, 2009 -
Looking into potentially getting WiMax, specifically from a company called TowerStream, at my place of work. Has anyone here used a commercial WiMax provider (TowerStream or otherwise)? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Jan 7, 2009 -
Help me figure out what kind of software and computer network setup my school was using in 1994. [more inside]
posted by JuiceBoxHero
on Dec 29, 2008 -
My new year resolution is to do more/better real-life networking : more/better acquaintances, more/better friends, more/better relationships.
I need tips and tricks on how to get a generous-sized addres book and an improved social life and what to do once I meet these potential new friends. [more inside]
posted by Baud
on Dec 25, 2008 -
Hello. First Post. Be Gentle. I recently went back to university to learn 'a trade' after many years of employment and will be completing my product design degree ready for the job market in June. [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID
on Dec 19, 2008 -
My laptop using wireless connection can not access the rest of my wired network workgroup. I suspect a router issue. [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn
on Dec 18, 2008 -
So I went against my better judgment and installed SP3 on one of my XP Pro machines. I figured it was safe by now but, as luck would have it, I am now unable to see that computer on the network. Help! [more inside]
posted by jluce50
on Dec 16, 2008 -
Home networking question: What piece of hardware do I need to share a ... actually I don't know how to phrase it correctly so I've included links to 2 simple schematic drawings. I need help connecting a file server and an Xbox 360 to my home network. [more inside]
posted by penduluum
on Nov 30, 2008 -
Why can't I see my Ubuntu 8.10 shared folders and computers on a network with Samba installed and started and the folders shared. [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong
on Nov 25, 2008 -
I've two wireless connections on the same box. So, how does windows choose which one to use? Sort of related: I've a dotnet client/server application which is IP specific for its database (MYSQL) and two LAN connections on the same server (one for local, one for the internet). How do I force that application or database to use the right one (the local)?
posted by converge
on Nov 23, 2008 -
I have been living in a small university town outside Prague in the Czech Republic since the summer. I am using my 2006 Apple MacBook MA254LL/A (running 10.5.5) to connect to the internet. However, I have experienced a lot of problems connecting to free wireless internet hotspots. My laptop takes a while to locate the network by scanning, and then either asks for a password or tells me the network is unavailable. I know that my Airport works fine elsewhere, and that the connection usually happens automatically. I will ask one of the workers at the store if there is a password, and the answer is always no. Moreover, I see PC users connecting to the internet without a problem. Does anyone know what the issue is with wireless networking on a Mac in the Czech Republic? [I would post this question to the Apple support forums, but it appears that their new accounts system is down]
posted by cardamom
on Nov 17, 2008 -
How do I become a "Hustler?" And I don't mean it in the illegal drug dealing sense, but more the metaphor for a person who is a go-getter, on top of his game, make the deal, get it inked, and get paid? [more inside]
posted by FireStyle
on Nov 13, 2008 -
Does anyone have experience starting an association or networking group in a large city? [more inside]
posted by jasbet07
on Nov 11, 2008 -
I am working on a project connecting our three plants together, and need help evaluating the options (MPLS
vs Point to point VPN over the internet), and bonus video-chatty question inside. [more inside]
posted by Jonsnews
on Nov 5, 2008 -
How can I access my WD MyBook World Network Storage Drive from my new (Ubuntu 8.04) computer now that my old (WinXP) box is dead dead dead? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Oct 21, 2008 -
In need of some networking advice, how to terminate a cable on the switch side. As always more information after the jump. [more inside]
posted by hxc
on Oct 17, 2008 -
: Besides MetaFilter, whats the must read of the day? Tired of perusing the usual suspects for cool things on the internet. As I grow older find myself a bit less enthused over reddit, fark, digg, etc.
As we all know, Metafilter is the holy grail of knowledge and all things fantastic, but I find myself wondering if there are a couple of pit stops missing before arriving here that will make my internet time better. Thinking along the lines of science, art, sociology, psychology, music and more. Any and all suggestions much appreciated.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Oct 13, 2008 -
I'm thinking of starting a Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN
) chapter in my city. Has anyone ever joined or started a chapter? What is the organization like?
posted by trillian
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Netgear access point weirdness. Wireless roaming. OMG, why does the AP do this
and as a result cause my internets connection to connect/disconnect frequently? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay
on Sep 28, 2008 -
My non-profit uses a DSL service best typified as a mom and pop operation in our small city. The ISP recently switched their upstream provider and our DSL speeds got an immediate burst in speed and quality. Now it's back to being pokey again. What's the best way to see what's going on in a network sense? [more inside]
posted by diode
on Sep 17, 2008 -
I was recently passed over for an interview for a great job because of (I strongly believe) my lack of references (which the ad requested, but I submitted without anyway because my other qualifications were strong). I don’t have any references. Not professional. Not personal. I’m dependable (to a fault!), hardworking, and stable (years-long resume gap notwithstanding), but I have no way of proving this. I suffered from crippling depression and anxiety for years... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 15, 2008 -
Can anyone suggest a catchy tagline for a networking site for doctors? Everything I come up with just seems so mundane!
posted by healey
on Sep 9, 2008 -
I have a cable modem provided by Time Warner Cable of NYC (seen here
). The back of the device has one 10 Base-T port (ethernet jack) and one USB type B jack. Can I connect a laptop to the USB jack and my Xbox 360 to the ethernet jack? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Aug 28, 2008 -
There's a job opening and it turns out I have a contact there. How can I make the most of it without just being told to "apply online"? [more inside]
posted by luckyveronica
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Help me convince my friend of a basic networking truth. He sent me an e-mail saying he was assigning static IPs to all the devices on his home network so the signal would be stronger. More details inside: [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Aug 21, 2008 -
So I bought an Acer Aspire One, a netbook/UMPC/whatever you want to call it, and it comes with Linpus and I know next to nothing about Linuxish stuff let alone this flavour, please help with some basic questions? [more inside]
posted by loquax
on Aug 17, 2008 -
One particular Mac on my home network is experiencing really slow internet connectivity. I have tried a lot of different stuff so far... [more inside]
posted by scarabic
on Aug 15, 2008 -
How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files.
Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on Aug 9, 2008 -
I like to think of myself as somewhat of a power user when it comes to mail servers, SSH, Gmail, and Outlook, but this one has me stumped! I use Outlook for both work and personal e-mail, but while on the network at work our ports are pretty locked down. How might I access my Gmail account via IMAP in Outlook while on a locked-down network? Ports 25, 110, 143, 587, 993, etc., are all blocked.
In order to access personal e-mail, I connect via SSH (PuTTY) to my DreamHost mail server and tunnel POP/SMTP (ports 110 and 25) traffic over that SSH session. Is there any way I could use that SSH connection to tunnel to Gmail's servers for IMAP access as well? If not using that tunnel, is there another way?
I can access Gmail through a web browser, but my objective is to be able to collect all my e-mail in Outlook as well. Thanks!
posted by izicwe
on Aug 7, 2008 -
Computer 1 (XP SP2) and Computer 2 (XP) are connected to a router. I want to transfer and manipulate files from one on the other. I don't want to use File and Print Sharing. Any solutions? [more inside]
posted by daksya
on Aug 2, 2008 -
-One PowerMac G4 running OS 10.4
-One Macbook Pro running OS 10.5.4
-One Airport Extreme (older UFO model) on 802.11g
For a long time I've had a home network between my desktop and my Airport. I never had any problems with signal or anything. About a year ago I purchased a Macbook Pro and set it up for my network. The only problem is that on my Macbook I consistently get fluctuating signal strength and my network often just disappears all together. [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb
on Jul 29, 2008 -
I'm setting up a wireless network in my house and am having a problem getting my XP laptop and my roommates Vista laptop on at the same time.
I can get one or the other accessing the internet (when right clicking on network and repairing). I'm assuming this is an IP conflict since when I get her Vista laptop accessing the net, a yellow triangle with an exclamtion mark pops up in my task bar and then my laptop won't access the net.
My guess is I have to set up a static IP for both?
posted by debu
on Jul 29, 2008 -
Help me figure out the best approach to getting a smaller quantity of network cable type (cat6 outdoor, uv rating only - aerial run) that is apparently only available in bulk. [more inside]
posted by kalessin
on Jul 16, 2008 -
Career / resume / job hunting advice for moving to a big city and looking for an engineering / government job.
Looking for advice to help me squeeze every bit of juice out of my first job which I consider to be a very rare job for someone of my background, age, and experience. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Jul 14, 2008 -
I live in Vermont. I work in a small town that has been directly affected by the recent Brooke Bennett tragedy (family involved 12 year old in sex ring and killed her, attempted to blame it on a MySpace predator) in an industry that is directly related to dealing with the aftermath.
I am also reading Freakonomics
, which amongst other things has persuaded me to look past media hype and compare numbers to actual relevant data. I have two questions [more inside]
posted by SirStan
on Jul 2, 2008 -
What's the best way to get my wireless router (Linksys WRT54G2) to play nice with my Vonage VOIP adaptor (Motorola VT 1005)? Frequently when I'm trying to upload somewhat sizeable files (e.g., like a minute-long movie to youtube), I lose my connection and have to reboot. [more inside]
posted by chinston
on Jun 30, 2008 -
My (very) small office has two desktops running XP Pro (SP3), that are networked using a cable. They also share a DSL internet connection, which can also be accessed wirelessly via our Linksys router.
The internet connection isn't password protected, which is nice in that it allows people who visit to have an easy time getting online. However, I'm pretty sure that free and easy access to wireless network=anyone can access our shared folders on those two desktops. Clearly, this is bad, but I'm not sure what to do. Please explain a fix to me like I'm five. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Jun 26, 2008 -