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Router needed but...

Wife has trouble getting wi fi on cell in bedroom and router/modem downstairs...Router is pretty old and not I think a good one. Would like one that I simply take the two wires from old and put into new, strong one. No messing with it beyond that...is this possible and what should I get ? [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Jun 20, 2013 - 13 answers

Is there a low-power, low-cost computer with a PCI-e 2.0 x8 slot?

I would like to build a new router for my home network. It won't generally need to do a lot of work, but I do need it to have a PCI-e 2.0 x8 (or higher) slot to accommodate a QDR InfiniBand adapter. Beyond this requirement, my next-highest-priority goal is that this machine not consume a lot of electricity when idle or mostly idle. A low purchase price would be nice, too. I plan to build this machine from parts (motherboard, CPU, etc), although if the cost is low enough, a pre-manufactured system would be fine too. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
posted by Juffo-Wup on Jun 7, 2013 - 8 answers

How to move a computer onto a switch and keep the IP address?

I have a Mac Pro set to DHCP manual assign and a certain IP address that cannot change. I also have a printer plugged into a certain network jack; IP address less important. I am moving the physical location of the Mac Pro near this printer and the printer's network jack is the only one available. I'll have to plug both of these machines into the same network jack via switch/router. What switch/router is the right one to buy in 2013 (bonus if I can find it at Best Buy) and what the right way to set this up so the Mac Pro is still reachable at the same IP address on the network?
posted by michaelh on Apr 27, 2013 - 12 answers

How can I access my NAS remotely?

Does anyone know how to access a Synology (or other) NAS remotely -- esp. if they seem to be behind multiple routers in a big network? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Sep 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Trying to get to my "unplugged and seated" years

I'm trying to switch my laptop from a DSL to a wireless connection. I was told this would function as the modem/router I needed, and so ordered it. Today it came and although it works perfectly as a modem it doesn't seem to have wireless router capabilities. Please tell me whether it does, and if so how to set up a wireless connection, and if it doesn't, tell me what I should buy or do instead after I return it.
posted by orange swan on Sep 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Why is my computer refusing to connect to the internet?

AskMefi, my computer is suddenly refusing to connect to the internet. I'm starting to go a little bit nuts. [more inside]
posted by fight or flight on Mar 23, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I reboot the router from the computer?

Like many people, I've got wireless router issues (Netgear MR814v2 -- yeah, it's getting old). I'm troubleshooting them as I can and haven't found anything that should be interfering, and all my firmware is up to date. Putting that to one side, I'm pretty tired of running down and up the stairs to unplug the router and plug it back in again (six to 10 times a day). My diagnostics show I've got connectivity between the computer and the router even when I can't connect to the Internet. Is there some way to reboot the router from my computer?
posted by bryon on Sep 25, 2011 - 14 answers

What could be the problem with my wi-fi connection? (Details of the setup and symptoms inside

What could be the problem with my wi-fi connection? (Details of the setup and symptoms inside) [more inside]
posted by philipy on Sep 15, 2011 - 19 answers

I'm a Mac, and I can't get on the internets.

Wireless internet conundrums. After internet signal problems being repaired by the internet provider and plugging into the modem directly showing that the connection itself is fine, the wireless goes out every few minutes for the Macs in the house, but works fine for the PC. [more inside]
posted by elpea on Dec 8, 2010 - 20 answers

I only want to click once!

What can cause a laptop/browser to display "server not found" almost every time a page is loaded for the first time, display it properly most of the time when it is reloaded (except for occasional formatting issues that are resolved with yet another reload)? [more inside]
posted by aroberge on Nov 10, 2010 - 2 answers

faster! faster!

is it worth buying a new airport? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Sep 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Help a noob network

Help me use my wireless router to take advantage of the free wi-fi signal my complex offers. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Mar 5, 2010 - 18 answers

Why does my router change its own name?

Why does my Linksys router keep changing its own name? I go to the Linksys URL, http://192.168.1.1/, I give my router a unique name--say, Roxanne--and I give it a solid password and disable its broadcast. All is well. Then, a few days later, my PC fails to connect. When I plug in a cable and go back to the Linksys page, I see that Roxanne is no longer the name. The router has renamed itself "linksys," and so my PC no longer connects automatically. This happens no matter how often I change the name back. Any ideas?
posted by jackypaper on Jan 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Intermittent connectivity issue

How do I know if it is my router that is causing me connection headaches? [more inside]
posted by John Smallberries on Aug 31, 2009 - 11 answers

Plug it in, plug it in...

Modem/Router issues: why does our internet always cut out on one computer on the network, resulting in having to constantly plug/unplug the router to get it working again? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Jun 8, 2009 - 15 answers

What is causing my DSL slowdown?

What is causing my DSL slowdown? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Sep 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Too dumb to figure out VPN on DD-WRT

VPNFilter: I like my home network, but I want to access it outside of my home. How do I set up my WRT54GL running DD-WRT v23 SP2 to do that? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Apr 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Only for Firefox, only on one computer: manual connection to high speed required. Why?

After installing a new wireless router, what router/network setting would force only Firefox, and on only one computer in the network, connect to the internet and ethernet manually, while everything else connects automatically? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Router problems

I need help figuring out why I cannot share a cable connection with my router. [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Feb 2, 2007 - 9 answers

How to deal with two routers: one wireless, one wired?

How do I get my wired router network to see my wireless router network? Are they the same thing? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jan 24, 2007 - 15 answers

How to get my iBook to see the internet?

My wireless router and my iBook G4 aren't playing nice. Our iBook G3 connects wirelessly without fail. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Aug 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Webserver / Email behind firewall, need Samba access from clients behind same. Eh.

Home Network Madness - why doesn't this layout work? RRRRRGH. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy on Jun 30, 2006 - 16 answers

Get a lazy router to work.

Yet another tech support question: Help me get my router to play nice! [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Jun 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Wireless router security:

I have a linksys wireless-G 2.4 ghz router. I use a macbook pro. The set up cd for the router works only on Windows. The router works and i get wireless, but i was unable to set up a security feature. I am guessing anyone in my neighbourhood can use my signal. How can i make this secure if the set up cd with instructions is incompatible with my OS ?
posted by cascando on Apr 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Please explain routers, firewalls, etc.

Need nerd help: Is it better to use a software firewall or a router to protect oneself while connected to the internet? Pardon my igorance, but I really am quite stupid. [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Oct 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Setting up a NAT

PacketFilter: (Ha! Double entendre!) I need to set up a firewall/router box for a client because their Linksys router isn't doing what they need anymore. [More past the firewall] [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jan 7, 2005 - 9 answers

AirPort Express basestation not working...

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 - 9 answers

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