I've been lazy and just paying the monthly lease on the modem/router for Time Warner internet service in Brooklyn, NY. It's an Arris DG1670. I feel like I could both save money (eventually) and get better service by getting my own gear, but what? For use with a variety of mostly Mac devices, if that matters. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.
I have a fast fiber optic Internet connection, and it works great when wired directly into my PC. But as soon as I connect a router, I lose 60% or more of the download speed. [more inside]
Using a new modem/router setup brought on unbearably slow speeds, but which is to blame?? [more inside]
Seeking recommendations on a provider who can set up wifi for a small event in a large room in San Francisco that has Ethernet but no wifi. [more inside]
We recently moved and chose Frontier (formerly Verizon) FIOS for our Internet service since the other option was Comcast. The service is the lowest tier (50/50) but we were coming from DSL with lower speeds and it was fine so we were expecting it to be OK. And it is. Sometimes. Other times it is really slow to unusable. Like, the airport on my Mac won't even connect to the router sometimes. Sometimes it will connect but I have to wait 2-4 minutes for an URL I typed in to load. Sometimes it goes up and down, disconnectng and reconnecting our wifi devices every few minutes. And other times, like right now, it's absolutely fine. [more inside]
I have comcast cable internet (Bandwidth A). For work I also always carry around a verizon mifi jetpack and good good service at home too (Bandwidth B). Is there a way to combine these to sources with a common router to essentially have Bandwidth A+B? Thanks in advance for help!
My Linksys WRT54G router keeps losing internet connectivity, even though the wireless seems to be fine. Halp? [more inside]
I'm based in the UK and will be spending a week somewhere that has no broadband. The reception on most networks seems to be changeable though it's strongest on Vodafone. Is there a 3G/4G wireless router that can take multiple SIM cards or dongles so that I can connect together more than one network and thus maximise my chances of getting connectivity?
I'm looking to purchase a router in the U.S. that will work in Russia. What do I need to buy? [more inside]
I’m trying to be more pro-active with regard to monitoring the network at my workplace, addressing any issues that might arise, and answering that ever-present question: “My computer is so slow today! Is the problem on our end, or on their end?” [more inside]
My wireless connections aren't cooperating, but a wired connection to the wireless router is working. Help, por favor. [more inside]
A friend told me that I should ditch the FIOS router Verizon gave me a few years ago and buy an off-the-shelf router for better results. Has anyone had any luck doing this? I've searched the internet and I'm not able to find any specific details on what routers one would buy to do this.
Hi everyone, For the past 5 years I've used LinkSys BEFSR41 (version 4) router and generally haven't had too many issues but for the past 6 months its been pretty hellish as I have intermittent dropped connection and LinkSys says that this model is no longer supported and has no active firmware upgrades. My household has 3 computers hard-wired and connect at all times. One of them is hooked up to online tv streaming so you could say the internet is always 'on' here. [more inside]
After an internet outage (now resolved) Comcast customer service recommended that we update our 8 year old cable modem (Thompson DCM-425) to a new wireless router/modem combo. I'm trying to figure out if this will really be an upgrade or more of a "well the wireless would be faster, if it were still working" sort of situation? [more inside]
After a recent change in routers by my service provider it's taking a depressingly long amount of time to connect to the internet. I need a fix explained to me like I'm your grandmother's less computer savvy friend. Details henceforth. [more inside]
Help me find an online tool for selecting a wifi router, or at least help me find reliable reviews or a buying guide. [more inside]
I want to be able to treat my android wifi hotspot like a router and moderate the content that I can access through it. Is there something like a hosts file I can use? I want to block distracting websites. [more inside]
What DSL modem should I buy? [more inside]
Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
My Wi-Fi is slow, and it seems to be the fault of the router. How can I make it faster? Barring that, is there a better router I could buy? Details inside. [more inside]
I'm moving house next weekend and new place does not have WiFi. It's a six month lease and I'll probably be moving out of the country after that. I use a lot of internet (streaming music, downloading podcasts, films, sending large files, using cloud services, etc.) and so I need something unlimited or pretty near it. Everything I'm seeing online so far is either too much £ for too little internet (£20 for 2GB per month, seriously??) or too much commitment (12-18 month contracts for phone, broadband and TV). I only need internet. What are my options, if any? Thanks!
Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
Please help me solve my router management issues. At my house I want multiple SSIDs (at least two), AND the ability to monitor network traffic by device or by SSID. [more inside]
What router / NAS combination (or just NAS) do I need to pre-configure and ship to a friend of mine so that I can send files to the NAS over the internet? He is not at all computer savy. What I am hoping for is a VPN or similar that I can log into without his help and push files / pull files from the drive.
Why does my wireless router stop some devices from accessing the web every now and then. [more inside]
My laptop (and only my laptop) intermittently fails to see my wi-fi network. Please help me solve the problem. [more inside]
Which cable modem should I buy? [more inside]
AskMefi, my computer is suddenly refusing to connect to the internet. I'm starting to go a little bit nuts. [more inside]
Network configuration question: I have a desktop with a wifi card, a wireless router, and an external wireless connection I have access to. I want to connect the desktop to the external wireless connection, then connect the wireless router to the desktop, creating a second wireless network with internet access. [more inside]
Do I need to buy a new router? (boring details of really slow wireless performance below the fold) [more inside]
How does DD WRT pro/paid version control bandwidth? [more inside]
What am I doing wrong? Wireless broadband edition. [more inside]
What does it take to make a cisco/linksys E2500 router work in bombay, india? I'm trying to connect a cisco router to an internet access point in bombay, india. Currently, there is a single computer hooked up to a cable modem. That works fine but I want to add a router for additional access ( wireless and cable ). Details follow.... [more inside]
Please help me find the best wireless, simultaneous g/n router that also functions as a print server natively or using Tomato or DD-WRT. More inside--> [more inside]
What is wrong with my Linksys WRT54G and how do I fix it? [more inside]
Comcast gave us a router when we subscribed. It has issues. But we can replace it! Help me find the best one. (Warning: lots of data below, because I want to answer as many questions as possible off the bat.) [more inside]
Help me configure my CISCO 877 router... [more inside]
Is my roommate spying on me via our shared wireless router? Also, is he sneaking on my general computer use? [more inside]
I need to monitor the bandwidth use at home, in terms of GB per month. The trick: I have a TV that has built-in wireless Netflix capabilities, and I think streaming HD shows are eating GB/month more than I realize. [more inside]
Could poor internet connectivity be due to 'chips' in my modem? [more inside]
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]
Why won't my router and laptop play nice anymore? Mac and Cisco/Linksys question inside. [more inside]
Router connects to internet. Computer connects wirelessly to router. Computer does not connect wirelessly to internet. [more inside]
Is my wireless router's tube clogged? [more inside]
My home network collection needs help [more inside]
How can I reduce/eliminate interference from other wireless routers in my apartment building? I have a Belkin Wireless N+ router connected to a Linksys modem with Comcast cable internet. [more inside]
How do I set up wireless security on my new Netgear modem? [more inside]
I'm moving to a new apartment at the end of the month, and need to move my AT&T U-Verse High Speed Internet Pro service. Their website is very confusing. [more inside]
I currently have a finicky DSL connection. Is there a utility that will give me near-instantaneous status (like a green light/red light on the task bar) on whether I truly have an Internet connection? I use Windows 7. [more inside]