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password lost

Password help please. How can i reset the password on my wireless router? [more inside]
posted by OHenryPacey on Sep 28, 2011 - 11 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

I have 2 DHCP servers, just need 1 to work

I have an Actiontec GT701WG that can supposedly act as a DHCP server, but nothing gets an IP address from it. Manually assigning IP addresses works fine, but that's a pain with several devices. I also have a Linksys WRT54G that I thought I could use as my DHCP server instead, but I can't get it to connect to the Actiontec with the static IP settings. How can I make this work without buying new hardware? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Sep 24, 2011 - 6 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

How can I get the latency/delay out of my phone calls?

How can I get the delay/latency out of my cell-via-network-extender calls or Skype calls or both? Verizon says it's Comcast and Comcast says everything's fine. Could it be my router? Is this just par for the course? I don't want to go back to landline but have to have a good phone line for my home business. [more inside]
posted by Askr on Sep 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Router possibly borked, can't access site.

I can't get to this one site and this one site only. Also, I think my router's borked. Help? [more inside]
posted by Wonton Cruelty on Sep 10, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I get my router to work with Bonjour on iChat/Adium?

How can I get my router to work with Bonjour on iChat/Adium? [more inside]
posted by wei on Sep 3, 2011 - 4 answers

FCC approval

How much does it cost to get a cablemodem/router FCC approved? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Aug 25, 2011 - 3 answers

I'd like links and information about some of the more mature hobbyist CNC router setups that exist

I'd like links and information about some of the more mature hobbyist CNC router setups that exist [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Aug 20, 2011 - 10 answers

What is wrong with my router?

What is wrong with my Linksys WRT54G and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Aug 13, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me access my external hard drive through my wireless router

Why is my wireless router WZR-HP-G300NH not mounting my USB External HD? I'm trying to access my Western Digital My Passport SE external hard drive through the wifi connection on the router. I have it plugged into the USB port on the router and it is powering on, but not mounting. What have I done wrong? How can I get this to work? Does anyone know how to go about accessing the hard drive files once it is mounting properly? I'll be using my MacBook to access the files and would like to stream my movies wirelessly from the external HD. [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Jul 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Router recommendations for more power.

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]
posted by mephron on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Configuring a cisco router using command line interface...

Help me configure my CISCO 877 router... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jul 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Is my roommate spying on my internet/computer use?

Is my roommate spying on me via our shared wireless router? Also, is he sneaking on my general computer use? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 - 19 answers

How to configuring my Cisco 877 small business router for the Internet...

Please help me configuring my Cisco 877 small business router for the Internet... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jul 5, 2011 - 5 answers

I want my neighbor to have Internet, just not all to herself.

I've got a Netgear WNR2000v2 wireless router, and am sharing my DSL connection with a neighbor. My apartment uses the main network and my neighbor is on a guest network. What's been happening lately is that the Internet gets really slow, and what I'd like to do is to cap the guest network at, say, 75kBps. I don't know if she's running torrents or what, but I would like to have the fast Internet that I'm paying for. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Jun 29, 2011 - 8 answers

WiFi N recommendations?

Which wireless N router? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 21, 2011 - 18 answers

WRT54G2 Cisco Linksys wireless router randomly disconnecting clients. What should I do?

My wireless router is driving me insane. After trying everything I know (changing wireless channels, upgrading the firmware) should I just give up, throw money at the problem and upgrade to what seems to be the top of the line? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on May 26, 2011 - 28 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

I'm *this* close to attempting animal sacrifice

Buffalo router is not recognizing an external USB hard drive. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on May 6, 2011 - 3 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

My Wi-Fi keeps kicking me offline, and I don't know why.

My wireless (Wi-Fi) network has started kicking me and my roommates off intermittently. My guess is there's interference but I can't figure out what to do about it, and nothing I've tried seems to work. Help! [more inside]
posted by SuperNova on Mar 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Cable modem/wireless router combo with EASY set-up

Please help me choose an easy to use, reliable cable modem/wireless router combo: [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Feb 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Dual band router mystery

I can see but not connect to one of the bands on my dual band wireless router. But I know that band works, because I can connect to it with a different computer. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Jan 31, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I monitor net usage in terms of GB/month?

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]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 21, 2011 - 10 answers

What is the best dual-band wirless router?

What is the best dual band wireless router, both in terms of range and quality of components? Personal experiences with the quality of different brands would be welcome. Thanks for your help!
posted by Dasein on Jan 15, 2011 - 18 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

Who makes a good wifi+router?

Please recommend a wireless router that doesn't require rebooting periodically with WPA2 on? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Dec 24, 2010 - 27 answers

Bad internet connectivity=modem bad?

Could poor internet connectivity be due to 'chips' in my modem? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Why does my wi-fi die-fi?

I'm stumped by what on the face of it should be a pretty simple problem with a ADSL router (Thomson ST585 v6.) The connection is flawless when I plug into the router with an ethernet cable, but a wifi connection will drop out if I move further than a metre away from the router. This is true regardless of where I place the router in the house. I'm thinking a physical fault in the device. Anyone have a second guess?
posted by chmmr on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Repeat outside wifi inside.

How to I get the great wifi signal outside to come inside? Details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Dec 14, 2010 - 8 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 just want internet for my business

Why won't my router and laptop play nice anymore? Mac and Cisco/Linksys question inside. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Dec 7, 2010 - 7 answers

computer--router, router--internet, computer-x-internet

Router connects to internet. Computer connects wirelessly to router. Computer does not connect wirelessly to internet. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 5, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me make my network work!

Help please. I consider myself pretty capable when it comes to computers and the internet and networks, but I can't fix this. I have two Windows 7 laptops and one Mac laptop with an older Airport Extreme and a brand new Arris WBM760A modem that won't play nice. [more inside]
posted by evilbeck on Nov 25, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I properly set up my home network?

How can I properly set up an internet connection on both a laptop (wireless) and desktop using DSL? Getting IP address conflict! GRR. [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Nov 24, 2010 - 7 answers

You mean I can just BUY a bigger pipe?

Is my wireless router's tube clogged? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Nov 23, 2010 - 19 answers

Is there a device that will let me connect two ethernet devices to my wireless network?

Is it possible to buy a device, similar to a wireless router, that will connect wirelessly to my existing router/wireless network and provide internet service to multiple devices over ethernet? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Nov 21, 2010 - 5 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

My boxes need help, or maybe I do?

My home network collection needs help [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Nov 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Bad Vista, No Wireless for You

How can I get a Lenovo laptop running Windows Vista to connect to a Netgear WGT624 v2? [more inside]
posted by nat on Nov 6, 2010 - 5 answers

All my router-y neighbors are jamming my internets!

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]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Oct 29, 2010 - 18 answers

controlling wifi access by MAC address

I have a Linksys WRT110 router. Although it has some access controls, I find them difficult to use and counterintuitive, and I say this as someone who has been using computers since the days of the TRS-80. Is there a router out there that will let me limit access times by MAC address of different devices, either by a daily quota or a cutoff time? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Setting up wireless security?

How do I set up wireless security on my new Netgear modem? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Oct 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Wireless Cable Modem + USB Port?

Need a wireless cable modem that has a USB port for an external hard drive or printer? [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade on Oct 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Accessinng controls for 2nd router?

How do I change settings to a 2nd wireless router (signal booster) on a single home network? [more inside]
posted by cg1 on Oct 2, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I get my router online?

My wireless router longs to throw off its university shackles. Help, MeFites! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 - 16 answers

faster! faster!

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

Moving AT&T internet service

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]
posted by little_c on Aug 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Pew pew pew!!

Looking for a good gaming laptop that's not Alienware. Also, about wireless gaming... [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Aug 3, 2010 - 7 answers

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