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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

Where should I put my router?

I am about to run CAT6 through my house. Where should I place the router? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Jul 25, 2010 - 18 answers

Setting up a router as a repeater?

I want to use my Belkin N+ router as a repeater for a wireless-G router. Unfortunately, I'm not so sure the N+ is supported by DD-WRT. Can anyone either tell me an alternative way to do this? [more inside]
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Jul 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Rerouted! But why?!?

Why would my router reset itself to factory default? [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Jul 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Best 802.11n router right now?

What's the best 802.11n wireless router out there right now? [more inside]
posted by kmz on Jul 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Belkin play router - Bonjour?

I just purchased a Belkin Play wireless -N router (model 47D4302). Everything works fine except Bonjour on my all Mac network. [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Jul 5, 2010 - 7 answers

My new laptop kills my wireless router.

Laptop Wifi / Wireless Router help! My brand new Asus laptop kills my linksys WRT110 whenever the wifi is active on the laptop. [more inside]
posted by Jase on Jun 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Use my router or Verizon's?

Getting FIOS installed right now. Should I use Verizon's router or my Airport Extreme? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Jun 21, 2010 - 6 answers

WDS Wifi Repeater

Question about a WDS 802.11x WiFi network [more inside]
posted by dance on Jun 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Nerd Alert

I've got a WRT54GL router running the Tomato firmware. Now what extremely awesome/nerdy things can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Jun 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Why does my Windows partition hate the Internet?

The Windows partition of my PC is no longer able to connect to my home network. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Electric Dragon on May 25, 2010 - 5 answers

My series of tubes needs plunging

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]
posted by crapmatic on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I fix this wireless router problem?

Is it Windows 7, or my wireless router, or something else that is the problem here? [more inside]
posted by chocolate_butch on May 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Can my ISP force me to buy their branded router?

I currently use AT&T as our broadband ISP at home. Our five-year-old modem/router just died, and since it's so old, AT&T tells me that it's no longer under warranty, and I have to buy a new one myself. Then they directed me to an AT&T Wireless retail store to go buy the equipment. But can they force me to buy one of their routers? What if I can find a comparable one cheaper somewhere else? Can they refuse me customer service or deny me installation help (which I will need - I'm hopelessly n00bulous in this department) if I don't by an "official" AT&T router? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Apr 28, 2010 - 12 answers

High-speed firewall for home useage

How do I find a firewall for at home that can deal with a very fast (32-100 Mbit) cable connection in Switzerland? [more inside]
posted by eurandom on Apr 22, 2010 - 11 answers

oh noes! internets are broken!

Setting up wireless internet - ipod touch will connect to the internet, but laptops will not. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Apr 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Stop Sending Me To the Wrong Place!

Why is my cable internet connection sometimes resolving to the wrong web addresses? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Apr 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Wireless Router Doesn't Work

Wireless Router Doesn't Work [more inside]
posted by KRS on Mar 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Networking infrastructure for a LAN gaming setup?

I would appreciate some input on what type of network topology to implement in a small-scale network of about 20 computers for multi-player gaming purposes. What kind of networking hardware would be required in such a situation - routers, servers, cabling etc. Last but not least, as far as network security is concerned - what are the key things one should look out for? Thanks to all that can contribute some ideas
posted by naskar on Mar 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Adding a TV to home network -- do I need a router?

Simple (I think) question about cable modem + home network: Would like to add TV -- do I need a router, or just a different modem? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Mar 6, 2010 - 15 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

Cheap But Not Crappy (or Expensive and Awesome) Wifi Routers?

What current wifi router is the least crappy in the sub-$50 market? Alternatively, what hardware sub-$250 is so ridiculously awesome as to warrant replacing a serviceable OpenWRT-running WRT54GL? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Feb 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Linksys WRT610N vs. WRT54G 802.11 G ranges

What are the wireless ranges of the 802.11g radios in the following: WRT54G WRT610N I specifically would like to know the range of each and does the WRT610N 802.11G radio have a greater range than the WRT54G 802.11G radio. Not surprisingly, Linksys couldn't even help me.
posted by paulyballs on Feb 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Help my grandparents connect to the internet!

My aunt is asking for recommendations for wireless routers for my grandparents' computers. I don't know much about routers and my aunt knows less. Can you give me some advice/info that I can pass along? [more inside]
posted by Nolechick11 on Feb 15, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I connect mobile internet to a router?

How do I connect mobile internet to a router? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Feb 10, 2010 - 7 answers

All sorts of WiFi connectivity issues. I think it's my router.

After 4 months of smooth sailing, my WiFi has started acting up and (first temperamental page loading; then lock icon disappears when connecting to my secure network; now work computer won't connect at all). Is it my ISP, router, computer, or something else? [more inside]
posted by aquanet on Feb 9, 2010 - 3 answers

A gigabit router with a proxy service

I am looking for a gigabit router that has proxy service in it .In which I can input a internet proxy server number and port number and must have authentication (such as username, and password)
posted by omaralarifi on Feb 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Can I make my non-wireless printer/scanner wireless?

I have a Samsung SCX-4500 (not W) laser printer/scanner, a Linksys WRT54GS v7.0 router, and a 13" MacBook Pro. Is there a way (using DD-WRT or something else) that I can print and scan over my wireless network?
posted by joshuaconner on Jan 26, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I configure my VOIP gateway (CISCO Linksys SPA-3102) for a multi-number phone line?

How do I configure my VOIP gateway (CISCO Linksys SPA-3102) for a multi-number phone line? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jan 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Wireless router help

I need a new wireless router. Help! [more inside]
posted by quodlibet on Jan 12, 2010 - 18 answers

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