SanFranciscoWiFi: I currently have DSL service with AT&T. It came with a DSL modem/wireless router thingy from 2WIRE. Can I replace the 2Wire? If so, what are my options? Please speak to me as if I were a child because in the area of networking, I am.
posted by vacapinta
on Dec 4, 2006 -
Ok, I have an HP 4155 iPaq and a WEP-enabled Netgear WGR614v6, but they don't connect. Any other computer can connect to the WiFi, and the PDA can connect to unprotected signals. [more inside]
posted by niles
on Nov 22, 2006 -
Computer question: How is it possible for my computer and various p2p/network game apps to communicate with the Internet when it's obvious that all my ports are closed? [more inside]
posted by zek
on Nov 21, 2006 -
Is there a reason why my Wireless Broadband Router (54Mbs) seems to drop off to sleep after a few minutes of idle time on the PC? [more inside]
posted by pettins
on Nov 15, 2006 -
I'm in a situation where I need to, for logistical reasons, make a quick decision and acquisition of a dual WAN failover router...and I know precious little about them. There's [more inside]
posted by pjern
on Nov 9, 2006 -
What does it mean that I must constantly re-boot my wi-fi access point in order to get an internet connection? My desktop is not on a wireless connection (it's wired directly from the router) and doesn't have this problem--only the laptops that are on wifi. In addiiton, I'll often have to reboot the laptops as well, even though I'm getting a "signal" but not internet connection. Do I need a new access point? Cable company (Time Warner) is of absolutely no help since it's not their equipment.
posted by quintno
on Oct 26, 2006 -
It seems like when someone is doing file sharing on the network everything else slows to a crawl. Besides setting a limit on the bandwidth in the file sharing program, can I set it on the router? Lets say the bandwidth hog was a roommate who I didnt want to have to police. Could I just do something on my end? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop
on Oct 19, 2006 -
Linksys NSLU2 or ASUS WL-500G?
I am looking for a wireless, cheap (around $100), Unix-based NAS solution that will let me plug in a couple of USB or SATA drives and do things like serve SSH and run BitTorrent. [more inside]
posted by gentle
on Sep 19, 2006 -
What single tech issue is likely to cause these three things to occur (when they all recently worked):
- Inability to upload using Flickr Uploadr (the message says "can't connect to Flickr")
- Inability to sub to podcasts in iTunes
- GMail notified can't connect to the server?
All issues relate to stand-alone programs which read information on the internet. And yet, visiting these web sites directly is no problem at all.
These issues are all new, and I think they relate to my new Netgear router software. I don't have these problems on my laptop, even when I'm using it at home wirelessly.
Any of you brainiacs got any ideas? I'm tired of calling India!!More details about this problem can be found in the FlickrBugs forum.
posted by abbyladybug
on Sep 12, 2006 -
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 -
Why are my wireless routers flakey? I have a Comcast cable modem, which I use with a wireless router to create both wired and wireless networks. I have tried 3 (!) different wireless (802.11b/g, WEP) routers (Belkin F5D7230-4, Netgear WGR614, Apple Airport Extreme). In each case, the wired connection has been stable, but the wireless signal periodically disappears without warning. It's not just an interference issue, because power-cycling the router fixes it immediately.
posted by beniamino
on Aug 18, 2006 -
I need to set up a wireless network at home. Here are my parameters:
I have one business computer (the main desktop) that is plugged into the cable modem and has many firewalls and will not be on the wireless network.
I want to have a reasonably secure but easy to use wireless router (with good range) that will work for both pc's and mac's hooked up to the cable modem.
What is the best router to use and will I run into trouble with the desktop/firewalls? I've set up a network with an airport before and it was very easy. I'm looking for the same experience.
posted by cg2
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Crackle and chop free VOIP - how exactly do I get IPQoS to work on my iConnect Access 621 router / D-Link DVG2001s ATA combination? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Aug 15, 2006 -
I need to replace the wireless router I bought for my Dad a couple of years ago (which has died) and was looking for some recommendations. Signal strength/range is a major issue due to the fact the house has some pretty thick walls and is fairly large. [more inside]
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics
on Aug 9, 2006 -
Troubleshooting: Help my sister's new laptop connect to the network. (Or rather, it's connected. Help her get to the WWW.) [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Aug 8, 2006 -
I just had (non-DSL, non-cable) internet access installed in my apartment through a local provider that has a T3 installed in my building. After install, I was getting 6MB/sec downloads, but the installer claimed I should be getting up to 35MB/sec, but my consumer-grade Linksys DSL router was unable to process that amount of throughput. 1. True? 2. Recommend a better router? [more inside]
posted by robbie01
on Aug 8, 2006 -
I want to plug a WPA-enabled Netgear WGR614 POS-edition (that I hate) into a WEP-using Linksys WRT54G (that I love). It doesn't work, and I'm about ready to inentionally brick
the Netgear just out of spite. [more inside]
posted by ChasFile
on Jul 13, 2006 -
Question regarding getting Windows 98 to play nice with a Linksys Router and another Win XP computer on a home network. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox
on Jun 24, 2006 -
I am on a VLAN and cannot browse the domain. I can connect to servers e.g. //server1/ and see the dives etc. If I am on the same VLAN as the server - I can browse and see everything.
Is there perhaps a broadcast or something that the Cisco router is not allowing through?
Tried ip forward-protocol udp netbios-ns
posted by bright77blue
on Jun 3, 2006 -
Warning: Networking Geekery Ahead Once upon a time I was able to use VNC viewer (the binary executable, not the java viewer) on my work Windows XP PC to connect to VNC server on my home Windows XP PC via Port 443. This allowed me to view and control my home desktop in a window on my work PC and thereby do an end run around the restrictive web filter/firewall at work. It was slow, but it was still useable and reliable.
I stopped using it for a couple of weeks when I lost my USB key. I recently found it and tried my VNC connection again from work. It doesn't work now. [more inside]
posted by de void
on Jun 2, 2006 -
On my XP system, the recently installed Norton anti-worm app told me that my Netgear RP614v2 NAT-enabled router attempted to udp connect to my port number 2061 from its port 12024. However, there is no port fowarding or triggering enabled, nor is there a DMZ address configured at all. [more inside]
posted by Ethereal Bligh
on May 20, 2006 -
Our company is moving and getting Verizon FIOS with 5 IP's. They said all 5 IPs are coming in on one ethernet cable. How does this work? Bonus question: What's the best router to handle this job? [more inside]
posted by Mach5
on May 5, 2006 -
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 -
My PC is in the living room. I want to be able to listen to iTunes in the kitchen and the bedroom. I have a linksys router, if that helps. What sort of setup works best for this? Wireless speakers? Which ones. I mostly listen to talk radio and audio books, so I don't need amazing sound. I would love a relatively cheap (under $200) solution.
posted by grumblebee
on Apr 15, 2006 -
My iBook loves to disconnect from my Airport Express that I have set up in my dorm room. Basically, I'll go to sleep, go to the laundry room, or come back from class, and the network doesn't show up in my "Available" list anymore. The green light is still on (it's not showing yellow, blinking or otherwise), and the only way to fix it is to unplug the router for about 5 seconds and reconnect (effectively resetting it). [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Apr 10, 2006 -
Does my router hate AJAX? When I access Google Maps (or certain other sites that make use of similar technology) it consistently triggers network freezes and delays on my home network. [more inside]
posted by Songdog
on Mar 13, 2006 -
I just received my brand new laptop from Dell. I am connecting to the wireless network, but I am unable to connect to any websites. [more inside]
posted by honeyx
on Feb 28, 2006 -
My router logs show that I have been under what looks like a sustained low level DOS attack for quite a while now. An example entry is:
1 Blocked by DoS protection 10.69.0.1
I assume the IP is spoofed because it is a reserved IP and I am on a 192.168.*.* local network. What can I find out or determine about the attack? What tools and resources are available?
posted by srboisvert
on Feb 26, 2006 -
My computer's hard drive died, taking my wireless access key with it. Unfortunately, I don't have a hard copy of it. Is there a way to re-set my wireless network's access settings without the original computer? [more inside]
posted by kevinmeyers
on Jan 19, 2006 -
I like to pretend that I'm a big networking wiz, but in reality, I don't even have the wits to play one on TV. Either way, I've been looking for something a little more robust in the router department for my home network, and I think I've found it with the Linksys WRT54G + DD-WRT
firmware (v23, 12/25/05 release). And here's where the fun begins - Getting it to manage my DSL connection. [more inside]
posted by rabble
on Dec 31, 2005 -
How come when my laptop is jacked into an Ethernet cable (going to a regular router then to DSL) my Internet connection works fine, but when I jack my Linksys WRT54G Wifi Router into the same cable and connect through my wireless card, I don't have an Internet connection? The Linksys front-end shows a good connection to the WiFi. [more inside]
posted by shannymara
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Techsupportdesperation: Long time listener, first time caller, axmefolk. So, I had the internet. And then I got a router. And now I have no internet, and I'm all out of clues... [more inside]
posted by robself
on Dec 9, 2005 -
I'm using m0n0wall
as my router/firewall. I have two NICs, one for WAN, one for LAN, and attached to the LAN NIC is another wireless router, acting as a switch. I'm trying to setup the Captive Portal now. I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by jasmeet
on Dec 2, 2005 -