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Router booster / amplification recommendations?

I live in a 4 story rowhouse that is currently using a single wifi router - signal strength is strong in the front rooms of the house, but weak in the back, and we'e hoping to find something that will boost it enough to be serviceable. What do you recommend, hivemind? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 20, 2016 - 11 answers

Can't connect to spotify over wifi on phones (both Android & Apple)

Our family is unable to connect our phones to Spotify over wifi at our home We can both connect over data. My search has given me the answer that this is issue with our router settings. But from there I am lost.... [more inside]
posted by vespabelle on Dec 15, 2016 - 0 answers

Can three wireless routers become one?

I have an old house with three ethernet-connected Wifi routers in it to get coverage everywhere. Can I reprogram them so that they all have the same SSID and password, and devices just pick up whichever is closer, or will that cause problems? Two are Belkin, one is D-link: would some shared open source firmware like DD-WRT help with this?
posted by anotherpanacea on Apr 20, 2015 - 10 answers

DNS Headaches (difficulty level: D-Link)

My parents' DIR-655 router consistently starts dropping DNS queries around 24 hours after it's been restarted. What settings should I check? [more inside]
posted by GenericUser on Jan 4, 2015 - 11 answers

I have an extra wi-fi router now. Can I put it to use?

I recently bought a new router (Archer AC1750) to fix my crappy home wi-fi. It helped, but the second floor of the house still had some issues. Then my cable company (Time Warner) sent me a new cable modem with built-in wi-fi, rendering my new router superfluous. The new modem is also good, not quite as good as the Archer, and my second floor still has poor signal. I'm wondering, can the Archer be used somehow to improve the second floor signal, in some kind of unholy alliance between it and the Time Warner modem/router?
posted by malhouse on Nov 4, 2014 - 9 answers

IT/Network setup for our 15-20 person office?

Any networking experts here? My company of 15-20 people is about to move into a new office from old, shared space where all IT was taken care of. I've been put in charge of the phone and networking in the new place. [more inside]
posted by jenmcee on Jan 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Best way to track number and duration of wireless sessions?

As an organization that provides free wifi to our guests we would love to be able to track the number and duration of the wireless sessions in our facility. Just as importantly, we'd like to be able to track these statistics as easily as possible, e.g., with a log that's emailed daily, or with an interface that lets you query data for a particular time period. [more inside]
posted by woodman on Nov 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Please input your output

Having acquired a couch on which to sit and an 8 bit Nintendo to play whilst sitting on said couch, my girlfriend and I are now getting audio and network stuff. Please help us fill in the gaps! [more inside]
posted by monocultured on May 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Help, please! VPN-enabled wireless router not working

How do I connect my Witopia VPN wireless router to my ISP's wireless router? [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Sep 21, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I make my wireless routers get along?

Calling all network nerds: How do I make my WRT54G2 (w/ DD-WRT) talk to my Tenda W268R? [more inside]
posted by richrad on Jan 6, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I get my router to play nice with my MacBook Pro?

My Linksys T-mobile HiPort Wireless Router is sporadic and weird with my MacBook Pro 2007 Santa Rosa's wireless networking. What's the ideal way to fix this? Or should I get a new router? And what will we do when our contract is up and T-mobile shuts down the landline? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Oct 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Unclog the tubes!

I live in a student co-op with 17 people, and i have unofficially become the person in charge of improving the internet for our house. I'm looking for advice on how to optimize our setup. Technical details lie within. [more inside]
posted by cognitio on Oct 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Apple Airport Extreme or Express?

What is the difference between an Apple Airport Express Base Station, and an Airport Extreme Base Station? I have a tiny 500-square foot apartment. All I want is to be able to surf the web wirelessly. Can I go with the cheaper Express Base Station? Why is one cheaper than the other (in other words, what can the Extreme do that the Express cannot)?
posted by invisible ink on Sep 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Three states, one LAN: how do I create the VPN?

Networking newbie question: how do I set up a Cisco router-based VPN between three sites, such that each can treat the other as if it were on the same LAN? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Jul 29, 2009 - 3 answers

The internet inside my router.

My router (I think) keeps getting in the way of me and my internet! When I click on links, the browser will instead ask me to log into my router—the address bar reads [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on May 25, 2009 - 8 answers

I have 2 routers, 1 wired and 1 wireless, can I get devices connected to the wireless router to see eachother?

I have two routers, one wired one wireless. The wired router is connected to the internet and the wireless router is connected to the wired router. My iPhone and MacBook are both connected to the internet via the wireless router and in turn the wired router. I'm trying to get them to see each other. How? [more inside]
posted by anglaise on Aug 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Safe milliwatt setting for Linksys WRT54G?

What's a safe setting for transmit power in milliwatts for a Linksys WRT54G? It's default is 42- I'd like to bump it but not burn the router out. Max is 251.
posted by xmutex on Apr 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Why does Netflix want me to have no internet connection?

Why do flickr and Netflix kill my internet connection? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Apr 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Two computers, one network, two speeds?

If two computers are connected to the same wireless router, what would make one faster? [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Mar 16, 2008 - 9 answers

How to configure second router as acces point?

How do I configure a second wireless router as a wireless access point, and have computers on both routers talk to each other? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Jan 12, 2007 - 3 answers

Trying to get a grip on port forwarding

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 - 7 answers

waiting for N

How well do the current generation of MIMO / "pre-N" wireless routers work for extending range? [more inside]
posted by Armitage Shanks on Jun 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Six computers, a router, some laptops, and a NAS walk into a bar... (stop me if you've heard this one)

Six computers, a router, some laptops, and a NAS walk into a bar... [more inside]
posted by humuhumu on May 21, 2006 - 5 answers

What router typically assigns ip?

What type of router typically has a gateway of, I'm used to seeing the typical router use 192.168.*.* but I'm trying to figure out what routers the local apartment unit is using to run their wireless.
posted by skEwb on Jan 30, 2006 - 18 answers

What firewall protection do I need with my Linksys WRT54G?

Home PC WAN-filter: Setting up a home broadband network with a cable modem, PC, & Linksys WRT54G... [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson on Sep 27, 2005 - 13 answers

Traffic shaping with a cheap consumer router

Are there any inexpensive home routers with support for traffic shaping? I'm willing to load third-party firmware as long as it's stable and cheap. [more inside]
posted by Eamon on Jul 23, 2005 - 7 answers

Replacing wireless router firmware

I have a Linksys WRT54G router that has some third party firmware installed on it. It no longer works, so I want to replace it with the original Linksys firmware or something better. [more inside]
posted by bering on May 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Wireless router problems

So I just set up a wireless router in our house, but something's awry. We have two wired connections--one PC and one XBox Live--and one wireless Apple laptop. If the XBox is off, the PC has a fine connection, but if the XBox is connected, the PC gets a spotty connection at best, and usually can't connect at all. The laptop connects wirelessly with no problem regardless of the other things. Can anyone tell me 1. why the XBox would kill the PC connection and 2. how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Dec 25, 2004 - 8 answers

WiFi in Mobile Home

I have an acquaintance who wants to put an wireless router in her mobile home (aluminum skinned trailer, just so there's no confusion) and access it from her Mother's trailer across the street. It's only about 50' but there's a narrow street in between so a long Cat5 won't work.

A mutual acquaintance is saying that this just won't work because the aluminum skins of the two trailers will suck up all those lovely radio waves.

Anyone have experience with WiFi in this type of situation (mobile home, RV, etc) and what kind of signal she's going to get. Are we going to need repeaters in the windows to get this to work at all or will a 802.11g router and a good card in the laptop going to get a decent signal.

Please, no trailer jokes. These are small-town folks, they have a good life but not a lot of money.
posted by m@ on Nov 12, 2004 - 16 answers

How Did You Learn What You Know About Computers/the Internet?

I am taking a brain-painful networking class (hint: it's all about the routers, baby!) and the studying is intense. It's hard, but I'm holding my own. I see questions here on AskMe that bring really cool answers from lots of folks, with a lot of repeat answerers, which leads me to ask, How Did You Learn What You Know About Computers/the Internet? Was it in school? Did you apprentice with someone who had m4d sk1lz? Did you teach yourself? Other?
posted by Lynsey on Oct 11, 2004 - 18 answers

Router Somehow Blocking Visibility of Printer from Machines

StupidRouterFilter: Suppose you have a DSL modem with a computer running XP coming out of it, with a printer attached. Two other machines coming out of the DSL modem can of course see the printer just fine. However, there is also a router coming out of the modem (don't ask), and none of the machines coming out of the router can see the printer. Is there any way to make them able to use that printer?
posted by GriffX on Jun 3, 2004 - 7 answers

Port 4644?

My router tells me that many IPs are trying to connect to my PC on port 4644. Why? [more inside]
posted by johnnydark on Feb 26, 2004 - 6 answers

Where do you buy an AC power adapter? In this case, Input: 120V, 60Hz, 18W // Output: 9VAC, 1000mA

The power adapter (Linksys Power Adapter AD 9/1C) for my Linksys router died last night. I discovered that the obvious places (like Radio Shack) don't carry AC power adapters. Where does one go for a replacement?
Input: 120V, 60Hz, 18W
Output: 9VAC, 1000mA
posted by BobJordan on Feb 3, 2004 - 9 answers

Old Mac: Sharing files with Windows & music player?

I'm helping some friends of mine set up a small house network with a cable router. They have two PC's running XP and an Imac with 96MB RAM, OS 8.1.

I do not know much at all about Macintosh computers, and I couldn't find any info regarding the ability to see files on the network, cross platform. I basically want to have access to the music files on one of the PCs from the Imac. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on Jan 6, 2004 - 16 answers

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