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Apple TV 2 & Home Sharing Hell

I have an ATV2. It asks me to turn on home sharing. I do. ATV insists that i turn on home sharing. It worked in my previous location excepting a few times, where I just unplugged the router and ATV and replugged back in. It worked here on initial setup the first try but a few days later this whole stuff happens. It worked again only after I did a complete factory reset. I have read many of the threads online and perhaps it is a bit of daftness on my part. This previous thread on mefi helped the gentleman with his question. I didn't actually understand it very well. I have an iMac running Snow Leopard. The ATV does connect to Netflix and all other things. Just not my computer. [more inside]
posted by snap_dragon on Sep 9, 2013 - 10 answers

 

Posting once, and having it show up everywhere.

I'm wondering if there is a browser plugin or other tool that will let me post once in either blogger or twitter, and have my post automatically propagate to my Facebook and Google Plus accounts. It doesn't matter where I put the initial post, as long as it's not Facebook. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jul 5, 2013 - 6 answers

How to extend WiFi to another building?

I'm looking for a way to extend home WiFi into an adjoining building, where laying cable is not an option and packaging/LOS is a concern. I'd also like to reduce equipment cost, while not compromising endpoint throughput. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Jun 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Using a cellphone for an office LAN

In the aftermath of Sandy, my office in Stamford, CT, is still out of elecrical grid power and out of internet. Now, the building has diesel power and is letting workers back in today, so I'm trying to brainstorm a way to get them online. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 31, 2012 - 7 answers

VPN NAS H.E.L.P

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.
posted by CodeMonkey on Aug 30, 2012 - 7 answers

What are examples of apps/sites/experiments that have shamed/exposed people sharing their info online?

I'm looking for examples of apps, websites, or experiments that have exposed people sharing their information online, or that sought to raise awareness about info being explicitly or accidentally shared. I'd love your help. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake on Jul 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Wait, maybe I SHOULDN'T blog about this

What are some things, either from your experience or that of others, that one should avoid or at least think twice before sharing on the internet (namely through blogs, twitter, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Feb 7, 2011 - 28 answers

how do I get my mac onto my corporate network? (complications galore inside)

how do I get my mac onto my corporate network? (complications galore inside) [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 8, 2010 - 29 answers

Home Internet Use! I need advice for what to choose.

Background Info: I'm going to move into a house with 5 adults = 5 computers. No gaming or downloading large video files. But we would all use the computer for browsing the web, email, chatting and a couple of us may be streaming video to watch Lost or some other TV show. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7 on Apr 22, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I share my phone’s internet connection with multiple computers on a wireless home network?

Dear Metafilter Community, I live in a house full of roommates and I am trying to share my phone’s internet connection on our network so that everyone in the household may have an internet connection. Currently, I am capable of getting my phone to give my own computer internet access (via a Bluetooth Personal Area Netowork under ‘Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers’ in Windows 7), but I have not been able to share this internet connection using the Internet Connection Sharing feature. [more inside]
posted by thallium205 on Dec 31, 2009 - 6 answers

I'm trying to share my PC's net connection with my BT phone, not the other way around

How do I share my computer's (wired) Internet connection with a smartphone, over bluetooth? That's PC->BT->phone, not phone-as-modem->PC. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jul 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Sharing a 3G connection

Home networking: sharing 3G connection on XP... [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels on Jun 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Share – 1.the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.

One internet connection shared between three computers. One jackass who uses the entire download limit(!!) and gets our speed capped(!!). So, what software or hardware solutions might there be?? Secrecy isn't a concern. That they are too stupid to be trusted is. Is there maybe something that monitors where the data is going? And also a way to hobble their line speed, once they've reached their 'share'. (I'd prefer not to just yank their cable out completely, but whatever.) I have no idea (keywords to google??) so I'm completely open to suggestion on this :) Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on Apr 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Sharing is good (but not too much)

I have a DSL Internet connection, shared via a Wi-Fi router (a Buffallo). I’d like to provide access to this to a friend (who lives within wireless range), but without them being able to access any devices on my network (such as my windows file shares) or see any of my traffic (my web browsing etc). What’s the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by baggers on Jan 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Housemates are killing the interwebs

What do I do about sharing internet with housemates who kill it? Will a router with QoS solve the problem? Should I talk to them and ask them to change their settings on whatever programs they are using? Are there any tools I can use to which person is killing the internet and what program it is? [more inside]
posted by sando on Oct 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Will I be able to use my future iPhone's data plan to surf on my laptop?

Will it likely be possible to use a 3G iPhone as a modem for a laptop, or to use its data plan with some other hardware? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Jun 11, 2008 - 17 answers

My own hotspot...

What is the legality of providing free/cheap wifi to neighbors? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on May 15, 2008 - 16 answers

Bridge that Gap!

In a similar vein to a previous question of mine, after successfully tackling that problem, I am now again trying to 'bridge that gap'. This time a neighbouring house in our community would like to be wired up for internet. [more inside]
posted by dance on Apr 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Get yer' own, mister!

I need some valid reasons for a (business) subtenant to get his own DSL service instead of sharing ours. Besides the fact that we're not 23 year old singles sharing a flat. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Nov 28, 2006 - 14 answers

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