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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

In search of a lasting wireless network solution

After wasting two different off-days trying to get my damnable modem+router working, I want to return them both and get something entirely new. Any good recommendations for a solid, reliable DSL modem and wireless router set-up with decent NAS support? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Internet, you're being weird. Stop it.

Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Wifi for Dummies, or I Have a Little Netbook

I have a small netbook (Samsung NC10), running Windows XP, that I very much like for travel. But in some places, it doesn't connect to the internet over wifi. I've never tried to figure out why, or fix it: it's so far always been somewhere I could either skip being connected for a few days or plug directly into a router. But for an upcoming trip I'd like some help with a better plan and some tools and resources. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Jan 23, 2013 - 5 answers

WIFI networking: two routers on the same network

Hi, I am trying to set up a surplus router as a NAS and torrent appliance, to integrate into an existing network. The setup will use two routers, one to provide network and internet to everyone, the other will use TomatoUSB and will be dedicated to torrenting. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Jan 13, 2013 - 7 answers

How to retrieve SSID when not in range

I need to retrieve the SSID of a wifi network that is not in range from either an iPhone or an old hard drive. [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on Jan 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Need suggestions for a sub-$100 WiFi-router for a small house (which can also serve as a media server).

Need suggestions for a sub-$100 WiFi-router for a small house (which can also serve as a media server). [more inside]
posted by libbrichus on Jun 23, 2012 - 10 answers

How to create a wireless network that uses another wireless network for internet access?

Network configuration question: I have a desktop with a wifi card, a wireless router, and an external wireless connection I have access to. I want to connect the desktop to the external wireless connection, then connect the wireless router to the desktop, creating a second wireless network with internet access. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 18, 2012 - 2 answers

What the Wifi is going on here?

Help me diagnose problems with my Macs/Apple TV now that I have an XFinity wireless router please! [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Feb 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Does an AP behind a wireless bridge necessarily incur a speed penalty?

I've been trying to setup a wifi network behind a wireless bridge, and keep finding that internet speeds are 1/3 to 1/10 of those I get by when connecting directly to the bridge or source network. What gives? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Nov 30, 2011 - 5 answers

My phone connects to wifi but won't load internet. Hope me?

My phone connects to my home wifi network but won't load webpages/get internet. How can I fix this? Also, can anyone confirm that this won't be a hardware issue? There's a short window in which I could possibly exchange the phone, but I'd rather not if it's not a flaw in the phone. [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Sep 27, 2011 - 2 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

What Wifi connector is this?

Can YOU identify this wifi connector? [more inside]
posted by passtehbrainz on Apr 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Mesh Networking on Wifi cards?

GeekFilter: Is it infeasible to wirelessly mesh/ad hoc network computers together a la MIT's Roofnet using integrated/inexpensive wireless cards instead of dedicated routers? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Feb 1, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I turn a USB 2.0 external drive into a network drive?

How do I create (not mount) network drives in OS X? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Oct 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Best (OS X) solution for remote photo editing?

What's the best way to set things up so my wife can edit our iPhoto library (currently on the iMac) from a new MacBook that I plan to buy? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Mar 12, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I reset a router to return to being an open network?

How to I return my home wifi network to being a totally open access network? [more inside]
posted by verapamil on Dec 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me bring back my wifi!

I'm having wifi troubles with my MacBook, and the lack of connectivity for the weekend gave me the shakes. Help me before the withdrawal gets worse! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Dec 7, 2009 - 6 answers

How to separate open wifi from wired network.

How can I offer guests in my home or business wifi that is separate from my home or business network? [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Oct 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Using a Time Capsule to extend a Verizon MiFi's wifi network?

Is it possible use an Apple Airport Extreme base station or Time Capsule to extend a Verizon MiFi's wireless network? [more inside]
posted by ewagoner on Aug 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Experiences running iTunes off an Airdisk?

Experiences running iTunes off an Airdisk--particularly when things go wrong? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Jul 13, 2009 - 4 answers

OSX can't see my XP drive

Suddenly my Mac can't see my Windows PC, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

sad accesspoint drama.

Netgear access point weirdness. Wireless roaming. OMG, why does the AP do this and as a result cause my internets connection to connect/disconnect frequently? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Sep 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Why oh Why is my wifi not printing?

Why does my printer say it isn't responding? [more inside]
posted by jonathanstrange on Apr 19, 2008 - 4 answers

will an airport express g work for me?

Ok, since apple has released the new 802.11n revision of the Airport Express, and ebay is getting some decent deals on the 802.11g models, are there any strong reasons to get the n version if I just want to stream music from itunes? [more inside]
posted by SECONDHANDSMOTE on Apr 8, 2008 - 15 answers

Is it possible to connect or network 2 computers that both have wifi and wired nic cards with crossover cable

Is it possible to connect or network 2 computers that both have wifi and wired nic cards with crossover cable [more inside]
posted by antisocialiting on Mar 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Getting more range on a WiFi card

How do I get more WiFi range on my laptop computer? More info follows. [more inside]
posted by chips ahoy on Feb 27, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I make my WiFi network stop hiding from me?

I cannot maintain a connection to my wireless network. I think it might have something to do with the EIGHTEEN other wireless networks available around me. What can I do? (And let's knock this one out early: I'm on a completely different channel from all the other networks). [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Feb 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Who's that on my network?

Who are these other people on my network? [more inside]
posted by aburd on Feb 10, 2008 - 6 answers

How to edit photos remotely?

How best to work with my photo library from two different Windows laptops? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Jan 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Macfilter: How can I use ethernet and wifi at the same time on my Macs?

Is it possible to connect two macs via ethernet (to share files back and forth on their wired LAN), but both be connected to the internet wirelessly at the same time using airport? (an airport extreme is connected to DSL on the lower level of the apartment). If so, how? [more inside]
posted by lonemantis on Dec 8, 2007 - 19 answers

Printer sharing over a WiFi network?

Can my wife and I share a printer over a WiFi network? [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Dec 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Can I get a wired (ethernet) connection off a wireless network?

Can I get a wired (ethernet) connection off a wireless network? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Dec 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Does the new Airport Extreme support jumbo frames?

Does the new Airport Extreme support jumbo frames? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Aug 31, 2007 - 2 answers

Oh, please help Me(fi)!

So I thought I knew computers... but this network is killing me. I can connect, full strength, etc. But I can't actually connect to the internet. My IP is 192.168.10.32. Using an 850G (motorola) WAP, Cox SurfBoard modem. Other computers (this one, which is 192.168.10.28, connect fine, it seems. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Can I make my Airport Express into a repeater?

How do I (can I?) make my Airport Express expand my wireless network? [more inside]
posted by Duluth?! I Hardly Know Her! on Aug 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Diy wifi setup issues

I'm Looking to do some fairly custom wireless setups in my area and I have no idea of a place that would supply everything I need for cheap. I live in Canada so this location needs to ship to Canada preferably located in Canada. Basically I need: -Really Low loss cable for wifi 802.11. (i have heard LMR-400 is good for 10foot lengths or so) -RP-TNC connectors -MC-card connectors -N-male connectors -N-female Chasis mounts In total im hoping to result in about 4-6 cables. I'm really hoping for a one stop shop but if i have to order from more than one place to get this cheaper thats fine too. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Aug 16, 2007 - 3 answers

My Wifi is Cursed

I'm having strange Wireless issues. I've tried two PCI cards (they were both LINKSYS WMP11 PCI Wireless-B Adapter) and a USB dongle (Netgear WG111T USB) in Windows XP and Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. Any time I get to the point where the wireless connection is being made, the computer completely freezes. No keyboard or mouse response at all. I have to shut the computer's power off. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bofe on Aug 6, 2007 - 1 answer

Is a router a computer?

EarthLink Wi-Fi: Does plugging in a (wireless/wired) router constitute use of the wireless service with "more than one computer"? Can EarthLink detect use of a router with their service? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2007 - 11 answers

Interference robustness???

OSX wifi: Why would I not use 'Interference Robustness'? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on May 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Trying to figure out a WAP gateway problem

Why is it that my WiFi doesn't work unless I go to TCP IP Settings > Advanced and delete the Default Gateway? [more inside]
posted by zek on May 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Home network with IP phone, wifi, multiple hard-line access points

Wifi: Can I have 1 wireless router & 1 non-wireless router in the same location? Or 2 wifi routers? [more inside]
posted by cg1 on Mar 28, 2007 - 9 answers

What's the best wifi PCI card for Windows 2000?

Which PCI wireless networking adapters have the best (meaning fastest and most lightweight) drivers and software for Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Feb 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Connecting an XP box to two networks simultaneously

I have two Windows XP boxes with their own separate DSL connections, and one wireless router. I'm having trouble connecting these two machines with a wireless connection. [more inside]
posted by good in a vacuum on Jan 28, 2007 - 8 answers

WiFi bridge via software?

My wireless router is on the second floor of the house and cannot be moved. There is a mac mini on the main floor. I also have a Windows workstation in the basement which connects to the network but very poorly because of the distance to the router. Is there any way to prod my Mini into acting as a wireless bridge to extend the range of my network?
posted by Evstar on Jan 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Uni? Multi? Whip? Band? Huh? Wha?

WIFI-Filter: My brother and I would like to build a wireless network between our two homes to create a secure network, but we have no idea about radio antennas, signal strength, line-of-sight, etc. [more inside]
posted by id on Dec 30, 2006 - 13 answers

Do you talk AppleTalk?

MacNetworkingFilter: Setting up a print server in a small office–Ethernet, AppleTalk, wireless, oh my… Lots [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Dec 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Home Networking Filter: Why do I have to keep resetting my cable modem?

Internet access at home comes and goes, but can be resolved by resetting (powering on/off) the cable modem. Sometimes has to be done once a day, sometimes once every 30mins. No obvious pattern. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Sep 26, 2006 - 15 answers

What USB WiFi Adapters supports LEAP?

What USB WiFi adapters have support for 802.11b and Cisco's LEAP protocol? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Sep 7, 2006 - 4 answers

I will buy square wheel before I buy another Netgear router.

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 - 17 answers

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