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I'm having weird home networking problems, and I need help.

My wireless connections aren't cooperating, but a wired connection to the wireless router is working. Help, por favor. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Apr 12, 2014 - 12 answers

 

How can I boost the signal in my room cheaply?

I need to boost the WiFi in my room (I think). What device can I buy for cheap that will do this, even when the router is next door and inaccessible? [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Feb 23, 2014 - 10 answers

Streaming Netflix abroad?

My family and I are going to be out of the country for the next month, and we'd really like to watch the new season of House of Cards when it premiers on Valentines day. Does anybody have any advice on how to do this? Right now, I'm planning to get a TP-LINK TL-MR3020 router, install OpenWRT (and OpenVPN?) on it to configure it to access a States-side VPN, and stream Netflix to a Chromecast in our hotel room. Will this work? [more inside]
posted by jacob on Jan 28, 2014 - 11 answers

internet problem/yellow exclamation mark/DNS pickle/woe is me

After a recent change in routers by my service provider it's taking a depressingly long amount of time to connect to the internet. I need a fix explained to me like I'm your grandmother's less computer savvy friend. Details henceforth. [more inside]
posted by hugandpint on Oct 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Buying a WiFi Router

Help me find an online tool for selecting a wifi router, or at least help me find reliable reviews or a buying guide. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Oct 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Netgear genie, I despise you

I'm staying in a house with Wi-Fi and the connections look fine, but I can't get past a Netgear genie page, apparently for a WN2500RP -- on an aging PC running XP or an iPad2. Exactly the same thing happens with both machines. I get to a screen with five large-ish vertically stacked tabs on the left: 1 Select Network 2 Apply Security 3 Configure Extender 4 Finalize Settings 5 Review Settings. On both machines, the "Review Settings" tab is highlighted, but it and everything else on the page cannot be clicked/tapped/etc. on. It looks like there's supposed to be information to the right of the tabs, on the bulk of the screen, but it's blank. I've tried refreshing, just loading another page, etc., etc., etc., etc. I'm flummoxed. Huge thanks for any help anyone can provide.
posted by ambient2 on Oct 6, 2013 - 1 answer

android hotspot filtering and blocking

I want to be able to treat my android wifi hotspot like a router and moderate the content that I can access through it. Is there something like a hosts file I can use? I want to block distracting websites. [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek on Oct 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Wifi emergency. Not my router, password too short for Apple devices D-:

Any hacks to force an Apple device to accept a 7-character wifi password? [more inside]
posted by Opal on Aug 28, 2013 - 8 answers

What wireless router do you recommend?

If you had to buy a wireless router, which one would you buy? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jun 10, 2013 - 29 answers

Router noob in need of help

Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Why is my wireless router so slow, and how can I make it faster?

My Wi-Fi is slow, and it seems to be the fault of the router. How can I make it faster? Barring that, is there a better router I could buy? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Apr 12, 2013 - 22 answers

Intranet only Wi-Fi router? I want to make one.

I want to use a captive portal, limiting the connectee to only the website I put on the router. No internet access nor is it being connected to my internet. [more inside]
posted by usermac on Apr 11, 2013 - 2 answers

I'd like to buy 6 months of unlimited Internet in England.

I'm moving house next weekend and new place does not have WiFi. It's a six month lease and I'll probably be moving out of the country after that. I use a lot of internet (streaming music, downloading podcasts, films, sending large files, using cloud services, etc.) and so I need something unlimited or pretty near it. Everything I'm seeing online so far is either too much £ for too little internet (£20 for 2GB per month, seriously??) or too much commitment (12-18 month contracts for phone, broadband and TV). I only need internet. What are my options, if any? Thanks!
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 9, 2013 - 11 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

Please help me diagnose my wifi problems

I'm having problems with my home wifi network. I'm seeing sporadic periods (a couple of hours a day) where websites load slowly, partially, or not at all. How can I diagnose this problem? Are there router settings to try setting differently? Should I just get a new router? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Feb 8, 2013 - 9 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 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

Why are PCs pulling IPs from the wrong router? (Diagram included)

We have two offices, front (sales) and back (paperwork) and we have our "main" router in the front, which serves the front desk computers, and then from the router we have run Ethernet to the back office into a hub which then serves a bunch of PCs, a printer, and, we would like, a Wi-Fi router (or rather a router with Wi-Fi). The purpose of the Wi-Fi router connected to the hub is only to allow Wi-Fi devices access to the network. Unfortunately, for some reason, when the router is connected to the hub, all the other PCs also connected to the hub pull their IPs from the Wi-Fi router's DHCP / use it as gateway instead of the "main router" in the front office. Why is this? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Jan 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Can I use my old router as a repeater?

How can I use my old router as a wireless repeater? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Dec 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you help me connect to a wifi router?

I'm having problems connecting to a wi-fi router. I've tried connecting both with my iPod Touch and my PC without any luck. Other computers have not had any problems connecting to the router and I have never had any problems connecting with other routers. I can connect using an ethernet cord. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Oct 6, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm bad at math.

I already know where to place my router. My question is, how do I find the exact center of my house? [more inside]
posted by PapaLobo on Sep 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Selective connection on some wifi devices.

Why will some of my home devices only connect to the wireless router if I power it off and then on again. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jul 6, 2012 - 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

Why is my router's config page only available wirelessly, all of a sudden?

I just upgraded to a new modem from Time Warner, which gives me super fast download speeds! Currently, however, I don't have easy access to my router's configuration page, and can't seem to figure out why. Help! I'll try to give all the pertinent details. [more inside]
posted by newfers on May 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Make my laptop and router get along!

My laptop (and only my laptop) intermittently fails to see my wi-fi network. Please help me solve the problem. [more inside]
posted by afx237vi on Apr 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Wi-Fi woes

Wi-Fi woes! [more inside]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Apr 11, 2012 - 6 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

New wireless router help needed.

Please help me find the best wireless, simultaneous g/n router that also functions as a print server natively or using Tomato or DD-WRT. More inside--> [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Nov 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Improving signal in a wi-fi jungle?

Is there anything I can do to improve wi-fi connectivity in a small area (three rooms) when dealing with a large number of other signals? I'm in a high-rise apartment building in a city; after letting inSSIDer run for a while, it shows that I'm competing with 125 other access points. My signal is okay in the first room, fair in the second room, and unusable in the third room. I'm using DD-WRT -- are there any settings I can tweak that might help? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Oct 22, 2011 - 14 answers

What could be the problem with my wi-fi connection? (Details of the setup and symptoms inside

What could be the problem with my wi-fi connection? (Details of the setup and symptoms inside) [more inside]
posted by philipy on Sep 15, 2011 - 19 answers

WiFi N recommendations?

Which wireless N router? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 21, 2011 - 18 answers

WRT54G2 Cisco Linksys wireless router randomly disconnecting clients. What should I do?

My wireless router is driving me insane. After trying everything I know (changing wireless channels, upgrading the firmware) should I just give up, throw money at the problem and upgrade to what seems to be the top of the line? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on May 26, 2011 - 28 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

My Wi-Fi keeps kicking me offline, and I don't know why.

My wireless (Wi-Fi) network has started kicking me and my roommates off intermittently. My guess is there's interference but I can't figure out what to do about it, and nothing I've tried seems to work. Help! [more inside]
posted by SuperNova on Mar 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Who makes a good wifi+router?

Please recommend a wireless router that doesn't require rebooting periodically with WPA2 on? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Dec 24, 2010 - 27 answers

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

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

WDS Wifi Repeater

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

Wireless Router Doesn't Work

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

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

Why-Fi?

What's killing my wi-fi connection? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me find a rangy router!

Help me buy a Wireless (WiFi) router with exceptional signal/range for not a boatload of cash. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Sep 2, 2009 - 12 answers

wifi ignorance

WiFi router ignorance [more inside]
posted by A189Nut on May 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Wi-Fi-Free-For-All

(2 part question) I have an open wifi router which I am happy for neighbours and passers-by to connect to. Is there a piece of software out there (for the mac) that will tell me when people connect to my router? and would there be a way of redirecting people to a landing page when they connect to my router?
posted by nam3d on Apr 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Wi-fi not so hi-fi

Help a network-illiterate brother with a home wi-fi issue? [more inside]
posted by yalestar on Mar 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Whitelisting sites for an Ipod Touch

My son (12) has saved his lawn mowing money and is buying a refurb Ipod touch. I want to mediate his internet access, if possible, at the router level. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 26, 2009 - 19 answers

Can I use my DSL modem/router to act only as a wireless router?

Can I use my DSL modem/router to act only as a wireless router? [more inside]
posted by ocha-no-mizu on Jan 30, 2009 - 14 answers

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