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Can I use phone card for 'net access?

I have a $10 T-mobile phone card. How can I use this for Internet access if I am at a T-mobile wifi hot spot like Starbucks?
posted by sandra194 on Aug 15, 2006 - 4 answers

How should I set up a neighborhood wireless network?

I'm trying to set up a wireless network for my neighborhood, maybe 10 houses on my block (across the street and adjacent to us). Basic setup would be that I have the wired DSL internet connection and I share it over 802.11b/g. I've looked into omni-directional 2.4ghz antennas, but I'm not sure how sensitive it would need to be, nor do I know if the clients are going to need directional antennas. What's the best way to go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by benc on Aug 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Extending the tubes one cabin at a time

Looking for some tips on how to extend a wireless network in a rural area. Computer savvy but getting lost in the technicalities of repeaters and access points and tin cans. [more inside]
posted by Smegoid on Aug 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Help teh SSH nub...

I want to setup an SSH tunnel on OSX, but... [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Aug 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Wireless Router Recommendations

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 - 7 answers

In WiFi Hell

Please help me with installing my home WiFi connection. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Aug 6, 2006 - 5 answers

Should I or shouldn't I...

I'm not supposed to use an airport wifi thinger in my new apartment, but i want to sooo bad..... [more inside]
posted by garethspor on Aug 2, 2006 - 43 answers

How can I get back my wireless functionality?

Yesterday my wireless connection to my home network on my Windows XP laptop kept dropping and I had to reconnect. Since then, wireless networks kept randomly disappearing from my list, and now mine plus all the neighbors' networks except one are gone and no amount of refreshing or restarting brings them back. I can still connect to the Internet through a wired connection. How can I get back my wireless functionality?
posted by Nikolai on Jul 28, 2006 - 12 answers

Nice free-wifi cafe in DC?

Good cafe in DC to work with laptop, one with free wifi? [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Jul 20, 2006 - 17 answers

I'm having AIM withdrawal

Why can't I access certain things on New Orleans City-Wide WiFi? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jul 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Is one of my users trying to h4x0r

I need to know the process to set up a "evil twin" ad hoc network. I think one of my users here may be trying to play around where they should not, and I need to know how to check if they are trying to set up a "evil twin" called "free wifi access" [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Jul 17, 2006 - 23 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

Why do dropped wifi connections cripple my computer?

My wifi connection drops when I stream radio requiring a full restart of my computer to repair the connection. Any ideas on how to isolate and fix the problem? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Jul 13, 2006 - 5 answers

roll your own wisp

roll your own wisp [more inside]
posted by subpixel on Jul 11, 2006 - 13 answers

Lonely pda, 802.11b, seeks relationship with desktop machine

I am about to upgrade my pda from an old iPaq 1910 to any of several newer models. I am looking at several choices that have built in 802.11b wifi... and I am utterly clueless as to how to use wifi! [more inside]
posted by John Smallberries on Jun 24, 2006 - 3 answers

Hack my PowerBook an antenna

How might I attach my (broken) wi-fi antenna to my PowerBook, or to a (non existent) PCMCIA wireless card...? [more inside]
posted by skylar on Jun 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Wireless network bridge?

I want to connect my (not-internet-connected) ethernet network to an existing 802.11g network. What hardware do I need? [more inside]
posted by beniamino on Jun 3, 2006 - 11 answers

Latest and greatest in wi-fi cracking for Windows?

What's the state-of-the-art for cracking wi-fi under Windows? Knoppix CD with aircrack / airsnort / kismet? Or are there some decent Windows binaries these days?
posted by obiwanwasabi on May 29, 2006 - 12 answers

Wireless-less

Can I connect to my wireless internet? I live in an apartment with wireless DSL already set up and used by a mac, but I started trying to use my Windows machine with it, and it's not working. [more inside]
posted by Packy_1962 on May 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Out of sight, out of mind

Recommendations for networking equipment in a Mac household? NAT, NAS, print server, and wifi [more inside]
posted by adamrice on May 8, 2006 - 3 answers

Dongle wrangle. Help me fix my Belkin F5D7050.

How do I reinstall my Belkin F5D7050 USB wifi dongle? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Apr 18, 2006 - 3 answers

Can I "stream" video files from a WinXP desktop to a Linux laptop?

Can I "stream" video files from a WinXP desktop to a Linux laptop? [more inside]
posted by skryche on Apr 15, 2006 - 7 answers

WiFi Streaming of music from computer to stereo...

Today I saw a Slim Devices SqueezeBox 3. Just read a review at NYT. Looks pretty neat. That said, I have zero interest or use for the radio/pandora aspect of it. However, the other features may make it worth the price tag. But, before I shell out... what are my other alternatives? (On OS X) [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Apr 13, 2006 - 20 answers

Airport Disconnects

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 - 12 answers

Is it possible to share network/internet connection via a usb dongle (from XP)?

wifi sharing via USB dongle filter: Is it possible to share network/internet connection via a usb dongle (from XP)? if so how? [more inside]
posted by mule on Apr 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Portable Internet Radio

Now that San Francisco is getting city-wide Wi-Fi, I'm starting to look around for something I've always wanted: a portable Internet Radio device. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Apr 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Nonfunctional linksys POS garbage router DIE DIE DIE

I have a Linksys WRT54GC router, and I can't get it to work on my iMac. [more inside]
posted by atom128 on Apr 3, 2006 - 17 answers

Cybercrime

Does city-wide wi-fi increase cybercrime? Are there any studies on this?
posted by my sock puppet account on Mar 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Slow WiFi

Slow WiFi: I have a Linksys WRTP54G Wireless Router plugged into a cable modem. When I connect my laptop to it via an ethernet cable I get downloads of 6mbps, but when I flip to the WiFi connection that drops to ~4mbps. Laptop shows an Excellent Signal Strength and a connection speed of 54Mbps. What gives? Laptop is an IBM T42 running XPSP2.
posted by zeoslap on Mar 7, 2006 - 11 answers

wifi goes a little wtf

My D-link wireless router keeps resetting... sometimes as much as once a minute. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Feb 26, 2006 - 4 answers

Are hackers infesting O'Hare and LAX?

This happened to me last week at O'Hare - and now, today, in LAX. I opened my laptop in the terminal and checked for wireless networks. I noticed that there was a "computer-to-computer" network called "Free Public Wifi" available. I didn't try to connect, because I know that such networks generally can't provide internet access if there's no other connection available. Does this mean there are folks trying to socially engineer gullible wireless users? What could they gain? Would Windows be more vulnerable than Macs? AND how would a curious samaritan figure out who, amongst the dozen or more folks with open laptops in the vicinity, the culprit is?
posted by soulbarn on Feb 23, 2006 - 33 answers

Wi Fi Coffee Shop in West Los Angeles?

Where can I find a good coffee-shop with wi-fi in West Los Angeles or Santa Monica? [more inside]
posted by chaz on Feb 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Save my GPA!

Looking for personal recommendations of quiet coffeehouse-type study spots in the Twin Cities. With the Winter Olympics in full swing, I am no longer able to withstand the temptation of the television in my room. [more inside]
posted by charmston on Feb 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Dual Wifi's

Can I have two wifi's? READ MORE [more inside]
posted by jamie939 on Feb 9, 2006 - 9 answers

Can you help set up our wifi?

Wi-fi for small businesses 101. What is the best solution for providing our cafe customers wi-fi? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Feb 8, 2006 - 24 answers

Can I tear out my landline yet?

Is there a wifi-enabled mobile phone out there which can connect to Skype and the like? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Feb 7, 2006 - 26 answers

Best wifi PDA solution?

I realize that there have been variations on the "best PDA" theme before, but hopefully others will find this question (and it's answers) usefull: My wife wants a PDA for all the basic PIM functions, but also to occasionally browse the web via wifi (it's a lot easier to hold out of reach of our 1-year old son than her 20lb. Dell laptop). Do I have to plunk down $299 for a Palm Tx, or are there more affordable options? Do you have a favorite PDA (we're not wedded to any particular OS) that may not have built-in wifi, but can accept a wifi expansion card, perhaps coming out cheaper even with the xtra $$ for the wifi card? Obviously, a used one would be cheaper still - are there any 2003-4 models you would recommend for this purpose?
posted by ericbop on Jan 30, 2006 - 9 answers

I need help getting EtherPEG for OSX compiled correctly or just a working download link...

Can someone tell me how to get EtherPEG for OSX to work on my PowerBook? It seems that out of the box, it will only work with wired connections, not wifi. Please point me to the appropriate download or instruct me how to recompile it. [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Jan 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Should I buy a Belkin Pre-N Wireless router?

If I want a broader range for my wireless coverage - does the Belkin Pre-N Router make sense? [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Jan 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Is Nintendo DS wifi Safe?

Nintendo DS wifi questions... [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Jan 15, 2006 - 12 answers

Is there any WiFi (virtual) Soundcard driver software out there?

How can I relay the sound of my computer to another computer through the WiFi network? A virtual soundcard driver is in theory feasible, but I can't find any. I know, this is more of a /. question, but I prefer to stay home.
posted by mitocan on Jan 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Etherpeg for WinXP

Etherpeg, but on XP? [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on Jan 4, 2006 - 4 answers

password please

wifi password question: I'm at a relative's for the holidays. She has wifi throughout her house but does not remember the password. Her computer however, does. How do I get the computer to tell me what the password is? It's a windows machine.
posted by garethspor on Dec 24, 2005 - 10 answers

Where to get coffee on Xmas eve in LA / Burbank?

What coffee shops are open on Xmas eve in the LA / Burbank area? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Dec 24, 2005 - 4 answers

Intruder Alert!

Is there any way to monitor the users or traffic on my wireless home network? [more inside]
posted by slogger on Dec 22, 2005 - 7 answers

Secure wireless connection

Wi-Fi for dummies: I have a brand-new AirPort Express. My iBook already has an AirPort card, and I'm about to set up a reasonably secure wireless connection at home (I have an iBook, OSX, and a Windows 2000 IBM laptop). Online resources are either pretty dry and technical (as I said, I'm not really a computer person) and some advice seems, frankly, a bit confusing. Can you point me to a good online tutorial for setting up the network? Thanks and happy holidays.
posted by PenguinBukkake on Dec 22, 2005 - 10 answers

Problem with WiFi

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 - 15 answers

Is there a combined bluetooth/wifi miniPCI card?

Is there a combined bluetooth/802.11g miniPCI card that will work as a replacement for the Intel PRO 2100 in my Centrino laptop? It would need to support WPA as well, I suppose. Googling seems to show that such things exist, but I couldn't find any at Amazon or my normal online hardware shops. [more inside]
posted by tirade on Dec 12, 2005 - 11 answers

WiFi repeater or extender?

WiFi Repeater - how feasible is this? I am affiliated with a university that offers free wireless internet access. I live less than .2 miles from the nearest building which broadcasts this signal. I can't connect to this network from home, obviously, but I would like to. Is it possible to access such a network by putting an antenna on my roof? How about by placing a repeater in a friends house closer to the source? What are my options likely to be here? [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Dec 7, 2005 - 6 answers

Need Netopia pcmcia utility

Netopia SWL-2300N wifi card drivers? [more inside]
posted by warbaby on Dec 6, 2005 - 4 answers

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