What hardware / software do I need exactly to use my Samsung Epic 4G (android) to tether my first generation ipad? I prefer to do this without jailbreaking my phone (but am open to jailbreaking ipad). [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on Dec 1, 2011 -
Wififi: Trying to get sponsors to give us loads of money via skype calls. But...where can we get GOOD, RELIABLE wifi connection in Buenos Aires, Argentina? If a café, the cheaper the better...
posted by omnigut
on Dec 1, 2011 -
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 -
I am at work, at a college, and there seem to be wifi hiccups throughout the day, moments where the connectivity is briefly lost. How can I log these interruptions so I can convince our technicians that there is a problem? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Nov 25, 2011 -
What's a good, chill cafe for writing in Berlin? Preferably with Wifi. Any around Kreuzberg/Mitte/Neukölln?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Nov 15, 2011 -
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 -
I've replaced an aging iMac with 3 external drives hanging off of it with a Macbook Pro with the same 3 external drives hanging off of it.
The setup also includes a cable modem and a Time Capsule.
Right now the drives are in daisychained Firewire mode.
I'm looking for a way to connect the drives to my wifi network so I can eliminate the need to plug the first drive into the laptop? Staying with Firewire would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
posted by justcorbly
on Nov 4, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
How can I stream audio from several PCs (or one external-hard-drive-based music library) to my downstairs stereo? [more inside]
posted by audiodidactic
on Sep 24, 2011 -
I'm looking for an Android wifi manager app for my HTC Sensation 4G with a specific feature. When my phone thinks it's connected to a wifi network, it automatically turns off mobile data, which makes sense, as long as it's actually connected. Unfortunately, sometime there's something wrong with the wifi connection or the connection is really crappy, and I can't actually access the internet through it. This means that unless I go turn off wifi, I can't access the internet at all. Is there an app that will automatically switch on mobile data when I can't access the internet through the wifi connection?
posted by ErWenn
on Sep 24, 2011 -
I'm looking for the best wireless router and extender combination to spread internet access throughout a large area. [more inside]
posted by jazon
on Sep 22, 2011 -
I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on Sep 20, 2011 -
OSX 10.6.8 on MBP doesn't seem to be playing well with Motorola SurfBoard SBG901. [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Sep 15, 2011 -
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 -
I am trying to find Media Center software (preferably for Windows) that has a video buffer so that I can watch HD video over wi-fi. [more inside]
posted by Bonky Moon
on Sep 14, 2011 -
Multimedia home server solution controlled by iPhone/iPad and plugged into existing speakers/sound system - does it exist? [more inside]
posted by tseo
on Sep 11, 2011 -
I have ATT Wi-Fi Internet (not U-Verse). And I've been running into connectivity issues with the 2WIRE modem that have been plaguing me consistently for the last year. More inside, but just an FYI, I have a Mac. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth
on Sep 7, 2011 -
I'd like to subscribe to a wi-fi provider in Japan that I'll be able to use with my laptop or phone. I'd like something that is a monthly fee. I'll be there as a legal resident, not a tourist. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign
on Sep 6, 2011 -
Currently traveling in France and having wifi/internet connection with one of the three laptops we have. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc
on Aug 28, 2011 -
Wi-fi filter: can you help me decide how to find the best broadband connection? [more inside]
posted by kjl291
on Aug 27, 2011 -
I'm looking for a digital photograph frame for my parents that will connect to their WiFi network and which I can upload photographs to. [more inside]
posted by alby
on Aug 26, 2011 -
Can't access my wifi. Both my Dell & iPhone show it's available, & it worked earlier this morning, but now, not only doesn't it default me in, but if I request access it doesn't recognize my PW.
This doesn't make sense to me. What are my next steps? Thanks
posted by carriest
on Aug 20, 2011 -
Time to get a new smartphone, and I'll have a data contract for the first time. I'm a power user of computers, who carries 2k+ contacts and appointments around, and occasionally programs my own apps (what we oldtimers used to call "programs"). I'm really attracted to the dual screen of the Kyocero Echo
, but it's 3G-only. I don't intend to tether/hotspot my phone. Will I miss the 4G, a/o "limitless" data plans?
posted by IAmBroom
on Aug 2, 2011 -
Wires, cables - I hate them. What options are currently available (or really
just around the corner) to make my world wireless. [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Jul 25, 2011 -
Is 200 MB enough? I got an Ipod Touch for my birthday. It does have WiFi access but I don't want to have to run into a cafe every time I need to look something up online. So I'm in the market for a mobile WiFi hotspot and a wireless data plan. The cheapest plans available -- and I'm all about the cheap -- typically offer you c. 200 MB a month. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Jul 17, 2011 -
iMac and MacBook interfere with our FM radio; Dell mini notebook does not. Why? [more inside]
posted by AFII
on Jul 5, 2011 -
The wireless internet connection on my PC has been incredibly slow and drops out frequently, even with two totally different adapters. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14
on Jun 16, 2011 -
Please please help me. Macbook pro wifi keeps going in and out at home.
Used to be fine, now disconnects and says: "searching for network" WHILE the wifi bar says full bars and connected. I think it has to do with either network setting or the weird location thing. Here is a picture of my issue:
Picture of wifi issue
Somehow, the wifi is fine, but I am no longer connected to the internet. internet works fine at other peoples houses, just my house and certain cafes this problem of "searching" for the internet emerges while the wifi bars stay on full. Have tried rebooting computer, router etc.
Thank you for any suggestions.
posted by cascando
on Jun 6, 2011 -
What's the best/cheapest wireless Internet or mobile broadband plan in Sydney? I want to stop using my 3 Mobile Broadband, but I'm not sure what to replace it with. There's no phone line in my apartment, so that's not an option. I'll mostly be using it for downloading games and music.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn
on Jun 5, 2011 -
Wifi pitifully slow on my laptop at home, when laptop everywhere else is OK and other devices at home are OK. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by CruiseSavvy
on May 25, 2011 -
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 -
Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on May 9, 2011 -
I have a Samsung Captivate
smartphone with a rate plan and data plan. If I were to cancel my AT&T contract (and pay the required fee, of course), could the phone continue to be used to access the Web via Wi-Fi to sync my Google calendar/contacts/e-mail, surf the Web, and run Web-enabled apps? Would I lose anything else besides telephone and 3G data capabilities?
posted by davcoo
on Apr 21, 2011 -
What is the cheapest pre-paid WiFi internet is Australia?
posted by Bacillus
on Apr 15, 2011 -
I just purchased a home that is all plaster and wire-mesh. Apparently, the place is one huge WiFi deadzone. What are some options for getting the house WiFi enabled? [more inside]
posted by misterpatrick
on Apr 15, 2011 -
My husband and I are visiting Korea soon. Is the famous WiFi in Korea ubiquitous enough to use his iPhone 4 for web browsing and Skype? We're also renting an SKTelecom cellphone, but we'd like to use the iPhone for data-related tasks and travel apps. Is it just a matter of his iPhone jumping on any Wifi network (without incurring any roaming charges)? We're coming from the US (AT&T), and staying in Jeju and Seoul. [more inside]
posted by yeoja
on Apr 10, 2011 -
What's a newer Android phone on t-mob where you can use a wifi-sharing program (a common one that I've seen free online) to create a wi-fi hotspot? Not trying to get anything related to this from t-mob directly. I just want a newer Android phone that is capable of this, if such a thing exists. I'm assuming that said phone would have an option for an unlimited data plan.
posted by cashman
on Apr 8, 2011 -