I live in Los Angeles and have Time Warner for my internet connection and Verizon for my cell service. If I buy a WiFi-capable netbook from Verizon, will it pick up the the signal from my wireless router I'm already using at home? If so, does this mean I don't have to pay any monthly charges for having the netbook?
posted by AONeal79
on Dec 16, 2010 -
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 -
I'd like both computers in the house (one Mac, one XP) to share my WiFi network. This works great as long as the network is open, but I'd like it to be closed. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim
on Dec 11, 2010 -
When I connect to open, public, unencrypted wifi's at places like Starbucks, and Barnes and Noble, etc, what kind of danger does my computer setup leave me open to? [more inside]
posted by atm
on Dec 7, 2010 -
Is there an app which allows my iPhone to view files on my hard drive? I have a wi-fi router from Virgin, which allows my phone access the net. The router is cabled into my PC. It seems that I should be able to do this, but I don't know how.
posted by dash_slot-
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Macfilter: If airport is on and I also have an ethernet cable in, which one is it using for internet? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Nov 29, 2010 -
Can anyone provide guidance on how best to extend the useful life of an ipod touch (jailbroken, 2nd gen, 32gb) whose wifi antenna has ceased to function? Specifically, other than wifi, is there any alternative method of connecting the thing to the internet? [more inside]
posted by vcnt
on Nov 21, 2010 -
I have a wifi iPad. It works well with my Bluetooth keyboard. It works well getting wifi.
But using the Bluetooth keyboard disables the wifi. In fact, it eliminates the wifi from even being listed in the list of available networks? What gives?
Will I ever be able to use my Bluetooth keyboard and wifi at the same time on my iPad?
posted by vitabellosi
on Nov 20, 2010 -
How can I take advantage of free internet at a hotel and/or cafe during the post-firesheep apocalypse? [more inside]
posted by ChefJoAnna
on Nov 16, 2010 -
How do I use my internet-enabled desktop PC running Windows 7 as a bridge to provide wifi internet to my iphone? I'm in an office building and have no ability to setup an actual wifi router from the main internet connection. [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3
on Nov 15, 2010 -
How worried do I need to be about Firesheep? What sites does it affect? Is there anything I can do to protect myself on an iPad? [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Nov 14, 2010 -
my two year-old macbook pro recently got a new cousin: a new mbp. both are running 10.6.4. my old mbp never had any problems establishing a wifi connection to my dsl modem, which is protected using wpa2. my new mbp sometimes can't connect via wifi/airport to said dsl modem. I usually get "connection timeout" errors displayed if I manually select the network. this is at the same time as my old mbp sitting right next to it is connected. [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Nov 5, 2010 -
4g Wireless broadband in Seattle: I'm considering replacing my Qwest DSL with 4g wireless broadband. (A cable modem solution isn't available in my building.) Also, I think I'd be purchasing the home modem version of the plan upon which I decide. I have plenty of mobile internet with my iPhone. Fast enough to stream netflix is my benchmark. It seems like Sprint is the best deal. What say you? Thanks!
posted by letstrythis
on Nov 5, 2010 -
I often work during the day in libraries or coffee shops with wifi but I'm too cheap to buy a cell phone. I have a laptop and a recent ipod touch. What are some clever ways I can contact my wife at home when I have something time-sensitive I need to share? [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Oct 27, 2010 -
When I start a wifi session (at a coffee shop for instance), the bubble will say "additional login may be required" which, when I open a web page, is just an "I accept" disclaimer. BUT, when I have to turn off the computer (reboot for windows update, go to the bathroom, etc) and then try to re-establish contact, it won't work. I can't get connected and I can't get the login screen. I've tried everything I can think of to get it to work but it just seems like I have to come back the next day.
Any tricks to get me back on?
posted by CodeMonkey
on Oct 22, 2010 -
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 -
I've been doing some talking and thinking about WiFi in my community, and someone recently brought up the issue of wifi in schools. Apparently, parents want wifi to be banned in schools because after the introduction of wireless networks, their children are showing strange symptoms.
Does anyone know of any evidence or studies done on this? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane
on Oct 21, 2010 -
requesting advice on traveling with my iphone:
will be in areas with good internet connections but no wifi (hotels, friends homes etc) and I will not be wanting to use foreign ATT account. What is the easiest, most portable and cheapest set up that I can carry with me to give me wifi access after i pull my sim?
posted by dougiedd
on Oct 16, 2010 -
I live in a student co-op with 17 people, and i have unofficially become the person in charge of improving the internet for our house. I'm looking for advice on how to optimize our setup. Technical details lie within. [more inside]
posted by cognitio
on Oct 8, 2010 -
Two Kindle Questions: Should I get the Kindle with or without 3G? Have people had problems uploading pdfs onto the new Kindles? [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist
on Oct 3, 2010 -
How can I get pseudo-mobile internet in France for just two months? There are wifi hot spots all over but the prices seem outrageous, presumably the unlimited wifi is only for DSL customers?
I'd happily tether to my N900 or buy a separate GSM modem. Any recommendations
? It seems odd if Orange's Mobicarte
the is the cheapest?
posted by jeffburdges
on Sep 24, 2010 -
I have been offered a used iPhone by a friend who is upgrading. Can I still use its Wi-Fi without getting a data plan? [more inside]
posted by charred husk
on Sep 16, 2010 -
Extending wireless networks: how can I connect a 802.11b/g network between sites a couple of hundred feet apart? [more inside]
posted by bonehead
on Sep 10, 2010 -
I have never set up wireless internet before. I'm going to college later this week. There's internet in my dorms, but no WiFi. What do I need to set up WiFi in my room? [more inside]
posted by JimBennett
on Aug 29, 2010 -
Help me configure a Netgear wireless router so it works with ALL the computers in my house. [more inside]
posted by prior
on Aug 24, 2010 -
I want to have my DS and my laptop talk to each other. Is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by wayland
on Aug 15, 2010 -
Work will be buying me a portable hotspot device. I don't know much about them except that I'd rather not install any client software. So...hivemind...what is my best portable wifi option?
posted by toastchee
on Aug 15, 2010 -
I'm looking for good but not expensive restaurants in Louisville; also coffeehouses that offer wifi. [more inside]
posted by Herkimer
on Aug 14, 2010 -
My macbook pro connects to the network, but says there's no internet. My roommate's PC has no problems. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by jander03
on Aug 8, 2010 -
What are the best wi-fi equipped places in Myrtle Beach for sitting down with a laptop and working for 8 hours? [more inside]
posted by subclub
on Aug 6, 2010 -
I'm looking for the names of cafes/ coffee shops in Brooklyn open late night (ie, past 9 pm) good for studying and preferably with wifi? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone
on Jul 22, 2010 -
WiFi SharingFilter: I know I have done this before, but I am suffering memory fail. I have a WiFi network and a Vista machine (not a server) with a shared folder. [more inside]
posted by Sparx
on Jul 19, 2010 -
Lately, whenever I open my torrent client (Utorrent) and start downloading stuff, my internet connection just stops. What the hell? [more inside]
posted by earlofrochester
on Jul 3, 2010 -
So, a website that I need to view is just not showing up on any of my browsers. I know for a fact that it's not down. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Jun 30, 2010 -
Looking to take my laptop and work inside a park somewhere in Manhattan. Ideally, should be inside the park, but anything right next to it works too. Since those are the closest to me, any locations in Thompson or Union Square parks will be the best. Thanks!
posted by zavulon
on Jun 19, 2010 -
I'm having a problem with wi-fi at my sister's apartment. Everyone's wi-fi was working except one girl's, so I tried to fix it and hers worked. Suddenly everyone else's stopped working... [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow
on Jun 10, 2010 -