Is there a legal way to set up short-term (1-2 months) internet access without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry
on Mar 29, 2011 -
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 -
Calling all AC Transit riders of 'E' transbay bus: does it have wi-fi?
posted by buzzv
on Mar 16, 2011 -
How does the radiation coming from a cell phone handset compare to wifi in terms of wavelength, frequency, intensity, power, and any other important parameters? How similar are they? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic
on Mar 6, 2011 -
When cars drive by my house, it messes up my TV antenna signal and my Apple TV streaming. [more inside]
posted by elpea
on Mar 5, 2011 -
Internet connection issues in bachelor pad of two pseudo-luddites. Both macs. Both show connection to our dedicated, password protected network. I get internet connection, my housemate doesn't. What's up? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on Mar 2, 2011 -
It would be rad if my iPhone could stream podcasts instead of downloading them to the hard drive. [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus
on Feb 18, 2011 -
Providing WiFi to a small "campus" from a single source? Lots of Airport Expresses? Anything cheaper but robust available? [more inside]
posted by peripatetic007
on Feb 14, 2011 -
I can't *possibly* be the only person who would like to pull photos wirelessly from my iPhoto library and display them on a reasonably-priced wifi picture frame -- am I? [more inside]
posted by liquado
on Feb 11, 2011 -
Hi I'm considering remote working from Patmos or another Greek Island for a month or so either in spring or late summer. I hear from Negroponte's initiative the island has free wifi -- what's coverage like? Does anyone else know of a sweet spot of affordable + great internet connectivity in Greece? Free isn't necessary; reasonable is.
If so, recommendations for sites offering short term apartment rentals in your recommended area would be most awesome! Let's say, 4-6 weeks.
posted by kiwi.es
on Feb 7, 2011 -
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 -
Apple Time Capsule or other Wifi Access point for Time Machine backups? (also when do you think Time Machine refresh will occur?) [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree
on Jan 24, 2011 -
Can I use a third party wireless adapter for an XBOX360?
I've long been frustrated by not having wireless on my xbox. I almost never want to be online with the thing, but when I do, I'd rather not drag a cable through the house.
Now I've got a radio labs wireless adapter/antenna booster.
I was just looking at the official 360 adapter, and am struck that they're probably very similar.
Can I use my third part adapter, or is the 360 software so picky that it's not going to work? Thoughts? I'd rather not pay for this crap, Microsoft has enough of my filthy lucre already.
posted by Stagger Lee
on Jan 19, 2011 -
I recently moved into a house that's supposed to receive the local university's wifi but only one room gets the signal (mine) and it's an iffy one at best. How can we bring the wifi to the rest of the house? [more inside]
posted by patheral
on Jan 11, 2011 -
When do device capabilities determine 3G possibilities?
I have two 3G devices, one is consistently nearly 2.5x faster than the other. Is this normal, or is something wrong? [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar
on Jan 6, 2011 -
Having a minor freak out about identity theft, and looking for advice on making sure all my online information is as secure as possible. [more inside]
posted by goshling
on Jan 5, 2011 -
iPad idiot question of the day: I won a wifi-only iPad a few weeks back and it's my first apple product since my dad bought me a IIGS. My questions is about the browser constantly refreshing pages and how to stop this from happening. [more inside]
posted by atomicstone
on Jan 4, 2011 -
I want to run a script on my Mac (Applescript most likely) when I connect to a particular wireless router. My Google Fu is failing me. Does anyone know if and how this can be done? [more inside]
posted by bitdamaged
on Dec 31, 2010 -
As of a few weeks ago, my home wireless is acting weird. Dropping/slow connection. Everything worked fine until... [more inside]
posted by gijsvs
on Dec 27, 2010 -
What's a good, relatively easy-to-setup and problem-free wireless router I can get for my PC-using parents? I'm their Mac user son. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on Dec 27, 2010 -
Need help installing WiFi at parent's place in London! Can I get a cable wireless router which will provide WIFI ***and*** at the same time provide a wired link? Thanks for any tips! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh
on Dec 26, 2010 -
Please recommend a wireless router that doesn't require rebooting
periodically with WPA2 on? [more inside]
posted by morganw
on Dec 24, 2010 -
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 -