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I can read out loud faster than 1 kbps

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 - 13 answers

Wireless router for my Windows XP-using parents?

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 - 11 answers

Installing WiFi router with a wired connection too?

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 - 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

Netbook from Verizon - use with current WiFi setup? Monthly charge?

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 - 4 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

Getting XP to play nice on a Mac network

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 - 6 answers

Dangers on unencrypted public wifi for my computer setup?

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 - 5 answers

Ubuntu > Hotel router

Hotel WiFi - Why is Ubuntu getting much better bandwidth than Windows? [more inside]
posted by Esefa on Dec 5, 2010 - 30 answers

Is there an app which allows my iPhone to view files on my hard drive?

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 - 13 answers

My internet and my Mac

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 - 3 answers

Choosing a channel for a Wifi hub?

Help me set up my Wifi hub. [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Nov 27, 2010 - 6 answers

iPhone disrupting WiFi on Mac

Why would an iPhone disable my Mac's internet connection? [more inside]
posted by yclipse on Nov 27, 2010 - 4 answers

getting internet to a wifiless iPod touch

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 - 1 answer

Ipad + Bluetooth keyboard = no wifi?

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 - 6 answers

all your internets are belong to us [firesheep users]

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 - 11 answers

Tethering an iphone to a desktop

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 - 7 answers

Baa baa Firesheep, have you stolen my password?

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 - 23 answers

Why is my external monitor breaking my WiFi connection?

Why is my external monitor (a 23" Apple Cinema Display) slowing down my internet connection? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Nov 10, 2010 - 5 answers

my wifi is unreliable and I don't know why. (os x, dsl)

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 - 6 answers

Best 4g broadband deal in Seattle?

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 - 6 answers

Making the wifi-->landline connection

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 - 19 answers

Losing my (free WiFi) connection

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 - 5 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

Is wifi in schools a bad idea?

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 - 19 answers

Wifi signal keeps disappearing

Wifi keeps disappearing from routers in coffee shop [more inside]
posted by daveyt on Oct 20, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I turn a USB 2.0 external drive into a network drive?

How do I create (not mount) network drives in OS X? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Oct 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Iphone travel with portable wifi?

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 - 8 answers

Unclog the tubes!

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 - 10 answers

Kindle Q's

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 - 16 answers

Short term mobile internet in France

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 - 5 answers

Free calls over wifi on the Droid

Free calls over WiFi on a Droid? [more inside]
posted by klinefelter on Sep 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Is a Free iPhone Really Free?

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 - 22 answers

Help me hook a brother up!

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 - 17 answers

Wifi trouble

WiFi: it's not a range extender I want but... something else. [more inside]
posted by OctopusRex on Sep 10, 2010 - 15 answers

iPhone 4 won't stay connected to wifi when it's invisible

iPhone 4 won't stay connected to wifi when it's invisible [more inside]
posted by nelvana on Sep 5, 2010 - 6 answers

First timer setting up wifi, help?

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 - 23 answers

Help me configure my wireless router please!!!

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 - 12 answers

2 WiFi networks in the same house?

Two separate wireless networks - possible, I think. But how? [more inside]
posted by jrchaplin on Aug 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Does this make a nerd and a geek?

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 - 5 answers

portable wifi?

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 - 9 answers

Please recommend restaurants and coffee shops in Louisville, KY

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 - 9 answers

My macbook pro connects to the network, but says there's no internet. My roommate's PC has no problems. What's the deal?

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 - 9 answers

Maybe I can fashion something out of coconuts?

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 - 1 answer

Late night cafes and coffee shops in Brooklyn good for studying

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 - 3 answers

I am sure I have done this before, but I might just be dim

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 - 2 answers

Why does my wifi connection go out when my torrent client is doing its thing?

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 - 22 answers

Why is a single website not appearing for me?

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 - 11 answers

Really, how safe and secure is my wireless network?

How safe and secure is my wireless network's WPA2-PSK key? [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Jun 22, 2010 - 17 answers

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