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Help me with a bit of passive home defence

Looking for a GSM alarm system for my house. I don't live in the States, so the answer should ideally be non-US specific. I was wondering about the Panasonic BL-C131A, but that needs presumably a decent amount of light and a working internet connection to alert me of break-ins. And without push email, fifteen minutes could pass before I get the alert. It's not really ideal, I don't think... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 1 answer

Wireless internet and wireless printing on two separate networks

I borrow my neighbor's wireless internet, with their permission. Can I set up a separate network for wireless printing in my apartment, and use it simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by game warden to the events rhino on Nov 22, 2009 - 9 answers

I have one of those laptops with a stupid wifi switch on it

I have the internet switch turned on on my laptop but windows says my internet switch is off. How do i turn my internet switch on? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Nov 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Late-night wifi in the Twin Cities

Where can I find late-night wifi in the Twin Cities? [more inside]
posted by beautifulstuff on Nov 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Seeking Wifi cable vendors ...

Help me find a good WiFi 'cable extender' vendor ... [more inside]
posted by bhance on Nov 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Free WiFi in Tokyo and the rest of Japan?

How widespread is free, open WiFi in Japan (Tokyo especially)? [more inside]
posted by teem on Nov 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Help, I need a stronger wifi signal!

Help! I live in a basement and need a stronger Wi-Fi Connection! [more inside]
posted by OuttaHere on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

No more wires please.

Apple AirPort Express wireless music question. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Oct 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Chicago late-night wifi

Where on the north side of Chicago can I use a laptop and connect to a wireless network late at night? [more inside]
posted by enn on Oct 14, 2009 - 4 answers

How to separate open wifi from wired network.

How can I offer guests in my home or business wifi that is separate from my home or business network? [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Oct 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Hope me the legitament phone filter

Help me choose a legit new cellphone that's on the market now that can meet all of my 21st century needs and demands. [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Oct 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Connection timing out after startup

After starting up, my laptop can connect to my wifi network, but I have to wait several minutes before I can actually connect to any websites without timing out. [more inside]
posted by pravit on Oct 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Why-Fi?

What's killing my wi-fi connection? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 2, 2009 - 17 answers

OhMyGodIThinkTheItouchIsCoolBut...

Question about wi-fi and my new itouch. [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Sep 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Seattle company that provides temporary internet for events?

Where can I find a Seattle company that provides temporary internet connections for conferences & events? [more inside]
posted by kables on Sep 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi?

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

ableton, wifi and low latency

If you're able to run Ableton with very low ASIO latency AND have a USB wifi dongle AND can run both simultaneously AND run Windows XP, please tell me what wifi dongle you have. [more inside]
posted by Moistener on Sep 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Help keep my old Powerbook G4 on WiFi. (Technical Mac Question.)

Help keep my old Powerbook G4 on WiFi. (Technical Mac Question.) [more inside]
posted by Mid on Sep 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Starting out with a Blackberry

Attention all seasoned Blackberry users: I just purchased a Blackberry 8220 (The Pearl Flip), and I have a few questions about UMA access [more inside]
posted by Mons Veneris on Sep 10, 2009 - 3 answers

photonotsosmart

HP Photosmart won't play nice with Apple airport express. Help? [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on Sep 10, 2009 - 2 answers

A network between two adjacent buildings

I need advice on the best and least expensive way to have a network between two adjacent buildings. [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Sep 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Wifi buses from NYC to Atlantic City?

Does anyone know of any wifi-enabled buses from NYC to Atlantic City? [more inside]
posted by bashos_frog on Sep 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find a rangy router!

Help me buy a Wireless (WiFi) router with exceptional signal/range for not a boatload of cash. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Sep 2, 2009 - 12 answers

I just want to download some Professor Layton puzzles!

Where can I find a Nintendo DS wifi hotspot in Rochester, NY that works? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Aug 31, 2009 - 11 answers

Wireless devices as informational art, redux.

What non-computer wireless devices are available for displaying information? I already know about Ambient Devices, Nabaztag, and Chumby. What else is out there? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Aug 30, 2009 - 5 answers

iPhone app limitation by Apple?

I'm wondering if there are Apple-imposed limitations that would prevent this no-brainer iPhone app from being created. I'd love to be able to go to one place on my iPhone to turn off/on all the power-sucking tidbits: WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, etc. As it is now, you have to drill down through all parts of the interface to access that stuff. Does Apple allow an app to access the WiFi on/off function, for instance? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Aug 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Where can I find temporary wifi office space in Philly?

Monday morning I need access to a quiet location in Philadelphia (best: in Chestnut Hill or Mt Airy area) with inexpensive WiFi. Difficulty: I, myself, will not be quiet. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Aug 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Using a Time Capsule to extend a Verizon MiFi's wifi network?

Is it possible use an Apple Airport Extreme base station or Time Capsule to extend a Verizon MiFi's wireless network? [more inside]
posted by ewagoner on Aug 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Is Minneapolis Wireless any good?

Is the USI Wireless service in Minneapolis any good? [more inside]
posted by voltairemodern on Jul 29, 2009 - 6 answers

WiFi coffee shop in manhattan

Good Manhattan (free, unlimited) WiFi locations? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jul 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Apple's self assigned IP address sucks

Why does DHCP often suck on open WiFis? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Jul 26, 2009 - 20 answers

I once was found, but now am lost - iPhone location-based fail!

When in my basement apartment, iPhone OS 2.0 could locate me within 10m of my actual coordinates; OS 3.0, on the other hand, thinks I'm 700m down the road. What gives? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Jul 23, 2009 - 5 answers

WiFi Filter

Is there a scammy catch or otherwise bad deal to Starbucks' free WiFi through the Starbucks card and AT&T? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jul 21, 2009 - 14 answers

iPhone Has Me Captive!

How to stop iPhone OS 3.0's captive portal page? [more inside]
posted by icebourg on Jul 16, 2009 - 6 answers

ACK WIRELESS

Where can I get some nice wifi in Nantucket... preferably in town? Even paid is ok w me I have one workday out of my whole vaca
posted by Barrows on Jul 14, 2009 - 4 answers

What's causing erratic wifi behaviour?

What would make my laptop sporadically lose visibility of all wireless networks? [more inside]
posted by thoughtless on Jul 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Experiences running iTunes off an Airdisk?

Experiences running iTunes off an Airdisk--particularly when things go wrong? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Jul 13, 2009 - 4 answers

macbook wifi degrading connection

My 13" Macbook loses wifi connectivity, but then regains it when I reboot. I'm wondering if I can fix my wifi problems with some sort of software tweak, or whether I need to do the heavy lifting. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jul 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Wifi, Get Cell Phone Free?

To cut down on connectivity bills should I pair a Novatel Mini-port with some sort of unlocked wifi-enable smart-phone/device, such as an Ipod Touch or a wifi Skype phone? [more inside]
posted by harnharn on Jul 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Sometimes my iMac just won't connect to the wireless network.

Endless network wifi problems - capricious connections ahoy! [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jun 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Cheap smartphone that will make Skype calls over Wi-Fi?

Can anyone recommend a cheap smartphone that can make Skype calls over Wi-Fi? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Jun 3, 2009 - 6 answers

What's wi-fi like on trains?

What's wi-fi like on trains? I need to work on the 5hr London to Scotland rail journey, and both National Express East Coast and Virgin are offering wi-fi. Are either of these services good enough to work on? The work I have to do is updating a US intranet via VPN (Nortel Contivity). [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on May 28, 2009 - 6 answers

wifi ignorance

WiFi router ignorance [more inside]
posted by A189Nut on May 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Is there a cheap, easy way to put a custom welcome page on a home wifi network?

Is there a cheap, easy way to put a custom welcome page on a home wifi network? I'm leaving the connection unsecured, and would like anyone who comes on to see a custom home page telling them about the area and why it's an open network. [more inside]
posted by nathanrudy on May 17, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I make OSX connect at 300mbps?

Surely someone on the Internet must know this. How do I get Mac OSX to connect at 300mbps (802.11n wide channel) to my non-Airport Base Station router? [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy on May 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Nokia: Keep WiFi, kill MEdia Net

I upgraded my phone. It has WiFi. It also has AT&T's MEdia Net. I don't have a data plan. How can I make sure it's using WiFi? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on May 7, 2009 - 7 answers

How can I blog in Italy?

Planning two-week trip to Italy this summer and would like to keep blogging but... [more inside]
posted by Postroad on May 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me find wifi networks. I'm desperate.

Is it possible to connect to a wifi network several miles away from my PC? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Apr 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Is T-Mobile Hotspot calling worth it?

I am strongly considering switching to T-mobile and a big draw for me is wifi hotspot option. Specifically, I am looking to get a Hotspot enabled phone and use it through my home Wifi connection for better reception and/or, I might spend the additional $10/month and get the unlimited hotspot calling option. I am not talking about T-Mobile@home. [more inside]
posted by nnk on Apr 21, 2009 - 17 answers

OSX can't see my XP drive

Suddenly my Mac can't see my Windows PC, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

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