I recently set up a docking station for my laptop on a desk in my room. The only problem is that this seems to have really spotty WiFi coverage. Sometimes it's fine, sometimes it lags to hell when trying to load even something mostly text-based like Metafilter. Streaming is often impossible. I'm considering buying a range extender for my network - what should I keep in mind? [more inside]
I share an internet connection with the other tenants in my small apartment building. My neighbors are nice folks, but I'd like a little more technological distance between us. I'd like to keep my computers on a private wireless network and have the router for that network connect to the shared router for internet access. Is this possible? [more inside]
Help me find an online tool for selecting a wifi router, or at least help me find reliable reviews or a buying guide. [more inside]
I want to be able to access my hard drives wirelessly, and I don't know where to start. Plus bonus question. Help! [more inside]
My internet connection suddenly slowed way down. I've tried all the usual things, but I need some expert advice. [more inside]
We've been through 2 different usb wireless adaptors, and windows7 won't detect/enable them - help! [more inside]
Is it possible to run a Linksys WRT54G wireless router off a Dell 24 switch router? [more inside]
How do I connect my Witopia VPN wireless router to my ISP's wireless router? [more inside]
Issues connecting to a wireless network. I have one particular laptop that cannot connect to a specific Wireless network. [more inside]
I'm looking for a short film I saw in a computing class about 10 or 15 years ago. It was set in the "close future" demonstrating the use of computer technology by a disaster recovery team after an earthquake in California. Notably, all the computers and devices like printers were wireless. [more inside]
Recommend me a new keyboard (/mouse combo) for my PC [more inside]
I have a Verizon MiFi, which I love, EXCEPT: [more inside]
I have a MacBook Pro running OS 10.6.1, and an Airport Extreme Base Station. Is there a user-friendly way to see if someone is trying to use my internet connection or hack into my network? [more inside]
What is the difference between an Apple Airport Express Base Station, and an Airport Extreme Base Station? I have a tiny 500-square foot apartment. All I want is to be able to surf the web wirelessly. Can I go with the cheaper Express Base Station? Why is one cheaper than the other (in other words, what can the Extreme do that the Express cannot)?
Help me connect to my girlfriend's wireless network! [more inside]
Shouldn't I be able to get "on-demand" wireless networks to WORK on my computer? Why can't I? [more inside]
Wireless Filter: Internet is free in my apartment complex but our connection is crap. Help! [more inside]
What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
Why can't I access my network shares after I connect to the WiFi at work? [more inside]
My computer is showing that I'm connected to the Internet, but it's not actually connecting. My usual trouble shooting tricks aren't working, so does anyone have any ideas? [more inside]
We're having some problems with our wireless network, and I can't figure out what the problem is. [more inside]
I cannot maintain a connection to my wireless network. I think it might have something to do with the EIGHTEEN other wireless networks available around me. What can I do? (And let's knock this one out early: I'm on a completely different channel from all the other networks). [more inside]
Looking for a cheap NAS enclosure (~$50) - interested in ximeta netdisk, but I'd rather go with something that doesn't require a software install. For $100ish I could build a cheap VIA C3/C7 server, but a simple HD enclosure would be better. I'm planning to run it off a WRT54g, and have heard that ximeta's get slow wifi performance - could I watch videos over the connection (300mb/hr divx), or would I be restricted to backup and music? If so, what's the cheapest NAS enclosure that isn't a POS that can manage mp3's over wifi? Something that could do bittorrent would be great, but they seem much more costly. Most important, I want a NAS that will spin down when not in use so it doesn't kill my non-enterprise HD.
Can I get a wired (ethernet) connection off a wireless network? [more inside]
I need a mouse that won't drive me crazy. Wireless mighty mouse or gaming mouse for Graphic Design? [more inside]
I'm looking for a wireless adapter. Something I can just plug into an Ethernet port/cord and that will add wireless functionality to a non wired router? [more inside]
How hard is it to do a manual registry cleaning and is it worth paying HP $45 to help me? [more inside]
What type of router typically has a gateway of 10.1.9.1, I'm used to seeing the typical router use 192.168.*.* but I'm trying to figure out what routers the local apartment unit is using to run their wireless.
I have a couple questions about the security of my wireless network... I'm definitely not a computer newbie, but networking issues have always gone a bit over my head. [more inside]
My company is replacing all employees mice with the wireless variety. My question is whether it is worth spending the extra money to buy the rechargable mice with the docks rather than the standard battery operated ones. The mouse we are looking at for around $30/unit (Canadian) is here (company logo removed). I don't know what brand that is, but it features 256 unique ids so we don't get interference within the office, requires no software to run and has a nice surface for use to put our logo on. How long can I expect the batteries (2 AAA) to last an employee working an 8 hour day? I'm not crazy about having to change 70 batteries very often. Would rechargable batteries be an option here? A rechargable mouse runs between $70 and $80 and I'd have to buy them retail. Do these mice also offer many unique IDs to avoid interference? Do they require extra software to run? What other issues should I be aware of? The price difference is significant so I'm leary to recommend the rechargables.
Is there a nationwide (where nation = United States) service which provides wireless Internet coverage? [more inside]
Home PC WAN-filter: Setting up a home broadband network with a cable modem, PC, & Linksys WRT54G... [more inside]
Reccomend a wireless card for an old Windows 98 laptop? [more inside]
How do I get two computers connected to a WiFi network to be able to share files? Both are connected through the same Linksys Wireless-B router. One is running XP SP2, the other XP.
My laptop frequently drops wireless signals. At home I sit less than 8 feet from my wireless router, in the same room, and the signal comes and goes. I thought the problem was the router, but recently I've experienced the same problem in public places with free wireless. Other people connect with no problem, and my signal comes and goes, and I keep dropping the connection. [more inside]
How do I convince my Mac to ignore all the wireless networks around it that aren't my own? [more inside]
I need a wireless mini-computer that can connect to AOL instant messenger, play MP3s, surf the web, and word process (removable keyboard is fine). Hopefully something with a windows operating system (windows CE?). I know nothing about pocket PCs or palm pilots or anything smaller than a full fledged laptop, anyone help me out? [more inside]
Wireless Networking Question. I want to use wireless networking to connect a DSL router to both my PVR & playstation 2. How do I do it? [M.I.] [more inside]