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What do I need to tell my contractor about networking my house?

Piggybacking on/not hijacking betelguese's question, which is over my head, what do I need to tell my contractor about networking the house we are currently building? Please explain it like I am a 5-year old/your mother. [more inside]
posted by sarajane on Apr 28, 2014 - 6 answers

Help: XBox 360 no longer connects to XBL via Apple Airport Extreme

I know there is a ton of links about this online, I checked many, many of them and I have exhausted everything I can think of. Most info is old or based on older Airport Utility software, or using a Windows machine with the Airport, etc. The crazy part is that until a few days ago, I was able to connect easily. In fact, the Airport connected to Xbox and XB Live right out of the box. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Mar 18, 2014 - 1 answer

Boosting my Wifi Network

I just moved into my first multistory home. Time Warner Cable installed their wifi modem on our second floor, and we have a very weak wifi signal in our (finished) basement. I'd like to know how to boost our wireless signal with minimal sacrifice of bandwidth/speed, and without having to have TWC come in again and move our modem to the first floor. Details within. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 15, 2014 - 11 answers

How to fix Dell Studio XPS 1645 wireless driver installation failure?

My friend has a Dell XPS 1645. He reinstalled windows 7 today but during the process of installing wireless network driver an error occurred: "No compatible hardware found". Why is that? How can we fix it? [more inside]
posted by lijiaxiaoniu on Jan 6, 2014 - 2 answers

How to get three different routers into one cohesive network?

I have three different wireless routers on my home network, and they are not inter-operating well... [more inside]
posted by Fidel Cashflow on Oct 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Router noob in need of help

Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 6, 2013 - 6 answers

How to extend WiFi to another building?

I'm looking for a way to extend home WiFi into an adjoining building, where laying cable is not an option and packaging/LOS is a concern. I'd also like to reduce equipment cost, while not compromising endpoint throughput. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Jun 3, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I test the speed/reliability of a network?

I have a somewhat complicated home network (see inside) that works OK most of the time but is occasionally unreliable. What software tools exist for testing the long-term reliability of a network (i.e. over several days)? [more inside]
posted by Betelgeuse on Apr 10, 2013 - 6 answers

In search of a lasting wireless network solution

After wasting two different off-days trying to get my damnable modem+router working, I want to return them both and get something entirely new. Any good recommendations for a solid, reliable DSL modem and wireless router set-up with decent NAS support? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Internet, you're being weird. Stop it.

Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Wireless router with QoS for home use?

Recommendations on routers with QoS, please? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Mar 20, 2012 - 8 answers

How to create a wireless network that uses another wireless network for internet access?

Network configuration question: I have a desktop with a wifi card, a wireless router, and an external wireless connection I have access to. I want to connect the desktop to the external wireless connection, then connect the wireless router to the desktop, creating a second wireless network with internet access. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 18, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I make wired connection to a wireless network?

How can I make a wired connection to a wireless network? I'd like to use my external hard drive wirelessly with my laptop and DLNA-enabled BluRay player - the hard drive is made to be plugged into a router and used in this way. Problem: I share internet services with another apartment in my building and I do not have access to the router, which is in the other apartment. [more inside]
posted by mskyle on Feb 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Internet Connection for Mac Pro

What's the best way to get an internet connection on my first generation Mac Pro? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jan 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me stop missing email

It's time to start looking for a new smartphone. I have the Nokia E71, and I like it well enough but for one thing: I need a phone that can adapt automatically to a small number of wireless networks for email, as I move between them. What phone should I get, or failing that, what is this function/feature even called? [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Dec 12, 2011 - 11 answers

New wireless router help needed.

Please help me find the best wireless, simultaneous g/n router that also functions as a print server natively or using Tomato or DD-WRT. More inside--> [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Nov 5, 2011 - 6 answers

How Do I Connect 3 External Drives To My WiFi Network?

I've replaced an aging iMac with 3 external drives hanging off of it with a Macbook Pro with the same 3 external drives hanging off of it. The setup also includes a cable modem and a Time Capsule. Right now the drives are in daisychained Firewire mode. I'm looking for a way to connect the drives to my wifi network so I can eliminate the need to plug the first drive into the laptop? Staying with Firewire would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
posted by justcorbly on Nov 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Consensual internet hijackery.

Wireless network question! This one's pretty specific to my living circumstances, since what I want to do is share the network in a house across a courtyard from mine. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Jul 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me make sure I don't buy redundant audio equipment, please

I just moved and am trying to figure out the most elegant network audio solution. Most of the equipment I think I need is already here [below the fold], and I want to figure out if I need to buy anything else, or if what I have already is enough to suit my needs. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Feb 6, 2011 - 2 answers

How to get wireless to a distant room?

We need help extending a wired network via wireless to a distant office room. Which devices should we use to get this done? [more inside]
posted by kartguy on Jan 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Setup cat6 home network

Home network setup with a lot of cat6 hardwired network drops and wireless [more inside]
posted by cmm on Nov 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me make my network work!

Help please. I consider myself pretty capable when it comes to computers and the internet and networks, but I can't fix this. I have two Windows 7 laptops and one Mac laptop with an older Airport Extreme and a brand new Arris WBM760A modem that won't play nice. [more inside]
posted by evilbeck on Nov 25, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I properly set up my home network?

How can I properly set up an internet connection on both a laptop (wireless) and desktop using DSL? Getting IP address conflict! GRR. [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Nov 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Wireless router bridging for the overconfident

DD-WRT transparent wireless bridging. Nothing is working, not even changing the settings by hand over telnet. (On the plus side, I've learned how to use iptables.) [more inside]
posted by marakesh on Nov 13, 2010 - 6 answers

How to automatically authenticate to a wireless network?

Please help keep my laptop connected to a wireless network that requires hourly authentication. [more inside]
posted by Morsey on Oct 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me like my mac again

Wireless works well running Windows, but spotty running OS X. Why? [more inside]
posted by ke rose ne on Sep 22, 2010 - 9 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

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

Please help me optimize my home network.

Please help me optimize my home network. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Jun 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Yea, ye have internets, but cannot surf; e-mails, but ye cannot checkā€¦

My month-old iPod Touch suddenly stopped connecting to my home wireless internet. Please hope. [more inside]
posted by the littlest brussels sprout on Jun 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Can't Connect my PC Laptop to Airport Extreme network.

Can't connect to Airport Extreme with my PC. The Macs in the house have no trouble. [more inside]
posted by goatdog on May 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Looking for a good wireless network antenna

Wireless Network antenna: Anyone use one/can recommend one? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on May 31, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I fix this wireless router problem?

Is it Windows 7, or my wireless router, or something else that is the problem here? [more inside]
posted by chocolate_butch on May 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Big filez, not nail filez.

Something-like-a-fileserver-filter: I have two computers, one with a scanner. Want to scan files with that computer but have them (immediately?) available to the other computer. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Mar 18, 2010 - 13 answers

Wireless DAW transport control without internet?

I want to wirelessly control basic transport functions in my recording software without using an internet-based network or buying a Frontier Tranzport. Specifically, I'd like to use my iPhone 3G to connect to a local network that I will create, including a Mac G4 with OS 10.4.x and an Intel G5 with 10.4.11. How do I do this?
posted by lukievan on Mar 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Flaky wireless?

Yet another wireless networking question. [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Jan 6, 2010 - 15 answers

Need help setting up AirPort on my Mac

I'm trying to set up an AirPort on my Mac and I'm having some issues. It's asking for OS X 10.4 and I'm running 10.5 but it still doesn't work. Any clue as to why this is happening? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Nov 30, 2009 - 6 answers

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

Wireless network connection problem

ARGH. Wireless connectivity problem. Laptop tells me I am connected with excellent signal strength, and yet I'm not able to load any webpages. [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison on Oct 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Why-Fi?

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

Why can't the networked devices just get along?

I'm trying to set up my parents' home network. The easiest way to describe it is with a diagram. They have a DSL router in a closet, and that's connected (ethernet) to mom's desktop pc. There is a wireless router (D-Link DI-524) that's also connected to the DSL router via ethernet. There is a printer connected to the D-Link via ethernet. And finally, dad's laptop connects via wifi. If the DSL router is connected to the wireless router's LAN port, mom can surf the web and print to the printer, but dad can't connect to the internet. (see the "lan port connection" diagram) If the DSL router is connected to the wireless router's WAN port, mom can surf the web but can't see the printer, but dad can connect to the internet. (see the "wan port connection" diagram) I've tried tweaking the D-Link's settings to both accept a DHCP address or have a hardcoded address, and also to pass out or not pass our a DHCP address to dad's laptop. What I can't seem to accomplish is: 1. mom can access internet 2. mom can access printer 3. dad can access internet 4. dad can access printer Any suggestions? Can I even do this with this equipment?
posted by edjusted on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me connect!

Help me connect to my girlfriend's wireless network! [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Aug 31, 2009 - 12 answers

Why can't I connect to my neighbor's open wireless network?

My downstairs neighbor has given me permission to connect to her open wireless network. The network looks unsecured, doesn't ask for a password, just tells me "unable to connect," except once when it seemed to connect but told me I had a weak or limited connection. The signal is strong. [more inside]
posted by Sia Stewart on Jul 27, 2009 - 7 answers

[ Home Networking Filter ] Why must I restart my wireless router every hour? Or, what am I doing wrong in the implementation of my home network?

[ Home Networking Filter ] Why must I restart my wireless router every hour? Or, what am I doing wrong in the implementation of my home network? [more inside]
posted by platosadvocate on Jul 21, 2009 - 15 answers

Hello...internet?

Help me set up a wireless network bridge - with a twist [more inside]
posted by defcom1 on Jul 14, 2009 - 5 answers

XBOX 360 on a wireless bridge

How do I connect my xbox 360 to computers on the same wireless network if the xbox 360 is connected to a wireless bridge? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Jul 8, 2009 - 6 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

How can I fix slow network speeds?

What is making the connection between my two computers so slow? [more inside]
posted by mithiirym on May 27, 2009 - 10 answers

OPtimal Settings for Apple Airport Extreme

I have an Apple AirPort Extreme that is about one year old and recently our wireless network has been experiencing connectivity issues. We've played with some settings...are some settings better for connectivity than others? Do we need a repeater? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on May 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Can't get new laptop to connect to wireless network

Cannot get new laptop to connect to secured wireless network! Arrghh! [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison on Apr 11, 2009 - 16 answers

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