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Help me get wireless TV, or at least not have guests break their legs?

Please help me understand my options for a wireless TV setup so I'm not sued by people tripping over the cable strung across the room and breaking their legs. I have DISH but they've been no help when I try to talk to them and paying $150 for a technician to come out and answer the question is absurd. [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Sep 5, 2014 - 9 answers

My new wireless router and one of my computers isn't getting along. Why?

One of my computers connects to the Internet just fine using the wireless router but the other computer only intermittently connects with more than 1 or 2 mbps. This computer connects normally when I connect using an ethernet cable. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Dec 8, 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 can I improve the wireless network signal in my large house?

I just moved into a large house where my Netgear router does not provide a strong wireless signal to the whole house. I tried buying a repeater but despite being a programmer, I am lousy with hardware and am not really grasping how to set it up, or whether it's even the right answer. Help! [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard on Apr 2, 2013 - 12 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

Clearly too dumb to be doing this, Ubuntu wireless no worky

Wireless no longer working after upgrade to Ubuntu's Precise Pangolin. I've got just enough knowledge to be confused. Please explain what to do like I'm 5 years old. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Aug 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Computer Network Solutions for a Basement?

How do I get internet access into a finished basement? [more inside]
posted by Betelgeuse on Aug 1, 2012 - 26 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

What the Wifi is going on here?

Help me diagnose problems with my Macs/Apple TV now that I have an XFinity wireless router please! [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Feb 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Which Linksys N router?

I am looking for the right router. Difficulty: two-story house, MacBook plus PC, with WP2 desired. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Riverine on Jan 26, 2012 - 6 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

Does an AP behind a wireless bridge necessarily incur a speed penalty?

I've been trying to setup a wifi network behind a wireless bridge, and keep finding that internet speeds are 1/3 to 1/10 of those I get by when connecting directly to the bridge or source network. What gives? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Nov 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Running a wireless router off a Dell 24 switch router

Is it possible to run a Linksys WRT54G wireless router off a Dell 24 switch router? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Nov 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Connect Damn You

Issues connecting to a wireless network. I have one particular laptop that cannot connect to a specific Wireless network. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Aug 25, 2011 - 9 answers

WAP, bridge, or repeater?

WAPs, bridges, and repeaters, oh my! Please explain these networking terms and help me setup my network. [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Aug 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Simultaneous dual band wireless access point needed.

I'd like to find a good simultaneous dual band wireless access point (not router) for my home. Must broadcast N and G. Anyone have a good experience with one?
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Jul 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Is there any way to auto-detect, and automatically switch to a free wireless channel?

Is there any way to auto-detect, and automatically switch to a free wireless channel? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 17, 2011 - 16 answers

Help connect my XP virtual machine to a local network to save my back!

How can I connect my Windows XP Virtual Machine (bootcamp partition) to my office network over wifi? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 11, 2011 - 7 answers

You Gotta Keep 'em Separated

How do I create a public wifi network that is separate from our corporate network while using the same internet connection? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on May 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Daisy-chaining a wireless router

I have a Linksys WCG200 cable modem/wireless router combo device. It sucks at wireless (and extensive Googling has indicated that's unfixable), but it's OK at everything else. Can I pick up a $30 wireless router, plug that into the device I have now, and use that without any loss of quality? Would I need any other devices? Would it just be easier to get a new stand-alone cable modem as well?
posted by billybunny on May 1, 2011 - 1 answer

How to make sense of network speed?

Home networking problem. Please help me make sense out of this. [more inside]
posted by yorkeandvedder on Mar 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Wireless network extender/print server that connects over Ethernet?

I have a home network created by a dual-band Airport Extreme router. I have Cat 6 running from the Airport Extreme to a faraway printer where the wireless signal does not reach. Can I use this cable and an older Airport Express to act as a print server and extend my wireless network? If not, is there another device that would provide this function? [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Mar 6, 2011 - 5 answers

TiVo to iPad via Mac?

Has anyone copied TiVo's recorded shows to their Mac and, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by Mertonian on Feb 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Getting into the wireless networking game...

I am about to be unemployed. I will have essentially unlimited free time to learn a new skill set. I believe I would like to become a wireless network technician. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I make my wireless routers get along?

Calling all network nerds: How do I make my WRT54G2 (w/ DD-WRT) talk to my Tenda W268R? [more inside]
posted by richrad on Jan 6, 2011 - 3 answers

How to connect two wireless routers to a single cable modem?

How can I connect two wireless routers (Fonera first generation and Apple Airport Express) to a single cable modem through an ethernet hub to establish two separate networks? I am able to connect one or the other to the cable modem through the ethernet hub, but I cannot connect both. Both wireless routers have only a single ethernet port. I currently have Comcast as my ISP, if that helps.
posted by eden on Aug 3, 2010 - 9 answers

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

pimp my home network

I found an (relatively) old usb adaptor in my basement. I no longer need it for basic wireless, but can i use it to make my home wireless networking really really cool? [more inside]
posted by bellbellbell on May 23, 2010 - 1 answer

Linksys WRT610N vs. WRT54G 802.11 G ranges

What are the wireless ranges of the 802.11g radios in the following: WRT54G WRT610N I specifically would like to know the range of each and does the WRT610N 802.11G radio have a greater range than the WRT54G 802.11G radio. Not surprisingly, Linksys couldn't even help me.
posted by paulyballs on Feb 16, 2010 - 3 answers

ThinkPad T42 wireless connection problem

Windows XP Home network connection issues. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Nov 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Wireless and dLans and making them talk to each other

Please help my computers talk to each other once again. Windows networking question within [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Nov 24, 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

Why can't my router see the internet, when my computer can?

Networking question: I have a wireless router (well, 2, actually, as I thought the old one was faulty so just bought a new one) but it can't see the outside world. If I plug my computer directly into the modem, I can use the internet. If I plug a router into the modem, it can't see the internet. (I can connect to the router via wireless or wired, but the router can't connect any further.) Any ideas what this might be? [more inside]
posted by handee on Aug 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Automatically connect to VPN on specific wireless network?

Is there a way to automatically connect to a vpn upon connecting to a specific wireless network (preferably in Windows 7)? [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on May 19, 2009 - 0 answers

Cable internet + secure wireless network = outer ring of hell

I have a problems connecting to my wireless network, on one computer only. Other networks work for this computer. Other computers work on this network. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Feb 20, 2009 - 7 answers

So, how does Windows transmit an IP?

I've two wireless connections on the same box. So, how does windows choose which one to use? Sort of related: I've a dotnet client/server application which is IP specific for its database (MYSQL) and two LAN connections on the same server (one for local, one for the internet). How do I force that application or database to use the right one (the local)?
posted by converge on Nov 23, 2008 - 10 answers

MacBook wireless networking problems in the Czech Republic

I have been living in a small university town outside Prague in the Czech Republic since the summer. I am using my 2006 Apple MacBook MA254LL/A (running 10.5.5) to connect to the internet. However, I have experienced a lot of problems connecting to free wireless internet hotspots. My laptop takes a while to locate the network by scanning, and then either asks for a password or tells me the network is unavailable. I know that my Airport works fine elsewhere, and that the connection usually happens automatically. I will ask one of the workers at the store if there is a password, and the answer is always no. Moreover, I see PC users connecting to the internet without a problem. Does anyone know what the issue is with wireless networking on a Mac in the Czech Republic? [I would post this question to the Apple support forums, but it appears that their new accounts system is down]
posted by cardamom on Nov 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Reliable wireless networking equipment?

Reliable wireless networking gear? [more inside]
posted by tkolar on Nov 10, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I access my network storage from my new computer?

How can I access my WD MyBook World Network Storage Drive from my new (Ubuntu 8.04) computer now that my old (WinXP) box is dead dead dead? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Oct 21, 2008 - 18 answers

sad accesspoint drama.

Netgear access point weirdness. Wireless roaming. OMG, why does the AP do this and as a result cause my internets connection to connect/disconnect frequently? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Sep 28, 2008 - 12 answers

I just really don't want to plug another thing into the wall...

I have a cable modem provided by Time Warner Cable of NYC (seen here). The back of the device has one 10 Base-T port (ethernet jack) and one USB type B jack. Can I connect a laptop to the USB jack and my Xbox 360 to the ethernet jack? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Which password?

Cannot connect to my friend's wireless Apple network. What gives? [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Aug 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Getting an Xbox360 cheaply connected to a wireless network

I'd like to connect an Xbox360 to a home (AirPort-based) wireless network on the cheap. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Aug 15, 2008 - 12 answers

Network woes

Why can't I access my network shares after I connect to the WiFi at work? [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Jul 28, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I make my wireless router play nice with my VOIP adaptor?

What's the best way to get my wireless router (Linksys WRT54G2) to play nice with my Vonage VOIP adaptor (Motorola VT 1005)? Frequently when I'm trying to upload somewhat sizeable files (e.g., like a minute-long movie to youtube), I lose my connection and have to reboot. [more inside]
posted by chinston on Jun 30, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I make my WiFi network stop hiding from me?

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]
posted by logovisual on Feb 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Xbox 360 + Connect 360 (OS X) + 720p + 802.11n = jerky video?

Xbox 360 + Connect 360 (OS X) + 720p + 802.11n = jerky video? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Feb 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Creating a private wired network, but using a shared wireless Internet connection

Creating a private wired network, but using a shared wireless Internet connection [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2008 - 5 answers

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