A few days ago I got high-speed internet from Comcast. When I placed the order, I was told I needed to upgrade my router and wireless to new models, specifically a TP-Link Wireless N300 and the Motorola SB6121 Surfboard modem. My internet speed is lower than ever. [more inside]
Devices share bandwidth on a network. WiFi networks compete for bandwidth with each other. Is it better from a user/performance perspective to have multiple networks and spread the devices out among them, or a single network with all devices using it? [more inside]
So i have a bit of a weird one here. I'm aware that there are speakers that can pair to eachother so you can use two as a stereo sound pair, or just two at once(E.G. jambox mini, beats pill XL). What i'm looking for though, is sort of the reverse. [more inside]
How do I create a wireless hotspot for a 24-hour Amtrak train ride? [more inside]
So my parents, through some amusing twist of fate, ended up renting two apartments on different floors of the same building. One apartment is on the 1st floor, and one is on the 4th. They're almost perfectly parallel with each other vertically. Both of them and myself agree it would be stupid to pay for two internet connections. What do? [more inside]
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]
I actually have a FreedomPop Wifi hotspot, but it doesn't work in some places that I'd like it to.. so recently, I've heard about Karma, which sounds very similar, but when I check the Karma wireless coverage maps it seems to cover the areas I need it to... but it looks like FreedomPop and Karma both use Sprint's network? However, Sprint has a few different networks, and I think its Clearwire might not be used by my FreedomPop device? Do I have this right? Anyone with better knowledge of Sprint's MVNOs?
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]
I need to (with some urgency) select a wireless barcode scanner that our inventory guys can use to grab codes from a pallet of worth of small boxes. It's got to operate without a constant USB connection, and preferably store the scanned codes locally on the scanner for later transfer to a laptop (USB for that later transfer is fine). Has anyone got similar devices working right now that they're happy with/happy to recommend? I'm in Canada, so bonus points if Newegg or similar sells it up here.
Ubuntu 12.04 is suddenly unable to connect via two different routers. When the (correct) passwords are entered, it attempts to connect, but then brings up the pwd entry form again. This is a new problem, as of last Mon. [more inside]
I have a MacBook running OS X 10.6.8 and a Brother HL-2270DW printer. This morning I had to reset my entire system using Time Machine; everything else is up and running, but the printer doesn't work. I've tried reinstalling it with the printer setup disc, but the laptop won't detect our wireless connection when I get to that step (it suggests disabling my personal firewall, but I don't have one set up.), and the laptop won't let me add any printers in System Preferences. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated, because I've spent all afternoon trying to figure this out.
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]
Company wants to group skype, and everything is working great Except the main conference room, which is about 8x bigger than the others. [more inside]
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]
Can't get my hotel wireless to work on my MPB running Mountain Lion. Help! [more inside]
I want an app that I install on my Droid 3 phone that'll find my computer on my home wireless network and which I can point to my music folder and stream. [more inside]
I can't connect to the wireless network-- have connected with other laptops and my smart phone just fine to this connection. Is there something I can change on my computer? I need to figure this out ASAP or I may have problems with applying for jobs and doing my schoolwork! [more inside]
Bridging a Cisco router thru a Verizon FiOS Actiontec router to improve WiFi speed: worth the trouble and, if so, how?
My FiOS speed is a blazing 75Mb/s thru a wire but only about 30-35Mb/s wireless. Verizon tells me that this is all I can expect through their Actiontec modem/router. Can I improve this WiFi speed by bridging my Cisco EA4500 thru the FiOS router? If so, can anyone provide me with a step-by-step way to re-configure the FiOS router to allow for the bridge? All of the resources I can find on-line are confusing and don't cover my specific situation. All help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I have a bridged router acting as a modem, and a non-wireless vpn router. I need two add one or two wireless routers...how?
I have a bridged router acting as a modem, and a non-wireless vpn router. I need two add one or two wireless routers...how? [more inside]
Internet connection stops when connecting wireless router (WRT160N) to DSL modem (Motorola 3360). [more inside]
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]
My wireless internet works fine. My PC, with ethernet line to same router, has no internet connectivity. What could be happening? [more inside]
My Internet connection is terrible. All efforts at tech support have failed. Could switching companies fix the problem? Details inside. [more inside]
In two weeks, I start a new telecommuting job, and I need to set up my home office. I'm totally confused about Internet access, though, and I have some questions... [more inside]
Can I setup my PC laptop to receive audio like an AirPort Express? [more inside]
I'm working on setting up an outdoor webcam that can pan, tilt, and zoom with web (and possibly iPad/smartphone) access, and I'm having a heck of a time finding a good solution to do all of the above. Help? [more inside]
Why does Windows 7 "play to" work on wireless but not wired? [more inside]
With all this tech, surely there's a way to listen to music in my living room? [more inside]
My laptop (and only my laptop) intermittently fails to see my wi-fi network. Please help me solve the problem. [more inside]
Odd printing issue for a HP Officejet 4500 Wireless; using old or new cartridges, black won't print and colour is distorted. Pictures of diagnostic pages inside along with what I've done so far. [more inside]
AskMefi, my computer is suddenly refusing to connect to the internet. I'm starting to go a little bit nuts. [more inside]
Recommendations on routers with QoS, please? [more inside]
Why does my router need to be placed out of direct sunlight? [more inside]
Anyone know of a wireless Cherry MX Blue keyboard? [more inside]
How do I install a wireless antenna on a HP ZV5000 laptop? [more inside]
Why does my wireless internet work perfectly until I open my MacBook, and then grind to a near-total halt? [more inside]
University campus switching to VOIP. The landlines are perfectly good. What else can they be used for? [more inside]
I am looking for the right router. Difficulty: two-story house, MacBook plus PC, with WP2 desired. Suggestions? [more inside]
What's the best way to get an internet connection on my first generation Mac Pro? [more inside]
Can I use the same Macbook Pro (and iTunes account) to sync up both an AT&T iPhone AND a Verizon iPad? [more inside]
My internet connection suddenly slowed way down. I've tried all the usual things, but I need some expert advice. [more inside]
Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
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]
We've been through 2 different usb wireless adaptors, and windows7 won't detect/enable them - help! [more inside]
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]
My wireless connection keeps dropping every few minutes. Eee PC, Windows XP, roommate's Macbook does not have this problem. [more inside]
I'm looking for the best wireless router and extender combination to spread internet access throughout a large area. [more inside]
My 72 year-old, reasonably tech-savvy Mom is taking the smartphone plunge and planning to buy a Motorola Atrix via AT&T. On Amazon Wireless a new Atrix is 29 bucks, while the CostCo price is 90 bucks after rebate. Any difference, other than a couple of accessories and Amazon's extra cancellation fee before 180 days?
Why is my wireless router WZR-HP-G300NH not mounting my USB External HD? I'm trying to access my Western Digital My Passport SE external hard drive through the wifi connection on the router. I have it plugged into the USB port on the router and it is powering on, but not mounting. What have I done wrong? How can I get this to work? Does anyone know how to go about accessing the hard drive files once it is mounting properly? I'll be using my MacBook to access the files and would like to stream my movies wirelessly from the external HD. [more inside]
Is there any way to auto-detect, and automatically switch to a free wireless channel? [more inside]