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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

Will two hundred megabytes bring me health, happiness and prosperity?

Is 200 MB enough? I got an Ipod Touch for my birthday. It does have WiFi access but I don't want to have to run into a cafe every time I need to look something up online. So I'm in the market for a mobile WiFi hotspot and a wireless data plan. The cheapest plans available -- and I'm all about the cheap -- typically offer you c. 200 MB a month. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jul 17, 2011 - 15 answers

3g for a short stay in LA?

Temporary (1 week) 3g or wireless internet in California? [more inside]
posted by OctopusRex on Jul 14, 2011 - 2 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

How important is WiFi security in a rural area?

How important is WiFi security in a rural area? [more inside]
posted by ssmug on Jul 7, 2011 - 22 answers

How to fix flaky/slow connection on Windows 7 PC

The wireless internet connection on my PC has been incredibly slow and drops out frequently, even with two totally different adapters. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14 on Jun 16, 2011 - 11 answers

What's the best wireless or mobile Internet in Australia?

What's the best/cheapest wireless Internet or mobile broadband plan in Sydney? I want to stop using my 3 Mobile Broadband, but I'm not sure what to replace it with. There's no phone line in my apartment, so that's not an option. I'll mostly be using it for downloading games and music.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Jun 5, 2011 - 8 answers

WRT54G2 Cisco Linksys wireless router randomly disconnecting clients. What should I do?

My wireless router is driving me insane. After trying everything I know (changing wireless channels, upgrading the firmware) should I just give up, throw money at the problem and upgrade to what seems to be the top of the line? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on May 26, 2011 - 28 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

Mouse hell

My Microsoft Setpoint (wireless optical) mouse isn't selecting properly anymore, especially text, but seems to work properly in every other way. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on May 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Best way to root a Motorola Droid and use it as a mobile hotspot?

Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on May 9, 2011 - 9 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

Should I renew my TMo contract?

I'm a customer of a certain recently purchased wireless service. My contract (and my handset) are about to expire. Help me figure out what to do next. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Apr 12, 2011 - 8 answers

MiFi for a month

Short-term MiFi strategy. Will this work? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Apr 11, 2011 - 9 answers

iPad 3G cellular vs. wi-fi -- which takes precedence if both are active?

iPad 3G cellular vs. wi-fi -- which takes precedence if both are active? If I have 3G cellular turned on, while sitting at home with my home wireless, does it use the faster home wireless? Or does the 3G just clobber everything and gleefully rack up data charges? I've been turning it on and off as needed, but that's just annoying, so I'd like to get the question settled once and for all.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Apr 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Crash course in U.S. cell phone deals for a Brit who's coming to live there?

Crash course in U.S. cell phone deals for a Brit who's coming to live there...? What can I expect in terms of cost, minutes, data allowances, included wi-fi etc. I'll be in based in NY but travelling all over. [more inside]
posted by deeper red on Mar 23, 2011 - 24 answers

I NEED BITS

Trying to pick an ISP in Savannah, GA. Looking for recommendations other than AT&T. I do a lot of online gaming and netflix streaming, so I'd like something reasonably fast. [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Sun on my face, cappuccino in hand...is possible?

Is there a good cafe/bar with wireless internet where one can sit outside in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Mar 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Setting up wi-fi on a crowded trade-show/convention floor?

Setting up wi-fi on a crowded trade-show/convention floor? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Mar 17, 2011 - 6 answers

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

The cars are killing mah TV!

When cars drive by my house, it messes up my TV antenna signal and my Apple TV streaming. [more inside]
posted by elpea on Mar 5, 2011 - 10 answers

My Kindle Can Connect Wirelessly but Won't Sync

I have kind of a weird problem with my 3rd gen kindle (wifi only). [more inside]
posted by banshee on Mar 4, 2011 - 10 answers

wiring the wireless.

TechFilter: help me out moving/rewiring my wireless antenna. [more inside]
posted by wilful on Mar 1, 2011 - 5 answers

We Need a New All-in-one Printer!!

It's time to (massively) upgrade our home printing capabilities. We are looking for a color laser all in-one-device. Wireless printing capability would be nice, too... Recommendations?
posted by Irontom on Feb 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Connect Four? No, just one.

Please -- please! -- help me troubleshoot a vexing wireless connectivity problem. Just to put this front and center: I am not knowledgeable about computers. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Need a good wireless headset for a land-line

Need a good hands-free, wireless head set for my land line at work. I'm on the phone all day at work, and for the past few years I've used the Plantronics CS-50, but there are a few things about this model that are annoying... [more inside]
posted by 89gl on Feb 24, 2011 - 1 answer

I want to check some predictions

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]
posted by WhackyparseThis on Feb 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Are there any Cable Modem/Wireless Router combo devices that support DOCSIS 3.0 and N-band wireless?

Are there any Cable Modem/Wireless Router combo devices that support DOCSIS 3.0 and N-band wireless? [more inside]
posted by manuelw on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 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

Where do I look for cheap wireless earphones?

I'm looking for an inexpensive set of wireless earbuds/earphones. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Feb 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Security over a public wireless network

How can you know if someone is capturing information that you are sending over a public wireless network? [more inside]
posted by dancesquad on Feb 15, 2011 - 14 answers

iJust want iPhotos on my iWall.

I can't *possibly* be the only person who would like to pull photos wirelessly from my iPhoto library and display them on a reasonably-priced wifi picture frame -- am I? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Feb 11, 2011 - 3 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

Help me choose my next keyboard

Recommend me a new keyboard (/mouse combo) for my PC [more inside]
posted by quaisi on Feb 3, 2011 - 7 answers

help me find the right wireless audio setup

Please help me pick wireless computer speakers. [more inside]
posted by subtle-t on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I connect my TV (via my stereo system) to my wireless bluetooth speakers?

How can I connect my TV (via my stereo system) to my wireless bluetooth speakers? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jan 27, 2011 - 1 answer

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

Experience with Rover 4G internet

Does anyone have experience with Rover 4G internet in the Los Angeles (near UCLA campus) and Orange County (specifically the 92842 region) areas? I can't be bound to a contract at the moment, so this seems to be the next best alternative. I've checked the coverage maps and there are towers nearby with full coverage of the areas that I will be in. But that doesn't mean much in real world tests, so I'd like to know what your download/upload speeds are at various times of the day. And have they ever sent you a warning letter for always being connected. Thanks.
posted by eliluong on Jan 23, 2011 - 0 answers

Help me set up a wireless-wired spoke for my home network using existing 10+ year old parts

Is it possible to use the wireless connection from my laptop to connect my hacked XBox (not 360) running XBMC to the network using a Ethernet cable? [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jan 22, 2011 - 9 answers

3rd party wifi adapter for xbox?

Can I use a third party wireless adapter for an XBOX360? I've long been frustrated by not having wireless on my xbox. I almost never want to be online with the thing, but when I do, I'd rather not drag a cable through the house. Now I've got a radio labs wireless adapter/antenna booster. I was just looking at the official 360 adapter, and am struck that they're probably very similar. Can I use my third part adapter, or is the 360 software so picky that it's not going to work? Thoughts? I'd rather not pay for this crap, Microsoft has enough of my filthy lucre already.
posted by Stagger Lee on Jan 19, 2011 - 10 answers

What is the best dual-band wirless router?

What is the best dual band wireless router, both in terms of range and quality of components? Personal experiences with the quality of different brands would be welcome. Thanks for your help!
posted by Dasein on Jan 15, 2011 - 18 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 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

Wireless sound for all...

I want to replace my current, cheap, crappy surround sound system. However, there are a number of components that need to be addressed to satisfy me. [more inside]
posted by AlliKat75 on Jan 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Shouldn't 3G speed be 3G speed regardless of the device?

When do device capabilities determine 3G possibilities? I have two 3G devices, one is consistently nearly 2.5x faster than the other. Is this normal, or is something wrong? [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar on Jan 6, 2011 - 12 answers

My old wireless connection has disappeared and I'd like it back!

My wife and I have a MacBook and a Linksys wireless router. The last few days our internet connection has been spotty, so this afternoon I reset the router. Since doing that we're able to connect to the wireless, but our network name has changed to "linksys" and no password is required to connect to it. How can I change it back to the old network name/password? I've tried going into the AirPort and Network preferences sections, but it doesn't give me the option of changing the name/password for the connection.
posted by The Card Cheat on Jan 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Why did my Airport stop working?

Quite suddenly, my modem works if I plug it into a machine, but not when I plug it into an Airport Express. Comcast says it's not their fault. Any idea what's going on? Every detail I can think of is inside. [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Dec 29, 2010 - 12 answers

How to connect a computer and TV wirelessly?

So I got a fancy new TV for Christmas, thing is, I'm completely TV illiterate. How do I connect my computer to the TV wirelessly? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 28, 2010 - 19 answers

Wifi to dialtone device for EBT readers?

I've been approved to accept EBT payments at my farmers market. However, the free machine the state provides requires a phone line, which I do not have. I do have wifi, however! Is there an inexpensive VoIP device that provides a dial tone and lets me make *data* calls? I've seen several that have the caveat "no not use with credit card readers" which is essentially what I have. [more inside]
posted by ewagoner on Dec 27, 2010 - 12 answers

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