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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Need help installing WiFi at parent's place in London! Can I get a cable wireless router which will provide WIFI ***and*** at the same time provide a wired link? Thanks for any tips! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh
on Dec 26, 2010 -
Is Ooma a good phone solution for my parents? They spend 5 months a year in Florida, and in that time are welcome to use their neighbour's wireless. [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666
on Dec 20, 2010 -
How can I transmit my voice, wirelessly, to 20 people at once, all listening through their own headphones? [more inside]
posted by pablocake
on Dec 17, 2010 -
Do you own Creative's D100 or D200 wireless Bluetooth speakers? You do? What's the sound quality like? Would you recommend them? [more inside]
posted by judomadonna
on Dec 16, 2010 -
I wish I could troubleshoot my home internet service and wireless network when they're acting funny. I'm computer-literate but I only have the vaguest sense of how networks do what they do, I don't mind reading technical stuff, and I'd like to end up with a useful set of intuitions about how the damn thing works. What should I read?
posted by nebulawindphone
on Dec 12, 2010 -
Please recommend me a simple, reliable DSL modem that will work automagically with an Airport Extreme? [more inside]
posted by grapesaresour
on Dec 11, 2010 -
Is there a mod for my Samsung BluRay player that will let me steam everything, not just the Pandora/Blockbuster/Netflix/YouTube that it streams? It's connected wirelessly to the web, can it be changed to point to another URL?
posted by fixedgear
on Dec 10, 2010 -
Unexpected Holiday Gift: Someone got me a Zune HD! Problem. I already own an ipod Nano and know next to nothing about Zune. What can the Zune do that my nano can't? How do you use yours? What does the Zune do well? Any tips or trips or strange things/ 3rd party applications I can use?
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Wireless internet conundrums. After internet signal problems being repaired by the internet provider and plugging into the modem directly showing that the connection itself is fine, the wireless goes out every few minutes for the Macs in the house, but works fine for the PC. [more inside]
posted by elpea
on Dec 8, 2010 -
I want to get some wireless headphones so I can listen to my TV (A) without waking my son, and (B) while our appliances are running (laundry, dishwasher, etc). Problem: the only audio out connector my TV has is optical. How could I connect a set of 3.5mm or 1.8mm headphones to this port? [more inside]
posted by ChrisLSU
on Dec 7, 2010 -
Please help me avoid calling AT&T tech support. Question about setting up modem for new Internet-only service from AT&T. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie
on Dec 6, 2010 -
Please recommend a good wireless integrated keyboard/mouse device suitable for a home theater PC. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan
on Dec 6, 2010 -
Router connects to internet. Computer connects wirelessly to router. Computer does not connect wirelessly to internet. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate
on Dec 5, 2010 -
Home network setup with a lot of cat6 hardwired network drops and wireless [more inside]
posted by cmm
on Nov 26, 2010 -
Help me figure out how to get the wireless card working in this HP laptop. The only way to bring it online is to boot a linux live cd then boot back into Vista. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by The Wig
on Nov 25, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
Is it possible to buy a device, similar to a wireless router, that will connect wirelessly to my existing router/wireless network and provide internet service to multiple devices over ethernet? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker
on Nov 21, 2010 -
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 -
What can cause a laptop/browser to display "server not found" almost every time a page is loaded for the first time, display it properly most of the time when it is reloaded (except for occasional formatting issues that are resolved with yet another reload)? [more inside]
posted by aroberge
on Nov 10, 2010 -
How can I get a Lenovo laptop running Windows Vista to connect to a Netgear WGT624 v2? [more inside]
posted by nat
on Nov 6, 2010 -
How can I reduce/eliminate interference from other wireless routers in my apartment building? I have a Belkin Wireless N+ router connected to a Linksys modem with Comcast cable internet. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker
on Oct 29, 2010 -
When I start a wifi session (at a coffee shop for instance), the bubble will say "additional login may be required" which, when I open a web page, is just an "I accept" disclaimer. BUT, when I have to turn off the computer (reboot for windows update, go to the bathroom, etc) and then try to re-establish contact, it won't work. I can't get connected and I can't get the login screen. I've tried everything I can think of to get it to work but it just seems like I have to come back the next day.
Any tricks to get me back on?
posted by CodeMonkey
on Oct 22, 2010 -
Can you point me to online stores where I can buy a laptop computer that does NOT have Internet access? [more inside]
posted by foursentences
on Oct 20, 2010 -
Can the Belkin play USB wireless card work w Ubuntu & if not recommendations? [more inside]
posted by xetere
on Oct 17, 2010 -
Please help me pick the right smartphone. I've researched myself into overwhelm and have a tendency towards terrible timing. My requirements aren't that complex, though I AM a gadget fan, and tech savvy. [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay
on Oct 16, 2010 -
Please help keep my laptop connected to a wireless network that requires hourly authentication. [more inside]
posted by Morsey
on Oct 15, 2010 -
Can I port my existing AT&T Wireless cell phone number to a new Comcast Digital Voice land line account?
The 1-800-Comcast customer support rep. said no, but the FCC says
"you can switch telephone service providers, including interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and keep your existing phone number".
What's the final verdict? Anyone have experience with this?
posted by thankyoumuchly
on Oct 7, 2010 -
I think I killed my wireless card... My macbook pro connects to wifi very sporadically. About half the time, I can be sitting three feet from the wireless router and no network will show up, but my housemates are able to detect the network rooms away. Is this fixable? [more inside]
posted by lockstitch
on Oct 2, 2010 -
I'm a Mac. My husband is a PC. Please help us figure out a wireless connectivity issue. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Sep 29, 2010 -
I recently bought a SteelSeries 7g and I just love it. My only gripe is that it's wired... I've looked around on the net for a wireless mechanical keyboard (ie. one with clicky keys) but no luck. Does anyone know of something like this, whether bluetooth or RF-linked? Otherwise, would it be possible/feasible to mod my 7g with the components from a wireless or BT keyboard?
posted by mandrake
on Sep 29, 2010 -
Is it possible for someone to hack into my Wii if I connect it to the Wifi network in my house? I really want to watch streaming Netflix movies on my Wii console, but my family insists that if I connect the Wii people will be able to hack into their Wii accounts and see all of their Wii Fit data like birthdays and weight.
posted by jihaan
on Sep 24, 2010 -