• How do I live with bad wifi?

    I just move into the country and the WiFi here is straight up terrible. I can't watch hd videos nor play online games. What do I do? I am super depressed
    I just move into the country and the WiFi here is straight up terrible. I can't watch hd videos nor play online games. What do I do? I am super depressed
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • So, what's the best way to keep Big Brother off your computer?

    Best answer: Use a VPN (virtual private network) which encrypts data to and from your computer will be a great improvement. Opera does this for free, various other browsers will charge you but may be better. A VPN will also allow you to be in any location in the world, so if you wished to watch Fox news from Europe for... show more
    Best answer: Use a VPN (virtual private network) which encrypts data to and from your computer will be a great improvement. Opera does this for free, various other browsers will charge you but may be better.

    A VPN will also allow you to be in any location in the world, so if you wished to watch Fox news from Europe for example, without a VPN saying you are in the USA, you will get a "not available" message.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • How does a MAC address work exactly?

    Best answer: In the simplest possible terms: The MAC address is used to route packets on your Local Area Network (LAN). That's all you need for LAN routing. IP stands for "Internetworking Protocol". That's what you use to get your data routed BETWEEN networks, like from your LAN to the wider Internet. I... show more
    Best answer: In the simplest possible terms:

    The MAC address is used to route packets on your Local Area Network (LAN). That's all you need for LAN routing.

    IP stands for "Internetworking Protocol". That's what you use to get your data routed BETWEEN networks, like from your LAN to the wider Internet.

    I hope that helps.
    5 answers · 3 hours ago
  • Will plugging an Ethernet cable to my computer make the wifi faster with satellite internet?

    Best answer: It will make the connection from your PC to your router faster (and more reliable).
    However as the router connects to satellite internet, you're probably out of luck - it's intrinsically slow due to the way it works (it's more the latency really).
    Best answer: It will make the connection from your PC to your router faster (and more reliable).
    However as the router connects to satellite internet, you're probably out of luck - it's intrinsically slow due to the way it works (it's more the latency really).
    5 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Windows XP Ethernet Controller problem.?

    There is a problem with a driver on my pc. It's an Ethernet Controller. It says PCI bus 2, device 9, function 0. This devise is not configured correctly. (Code 1). It doesn't list any of the driver's details. I tried uninstalling it and restarting my pc. When starting it back up, the new found... show more
    There is a problem with a driver on my pc. It's an Ethernet Controller. It says PCI bus 2, device 9, function 0. This devise is not configured correctly. (Code 1). It doesn't list any of the driver's details. I tried uninstalling it and restarting my pc. When starting it back up, the new found hardware wizard pops up. I try to install the new hardware but it can't find the necessary software. This has left me with no internet connection with that that computer. How do I fix this issue?
    17 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is the cheapest way to get in-home wifi?

    My mom doesnt have much money, she just wants the cheapest way to get some kind of wifi in ger apartment. Just so she can check emails, facebook, watch Netflix etc.... I told her about the Fios no commitment box but that is a no go since she already owes Fios from a while back. Basically, I would just like to know... show more
    My mom doesnt have much money, she just wants the cheapest way to get some kind of wifi in ger apartment. Just so she can check emails, facebook, watch Netflix etc.... I told her about the Fios no commitment box but that is a no go since she already owes Fios from a while back. Basically, I would just like to know the cheapest box and cheapest service obtainable. Ive of service being as low as $10 a month. Anyone have any info or experience!
    23 answers · 1 week ago
  • What would be the easiest way to get wi-fi in my man cave/garage.?

    What would be the easiest way to get wi-fi in my man cave/garage. It is out of range of my router even with an extender. I do have an ethernet cable and a switch to run a desktop and a playstation. Is there a device made for this or can I just hook up another router to my switch?
    What would be the easiest way to get wi-fi in my man cave/garage. It is out of range of my router even with an extender. I do have an ethernet cable and a switch to run a desktop and a playstation. Is there a device made for this or can I just hook up another router to my switch?
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • What is this port called where WiFi goes into?

    I’m trying to figure out what that port on the wall is called, that port that you hook up the WiFi to on the wall, anyone know the name of it?
    I’m trying to figure out what that port on the wall is called, that port that you hook up the WiFi to on the wall, anyone know the name of it?
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • How do switches work in terms of having several of them?

    Best answer: Let me answer by saying its easy. Plug a cable from each switch to the router's lan ports. Since all machines locally will then be on the same network all will be able to communicate. You can even connect one switch to a lan port on the router and connect the second switch to the first switch. It really... show more
    Best answer: Let me answer by saying its easy. Plug a cable from each switch to the router's lan ports. Since all machines locally will then be on the same network all will be able to communicate. You can even connect one switch to a lan port on the router and connect the second switch to the first switch. It really isn't a big problem. I once did an office with four floors, each floor had a switch, all switches were connected one to the other. The router just supplied internet to the first switch in the chain. (The router was dual wan with two different ISP's so the internet was really never out.) Be careful with cheap switches but even they should work just fine.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to connect 2 routers - LAN to WAN?

    I live on the first floor where I don t get any WiFi signals from the main router (TP-Link) which is on the ground floor. I connected a second router (D-Link) to the main router with a long Ethernet cable. I didn t change any settings on the secondary router except the SSID/password. And it actually worked without... show more
    I live on the first floor where I don t get any WiFi signals from the main router (TP-Link) which is on the ground floor. I connected a second router (D-Link) to the main router with a long Ethernet cable. I didn t change any settings on the secondary router except the SSID/password. And it actually worked without a problem until I noticed that the WiFi doesn t work reliably on my laptop but it does on my phone. I tried switching off the WiFi on my phone and somehow the laptop started working. The problem is not noticed the other way around. Is there any setting I should change on the secondary router to make sure all devices work at the same time? The present settings are: Main router (TP-Link): Dynamic IP IP: 192.168.1.1 DHCP enabled: 192.168.1.100-199 Second router (D-Link): Dynamic IP IP: 192.168.0.1 DHCP enabled: 192.168.0.100-199 Also, if you think it s a problem with the laptop, why would it work without issues when phone doesn t receive WiFi?
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How is it possible that a VPN can speed up an internet connection?

    The only thing I can think of is that the VPN servers have some kind of special negotiation with the content hosting server to transfer content faster.
    The only thing I can think of is that the VPN servers have some kind of special negotiation with the content hosting server to transfer content faster.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is my network name?

    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it safe to use unsecured WiFi?

    37 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is there something I can buy that gives internet just to my gaming PC?

    So I just got a gaming PC and everytime I connect it to my network the WiFi gets really slow on every device in the house, im wondering if there's a separate thing I can buy for internet that doesn't mess with my other devices.
    So I just got a gaming PC and everytime I connect it to my network the WiFi gets really slow on every device in the house, im wondering if there's a separate thing I can buy for internet that doesn't mess with my other devices.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago