Need a wireless solution for a desktop pc
I recently setup a computer for a friend and due to limited budget I used one of my old usb wireless adapters
. It worked great in my house, but for some reason at hers it doesn't work very well. I get full bars but the internet barely works
at all. It is definitely not the router as I tested my tablet in the same location and got great speeds.
Can any of you recommend a good wireless adapter
to use in such a situation?
View related: How do I share or forward my wireless connection to my desktop?2012-06-20 21:55:27I am trying to forward my internet connection from my laptop to my desktop.
My laptop is connected to the wireless router in my house but I have not picked up a wireless card for my desktop yet, and my desktop is in the basement so I don't want to run cables all over the house.
I thought I could somehow share or forward the wireless connection through an Ethernet cord plugged into my laptop and plug it into my desktop.
I am working on windows 7 on both my laptop and desktop, So I am not trying to cross platform this....
Good (linux based) firewall/router solution?2012-02-07 00:55:21We currently run Pfsense on an old desktop, which works very well with the exception of the problems inherent in BSD for VPN support.
As such, I will need to switch to another solution.
Any suggestions for good (and well/actively supported) linux solutions for a firewall/router. Stability and security trump above all....
help connect wireless printer to desktop2012-02-07 08:55:21i got a wireless printer. i got a desktop and a laptop.
someone install it to the laptoptop. now i want the printer to work for the desktop too as the printer is wireless.
i tried to print something but the printer list didnt show the wireless printer. i let it search for the printer but it cannot find. i went to the laptop and check network and it says sharing but why it didnt work on my desktop?
the wieles sprinter doe snot show on my desktop....
Remote desktop over firewall with not static IP2013-07-17 11:17:24Dears,
I am connected to the internet via Wimax technology and just learnt that my IP is not public (whenever I use a service such as whatismyip, I get the IP of not my modem/router but rather the ISP). I would like to know how can I enable remote desktop (I believe it goes over port 3389) to my machine over the firewall (or over such a setup I am in).
Possible solution is to use remote desktop over a SSL (port 443) but even if I change my listening port of RDP to 443, how can I connect externally if my IP is not public.
Some people suggested using VPN, but again, with a VPN free available like OpenVPN, what will be the IP that I should use to give externally to access my local machine running Remote desktop.
Thank you for clarity....
don't know how to 'google' (/fix) this problem2012-01-12 04:25:22desktop and laptop both connecting to internet via wifi (both windows 7)
set ethernet adapters to 10.10.10.44 on laptop and 10.10.10.55 on desktop for file sharing, works great both computers can talk yada yada
laptop still has ability to access internet thru wifi
go to firefox on desktop: 'unable to connect' - cant browse internet thru wifi.
I'm still connected to my home router though, the bars dont even have a !
Could this be because the desktop's wifi is a thru a usb stick, and at the detection of an ethernet connection windows automatically assumes to get the internet there?
I tried 'how to change default adapter in windows 7' but that doesnt seem to show up?
what should i be searching for to try and fix this? anyone have solution?...
intel desktop wireless 6205 5GHz mode2013-03-19 08:45:26I have a intel desktop wireless 6205 dual band wireless card. As per verizon fios my modem/router does support 5GHZ.
I am having video stuttering issues in wmc on my hptc when connecting wireless to watch live tv.
there is no stutter when connected via ethernet.
I want to try the 5GHz option and see if that helps in better speed?
can someone help me on how to connect to the 5ghz on my desktop wireless?...
Remote Desktop Connection Vulnerabilities Win 72012-04-23 00:40:22I am thinking of setting up RDC on my parent's computer as a way to access their PC remotely. I am attracted to the idea that it is a pay-one-price solution and tightly integrated into the operating system. Host computer would be Windows 7 Professional. Client computer would be Windows 7 Home Premium. Host is behind an old Linksys wired router. Client is behind a newer Dlink wired/wireless router. On the host will check the option 'Allow connection with computers running Remote Desktop with network level authentication (more secure).' Windows Firewall and Windows Security Essentials are enabled on both ends.
I read a number of posts dated years ago, that RDC and it's protocol Remote Desktop Protocol are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. Wikipedia still says this. David Pogue advocates setting up a VPN and first connecting to the VPN and then connecting to the remote desktop. The first commenter to this Help Desk Geek article mentions a VPN, SSH, and PuTTY solution.
1) Is Win 7 RDC still vulnerable to MITM attacks without a VPN?
2) Will setting up a VPN reduce vulnerability to 'prudent' levels?
By 'prudent' levels I mean within days / weeks of setting up hackers are not trying to crack my parent's password, have hijacked their hard drive, and stolen their identity. I realize there is no such thing as 'invulnerable.' My parents are generally careful, are aware of the concept of phishing, do not click on unknown links, and do not install software (i.e. 'screensavers')....
Slow Wifi on desktop2012-10-31 07:55:22Hey guys
I'm noticing that the desktop in my room is getting really slow Wifi...ok it's not realllllly slow but it's slower than my laptop or iPhone for example. I've done a number of tests and I've been using bandwidthplace.org for speed tests. My laptop and iPhone are getting between 12-15 mbps in my bedroom next to my desktop, but my desktop is only getting 6-7. I've tried 3 different wireless adapters in my desktop and all of them get between 6-7. I'm thinking it's my desktop and NOT all 3 adapters. My first guess is that I'm not giving the adapters enough power via USB...could that be possible?
cant connect wired desktop to wireless printer2012-07-26 05:50:22i have a wireless printer that is installed and connected to a wireless laptop wirelessly.
now i want my wired ethernet desktop to connect to the wireless printer too but i cant!
note the desktop is connected to the same internet and router as the laptop.
heres what i do
- check router setup page.. saw wireless printer... put it in DMZ
- snap in printer installation CD on the desktop
- follow onscreen direction
- auto search for printer.... no find
now this is where im at. have no idea what to do. what to do? how do i make my desktop to print using the wireless printer?
noice the onscreen CD tells me why it didnt find the printer is probly cause i didnt connect the ethernet to the printer? sinc emy desktop is ethernet connected. but it shouldnt be the problem right since i already see the printer in my router setup.... so as long as the printer is connected to the same router it doesnt matter if the printer itself is connecting to ethernet or not.
Intranet inquiry2013-01-25 20:50:23Hello every one,
Im new here and need assistance, I will like to develop a solution to link several sites for easy and secure data sharing, I have considered fiber optics but this will be too expensive, so I thought of a solution using VSAT, to link all the sites, I will prefer a solution that is dedicated to data transfer between these sites and does not include connection to the internet, is this possible and how do I go about this? Thank you.
Help with small business WIFI solution2013-03-21 12:45:52Hello,I'm looking for a new Wireless environment for my company, I did some research already but it?s hard for me to find the right solution, the price difference?s are often enormous. Maybe someone of you can help me with this?It should be possible for approximately 25 people to use the wireless networkWifi speed of 3 to 4 MB / sBoth Apple and Windows devices must be able to connectUsing dual-band 2.5 and 5GHzSeamless roaming between APsSupport WPA2 and RADIUS Possibility for Guest networkArubaCiscoEngeniusAppleAerohive4IPNET
Ubiquiti unifi PRO The building is not very big about 15 by 10 meters but 4 high.Thanks!...
Help: Hardware detection issue2012-04-29 23:10:24I bought two Cisco Valet AM10 802.11n connectors.
I have a laptop windows 7 64bit and a desktop windows 7 32bit.
Both connectors work fine with the laptop.
But, none of them can be detected from the desktop.
The desktop only treats the Valet adapter as a USB storage.
I have tried used different USB ports with updated software from Cisco website. But, no adapter is detected on the desktop. Nothing is shown on hardware manager.
Note that the desktop has an ePCI 802.11b WIFI adapter and a USB SONY S-AIR wireless adapter installed. The desktop works fine with them, except for Cisco Valet AM10 connector.
How do I get Windows to activate my wireless adapter before logging in?2012-01-25 05:40:22I have a Wireless N USB adapter as my only networking device for my Windows 7 PC. I often turn on my desktop in the morning and head out to work. I need network connectivity to it, even at the login screen, so I can remote desktop in from work. I actually use GoToMyPC to remote, so this is not a 'Microsoft Remote Desktop' problem. I am not using the third party networking tool. I am just using what's built into Windows. Does anyone know how to get the networking started before a user logs in? Thank you....
how to connect wireless printer 64bit 7 to 32bit vista?2012-04-19 06:50:22how to connect wireless printer 64bit 7 to 32bit vista?
i just got epson wireless printer. i primary connect it to a laptop which has windows 7 64bit. now i want to connect to my desktop windows vista 32bit.
the desktop is using wired ethernet wire through the router. the laptop is wireless. both use same router.
i go to laptop to set 'share printer' and it says if two different os.... it needs additional driver. so i click properties and check 'get addictional driver' something like that and it needs to browse to the location the driver is. i download the 32bit driver combo from epson website and drag it to the desktop screen.... then browse but it wont show up.
how do i get the desktop to connect to the wireless printer?...
best wireless adapter?2012-09-11 03:00:22I'm looking to get a wireless adapter for a desktop. The desktop is on the first floor of the house, and the router is on the second floor. The router is a Netgear WNDR4500. Windows 7 OS.
I'm looking for the best wireless adapter in terms of maintaining a connection, throughput, and speed. Suggestions?...
WiFi Works on Laptop, but not on Desktop2012-08-15 23:55:22My internet is working for my laptop but not for my desktop. Both my laptop AND my desktop are using wireless (yes I know I should be using a wire for my desktop, but my modem is too far away). I am using this adapter to get internet for my desktop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704045
Last night, my internet (Comcast) suddenly stopped working. I was instantly disconnected from all my videos and video games I was watching/playing. So I went to my modem and router and unplugged both for ten seconds and then plugged it back in. It started working again, and then the same thing happened again about 10 minutes later and it happened about 3 times total. Then when I woke up in the morning the internet was fine. It is stable and good to use. The only problem is I can't connect with my desktop at all. For my laptop, the Wifi is working perfectly fine, but my desktop will try to connect to my network and then it will say unable to connect. I tried unplugging my adapter and plugging it back in but kept getting the same message.
I hear there is a way to use /cmd or command and it lets you reset something. I am very bad at networking and I have absolutely no idea what is wrong. I would appreciate anybody's help in this issue. Thanks for posting!
Laptop: MacBook Pro
Desktop: Windows 7 desktop with Intel i5 2500k processor
Router: Linksys WRT54G
If you need any other information let me know. I will promptly reply....
Wired devices cannot see wireless devices2011-11-12 02:38:28Equipment:
Netgear WNDR3700v1 wireless gateway/switch.
Wireless connection: three laptops (Windows 7)
wired connections: two desktops (XP and Windows 7), 360, ps3, media player, av receiver.
When trying to use remote desktop from the laptop, it fails to find the computer.
Even when I try to use the IP address.
However, I can access them from between the desktops without a problem.
If I run a game on the local LAN on desktop 1, desktop 2 finds it, but neither laptops do.
Is there some trick in getting computers on the WLAN and the LAN to see each other?
Do I need another router that can support this?
It's as if certain packets between the WLAN and LAN networks aren't being shared.
Reccomend me a wireless card.2013-02-14 20:10:24Background: So, I've got a Time Warner supplied Wireless router/modem (2.4ghz N i believe, it came free with the 30mb/s plan I have) and I do get that speed when I run speedtest on my laptop sitting next to the router, however my desktop in the next room with a cheap-o wireless card has never been able to pull more than 10mb/s. It is a high noise enviornment, I ran inSSIDer for about 6 hours yesterday, and it identified over a dozen other networks. I've already moved my router to the lowest noise channel (7)
The Problem: A couple days ago the connection on my desktop started to become very slow. I had some time to test yesterday, and I'm still getting 30mb/s at the router, and my laptop can still get about 20mb/s 15 feet away at my desk next to my desktop, however my desktop can only get about 2mb/s. I assume the reason for this is that my wireless card is slowly dying on me. So, based on that, I have two questions, 1) Is my assumption reasonable. 2) if it is, which one of the wireless cards at my local Microcenter should I buy to replace it? http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...a-Micro-Center#...
Best way to use 2 routers plus powerline together?2012-04-06 16:50:22Here's the network set up as is:
2nd floor (home office): apple airport extreme hooked up directly to cable modem. Powerline networking adapter
1st floor: powerline network hooked up to apple tv/tivo/etc.
The problem is that wifi on the 1st floor is mediocre at best. I have quite a few low-to-mid end 802.11n routers lying around (from belkin, linksys, and a generic z-something that can be used as a wireless game adapter or a repeater).
What's the best way to use what I have to extended the network downstairs. Just hooking up a wireless router to my powerline network downstairs works, but screws up network shared drives for some reason.
Solution one: hooked up wifi router to powerline
solution two: use the game adapter in repeater mode
Solution thee: ?
Which is my best option? Thanks!...
Help me get my lady friend's wireless working2012-07-23 23:45:22Sorry for this long post but I wanted to include all of the info to help the gurus here figure out my problem.
A friend bought a HP Pavilion m6-1045dx laptop that's running Win7. She already has a Dell WinXP desktop PC connected via wire to a Netgear router.
I connected the laptop via ethernet cable to the router and was able to transfer data between the laptop and desktop. But when the cable is disconnected from the laptop and the wireless is turned on on the laptop, I have not been able to connect to the WinXP desktop.
(The WinXP desktop was always connected via ethernet cable to the router in all of the following.)
LAPTOP CONNECTED TO ROUTER VIA ETHERNET CABLE (Internet & network works):
- Created a folder on the laptop as C-colonSHARED FOLDER.
- Set the SHARED FOLDER to shared, everyone, all controls enabled.
- Set the workgroup name on the XP desktop to WORKGROUP which is the same as the Win7 laptop.
- Now able to see the SHARED FOLDER on the laptop from the XP desktop.
- Can copy files/folders from the XP desktop into the laptops SHARED FOLDER or move files/folders in the SHARED FOLDER into the XP desktop.
- Can also connect to the internet with no problems.
LAPTOP CONNECTED TO ROUTER VIA WIRELESS (Internet works, Network doesn't):
- Disconnected ethernet cable from laptop.
- Turned laptop's wireless on.
- Set MAC address for the laptop in the router.
- * Able to connect to the internet via wireless from the laptop. *
- In the XP desktop clicked MY NETWORKING PLACES > ENTIRE NETWORK > WINDOWS NETWORK > WORKGROUP (using memory since I'm not at her house now).
- ***Sometimes I see her laptop but other times I don't see it. Why does that happen? ***
- When I do see her laptop from the XP desktop, I click it and a message pops up saying 'You might not have permission to use this network resource.' or maybe the message was 'The network path was not found'. (I can't remember which message popped up at this......