Articles tagged: internet connection

WiFi at the Coffee Shop

Why am I getting limited connectivity at my local open wifi hotspot?

When you are connected to a wireless network, but cannot get to the internet, it’s because an IP address has not been assigned to you. So how do you fix that?

Global Internet

Is there an ISP that I can use in two different places?

Staying connected to the internet can be a problem when you move around a lot. Fortunately, solutions are getting easier.

Data data and more networked data...

Why doesn’t my internet speed match what I’m paying for?

In general, more speed is better than less, but exactly what you are getting (and whether or not you need it) is going to be a personal matter.

Slow as a snail

Why Does My Internet Slow to a Crawl When My Desktop Is Turned On?

Many things can cause one computer to hog your bandwidth. But there’s a useful Windows 7 utility that may show you where the bandwidth is going.

Hotel Range Extender

How can I share a single WiFi connection across multiple devices?

I have a rant about hotels that nickel and dime you on an internet connection. Fortunately, there might be something that you can do about it.

LAN connected to the Internet

What Determines the Transfer Speed on My Home Network?

The communication path between two end points will be the slowest piece of  the connection path. That will be the maximum speed that you can achieve on any network.

Can I combine two internet connections to get a faster connection?

Everyone wants a faster internet connection. I’m frequently asked if it’s possible to combine two or more connections for speed. The answer is yes … but.

What is “Limited Connectivity” and how do I fix it?

“Limited Connectivity” displays when your computer is having problems completing its network configuration. It might as well mean “no connectivity”.

Why Does My Network Connection Drop Every so Often?

Network adapters often try to detect the network speed for you. This can cause problems if both sides are trying to auto-detect at the same time.