• Mystery: why won't my PC connect to the internet at night?

    My PC could always connect to the internet just fine no matter the time via ethernet cable. Randomly, the past few nights have all seen it disconnect from the internet completely at around 12 – 1 AM. Router is fine, ethernet is chipped on one of the ends but it makes no sense for this to only affect my PC at night... show more
    My PC could always connect to the internet just fine no matter the time via ethernet cable. Randomly, the past few nights have all seen it disconnect from the internet completely at around 12 – 1 AM. Router is fine, ethernet is chipped on one of the ends but it makes no sense for this to only affect my PC at night and then correct itself by morning. The PC says it is connected, but I get the "website down or moved permanently" from all browsers. I also can't connect to discord. I have updated everything, I have ran virus scans that show no signs of any problems.... I messed around with the firewall settings to but nothing changed! It just happens at night. No other time. Only night, 12 – 1 AM. It is really annoying when I have work to finish! What could be the problem????
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should I kick him of my wifi?

    I have a friend who uses my wifi because we live in the same vincinty so I let him use my wifi because he asked and I was nice , but recently he has been very rude and called me hurtful names and I have been very kind to him, buying him food when he doesn’t have money, should I just kick him off my wifi ? What do... show more
    I have a friend who uses my wifi because we live in the same vincinty so I let him use my wifi because he asked and I was nice , but recently he has been very rude and called me hurtful names and I have been very kind to him, buying him food when he doesn’t have money, should I just kick him off my wifi ? What do you think ?
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • I would like to know if 2 computers can be linked together by a single cable,so as to transfer data from one to the other..if so,..?

    Best answer: Assuming you are talking about Ethernet, and probably two Windows PCs, this is something I used to do regularly between an XP laptop that I got in 2003, and a much newer Windows laptop. When I wanted to backup or load a lot of files on the old XP machine from external USB devices, it was really slow connecting the... show more
    Best answer: Assuming you are talking about Ethernet, and probably two Windows PCs, this is something I used to do regularly between an XP laptop that I got in 2003, and a much newer Windows laptop. When I wanted to backup or load a lot of files on the old XP machine from external USB devices, it was really slow connecting the devices on the old laptop as it only had USB 1.1 ports capable of only 12 Mbps in bursts but with much lower average speed.

    As both laptops were normally used on WiFi, but both had Ethernet ports, which were never used except occasionally at home. I set the Ethernet ports on both to work on my home network each with their own static address in the home subnet, which were outside my router's DHCP address pool and otherwise unused. I set the network mask, gateway address and DNS server address to match those normally provided by DHCP.

    I used a crossover Ethernet cable plugged directly into the two laptops. As they have static addresses, they were immediately able to communicate with each other.

    Using Windows/File Explorer on one of the laptops, I mapped the appropriate drive on the other laptop. It may require some changes of permissions to allow full access to the remote system. Plugging the USB drive into a USB 2 port on the newer laptop allowed files to be transferred to or from the external drive and over the Ethernet connection between the laptops from or to the old laptop at speeds that were much higher than using the old laptops USB 1.1 ports.

    I had previously tried connecting both laptops by Ethernet to the router. That was reasonably fast, but slower than the using the direct cable. It was also less convenient having to use cables to the router from each laptop.

    I also tried my WiFi network between the laptops, but the half duplex, one packet at a time operation of WiFi made is significantly slower.

    Using a direct cable means that the two laptops can be linked together anywhere and do not need a router to provide the network.

    I hope this helps.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it possible to have both Wireless and a wired connection at a house?

    So this is probably a stupid question to ask but, i currently have WiFi at the house and I want fast speeds to my PS4 so would it be possible to still have WiFi for the rest of the house hold and have a wired connection to my PS4? I have a router and a modem.
    So this is probably a stupid question to ask but, i currently have WiFi at the house and I want fast speeds to my PS4 so would it be possible to still have WiFi for the rest of the house hold and have a wired connection to my PS4? I have a router and a modem.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I power 3 enterprise routers & 3 enterprise switches with 3 computers with a regular outlet or two, or do I need a special power set up?

    I'm looking to set up a home lab and I'm wondering if I need a special set up for power or if a regular/typical surge protector is enough/sufficient.
    I'm looking to set up a home lab and I'm wondering if I need a special set up for power or if a regular/typical surge protector is enough/sufficient.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • About IP address and WIFI?

    I'll name the persons A and B ;-) Before, we know our neighbor's (A) WIFI password so we have an access to it, because we can easily access on it, "B" kept its (router) IP address. "A" changed their WIFI password and because of that we lost the connection to it... But surprisingly... show more
    I'll name the persons A and B ;-) Before, we know our neighbor's (A) WIFI password so we have an access to it, because we can easily access on it, "B" kept its (router) IP address. "A" changed their WIFI password and because of that we lost the connection to it... But surprisingly "B" has still connections to it... How could it be? And now we decided to have our own WIFI and keep the password to "B" would it be possible that he could also access our router's IP address? Thanks for your time...
    4 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Can i order a water and wifi at starbucks?

    would it be weird if a ordered just water, and wifi at starbucks? i dont have wifi at my house, and i need to use wifi, so it seemed smart to go to starbucks.
    would it be weird if a ordered just water, and wifi at starbucks? i dont have wifi at my house, and i need to use wifi, so it seemed smart to go to starbucks.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Internet wont work on my pc?!?!?

    Today I tried to get on my pc and after I signed in my internet access said restricted. So then I troubleshoot it and it says, ""Ethernet" doesn t have a valid IP configuration" I have tried everything. Turning off ipv6 in regedit, unplugging my ethernet from the modem and my pc and plugging it... show more
    Today I tried to get on my pc and after I signed in my internet access said restricted. So then I troubleshoot it and it says, ""Ethernet" doesn t have a valid IP configuration" I have tried everything. Turning off ipv6 in regedit, unplugging my ethernet from the modem and my pc and plugging it back into a different port. Uninstalling drivers and reinstalling them. Doing multiple things in Command prompt. Nothing is working, now I am very frustrated and pissed off that I have no clue how to fix such a simple issue. And here I thought I was good with computers. I know the internet is working, because I am typing this with my phone on the same internet connection. Wtf dude..
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is FaceTime free?

    I have an iPad and I have WiFi
    I have an iPad and I have WiFi
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can I use torrenting to set up a p2p comm ilne with my friend on a different network?

    Best answer: We need more details. It's rare that an ISP doesn't provide a public IP (satellite providers are the only ones I know of that don't). Who is your ISP? When you go to www.whatismyip.com what are the first 3 numbers of the IP address? Update: Whomever the moron is that downvoted should explain... show more
    Best answer: We need more details. It's rare that an ISP doesn't provide a public IP (satellite providers are the only ones I know of that don't).

    Who is your ISP? When you go to www.whatismyip.com what are the first 3 numbers of the IP address?

    Update: Whomever the moron is that downvoted should explain themselves. It's obvious the original poster has no clue what they are talking about.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can a I buy a cable modem and get internet from basic cable? Is internet service provided through basic cable?

    Best answer: It really all depends on what the carrier provides as "basic cable"... normally that is only the TV side of the equation. Internet, phone, etc are all usually an "add on" to most "basic cable" service. Just because the cable is connected does not mean the other end of that cable is... show more
    Best answer: It really all depends on what the carrier provides as "basic cable"... normally that is only the TV side of the equation.

    Internet, phone, etc are all usually an "add on" to most "basic cable" service. Just because the cable is connected does not mean the other end of that cable is "internet connected". The connection has to be setup by the carrier for the internet to work. (Cables all have two ends!!)

    Check the carriers website (Spectrum, Comcast, etc.) See what they provide with "basic cable"! It matters.
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is there an easier way to network windows 10 computers than using homegroup?

    I remember all of the earlier windows versions I had such an easy time networking and managing. Now the method appears to be to create a homegroup and join it. I've spent the last five hours researching what to do when windows finds a homegroup but you are unable to join the homegroup. And now I'm sick of... show more
    I remember all of the earlier windows versions I had such an easy time networking and managing. Now the method appears to be to create a homegroup and join it. I've spent the last five hours researching what to do when windows finds a homegroup but you are unable to join the homegroup. And now I'm sick of this. Can anybody help?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Hi I m 16 n will be 17 dis summer n I ll be getting a apartment wid my boyfriend who s 18, am I ready to move out wid a man?

    Best answer: Probably not ready, but sometimes it's nice to do things before you're totally ready. OTOH, you could rent a small room and spend a little time with your b/f, but still have a home base to fall back on if you feel like it. Maybe you won't. Maybe you will. 18-y/o men can be immature.
    Best answer: Probably not ready, but sometimes it's nice to do things before you're totally ready. OTOH, you could rent a small room and spend a little time with your b/f, but still have a home base to fall back on if you feel like it. Maybe you won't. Maybe you will. 18-y/o men can be immature.
    5 answers · 5 days ago