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Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Apr 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By macnab
Sharing folders as opposed to files (wmp giving trouble)

I have no end of trouble accessing my media over ethernet from my LG home theatre. The usual "Cannot play this file." I suspect that it is wmp which is giving trouble. Difficult to test. I have tried...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Mar 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By macnab
Just cannot get my LG home theater to always connect

This is a newer LG machine which has SmartShare.
I used to use Nero Media Home Essentials, but at bootup this would write to my HDD for 3 minutes, severely impacting use of the PC.
Uninstalled it,...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Mar 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By macnab
While I was waiting for a reply I did it the hard...

While I was waiting for a reply I did it the hard way - live monitoring disk activity in Resource Monitor while booting - and saw it.
And then spent more than an hour to get the LG BDplayer to be...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Mar 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By macnab
It was Nero Media Home. Reading and writing for 3...

It was Nero Media Home. Reading and writing for 3 minutes.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Mar 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By macnab
How can I see what my PC is doing AFTER boot

BootRacer says bootup time is 68 seconds. This makes sense with the stuff I have. But after that the HDD activity light burns constantly for just over 3 minutes (I know from the timer for the coffee...
Forum: Network & Sharing 02 Feb 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By macnab
Static IP to get networked home theatre connected

I have a WiFi link to my ADSL modem.
Gateway is 192.168.1.1.
DHCP enabled, range 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.200,
subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
My ISP DNS servers are 196.7.7.7 and 196.7.8.9,...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08 Aug 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By macnab
I'll try re-installing. It looked as though it...

I'll try re-installing. It looked as though it failed to install, but it didn't.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08 Aug 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By macnab
So basically you are saying, if I want PCA for...

So basically you are saying, if I want PCA for the future, I must put up with it popping up 20 times a day, whenever I close Calc, for the rest of my life?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08 Aug 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By macnab
Saw that, thanks. But I don't want to disable it...

Saw that, thanks. But I don't want to disable it completely, I just want to stop it from offering to help with OO Calc and Write. I offers to help every time I open and close them, even though I tell...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Aug 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By macnab
Program Compatibility Assistant won't go away

PCA decided that OpenOffice didn't install correctly. (It did.) Now every time I use OO, PCA pops. It does not help to say "Don't show again."
Where do I find the flag that says OO needs to be...
Forum: Network & Sharing 21 Jul 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By macnab
I have tried adding the entries to the registry....

I have tried adding the entries to the registry. Made a slight difference. Inbstalling the K-Lite Codec pack makes a much bigger difference. It includes a modified version of WMP. Now all the MKV...
Forum: Network & Sharing 21 Jul 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By macnab
I'll have a look, but I doubt that is the...

I'll have a look, but I doubt that is the problem. I can see all file types except for MKV. That is Microsoft's aversion to MKV. I have heard it is because of no DRM methods with MKV.
Forum: Network & Sharing 20 Jul 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By macnab
I've been trying to get WMP to share MKV files....

I've been trying to get WMP to share MKV files. Installed the K-Lite Codec pack, which got WMP to see and to play MKV files. Still won't show them over the network. (Well, not to my BluRay player.)
...
Forum: Network & Sharing 19 Jul 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By macnab
Ethernet port is Public and cannot be changed

This might have something to do withy having used a USB iBurst modem which somehow used to network locations - wireless and Local Area Connection 2.
As I understand it I need Local Area Connection...
Forum: Network & Sharing 19 Jul 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By macnab
Still having problems sharing MKV files

I have installed the K-Lite Codec Pack. Now WMP can see MKV files. They are listed in Libraries -> Videos -> whatever.

If I look at the AVI and the MKV files Security settings, they all have...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By macnab
I think the router is just designed that way:...

I think the router is just designed that way: DHCP only allocates ...100 to ...199. Ignore the x.x.x.0 subnet. :) Has some sort of internal filter.:confused:

I'm a moron - the start end end DHCP...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By macnab
I did experiment along those lines earlier. I...

I did experiment along those lines earlier. I have since done a lot of experimenting.
It is now working, DHCP off, router at 192.168.2.1/24, PC (static) at 192.168.2.100/24, home theater (static)...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By macnab
Ok, got it working with just a cable between PC...

Ok, got it working with just a cable between PC and home theater.
Having done that, wanting to experiment with manual IP settings, I can no longer get the PC to see the LAN router!!
My problem is...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By macnab
@AddRAM I think that is Local Area Connection 2,...

@AddRAM I think that is Local Area Connection 2, which is the iBurst adapter. No longer used. Now unplugged. And that IP no longer comes up.

@GokAy

ADSL modem plugged into telephone socket. No...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By macnab
@GokAy The problem with this solution is that...

@GokAy The problem with this solution is that there is a passage between my PC and the ADSL cable point. That is why the PC is connected to the ADSL modem via WiFi.
I used to be able to do this when...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By macnab
Suggestion for LAN IP address

I have ADSL with WiFi. This uses 192.168.x.x.
I want to connect my home theater to my PC via LAN. If I plug an Ethernet router in, it uses IP 169.254.x.x
So of course Firefox and Thunderbird try to...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Nov 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By macnab
I read that about Comodo. In the first place, I...

I read that about Comodo. In the first place, I have been doing Windows updates for years with Comodo installed. In the second Place, I tries with Comodo disabled. Enabled Comodo again because that...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Nov 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By macnab
Update exits after a few secnods

Just done repair install (it wouldn't open raw sockets.)
Running I get told to install new Update Software. If I click Install now I get Windows could not search for updates error.
Does this mean...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Nov 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By macnab
That might have worked, but what I did was remove...

That might have worked, but what I did was remove it from the list of Windows features. Then add it to the list of features again. Lo and behold, it was there. :)
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 17 Nov 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By macnab
@logicearth. Makes sense. Which means that...

@logicearth. Makes sense.

Which means that an app that monitors installs is the best way to go.
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