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Forum: Microsoft Office 22 Feb 2014
Replies: 1
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Posted By cytherian
Visio viewer -- terrible at printing

I have Office 2007 and the Office 2010 Visio Viewer installed. Anytime I click on a vsd file, I am redirected to Internet Explorer where the Visio Viewer is launched. This is fine for browsing a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 23 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By cytherian
Actually, you misunderstood me. I was only...

Actually, you misunderstood me. I was only mentioning the phone with regards to accessibility. My primary use of the router is through a Windows OS based laptop. My side-concern was for my phone...
Forum: Network & Sharing 18 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By cytherian
I did switch the router to Wireless-N only and...

I did switch the router to Wireless-N only and much to my surprise, my phone worked. I'd read on-line in various Android forums that my phone wasn't compatible with Wireless-N... but either they were...
Forum: Network & Sharing 17 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By cytherian
Unfortunately, my cell phone does not support...

Unfortunately, my cell phone does not support Wireless N... and I do use the WiFi connection periodically. But if the performance is noticeably better with "N", I may switch to it and just use...
Forum: Network & Sharing 10 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By cytherian
My router was set to "Auto", and did show a...

My router was set to "Auto", and did show a co-channel in the inSSIDer display (e.g. 11+7). I selected "20MHz" to force disabled channel bonding, but upon doing so I noticed that rather than getting...
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By cytherian
I've tried a few different channels (1, 6, 11)...

I've tried a few different channels (1, 6, 11) and I'm on one with the least overlaps. They all have overlaps, except for channels in between like 2, 9, 10, etc, but I find the Mbps is not as high or...
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By cytherian
Thanks for the additional advice. Yeah, the test...

Thanks for the additional advice. Yeah, the test you suggest will be a bit difficult to do, as I don't have easy access to the router to inspect as soon as I see lag occurring.


Meanwhile, I...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By cytherian
UserNameIssues, thanks a lot for that link. I...

UserNameIssues, thanks a lot for that link. I created two batch files, one to ping Google and one to ping the router.

Well, when I'd click on a link in the browser and find the activity stalled...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Sep 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By cytherian
Thanks a lot for the tips, guys. Regarding...

Thanks a lot for the tips, guys.

Regarding the ISP, we have not had them reset the account. Why would this need to be done? When in close proximity to the router, the problem is not nearly as...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Sep 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By cytherian
Intermittent slow router response - old age?

I've read a number of times some unsubstantiated claims that say a WiFi router has a limited lifespan of about 3-5 years, depending upon a few factors (like throughput levels, temperature management,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Jun 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,241
Posted By cytherian
There are plenty of customers who aren't...

There are plenty of customers who aren't technical and slower than average in terms of "getting it." If you ever try teaching basic computer skills to a class of elderly students, you'll know exactly...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Jun 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,241
Posted By cytherian
One other note... The WiFi card I received...

One other note...

The WiFi card I received from HP does not have an incorporated Bluetooth module. I had looked up the supported WiFi cards in the white list for the latest BIOS and saw that the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Jun 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,816
Posted By cytherian
OK, I have an update on all of this. ...

OK, I have an update on all of this.


First and foremost... you can forget about modifying an RSA signed BIOS. It's a real mess. There are some enterprising hackers out there who know a thing...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Jun 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,241
Posted By cytherian
OK, I have an update on all of this. ...

OK, I have an update on all of this.


First and foremost... you can forget about modifying an RSA signed BIOS. It's a real mess. There are some enterprising hackers out there who know a thing...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Jun 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,816
Posted By cytherian
Another update... I spoke with a direct...

Another update... I spoke with a direct representative from the HP Notebook product line. The conversation went for a solid 20 minutes and it was mostly a note taking affair for them, with my...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jun 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,816
Posted By cytherian
Interesting... Today I received a voice...

Interesting...

Today I received a voice message from Hewlett Packard, in reaction to the e-mail I sent. It wasn't a robo-response. It was a real person who clearly demonstrated that she had read...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jun 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,816
Posted By cytherian
True that, but at least in the case of Toshiba...

True that, but at least in the case of Toshiba there was a work around. Sometimes it's a simple matter of going into the BIOS and finding a hidden menu or something to that effect. With HP, there...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Jun 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,816
Posted By cytherian
I haven't had problems with HP giving poor...

I haven't had problems with HP giving poor customer service (I actually had a very good experience the last time I called upon them), but I did hear about the whole Win7/Win8 fiasco with their...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Jun 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,816
Posted By cytherian
Beware the dreaded "white list"

I don't normally start threads like this. Not all product manufacturers are created equal and some are notably better than others. But what bothers me is when a company makes a very decent product...
Forum: Tutorials 07 Jun 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 1,067,170
Posted By cytherian
Hey Shawn, I'm interested in making a bare bones...

Hey Shawn, I'm interested in making a bare bones bootable USB DOS prompt tool for basic repairs and tests. However, if my memory serves me correctly Win98 does not support NTFS. So, if you have any...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Jun 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,241
Posted By cytherian
^ Thanks, BobbaFett. Funny coincidence, as I...

^ Thanks, BobbaFett. Funny coincidence, as I just came back from a couple of hours combing the bios-mods.com website. I found that F49 BIOS mod as well (sp54724), which is compatible for the 6135...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Jun 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,241
Posted By cytherian
Well, the game of wireless cards just got a...

Well, the game of wireless cards just got a little more frustrating than I anticipated.

Apparently a supported connector format (e.g. PCIe, Half-mini, etc) does not guarantee compatibility. There...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Jun 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,241
Posted By cytherian
^ I did experiment with that setting, ranging...

^ I did experiment with that setting, ranging from low to high and highest with no appreciable difference. I did upgrade drivers and that also didn't make a difference. I visited a relative's home...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,241
Posted By cytherian
^ Thanks for your advice, BobbaFett. I checked...

^ Thanks for your advice, BobbaFett. I checked my particular WiFi card and the only selection I have to control the card's operation is the roaming sensitivity. It was set to Medium, so I switched...
Forum: Graphic Cards 30 May 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By cytherian
Well... I guess it eventually had to get worse. ...

Well... I guess it eventually had to get worse.

I think this error may have been telegraphing a hardware issue. My laptop is now no longer starting up. A few seconds after pressing the power...
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