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Forum: General Discussion 12 Oct 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By CarvedDuck
Most likely not. Time to buy the kid his own...

Most likely not. Time to buy the kid his own computer. Tablets running windows 8.1 can be had for around a hundred bucks. Acer or Toshiba have one for $120.

As Brink asked, do you have any back up...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By CarvedDuck
Router with Guest option

Can anyone suggest a low cost router with a Guest network option? I need to isolate friends/kids from the home network but let them connect to the Internet.

I tried an ASUS RT-N12 but the...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Oct 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 3,435
Posted By CarvedDuck
Do you have anything plugged into an HDMI port on...

Do you have anything plugged into an HDMI port on the computer? If so, windows will assume that is a media device and show it as such. Unplug the HDMI and your problem goes away with it.
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Oct 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By CarvedDuck
Do you or a friend have an android device/phone?...

Do you or a friend have an android device/phone? Get the "wifi analyzer" app (free) as it has a lot of information available for each frequency range that might help get started with the issues.
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Oct 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By CarvedDuck
Have you used "Check for Updates" in...

Have you used "Check for Updates" in Control-panel, Windows Update at least three times?

Also check with the laptop manufacturer's site that you have the latest drivers for **everything.**
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Oct 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By CarvedDuck
Sorry to say it cannot be done with the Miracast...

Sorry to say it cannot be done with the Miracast (that's what you have) system as it just duplicates what you see on the controlling device.

You need a chromecast to do what you want, but then...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Oct 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By CarvedDuck
Thanks, please note the line-of-sight statement....

Thanks, please note the line-of-sight statement. I guess this one goes back too. At 40-ft there is no signal from 5GHz.

As to models, sorry, I'd have to go back through invoices, but they were all...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Oct 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By CarvedDuck
What's "normal" for 5GHz wifi range?

Hi, I have recently purchased and returned 3-routers (TP-Link, Zyxel, Netgear) as the 5GHz (N) range has been terrible.

Using Android Wifi Analyzer, it goes from 5-bars down to 1 or 2 at 25-feet...
Forum: Network & Sharing 28 Sep 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By CarvedDuck
Thanks, but the problem with the WD routers is...

Thanks, but the problem with the WD routers is that they are linked to their own cloud server. I do not like anyone snooping on my surfing-data and making money selling my demographics. I am not that...
Forum: Network & Sharing 28 Sep 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By CarvedDuck
Even though it is fixed, the most likely culprit...

Even though it is fixed, the most likely culprit was no the "Defualt Gateway" was missing so windows declared it as a public network and would not allow connection.

Had you just added in your...
Forum: Network & Sharing 28 Sep 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By CarvedDuck
I am not an expert on this but it looks like the...

I am not an expert on this but it looks like the default DNS assignments may be causing the issue.

Have yo hard-set your DNS assignments?

Right click the Network icon on the lower right corner...
Forum: Network & Sharing 27 Sep 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By CarvedDuck
Decent Router at reasonable price? NOT TP-Link

Hi,

I need to replace a TP-Link N600 router that is constantly dropping G-wifi. The N seems stable enough but TP-Link customer disservice is working at it's peak. Totally hopeless. I have been...
Forum: Network & Sharing 26 Sep 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By CarvedDuck
I have almost the same setup as your Church. I...

I have almost the same setup as your Church. I like the separate modem so I can turn off Internet access without disrupting the router network normal handling of files and access between linked PCs....
Forum: Network & Sharing 23 Sep 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By CarvedDuck
Not sure if there is a question on there - but to...

Not sure if there is a question on there - but to connect to the ADSL Internet, yes, you need a modem.

Looking at your edit, you say you have a modem/router/ You need to put it into bridge-mode,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 20 Sep 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By CarvedDuck
Thanks, but I had already tried that. I even...

Thanks, but I had already tried that. I even bought a retail version of win7 and installed that on an older laptop, then used converter to make a P2V and still no keyboard.

What I was able to do...
Forum: Network & Sharing 19 Sep 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By CarvedDuck
Thanks, but I actually plugged in both a mouse...

Thanks, but I actually plugged in both a mouse and a keyboard and again, the wired mouse worked, the keyboard is still showing the exclamation mark in Device Manager and not working.

Device...
Forum: Network & Sharing 18 Sep 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By CarvedDuck
Thanks for the reply, but that doesn't work...

Thanks for the reply, but that doesn't work either. I tried the K270 Unifying Logitec drivers and still nothing for the keyboard. The Device Manager still shows it with the yellow exclamation mark....
Forum: Network & Sharing 18 Sep 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By CarvedDuck
No Internet or Keyboard with VMWare Player

I have several Virtual Machines, 2000, XP and Vista and all work just fine. I am adding a win7pro VM and after the install it has no Internet connection and the keyboard doesn't work, but the mouse...
Forum: Network & Sharing 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By CarvedDuck
Thanks, Barman!!! Exactly what I needed....

Thanks, Barman!!!

Exactly what I needed. Excellent piece of software.

In an instant it highlighted damned Comodo firewall was doing something. I have no idea exaclt what or why it was...
Forum: Network & Sharing 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By CarvedDuck
What is uploading?

Hi, I have win7 home in a VMWare Player. It has been sluggish so I opened the Network Status dialog and it is showing a steady "Received" count It has been connected for almost an hour and the count...
Forum: Virtualization 17 Aug 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By CarvedDuck
VMWare Player - No video XP and ActiveX - Help?

Hi All,

I have some Samsung security cameras that use ActiveX and IE10 and they all work fine. BUT I am concerned about msofts announcement to start blocking older ActiveX components.

So, I...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Aug 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By CarvedDuck
Run an XP program in a size-able window?

Hi,

I have some old XP graphics software that I need to run every few days. The problem is that it automatically goes full screen at start up and here is no way to reduce it.

When the...
Forum: Virtualization 23 May 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By CarvedDuck
Thanks Jimbo, I appreciate the amount of detail...

Thanks Jimbo, I appreciate the amount of detail you went into. I will print that out and give it a try.

I don't have Acronis, but will check for a free trial version as it is not something I would...
Forum: General Discussion 22 May 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By CarvedDuck
NOT good advice, but too late now. That Attrib...

NOT good advice, but too late now. That Attrib command will change anything and everything in the FAT (File Allocation Table)

You should have run Recuva just to see what's there. It is never a...
Forum: General Discussion 22 May 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By CarvedDuck
Before you do anything, get a copy of Recuva from...

Before you do anything, get a copy of Recuva from the people that make CCleaner. Use that to see what may still be reclaimable from the drive.
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