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by xev
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: router connected. no internet connection
Replies: 11
Views: 11647

Re: router connected. no internet connection

quest_for_silence wrote:
What about connecting the ethernet cable coming from the wall directly to a PC? Do you have so a working internet connection?
Yes the connection is fine directly from the wall.
by xev
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: router connected. no internet connection
Replies: 11
Views: 11647

router connected. no internet connection

I'm having trouble putting a wireless router at my dads office. I'm putting the Ethernet cable from the wall into the Internet port on the router and another cable from the out to the PC. There's no internet connection. The router does emit a signal and I can connect to it from another laptop, but n...
by xev
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bluetooth headset solution for TV
Replies: 3
Views: 2478

Re: Bluetooth headset solution for TV

A BT speaker is an option i considered as well. I dont know if the tv supports BT; I ran quickly through the settings menu and didn't see it, but seeing as its a current tv, it might. I think headset might also be used on her head if it's light enough and extremely easy to get on. (She has movement ...
by xev
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bluetooth headset solution for TV
Replies: 3
Views: 2478

Bluetooth headset solution for TV

Happy New Year! I gave a new tv to my grandmother and she wants to be able to listen to it at night. So I was thinking bluetooth headset. The issue is that typical tv headsets are large and have an auto sensor. What I want is something that she can have lying next to her and still play the sound, wi...
by xev
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Web security project
Replies: 5
Views: 2994

Re: Web security project

Thank you Washu. It's just a report and presentation. I don't know what code/language would be best. I don't have prior experience and this class didn't really cover the differences other than that some are used in some tools. Thank you for the advice so far, it's been useful in my initial draft. Pa...
by xev
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Web security project
Replies: 5
Views: 2994

Web security project

Hi everyone. I have a tough project and would greatly appreciate any advice or input. I do not expect any work to be done for me, just would like some links or tips. I am setting up a hypothetical online wine store and need to provide the following information. Purchase of domain Server purchase and...
by xev
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Upgrade from an Antec P180 to a P183 for cable routing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2631

Re: Upgrade from an Antec P180 to a P183 for cable routing?

It depends on how neat you want to be. I used a small chisel and hammer to make crude holes in the motherboard tray on my P180. I had to use pliers to bend the metal and then covered the metal sheet edges with electrical tape (duct tape is great too). It's a wonder how well built this thing is. Many...
by xev
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard drive space inconsistency
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Hard drive space inconsistency

Thank you.
It found a backup that i completely forgot I did. And I remember that it's not even complete since there wasn't enough space to complete properly.
by xev
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard drive space inconsistency
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Hard drive space inconsistency

I am having trouble finding out why my hdd space is different depending on where i look at it. Under my computer, i see 186gb. When I run spacesniffer or windirstat, i see only about 40gb.
In Computer Mgt, it is also 186gb.
by xev
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard drive test errors
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Hard drive test errors

I finally got around to installing my WD drive to be used an internal backup and media drive. I ran HD Tune slow test and 2 sectors came out red (damaged). 1 in the 6th row and 1 in 7th. Should I be worried? Anything i can do to remedy it? I checked and apparently warranty ran out a year ago, even t...
by xev
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD configuration advice
Replies: 2
Views: 6020

Re: HDD configuration advice

Thank you I also have an external 3TB that has a copy of pretty much everything. I only connect in when i do the backup (not scheduled) --about every few weeks. I don't know what the rest of the stuff really is. Some of it is VMs that I created for some testing. I intend to run an OSX VM for video e...
by xev
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD configuration advice
Replies: 2
Views: 6020

HDD configuration advice

Greetings, I would like some advice on how to set up my hdds. I currently have Windows 8 on a 128sansidk ssd. --Also many programs and some user files which i will move once i figure this out. --200gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 -- pretty much empty but some program files. (HD Tune says SPin Retry Cou...
by xev
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sound problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: Sound problems

I tried the other ports-no sound. I haven't tried the microphone port yet but i cant find any mics around the house. At this point its probably just dead. What are some good sound cards out there in the sub $50 range? I never researched sound cards since i just used the onboard. I have a 2.1 speaker...
by xev
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: looking for a usb3.0 addon card
Replies: 5
Views: 3397

Re: looking for a usb3.0 addon card

what about VLI? most cards i find that that chip
Im considering getting http://www.bestbuy.com/site/VisionTek+- ... cp=1&lp=21
since i have a $10 gift card i dont plan on using on anything else
by xev
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: looking for a usb3.0 addon card
Replies: 5
Views: 3397

looking for a usb3.0 addon card

Would it matter what card i get? There are a few on newegg and amazon that have 4 ports and are around $15.
I figure they might not have the top usb3 speeds, but would be much better than transferring at 2.0.
And i have several external drives that would greatly benefit from this.
thanks
by xev
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recover doc after Win reinstall
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Recover doc after Win reinstall

i attached an image of a file search. It finds a temp shortcut version of the file i am looking for, but i cant access it. Is there any way to get it from there? I ram Recuva and it didn't find the file on C or the external When i try opening i get the following msg: The drive or network connection ...
by xev
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recover doc after Win reinstall
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Recover doc after Win reinstall

After rashly deciding to reinstall windows to deal with a bunch of problems, 1 being no sound, another being not being able to "log off", I lost a doc that i had been working on for a while. Before the install i copied the contents of C to an external drive. I even remember seeing the particular fil...
by xev
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sound problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Sound problems

A few days ago my sound stopped. I had to bump the volume to the max to hear any words at all, and it came with a lot of fuzz and static. I tried restarting, reinstalling drivers, and even reinstalled win 7. I tested the speakers on another device and they work. I tried plugging headphones into the ...
by xev
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do i get someone into smartphones?
Replies: 11
Views: 3813

Re: How do i get someone into smartphones?

I bought him a used LG octane (same one that got messed up). Hopefully it will work for now.
As for touchscreens, i will get him a tablet and get him used to the concept. Hopefully it'll help.
thanks for the advice
by xev
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do i get someone into smartphones?
Replies: 11
Views: 3813

Re: How do i get someone into smartphones?

I bought him a Jawbone before and he never used it. The car does have handsfree and he uses it to talk. But sometimes he needs to check email or reply.

Might just get a used qwerty phone for now.
by xev
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do i get someone into smartphones?
Replies: 11
Views: 3813

How do i get someone into smartphones?

This person has only used phones with buttons. He likes to read emails so has used several LG Env type phones on verizon. Now his phone broke and pretty much the only qwerty phone is a Samsung, and then there are 100 smartphones. He sometimes dials while driving (yes i know its dangerous), so someth...
by xev
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: VMware vSpere HA question
Replies: 0
Views: 1295

VMware vSpere HA question

I have a question about the concept of high availability and DRS of vms. Say I have 2 esxi servers and 2 storage boxes in a lab room. In an event that something happens of one of the esxi boxes, HA would kick in and move the VMs to the other one, correct? What if the power goes out in the building, ...
by xev
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TV Internet box
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

Re: TV Internet box

I do have some unused PCS but parents dont want to see a box in the space with the brand new tv. I've been feeling that that is the best way to go. No need to worry about supporting formats or lack of power to handle the video. And if i attach a wifi adapter, i could access stuff from a NAS (once i ...
by xev
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TV Internet box
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

Re: TV Internet box

I dont use Netflix at all. Mainly mom wants to be able to stream her international tv from a few websites that she found, on the tv. Would something like a Panasonic DMP-BDT220 bluray player work? It has wifi and ethernet. And some sort of processor that can handle 1080p stuff. And it seems that the...
by xev
Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TV Internet box
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

TV Internet box

I just bought a TV without internet capabilities and am looking for a cheap way to add it. Basically i would like to be able to go to whatever site (ie youtube) and check emails. Also would like a usb port so that i can plug in my external hdd with movies loaded and play them off that. I originally ...
by xev
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ram question
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Ram question

Im not sure how its being used. The attached shows what i see
by xev
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ram question
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Ram question

Not sure I understand the question as posed. So let me answer some others and add more questions :) I use a ton of tabs in Chrome so it pretty much uses up all of the ram. I currently have Win8 64bit. Its showing 3.5/4 gb being used. All I have open is Chrome, Windows expolor, some hardware monitor...
by xev
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ram question
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Ram question

I've got DDR2 Corsair Dominator 2x2gb at a rated 8500.
I bought another set but it turned out to be 2 x 1gb instead of 2x2. I haven't received it yet.
My question, will I see better performance even though the sticks are different?
or should I try to sell it and search for a 2x2 set
by xev
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4749

Re: New PSU

Thanks a lot all. I ordered the x650.
I saw that the new G360 is louder 30dba vs 14 in the 300W area, which I assume will be my max real Watts.
by xev
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4749

Re: New PSU

After some consideration, i've decided to stay in a range above what i need. I can get the Seasonic x650 gold for $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS092212&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS092212-_-EMC-092212-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17151088-L08C S12II 520 Bronze ...