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Question: Video Cam Equipment

I know NOTHING about external video equipment for computers; I wanted to get phone/video set-up for two family members living in two different parts of the country, so they can see each other while talking. Is it video cam equipment I am looking for? One party has a Dell desktop, and the other has, I believe, a Dell laptop - both on high-speed lines. What equipment do I need to enable them to see each other while talking? Does it matter what kind of computer they each have? Which are the most reliable manufacturers of this type of equipment? What should I expect to spend per computer for this set-up? And how difficult is it to set up? Are there added charges when the system is up and running? Any information that anyone has to offer will be greatly appreciated! I am completely in the dark here . . . . Thanks!

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Answer: Video Cam Equipment

You need a webcam and microphone on both party's computers. Something like Hewlett-PackardHP PG088AA 0.35 MP Effective Pixels 640 x 480 30fps USB Interface VGA WebCam with Integrated Microphone - Retail should work fine. Or, you could get a separate webcam and microphone. Software such as Windows Live Messenger could be used for this.

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I am looking to set up our main computer to interface with our television and also other video componants such as cameras and vcr's. I find plenty of equipment that will interface via usb for film editing and so (which I want) on but I also would like other capabilities such as using the DVD onboard to playback to the TV and cabletv to the computer.
Any ideas?
Have plenty of slots inside to handle cards or can use USB.
Currently have nvidia Gforce 2 onboard which has no external hook-ups.

 

Answer:Video cards/equipment

Hi,
I have been researching video cards as well in hopes of looking to buy a new one. I have run into many cards that fit your standards and are way out of my league. Try the eVGA nVIDIA GeForce FX5700 Video Card, 256MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/VIVO, 8X AGP, Model "GeForce FX5700 Personal Cinema (256-A8-N332-AX)" -RETAIL at http://www.newegg.com this card is extremely well crafted and equipped. Hope this helps.
 

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can someone please help me by giving me advice on where to find a definition on what one is and how it works and an idea on where i can find some examples where i can compare prices etc.

Answer:digital video editing equipment

Hello miss b,Not sure how much knowledge you have but there are two parts to this.Hardware and software.I have given a site with overviews of video editing, at desktop level. Have a look at this and if you rquire further info post back here.click hereWhen you post back give a quick spec of your machine and at what level you wish to enter video editing.regards Brian j

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I know nothing about digital video surveillance equipment and software and would like to educate myself on these subjects. The best way would be to close my business and go to work for a security company that does such work; but, alas, I don't care to spend the time doing that.

Is there anywhere on the internet where one can find information that would help a neophyte to start building a foundation on the subject?

I've done searches; but, all I've seen so far are sites that sell equipment and components that I have no idea how to use and what should be used together or whether one piece of equipment I find can work with another piece listed elsewhere and how to connect and use them if they can. (Pardon the convoluted sentence; but, it typifies my confusion on the subject.)
 

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Hi all,

I'm wondering what would be the likely cause of a problem I've having with Video Streaming Upload at my workplace. Our Download speed is at least 40 mbps, and our upload is at least 15 mpbs. Hardly anyone uploads anything else at all, just typical office files. For reference, my combined video/audio upload will never exceed 1.7 mbps.

What happens is, I'm uploading 2 video feeds and an audio feed for the entire day from a single computer to a third-party server which multicasts it to any viewers tuned in to the meeting. Most days it's OK, with smooth video and audio. However, once in a while, like yesterday for 75% of the workday, the video was consistently jerky and choppy, with large framerate skips. The diagnostic tool for my video stream software shows significant upstream packet loss during this time, as well as occasional latency spikes. The third-party server company says they have no problems on their side, and I believe them because viewers also send their webcam feeds, and those look smooth and show no loss.

But today, everything was fine, running smoothly like usual. I see very minor upload loss sometimes, but it's barely noticeable in my upload stream video.

We do have fairly old equipment here and nobody is really knowledgeable in networking (we've got basic switches, a router, and a wireless access point), but the erratic nature of the problem makes me wonder if it's something on the ISP's end instead of our equ... Read more

Answer:Cause of Upload Packet Loss for Video Streaming - ISP or bad equipment?

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What equipment would I require to show videos recorded on memory sticks on a monitor?
Allan.
 

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Question: New Equipment

Just trying to sort out some things in my mind. What is the difference between/among the "Dual-Core", "Core 2", and ???? Some of these newer machines? It looks like some of them are the same with different names, and some are 1/2 the speed while others seem to indicate they are double the speed, etc.. Sorry, I haven't been able to keep up with all these changes. If you can give me a 2-bit tour answer that's fine. Thanks, van
 

Answer:New Equipment

New Equipment (Toys)

Hi Vandiv:
I find some good info on tigerdirect.com about info on all the components
that make up a computer system. Check it out
Just bought a combo package, Asus A8S-X with a 64 bit AMD Processor but not a dual core, to expensive.
I got the Board and the processor with fan for $137.00.
1 stick of Ultra 400mhz 1gig ddr400 PC3200 RAM for $129.00.

Had to pick up a PCI Express video card $49.00. Now if I get away with this I'll be happy camper. This thing should move some 0s and 1s. 3Fusion
GeForce 7300. Ya Hoo we gonna have some fun now.
 

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Question: what equipment?

I have no knowledge about this at all, so would like some advise. I want a portable device, handheld, capable of using Excel and then synchronising with my laptop. What should I be looking for?

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I,ve just bought a belkin wireless access point for the desktop (802.11b) and a wireless lan card bus for the laptop(802.11b). How in gods name do you set these two up to recognize each other to share files and a dial up connection. I am absolutely clueless having run the network connection wizard a million times, help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:got the equipment !!! what next ????????

click here for an explanation on how to set up a wireless network.

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Question: what equipment

I have a USB broadband modem, which I use with my desktop computer and would like to change to wireless so my wife can use her laptop to connect to the INTERNET as well, Can someone recommend the equipment I need, And the cost etcetera.

Answer:what equipment

click hereIf you get your Broadband through phoneline click here any one of these.If through Cable click here any one of these.

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Hello AllHope you are all doing well. I need some A-B advice on purchacing a laptop, and all the other gubbins I need, as I am going laptopblind looking on ebay. If I can get some advice as to my minimum requirements this may help me narrow my search, and save me buying something that does not meet my requirements....So...I have a PC at Home. This is a very old 1.33 , running windows 98, and connected to telewest broadband, but it still struggles on.I want to get a laptop that I can.... *Use internet around the House My PC is in a very small bedroom that is not convinient to get to. I breify understand that there is something you can get for the modem to plug into, then you put something on the top of your laptop to receive a signal. How do I know what this is, and how can I be assured I will not get scanked. Is there something in laptops that does away with the need for this connection?At some point use the laptop in a shop I intend to open (I still want to get onto the internet though. The shop is about 1000 yards away from my house (Can I link the 2), do I need a seperate service What is the minimum laptop requirement I should be looking for (With Compaq/IBM's/Toshibas etc.Pentiums 11 / 111 / Celerion?So Can you help.As always in debt to you allPaul

Answer:Help me get the right equipment...

click here the dell inspiron 6000 will do all you need and has a wide screen.G

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Question: equipment

Hi. For model G3 ZBook 17 Core i7-2.6 GHz 6700HQ [Y6J66EA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG-AIpuvcYE1)In the cooling system installed with 2 fans?2) NVIDIA® Optimus works ?

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Hope this is the right forum. I have 3 computers in my office, all running XP. I want to go wireless, share a DSL connection, use the same printer and be able to share files. I've never set up a network so please give me the idiot-proof instructions. I know I need a wireless card for each unit but I'm not sure what else is required. Money is definately a big consideration. Thanks.
 

Answer:What equipment do I need?

There are lots of tutorials available through the Help and Support Center and on the web, but to get you started ...

You'll want a wireless router (in general they come with 4 ethernet ports also). Unless you can't have one PC near the router, figure on connecting one via ethernet--you need to connect one that way initially to configure the wireless signal anyhow, so you can save a wireless card.

If you have a DSL modem with ethernet connection, the router and 2 wireless cards are about all you need (assuming one PC has a NIC). Routers with USB connection are rare (or maybe nonexistent), so you may want to buy a DSL modem/wireless router combination unit instead, if you don't already have a modem with ethernet.

The printer can be shared while it is attached to one PC. If you want to share it without having the 'host' PC on, then you'll need a wireless printer server or whatever it takes to connect it to the router via ethernet cable.
 

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Question: Equipment

Hi. On all models of the ZBook 17 is the same G3 install FHD-IPS display IPS? Interested in having Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)?

Answer:Equipment

I think the Zbook 17 G3 has several screen options. I know one is a non-IPS 1600 x 900 and then there is an IPS FHD or 2 and a 4K option. 

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Question: IP's of equipment

How do I find the IP's of routers, hubs and switches ? Can I do a traceroute or something ? Is there a software that breaks it down for you ? I am using VISIO to create a diagram and would like to know the IP addresses of the equipment you normally wouldn't know just by pinging. Thanks !!
 

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Question: Equipment

Hi. For model G3 ZBook 17 Core i7-2.6 GHz 6700HQ (Y6J91ES#ACB1) Display technology IPS ?2)In the cooling system installed with 2 fans?

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HiIm running my main PC with Vista Home Premium connected to Virgin Broadband.I have a second PC sittin next to first PC running XP Professional. I want to Network these PC's together, then have 2 monitors on my desk, and use the Synergy programme to run 2 Networked PC's with one keyboard and mouse.As the PC's are side by side I feel a wired connection would be best. Is that correct?What equipment would I need to Network them to Virgin Broadband.All help/advice be much appreciated.Si67.

Answer:What Equipment Do I Need?

You need a router. Are you using Virgin cable or ADSL?

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Hi Everyone,

I want to set up a home network with two computers and need to know what equipment I require to achieve the following. I need to be able to transfer files between the two computers. I also need an internet connection to both computers but, preferably, not necessarily having both computer turned on. I run Windows 7 on one computer and Windows XP on the other. The XP computer is currently connected to the internet via D Link DSL 502T modem.

I hope I've given you enough info. Thanks for your assistance.

John
 

Answer:What equipment do I need to set this up?

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Question: MP3 equipment.

Does anyone know the web site details for VUSY's equipment - (I have purchased an MP3 player) - the info given with the product is not correct ? I need to update firmware ? Thanks.

Answer:MP3 equipment.

Vusys site has been missing for a while.idj670?click here

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Question: DS3 Equipment?

Hey Guys
I am just wondering if there is any smaller DS3 equipment that can fit inside my apt with out having large equipment inside?
 

Answer:DS3 Equipment?

Wouldn't it depend on the provider and how they deliver the DS3 to the demarc?
 

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Hoody Hoo. I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. My mom has a router, a Lynkis E2000 hooked up to her PC for the purpose of running her laptop. Although I am within range of the router, I cannot access the internet because of building interference. She lives in the apartment of a mini storage facility, and I am in the building on the same property at the other end. There is a line of storage units between us, and the metal and all the thick concrete is what's interfering with the signal.

I am looking for the most cost-effective way to supply my laptop with internet. I have looked up wireless pci card info, but don't really understand if that's what I'll need. Thanks for your help, and I'll be online to answer any questions you may have.
 

Answer:Best equipment for my needs

i will move to networking forum, where you should get more response
 

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Hello.
I am at odd's with my cable provider and I do not think they can solve my problem but I believe that I can. Long story short: I no longer am willing to pay a premium if the networks force commercials on me and as many as 6 in a row.

I find that there are TV channels on line. So I need to know what type of equipment do I need to transmit the online signal from my computer to my TV and stereo receiver. The equipment must be wireless. So I guess I need a wireless transmitter and wireless receiver which then would need to be wired up to TV and my stereo receiver I think.

I also will be saving some money by cancelling cable TV and just keeping internet service and phone.
Will this Idea work?

One might ask; why bother? You will still get commercials. That's correct but at least I am not paying for them.

Answer:What Equipment Do I Need?

Using a Lenovo laptop, my wife regularly transmits whatever is displayed on her laptop screen to our Vizio TVs using an HDMI device attached to the TVs. This works quite well.

The device attached to each Vizio TV is a "ScreenBeam Pro": ScreenBeam Pro | www.ScreenBeam.global

I would not be surprised if they have newer models or if other companies have similar devices for sale.

Her laptop has built-in "widi" transmit capability. I don't know if that particular term ("widi", not "wifi") is simply Intel's name for Miracast, however I DO know that my cheap ($50?) Android tablet and my daughter's LG3 smartphone both can transmit their displays to the TVs as well and I believe THEY call it miracast.

The Screenbeam Pro attaches to an HDMI port on the TVs - haven't tried nor know how it would interface to BOTH a stereo and a TV at the same time.

Anyway, we use these on almost a daily basis and "cut the cable" months ago so have no TV service at all anymore - it's all internet.

Note - since our TV watching is "all internet" that means everything we watch on TV uses up our data quota - if you watch HD movies a LOT (like more than one or two per day), you can easily hit your data cap.

Note, part II - cutting the cable saved us $90-ish per month. If we upgrade our internet service to the next tier just so we can watch a couple HD movies per day it will only cost us another $10/month. As such, cutting the cable REALLY s... Read more

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hey all, okay so i am planning to host a party in a large room and i need some pretty loud bassy speakers to use with my PC. Whats the best setup for this kind of situation?
 

Answer:Best Speaker equipment for PC

If you want something realy loud you could hook your PC up to a PA system like what bands use.
 

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Question: D-Link Equipment

Is the DSL-504T just the DI-604 and the DSL-300T combined into one product? As from looking at feature lists it would seem like that. Do they do the same job, but having the DSL-50T saves a socket as it is doing the job of 2 devices from 1 socket rather than using 2 power sockets?

Answer:D-Link Equipment

Yes after some research i found out that it was

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Question: Wireless Equipment

hello:

I was browsing the web looking for 22mb wireless routers and network cards for my home network. what do people recommend? I've found D-Link and US Robotics for the routers and D-Link and SMC for the wireless network cards... do people have any other suggestions on what to get or brands to choose from? Thanks
 

Answer:Wireless Equipment

Nothing wrong with the ones you've found...
 

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Not sure is this is the right place or GenMay.

Im working on a proposal for Telecommuting once I move across state lines. Boss says to write a proposal to him.

What equipment can I ask for? Id rather use my personal computer, but would be nice to have an office computer. Do I ask for an 'allowance' on some of this to help pay? Do I add in office furniture to the deal, what about internet connectivity? Who foots the bill?
 

Answer:Telecommuting Equipment

I'm confused. You're commuting via telephone?
 

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I have a Belkin G wireless router on the 1st floor of an old home. I would like to be able to put USB adapters in the 2 PCs up in my sons room so they can access the internet. The problem is the signal in the 2 bedrooms is very low. Can anybody tell me what would be a good signal extender to buy to boost the signal up there, and if so, do they really work well? Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Need an Equipment Recommendation

I don't know of any signal boosters. The easiest, best, cheapest, most secure way would be to run cable to the two computers. Other than that I would suggest trying to move the wireless router.
 

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hey all i have a wireless dsl router made by netgearsimilar to this : http://www.netgear.com/products/details/DG834GT.phpit runs from a phone line in my mums bedroom,which runs all the way through to my room and connects into it. it sends the seignal to my adapter in my computer and my sisters computer. i recently have connection interrupted problems on my side,so wat i want to know it how do i connected the wireless router to my computer without using wireless. and how do i get my internet working by doin so.thnxchris

Answer:help connecting equipment

As I understand it, you have the router in your room, which is where your computer is sitting, and you're still getting connection failure from your wireless signal.  Is that right?  And, is your sister's computer in another room, and is she getting a good signal?  That's odd; you should have a strong signal if your computer is in the same room as the router.If the router is in your room with your computer, connecting by wire is fairly simple.  You have some ports on back of your router for cable connections, right?  And, on the back of your computer, do you  have a connector of the same type, called an RJ45 jack?  Just get a CAT5 cable and connect it to the router and to your computer.  If your computer does not already have an RJ45 jack, you'll need to install a network card, such as D-Link Desktop 10/100 PCI Network Card, in a PCI slot in your computer.

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Hello I am new to these forums here, and need some advice. Namely I'm a IT technician in a bank, and one of my duties are managing IT equipment (computers, monitors, printers, etc..). So my question ; is there any kind of an application or a tutorial for an excel worksheet for managing that equipment ? Or, if any one of you here has similar jobs or experiences with IT equipment managing, please feel free to share them with me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks all in advance, love the forum, already helped me alot .
 

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Hi - we're looking at getting a Cisco switch, a Cisco catalyst 2950. Being a non profit we can get it for $60 - which seems like a very good price. But I just wanted to make sure - is it a good solid switch? Similarly - we are looking at a package deal with the same switch and a 1700 series router for $200. What do you think? Right now we have a DSL modem attached to a Linksys router (the series that are designed for home networks) attached to a 16 port D-Link hub. Our Internet connection like this is horribly slow. We are adding 10 new computers to the network (so we'll have a total of 23) and so we're going through a major upgrade now. So if we were to just get the Cisco switch - we'd continue using the Linksys router. But if we got the package deal - we'd do away with both the Linksys router and the D-Link hub. What do you think we should do? Thanks!
 

Answer:How is this cisco equipment?

Ofcourse it is a good switch...but I do have to question the quality of it for 60$. I work at a non profit and we get 33% off retail which is no where near 60$. Who are you buying it through?

I would consider a little more expandability though. With 23 computers that just won't last.
 

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I have a scanner on its last leg and a fax machine that is broken. I am contemplating going to an all in one solution.... I made a pros and cons list anyone want to add to this list or try and "guide" me.

Pros - less space, single unit to troubleshoot, 1 support path in case of problems, saves money vrs buying all dedicated units in both supplies and in initial cost.
Cons - if a function breaks it can bring down everything, may not have some of the higherend features a dedicated unit may have, If I even need just one portion and want to move things I have to move the entire thing.

Come on sway me one way or another please .
 

Answer:Dying equipment - Go All in one or not?

Well I bought my first all in one about a year ago. It works fine. I like that I can copy documents without powering on the computer and using software. Just use the copy color or copy B+W buttons. It takes up much less room than the old scanner and printer.
 

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We have several Routers and Switches that are located at several locations and I am looking for a better way to Label and and Display this equipment so that if I were to call a location and ask them to go to the "Router" or the "Switch" they will be able to find it with ease. As you know most people don't know what a router or switch is, but if we had a large label or something that we could attach that to the rack they would be able to walk up to it and see what it is. Is there anything that you know of that would do this or something similar?
 

Answer:Need Better Labeling for IT equipment

Most people would just use a hand Dymo tape labeler. Probably 1/2' size tape. Could be put on the rack or the equipment. You can get at most office suppliers if your company doesn't have somwe already.
 

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Question: CCNA equipment

wonder what i should get to setup a ccna practice lab in my house to study for the ccna test.
 

Answer:CCNA equipment

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1094401&highlight=ccna+lab+equipment
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1138126&highlight=ccna+lab+equipment
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http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1089365&highlight=ccna+lab+equipment
 

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Can anyone advise me please !I have a pentium 3 pc which is connected to abroadband connection supplied by NTL.I wish to add a wireless connection and use anApple G4 notebook around the house and share thisconnection using a second e mail address.Can anyone tell me what i need to buy to enable me to do this. As far as i understand it theApple has an inbuilt reciever so i will just need to purchase a wireless sender and attach itto my Pc .Not being a computer wizz i dont know where to start. any advice please ! HC1

Answer:what wireless equipment ?

My standard "blurb" on Wireless Networking:(The fact that one of the computers is a Mac doesn't matter)To create a wireless network for Internet access and File/Printer sharing, you have essentially two options:1) Install a Wireless Network Adapter in each PC and create an ?Ad Hoc? Wireless Network. This is a network in which the two PCs talk directly with one another, rather than via a Wireless Access Point. ?Internet Connection Sharing? is then enabled on the actual Internet connection in the ?host? PC and the ?client? PC will have Internet access provided the ?host? is running and online. To enable ?Internet Connection Sharing? in Windows XP, open the Network Connections folder, right click the actual internet connection (modem connection), select Properties and then the Advanced tab. Tick the box ?Allow other network users to connect through this computer?s Internet connection?.When you enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the Internet connection, it automatically configures the network adapter used for your "private network connection" with the IP address 192.168.0.1 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0. If you have more than one adapter available for this purpose, e.g. both a "Local Area Connection" and a "Wireless Network Connection", you will have a drop down list from which to select the appropriate adapter. The "Client" PC's Wireless Network Connection should be set to get its IP address automatically, which it does by DHCP from the "Host" ... Read more

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Question: Vonage equipment

I just brought my Vonage equipment back from the U.S. to my home in Mexico and have a problem.

I have a external Speedstream 5200 modem/router provided by Telmex Prodigy (my ISP) for my computer DSL line which is set up & works fine, however it only has ONE RJ45 port which is being used to connect to the computer.

In order to connect the Vonage D-Link VTA-VD piece of equipment (which itself only has ONE RJ45 port) to the modem/router, I have to DISCONNECT the ethernet cable from the modem/router connected to the computer and use the ONLY RJ45 port on the modem/router for the Vonage phone to work.

Vonage & the Internet will not work simultaneously because each piece of equipment has only ONE RJ45 port each.

I've been told I need a new router, a switch, a hub and who knows what else. I'd appreciate your help very much as the senior ex-pat folks here in this community seem to be technologically challenged, including myself.

Do I need to purchase a Hub or would an RJ45 splitter work like the RJ11s work for telephones? This would seem logical to me, but then...I could be wrong. Thanks in advance for your help!!!
 

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Does anyone know any good PC Testing Equipment for Hardware and Software?
 

Answer:PC Testing Equipment

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Hi all,
I'm planning to purchase a digital camera. But I don't know how big a memory card and hard drive should be? I will transfer the images to the computer via USB and then put the movies on cd. Right now, my pc is Intel Celeron 1.72 gHz and 224MB of Ram. Should I get a second hard drive and how big should it be? 40 GB? 60GB? or more? What about the memory card that I will insert in the camera itself? How many minutes is equal to how many GB or MB?
 

Answer:Digital Equipment!!!

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Question: Faulty Equipment

Hi,

I have been having a problem with the system which was a replacement for a previous system that had a problem.
My current system has had repair personnel out to my home several times and has been in the Dell shop for repairs several times as well.
I have backed up, and reformatted my drive. Have had everything but the screen replaced and still have a problem.
I was told that I would be receiving a replacement unit but nothing has happened.(update now something will be shipped between 10/31 and 11/7) but what they will ship is unknown
I even requested a free upgrade and was told that they can only send me the same unit just refurbished
Any ideas what to do?
Customer service is surely lacking and I have been a devout Dell user for years and have convinced family and friends to buy Dell. I even got my wife to purchase Dell equipment for teachers at her former school.
I have copies of all emails that show that this was to be done
Thank you
Brian.

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I was wondering if anyone knows of how best to get rid of old pc equipment which no longer works. I'm in Yorkshire, England.

Answer:Disposing of old equipment

Your local council tip will have provisions for getting rid of old computer equipment...

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I have a home network with wireless for laptop and wifi devices and also a couple of desktop computers which are connected to the internet via cable to the wireless router.

I want to have an access point in another room where I can use an ethernet cable to occasionally connect another desktop to the internet. Is there a wifi receiver that you can connect ethernet cables to that will let me accomplish this?
 

Answer:What piece of equipment do I need?

Is using a USB wireless receiver on the desktop an option? It would be a much simpler solution.
 

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Where can you get network equipment at? I can't seem to find it anywhere for a cheap price. It's not going to be in production as I'm just going to use it for learning purposes. Is Ebay the best place?
 

Answer:Where to get network equipment?

ebay and craigslist....

typical warnings go out, beware if a deal sounds too good to be true, etc etc.....happy hunting
 

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Question: Equipment question

Hey all,

I am new to this and am not a computer savy guy either. I have this piece of equipment that was left in a house of mine and I am trying to find out just what it is and what it is used for. I knew that someone here is a whole lot smarter than I am about this so I figured I would go to the experts for some insight. From what I can tell it's a Cisco 2811 but thats about it. I have attached a few photos for a better idea. Thanks in advance for the help.

Blake
 

Answer:Equipment question

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I have just signed up with metronet for a trial period of bb but they do not provide the modem or any other items so can you tell me what I should purchase to set things up and suggest reliable makes. I use xp home and will be the only user. I ask this as they will not be confirming all the details for a few days and i would like to provide myself with anything i`m likely to need.All suggestions welcome. Meshuga.

Answer:Equipment required for BB.

ADSL Modem, PCW £29.99, comes with CD and both connecting cables (check, just in case) and sometimes a microfilter or two (so you can use phone at the same time).G

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i have old printer and a few other things that i dont know what to do with..what do you all do with your old stuff
 

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Has anyone bought HIS equipment(video cards...etc) and have any opinion as to the quality of the equipment? I just got a video card from them(the iceQ Radeon x1950 PRO), and it's not working very well. Just wondering if it's their fault or some problem with my system.

thanks
 

Answer:HIS equipment reputation

HIS is mainly known for their video card line but hiccups occur sometimes and not only with them but with all video card manufacturers. Tell us what exactly the problem is and we'll try to help you out. If we manage to find fault with the card, you just have to RMA it.
 

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After a long hiatus, I've finally taken the plunge and spent $$ to upgrade my system - for some idea as to how long it's been, my current system has an Asus A7V266E mobo and an XP 1800+ processor...

My new rig will hopefully be a bit more robust: I've purchased an Asus K8V Deluxe motherboard, an Athlon 64 3000+ proc, a 512MB stick of GEIL Golden Dragon memory, and a Thermaltake Silent Boost CPU fan (and man, it's a big mother, ain't it?). I also purchased a tube of Arctic Silver 5 (is it really true a dab'll do ya on the heat spreader?).

I already have a Sony DRU-500A DVD writer, Teac CDROM (hey, old but still works!), Floppy, LS120 (another dinosaur) and a 6-port flash card reader. I'm going to stick with the onboard sound and video for now since I'm not really a gamer. I also have a D-Link DI-614+ router, and a KVM between this system and a Shuttle box running Linux. And a USB ADSL modem.

Oh, and a new Logitech MX700 wireless (RF) mouse. And I'm running Windows 2000 pro. Thought I'd go ahead and wait for the 64-bit version of XP, rather than ordering it now.

Now for the question: Any known issues I might run into as I put my system together? Bad packaged drivers? Issues with the included chipset drivers? Incompatibilities with the new hardware and Windows 2k (I forgot to check that before I purchased, oops)?

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Answer:New equipment: any known issues?

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Many weeks ago I started having sound problems on my desktop system. All sound ( including DVD's) would occasionally stop completely, or sound like there was a short in the wires (off/on, off/on in a rapid-fire, staccato-like manner). Time passed, and the problem worsened. My desktop was getting a lot of age on it, and had several "issues," so I bought a shiny new HP desktop. After connecting everything, the problem was unchanged. So I thought "Aha! I must have a bad speaker and/or bad wires." So I bought a set of shiny new speakers from Radio Shack. Now I have all new equipment and the SAME old problem, except it's getting worse.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:All new equipment and same old problem

Hello ewpope mate are you using the machine near any wifi equipment ie cordless phone or unlikely as it might sound a microwave oven?

What is the model of the new HP as well?

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I'm due to give a presentation at the weekend using PowerPoint on my Laptop and usually I have the use of a TV, but I've just been told that the TV won't be big enough for the size of the conference room now being used. Can someone please advise me what additional equipment I will need to 'project' the image onto a large wall or screen. I understand that the venue will supply the equipment but that's not 100% as yet!

Answer:Presentation Equipment............

basically a projector and viewing screen.johnny.

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Question: equipment frying

I own an internet cafe. The power supplies to all my LCD monitor have fried. Including all monitors that are connected to individual slot machine-like games that have their own power supplies to regulate power to bill acceptor, game board and monitor. the building is rented. i have addressed this problem with land lord for nearly two years. he said a year ago that American Electric and Power told him to install a capacitor. he didn't. there is no issue with humidity or temperature. some of the latest pieces to fry are only weeks old. I have now dozens of pc towers that have fried their power supplies and some video. last week he handed me literature from a mexican website that the problem can't be fixed that it's due to "single phase harmonic distortion." power supplies haven't had that problem since the 90s. and to this i said: when you hear hoofs beating think horses not zebras. the only thing unaffected thus far are old CRTs. There is no correlation to any power outage. Light bulbs burn out in a month… even the LED DC bulbs with their own power supplies. I cannot even get this guy to understand that his electric bill has gone up since I had to replace a dozen game stations with CRTs which causes more heat which causes the Air Conditioner to never stop running even in our Ohio Winter.
 

Answer:equipment frying

Closing duplicate thread in incorrect section.
 

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Question: Exercise equipment

Hey every one,

I'm a hard core gamer. I'm curious if any one knows of any type of exercise equipment that involves video games? The reason I ask this is becuase a long, long time ago there was this guy on the news. He said that hes kids always sat on the couch and did nothing but watch tv. The guy came up with a way for his kids to exercise while watching tv so he made some sort of contraption where the kids had to peddle there feet to power the tv. You no peddle, you no watch tv. The guy said he planned selling it the public.

I thought it was a neat idea. Do you guys know of any thing for a video gamer? The only thing I could think of is Dance Dance Revolution.

Have a good day,

Bigk
 

Answer:Exercise equipment

Just did a quick search, and came up with this...

Looks pretty interesting, but a little expensive...
 

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I have 2 modems, 2 routers & a VOIP device all on the same table in the basement and the AC adapters for them are starting to die off. I've had 2 go within the last 2 years. Since they all use either 12v or 5v DC inputs, I was thinking about hooking them up to a PC PSU instead which has 12v & 5v outputs and a lot less ripple/better regulation than cheap AC adapters.

Would that be an issue? I thought about it a bit more and I know that using a common ground with sensitive audio equipment can cause a feedback loop. What about networking equipment? Would sharing the same power source cause some kind of interference or short over the CAT6 cables?

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:PC PSU for networking equipment?

You could do it if you desired.
 

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TURN ON THE EQUIPMENT ITSELF WHEN TURNED OFF WITH THE BATTERY SOMETIMES TO HEAR THE INCLUSION OF VENTILATOR AS IT SHOULD BE?

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Hi folks,We're off to a new house tomorrow and i've had the phoneline updated for braodband with E7even. The package does not come with a broadband modem and splitter and i'm just wondering what I need so that I can hook the computer up to the broadband lineAny ideas folkstom :o)

Answer:broadband, what equipment do I need????

HOW TO SETUP AND SHARE A BROADBAND INTERNET CONNECTIONclick here

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So I am getting ready to upgrade all my LAN gear to 1000MBps however I have a few questioins.

I am running Smoothwall with 4 interfaces all identical 10/100/1000MBps Linksys PCI NIC's . I then have 1000MBps onboard NIC's on my machines:

- Laptop = Broadcom Gigabit NIC
- Server = Broadcom Gigabit NIC
- Desktop = nVidia Gigabit NIC x 2
- XBOX 360 = ?? 10/100MBps most likely ??

My question is once I upgrade my switch to a Gigabit switch, do I need to upgrade the cables from Cat5e to Cat6 for better speed and performance? Basically everything on my laptop and my desktop gets RSYNC to my server on an hourly basis and sometimes the files are roughly one GB in size. What do you recommend?
 

Answer:Upgrade All LAN Equipment to Gig?

If you have Cat5e you are fine, there is no advantage going to Cat6 for most normal home use and you will not see any difference in speed.

If you do not know what kind of Cat5 you have, just try it out. It will either do gig or not, if it does not switch into gig mode with a gig switch and adapter then you know your cable is probably at fault.

My whole house is gig (besides things that have 10/100 ports like the 360 and Tivo) and I am wired with mostly Cat5e, I have a few Cat6 runs as well but thats just because its what I had left over.

The 360 is 10/100.
 

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i am building another pc for my son's bedroom.the pc downstairs is on tiscali broadband using 'speedtouch' external usb modem.i want to connect his pc as well through my network, what 'wireless' equipment will i need to do this? and how

Answer:networking equipment- what do i need?

You need to connect wirelessly. You will need two PCI wireless adapter cards fitted in each PC, it's relevantly simple to set up, if both machines are running the same OS, but you will have problems if say, one is running Win ME and the other XP. Hang on, and I'll get you a couple of helpful links.

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So I logged in to my insider account and downloaded Windows 10 (I think I downloaded the 10240, because I skipped entering the activation code. I entered it later but it won't activate for now. When I run the ver command it shows as 10240.

I installed it on an HP small form factor PC with a P4 3 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. I just cannot believe how fast it runs. It boots to the logon screen in 8 seconds (I am not kidding). This machine came with XP.

I'm surprised how little you can do with the built in administrator account. I know it's bad practice, but that should be up to the user.

So is there a way to activate this build at this point? It was a fresh installation. I want to continue with insider builds on this secondary machine.

Answer:Windows 10 on Old Equipment

I think you need to register that PC with Insider but I don't remember how.

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Question: equipment frying

I own an internet cafe. The power supplies to all my LCD monitor have fried. Including all monitors that are connected to individual slot machine-like games that have their own power supplies to regulate power to bill acceptor, game board and monitor. the building is rented. i have addressed this problem with land lord for nearly two years. he said a year ago that American Electric and Power told him to install a capacitor. he didn't. there is no issue with humidity or temperature. some of the latest pieces to fry are only weeks old. I have now dozens of pc towers that have fried their power supplies and some video. last week he handed me literature from a mexican website that the problem can't be fixed that it's due to "single phase harmonic distortion." power supplies haven't had that problem since the 90s. and to this i said: when you hear hoofs beating think horses not zebras. the only thing unaffected thus far are old CRTs. There is no correlation to any power outage. Light bulbs burn out in a month… even the LED DC bulbs with their own power supplies. I cannot even get this guy to understand that his electric bill has gone up since I had to replace a dozen game stations with CRTs which causes more heat which causes the Air Conditioner to never stop running even in our Ohio Winter.
 

Answer:equipment frying

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I have installed a Linksys 802.11b router to my cable modem ( Model # BEFW11S4 ) so I can use my laptop at home wirelessly. The house was built in 1949 and I suspect it has a lot of old style copper wiring throughout. According to the laptop I am getting a full signal and showing 11.0 mbps. The problem is that I am unable to get much speed out of it while on the net. Would a range extender help with this problem or is there something I could have missed when setting the router up? Any suggestions would be great. This is driving me nuts. I use the same laptop with the same Proxim card on WI-FI hotspots around the country and it really sails.
 

Answer:Network Equipment Help

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I have an old matsui vn9720 video recorder. The back of the video has 2 audio ports (red and white), a scart port and 2 ariel ports.

Is this video recorder compatible for video capture to laptop? I have ADS Tech dvd xpress dx2 for capuring video to laptop. Ive returned to pc world stores 2 video capture devices stating that i can get sound but no picture. With dvd xpress dx2 the same thing is occuring.

Im using the scart adapter to plug the red/white/yellow cables into the video scart port, the other red/white/yellow into the usb capture device. When clicking on preview i can get the sound of the video but no picture.

Is there something im doing wrong ? please assist
 

Answer:equipment for capture

The adapter might not be compatible for video. If you plug the RCA yellow video cable coming from the scart into a tv do you get video. If not that's the problem.

The only other thing I can think of is the breakout box autosensing the video or do you have to specify in the CapWiz software what your video source is? If so you may have that set to s-video instead of composite.
 

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Question: Network equipment

Hi there,

I'm interested in connecting two desktop computers via wireless network. My intent is to share internet access (the computer in my kitchen is does not have Internet connection). Is this difficult to accomplish?

What equipment do I need? What are typical costs? Any brands you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Kel
 

Answer:Network equipment

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Hi Guy's I have a Kenwood minidisc recorder/player, which I never use. Could anyone tell me if its possible to connect it to my computer, and if so how do I go about it.Thanks Jan

Answer:Conecting other equipment

You should be able to use your sound card. Use headphone out socket on your kenwood, to line in on your PC. Also if you want to record onto mini disk, use the speaker out on your PC to line in on your kenwood.

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for work, I need to get dhcp'd from various cisco router/switch combos, to test the installation of those devices.
on some sites, I just don't get ip'd????
always have all firewalls, that i know of turned off, the public and home firewalls in windows and I disable the comodo package I run.
anything I might be missing when I can't get ip'd?

Answer:no ip on some cisco equipment

It's usually best to do all of your testing before the A/V's and third party firewalls are installed. That way if you have any connection or sharing problems you will know what is causing it. Often times uninstalling the A/V's and third party firewalls is the only way to be sure if they are causing the problem or not.

It's very difficult to diagnose these types of problems with the limited information provided.

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I'm pretty sure my new video card has a TV out... I'd like to hook up my video card wirelessly to a television -- is that possible? What kind of in-jack would my tv need to have?
 

Answer:What kind of equipment would I need to do this?

Maybe something from here: http://www.smarthome.com/_/Speakers_AV_Home_Theater/Wireless/_/R/1z5/nav.aspx

Mind you, getting TV-out to work is not that straightforward. It depends on the exact output your computer has, the video controller, video drivers, the exact inputs your TV supports etc.
First try to make it go with cables and then move on to wireless.
 

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Hello,
I'm looking for an inexpensive router/smartswtich with the ability to NAT between two private networks, without using gateway addresses.

Primary Network: 192.168.1.X with 255.255.255.0 mask and an internet gateway 192.168.1.254.

Secondary Networks: 192.168.10.X / 255.255.255.0 private gateway to other equipment.
Secondary Networks: 192.168.20.X / 255.255.255.0 private gateway to other equipment.
Secondary Networks: 192.168.30.X / 255.255.255.0 private gateway to other equipment.

I can't change the gateways in the secondary networks, but I have the need to communicate with specific equipment on the secondary networks from the primary. While keeping isolation between the networks.

So, I'd like to connect the router/smartswitch to each of the networks and program NAT to handle routing. Getting a device smart enough to know about all the networks might be too expensive (thousands of dollars) so I might have to use three devices handling the join of two networks at a time.

I want to assign new IPs on the primary network to NAT into the secondaries as follows:
192.168.1.210 -> NAT to the machine at 192.168.10.21
192.168.1.211 -> NAT to the machine at 192.168.10.45
192.168.1.212 -> NAT to the machine at 192.168.10.73
192.168.1.213 -> NAT to the machine at 192.168.20.2
192.168.1.214 -> NAT to the machine at 192.168.20.11
192.168.1.215 -> NAT to the machine at 192.168.30.5

Any suggestions on new or used (ebay or other) equipment for accomp... Read more

Answer:Equipment Shopping NAT SmartSwitches

You're not going to find NAT functionality in any smart/web managed switch. Switches in this category are layer 2 only. You'll need a layer 3 switch.
 

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Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time.

I work in Iraq and the base I am on is being closed down. This puts me in position to capture equipment being abandoned or destroyed.

A housing area was being cleared out and the Air Force found a small rack that was used for personal internet. They didn't know what to do with it and contacted me.

Here is what I found:

Here is what it looks like after it was cleaned up and my switches added in:

That is a 3750, 48 port switch that it came with. I added in my 3750's and a 3550. The PC is for GNS3 and will have additional ports added for router interfaces soon.

I have a terminal server in the mail to round it out.

It's not a bad start and can be easily expanded for just about any path I want to study.
 

Answer:Scored free equipment

location, location, location ?
 

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If I get a webcam with 1.1 usb connectivity will it work on my pc with a usb 2 port?

Answer:will usb 1.1 equipment work in usb 2 port

Yes, no problem

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I bought an microsoft wireless base station in a box with a wireless laptop network card for $39.99 less 20% sale at Office Max for $25 . They are selling out of them, I got the last one at one store south of Houston - you may want to check your local Office Max. These are not online. I went back to see if they had more in stock, and the base station alone was $69.99.

backtothefuture http://www.houstonfixit.com
 

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Hey guys

I have a team consisting of 10 ppl and this year we are planning to do some medium-sized network jobs (between 50 and 100 points).

We will also have everyday-regular networks, which generally go up to 10 points.


I have a budget of around 5,000 USD to buy equipment/tools that help us in the whole process, specially testing. For those experienced network dudes, what are your suggestions (links are appreciated) ?
 

Answer:Getting new Network testing equipment

Good brain that can handle logic processing

seriously though, for such small networks you don't need much other than cable tracing tool, some cat5 testing tools (lanshack.com has some good ones).

Rest of it is really just logic, you can get far with that and ping
 

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i purchased a new house and recently realized that all of my "phone lines" were actually wired with cat5e and that the outlets accept both phone and rj45 ethernet. since i actually only use one phone line in the house (the other phones just connect wirelessly with the one base) i decided to have the other "phone lines" which terminate in the basement into a security/phone box converted to rj45 so i can use them as network lines or phone lines (i also had to have the "phone motherboard" changed to one that accepts rj45. I have dsl bc there is no option for cable for internet at my location and am looking to get my network up to giga speeds although of course ill still have bad internet speeds. Previously i had my house covered with 3 buffalo routers running ddwrt in WDS mode. Ill still want wireless for the wii, ipod touch, and a few other gadgets. I assume i should bring my dsl modem into the basement and connect it to one of my buffalo routers and then hard wire that to a 16-18 port switch. Ill then use almost all the other "phone" connections as wired ethernet placing a wireless router on each floor of the house. Does this sound like a good plan? Any recommendation on a switch or a 16-18 port combination switch/router. What mode should i place the ddwrt routers in since i dont want them in wds connecting to each other any longer since this would reduce their bandwith? Thanks for reading this long explanation and for any sugg... Read more

Answer:equipment for home network

bring your network equipment home run downstairs.

so if all the cat5 for the phones ends in a closet or basement thats where you want your gear.

modem, router, switch should go down there.

now if you need wireless upstairs just plug it in to one of the cables in a lan port no the wan port, and set same ssid diff channels.
 

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Hi, (First Post)

While it is often true that when you get no post after startup, that it is often the powersupply - it would be nice to know if the motherboard is functioning properly.
I use power supply testers, a great time saver, but does anyone know of a reasonalby inexpensive motherboard tester on the market?
 

Answer:Board test equipment

Well, I have seen a few mobo/ram testers on Ebay but have no idea how good they are. Just do a search on there for motherboard tester and several will come up, they are about £20.
 

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Isn't it insane how expensive memory testing equipment is..?

Well, I was wondering if anyone knows of some alternative to the Simcheck or the Ramcheck machines.
 

Answer:Memory te$ting equipment

This is free but only works with W95/98:

http://www.simmtester.com/page/products/doc/docinfo.asp
 

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I'm looking to get some Cisco equipment so that I can start to learn some Cisco networking. I want to be fluent in using CIOS. I'm looking to get a router and a switch. For router, I'm on basic DHCP DSL, so whatever would work on that. For a switch, I'm looking at the 24 port range. I would love to have gigabit, but due to budget it looks like I may have to stick with 10/100. I live in Canada also. My budget is ~ $150 each item. (So ~$300-400 total including shipping.)

So, what router and what switch would you recommend? Also, where would be a good place to look? I'm assuming eBay would be one place, but do you guys know of any other place (either in Canada or ships to Canada) that I could get some equipment from?

I'm not doing Cisco certification (maybe in the future, we'll see), I just love networking and want to continue building my knowledge base. I was really tempted to get an HP Procurve, but I figured Cisco would be better to learn. Thanks in advance for any help .
 

Answer:Basic Cisco Equipment

How fast is your internet connection?
 

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With summer knocking on our door, it's time to think about the heat output of my office's equipment, in odred to propperly prepare for an airconditioning overhaul. Does anyone know where I can find more tables such as the ones I've attached below, about heat output for computer equipment? I am especially interested in Boxx computers as we have several of those.
Power Mac Dual 2Ghz
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32486
quads
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303540
server
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86694
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86250
APC
http://www.enterasys.com/support/power/smartups-pwr-btu.html

heat load calculator
http://www.hvaccomputer.com/
 

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I have changed my broadband and have been left with 3 filters, the usual cables and an "ADSL 2+ modem".Is it usual for the providers not to reclaim the old gear? If so I would like to use it to add a wired computer to my new WiFi setup, in a part of the house with poor reception. I would be using a different telephone socket. Is it possible and practicable? If so how to set up the router to my new provider's details. Glen

Answer:Obsolete broadband equipment

<<If so I would like to use it to add a wired computer to my new WiFi setup, in a part of the house with poor reception.>>That's not the correct way to do it and it won't work.You can either get a pair of homeplugs click here (1 has to be plugged into the router's LAN ports) or a wireless extender click here ,either device can work with your wireless router to provide signal to your PC/Laptop.

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I'm unsure on this, hence the query.If I buy essential equipment for the business in order to perform my 'duties', i.e. laptop, mobile phone, printer etc, am I able to recover the full purchase cost from the business as expenses, or do they become company assets, the value of which then depreciate over a set period?Or, is it just tax relief on the items that I can recover?I was hoping to recover the full purchase cost as part of the business set-up and therefore recoup some of my own investment from private sources.

Answer:Buying equipment for the business

...and it has always been acceptable to the tax man.Items bought for the business are written down as capital expenditure and become 'company assets'. That then depreciates each year (at different rates for different items) and this depreciation is tax deductible. Then, after a time - again dependent on the equipment - that value is written off.One side-effect is that you can use the company assets for personal use. The slight exception is with a car, in which case you pay a percentage dependent on the amount of private use that the car has.When you get your next tax return, you will see in the explanatory notes how it works in greater detail - and with worked examples that even a twit like me could follow.HTHCtA

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I had a few questions about setting up a wireless network for my family. I have mainly been looking at two different routers. The Linksys WRT54 GS and the Buffalo WHRHPG54. I am not too worried about coverage. The house is plywood and drywall (no concrete of any kind) and only about 3000 square feet of coverage would be needed. The thing I am concerned about is I was looking at practicallynetworked.com and saw something that concerned me. They were reviewing the two routers I am looking at and one of the categories was support roadrunner protocol. Does this mean that only certain routers would work with RR or is that talking about being able to decrypt the signal they send out?

We have a router now, but it needs resetting about every 2 hours or so or the wireless stops working. The connection is there, and I can access the router, but I can't go from the router to the internet. I would like a solution that would be less bothersome.

EDIT: We have a few older computers sitting around collecting dust and who knows what all else. I have thought of using that for a router. The two big obstacles are I don't know much about linux, and I don't know what hardware to use for the wireless side (I know theoretically what I need, but have no idea what it is called or where to look for it). I know what I need is a wireless card that can act as a router essentially.

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I have been trying to load windows 98 as an additional o/s. Everything seems to install correctly until the installation reboots from the hard drive. I then get the message, "insufficient memory to initialise windows, quit one or more memory resident programmes or remove uneccessary utiities from your config.sys and autoexec.bat files and restart your computer".
I thought this was down to SATA drivers so tried again using an old but serviceable IDE drive and got exactly the same message. Motherboard is an Asus M2N68 with 2Gb of Ram and a 6G AMD processor. Can anybody throw some light on this?

Answer:loading win98 on new equipment

Have a read of the Wikipedia page & Here It may be having problems handling that much RAM.

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Greetings,

I am a Help Desk Technician at an Architectural design firm. For our users we have some loaner equipment (laptops, projectors, cameras, etc.) that they can borrow for their use. Currently we schedule this equipment on a Outlook 2007 calender. We are running into some issues with double bookings if someone isnt paying attention when scheduling the equipment. Does anyone have any recommendations of some software that can be used to track our loaner equipment (preferably free or very cheap)?

Thanks for your help.
 

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I have just received some television equipment from talktalk but sure of the setup procedure and wondered if I could get some advice on here as it seems a bit complicated to me.What I have received are 2 of model number PT201AV which I think are power points but may be wrong the unit is a Your YouView Box.If it was just a matter of connecting to the TV it would probably be ok but I have a Humax set top box connected and also a DVD player connected.There are instructions with the box but not being very technical minded will probably struggle.The TV is a Sony KDL-42W653A model.Any advice will be greatly appreciated.Talktalk may supply a engineer free of charge but will have to check that.Apologies if I have done this twice

Answer:How to connect TalkTalk equipment

I expect the two boxes you mention are Homeplugs to get internet from your router to the TV box. I also guess the connection from box to TV will be through HDMI - your problem will be if your TV does not have sufficient HDMI inputs (my year old Sony has 4). If there is a spare, then it should be very simple .

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Hi, here is my scenario:
I have five different locations, and all five of them are 50 kilometers (mile =1.6 kilometers me thinks) from each other and i need to connect them with each other wirelessly and each of those connections is to be connected to that buildings internal Lan, now i got the internal network figured out, i just have no idea what equipment to use when it comes to wireless
I need:
Wireless equipment
Hardware Firewall
and anything else i may (definately) have forgotten
 

Answer:Wireless network equipment

Nasty issue here.

First, I assume by Wireless you are referring to a satellite connection?
If you just connect to some neighbor's wireless router to get ISP access, you've got even
bigger issues.

The right way to do this is to get an ISP connection for each site {dsl, cable, or satellite}.
Then using a wifi router, the local system get web access.

Then your get systemA-->connection-->systemB using VPN software.

In no case should you attempt Print/File sharing to or from remote systems (ie anything not
connected to your local router)
 

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Has anyone used any guitar recording equipment with their Acer Chromebook? I'm about to get some cheap recording equipment. Want to make sure it works. thinking of Behringer UCG. Something quick and easy. Thanks a bunch

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We are building a new school campus, which will require moving some of our existing temp buildings. Since it is short term we will probably be connecting the moved buildings via wireless. The new buildings/campus (at the property) will have wireless coverage once it is all said and done.

What brands of wireless AP's etc, are being used. I want to shy away from consumer grade equipment. Are there other competitors to the Cisco Aironet devices?

Thanks,
Ben
 

Answer:Wireless equipment advice

Give these peeps a call...in Florida last I talked to them.
http://www.buffalotech.com/
 

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I am looking for help on setting up resources in Outlook. It doesn't seem to be very straight forward and I have never set one up before. Does anyone have instructions? I am looking to set up rooms as well as equipment like digital cameras and vehicles.

Thank you

Answer:Set up MS Outlook Rooms and Equipment

Hello ,I will move this to the Business Applications forums. Tho I cannot help you, this would probably be a better location for you and others to see this.I did come actoss this PDF doc that may help.http://www.sassolutions.com/files/Meeting%20Room%20Manager.pdf

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I just scored two 2950T 24 port switches on ebay for $160 free shipping. They are the ones here going for $110 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230537876838&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT, i gave them an offer for 2X $80 and they quickly accepted. I was just reading in another thread that cheap Cisco parts are sometimes counterfeit? how could I check to see if these ones are?
 

Answer:How to tell if Cisco equipment is Counterfeit?

Probably the easiest would be call cisco when you get them and have them check the serials.
 

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Hi
I was concerned about my computer equipment.
I just got myself a 19 inch samsung 193P, it has got a touch sensitive on off button in the front. it gets pretty warm on the top edge of the bezel with use. I was wonderig shoudl i unplug it at nights or something?

I recently bought an HP PS2410 printer,scanner,copier, it always remains on with the lcd display glowing away at night. i was wondering if i should turn that off too?

Answer:turning off computer equipment

Always turn off everything. Not only will you save yourself/parents money on electricity, But you'll also extend the life of your Pc & Components.

So yes, turn it off at night.

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This afternoon we had a very bad thunder and lightning storm. Becoming concerned at the intensity of the lightning flashes I decided to unplug my telephone connection from the wall socket as I have no surge protection in place. Before I reached the socket there was a brilliant flash of lightning and my ADSL USB modem emitted a sparking sound, and that was the end of my modem.Nothing else on my system seems to have been affected. I thought that maybe the USB circuits may have suffered, but the second USB port seems to be OK as I was able to download some images from my digital camera. Is there any way of checking if I have suffered any other damage?One thing that puzzles me is how the lightning causes the damage. If my house had been struck I am sure I would have been aware of it, and all the telephones seem to be working OK. Can someone please explain exactly what happens to burn out something like a modem? Incidentally my 56K modem seems to be OK as I am using it to access the Internet (oh so slowly!!)to make this posting. The only thing I have noticed is that I now can't hear the beeping when the modem dials out.

Answer:How does lightning damage equipment?

Hardware will work or it will not, Just like a fuse the item ether goes open circuit or is burnt out

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I have a client who would like me to install a multi-WAN router and 3 AP's at their house. They have a lot of devices in the house, laptops, desktops, iphones, ipads, HTC's, etc...

I am looking for suggestions on equipment (router, AP's) and wither or not I should worry about AP's with 2.4 and 5Ghz bands because a heavy neighborhood of wireless.
 

Answer:Suggestions please on equipment list

Thall860 said:





I have a client who would like me to install a multi-WAN router and 3 AP's at their house. They have a lot of devices in the house, laptops, desktops, iphones, ipads, HTC's, etc...

I am looking for suggestions on equipment (router, AP's) and wither or not I should worry about AP's with 2.4 and 5Ghz bands because a heavy neighborhood of wireless.Click to expand...

why milti wan ? or do you mean lan ?
 

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I got a TV, Stereo, and PC and am gettin a new VCR soon...I want to connect it up so that the sound from my PC, TV and VCR come through my Stereo speakers, so my DVD player in my PC will output to my TV, so my PC will "capture"/record TV on to the HDD and also so the PC can output to my VCR should I need to copy DVD to VHS.Does anyone know anywhere that I can find info on what sockets I need and what connects to where etc?Jordan

Answer:Connecting home equipment to PC

Anyone?Jordan

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Not sure where i should put this thread but since there are so many IT pros here, i figure this would be the best place.

"I" think we need to purchase a UPS system for our servers. Just today we had a power failure in the building and the servers went off. Thank god nothing was lost...BUT WHAT IF!!

For those in the IT industry, How do you convince your superiors to spend money on what you think is necessary to maintain the upkeep of the network and business.
 

Answer:Trying to convice your boss to buy new equipment

Personally, I've always either had a boss who understood and got me what I wanted, or I got a new job and a new boss. If your boss doesn't inherently see the value of a UPS, you probably need a new boss. However, you can likely find plenty of information from the UPS manufacturers' web sites on the cost of equipment repair, downtime, component replacement, etc. vs. the cost of a quality UPS. Use that information to make your argument. Most bosses understand financial incentives quite well - put the argument to them in those terms.

RagManX
 

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