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by DL126
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network demands for mulitiple streaming devices
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: Network demands for mulitiple streaming devices

Build yourself a pfSense router. Run ethernet cable to as many locations as possible. Use gigabit switches. Load access points to no more devices than physically possible. For full streaming, I'd recommend no more than 2 devices per access point. Yes, I have zero confidence in the reliability of wif...
by DL126
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Disk error?
Replies: 14
Views: 6027

Re: Disk error?

After having my first experience with a SSD crash a few years ago ... I began installing WD Black HDD's as a 2nd drive on all SSD equipped desktops. Then move all user file storage locations to the WD. Install OS & programs on the SSD, store files on HDD. No problems since. As a general rule, HDD's ...
by DL126
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WiFi Router recommendation please
Replies: 5
Views: 4919

Re: WiFi Router recommendation please

That is amazing! For under $500 I might look at these for installing in some big houses that have multiple repeaters/routers/AP's (most routers can be repeaters or AP's now a days so whichever is cheaper and easier to set up is what I would have them get) I honestly never knew they produced a produ...
by DL126
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WiFi Router recommendation please
Replies: 5
Views: 4919

Re: WiFi Router recommendation please

Is there not a router already in the office? If so, then you only need an access point in the garage area connected to the existing router with a cable as you previously mentioned. I use Engenius wifi products exclusively for business installations. http://www.engeniustech.com/ Typically the EAP350 ...
by DL126
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: OST File Not Fixed With Scanpst.exe Inbox Repair Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 5069

Re: OST File Not Fixed With Scanpst.exe Inbox Repair Tool

If it's a .ost file, in lieu of .pst, isn't that just the local copy of the emails still stored on the Exchange server?
by DL126
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A little help with broadband Internet service providers
Replies: 10
Views: 6709

Re: A little help with broadband Internet service providers

The provider would be Blue Wireless. They have a fiber pipeline through level 3, and will be able to provide you with carrier grade dedicated bandwidth for the internet connections. This is not normal consumer grade internet with multiple people accessing nodes on a first-come demand basis, but rea...
by DL126
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Antivirus
Replies: 9
Views: 8402

Re: Antivirus

Payroll deduction for IT support costs is usually quite effective.
by DL126
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network issue-God help me
Replies: 11
Views: 4880

Re: Network issue-God help me

:oops: Sorry .... My lovely wife tells me that quite often my "To the point" attitude comes off as rude & crude. :lol: Let me give you an example: A few months ago, I picked up a new customer that only has a server and 3 workstations in an accounting office. Their network was doing some really weird...
by DL126
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network issue-God help me
Replies: 11
Views: 4880

Re: Network issue-God help me

Might be worth mentioning....
Windows Homegroup networking functions on IPV6.

If IPV6 is turned off, it might work, and it might not.
I have seen Homegroup stuff work, but it's a p1ss poor way of doing it IMO.
by DL126
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Routers routers rah rah rah
Replies: 17
Views: 5518

Re: Routers routers rah rah rah

Sounds to me like the cable company has configured your new modem/router to hand out 1, (possibly more), IP via DHCP. Then they password protected it to keep you out of it. Charter cable does the same thing in this area. Edit: For business accounts, I've seen on many occasions where the cable compan...
by DL126
Tue May 01, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Any Linux users out there?
Replies: 6
Views: 6583

Re: Any Linux users out there?

I run a dual boot / dual HDD system with Win7 on a Corsair GT SSD and Kubuntu on a WD Black HDD. I primarily use Windows. Use Kubuntu just for web browsing every once in a while. I loaded it just to keep up with their progress. Sometimes I have home users who do nothing but web stuff/email, and for ...
by DL126
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Low data transfer speeds over USB 2.0
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Re: Low data transfer speeds over USB 2.0

USB Cable Length Limitations: The USB specification limits the length of a cable between USB 2.0 devices to 5 meters (or about 16 feet) and for USB 1.0 the limit is 3 meters (which is about 10 feet.) This means you can't just connect a bunch of extension cables together and run them 30 feet to anoth...
by DL126
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Server specs recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 2725

Re: Server specs recommendation

http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=411707&CatId=2683 Super Micro motherboards. I'd add 2 more drives for a RAID 5 setup. Windows Foundation Server is a LOT less $$ than the full versions. Does fine for file sharing, and comes with 2 licences for remote desktop...
by DL126
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Looking for a great wireless router - help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 3096

Re: Looking for a great wireless router - help needed

.... mainly due to me being too stupid to get it working and the other being the electricity savings of a router over a computer running. It's REALLY simple ... I suppose for home networks, the power savings might be a concern ... But for business, the few $$ per year in power consumption is nothin...
by DL126
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: How many devices are in your home network?
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

Re: How many devices are in your home network?

7 - 10 PC's (Plus whatever I have here working on for customers)
3 - Xbox's
4 - Smartphones
2 - Tablets
1 - Smart TV
1 - iPod
by DL126
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Looking for a great wireless router - help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 3096

Re: Looking for a great wireless router - help needed

The most reliable setup I have found is to use seperate components. All of the "all in one" boxes I've tried suck. If it's a 10+ machine network, or simply high usage, I use a P3 or P4 PC with a pair of gigabit NIC's and install Smootwall router software. If wireless is needed, I use Engenius busine...
by DL126
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Win Server 2008 & Intel desktop boards
Replies: 2
Views: 2117

Re: Win Server 2008 & Intel desktop boards

Thanks for the reply bubba.

I guess I'll know when I build the next one in 2020! :)
by DL126
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Win Server 2008 & Intel desktop boards
Replies: 2
Views: 2117

Win Server 2008 & Intel desktop boards

Hello all ... It has been several years since I did a hand build on a server. (Not since Server 2K) This week I discovered that Intel no longer provides drivers for Windows Server on their desktop boards. I did figure out that several of the Windows 7 drivers will work. (at least on the board I trie...
by DL126
Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows Experience Base Index Score Of 5.9
Replies: 26
Views: 33438

Re: Windows Experience Base Index Score Of 5.9

Intel SSD 2nd Gen.
ATI 5770 graphics.
by DL126
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Suggestions for an AutoCad/SolidEdge3D Rig
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: Suggestions for an AutoCad/SolidEdge3D Rig

I have built 3 Auto Cad machines in the last few months. The aforementioned $1200 max is quite short of the amount it would take for hardware that I'd want to build it with. NOT including monitors. Minimum CPU = i7 920 Intel board 12 Gb RAM Intel 160 Gb SSD for OS & programs 2 Velociraptors in RAID ...