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by Zelig
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless adapter advice
Replies: 22
Views: 12506

Re: Wireless adapter advice

sounds like you have done it before, what about running Bridge mode? Is the router capable or needs new firmware? Wasn't available in the default WRT54GL firmware last time I checked, but that was a couple years ago. DD-WRT can do it, I use Tomato myself. One thing to note is that with the 54mbps W...
by Zelig
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless adapter advice
Replies: 22
Views: 12506

Re: Wireless adapter advice

some wireless routers have a "client mode" setting that can be used to set the router as a client to receive the wireless signal. I think thats what he is suggesting, however you would need to plug the pc you were going to put the wireless adapter in to it. If it doesnt have a client mode you would...
by Zelig
Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless adapter advice
Replies: 22
Views: 12506

Re: Wireless adapter advice

Have you considered getting a second WRT54GL (or other router), and setting it up as a wireless client?

This works especially well if you plugging several desktops into the client router.
by Zelig
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Downloading Speed Being Cut!
Replies: 20
Views: 3894

Re: Downloading Speed Being Cut!

Sttm wrote:Hmm what do you have now?
13m/640k down/up, with no throttling or bandwidth caps. ISP does not pass on any RIAA/MPAA notices to customers. Speeds up to 100mbit are available in my area, but they come with monthly caps.
by Zelig
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Downloading Speed Being Cut!
Replies: 20
Views: 3894

Re: Downloading Speed Being Cut!

I'm looking at moving in the near future, and I'm finding it telling that I'm looking at ISP options in areas I'm considering, and taking those options into consideration. Sadly, almost anywhere I move to outside of East Asia or the Nordic countries is going to be a step down from what I currently h...
by Zelig
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: RAMs and those tall heatsinks
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: RAMs and those tall heatsinks

Completely agreed - I don't even notice a difference between RAM with simple heat spreaders and bare RAM, for the most part.
by Zelig
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: The best anti - virus
Replies: 13
Views: 3866

Re: The best anti - virus

Avast was my free recommendation for years, but I've since jumped ship for MS Security Essentials.

What particular features are you looking for that aren't available is MSSE or AVG?
by Zelig
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: how many can you do?
Replies: 70
Views: 10233

Re: how many can you do?

So did anyone stick with this? I thought about starting it a couple of times, but never did :finga: Dan I'm working on it, got slowed down by being super busy with a couple jobs for a period of time. Just finished week 2, did 15/15/12/12/25ish pushups. Pullups are significantly more difficult, I'm ...
by Zelig
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Why are we obssessed with this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Why are we obssessed with this?

that was a visual I could've done without...I'd honestly question any call saying a GUY was breast feeding only because Men don't shoot anyting out of their nipples..I'd also call the cops cause it wouldn't be "breast feeding" then...i say give the Elephant Man more tv time..at least he was normal....
by Zelig
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Creative SoundBlaster
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Creative SoundBlaster

DMB2000uk wrote:I'm pretty sure that Creative's drivers on vista for older cards completely suck.
I've got an Audigy 2 ZS, and the latest beta drivers FINALLY work properly.
by Zelig
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Do I need a KVM
Replies: 14
Views: 1982

Re: Do I need a KVM

Another lazy solution that works well in some circumstances is just to remote desktop to the second computer.

I've got dual 24" monitors at work, so I just leave my home computer desktop open on the second monitor.
by Zelig
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WHY! does *ANYONE* use Norton ANYthing?!?!?!?
Replies: 20
Views: 4185

Re: WHY! does *ANYONE* use Norton ANYthing?!?!?!?

Me, I have the Norton Corp. on my work PC and AVG free on my home PC. The Norton Corp., sorry I forgot, now its called Endpoint Solutions, only affected my boot up time as it scans certain files on boot. I only really notice it on older machines. Once the machine is up and running its fine. People ...
by Zelig
Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: how many can you do?
Replies: 70
Views: 10233

Re: how many can you do?

This looks interesting, I'm going to try it out.

And I'm going to stick pullups into the alternating days with the same routine, should be tougher to get up to 100 of those.
by Zelig
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Quad Core CPU - Applications that scale to 4 cores / threads
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: Quad Core CPU - Applications that scale to 4 cores / threads

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 scales as well.
by Zelig
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 7 to release in 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: Windows 7 to release in 2010

Ever since the release of Vista "To this end, our plan is to deliver Windows 7 approximately 3 years after the January 2007 general availability launch date of Windows Vista." has been the official line. I seriously doubt we'll see any change until either mid-2009, or until the betas start coming ou...
by Zelig
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Antec boned me on my rebate....
Replies: 32
Views: 6148

Re: Antec boned me on my rebate....

I don't necessarily avoid items with rebates, but I never factor the value of the rebate into the price. If there happens to be a rebate, I'll fill it out and send it in, and if it happens to work, I think of it as free bonus money. Probably the only situation in my life where I get free bonus money...
by Zelig
Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 7 exclusively 64 bit
Replies: 5
Views: 2917

Re: Windows 7 exclusively 64 bit

DX wrote:ooooo the days of Master of Magic....... I wish there was a sequel to it. The only reason to have a 16 OS anymore. Has anyone got it to work in XP?
http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=40&letter=M

Should work fine in XP, or Vista, 64-bit or otherwise, via DOSBox.
by Zelig
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 7 exclusively 64 bit
Replies: 5
Views: 2917

Re: Windows 7 exclusively 64 bit

Vista was never slated to be only 32-bit. Last I heard, Windows Server 2008 was the last server OS with a 32-bit version, while Windows 7 is getting both a 32-bit and a 64-bit version. This article doesn't really clear anything up, since it isn't specific about server OS's or desktop OS's. Regardles...
by Zelig
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DX10 on XP
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

Re: DX10 on XP

Care to explain your point of view? (sorry to the op for going a bit off topic but i just have to ask In short: Better performance with high end hardware. Better features without the need for numerous third-party programs. Numerous "under the hood" improvements, from drivers, to audio, to security....
by Zelig
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: s-video help
Replies: 10
Views: 2121

Re: s-video help

i was going to get a 32" hdtv in the end but got the cord to see how it worked so when i go hd would i need a different cord ? Depends on your laptop. Some PCs have a tv-out port which accepts s-video, but can also use an included adapter to go to component. Component and VGA can both do HD signal ...