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by Kaos Kid
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: DELAYING desktop screen after login in Win7x64
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Re: DELAYING desktop screen after login in Win7x64

Evidence. Protection of my children.
by Kaos Kid
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: DELAYING desktop screen after login in Win7x64
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Re: DELAYING desktop screen after login in Win7x64

Back looking at old threads and thought I'd update this one. Once I was able to "hand me down" some drives, I was able to free up the Kingston that I won from a giveaway right here on this site about 5-7 years ago or more (Thanks again, Nate!). The script command box disappears fairly quickly now, I...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

I did get one of both, the Spigen is OK, better protection than the stock included case was but with a 16yo boy I have to sweat it, doesn't take him long to fumble. I got the UBPro for myself, immediately put a tempered glass protector on the phone screen, took out the plastic screen from the case a...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless AC Router suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: Wireless AC Router suggestions

Update: After a couple of firmware patches for KRACK and SPECTRE the DIR-850L is working much better so I am still using it. My son got an XboxOne so is on Fortnite every minute so I think I may have to rethink a better router for the future. I believe I bettered his lag time by putting it on the 5G...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DNS Servers
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: DNS Servers

They updated my internet and modem 6 months after everyone else, this 3.1 modem is Spectrum branded and doesn't want you to get into it to see stats. I've used the workaround but it is a PIA and not worth the trouble. I'm still using my DLink DIR-850L AC1200 router.
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 3869

Re: hello everyone!

Welcome! You came to the right place!
by Kaos Kid
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DNS Servers
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: DNS Servers

Sorry, I didn't see this. After experimentation, I found that although I had 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 set as DNS in my router, it was still showing DNS requests to Charter DNS servers. After going in to network settings for the connection in Windows and manually setting the DNS to 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1, no...
by Kaos Kid
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DNS Servers
Replies: 4
Views: 451

DNS Servers

Hmmm. It has been awhile since Spectrum internet has "filled in" the blanks for DNS Servers in my router. I have manually used Google's (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) when Spectrums went wonky (was still Charter at the time). I switched to Cloudflare's (1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1) and I thought that was done. Howev...
by Kaos Kid
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Merry christmas and a happy new year
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Merry christmas and a happy new year

...and a Happy Holidays to you as well good sir!

Happy Holidays to all no matter how you celebrate them!
by Kaos Kid
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

I am upgrading the myself and the kid's tracfones to Moto G6's. I am looking at cases (since they both cracked the screens on their last phones) and I think I have it narrowed down to the Spigen Tough Armor https://www.amazon.com/Spigen-Reinforced-Kickstand-Protection-Technology/dp/B07D2YP2QZ/?tag=a...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: APC UPS 600VA BE600M1 Battery Backup & Surge Protector Review
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: APC UPS 600VA BE600M1 Battery Backup & Surge Protector Review

Thanks Bubba for the input, I think you guys are right, this old guy should just be retired--you know me, I try to wring every last bit of usability out of my hardware until it crumbles lol. After finding some forums where people had problems after replacing the battery (possibly due to other factor...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: APC UPS 600VA BE600M1 Battery Backup & Surge Protector Review
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: APC UPS 600VA BE600M1 Battery Backup & Surge Protector Review

I have an LS700 410watt/700va/510 joules with the same problem, battery dead. I see replacement batteries online from various sources anywhere from $25-$35. Would you suggest that I just tank this UPC and get a new one? Mine is a bit stronger (also old as dust lol), but this one has a USB port. In y...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Replacing wireless card in C700 laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: Replacing wireless card in C700 laptop

That would be great if you had something that would work. I had put this aside again because I got a little disheartened with it (mem compatibility issues, SSD issues waking up from sleep or hibernate). If you have some wireless n cards you can let me try that would be great. Also, this laptop uses ...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Router to Router
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Router to Router

Yeah not looking to do it wireless, it will be connected by ethernet to one of four ports on my AC/N router that runs the network so all I need it to do it take on the wireless traffic from the few G devices that have need of it.
by Kaos Kid
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Replacing wireless card in C700 laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: Replacing wireless card in C700 laptop

I am trying to get this laptop working the best so my daughter can take it to school with her, it is smaller than her home laptop and all she really needs is something that she can take notes with and have it easier to look things up in class than a small phone or tablet and can be considered a thro...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Replacing wireless card in C700 laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: Replacing wireless card in C700 laptop

I saw that same thread when I googled it. That is why I think this one may work https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-BCM94321MC-802-11a-b-g-n-WLAN-PCIe-Mini-Card-BCM4321-WPEB-103AG-434661-001/273334993253?hash=item3fa4090165:g:SM4AAOSw95lXE9rr:rk:1:pf:0 Here is a screenie of the drivers (Vista, but works wit...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hi everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

Re: hi everyone

Welcome!
by Kaos Kid
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Replacing wireless card in C700 laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Replacing wireless card in C700 laptop

I've got an old C700 laptop that I upgraded with a t9300 and 3GB of memory and a 120GB SSD which makes it pretty snappy, but still has a wireless g wifi card (broadcomm). It appears to be fairly easy to replace the wifi card, but will the compaq bios allow that? I had read that some HP bioses have a...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Router to Router
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Router to Router

Currently my network is set up for wireless N/AC. I do have a couple of wireless g devices but I don't want to have to put my whole network into G compatibility mode just for one or two devices that aren't used regularly. Is it possible to take my old Linksys WRT-54G router and connect to my AC/N ro...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Conversion bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Conversion bracket

I would like to reuse my Artic Cooling Freezer64 Pro (has AMD bracket retention) onto an socket 775 board. I did find one item https://www.amazon.com/TronStore-Heatsink-Motherboard-Converter-Mounting/dp/B0727SY8F7 but I don't know how sturdy it is because it only has the one (middle) clip on each si...