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by Kaos Kid
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp

Works fine, I'm getting all the channels available in my region so if Inet goes down I'll still have OTA
by Kaos Kid
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp

Not a powered antenna, but a 20yo big old school antenna, the kind you have to fold out once you get it on the roof. It was a real PITA to get it up into the small area above my vaulted ceiling but necessary since my HOA rules say no rooftop antennas and cable hadn't been run to our subdivision yet....
by Kaos Kid
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp

So, I cancelled my Spectrum TV service. I kept the 200Mbps internet and landline. It appears that the line from the outside box carries both the tv signal and the internet signal and plugs in to the "input", then is amplified and split to the combo cable internet/voice modem through the output with ...
by Kaos Kid
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: MicroSD cards for phones
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: MicroSD cards for phones

I kept it exFAT but I also found out some things...exFAT is proprietary MSoft, you can easily use Windows to format to it, but third parties have to pay a license to use or include it in their software. I use EASEus Partition Master, it only recognizes it as "other" and calls it a super floppy.
by Kaos Kid
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: KnightRid - Happy Birthday!
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: KnightRid - Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday KnightRid!

Sorry to be on your lawn, but being much older than you I needed to rest a bit after all the scrolling I do...so show your Elder some compassion you young whippersnapper! :lol:
by Kaos Kid
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: MicroSD cards for phones
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: MicroSD cards for phones

I bought a Sandisk 128GB MicroSDXC UHS-1, it did not immediately show up with a drive letter when I used the adapter to plug in to a Win7 PC. When I did assign it a drive letter, it first wanted to scan all sectors for errors, after that it showed up fine and is listed as exFAT. Do you all use exFAT...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Too early for wirelessAX router?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Too early for wirelessAX router?

Thought I'd give you a follow up...I pulled the trigger on the Netgear Nighthawk AX8, and so far I like it. I have older adapters, the Realtek based n600 ones work fine with it, even an old Rosewill N300 single band that works fine with it. Funny how only my Edimax AC1200 USB3 adapter gets moody som...
by Kaos Kid
Tue May 14, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2032

Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router Review

Thanks! How has your wireless been, or do you even use it as such? I have the same charter 200mbps service that you have, just wondering how that translates to number of devices going at the same time... we have three 1080i tvs that I'd like to switch to streaming along with my son on his xboxone do...
by Kaos Kid
Sat May 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2032

Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router Review

Now that you've had this router for 10 months, do you have any updated insights on it's range and effectiveness? How many updates has DumaOS made to the OpSys since you've had it, perhaps features added? Still your top choice for under $300?
by Kaos Kid
Thu May 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Too early for wirelessAX router?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Too early for wirelessAX router?

Been researching routers, some of the newest with wireless AX look promising with MU-MIMO and anywhere between 8 and 12 streams...to be honest I doubt I'll have any AX adapters for a while yet, so I would just be using it on AC and N mode. The only problem with getting an older router is that they a...
by Kaos Kid
Wed May 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network Adapter Works in Win8.1 but not Win7
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Network Adapter Works in Win8.1 but not Win7

Thanks. I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling both with and without reboot. Sometimes it shows the ethernet controller in device manager without a yellow hazard mark and with no driver installed, and when I try to install any driver (even the one MS Update wants to install) it then give...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network Adapter Works in Win8.1 but not Win7
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Network Adapter Works in Win8.1 but not Win7

I have a weird issue. My onboard LAN network adapter (Realtek 8111E Gigabit) stopped working in Windows 7. I get the Microsoft "Code 1" even after I uninstall the adapter then try to reinstall drivers, I even pulled out the old MOBO driver disk to install the original driver, it won't install any dr...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: MicroSD cards for phones
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: MicroSD cards for phones

Hmmm I was not really thinking SanDisk but I'm glad you guys recommended it because I was looking at the Samsung EVO cards. I'll check out the SanDisks, thanks for the info!
by Kaos Kid
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Upgrading HP17 series laptop

I cloned the drive over. I had previously created a partitioned primary drive (Drive letter E) for her to store media separately from the O/S partition/primary drive (Drive letter C, with Drive letter D being an optical drive) which interfered with using the over-provisioning tool included with Cruc...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: MicroSD cards for phones
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

MicroSD cards for phones

My old 8GB Samsung MicroSDHC card starting glitching and is now showing as corrupted. I was able to save my data using EaseUS Data Recovery and the phone wants to reformat it but I'm thinking it may be time to upgrade if that card is degrading. What MicroSD cards do you use in your phones? I current...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Upgrading HP17 series laptop

The i7-4702MQ is the fastest on the compatibility list for the HP 17-e019dx laptop so I looked it up on ebay and found that one listed. I'm going to wait and see how it runs after the new SSD goes in to decide whether it needs one more upgrade. I know it's old, but nothing newer for under $600 or so...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DNS Servers
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: DNS Servers

Hey Nate, if you don't mind when you are at home on your Spectrum Internet, do me a favor please and run your ipconfig/ all command to see which DNS servers that Spectrum is using as default. Thanks!
by Kaos Kid
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Upgrading HP17 series laptop (HP 17-e019DX)

Ta-Da! I decided to take a chance on the dual band wireless card AC7250 HMW (part referenced as 784650-005), the top card on Nate's test list in that particular review. I guess we got lucky that HP didn't have a whitelist on this Pavilion 17 Lappie, either that or perhaps just because it was from th...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Upgrading HP17 series laptop

1st post Edited for correction
by Kaos Kid
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Upgrading HP17 series laptop

The 7260BN card looks to be the best of the supported internal ones, but as with the others is only single band. To use USB it would have to be one of the little button type adapters (like for a wireless mouse) and would need to have both dual band wifi and Bluetooth to be optimal. She doesn't want ...