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  1. jimdandyvi

    Printer is NUTS!

    I used to have problems with my HP if a print job failed or gets terminated. Spooler file would get corrupted. Only way I could fix it was power off printer and power off PC ( just restarting would not flush out spooler).
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    DDNS Question

    DDNS provides you with the equivalent of a static public IP address to facilitate you or other individuals to access resources on your network. It is useful for viewing security cameras or if you are running a web site on your home network. Just remember if you set your network from the...
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    Which Email to use?

    All the spammers spend time and energy to get around filters. The best solution is to have an account for close and trusted friends and family. A second account for commercial
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    2 routers / 1 Modem

    I have the setup you want. My primary router is direct connect to local ISP. Second router VPN to Miami and the third router VPN to London. Depending on what IP I need I connect to the router using WiFi. Both VPN routers are connected from a LAN port on the primary port to the WAN port on...
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    Powerline adapters

    They work fine. I use them to provide an Internet connection from my media center to my primary router. My Slingbox is connected using powerline over Ethernet and I get a steady 4 Mbps connection all day long. Link rate for this link shows at about 20 Mbps. Other adapters on my network get...
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    VPN Providers

    I pay StrongVPN $85 for OpenVPN that I run on my router. PPTP is almost worthless as a security measure as it has been hacked. The only time I use PPTP is on my Iphone when I am logging onto a public WiFi AP. Still using PPTP I would never log onto my banking or other critical web sites...
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    VPN Providers

    If you want to use a VPN running on a router and speed matters then look at the VPN routers from Sabai Technology and if you want the ultimate setup look at their VPN accelerator. Their equipment is tested to work easily with several VPN providers including StrongVPN. Sabai's tech support...
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    VPN Providers

    Everyone's results may vary. I get at least 20 Mbps to Miami and often 15 Mbps to London or Stockholm using my router set up for VPN.
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    VPN Providers

    The E3000 doesn't have plenty of power and RAM. It has a 400 MHz processor and 64 Mbs of RAM. My ASUS has a 600 MHz processor and 128 Mbs of RAM. This is nothing compared to my middle of the road PC which has a 2.3 Ghz processor and 4 Gigs of RAM. The side processor that I use with my VPN has...
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    VPN Providers

    Scott: Are you running the VPN on your computer or on your router? Also are you running PPTP which can be faster but not very secure? Routers with slow processors when compared to a PC and limited memory just can't handle VPN connections very efficently so the speed goes down. One problem...
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    VPN Providers

    The slow down isn't usually the result of your VPN provider. The cause is usually that your router doesn't have the processing power to quickly handle the encryption functions. My speeds from STX to Miami are great using StrongVPN (ReliableHosting). I do have a powerful router with a...
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    VPN Providers

    I use StrongVPN. I run their service using OpenVPN on my router. Excellent speeds and if you need tech support they are available, by chat or phone. Haven't had many problems over 18 months, but when I need them they are available. Not the cheapest at $85 per year, but worth it to me. With...
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    New router....2.4gHz or 5gHz?

    Just give each of the bands a different SSID so it is easier to tell which baand you are connecting to. 5Ghz works well if you are in the same room as the router and perhaps the next room. Also since most computers and older smartphones don't have radios that will connect to 5 Ghz so work on...
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    How fast should wifi be compared to ethernet?

    That is the Link Rate and has very little to do with what you actual speed might be. Think of that as a speed limit on a highway. How fast you go will depend on your car, how much other traffic there is. Link rates are mostly marketing hype. The best way to test you network's speed is to run...
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    How fast should wifi be compared to ethernet?

    Pointless to hide SSID. Most if not all WiFi scanning utilities inSSIDer, etc. pick up all WiFi networks and give someone wishing to try and connect all the info they need. Not broadcasting the SSID just makes it harder to connect some of your devices. You need to use WPA2 to have a...
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    Internal network testing...

    Just to clarify. A dual band router means that it has both 2.4Ghz and 5 Ghz radios. In the 2.4Ghz band most if not all devices will connect with B, G & N. The 5Ghz radios are really most useful in connecting to devices in the same or next room. The 2.4Ghz has much better range using both...
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    Internal network testing...

    Look for the MAC equivalent of LAN Speed Test. Start testing speed between two devices connected directly to the router with Ethernet cables. Then start experimenting with WiFi. To get a link rate of above 54Mbps you do need to use WEP2. If you have a mixed network of G & N then you...
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    Google Glass... The next big thing?

    Think how nice it would be to have facial recognition software that would tell you the names of people you have met but never can remember. Could even tell you the last time you saw them and remind you of their wife and kid's names. Of course the FBI might hack into your software and if you...
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    What can be seen on a wifi network?

    I use a VPN on my Iphone and wife's Ipad when we are connecting to the web using WiFi hot spots outside our home. VPNs encrypt all data and make it impossible, without cooperation (usually as the result of a warrant) of your VPN provider for anyone to tell who and what you are connected...
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    Wireless laptop to TV

    I don't think BT has the bandwidth, so probably wifi is the only choice. The laptop has wifi built in? FYI: Bluetooth works fine. I have a Warpia Ultra speed USB adapter. Streams video from my laptop to an adapter plugged into an HDMI port on the TV. Also VGA output. I think they are...
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