An adapter changes one physical form to another. Most commonly used to describe data cable changers (such as PS/2 to USB) and laptop power cords that convert AC power to DC for the computer.

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Can't connect to VPN any longer on Windows 8.1

I'm not sure what caused it to stop working, but I cannot connect to my VPN connections that I used to be able to connect to before. I get this error (in Event Viewer's Application logs from ...
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Can a simple adapter connect a SATA device directly to the PCIe bus?

While looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add one more SATA connector in my computer I came across this PCI Express to SATA Adapter: It has no electronics on it, just PCB traces that ...
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Hyper-V Network Adapter connection issues

I have been having network adapter issues with my virtual machine, when I connect to the virtual machine via Remote Desktop Connection the adapter is Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter: ...
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Setting up wireless access to a Ethernet cable modem from a Wifi smartphone

I have Internet at home via a cable modem. Until yesterday I had a laptop that I got rid of and plan to buy a smartphone (Lumia 640 or Moto G2, haven't decided) that has WiFi capability. Rather than ...
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Alfa AWUS036NVH constant disconnection

I'm running Windows 7 64 bits and I've bought an Alfa AWUS036NVH. The problem is whenever I try to plug it in one of the USB ports windows keeps connecting it and disconnecting it. I can't even ...
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MicroSD Card not being read by usb adapter on OS X Yosemite

I have a MicroSD card which I plugged into a USB sd card reader. Looks like this: The MicroSD card goes all the way in (left it out to show where it goes). When I insert the USB in my Macbook Pro, ...
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wireless router power adapter replacement 0.5a vs 0.6a

i have a wireless router with no power adapter, it needs a 9 volts 0.6 amperes adapter but i only have 9 volts 0.5 amperes power adapter. Will 9 volts 0.5 amperes power adapter damage my wireless ...
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Is it ok if I charge my IPad with the power adapter that I use for my Samsung Tablet?

My iPad version details are as follows: Model A1460 Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications FCC ID: BCGA1460 and IC: 579C-A1460 Serial: DMPKF3F4F18Y There is something wrong ...
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USB “condom” for USB-storage

There is plenty of evidence that you should not let other people connect their USB devices to your computer. But I would really like to allow untrusted people to attach a USB-storage device to my ...
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can I use microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter to connect to 2 diffrent WLAN

I have 2 WLAN at my home .Is it possible to connect to one using the regular adapter and connect to the other using microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter?? I searched all over the internet but all I ...
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Multiple virtual network adapters with their own MAC address and external IP address from the DHCP in Windows

I have been searching for a long time on this forum, and although there are many questions about the topic, I wasn't able to get a concrete solution to the problem. I want to have multiple IP ...
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Windows 8 - Wireless Adapter stops connecting

This similar thing has happened before, I fixed it by not using windows 8 anymore. However it's getting quite annoying. What happens is, if my Wireless network adapter is disconnected from the router ...
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Modem Connector stuck inside adapter

I bought this power adapter and it comes with some ports. I followed the instructions on the sheet but it wouldn't work. So I tried to unplug it, but the connector inside is too deep. Any help to ...
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How can I display my android screen on a DSUB or DVI port?

My videocard just borken and I have must be waiet 2 week for him. But I have a idea. I have a Sony xperia z2 with somany features like screen mirorr MHL, DLNA etc, and how about if I can somehow ...
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SSD drive only only connects with one SATA to USB adapter?

I have a SSD which I thought was dead that doesn't work at home when i connect it to 2 different SATA to USB adapters. The only time it works is when I connect the SSD to a SATA to USB adapter at ...
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Turn pre-paired USB bluetooth dongle into generic bluetooth adapter

I want to have bluetooth capabilities on my PC, but I don't have a bluetooth adapter. I do however, have a bunch of USB bluetooth dongles from wireless mice and keyboards, I understand that these are ...
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USB Wifi Adapter

I keep getting kicked off my wifi when using my usb adapter. It seems like it is only when using the adapter while connected to the 5G. But it kicks the whole router down, so that everybody loses ...
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Virtualbox internet through browser login issue

I'm working on a Windows host machine that has internet through an Ethernet cable after which I need to do a login through a webportal (it's Kotnet). Previously, when working with a bunch of Linux ...
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Green light on my laptop adapter continues to glow for 2 to 3mins, even when it's not charging

I can see a Green light on my dell laptop adapter even when adapter is being used and connected to a power source. As per my knowledge this idicates that adapter is plugged in to power source and ...
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Optical slim-IDE drive into a slim-SATA notebook?

I would like to change the optical drive (slim-IDE) on my notebook with a slim-SATA one. So far I have found only two solutions: to buy an external USB box or an adapter like this: ...
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My NIC keeps getting the same ip 169.254.x.x

I have a strange issue with my network card in my pc. My internal network adapter keeps getting an ip that does not come from the ADSL router's DHCP that I have connected to. I have changed cable, ...
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Audio through HDMI when HDMI > DVI adaptor is plugged in

I have two output devices plugged into my graphics card. (ATI HD5850 - latest drivers installed 14.12). A TV with speakers A monitor that does not have any speakers. The TV is plugged in directly ...
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How can I run 3 external hard drives with one power adapter?

I have 3 WD mybook external Hard DriveS......@ w/a 12VDC 1.5A adapter. I would like to run them from a single adapter. I believe they should be parallel but am not certain. My first quess would be ...
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Does DisplayPort cables only one-way?

I saw this DELOCK 82438 Mini DisplayPort - Displayport cable where the image shows one end is an input, while the other is an output. They also say in the description that this is a Mini DisplayPort ...
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In trying to fix my laptop power adapter, current is going through the wire but the laptop will not charge?

My laptop power adapter has recently stopped working (will no longer charge my laptop), and I would prefer to fix it if possible, instead of putting a couple hundred bucks into a new one. I used a ...
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How do I create a hotkey to disable a certain network adapter in Windows 7?

I want to make a hotkey which I could use to disable a specific network adapter. Is that possible? If so, how would I configure that?
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Laptop won't start. Possible adapter issues

I have a llenovo laptop adapter output that reads 20V and 4.5A. I tested it with my multimeter and it reads 20.4V and a fluctuating current from 0-3.5A. I am wondering whether the slightly higher ...
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Identify this screen connector

I have taken apart my old (Compaq) laptop, and I'd like to see if there is a way to reuse the screen. The connector is shown below, but it has no labels so I am wondering whether this is a generic ...
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How can you connect a 16 bit PCMCIA type II card from a serial port connection <Amiga 1200 computer> to a new laptop?

I'm looking for a hopefully modern/novel approach to connect a modern laptop to a 16 bit PCMCIA type II card, which historically connected through an internal 44-pin ATA hard drive of an Amiga A1200 ...
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What does a DVI-VGA adapter output?

I have a DVI-VGA Adapter: If I have a PC that only has a DVI port, and a monitor that only has a VGA port, what will be the output? DVI or VGA? And what if that was reversed? (I.e. Monitor only ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop

I use a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop and I want to replace the DVD-ROM with a SSD using an adapter something like this But I don't know if it will support placing an SSD or not since I don't know if the ...
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Microphone not working in laptop combo jack using a splitter adapter

I have an Asus X75VB, which has an combo audio jack, a.k.a. a Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack. I have initially bought a microphone which was supposed to work with PCs and laptops, but it didn't work ...
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Can I use my green (mouse) USB-to-PS/2 adapter for keyboards?

I have a USB keyboard which I want to connect over PS/2 to my computer. I only have a green USB-to-PS/2 adapter which has the symbol of a mouse on it. Can I use it for the USB keyboard anyways? My ...
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SpeedLink SL-6680 Racing Wheel +Pedals-Pedals not detected

I have a SpeedLink SL-6680 Racing Wheel + Pedals.The racing wheel connects to the computer via gameport and the pedals connect via ps/2 port on the racing wheel.I dont have a gameport on my laptop so ...
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Thunderbolt to USB3.0 to eSata

I have a camera that its only output port is thunderbolt. The laptop that I want to connect the camera is a windows laptop and it has only these input ports: USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSata, ethernet and a ...
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Laptop adapter dies when connected to computer

I own am Acer Veriton l460 Yesterday I tried to start up my computer but it failed to start. These are the assumptions I made. The adapter inputs 240v and outputs 19v which i both checked with a ...
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Using an adapter to plug an xbox headset into a PC

I've recently started PC gaming after a few years using Xbox. I now want to play TF2 with a friend, but since TF2 is quite tactical, we need to communicate. I have a headset for xbox that I no longer ...
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IDE HDD + USB to IDE + PSU + AC cable = external HDD?

I have couple of 40 pin IDE HDDs which I want to use as external HDDs. Also I have old 300W PSU with AC cable and plan to buy cheap USB to IDE converter like that: I'm not sure if I haven't missed ...
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how can I change my primary VGA from intel to Gforce in lenovo z510?

I have Ideapad z510 and I want to use 3D vision photo viewer and it needs to change display adapter to gforce as a primary one. so do know any solution? than Q so much !!!
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How to use proxy on Virtual Box (Windows XP)

I'm not exactly the most tech savy so please bear with me. I am trying to connect through a proxy with my Virtualbox accounts. Initially I wanted to just set the browsers in each virtualbox under a ...
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Is monitor suspending supported via a HDMI to DVI cable?

My computer has DVI and HDMI video outputs while I have two DVI monitors and a cheap HDMI to DVI cable. Both monitors go fine into and out of standby using DVI-to-DVI connection. Both also display ...
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eSATA and SATA III

I currently have a SATA to eSATA adapter on a system with SATA II, but I'm going to be upgrading to a system with SATA III ports on the motherboard. What I'm wondering is, if I connect the same ...
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6-to-4 pin power adapter · Red wire connected on black wire?

I just bought an nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti, which requires a 6 pin power connector, which my PSU doesn't have. However, it came with a 6-to-4 pin adapter. But when I connected the 4 pin connectors, ...
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So-DIMM to DIMM adapter?

I have some nice 4GB SO-DIMMs from a broken workstation laptop that I would like to put to use in my desktop. Would this be possible? I did a bit of googling and found a SoDIMM to DIMM adapter on ...
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Spare laptop power adapter input amps differ from OEM. Does it matter?

I purchased a spare power adapter for my ASUS Q500A laptop. When I received it, I checked the specs and found that they differ than the OEM adapter. The OEM input is 100-240V 50-60Hz 2.0A. The ...
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7.1 Suround Sound through one 3.5mm jack

I have a headset (a Logitech G430) for which I have lost the adapter. There are two plugs on the headset: mic and audio. The adapter enabled 7.1 surround sound on the headset. I am looking for a way ...
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Tap Win Adapter installs every start of Win 8.1 a new TAP adapter apears

I have a problem since nearly 2 or 3 month now. Every time I start win 8.1 64 Bit a new Tap Win32 Adapter OAS and a V9 Tap adapter appears in the system and my internet is getting worse. Can somebody ...
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Chaining video adapters (DVI-to-VGA-to-Composite)

I'm working on hooking up output from an old laptop to our TV. I'd like to use Composite input (L/R/Video), but I'm having a hard time finding a DVI-to-Composite video cable. Can I use a ...
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Avoid USB/Serial adapter port change in Windows enviroment

I would like to know if there is some way to "fix" a serial port to common usb/serial adapters. Many times I saw that changing usb port of adapter it takes a new serial port number. It happends also ...
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Will this charger/adapter work for my son's laptop? [duplicate]

thanks in advance for your help. I mentioned most of what was on each adapter, I know some will not be of any help but didn't want to miss anything. His computer model is: ASUS G47VW-BHI5N43 The ...