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comment Find multiple matches
I tried everything resembling match, lookup or the like. It appears VBA is the only solution.
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comment Find multiple matches
Looks like VBA is the way to go. I was hoping there would be a built-in function, but alas.
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asked Find multiple matches
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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Popular Question
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comment Stream video from one windows computer to another
@terdon that's among the vlc pages that shows how to set up a client to receive a specific stream, rather setting up a client to listen generally for whatever might be sent its way.
Aug
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comment Stream video from one windows computer to another
@terdon that's the general streaming documentation link. Do you have a specific link for my use case, as I haven't been able to find it?
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comment Stream video from one windows computer to another
@BalaSivakumar I hadn't realized WMP would play as many formats and containers, although it does require using codec packs.
Aug
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comment Stream video from one windows computer to another
@terdon how do you configure a vlc client to play any stream directed at it? All the instructions I see are for the client picking a specific stream to play.
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asked Stream video from one windows computer to another
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comment N access point connected to G router
Setup works nicely. I set up the new router with another SSID. New router is working as an N access point, old is still on G.
Jul
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comment LAN speed desktop to laptop much faster than laptop to desktop
@Akash, any suggestions for testing this (that don't require special testing equipment)? Also, any idea why we don't see more reports of this issue, given the number of people who likely are in the same situation?
Jul
22
comment LAN speed desktop to laptop much faster than laptop to desktop
Also, why would interference, signal strength, etc. affect upload speed but not download speed?
Jul
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comment LAN speed desktop to laptop much faster than laptop to desktop
Speed does not seem related to signal strength (as measured by inSSIDer). It seems there is some relation between connection speed (as reported by Windows connection status) and read/write testing, although that could be a coincidence. I'm in an apartment building, and typically can detect 20 APs, so who knows what's interfering. I get about the same speeds at times people are unlikely to microwave or talk on the phone. I'm also getting about the same read/write speed at an RSSI of -25 (next to router) and -45 (farther away on other side of wall).
Jul
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comment LAN speed desktop to laptop much faster than laptop to desktop
BTW, on wifi, I can read from the internet (per speedtest.net) slightly faster than I can read from the desktop on my LAN.
Jul
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comment LAN speed desktop to laptop much faster than laptop to desktop
Connection speed varies. 54Mbs is the most common, but it can go as low as 5.5. It appears to be more variable and to go lower while testing upload/download speeds and shortly afterwards. Even with connection speed bouncing around, read (download) is much faster than write (upload). Download was 11-12Mbs in most recent test, while upload was 2.5-6.0 (tested using a program which writes and reads a 20Mb file). Security is WPA2 personal - AES. Disabling doesn't help.
Jul
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comment LAN speed desktop to laptop much faster than laptop to desktop
@Akash when the laptop is next to the router, read and write speed are approximately equal. At a normal distance, read speed is unchanged, but write from laptop to desktop speeds plummets.
Jul
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comment LAN speed desktop to laptop much faster than laptop to desktop
Changing the desktop ethernet adapter to full duplex (from auto) helped with write to desktop speed when the notebook was close to the router, but not otherwise. Changing the router ports to full duplex (from auto) improved write to desktop speed a little, but there's still a large spread. Large send offload made no difference. Netsh resulted in an error message. I don't have Enable HW acceleration.