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revised Windows 7 not booting from hard disc - POST is showing “No int 13 drives to support”
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asked Windows 7 not booting from hard disc - POST is showing “No int 13 drives to support”
Feb
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comment Can't find my home WLAN
Ah okay - I wasn't sure whether or not your other devices just connected automatically to the WLAN, or if they could actually see the network name. My original answer won't be applicable to this then. DO you have the drivers for the unknown adapter? Or is it plug and play? Might be worth reinstalling the drivers for it. If you don't know the model of it to get the drivers, funnily enough I had the exact same problem the other day: superuser.com/questions/709779/…
Feb
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comment Can't find my home WLAN
Sorry, the SSID is basically the network name for the WLAN, the name you see when searching for wireless networks. Routers have the option to disable the broadcast of this. If a device has connected to a WLAN before, it will store the details such as the network name/password. If the router is no longer broadcasting the network name and the device already has the settings stored, it can connect, however new devices won't be able to see it. dlink.cc/d-link-router/… This link shows you have to disable, do the opposite to enable!
Feb
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comment How do I stream audio from Android to Windows 8 over bluetooth?
@MatthewGrima I've got an S3 Mini and when I pair it with my Samsung laptop I just start playing the music on the phone and it automatically comes out of my laptop speakers. I'm assuming you want a way of choosing the music that's on your phone from the actual laptop? EDIT - I didn't realise how old this post was! I'm presuming this has been fixed now!
Feb
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comment Can't find my home WLAN
So when the above pictured device is attached to your PC it sees other available networks except yours, is that correct? If so, then check your router's WLAN settings and ensure your router is set up to broadcast the SSID perhaps?
Feb
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comment Unknown Wireless USB Adapter Drivers Needed
@AlexMcKenzie Cheers Alex, I never normally manage to work out answers to my own questions (or anyone else's for taht matter) before someone else does so I didn't know that option existed!
Jan
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answered Unknown Wireless USB Adapter Drivers Needed
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comment Turning an old router in to a swich
@Bob Thanks for taking the time to type all of that out for me! It's starting to make more sense now, it seems the more I learn, the more questions I need answering!
Jan
31
comment Unknown Wireless USB Adapter Drivers Needed
Yeah it's not showing up as a wireless adapter in Network Connections and in Device Manager it has the big yellow question mark next to it suggesting it's detected but Windows doesn't know what to do with it!
Jan
31
comment Turning an old router in to a swich
@Bob This is a bit of a late reply but I've just thought of another question - If a router basically acts as a switch using MAC addressing, why is an internal private IP range needed?
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asked Unknown Wireless USB Adapter Drivers Needed
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comment Turning an old router in to a swich
@Bob Ah right, I get you! So even in my home network without the additional switch, my router is only acting as a router when communicating with a different network. When communicating between attached devices it is just acting as a switch using MAC addresses. Cheers for all help, that's cleared a couple of things up for me!
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comment Turning an old router in to a swich
Tanks for the detailed reply. This is the main thing that is confusing me, obviously you couldn't have 4 devices plugged in to one port of a router, but in essence this is what a switch is doing. Say for example my switch is plugged in to port 4 of the router, with 4 devices attached to it. Data comes in to the router from the internet with the destination of device 2 on the switch. How does the data reach the correct destination? Normally I would assume the router would know which IP address is on which port and just forward it accordingly, but in this case there will be 4 IPs on one port?