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Dec
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comment Blocking Samsung TV firmware updates using Zyxel's 'Eircom f1000' VMG8324-B10A
Thanks heaps for the info. Explains why I couldn't find it.
Dec
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comment Blocking Samsung TV firmware updates using Zyxel's 'Eircom f1000' VMG8324-B10A
I've been looking for info on how to sideload apps from other regions onto my J-series Samsung, but I can't find any. I don't suppose you have a link to somewhere that outlines the instructions?
Dec
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Dec
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comment No way to uninstall Visio Professional 2013?
@zagrimsan exactly that query
Dec
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comment Captive Wi-Fi to Regular Wi-Fi bridge solution
Odd. It might use some cookie checking or something. But then anything that wasn't a web browser wouldn't work over the network. Or maybe it does user-agent checking. You might be out of luck...
Dec
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comment Captive Wi-Fi to Regular Wi-Fi bridge solution
I don't have time to write a proper answer, but what you want then is a device that can use a wifi gateway. You authenticate on a "real" device, then spoof that devices MAC address. The catch is that spoofed device can not appear on the WiFi network then, unless you change its MAC, as you can't have two devices with the same MAC in the wifi.
Dec
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comment Why buy Network Attached Storage (NAS)? Why not just a server PC?
You don't need to understand my decision. The op asked why do people buy NAS. I have told him why I bought a NAS. End of story.
Dec
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comment Why buy Network Attached Storage (NAS)? Why not just a server PC?
@DetlevCM My personal time is precious. I can spend an extra $150 and get a box that requires 5 minutes of setup and 0 maintenance, or I can save $150 and spend many hours installing the OS, setting up the RAID, installing all the different programs I want, mucking around with config files, dealing with whatever dependancies. And then teaching my wife how to log onto the box via SSH and teaching her how to... no way. Give me something that works, out of the box, that I never have to think about.
Dec
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comment Why buy Network Attached Storage (NAS)? Why not just a server PC?
@DetlevCM it makes sense in context with everything else. I deal with that stuff all day at work, the last thing I want to do is deal with it at home as well. As for whether or not it's inferior, not every decision can be made in an ivory tower of ideal conditions, which is why I've outlined my reasons for the compromise.
Dec
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answered What is best to do? Buy a dual band router & hard wire it into the existing modem/router or buy a wifi signal booster/extender?
Dec
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comment No way to uninstall Visio Professional 2013?
You should be able to use msiexec to un-install the program, even with it not listed in the Add/Remove programs dialog. I don't have a Windows PC handy to get the exact syntax right now, but the gist of it is: 1) Find the Unique ID of Viso (which can be retrieved with a query), 2) msiexec /x {guid} (where the guid is the Unique ID from step 1)
Dec
6
comment information on GPU socket types
I've not seen a socketed GPU in over a decade, as the core of most GPUs are BGA (Ball Grid Array) which are impossible to hand-solder, and very difficult to solder with DIY reflowing. So I highly doubt that cannibalising anything is going to be feasible.
Dec
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comment Captive Wi-Fi to Regular Wi-Fi bridge solution
After authenticating with the captive network, how long does your connection last? Do you need to re-authenticate every day? Week? Or is it permanent?
Dec
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answered Why buy Network Attached Storage (NAS)? Why not just a server PC?
Oct
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accepted Windows 7 will not install a root certificate
Oct
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comment Are there motherboards that support dual PSUs connections?
For example, this
Oct
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comment Are there motherboards that support dual PSUs connections?
I think you will find that this is usually abstracted away from the motherboard itself. The motherboard had standard connectors that go to some sort of multiplexer and that has the two power supplies on it.
Sep
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comment Are subnets always contiguous 1s?
+1 - The only time I've seen wildcard masks used without all the 1's at the end are masks that were entered incorrectly.
Sep
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comment Hiding a router in a college dorm
@MichaelB you can do port security without having to register devices. 802.1x on supported devices (e.g. not an xbox or ps4), the operating system simply prompts you to log on with your credentials, that's all.