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I'm a soldier in the US Army, program in C# in spare time, for some fun :P


Oct
2
comment Is it possible for a router to “go bad” with time?
Replacing the power supply may be more expensive than a new router. Consumer grade electronics are cheap nowadays.
Oct
2
comment I am getting This program cannot be run in DOS mode
Remember, 64-bit OS cannot run 16-bit programs. I don't think its an issue here, but be aware.
Oct
2
comment Formatting a partition: What should the “allocation unit size” be?
Defaults are almost always good.
Oct
1
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Oct
1
reviewed Reviewed windows XP home can't connect to windows vista share
Oct
1
comment windows XP home can't connect to windows vista share
Since ping works, it is most likely NOT a network issue. If it were a network issue, it would be on layer 4 of the TCP/IP stack. The error message points to an authentication issue.
Oct
1
answered windows XP home can't connect to windows vista share
Sep
27
comment How to access an node of an LAN via WAN?
Also note, some Cable/DSL routers will allow you to input your dyndns details, and it will automatically update. The normal way to do the updates is to run a service on your computer.
Sep
27
comment How to access an node of an LAN via WAN?
I've done this - it works well.
Sep
25
comment Bizarre and very specific Internet connection loss
@Synetech, Yes, that is a possibility. Really unlikely, but it is a possibility. I'm reminded of a phrase often used in tech support: "not cost effective to repair." If you try a new router, and it works, you're out maybe 40$ (unless its a higher-end router). That beats tracking down a random problem. If this isn't a satisfactory answer though, my best guess is RAM, power, or heat.
Sep
25
comment Bizarre and very specific Internet connection loss
@Syntech, A router is a complex piece of electronics. Any one componant could cause things to go wrong. In my experience, if the symptoms are "weird shit happening", the usual culprits are power, heat, or RAM. Perhaps that is whats going wrong with your router. Other than that, if you are really that concerened about which componant is broken, you would probably want to ask an electrical engineer or someone similar that deals with the actual componants. Either way, that is beyond the scope of SuperUser, now you're talking circuitry, transistors, etc...
Sep
25
comment Bizarre and very specific Internet connection loss
@Synetech, A cable/dsl router is so cheap, that if it is the broken component, its not worth it to fix, just buy new.
Sep
24
accepted Device that connects to a switch via RJ45, that emulates a PC
Sep
24
comment Device that connects to a switch via RJ45, that emulates a PC
Perhaps. This seems like the best idea I'm gonna get. The price is really nice. Thanks!
Sep
24
comment Gigabit Ethernet wiring
While it may be recommended to use Cat5e or Cat6, it will work with Cat5. However, anything that goes wrong, could knock it back down to 100Mbps. So keep it away from power, flourescent lights, any other EMI.
Sep
24
answered Does plugging a Gigabit switch into a 10/100 device slow down traffic for all devices?
Sep
24
comment Bizarre and very specific Internet connection loss
Everything sounds like a bad router. You need to test with a different router. Until you do that, most everything else would be hypothetical.
Sep
24
comment Device that connects to a switch via RJ45, that emulates a PC
The Raspberry Pi is very close to what I was looking for. It is affordable (The class would need ~24 of them, so cost is a motivating factor). The only two downsides I see to it is it does not have a case (Yes, I know we can get a seperate one), and it does not appear simple to configure (This would require the instructor to prepare all of the devices, and provide instructions on how to change the IP address). If I don't get a better answer that addresses the case/configuration issues, then I'll approve this one.
Sep
24
comment Device that connects to a switch via RJ45, that emulates a PC
This is a CCNA classroom, we are looking to simulate a PC connected to an ethernet port on a router. These will be on different subnets, etc. This might be doable with a VM through VLANs and virtual switches, but then we are getting away from configuring the physical ports on the router the way we want to.
Sep
24
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