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Oct
4
comment How can you move/copy all files of a specific file extension to a directory in windows vista?
A bit convoluted for such a simple task. Wildcards are a much better answer.
Oct
4
answered Vlan config for switches
Oct
4
comment Troubleshooting a failure to boot
If I suspect RAM issues, I try every slot.
Oct
2
comment How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?
Unfortunately, this requires you to run the executable. Perhaps you need to check the architecture of the program as a troubleshooting method on why it is not running.
Oct
2
awarded  Quorum
Oct
2
comment Is it possible for a router to “go bad” with time?
I usually get a new router every 2-3 years, due to random failures.
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 What “allocation unit size” should I use for a drive with a single NTFS partition?
Defaults are almost always good.
Oct
1
awarded  Custodian
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!