Questions tagged [adapter]

An adapter changes one physical form to another. Most commonly used to describe data cable changers (such as PS/2 to USB) and laptop power cords that convert AC power to DC for the computer.

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Can a simple adapter connect a SATA device directly to the PCIe bus?

While looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add one more SATA connector in my computer I came across this PCI Express to SATA Adapter: It has no electronics on it, just PCB traces that connect ...
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I can't get a second router to extend my network over powerline adapters

I have a main router Netgear DGN2200 then I have a cable from the LAN to a Belkin powerline adapter. Up in my loft I have the other powerline adapter connected (via LAN) to a second router, a Netgear ...
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Bluetooth won't work after running powertop -c

I'm on Manjaro Linux. I ran powertop -c, and after the calibration process, my bluetooth stoped working. Here are the ouputs of somme commands I ran: $ lsmod | grep bluetooth bluetooth ...
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How to prevent the PC(Host)'s internet browser to use the 2nd wireless adapter used by VMs (Guests)?

An intro must be provided so you could answer the question: On my Win10x64 PC (Host) I run lots of VMs (Guests) ; I've connected 2 wireless Adapters (A-A, A-B) to the Host which are connected to ...
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Latencies in Ethernet to RS232 adapter

Requirement: I have a software running on my Windows which communicates to an external device using RS232 port. The hardware receives the commands sent from PC and responds back to PC. When using a ...
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Tehthering wireless DSL through the same wifi adapter

I have started using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I am missing the functionality of being able to share my wifi connection or my wireless broadband to my android phone through the same wifi interface. I ...
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Linux virtual machines cannot connect to each other via virtualbox network

I have created two linux virtual machines in virtualbox, one for server and one for client. But these two cannot connect to each other via virtualbox network. The pings are not reachable after giving ...
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Laptop stops and starts charging randomly

I have an ASUS laptop and it randomly starts and stops charging without moving the cables. The battery is brand new and seems to be working fine. The DC Adapter is professionally tested and seems to ...
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Is monitor suspending supported via a HDMI to DVI cable?

My computer has DVI and HDMI video outputs while I have two DVI monitors and a cheap HDMI to DVI cable. Both monitors go fine into and out of standby using DVI-to-DVI connection. Both also display ...
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So-DIMM to DIMM adapter?

I have some nice 4GB SO-DIMMs from a broken workstation laptop that I would like to put to use in my desktop. Would this be possible? I did a bit of googling and found a SoDIMM to DIMM adapter on ...
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ATX12V to EPS12V Adapter with DP55WG?

I bought a new Intel DP55WG Motherboard to upgrade an old computer. My old Motherboard and Power Supply used a 2x2 pin connector (ATX12V) and my new motherboard uses a 4x2 pin connector (EPS12V). My ...
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What does the direction of the arrow mean on DVI to VGA adapters?

I was replacing a monitor today and I noticed that the DVI to VGA adapter had an arrow on it that would either point left or right (provided you have it oriented like a pyramid with the side with the ...
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Tap Win Adapter installs every start of Win 8.1 a new TAP adapter apears

I have a problem since nearly 2 or 3 month now. Every time I start win 8.1 64 Bit a new Tap Win32 Adapter OAS and a V9 Tap adapter appears in the system and my internet is getting worse. Can somebody ...
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Qualcomm Atheros AR5B125 wireless network adapter replacement

I have an Acer Aspire 7250 laptop with this adapter. Yes, it’s old and slow, but it suits my purpose and everything works. I am running Windows 10. My ISP gives me speeds up to 200 mbps. I currently ...
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Metrics configuration for 2 networks: WAN & 4G on Windows 10

I am currently in charge of designing a network solution. I am fairly basic at networking but im sure this solution should work. On our previous development, we had thought that our machine would only ...
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How to know which version of the hands-free profile is supported by Bluetooth adapter?

This excellent question shows how you can know what version Bluetooth your adapter supports. However, something that is important for wireless headsets is the Hands-Free Profile (HFP) version. HFP 1.5 ...
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How to convert an Ethernet interface (via USB) to a simple RJ45

I have a device that outputs a USB cable that, when plugged into a computer, creates it’s own network interface. My question is, how can I convert that USB cable to a RJ45 Ethernet cable, so that I ...
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Keep Ethernet USB Adapter On While Laptop Sleep or Hibernate

I tried to remotely wake up my Windows 10 laptop by connecting an Ethernet cable from my Raspberry Pi to an Amazon Basics Gigabit Ethernet USB Adapter, which I plugged into the USB 3.0 port of my ...
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Possible to get 100Hz with HDMI to DP adapter?

I have this laptop from Lenovo: https://www.lenovo.com/lt/lt/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808 And bought this monitor from Acer: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/...
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Using 110-220v charger to charge laptop battery which says 14.8 v

I am sorry if this seems a silly question but I am worried about ruining my laptop. The battery of my laptop no longer worked. It was 14.6 V /2670 mAh. I had been charging this with 220v plug socket ...
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HDMI to VGA adapter issue - signal keeps cutting out

Good morning. We have a rather annoying HDMI to VGA issue. Most of the school is still using VGA for projection, we would eventually like to go to HDMI but that it is going to be in a couple years at ...
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How to connect a USB to SCSI-2 adapter to a SCSI-1 50 Pin Centronics Tape Drive?

I currently have a tape drive that looks like: where the right side is a SCSI-1 50 Pin interface. I have at my disposal a few USB to SCSI-2 adapters, such as the iomega scsi to usb adapter, and the ...
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Cannot set speed of USB adapter

SO, I have a USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet adapter, When I try to change speed and duplex of this interface ethtool -s eth1 speed 1000 duplex full autoneg on I get: Cannot get current device settings:...
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My HP laptop and its charger are becoming incompatible

My HP power adapter (19.5 Volts) is unable to charge my laptop (HP 15G-BR016TX). These are the symptoms of the charging issue: 99% of charging attempts will not work. Rarely, however, it does work. ...
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changing adapter name from hebrew to english

using: netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces i get the following outcome: Idx Met MTU State Name --- ---------- ---------- ------------ -----------------------...
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Hard drive in a notebook doesn't seem to work inside an adapter (optical drive replacement)

I have bought an SSD for my notebook (Aspire E5-571G, 2014 model), but because I didn't need a disc drive, I bought a cheap adapter/caddy (it didn't have a package or model number) where I could put ...
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On Mounting a thumb drive as an internal disk using a sata adapter

My question is similar another one but I'm trying to do something realistic. Background Windows will not let you install the OS to a thumbdrive as it passes a flag when you plug it in that its a ...
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Battery is not charging on a Dell Vostro 3750

The chassis plug of this Vostro was broken off so I replaced it with a new one. After that I keep getting the message that the adapter is not recognized and that the battery will not charge. I also ...
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Can I use Wake on LAN with a Ethernet to WiFi adapter?

Can I use Wake on LAN with an Ethernet to WiFi adapter? I am not really sure if it would work. I couldn't find this question anywhere else. Power isn't an issue BTW. Here is the adapter I have https://...
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How can I remove screwless DVI adapter?

I have a DVI to VGA adapter, pictured here: The problem is that the adapter does not have any screws or convenient ways to unscrew it, except for lousy side unscrew mechanisms. The sides have been ...
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How to Disable/Enable Protocols of a Specific Adapter via Command Line or Registry Edit

I need to figure out a way to automate the disabling of certain network protocols of specific network adapters. I know I can open up the window and uncheck the various protocols such as "Internet ...
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Program to view active network adapters

Could anyone offer any windows program that could detect network adapters that are active and view their MAC addresses? Already tried MACAddressView, but that one shows all adapter's physical ...
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How to get 2560x1440 resolution with dell u2715h hdmi 1.4

Hi I just bought a Dell U2715h (3x DP 1.2 in, 2x HDMI 1.4 in). I want to connect it to my Samsung laptop through HDMI (it only has HDMI and mini VGA outputs). I want to use the native resolution and ...
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Toshiba Satellite L850 power adapter

My Toshiba Satellite L850 power adapter gets extremely hot when I am using my laptop. I have noticed recently it seems to be getting worse. I make a point of unplugging it from the mains in case it ...
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Wi-Fi drops out about a minute after restarting adapter

My wireless adapter almost never works. When I restart it, it works for about one minute before dropping from 3-out-of-4 bars to 1 bar and 100% packet loss. It does not connect to my local network ...
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Multiple virtual network adapters with their own MAC address and external IP address from the DHCP in Windows

I have been searching for a long time on this forum, and although there are many questions about the topic, I wasn't able to get a concrete solution to the problem. I want to have multiple IP ...
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Is it possible to create a network proxy that accepts connections over both WiFi and ethernet?

I have a 'traditional' home network where my ISP modem/router acts provides WiFi hotspot and 4 ethernet connections for my home PCs. I want to add a proxy server that will connect to the modem via ...
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HDMI out from laptop to DVI in on monitor

I have a Vaio laptop with a Radeon HD 5650. It has HDMI out, while my SyncMaster 971p only has DVI in. I also have an HDMI to DVI cable. When I connect the monitor with this cable to make an extended ...
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Ethernet connection does not work

I have a problem with local area connection on Windows 7 64bit. I have laptop dell n5110 and Realtek PCIe FE family Controller installed as driver for my Ethernet controller on it. But I am getting ...
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Putting a hard disk in disk drive slot

I have an Intel D845GVSR motherboard: This motherboard does not support SATA drives, but I have a spare SATA drive with me which my father unknowingly bought without remembering that the motherboard ...
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Wireless adapter switches off at end of boot up

I have Sony Vaio desk top running Windows Vista Home premium. When I boot up, the wireless adapter is enabled but just as the boot up is finishing, the adapter is switched off. I have downloaded the ...
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Network displays 802.11g instead of n, and I can't log in with the correct key

I just bought a Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter with Dual-Band, and I tried to log into the usual 2.4GHz 802.11n network with the usual pass key. Only now, the list says it's a 802.11g network and my ...
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3.5 mm component video jack -> Ipod female connection?

At my gym the treadmills all have ipod male cables hanging out of them so that you can plug in a video ipod and play a video directly to the screen on the treadmill. I own a non apple MP4 player is ...
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AC adapter burnt due to high voltage spike but is my computer damaged because of this?

There was a high voltage spike in our area. My laptop stopped working and the little bulb in the refrigerator stopped working as well as an air coniditioner. When I touched the laptop I felt a ...
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Bluetooth headphones (USB receiver) disconnect and reconnect when in Sound settings

My Asus headphones start disconnecting and reconnecting whenever I go into my sound settings menu - Windows 10 - Dell XPS 13. This is only when the USB receiver for the bluetooth headphones is plugged ...
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usb c thunderbolt to vga doesnt detect my extended laptop

Im using lenovo ideapad gaming 3 and the ugreen 9 in 1 usb type c connector. It supports the thunderbolt, thats why I bought the usb type c to vga. Ive also tested the ugreen 9 in 1 type c with my ...
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DisplayPort 1.2 to DVI-D adapter

I've been looking for a DisplayPort to Dual link DVI-D adapter that supports at least 2560x1600 (WQXGA). The ports on my HP EliteBook 850 G5 docking station is marked with the DisplayPort dual-mode ...
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Is using one adapter (USB-c to HDMI) plugged to another adapter (HDMI to VGA) a good idea to have double screen?

I have a notebook (Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition - 9350) and I am trying to connect it to an old monitor from Samsung (Model T 220, around 2009). On one hand, the monitor only has a VGA connector. On ...
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What s the name of that 6 pin fan connector?

I m having a special system fan type in my computer which is very noisy (between 60 to 75 Db with vendor provided fans). But if nothing is plugged on it the computer refuse to run. Here a what the ...
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Is there a technical reason why rebooting is required to use a Displayport-to-VGA adapter?

I manage servers and prefer to use VGA as graphics quality is unimportant and VGA is ubiquitous on crash carts. I'd prefer to have a single video cable on the carts, and I can think of no more common ...