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    Setting up a Router & PC to a WAN port for Router bandwidth testing

    I need to test the bandwidth capability of a Router for troubleshooting reasons. It appears the Router is chocking on higher bandwidth downloads as this was suggested for me to try this. I never had need to do this before and have little idea other than the basic re-cabling connections...
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    Router & Modem WAN IP address questions

    Trying to understand the events involved for a Router to get recognized with a WAN IP address thru a Modem. This is with a CATV ISP (Spectrum/TWC if that matters) Flashing the firmware, or any activity that requires disconnection of the link between the Modem & the Router. Modem & Router on...
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    Transferring same file between PC's one direction is faster than the other

    I hope this is the right place to ask this. here is the situation; Two PC' s one a newer tower running Win 7, the other a older laptop running XP Pro Wired connection thru a router and a 'switch' with no special priorities or restrictions to bandwidth. Both static IP's (if that matters) The...
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    Using 'Start IP address' to limiting wireless clients

    I hope I can explain this correctly, sorry if I don't. Some 'assumption' on my part is included. I assign static IP addresses to the clients, always have done so. Two Desktops, One Laptop, two DVR's one ATA (VoIP adapter) and now one 'Streaming box. All wired except a Laptop. Not a problem...
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    Swapped Modems, same model, static WAN IP, Router couldn't reconnect

    No Firewall in Router or in O/S Static IP addresses for all my devices except for a ATA (Obi202) Nothing special or fancy in the LAN. All wired except for a Laptop. Long story short, I swapped identical Modems that gave a static WAN IP address (yes it was static!) Both had a RF connection, new...
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    16 channel vs 8 channel modems 60Mbps Spectrum Cable; is their any real difference?

    I have a Zoom 5341J 8 ch. down 4 ch. up modem. Spectrum gave me (for troubleshooting their issue not related to the modem) a Arris TM1602a eMTA (combo modem & ATA) that has 16 in & 4 out channels. The tech told me of their two new (and only) levels of service 60 & 100 Mbps. I have 30 now for...
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    Realtek on-board audio low on one drive, ok on the other, same PC

    This is NOT the typical low audio out problem with Realtek chipsets which can be mostly fixed with tweaking level, balance & eq. settings. I researched that. This is on a single PC (tower) with two bootable drives, both running Win 7 from the same original image. The only difference (if you can...
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    Win 7 Pro: Unable to share drives: error 0x00000154

    Windows 7 Pro sp1 x64 using the hidden admin account (super admin) When I try to enable sharing of partitions (drives. not folders) I get this error. I tried it on different drive letters, but the same thing. I searched for this using the error message but no meaningful results came up. I'm...
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    GPT, MBR, AHCI Win7: alphabet soup

    My situation; 1. Existing 1 TB HDD; partitioned 10GB w/XP, 600 GB for media, 300GB for program, photo & document storage. 2. Increase the 1st partition to 20-25GB from the 2nd partition (resize both & merge), 3. Load Win7 64 bit in the first, replacing XP. 4. Retain the 2nd & 3rd...
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    Installing Win7 on a HDD setup for IDE mode in AHCI mode

    I'm not sure where to put this, but here it is. Using a already formatted & partitioned HDD from a older non GPT ready (if you will) MB, I want to install Win7 64 bit using AHCI. The current O/S on that active partition is XP which I want to replace. The other partitions (two) have data on...
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    Partitioning progarm that allows resizing existing partitioins w/ a UEFI BIOS

    Existing HDD with three partitions (one active) from a conventional BIOS to a UEFI based BIOS The 1st partition is only 10GB. I want to double it for Win7 (no games, non O/S files are stored outside the active partition. I don't need any more room). The 2nd & 3rd are storage that I want to...
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    No response from USB mouse/keyboard with some boot programs w/ a 970 chipset MB

    I wasn't sure where to put this, but here is the situation (read closely); New AMD 970 based MB w/ USB mouse & keyboard (legacy USB is enabled) Ok while in the O/S Ok while in the UEFI BIOS Ok while using Partition Manager boot disc (not the only example) Not Ok while using GParted boot...