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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: October 25, 2013, 01:24:22 AM »
I'm in Brookyn, If you still need it resolved feels free to contact me and bring it over
Me? The keyboard?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: October 27, 2013, 02:37:12 PM »
I have a cable modem and a separate wireless router. When using that setup, my speed takes a huge hit from 23 mbps with a wired connection down to 3.5 mbps with WIFI connection.
I'm wondering if there is a way to have the router connected so that I can use WIFI for my smartphone, but also have a wired connection from the modem directly to laptop so as to achieve max speed. The modem has only one ethernet port. Any suggestions how I can connect both router and laptop directly into modem? TIA

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: October 27, 2013, 02:45:08 PM »
Help!
I am locked out of my computer, I never had a code on it, turned it on and it ask me for a code.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: October 27, 2013, 02:50:24 PM »
Me? The keyboard?
He was talking to @puddles.
I have a cable modem and a separate wireless router. When using that setup, my speed takes a huge hit from 23 mbps with a wired connection down to 3.5 mbps with WIFI connection.
I'm wondering if there is a way to have the router connected so that I can use WIFI for my smartphone, but also have a wired connection from the modem directly to laptop so as to achieve max speed. The modem has only one ethernet port. Any suggestions how I can connect both router and laptop directly into modem? TIA
Buy a cheap ethernet switch.
Help!
I am locked out of my computer, I never had a code on it, turned it on and it ask me for a code.
Reboot into Safe Mode (press F8 as it boots up until you see a boot menu, then select Safe Mode), and see if it still asks for a password. If yes, there should be another hidden account called Administrator, which only show when you boot into Safe Mode. See if you can log into that account and delete the password of the main account.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: October 27, 2013, 02:54:31 PM »
Buy a cheap ethernet switch.
Like this one? Will it allow both the wifi and wired laptop to use internet simultaneously?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: October 27, 2013, 02:55:49 PM »
Help!
I am locked out of my computer, I never had a code on it, turned it on and it ask me for a code.
There are a number of free tools you can download.  Here is one I have used numerous times.
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: October 27, 2013, 02:58:30 PM »
I have a cable modem and a separate wireless router. When using that setup, my speed takes a huge hit from 23 mbps with a wired connection down to 3.5 mbps with WIFI connection.
I'm wondering if there is a way to have the router connected so that I can use WIFI for my smartphone, but also have a wired connection from the modem directly to laptop so as to achieve max speed. The modem has only one ethernet port. Any suggestions how I can connect both router and laptop directly into modem? TIA
What slows down?  The wired or wireless?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: October 27, 2013, 03:00:44 PM »
What slows down?  The wired or wireless?
When I connect the wireless router and use wifi, the speed slows down drastically. When I skip the router and connect laptop directly to modem, speed shoots way up.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: October 27, 2013, 03:01:43 PM »
Like this one? Will it allow both the wifi and wired laptop to use internet simultaneously?
Yes, but you don't need something with so many ports. Look for a switch with like 4 or 5 ports, it will be much cheaper.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: October 27, 2013, 03:03:12 PM »
Yes, but you don't need something with so many ports. Look for a switch with like 4 or 5 ports, it will be much cheaper.
Thanks. That amazon link has options to choose how many ports. The one with 5 ports costs $34.99. Is that reasonable?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: October 27, 2013, 03:05:10 PM »
There are a number of free tools you can download.  Here is one I have used numerous times.
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
Could I download it from my phone, and connect it to the computer?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: October 27, 2013, 03:07:01 PM »
When I connect the wireless router and use wifi, the speed slows down drastically. When I skip the router and connect laptop directly to modem, speed shoots way up.
It is a wireless issue.  What kind of wireless adapter is on the laptop?  Have you tried other wireless devices?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: October 27, 2013, 03:10:42 PM »
Could I download it from my phone, and connect it to the computer?
It needs to be on a bootable cd or usb.  You can try AnonymousUser's suggestion, but with Windows 8 (7 too, CMIIW) the admin account is disabled by default.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: October 27, 2013, 03:11:41 PM »
It is a wireless issue.  What kind of wireless adapter is on the laptop?  Have you tried other wireless devices?
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230
Haven't tried other wireless devices.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: October 27, 2013, 03:13:03 PM »
Thanks. That amazon link has options to choose how many ports. The one with 5 ports costs $34.99. Is that reasonable?
This one is cheaper.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: October 27, 2013, 03:26:02 PM »
This one is cheaper.
Thanks alot.
Just to clarify, I should connect the switch to the modem, and then connect the laptop and router to the switch?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: October 27, 2013, 03:27:17 PM »
I should add, when on wifi, according to speedtest.net, my upload speed is 4.74 mbps while download speed is 3.5 mbps or less. Isn't that bizzare?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: October 27, 2013, 03:29:11 PM »
Thanks alot.
Just to clarify, I should connect the switch to the modem, and then connect the laptop and router to the switch?
I once tried that, ended up needing a router for my OBI, something to do with the switch not assigning IP addresses...
I defer to the experts.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: October 27, 2013, 03:31:40 PM »
I once tried that, ended up needing a router for my OBI, something to do with the switch not assigning IP addresses...
I defer to the experts.
Please clarify - what did you attempt and did it work or not?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: October 27, 2013, 03:34:15 PM »
Please clarify - what did you attempt and did it work or not?
I did modem to switch to PC/PC/printer/OBI. Didnt work for me, now I do modem to router to switch to PC/obi etc (I even have another router connected to this) and everything works fine, -full plugged in speed.
I cant really explain it though...