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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: October 27, 2013, 03:35:19 PM »
I did modem to switch to PC/PC/printer/OBI. Didnt work for me, now I do modem to router to switch and everything works fine, -full plugged in speed.
I cant really explain it though...
Hmmm very weird indeed.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: October 27, 2013, 03:58:59 PM »
with Windows 7 the admin account is disabled by default.
FIFY
You are right.   :(  :( :(

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: October 27, 2013, 04:09:30 PM »
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...
It depends on your modem/service.  The modem, b'derech klal must be in front of the router.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: October 27, 2013, 04:17:56 PM »
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.
Thank you but it's a no go, as mentioned above.

There are a number of free tools you can download.  Here is one I have used numerous times.
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
Thank you will try it soon.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: October 27, 2013, 04:19:38 PM »
Thanks alot.
Just to clarify, I should connect the switch to the modem, and then connect the laptop and router to the switch?
1.  As I posted above, putting a switch in front of the wireless router, and behind the modem, may not work.  Your modem may be only able to give one IP.
2.  You wireless issue will remain.  What router are you using?  If possible, try another wireless device and see if the problem persists.  This will determine if the issue is with the router or laptop.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: October 27, 2013, 04:25:41 PM »
1.  As I posted above, putting a switch in front of the wireless router, and behind the modem, may not work.  Your modem may be only able to give one IP.
2.  You wireless issue will remain.  What router are you using?  If possible, try another wireless device and see if the problem persists.  This will determine if the issue is with the router or laptop.
I'm using an old router, could that be the issue? It's belkin play N600 dual band N router.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: October 27, 2013, 04:38:59 PM »
I'm using an old router, could that be the issue? It's belkin play N600 dual band N router.
The age alone should not be an issue (it is an N, not B).  The first step is troubleshooting where the problem comes from.  You have already determined that it is not the internet by plugging in directly to the modem.  So we know it is wireless.  Next is to determine if it is the router or the laptop.  My guess is the router (not necessarily broken physically,  it may be in the settings).  Try to test with another wireless device.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: October 27, 2013, 04:41:13 PM »
My Cpu usage is always above 70% even when i am not multi tasking. Any help?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: October 27, 2013, 04:50:28 PM »
My Cpu usage is always above 70% even when i am not multi tasking. Any help?
Does it happen immediately upon boot?  Or only after a while?  It can be any number of problem.  Does it feel hot?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: October 27, 2013, 05:01:30 PM »
Does it happen immediately upon boot?  Or only after a while?  It can be any number of problem.  Does it feel hot?
Not especially hot. Can be immediate as well on occasion.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: October 27, 2013, 07:19:13 PM »
Not especially hot. Can be immediate as well on occasion.
Usually there is no immediate,  quick fix.  You can blow some air, to ensure the fan is not clogged.   Then try to disable programs from your startup, remove AV (temporarily), etc. 

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: October 27, 2013, 10:37:19 PM »
A little OT:
Where can I get a cheap decent router to do a setup similar to George's?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: October 27, 2013, 10:41:27 PM »
Update: I have no idea why, but my speed problems went away, hopefully for good. I plugged the router into the modem, then direct ethernet from router into laptop, and speed is as high as ever. Wifi on smartphone is only a drop slower. BH.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: October 27, 2013, 10:42:40 PM »
Update: I have no idea why, but my speed problems went away, hopefully for good. I plugged the router into the modem, then direct ethernet from router into laptop, and speed is as high as ever. Wifi on smartphone is only a drop slower. BH.
You are still not using your computers wifi

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: October 27, 2013, 10:44:47 PM »
You are still not using your computers wifi
True, but I tested laptop with wifi and it was only a drop slower. (20 mbps instead of 23 mbps). I think that's normal. I plugged in direct ethernet just to have the extra bit of speed and, perhaps, stability.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: October 27, 2013, 10:45:52 PM »
True, but I tested laptop with wifi and it was only a drop slower. (20 mbps instead of 23 mbps). I think that's normal. I plugged in direct ethernet just to have the extra bit of speed and, perhaps, stability.
Yeah sometimes these things just need to restart.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: October 27, 2013, 10:55:13 PM »
A little OT:
Where can I get a cheap decent router to do a setup similar to George's?
A friend?  Amazon?  Ebay?
What are you trying to accomplish?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: October 29, 2013, 09:31:24 PM »
A friend?  Amazon?  Ebay?
What are you trying to accomplish?
I would like to turn my wired internet into both wired and WiFi.
Would this work?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: October 29, 2013, 09:43:01 PM »
I would like to turn my wired internet into both wired and WiFi.
Would this work?
Not what you want.

ETA - That link is for a modem/router.  Although you technically could only use the wireless capabilities and add it to your current network, if you don't know what you are doing, I wouldn't recommend it.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: October 29, 2013, 10:06:50 PM »
Not what you want.

ETA - That link is for a modem/router.  Although you technically could only use the wireless capabilities and add it to your current network, if you don't know what you are doing, I wouldn't recommend it.
What would you recommend?
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