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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #420 on: January 26, 2014, 06:19:12 PM »
Or  dd-wrt.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #421 on: January 26, 2014, 07:28:22 PM »
What model is router 2?  Some models can be set up in repeater mode.  If not, and you do not want to use file sharing (only internet), have the ethernet cable go from a LAN port on router 1 to the WAN port on router 2.  Make the IP subnet different on both routers (e.g. one router should be 192.168.0.1, and the other should be 192.168.1.1), set the WAN to DHCP
Router 2 is probably going to be an "onnetworks".
 In the past I have had Wan to Wan, it worked fine, but now I want all devices to share a router; basically trying to hook up a foscam IP camera to router 2 and want to be able to access the foscam from all devices locally and also set up port forwarding.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #422 on: January 27, 2014, 01:12:07 AM »
Let's make sure I understand.  Router 1 is out of range of your wireless devices.  Router 2 is within range.  You have an ethernet cable from 1 to 2.  You want wireless devices to connect to wireless 2, which you want on the same subnet as 1.  Correct?  If so, router 2 should be configured as an AP.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #423 on: January 27, 2014, 07:50:27 AM »
Let's make sure I understand.  Router 1 is out of range of your wireless devices.  Router 2 is within range.  You have an ethernet cable from 1 to 2.  You want wireless devices to connect to wireless 2, which you want on the same subnet as 1.  Correct?  If so, router 2 should be configured as an AP.
Correct!
So if router 2 is properly configured as an AP, does that mean that port forwarding on router 1 is sufficient to access devices connected to the AP?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #424 on: January 27, 2014, 09:37:06 PM »
Correct!
So if router 2 is properly configured as an AP, does that mean that port forwarding on router 1 is sufficient to access devices connected to the AP?
Yes.  It will act as an access point, all router (dhcp, nat, etc) will be disabled.  The ip addresses will be coming from router 1.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #425 on: February 09, 2014, 10:59:41 PM »
water spilled on my laptop keyboard and now 4 of the keys dont work (very annoying!)
would replacing the keyboard fix the problem?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #426 on: February 10, 2014, 12:13:36 AM »
Usually

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #427 on: February 10, 2014, 12:18:43 AM »
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thanks
where can I buy one and what is avg price?
its a dell studio 1555

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #428 on: February 10, 2014, 12:21:36 AM »
thanks
where can I buy one and what is avg price?
its a dell studio 1555
eBay or amazon http://m.ebay.com/itm/271397312150?nav=SEARCH

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B007TFXRCC/ref=mw_dp_olp

Verify it's the right one before buying
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #429 on: February 10, 2014, 07:07:29 AM »
I have a MacBook pro and the screen has the backlight on and a picture of a file with a question mark in it and the file blinking. I can't get passed this, anyone know what this could be?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #431 on: February 12, 2014, 02:15:52 PM »
My computer is very noisy lately.  It constantly seems to be 'working'.  Like it has a disc in the drive or something.  Not fulltime, but quite frequently. The disc drive is empty.  I have a Dell Vostro 230 running windows 7 home premium.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #432 on: February 12, 2014, 02:23:26 PM »
First recommendation would be to clean the inside of the computer really well using compressed air or something.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #433 on: February 12, 2014, 02:34:51 PM »
Can I use a vacuum cleaner with a brush head?  Do I have to turn off the computer? It is DUSTY inside!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #434 on: February 12, 2014, 03:04:16 PM »
Vacuumed.  Used the stick piece.  Didn't turn it off, but accidentally hit the power strip off button, so it went off anyway.
Thanks for your attention.  I'll see if it works and keep you up to date.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #435 on: February 12, 2014, 11:03:19 PM »
You shouldn't have used a regular vacuum because the static electricity can damage the circuits, or so they say. The compressed air cans are pretty cheap and work better than vacuum.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #436 on: February 12, 2014, 11:29:17 PM »
So far the computer seems to be working - no vacuum damage.  It also may have solved the problem, but it may still be too soon to tell.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #437 on: February 14, 2014, 10:22:20 AM »
First recommendation would be to clean the inside of the computer really well using compressed air or something.
What's the connection??

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #438 on: February 14, 2014, 11:48:43 AM »
What's the connection??
Poor Air Circulation =Heat = Fan.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #439 on: February 16, 2014, 09:08:09 AM »
maybe someone can help

every so often, while im typing, instead of a letter coming from the key, it opens a dialog box.
for example if im typing a doc in word, all of a sudden, when i press say the button for letter t, instead of a t coming up, the t button opens a certain dialogue box; every letter a different box.

i cant get it to go back to typing letters unless i restart my computer.

anyone ever encounter such a problem, or more importantly, know how to fix it?

thanks
Your alt or Ctrl button may be getting stuck..