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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5480 on: July 16, 2020, 11:18:43 PM »
How about selecting it manually from the list? (Press the Type Shortcut and then only F4 to see what name it give it.)
Nothing shows up, which entry in the list should I put?

Similar to this problem
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/issues/4905
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5481 on: July 16, 2020, 11:46:30 PM »
Nothing shows up, which entry in the list should I put?

Similar to this problem
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/issues/4905
Oh got it, indeed the Brightness and Keyboard light ones on my Surface also do not work.

So for now you can use ALT+F3 as you said but Subscribe to the GitHub issues to see when they possibly resolve it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5482 on: July 20, 2020, 12:37:34 PM »
All the PDF's I open in Adobe are in red. Any clue how to change that setting?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5483 on: July 20, 2020, 01:55:07 PM »
Any thoughts on cisco vs netgear for ethernet switches? Cisco seems to be more expensive, are they better in any way?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5484 on: July 20, 2020, 03:02:29 PM »
Any thoughts on cisco vs netgear for ethernet switches? Cisco seems to be more expensive, are they better in any way?
What functionality are you looking for?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5485 on: July 20, 2020, 04:24:49 PM »
What functionality are you looking for?
Nothing specific, buying this for an office that runs a bunch of phones and computers over the internet, and the boss said to find out if cisco will be better. I doubt it's a question of features, probably just speed and reliability.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5486 on: July 20, 2020, 06:32:43 PM »
Nothing specific, buying this for an office that runs a bunch of phones and computers over the internet, and the boss said to find out if cisco will be better. I doubt it's a question of features, probably just speed and reliability.
Managed or unmanaged?

Netgear is very reliable as well (in our office we use Netgear and Ubiquity and both never made any slowdowns or issue.) If you're talking about managed (Cisco has unmanaged?) you can probably get much more advanced (but not as easy) with Cisco.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5487 on: July 20, 2020, 06:33:11 PM »
All the PDF's I open in Adobe are in red. Any clue how to change that setting?
Where is it red? Maybe post a screenshot.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5488 on: July 20, 2020, 06:33:40 PM »
Managed or unmanaged?

Netgear is very reliable as well (in our office we use Netgear and Ubiquity and both never made any slowdowns or issue.) If you're talking about managed (Cisco has unmanaged?) you can probably get much more advanced (but not as easy) with Cisco.
I don't know the difference between managed and unmanaged. Does that answer the question by any chance?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5489 on: July 20, 2020, 06:38:25 PM »
I don't know the difference between managed and unmanaged. Does that answer the question by any chance?
Maybe  ;)

Managed means you can do a lot of configuration in it for advanced routing (VLANs and much more), unmanaged are simple dumb (not a bad thing) switches.

Are you doing PoE or not?

Maybe post the products you're comparing prices for (Netgear vs Cisco) since it's possible they are not in the same product type at all (Cisco does have Unmanaged as well, checked now.)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5490 on: July 20, 2020, 06:39:26 PM »
Maybe  ;)

Managed means you can do a lot of configuration in it for advanced routing (VLANs and much more), unmanaged are simple dumb (not a bad thing) switches.

Are you doing PoE or not?

Maybe post the products you're comparing prices for (Netgear vs Cisco) since it's possible they are not in the same product type at all (Cisco does have Unmanaged as well, checked now.)
We probably want the simple dumb ones. Don't know what PoE is :)

I was searching on amazon and the cheapest netgears were like $15 and cheapest ciscos were like $50.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5492 on: July 20, 2020, 06:47:40 PM »
We probably want the simple dumb ones. Don't know what PoE is :)

I was searching on amazon and the cheapest netgears were like $15 and cheapest ciscos were like $50.
PoE is Power Over Ethernet, powering some supported devices without the need of a power outlet. Most VoIP phones and smaller devices (cameras, IoT, etc) can be powered this way. But this convienance comes at a price, PoE switches are much more expensive.

You can get Cisco also in this range (see this) but it's much-worse then the Netgear because it's not a Gigabit switch. Just go with the Netgear.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5493 on: July 20, 2020, 06:53:25 PM »
PoE is Power Over Ethernet, powering some supported devices without the need of a power outlet. Most VoIP phones and smaller devices (cameras, IoT, etc) can be powered this way. But this convienance comes at a price, PoE switches are much more expensive.

You can get Cisco also in this range (see this) but it's much-worse then the Netgear because it's not a Gigabit switch. Just go with the Netgear.
Ah, interesting! Thanks for the explanations!

Don't think we need PoE and we do need gigabit, so netgear is the answer. Thanks everyone for all your help!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5496 on: July 20, 2020, 07:09:27 PM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5497 on: July 20, 2020, 07:16:17 PM »
If your looking for cheap they make one in plastic
Same price I think (this one is on sale.)

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« Reply #5498 on: July 20, 2020, 07:18:58 PM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5499 on: July 28, 2020, 04:41:31 PM »
Hi, I got a Brand new Hp Laptop that wont turn on after a few months. Its my kids laptop so who knows what they did to it. Any advise?