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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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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« 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 wonít turn on after a few months. Itís my kids laptop so who knows what they did to it. Any advise?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5500 on: July 28, 2020, 04:44:59 PM »
Hi, I got a Brand new Hp Laptop that wonít turn on after a few months. Itís my kids laptop so who knows what they did to it. Any advise?

HP 1 year free warranty

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5501 on: July 28, 2020, 04:51:02 PM »
Wow,didnít know that . Will call them now!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5502 on: July 28, 2020, 05:44:24 PM »
Wow,didnít know that . Will call them now!
If that doesn't work out, we can help you out ;)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5503 on: July 28, 2020, 10:55:47 PM »
Is there a way to have a shortcut or hotkey to paste certain text (either in Windows generally or in word)?
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 #5504 on: July 28, 2020, 10:58:13 PM »
Is there a way to have a shortcut or hotkey to paste certain text (either in Windows generally or in word)?
if just in word/outlook, the easiest is probably to create an autocorrect for it. Otherwise you can use autohotkey or texter.
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