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Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #180 on: October 29, 2013, 10:12:00 PM »
What would you recommend?
Only for internet browsing,  or file/print sharing as well?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: October 29, 2013, 10:43:08 PM »
I would like to turn my wired internet into both wired and WiFi.
Would this work?
if you have cablevision/optimum call them up and ask them for one they were giving them out for free a while back

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: October 29, 2013, 10:47:46 PM »
Only for internet browsing,  or file/print sharing as well?
As of now.
if you have cablevision/optimum call them up and ask them for one they were giving them out for free a while back
NotAnonymous doesn't seem to like the idea....
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: October 29, 2013, 11:56:35 PM »
As of now.NotAnonymous doesn't seem to like the idea....
Why do you say that?  Is that the link you posted above?  I admit I only looked at it for a second, but it looked like a DSL modem/router, not a cable modem/router...Am I wrong?  If they are giving away a free modem/router that will work fine for your needs.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: October 29, 2013, 11:59:38 PM »
Why do you say that?  Is that the link you posted above?  I admit I only looked at it for a second, but it looked like a DSL modem/router, not a cable modem/router...Am I wrong?  If they are giving away a free modem/router that will work fine for your needs.
read the description
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Linksys Refurbished X2000 Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router, Refurbished by LinksysWith a 90 Day Warranty from Linksys

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: October 30, 2013, 12:03:18 AM »
read the description
I did...it clearly says ADSL.  Please CMIIW.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: October 30, 2013, 12:12:51 AM »
@Dov, who do you use for internet?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: October 30, 2013, 12:18:38 AM »
An example:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009RRZ36I/?tag=cl03f-20

I have never used this particular model, however, generally speaking Linksys is a good brand.  If at some time you might do file/print sharing, you may want to consider getting a router with one or two USB ports.

Generally speaking, I would not recommend purchasing a combo modem/wireless router.  However, if your ISP is giving them away for free, then for your needs IMO it will be fine.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: October 30, 2013, 12:22:43 AM »
read the description
The title of the item is deceptive.  It is indeed a DSL modem, but it also has a WAN port to accept internet from everything else, too.  But, then it just becomes a plain router.  There is no need for someone who has cable to buy this (IMO).

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: October 30, 2013, 12:42:14 AM »
this is the one optimum gives me (it comes with a USB port)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: October 30, 2013, 12:47:13 AM »
this is the one optimum gives me (it comes with a USB port)
Or you lease it?  If they give it to you, then of course Dov should try for that option.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: October 30, 2013, 12:50:57 AM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: October 30, 2013, 10:17:32 PM »
Or you lease it?  If they give it to you, then of course Dov should try for that option.
OK.
I do use optimum, and I will try to call them now.
Thanks
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: October 31, 2013, 09:02:32 PM »
OK.
I do use optimum, and I will try to call them now.
Thanks
No go.
Any suggestions for a cheap one?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: October 31, 2013, 09:46:51 PM »
look on amazon I think you can find a decent refurbished one for under 30 bucks

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: November 02, 2013, 09:38:02 PM »
you can generally find decent new ones for under $30... dlink and netgear usually have many options

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: November 02, 2013, 09:45:39 PM »
you can generally find decent new ones for under $30... dlink and netgear usually have many options
I don't really know what I'm looking for.
What are they called?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: November 02, 2013, 10:11:53 PM »
I don't really know what I'm looking for.
What are they called?
Search for wireless router.  Bli neder I'll look in the next hour or two.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: November 02, 2013, 10:13:03 PM »
Search for wireless router.  Bli neder I'll look in the next hour or two.
Will do.
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ETA: Are any of the cheaper ones here good?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: November 02, 2013, 10:22:18 PM »
go to newegg search for wireless router - sort by price and check reviews...