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Multiple Tv and computer setup

Q: Multiple Tv and computer setup

I need 3 TVs to run of 3 separate computers, and I need to be able to switch which computer run which tv, very quickly. So ?computer a? needs to be able to runs 1,2 and3 (but only one at a time.) then needs to be able to switch and run a different tv in less than 1 min.

2 computer stations are located in one room and the 3rd is 20 feet away in the next. The farthest tv is 50ft away, but are all located in different areas so the building. Chrome casts and similar devices aren?t good enough to run video. We would prefer a hard wired situation.

The computers do not have hdmi ports, but do have vga. We have to have sound and video playing. Each computer station must also have 2 monitors.

Any ideas?

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I would like to setup three or four monitors on my computer. I want the screens to have individual properties but also be connected in a panoramic fashion. Can I add more video cards or should I get a ready made unit that supports several monitors? If so, where's a good place to look for one?

A:How Do I setup a Multiple Monitor Computer?

The Three main Hardware based ways to Setup Multiple Monitors

1) You can get a USB to VGA Adapter, or USB to DVI Adapter that will allow you to add an extra monitor to your computer via any USB2.0 Port. You can also add multiple extra monitors by using multiple adapters. This is a great option for viewing documents, surfing the web, using Microsoft Office and many other business tasks. This is not a good option for intense graphical situations such as HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming and 3D / CAD Workstation applications. For those types of scenarios, it is highly recommended that you purchase a high-powered multi-monitor workstation or a Matrox Dual or Triple Head2Go.

Multi-Monitor Adapters

2) You can replace or add an extra video card to your existing computer, depending on how many monitors you wish to support. Although this sounds easy enough, this is a rather complex solution for a beginner, especially when trying to find a compatible graphics card. For this reason, I am going to write an entirely seperate post on that topic and will link to it here, very soon.

Multi-Monitor Video Cards

3) You can buy a pre-manufactured multi-monitor computer. The best place to purchase a multiple monitor computer is at: Multi-Monitors.com.
They carry a multi-monitor computer line called SUPER PC that can support from 2 to 16 monitors.

Multiple Monitor Computers

Multiple Monitor LCD Displays

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I would like to setup 2 monitors on my computer. I know my computer is older but it is very fast and I don't plan on using the monitors on resource hogging stuff
My specs are
Intel pentium 4 3ghz HT ENABLED
4gb ram
1tb hdd
Nvidia gt 520 1gb
windows 7
My monitors are 2 different inputs / outputs
If I just plugged them both in to the plugin on my gpu would it work?
and have to adjust stuff?
I have never used dual monitors so I dont know.
One monitor has a 1600x900 (I plan on this being main monitor)
Other is 1024x768
what do I need to do?
Any GOOD software for this?

one of them is dvi and other is vga
Also I am new to this site and I dont know what section this should be in

A:how to setup multiple monitors? help

Win7 has some built in features for multi monitors.

This makes it better DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more...

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I'm new to this and this is my first question. I am trying to connect two fax machines to one dedicated fax line. Is it possible to connect a free-standing HP Laserjet 3330 and a system controlled Brother 5-in-1 MSC5440CN to one dedicated line without interfering with one another? I would like one in one office and another in another office. Does anyone know a way to do this? I would appreciate any help you may be able to offer.

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My office is undergoing a Win7 migration and we'll be purchasing ~20 machines. I'd like to optimize each machine by turning off various services and creating a global standard user profile. We run a workgroup, is there a way I can copy the service.msc mods and the global user profile from a single machine and apply those changes to all machines?

A:Win7 Pro Setup Multiple PCs

Hello Matteu1, welcome to Seven Forums!

What Windows 7 SKU will they be and will they all run the same one?

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This may show my ignorance, but I'm fine with that. I'm am working on a computer that needs to have both XP and Linus, as well as a large amount of storage. What I have to work with is two smaller drives and two larger drives. The thought was to partion the smaller drive to contain both OS and set it up as a RAID1 with the other small drive so that the software would be backed up (time is money with this project so I can't have downtime reloading if either crashes!). Is there any way to have the two larger ones set-up as RAID0 or will I have to have both of them as separate drives? Willing to take any other set-up suggestions as well. Thanks for your time!

A:Multiple HD setup issue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iILE007CMw&feature=related Wubi Check this out and the other videos on this site.
I wouldn't think it would matter which drive you chose to install the XP and or Linux on, though I don't think you can take two HDs and combine them. They will more than likely have to be separate drives. Let us know...Jazz

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I am trying to set up my Gateway DX4300-19 Desktop PC for dual monitors. The problem I am having is that the second monitor is not accepting the signal and or not getting the signal. I am not very tech savvy so I may be completely wrong with this so here it goes:

My video card is a ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated.

So this is how I'm trying to set it up and if I'm completely wrong please tell me what to do.

On the back panel of my desktop there is a VGA output and a HDMI output. I have the VGA going to my desktop Monitor its a gateway.

And Im trying to use the HDMI into my LCD TV as it is hung above my desktop anyway.

Am I doing something wrong or will it just not work?

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I am sure somebody out there can help with this one.

I currently take care of a small office network, please note I'm self taught and still learning.


20 computers
Main Server
Phone Server
1 vpn router (BEFVP41 V2)
2 wireless routers (Dlink DI-614+ and WRT54G)
2 trendnet switches (TE100-S24 and TE-100 S16
Other Misc Lan Printers and devices

Right now out VPN router is connected to our modem. The VPN router is then connected to the first switch which is connected to the other switch, the other 2 routers, and various computers.

We have various issues, including transfer speed, ability to see all computers on the network, etc etc. I assume the issues are in how I have the routers configured.

SO, here are my questions.

1) I no longer have a need for the wireless functionality of the 2 additional routers. Should they be replaced by switches?

2) If I keep the setup as is, how should the routers be configured, is there a good resource on the web to read about this?

3) "If someone has the time to answer this one I would be grateful." - If you were starting from scratch how would you configure this network, what hardware would you buy? Due to wiring limitations there are two areas of our building, where the additional wireless routers are now, that a router or switch or something must be used to service multiple computers.


A:Multiple Router Setup

You can't see all the computers because routers break up broadcast domains. You need to either create separate subnets on each router and set up routing between them or make the WAP's into layer 2 bridges (if possible). If you do not require the wireless could you wire the other devices directly into it? If not hang a switch off of it.

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I am trying to connect an external TV to my laptop using HDMI connection.
I turned off both of them.
Connected the cable
turned on the TV.
Turned on my laptop.
Everything is fine while the windows starting, everything is displayed on the TV, (which is determined from the bios setup).
When the welcome screen appears, it appears on the laptop, not on the TV.
nothing appears on the TV.
I entered the resolution page and pressed the detect button, all what I get is "Another display not detected"
I tried updating my nvidia card driver.
I searched the internet for any help, I found that this problem happens with a lot of people, most of them say that this problem happened only with windows 7, and the external TV was detected easily using windows XP or Vista.

Please help.

This thread is from nvidia forums showing that the problem is not in the display card driver and all of them have the problem when upgraded to windows 7.

TV Display detection broken (TV not detected) in newest drivers - NVIDIA Forums

OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Display card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Driver version: (266.58)
CPU: Intel core i5 M430 2.27 GHz
Ram: 4.0 GB

A:Setup multiple monitors (Help).

Howdy hesh, and welcome to the 7F.

Could you tell me what type of computer it is? With model number ect.


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hi !
i am using outlook 2007 and have set up multiple email ids of gmail using pop.gmail.com, the emails are well setup. now i use microsoft publisher and create the templet and send the emails.
Gmail ristricts the no of sending to 250 mails in a day. but when i have set up multiple ids in outlook and i change the default sending mail after first 250 emails, the mail starts bouncing stating your quota exceeds.

my question is does outlook also restricts the sending limits. or using the pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com server counts the emails. is there a solution for this.

A:multiple email setup using pop

rakeshmgala said:

hi !
i am using outlook 2007 and have set up multiple email ids of gmail using pop.gmail.com, the emails are well setup. now i use microsoft publisher and create the templet and send the emails.
Gmail ristricts the no of sending to 250 mails in a day. but when i have set up multiple ids in outlook and i change the default sending mail after first 250 emails, the mail starts bouncing stating your quota exceeds.

my question is does outlook also restricts the sending limits. or using the pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com server counts the emails. is there a solution for this.Click to expand...

You are identified by gmail (and counted), whatever you use. It's your IP.

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Hello Everyone,

I am in desperate need of help.

Just started new business and wanted to setup 3 additional monitors to my current laptop. Bought 3 monitors and plugged in and to my surprise only two working. Did some research and found that my laptop only has the ability to set up 2 additional monitors and not 3.

Went to local computer shop and they advised to get a video card and that should help.

Before that I tried all the below option but nothing worked

1. HDMI to USB
2. VGA to USB
3. DVI to USB

What I haven't tried is the external docking station as that is bit expensive.

My laptop is Acer Aspire F - 15 F5 -572G - 77KY
Intel Core i7 with turbo boost
NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM
16GB DDR3 l Memory

If my only option is Video card can you please suggest which one to go for and if that can be plugged into usb or something.

If there is any other option please let me know.


A:Multiple Monitor Setup

Have you seen this video tutorial.

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Is it ok to have a device on the same channel as the primary hard drive?

I currently have my primary HD by itself on one channel. On the second channel I have a slave HD and CD Burner.

I would like to have the primary HD and a CD rom on one channel, and the slave HD and CD burner on the second. Will I have any problems with this.

I am running Home XP.

A:Multiple device setup

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I have a GeForce 6600 video card that support ups to two monitors and I saw that I could set it up to display one really wide screen or to clone one screen but I want to have one screen always stay at my desktop view and only open windows with the minimze, maximize, and close buttons on top, while the other screen opens up my games. is there any way to do this.

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Hi  Hoping someone may know the answer - but is there any hardware or software I can get to allow me to output my Lenovo Y50 onto three external HDMI monitors? I need them to be extensions of the display, rather than duplicates... I tried a HDMI splitter in one HDMI port connected to 2x external monitors but it only seems to duplicate the display on two of the screens, even when selecting ''extend'' from the Win10 display options. I have a USB to HDMI converter that is allowing me to extend the display onto one additional monitor, but not onto two... Thanks in advance

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Hi Everyone,
This is my first post !
I was actually looking forward to setup multiple routers at our college(I know its quite late) where we have quite a good network of ethernet cables. Also, almost every cluster/lab has its own switch and we use static IPs with proxy to one network address( The user should be able to travel across multiple ROUTER/AP zones without changing connections.
I am sorry if I ask too much but after searching for several hours, all I got was I have to do something with MAC cloning and SSIDs.

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A:Setup multiple wireless routers

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Hello, one of our client has a retail shops in multiple locations in the country, all the retail shops are connected to the head office via ADSL internet. The head office has an inventory application. We need to place one PC at every shop and connect to the head office inventory server to work remotely.

I need to some suggestions and better security solution please?

A:VPN setup for a group of multiple offices

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I have a Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop. I recently upgraded to WinXP-Home. I just plugged in an external monitor but when I go to Display Properties/Setup, I don't see 2 monitors pictured... so I can't run my system with a multiple monitor desktop... all I can do is display the same image on both the Laptop LCD and the external monitor.

Clues? Solutions?

A:multiple monitor setup problem

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So if I move a window from my 144 hz monitor to one of my 60 hz monitors it gets laggy. I have also noticed that if I fullscreen a window on my 144 hz monitor that I will get some strange tearing in specific places when I scroll up and down. If I revert the 144 hz monitor down to 60 hz it goes away. It also goes away by switching to windows basic instead of aero? Does anyone else have experience with this? I am pretty sure it is a windows problem.

I looked it up and other people had a similar problem as well. Sadly not many people use monitors beyond 60 hz so I doubt that this will be patched anytime soon.

A:Wierd Lag With Multiple Monitor Setup

Could be Graphics card maybe, check and update drivers.

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Hello, I have an ASUS laptop integrated into my Bedroom Theater and 2.1 sound system. Currently I have an Audioquest Dragonfly DAC plugged into the USB 2.0 port from there the 1 stereo output of the Dragonfly heads over to a spliter after that one end goes to an amp for the main speakers and the other goes to a wireless transmitter for the subwoofer and all the filtering gets done at the sub Via a low pass filter @ 60Hz
I want to get rid of the headphone splitter and use the factory (unused) output for the subwoofer (if Possible)
also I do want to bypass the sub's built in low pass filter for something in the PC itself

Laptop info
8GB Ram
Audioquest Dragonfly. (Stereo)
Realtek "HD" audio (stereo)

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I came across this wonderful site in search of answers.

I have a huge problem that I have no clue where to begin. I recently started to get BSOD's when my dog just barely tapped my tower. I was playing Metro 2033 and all it did was stutter really bad then shut down. No bsod or anything. I went to boot it back up and nothing came on, except I could see my fans were on and I heard my hdd spin, but nothing else. No monitor, no keyboard, no mouse. Panic set in lol! So I unplugged everything and let it sit there for a while then started it back up. Everything worked just great! Except I started to get a bsod every now and then tagged with the nothing posting unless I left it alone. I swapped video cards with one I knew worked (ati X1800xt) installed drivers and went to reboot (no bsod at this time, and your supposed to restart after driver install) then the normal nothing comes up. So I took the x1800 out and put it back in the old system I had. Well then that wouldn't do anything either!! Seeing as I was frustrated I removed that card from the old computer and let it sit. After some time I put the x1800 back into the old computer and it worked like it never left. (I also tried the HD 6950 in the old pc and it didn't do anything either - that was before I put the x1800 back into the old pc - but I thought that might be the psu not being powerful enough) So I took the new computer apart minus the processor and left the pieces sit apart. Then I found another old board I h... Read more

A:Multiple BSOD's on brand new setup.

ASACPI.sys the 2005 version is a huge cause of BSOD's

Please visit this link: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- download_item_mkt
Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit " (it's about the 8th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005).

ASACPI.sys fffff880`03f9a000 fffff880`03fa2000 0x00008000 0x42476c4c 28/03/2005 06:30:36
Update your Realtek NIC drivers

Rt64win7.sys fffff880`0466a000 fffff880`0469c000 0x00032000 0x49a65b0d 26/02/2009 13:04:13
Check your system stability with OCCT

Test your RAM
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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I need to set up 4 wireless routers on the existing network which has 4 hubs located at different floors. These hubs will be replaced by wireless routers. The signal from each wireless routers will allow access to multiple computers on each floor. Any suggestion as to how I should set up new routers. If there is a diagram available I would appreciate if you could display or email.

A:Multiple wireless router setup

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Hi. I have a laptop with XP. I use it for work and at work we have a sharing network which I use to access network printers. At home I have a wireless network set up. I also have a printer hooked up to a computer with Windows Vista. Is there a way I can access that printer without removing myself from my network at work?

A:How do you setup multiple sharing networks

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I've encountered multiple specific problems hence why the thread title is "multiple problems".

So it all started when a recent Windows 10 update was installed on to my brother's laptop. Laptop restarted and did not boot up. Encountered a srttrail.txt error. Read many posts on this. I tried bootrec, bcdedit, startup repair, chkdsk, scannow......the laptop always got stuck at a blank black screen or could not repair the startup.

I downloaded an ISO from the microsoft site to try and re-install Windows, burned it to a dvd at max speed (using my laptop), then booted it on to my brother's laptop under Legacy Boot mode. It booted well except it could not accept the product key which came with the ISO file (which came from a site that was partnered with Microsoft). We checked the product key multiple times....no success. I tried downloading a pre-activated ISO file to bypass the product key screen and I get to the "Select driver to install" screen telling me I am missing a media file. I downloaded a chipset onto a usb drive and selecting it but the laptop keeps saying "Could not find any drivers".

So.....is the ISO corrupted? Did I burn the ISO too fast? Is the DVD scratched? Do I need to edit any settings in BIOS? This is an Acer laptop with an i7 processor.
By the way, By brother downgraded to Windows 8.1 because he used somebody else's Windows 8.1 cd to repair his computer.....or at least that's what he told me. Anyho... Read more

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I have a windows XP and I have 3 accounts I am trying to link to one library. One of the accounts is and admin account the other two are limited. I tried placing all the music in the shared music folder, changed the music folder location to that, and change all the music database files by opening iTunes while holding shift like i have seen said to do multiple time on the internet. For some reason when I held shift and opened iTunes it didn't do anything besides open iTunes. I also tried setting them all to the default location of their own music folder then used Junction Link Magic to link the iTunes folder from each account to the iTunes folder in the shared music folder. My admin account works fine but in the other two when I try and open iTunes it says "the file is either locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission." If it is the share folder shouldn't the limited account be able to access it? It can create and delete folders. Any solution or fix would be very appreciative.

A:iTunes Setup: Multiple Accounts-One Library

Hi, This tutorial might help a little, it is more for moving files from one hard drive to another....though there is some basic info that you may need.


Mostly it depends on the version of iTunes, you should be running ver. 7. whateverit'satnow....updated about every two weeks it feels like..

And, here is some better info on what you want to do:

http://ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/ask-ilounge-4-27-07/ Scroll down to "And now, for this week's Ask iLounge column:

Q: My husband and I share a computer but use separate iTunes libraries. He recently purchased a CD from the iTunes Store that I really want to add to my library. Is there an easy way to do this? "

Some info here as well: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ar...o-rebuilding-or-cleaning-your-itunes-library/

Good stuff on rebuilding and consolidating the Library into one place just scroll down to the part:

"1) Move all of your media files to one folder on your computer&#8217;s hard disk. If you&#8217;ve already moved all of your music and video content into iTunes, this is easy. Go into iTunes Preferences, pick the Advanced Tab, making sure you&#8217;re on the General sub-Tab. Then checkmark two checkboxes: &#8220;Keep iTunes Music folder organized,&#8221; and &#8220;Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library.&#8221; Hit OK, then look at the ... Read more

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Hi, I am experiencing a loss of RAM in windows XP with a multi-video card setup. Here are the system specs:
P5W64WS Professional
QX6700 Intel Processor
4 x 1G Supertalent DDR2 800
2 x Seagate 160G HDD
4 x XFX 7300 GT video Cards with 256 MB DDR2
XP Pro

Here is what I have done so far. For the people that may not be familiar with this particular motherboard, it has 4 x PCI-Express slots, and readily advertises its ability to handle 4 video cards and 8 displays on the front of the box. Tested the system with one video card, the normal 3 Gigs of RAM were visible in XP. I put another video card in PCI-E slot #2 and visiable RAM drops to 2Gigs in XP. I switched the second video card to PCI-E slot #3 and same issue. I added a third video card and visible RAM stays at 2 Gigs in XP. When a fourth card is added the RAM drops to 1.37 Gigs.
At this point I took out 2 Gigs of RAM and removed all but 1 video card. The 2Gigs were displayed in XP with the single video card. I added another video card and 2Gigs remained visible. I added a third video card and the 2 Gigs were still visible. The fourth decreased visible RAM to 1.37 Gigs.
All displays are running fine and system is stable. I am just curious if this RAM decrease is normal, if there is anyway around it, and why it is dropping at all if the video cards have dedicated memory. THanks for your time.

A:RAM loss in multiple Video card setup

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I have 5 HDD in the new XP system I'm building. I know 2 spindles is better than 1 for performance, but with 5 the options seem endless. This is what I was thinking would give me the best performance, any markups?

A) 500GB SATA2
B) 500GB SATA2

Partitioning is as follows:

A) 500GB is partitioned into two pieces:
[A1] is 30GB for Windows
[A2] is 470GB for Images (photos, digital stills)

B) 500GB is partitioned into two pieces:
[B1] is 15GB for SWAP and system temp directory
[B2] is 485GB for Applications & user data

C) 300GB is for backup

D) 160GB is scratch 1

E) 120GB is scratch 2

Mounting/Paths are as follows:
[C] =E:\

So, I only have 3 drive letters for my 5 drives and 7 partitions.
I partitioned the OS separately so that it's on the front and fast 30GB of the first 500GB.
I partitioned the SWAP/TEMP separately so that it's on the front and fast 15GB of the second 500GB
I've got apps on a different spindle than the OS
I've got 2 "scratch" disks, each it's own spindle, that Photoshop or burning can use....

I'd like to think this is well thought out, but I'm opening it up for criticism...and if you've read this far- thanks!

A:HDD layout suggestions for multiple spindle setup?

I am not sure why u would need the 300GB for backup but I see no other problem with this setup as I see it. but I am sure I am overlooking some thing.

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First off, let me apologize for mis spellings, this laptop needs a new kayboard badly.

What im doing is setting up a 2nd wireless router to extend wireless network to other half of house and Garage.

My main wireless router is a WRT54G... Nice base model, used for DNS/DHCP and my main network config.

2nd router (in diff room) is a Truemobile 2350 (Piece of junk sold to my parents by dell when they bought a laptop)

Anyways, they are both setup, and both run off different networks. main is 192.168.1.X (x being maker for each machines specific address) and the trumobile runs on 192.168.2.X...

The issue is, each will provide me Internet, but when im on the truemobile, I cannot see shared stuff on my network.

Heres a little "diagram" of how its all connected.

Gateway (actiontec DSL)--WRT54G--Cisco Catalyst(forgot wat series)----Tuemobile.

Any ideas? (This is sad since I majored as a Cisco CCNA for two years :'( )

A:Solved: Multiple Wireless router setup

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I am probably making this more compicated than it is, but here goes:
(picture with 1000 words) Here is what I am trying to accomplish, but I am abit confused by all the various settings, WAN, LAN, Subnet, etc...

Any help / guidance would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Network Setup w/Multiple routers

You can either configure the Netopia 2210N into bridge mode and use the WRT54G as a standard router connected to the WAN port of the Linksys, or configure the WRT54G as a WAP.

In any case, you'll want to configure the Linksys BEFW11s4 as a WAP using the following configuration. This applies to the WRT54G as well if you decide not to bridge the Netopia.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the ro... Read more

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Hi guys,

I haven't posted in a while, but I have a problem that is really beginning to frustrate me!

I was recently running a setup with dual monitors. This allowed me to move toolbars and menus out of the way to maximise working area when 3D modelling. Unfortunately, I've had to temporarily rever back to a single monitor.

The problem is, when I load the application and open the toolbars, they open off the screen, on the missing second monitor. I'm sure there is a quick and easy way of fixing this problem, but I can't find what it is for the life of me! I'd really appreciate it if somebody could help out.

Thanks very much.

A:Change from multiple to single monitor setup

For XP.
Right click the desktop and click properties.
Click the settings tab.
Right click the monitor with 2 in it and click the attached
listing to uncheck it.
Click apply/OK.
May have to restart.
For vista.
Right click the desktop and click personalize.
Click display settings at the bottom of page.
Do the same as above.

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I currently have a dual screen setup, the primary a computer monitor and the secondary an HDTV hooked up via HDMI cable. Accordingly I have 2 sound setups; a set of speakers at my desk and the other is the TV's speakers.

The problem is most programs have no option to choose the audio playback device. Everything goes to the default in Windows, so I have to manually change it every time to either the TV or the speakers. I only really use the HDTV to watch videos and want only the sound from that specific program to play on the TV, and everything else on my desk speakers.

I had a workaround to this in Vista. By setting the default audio device to the HDTV Windows would automatically switch the audio output to the speakers when disabling the secondary monitor which could be done easily with UltraMon. Windows 7 audio playback doesn't seem to detect this change so I'm wondering if anyone knows of a solution or workaround.


A:Windows 7 Multiple Audio Playback Setup


Just updated my audio drivers so now the HDMI audio device becomes disabled when the monitor is.

My only question now is if theres a way to choose the audio output for specific programs.

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Hi folks.

Short story: I'm working with a Win7 laptop to configure a Wifi AP network using 3 nodes and I'm stuck.

Long version:

I've spent the last two days beating my head against the virtual wifi wall of my landlords Lodge and RV Park. She has a large piece of property with 5 acres of scattered buildings and wants to provide wireless internet services to her guests.

Silly me. I thought I'd be a good guy and offered to help with setting up a 3 node WiFi AP set-up. Oops.

Here's the basic config that I thought would work:

Cable company supplied modem > Belkin N600 DB Wifi AP w/ 5 port Router (DHCP enabled, serves IP Range > > Netgear 5 port dumb switch > 3 ea EnGenius ENH200 outdoor APs configured with serial SSIDs (xxxLodge1 through 3) and using sequential IP addresses starting with through the Default Gateway is set as DHCP is NOT enabled (as I typed that I wonder if I should set the Default Gateway to or config the Belkin to serve from to ?)

The ENH200s will broadcast their happy little SSIDs all day long, they'll connect to my laptop with pure glee and if I connect directly to them with the LAN port on my laptop I can communicate with them via LAN too. What I can't do is get them to talk to the internet. EVER. Not even a tiny little peep of intertubes. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I can talk to them wirelessly or via LAN when th... Read more

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Certain PCs at work have multiple Domain users log into them and they all need XP mode. Because each user is unique, a new profile is created, and for XP Mode to work as I need, I end up having to install XP mode for each user. It's a pain. 
What I've done now is to install the XP Mode under the Public profile, configure it as I need, and save the image. When you install for a new user, you're forced to overwrite the existing VM, which I let it do its thing, and when done, I just throw my saved
image to the new user's XP Mode folder, and I'm good.
My question is... Is there an easier way to get this accomplished? Maybe a Registry key or two that you can just insert that points to the XP Mode folder under Public, so I don't have to install per user? Maybe something Global that would only force my to
install once, and all new users logging in would be configured for it automatically. 

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Hello everyone,
I'm trying to work with new home setup and I'm having difficulty. I cannot connect to the internet using this method (See the pic below). Can anyone please can guide me on how to make this setup work with all the computers being able to connect to the internet?
Here is the image:

Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Unique Multiple Router setup

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I have a HP NC6000 laptop and a HP 17" TFT screen and i have an ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 series display adaptor. currently my laptop is connected onto a port replicator and i have the sceen plugged into the DVI port on the port replicator and it used to be plugged into the normal monitor port. what i want to do now is to have my 17" monitor showing a movie or a spreadsheet or something else while i have another program working on my primary laptop screen. well... the technically challenged person i am knows what i want but can't get the stupid pc to do it. i have set my display setting to extend my desktop to the 17" monitor but all it does is show me the background wallpaper... how do i get it to do what i want it to? all input is appreciated.

A:Multiple Screens setup - ATI Radeon 9600 series

If you can move your mouse across from one screen to the other you have it set up properly. All you need to do is drag the video screen across onto the other monitor ( if it is full size you will have to shrink it down first)

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I am looking to setup a preview panel on a 2nd monitor which will show the contents of each open window on the 1st monitor; similar to how you can preview the window by scrolling over it on the taskbar.

1st monitor is at 1080p and the 2nd closer to 720p. I have my desktop set to extend displays so they display at their native res.

My situation: I have 4 maximized windows for projects I work on, all open and maximized at the same time. It's a bit tedious to switch back and forth between them in certain instances when I'm just looking to see what % a process is at, for instance. As a result I'm looking to use my 2nd monitor as a means of seeing previews of these windows. I would like it divided into a 2x2 grid where each quarter of the screen is a preview of 1 of the 4 windows.

If this is possible, how would I go about doing it? Would I need 3rd party software?


A:Setup previews on 2nd monitor for multiple maximized windows on 1st?

Not possible?

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I have to assign IP addresses in the network, first using FLSM (fixed length subnet mask) and then using VLSM (variable length subnet mask). In each case and for each subnet, explain how many IPs required, what IP do you assign to which host/interface in the network, what is network id, broadcast IP, minimum IP, maximum IP, and possible number of hosts. In your implementation, use a contiguous block of any appropriate private IP addresses.

the network looks like this:


Hosts per Department:
Dept. A has 30 hosts.
Dept. B has 506 hosts.
Dept. C has 240 hosts.

Looking forward for your replies!

Please take contact in person if you feel this is something you can help me out with...

I think ive done it right with Dept. A, you can see my setyp here:
https://gyazo.com/1839dc61daebd575b2b74ad9ba411f36 (this is for FLSM not VLSM)

Thanks in advance!

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I am trying to setup my Outlook at home for multiple email accounts, and while the end result is close to what I want, the security seems a little suspect. Here is the background information: I am running Windows XP, with one user account. I am using Outlook 2002 SP3. I have three email accounts, all of which originate from the same ISP. What I WANT to have happen is that I have a separate Outlook login for each of my three email accounts, after I log into Windows with my one user profile.
Here is what I setup so far: Using the Control Panel/Mail application, I setup three separate (mail) profiles, and selected the option for ‘Prompt for a profile to be used’. Also, there are three separate data files which are associated with each of the three email addresses (Outlook1.pst, Outlook2.pst, Outlook3.pst). As far as I can tell, all that setup is correct. When I open Outlook, immediately – before the application finishes loading – the ‘Choose Profile’ prompt box appears on the screen and forces me to select one of the three that I setup previously. So far, so good. Now comes the part that does not make sense to me. No matter who I am, I can select any of the three profiles, and the next action that occurs is for the inbox to open. The good news is that the inbox is correctly associated with the profile I selected. The bad news is, well, why is the inbox opening without asking me for my password? At this point, I can open any message that already exists in the inbox. No pas... Read more

A:Incorrect Outlook Setup for Multiple Email Addresses?


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(I apologize in advance for the headache reading this will cause)

I'm trying to move my Windows 10 partition to another hard drive, and change the disk to GPT without losing data.
I'm trying to avoid a clean installation as it takes me several days and even weeks to install all the software and I need to keep working.
It is a music recording / mixing setup, so it will be great if I could divide some of my hard drives in more than 4 partitions.

I'd like to:

1) Move my WIndows 10 partition (MBR in Disk 2) to Disk 0 (changing it to GPT) [if this is at all possible]
2) Keep Disk 1 as it is (data that cannot be lost)
3) Use Disk 2 for different as basically a wildcard for other data, backups, old projects, etc.

Does anyone know how this can be done?

I'll clarify why the messy partition setup...

Originally disk 2 wasn't part of the equation, I had a hard drive stopped working, and I sent it for an RMA.
In the mean time, I purchased disks 0 & 1, and installed as follows:

Disk 0:
- Partition 1: System Reserved
- Partition 2: Windows 7
- Partition 3: Data
Disk 1:
- Partition 1: Data
- Partition 2: Data
- Partition 3: Data

I received disk 2, I installed it, and a while later, Windows 7 failed (it stopped detecting the ethernet port for some reason and I couldn't make it work), I decided to do a clean install but I kept that partition in case I managed to find a solution.

I took the opportunity to install Windows 10 and try it out to see if I could st... Read more

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Ok, so this may seem like a simple, stupid question at first, but it's not.

I have a HTPC/NAS/Server PC in my living room. It is hooked up to my TV and my Onkyo 7.1 receiver though HDMI with a optical cable for audio. All that was kinda useless, just saying.

System Specs:
AMD A8-3880D @4.9ghz on aircooling @1.35v
8GB DDR3 @2133mhz
12TB of data storage
Mini ITX AS-Rock motherboard
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

So here's my situation. I have 2 user profiles on my HTPC, one is strictly for media. I run XBMC, Google Chrome, a few games like GW2 and Minecraft, and Spotify on this profile. That is it, I have access to everything else locked out, because my friends like to mess with me and change settings.

Then I have my Server user. I run 5 minecraft servers that normally have around 50 people on them all together, and a ventrilo server. Along with my torrent program, and other various server apps running in the background.

I have my PC set to automatically log into my HTPC profile when windows boots. I also have my server profile set to start the 5 Minecraft Servers, along with every other app, at log in.

The issue is, my power tends to go out a lot. I have bad lines running into my apartment and my power company is working on it. I have it set to if there is A/C power loss, the PC turns back on once it is restored.

I want it set, so that when the PC boots back up, it will log in my HTPC profile and take it to the desktop, and at the SAME TIME, login my Server p... Read more

A:HTPC/Server Setup. Multiple Account Logins


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Networking gurus:

For many years I have run a web/email server (Fedora) out of my home. I have a single fixed IP address that comes in like so:

Cable modem <---> Router <---> internal devices

Among the internal devices is my server, and of course our home pc's, wireless laptops, etc. Internally, they all communicate over 192.168.0.x addresses.

Today I will be upgrading my internet connection, and among the changes will be a move to 5 external static IP addresses. The reasons for the move are not relevant, but here is my question:

Is there any advantage to changing my connection setup like so:

IP 1 : Cable modem <---> Server
IP 2 : Cable modem <---> Router <---> internal devices (excluding server)

Alternatively, would it make sense to use this 2 IP address setup, then use a 2nd NIC on my server to maintain direct (internal) connectivity from my internal devices to the server? Are there any issues around this (like putting the NIC's on separate subnets, etc.)?

A:Solved: Need recommendation on setup for multiple fixed external IP

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Hello..I am running the Windows XP home ed. OS. I physically connected a Samsung SyncMaster 750S monitor to my Dell Latitude C800 laptop. Upon booting up, the 2nd display monitor displayed an exact duplicate of what is on my laptop screen..

The problem is, I would like to have the laptop as the main monitor, followed by an extension using the Samsung, extending the horizontal field. I went into Help in Win XP and it told me to
click Identify on the Settings tab in Display to have a large number displayed on each monitor.
The Identify button or option does not appear though, so I can't set it up the way I want.

The video card in the laptop is supposed to be able to handle this kind of setup, so I suspect it's an adjustment in XP's control panel...any help would be gratefully appreciated...thanks,

A:Multiple monitor setup for Dell Latitude C800

Steve- You might want to take your email address out of your posts--the webcrawlers will be spamming you madly if you don't....

Your Dell--what video adapter is installed?

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I have an Envy 700-074 tower with two monitors connected via the onboard DVI ports. How can I connect a third monitor?- should I buy an additional graphics card and risk interrupt issues with the motherboard provided DVI ports?   OR- should I buy a USB monitor or USB adapter for my third monitor?- is there another option?  

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I have a dual screen setup where the two monitors are physically placed above one another. This is reflected in Windows' 'Screen Resolution' settings, where the bottom screen is set as the main screen.

Now the issue I would like to find a workaround for is, when I attempt to do the standard Windows 7 tiling move (ie. drag a window to either corner of either screen), that window gets automatically tiled to the respective side of the screen (so far so good). However, when I try to move it towards the top of the screen [so as to maximize it], it will naturally cross over from the bottom screen to the top LCD.

I would like to be able to maximize windows by moving them towards the top of either of the [two] screens.

I found a utility which prevents the mouse from crossing over from one screen to the other (unless a hotkey is being held), however this hasn't remedied my maximize window on the bottom screen issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

(I understand I can achieve what I need using the Win+Up Arrow keycommand, but being able to do so with the mouse is something I'd love to retain [or be able to toggle the behaviour]...)

A:Maximize Window Issue [On a Multiple Screen Setup]

Hi Beeski, welcome to the Seven Forums.

This might work, just an idea: What if you drag the upper display in Screen Resolotion Tool a few hundred pixels right? Theoretically it should then work so that bringing a windows to top of the lower display at left of the display it should stop and expand, whereas using the overlapping part is should move to upper display.

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okay, having trouble dual monitor setting up my cousin's pc. in the device manager, under display, it shows ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, and, ATI Radeon 4200 Series. now. I tried to setup a second monitor to it through vga, but it didn't detect the second monitor. monitor is fine. the original wasn't detected in the second one either. stays in power saver mode like it is plugged into nothing.

i am too a picture to show you the back of the pc. i know what to do once the monitor is detected, to enable the small greyed out second display in the display settings, but only ONE monitor box is shown.

much help would be appreciated =)

(the old monitor is plugged in to the left, and below, the lone bga port is the one we are trying to use.)

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Hey guys,

I am in the process of putting (5) 3TB HDD's into my computer (Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) to rip my Blu-ray collection to for playback in my home theater room via a Popcorn Hour player. Each drive is independent and I will be systematically filling one drive before going onto the next.

The problem is that the Popcorn Hour players communicate with the PC by specifying one folder via SMB that contains all of my media. Since I am doing independent drives, there will be one master folder on each drive containing all of the media for that said drive. Meaning, in terms of the Popcorn Hour/SMB setup, there are five folders I need it to *see* and catalog.

Without doing a RAID setup, and without using something like FlexRAID, is there a way to make a folder in Windows 7 that I can point the Popcorn Hour player to via SMB but that contains the five master folders from the five independent hard drives?

I.E. - I need a folder that can hold all five media folders from my five hard drives but without that master folder taking up any space on my C drive. Is this possible?


A:Master folder for multiple hard drives without RAID setup

Look up Junction Points

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Hi! Im trying to improve my home network. Currently I have the modem and wireless router setup in my basement with one computer hardwired to the router and multiple laptops spread throughout the house. However the laptops at the top of my house do not have good signal.

My house is wired with ethernet cabling throughout the house and walls. What I want to do is to take advantage of this wiring and setup multiple routers or AP's throughout house (not sure about difference). Also to even allow some laptops to connect with an ethernet cable rather than wireless.I am not sure how to do this currently.

All the ethernet cableing converge in my garage as an unfinished mess (see pic). I wanted to run a cable from my router to a plug in the wall which would take the signal to my garage. I would then need some kind of device like a hub or switch but i am not sure what kind of device. I was hoping it would then distribute the signal to the other wires and send it throuought the house. I then wanted to connect another device that would like another router or AP in a another part of the house but am unsure what kind of device and how to do so.

If anyone could help me out it would be much appreciated.

A:Need help to setup home network with multiple Access Points or Routers

With Ethernet wiring available you have some nice choices;
use wires to access remote locations
and place wireless in the room(s) needed
Likely you can just wire to each floor and the garage and then let the wireless be accessed from those locations.

The Modem==>#1Router can control all the DHCP assignments and assuming that you only need four remote locations, you can use a 4-port router. If you need more than four, you will need a Switch, eg
modem==router---switch-- four connections
+---- three more connections
Each port from the router is wired to an Access Point or a WiFi router (doesn't matter so use whatever you have). The trick is
disable the dhcp in each Wifi device
attached the ethernet from #1Router to any LAN slot on the WiFi (leaving its Wan slot empty)
This will place all the WiFi on the same subnet as #1 router and sharing et al works across the board

WiFi setups:
start with just one to get the setup running and then you can use that as a template to
config the others. When performing this task, ALWAYS connect a pc to the Wifi device with a cable!

a) change the SSID to something unique to you but not obviously name, address ,,, (
you could add a suffix to it to identify one from the other

b) set a unique channel on each WiFi router to reduce interferrence.
(if you're using a DSL service, then make sure all phones in the house have a new filter attached)

c) enable encryption (WPA2 or WPA in that ... Read more

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