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Q: Switch to XP

I am thinking about switching from a mac to an XP machine.

Can any of you tell me any advanteges that a windows machine has to a mac?

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Preferred Solution: Switch to XP

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A: Switch to XP

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Need to no if I have this right

they have a dsl modem going to a Linksys router to a 24 port switch then to a little 4 port switch. sure, so then Would it be modem to router then router to any port on the big switch or is there an uplink port on the big switch it should go to? then you would hook a cat5e from one of the regular ports on the 24 port switch and run it to the uplink port on the 4 port switch need to no if the whole sequence is right. Hope someone can help, john will told me the cable would go from the big switch to the uplink on the small switch but I am wondering if I have it all right or not and wonderiing about from the router to the 24 port switch does the cable just go in a regular port in the big switch or if there is an uplink port does it go there. Hope you can understand my rambleing here. Thanks (please don't send me to a link) just need to no modem to router to regular port or uplink port on 24 port switch then from regular port on 24 port switch to uplink port on the 4 port switch. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows xp hookup question for modem, router, switch, to switch?

Router to uplink port on 24 port switch, and then normal port on the 24 port switch to uplink port on the second 4 port switch. An auto-MDX port on a device negates the need to worry about uplink ports for that particular cable connection.
 

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I have Windows 7 Professional on my PC. In the first load I had, the PC should automatically detect if the LAN cable was plugged in, turn off the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable was now in use.
Unfortunately, I had to reload my PC, and since then I can't get it to do it again.
So, what I'd like to achieve is this: Have Windows automatically detect when the cable is plugged in, turn of the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable is in use - and, obviously, vice versa.
Can someone tell me what I need to do, please?

A:Have Windows 7 automatically switch to LAN when cable is plugged in and switch to wireless when it's removed

Hi,
There are two methods can help you.
1. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings> and right click your wired and wireless adapters one at a time to change the properties. Select IPv4, click <Properties>
then click <Advanced>. For each one, clear the "Automatic metric" check box and assign the metric value manually. Setting your wired adapter?s metric value lower than wireless adapter one, such as ?1? for wired adapter and ?2? for wired adapter.

2. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings>,
hold down 'alt' to bring up the "File" menu, select "Advanced", select
"Advanced Settings" from the dropdown menu, adjust the priority of your wired adapter higher than your wireless adapter in the "Advanced Settings" window under the "Adapters and Bindings" tab.
Hope this helps.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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Am a new Networking BEE I had built a small network of 20 systems at my office and there I had connected a switch and router.

All the switch ports have been covered by all the systems and one port is given to the router
switch(20)----router(LAN)
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HUB(8ports)

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

It works fine for my internet connections to all the systems but how do i make authentication of passwords and username to my network systems from one server which I use server 2003 at one system

let me know the detailed step by step procedure to build.........

I would feel very happy If at all any Suggestions for me to make my Business grow.....

As early as possible ................

Thanks in Advance

Smiles....[][]
 

A:Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

>>I use server 2003 at one system

you need to enable Network Login, but that requires that win2003 have

a domain controller
a DHCP service
and a DNS service.
the Domain Controller is just another name for LDAP and it becomes the control point
for all systems.

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server
 

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I have a wireless router connected to my modem, and ALL PC's connect to that for internet.

I also have a gigabit switch I use to transfer data in between several of the machines. I do it quite often and I don't want it eating up the wifi bandwidth.
I have done it before, but it has been a long time and I cannot remember how I forced internet traffic over the wifi and local traffic through the switch
Is the only way to do it to specifically tell Windows to use the IP address of the LAN connection? I know it will work that way, forcing local traffic directly to that IP, but I seem to remember there being an easier way to do this.

Thanks.
 

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One question I need to know

If you go from DSL modem to Router then Router to switch
my question is then
If I wanted to hook another mini linksys switch into the bigger switch would you run the cat5e cable from the first switch to a reg port in the second switch or would you run it to the uplink port and then hook the 1 or 2 computers into the reg ports of the second switch.??
 

A:Solved: Windows xp-question of hookup switch to switch?

Obviously, run it to the uplink port if available.
 

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hi all,

system gets hang, pc configuration is intel 865bgf motherboard with PIV 3ghz ht processor with 80 gb samsung hdd and 266 mb ddr i reinstalled the operating system (xp pro) changed smps and changed 256 ddr but the problem still continues, when the system gets hang i am not able to use my keyboard or mouse i have to restart the system , please help me and also i have to know weather is this the hardware issue or the software issue, and also i am facing same problem with same configuration with the other customer pc .
warm regards,
pradeep
 

A:system gets hang (it freezes) only option is to switch off and switch on

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We have 3 16 port switches connected to our router. Everything has been in place and working well since last May.
Beginning this week, as soon as one employee arrives and turns on his pc, every pc on that switch loses internet access. Not network access - can still see other pc's - just no internet.

The pc causing the problems is the oldest on our network, but it is running Win10 like the others. When I check the stats on the router for his IP address, his has the highest transmission numbers.

We are scheduled to replace that pc within the next 2 weeks, but is there something I can/should look at doing in the mean time?
 

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Is it possible to switch off a laptop screen - laptop runs Windows 7 - and prevent it being switched on again, without inputting a password?

I need to keep the laptop running, therefore I can't put it to sleep and logging-off has become a pain.

I've tried the Power Options, but the display comes on again when the mouse is nudged.

I've also tried "Fn + F6" on my Acer laptop, which switches off the screen, but an accidental key press brings it to life again.

Any ingenious little prog around? None I've seen have that crucial password privacy aspect.

A:How to switch off laptop screen & password protect switch on again?

a password is is used when you are out but if you are home you don't need a password.. unless you don't trust somebody...

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Hi everyone, I searched through the forums but couldn't really find what I was looking for.

Currently we have a DHCP server set up to a switch, that has a special line connecting to a switch in our shop which is just across our back lot, giving network access to the few computers over there. They recently put in a new machine that needs network access, but they have already accidentally cut two ethernet cords. I'm looking to provide a wireless solution for the machine, but I don't want to have to spend a few thousand dollars on a large wireless switch.

Can I plug a wireless router into the switch in our shop, and essentially turn it into a wireless bridge, or is there another, simpler way to do this?

If this has already been answered, sorry for missing it!

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: DHCP Server -> Switch -> Switch -> Wireless

While you could use a router, or even configure the router to act as an access point, why not just buy a true access point? They start at $27: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCate...ame=Wireless-AP-Bridges-Repeaters&Order=PRICE
 

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Can any one advised me

I want to implement network on 6 Floor , 12-12 Port on each portion in one floor, total 24 ports on each floor keeping in mind distance between the each floors how do i connect them with fiber cable (which fiber cable i required) so speed remain constant for all floors.

How is my Idea to implement...right from server room in 1 floor where all internet connection providing to each floor. Cascading from 1 to 2 , 2 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 5, 5 to 6. UPon this setup...do i get into a low speed bandwith comparing to 1 floor Network. Does Network Gets slow by connecting through Cat5 UTP cable in cascading example.

Please adviced me.

-Thank Q>
Shiraz
 

A:How Can i Connect Gigabyte Switch to Gitabyte Switch

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Hi, guys. I have connected Huawei switch S5700-24TP-SI-AC with Cisco switch 2960 using one single fiber with LX SFP. The port is up on one side (Blinking on Huawei side) and down on Cisco side...Please help.
 

A:Huawei switch vs Cisco switch, How to connect

What kind of 2960 switch do you have? Have you checked the interface to verify the switch recognizes the optic and all the stats report back as normal? Are you using a Cisco branded optic? Do you see light being shot out from the optic in the 2960?
 

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i have this sr224 switch and i like to connect it to my giga network sr2024 switch.
now, i plug a utp belden cat5e to port 1 of sr224 and the other end to port 1 of sr2024.
what i got is the whole panel lights of sr224 will blink very fast.
is this normal? or sr224 and sr2024 cannot be paired?

thanks in advance guys
 

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Hello,

I use windows 7.
When I turn on laptop (acer Aspire 5742) cannot connect to internet until I switch user and log in again. Soon as I touch any browser icon the rest of computer stops responding as well. It's only me on computer. Have virgin media security/ spyware/ virus protection. Tried CCleaner. After I switch user everything is fine.
Additional info; On 16th October had great difficulty getting my emails from Yahoo. Sometimes sign-in box appeared without my security signature and different style of writing for browser remembered log-on details.

Cheers,

Gordon.
 

A:Solved: have to switch user to continue after switch on

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Hi Everyone.....
So, I just got Wireless Broadband hooked up in my business. I hooked the LAN to the Router and then hooked up a 16 port gigabit switch. I have three terminals coming out of it (in the bcak of the building) as well as a line running to the front of the building. At the front of the building I have the line going into another 16 port gigabit switch. I have 4 computer terminals coming out of that switch. I AM getting internet at the back of the building .....but nothing at any of the terminals after the second switch (front of the building). Can someone help?

Thanks!
 

A:Router to Switch to Switch.....No Internet at end terminals

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I thought that I had this all figured out, but my dad just asked me a question about my setup, and I can't answer it.

The setup is like this:
[ip-phones + computers]-->[small switch]-->[managed L2 switch]-->[router]-->[modem]

I have several ip-phones and computers grouped into blocks of 8. Each set of 8 is a medley of phones/computers connected to a small switch http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...nksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=3681322279B34

Each of these switches, in turn, will be connected to a managed L2 switch http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pwcnt_3448p?c=ca&cs=calca1&l=en&s=biz that will create 2 VLANS: One VLAN will contain all of the phones, and the other will contain all of the computers. In turn, each VLAN will have its own router and DSL modem, thereby separating the network traffic.

I know that I can use this L2 switch to make the VLANS based on the MAC addresses of the devices. However, the smaller switches do not support 802.1q [VLANs]. Will it be a problem that the smaller switches do not support VLANs? Essentially, will this setup work to split up network traffic?

Thanks once again,
-Roger
 

A:Computer, switch, switch, router, modem

I have the same DELL switch for my phones. You PoE will not carry across the linksys switches, so that is the first problem.
Next are the computers attached to the phones? Or does each device get its own drop?

And whats this about 2 routers and modems? Thats a bit over kill!! QoS would do the trick.

I would run all the devices off the Dell and attach the computers to the Phones (most IP Phones have a passthrough port) Configure the Dell with trunk ports with the Computer VLAN passing untagged traffic making it the native VLAN. While having the phones on a Tagged VLAN(If you phones conig allows you to set the VLAN in its config great! If not you can bind the MAC to the VLAN). The you create a QoS policy giving the VoIP traffic priority!
 

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I understand that a hub is more like a party line, where all devices hear and read data before sending it to next port, and a switch is advanced hub. But, what is a router. I know what a wireless router is, but they say a router is more advanced than a switch. Can you buy a non-wireless router?

Also, can you connect 2 switches together? So, Modem-----to Switch----to Switch----Computer

And both switches have other devices connected?

A:Hub vs Switch vs Router/ 2 Switch Story

you CAN buy a non-wireless router--but--the two I found on Amazon were only 10/100 (most modern systems use gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000) but wired are generally cheaper than a wireless router(the Cisco below is NOT cheap)--however--it's not necessary to use the wireless part of the wireless router as most have at least 4 ports (wired).

Yes you can connect switches together but they won't allow for multiple computers to connect to the Internet (at least not easily nor in a way that makes sense).

What devices are you trying to connect together?

wired routers:
Amazon.com: TRENDnet 4-Port Broadband Router TW100-S4W1CA (Black): Electronics

Amazon.com: Cisco-Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch: Electronics

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Hello all

I just installed 4GB ram on my 32 vista and it only recognized 3GB in the os (vista 32) and all 4GB in the bios. so I decided to use the /3GB Switch, by using that command in bcdedit, it all worked good. The problem is now I have 3069 mb physical memory and ONLY 209 mb Kernal Memory!!! so I used the "bcdedit /deletevalue IncreaseUserVa" and bcedit said it worked successfuly so i restart my pc and it STILL had the same memory! so right now im stuck with only 209 mb Kernal memory! any ideas on how to fix this? I looked all over google and found nothing. Should I keep these settings or try and fix it?how do i fix it?
 

A:3GB switch will not switch back, vista 32!

I am not too familiar with those commands you speak of, but I do have a question: Is the video card built into the motherboard? If so, what amount of system memory is being shared with it? Besides that, I have no more ideas to offer you. Sorry
 

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Hi, i have a AIO B50-30 and I'm trying to connect via the hdmi input socket my TV satellite box. I have found out recently that there is a switch on the side of the unit that will allow you to switch to the input channels so allowing viewing of the box and other like units Xbox etc. My issue is that I'm pressing the switch but nothing is happening it's simply staying on my desktop on Windows 10. Can anyone please help to see if I'm doing this right or am I missing something ?.  Any help, suggestions would be gratefully received since there is very little on the subject in connection with this particular model .thanks in advance.

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We are moving to a new office location. The guys who will be setting our network is proposing the following equipment:

1. 3Com 24-port 10/100 mbps switch
2. 24-port Patch panel
3. 6u data cabinet
4. 1u cable management

The new office will be a 2-floor building with around 40 computers. I asked some of my friends who are more expert on network setup and told me typical switch (Linksys, Cisco) will do if we need to save some money.

What do you think? Thanks a lot!
 

A:Is 3Com 24-switch necessary or typical switch will do?

Well, first off, I'd be specifying a gigabit switch for expandability, I can't see investing in a 10/100 switch in 2010! If you don't need a managed switch, or need to save money initially, and unmanaged switch will probably be significantly cheaper.

In point of fact, if you want to go really cheap, you can get away for less than $100!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...igabit switch&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
 

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hi

im connectiong a switch to a switch, what connection do i use straight or cross.


thanks
 

A:switch to switch straight or cross

standard rj45 cables
 

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Hello,

I've searched the forum and could not find an answer to this problem.

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise machine where at the login screen the "Switch User" button is missing and so I am unable to clear the last user.

Just about all the results I got back on this topic was how to re-enable the "Switch User". This doesn't help because I can't login to make the change.

TIA!

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Good Evening
hope someone can help

i have a netgear router dg834gt and netgear switch gs608

2 computers connected direct to router work fine (using vista!)

yet 4 computers through switch have no internet access!! (using xp)

switch is connected via Cat5E cable to router
have tried everything i can think, with exceptions of upgrading firmware!

any help would be greatly recieved! (am having to make do with dongle!)

Cheers
 

A:Solved: no internet through switch (Netgear router Netgear switch)

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So I just bought a KVM Switch mini size, the guy at the store told me that it would do the trick. The trick meaning that I would be able to switch between the Xbox 360 and the PC with no problems, at first I had a lot of trouble getting it to work until I realised that I had forgotten to plug the keyboard cable into the KVM Switch. At least I managed to get things to work... A bit.
The problem is that I manage to switch between the PC and the 360, but once I've switched to the 360 it immediately goes back to the PC. I've checked everything in the manual and I'm doing it "right" as far as I know:
"7. Switch between the computers (PC1 and PC2) by pressing the 'Select' button on the front panel.


Use the 'Hot Key' command on the keyboard. Press [Scroll Lock] quickly twice and then [1] or [2] to switch between computer 1 and computer 2."

Whenever I do this the KVM Switch beeps, switches to the 360 then back to the PC, could anyone please give me a hand?
 

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I just bought a netgear Cable/DSL router with an 8 port switch built in. I am currently still at school, so there is no need for the router, but I want to use the hardware as a switch. I am confused as to how to set this up.

The router I have is a Netgear RO318.

I know very little about setting up networks, but I assumed it would be the same as just switching out the hub. Boy was I wrong. I switched them out and it doesn't work like I thought it would. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks all.
 

A:Using router/switch as just a switch

Actually, at this very second I am trying to figure out that exact same thing! I will definately help you out if and when i get it figured out.
 

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I am in the process of setting up a pretty extensive gigabit network in my home. I have the new D-Link DIR-655 Pre-N Router with four gigabit ports and I am using all four to run to 8-port D-Link unmanaged switches in four locations. The first location is right next to the router. I have a fifth location. I searched hard for an 8-port wired gigabit router. If I had found one (at a reasonable price) I would use it as the base in from the modem then use the D-Link for wireless only (no routing). Alas ... I was unable to find one and so I am wondering if there are any issues running from a switch to another switch.
 

A:Router to switch to switch?

Only issue is a slight impariment in speed as it passes thru two switches and the router . . You may not be able to decerne it.
 

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Will it work if i connect a router to a switch to another switch to a computer?

Eg:
Router ---> Switch ---->Switch---->Computer
------------------------- |_____>Computer 2
 

A:Connecting a Switch to a Switch

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Hello ,

When I ran Windows 98, I was constantly rebooting and always switched the whole system off at the end of the day.

What are the pros and cons of leaving Windows 2000 on indefinitely?
Also, will this affect the wear of my monitor? Should that be switched off separately and the system left running?

Win2K is certainly very much more stable than 98, and hasn't crashed since I had it installed.

Pentium III
Win 2K
480 MB RAM
550 cpu

(I am looking to upgrade motherboard and videa card, etc. as soon as funds are available.)

Thanks for any thoughts you may have.

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A:To Switch off Computer, or not Switch off?

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Hello. I currently have a home network as follows.

3 PC's connected to router.
router connected to cable modem.

I would like to increase the througput on my LAN (amongst the 3 pc's) so I'm thinking about adding a switch such that it would be [3pc's->switch->router-cable modem]. I was wondering whether adding the switch would actually improve the LAN thoroughput or is this just adding unnecessarily repetetive. I am aware of the "7 layers of the osi model" of networking but am wondering whether switches and routers work on the same layers. Im assuming NO because router bases routing based on IP address while switch will deal with the MAC addresses (am i correct???). Since a switch will perform less inspections on the packets (IP filtering, SPI, etc..) am I going to get better results when adding the switch??

BTW, my router: SMC2804WBR
Switch i might add: Gigafast Mini Switch EZ500-S
 

A:To switch or not to switch? That is the question.

Your router has a 100Mbit switch in it so unless you are getting a gigabit switch and your PCs have gigabit interfaces you will get no significant boost in network speed.

You may get a small speed inrease if you buy a good 100Mbit switch - the ones integrated in home routers tend to be the bottom of the barrel type - this will give you some extra under very high loads.

What is a "good" switch? You would want something with crossbar fabric and/or cut-through packet forwarding (those are expensive).
 

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Hi - I am having to extend my network and want to use 2 switches. Current one is a Belkin 5 port 10/100. Now thinking of buying the:

Belkin 8 port 10/100 (F5D5513Iuk8) or
Netgear 8 port 10/100 (FS608) or
Netgear Prosafe 8 port 10/100 (FS108).

Which is the best one to get (I realise the Netgear Prosafe is normally more expensive but I can get it at the same price as the Belkin)?

Could anybody also advise if the second switch will provide as much speed (bandwidth, I think) to the PCs it supplies (3) as the first one which will be linked to my router and 3 PCs and a couple of printers. I would really appreciate any advice you can give - I have spent ages Googling this question and am still not clear.

Many thanks
 

A:Solved: Switch to Switch

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Would like to get some opinions on this. I have a Dell N3000 switch and a Cisco 2901 router. Somebody recommend to me to consolidate the two devices and let the N3000 switch and route. My question is, is there are performance increase? What is the downfall of bundling the two devices? What is the upside?
 

A:L3 switch VS. Router and switch

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Hi all,

Just wondering if I can connect a switch to a switch? so my network would look like this

Router ---- Switch ---- Switch - - - - computer connected wirelessly

primary reason for doing this is i want to bring the wireless router closer to the middle of my house... some areas are getting really weak signals..

Sincerely,
networkingNoob
 

A:Switch to Switch Connection?

You could do that, but why not just get a longer network cable? Ethernet on Cat-5e is good up to 100m.
 

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I like ie11 to switch to a new tab when it is created. So I went to internet options and tabs and ticked the box: Always switch to new tabs when they are created. This works fine as long as I do not shut down ie11; if I do shut it down, then when I start ie11 again,, the "go to new tabs" box has been unticked and I have to tick it again. Can anyone give me any idea what is causing this? Thanks in advance for all help. Incidentally, switching to Chrome is not an option.

A:Switch to new tab

Not really sure why that would happen have you changed anything else recently ?
I'm not a Chrome fan either
But I am a ie10 fan which I have passed on the ie11 update or better yet rolled back to ie10 for now,
I don't have any screen shots of the ie10 Tab settings page I don't think if you would post a screen shot of the options possibly we or I can see what options are shown and see if simply Unchecking Let Internet explorer decide how to open links works/ which by memory I believe still exists in ie11,
See the link above my signature for how to take and post screen shots if you need to,
Cheers.

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If I get a 4 port KVM switch:

I want to control 2 pcs and 1 laptop, the 2 pcs share the same monitor but the laptop uses it's own! so obviously the VGA cable won't be connected to the laptop

so if I switch to laptop in KVM, will it still turn off the pc monitor?

or will the pc monitor stay on? and working with PC?
 

A:KVM Switch

Yes, the monitor will be switching into stand-by, when you switch to the laptop.
Why not try to connect the laptop to the monitor as well, should be possible?
 

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Hi

Last night I left my PC for about an hour and when I came back the fan had switched off and the pc appeared to have shut down (monitor was saying no live PC connection) but the power light was still on at the front.

It switched the PC off at the main electric supply but now it won't switch on again.

When the power switch is pressed the light doesn't come on.

It is receiving power though as a small fan starts but the main big fan does one rotation and then stops.

Any ideas? I wondered if the fan was broken and the PC was recognising this and preventing it starting.

It's 3 month's old.

Can anyone offer any advice?
 

A:Help! PC won't switch on

Welcome to Techspot!

It is always more helpful if you take the time and fill in you hardware Specs in your Profile .Answers will be more accurate and faster.
Since yur machine is under warranty I recommend you take it in immediately.
Any digging around you do might ruin your coverage.Right now it sounds like you have some hardware failure.
 

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I always have this problem with my tv, which is that I always have to get up and switch around the HD AV cables when I want to switch between using my cable box, my xbox 360, and displaying my laptop on the tv monitor. If I were to buy this product:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=220262431867

how could I switch between modes? What would I have to do to switch from cable to xbox? Could I do it with the tv remote or would I have to get up and fiddle with the thing? Because the input channels on my tv are currently PC, Input 2, Input 3. Input 3 is what is used when I plug things into the AV cables.

Thanks and sorry if that didnt make sense... feel free to ask any questions
 

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All I want to do is have my DVD player (via adapter) and my computer hook up to a switch that outputs to my projector.

I found one for $20 at NewEgg but it's a "KVM" switch. What does that mean and will it still suit my purpose?
 

A:Looking for VGA switch -- What's KVM?

Would this work? It has USB inputs and VGA inputs.

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductdesc.asp?description=17-107-903&depa=1
 

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Can this be done? If so how? Please help before I take this computer with stupid XP and throw it off the highest bridge onto the busiest hwy I can find. As you can tell I'm quite flustrated and aggravated and really really really dislike XP. Thanks in advance for any advice!!
 

A:Switch from XP to ME

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HP Laptop Pavillion Model dv6451. The on off switch does not turn the computer on. The unit has power supplied by the AC adapter. Is it feasible or even possible to replace the switch?
 

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Hi guys

My first post here and I'm seeking help!

My PC has been working fine for months (since new).

It has an Aopen AK86Lmotherboard with an AMD Athlon 64 3200 processor.

I was using my PC this morning and it just switched off! I thought there hd been a power break but no.

I tried switching the PC back on, there was a quick flash of the power LED but that was it - NOTHING.

I removed the side panel and noticed a red LED on the motherboard was illuminated.

I tried to switch the PC on again, the power LED flashed and the CPU fan twitched but that's about it!

I thought it was likely to be a power supply problem so I replaced the power supply with a new one, made off all the connections correctly, connected the mains power lead, the red LED on the motherboard illuminated. I switched on from the front panel switch. Once again, the power LED flashed and the CPU fan twitched, but that was it - the red LED on the motherboard remained lit.

Any ideas guys?

Cheers

John
 

A:PC Won't Switch On!

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Since a new psu hasn`t solved your problem, I`m afraid it looks like your mobo has died.

Maybe your other psu went bad and took out the mobo, it`s not uncommon.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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IE 8 seems to have gone wacky with me. Now, aside from a number of issues for which I found other browsers have helped resolve and I don't need to use IE8 all the time, it stopped switching to new tab when I click on a link, whether ctrl-click or middle mouse button.

I checked with the settings and Switch to new tab... is on.

I'm on the verge of giving up on IE8. My most pressing issue is the auto-complete, in the address bar which was taken away. Safari is the only one of the three browsers I use (the other being Firefox) that still gives the full url when you start writing: for example: www.nyt and it gives you the complete NY Times url.

I have several issues with Firefox but, hey, I can switch to any of the three, depending on where I'm treading on. The latest with Firefox is when I click on a link in a certain website and it opens a new tab but immediately it switches to a search mode. To hell with it! I use IE or Safari when I'm reading items on that website.

Sorry to vent off this way.

Thanks

Roxy

A:IE8 won't switch to new tab

Just one example of IE8 crankiness: I tried to open www.politico.com and just got the header and footer of the website, no content. I opened the same website in Firefox and everything is fine and dandy. What to do...

Roxy

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Hi,

I'm trying to setup a Linux ISDN router and print server for a Windows home network. I will have about 2-4 Windows PC's connected to the router and I was wondering if I should connect them via switch or HUB? What's the difference anyways? and what type o cables do I need for the connections?

Thanks in advance!!
 

A:Switch or HUB?!?

I prefer a switch, though in a network this size, it really doesn't matter much. A switch routes addressed conversations directly to the destination machine's port, a hub just sprays them out all the ports. Normal CAT-5 cables are required between a switch or hub and the machines.
 

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Hi, I just bought a new PC to replace my old iMac G5, and I have pretty much no experience with Windows PCs. My new PC has no operating system but I want to buy windows 7. I currently live in Germany and didn't want a German copy so I was wondering which type to buy and where to buy it.

Thanks
 

A:Mac to PC switch?

Have you checked it out online? You can usually buy direct from MS and download it directly.

Cheers,
Kim
 

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Hello.

I'm looking for usb KVM switch (to control two or more computers, from one monitor, keyboard and mouse)

Need to have 5m cable or longer. Can you recommend me something please ?
Didn't find any other than those with cable 1.8m long
Also should support Vista and 7.
thanks
PS: this is what it looks like, but should be usb instead of ps2.
http://monitorking.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=80
Also this particular one has cables long enough which is good (at least judging from picture), thats rare find, I didn't find any longer than 1.8m as said above.
 

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when i use to switch the pc on it used to come up with my name and little picture i.e user accounts .. now comes up with a square box and says MAIN. how do i get it back like before
cheers
bash
 

A:switch on

Perhaps this will help
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305281
 

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Hello, I am trying to use my new SATA HDD inside a USB case and have it as an external drive to my laptop. I have initialised the drive in Computer Management and formatted/given it a letter. However, on subsequent bootups, it will not start when my Windows XP SP2 starts up, and for it to appear in Computer Management/My Computer/Device Manager I have to switch off the power then switch it back on.

When I go to my BIOS setup and look under Hard Drives, my internal drive and also my other external HDD (PATA, exclosed in another USB case), but it will not recognise my new drive. I believe this to be something to do with it.

I have the latest version of my chipset and I have since flashed my BIOS with the latest version off the Acer website (my laptop's brand). It's annoying, because I can get my new ext drive to work, but I can't get it to initialise when Windows boots.

I have tried to look for a newer BIOS version (Phoenix) that the one off the Acer website, because I don't trust that they bother checking for newer BIOS/Drivers, but to no avail, unless I want to pay 30 to esupport.com for a new BIOS, which I don't.

Can anyone suggest what/where the problem might be?

Thanks
 

A:Need to switch ext

In This Post There Was A Mistake In The Title, And It Was Re-submitted Shortly After With The Correct Title. Please Post Your Replies On The Other One. Thanks!!
 

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