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

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

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?

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

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.
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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!


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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I recently switched from DSL to cable. No issues on DSL. Since switching to cable, I haven't been able to connect more than one computer to the wireless access point at one time. I have three computers, one running W7, one on xp, and one on Vista. All three of the computers have been able to connect to the WAP when connecting alone.

I am using a wap54g linksys access point. Setup is internet -- coax -- cable modem -- ethernet -- wireless access point

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ga.comcast.net.
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8445:3604:b2eb:fdc4
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ga.comcast.net.

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ga.comcast.net.
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:1863:b303::1863:b303
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:43bf:9ba4::43bf:9ba4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

Tunnel adapter isatap.hsd1.ga.comcast.net.:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ga.comcast.net.

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . ... Read more

A:Cannot Connect More Than One Computer to Wireless Access Point, After Switch to Cable

I suspect that your old DSL modem had built in router capabilities and your new cable modem either does not have router capabilities or has them disabled and is operating as a simple bridge or gateway. In either case, the connecting computer is getting a public IP address assigned to it. Most residential broadband service comes with only one available (and usually dynamic) public IP address per customer.

If possible you, should see if you can configure your modem to operate as a router with Network Address Translation (NAT). If not, you may need to replace your wireless access point with a wireless router.

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As my PC will be moved upstairs soon where there is no way to get a ethernet cable any more,
I will be forced to go wireless...
I have never wanted it and never used it except on my mothers laptop witch is obviously built-in.
So my experience with wireless stuff is very low...

some fact that may play a role for your comments:
-from PC to modem/router threw the walls will be about 8 yards max.
-there is a chimney in the direct path from PC to modem/router.
-there is barely any metals used in the house although the modem is placed next to the water-main.
-the laptop of my mother never had any issues and is about 2 years old cant tell you the what hardware it used ATM.

Now what I want:
-I want my 6.4 MB/sec speed (other wireless devices dont play any role > mom laptop (80% facebook and 5% mails and 5% searching the web and the rest is youtube lol ; and the smart TV really doesn't do anything except for streaming some video clips very rarely.

- I NEVER want to get disconnected!! not even for a millisecond if you catch my drift.

- I prefer an internal piece of hardware witch I have a PCI slot for with the room. Although I would also like to be able to give internet to multiple PC's or whatever , ya never know ; LAN party for example...
i do realize a switch would suffice but I'll just give you everything because I know there are many ways to go wireless. just dont know crap about them...

- I'm not a millionaire but I dont buy crap so keep that in... Read more

A:Solved: Help! need to switch from ethernet cable to wireless connection to modem/rout

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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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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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Dear Support,

I have an in-house web application that accesses Windows network locations, using something like this:

<a href: file://<file-location>>Click here</a>

The internal website is added to Trusted Sites, with security settings to allow the application to open folders/files within our network.

In Internet Explorer, on Windows 7, this works fine.
On Windows 10, although this still works fine in Internet Explorer (without any messages), Edge prompts the user to confirm the irritating Did you mean to switch apps? message.
Can this be removed/overwritten/anything?!

Thanks in advance

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Yes i know it should be other way around,but i did this because i tried everything on the d-link dir-655 to get portforwarding and krap even dmz and nothing so i put my main comp on switch so people could join mt civ4 games hosting. However i have a network it works but it slow since the router is plugged into the switch. I cord goes from switch to wan port on router. I also have a second comp and an xbox i want to have assigned ips. Shaw only assigned 2. Is there a better way because when 2nd comp is in switch file transfer is way faster when it no it lik 10mb/s max very slow. The main comp cant detect other comp behind router. The 2nd comp can connect to main comp infront of router fine. Speeds main issue and jsut wondering if there a better way that wont screw me hosting games.

A:Router plugged into a switch

How old is the switch? If it is a 10mb switch then you will be limited to that.

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I want to know if it's possible to create a scheduled task that switches on the computer from hibernation at a specific time, gets past the user logon screen (it appears even though I haven't set a password) and then hibernates after a certain duration.

A:how to switch on the computer automatically?

Originally Posted by yatida

I want to know if it's possible to create a scheduled task that switches on the computer from hibernation at a specific time, gets past the user logon screen (it appears even though I haven't set a password) and then hibernates after a certain duration.

can be done but why? you have to remotely access the comp?

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With the user accounts on my computer if someone leaves there's on adn the screen goes to screensaver, or then long enough to hibernate, when we go back on it goes to the user account who last left it on. Just want to know if theres a way to set it so say if I left my user aco**** on and then it went to screensave that when I moved the mouse it would go to the switch user screen. So my account can still be logged on about it will show the user aco****s screen when I move the mouse/wake up computer.

A:How to set to automatically switch user??

Not possible sorry.

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I have vehicles with mobile broadband cards in them which provide a wifi connection for laptops in the vehicles. Once the vehicles return to our building, I need them to connect to the building wifi connection automatically (even though it has less wifi signal strength than the mobile broadband cards which are much closer to the laptops in the vehicles). I'm looking to have the laptops see the building network connection and disconnect from the mobile broadband wifi connection, and connect to the building wifi. This cannot be accomplished with Windows network preference ordering, and "connect to a more preferred network if available" does not seem to work either, as the building wifi connection does not have a signal strength as strong as the mobile broadband cards.

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Hi I have an   HP Pavilion G6 2210sa withan Intel Centrino Wireless N 1030 wifi card,  runing Windows 10 x64 fresh installation Bios Version F.26 I am having issues with wireless connectivity. In device manager there are no error symbols. I can connect via ethernet with no problem. When I go into the bios F.26 and reset to default settings and start windows 10, The adapter functions fine and i'm able to connect to wireless networks. Upon restarting the laptop I'm faced with the original issue the f12 key changes to orange, and stays orange toggling from airplane mode to wifi mode. Windows trouble shooting suggests that the wireless capability is turned off. It suggests to turn the wireless capability back on using the function keys (F12). I do this and cannot connection to any wireless networks. I have prevented the computer turning off the wifi adapter power in device manager. Please could you suggest a solution?? Many Thanks in advance   

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I was having trouble with my pavilion burning up hard drives so I purchased a new one rather than replacing it with the same one HP always done. I purchased the hard drive from Best Buy and they installed it into my laptop. I then loaded the OS and applications and drivers using the original recovery disks provided by HP. After that I updated windows XP until all the updates were completed.
My problem is that the computer doesn't recognize usb mouses. I tried using my Razer Diamondback and it wouldn't recognize the hardware. After using the driver install disc provided with the mouse it still wouldn't work. I also attempted to download the lastest drivers directly from the website and that wouldn't work. I've had two other people who are much more computer literate than myself look at the computer and they couldn't figure out the problem either. It appears that it is only a problem with mice. I tried another mouse and it didn't work either. Also it recognized other usb 2.0 equipment just not mice. My friend also said that with the current XP installation service pack 2 it should automatically recognize most usb devices even with the driver disks. Any help into what could be causing this problem would be appreciated.

A:Laptop not recognizing mouse plugged into usb port after hd switch

Hi friend....

The most likely to happen in your case is that while repairing your system they reseted CMOS/BIOS or they updated it (it usually resets itself to defaults after update). In BIOS there is an option for usb keyboard and mouse support. Since you have a laptop this option could be by default disabled. Hopefully, getting into BIOS and enabling usb mouse support will do the job! This option is more likely to be found in the "integrated peripherals" section of your BIOS setup. Then exit and save. Usually to access BIOS you have to press DEL during the POST/startup screen. You may have came across the message "Press DEL to enter setup". I cannot know many details since BIOSes have differences between computers especially laptops. Of course go ahead on asking questions if you want me to be more specific on something.

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Friends, I have a subform with two fields yes / no. How do you select only one field to yes?
That is, if the "A" is set to yes, you can not mark the field "B" to yes, this example is only possible
mark the field "B" to yes, after clearing the field "A".

And the reverse, ie, if the "B" is marked
and yes, you can not mark the field "A" to yes, this example is only possible
mark the field "A" after clearing the field "B".

I tried this two codes:

Private Sub Form_Current()

If Me.FieldA = -1 Then
Me.FieldB.Locked = True
End If

If Me.FieldB = -1 Then
Me.FieldA.Locked = True
End If

End Sub

Private Sub Form_Current()

If Me.FieldA = -1 Then
Me.FieldB = 0
End If

If Me.FieldB = -1 Then
Me.FieldA = 0
End If

End Sub
In the first works only with the first two records, the third record from the two fields are locked.

In the second code has no effect.

Thanks for helping.

A:Solved: fields switch yes / no automatically

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I have a need for, upon bootup, for one user account to logon automatically so that it can run some programs, then to have another user account logon automatically. Essentially the process would be to auto logon the first user (must always be the same one) and then automatically switch users to logon to the second user.

The programs that I need to run CAN be run as a service, however I lose the ability to control them in a user account when the need arises - they weren't designed to run as a service. So, autologon and startup programs is my current method. Now, however, I need it to logon on to a second account automatically.


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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.


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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

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


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 upgraded my Vaio Laptop VPCEG2AEN 64-bit from Windows 7 to Windows 10 couple of days back. Since then the Wireless switch & its green indicator light is not working. Fortunately via the VAIO Smart Network icon I am able to connect to Wifi.
Does this mean that Windows 10 caused hardware failure ? Desire to understand this behavior.

A:Wireless Switch & indicator LED light not working after Windows 10

Operating systems do not cause hardware to fail. The driver for the Keyboard for your Sony may not be installed. Check their support section downloads for your laptop to see if they have Windows 10 updates for hardware.

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Hi, I have a Toshiba laptop and everytime I turn on the computer I have to cycle the Network Communication Switch from on to off and then on again. When I start the comp it is in the on position, but not working. I believe my network adaptors are working fine, but I may be wrong. How can I configure my computer to keep the network communication switch on when I turn on the comp. This is becoming a real hassle when I logon.

A:How do I get my wireless communication switch to start when I turn on Windows?

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Hello, I took the plunge recently and updated my M6700 from Windows 7 Pro to 10 Pro. I think I finally have all the driver kinks worked out, but I have found out that Windows 10 seems to ignore the BIOS setting for the wireless switch on the side of the laptop. I have the BIOS set for the switch to only turn off WLAN and leave bluetooth on since I use a bluetooth mouse.  Under Win 7 this work just fine, but under Win 10 it activates airplane mode and also disables the bluetooth radio. I cant find any setting to change this. Has anyone else run into this?

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I have seen that their is a UPS which has a console cable which is connected to out network switch.

What is the purpose of this?


A:console cable of UPS -> Switch

For UPS management. You can have from one centralized point a sequential shut down of all UPS' as one example of what can be done.

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My router has died recently and i have a switch that still works. I want to use this switch to share the internet from my cable modem over my 3 computers. I am aware they would get 3 different WAP IP addresses and this isnt a problem. What i want to know is do i need to use a Cross-over cable OR a Patch cable to hookup the cable modem to the uplink port on the Switch (I used to use a patch cable for the router)?

I have been told this will not work (using a siwtch with a cable modem) However i have used a HUB + Cable modem before with no problems, AND i have quite a few friends who do the same thing..

Right now i have the switch hooked up to the cable modem via a patch cable, and each computer gets a valid WAP IP Address, however no connectivity..
Can anyone help me??

Any advice would be great, Thanks a bunch!

A:Cable Modem + Switch?

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I just wanna confirm, is that true to use cross over UTP cable to connect switch to hub?

A:UTP cable to connect switch to hub

Yes, unless the hub and/or switch have "MDI-X" ports. In which case the device is doing the crossover for you.

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I'm trying to use my computer as a wake-up alarm. I typically have my USB headset as my default audio device, but I also have speakers plugged in and turned on. When my computer boots up in the morning, I would like to have a script that changes the default audio device to the speakers for a certain amount of time, then changes the audio device back. Is this even possible?

A:Looking for a way to automatically switch playback device on bootup

Nothing that I know of to change the Default playback devices as you want.

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when i turned on the computer today i found out that when i unplug the headphones i can't hear with the speakers...and when i plug them back in they work just fine..so at first i thought that it was a hardware problem with the laptop speakers...but then i decided to uninstall the audio card driver (realtek) and when i did it i could switch between the headphones and the speakers manually but they didn't switch automatically...so...now i decided to install the audio card driver and i cant enable the speakers again...
i uploaded a screenshot so you could see what i see..might help make it faster...

thank you for your help

A:Doesn't switch automatically between speakers and headphon

Sounds like a hardware problem with the headphone jack. Most headphone jacks have a separate contact for sensing and if the contact is stuck the system will think headphones are still plugged in. You can try plugging the headphones in and out fast several times, but generally the jack is not repairable. Many Laptops have a small "daughter board" with the I/O on it and if the jack is the problem that board will have to be replaced.

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WinXP Pro SP2
For some unknown reason it has quit changing from sending sound to the speakers to sending it to USB when I plug my USB headset in. Or vica versa when I unplug the headset.

I had this once before and the only solution that worked was to boot into safe mode and select "Open last configuration that worked". However, this time it did not fix the problem.

I have checked the obvious like making sure that nothing was set to mute, or making sure that the headset was working by doing the sound and microphone check.I don't know what to do next.

Any help please?

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Windows 8 has this nice feature where you can set your WiFi connection as a metered connection, which is great because you can reduce the amount of bandwidth your computer uses in many ways, especially when you pay for the bandwidth you use every month.

My case is different though. My internet connection is limited during the day, but it's free 2AM-8AM. i.e, I have unlimited usage 2AM to 8AM, but the rest of the day I pay for my bandwidth beyond a (very meager) limit. I intend to take full advantage of this free internet time.

My question is:

Is it possible to configure Windows 8 to automatically set my WiFi connection to 'non metered' at 2AM and back to 'metered' at 8AM everyday?

Doing this manually is not an option, because I will be fast asleep during this time. my computer will be on though, and all updates and sync operations will be configured to happen during this time when I'm not getting charged by the byte.

Any help is appreciated!


References: Look at this for Microsoft's page on Metered Connections Metered Internet connections: Frequently asked questions

A:Metered Connections - switch automatically at given time?

Ethernet network connections can't be set to metered.

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I read a few articles on how to make Windows 8 automatically log in, yet I wantWindows 8 to automatically log in to the main account which is password protected AND automatically switch user.

I want to do this because sometimes when I turn on the computer, I walk away then come back to it. You see, the reason why I want to do this is because when I turn on the computer and come back to it to log in my account, there's a little bit of a wait time to load up the account. If the computer automatically logs in and switches the user, then when I come back to the computer, all I have to do is type in the password, and everything is already loaded in that account.

Is that option possible? It must be.

A:Automatically Log In To Main Account & Switch User

Do you really want to switch users or you want your screen password protected?

It sounds to me you want to log on and then after (say 1 minute of being idle) lock the screen. To do this you could set up a new Task Scheduler task to call this: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Enclosed is an example task you can import - copy the xml below into notepad and save it as lockscreen.xml (.xml attachments can't be uploaded here). You can then import it into task scheduler.
You will need to change the user (COMPUTER\USER) and may want to play with the idle time, delay time. You can do this when you import the task - no need to edit the xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2004/02/mit/task" version="1.2"><RegistrationInfo><Date>2014-08-28T08:17:32.8816798</Date><Author>COMPUTER\USER</Author></RegistrationInfo><Triggers><LogonTrigger><Enabled>true</Enabled></LogonTrigger></Triggers>
<Principal id="Author"><UserId>COMPUTER\USER</UserId><LogonType>InteractiveToken</LogonType><RunLevel>LeastPrivilege</RunLevel></Principal></Principals><Settings><MultipleInstancesPolicy>IgnoreNew</MultipleInstancesPolicy><DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>true</DisallowStartIfOnBatteries><StopIf... Read more

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I just got Warpia Stream HD VE edition,

I got it set up and everything, but I was wondering if I could make it so when it's showing on my TV, it automatically switches over to the TV sound.

And when I turn it off, if it could automatically go back to the computers speakers.

Is there anyway I could do this?

Thank you

A:Is there anyway I can make speakers switch to default automatically?

In many systems, the automatic selection is controlled by whether the HDMI cable is plugged in or not.

In my PC, the "speakers" are set as the Default playback device. I have a Radeon HD4850 video card and if I plug in an HDMI cable the HDMI automatically sets itself as the default playback device. If I unplug the HDMI cable it reverts back to the speakers. I also use this for my recording studio PC and if I have my USB connected recording interface device powered on (and connected) that is automatically set as the default playback device. When I power off the recording device it reverts back to the speakers.

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Hi everyone.After a new install from scratch on Windows 10 that incredibly fixed a lot of issues and boosted the performance of the Yoga 3 Pro I have, only one thing is remaining in my problem list.For some reason, when I flip into tent mode or tablet mode, it doesn't automatically switch to tablet mode and I have to do it manually.All the drivers work, no problem with screen rotation or anyhting else, I enabled the function "don't ask me and activate automatically tablet mode" in the system parameters but that doesn't change anything.
Is it coming from formatting my PC and not using Harmony anymore ? I'm out of ideas right now.Thank you in advance !
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.


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A:Yoga 3 Pro - Automatically switch modes when flipp...

Hi herinrob,As you mentioned it is related to the Harmony app. So, you can install it again.Regards,

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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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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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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,

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

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I was taking apart a HP Compaq nx9010 for the first time and one of the steps was to "Disconnect the 2-wire cable that connects the switchboard PCA to the display lid switch."

Well it didn't want to come out, it wanted to break. So now I have female piece with plastic stuck in it and a couple of wire ends. I want to fix this because I believe that the effect will be the screen not turning off when I shut the lid? Which would be a waste of power.

What should I do? Where can I find a replacement cable? I've been googling but I don't really know what to search for.


A:Switchboard PCA / display lid switch cable?

Pull out the plastic connector with a small flat screwdriver or possibly some small pliers.
Then repair it by putting the two wires back in

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I use a cable internet connection. My previous modem had a "standby" switch, so whenever I left the computer I would set the modem to standby, to prevent hackers from having access.

I just got a new modem (internet and telephone) that has to remain on at all times in order for the phones to work. For now, I've activated my EZ firewall, which I haven't used in the past because it would cause some problems with some apps. But I'd rather just be able to turn the internet access on and off as needed.

Does anyone know if there's such a thing as a manual on/off switch for an RJ45 cable? Seems to me like a rather simple concept.

Thanks to all who reply.

A:Is there a MANUAL SWITCH for an ethernet cable?

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Hi, I am using an Lenovo Yoga 460 with a OneLink+ docking station.The Docking station is connected to the Network via LAN cable.The Notebook is connected to the same Netwrk via WIFI.I would like to habe LAN connecten when I connect the Notebookto the docking station but currently it stays on WIFI.While the Notbook was new the switching was no Problem.Since some Lenovo Updates the switching does not work any more. Has anyone a solution on this Problem? Currently I allwasy switch on and off the WIFI. Regards Mario

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Ok, I have the internet through a [email protected] Broadband and I want to know how to switch the internet from 1 computer to another. I have a Compaq LAN card in my new computer and I am not quite sure if i installed it right. I mean like the computer configuration and stuff. What all do I need to do to get the AT&T Internet from 1 computer to the other or possibly both at the same time. I have windows 98 second edition. Someone plz help.

A:Cable Modem Switch Computers.

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Hi, I am using an Lenovo Yoga 460 with a OneLink+ docking station.The Docking station is connected to the Network via LAN cable.The Notebook is connected to the same Netwrk via WIFI.I would like to habe LAN connecten when I connect the Notebookto the docking station but currently it stays on WIFI.While the Notbook was new the switching was no Problem.Since some Lenovo Updates the switching does not work any more. Has anyone a solution on this Problem? Currently I allwasy switch on and off the WIFI. Regards Mario

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The network card in my PC supports 1Gbit ethernet, my 2TB NAS also supports 1Gbit ethernet, however both of these are currently run through a 100Mbit cable modem/router thus reducing the connection speed. I was wondering if I purchased a 1Gbit switch and connected all my devices directly into that, then connected it into the cable modem, would the PC communicate with the NAS directly via the switch or would it go through the cable modem?

Hopefully my attachement might explain visually what I am trying to do.

A:Connecting a switch into a cable modem.

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Okay, here's the deal...

I have 4 computers.

A 2 year old Compac Armada laptop (Pre-loaded with Win2k), with an Intel Pro 100 Mini-PCI (listed under "network adapters" in device manager)

A desktop PC, (dual-processor) home-built out of spare parts (It's a nice one tho), w/ Win2kPro,with a D-Link DGE 500T network adapter.

A second-hand HP Pavillion (This will only be here for a few more weeks tho) also runs w/Win2k, with a Realtec ethernet adapter.


A new plain-jane, "white box" PC loaded with WinXP.

I already had the Compaq & Dual Processor machines connected using a 4-port SMC Barracade router, which is connected to my cable modem. I can share files and printers, but it is a very slow and tedious process.

Two days ago I added the HP Pavillion to the network.

The XP machine is not connected to anything at the moment and I haven't decided yet whether to ever permanently add the XP machine to the network. Because my networking skills are still so clumsy, and security would definitely be a top priority with the new machine, since it will contain most of my bookkeeping and other personal information, I want to be more sure of myself
before I add that one on.

What I would like to do at this point is learn about proper networking and network security.

Right now my little network is very slow: it takes 2 or 3 MINUTES just to open a folder, or copy/paste a small file...and you can go to lunch while waiting for something to ... Read more


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Hi y'all
I intend to switch my service provider from Cable (Time Warner) to DSL (probably Verizon) So far I never had DSL...went decades ago from dial up straight to cable. Now I need help from people who are more knowledgeable than me in that area.

My actual setup is as follows: Motorola cable modem ==> Cisco wireless router ==> Computer(s)
Basically I understand that I simply unhook the cable modem and replace it with a DSL modem
Is there anything else that would need to be changed/switched/altered?

Now please tell me if I got this right:
The highest speed obtainable largely depends on the distance and quality of the phone line between the node and my house (thus being beyond my control)
Which means even if I purchase a "better" package I won't get a faster access.

To avoid monthly rental fees I probably go out and buy a DSL Modem.

Is there anything to pay closer attention to, do they all work on the same lines or are there different models for those different "Speed-packages" ?

Any suggestions as of what brand/model would be favorable?

Can you think of anything else important I might have overlooked?

I don't want to act in a rush only to find out later on that I messed up and went about it the wrong way (Right now I'm really ticked off about those TW clowns who have a monopoly on cable here in the NW and I'm known to act irrationally when in a state like I am in now

So you see I need all the help I could get
Thank ... Read more

A:Switch from cable to DSL what is important to keep in mind?

Nobody? Really?

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i am buying another computer and naturally i would like to set up internet on it , i thought about buying a switch and use that to share my cable modem between the 2 computers,will that work okay? i never used a switch before so wanna make sure
(btw my isp allows upto 3 ip's so i know for a fact there wouldnt be an issue there) , i know i could get a router however its more expensive and honestly i dont need the extra features,please help

A:sharing cable modem via switch,possible?

If you actually get three public IP addresses, then a switch will allow you to share the Internet. Note that if they're really public IP addresses, it's very likely that you will NOT be able to share files/printers between the machine. I know that when Comcast issues multiple public IP addresses, they're routinely not in the same subnet, so there will be no communication between the machines.

Truthfully, since a router is only about $20-30 if you do any shopping, there is no reason on this planet that anyone that can afford to have three computers can't afford the extra $10 or so to get a router and solve the problem the right way, rather than the switch.

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XPS 9350 - Windows 10
Can I make Dell Audio (or something) automatically route the sounds to my headphones when I plug them in?  I didn't see any option within the Dell Audio menu to toggle that option.
I do quite a bit of work in my school's library, meaning I need to be quiet.
The problem is that when I plug in my headphones, I have to wait for Dell Audio to pop up and then I have to confirm my selection of "headphones with microphone" before any sound will go to them.  Only then will the sound go to my headphones.  While I do this, my computer starts dinging and beeping all the latest notifications for anyone nearby to hear, until I do the confirmation.
To make matters worse, if I plug in my headphones on the Windows lock screen and then sign in, the Dell Audio pop up never comes up; however, I still get the Windows notification center give me a notice, but it is non-interactive.  So then I have to unplug the headphones, wait for all the alerts saying that I unplugged something to go away, then plug them in the again.  If I don't wait for the alerts to clear, the Dell Audio selection windows won't load.  Again, the dings and beeps are going once I sign in and do all of this.
Of course, this is all provided I didn't mute the audio before I closed the lid the last time I used it.

A:Dell Audio - automatically switch to headphones when plugging them in.

SOLUTION: the pop up menu isn't clear.
If you toggle the option at the bottom saying to not pop up each time something is plugged in, it will just automate whatever it is you plug in (at least I can confirm that for 'headphones with microphone').
The way the radio button is phrased, simply sounds like it's just meant to turn off the pop up and nothing more.

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Hello All, This issue happens since day 1, it happens on ac and dc powered. I would like to have max performance when AC plugin, but laptop will automatically switch it back to balance mode without asking my permission.Eventhough i choose the power plan "HP optimized" when using battery, it will "help" me to switch to balance mode and this is not what i want. Please suggest some move to fix this issue.

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First situation now:

I'm using a three display system where all displays are always connected but only max two can be used at the same time (see specs).

Displays 1 and 2 are monitors, display 3 is a FullHD TV. I'm normally using 1 and 2. Display 3 is in my bedroom upstairs, connected with 15 meters or 45 foot HDMI cable. When I turn the TV on and choose PC as signal source, Windows 7 switches the playback device automatically from PC speakers to HDMI Audio Out, and back to PC speakers when TV is turned off or another signal source is selected.

To choose which displays I want to use, I use Screen Resolution tool from desktop context menu.

The Question:

Would it be possible to make Windows switch displays automatically when I turn TV on? I mean do I have to always first change displays from Screen Resolution tool, or could it with some register manipulation be an automated process? And back when TV is turned off.

Sound device can do it. Could I "teach" my video settings to do it, too?

Thanks in advance,


A:Automatically switch display w. HDMI device turned on?

See petrossa.com

Is your TV connected via DVI-DVI, DVI-HDMI, HDMI-HDMI or other?

There is a pin that feeds data from the TV to the card, so it is (in range of) possible.

Finnish Translation:
Maybe, maybe not.

Babylon.com not working for me right now :-(

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