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Bandwidth Modifications

Q: Bandwidth Modifications

Hi there,

So, i own a pc, a laptop and an xbox 360 and they are all connected to my home network via a router. now, when i have all three of these running at the same time it can cause a great deal of annoyance and confusion when we are all trying to compete for the most amount of bandwidth,

For example, my brother will be playing halo 2 and have msn open and i will be trying to surf the net on my laptop. now my brother will be complaing that he is not getting "host" and spends some of his games in red bar and my internet pages take a few minutes to load.

so i was wondering if there are any programs or freeware out there that i can go and buy so that i can modify it so that i can tell my router to give my xbox (lets say....) 60 percent of my bandwidth while splitting the other 40% between the two computers and then when the xbox is off it diverts the bandwidth to where it is needed most

If there is anything out there that can help me please post a name and/or link and it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

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Preferred Solution: Bandwidth Modifications

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Hello,

My roommate is constantly downloading movies and whatnot from those torrent sites. He uses up all the bandwidth and the rest of our connections are really really slow. Whenever his computer is off or not downloading, our internet runs perfectly and smooth, but as soon as he starts it up again the rest of our connections slow down to a crawl.

I've tried asking him to stop downloading so much at once, but he just yells at us and won't stop. Is there someway for me to go into my router settings webpage and limit his bandwidth allocation or something? Just basically anything that will stop him from hogging all the internet.

I have a Linksys Wireless Router, model no. WRK54G. I would GREATLY appreciate any help you might have. Thank you very much!
 

A:My roommate is sucking up all the bandwidth! Can I limi his bandwidth someway?

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Just purchased a new computer with the win 7 installed. I believe that this is the bottom version of the OS.
I read that you can increase the capability of the factory version by purchasing a "software key" that improves the OS.
My question is, how much does this cost ,and what other features come with that modification, and is it worth it for someone like me that basically spends most of my computer time on-line read blogs and news.

A:Win 7 modifications ??

If that's all you do with it and your happy, why go to the expense and the hassle,
stick with what you have in my opinion. But if you really want to change have a read here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...-ultimate.html

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Not sure if this topic had been touched or not. I have about 65 computers connected to a Business Class Cable Internet connection. Anytime someone uploads large attachments, the entire network suffers slow download time. Normal web surfing turns into dialup-like performance for the rest of the computers on the network until the user who is uploading content is finished.

My question is, is there any software that will limit the upstream bandwidth to the Internet? If so, where can I find it?

If not, what hardware (routers, switches) will limit upstream bandwidth useage?

I have our network configured as follows:
Linksys BEFSX41 Firewall Router with latest firmware to share the Internet
Two Dell PowerConnect 3048 Managed Switches, stacked together
Windows 2000 Server configured as domain controller and serves as DHCP and file server

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,
Tom
 

A:Bandwidth Throttling - Limiting Upstream Bandwidth

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Hello,

I need to restrict the below items. Preferably through the registry. I would like the restrictions to only affect non-Admin accounts. Is there a way to do this? Thanks for any assistance.

Sam

This is a list of the items I'd like to change/restrict:

Remove the Control Panel, Printer, and Network Setting for the Classic Start Menu
Remove the Control Panel icon
Remove the Printers and Faxes icon
Remove the Help and Support icon
Prevent changes to Explorer?s Advanced registry settings.
Prevent access to the taskbar, command prompt, registry editor.
Prevent access to MMC utilities.
Prevent password changes
Remove CD and DVD burning features
Disable System Tools and other management programs
Internet Explorer
Prevent changes in IE registry settings
Prevent right-click in IE
Prevent printing
Disable AutoComplete
Remove Find Files

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while trying to load zone alarm antispyware I keep getting an error that says "you do not have access to make the required system modifications". "Please rerun from an administrators account". I have clicked on "run as administor" and compatibility settings but that install error keeps popping up. other programs install fine.

A:system configuration modifications

Originally Posted by nickoli tessla


while trying to load zone alarm antispyware I keep getting an error that says "you do not have access to make the required system modifications". "Please rerun from an administrators account". I have clicked on "run as administor" and compatibility settings but that install error keeps popping up. other programs install fine.



Nickoli:

Welcome to the Vista Forums

Have you already installed zone alarm and are getting these errors or are you installing zone alarm and getting these errors?

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New to XP (media center sp2), not new to Windows OS. Are there any "out of the box" tweaks/modifications that are recommended? Any XP tweak guides? I am not a gamer, don't overclock...just want it stable and lean without all the unecessary background apps running and dont need all the superfluous software.

For example, do many with XP disable system restore? I did with my old OS as I have an external HD withh system backup images. Should I keep the "enable write caching on the disk" checked in the HD setting in the device manager? Is Corel Photo CCentter bundled with any other software? I have many other questions, but willl settle for feedback first.

Also, if anyone has recently purchased a Dell E510 (or other Dell) can you tell me all the trial ware that I can uninstall? I am afraid to get rid of too much because I fear its bundled into other apps that I need. I curse the OEMs for doing this.

Thanks for any advice or links

ERG
 

A:XP Tweaks/Settings//Modifications

I edited my signnature to show my specs. Thx
 

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When you hover over applications open in the taskbar, is there a way of changing the view to "list" the open applications opposed to the default view that shows a picture of each item opened for that application?

A:TaskBar Hover Over Modifications

Hello meppwc, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help you set to use taskbar list mode instead of taskbar thumbnail previews. Step 1 in Option One would be easiest for this.

Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change

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Hi all, I've been hard at work in modifiying my watercooling unit, I know it is not such a good product, but after modifications it is amazing. Soon I will post some pictures if anyone is interested. Here is a list of what I've done:

1. Drained the system
2. Took it apart
3. Took out all stock fans, replaced with Antec Led Fans
4. Took out the restrictive stock tubing, replaced with Tygon 3/8
5. Ran leak test for 3 hours, at the beginning there was one leak, which I fixed with some tightening of c-clamp.
6. Modified front panel, placed another grill, as well as the back panel
7. Modified knob lightning

After all this, when I replaced the tubing, I immediately noticed that the flow meter was spinning much faster, and this effectively reduced my temperatures about 2-3 Celsius at load. Replacing the fans, with better airflow and quieter fans also brought the temps down 1-2 Celsius, also the use of Danger Den MCT-5 Coolant brought my temperatures down 2-3 Celsius as well.
In the end, I used to get a load temp of about 44 Celsius, now I only get about 37-38 Celsius. Quite pleased with the project and acheivement. If you guys want pictures, or illustrations of how I did this, just ask. I will post them later.
 

A:Kingwin AS-3000 Modifications

We would like to see a photo. Thanks for letting us know.
 

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I just noticed something cool with the new way google does searches, and just thought I would share it.When you click the text (search result summary) below the search result link:Advanced troubleshooting for "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP <--------Search Result Link Dec 1, 2007 ... This step-by-step article describes how to troubleshoot "Stop 0x0000007B" error messages in Windows XP. This article describes issues that ...support.microsoft.com/kb/324103 - Cached - Similar <-----Search Result SummaryA preview of the website is generated prior to you actually visiting, so you can see the site before you visit it to see if its something you want to click on.This only works in Firefox from what I have seen.This is what I mean:It works in Internet Explorer 8, but not 7.

A:GOOGLE Search Modifications

Its been on for 2-3 days now. I have Chrome, Firefox and IE8 on my PC and it works on all of them.

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How can I modify the apps that are started during bootup? I used to use a Windows app but I have forgotten the program name. Can you help?

A:Startup folder modifications

What do you mean by modify?
You can use a program called Autoruns to control what programs start.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...rnals/bb963902

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Can anyone tell me how to colour in trimmings and borders black and then change the font colour. I want everything black with orange writing. I've seen it and I lik it, I just cant figure out to do it?

Also, when I go to my find new skin page, it is really messy. Lots of bold bright borders and lines and broken lines. Is very hard to read. What have I done?

A:Opera appearance modifications

Also, how do I set up utorrent to download through opera?

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Can anybody answer the following questions about a laptop power adapter?

Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.

Is the small cylinder around the cord about 3" before it enters the laptop some sort of choke/filter?

Thanks.
 

A:Power adapter modifications

kraftzion said:





Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.Click to expand...

There is no particular reason for this, either side of the power supply could be lengthened or shortened.





kraftzion said:





Is the small cylinder around the cord about 3" before it enters the laptop some sort of choke/filter?Click to expand...

I'm not positive but thats what I have always thought it was.
 

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Quote:
ipconfig /release
netsh interface ip set address offboard static 111.111.111.111 255.0.0.0
netsh interface ip set address offboard dhcp
ipconfig /renew


Anyone could help me to make this a working file at Windows Seven?
I used it on XP to change my IP until now, but when I try to run now it doesn't work
Obs: Offboard is the name of the connection

A:[Help] Modifications in a batch file

Try this:


Code:

ipconfig /release
netsh interface ip set address "Offboard" static 111.111.111.111 255.0.0.0
netsh interface ip set address "Offboard" dhcp
ipconfig /renew
Of course it might work without the quotation marks, but if the name is Offboard then you'll need it capitalized correctly for it to work, IIRC.

Also, the help info in the command shows some other options as well that you might want ot take a look at - in *particular* if the OS is still *internally* recognizing the connection as "Local Area Connection":


Code:
C:\>netsh interface ip set address -?

Usage: set address [name=]<string>
[[source=]dhcp|static]
[[address=]<IPv4 address>[/<integer>] [[mask=]<IPv4 mask>]
[[gateway=]<IPv4 address>|none [gwmetric=]<integer>]
[[type=]unicast|anycast]
[[subinterface=]<string>]
[[store=]active|persistent]

Parameters:

Tag Value
name - Interface name or index.
source - One of the following values:
dhcp: Enables DHCP for configuring IP addresses for
the specified interface.
static: Disables DHCP for configuring IP addresses for
the specified interface. This value must be
specified if an address or a gateway is being
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There are Inspiron 5567-2655, 5567-2662, 5567-3195, 5567-3201 and 5567-3546 modifications in stores in my town. It says that they are all with i7 7500U, 8GB memory, 1TB HDD and have Radeon R7 M445. OS for all is Win10 Home. I thought that the difference is in the color, but there are three different laptop body coloring and five modifications.What are the differences between these modifications?

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Hi all, I don't know a lot about computers, so bear with me... I just inherited an HP Pavilion HPE h8-1050 Desktop computer (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02859331).  It came with Windows 7, and I plan on upgrading to Windows 10 before the July 26th "free upgrade" deadline. (although I could be talked out of that, if it matters).   I would, ideally, like to install Realtek Audio Manager to replace the Beats Audio that the machine came with.  From what I've read online, it seems that it may not be possible.  I plan to do some audio recording on this new machine, and I don't really want everything filtering through Beats, with its kooky settings and sound manipulations.   I tried to download the Realtek Audio Driver, but after the install it doesn't show up anywhere (other than Add/Remove Programs, strangely).  It doesn't appear in Control Panel, or Device Manager, or Programs.   The only file that shows up in a computer-wide search is the setup file, which I've run twice.  I certainly don't have the option or access to choose it over Beats.  I have a feeling it's simply not compatible.   So I guess my question is this: Is there a modification I can make to this machine (ie, new sound card?) so that I can install and use Realtek? Or is Beats simply hardwired into the motherboard in such a way that there are no alternatives.   Thanks for reading,Nathan  

A:Possible modifications so that I can install Realtek Audio M...

Hi @nathangregory,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you have questions about the sound and Windows 10 upgrade. I will be glad to help you. HP does not support this computer on Windows 10.  If you wish to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft will installIf you wish to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft will install Windows 10 default drivers. Then you can add the Beat software back. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Let's say I'm in Australia, and I open the British news website bbc.com. Obviously what I'll see isn't exactly what the Brits are seeing (different ads and even different stories - Australian-weighted).
 
OK, so, would there there be a way to open this site from Aust. so I'm seeing exactly what the Brits are seeing?
 
Thanks very much for any responses.

A:Bypassing website modifications for different countries

See this article for a number of suggestions on how you may be able to achieve that.

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Hi everybody,
ATA V. 1.9.7312.32791 - fresh install, no update
Just recently installed Microsoft's ATA. I only use lightweight deployment option for ata gateways on every domain controller available, no other ata gateways in use. So for my understanding I don't need any configuration of event forwarding since the lightweight
gateways are able to read any event locally.

I am not able to get a report about modifications of sensitive groups, it's greyed out. An informational message below it says: "No modifications of sensitive groups were observed, make sure that events forwarding is properly configured."
I changed many things about my sensitive groups for testing purpose btw.
Any hints?
Thanks!

Thanks, regards, tim

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Hello there, I am thinking of puchasing an M710 and I had a few questions I am hoping people could answer for me before taking the plunge. In terms of the power supply I belive its quite low wattage, in the low 200's - is it possible to upgrade this at a later date. I may down the line wish to buy a graphics card and I know it will need a better psu. In terms of graphics cards, the power should be the only issue, the case itself is big enough to fit some standard graphics cards. For RAM, how many RAM slots are there? if I get the 8GB option, is that going to be one stick of 8 or 2x4gbs - again if I want to upgrade this, will there be an available slot, or will I have to get rid of the exsisting RAM? I am going to add an SSD, will they automatically load the OS on the SSD as opposed to the standard 500gb hard drive? Thanks a lot in advance  

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hey,i installed windows blinds,objctdock,objectbar and icon x , and i made some modifications on my windows theme,i made a quick bar and my icons to look cooler.now when i open mozilla firefox there are many pages that goes up and down all the time.i press update but it works only sometimes.so plz can someone help me????

Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.
 

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Hi all,
 
After running GMER, I am being notified that there are "rootkit modifications" detected. I'm very concerned, and I'd be grateful if someone could help me out in disinfecting my computer. I can attach or copy&paste logs if required.
 
TDSSKiller and MalwareBytes have not detected anything, but it seems that GMER and RogueKiller do.
 
I am very new to malware detection and removal, so I apologise for any incompetencies.
 
Thank you.
 
Edit: I think I posted this topic in the wrong forum, and that it should have been in the Virus and Malweare Removal forum.
 
Moderator Edit: Moved from Windows 8 to a more appropriate forum.
Roger

A:GMER detects rootkit modifications

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Any one have the trick for moving the "Yes" or "no" in the visio decision lines ??
 

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I guess I'll ask this here as I cannot get through to RT Se7en Lite themselves. I used eicfg removal so I can have my install USB work for any of the versions. When I go to use RT Se7en Lite it asks which version I want to modify. I think the somewhat minor things I want to change will work for all if not most of the versions. Will it actually modify them all or is there any way to select more than one version or do I have to do each individually? Or run the eicfg after I do mods?

Also does anyone know what is with RT Se7en Lite? I sent an email to their support email and I get (several days of) messages that it is not deliverable: 454 4.7.0 TLS not available due to local problem. Their main website will never connect.

Also is there a W7 download available that has all of the updates or at least most of them to start with? I have one referred to from here that has SP1, but it takes tons of updates.

Thanks here.

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[I cannot write or attach anything substantial - I keep getting 'the connection to the server was reset' after copying and pasting the HJT, dds, and GMER files.]

How do I post...?
 

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im on win xp sp3, system scanners are cccleaner,nod32 and superanti spyware.

this is what happened.

im browsing though my yahoo mail inbox, saw this spam (subject: unknown)
decided to add the email address to blocked emails. i have to open the email so that i can see the address.
the problem began.

these are my troubleshooting procedures:
1. ran scanners - nothing detected
2. cleaned cookies, history
3. ccleaner registry scan - nothing
4. system restore - still
5. imported a backup reg file

I believe that upon opening the email it modified some of registry keys for the keyboard since i dont see any unrecognized processes in my task manager, at least from the visible list.

it is quite annoying since i use keyboard shortcuts alot like ctrl+arrow keys to navigate on some texts.

also some keys that have been modified is:

insert key = stand bys the PC
pressing - = -0
pressing 1 = `1

any help will be very much appreciated

A:[SOLVED] delete button shuts down PC and other key modifications

Hi people..

as suspected opening the email modified current keyboard mapping.

After hours of digging solutions in the net i found this one:

Restore keyboard mapping - Dev Hardware

reinstallation of the keyboard registry keys for the US layout solved my issue..

my keyboard is running smoothly after the steps given in that thread.

lesson learned: if the spam is in the inbox, move it to spam folder to reduce the risks if you intend to view it.

sorry can't find any edit button on my original post.

I'm tagging this as solved.

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Can anyone recommend any good software for logging computer modifications and maintenance? I support my family and friends and sometimes it's hard to keep all all the changes I have done over the years in my lil noggin. Also it would help me log fixes so I could reference if someone else had the same issue I could more easily reference the fix.
 

A:Software recommendation for logging computer modifications

Plenty of free useful utilities here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb545027
 

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Hello,

I wonder what the best tool for Windows XP is for viewing recent (preferrably as specified by user) modifications to the registry, including hidden ones if that is possible?

A:Tool for viewing recent modifications to the registry

http://www.nirsoft.net/articles/find_modified_time_registry_key.html

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Hi - I'm new here so please be kind.

I have just bought a Packard Bell IMEDIA A3317 - 3G, triple Phenom core, graphics & sound integrated in motherboard, 320G HD, Vista Home basic. No driver discs included, but 2 created from within Vista for a) Vista re-install and b) Apps Drivers

I need to do ASP programming, so tried loading Win 2000 Professional (SP4) onto a new 320G HD. Sadly, the only screen resolution that works is 640/480 . I obviously need win2000 Pro drivers - since this is a standard package computer, one would imagine that they would be available as a block somewhere, but no joy in finding them.

The screen resolution hinders (prevents) setup of internet access, so I can't access Driver Robot over the net (driver robot needs to work on the machine with the problem)

There is a PCI-E slot, but am not sure if that would be a solution.

This must be a problem others have faced somewhere (or am I the only one!!!!! ) Any ideas on where to get a package of drivers? or what else I could do?

Thanks in advance

Tsarina

P.S. I know it isn't the best of machines, but my needs are very simple - just a little ASP development and writing letters.
 

A:Packard Bell IMEDIA A3317 Modifications

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I have disabled the Secure Boot, changed the Boot Priority ordem to USB drive and tried to install the Linux system. It shows a message of successful installation and asks to restart the computer. However, when it restarts, there is a message of Boot error and it asks for a Boot disk or a Boot removable device...I have real somewhere that the Boot should be in Legacy mode, but it on-line shows this option when the CSM option is set to always, however, without giving me access to that...

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Hi,

I have been infected 2 days ago and Windows Update didn't work anymore (error code 80246008). So I have cleaned the corrupt files with MicrosoftFixit found on the Web.

Finally, I have got the BITS service working again with the following batch program wich calls himself the "BITS.reg" file :

sc create BITS binpath= "c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" start= delayed-auto
regedit /s c:\Users\fab\Desktop\BITS.REG
net start bits
rmdir %windir%\softwaredistribution /s /q
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s atl.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
net start wuauserv

I execute this bacth file as Administrator and the BITS key appears in registry with Windows Update working fine.

The issue is that the modifications in the registry base is not taken into account for the next startup of Windows 7 : I can't see anymore the BITS key and I have to run this bacth program every time there's a new startup of Windows 7.

Is it a problem of right persmissions on this Key ? Have I got to change the owner as Administrator ?

Here is the file BITS.reg :

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS]
"DisplayName"="@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\qmgr.dll,-1000"
"ImagePath"=hex(... Read more

A:Problem for saving modifications of registry in next reboot

Hi, lets get this straight you open regedit and the Bits service is there (as you posted). Then you restart your computer and do not run the .Bat file if you open regedit the bits service is completely missing from the registry? OR is it that Bits is simply not running in services (automatic delayed start)? Is your user name fab?

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I am running AdAware/AdWatch on Windows XP with IE6.
AdWatch is showing a continuous attempt to modify the registry. This is what the typical modification attempt log shows:
registry modification detected.

Ad-Watch event log
Root:HKEY_CURRENT USER
Key:software\microsoft\internetexplorer\main
value: search page
data:http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
new data:http://www.google.com

Is this connected to MS' Windows Live Page that comes up with the opening of IE6?
Any input or help on what is going will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Ad-Watch showing continuous registry modifications

It looks like you had microsoft live search set as your search engine possibly when you installed a windows live component and then you installed something like google toolbar which wants to change it to google.

Did you approve or deny the change?

OR just turn off adwatch , make the change and turn it back on.
 

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As the title suggests- I have issues.. Just moved out to the rural countryside and had to get a satelite setup for internet access. We got the 30GB package and after a WEEK, they claimed we hit our limit. Ok so back in city life we had a 25 Gig package on broadband and never had an issue with three of us on it. I downoaded the Networx bandwidth tracking package and while good it has issues.. so heres my Question: What software package OR hardware device is available out there to track usage for a family of three wireless Inspirons and a lan cabled IBM Business computer? I can't install any software on the business computer so I set mine up to monitor router traffic hoping to capture all traffic - but this only works if my computer is on. Is there an easier way? As I'm not a techie please use very simple words and suggestions. Thanks
 

A:Bandwidth, bandwidth and more bandwidth issues...

Having 30GB a month sounds pretty good to me, my parents live in a rural area and have 5! a month limit. They are through Dish, there aren't a whole lot of sat internet providers in the US, and they are all pretty similar in usages and charges from what I recall. Dish has a way to track your usage on their website, I assume HughesNet, WildBlue, whatever things are calling themselves now (essentially in the US at least, you are going through something that is either those, or is owned by those). So, you should be able to watch your usage in somewhat real time on their website.

If you live outside of the US or have some provider I am unaware of, I would be they also have a website interface that will let you track. The only downside to this is that you have to take their word for your usage, but that is pretty easily determined if you can control your devices for a short period of time and do a download test (grab a linux ISO at 650 megs). It should match up, if not, then you are getting scammed by your ISP and you should google to see if anyone else is having the same issues, this is HIGHLY unlikely though.

Bottom line, you are overthinking it, just use your ISPs counter on their website, if you think their's is wrong, post back with some details on why.
 

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So i am a newbie in computer hardware and i need to modify my desktop to do some heavy gaming (Assassins creed Unity, BF4 etc).
I need to know which graphic card should i install, so as to run these games swiftly.
If there are any other changes other than graphic card, please do tell.
following are my desktop's config :

Processor - AMD A4-6300 AMU
MB - Gigabyte GA F2A55M-S1
4 GB DDR3 RAM
Power unit of 450W
 

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Hi guys,

I deactivated some processes in msconfig to improve the startup speed of my computer. I always did some changes, rebooted the computer and looked whether everything is still working. It looked as if everything was working, but then I recognised that there were blue frames around my desktop symbols:

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Further I recognised, that Internet Explorer 8 and Microsoft Excel 2003 show massive Display Errors (the main problem is, that images are not displayed properly):

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So I decided to re-activate the processes I deactivated before the last re-boot. It didn't change a thing. Then I decided to re-activate all processes, but even this didn't help:

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Apart from the changes is msconfig I haven't done any changes in the time when the error first appeared. It seems quite strange to me, that re-activating the processes does not fix the problem.

My operating system is Windows XP Professional SP3.
Unfortunately System recovery was disabled before I did the changes (Yes, I will activate it for future modifications on my system), so I can't simply un-do everything.

I'm really desperate about this problem and really hope, that someone here can help me (otherwise I will re-install Windows, but this seems a bit excessive ;-) ).

Many thanks in advance ! :)
Florian

A:[SOLVED] Display Errors in IE8 and Excel after msconfig modifications

Hello and welcome to the forum

Please try this:

System File checker: sfc/ scanow

**Note: You will need A Windows XP CD for this exercise**
Please insert the Windows XP CD into your CD/DVD drive.
Click Start, then Run
Copy and paste the command below into the text box
sfc /scannow
Click Ok
During the scan you may be asked to Insert the A Windows XP CD, if this happens just click retry and let it do its thing.

Please post back with the results.

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Hellllllo !

On my work laptop I have my Administrator account, which I use all the time, and a Guest account that people can use to go on the Internet etc.

What I have not found out how to do yet is to prevent the Guest account users from :

- Installing or removing software
- Changing any setting in control panel (or the shortcuts leading to it, such as "right-click on the Desktop > personalize"
- Changing internet connections (I've caught guests on the neighbor's open network often, even though my WPA2 wireless network is remembered)

What I have found how to do, using permissions:

- Open specific programs (I have gone and edited the permissions on all the .exes files for the programs I wanted to restrict, and it works fine)
- Access partitions or hard drives (Guests only see the path exists, they have no access and no info to the partitions/drives I restricted)

Now, about my problem, what I've tried so far:

- Same as I did to restrict access to partitions/hard drives, using permissions: I tried to modify the permissions of the Guest account to allow only reading and launching apps on C: as a whole. That didn't work though, Windows wouldn't let me change the permissions on the system disc, even as an administrator with UAC off. I tried many combinations of allow/deny and no change is permitted.

So, what can I do ? Right now, there are only a few shortcuts on the Guest account desktop, but I've tested it: using the Start menu or the com... Read more

A:How to prevent Guest account from making modifications to the computer

A guest account DOESN'T have admin rights, just as a standard user. He/she cannot modify registry keys in HKLM so cannot modify system wide settings!

He can change his own font and his own windows sounds. But not install programs.

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Hi, I am connected to the internet using a iinet BOB2 wireless modem and I'm using a Mac OS X at the moment.

When I enter my WPA key to connect to the network the dialog box says incorrect password. There are no issues with the password because I know how to change it and have tried various different versions in an attempt to explore the issue. Intermittently the connection does work however it then drops out again.

When I click the airport icon my network name appears as usual but a duplicate name also appears. I find this quite unusual, and the technical support person from iinet hadn't heard of it, because the name is the same but also has extra characters added to the end including garbled fonts (ie. wingdings). The name also appears and re-appears with different characters each time.

I share a wall with a neighboring university which has an extensive internet network covering a large area. I wonder if this is some kind of interference? or in a more sinister vein some kind of hacking attempt to get me to enter my WPA key?

I also have a Toshiba laptop which I've been using to double check the issues, but it has always had connectivity issues so I'm not sure its reliable. It is also intermittently picking up on this duplicate signal too but sometimes exclusively this and not the 'real' signal. When I try to connect to the 'real' signal it says acquiring network address and then stops and does not connect.

I'm at a loss of w... Read more

A:Duplicate wireless network name appearing but with random changing modifications

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I know there are a lot a techies on the site so I would like to aske a question.
Im not sure if this is the right forum or even the right site to ask this but I have a question that has perplexed me forever.
How can we get trillions of bytes of data per second to our television and have it perfectly flawless yet when I work on our server that is 100 miles away and Im trying to retrive a small spread sheet it takes forever. Surely the amount of data that we receive to our TV's is infinietly more than we receive through my T1 connection.

signed confused
 

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Is there a place to go for inforamtion on bandwith. What are good numbers what are bad numbers? What kind of download I should be able to have and what kind of transfers to others I should have?
 

A:Bandwidth

Here's one. I'm sure the guys will prove more.

DSL Reports - Speed Test
 

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I am a business Tech for a broadband cable company. I have had 2 customers in the last month come up with the same issues. While trying to trouble shoot the customers latency all components of the drop system have been replaced and my companies network has been verified, as NO issues are seen with the neighbors. Neither company has an internal IT person so when the cust experiences latency, guess who gets called??? This one is a stumper tho, and I am starting to lean towards the latency being caused by an outside source spamming something on the cust network. We have a meeting with a 3rd party IT guy that has been to one of the custs multiple times, who is pointing the finger at us.

When arriving onsite I hook into the cust cisco 24 port switch, which is hooked into the Cisco small business (model?) firewall which is hooked into a docsis 3 modem ( has been swapped from moto to cisco, still same issues.) High ping times off the switch when pinging outside IPs jumping form 20ms to 3000 and everywhere in between. I systematically disco each Ethernet off the ports while pinging to try and identify the bandwidth sucker, and after discoing all and never seeing my ping times return to normal, I Moved to the firewall. Again, still high ping times, so I Move to a direct connection off the modem and still high ping times. BUT, when I power cycle the modem, high ping times resolve but only for 20-30 min. Then within 5 min of seeing a 100ms ping time, the Bandwidth sucker comes back, an... Read more

A:Bandwidth MAX out

Also, when we normal trouble shoot cust network issues, we pull ethernets off the switch while pinging. This process usually shows the offending device immediately when pinging and we can show the cust how we found the issue. Unfortunately it is not the case here.
 

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Hey all,

This isn't exactly a Windows XP question, but I use Windows XP so I guess this is the best place for it.

I'm wondering is there some sort of program or setting that would allow me to allocate bandwidth to certain programs. The reason I ask is when I'm downloading files I can't surf the net with Firefox because the downloader is taking all the bandwidth. I know you'll just say "Turn the downloader off" but I'd like to have more control over my bandwidth.

Thanks
H?

A:Bandwidth Help

I use Free Download Manager,you can set it to three speeds.You can get it HERE.

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Due to my parents Im stuck on a 10gb a month Internet plan (I can picture some of you cringing as you read that). Due to recent events we may run out before our monthly term is over. I have been checking my computers network meter recently to see how im using the Internet. One thing I have noticed is that my computer seems to use a fair bit of data without my knowledge... Is there a way (short of unplugging the Ethernet cable) of stopping my computer sending or receiving data unless I specifically tell the process to (e.g perform a Google search), which will stop again once I end the process/close the program?

Thanks

A:Why do i use bandwidth doing nothing?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha


Due to my parents Im stuck on a 10gb a month Internet plan (I can picture some of you cringing as you read that). Due to recent events we may run out before our monthly term is over. I have been checking my computers network meter recently to see how im using the Internet. One thing I have noticed is that my computer seems to use a fair bit of data without my knowledge... Is there a way (short of unplugging the Ethernet cable) of stopping my computer sending or receiving data unless I specifically tell the process to (e.g perform a Google search), which will stop again once I end the process/close the program?

Thanks


Not really. A lot goes on in the background like mail, dns, time sync, browser cache, etc.

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hi. iwas wondering if there was a way to check if the bandwidth settings have been changed for my router. my friend said he was gonna change it to upload/download at say 75% instead of using it all, and i wanted to see if he already did it. is there an easy way to do that, and how can i check if its been changed? thanks.
 

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does microsoft still rob us of that, and if so, how can i get it back

A:20 % bandwidth ????

  
Quote: Originally Posted by watcher6342


does microsoft still rob us of that, and if so, how can i get it back


They never did. That rumor was a complete and total fallacy posted by either a sadly misinformed "expert" or a malicious liar. It's a shame that too many people believe what they read and accept it without question. See Windows XP Quality of Service (QoS) enhancements and behavior. Here's the relevant excerpt:






Quote:
Clarification about the use of QoS in end computers that are running Windows XP
As in Windows 2000, programs can take advantage of QoS through the QoS APIs in Windows XP. One hundred percent of the network bandwidth is available to be shared by all programs unless a program specifically requests priority bandwidth. This "reserved" bandwidth is still available to other programs unless the requesting program is sending data. By default, programs can reserve up to an aggregate bandwidth of 20 percent of the underlying link speed on each interface on an end computer. If the program that reserved the bandwidth is not sending sufficient data to use it, the unused part of the reserved bandwidth is available for other data flows on the same host.

For more information about the QoS Packet Scheduler, see Windows XP Help. Additional information about Windows 2000 QoS is available in the Windows 2000 technical library.

Correction of some incorrect claims about Windows XP QoS s... Read more

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I am currently connected to the net with 256k connection, up until yesterday i was running xphome with sp1 and i was able to download stuff of bit torrent sites at around 25k, I had to install sp2 to get WPA access to my router.Today ibought xp pro and everything works just fine but eversince I installed WPA over WEP and installed SP2 my bandwidth is down to 5-7k its really enoying I think it might have somthing to do with SP2 does anyone have a solution, or has had this problem before themselves.
 

A:no bandwidth

SP2 has the Windows firewall activated by default, so your BT software works only in passive mode. Open the relevant ports or turn off the firewall completely.
 

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Hey guys this is my first post here and havent had any luck searching here or on google to help me with this.

I have something taking huge amounts of bandwidth. Both in upload and download. I have ran 2 seperate anti virus checkers with no luck of finding anything. I do not see anything that would make me think its a virus. I tried displaying all files and extensions to see if anything weird would pop up. To make sure I wasnt just thinking I was loosing bandwidth I put a tracker to see how much was going out and in during a certain period. In 12 hours with nothing running and the computer Idle I dled close to 4gb and uploaded 1.2gb. I as well have turned off auto updates to every program I could.

I am on sattelite internet so this is a huge issue for me. If I go over my daily limit during charged hours i get FAP'd and have slower than dl speeds. I tested last night during my free hours so I wouldnt have that happen.

Any and all suggestions are welcomed! Feel free to ask any specific info you need I will gladly post it.

A:Where is my bandwidth going?

From a command prompt, run this command:

netstat -abo

Wireshark is also an excellent way to see everything your nic is communicating with and how.

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Ok guys... what is bandwidth?
I was trying to watch abc.com and catch up on some episodes.... well this box keeps poooing up saying:
streaming server connection warning--your viewing experience my be less than optiioal because your bandwith appears to be below 500 kbps???
Well since this compter is a few weeks old I did not think I would have any streaming problems.... Can someone help? the player freezes and chops like I have dial up...which I dont....
Its a abc episode player

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PATSIE
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model Dell DE051
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2527 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A01, 1/3/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2562 (xpsp.040919-1030)"
User Name PATSIE\Patricia
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 70.47 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 624.93 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

thanks again
 

A:What is bandwidth??????

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