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

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

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.??

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

Obviously, run it to the uplink port if available.

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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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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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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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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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End of last week I ordered in some new parts for one of my desktops. New MOBO/CPU, graphics card, and ram. Too switch out the MOBO without clean install (will do this weekend), I will need too just change the MOBO driver too a standard driver correct?? Been a long time since I have done much work on computers (3 years).
 

A:Solved: Question about MOBO switch...

Please read, or at least take a look at the sticky threads before posting. http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/831811-moving-windows-install-swapping-motherboards.html
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166029

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833130048

i will most likely buy either of those, i cant find out how they work with internet. does the ethernet from the modem plug into just any of the 16 ports? because it doesnt have an internet input jack. just 16 ports. sometimes i will be using all 16 for lan parties, where we dont require internet but it would be nice for when we have ports open, to plug into the internet. thanks for anyone time spent answering me ;-)
 

A:Solved: 16 port switch question

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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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I installed the new hard drives and while the response time is up the computer is still lagging about 10 seconds (see the links to my posts from a previous threads below for details). I have 3GB of physical in the computer ram: one 2GB stick and one 1 GB stick.
I have done the Memtest again and again and there are no errors at all after 5 hours of testing.

http://forums.techguy.org/7893433-post8.html

http://forums.techguy.org/8002180-post9.html

Yet the maximum that the MAXMEM switch under the boot.ini advanced options goes to is 2048 MB is this normal or should it go to 3072 MB?

Using:
Windows XP Professional
Model: SR5710F (I know its not designed for XP but I ran fine for two years with XP running)
 

A:Solved: Boot.ini MAXMEM switch question.

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Hello , I have 4 different windows users.Is it possible to configure the computer so it automaticly starts windows with a particular one instead of always asking me which user to login with?
 

A:Windows Switch User Question

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/auto-logon-windows-7.htm
 

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Hey, all. For a couple years now, I have been using a 5 -port Linksys Etherfast switch to hook a Panasonic blu ray player & DishNetwork Box to the internet via my home network. I had the switch plugged into a gaming adapter. Worked fine, until I had to replace my router. Was using a Linksys WRT54G router and the switch & router communicated flawlessly.. didn't even have to set it up manually when I first added the switch. Did all this to avoid dropping more wires into my back bedroom.

I upgraded to Cisco (Linksys) E3000 Gigabit router, and the switch will not "talk" to the new router. DHCP's enabled, and both the bluray player & Dish box tried to autoconnect using DHCP.. no dice. Tried several hard resets on all devices mentioned above, even firmware update on the new router. No dice.

So here's my question : do you think it's just an incompatibility question? If I buy an Gigabit ethernet switch, do you think that will fix the communication problem?

I was thinking if you go gibabit to gigabit.. It might be more compatible. I wanted some expert opinions though, before I go dropping another $30-40 on a new switch.

I read about creating ethernet bridges using DD-WRT firmware, but it seems daunting. I am not a complete noob, but it seemed beyond what I wanted to bite off.

Thanks in advance you guys & gals!
 

A:Solved: Question about using Using an Ethernet Switch with my new Gigabit Router

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Hi, i plan on upgrading a patch panel and network switch to go gigabit for a friend at a new workplace...so i bought a cat6 patch panel and netgear cat6 switch.
The punching is no biggie...but im not quite sure about the actual cableing between the panel and switch.

Please note there is only one patch and one switch...nohing to cross connect.

1. Should the data line coming from the T1 router be put in the first or last port on the switch or it doesnt matter?....dont think it should now a days?

2. is there any issue with connecting a computer / wireless router / or any other network device directly to the switch.... instead of punching it to the patch panel first and then patching it to the switch? ...dont think so but id rather ask first...not familiar with actually making the connections between patch and switch.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Patch panel and unmanaged switch question

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Please help. My on/off power button on the front of my tower is disconnected from my motherboard. Where exactley should I reconnect it too? So I can power up my computer. Thanks
 

A:no power to tower , power switch hookup

Not all motherboards are the same. To find the correct header pins you have to refer to the motherboard manual although sometimes the motherboard labels the pins clearly enough so you can figure it out. However, with the motherboard installed in the case, it could be difficult.

If you can't find your manual, try going to the motherboard's manufacturer site to download a copy of the manual (usually a pdf format). If you have a major manufacturer made PC (Dell, HP, Gateway, Emachines, etc.), you might have to try their websites. Good info from those sites might be hit or miss.
 

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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 everyone,

I'm currently running WINDOWS XP 'Professional' (SP 3) and even though I'm happy with it, I'm curious
about WINDOWS 8 due to be released next year and wheather it's worth making the change.
I'm toying with the idea of a new OS, however as W-7 is all that's available at present, I'll refer to it instead.
What do other users think of W-7 ?. Are they happy with it ?. Were there many Bugs ?.
Will W-8 be similar to W-7 ?. How different is it to W-XP ?.
As upgrading OS's is expensive here in Australia (EVERYTHING is too expensive here now) I'm wondering if there are Websites where I could 'Test Drive' the system to check for ease of use.
If W-7 is similar to W-8, trialling it will be a valuable experience.
I've tried my local Computer place, but they won't allow me to use their equipment without making a purchase.

I'm also after Websites that give written Tutorials re un-installing W-XP and installing W-7 or 8.
What needs to be done ?. Would the Hard-drive need replacing ?.

Looking forward to reading the responses.

T.
 

A:Solved: Is windows 8 worth the switch ?.

I like windows 7 its not xp but it wasnt meant to be.All operating systems have problems none are perfect. But some were better thought out than others.To me the two worst systems were windows ME and Vista.From what little ive seen and heard windows 8 isnt going to be worth having unless you want to buy a new computer with a touch screen or touch screen monitor.I wouldnt think the hard drive would need replaced unless its causing problems or failing.
 

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One day, I get on the computer and I try to switch users. Out of nowhere, I click it and nothing works!. I checked if it was enabled in control panel and even if the service was running (terminal services too). I'm running windows xp (obviously). help?
 

A:Solved: Cannot switch users in windows XP

another way of switching users is to hold down the window on the keyboard and press the L key.

window+L
 

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In 'log off" screen when given the option to 'switch users' or 'log off' --when elect 'switch users' nothing happens and desktop remains unchanged. Have to reboot computer to change to another user. No recent software or hardware installation . Pure frustration!

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP 'Switch Users' Problem

welcome

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...s/default.mspx

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I have two computers at home. One's my daughters and I have no need for them to be networked. I'm using comcast cable for internet access. I simply bought a small D-link 5 port switch and run the two computers thru it. I've been doing this for a little over three weeks. I told my brother about it so he ran off to Fry's to get one. The guys there scared him to death. Said it wasn't possbile to do and that comcast would be able to tell and wouldn't allow it.

Don't want to be doing anything illegal or at least get temporary turned off. It's working like a dream but whats the skinny?

Thanks Ed
 

A:Switch question

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What are the requirements for Fedora 7, because the computer I plan to run it on isn't that good, but it runs well enough.
 

A:One question before I switch...

Hardware requirements:




Fedora 7 requires an Intel Pentium or better processor, and is optimized for Pentium 4 and later processors.

* Recommended for text-mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class or better
* Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
* Minimum RAM for text-mode: 128MiB
* Minimum RAM for graphical: 192MiB
* Recommended RAM for graphical: 256MiB

6.3.1.2. Hard disk space

The disk space requirements listed below represent the disk space taken up by Fedora 7 after the installation is complete. However, additional disk space is required during the installation to support the installation environment. This additional disk space corresponds to the size of /Fedora/base/stage2.img on Installation Disc 1 plus the size of the files in /var/lib/rpm on the installed system.

In practical terms, additional space requirements may range from as little as 90 MiB for a minimal installation to as much as an additional 175 MiB for an "everything" installation. The complete packages can occupy over 9 GB of disk space.Click to expand...

In reality however - especially if you use Gnome or KDE - you'll get much better usability with 512 MB RAM, the more the better.
 

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I have the following environment:

Linksys wireless router connecting 4 computers.
The os's are windows 2000 pro, xp home, xp pro and 98se
The xp pro is my business dell notebook with a docking station.

My company wants to send me a 19 inch lcd monitor for it. That's fine by me. The 98se computer is also in my home office and it uses a 17 inch monitor that is the size of a small van.

So the question is this ....... Can I make this xp pro notebook with a docking station and the old win 98se computer share not only the new 19 inch lcd monitor but also the keyboard and mouse. The keyboard and mouse I'd like to share is currently hooked into the 98se machine and isn not usb. If so what kvm switch would you recommend? Also, when I'm traveling with my notebook would the 98 se machine still function ok?

Thanks,
Don
 

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i have an older belkin 4 port omnicube kvm switch that had 2 desktops & my old dell laptop conn.
i just got a new thinkpad with port rep
the port rep has only video in, no kb or mouse.
when i tried hook up video i got nothing on monitor.
should a kvm switch work in this config ( 2 desktops using kvm inputs, laptop using only v)
i did try direct conn from mon cable to port rep & it worked but not shure if kvm bad or its just not supposed to work in that config.

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Seeing how switches themselves do not have MAC addresses, when a computer on one switch wants to communicate with a computer that resides on another switch, wouldn't the 1st switch forward that frame to all nodes on it's own switch and then subsequently forward the frame to the switch with the computer with the frames corresponding MAC address? Seems to me that a switch would work like a hub in this type of scenario. Or does each switch have some sort of built in forwarding table?
 

A:Switch Question

In general switches (unmanaged/dumb) don't have MAC addresses unless they are managed or a layer 3 switch.

Yes, if the switch receives a frame with a destination MAC address it does not know about, it will forward that frame across all its ports. The chances of this happening is minimized as many computers/servers/devices will at least generate some traffic when it is first plugged into the network. When the particular computer/server/device generates traffic the switch will learn about the MAC address on that port. As you've said, once the switch has the MAC address in its MAC table for which port that MAC address resides on, all traffic will be directed to that port for that destination MAC address.

No, the switch is just broadcasting for this specific scenario. There are also ARP broadcasts which get generated by clients when there is a who is ARP request. Even when there is a broadcast like this, the reply message from a device will not be broadcasted across all the ports. The other thing that makes hubs hubs is how they function electrically. They act as a splitter. So the implication of this is that the devices connected to the hub HAVE to run in half duplex. Half duplex operation allows CSMA/CD to run which is the spec in ethernet to allow for collision detection. The way ethernet operates is that a device will listen on the wire before sending a frame. If there is traffic already on the wire, the device will wait a random amount of time before checking to ... Read more

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I was wondering if anyone knows if the vga portion of an electronic kvm switch would work in reverse? Instead of 2 pc's sharing a single monitor, could it work by allowing one pc to switch between 2 monitors? Or if there is a better solution to achieve this? I need to be able to use one or the other or both monitors.:wave:
 

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A better way to accomplish this is to purchase a video card that has 2 outputs
 

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We are deploying 32bit and 64bit Win7 PCs here. I accidentally ran: BCDEDIT.EXE /Set IncreaseUserVa 3072 on a 64bit PC.

So, did I just restrict this PC to only using 3GB? And if I did, is there anything I can do to reverse it?

Thanks for any help!

A:3GB Switch Question

Yes.

Try bcdedit /deletevalue increaseuserva 3072

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Hey guys,

Ive got one monitor that i would like to share between my laptop and my other PC. When i use it with my laptop id like to use it as a 2nd screen and with my pc id like to use it as the main screen.

I bought one of these:

CBL-102U 2-Port Mini KVM Switch with Cable

I connect the main adaptor (or the box) part to the shared screen. Then i hook one end of the VGA cable to my laptop and the other end to my other PC output..right?

I turn on my laptop and the screen and try the screen setting to extend monitor but nothing. Also tried using the function key on my laptop with the screen switch button - nothing happens

The only thing i get is a red flashing light on the PS1 light on the box, thats it. Do you need to have the PS mouse & keyboard plugged in order for the VGA to work??

Thanks
x

A:KVM switch question

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When i use it with my laptop id like to use it as a 2nd screen and with my pc id like to use it as the main screen.




You would go out of the shared monitor into KVM and then out of the KVM into the laptop's VGA. And Into the Desktop's VGA. And Yes, the USB Keyboard and mouse must be plugged into the KVM and the output would go to the laptop USB as well as the Desktop USB. The USB has to be plugged in for everything to work.
Once you switch the KVM to the laptop, Then you have to adjust the Display to Extend Desktop.

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Ok, I have a weird problem and it may sound simple to some. I have a laptop, Xbox 360, and sometimes a desktop (when I am repairing one) that I need to hook up to one monitor. I figured a KVM switch would be perfect but it gets its power from the USB/PS/2 port. Therefore, I am unable to use it as I will not be sharing a keyboard or mouse. I am unable to find one that actually has a power adapter (unless I overlooked it). I tried searching for a VGA Switch/splitter but I have only found one that would allow me to do what I need to do and the rest only allows you to connect one device and 4 monitors. Could someone recommend a cheap (under $75) KVM that has a power adapter or inform me of what I need to be looking for (like the correct words for the product that I need). Thanks in advance.
 

A:KVM/VGA Switch Question

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817196027 Try this
 

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I need help. I just purchased an AT powersupply for an old computer. I was in a hurry and didnt read the box well. Its an AT powersupply that uses the motherboard switch. I need some ideas on how to wire it to the older exterior switch. The old switch has 2 brown wires and the new ps have 3 wires, red, black, and white. Any Ideas?
 

A:AT switch question

I have searched everywhere for a solution to a similar problem, but with no luck. The only way I could find to get around it, was to get hold of a new power supply. I hope you have more luck than me.
 

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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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Hello,

I have an ethernet cable run in my house. What I need to figure out is if there is such thing an ethernet switch that does not require a power source. (or something that can get this situation resolved)

Here is my situation:
I have a cable ran to my basement, and have a bedroom directly above the basement that needs an ethernet run. It is not possible for me to run a completely new cable from the original starting point, so I was somehow hoping to use the cable going to the basement, put a head on it, put it into a switch/hub/splitter and run a cable out of it to the room directly above, and use the other cable coming out to stay in the basement.

Is there something that can do this for me? Is there a better way to do so? What would you suggest? Thanks!

UPDATE: Please refer to post #4 for more details.
 

A:Solved: Such thing as an Ethernet switch that doesn't need power? Question about ethernet run

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Hi,

I searched the forums before posting, but couldn't find anything on this.

Basically, the switch between windows button that brought up the 3D windows used to work fine on my computer, but after having to reinstall windows, it doesn't work. Now it just shows the same menu as pressing alt-tab. The preview of windows when hovering on the start bar also doesn't work.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium.

Any help would be great!

Chris

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