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Overactive WiFi Router?

Q: Overactive WiFi Router?

Admittingly, I know little about networking and WiFi routers.

But I can't help wonder why two lights (labeled Wireless and Ethernet) flash on my Linksys WiFI router when my PC works on a document, searches for a file, or performs other routine functions that don't involve accessing the Internet or LAN.

Is it paranoid to think that information being transmitted despite a firewall and anti-virus software that claims my PC is clean? Or are these router lights flash for reasons other than indicating transmission? Note: they don't flash when the Ethernet cable is disconnected from the PC.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi,

I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection.

But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable modem(old modem) along with it.

I have connected my PC this way:
Cable modem -> Router -> PC through RJ45. I am able to access internet from my PC, but I am not able to get wifi working on the router. And I am logging onto internet through a dial up connection.
Questions:
1) Please help in configuring the router to get wifi working.
2) Also, my default gateway seems to be either 0.0.0.0 or blank. So, I am not able to login to the modem unless I remove the modem connection. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong here.

Here are a few more details:
Output of ipconfig: http://pastebin.com/Zr9Eb7L7
 

A:Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Wifi Router

Hey Narain. The D-Link unit you have appears to be a combo unit (modem and wireless router) since it connects straight to the RJ-11 phone line. This unit won't work with an ISP that provides service by way of coax cable. The D-Link will work if you want to use DSL, but you need a cable service compatible modem or combo modem/router if you use cable service.

ftp://support.dlink.co.in/broadband/DSL-2750U/manual/DSL-2750U_C1_Manual_IN_1.00.pdf
 

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I have a desktop that is able to have wifi it's a adapter dell 1450 UBS Wireless 802.11a/b/g it works so does the router which is a Cisco Linsky E 1000 it shows um that it works I'm getting packet but I just can't seem to connect I don't understand it says that I am connected but I cannot get on the internet what am I doing wrong please help my desktop is compaq hp with wireless capability help!
 

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I am looking to replace my tired Linksys WRT54G router that is about 10 years old. I love the router, and its even better with DD-WRT on it, but I'm starting to have troubles with the wifi dropping all the connects for a couple seconds when running all my wireless devices. I have 3 smart phones, 2 tablets, 1 Chromecast, a smart TV, and Roku + a laptop or 3 in my house right now, and it seems like its getting to be a bit much for it.
I have had to completely re-flash the firmware twice this year to get the wifi working again, so I'm thinking its time for replacement.
I have been thinking about just getting the new WRT54GL for $50, but I'm also thinking it might be a good idea to upgrade the wifi technology past wireless G .
I'm wondering if my Tablet (Nexu 9), and our smartphones (Razr HD Max) along with the Chromecast will take advantage of the new wireless standards and higher speeds or not? If they will can someone recomend a decent wireless router that takes DD-WRT nicely in the sub-$100 range? Thanks!
 

A:Looking for new Wifi Router - Will Tablet/Smartphone take advantage of new wifi Standards?

I been programming in Android/Linux since 2010 and there is code that supports VHT is Very High Throughput. Right now the standards are HT is High Throughput .

As for DD-WRT firmware is like your overclocking your router pushing it beyond the OEM limits. I use to use DD-WRT but had quit many years ago since the routers that used that firmware would fail too much.

So best to buy a better business type enterprise router wired then you can use WiFi router as AP or just get WiFi AP(access point). To me WiFi Router is also Wired Router, but to use just a wired router and use WiFi AP through a switch is better. If one or the other goes you can easy replace them. Where as if the WiFi Router fails you would need to replace it.

If you really want to use DD-WRT then Look at Buffalo WiFi Routers some come pre-installed with DD-WRT on them. Frankly you really don't need DD-WRT today because newer routers or WiFi routers are much better built and offer much more power NPU = network processor units and 128, 256, 512, 1GB of RAM some have Dual Cores.
 

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My HP ZBook does not connect to my D-Link  Model DSL-2750U rooter even though my phone and other laptops can connect to internet.

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I am currently stationed in Germany, and live in a village that has horrible internet. I cannot stream netflix, hulu, and downloads take several hours.

Is there a way to combine the internet that my cell phone receives and the wifi router I have at home to increase speed?

I have the ability to create a wifi hotspot from my cell phone if this helps.

Just something I thought up in my head, and wanted to find out if it is possible. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Combining Wifi Hotspot and Router Wifi for faster internet

You can, try this http://www.octopusplus.com/download.jsp or http://www.connectify.me/
 

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Wifi doesn't connect when i move away from wifi router. I have a wifi router installed in my drawing room where i get good browsing speed on phones and laptops. But the problem starts when i take my laptop from drawing room to my bedroom which is not more than 5 mtrs from router. Wifi signal drops to zero on laptop whereas it remains decent on phones. Earlier my laptop used to connect in bedroom as well..This is happening lately. Is there any solution?

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Hi Could you please tell me if this is possible:
My computer is connected to a wireless network. Can I hook up my D-link (DIR-412) to my computer and use the internet from the computer to output another wireless area?

Thanks sounds complicated.
 

A:Connected to WIFI and want to extend wifi with another wireless router

Where you live is your setup like this?

#1
Internet
Modem
WiFi Router

or

#2
Internet
Modem with built-in WiFi Router

If you want extend the WiFi you would get WiFi Access Point. Or you can take a WiFi Router and disable NAT, SPI, DCHP, then you create a static IP address. 192.168.x.50
 

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I have been trying for some time to accomplish the title result. I'm not techie enough to do it.

What I want is to be able to use a Tablet to read in the rear of my home (which is out of range for incoming wifi signal.)

If I can set up the computer to do this, I will cable connect to a router in that area.
I have two computers and could use either.

1.a PC running XP (should update to windows 8.1, but have never bothered to do that, since XP works just fine. (I had this computer sharing to the router, when I had DSL internet connection, using Windows wizard to set it up) Couldn't get it to work when I switched to WIFI internet access) I could switch to win 7 or 8.1 if that would help.

2. a Lap Top running WIN 8.1,

Any help is appreciated.

A:Internet access via WIFI and share WIFI via second router

Due to the age of XP this is not the best option for what you want to do

Either windows 7 or 8.1 have access to Internet connection sharing (ICS) built in

To use ICS you need at least two connections to the local LAN, these can be any mix of wifi or Ethernet.

As you have a laptop you likely already have a system to use for this

There is a tutorial explaining the basics ... and more on this site

Check it out and post back if you have any issues

Internet Connection Sharing - Create WiFi HotSpot

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my HP 15 116 laptop wifi cannot connect to wifi router modem AND it keeep on saying "cant connect to this network" whereas it  can work perfectly fine on smartphone wifi hotspot . please fix it ......... DONT MAKE ME REGRET ON BUYING HP LAPTOP ....

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So I got a new router yesterday to replace the old one, and I've been working on it for a long time. But I can't seem to figure out why there isn't any internet connection. The new WiFi Router (D-Link DR-842) Shows it is connected to the internet (green light) but in the setup page, it says disconnected. Could the PPPoE details be causing this? As far as I know everything is correctly set up except for the internet part.
 

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i have posted this but no one has even viewed it as the title wasn't very good.

Anyway, i have 2 wifi routers, one in the lounge that is on internet, one in my room that is not.

i want them both to be able to supply internet.

the one in my room will just be used to ethernet internet into my PS3.

alternative is that i use the wifi on my laptop then ethernet my laptop to PS3, is this possible?
 

A:Wifi router to wifi router? so i can use PS3 via ethernet

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Hello, I am a bit of a hard time with 2 routers on one network and unfortunately as things stand now they both have to be there. So I just got ADSL and the only modem option available to me was one with a 4-port wired router, I hooked that up into my existing network of about 9 computers (5 laptops and 4 desktops) which is connected by another 4-port WiFi router.

I started out with my only goal of hooking 3 of these computers to the internet after I got the DSL by some MAC filtering configured in the WiFi router. But, having the DSL modem/router has created another issue. I am using 2 separate IP gateways for both the routers which are in the same subset, I can connect to both of them from all my machines. The problem is I don't have any control over which computer connects to what router. I am trying to avoid setting each PC up with a static IP that needs internet access.

Here is my setup in more detail. My ADSL router is 192.168.1.254 and my WiFi router is 192.168.1.111 and both have the subnet 255.255.255.0. My ADSL connection has dynamic IP and the modem/router is connected into a LAN port on the WiFi router. I have tried disabling DHCP on the modem/router and changed my WiFi router IP to that of the modem (which was counter productive) to no avail. Someone mentioned MAC address cloning but I am not sure if it will work in this setup. Since I configured this I am seeing quite a few IP conflicts, which are probably my fault as I didn't check when I was setting... Read more

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Actually my wifi adapter can catch all other wifi signal except my wifi router.

A:my notebook wifi adapter don't get my wifi router

There are several resons.1. The wifi signal might be too weak at the point where the computer is.2. Other device radiation/signals might be blocking it.3. Your router signal might be hodden (check EWS of router).4. Signal broadcasting might have been turned off on router. Since other signals are found on the computer, there shouldnt be a issue with your couputer.

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I have a Netgear WGR614v9 router and was wondering if its possible to use this as a wireless adapter for my computer?? I think it might support the DDWRT open source firmware??? I am wanting to do this STRICTLY as a learning purpose.
 

A:Solved: use my wifi router as wifi adapteR??

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I just want to know if its possible to connect your wifi broadband to wifi router? and if it is, How?
 

A:HOw to Connect wifi broadband to Wifi Router

I may be misunderstanding you but if you're getting WiFi out of your broadband appliance already, you don't need a router. If you do want to use a WiFi router, you're not going to be using the WiFi signal from the broadband appliance.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

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Hello one and all,
I am sincerely hoping someone can assist with my little networking problem as i'm tearing my hair out now..

Here at work we have a Vigor Modem/Router hosting our connection to the world. It was originally on DHCP & the 4 computers & 2 printers found their own IP addresses without problem.

We added a Linksys router via ethernet (to a lan port not the wan) in another area of the yard. This was fine also on DHCP and connecting wirelessly from a laptop or mobile phone was a doddle.

Then our oh so wonderful IT geek decided to put the Vigor on a Static IP along with all the computers connected to it. This has some how cut off the wifi capability of the Linksys router now.

It is basically acting as a hub for two laptops and nothing else.

In simplistic terms with some detail what settings need changing on the Linksys if any?

The Vigors internal IP is 192.168.1.1
Linksys is 192.168.1.4
both on subnet 255.255.255.0

I have been advised to set the Linksys to a static IP on the Internet Connection option but what set of figures do i need for that??

Fingers crossed...

Stonkin
 

A:Adding a wifi router to router on static IP

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I am currently using my IBM Thinkpad T20 (2647) with a basic microsoft hardwired mouse (not usb) with two buttons and the wheel.

The problems is that all of a sudden, the mouse has been behaving like I double click sometimes when I don't. For example, if I am in outlook and open an email, when i click on the red x in the upper right hand corner to shut down the email, it will also shut down the program.

It also will make me go two clicks back instead of one in Explorer and just about anywhere two clicks will cause a different behaviour. It isn't consistent and, for example, when clicking on email, if i simply want to highlight the item if i click it lightly and quickly, it will act like one click but if i give it a normal push, it will often act like a double click and open the email completely.

Any idea what is causing this and how i might fix it.

I am running Windows XP Professional and have uninstalled and reinstalled the mouse to no effect.

thanks
 

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My comp is getting redirects from search engines, also my A/V (comodo) pops up with 'Unclassified Malware' every few min.I previously ran Hitman Pro, it successfully got rid of one rootkit, but the computer continues to have the above issues.DDS, and Hijack This ran fine and i will attach files. GMER would not run successfully, it either froze on scan, or when i tried to save log.I am not sure what the problem is or where it lies.Thanks in advance for your help.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Cory at 11:11:10.71 on Mon 06/14/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2360 [GMT -4:00]AV: COMODO Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {043803A5-4F86-4ef7-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}FW: COMODO Firewall *enabled* {043803A3-4F86-4ef6-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ASTSRV.EXEC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exeC:\Program Files\CDB... Read more

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Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appe... Read more

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Hi, My A drive at random times starts and runs for a few seconds, any ideas what causes this? Thanks,
Mo
 

A:Overactive A Drive

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Hi,I've twice had to exchange a Probook 450 G3, for additional reasons also (faulty power connector), so have had experience with 3 units altogether. All 3 had the same issue, the fan would kick in too often, a few instances a minute, making an up and down whirring sound which was very annoying and distracting. The strange thing is that the fan would kick in when the CPU usage was minimal, <5%, web browsing is the most taxing thing I do, no gaming or intense graphic applications.Never had an issue like this with any other laptop/computer, it's basically brand new so no possibility of dust, too hot environment etc. My 8 year old Dell laptop with much more inferior specs handles these activities easily with infrequent fan noise/activity.The laptop is not getting noticeably hot for the fan to turn on and off so often. Is the G3 so heat inefficient that the CPU gets too hot very easily, or is the fan's thermal sensor temp. range too low and the fan is kicking in unnecessarily? I've updated the BIOS and chipset and already contacted HP support who want me to send it to them, but I explained that this issue happened on all 3 units, revealing that the model design/components could be at fault.Would appreciate any insight/explanation for this.

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Hi,I've twice had to exchange a Probook 450 G3, for additional reasons also (faulty power connector), so have had experience with 3 units altogether. All 3 had the same issue, the fan would kick in too often, a few instances a minute, making an up and down whirring sound which was very annoying and distracting. The strange thing is that the fan would kick in when the CPU usage was minimal, <5%, web browsing is the most taxing thing I do, no gaming or intense graphic applications.Never had an issue like this with any other laptop/computer, it's basically brand new so no possibility of dust, too hot environment etc. My 8 year old Dell laptop with much more inferior specs handles these activities easily with infrequent fan noise/activity.The laptop is not getting noticeably hot for the fan to turn on and off so often. Is the G3 so heat inefficient that the CPU gets too hot very easily, or is the fan's thermal sensor temp. range too low and the fan is kicking in unnecessarily? I've updated the BIOS and chipset and already contacted HP support who want me to send it to them, but I explained that this issue happened on all 3 units, revealing that the model design/components could be at fault.Would appreciate any insight/explanation for this.

A:Probook 450 G3 Overactive Fan

I've seen other people complaining about the same issue, so I'm not alone: ProBook 450 G3 - Fan going on & off for no reason Fan making a wavy sound / HP ProBook 430 G3 Laptop's cooling fun speeds up speeds down constantly fan noise HP probook 430 G2 - fan noise probook 450 g2 cooling fan

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My harddrive is going a hundred miles an hour and I don't know why. I bring up the task manager and nothing is running , but all I can hear is my harddrive . Any ideas ?

A:Overactive Harddrive

Chkdsk...defrag.

Louis

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I can't install/run/activate active X or Flash and this messes up using Microsoft update, PCPitstop and other things. MS includes some sort of error about can't copy MUWEB.DLL but I think that perhaps some security program is blocking things to "protect" me. That is great - except when I need to use these features!
The PC is running XPpro, PcCillin, Spybot, and has run Hitman (SurfRight now disabled) and a couple other one time scans, fixes, and downloads (hosts etc.).

A:Overactive Security or ???

Internet explorer in XP sp2 blocks active x and produces a warning bar on your browser, which allows the active X to be run on subsequent click.

Also i would turn off all products and see if flash etc run then turn each on and see what product is the cause.

HTH

topspeed007

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I have an overactive pop-up blocker that is blocking things I don't want blocked such as the message I get after requesting to stop my flash drive from the USB port ("It is safe to remove the selected device." or something like that). I have disabled the pop-up blockers that I am aware of, but this continues to happen. Does anyone know how to stop it from blocking windows like this? It's not even an internet-related window, which makes it more puzzling.

Thanks!

A:Overactive Pop-up Blocker

Which popup blocker are you using?

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My pc had malware that I was able to remove.
Since doing that, I have a recurring instance when I'm in my Inbox (@Hotmail/Outlook). I select everything I can view on the page and un-select those I will keep. Then I click 'delete'.
Previously this would remove those still checked; now it removes everything else - including mail I did not see, check, or select to keep.
 

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Problem emerged with my Win XP netbook today: after booting, it crawled through some simple web browsing. Process Explorer revealed that a couple svchost.exe processes are hogging the processor alternately, making my pc nearly crash while going through a ESET NOD32 virus scan. The problem alleviated when the first svchost.exe crashed and had to be stopped.

The scan turned up nothing, but there were already Win32/VB.PAM, Win32/Kryptik.FON, and Win32/TrojanClicker.Punad.AA trojan files in the quarantine. Also, ESET has blocked 3 connections from a garbled url. I haven't tried scanning in safe mode yet.

An svchost.exe process is currently using half the processor right now, but the computer is usable except for the fact that when transitioning out of a screensaver the computer chugs. I'm including an HJT log, which I have no idea how to read. I'm pretty sure I'm in trouble, but how bad is it?

EDIT: Also, when I first booted up my pc I heard it playing some audio even though I had no internet or media windows open. Suspicious, eh?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:26:04 AM, on 7/21/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Overactive svchost - possible virus

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Recently I've noticed my hard drive is chattering all the time. Everything runs fine but I can hear it slowly chirping continuously. It never stops. System idle process is 98% so I know that's ok but it keeps on chattering. Is this a possible indication of a problem soon to happen?
Thanks!
 

A:Overactive hard drive

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Hi all,

I have been having a strange problem for the past few weeks, and yesterday and today it's the worst ever. It's like everything I do online overcompensates and goes overboard. For example, if I click the "Back" button, it takes me back 3 pages rather than 1. Or if in email (Outlook) I try to click on a new message, instead of just opening it and letting me read the contents, it opens a whole new window to reply in.

I have cleaned out my temp. internet files and cache. I checked the mouse speed and everything is the same there as it's always been. Do you have any idea what could be causing this weird thing to happen?
 

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Hello,

I have a wireless adsl router in preparation for broadband arriving in our area soon (long story), and have some questions:

I have a laptop with wifi card and want to setup a home network with this, and my PC (plugged-in via LAN cable to the router).. laptop is XP, PC is Win2K
I can't seem to get this to work. one minute the PC can 'see' the laptop (in network neighbourhood) and then the other way round, but I can never access shared directories on either... is there a good guide somewhere to set this up?

Also, shouldn't I be able to use the router from the PC as if it were a wifi card?
i.e. on the laptop, once the wifi card is plugged in, it displays all wifi networks in the area and their signal strength etc.... how can I do this using the router/PC??

With the laptop I can connect to our neighbours wifi router and use their bradband connection, but I want to do the same from the PC.. is that possible?

Thanks in advance all..

(P.S. router is a D-Link DSL-604+)
 

A:Wifi Router / Wifi Network help!?!?

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Hi,I was hoping others in the same boat, or the HP team representatives could give insight/explanations with an issue with a laptop bought very recently.I've twice had to exchange the Probook 450 G3, for also additional reasons (faulty power connector), so have had experience with 3 units altogether. All 3 had the same issue, the fan would kick in too often, a few instances a minute, making an up and down whirring sound which was very annoying and distracting. The strange thing is that the fan would kick in when the CPU usage was minimum, or at a very low state, web browsing is the most taxing thing I do, no gaming or intense graphic applications.The specs, an i5 6200U with plenty of RAM and an SSD would suggest that it should handle these simple activities with little effort, in fact it was advertised as an Energy Star model at the time, there was a lot of info about how little power it uses.Never had an issue like this with any other laptop/computer, it's basically brand new so no possibility of dust, too hot environment etc. My 8 year old Dell laptop with much more inferior specs handles these activities easily with infrequent fan noise/activity. I would've isolated this as a unique incident except for the fact I noticed the same almost immediately with all three 450 G3s in the short time I had them.The laptop is not getting noticeably hot for the fan to turn on and off so often. Is the G3 so heat inefficient that the CPU gets too hot very easily, or is the fan's ther... Read more

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I have a Gateway GT5068E PC, with 2 GB RAM and 200 GB disk drive. At power up, it responds very slowly and the disk drive works furiously, so I checked Resource Monitor @ Control Panel, and found that both CPU and RAM usage were often up to 90% or more. Furthermore, there were often over 400 'hard faults' for the RAM. This persisted for an hour or more, after which the CPU usage stayed below 10% and the RAM usage below 40%, with only an occasional 'hard fault' in the RAM. The system was naturally much more responsive. I intend to double my RAM, to 4 GB (the limit), and may get faster chips (666 vs 533, I believe). Does anyone know why the system thrashes so much for an hour after starting, and why there are copious hard faults reported for RAM? And is there any way to determine what speed the RAM chips are running, without disassembling the PC? (I disassembled it yesterday, when my daughter returned it, and cleaned it thoroughly.) Secondly, this Windows 7 Pro OS was installed only about 6 months ago, and does not, I believe, have much unnecessary software running under it. But Task Manager reports dozens of processes soon after start up, including MsMpEng.exe, which often consumes half of the CPU. And I noticed that 'TrustedInstaller.exe' was still running long after it should have been, so I killed it. Thanks for your help..
 

A:Solved: Overactive Software & Hardware

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Mine is a Dell Inspiron 5305 and I am on a small (3machine network) My machine is protected by Panda which auto updates all the time (aarg) My machine sounds like it is breathing hard all the time and the processes goes between 5% to 100% all the time with about 50 items running. It also kicks off the DSL connection on a regular basis and is so slow i almost don't want to use it. While sitting idel you can hear the fan speed up and slow down and the clicking of a hard drive working its little brains out exept I am not asking anything of it.

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forgot to note this in my HP installation survey but wow, worse than my earlier Stream 11, there is a distracting time-consuming unexplainable shifting about zooming requiring intervention repeatedly plus jumping the cursor around. Sometimes I think it might be especially when I am using google.docs to write, but it seems in general to be a helluva a downside, although otherwise I love so much about Stream 11 that I replaced my first after its keyboard went crazy post-warranty (in 18 months). So I hope somebody from HP notices this and cranks it in. Could it be a Windows 10 issue? It's abundant features and prompts also are a distraction for my scholarly work, alas.

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Hi, I'm new to the forum so I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section or if the information I give is inadequate but I'll do my best.

I've managed to inherit an Acer Aspire 1652WLMi laptop from my mother... it used to run fine and seemed so much faster than my old desktop. But over the past... 2 years? It has seemed so much slower and the fan constantly roaring at ear-shattering levels.

Here are the specs:
Acer Aspire 1652WLMi Laptop running Windows XP ?Home? SP2
1.73 GHz
512MB ram DDR2 (support dual-channel???)

I think this should be enough info...correct me if I'm wrong

A few problems I've had are virtumonde (tried a few things and haven't seemed able to remove it), A hyperactive explorer.exe (generally bringing my CPU usage to 100%), An infected rundll32.exe (32.5 kb and has a page icon), Antivirus 2009 (stupid people don't know what year it is ) ... There are probably a few others but I'm tired right now. I can look into it later if need be.

Here is my Hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:30:33 p.m., on 21/07/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Many viruses, slow computer and an overactive explorer.exe/CPU

Hi, welcome to TSF!

You are operating your computer with multiple Anti Virus programs.

AVG7
Avast!

Anti-virus programs take up an enormous amount of your computer's resources when they are actively scanning your computer. Having two anti-virus programs running at the same time can cause your computer to run very slow, become unstable and even, in rare cases, crash.

Uninstall one of them and keep only one.
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Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running combofix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix
Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Please continue as follows:Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.
When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.
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Please click Here to download HijackThis to your desktop.

Click the Download button. When the Trend Micro HJT install box appears, double click on the HJTInstall.exe. Click on I... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this :

www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.


In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

How would one set up a home wifi network with a non-wifi router? I have a router for my voip phone but it is not wireless. Do I just add a wireless card to my main PC?

I do not want to remove my current router. None of the wifi routers I have looked at have VOIP ports on the back.

Will adding a wifi PCI card do the trick? Most of the wifi cards show them in use with a wifi router.
 

A:wifi with non-wifi router

what about a wifi access point that plugs into an ethernet port on your existing router?

you can use a wifi card to do the same, but its a bit fiddly..

by the way, is it just to network pc's only?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

my hp 15r005tx shows wifi connection only beside the router. it shows range for non of the mobiles hotspots or and wifi connections unless they are placed right beside it. Also the wifi range it shows is weak even when wifi router is right next to it. apart from all this looses after every 5-10 minutes i have tried upgarding and reinstalling drivers multiple times but it was of no use. this is my first computer and i dont have a lot of knowledge about computers, also upgrading the pc drivers when internet connection barely lasts for 5 minutes is a very hectic task for me. The service centre guy is in no mood to solve my problems and blames the windows 10 upgrade for this issue but this thing happend 2 months after the upgrade. i feel very helpless about this problem... PLEASE HELP ME!!!! i will be thankful for your reply...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

can i connnect 2 computer (1pc and 1 laptop) wirelessly without a router. if so what do i need and slo do any of you guys know of any good wifi tools about that are free. thanks
 

A:wifi with no router

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

I am using virtual router+ in my laptop....and using wifi with my xperia L.....but for a few days after connecting wifi with my phone it's not working...it just works for a second then autometically disconneted......its neither my mobile problem nor software it just a problem of my laptop.....please give me a solution.....what should I do?????????????
 

A:Wifi router

Simplest and easiest solution is the get a "real" wireless router & connect your laptop & phone accordingly.

Need a few questions answered before we can really help you further because there are too many vague things in your initial question...

Who is the ISP?
Did the ISP provide you with a cable modem or DSL modem? Does it have built in WIFI?
How did you setup the wifi from the virtual router software? WEP, WPA, etc?
Is the laptop connected to cable/dsl via wire or is it wireless? if it's wireless then for God's sake just use that wifi for your phone as well!
Is the laptop a PC or Mac? What version of Windows or Mac OS X are you running?

Post back, Hope this helps!!
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

i have Macbook pro 2011 model. Currently i am using network via ethernet, but since few month my mikrotik RB951 wifi router in not working. I tried to reset to the router but its not connecting. my computer also could not open its setting by its number 192.168.168.1. please help in this concern.
 

A:wifi router

Try doing a FR (Factory Reset) on the router

Might need to be replaced
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

I was selected to participate in the FCC's broadband tests facilitated by Sam Knows (SamKnows - Building a broadband measurement solution for Europe and America)

They are suposed to be sending a Netgear WNR3500L and I would like to know how it stacsk up against the NetGear WNR1000v2 (Wireless N 150 Router)

Thank you for your help

A:Can you tell me which is the better Wifi router?

Well you could do a side by side comparrision and decide what you think. Here's the WNR3500L Answer

Then the WNR1000 v2 Answer

Check the specs and look at the forum questions and problems.
Just a thought
Fabe

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

I have a Belkin wireless router. I have a Belkin wireless print server. The router is not connected to the Internet because where I live, only has WIFI service. Which means I also have a Linksys Speed Booster,WUSBG54 to connect to the internet. My problem is that my print server will only print if the CAT 5E is connected from my laptop to the router. At that point I lose my Internet connection. I have to unplug the CAT 5E from the back to gain Internet access.
Is this the way it has to be?
 

A:WIFI Router

Configure the router and get the wireless printer to work. Through the router, (it should not need the internet to print), Then Configure the wireless adapter to connect to the internet. Not sure, but it should work.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

The thing is that I want a n router, a wifi one. Now I want QoS and good port forwarding since is going to be for gaming. Also it has to have good coverage.
Also I have heard about some that come with a USB extension for a hard drive so you can have a newtowork hard drive. Is that true or you need a nas hdd for that?

So as you can see I would appreciate a lot of feedback, some models, brands, links, etc. It's all going to help.

Thanks guys.

A:Need a new wifi router

Bump
anyone?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

So currently i have a Netgear WNR2000V4 and it sucks! the speed of it drops from 60mbps to 20mbps and stays there. even after reboot. it sucks and nothing will fix it.

so im in the lookings for a new router. im looking to spend less then $70. anyone know of a really good 300mbps router? i will be connecting 10+ devices to it at all times.

i was looking into these but open to suggestions:

D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Wireless N300 Router (DIR-655) - Newegg.com

TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Gigabit Router Up to 300Mbps/ USB port x1/ Detachable Antenna x3/ IP QoS/ QSS Button - Newegg.com

A:Wifi Router

anyone? ideas?

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