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Printer cable advice - DB25 to USB Type B

Q: Printer cable advice - DB25 to USB Type B

Customer has an old accounting software package that is hard coded to print via the DB25 connector on his Desktop PC to a dot matrix printer which has given up the ghost.

He does not want to replace the accounting package and so I am thinking I should be able to print from the DB25 port to his usb laser printers.

Problem is there does not seem to be DB25 to USB Type 2 (D shape plug) cables available.

There are plenty od DB25 to USB Type A cables available but not those to connect to USB Type 2 which most USB printers come with these days.

I'd appreciate some advice on this and finding a solution.

Thanks

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A: Printer cable advice - DB25 to USB Type B

How about a USB Adaptor B-Male to A-Female.
USB Adaptor B-Male to A-Female + $2 SHIPPING AUST-WIDE!

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I connected this adapter to my parallel printer but not printing. In printing window the message is there is no connection between laptop & printer. I've tried LPT & USB controllers. At USB controller at on USB it is stated printing support. I use Windows XP. How to solve this case?
 

A:USB to 25 Pin DB25 Parallel Printer Cable adapter,B108

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I have a desktop with a 25 pin cable running to my printer, and want to print from my Dell D400 laptop to the same printer. The D400 does not have a 25 pin socket so I bought a USB to Parallel Printer DB25 Cable. But I can't get anything to print from the D400. I've put the original printer cable + new adapter cable into a USB port on the D400 but cannot get a signal of any sort to the printer.

I guess this is to do with selecting the right port; through Control Panel > Printers & Faxes I have set this as an HP Laserjet 6P printer. The port options are LPT ports, COM ports, USB virtual port, or Microsoft Document Imaging Writer Port. None seem to work for this.

With the desktop, when I plug the new adapter into a USB and leave it on LPT1 it prints fine, so why am I not getting a whisper from the laptop?
 

A:USB to Parallel Printer DB25 Cable not plugging and playing

With the desktop, when I plug the new adapter into a USB and leave it on LPT1 it prints fine, so why am I not getting a whisper from the laptop?Click to expand...

This doesn't solve your problem; but, I haven't had good luck with those adapters. Either they work or they don't. May be because those adapters just don't work with some computers and some printers.
 

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Hi all, I got today Lenovo S510 model: 10KW005NAX I want to get a cable or adapter to connect Displayport to HDMI 1080p LCD I have from before There seem to be passive and active converters, what I understood from online is that if I have DP++ PC I can get a passive converter or else I need an active converter. I don't know if cables can be active and passive too?For example: Amazon linkSo the description says source can be DP or DP++, so it has a chip inside it? so it's active? So... can anyone tell me what is my displayport type (Lenovo S510) ? and maybe shed some light on what I need to get clear picture to HDMI in? Appreciate your help   

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Hi,

Apologies if this is posted in the incorrect section & if it's a 'noob' question.

Basically I moved house and lost the power adapter for my external hard drive. I've looked in to buying a replacement but I have no idea what it's called to actually search for one, does anybody know?

I've attached a photo, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

G.
 

A:What type of cable do I need?

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Ok this might not be too computer related but I think since the main problem is concerning usb it should be considered hardware. I just bought a mp3 player (sony nw-e95) off of ebay, but the seller is not including the usb cables. I want to buy one but there are so many different kinds, I have no clue which one it is. Is there anyone who has a sony mp3 player who might know what type it is? I have a picture here, it's the clearest one I could find. maybe someone here can figure out what kind of usb cable it is from this picture?

Thanks for the help.
 

A:Help - what type of usb cable is this?

oh I found another good picture, maybe this'll help?
 

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I am trying to network another computer located two floors down(basement). My router is upstairs and I need to have the cable running outside. What type cable do I need? Someone told me a heavy duty cable is necesary since the cable will be exposed to the elements. What type of cable do I need? Thanks.
 

A:cable type

It's a little more expensive but I would recommend setting up a wireless network.

I came across a cable mentioned on several websites. I have never heard of it but I guess this is what you use for outdoor.

10 Base-FL Fiber Optic Assemblies are ideal for long runs and outdoor applications. Available in non-plenum, plenum, or outdoor styles. Click to expand...
 

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Found this article this morning and isn't this about time though it will throw a bit of a spanner in the works but common sense tells me at least it should have been like this since day 1

USB Type-C: One cable to connect them all - CNET

A:USB Type-C: One cable to connect them all

We've come a long way from the clunky parallel and serial ports I had on my IBM PC in 1984!

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I need to run about 75-100ft of ethernet cable from my modem to a ps3 in the basement. Would cat5e is good enough for this distance or if I should opt for cat6. And if it doesn't even matter then just tell me because I have minimal knowledge in this area
 

A:What type of ethernet cable do I need?

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I have a type c male to vga male cable plugged into my Yoga 910 laptop and a 32in Dell monitor (I used the VGA input because I am already using the monitors other input, an HDMI input, for the xbox), and it isn't working. The monitor still says no signal. Any advice?

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Hi, I want to ask what type of cable should I use for a 256kbps/64kbps or a ADSL2 24 Mbps internet connection. I am currently using a dial-up cable which is about 10 metres long. Also, would this improve my speeds or would it be relatively the same? Thank you for your advice.
 

A:Type of cable used for ADSL?

Dial Up Cable?
 

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Hi

I read through lots of threads on HDMI, DVI and VGA Didn't find an answer to my question. I am getting a Dell XPS 8300 with onboard only video. As I read specs I see it has VGA and HDMI outputs. My monitor (dell) has VGA and DVI input connections. My questions are:

Is (cable connector) VGA to VGA any drawbacks to HDMI to DVI? I know HDMI carries audio but will DVI on the monitor use it?

I don't do games or very fancy graphics. What would be an acceptable choice of cable? I do still have the VGA cable from my current system.

Thanks,
Rbuck
 

A:Cable for PC to Monitor TYpe?

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I have a type c male to vga male cable plugged into my Yoga 910 laptop and a 32in Dell monitor (I used the VGA input because I am already using the monitors other input, an HDMI input, for the xbox), and it isn't working. The monitor still says no signal. Any advice?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity and moved post to proper forum.
 

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I am setting up a network at home with several computers. I have cable coming into the house connecting to a cable modem. What type of cable do I use to connect the mdoem to my router and my router to my computers. Would it be a CAT 5 cable? The type of medium that has the RJ45 connectors to it?
I'm drawing a blank.

Thanks,
Senna
 

A:What type of cable do I use for home network?

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I need a USB A B Type Full Speed 2.0 cable for my Brother printer and would like to know if the cable is the same that I ordered from Amazon Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cable (10 Feet) if this is the right USB Cable for my printer?
 

A:USB A B Type Full Speed 2.0 Cable

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I don't usually use NAS for storage but I think I will need to for my wife's business so I turn to you guys for assistance.

Current setup:
Mac - Snow Lepoard - Primary CPE used. Types of files that are created are Adobe Photoshop and Illustration files. The rest of the data are photos that she takes for her business and personal use.

PC - Windows 7 - Only used to check her DVDs (animation, files) work on a PC as well on the Mac.

Modem/Router - Motorola 5101 / Linksys WRT54G - most likely upgrading modem and router to Motorola SBG6580.

2x 1TB and 1 2TB external hard drives = connected to Mac; currently her back up system. (2nd back up is DVDs... )

What she would like to do is to have a backup for her files as well as a backup for the backup on our small home network. (so minimum of two NAS's i would think)

When looking at some NAS, most have RAID on them... basically I would like to have redunancy with the most TB I can and I thought that RAID 0 is the same size regardless of how many drives it has (like 3x 1TB = 1TB in RAID 0), but she will need more than that.

After figuring out the NAS, she would like to set up a FTP access through the router... and I am thinking of making access for her clients so we don't have to keep sending files/prints out if it can be pointed to one of the NAS, but if not then I can build a cheap doorstopper that will have linux or something.

Any assistance would be appreciated
 

A:Advice on NAS / FTP type setup

So let's talk about RAID first. RAID 0 provides zero redundancy. You are basically striping your data across multiple disks. If you lose one disk, you've lost the entire volume. The only people who use RAID 0 are people who just want pure performance and don't care about losing the data on those disks. There are other RAID configurations out there but the more common RAID configurations are 1, 5, 10, and 6. Each one will consume disks and therefore ultimate storage for the RAID overhead. Let's look at each one.

RAID 1 is a basic mirror. So you need 2 disks. Data is written to one disk just like a normal hard drive configuration, but as data is written to the first disk, the same data is also written to the other disk as a mirror. If you lose one drive, you have the second to keep operating. The amount of storage you have is halved in this configuration. So say you use 2 1TB drives. Total storage is 2 TBs but you only have 1 TB useable. So the use of available storage is not very efficient. Also read/write performance when the array is operating degraded is not impacted.

RAID 5 uses parity data to create data redundancy. In RAID 5, you need a minimum of 3 disks. Data is striped like RAID 0 across the disks but is done a bit differently. So say you are writing your first block of data to the volume. Data is written across disk 1 and 2. But the third disk will have the parity information generated by the RAID controller stored on it. On the next data write,... Read more

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Does it effect the quality? I have most of the hookups I believe.

A:What type of cable is best to connect the audio reciever to the pc?

As per my other post, if your receiver has a HDMI input, I would go with that. HDMI has a much higher bandwidth compared to other digital interfaces thus allowing higher resolution audio. Toslink, or sometimes called SPDIF (or optical) does have limited bandwidth compared to HDMI - 24bit 96khz max. If you do not play media higher than that then you will be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two. However one benefit with Toslink is that it is not electrically conductive therefore it will not pass any electrical noise from the source nor will it pick up RF interference. So if you get a loud hum, usually referred to as a ground loop, when HDMI is connected you may want to try a Toslink connection.

As for the quality of the cable used in both configs?? I would stick with name brands that have lots of positive reviews from actual users and not just professional reviewers. They don?t have to be expensive. Toslink is susceptible to breaking if bent too aggressively so keep this in mind should you be fishing the cable through a cabinet.

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Well I just looked at some new sound cards today and I have to say -

[RANT]OMFG how many more audio 3.5 mini-jacks will I have to plug into the back of my PC?

I say they take some other connector type and make it so all audio goes through 1 cable. Heck they can even overload the cable with a few extra not currently used lines for "future upgradability".

What are your thoughts on changing the hardware setup to something a little simpler -

BTW I am the same guy who loves HDMI inputs over the standard 5 plug High Definition inputs on my TV.

What are we living in the dark ages we can't come up with SIMPLE connectors that function well?[/RANT]

Whew now that I got that off my chest I'll sleep better. Am I the only one who thinks theres just a few too many plugs when it comes to audio?
 

A:Does anyone think they need a new cable type for the newest audio connectors?

Ha, I have RCA jacks running all over the place at my TV.
Dreamcast, Gamecube, XBOX, DVD player, Linux Box, 5.1 surround sound, digital cable. Those all cross through my TV somehow on RCA, then I have all the CAT5, coax and whatever other wires I can find! Don't mind though, they worh better then the RF modulators.
 

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I'm looking for what type of power button board cable I have I need a new replacement

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Hi...

Just had to run a new (longer) cable from the wall outlet to the modem and downloading now _seems_ slower and I'm getting a lot of timed out when making a new connection.

I'm using a 50 foot "RG6 Quad Shield" with about 10 to 15 feet of excess. I've also recently changed over to a new router, but it didn't seem to be a problem until I changed the cable.

So, I guess my questions are: How can I be sure it's the cable that's causing the issue vs the router? Also is it my imagination or is most cable out there "thinner" then what the cable company gives you? And lastly is one cable better then another?

Any thoughts or opinions?

TIA
 

A:Can cable type slow internet connection

RG6 is superior to RG59 (the usual cheap CATV home wiring cable), so the cable is likely not your problem if you extended it less than 50-100 feet. Check for proper termination of the connectors, because that can have a major impact if the shield is open or if the center conductor is intermittently open or shorted.

Another problem area... if your modem connection is on the output side of a second or third cable splitter, or output of a distribution amplifier, your connection may not work at all.

You can test it by connecting a TV to the cable and tune to various channels 2 and up. If they are all ok (especially high channel numbers, cable likely isn't the problem).
 

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i would like to no if a VISIONTEK radeon x1300 512mb video card is good for playing all the new pc games like bf2 and all those other high end games and how do i tell what kinda video card i need for my computer like a AGP , PCI or PCI-E
 

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I have bought a new PC and monitor recently. The latter came with a DVI-D *single* mode (18+1 pin) cable, which is too short to reach the PC in its current location, so I need to buy a new longer cable.

All the longer cables which I have found so far have been *dual* mode (24+1 pin) cables. Although both PC and monitor have 24+1 pin sockets, the monitor at least does not support dual-mode.

Would it make any difference if I used a dual-mode cable? Will the hardware simply ignore the extra pin connections and still work happily in single-mode?
 

A:DVI-D cable advice please

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Can anyone give me two major reasons why Cat 5 cable cannot exceed 100 meters between nodes/hubs?
 

A:{Advice Given} - Cat 5 Cable

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My 9 year old SATA hdd went bad, preventing booting
I am hoping I can retrieve its data by connecting it to my laptop USb 3 port
It connected to the mother board with 2 cables.  See connector config photos below
What type of connector will I need to try to accomplish hopefully saving the data on it??
Thanks for your help

A:What cable type do I need to connect this removed hdd to my usb 3 laptop so I can retrieve its data??

these are the photos mentioned in my prior post

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We were originally using this printer (an HP 4500 G510a-f) with a wired connection to a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit desktop and it worked perfectly. After we upgraded to Windows 10 we eventually noticed that the scanner was not working as well as before - there was no longer an icon on the desktop that would easily let us scan. The scanner problem was the final straw that made us go back to Windows 7. Unfortunately, we'd lingered past the 30 day mark so we had to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium. Whether this matters or not, we had only a 32 bit Windows 7 HomeP disk, but the install and the product code validation went fine.

Now we want to reinstall the printer software. For some inane reason, our printer doesn't display the full model name anywhere that I can see, but we used HP's detector and were informed that it's an HP 4500 G510a-f. I didn't see any specific designation on the software page for 32 bit vs 64 bit Home Premium, so we downloaded the full install package and began the install.

It stops me every time on the page where it wants me to connect the printer cable to the PC. I've now used 4 different printer cables and tried each of them with different USB ports, but not a single one EVER lights up the word 'Next'. I've tried skipping that step and then troubleshooting the 'installed' printer (it has a yellow triangle on it). Troubleshooting tells me that the problem is a lack of a driver, and then it prompts me to 'Apply this fix'. It never finds a ... Read more

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this should be a easy solve. I sorta figured out what type of external HD case I need. But I would perfer to check with you guys before I buy. Dont want to spend money then find out I got the wrong type of external hd case.

This is the exact same internal WD 200gb hard drive I own.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144162

What I need to know what type of external HD case should I search for? like sata, IDE, 3.5, 2.5", etc?

few weeks ago I bought a WD Live TV for $5.00 with no power cable and remote at a thrift shop in town. then spent $15.00 for those missing items. My PC has the extra WD 200bg HD I dont use and would love to use it instead of speidng extra money for another external HD.

Any help would be appreciated, thx
 

A:Solved: easy help, advice for type of External HD case

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OK been running XP Pro SP3 for ages, motherboard failure and loss of original OS disc sparked me to purchase new mobo and ram and win 7 home pro edition and have a go at raid while I'm at it. I have always built my own PC's but this would be my 1st attempt at building a raid setup.

I'm gonna go for the 64 bit version install of win 7, will prob be adding another 4 gig ram upping to 8 later on, I have purchased 3 identical 500gb 7200 sata drives (might add another upping to 4 depending on answers I get here on which raid setup to go for), have filled out all my system specs on my profile if you need them.

I've tried to do as much research as possible (should have done a little more before buying only 3 drives).

I Use my rig mostly for gaming and video and photo editing sometimes large files and a bit of amateur web design meaning loads of apps going at once and i do need the data backup that raid mirroring provides and the gaming speed gain from striping so I thought initially a 3 disc hardware raid 5 setup would be the way to go....

Q1/ I know how to set up the raid 5 array itself and stupidly thought I could set it up and run my OS on it too before I researched and found that if the OS crashed it would trash my raid 5 array. So I realise I'm looking at possibly doing a temp install of win 7 on a spare eide drive and using disc manager to create seperate partitions for my OS and data, what im not sure of is what is the best way to go about seperating the OS from the raid ... Read more

A:Raid type advice required and where to install OS? seperate dr

could a mod maybe move this to hardware and devices cos no ones replied yet? probably as I may have posted in the wrong section.
thanks

Terry

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Have a problem.
NT v4.0 used as an RRAS for VPN.
Two weeks ago the server was at SP3 and upgraded to SP6a.

Until two weeks ago users (from any flavor of Windows) were able to connect to their ISP then VPN into the network with decent speeds. Now, since the upgrade, especially users with cable modems are finding that they connect to the ISP at (in their words) "lightning speed" but when they connect to the VPN box (NT v40 SP6a) they are not connecting as fast as before.
 

A:{Advice Given} - VPN w\cable modem to NT

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I recently purchased a portable speakers system for my computer. I really like the sound quality and overall performance, but it doesn't have any headphone jack. I always use my headphone while playing games and listen music. Speakers and headphone use the same audio jack on the back panel of the sound card. Is it possible to use Y-Splitter cable to interchange between headphone and speakers? If so, then where can I buy it? I appreciate any assistance you experts can provide.

Thanks..
 

A:Advice on Y-Splitter cable use

Do you mean something like this?: Cables to Go
 

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For the past week I have been researching for a excellent setup for my home network. I have 3 desktop PC (1 wired, 2 wireless), labtop (wireless), and Wii (wireless). Well I want to change the router. I already have some in mind, but my main concern is the cable modem and what type of router. (G or Draft 2.0 N) Also if I get a cable modem for the N router, does it require a determined speed. I just need the cable modem to transfer the cable input to a WAN connector for the router, I don't want it to slow down my connection.
Wireless G routers are backwards compatible with G right?

Wireless N Router
Wireless Router G Option 1
Wireless Router G Option 2
 

A:Cable Modem Advice

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Hi

I have a Dell Dimension 300 desktop and I want to install a second, larger (probably 250GB) hard drive. I need some advice regarding the IDE cables though, as I'm still pretty new to messing around inside the tower itself. I installed a DVD rewriter some months ago using the spare IDE connection on the IDE ribbon going to the existing CD rewriter. I don't have a spare IDE connecter on the lead from the motherboard to the existing hard drive. Just wondering what my options are. My own thoughts are:

1) Get a new IDE cable with two ports, and run this from the motherboard to the existing HDD as well as the new HDD. I would also need to buy a new cage/cradle to hold the new HDD. Not sure if the cage sizes come as standard or where to get one from.

2) Disconnect the old CD writer (my DVD rewriter does CDs too) and connect the spare IDE connecter to the new HDD. If this is best, how would I secure the new HDD in the space where the CD writer was and would it fit in there?

3) Swap the IDE cables over, so the one with two ports connects motherboard to 2 HDDs, and the one with a single port connects motherboard to DVD rewriter. My only worry with this is that the IDE ribbons do say on them "Hard Disc Drive" and "Other Drives". I wasn't sure if they are interchangeable or if this will blow my PC up!

Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks very much
 

A:Adding second HDD - IDE cable advice

1) Get a new IDE cable with two ports, and run this from the motherboard to the existing HDD as well as the new HDD. I would also need to buy a new cage/cradle to hold the new HDD. Not sure if the cage sizes come as standard or where to get one from. would fine.

3) Swap the IDE cables over, so the one with two ports connects motherboard to 2 HDDs, and the one with a single port connects motherboard to DVD rewriter. My only worry with this is that the IDE ribbons do say on them "Hard Disc Drive" and "Other Drives". I wasn't sure if they are interchangeable or if this will blow my PC up!

either way would be fine, but I would suggest the new cable then u could have all 4 drives, but 3 should do fine.
 

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I'm getting mixed opinions online about mixing RAM brand and/or type.

I currently have Kingston XMP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9. I want to add Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz CL10 DIMMs.

Would you foresee any problems? From what I understand, the newer RAM may only run at 1600 MHz, but will it otherwise be alright?

Thanks!

EDIT: If it does bottleneck my higher speed RAM, would it be better to go with the cheaper Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 DIMM (HX316C10F/8)? The problem there is that it is only a single stick - would that conflict with having the 2x4BG?
 

A:Solved: Mixing Ram brand/type: Quick advice needed

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I just now signed-up with AT&T to get DSL service to my boat for my PC.

It is supposed to be available by this coming Friday, March 20, 2009.

The sales person said I will need a modem. AT&T will sell me their modem (I don't know what specs it has) for $50 bucks, plus $13 for shipping/handling.

What I want to know is should I buy my own (better) modem and possibly a router too? I have extremely limited knowledge about the technologies. I am also looking for products that have good 24/7 free Technical Support included.

For instance, Wireless "N" compared to Wireless "G." I've seen those terms, but don't understand which product/model I should buy, etc. I plan to use my computer(s) at home, rather than taking a laptop somewhere else.

I'm trying to get the fastest speed I can afford because I plan to play online games.

I have a laptop in addition to my PC (Windows XP "Home" OS), and may want to use both of them simultaneously.

Your recommendations are most welcome (and, needed!) as to hardware, protocols, prices, etc. involved in getting trouble-free, affordable, and fast internet speeds. I'm paranoid of sales people who will sell me anything... even outdated junk.

The internet has a million terabytes of info (links) on this matter! It's much to difficult for me to understand without your expert advice.
 

A:Solved: Need expert advice purchasing type of modem & router

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Just got cable internet and want to network my other computer to take advantage of it. What would be the beat way to go about it in your opinion. Also any links to doing it would be appreciated. Was thinking wireless.
 

A:Cable Internet and networking Advice

add a router to share the internet and protest your system. if you don't have money to buy a router, use windows ICS (Internet connection sharing). check this page for more details, http://www.howtonetworking.com/icssetup.htm
 

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In my home office I have 2 printers connected to my main PC with 15 foot cables since forever. Works great.

Keep in mind the USB 2.0 spec for cable length is 5 meters (15+ feet) max. Longer cables than that could result in poor signal timing.

Now I want to reorganize my office and will want to move the PC even further away from the printers. I bought some cheap 6 foot extension USB cables (dumb cables - not extenders) just to test to see if the printers will work. They do! Print, scan, fax - all good.

Just one small problem: every time I start the PC, Windows now 'discovers' the "new hardware". There is the familiar bloop-boop sound (twice) when I reach the desktop. If I am fast with the mouse I can get into Devices & Printers and see that the printers are being discovered. Obviously the signal timing issue on the extended USB cable is to blame.

I can live with this small problem. But I have 2 questions:
Is there some long term problem I could be headed for if I set up this way?
Is there some way to increase the amount of time that Windows reacts to the USB printer connections (registry edit)?
I could also buy some 20 foot, 20 gauge USB cables to increase the signal response, but those are 20 bucks a piece. I'll live with a minor annoyance for $40.

A:A USB cable issue. Advice wanted.

Add a USB hub between the cables.

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to connect both my computers on one connection do I need a router or will a hub do?
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Cable Modem

A hub will do, although it depends on your ISP from there. Does your ISP allow multiple connections thru one account? If so, you can connect the cable modem to a hub, then the hub to each computer. If your ISP does not support multiple connections, you will have to install 2 NIC cards in one machine, have 1 going to the cable modem and the 2nd going to a hub, the hub will then go to the other machine. You will then need some kind of internet sharing software like SYGATE.
 

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I have two computers, one with a Dialup (56k) connection, the other is on Cable modem. I can get MSN.COM on the dialup but not on the cable. My ISP for the cable is Charter Communications and they have been unable to give me an answer in two weeks. Any thoughts - on the problem, not on Charter?

[This message has been edited by bobpeacock (edited 10-26-2000).]
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Dialup vs Cable

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Hi I have a 2nd pc or laptop networked to my main pc by way of a cable connection. I loaded AVG but the resident shield wont load. Do i have to have this as the connection is through my main PC first and that has firewall and AVG running. however if you log off the main PC first the connection keeps going on 2nd so i think i really must need protection on it. If so what is the best free virus protection about at the moment?
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I am verry new to NT. I have a NT server and three win98 clients. I just had cable internet installed. The modem is installed to a nic on the server the server is connected to a hub via a second nic. the problem is my clients can see the server, but the server cant see the clients therefor I cant share my internet connection. HELP!!
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Cable connection help

Greetings

What networking protocols are running on your network (TCP/IP, NetBEUI or IPX/SPX)?

I am geussing that your running TCP/IP on all your computers, and this is actually unneccessary. What you can do, to make life simple, is to install NetBEUI on all the machines, and take TCP/IP off the Win9x machines (install NetBEUI and then delete TCP/IP; not the other way round, trust me, its better that way). That way, the Win9x machines will use NetBEUI to connect to the server (all you need to make sure of, is that each machine has a unique name). The NT server can translate the NetBEUI into TCP/IP for use on the internet. This will make the NT machine a "Gateway" (nothing to do with the computer supplier) Server.

You may need to install a proxy service on the NT server, but there are many available from www.winfiles.com if you look in their Proxy Server Section. Personally, I use aVirt SOHO Internet Sharing.

[This next paragraph assumes that the NT machine is running NT Server, and is setup to be a domain controller. IF this is not the case, ignore this paragraph].
Also, make sure that the Win9x machines have Client for Microsoft Networks service installed in the Networking section, that in the properties they are setup to connect to the NT server, and that they are using the Client for Microsoft Networks logon (and not the family or other logon). When they log on, there should be three lines for username, password and Domain name. You will also need to setup a ... Read more

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A friend of mine asked me for some help connecting his new cable modem & router to his server. Here is his e-mail to me,

So we got this cable modem and router installed for internet access and the
dudes who installed it were able to get the server (or his laptop)
connected, but not any of the workstations, When he changed the server
settings to enable it to connect to the internet, none of the workstations
could then even connect to the server.
THe guy claimed that the issue is that we are running DCHP with dynamic
addressing and if we simply (hah!) changed to a 10.1 static IP addressing
system then all would be fine!
Does this make any sense to you?

Some things you will need to know, the server is NT4.0 with sp6. The workstations, about 50, are a combo of 95/98 machines. All connecting using DHCP as previously stated.

 

A:{Advice Offered} - Cable Modem with DHCP?

Well, generally speaking, you need to set the Gateway on the workstations to the IP address of the Router.

Assuming the router can't do you DHCP for you. If it can, that would be best - just let it assign your IP, Gateway, and DNS across the network.

What kind of router is it? Most of them support this. Obviously you would need to turn off DHCP on your server for this, but you don't need two DHCP servers, do you?

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Hi all.

So, i have bought my partner a projector for xmas. After researching i decided to buy an mhl cable as an hdmi adaptor to plug the phone into the hdmi port to play movies from the phone however my research was completely wrong and isnt compatible. Can anyone point me in the right direction an apaptor to plug from the phone port to the hdmi cable? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi all.

So, i have bought my partner a projector for xmas. After researching i decided to buy an mhl cable as an hdmi adaptor to plug the phone into the hdmi port to play movies from the phone however my research was completely wrong and isnt compatible. Can anyone point me in the right direction an apaptor to plug from the phone port to the hdmi cable? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Does anyone know the maximun length for a cat5 cable? What about a cross-over cable between HUB?

Thanks.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Length of Cat5 Cable

The maximum length of Cat5 Cable is 100 metres. However you could use a repeater to increase this length, i.e. connect two segments together.

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Hi all.

So, i have bought my partner a projector for xmas. After researching i decided to buy an mhl cable as an hdmi adaptor to plug the lg g3 phone into the hdmi port to play movies from the phone however my research was completely wrong and isnt compatible. Can anyone point me in the right direction an apaptor to plug from the phone port to the hdmi cable? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have 3 PCs and I'm having a cable modem installed and would like all the PCs to share the internet connection. I was just wondering if anyone knows of shareware modem sharing software or can recommend an off the shelf software that can share the modem with firewall protection. I just wanted to check my options,pricing, and to see what others have used.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Cable modem sharing

You can do a search in this forum to find a lot of related posts. But, there are several programs out there for that. A popular one is www.wingate.net , though personally I use www.nat32.com to connect my computers to a single cable modem.
 

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