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  1. Was that it? Because I couldnt find anything on...

    Was that it? Because I couldnt find anything on services disabling themselves, unless you happen to be part of a group policy.

    A messy way of doing it is using the "sc service" and "net start"...
  2. What keyboard is it? Some come with their own...

    What keyboard is it? Some come with their own drivers to enable hotkeys.
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    If this is happening "all of a sudden" I'd look...

    If this is happening "all of a sudden" I'd look at what else has popped up in the vicinity recently. Something like Netstumbler is a very good free tool to use to survey wireless networks.
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    Worth mentioning with DU Meter (or any other...

    Worth mentioning with DU Meter (or any other desktop app) it would have to be installed on each device accessing the internet and the values added up.
  5. Thread: HomePlugs??

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    Homeplugs are OK, I have used a few brands. You...

    Homeplugs are OK, I have used a few brands. You will never achieve anything near Ethernet speeds though, even if some advertise more.

    As it sends the Ethernet signalling down power lines a few...
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    I actually use a lot of Draytek Vigor routers as...

    I actually use a lot of Draytek Vigor routers as it goes, and I would definatenly recommend them. I have never used the vlan features of them though :p

    They have a pretty good user forum for any...
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    A hub will broadcast packets destined for any MAC...

    A hub will broadcast packets destined for any MAC to all ports, whereas a switch will send packets destined for any MAC to only the port it is attached to.
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    Sounds like you are talking about VLAN's. If you...

    Sounds like you are talking about VLAN's. If you want IP Vlan capability, you will need a Layer 3 switch/router.

    If you want a different IP Interface for each physical port, you need to create...
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    I dont think you really need to go down that...

    I dont think you really need to go down that route for what you are trying to achieve - indeed, rarely will a home user NEED to use hotspot/captive portal software.

    If you are trying to keep...
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    Actually yes, there is a way. It is called using...

    Actually yes, there is a way. It is called using a Captive Portal (and there are a number of ways/methods to achieve this).

    I would strongly recommend against it though, they are very very...
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    If you are not getting very good RF penetration...

    If you are not getting very good RF penetration to your summer house there are a few options...

    I dont know how much config you get to do on BT's kit, but if you have the option to run a wireless...
  12. When do you see this error? Are you using...

    When do you see this error?

    Are you using Windows Wireless Zero Config to connect, or something else?
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    When you speak to whoever hosts your records,...

    When you speak to whoever hosts your records, tell them you need to create a new A Record, then tell them the prefix (ftp) and the IP to point it to :)
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    Plug it in, Right Click My Computer > Properties...

    Plug it in, Right Click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager

    Do you see any yellow !'s at the bottom, by "Universal Serial Bus controllers"? Expand the + sign too!
  15. No reason why not :)

    No reason why not :)
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    What speed did you used to get? In any case,...

    What speed did you used to get?

    In any case, its probably best to report it to the ISP. They can tell you right away (well, after they have talked you through their 15 page troubleshooting guide)...
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    If you took all your kit to your mum's house and...

    If you took all your kit to your mum's house and it worked, then I'd be inclined to presume your internet connection isnt working (esp since you have tried by wire)

    Can you plug your PC/Laptop...
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    May also check to see if your ISP impose any...

    May also check to see if your ISP impose any limits after you have used a certain amount of bandwidth.
  19. Thread: Weird one

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    Are you sure its not a screensaver that has been...

    Are you sure its not a screensaver that has been set on his PC, I have heard of similar things happening due to people accidentally opening stuff they shouldnt really be opening o.-

    While he's at...
  20. I have a few clients that use the HP 3600n, and...

    I have a few clients that use the HP 3600n, and it is indeed a very good printer. Has my vote :)

    HP Aftersales Support is also pretty good also, have used them lots in my job. You can use a...
  21. Thread: UTP or wHAT?

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    As an outline, Straight Through Ethernet Cables...

    As an outline, Straight Through Ethernet Cables are for connecting your PC's to a switch, where as Cross-Over Cables are used to connect PC to PC directly.

    Hubs generally arent used too much...
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    In that case, have you tried calling Acer?...

    In that case, have you tried calling Acer? Searching online?

    I know these are all common sense thigngs to do, but it's still worth mentioning :)

    Maybe someone else with more specific...
  23. It should say "Service Pack 1" at the "All rights...

    It should say "Service Pack 1" at the "All rights reserved" bit if it's installed, so it would seem it is not!
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    Presuming you mean an external monitor... All...

    Presuming you mean an external monitor...

    All you need is any standard monitor (CRT or LCD) that takes the standard 15 pin D-Sub connector. You will have an output port on the laptop somewhere,...
  25. I presume the laptop is patched right up to date?...

    I presume the laptop is patched right up to date? What make/model is it? Have you looked on their website to see if this is a known bug?
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