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by Treloar
10 Jul 2017, 17:44
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Basic power over Ethernet setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Basic power over Ethernet setup

I assume you actually mean Ethernet-over-Power :?: I bought a pair of device once and discovered some quirks with it and have since not used them. The quirks being they run hot, they cannot be used with surge protected powerboards (so if you get surges your equipment may not be protected) and your c...
by Treloar
26 Jun 2017, 13:02
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Computer and Internet
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Computer and Internet

Update: Scratch all this.

Apparently my phone can access Internet, but other devices cannot use that Internet connection through my Nokia 208 phone.

Instead I have to take my sim and put it in a USB Mobile Broadband Modem to use the data on my sim account with Amaysim, that way.
by Treloar
22 Jun 2017, 11:09
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: DNS
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

Re: DNS

I've just been having a browse at https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm and considerering to use that to test various DNS, alledgedly I don't have to change any of my settings - has anyone tried something like this before :?:
by Treloar
21 Jun 2017, 20:18
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: DNS
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

DNS

Currently I use Internode' DNS, but I've been told I may get better ping in my games if I use Google' DNS.

What are people' experience for their DNS settings :?:

I assume because I was with Internode I had to use their DNS, do I or don't I :?:
by Treloar
21 Jun 2017, 20:15
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Recommend a Modem/Router
Replies: 18
Views: 3348

Re: Recommend a Modem/Router

I've heard the Fritzbox is not good for setting static address for network, is this true, does anyone here have one and testify whether its good.

I ask cause I assign IP's to my devices in conjunction with their MAC addresses and close off all other IP addresses...
by Treloar
21 Jun 2017, 19:53
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: seniors phone and internet plans
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: seniors phone and internet plans

Do you mean $45 for each phone and Internet, i.e. $90 or just $45 :?:

Have you heard of Spintel

No idea if they are any good :!:

If you have access to NBN
12/1Mbps
$40 for 40GB or $49.95 for 500GB
For phone "Pay as you go" or $10 Unlimited Phone Pack
(May need to buy a gateway)
by Treloar
13 Jun 2017, 01:27
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Recommend a NAS
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Recommend a NAS

OH :?:

OH == old hag :?: or did you just transpose the letters...

Curious as to why you cannot get and use a modem with usb/cloud to serve your purposes
by Treloar
08 Jun 2017, 20:04
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Recommend a NAS
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Recommend a NAS

My Astone 360T is my HDD recorder and NAS. Sure it has its quirks, but it does the job just fine to backup all my network files to. At the time it cost me $99 and came with a 808GB HDD, which died to be replaced with a Hitachi 2GB HDD $59 still going strong well out of its warranty. Is PLEX similar ...
by Treloar
08 Jun 2017, 19:28
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Windows 10 for gaming...
Replies: 70
Views: 13614

Re: Windows 10 for gaming...

I was looking at the pi to do essentially just basicly office apps, browse Internet/check email and Skype. If it'll do that it's perfect.

Not looking at it as a gaming platform.

Thanks for those links, am looking at them now :!:
by Treloar
04 Jun 2017, 11:36
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: New Phone, Sep 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 5322

Re: New Phone, Sep 2016

How about this phone? - https://www.mobileciti.com.au/zte-flip-2-t21-mobile-phone-black You'd have to look into the 4G bands it supports to be sure it's what you want (there aren't many). But come on... flip phone! Thats a great find... my dad uses flip phones, at the moment he has a konka which is...
by Treloar
04 Jun 2017, 07:03
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Windows 10 for gaming...
Replies: 70
Views: 13614

Re: Windows 10 for gaming...

Has anyone tried Windows 10 IoT :?: I was looking at the raspberry pi 3 for a cheap PC and noticed you can download the core iso and upgrade, I presume it's free... The raspberry Pi is approx. $83.60 (free postage, supposedly) - Anyone have experience with the following business :?: Raspberry Pi 3 M...
by Treloar
04 Jun 2017, 06:50
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: New Phone, Sep 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 5322

Re: New Phone, Sep 2017

Are there any 4G mobile phones that are NOT touchscreen :?:
by Treloar
13 Mar 2017, 14:35
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: My First Smartphone
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

Re: My First Smartphone

Is there such a thing as a 4G phone with a physical numpad instead of touchscreen?
by Treloar
17 Feb 2017, 03:32
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: HDD enclosure
Replies: 0
Views: 819

HDD enclosure

Is it possible to buy a 2.5" HDD enclosure that'll fit in a 5.25" CD-ROM slot, that I can use to switch HDD when I switch off my PC. EDIT #1: I think I just found a contender. ThermalTake Max 5 Duo SATA HDD Rack - Fits 5.25" Drive Bay, 1x 2.5/3.5" SATA HDD, 2xUSB3.0, Stainless & Plastic, HDD Access ...
by Treloar
09 Feb 2017, 16:17
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Wired connections not working
Replies: 10
Views: 2479

Re: Wired connections not working

Have you tried a new network cable, I know it sounds stupid but I've had dud cables before hence why I suggest this :!:

Also, do you have a spare NIC card for your PC, just in case it's not the modem... can you ping your PC' IP address from your PC and can you ping your modem from your PC :?:
by Treloar
13 Dec 2016, 02:07
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Graphics card - List all modes
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Graphics card - List all modes

$500 was my budget for a monitor only, I'd prolly spend more for a graphics card. Generally I tend to keep my spending to sub $500 for any 1 component, I am not rich and cannot spend thousands. It's a little old student box, so if I could get a decent monitor without buying a graphics card that'd be...
by Treloar
10 Dec 2016, 01:30
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Graphics card - List all modes
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Graphics card - List all modes

Okay then, what is the highest resolution for at least 32bit color and 75 Hz, I'm shopping for a new monitor. My graphics card states in it's manual that it does: Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports *1 - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz - Supports DVI with max. resolu...
by Treloar
09 Dec 2016, 08:41
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Graphics card - List all modes
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Graphics card - List all modes

I know for my own graphics card I can look up the Adapter tab and click List all modes, that is presumably what my graphics card supports.

Is there a list anywhere for any and all graphics cards that specify their modes at 60hz and 75hz, etc :?:
by Treloar
23 Nov 2016, 20:25
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Packetloss
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Packetloss

Whilst playing a game of ut2004 of late, I am getting a lot of packet loss. As shown in the F6 or net stat, I believe it is called menu. What ways are there to track down the root cause of the issue :?: So far I've tried all kinds of things to remedy the issue, such as: - Cycling my modem - Closing ...
by Treloar
17 Nov 2016, 15:24
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Speaker white noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: Speaker white noise

I was getting constant crackling and hiss through my headphones recently, it turned out to be my mic grounding out, upon unplugging the mic all is good.

Here I thought my headphones was stuffed and it turned out to be something else I had plugged in. What all is plugged into your PC :?:
by Treloar
10 Nov 2016, 16:44
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)

Sometimes... whilst gaming I get packetloss, would using a lower MTU prevent this :?:
by Treloar
04 Nov 2016, 19:56
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: EVGA 1080 FTW catches fire whilst running
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Re: EVGA 1080 FTW catches fire whilst running

No different than Samsung, every company sooner or later releases a defective or dud product... it's how they respond to the issue that makes them a good brand or not.
by Treloar
13 Oct 2016, 12:58
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)

What does everyone have it set to in their modem :?: I currently have it set to 1492 My download speed is all over the map, usually slow of late, someone suggested to me that lowering the MTU may improve performance. What are people's thoughts/suggestions :?: I also have questions about Jumbo packet...
by Treloar
10 Oct 2016, 13:04
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Running VM (hardware)
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: Running VM (hardware)

Mythor wrote:
Treloar wrote:Asking us the public at large is probably not the best idea...
Plenty of techy folk around here. No harm in asking! :)
True :!:
by Treloar
10 Oct 2016, 12:18
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Running VM (hardware)
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: Running VM (hardware)

I was thinking he wants a server with heaps of RAM, ask an ISP. You should be able to pickup an acceptable 2nd hand server without too much trouble and not break the bank. How do you think game hosting providers make so many games available, they don't host a single game on a single PC, they use mul...