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Everything posted by granpa

  1. Nothing happening here, I guess everyone's in the pisser.
  2. Just checking in to let everyone know I'm still here cold in western NY.
  3. Been so busy past few years, grandkids seem to keep you on the run. I hadn't chatted with EWO in a while but he did send me some pictures to compare when he got about 4 inches of snow one time. Had wanted to take a ride and meet in person but kept putting it off, now I'll have to wait a little.
  4. Biggles, you speak wise and gentlemanly. Would U be my friend?
  5. @ Granpa I deny any knowledge of living or luving a gal at Chestnut walk Sevenoaks Kent UK , we where just platonic friends Good job you wasn’t my navigator/bomb aimer , your about 20 miles out , Maybe post codes (zip- code ? ) are more accurate , I am at KT 8 9AU (Google Earth)About ½ mile to the west of the Royal Palace , on the north bank of the river Thames , That puts me in Middx , (Middlesex ) lol we have 4 sexes in the uk, Southsex, Eastsex , and Westsex , and there I am stuck in the middle –sex Note we don’t do north-sex , well not often , LOl , Maybe the inaccuracy wa
  6. No cain, it appears you are located somewhere between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Chestnut Walk, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15, UK
  7. Platters; the first big hit I belive was in 1953.
  8. It's been a while since following here, how would you like that message shot to you. No more pigeons but I thinks I have some arrows around.
  9. My user name is exactly what it says. Now guess who is still alive and has over 300,000 miles on my ride.
  10. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 1509 Kbps about 1.5 Mbps (tested with 1544 kB) Download Speed is:: 184 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main) Test Time:: 2010-04-07 01:24:13 GMT Bottom Line:: 26X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 5.57 sec Tested from a 1544 kB file and took 8.382 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 66.07 % of your hosts average (spcsdns.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-TBX2M0KCZ User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NE
  11. Last time I reformatted the whole computer I had to replace everything from the case inward
  12. This is all I get testing with my wife online. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 1650 Kbps about 1.7 Mbps (tested with 1544 kB) Download Speed is:: 201 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main) Test Time:: 2009/07/13 - 5:01am Bottom Line:: 29X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 5.09 sec Tested from a 1544 kB file and took 7.666 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 62.48 % of your hosts average (spcsdns.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-O4BJNIQ57 User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5
  13. Puppies drool a lot, come to think of it they bark a lot too, 10547 times. .
  14. booge3211 Remember videos really eat up your allotment and sat internet won't replace TV.
  15. I have never found anything to reduce the power of the modem, I don't think you would want to though and as for lasting longer, who knows.As for the micro waves we are constantly bombarded with them anyway, all you added is the transmit. I do know I had a speed problem when I first got my setup. I called Sprint and got an engineer who told me I was directly between two towers and I may be jumping back and forth. He told me what tower had the faster throughput and I placed the modem (plugged into the Linksys with a Trucker antenna attached) in a position that blocked it somewhat from the
  16. So if these truckers are going faster that means we can go faster too
  17. Sure is, supposed to get to -2 degrees tomorrow and is snowing right now.
  18. That is all the things I have gone trough since I bought my first when PII's came out and I may have not listed them all. I have 4 running PC's at home and a laptop I use on the road all put together or refurbished by myself and after being self taught. Started with dial-up, then added one-way satellite, then going to 2-way satellite and now with Sprint EVDO and finding free. WiFi with the laptop. ll this to make some use of the PC. I seem to like it when problems arise though, keeps me thinking.
  19. Here is a site that has much of the information that you need and I had to find out before it became FAQ's http://www.dslreports.com/faq/satellite
  20. This is a network switch not a TV switch. It automatically routes computers on a network. I think your research is yet to continue.
  21. Your right, transmitting makes it more precise and the larger the dish also. I found it best to use a switch connected to the modem if you don't want to use a wireless router (can also double as a switch). It also adds more connectivity plus they can be added in down the line extending your networking distance (footage).
  22. I'm not sure about what you mean about using a splitter. You can only use one modem per account, meaning you cannot use a splitters to run 2 modems from one satellite dish. You must know what satellite you will be on and only Hughes assigns that no matter what a dealer may say. I'm not up on current satellites since going to Sprint over a year ago. You cannot do your on install but you can set the pipe mount after you get an account with Hughes and know the satellite your on. I did experiment with my system moving my dish locations at home, very sensitive adjustments and hard even unders
  23. I don't think anyone posting here has to be dug up yet.
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