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  1. I've had it running on my laptop for several weeks now. It does run quite a bit faster, especially the file transfers.
  2. Stopped into the local Apple store last night and checked OS X out. Very nice! Was tempted to get an iMac, but with the wife and kids next door, thought better of it. Wife said she wanted an iPhone, so I got her a brochure .Over all, being a Windows user, I'm pretty impressed and looks like I'm gonna have figure out how to sneak a Mac into my network. Did get one of the freebie black OS X T-shirts, though
  3. Actually, I meant the picture in the lower left corner. It is of Norman Wisdom, one of my favorite comedians.
  4. Agreed. Here's what they say about it:
  5. Check out the IPv4 address countdown: http://www.ipv6forum.com/. Thats just over 3 years at the current rate. Test to see if your ISP is set to use IPv6 at http://www.ipv6forum.com/test_ipv6.php.
  6. Job = Systems Admin ( Market Data, Sun, Unix.. blah blah blah). Full time father of 2 girls (1 is 3 1/2, the other is 17 going on 25! The Gray hairs are popping out as I type). Ambition = To be filthy RICH and appear on "Life Styles of the Rich and Famous".
  7. Here's mine: 10 Bonus points for Roco if he can ID the celebrity in the IE window.
  8. It's not really testing your connection speed. It's testing your router and if it supports newer technologies.
  9. Test your Vista Internet Connection with the Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/tools/igd/default.mspx. Ran mine through my D-Link DIR-655, wihich supports all of the tested technologies.
  10. Thought I would test out Solaris10 on an x86 machine. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 6232 Kbps about 6.2 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Download Speed is:: 761 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main) Test Time:: 2007/09/04 - 12:43pm Bottom Line:: 109X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.35 sec Tested from a 5983 kB file and took 7.865 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Looks Great : 6.64 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-M3Y4DS9BQ User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS i86pc; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20060120 [!]
  11. Just found out that D-Link now offers a Yahoo Widget for use with the DIR-655, which I picked up last week. http://www.dlink.com/products/DIR-655/yahoo-widgets/# I am quickly becoming a D-Link convert, as I used to like Netgear products. It looks like D-Link caters to it's customer base more so than Netgear. Here is a screenshot of the widget: Also looks like there are some nice widgets from Yahoo, more so than the standard Vista Sidebar Gadgets.
  12. Looks very nice. I don't know if I'd want to sit in front of it looking at the neat display all the time, but I'm sure it will be the start of some good competition for other manufacturers. I just picked up a D-Link DIR655 http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=530 and I love it. Very easy setup and a good GUI for fine tuning my network. It is replacing a Netgear WGT624 which i liked, but wanted a gigabit router for my NAS. I bought a Netgear WNR854T (yes I like Netgear ! ) which sounded pretty good. BOY was I wrong What a piece of junk! It took forever to get the thing up and running, and even then I had to reboot the thing numerous times, even after updating the firmware. Eventually, I returned it and got the D-Link, which took about 15 minutes to get installed and all the settings done. The Belkin looks sleek, but I don't have any experience with their networking products.
  13. You are looking under "User Configuration", you should be looking under "Computer Configuration". Check out the attached image.
  14. I think they boosted the upload in the Danbury, CT area. I used to get 768kbps max! :::.. testmy.net test results ..::: Download Connection is:: 24773 Kbps about 24.77 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB) Download Speed is:: 3024 kB/s Upload Connection is:: 2621 Kbps about 2.6 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Upload Speed is:: 320 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1) Test Time:: 2007/07/12 - 12:57am D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-JR9FWA4Y8 U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-LCN20XO6H User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506) [!]
  15. Talking of new monitors, I just got this one as a birthday present: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-22-Widescreen-Monitor-W2207/sem/rpsm/oid/176653/catOid/-12965/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do Love it! It replaced my Samsung 730B.
  16. Tell them to check the nearest node out on the street. I had the same problem and after numerous Tech visit's they checked the node at the end of my street to find out that there were loose connections on the node board. No problems since.
  17. Nice find Roco. Ohhh, the memories.... Marmite , Bubble & Squeak, Pigs-in-a-blanket, Beans on Toast, Black Pudding , and who can forget the infamous "Brains Faggots with gravy". . I am able to get some of my favorites over here, like Marmite ($25.00 for a 1lb Jar ! ), and some good sweets such as Crunchie, Flake, Malteesers, Turkish Delight, Trebor Mints and Smarties.
  18. A Big HOOAH! to all those who served and sacrificed.
  19. E-mail received, thank you gentlemen.
  20. I would like an invite please. I am a Tech Freak, TV junkie, gotta know about the latest gizmo's and gadgets. Spook63 at comcast dot net
  21. Thanks, Dilated. Signed up on ZB tonight.
  22. Running with Vista :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 23345 Kbps about 23.3 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB) Download Speed is:: 2850 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1) Test Time:: 2007/02/28 - 11:00am Bottom Line:: 407X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.36 sec Tested from a 12160 kB file and took 4.267 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 318.07 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-L8Q0HA3WY User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506) [!]
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