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  1. And do what I did in the delivery room........... Eat donuts and drink soda pop. Great way to take it easy with the wait. Nice comfy reclining chairs in the birthing rooms... And the wife just waddled around, so it was okay. And when you cut the umbilical cord,,, It may squirt on someone in the room.
  2. Used FireFox when it was Phoenix just before it was called FireBird and then FireFox. But I hate tabbed browsing. So I love being able to" about:config "and modify things a bit. And also don't like the address bar popping down my bookmarks when I am typing in a web address. I changed that as well to go away. But as with any browser, people still need to to look out for the bugs on the Internets.
  3. And I suppose you already know that Hughes is wanting people to upgrade to at least the HN7000 modems... And a free equipment upgrade also means a new contract of 18 months or so.. The fine print that people are missing on the upgrade bit... People would be better off with the HN9000 upgrade/reinstall. http://www.copperhead.cc/tips.htm
  4. I was cursing the Internet Gods the other day. One of the local nodes for the DSL barbecued itself and we was without Internet for abouts 36 hours. And until the traffic for the business lines was rerouted to the good node, various debit machines and bank machines in town were out of order. A couple of places had "cash only" signs up..... Whats "Cash"? But it was fun to stare at the blinking lights on the DSL modem and figure out that two blinks meant trying to connect to the node. And three blinks meant connecting to the node, but no channel. And no blinks meant no DSL signal coming down the lines. But thats still over a year without any problems on the DSL. Try that on cable....
  5. And thats why they are hidden. Lots of that stuff in there. Keeps people from screwing things up. There is an old scare email on the Web called the Teddy Bear virus. It's fake, but in the file system somewhere is a teddy bear icon. The email says to delete it. not a priority file, but............... http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/jdbgmgr.asp
  6. You could change your machines MAC address to see if that will release it. Otherwise..................... Motherboard Status,,, properties,,,,, Configure (your Ethernet adapter),,,, advanced,, Network address,, Then enter a new MAC address. That usually will release/renew a IP address from the system. Even changing one digit in your current MAC will cause the change. And a reboot everything, computer, modem, router, etc (If I remember correctly, since it's been awhile since I last changed mine). According to one of your posts, your MAC is.... Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-F1-E9-44-51 At the moment. And have you also tried uninstalling/deleting the Adapter and then making a new connection? Then you should get all the defaults back. Right click disable, then right click and delete. Then use the wizard to setup a new connection on the adapter.
  7. These are my settings that I have not changed after a Operating System reinstall from about two months ago using DSL. My gateway is my router. And my IP is an internal IP.
  8. I found this below. A generic to one ISP(so a reset as per instructions should hopefully fix your connection problem without the "sa.bigpond.net.au").. For your Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:. Since it appears to be pointing to nowhere(Home). Mine does not have "append these DNS suffixes in order" checked. I'm using OpenDNS . Heres mine.... C:Documents and SettingsOwner>ipconfig /all Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : a Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Ethernet adapter Mother Board: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth ernet NIC Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : ******************* Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.*** Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday I am getting a new DSL 'modem' only(Not a Modem/Router combo like right now) and then I have a stand alone router to hook up to it.
  9. From what I've read, is Hughesnet is 'Encouraging' users on the older modems to 'upgrade' via heavy throttling(in a kind of random looking way). And also moving those users on to less beams that are more crowded. Eventually most of all the KU band home users will have to pay big bucks to upgrade to the Spaceway3 KA band platform(HN9000). But some are getting an upgrade to the HN9000 for cheap(all new equipment).
  10. Check in your services panal for this being shut off to Manual. Even though it says it goes back to normal on the un-install. Could be a couple of other things in there may have got changed to manual. As long as there is also no added Proxy from somewhere enabled as well. http://ntcanuck.com/faq.htm#a-tw_alters
  11. Try this if your Hosts file is stuck or corrupted. http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=138700 or this link for it as well http://www.majorgeeks.com/Hoster_d4626.html You can reset hosts file to Windows default. I have never tried it . So the usual try at your own risk. Or see if your Adapter settings have been set to something else and need to be cleared.
  12. This place is your ISP, right? Or is it what AOL resells? http://shop.carphonewarehouse.com/aol_eligibility_beta.php http://www.talktalk.co.uk/ http://www.talktalk.co.uk/products/broadband/essentials http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/468402/carphone_warehouse_confirms_free_broadband_and_international_calls/
  13. Maybe it's the video card fan? Open the case and see. Update the driver to see if it changes the fan speed, etc.. This thread below says that does help. Heres a HP thread that should help you with this particular problem.. http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1234840083402+28353475&threadId=1229885 And make sure you have plenty of open space around that particular PC.
  14. I have a 650VA UPS. It is 'sufficient' for my use. As in a 550VA is the lowest you would want to go with(bottom of the barrel). Allows for the system to wake up from standby to shut it down If you have an old CRT(tube) monitor(monitor takes a large amount of juice to power up). The estimated runtime is just that as well... A bit long estimated. But I mainly use it for brownouts or power glitches in places I have lived. I even have my DSL modem plugged in to the UPS side. But I also have only one system on it. "Computer. Monitor. DSL modem, on the UPS side" I don't use any of the automatic shut down software. But the software is handy to stop the alarm beeper for when the power goes out to this model(APC). But on standby, the UPS will last a long while.
  15. My neck and shoulders are already hurting from early today. Don't need my eyes bugging out too. Besides with the 22" wide screen, I could suffer major damage to my eyes that close up... Left or right ??? Both look yummy. And a stiff neck, for some strange reason, from walking....... My age? 30 to 60. Depending on how I wake up in the morning...
  16. I'm just wondering on how to make both of them move at the same time. You can't play with one and leave the other just hanging there. Thats not fair at all.
  17. And now I have wet circular marks all over my monitor...............
  18. I Googled... screen cleaner big hooters ... And that site is apparently dead for the screen cleaner.....
  19. Well you could always get a widget that floats a pair across the screen all day and night long....
  20. Since Xplornet is a re-seller of Hughesnet....... But Xplornet should have it's own Canadian SpaceWay3 NOC online by now... http://go.gethughesnet.com/speed.cfm With the ElitePlus plan, connect to the Internet with maximum download speeds of up to 3.0 Mbps, with typical speeds about 1.6 Mbps to 1.8 Mbps during peak times. Upload speeds, which are capable of reaching 300 Kbps, are typically 165 Kbps to 180 Kbps during peak hours. Uploads on satellite are kept as low as possible to allow for more 'download bandwidth'.
  21. Whoopee! http://www.youtube.com/?gl=US Google has a country by-pass code now. And I repeat. If I wanted to go to Canada, I would of typed '.ca' in the address. If I type '.com', it means I want to go to the U.S. Redirects to your own country is so like China and their great firewall.
  22. Stay with the Hughesnet SpaceWay3 KA. At least you have a 3 year window before any major slowdowns. No one really recommends satellite, but Spaceway3 is the better of the choice right now. Until ViaSat 1 gets launched sometime in or after 2011...... Never even think about WildBlue at this time , due to having many, many customers on the satellites. The Primetime slowdown on some beams is criminal. Use the FAP free period overnight for your big downloads. Your daily limit does not count during that time. It's the good part about Hughesnet. So your monthly total can be higher than the daily calculation... And I guess you are also under a two year contract as well(30 day satisfaction policy that WildPoo does not have)..Right? legal.hughesnet.com/HUGHES/Rooms/DisplayPages/LayoutInitial?pageid=subtandc&Container=com.webridge.entity.Entity[OID[933A96A2DB08674DB2A8D7A37E1A5AB1 Early Termination: Promotional Option If you cancel your order before installation, you will not be charged. If you cancel within 30 days of activation: You will be charged a $400 Equipment and Installation Fee. You may choose to return your HughesNet modem, power supply and radio for a $200 refund. No service termination fees will be charged. If you cancel after 30 days of activation but before the end of your 24-month term commitment: You will be charged a $400 Equipment and Installation Fee and a $400 Service Termination Fee. You may choose to return your HughesNet modem, power supply and radio for a $200 refund. Bandwidth monitors....... http://www.rokario.com/ Net Meter http://www.metal-machine.de/readerror/
  23. With the map of 'spot beams'. It will come in handy when Hughesnet gets that satellite to capacity of abouts one million users. In about two to three years(or maybe 4). Support should be able to tell you what is your beam and NOC. I think it was Aug 2008, that the Spaceway3 went live to home customers.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spot_beam As with WildBlue(U.S.) and Xplornet(Canada), at this time, some beams are over-subscribed on their respective satellites... Meaning slow 'Primetime' speeds(as in 5pm to 10pm). And call support agents who blame the user for slow surfing speeds, when it's the systems problem. A NOC(network operations center), is where the satellite connects to the Earth and the Internet. There can be 5 or more NOC's for one satellite. A basic tracert can sometimes show the location of your NOC... NOC's Can also have bandwidth limitations(as in not upgraded for bandwidth requirements) resulting in slowdowns. Weather can be a factor in speeds when there is a major storm over a NOC and it is sunny in your location Or a major storm over you... But the Hughesnet spaceway3 is pretty good in rough weather according to reviews. I think some people set Torrents at a slow speed and sometimes kill the upload sharing portion. Sometimes the modem can get stuck at the slow speed and you have to reboot it to bring the speed back up.. It is part of 'traffic shaping'. as the satellite providers prefer only webpage surfing and email, as opposed to high bandwidth using applications. ISP.... Internet Service Provider. DSL..... Damn Speedy Line. Hughesnet should have usage page. Don't know if it works with the spaceway3. And it may be 2 hours delayed in readings. http://customercare.myhughesnet.com/ On the right hand side under "Self Help" select "Tools" Now select "Check Usage" Now Select your modem "XXxxxx" Enter your SAN number:
  24. Hughesnet FAP policy page. http://go.gethughesnet.com/fapolicy.cfm?hf=0 Hughsnet expected speeds on Spaceway3.. http://go.gethughesnet.com/speed.cfm No FAP between 3am to 6am eastern time. Even though in some cases, it is now(new) from 2am to 7am eastern time. Spaceway3 beam map attached. Since you say you are on the HN9000 modem Ka band. You may be getting 'soft' FAPped if you are getting noticeably throttled with continuous torrents running. And if you get FAPped For going over the daily limit, you will have your speeds dropped to sub dialup speed for 24 hours, which means only doing text based emails.
  25. Keep us informed on the final outcome. This modern crapware is getting to be a real pain.
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