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  1. Do you have an online backup program running? Or another program constantly accessing the Internet? Do your speed tests speeds vary, or stay about the same speed range. EDIT: Time machine(which you have) versus Time capsule(which has some faulty units out there). http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20010237-263.html
  2. Even ethernet cables that look good, can go bad. Helps to have spare parts around, when something goes weird. I have a nice pile of stuff next to my desk.
  3. Was just looking through some more pics of "people of WalMart" http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/?page_id=9798 . Ugggg. Everyone has their flaws, but when they just let them hang out there to scare small children. So many butt cracks, so little mustard. Or is that hot sauce? And yes. Click to enlarge. Otherwise you might miss what that guy has on his shirt. Mount and.....
  4. I suppose you rebooted the modem. Thats too easy though. Maybe a loose connection somewhere in the house? Added any splitters? Maybe Comcrap has a piece of equipment partly break in one of their nodes? DSL is nice too.
  5. I've heard the theft alarm go off a couple of times(out of many visits) when leaving WalMart. I just ignored them. Well part of it was with all the noise around, I barely hear them. All my stuff was paid for 100%, so I aint going to stop and look like a deer in the headlights like some people do when they hear the alarm noise thingy. Just keep walking.
  6. WalMart is going to be the first big store to put RFID's on clothing(for inventory). The tags, at the moment, will be removable to hopefully prevent privacy issues of other places using that RFID to track you. Just throw the tag into WalMarts trashcan outside. And since the RFID is probably not encrypted, Whats to stop a criminal from getting a scanner and scanning car trunks in the parking lot for fresh goods, as the RFID program gets expanded. And will the stores scanners at the door try to read your RFID drivers license? Oh and that RFID credit card. Bad security on both of those by inserting RFID's. Forget the bar code on the babies forehead when they are born. Just give them WalMart onesies and send them out in the world. Washington State University hacked those Drivers License RFID's in a split second and put someone else's data on the card(a mock up to be legal about it) that wasn't the persons name on the card. http://rfid.cs.washington.edu/ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704421304575383213061198090.html "Contact chip" credit card with stupid RFID inlay. The credit card had the "contact chip" added for security and now they are adding RFID's for the lazy idiots who don't care about security. Just wave your wallet or purse in front of the scanner to pay for your product.
  7. If people want to know what an Iframe attack is..... Easy way to beat it, is to keep your Operating system updated with patches and to keep your browser updated. And run a Anti-virus program. 'XP service pack 2' has now come to end of life cycle. So 'XP service pack 3' is the current supported cycle, for awhile. And Internet Explorer '6' is no longer supported for patches. Microsoft's site will point you to Internet Exploder 8. Windows 7 is a very stable operating system. I have hit a few malicious(a lot worse than an Iframe) links embedded in Blogs. But Avast anti-virus puts up a block of the malicious weblink, so I can still see the Blog. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/apr/03/security.google MalwareBytes. Anti-Malware. free version. Download, install, update, quick scan. Runs on manual scan/manual updates for free version. http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10896905
  8. I see this web address loading with the Testmy.net page. my79list.com Post #207 http://thenexusforums.com/index.php?showtopic=48593&st=200 Some type of script?
  9. I run Avast and don't get any warnings. Maybe a false positive? Or maybe it is reacting to one of the Google ad's.
  10. And don't forget the 'low latency' over what satellite is. Canadian Cell tower map. Click on down to your area. http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html
  11. Is your speed supposed to be at 6.2Mbps or is there overhead taken off that, so you end up a bit slower? Which makes your speed number about right. With the Telus DSL that I am on, my package is 6Mbps, but my speed is 5.2Mbps due to 'over head'. The faster the speed package, the more overhead to deal with. Can that modem see it's "tranceiver stats", or line stats. which is attenuation, etc. Since the distance to the node and line noise would affect maximum speeds.
  12. Well now that you put it that way............... Actually I keep forgetting that Apple still has that computer in a TV screen Imac. And those Screen specs are really good. PC makers keep trying to do Computer in a screen, but usually they do that touch screen crap. It's crap cause many people have greasy fingers and keep smearing the screen over the day. The shopping channel is funny to watch as the smears increase over the course of the hour. And whatever PC they are selling is slightly underpowered to deal with touch screen technology and bring up the programs at the same time, so there ends up being a delay from the time of touch to the launch of the program. And a million Windows get opened, by the host, in the process, slowing it down even more.
  13. But, But, But MAC's cost so much. And Windows 7 don't crash. And a badly behaving Windows System can be fixed with Linux. Hows this MAC list? http://bestmacsoftware.org/
  14. The hard core MAC addicts are busy trying to find 'duct tape' for their Iphone4 and all they can find is 'duck tape' in the store, so they have to keep going from store to store until they can find some sticky gray tape. Some places only have sticky black tape. And the stuff in the dollar store only lasts so long before it falls off. http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/2010/07/apple-iphone-4-antenna-issue-iphone4-problems-dropped-calls-lab-test-confirmed-problem-issues-signal-strength-att-network-gsm.html
  15. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus And then this link for Avast download link to Avast's site, install instructions, how to get free license key, etc. http://www.ubuntugeek.com/avast-antivirus-for-ubuntu-desktop.html Note that some of the anti-virus products will just identify a virus and quarantine it. A Windows virus can run in Linux if you have 'Wine' installed to run some Windows programs. If you hit a site with one of those fake virus scanners in Linux, you can laugh at it, with it saying you are infected in a Windows machine file system. But not many virus can attack Linux with it being open source and the OS constantly updated for any virus threat. And it is more fun to make a virus for Windows machines with all it's exploits.
  16. The virus scanners all have slightly different definitions. And depending on how 'new' a virus is and if the anti-virus company has created a definition to identify it. A installed anti-virus can update every day(or hour) to the latest definitions. Kaspersky's online scanner updates definitions every hour. http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/english/languages/english/check.html?n=1278638804597 But sometimes you can have a virus that hides in a file folder and after you remove the infection, the virus will reinstall itself, so you are infected again without a installed anti-virus running to put a stop to it. And those take a bit more work to clean out. Some virus will modify themselves on the machine, so the scanner will not see them, until the anti-virus data base is updated again. So thats why a software firewall is nice. Even though some infections will tag along or masquerade with another 'safe 'program to try and by-pass the firewall. And when you find a virus, it is safer to put them into the 'virus chest', instead of instant delete, just in case it was a safe file that belongs to the operating system.
  17. MalWareBytes 'free version' does not run unless you start it, so no conflicts with the anti-virus program. And also you have to manually update the free version. But it still has the same system scanning as the paid version. so you install it and then just leave it sit there until you do a weekly or monthly scan. Just update it first. It's a quick way to check for obvious bugs. Install Avast. And only run one Anti-virus on the computer. Uninstall kaspersky via it's uninstall program. Online scans are okay provided you have the bandwidth needed for some of them. But online scanning is generally done when someone thinks they are infected already. But generally Avast should keep your system good. You can manually or automated scan your computer with Avast and it also will scan incoming files or when they launch, so you have much better protection than an online scan. After you get things cleaned up, you could also try the ZoneAlarm firewall, if you are still having a speed issue.
  18. Avast is free and a very good anti-virus. And no bloat to slow your system down. When you download, it will give you a free key that you renew once a year for free. It gets emailed to you. Edit: and you can change the "get new definitions" to once a day instead of about 4 times a day. Also turn off the voice. It does scare people when they hit an infected site. And even if you are behind a router, having a 'software' firewall can help to stop nasties from getting out if any anti-virus program misses something. It also stops Windows junk from calling home. Free Zonealarm http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/free-upgrade-security-suite-zonealarm-firewall.htm Download link http://download.cnet.com/ZoneAlarm-Free-Firewall/3000-10435_4-10039884.html?part=dl-69168&subj=dl&tag=button
  19. Free MalwareBytes. Anti-Malware http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10896905 Download and install and update and you can scan on quick scan. Free Avast Anti-Virus http://avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html Writeup...... http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?tag=mncol Download link. http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button
  20. I've got a pole for Vista. It's called Linux. It clears that Vista right out of the machine in one clean swipe.
  21. I just put my wireless stick on my Ubuntu 10.4 box and my router is at WEP 128bit/passphrase(for the kids DS,otherwise it would be set to better encryption, but my machines are software firewalled anyways) and Ubuntu using wep 128bit encryption with passphrase did not work, but Ubuntu using wep 128bit encryption worked. I had already entered routers passphrase for the security. But I would also have to do something to get the firewall working with firestarter with wireless. But the Ubuntu machine is wired anyways.
  22. Is there any offer of Propitiatory(Toshiba) drivers? And if it does, there should be an option to activate/use them.
  23. And the "Right to blow stuff up on the 4th of July", is fun until you lose an arm. But at least it wasn't his head. So he's not in the top end running for this years Darwin award. http://www.darwinawards.com/ http://cnmnewsnetwork.com/123279/4th-of-july-news-fireworks-blow-of-mans-arm-in-ny-and-more/
  24. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessTroubleShootingGuide
  25. That ISP Xipline(cable based operator) has the internal based speed test that I mentioned. Now it depends on how much slower he is than the package speed listed. And the other thing is to make sure there are not any splitters on the cable line he is connected too. Only split in the DeMarc box (grey box on house) and then a dedicated run to the modem. But since the ISP speed test is showing good, that may not be a problem. A tracert could also be run to here to see if any bottle necks outside of the ISP.
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