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boost to router signal - distance Anonymous 16/01/20(Wed)05:07 No. 22024 ID: 34334b [Reply]

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Boosting router signal.
I got a new router and it has an internal antenna and it seems to have much weaker signal strength/ range than the previous model I used that is about 7 years older.
It's a D-LINK DIR-820L.
it has no place outside for an external antenna but I was wondering if I could boot the signal
with something like a USB WIFI Wireless Adaptor network card or something like this?

Any suggestions?

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Anonymous 16/01/22(Fri)11:18 No. 22032 ID: 047334

Oh. That's what you meant. No, you can't plug a USB NIC into the router and have the router use the NIC. You could use the NIC with your desktop or laptop to get better reception there.

I feel your pain about unused purchases. Last month I ordered a piece of equipment and had it shipped to another site for a coworker to use since he said he desperately needed it. I asked someone to go into his office today since he was out and we needed something in there, and the shipping box was sitting in there unopened. Well, we could use it, so I had it brought over. What do I find? Straight out of the box one of the power adapters is broken. Something we could have had replaced for free if he'd have opened the box when it came in or shortly thereafter, not six weeks later.

A reflector, so long as it's tuned for the RF ranges in question, could certainly work, although it will also result in a completely dead spot behind the reflector.

By way of comparison, with an N66, I can join from over 100ft away. Keep in mind an entire apartment building is sitting between those two points. As in, I'm in the corner of an apartment building, there's a dividing section (walkway, grass, etc.) between buildings, and on the other side of the other side of that building I can join my network. And there's wireless networks in that building, plus all around me. This is the power of good engineering though, as others have pointed out, properly choosing the correct channel(s) for your network is key given your surrounding. Only by walking around with a WiFi surveyor can you get a decent sense of how the WiFi networks look, though you won't see non-WiFi intrusions (security cameras, baby monitors, cordless phones, everything that uses 5Ghz & 2.4Ghz that doesn't use the WiFi standard to connect).

Anonymous 16/06/04(Sat)01:49 No. 22104 ID: debce7

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Look for open-source firmware.

I use tomato router on all my legacy linksys routers, you can boost the signal to the hardware max, something like 300% the out of box setting. If your hardware isn't supported by the tomato project, find another firmware dev, or choose another router that is supported by a firmware you like

Anonymous 16/06/07(Tue)11:15 No. 22111 ID: 43e02a

Realtek SoC means little third party support. That's something to look into before buying a unit, not after, since there's plenty of SoCs that lack support.

Anonymous 16/05/31(Tue)19:17 No. 22101 ID: 0e638a [Reply]

Noctua's low noise adapter on my AF120s reduce the speed correctly when plugged into a 3pin header but they usually need to be hand started. I don't have different fans to use, and the only other header is for the cpu fan. I guess it's not awfully important to have it in since the only thing inside is a 2600k, but there aren't any other fans inside.
Wat do halp

Anonymous 16/06/01(Wed)17:25 No. 22102 ID: 87065d

Low noise adapters are basically a wire with a resistor in series.

Buy a basic extender, splice in a variable resistor and you can adjust the speed-voltage to what you want. Alternatively buy a pci-fan controller for £3.00 and save yourself the effort. Slot it in the pci bracket, plug in the power and fan, presto. My case came with a basic controller (low/med/high) on low one of my fans doesn't start so I leave it at medium unless I desire the airflow or silence.

NUC and using laptop as terminal Anonymous 16/05/19(Thu)16:12 No. 22092 ID: 585eb8 [Reply]

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Hello. I have an idea I want to try out. I need multiple VM's for my work. So I thought I could a packed mini pc like Gigabyte Brix Pro to host the VM's, on, for example, Qubes, and using gigabit connection to my laptop utilize the laptop as something like a remote desktop.
Direct gigabit connection should in theory be more than enough for VNC. Is there any better solution to achieve such functionality?

chaosreader 16/05/29(Sun)19:36 No. 22100 ID: 898619

Better Idea: A freaking server!
set up a server at home as a host for your vms. remote in or even live boot from work.

Interpreting Electricguru readings 16/05/24(Tue)22:43 No. 22097 ID: 89538e [Reply]

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Can someone say what's what here?

Anonymous 16/05/25(Wed)03:13 No. 22098 ID: 943907

It's called a twitch, likely the subject snagged a hair during the readings.

Interpreting+Electricguru+readings 16/05/25(Wed)15:34 No. 22099 ID: 89538e

I'm more into knowing which box stands for what

Win 7 recovery blocked by password? Anonymous 16/03/03(Thu)17:21 No. 22052 ID: 52f164 [Reply]

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I'm trying to get into my school's shitty computers so I can have administrator access to the console.
Basically that. Wasn't expecting there to be a password to get into Windows recovery.

How do I get around it?

Picture unrelated.

Anonymous 16/03/04(Fri)19:18 No. 22053 ID: 5a83b8

I hope you realize that bypassing the school's restrictions will result in you being sent off to federal prison. Your school has security cameras, they will record you trying to bypass the restrictions, even if you (a guy who depends on imgur for technical information) somehow gets in your changes will get noticed, you will get caught, and you will be prosecuted. You're not that smart.

Bring in your own computer or give up and actually do your schoolwork instead of failing your classes because you surfed for porn.

Anonymous 16/05/20(Fri)11:18 No. 22093 ID: b82ec7

I actually did that back in the high school days. And when teacher called everyone who uses that PC, I told him how to restore the password. He always thought that I am the good guy in the whole story.

Anonymous 16/05/05(Thu)04:16 No. 22082 ID: 070bba [Reply]

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I can't click the start button in windows 10

I have googled recommended fixes, like searching and repairing corrupt files and nothing.

worth noting is when i enter my user password on the windows sign in screen, it takes like 20 seconds to start up, whereas before it was like 3 seconds.

Anonymous 16/05/05(Thu)04:19 No. 22083 ID: 070bba

actually i can't use anything in the taskbar, like volume control.

Anonymous 16/05/05(Thu)09:10 No. 22084 ID: 070bba


switching to a local account instead of a gay microsoft account solved the problem

Anonymous 16/05/19(Thu)04:15 No. 22091 ID: 5a53ee

Microsoft probably wanted you to sign over rights to your firstborn child before they'd let you click anything.

Windows 10: Just Say No

help walle 16/05/18(Wed)01:59 No. 22089 ID: 744e48 [Reply]

i have to find a Email server hosted by an external email service. It must support at least 2 mailboxes per user (1 public
and 1 used only by other users in the company)..// is it possible for 2 mailboxes in one email address ?? class project help

Anonymous 16/05/18(Wed)02:14 No. 22090 ID: b0bf23

Thunderbird can do what you ask, you'll have to configure it yourself but it'll work with any e-mail address you supply.

help walle 16/05/03(Tue)23:46 No. 22080 ID: 744e48 [Reply]

i just assemble a new computer from scratch and its running fine,, it reads all the memory in the bio but when i try to install windows operating system it just stops and outputs Driver-irql-not-less-or-equal

Anonymous 16/05/04(Wed)00:40 No. 22081 ID: 5af710

Re-download and re-burn the image then try again.
Boot a *nix LiveCD (ubuntu or mint being the easiest flavours)

If one doesn't work try the other and feedback to us.

Anonymous 16/05/07(Sat)00:07 No. 22087 ID: a870df

irq not less or equal can mean RAM issues.

if you didn't buy ram off the qvl, return the ram you bought, then buy some sticks that are qualified by the motherboard vendor to work with your board (qvl - qualified vendor list).

Raspberry shit Anonymous 16/03/24(Thu)21:30 No. 22062 ID: 52aeb9 [Reply]

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How do you start up a Raspberry Pi? I got a starter kit which includes everything needed to get going, but the starter kit didn't include a HDMI cable, so i got one of those. After several trips to the store before i settled on the right adapter. (i think). Then i downloaded SD card formatter and NOOBS, so that i could use my sd card.

But then it turns out later versions of windows can't detect sd cards at all, but my old as shit pc detects that my 16 gb card has a storage of 5 gb. But it can't be used.

Man, all in all, raspberry so far has been the most labor and hardware intense thing i have ever attempted. All the guides on youtube simply assume that everything is setup and properly arranged before you start using it.

But i cant even get it to start. Am i missing something here? Surely, it must be crucial that windows can detect SD-cards. But it is impossible. I have tried on several different computers.

Can't you just hook it up like a plc and get things going? Why does it have to be so complicated?

Anonymous 16/03/25(Fri)02:30 No. 22063 ID: 930929

I don't know if you're kidding but... If you have trouble getting SD cards to work on Windows, it might be ten years too early for you to try out Linux.

Sounds like your SD card is incorrectly formatted, that's all. It's that complicated because you were too cheap to buy a prepared SD card from their store, I guess.

Anonymous 16/03/25(Fri)23:09 No. 22065 ID: a870df

>Sounds like your SD card is incorrectly formatted
He could have also bought a shit SD card reader.

I have one that won't read cards over 2GB, and another that breaks at about 8GB. The former was just pre-SDHC, while the latter was a bargain bin piece of crap.

Anonymous 16/05/06(Fri)10:00 No. 22086 ID: 75c23c

this post hurts me

cutter blades etc anon 16/04/21(Thu)15:54 No. 22068 ID: 8d6257 [Reply]

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Recently bought a Bosch GWS angle grinder. Bought it for a particular job and it is done. Now I wonder what else I can do with it. I looked for other blades. Anybody have advice? Information?

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Anonymous 16/04/29(Fri)00:49 No. 22075 ID: 31b2d1

A tool is not someone who does stuff for you. A tool is someone you use to acheive your goals.

If you have a tool but no need to use it then it is without purpose.

Live your life. If you need tools use them, if you do not, do not. Do not go finding purpose for tools, by doing so you become the tool through which they have purpose.

You are the tool!

Anonymous 16/04/29(Fri)11:51 No. 22076 ID: 621f7c

Smoke less weed.

anon 16/05/06(Fri)07:50 No. 22085 ID: 8d6257

22075 I liked your answer, but it is insufficient! I bought a hammer to kill my enemy, but when that job was done I discovered nails and so built a house!

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