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by Elohim
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Bluray Burning Software?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Bluray Burning Software?

Thanks for all the advice. I actually have a friend who has one version of Premier Elements, I'll connect with him to see if that may work. In my searching since I found that post, I investigated using TsMuxer to try to turn my mp4 into a ts stream and then use ImgBurn to burn that to a BluRay. Stil...
by Elohim
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Bluray Burning Software?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Bluray Burning Software?

Hey all, I was just curious if any of you have a favorite piece of bluray burning software? I have some friends whose kids actually produced an amateur movie and they want to burn some blurays to sell. I have been searching around for a burning solution, but haven't had a lot of luck just yet. Are t...
by Elohim
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Using the Console in Chrome to Throttle network speed
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Using the Console in Chrome to Throttle network speed

Whoops, I found my error. I had already started the download prior to applying throttling. I applied throttling and then cancelled and restarted the download, but apparently you need to start the download fresh from the site again, not use "retry" after cancelling to get the download to th...
by Elohim
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Using the Console in Chrome to Throttle network speed
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Using the Console in Chrome to Throttle network speed

Hey guys, Just curious is any of you have tried and had success throttling a chrome download via the console you get with F12. I am attempting to use that, but it seems to have no effect at all. I can even set the throttle level to "Offline" and it still download full tilt. Thanks for any ...
by Elohim
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

One more question. I know I found the answer to this one back when I started this topic, but now I cannot seem to find it again. How do I go about accessing my DSL modem through the router now that the router is doing the PPPoE? I know that I need to run a second Ethernet cable between them to do th...
by Elohim
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!

TheEmrys wrote:
Do you have access to a VPN? What happens if you access it thrpugh a VPN?


I have not done much with VPN over the years... But worth a shot. Is there a free/trial period one that I could use to test that out that you would recommend?
by Elohim
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!

just brew it! wrote:
That sounds like a clue. Something it only does when logged in.

@Yan - Were you logged in when you checked?


Well, not quite. I have gotten the effect not logged in as well, just easier to get the effect logged in for whatever strange reason.
by Elohim
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!

Thanks for checking Yan.

I have also now tested this on a separate PC in our household using Chrome with the same results, so it's not just my PC... Though I logged into UPS this time with my account, as I was having trouble getting the result on the outside of the login wall for some reason.
by Elohim
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!

I forgot my video link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Z9yFHBEZccymtlzs3RQ9_vm88F4kMRsG That link gets you a screenshot video of me demonstrating the bandwidth spike. Though I neglected to let the video run long enough to see the drop off after closing Chrome. Also, that video currently says &quo...
by Elohim
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!
Replies: 8
Views: 555

UPS.com taking all my upstream bandwidth!??!

Hi guys, I have a weird one for you today. I ship with UPS and often use their site UPS.com. While on the site, seemingly on any random page, the site all of a sudden seems to suck up ALL of my upstream bandwidth. I only have a 1Mbps upstream link, but still... This is the only website this happens ...
by Elohim
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: CISS Printers?
Replies: 0
Views: 435

CISS Printers?

Hi All, Just curious if any of you are having great success with any current printers and installed Continuous Ink Supply Systems (CISS)? I am currently running six Epson 3640's and while I can still get them used or even refurbished, but I know the end is near for these. Been running this model sin...
by Elohim
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

Ludi and notfred convinced me. I am now doing my PPPoE in the router and modem is happily acting as a packet bridge. Thanks for the input!
by Elohim
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

Glad to hear the router reset fixed it. Just a heads up that it sounds as if you are running double-NAT with the modem configured as a router with PPPoE credentials and then the ASUS configured as another router doing DHCP off the modem. It would be better to configure the modem as a bridge and put...
by Elohim
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

Thanks for all the suggestions folks! The router reset to factory default did the trick!
by Elohim
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

Plug a hardline cable into the switch ports on the RT-AC66U and see what you get. You don't note exactly how the AC66 is configured, AP vs Router, but if you get full speed from a connection to the AC66 switch ports, then your problem is something with the wireless. If you get a speed drop, then so...
by Elohim
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

Yeah, probably an oddball setting. I would reset the router to defaults and see if that resolves it. Yep, a router reset to defaults did the trick ! The only downside is that I would have liked to know what setting was limiting the bandwidth like that. Would have been interesting. Thanks for the su...
by Elohim
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

Just to be clear, in the "normal" configuration that is only getting around 6mpbs, you are bridging the modem to the router using PPPoE and letting the router negotiate the DSL connection, correct? Also worth checking to see if the router has e.g. a Jumbo Frames option enabled. Those some...
by Elohim
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

This might seem obvious, but was anything else using the bandwidth when you ran the speed test? If your Internet was offline for a few days then something may have been downloading a backlog of updates. When you connected directly to the modem, you would have obviously disconnected those other devi...
by Elohim
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

The Egg wrote:
I assume you've changed the CAT6 cable and updated the router to the latest firmware?


The DSL modem firmware is up to date as is the router. The cable was verified as good when I direct connected the laptop to the DSL and got full speed. Good ideas, but not the culprits unfortunately.
by Elohim
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Losing Speed between DSL modem and router...

Hey Guys, Greetings from snowy NW rural Wisconsin, where the snow is white, the cows are plentiful, and where we feel lucky to get our whopping 8Mbps DSL Internet and are totally envious (even the cows are envious) of the rest of you modernly connected folk! :) I have an strange issue that I can't q...
by Elohim
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Choppy playback on laptop HDMI output to TV - General Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 31343

Re: Choppy playback on laptop HDMI output to TV - General Discussion

A quick Google check indicates dozens of tech forum threads for this problem, so you're not alone.  The first suggestion everyone seems to try is to switch the external display to the primary monitor (not cloned or extended). Yep, I did see that one, and when I have a meeting next week with some fo...
by Elohim
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Choppy playback on laptop HDMI output to TV - General Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 31343

Choppy playback on laptop HDMI output to TV - General Discussion

Hey Guys, Over the years, it seems that each and every time I see someone connect up a laptop to a TV via HDMI to show video the playback is ALWAYS choppy.  I've seen at least 5 brands of laptop, low end, high end.  I've seen this playing streaming internet video, from a file like an mkv, and direct...
by Elohim
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Moving Just Photos in a Gallery Album to my computer
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: Moving Just Photos in a Gallery Album to my computer

Most Gallery apps on various Android ROMs should just create folders/directories under the Pictures/Cameras/DCIM folders and treat them as Albums.  When connected via MTP/UMS, you should be able to find them? Okay.  I did not see that at first, but after I read your post I went back.  It turns out ...
by Elohim
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Moving Just Photos in a Gallery Album to my computer
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Moving Just Photos in a Gallery Album to my computer

Hi all, It seems to me this should be an easy thing, but I am struggling for some reason.  Say you have 100 photos on your Android phone and are using the default Gallery App to create Albums.  I make an album with only my best pictures in it.  Is there an easy way to move JUST the album photos from...
by Elohim
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Balancing Network Traffic on my PC
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Balancing Network Traffic on my PC

Hey all, I've been looking about for a program, preferably open source and free, that will allow me to throttle network traffic on my own PC on a process by process basis. For instance, I have a bunch of photos I wanted to upload to my Google drive, but... My upload bandwidth out here on my rural DS...
by Elohim
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need help identifying a video card...
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: Need help identifying a video card...

DPete27 wrote:
Can you provide a picture of the back side?

Anyway, I suspect you're correct that its a 7900 GS.


Back side at this link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1KNhVEqzVr1NG4xa0JCc3RfbkE
by Elohim
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Need help identifying a video card...
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Need help identifying a video card...

Hello all, I spent my day dismantling a couple of old extended family PCs and am trying to identify a video card. I suppose I could plug it into one of my own systems and figure it out, but I thought I'd just post a picture and ask here! I linked to the image below as stored on my Drive: https://dri...
by Elohim
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Raid Controller Reccomendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Raid Controller Reccomendations?

If you need the RAID controller for speed, I'd actually just get a PCIe NVMe drive and go from there. Even with SSDs + RAID contorller, a PCIe NVMe card tends to offer higher IOPs due to the reduction in overhead. Bandwidth is typically better too, though not always. If you're looking at a RAID car...
by Elohim
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Raid Controller Reccomendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Raid Controller Reccomendations?

If performance isn't a concern I'd also go with software RAID and even look into file-based RAID implementations (as opposed to block-based ones) like StableBit's DrivePool, any of FlexRAID's offerings, or Division-M's Drive Bender (in that order). File-based RAID takes the hassle out of moving com...
by Elohim
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Raid Controller Reccomendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Raid Controller Reccomendations?

What OS? Does the RAID array need to be bootable, or is it just for data drives? My personal preference is to go with the OS's software RAID. That way not only is the array portable to other machines, you don't need to worry about getting an exact replacement if the controller dies. What is the reb...
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