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by greenmystik
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dying router, suggestions to replace?
Replies: 15
Views: 6898

Re: Dying router, suggestions to replace?

Aether wrote: I put an old wrt54gl that was unused back into service as a router/firewall (and turned off its wireless), and bought a long-range Ubiquiti AC access point (UAP-AC-LR). Does the PoE injector work with the WRT? I assumed the router or whatever router/switch you wanted to use had to supp...
by greenmystik
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3927
Views: 629687

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Redstone Black Rasberry Nectar(mead). Damn good stuff, with a nice smooth honey aftertaste. First time drinking it tonight and it was delicious.
by greenmystik
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery
Replies: 50
Views: 2543

Re: Star Trek: Discovery

The ship looks like a joint endeavor between the Federation and the Klingons. I know it was mentioned that it shared design points with an earlier ship that was never released, but I'm hoping for some kind of Federation/Klingon show. Those kind of dynamics would make for great storylines. I also hop...
by greenmystik
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can't stop win10 upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Can't stop win10 upgrade

Okay, I found KB3035583, but when I right click on it the only options are view details and copy details. It says it installed successfully but there is nothing about uninstalling it. I do have the Window Bt folder as well. Im running windows 8.1. Can I just delete the Windows Bt folder and be done ...
by greenmystik
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can't stop win10 upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Can't stop win10 upgrade

Hitting the "x" won't do anything. It's in the system tray as part of the windows update program.
by greenmystik
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can't stop win10 upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Can't stop win10 upgrade

So I opened up my laptop this morning and I see this waiting for me. http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Win10.jpg There is no option to stop the installation, just to put it off. I have since switched my automatic update options to to let me choose when to install, but I think it'...
by greenmystik
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 56
Views: 3745

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Just finished Jessica Jones and 1st season of Vikings. Took me a while to get into Vikings, but Jessica Jones was awesome. Currently watching 1st season of Ray Donovan and The Last Ship. Watching all of the DC shows as well. There really is too much TV to watch, and its hard to get around to all of ...
by greenmystik
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Hello Polaris (Or thanks for 3 crashes in 12 hours NVDA)
Replies: 37
Views: 2668

Re: Hello Polaris (Or thanks for 3 crashes in 12 hours NVDA)

There are a couple people here giving you advice on what you should do. Instead of accepting their help you seem to be making excuses to put the blame on nVidia when you haven't tried everything. Why not take Captain Ned's advice and nuke it.
by greenmystik
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sandisk may be bought out
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Sandisk may be bought out

Interesting little nugget I stumbled upon today.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/ ... QL20151013[url][/url]

With Sandisk's assets I wonder if Western Digital would finally start get into the SSD market. $16B seems a steep price for them though.
by greenmystik
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Great SSD Deals
Replies: 46
Views: 16547

Re: Great SSD Deals

Best Buy has the Sandisk SSD Plus 240gb on sale for $74.99 right now. I know it's not their high end line, but that seems like a steal. They also have the 120 variant for $49.99

Edit: They have the Ultra II series 240gb for $85.99.
by greenmystik
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: AMD breakup
Replies: 20
Views: 1990

AMD breakup

by greenmystik
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Noob to Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Re: Noob to Linux

Im using mint 17.1. I used pendrive linux to make a bootable image, then i went back into the usb and tried to copy some movies over and it told me there wasn't enough room. I'll try to partition the drive.
by greenmystik
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Noob to Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Noob to Linux

Hey all,

I'm trying to make a bootable usb with Linux. I can make the key fine, but it makes the rest of the usb non writeable. I'm using a 128gb usb stick and I want to put movies on there as well. Is this possible to do? This is my first time using linux and making a bootable drive.
by greenmystik
Tue May 12, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Shock! Looking for an RPG
Replies: 20
Views: 1682

Re: Shock! Looking for an RPG

What type of RPG are you looking to play? I really enjoyed playing the Mass Effect trilogy. The stories are great (even the last one, to me). Not a lot of micromanaging stat wise, and there is a decent amount of weapons and armor if you like to customize. I actually found myself getting into the cut...
by greenmystik
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3535
Views: 522013

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Listening to some 90's rap right now. Mainly Method Man, Redman, Busta Rhymes and DMX
by greenmystik
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC CPU
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

Re: HTPC CPU

Thanks for all the input guys.

I already suggested building two different boxes, but his budget won't allow it. Would a NAS box be a good alternative? I don't do any video capture so I feel out of my depth.
by greenmystik
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC CPU
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

Re: HTPC CPU

Are we talking SSD fast? He trying to build it on the low end side, and I'm thinking he'll balk at the SSD prices.
by greenmystik
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC CPU
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

HTPC CPU

My neighbor wants to build a HTPC which will also do double duty as his Security System, with at least 6 cameras hooked up to it. I was wondering if the IGP's in AMD and Intel would be ok or would he need a discrete card?
by greenmystik
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Is this listing a scam?
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Is this listing a scam?

Seems like most of his answers are meant to throw a lot of "techno babble" at the uneducated. I especially like that part about the SSD read/write and the drop in compatibility for the Titan. :o Edit: Reading the rest of his description is quite fun: "1.5GB of Video RAM, perfect for L...
by greenmystik
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Wifi won't work with mobile devices
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: Wifi won't work with mobile devices

Well, back to no wifi again. Now it won't even connect to the 5Ghz band. It connects to the 2.4 only. If I tap to connect to the 5 nothing happens. I'm really annoyed now. It seems every fix has been a stop gap. I guess I should stop denying that the router might be dying, which sucks because it's b...
by greenmystik
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 76282

Re: What are you playing right now?

Star Trek Armada 3: A Call to Arms. Seriously great Sins mod. For any fan of Star Trek and Space Sims, I definitely recommend it.
by greenmystik
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Wifi won't work with mobile devices
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: Wifi won't work with mobile devices

So the Beacon Interval change seems to have fixed the problem. I lowered both bands and now everything is working like normal. I hope this is a permanent fix. That Uber :) :D
by greenmystik
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Wifi won't work with mobile devices
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: Wifi won't work with mobile devices

The wifi analyzer shows no other routers on my channel (9-14). The signal strength is strong, I can be a foot from the router and get no connection. Both phones have dual bannd antennas and support all wifi standards. I did a soft reset of the router this morning and that worked for all of 4 hours. ...
by greenmystik
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Wifi won't work with mobile devices
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: Wifi won't work with mobile devices

Sorry Captain.....

annnnnd BUMP
by greenmystik
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Unstable connection
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Unstable connection

I have a Trendnet TEW-812 DRU router. I've been experiencing problems with my mobile devices for a while now. I have three cell phones and two tablets that cannot use wifi even though they are connected. It keeps saying "wifi connection unstable." I have two laptops that work fine as well ...
by greenmystik
Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Wifi won't work with mobile devices
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: Wifi won't work with mobile devices

Well that didn't work long. Back to the same problem. I really stumped on this one. I guess my router could be going out. It seems weird that it only affects the phones and tablet. All the other wifi enabled devices work perfectly fine. Im watching netflix on my tv as I type this.
by greenmystik
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: THIS IS AWESOME!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 859

THIS IS AWESOME!!!

If I only had the money. The only thing that would make this perfect is if it was a Star Wars simulator.

http://www.cnet.com/news/gamer-captains ... ving-room/
by greenmystik
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Wifi won't work with mobile devices
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: Wifi won't work with mobile devices

Well damn JBI, I guess I should have checked the firmware :o . Don't know if it was the culprit or not, but I upgraded the firmware and now everything seems to be working. Finger's crossed
by greenmystik
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Wifi won't work with mobile devices
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: Wifi won't work with mobile devices

I don't believe it does. I'm really in denial mode about my router, mainly b/c I don't feel like buying another one :roll:
by greenmystik
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Wifi won't work with mobile devices
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: Wifi won't work with mobile devices

Would a channel conflict only effect those devices and not interfere with the other wifi enabled electronics? I'm going to try either way, but I'm a bit of a luddite in this area.

Edit: Switching channels didn't work.