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by lex-ington
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Best VPN, Your Opnion
Replies: 23
Views: 3992

Re: Best VPN, Your Opnion

I used to use StrongVPN - it was great at the time, but now I use a VPN service that is part of my sister's internet package.
by lex-ington
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Advice on Windows Tablets
Replies: 15
Views: 1784

Re: Advice on Windows Tablets

I just bought my wife one of these: https://www3.lenovo.com/ca/en/tablets/android-tablets/yoga-book-series/Lenovo-Yoga-Book/p/ZZITZTOYB1F You really don’t like your wife. Even Google has given up on Android tablets. If the windows tablet had the offline option for her Google Play movies, she would ...
by lex-ington
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Advice on Windows Tablets
Replies: 15
Views: 1784

Re: Advice on Windows Tablets

It may be a heat pipe, but this article here at Tech Radar reports its liquid cooled, and that's not the only site where I saw that reference: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/acer-switch-alpha-12-1319444/review Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying ...
by lex-ington
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Advice on Windows Tablets
Replies: 15
Views: 1784

Re: Advice on Windows Tablets

I have one of these: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/series/switchalpha12 mi It is water cooled so there is no heat from this thing. I don't have the pen but I don't use it anyways. They are fairly cheap so you can always get one. The system is quite snappy, and although most people don't trus...
by lex-ington
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 13373

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

I had to leave my HTC fetish behind when I switched carriers up here - went from Telus to WindMobile (now FreedomMobile). They use different everything so none of my older phones worked on their system.....now they're the only ones that use the LTE66 waves....which means I don't get LTE service unle...
by lex-ington
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 13373

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

My list....from what I can remember: - Motorola Moto Q - HTC S570 - HTC Desire - HTC Desire HD - Nokia E70 - HTC One S - HTC One (M7) - Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) - for about 5 months - Nexus 6P - Now an LG G6 (was this or the Samsung S8) Keep in mind that I abuse my phones. The Moto Q I had replaced...
by lex-ington
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Laptop comparable to an XPS 13?
Replies: 16
Views: 6201

Re: Laptop comparable to an XPS 13?

For what its worth....I just bought an Acer Switch Alpha (I know....its Acer), but it is working out well right now. It replaced an 8 year old Gateway laptop (wife stepped on it 5 years and cracked the screen, but it was always connected to the TV). This is my first Intel machine ever so I don't rea...
by lex-ington
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus is taking over my life
Replies: 9
Views: 2093

Re: Asus is taking over my life

Arvald wrote:
Once a manufacturer proves themselves to you in a number of devices it is only natural for them to rise to the top of the list for next purchases.


Honestly, I don't even really like Asus stuff.... I much prefer HTC stuff or Sony stuff....but the Asus products are within my price range
by lex-ington
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus is taking over my life
Replies: 9
Views: 2093

Asus is taking over my life

I just noticed this morning t hat Asus is slowly taking over my mobile and home life. I bought an Asus 8.0 S tablet back in December as an open-box item for a very good deal and haven't had any regrets. Then...I got rid of that useless FitBit my wife bought me and ended up buying myself an Asus Zenw...
by lex-ington
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Boot sequence problem
Replies: 7
Views: 8294

Re: Boot sequence problem

So.....after trying everything suggested here and online......don't laugh.....I ended up buying a DVD drive, burnt the linux image to disk....and now the machine works as if nothing ever happened.

Thanks for the suggestions though.
by lex-ington
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Boot sequence problem
Replies: 7
Views: 8294

Re: Boot sequence problem

This is crazy.....I disconnected the hard drive and took out all USB peripherals (KB & mouse) and absolutely no BIOS options.
by lex-ington
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Boot sequence problem
Replies: 7
Views: 8294

Boot sequence problem

Good day all. I am having a serious boot problem on a machine I just setup for my son. Its an AMD A4 7300 on a gigabyte ga-f2a68hm-h board. I used a live Ian to install Linux Mint. The install went smoothly but after the first reset and load up into Mint, it asked if I wanted to turn on something AM...
by lex-ington
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 5798

Re: March Madness 2017

I'm in......bracket ready
by lex-ington
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Back to the Nexus
Replies: 15
Views: 1698

Re: Back to the Nexus

Did the same thing for my wife and she is loving her phone. 

I got myself a used Nexus 6P and couldn't be happier.
by lex-ington
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

Re: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)

So....things got a bit weirder (in my mind) as I tested all 3 of the routers in my house. The wireless router that came with my new internet service (Rogers) claims its a 1Gbs wireless router. So i used the speedtest on it and the speeds were solid (hitting around 80Mbs download speed consistantly o...
by lex-ington
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

Re: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)

I am thinking its back to the drawing board for me.....this router is just not working out as I had hoped.  I think I have the mental go ahead to purchase a different router. I currently have my eye on the  Linksys EA9200  @$269 on sale which I am hoping would be a much better buy. I know alot of en...
by lex-ington
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

Re: New Router Needed (bought)

I have been using the app called Wifi Analyzer for the past few days to see what is happening: Issue #1: The analyzer is showing up to 13 channels  from my router. My router only allows me to choose up to 11 channels. Somewhere in there is 2 channels I know nothing about. Issue #2: The analyzer give...
by lex-ington
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

Re: New Router Needed

Compared to the old router, is the 2.4GHz performance worse? It is worse. I have a few changes going on though so I have to see what happens later this week. I just left Bell at 5Mbs and picked up Rogers at 100Mbs. I had a DLink AC1200 router before this one. and didn't get much range in the house....
by lex-ington
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

Re: New Router Needed

So I ended up purchasing the TP-Link Archer 2600 over the holidays for $100, which I thought was a good price. 1 problem....the 2.4GHz signal is atrocious. All of the devices on the 5.8GHz band are flying. My older devices though.......the signal is super spotty, even when the devices are in the sam...
by lex-ington
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

Re: New Router Needed

Interesting. I suppose I can wait but I will be outing this crap by the end of this month.....and dropping bell since they refuse to bring fibre to my neighborhood. So AC 2600 sounds like my sweet spot. I honestly thought the number of antennas was a good thing, but i guess not. If the nighthawk hap...
by lex-ington
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

Re: New Router Needed

And I must admit...the CDN dollar really screwa us sometimes. Had to travel to Pittsburgh in summer to go to the outlet mall in Grove City and the dollar did not go very far.
by lex-ington
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

Re: New Router Needed

Is the AC3200 that much more noticeable in speed and signal strength than the AC2600?

There must be a reason you're avoiding the Google router? ;-)
by lex-ington
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

Re: New Router Needed

The nighthawk is out of my price range. The routers I listed are all on sale till Thursday. My sister bought me the Nighthawk as a gift since she was the one who came up with the idea for the VPN. I cut cable about three years ago and the only way to get certain geographic based websites - like Hulu...
by lex-ington
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)
Replies: 35
Views: 8366

New Router Needed (bought - back to drawing board)

Hey guys and gals, Need a little help please. I have to buy a new router tomorrow and here is what I can afford best: D-Link AC1900 DIR-880L @ $180 TP-Link Archer 3200 @ $200 TP-Link Archer 2600 @ $130 Google OnHub @ $180 (TP-LINK version) Which would be the best of this list? It's for my house. I c...
by lex-ington
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Football 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: TR Football 2016

Ok.....well if there's a spot available please let me know...I'll be more than interested in renewing my fantasy playerships.
by lex-ington
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Football 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: TR Football 2016

Is there any room for straggler like me that haven't actually been on the boards for a while?????

Hey guys. How's everyone?
by lex-ington
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 12154

Re: March Madness 2014

I would love to join you guys, but I ma not giving Yahoo my cell number for verification or any other reason.......tired of their security crap everytime I want to do something.
by lex-ington
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Android benchmark. Looking for testers
Replies: 135
Views: 19921

Re: Android benchmark. Looking for testers

I have the HTC One S and my wife has the HTC One X and I have the Lenovo K1 tablet running ICS.

I'll be willing to run it on all 3.
by lex-ington
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football
Replies: 82
Views: 26967

Re: TR Fantasy Football

I am signed up!!!!!

Have my fantasy football app all loaded and ready. WOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!
by lex-ington
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football
Replies: 82
Views: 26967

TR Fantasy Football

Are we on this year??????

I'm ready!!! I'm PUMPED!!!! ALL READY!!!!!!
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