jshepp

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  1. I've already looked into if tomato firmware is compatible, of which it is not. Still searching, will update if I find anything. I guess there is not much in ways of software for diagnosing networks at consumer grade because it's not practical at a consumer level.
  2. I tried using SolarWinds, but it's too complex for me to set up. I've still been looking around to no avail. Will update if I find something decent.
  3. Can we get an update on this for 2014? Anyone has any dithers since the new AC standard?
  4. Any to clarify what I meant about decent: essentially I don't want to have to worry about if the software is going to somehow share all my network information and get it hacked or something...
  5. As far as testing, found an article on PC Mag, looks pretty thorough in my honest opinion. Not sure of the specific tests they ran, but they've included the results. I'd take everything you read there with a grain a salt, including the comments to the article. Personally, I've never spent a dime on antivirus software. I've always believed if you're smart in regards to your computer's safety, you'll do just fine. Make sure critical accounts and information of yours is protected by strong passwords. Don't visit questionable websites, download questionable files, or respond to questionable emails. Always be extra cautious if you're being asked for personal information. If you feel the need to actually spend money for antivirus software, then go ahead. If this is for a business of yours, or your information is worth millions of dollars, then it's probably worth investing in a strong antivirus. Typically for antivirus software what I've heard is you usually only want one on a machine for the simple fact that if you have anything over one, then the programs will conflict each other. In other words, one will think another is a virus. I guess you could always add exceptions so perhaps that doesn't happen, but then you also can run into them being resource hogs. I've never had any known problems with viruses of my 10 years with computers. I used to use a free version of Symantec distributed by my university. I currently use Microsoft Security Essentials just because its more user friendly.
  6. Was curious if anyone here knew of some decent network monitoring software, preferably free? Recently I've been getting a lot of delays when we watch movies through Roku, which is abnormal. There are a lot of devices that get connected to the network, but not all at the same time (several apple devices, printers, a couple of pcs, roku, etc.) I just wanted to find the root of the hold ups on the network, if it's coming from devices, our router, ISP, etc. There has got to be software that does this, just wondering if anyone has some good recommendations. Thanks!
  7. After seeing the commercial for ChromeCast for the 10th time this week, my parents think that it might be worth paying $35 for it. I guess I'm not convinced just yet, being the skeptical person that I am. The TV they currently have has 2 HDMI ports. The have a Roku unit hooked to 1 of the HDMI ports, which they use primarily for Netflix and Pandora. The TV is not a smart TV. I guess the only reason why I think it would be worth their time throwing additional money at this is if they had free access to the internet, which it doesn't appear ChromeCast does. My parents don't use Hulu or GooglePlay. I don't know what Google Cast is or how it works specifically? Are their other devices like this that has access direct access to the internet? Because if so, you can connect to Youtube, Pandora, and Netflix via the internet anyways.
  8. I've gone ahead given up on this mouse and have gotten a replacement.
  9. On all the computers, I was working on with one monitor. All 3 computers were different set ups. (1 is a Desktop PC, 1 is a Dell laptop, 1 is a HP laptop)
  10. Also, I've tried using this mouse on 3 different computers without any success.
  11. Can't find this reset button you're referring to. There is an On/Off switch, LMB/RMB, Scroll Wheel, and CPI button and Forward/Backward buttons the side.
  12. I received this mouse for work from my employer. The only thing I received was the mouse itself with it's little USB connector and the AAA battery.
  13. Hey groovy folks, I have a wireless CODi mouse (model no. A05013) that doesn't work. The mouse powers on, when I turn it on, but when I plug it into any computer, it does not move the pointer. When I went to the device manager, it doesn't display any drivers associated to the mouse under "Mice and other pointing devices. Any help is appreciated. Thank you! -jshepp