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  1. Very loooooong time no see!! Not many people hanging in anymore, but we try to keep in going!!
  2. Happy birthday...hope you have a good one!
  3. I knew you'd have it all under control
  4. Hi Andrea..... Going to move this to the correct forum. You'll get quicker replies there.
  5. Going to move this to a different forum.....
  6. If you don't want to go down the route of homeplugs (as TomK has linked to) and want to try setting up a Static IP you need a few things first. 1. On your router you need to set the starting point for it to allocate dynamic IPs to say 50 - ( This means that the router won't allocate the IPs below this level when a device connects. 2. On the PC - Network Sharing Centre > Change adaptor settings > click on WiFi > Properties > Use this IP Address - Enter your fixed IP (Example - Your PC will always connect as that IP. To change frequency bands will differ depending on router type - but you are looking for a wireless setting that will enable you to switch on both 2.4 and 5 ghz; you should then be able to assign a SSID to each frequency. Keep the 5ghz SSID the same as it is now (everyone else can stay connected to that) - Change the 2.4ghz one to your own network name (RainThunder _Private). Some routers may even allow you to set up a different password for each network or hide the 2.4ghz SSID. Anyway you will have a network just for you to connect to as existing devices should just connect to the 5ghz one. Then just connect your PC WiFi to your private network.
  7. Going to need a bit more info than that i'm afraid!!
  8. Thought I'd resurrect this old thread!!
  9. Long time pitster and the guy who 1st helped me with my PC when I joined all those years ago!! Happy birthday bud; hope you have a good one.
  10. That's a pain!! Conecting it would rule out WIfI issues. It might be worth setting the PC up on a fixed IP @2.4ghz and let everyone else connect at 5ghz on Dynamic addresses. WiFi is affected by all kinds of things including electrics and cables in walls; microwave ovens and speakers - I use a homeplug solution to get around this; it may be something worth looking at.
  11. If you are running wireless; I would try connecting the laptop to the router via ethernet - this will rule out any issues with the wireless signal between the lappy and the router. It may also be worth trying a different headset if possible just to rule it out.
  12. Is the PC on a wired or wireless connection? Are you using a headset - Is it bluetooth; wireless or wired?
  13. I always use Akassa; small blob each corner, small blob in the middle and spread.
  14. HI all; We get quite a few posts about people upgrading the old HHDs to SSDs to get the speed benifit. I've just done this for a W10 laptop (1tb hhd to 1tb SSD) and came across this excellent piece of free (and I mean free - no trial period nonsense or restrictions) piece of software: https://clonezilla.org/ More than just cloning software; will also do imaging etc. MIght be worth looking at if you're thinking of an upgrade.
  15. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95669?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
  16. How on Earth do you re-install you-tube? Especially when the issue is their end and it's a website. I'm not sure you can even unistall- reinstall the app on mobile phones unless you root them.
  17. Happy birthday; hope you have a good one.
  18. Why would you need any kind of AV on Chrome? Ity's running off a unix kernel the same as MAC and Linux; I'm not saying these are impervious to attack but in the real world they are as close as you're going to get. If you want to enhance security on Chromebooks look at changing your DNS to one that doesn't log everthing or install a decent VPN; make sure your router has a harware firewall and the firmware is updated. and:
  19. Hope you have a great day
  20. Personally I would reformat the D:/ then unplug it. Run the windows installer on the C:/ to do a clean install (remember to select the option to format the drive before install). Once you have W10 up and running connect the D:/ and you should be good to go.
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