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  1. because the router is far way so the whole house has wi-fi signal. there is only one cable going from the modem to the router, and it's not an option drilling holes on the walls to get another cable to the router
  2. hey, I have a modem from my ISP, and my PC is connected via cable to it. modem's ip is I also have a tp-link wireless router connected to the modem, it's ip is I can access the modem's interface from my pc via it's ip, but not the router's. I can only access the router's interface from a device connected to the wi-fi network, or if I attach a cable directly into the router. technically they are in the same network, so how do I access it from my pc?
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    A good NAS for storage/streaming?

    like 1tb tops. I have 400gb of video sitting on an hdd in my computer, so I just need to be able to access it from the network and stream, and eventually put another video in there. I was kinda hoping something closer to 100 ish. there's a basic synology nas for 99, think this is bad? https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DS119j-Bay-DiskStation-Diskless/dp/B07HK5T3KM
  4. hi, I need recommendations for a NAS. I don't care about upgradeability, redundancy, massive storage, I just want to watch videos from any device (android, ios, smart TVs, and pcs) without having to copy the files over from a device No need to have included storage too, best if I can just throw an old hdd in and be done with it. Just need it to be reliable, fast, compatible and cheap.Suggestions ?
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    General purpose laptop advice?

    Well i suppose it can have a plastic finish and a crappy screen, as long as it isn't the worst available. And perhaps I oversimplified it's usage, it's not just in case my PC fails, It's for daily use as I want a portable but fully functional computer for a while now, it's convenient to use while on bed and taking with you as well. That's why it must be a laptop, but it will also serve as a backup in case shit happens I saw this one from Dell https://www.newegg.com/p/1TS-000A-03NH3?Item=9SIADRF8BA1756 And it looks decent, about as expensive as I'd like to go, so I thought if there's a Dell laptop for this price, there must be something marginally better for a little cheaper from some other brand, but I just can't browse for laptops. I just checked Asus website now and it's the same as msi, no pricing, you must choose between their series that don't mean anything to me.
  6. Hey, I'm looking for a general purpose laptop to buy. It doesn't need to be the fastest or anything, but it must be capable of running stuff. Let me elaborate I work with 3d modeling/rendering and I already have a very capable desktop PC, which also can run games in 4k which I play occasionally, but it recently broke, and I'm relying on a surface go and my phone to do my daily activities. Obviously I can't do my work nor play games on them, so I want to buy a laptop so I won't have to interrupt my work when this kind of things happen. Really it doesn't need to be nearly as good as my PC, if I could just open some 3d models and play games at 1080p low/med settings, that would be awesome. The thing is that I had a laptop and it also died a few months ago, that's some bad luck right there, but it was kinda sub par. It had an Nvidia 920m or something that wouldn't run any games or even be able to open 3d models without glitching. So I don't know, maybe a gtx1050 would do the job? I wanted to spend as little as possible, except I wanted a good solid build. I've used these Acer laptops which have some kinda good specs except they are terribly made. The touch pad response is slow and weird, they are all plastic, the screen is terrible. I've been searching for a while nowbut browsing for laptops is awful. Dell website is a mess, you can't really compare all they have and sort by price. MSI website is worse, their model numbers and naming is completely arbitrary, you don't know what to choose and if you just go for anything, sometimes they don't even have that in stock. So that's why I need help, perhaps someone knows what's good out there? What do you suggest?
  7. sadly it appears that this one doesn't have integrated wi-fi or bluetooth same thing as above. sorry, perhaps I said it wrong, I mentioned that i use wifi and bluetooth dongles, but what I meant is that I don't want to use them anymore as they are using my usb ports that I could use for something else, and really the wifi thing is just too big, it's hanging from my case. also I trully believe that integrated bluetooth range is better than my dongle's range. so what I mean is that I do want a motherboard with integrated bluetooth and wi-fi
  8. hey guys, this is not a rant, complaint, offense, I don't mean those things, it's just me reflecting on a cultural difference that I don't understand, and sometimes sounds even funny for a middle class person from a "developing" country, so please take this lightly, even if it may sound as a complaint sometimes. my intention is just to have a clearer understanding on how people do their finances in these countries, what their financial decisions are based on, and such. I was researching motherboards to buy since mine died, and even though I have built many computers in my life, it's always a real sketchy deal to find a motherboard that is appropriate for you. I just needed a simple one, but I wanted something specific on it that is often considered a "premium" feature, which is integrated wi-fi and bluetooth. a wi-fi/bluetooth adapter costs almost nothing compared to the price of a motherboard, say $20 tops (I don't know how much, just illustrating my point of view) however a motherboard with that feature might cost $100+ more than one that doesn't have it. that's probably because they add many other premium features with it, you won't find a really low end mother board with only a wi-fi/bluetooth integrated adapter. so that's why I was looking for help on deciding which motherboard to buy, (I even made a thread here to get some help) and that's when I found this guide. the first item of the guide is "how much can you spend on it?" and that's what got me into thinking about all of this. I don't know how real "property brothers" and many other of these shows are, (and really not just reality tv, but any other place I see north american people talk about buying stuff in general) but there's always a constant: the budget. if the people buying/renovating the house have a budget of say $500,000 to spend on it, they will make sure they spend (almost) every last penny on it, no matter if they have to fill it with crap. I mean, what? If I had 500 grand and I wanted a house that costs 600, then I'd have to lower my expectations or make concessions, the same way that if I had 500 grand and wanted a house that costs 400, I'd put the remaining 100 grand on my savings account for spending on something else later, or pay some bills, get some medical treatment that I've been postponing, I don't know, there's always some other priority before you can just burn money away. In a similar way, I always see situations such as if a person is buying a computer and has a budget of say $2000, he/she will burn the 2 grand on it, regardless if he's using it for writing text. obviously this is an exaggeration, but bear with me. In my reality, if someone asks for my budget for anything really, the answer is 0. it's always 0, nada. it's not that I'm extremely poor or anything like that, but for me to have a "budget" I first must have my own fully equipped/furnished house, with 2 cars in my garage and at least a 5 digit monthly income, among many other things. By this I mean, in order to have a budget for something, first I must have fulfilled my main priorities in life, then I can just spend money. but since in real life there's no motherboards that cost 0, and I do need one, then the answer for that question is "as low as possible". and it's not like I'm just gonna buy the cheapest motherboard around, but once it meets my needs, be it number of usb ports or manufacturing quality, then it must be as cheap as possible, because I have other things that I need to spend money on. What I mean is, I don't have a budget for a motherboard, I have a budget for a living, and if I have to buy a motherboard, then I'll have to stretch and adapt my life budget so I can buy it. And different approaches to spending money and purchasing stuff makes little sense to me and if that sounds reasonable, or even obvious, then how can someone use "what's your budget" as the first criteria for a buying guide? As I said, my budget is as low as possible. First I need to see what I need in a motherboard, then I'll see how much it costs, and then if it costs more thant what I can spend, or what I find reasonable to spend, I'll have to make concessions. I'm sorry if I'm talking gibberish, I guess I spent too much time thinking about this, but I just wanted to share and see if it makes any sense for other people, and maybe make sense of it myself.
  9. Hi, so apparently my motherboard died, (as per this thread): and I need to buy a new one. no point in waiting since x570 won't support 1st gen ryzen. I do overclock my ryzen, I have a beefy noctua cooler, the largest one I could find at that time, but I'm not really good at overclocking so I never reach extreme speeds. I'm not sure if I need a X470 or if a B450 is fine. so what I need in a motherboard is: -the ability to do some non-extreme overclocking; -integrated wifi and bluetooth is very welcome as I use a wifi and a bluetooth dongle; (edit: I don't want to use the wifi and bluetooth dongles anymore because they use precious usb ports) -a good number of fast usb ports, as I have a rift that already uses 3 usb 3.0 ports, and many other peripherals; -a connector for external usb 3.0 ports -4 ddr4 slots -at least one m.2 slot -headers for 2 cpu fans and 4 case fans -preferably ATX size as it fits my case other than that, not much really, I was trying to avoid gigabyte for obvious reasons, but if people say oh this motherboard fits your needs and it's really reliable, and it has good reviews, than why not. I like mobos from msi, evga, or even asus, but not limited to those brands. I don't really care about color schemes, RGB lighting, plates all over the board. for me it's bes if it is as cheap as possible, without compromising quality of course. so as long as it has the stuff I need and it's reliable unlike my previous board, it can be any board really. thanks for suggestions!
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    (Gigabyte Mobo) system won't post

    I just stripped everything out of the case, set up an improvised workbench, connected only the psu, cpu/cooler and a system speaker to the motherboard. no ram, no gpu, no storage/boot, no external devices attached.on turning on, the cooler fans spin, the CPU error light stays on, nothing happens, no beeps, no lights blinking, no other lights are on.by adding a ram stick into any slot, the error lights behave like before, cpu error light stays on, blinks off every 5 seconds or so, DRAM error light blinks on whenever the cpu error light blinks off.by adding a graphics card, and connecting it to a monitor, the MSI logo LED turn on properly, cooler fans spin, but no video output of any kind, screens stays black, nothing else in the system changes.by adding either an ssd/nvme/hdd, nothing changes.it's worth mentioning again that all the components were tested in other machines individually. cpu, psu, ram, graphics card, storage drives, monitor, everything is working properly.
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    (Gigabyte Mobo) system won't post

    Ok so my friend had another x370 motherboard, except it's an Asus, so I managed to test all my components. Everything is working properly when I out it into his system, cpu, ram, gpu, storage drives, boot nvme, psu, everything. And when I put the components of his PC into my mobo, it didn't change anything, lights were blinking the same way. So that pretty much narrows it down to the mobo. It's not dead as it turns on the fans and the lights, but it won't post. Could some of it's VRM have died? Can I test it somehow?
  12. Hi, I have a ryzen 7 1800x / 980ti system on a ga-ax370-gaming k3 mobo, 32gb of ram, 2x16gb ballistix ddr4, nvme, ssd, 2 hdds. it's a relative new system, two years for the cpu/mobo/ram/nvme, maybe almost 3 for the gpu. my psu is an older corsair tx 750w from my last system, and all of a sudden it won't post. No display, nothing. The fans spin, and some LEDs that used to turn off quickly after post, now remain on and blink sometimes as described below. no beeps.I opened it, dusted off everything, changed ram slots, tried 1 stick only at a time on every slot possible, changed GPU slot, tested the gpu on another system, disconnected all storage drives, tried only a ssd that I know is working, tried powering with a different psu that I know is working, nothing changed. I don't have another x370 mobo to test the cpu, nor any ddr4 mobo to test the ram. can't test the motherboard itself either. all the rest is working apparently. I also tried resetting the CMOS.the mobo has 4 LEDs for error codes, each one represents CPU/DRAM/GPU/BOOT. when functioning properly, the CPU light turns on when I power the system, and turns off after like 2 seconds or so. now, the CPU light stays on and blinks like every 5 seconds. The light that means DRAM error blinks on for a fraction of a second whenever the other light blinks off. this repeats for as long as I leave it on.however these lights don't help at all, they don't narrow the problem, it could be any of the things that I can't test, and cpu ram and mobo are relatively new. what can I do?
  13. right, so on ryzen master, I got a relatively stable 3,9ghz at 1.35v (~10min of prime95) but if I crank it to 4.0ghz it crashes almost instantly of torture testing. I'd go 1.4v but now I'm afraid of killing off the VRMs. will overclocking on the bios give it more stability?
  14. what do you consider properly volting the ram? seting the voltage to what's specified manually? how about the speeds? ram is 2400 but the bios has only like 2333 2666 i dont remember if that's the exact speed, but it doesnt have 2400.
  15. So apparently this board doesn't have the "easy overclock" feature or equivalent, and I also can't manually set my vcore. instead, this board has a vcore offset. how do I overclock this motherboard? it's a x370, should have plenty overclocking options. I bought this 1800x because I wanted to reach at least 4.0ghz