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About AndrewReaganM

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    Junior Member
  • Birthday 1998-04-03

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  • Location
    Oklahoma, USA
  • Occupation
    Student and Employee at the University of Oklahoma Information Technology


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Sabertooth Z77
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB at 1866MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB
  • Case
    Cooler Master Storm Stryker
  • Storage
    1x Kingston SSDNow 240GB, 1x Western Digital 1TB Black
  • PSU
    Corsair AX850
  • Display(s)
    3x Dell U2412M
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K90
  • Mouse
    Corsair M90
  • Sound
    Audio Technica ATH-M50, Yamaha RX-V675 with Klipsch Sub.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. AndrewReaganM

    New PC won't connect to internet through Ethernet cable

    Haha no worries! Glad you figured it out!
  2. AndrewReaganM

    New PC won't connect to internet through Ethernet cable

    First, make sure you are plugged into your router/switch correctly, then try the built in Windows troubleshooting tool by right clicking on the network icon in the system tray and finding that feature (I can't remember where it is off the top of my head). If that does not work, try your best to install the network drivers. and run the troubleshooting again. Your computer does not seem to be getting the correct IP settings from the DHCP server on your router.
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    New PC won't connect to internet through Ethernet cable

    See what happens when you type in "ping" in the command prompt. This is Google's DNS server, and I want you to try this so that we can see if DNS is your issue. Report back with the results of this, and I think we can get you going.
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    Port Forwarding Problems

    Keep in mind that port forwarding works by forwarding whatever port you select from your external IP, to the internal IP that you specify. It looks like this: Internet Client (Friend's PC) -> Your External IP at Port 25565 (Your Router) -> Internal IP at Port 25565 (Your Computer) The red arrow is where the port forwarding happens, as all ports inbound are blocked by default. You are essentially opening a window for your friend's computer to access yours, but only at that port. Long story short, just make sure you are forwarding port 25565 from your external IP to port 25565 at your computer's internal IP. Also if Windows firewall is enabled, it will block this by default. Disable Windows firewall for the sake of testing, and if it works then go ahead and re-enable it, but set a rule to allow port 25565. Good luck!
  5. AndrewReaganM

    Advice on Cable modems, routers, and network drives.

    I purcased a TP link cable modem recently, and have been using it without a hitch on my 100 down 10 up connection. https://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-DOCSIS-Certified-XFINITY-TC-7610-E/dp/B01CH8ZNJ0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1502124386&sr=1-1&keywords=tp+link+cable+modem Keep in mind that with this or the CM600 you still need a routing solution, but it looks like you already know that!
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    New PC won't connect to internet through Ethernet cable

    Go to the command prompt and type in "ipconfig" without the quotes, and see if your computer is getting an IP address from your router. If you want to, go ahead and screenshot or copy and paste the info from that into this thread so that we can look at it and see what is going wrong. Good luck!
  7. AndrewReaganM

    Router Vs Access Point?

    While I do not have experience with the router you posted, I can vouch that Linksys makes pretty good networking gear. The UniFi AP's are fantastic. I have been running one in my parents house for probably about 4 years now, and I have had exactly zero issues with it. I recently moved into my own place and installed one for myself - it has been fantastic so far. Another option for a router is PFSense on some old hardware, however power usage is going to be much higher with that, and you would end up spending $35 to $40 on a dual port nic. Unless you really want to set up PFSense for fun, I would just stick with the TP-Link router that you have selected already. Good luck!
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    Networking solution

    One solution to this is to set up a PFSense box and run 4 VLANs, one for each of the tenants and one for management of the network hardware (VLAN 0). You could then daisy chain managed switches (not ideal but works fine), one on each floor, and configure all but the ports required to daisy chain to that floor's VLAN. Then the ones that are used to daisy chain would be set up to trunk all of the traffic back to the interface of the PFSense box. After all of that is done, you could use any number of UniFi access points to tie a particular wireless SSID to a VLAN, so that each tenant has a WiFi connection to only their VLAN. These access points would also be on ports set for trunking. The final step would be to set up traffic shaping in PFSense to throttle each connection to a third of the connection to the ISP. The downside to this solution is that none of this really works on consumer grade hardware. You would need managed switches, which can be pricey at times. The UniFi access points aren't too expensive though, and the PFSense box can be run on pretty basic hardware, just make sure you have a decent dual port gigabit NIC in it. Also, all of this is assuming that you are comfortable enough with network gear to set all of this up... Let me know if you have any questions about what I said!
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    Putting a PC in a closet?

    I recently put all of my networking and home theater gear into a small closet thinking that I would not be an issue, however I woke up the next morning with the CPU fan on my Xeon based Dell workstation machine running PFSense running at full speed. Keep in mind this was at what was likely a peak 5% CPU load, and everything else in the closet was turned completely off except for my cable modem and 5 port switch. I am going to end up installing either a passive vent or a vent with some 120mm or 140mm fans attached. The passive vent should work fine though, as long as you install it towards the top of the door so that when the heat rises, it comes out of the top. Seeing as you are running a gaming rig, that closet is going to get very hot very fast, even under very low load. Install a vent, however, and you will likely be okay.
  10. AndrewReaganM

    What monitor (or kind of monitor) should I buy for ~$250?

    I love my U2412M's. I bought one, then I bought two more beacuse I like them so much. Great colors and a backlight that, while at 100%, looks a lot like the surface of the sun. My first one is over 2 years old and the other two are about a year old. The stands are great as well.
  11. AndrewReaganM

    [Extreme Tech] Sony has developed 185TB tapes, yes, those tapes

    If you ever visit any enterprise Datacenter, they usually backup nightly to tapes, and have them taken to safe places, like vaults, usually in armored vehicles if I recall correctly. It is a great tool for long term backups.
  12. AndrewReaganM

    Windows 8 Hate Train - Is it really necessary?

    Talk about some extremists. Holy crap. I've been using Windows 8 since beta and just updated to 8.1. Only issue I have had is LucidLogix VirtuMVP likes to display a black screen. Just uninstalled it because I wasn't using it anyways. I have not modified any start menu/boot settings and am loving ModernUI. As for doing "Work" on Windows 8 I've done some pretty epic 18 hour editing marathons in Premiere Pro CC without dying, so that's cool. Multitasking is a snap... Literally. On my three monitors: M1:Foobar/Chrome M2: Premiere Pro or After Effects M3: Windows Explorer / Windows Explorer. How is that not an optimal multitasking setup for editing? I'm not trying to sell it to you, I'm just trying to let people see that it's okay for people to use Windows 8, and that it doesn't mean that they are not an enthusiast because they use it. Regarding companies not using Windows 8: Most don't want to shell out the money to stay current with OS upgrades. Remember how long Windows 7 was out before everyone in the enterprise switched from XP to 7? Simple fact: they wait. In no way am I saying that they will go to Windows 8, but I thought the same thing with 7. </Rant>
  13. AndrewReaganM

    Linus Tech Tips Chrome Extension

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    Linus Tech Tips Chrome Extension

    Possible to add a notification sound with Linus or Slick saying something? For instance: Slick: "Check the FORUMMM!!!"