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elliott35

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  1. Any help appreciated! I have a 15 inch Surface Book 2 i7 w/ GTX 1060, 16Gb Ram, and 500Gb SSD. Recently I updated windows (to what I thought was 1809 -- can they roll back?) and noticed some severe battery drain and heat issues. I just checked the Windows version and its running 1803 #17134. I'm not sure exactly what update caused this issue and im having a hard time finding info on it given the sea of complaints out there surrounding this machine. Previously I could go days without plugging in to the charger and now im struggling to get hours out of the battery... Battery life was one of the primary reasons why i got this machine, this bug is a real bummer. Anyone have a similar issue? I suspect its not limited to the SB2. Is there a Fix? Thanks for any help/info.
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    Windows Battery Drain Issue -- SB2

    There isn't anything that stands out to me as being high usage. I remember reading somewhere that as of the last windows update there is a bug where an audio driver uses resources and isn't being correctly reported within the task manager. I am having trouble digging up more info on that specific bug because there are so many similar bugs dating back to 2015... And on top of that -- the file deletion bug which overshadows everything in my searches regarding the recent update.
  3. I haven't seen much about this. Does anyone know how to get the new call screening features from the Pixel 3 onto the Pixel 1&2?
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    PF Sense Logs

    So, the best i can tell PFSense is running smoothly. However, I cannot get Speedtest.net to actually run a test. It's the only site that i've found that doesn't work. Where can i view a log to see what is blocking the traffic? It loads the page but wont load the test servers. I have Snort, PFblocker, and Squid running.
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    PF Sense Logs

    I will try that when i get home. However, when i disabled snort entirely it was still happening. Same for PFblocker
  6. This is what keeps filling my notifications... What is this:
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    DNS Issue PF Sense

    It was google. Changing to both cloudflair servers and a quad nine backup worked.
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    DNS Issue PF Sense

    Maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong. I want to change DNS provider from my ISP to Cloudflair & Google (as secondary). Also, I want to enable TLS encryption on DNS. Each time I enter the settings as I understand them I cant access the internet. Any Ideas? I have Squid proxy server running as well as PFblockerNG. I have isolated the issue to this code in the DNS Resolver>Custom Settings: server: include: /var/unbound/pfb_dnsbl.*conf forward-zone: name: "." forward-ssl-upstream: yes forward-addr: 1.1.1.1@853 forward-addr: 8.8.8.8@853 It all goes to shit when i save that code... Any Ideas?
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    DNS Issue PF Sense

    So as i understand it, this code: server: include: /var/unbound/pfb_dnsbl.*conf Entered into the DNS resolver custom settings, should incorporate DNSBL into the outside dns resolver I am trying to use. I believe I already have Cloudflare and Google setup as Primary/Backup DNS in the general setup. From the Dashboard (it appears to work normally): What I am trying to do is enable DNS over TLS. As per this video: The issue is, when I plug in the rest of that code into the DNS resolver custom settings: forward-zone: name: "." forward-ssl-upstream: yes forward-addr: 1.1.1.1@853 forward-addr: 8.8.8.8@853 My internet dies....
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    PF Sense Install Hang

    I am trying to build a PF Sense router that uses an SSD as the boot drive. I have created an install USB using the 64Bit, VGA, memstick installer download file from the PF sense website (pfSense-CE-memstick-2.4.3-RELEASE-amd64.img). The computer is built with a 3570K, 8Gb of RAM, and a 128GB Sandisk SSD, Trendnet NIC, Onboard WIFI (some Asrock MOBO built in wifi card circa 2012). It Hangs Here... The computer gods hate me apparently... Sorry for the huge picture of my TV, But does anyone have an idea of what I'm doing wrong? Thanks for the help!
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    PF Sense Install Hang

    Yea, it was an accident really. I got fed the F up with crappy routers so I decided to repurpose my HTPC as a beast router. I am running some decent packages on it so its not a complete waste. I have a Gigabit fiber connection to the house. The wifi card is just because it's preinstalled on the mobo, I didn't really plan on using it. Although if I could get it working well I might consider turning it on, the box is in one of the worst served parts of the house.
  12. I have been having issues with my home internet for a while now and I have just had to deal with it because I can't figure it out... I have Gigabit Fiber to the home, but I am getting about 5-20/mbps over wifi and 10-70/mbps over some ethernet connections and 500+ over others. It's all extremely inconsistent.... Should I have all my networks set to a single SSID? Can the setup I have auto negotiate handing off devices between 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz Properly? Do I need Better AP's? Is there something misconfigured in the router (had the same issue before the Edgerouter while I was using the EA7500 as a router)? I would pay someone if they could figure this out... It's been years of struggling with this.... My Network (Basic): Router - UBNT Edgerouter Lite AP - TEW818DRU AP - EA7500 Devices connected to the network (Tried to remember everything): ~4 Mobile phones (2x Pixel xl & 2x Iphone) 3 Wired Desktops 3 wireless windows laptops ( Surface Book 2, Macbook Air, HP Something) 2 Nest Thermostats 2 Nest Cams (Separate Hidden 2.4ghz network that nothing else is connected to) 1 Nest Protect 2 Sonos Connect Amps (ethernet) 1 Sonos Play 5 (Sonos Bridge via Ethernet) 7 Hue Bulbs (Via Bridge) 2 Amazon Echo's 1 Nvidia Shield TV 1 Chromecast Gen2 1 Chromecast Gen1 1 Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch 1 Wemo Smart outlet 1 Harmony Ultimate Home Remote (Via Ethernet) 1 Sony 940D 1 Slingbox (ethernet) 1 Epson Printer (Wifi) 1 WD My Cloud (Ethernet) 1 Custom Server running Freenas for plex (ethernet) Network Map: At this point i've tried everything I can think of. If someone has any other ideas I would greatly appreciate it.
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    Best Network Setup (Please help isolate an issue)

    Thanks. Yea, there is definitely something wrong with the Linksys but I think with a different firmware it should work better. It's a full triband AC wave 2 AP. I setup squid on the router and its amazing. I actually use a decent amount of that CPU horsepower. Fun new project.
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    Best Network Setup (Please help isolate an issue)

    So, I've been busy and here is the update. It appears that i had two separate issues on the network. The first was that the UBNT Edge-router Lite was only capable of ~250mbps maximum -- so it was causing a bottleneck. To solve this I created a Pf-sense Router with a I5 3570K, 8Gb of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. When Directly connected to this router or through my wired network I can pull the full bandwidth of ~850mbps. The second issue (that I haven't completely solved) is that the EA7500 appears to be capping out at ~20mbps. I switched the EA7500 with the TEW818 and the slow speeds followed the Linksys router. The EA7500 is setup as an AP and the default firmware is very limiting -- I may try installing DDWRT or some other firmware and see if that helps. I am not sure why that router/AP would be having issues, its clearly the nicer of the two AP's in the house. So more research is needed. On another note, I am excited about the web caching capabilities of PFSense.
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    PF Sense Install Hang

    I made a DVD using the ISO and installed off of that instead, it worked. Changing to Legacy probably would have had the same effect. Thanks,
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    One Plus 6 VZW

    So I know that the Oneplus phones are not licensed for use with Verizon. But it does have almost all of the necessary bands in order for it to function -- Its only missing band 13. If I put my verizon sim in the phone, would it work? Sans the band 13 its technically possible. Would it say no service or would it just be spotty in areas where 13 are used? I'm so tired of crappy development from Google on the pixel phones. Im at the point where I would buy a Surface phone if one existed just to get away from these Crap Google, Samsung, HTC, Apple phones.
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    One Plus 6 VZW

    I've had every GOOGLE phone since the original Nexus One. When the Pixels were new, they were fast. But that quickly changes and they soon become slow, hot and buggy. Google doesn't really seem to care about nurturing its products into their life cycle -- Its just a quick ship and forget mentality (this has gotten much worse after the 6P)... Especially the camera and battery life. Its unfortunate because this used to be a cornerstone of the Nexus project... The last samsung I personally owned was the S3 and it was even worse. As to your other question, how do you think I know about band 13 if i didn't complete a simple google search?!? Of course I did a google search... I know its not supported -- that wasn't the question. I was asking if it would work in ANY capacity. Some phones (Pixel) are only listed as supported on certain carriers (VZW) but as Tmobile clearly exploited, they work on other networks.
  18. I have a pioneer LX301 and I'm having trouble getting the full throughput on my devices. My Nvidia shield and HTPC with a GTX 1050ti should theoretically be able to output full RGB 4k at 60hz and my Sony 940d should be able to play it. I'm not sure what I need to change. Currently everything is running at 30hz. The option is available to select 60hz but when I do the screen goes blank. I've tried different (high speed w/Ethernet from monoprice) HDMI cable. I'm stumped please help!
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    EVGA GTX 760 3Gb @ 4k

    Is it possible to convert the display port on the 760 to an HDMI 2.0 for 4k @ 60hz? I found a 760 for $50 and would like to upgrade my HTPC. I have a 4k tv and receiver , but it only has HDMI. Can it be converted ? I believe the HDMI included on the card is 1.4a Thanks
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    EVGA GTX 760 3Gb @ 4k

    Sorry to dig up an old thread but I'm still struggling with this. I got the pluggable adapter for the 760 and it wouldn't do the full resolution @60hz ycbr444. Eventually I just gave up trying to make it work and bought a GTX 1050ti which is supposed to have an HDMI 2.0b (it's my understanding that this spec should work) but this too won't do anything other than ycbr420. Is it a limitation of my receiver ? I have a pioneer elite lx301. It's the only thing I can think of. Any other ideas?
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    EVGA GTX 760 3Gb @ 4k

    Thats really helpful. Thank you.
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    EVGA GTX 760 3Gb @ 4k

    Probably does... I would hope so. Its the Sony 940D. Ill check. I gotta imagine it does as it supports 4kHDR 10. Whats the least compressed that is supported over any port?
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    EVGA GTX 760 3Gb @ 4k

    You are correct, would I be able to have full color with the adapter?
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