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  1. Considering the name change of this topic. I would recommend the movie Kate on Netflix. It was pretty good. At least I enjoyed it.
  2. Did he use a Microsoft Account? If so the key/ Activation is stored on that account. Simple as loging in with the account should allow Windows to be activated. Or if not and if you have a Windows 7 key that might be enough to activate Windows.
  3. Your looking for a router that supports fail over. Also you dont want to hook a router to a router. That will create double NAT. So your current gear with Comcast will need to be replaced or put in to bridge mode. AT&T last I heard required you to use their gateway, they dont support bridge mode, but it should support pass thru mode which should work. I know for a fact that Synology RT2600AC can do both fail over and load balancing. The only downside is you loose a LAN port as its used as the second WAN port. The other downside is its only WIFi 5, but the router has some nice
  4. I blame Qualcomm more than I blame Microsoft. If Microsoft had a better option they would probably had a better experience. Qualcomm has about 0 stakes in the desktop market, so do you think they give a shit about making the best desktop chip? No, because they pretty much own a good chunk of the mobile market. AMD on the other had has a mighty big stake in the desktop CPU market. So this could very well be the saving grace for Windows on ARM. Because I could honestly see AMD really pushing ARM to the limits if they could. The biggest issue with Windows on ARM is legacy support. Th
  5. If your ISP is coax based, they do make a surge suppressor for coax. It literally screws on to it and if a big surge hits it suppose to blow so your equipment will be saved. Also under code utilities like Internet and such should be grounded at your home. For example the coax coming in to my home connects to a grounding block and a ground wire from that said grounding block connects in to the grounding rod. You dont really want to hook coax up to surge suppression like you see on a surge suppressor used to protect electrical equipment as it can cause signal issues. Same thing kinda applies to
  6. So effectively this is their version of the Patriot Act. The biggest difference being the US has the FISA courts that hear classified and national secretly matters. So at least we have a judge who can do a bit of checks and balances. But reading the reasonings for this law is for the Children and Terrorism. Two big issues that they feel can justify such a law. Personally I see this as government over reach and I guarantee this will be abused. It would be different if the judicial system was involved in the process.
  7. One of the Fiber providers in the US, AT&T cherry picks where it runs Fiber. Here in the US Apartment complexes might have exclusive rights agreements with an ISP. So that ISP would be the only one servicing the complex. The other thing is its just a pain for them to have to upgrade each houses connection. I know many cable providers and telecoms here in the US might only run Fiber for new subdivisions. Where the old subdivisions are left with what ever was there before.
  8. Well one thing is Cable internet is NOT a symmetrical connection. Case in point, Comcast the largest cable company in the US can do 1.2 Gbps down but only a measly 45 Mbps up. The highest upload Ive ever seen advertised by a cable company is 50 Mbps. So to answer your question the upload will be less than the download. Furthermore cable internet is a shared connection. What I mean is you are sharing a node with potentially hundreds of people, depending on provider. So when more people are using the connection the slower it can get. The next thing is online gaming doesn't require
  9. Could be a lot of things. I mean your playing on a server that is on the other side of the world. The fact is who knows where the issue is. I could be your ISP, it could be a back bone provider or it could be what ever service provider the server is on. On top of the fact your using WiFi. Does the problem only happen in WOW? What kind of internet do you have (Coax, DSL, Fiber, WISP, LTE/5G, Satellite)?
  10. Well what router you need depends on a few things. Firstly your internet speed package. While many routers offer Gigabit WAN, most of them cant handle Gigabit internet as the CPU's are too weak. So for very fast connections you need to really look at the specs and pay attention to the LAN to WAN and the WAN to LAN Throughputs. The second thing you need to figure out is what WiFi standard. You might be able for example to find a really nice WIFi 5 router at an affordable price compared to a WiFi 6 model. Not to mention WiFi 6e could be out soon, that will add 6 Ghz in to the mix and might give
  11. I have this switch. It works. Does what it needs to.
  12. Good luck. Your ISP doesn’t have total control of the traffic over the internet. They only control traffic on their network. They themselves then connect in to a back bone provider who connects all these service providers together. The route could be on a back bone providers network, so calling your ISP could be a waste of time.
  13. Now all you need is a toaster oven/ air fryer and you will be set.
  14. Xfinty provides a Internet Gateway (Modem/Router). So you either have to buy a gateway or buy a modem and separate router (Which is what I recommend). Xfinty has a supported device list for modems and gateways on their website, buy one of those, because its guaranteed to work with their network. The trick with cable modems is that depends on the speed tier your subscribe depends on how many down stream and upstream channels the modem will need to support. Or you say FUCK IT, and buy a Docsis 3.1 modem, and that will handle most speed tiers (just be aware that new Docsis 3.1 modems
  15. Thats because WiFi has lots of shit that interferes with it. WiFi is not Ethernet its not reliable. Other WiFi networks, Walls, other devices all contribute to a lack of performance on WiFi. Also no WiFi standard ever lives up to 100% of what it can do. WiFi standards are created and tested in a laboratory with no external interference. In the real world I feel you can get about 2/3rds of what the standard can do on a GOOD day. A few things you can check however. 1) The band you connected to. 5 Ghz is the performance band while 2.4 Ghz is more for distance. 2) Th