• So my computer is reading at 25 mbps but when i download something its either 1 or 2 mbps or in kbs?

    This sounds like there might be a units issue. First of all the correct units are Mbps (Megabits/second) not mbps (millibits/second) which are a billion times smaller. Speed testing sites and ISPs normally report speeds in Mbps, but most download programs work in MBps (MegaBytes/second). About the best download speed you can get from a 25 Mbps... show more
    This sounds like there might be a units issue. First of all the correct units are Mbps (Megabits/second) not mbps (millibits/second) which are a billion times smaller. Speed testing sites and ISPs normally report speeds in Mbps, but most download programs work in MBps (MegaBytes/second). About the best download speed you can get from a 25 Mbps connection is around 2.5 MBps. (Note: b for bit and B for Byte.) There is a further complication, speed tests and ISPs tend to quote a Megabit as 10⁶ bits, but download programs especially Windows based programs use the wrong factor. They quote a MegaByte as 2²⁰ Bytes. The correct units based on 2²⁰ Bytes is MiBps or MiB/s. This units it nearly 5% larger that MBps and so the reported speed will be about 5% lower. As mentioned in other answers, the speed of a download is also dependent on the speed the source site is providing the data. 2 MBps is not an unreasonable download speed for a speed test of 25 Mbps. I hope this helps.
    4 answers · Computer Networking · 2 days ago
  • Why do some devices work on home wifi but others don't?

    On each device that is not working, try connecting to the router itself. If you can open the router's configuration pages, then that shows the WiFi connection is working. Next, check what settings you have for the addresses on the working and non-working devices. This can be tricky on cell phones. I don't know whether you can see all the... show more
    On each device that is not working, try connecting to the router itself. If you can open the router's configuration pages, then that shows the WiFi connection is working. Next, check what settings you have for the addresses on the working and non-working devices. This can be tricky on cell phones. I don't know whether you can see all the settings on the PS3. The important ones are: IP address Network mask Gateway address DNS address(es) You only need the first two to reach the router and prove the WiFi is working. Next try a ping ('ping 8.8.8.8') and see if that works. This will show whether the gateway address is working. Next try a different ping ('ping google.com'). This should show if the DNS is working. If it is a DNS problem, try setting the DNS addresses to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. This will bypass the router and ISP DNS servers. If you haven't identified the problem by this stage, on one of the working machines, go to http://www.whatismyip.com This will show your public IP address. If you have an IPv6 address, it may mean that during the outage the ISP changed from IPv4 to IPv6, and this is causing the problem. Depending on exactly what protocols the router supports, you might need to upgrade your router. If the ISP have made a change that is causing the problem, then I would ask them to supply a replacement router at their expense. A final test: if the laptops are running Windows 10 version 1703 or later, then turn on the laptop's WiFi hotspot and try connecting the phone or PS3 to the hotspot. If you had set special address ranges in the router and you have static addresses in the phone or PS3, then resetting the router may mean the static addresses are on invalid subnets. Also, resetting the router will have set the WiFi credentials to the factory settings, which may be different from what you were using previously. I hope this helps.
    9 answers · Computer Networking · 4 days ago
  • /A-WIRELESS-ROUTER-in-A-HOME-MAY-ALSO-BE-CALLED-What?

    Suggest your own answer and complete the question before posting it. If it has an integrated modem it is sometimes referred to as a Gateway. Finally, DON'T SHOUT. Typing messages in capital (upper-case) letters is similar to shouting and is considered to be very bad manners.
    Suggest your own answer and complete the question before posting it. If it has an integrated modem it is sometimes referred to as a Gateway. Finally, DON'T SHOUT. Typing messages in capital (upper-case) letters is similar to shouting and is considered to be very bad manners.
    4 answers · Computer Networking · 1 week ago
  • If you have a website, can you look up the I.P address from anybody who messages you?

    Actually, you can block a specific ISP, but not by normal means. You will probably have to develop special tools.
    Actually, you can block a specific ISP, but not by normal means. You will probably have to develop special tools.
    3 answers · Security · 1 week ago
  • What's program i can run from the boot in a Windows computer?

    1-What's program i can run from the boot in a Windows computer? GRUB. 2-What's a good Linux? Red Hat, Mint or? MINT LMDE. 3- How to stock photos received from the email? SAVE THEM TO LOCAL DISK. How to organize? BY DATE OR SUBJECT. How long it stay in the email? UNTIL YOU DELETE THEM. 4-Is it necessary 4G, internet to have Telegram,... show more
    1-What's program i can run from the boot in a Windows computer? GRUB. 2-What's a good Linux? Red Hat, Mint or? MINT LMDE. 3- How to stock photos received from the email? SAVE THEM TO LOCAL DISK. How to organize? BY DATE OR SUBJECT. How long it stay in the email? UNTIL YOU DELETE THEM. 4-Is it necessary 4G, internet to have Telegram, What's app? Or only the cell phone? A PHONE WITH INTERNET CAPABILITY. 5-How can i do to access CMD.exe from the boot? And CHKDSK? YOU DON'T. USE WINDOWS THEN WINDOWS-KEY+R THEN CMD AND RETURN. 6- What are the advanced options starting? DEPENDS WHAT SOFTWARE IS INVOLVED. I press F8 after start and appeared that. Then safe mode but appeared a window asking if i would like to recover but it would erase all the files in C:. But in the F3 says that a recover can be done, but after click in 2 windows, the recover doesn't load. What's the difference between the two kinds of recover? IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS STAY WELL AWAY. 6-How do i open a .xls file? INSTALL MICROSOFT OFFICE THEN DOUBLE CLICK THE FILE. 7-What's stop the plug-in? IT'S WHEN A SCRIPT IN A WEB PAGE KEEPS LOOPING. And the page is not answering? THE WEBSITE IS VERY SLOW OR BROKEN. 8-How is possible 900 photos files appeared in the HP stocker photos? THERE ARE BILLIONS OF PHOTOS ON LINE. SOME SITES HAVE THOUSANDS.
    4 answers · Other - Computers · 1 week ago
  • Burning some music on a CD, which recording/burning speed should I use?

    Check what speed the media is specified to write at, and do not exceed that. If in doubt always go for the lowest speed. I hope this helps.
    Check what speed the media is specified to write at, and do not exceed that. If in doubt always go for the lowest speed. I hope this helps.
    7 answers · Other - Computers · 1 week ago
  • What is Security Updates and Information of QuickBooks Desktop?

    Contact Quickbooks and ask them.
    Contact Quickbooks and ask them.
    1 answer · Security · 1 week ago
  • How fast does a computer use up free space created from deleting files?

    Once space from deleted files is fully released - no longer in the recycle bin, then it will depend on the size of the new files and the fragmentation of the disk. Most operating systems will try and use the space sensibly, in as much as an operating system will be sensible. Generally, it will go for space in the lower part of the address range on... show more
    Once space from deleted files is fully released - no longer in the recycle bin, then it will depend on the size of the new files and the fragmentation of the disk. Most operating systems will try and use the space sensibly, in as much as an operating system will be sensible. Generally, it will go for space in the lower part of the address range on the disk as this is closer to the outer edge where transfer speeds are normally faster. (At so many bits per inch, the longer tracks near the outer edge hold more bits, and as the time to read a whole track is the same wherever it is on the disk, the more bits per track mean the transfers are faster.) A good system will try and keep all of a file close together when the file has to be fragmented - slotted into gaps between other files. If the fragments of a file are far apart, it can take a significant time to move the heads between fragments. SSDs introduce two other factors. The speed is the same so fragmentation and position in the address range make no difference. Also, SSDs will pre-erase blocks as they are deleted. This is a background process, that speeds up subsequent writes. If there are no pre-erased blocks, writing is slower while blocks are erased as they are needed.
    6 answers · Other - Computers · 1 week ago
  • Will buying a better router from the store increase wifi speed?

    By WiFi speed, do you mean the speed of the connection between the router and your devices, or do you mean the speed of you access to the Internet. WiFi does NOT come from the ISP. It originates in the router. If the ISP connection is slower than the WiFi connection, then faster WiFi will not improve Internet access performance; however, it will... show more
    By WiFi speed, do you mean the speed of the connection between the router and your devices, or do you mean the speed of you access to the Internet. WiFi does NOT come from the ISP. It originates in the router. If the ISP connection is slower than the WiFi connection, then faster WiFi will not improve Internet access performance; however, it will improve speed when access other devices on your internal network. Identify what you are trying to access for which you want better speed. If it is the Internet, try using an Ethernet connected fast PC and see what speed that provides. If it is about the same as on WiFi, then changing the router will not give you faster Internet. Many people assume WiFi means Internet. It does not. Unplug the ISP connection to your router, and you will still have WiFi but no Internet access. I hope this helps.
    3 answers · Computer Networking · 1 week ago
  • Can you a get a broadband deal at 16?

    Broadband or fast Internet? You could probably find a reasonable Pay-As-You-Go cellular deal providing 4g speeds. With no formal contract this should be fairly straight forward. Just top up the account as and when necessary.
    Broadband or fast Internet? You could probably find a reasonable Pay-As-You-Go cellular deal providing 4g speeds. With no formal contract this should be fairly straight forward. Just top up the account as and when necessary.
    5 answers · Computer Networking · 1 week ago
  • Is it possible to connect a security DVR to Internet with LAN connected to this kind of device?

    Best answer: It makes no difference whether devices connect to the router by WiFi or Ethernet assuming the router supports both, which most do. You will probably have to set the DVR on a static address on your private network, and then configure port forwarding in the router to allow connections from the Internet to that static address. If your ISP... show more
    Best answer: It makes no difference whether devices connect to the router by WiFi or Ethernet assuming the router supports both, which most do. You will probably have to set the DVR on a static address on your private network, and then configure port forwarding in the router to allow connections from the Internet to that static address. If your ISP provides a dynamic (changeable) public IP address, then you will probably need to use a DDNS service such as dyn.com or noip.com (there are others). This will give you a fixed URL that will point to whatever public address you currently have at home. You will also need a DDNS updater. Some routers include this facility. If your router does not, then you will probably have to run a PC with an updater App installed so that the DDNS server knows your current public address. If you go away and the ISP changes your public address 10 minutes later, you need to be able to conenct to the new address. I hope this helps.
    3 answers · Computer Networking · 1 week ago
  • Is it possible to recover more content then what’s on thumb drive?

    If the files have never been loaded on to the drive then they cannot be recovered. However, if someone copied all the files onto the drive, and then deleted the files that person did not mean to send, then those files may still exist on the drive. These files will no longer appear in any folder/directory but can be recovered providing no other... show more
    If the files have never been loaded on to the drive then they cannot be recovered. However, if someone copied all the files onto the drive, and then deleted the files that person did not mean to send, then those files may still exist on the drive. These files will no longer appear in any folder/directory but can be recovered providing no other files are written to the space where the deleted files reside. I hope this helps.
    5 answers · Other - Computers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why each of the first octets does not start with 8 bits?

    I don't think you should really worry about Classes in the octets unless you are studying the history of the Internet. Class definitions are now really obsolete and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) is what you should be researching. For example, a number of home routers use addresses in the 10.x.x.x range for the private network. This... show more
    I don't think you should really worry about Classes in the octets unless you are studying the history of the Internet. Class definitions are now really obsolete and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) is what you should be researching. For example, a number of home routers use addresses in the 10.x.x.x range for the private network. This would appear to be a class A address; however, these routers tend to use a mask of 255.255.255.0, which is a class C mask. In CIDR format this becomes 10.x.x.x/24 where /24 means there are 24 one bits in the mask and the remaining 8 bits are zeros. For most home routers, in fact a /27 mask is probably enough for most households. This would provide addresses for the router and 29 client devices attached to the router. If you want to study the obsolete classful definitions, then Richard J's answer explains it well. There were also a class D and class E definition, which were both 4|8|8|8 classes. Class D = 1110 xxxx Class E = 1111 xxxx I hope this helps.
    3 answers · Computer Networking · 2 weeks ago
  • Today I received an incoming Skype call. As the details were not recognised tome, I did not answer the call?

    I would have been tempted to answer it with messaging only (no audio or video). Find out what they wanted, and if it was a scam, then play along for a while only releasing false information and generally appearing very ignorant as to what happens on the Internet. If you can waste a significant amount of their time, it is time they will not be... show more
    I would have been tempted to answer it with messaging only (no audio or video). Find out what they wanted, and if it was a scam, then play along for a while only releasing false information and generally appearing very ignorant as to what happens on the Internet. If you can waste a significant amount of their time, it is time they will not be harassing other targets. A few months ago I managed to keep one scammer interested in exchanging messages with me for about three weeks before he stopped responding. In the case of money requests, saying you have had to send it to a different bank as you bank cannot contact the one they have specified, or sent it to the correct bank but in the wrong city. Errors in account numbers, bad Western Union transfer numbers and similar errors are all ways of wasting their time. I always make a lot of errors in my messages so it looks like bad account numbers etc are just my typing errors. I have even said that there isn't a Western Union agent where I live but I will be near one in so many days time. Then close to that date I ask for confirmation of the details of where to send payment, deliberately misquoting any details I have had earlier. There are all sorts of pretend problems that can arise in not sending any money transfer. Say you have sent a small amount just to check that you have the correct details, and ask them to confirm that they have received it, which they won't have since you haven't actually sent anything. You can repeat this a couple of times before they get suspicious. They already have your Skype contact details, and I suspect they will know that the account is in use, so there is no point in hiding that. Don't release any other personal details. Scammer baiting can be fun if you have some spare time.
    2 answers · Other - Computers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I get/intall a wi-fi jammer?

    Your best option is to see if the router has an option to disable WiFi at certain times of the day. Probably the easiest way if it doesn't is to lock the router in a suitable cupboard together will a 24 hour time clock that takes the power off the router during the times when you don't want people using it. Another alternative is to use... show more
    Your best option is to see if the router has an option to disable WiFi at certain times of the day. Probably the easiest way if it doesn't is to lock the router in a suitable cupboard together will a 24 hour time clock that takes the power off the router during the times when you don't want people using it. Another alternative is to use something like a TP-Link TL-WA850RE WiFi extender. https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/deta... You can either use it as a wireless access point connected to the router by Ethernet. Set this up with the same settings as the WiFi from the router, and then disable the WiFi in the router. In its power settings you can define one period when you want it to be disabled. It will automatically set its clock from the Internet so it can be immune to losing time settings during a power outage. The other way of using it is as a genuine WiFi extender. Set up a new pass phrase on the router's WiFi, and connect the extender's main WiFi to the router using that new pass phrase. Then use a different network name (SSID) for the extension WiFi. Instead of using a normal pass phrase in connected devices, go to: https://www.wireshark.org/tools/wpa-psk.... Enter the pass phrase and SSID (extension network name), and it will give you a 64 character encryption key. Although the original pass phrase set in the router will work with the extension network, the 64 character key will work with the extension network but not with the router's WiFi. Providing you only tell the family the 64 character key, they will be forced to use the extension network, which will be disabled between the times you have set. You can still log on to the router's network yourself as you will know its pass phrase, so you can access the extender and change its settings if required. Going back to your question: Using a jammer may interfere with neighbour's networks, and if they get the authorities in to investigate you might be prosecuted and have all your computer equipment impounded. I hope this helps.
    8 answers · Computer Networking · 2 weeks ago
  • What does it mean if my notebook was able to get the max bandwidth speed through Ethernet powerline adapters, but not my PS4 Pro?

    This is probably reflecting a difference in performance of the processors or the browsers in the two devices. My wife's WiFi connected iPad gets a higher speed than any of my many PCs, although my fastest PCs are generally only about 5% to 10% behind her iPad. Make sure that you are testing with the same test server. I have just used two... show more
    This is probably reflecting a difference in performance of the processors or the browsers in the two devices. My wife's WiFi connected iPad gets a higher speed than any of my many PCs, although my fastest PCs are generally only about 5% to 10% behind her iPad. Make sure that you are testing with the same test server. I have just used two servers in a city 25 miles from me using http://speedtest.net One consistently gives me about 50% of the download speed of the other one. Whenever I have run a speed test in the past, the ratio of download speeds for these two servers is always about 2 to 1. Ping and upload speeds are about the same as each other for these two servers.
    1 answer · Computer Networking · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the best DVD burn to use and is free! plus work on the TV and would 1.65 GB (1,779,678,792 bytes) fit onto a 4.7 disc?

    Best answer: There should be no problem putting a 1.65 GB masterpiece on a 4.7 GB DVD. You say that the laptop was updated. Does the DVD drive do anything now? At least the Windows DVD writing software should still work. There are two ways of putting a video on to a DVD. The first is to copy it as a data file. Although this will play on a PC, it... show more
    Best answer: There should be no problem putting a 1.65 GB masterpiece on a 4.7 GB DVD. You say that the laptop was updated. Does the DVD drive do anything now? At least the Windows DVD writing software should still work. There are two ways of putting a video on to a DVD. The first is to copy it as a data file. Although this will play on a PC, it probably will not play on a TV's built in DVD player. The second way is to master the DVD. This will convert the file into a format that normal non-computer DVD players can handle. My suspicion is that as part of the update to your laptop, the drivers for the DVD drive are either missing or are not compatible. If nothing works with the DVD drive, then go into Device Manager and see if the DVD drive is showing some form of error when you open its properties. If it is a driver problem, see if you can download and install the proper driver for the DVD drive. I hope this helps.
    1 answer · Other - Computers · 2 weeks ago
  • Network password?

    First check the label on your router. If it is still set to the factory default the WiFi pass phrase might be on the label. If it is not on the label, then connect a PC to the router by Ethernet. Check the gateway address the PC has. Open an Internet browser and enter the gateway address. Try logging on to the router. The factory set configuration... show more
    First check the label on your router. If it is still set to the factory default the WiFi pass phrase might be on the label. If it is not on the label, then connect a PC to the router by Ethernet. Check the gateway address the PC has. Open an Internet browser and enter the gateway address. Try logging on to the router. The factory set configuration password, which is not the WiFi password, may be on the label or in the User Guide. If the configuration password has been changed from the factory setting it might be necessary to reset the router to the factory settings. It's a pity you didn't specify the make and model of your router in you question. Including relevant information in a question can help get an answer quickly. If your ISP supplied the router, you should give them a call and see if they can assist you. If you bought the router from a store, ask the store for help. If you do manage to log on to the router's configuration pages, you can go to the wireless section and look up the current pass phrase. Also, you can change the wireless settings if you need to. Good luck.
    3 answers · Computer Networking · 2 weeks ago
  • Is Windows 10 worth to upgrade now? More specifically for gaming?

    Why didn't you say what operating system you are currently working with. Windows 10 is not a single operating system. Unlike previous versions of Windows that had unique names such as 95, 98, XP, Vista, 7 and 8/8.1. With Windows 10, Microsoft are effectively upgrading to a new version of Windows every six months. So far there have been 6... show more
    Why didn't you say what operating system you are currently working with. Windows 10 is not a single operating system. Unlike previous versions of Windows that had unique names such as 95, 98, XP, Vista, 7 and 8/8.1. With Windows 10, Microsoft are effectively upgrading to a new version of Windows every six months. So far there have been 6 versions, and another version is due shortly. Although each one is called Windows 10, there are version numbers - 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, and 1809 is expected to be the next one. Microsoft will try and force your PC to update to each new version as it is released. Personally, I have found the 6 monthly upgrades a real pain. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Microsoft have decided that users should no longer be in full control of their computers. I don't expect the controls on my car to change every time the car has a service. I don't want my computer to change every six months - I want a stable platform that lets me get on with my work without having to cope with disruption and changes over which I have very little control. Upgrades to new versions of Windows 10 do not always go smoothly as I have found on two of my Windows 10 PCs. I hope this helps.
    9 answers · Other - Computers · 2 weeks ago