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Old 07-04-2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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Got the laptop! a LITTLE help please

I got an Acer, 1.5 ghz Celeron M, 40 Gb hard drive, 512 mb ram for 399...not too bad.

My only problem is this: I have my wireless connection working well, my main PC and laptop can get a connection fine. BUT, when the I plug in the power cord from the wall to the laptop, my wireless connection INSTANTLY disconnects, and says it cannot find a signal!

If I unplug the power cord, and run on battery...all is well.

Any ideas?

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Re: Got the laptop! a LITTLE help please
Old 07-04-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
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well, it was a goofy setting under Acer pwr mgmt. whatever...it works. im figuring out sharing files, but i think i need xp pro to do it like i wanna


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Old 07-04-2006, 05:34 PM   #3
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Re: Got the laptop! a LITTLE help please

Make sure you update all of your drivers...if the laptop has the intel centrino bits get the wireless network driver update from the intel web site. Lots of little problems with older drivers. Same for the video, whether its the intel or the ati.

I've found a lot of notebook makers launch the product and then never update the drivers for it on their own web site. Launched, sold and forgotten.

You have to search out the maker of the LAN, wireless, graphics, etc and see what the manufacturers got. Keep the old driver disk handy, cuz sometimes the conglomeration of new stuff doesnt play well together...
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Every PC has it's own personality. *Your's is training you to adapt to it. * Sharing should work on any version of XP and quite a few versions prior to XP. *Then again, your PC may be different. *
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thnks for the input!

here's a ?.....has anyone hooked up a headphone to rca splitter cable to a laptop and tehn their stereo receiver? iwasnt to do it to have all my pc music available on my home ent system. is there another option there?

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Yeah i've done it. Depending on your sound processor it might sound ok or like crap, and the quality of the rips you did with your music collection matter too. If you did 128 rips then anything that acer stuck in the box will sound great. If you did lossless or high bit rate rips and like the high end sound stuff, you might want to buy a USB-2 or pcmcia sound processor.
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Yeah i've done it. Depending on your sound processor it might sound ok or like crap, and the quality of the rips you did with your music collection matter too. If you did 128 rips then anything that acer stuck in the box will sound great. If you did lossless or high bit rate rips and like the high end sound stuff, you might want to buy a USB-2 or pcmcia sound processor.
I was thinking the usb route may be the way to go anyhow, likely my onboard sound system sucks.

do i just google usb sound processor?



Next ?'s: When sharing files using xp home, how does it work? does my home pc hvae to be on in order to share files with the other? does it take memory on computer 2 if i watch porn from computer 1 (in theory, of course)


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Look at newegg.com for "usb sound". You'll get plenty of options with lots of good reviews from nerdboys.

File sharing...basically each machine is going to look at 'shares' on the other as though they were external disk drives connected by network wire. You turn on sharing, you right click on drives or directories, click the 'sharing' tabs and choose your options. Make sure both machines are in the same "workgroup". Should go pretty easy after that.

In my very limited experience, porn viewing takes up absolutely no space.

You do need to leave the machine that has the data on it on. You can get around that by using a network appliance or network storage unit, which is basically an external hard drive with a tiny linux computer on a board stuffed inside the hard drives case. Its always on, and all your machines can reference it. Can be had for a hundred bucks or two depending on storage amount. Some also have a print server built in so you can hang your printer off of it. Cheap basic server. Can also be used to back up your laptops.
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In my very limited experience, porn viewing takes up absolutely no space.
Hunh-- I thought that was a function of your... bandwidth...
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