Recent content by wtburnette

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    Taking full advantage of Gigabit fiber

    At this time I'm using their router and the PC I'm testing with is connected to it directly (it's on a table 3 feet away) via cable. I'll have to disable the firewall, AV and other software to see if that makes any difference. thanks for the suggestions.
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    Taking full advantage of Gigabit fiber

    To be clear, I've tried all of the nearby servers in the Speedtest app. There are like 8 listed for Indy and none of them give me any better than the ~300 down 944 up that the AT&T server gives me. Most average 300/300. I was just wondering if there was something wrong with my system, but it...
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    Taking full advantage of Gigabit fiber

    A week ago, I had AT&T fiber installed. I've been wanting fiber for forever and when I found out it was available in my area and for only $5 more a month than I paid Comcast, I jumped on it. Everything seems to work great, except I'm not getting anywhere near the ~940Mbps download speeds I...
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    I have finally arrived - free of cable internet shackles

    Any way to optimize to get better results? I've had AT&T Fiber for a week now, but the best speedtest results I've seen were 500 down and 944 up. On the AT&T test server I get ~300Mbps down and ~944Mbps up. I'm using an older computer, but it has a gigabit LAN connection built in. I thought...
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    Microphone muting issue on Windows 7

    Well, it ended up being two separate issues. I uninstalled several hinky programs and ran a full MBAM scan and that cleared up the muting issue, but it still didn't work. Uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for the webcam and after a restart, everything was working as it should. Thanks...
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    Microphone muting issue on Windows 7

    My stepmother is having an issue on her computer where the microphone volume mutes itself constantly. The webcam/mic worked fine for about a year and suddenly started doing this. I go in and set the volume to 100 and click off the muting and a few minutes later it's back to the same thing. I...
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    Finally decided to get rid of Windows

    My concern is the security of the OS. I'm not a linux guru, so I'd hate to wreck my install, but the installation is fast and easy and all my data is backed up, so worst case scenario is the nuclear option :)
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    Finally decided to get rid of Windows

    So, allow all updates is the preference for Mint? Just making sure before I change both of my machines... ;)
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    Finally decided to get rid of Windows

    So the recommendation is to install all updates? I just read the descriptions and it was talking about category 4 and 5 updates possibly being unstable, so I only selected the "safe" updates. Someone school me :)
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    Linux bootable USB distro option?

    Will have to give it a try, thanks.
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    Finally decided to get rid of Windows

    Yeah, I still need to install Steam to see what offerings there are on Linux.
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    Finally decided to get rid of Windows

    Pretty much. Windows drive is still intact, just unplugged. If I want to game I can easily switch, but I don't see that happening for a while.
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    Finally decided to get rid of Windows

    My original intent was to wait for the EOL for Windows 7, but then Redmond did their idiotic move to only allow rollup updates and not individual updates. Screw that. I've been burnt by MS updates one too many times to want to go through that BS.
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    Finally decided to get rid of Windows

    When I installed Mint on my laptop a couple years ago, I was so impressed I haven't put the hard drive with Windows on it back in since. Been itching to put it on my desktop, but always stopped because none of the games I play were supported. Finally got to the point where I rarely game, so I...
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