Search results

  1. rpeters83

    Chromecast audio constantly renewing IP?

    I was looking at logging on my (old) Win 2003 R2 DHCP server and noticed one CCA is renewing much more frequently than others. I'm not sure why others are renewing as much as they are, as the lease time is 1 day, but this one stands out. The IP is .1.4 below. What can cause this behavior? Thanks.
  2. rpeters83

    GRC's DNS bench randomly says ""DNS lookup is not offered by this server" when using root hints only?

    I run 2 (quite old) Windows 2003 R2 DNS servers (DNS, and DNS2) and have been for many years. Typically I use forwarders, but am playing around with using just root hints. Randomly when I open up DNS Bench, about 1 out of every 5 or 10 times, it will say "DNS lookup is not offered by this...
  3. rpeters83

    AmazonBasics 400VA UPS OK for basic computer usage?

    Makes perfect sense. I'll look into a higher-wattage version. What about AmazonBasics vs ADP as far as quality? Any reason to get one over the other? Thanks.
  4. rpeters83

    AmazonBasics 400VA UPS OK for basic computer usage?

    Would this model, https://smile.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Standby-UPS-800VA-Outlets/dp/B073Q48Z95, be fine for giving me at least a few minutes for a regular PC and single monitor? I don't need special features or a long length of time - just something to get through brown/blackouts. I'm working...
  5. rpeters83

    DNS Bench randomly shows "DNS Lookup is not offered by this server" for one local server using root hints

    DNS Bench will randomly (though rarely) list one of my local DNS servers as "DNS Lookup is not offered by this server". These two servers are Windows DNS servers, without forwarders defined, with 130 as primary and 131 as secondary. I'm not seeing any issues with resolution, they test just...
  6. rpeters83

    What can cause this flickering behavior?

    I fired up an old Acer netbook, noticed this shaking (video below). Pretty sure last time I took it apart I tried to fiddle with the connector but it didn't help. Was going to give this to my son to play on. Thanks. Video: https://cloud.binarydad.com/s/jSXHX7aYHCLi2Fz
  7. rpeters83

    How can I see which Hyper-V guest has the most disk activity?

    I have two SSDs that I use to store 12 guests (6 on each) and have noticed one disk has a lot more writes than the other. I'm using Performance Monitor and am able to see the drive is writing more to disk, on average, but can't seem to tell which VM guest is the culprit. I've tried process of...
  8. rpeters83

    Power on hours seems low?

    Really? My thought was that the 6/7 guest OSes on those drives would never allow for a period of sleep.
  9. rpeters83

    Power on hours seems low?

    I have a couple SSDs that have what seems like low power-on-hours. I've had one drive in particular for about 2 months and the hours in crystaldiskinfo is only 468. This SSD is in a server which runs 24/7. 468/24 = 19.5 days, which is obviously far less than 2 months. The other SSD has a total...
  10. rpeters83

    Randomly high ping times across 2 guests on Hyper-V virtual switch?

    Thanks. If the preferred way to turn it off via powershell or individually per guest (using the setting above)?
  11. rpeters83

    Randomly high ping times across 2 guests on Hyper-V virtual switch?

    It is turned on for each guest it seems. Is this the setting in question below? I thought the issues with having this enabled was for broadcom drivers. Can this be for any kind of NIC?
  12. rpeters83

    Randomly high ping times across 2 guests on Hyper-V virtual switch?

    I'm using whatever the defaults are. Stock Hyper-V install and threw on guests. I'm using a built-in Intel NIC. This is desktop hardware, as this is all for personal use.
  13. rpeters83

    Randomly high ping times across 2 guests on Hyper-V virtual switch?

    I have a small personal Hyper-V server with 12 guests all sharing one virtual switch. I was doing some tests to see why some pings were randomly high and I wrote a script to log/email high ping times. It runs on one of the guests and pings IPs, such as the router and other devices on the LAN...
  14. rpeters83

    New SSDs are showing 98% and 99% in Crystaldiskinfo?

    Their site says these things last for 360TBW (https://www.crucial.com/wcsstore/CrucialSAS/pdf/product-flyer/crucial-mx500-ssd-productflyer-en.pdf). I have 4.4 total, and if I were to estimate an average, maybe 1-2TB written per month, that's still quite a lot of years, but that assumes the full...
  15. rpeters83

    New SSDs are showing 98% and 99% in Crystaldiskinfo?

    I run a personal Hyper-V server and recently switched my guest volumes over to two Crucial MX500 1TB SSDs (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077SF8KMG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I noticed just now that only after a couple hundred hours (355 and 194) they're showing as...
  16. rpeters83

    Upgrade Hyper-V 2012 R2 to 2019 worth it?

    I'm running it for home use with about 12 guests. I'm curious if there's any value in upgrading to 2019 from 2012 R2. Thanks.
  17. rpeters83

    2 1TB SSDs or 1 2TB SSD for Hyper-V guests

    All good points. I'll order two. Thank you.
  18. rpeters83

    What is causing this blue line on my color laser printout?

    I was able to resolve this for free. Turned out to be a dirty corona wire. My printer has a little "slider" that is used to clean it. A few swipes and the line is completely gone. Thanks!
  19. rpeters83

    2 1TB SSDs or 1 2TB SSD for Hyper-V guests

    Thanks. Could you explain your reasoning?
  20. rpeters83

    Acceptable packet loss on home LAN?

    I wouldn't worry either but this is for a wired LAN, not Wifi, though.
  21. rpeters83

    Acceptable packet loss on home LAN?

    I've been running a ping test since yesterday evening. Every 5 minutes it sends 100 pings, 500ms apart, from PC1 to PC2. If at least one fails, it emails me. I just got one failure this morning, but it was from PC1 to the router (not even going through the switch in question), which was...
  22. rpeters83

    Acceptable packet loss on home LAN?

    It stemmed from this issue: https://hardforum.com/threads/why-would-my-unmanaged-switch-only-get-full-speed-after-reboot.1980062/ I noticed after a reboot of the switch last night that I was still getting some ping loss, about 1 out of every 100 or so. I have since replaced the switch and still...
  23. rpeters83

    Acceptable packet loss on home LAN?

    I'm trying to figure out why I'm losing packets. I wrote a script that sends 100 pings (one every 500ms) every 5 minutes across a couple PCs (PC1 to PC2 in the attachment) and every so often I get a timeout. I'm ignoring the first ping already. All devices are gigabit and hard-wired. I can't...
  24. rpeters83

    2 1TB SSDs or 1 2TB SSD for Hyper-V guests

    I run a small Hyper-V host (using a desktop PC) and currently have two 1TB WD blacks but want to replace them with SSD storage. Each drive contains about 5-8 guests (about 10-16 total, though 12 on average). I am torn between upgrading to 2 1TB SSDs or 1 2TB SSD. The the former, I don't lose...
  25. rpeters83

    What is causing this blue line on my color laser printout?

    Thanks. Is this something I can clean? It's fairly new and the drum still has 83% life, according to the info page.
  26. rpeters83

    What is causing this blue line on my color laser printout?

    Brother HL-L8350CDW laser color printer. I see this in some color photos. The toner is fairly new. What could cause the blue vertical line? It usually appears in the same spot on different photos. Thanks.
  27. rpeters83

    Plugging router into repeater?

    My concern was that this may be a public wifi access point, that devices on the network (i.e., every other device from other users at the marina) wont (or shouldn't) be able to see each other. We were hoping to subnet to create a mini LAN on my parents boat. Their extender is a netgear ex6200...
  28. rpeters83

    Plugging router into repeater?

    My parents live on a boat with wifi at the pier. They have a repeater in their boat but they are looking to get a couple smart devices, such as echo dots and smart bulbs. I understand these may not work properly if not on a local network. Our thought was to plug a router into the LAN port of the...
  29. rpeters83

    Nvidia 1030 keeps freezing in two PCs?

    Would that cause it to have this random Behavior such as this? Once it boots up, it plays perfectly.
  30. rpeters83

    Nvidia 1030 keeps freezing in two PCs?

    I want to rule this out before I try for an exchange. My son has an older C2D PC that I threw a 1030 into. Then I noticed that randomly during Windows boot, it would freeze. Sometimes a couple times before successfully booting to the logon screen. Sometimes it boots up on the first try. After...
  31. rpeters83

    Going from a Core 2 duo to i5 with GT 1030?

    The 1030 is fine for what he plays, so no plans to upgrade that. Mainly, is $75 for a i5 worth it to get a little better experience during gameplay?
  32. rpeters83

    Going from a Core 2 duo to i5 with GT 1030?

    This is for my 8 year old son's computer. I got a free Core 2 Duo a little while ago threw a 1030 into it. It works well enough, but am curious to how much of an impact going to a Core i5 will have in terms of gaming. He's mostly into Fortnite, of course, but any smoother framerates are welcome...
  33. rpeters83

    Why would my unmanaged switch only get full speed after reboot?

    If needed. Wanted to rule out other things to possibly check first.
  34. rpeters83

    Why would my unmanaged switch only get full speed after reboot?

    I have an old TP-Link 8-port unamanged switch on my desk, connected to various devices. I'm usually able to copy at full speed, sending and receiving, at 110MB/s. Sometimes, I will notice the upload/send speed fluctuates a lot, between 0 and 100MB/s, going back and forth in between. Read speed...
  35. rpeters83

    Fast download speed across switch, but slow upload?

    I was transferring some video files across my switch (RT-AC68U) and noticed that while my download speeds to my PC from my server were around the usual wired 115 MB/s, uploads to the server were fluctuating between 30 and 70, which is much lower than the usual steady 115 MB/s I also get for...
  36. rpeters83

    Brand name vs cheap wifi plugs?

    Does anyone have experience with these? I see the Wemo for about $30 and then I see cheaper brands on Amazon for half the price. What is the difference between the two and are there any quality "cheap" brands? Thanks.
  37. rpeters83

    “Access Denied” on Hyper-V in workgroup setup after fresh Win 10 install

    I'm attempting to connect to a Win 2012 R2 Hyper-V server on a home network in a WORKGROUP setup using the Hyper-V Manager on my Windows 10 Pro laptop. All machines are local to the network. I had to do a reinstall of the OS on my Windows 10 Pro laptop and this is when the issue started...
  38. rpeters83

    Upgrading laptop N wifi card to AC?

    I have a Intel Advanced-N 6235 card in my laptop and was wondering if upgrading to a AC card would be as simple as dropping in a replacement, or if there is more involved. I appears to be a 2x2 card, so would I be able to use a 2x2 AC replacement? Thanks.
  39. rpeters83

    Getting 110-113 MB/s on desktops, only 85-90ish on laptop?

    Laptop has a SSD. Oddly, one of the desktops has a HDD and that's not having an issue.
Top