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Forum: Shaw High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2016-10-26, 02:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 32,822
Posted By tux
Nope. I've been having excellent peer-to-peer...

Nope. I've been having excellent peer-to-peer speeds. Maybe not 150 Mbps, but I've seen 100ish with multiple downloads going.

As far as VPN speeds, I don't use VPNs but I haven't noticed any...
Forum: Home Computing   2016-10-24, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By tux
I have a EA6350, had a similar problem when I...

I have a EA6350, had a similar problem when I first setup the router, my wired connection speed was limited to 25 Mbps with Internet 150. The culprit turned out to be the Media Prioritization...
Forum: VoIP Providers   2016-10-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By tux
Might be a ring pattern setting in your ATA? My...

Might be a ring pattern setting in your ATA? My SPA112 has a setting Voice/User1/Ring Settings/Default Ring, allowing you to choose from 8 different ring tones.
Forum: MTS   2016-09-28, 09:19 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,671
Posted By tux
Well, that sounds worth it. Less competition and...

Well, that sounds worth it. Less competition and higher prices across the board, in return for one extra cell phone tower downtown and gigabit fiber to 4 city blocks. I'm convinced.
Forum: Shaw High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2016-09-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By tux
I'm in West End and I don't usually have problems...

I'm in West End and I don't usually have problems with Shaw speeds. However, I was having serious connection problems with MTS right before I switched, and MTS support was no help. Not only that, but...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2016-09-16, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By tux
What is the purpose of the article, and why does...

What is the purpose of the article, and why does it need its own Wikipedia page? Is there any content you wish to include on this page, that wouldn't fit on the "Bell Aliant" page?

Creating "stub"...
Forum: Shaw Cable   2016-09-11, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 419,224
Posted By tux
I'd contact Shaw tech support. It sounds like a...

I'd contact Shaw tech support. It sounds like a signal issue, maybe with your lines. My Shaw service gets about 160-175 Mbps down and 15 Mbps up, on a wired computer with a gigabit Ethernet port. If...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2016-09-02, 10:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 33,385
Posted By tux
Moto G4 Plus. Previous phone Moto G (2013) 16 GB

Moto G4 Plus. Previous phone Moto G (2013) 16 GB
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2016-08-27, 02:45 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 268,921
Posted By tux
I still have Hulu, Netflix, and Unblock-us....

I still have Hulu, Netflix, and Unblock-us. However, no matter what "region" I had selected with Unblock-us (Canada included), I was getting 90% or so of the Netflix content giving proxy errors.

I...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2016-08-10, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By tux
Here's a comparison:...

Here's a comparison: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6647&idPhone2=7656

Overall, their specs look pretty similar but the ZTE seems to have the lead. That being said, I've never heard...
Forum: Home Computing   2016-07-27, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By tux
The easiest way to tell if you have USB3 ports is...

The easiest way to tell if you have USB3 ports is visually. USB3 are blue; USB2 are not. USB ports are usually either in the front, on top, or in back of the computer.

From within Windows, to...
Forum: Shaw High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2016-07-24, 12:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 32,822
Posted By tux
I love it! Speed tests of 175/16, modem in...

I love it! Speed tests of 175/16, modem in bridged mode. Although normally I'd probably subscribe to the 15 Mbps tier, the pricing of this 2yr offer makes it extremely compelling, even in the 2nd...
Forum: Shaw High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2016-07-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 32,822
Posted By tux
"Bridging" is something that Shaw would do to the...

"Bridging" is something that Shaw would do to the modem, to disable its built-in router.

If you are wish to use the built-in wireless router embedded in the Shaw modem, your modem does not need to...
Forum: What's On Television?   2016-07-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,601
Posted By tux
Netflix futuristic? Wake me up when I can watch...

Netflix futuristic? Wake me up when I can watch Star Trek from my holodeck.
Forum: Linux   2016-07-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,154
Posted By tux
Newegg.ca and Memoryexpress.com also sell...

Newegg.ca and Memoryexpress.com also sell Raspberry Pi 3's. The prices range depending on what you want to get; from $50 for a bare bones 3B @ Newegg, to $120 for a 32GB Starter kit @ Amazon.
Forum: MTS   2016-07-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,671
Posted By tux
Because if you say it often enough, it must be...

Because if you say it often enough, it must be true.
Forum: Windows Computing   2016-07-03, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By tux
Microsoft's own words, about how they treat 8.1...

Microsoft's own words, about how they treat 8.1 as a service pack (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle#gp/LifeWinFAQ):


That copy of Windows 8 Pro, has a limited useful life anyway, if...
Forum: Windows Computing   2016-07-03, 12:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By tux
Incorrect. Official MS documentation is the...

Incorrect. Official MS documentation is the license agreement (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/UseTerms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm), section 4.b:



A system with a...
Forum: Windows Computing   2016-07-02, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By tux
Then you were probably running an OEM version of...

Then you were probably running an OEM version of Windows, whose license is tied to the hardware it came with. The OP sounds like he has a retail copy of Windows 8 Pro; if that's the case, he wouldn't...
Forum: Windows Computing   2016-06-29, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By tux
No. MS is fairly clear on this, the upgrade offer...

No. MS is fairly clear on this, the upgrade offer is for Windows 7 and 8.1 users only. However, Windows 8 users have a free upgrade to Windows 8.1 through the App Store, and once they've upgraded to...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2016-06-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,715
Posted By tux
$43. Limited TV + Movie Network. Now how much is...

$43. Limited TV + Movie Network. Now how much is Netflix, Hulu, and HBO?
Forum: Home Computing   2016-06-10, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,763
Posted By tux
You can safely delete the Microsoft Account (MSA)...

You can safely delete the Microsoft Account (MSA) without affecting your Bell email account.

However, if you have any MS services connected to the MSA, those services could be interrupted if you...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2016-06-03, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,241
Posted By tux
10-digit local calling isn't required everywhere,...

10-digit local calling isn't required everywhere, not yet, but it's getting pretty close. Although 10-digit dialing could be delayed by using area code splits instead of overlays, every time they do...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2016-06-01, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By tux
I hadn't heard of plum phones, but when I googled...

I hadn't heard of plum phones, but when I googled it, I found a bunch of "rugged" phones, like the RAM PLUS, which is waterproof, dust-proof, shock-proof, and has a built-in USB port to let you...
Forum: Windows Computing   2016-05-29, 09:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,763
Posted By tux
ExDilbert Not true. Pizza chains have no way of...

ExDilbert Not true. Pizza chains have no way of knowing where you're calling from when you're using a cell phone, and they don't need to. They do use your caller ID to correlate your delivery address...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2016-05-29, 09:31 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 38,501
Posted By tux
Because even if the purpose of this product isn't...

Because even if the purpose of this product isn't to hide geolocation, it works in exactly the same way as all the other DNS services: You override your DNS servers with manual IPs, the DNS server...
Forum: Windows Computing   2016-05-28, 03:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,763
Posted By tux
LOL I have Office 2016 (O365 University) and I...

LOL I have Office 2016 (O365 University) and I get that "upgrade Office" message prompt too.

Has anybody tried Steve Gibson's "Never 10" utility (https://www.grc.com/never10.htm)? It's only 85K...
Forum: Windows Computing   2016-05-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,355
Posted By tux
If you're going from Vista Home to Windows 10...

If you're going from Vista Home to Windows 10 Pro, you can go the following routes:

(1) directly to Windows 10 Pro, clean install, about $179 for OEM disc
(2) purchase Windows 7 Pro. clean...
Forum: Windows Computing   2016-05-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By tux
Yes. On Windows 10, MSE's called Windows...

Yes. On Windows 10, MSE's called Windows Defender, but it's the same thing. Although MSE may catch a few things. Keep it running as the default, but don't rely on it to keep you safe from viruses.The...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2016-04-03, 09:35 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 38,501
Posted By tux
And then the content companies block the IP...

And then the content companies block the IP ranges of those proxy servers. Eventually most or all of the proxy companies' IP addresses will be blacklisted, and new IPv4 IPs are in limited supply, so...
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