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    Re: Re-doing my small home network.

    Powerline networking is OK but it is not quite as quick thou. I tried it with a friend. They didn't want to punch holes in walls though.


    Re: the cabling. Yes no 2 routers. Just pick up a 8...
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    Re: Covid-19 - Self Isolate

    By another customer :thumbs::thumbs::banana
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    Re: Laptop opinion

    5/6 of my laptops are Thinkpads, the 1 other is a Toshiba Satellite. All pre-owned until some years ago laptops were expensive. Lenovo have corporate laptop - the Thinkpad and the more consumer...
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    Re: Covid-19 - Self Isolate

    Tuesday 28th April 12am will officially be level 3, not the same as level 3 previously before lock-down. Can already imagine the takeaway food places, maybe a few people would be lining up there...
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    Re: Dual screens - at home?

    How about if you are not working on stuff. I guess if you are often working on a computer, put yourselves on average Joe's shoes. You finish work and come home; you don't have work to do or strong...
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    Dual screens - at home?

    Any of you guys use dual screen at a home setting without the use of work or doing much home finance etc .. ? I can see how it can be useful with a spreadsheet like MS Excel on one screen and a PDF...
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    Re: hows everyones internet holding up, slowdowns ?

    2Degrees no problems. Fiber 100/20.
  8. Thread: Laptop opinion

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    Re: Laptop opinion

    Old how is your dated Toshiba? I have a dated 2nd gen i5 business laptop which I added a ssd and upgraded to 16GB memory. While I've had it sometime. The other week I sourced a new laptop for someone...
  9. Re: Any Advice on a decent Webcam for home g PC during Lockdown please?

    FWIW PB Tech are open for online essential ordering now for all customers on certain goods. NoeL Leeming, Harvey Norman are also ...
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    Re: Internet connection - rented hall

    Yes it is a community hall. They are tenants. The landlords are OK for them to pursue fiber. Yep, they have been in the building for quite some time but yes some ISPs offer without contracts, but...
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    Internet connection - rented hall

    Hi, I know some who are looking at a internet connection with a rented hall space. So they are not the only tenants.

    Their options are get fiber installed by chorus and the facility will be...
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    Re: Backing Up - need help please

    Yeah a lot times for me I don't install much important softwares. They could be reinstalled quite easily and if I get a new printer etc .. they can also be done easily.
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    Re: Backing Up - need help please

    Do you only have 1 hard drive in your machine?


    First I would move your files to a centralised folder with maybe folders underneath that.

    I would make a windows image of your hard drive now...
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    Re: Huawei Nova 5T dual sim phone

    Yeah PBTech does have this thing. With Black Friday just before it begun .. they would have a standard pre Black Friday prices and then if you deliberately click on the Black Friday link then you...
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    Re: Huawei Nova 5T dual sim phone

    Did the more $$ came with any extra items?

    Well FWIW. I was getting a Samsung S10e for my mum with Black Friday. They did have diff ones advertised. Same prices however one came with a cover...
  16. Re: Thinking of getting Backblaze for my online backup

    ^ the systems image does not have any files. It's just the c drive of my windows and programs.
  17. Re: Thinking of getting Backblaze for my online backup

    With my photography backups. I first create a Windows 10 system image to a few different external HDDs. Yes I have multiple b/c backup drives can fail also. At least 1 at home in a drawer not...
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    Re: New printer advice needed?

    Inkjets are a waste of money. Since our dot matrix we have only had lasers, I've got a A3 second hand inkjet for photo printing that's about it for my hobby.

    Some time ago, I was asked to help...
  19. Re: Thinking of getting Backblaze for my online backup

    Not sure about Blackblaze but some of those companies send you a hard drive which you can copy your files and then send it back to them ... and they will upload / backup your files locally by...
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    Re: What is this Spark modem?

    Yep. When you sign a contract with ISPs they send you a free new router anyway. It should be all configured for you, just plug it in. FWIW we found the contracts with 2Degrees cheaper and they...
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    Re: "The DNS server isn't responding"

    Me too but haven't done the restart. Other websites work though ...
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    Re: What happens to your old computer equipment?

    I find that one might have one computer and a laptop and that is about it, really. Many might not even need a desktop, maybe not even a laptop, if all they do is go online and watch videos and read...
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    Re: What happens to your old computer equipment?

    How is it? Does it mean that you have multiple working computers that you use for different things? Are you talking about 10yrs, 20yrs?

    For me I only have one working PC and one laptop and one...
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    What happens to your old computer equipment?

    What do you do with them? I tend to hold my system for actually 10yrs haha then I keep the box, recycle everything inside it at the council landfill IT section. Keep the monitor, mouse and...
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    Re: Printer recommendations

    We have a b/w laser scanner multi function. It's great. Dual duplex also. Photocopying? Yep definitely. Taking a photo and then printing off a printer doesn't look the same. We've had a HP...
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