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by Philip
Fri Jul 19, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Questions about Ping
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Questions about Ping

What type of internet connection do you have, what geographic area? Ping/latency depends on the distance between you and a server. It should generally be between 20ms and up to 100ms for very distant servers. Anything over that indicates either a satellite connection (not LEO), very distant overload...
by Philip
Fri Jul 19, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: HELP Yahoo Mail, Chrome & PDF Attachments
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: HELP Yahoo Mail, Chrome & PDF Attachments

Windows 10+ can be set to auto-delete old files in the "Downloads" folder.
It is under Start Menu > Settings > search for "Storage Sense" > "Change how Storage Sense frees up space"
by Philip
Thu Jul 18, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: HELP Yahoo Mail, Chrome & PDF Attachments
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: HELP Yahoo Mail, Chrome & PDF Attachments

Seems like Yahoo mail issue. The choice to "save" vs. "print" is usually server-side.
by Philip
Thu Jul 18, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: HELP Yahoo Mail, Chrome & PDF Attachments
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: HELP Yahoo Mail, Chrome & PDF Attachments

Not sure about Yahoo mail, but in general, if you click on a PDF attachment you should be able to see/open the PDF in Chrome. Once the PDF is opened in Chrome, the upper-right corner contains both download and print buttons as a top bar inside the "page", together with zoom/rotate options.
by Philip
Mon Jul 15, 2024 7:49 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: This is the last TP-Link Router I'll ever own
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: This is the last TP-Link Router I'll ever own

Sounds frustrating. I don't like some of the newer routers' interfaces that have been simplified for phone/app setup and use either. I don't use Access Lists though, with the limited range and firmware updates I am not worried much of neighboring kids breaking into the router and using my Wi-Fi, heh.
by Philip
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:53 am
Forum: Broadband Tweaks Help
Topic: Issue with Windows 11 24H2 and TCPO
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Issue with Windows 11 24H2 and TCPO

Interesting that BBR caused this, thanks for following up. There used to be a an issue where changing the TCP Auto-tuning algorithm from "normal" to "experimental" caused similar issues with LAN shares and Windows Servers' local network access, but in your case this is something ...
by Philip
Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Change Wireless Router?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Change Wireless Router?

If you're already using a WiFi 6 router I don't see the point... Maybe if it is bogged down with many clients and the CPU is running at 100% load or something, other than that I wouldn't upgrade.
by Philip
Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:37 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Change Wireless Router?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Change Wireless Router?

I only upgrade when I start noticing shortcomings/slowdowns/range issues. I've noticed some improvement every time I change WiFi generations.
by Philip
Fri Jul 05, 2024 8:10 am
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: Basic question about bandwidth distribution on WiFi
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Basic question about bandwidth distribution on WiFi

Maybe.. You'd have to test, as it dependa on the Wifi generation (some routers are better at bandwidth sharing, beamforming some have faster hardware, etc.). In general, newer routers should be better at distributing the bandwidth between clients, and QoS settings may help in mitigating the effects ...
by Philip
Thu Jul 04, 2024 5:59 pm
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: Basic question about bandwidth distribution on WiFi
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Basic question about bandwidth distribution on WiFi

If both clients use Wi-Fi, they will split the Wi-Fi max speed (500 Mbps). In addition, the quoted router max Wi-Fi speed includes both downstream and upstream traffic, plus protocol overhead, so it will likely reach 80% of its' rated max speed. If one of the clients is using Ethernet, then you can ...
by Philip
Thu Jul 04, 2024 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy 4th of July (2024)
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Happy 4th of July (2024)

Happy 4th of July!

I'm still in the EU, but it is also my wedding anniversary, so we had a celebration, some BBQ and craft beer with the wifey and friends.
by Philip
Thu Jul 04, 2024 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Traveling?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Traveling?

You mean you don't talk to yourself? I do sometimes, since I like having an intelligent conversation (jk, lol).
by Philip
Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Traveling?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Traveling?

Oh that first post was spam, banned+deleted :/
by Philip
Wed Jul 03, 2024 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Traveling?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Traveling?

Paris is very crowded with tourists, the Olympics will be there a the end of July through August, hopefully by September it will slow down a bit. If you go there, I would recommend buying tickets early for musee D'Orsay, it is touristy, smaller than the Louvre, but it has a lot of impressionists' pa...
by Philip
Wed Jul 03, 2024 2:09 am
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Change Wireless Router?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Change Wireless Router?

Newer generation routers work better, as in WiFi 6 (802.11 ax) will work better than WiFi 5 (802.11 ac). Also, usually 2.4GHz works better for wall penetration over 5GHz. You can try moving your current router a bit closer, or higher. If it has external antennae, they should be perpendicular to the ...
by Philip
Thu Jun 27, 2024 1:07 pm
Forum: Broadband Tweaks Help
Topic: Settings TCP Optimzer
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Settings TCP Optimzer

The slider is for 100Mbps or more, it will work from 100Mbs up to multi-gigabit setups. Ultimately your connection could be limited by other things, your router, or your ISP. What type of connection is it, cable, DSL, Fiber, etc? Are you using a wired PC or wireless, which standard/Wi-Fi generation ...
by Philip
Sat Jun 22, 2024 4:41 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: -= Gaming Tweaks for BBRv2 on Windows =-
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: -= Gaming Tweaks for BBRv2 on Windows =-

In general, you can read the advantages/disadvantages of each congestion avoidance algorithm here: https://www.speedguide.net/articles/tcp-congestion-control-algorithms-comparison-7423 You can try whether CTCP works better or BBR2 for your connection. Other than that, smaller packets work a bit fast...
by Philip
Sun Jun 16, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Water Filters
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Water Filters

Water down in FL is pretty hard, I do use a whole house water softener. It reduces the TDS and makes water softer. It does help reduce carbon build up on faucets/showers, etc., but it wouldn't remove any dissolved chemicals. I would just look up the quality of tap water in your area, it is usually a...
by Philip
Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Had to create a new account :(
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Had to create a new account :(

Sure thing!

I suppose after the forums software change some of the password hashes didn't work well.
by Philip
Fri Jun 07, 2024 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Had to create a new account :(
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Had to create a new account :(

Emailed with details.
by Philip
Thu Jun 06, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bubble Shooter HD
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Bubble Shooter HD

There are many variants of that one both for PC and mobile phones I think, haven't played one of those in couple of years I guess, heh.
by Philip
Thu Jun 06, 2024 5:11 am
Forum: Broadband Tweaks Help
Topic: OpenVPN Buffers
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: OpenVPN Buffers

Yes, they can be considered similar to other TCP buffers. As with other buffers, it depends on the speed of the connection, higher transfer speeds, require larger buffers to avoid interruptions, especially when there is a latency spike. It is problematic to strike a proper balance for every type of ...
by Philip
Mon Jun 03, 2024 8:25 am
Forum: Hardware & Overclocking
Topic: AMD Ryzen 9000
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: AMD Ryzen 9000

Faster memory and 16% performance boost, still on the AM5 platform... Seems good :)
by Philip
Fri May 31, 2024 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy birthday morbidpete
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Happy birthday morbidpete

Happy Birthday!! :thumb:
by Philip
Fri May 31, 2024 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: No Coffee
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: No Coffee

I drink a couple of long/tall espressos per day, but I sip them for an hour usually if I am not on the move. It does affect my sleep if I drink coffee after 3-4pm these days it seems, it didn't when I was in my 20s.
by Philip
Thu May 30, 2024 5:20 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Browsers
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Browsers

I have 4+ browsers installed on mine just for testing stuff, but I don't use them regularly. They don't take much space, so it is fine to leave them on your PC unless you need storage space.
by Philip
Mon May 27, 2024 1:01 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Browsers
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Browsers

Soup looks really good! :thumb:
by Philip
Sat May 25, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: 3 Years with my 2012 Prius
Replies: 10
Views: 2673

Re: 3 Years with my 2012 Prius

The old attachments from the vBulletin forum did not translate to the new platform (all file names are hashed/encrypted with a "salt" different for each user, and placed in some random subfolders based on dates).. New attachments should be ok though.
by Philip
Sat May 25, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: Digital Media and Photography
Topic: Black Cat Buddy
Replies: 6
Views: 6372

Re: Black Cat Buddy

When I had to move the forums to a new platform, attachments got lost in translatioin :/
by Philip
Sat May 25, 2024 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Lurch!
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Happy Birthday Lurch!

Happy Birthday, and many more! :thumb:
by Philip
Sat May 25, 2024 8:53 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Browsers
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Browsers

Firefox is fine if you like it, most of the main browsers (Chrome, Edge, Firefox) are good. "Brave" is also an option.
I don't like the Edge bloated home page and settings either, but you can turn all that off in the settings and change your home/new tab page to some simpler search engine.
by Philip
Sun May 12, 2024 4:22 pm
Forum: Hardware & Overclocking
Topic: New PC build
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: New PC build

Then, get a cheaper (by $100) videocard, and a better SSD ;)

https://www.newegg.com/msi-geforce-rtx- ... ByNewegg=1
by Philip
Wed May 08, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: SpeedGuide 25 years anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: SpeedGuide 25 years anniversary

It's been fun for sure. As far as the forums are concerned, I was just the custodian/janitor, it's all the regulars who made them.. "interesting" ;)
by Philip
Wed May 08, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Hardware & Overclocking
Topic: New PC build
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: New PC build

For the RAM: I like G.Skill, but I always prefer the 1.20-1.25v modules rather than 1.35v. The lower voltage variants don't run as hot, and I think are better quality chips. They're usually very similarly priced. CPU: You're getting about 22k CPUMark score, it's a good processor for a budget build, ...
by Philip
Mon May 06, 2024 9:18 pm
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: Issues with Motorola MB8600
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Issues with Motorola MB8600

Interesting... Thanks for sharing, this is a short run cable, I probably wouldn't have suspected it either.
by Philip
Sun May 05, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: SpeedGuide 25 years anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 297

SpeedGuide 25 years anniversary

It's that time of the year again... SG has been online for 25 years as of today. It's been a wild ride, thanks to all those that have been around for years, helping others and being part of the SG community! :beer: :cool:
by Philip
Sun May 05, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Passkeys?
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: Passkeys?

I guess it's easier than remembering passwords, other than that there is no "need" to switch. I will eventually use them when they become popular across sites I visit I suppose.
by Philip
Sun May 05, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Passed CCNA and ENCOR
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Passed CCNA and ENCOR

Strange that the Cisco prep wasn't thorough enough. Important thing is that you are learning what you need to do better for next time, you will pass it once you put enough time in it I am sure.
by Philip
Fri May 03, 2024 7:38 am
Forum: Network Security
Topic: SG port database, how updated
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: SG port database, how updated

Thanks for the feedback, will verify this and add it. The database was started with a few source databases, and it has been updated manually for years. There is a person that researches and adds ports info weekly. We also update based on feedback from users, mainly from the comments section on port ...
by Philip
Wed Apr 24, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy birthday Leatherneck
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Happy birthday Leatherneck

Meh, just some numbers ;)