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vstarcam + airport extreme (tower)

Q: vstarcam + airport extreme (tower)


I recently changed my ASUS wifi to an Apple Airport Extreme (tower).
Configured it, everything worked well - Except for my vstarcam.

It somehow doesn't get an IP over the wifi.

I tried hooking it up via the ethernet and it did get an IP, in fact it worked
perfectly as I was able to receive the video through my iPhone (this after I setup
the port forwarding and the port 81). I disconnected to the home wireless and
jumped to telco's 4G and it still is working nicely.

Can anyone shed a light on how I can have this vstarcam work via wifi?
Just a note, this was working perfectly on ASUS via wifi.


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A: vstarcam + airport extreme (tower)


I mentioned in my post (above) that;

"After setting the port forwarding and the setting port 81, that I managed to make the camera work".

I think that statement is not exactly accurate! I have 3 vstarcam, and after I posted the item above, I went and fiddle with the other camera, connected it directly via ethernet to the base station. It was to my surprise that without doing anything on the configuration (and I was still on 4G), to my surprise, I was able to receive the broadcast!

I deleted the port forwarding that I setup initially just incase the the second IP cam has been assigned with the same IP address. It still worked!

So now, I can do away with port forwarding and just settle the issue of these cams to receive their wireless IP addresses.

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A:Extreme fluctuations in ping

If you use tracert, then

the first line of the output will be your local router
and the second will be your ISP gateway.
assuming you're on windows, get the command prompt and enter
pathping -n

it will tell you how long it will take to complete - - WAIT FOR IT.

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A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

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btw 4 gig ram is always recommended for games to play at the best performance

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A:Pentium 4 Extreme Edition odd 3DMark06 score

I'm a bit surprised it runs in that board at all. I guess this is an early EE, still a 32 bit CPU...(?) The 915 chipset is only 32 bits, with a FSB, (max) of 800Mhz. The Matx variant, "915GAG", only had a FSB of 533Mhz.. I think that some Pent EEs have a 1066FSB. Could this be giving you trouble?

The later, (EOL) "Cedar Mill" cores, (Celeron or P-4), are 64 bit, (EMT instruction), and it's plainly stated that they won't run in 32 bit hardware.

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Thank you!

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The overclock RAM bandwidth is dependant upon overclocking the CPU for the most part since CPU and RAM frequency are linked by fixed divider ratio's. Overclocking RAM is usually a by-product of overclocking the CPU.
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As long as the heatsink is made for a socket 775 CPU it will fit the mounting holes. IMO, if you are not planning to overclock, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is enough. If you decide to get a larger heatsink/fan anyway, most that are designed for a socket 775 should fit. Just make sure the larger heatsink/fan won't interfere with other components like side case fans or extra tall heatsinked RAM.

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Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
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2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.10 GB HDD

Current Video Card:

Name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
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Current Display Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60GHz)

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A:Graphics card for Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower?

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor?Click to expand...

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

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Thanks for letting us see it. What country are you in?
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Asus M2N68-AM Plus Motherboard
2GB DDR2-800 RAM
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A:Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating?

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Try installing one of the new RAM modules at a time. One then the other. Maybe one is defective or maybe they are just not compatible with your motherboard.
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eMachines wants $179 plus shipping for the board, plus $75 for the power supply.

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My only question is why you were using the hardware switch instead of Windows shutdown software?
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Make sure that 3Gig Max installed only
Run CCleaner
Then a CheckDisk

Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer

Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
Click Properties, and then click Tools.
Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
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? To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
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The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?Click to expand...

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A:Need help or advice with extreme overheating

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I see, any other opinions guys? Thanks
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Excellent site/application. If everyone knew about this site, it may cut down on some of the "is my PSU good enough" posts that you see on hardware forums.
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hmm...didn't think of thatd

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X -Rays won`t affect an HD

Stupid security officers,can.

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Hi fireOfear and welcome to TechSpot.:wave:

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A:hard drive and airport xrays....


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anything else I can do?


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Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe

Procesor: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 2.4GHz San Diego

Memory:1 GB (2 pcs 512MB) DDR (400) PC-3200 Corsair w/LED Display (TWINX1024-3200XLPRO)

Video Card: eVGA GeForce 7800 GTX KO 256MB

Hard Disk :Western Digital 74 GB SATA 10K Raptor (WD740GD)

Now I need a good place to put this bad boy into. What is a good computer case/tower for cooling? What should I buy to keep this bad boy cool? CPU fan? other fans?


A:Computer Case/Tower


That is a nice system. Damn!

How about this for a case? 730
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I just put in the Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700 in my computer, and the fan is quite loud (stock fan in the box with the processor). For referance the QX6700 is the 2.66GHz.

I was wondering if anyone knew of fans which are:

1). Basically as silent as possible, but would handle the heat of this processor.

2). I might want to overclock it, but not too much, so please bear this in mind.

3). If there's LED lights on it, that would be good, but it's not important.

Just reply or PM me if you know about any, I'm not too worried about the price!


A:Good, silent cooling for Core 2 Quad Extreme

This baby rocks.
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Just a quick one? I would like to know what the 3rd slot for a pci-e graphics card is for in this sli mobo. As far as I know sli gaming only allows for 2 GPUs yet theres 1 more slot in a different colour in between them?


A:ASUS Striker Extreme 3rd PCI-E Slot?

There are 3 expansion slots... 1 PCIeX1, and 2 PCI v2.2 slots

The PCIeX1 could be used for a 3rd video card. The 2 PCI v2.2 slots are for standard PCI add-in cards
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thanks in advance
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how would one beable to tell if a mother board is compatible with a certain tower.

im purchasing one of my friend and its in decent condition but i need to know if i can use it in my comp

A:Mobo and Tower capability

Check the Form Factor. ATX is the most common 'standard' sized tower, so find an ATX mobo.
If you're building a small form factor pc, then look for Micro-ATX case and mobo.
Micro-ATX will still fit into an ATX case though.
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I have an Emachines W2686. For a while it would work fine, smoothly, and efficiently. But just recently it decided to REALLY act up. When I turn the tower on, it sounds as if everything runs smoothly. Hard Drive, Fans, Power unit. But it doesnt seem to be reading at all. Ive checked and changed the memory, checked the hard drive, unpowered it for a day, and yet nothing. It still turns on, but just doesnt read it. Ive even switched out monitors, checked monitor connections, and changed the cords. There are lights, for example, the smart card light is on, the CD light flickers, (no cd), and below the power button, a orange light flickers once in a while. The main power button, that usually turns green, stays off.

I know my first mistake was getting an emachines, but is there any possible way to fix this? Might it be the Motherboard?

A:Tower problem (Turning on)

Hi Vermiere and welcome to the TS Forum :wave:

Vermiere said:

There are lights, for example, the smart card light is on, the CD light flickers, (no cd), and below the power button, a orange light flickers once in a while. The main power button, that usually turns green, stays off.Click to expand...

Sounds very much like your Board, the other lights show that the board is receiving power Ok.

Unless you have access to a similar machine then your only choice is to take it to a PC Repair shop for them to diagnose further.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, if you do decide to scrap it then DONT ever buy an Emachine again, all that I have read about them is bad.

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I think I have a big problem:

For a couple of weeks, I had a bad RAM module (512 MB) in my Inspiron 9300. Sometimes my laptop crashed, just like last night. But when I booted (very slow) my laptop this morning, my fans immediately runned at 100%. So I removed the bad RAM module and did a system restore, hoping this would help. It didn't. Then I started I8kfanGUI and these are the results:

CPU speed: 220 Mhz (should be 800 idle and 2000 stressed)
Temperature: 85 °C (normal peak values are 70 degrees, idle: 35 degrees)
CPU load: mostly 100 %, base load is about 60 %
Fans: CPU: 5345 RPM and Nvidia fan: 5231 RPM, so both at max...
GPU, Memory, Chipset temperature: missing! strange...

What can I do about it? Will a complete format help, or is this a hardware issue... Maybe Bios? I just hope my CPU isn't damaged... Warranty is over.

Many thanks


A:Problem: Extreme CPU overheating - Dell Ispiron 9300

What I forget to mention:

Last weekend, the laptop of my battery failed during gaming... It still works, but the battery led on the laptop, which is normally green, shows 4 times orange (short) and 1 time green (long). However, this battery doesn't feel hot...
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Hey guys

I got the Asus Extreme Striker a while back now and i was just wondering about the ram it can support. I was planning to get something like OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 (OCZ2N1066SR2GK) Dual Channel SLI Ready Edition. Sites which sell this mobo, and on the box itself say it only supports up to DDR2 800mhz.
Although, reviews about this mobo say that it can support DDR2 1066mhz. Do you have to do anything to the mobo to allow this ram to work?


Edit- I am using a Core 2 duo E6700 if that matters.

A:Asus Extreme Striker - Ram question
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When I get this PC going, i would like to plug headphones or mic at the front and not reach the back to plug them.

on MB, not sure what connectors are those:
10-1 pin AAFP (which has: port1 L, ground, port1 R, Presence#, Port2 R, Sense1_return, sense_send, port2 L, and sense2_return)

A:where to plug the wires ( for mic and headphones front side of tower)

Nevermind i think i figured it out, hopefully, thanks to ASUS forum
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A:Best CPU Cooler for Intel Extreme X6800

Tuniq Tower 120 is THE BEST
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Scythe Ninja is #3
ThermalTake Big Typhoon #4
Zalman CNPS9700 #5