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Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-22-2013, 06:29 PM
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Posted By walchan99
Requesting a recommendation for a parts shop....

Requesting a recommendation for a parts shop. I'll be spending in the vicinity of $250 for a video card, which is likely a pull from a retired iMac, so do want to limit my options to vendors who are...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-11-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By walchan99
I'm wising up, maestro, but slowly. Have...

I'm wising up, maestro, but slowly.

Have emailed a bunch of vendors. Just wondering if anyone on this board has a recommendation, based on prior experience.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-11-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By walchan99
Thank you, Guru DeltaMac. Confirms that this...

Thank you, Guru DeltaMac.

Confirms that this part is not going to be easy to get. Any ideas where I could source a new (not cannibalised) one from? Powerbookmedic seems to have reconditioned...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-10-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By walchan99
Upgrading video card on mid-2007 iMac 20"

Dear Sages,

The video card on my iMac 7,1 (20", 2.4 GHz, mid-2007) is dying. Colour patterns overlay my screen, random refreshes, and frequent crashes. Although not too well-versed with the...
Forum: Networking 04-13-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By walchan99
anthlover, agentx, thank you so much for your...

anthlover, agentx, thank you so much for your painstaking responses. My profound apologies for not responding earlier.

agentx, am using the g network only for one dead corner of the house. It's...
Forum: iPad Info Center 02-18-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,313
Posted By walchan99
Need help recovering deleted video from iPad 2

Okay, I really messed this up, I'll admit.
My wife's iPad 2. She's a Windows user and hopeless at backing up. I had been backing up her iPad to an account for her on my iMac till last year, when I...
Forum: Networking 01-12-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By walchan99
Okay, went ahead, changed the remaining SSID to...

Okay, went ahead, changed the remaining SSID to bring it in line with the rest. Everything worked. Invoked Google and realised that this is a standard implementation of a roaming network.

It is a...
Forum: Networking 01-12-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By walchan99
Streamlining a mixed network

Just finished running an ethernet cable to a wireless-dead zone in the house, so ready to clean up my network. I've been playing around with the home wi-fi network for years, but am decidedly weak on...
Forum: Networking 01-12-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,472
Posted By walchan99
Gosh, thanks gsahli. Will certainly try that...

Gosh, thanks gsahli. Will certainly try that sequence. For now, though, I realised that I had messed up the networking somewhere, because when I switched a few patch cords around, the MBP started...
Forum: Networking 01-04-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,472
Posted By walchan99
Mixed network USB printing problem

Mixed network problem again. Bought a Netgear DGN2200v3 router. Good performance. In-built traffic meter. USB disk option. Made it my primary server (Gateway, DHCP). My Time Capsule (connected via...
Forum: AppleScript 10-31-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,768
Posted By walchan99
Thanks, worthy ones. markhunte, this virus...

Thanks, worthy ones.
markhunte, this virus scanner doesn't allow configuration of specific volumes, only entire types of volumes. Thanks NaOH, too.
acme.mail.order's solution appears to cut...
Forum: AppleScript 10-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,768
Posted By walchan99
Shell script to eject specific volume

Using Carbon Copy Cloner to periodically back up my disk. The backup disk has three partitions. Since I transfer files back and forth to the Windows environment at school I use a virus scanner with...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 11-12-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By walchan99
Thanks, cpragman, macsolver, benwiggy. I have now...

Thanks, cpragman, macsolver, benwiggy. I have now officially given up this fight. Don't have the energy or the time. Am going to crate up the tower gratefully, and buy myself a USB scanner. Farewell,...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 11-12-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,641
Posted By walchan99
Thanks, voldenuit. Frugality is a habit that dies...

Thanks, voldenuit. Frugality is a habit that dies very hard. I'd be loath to buy a combo device that would retire my perfectly serviceable printer. Hence the long and fruitless struggle to coax use...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 11-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,641
Posted By walchan99
Sorry for reviving this old and limited thread. ...

Sorry for reviving this old and limited thread.
I have had no luck with the SCSI-USB converter cable I am using to connect to my olde scanner. Tried it on my iMac, MBP, with Vuescan. Also tried on...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 11-09-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By walchan99
Is my PowerMac 6500 well and truly dead?

This is for the grey-haired folks out there, since it has to do with my PowerMac 6500 (PPC upgraded to G3 via a Sonnet L2 cache slot card, running OS9.2).
:-)

Basically, it has refused to boot...
Forum: Networking 10-17-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,046
Posted By walchan99
Okay, figured that out. WDS trumps Create A...

Okay, figured that out. WDS trumps Create A Wireless Network, and the operative word is 'seamless'. (This is probably old hat for you, but posting it for fellow networking newbies.)

I switched...
Forum: Networking 10-17-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,046
Posted By walchan99
See, macosxhints as an antidote for idocy is...

See, macosxhints as an antidote for idocy is already working! I switched the AEBS (second in a chain of three) to Bridge mode and nothing broke. :-)

Next: Router B in the daisy chain (AEBS...
Forum: Networking 10-16-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,046
Posted By walchan99
Multiple IP address ranges?

Total newbie at networking. Yet, have stumbled my way to setting up a home network over two floors, with separate wireless networks, etc. Now am looking for some wisdom on optimising this.

DSL...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-08-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By walchan99
Thanks, SirDice, acme.mail.order. Am quite...

Thanks, SirDice, acme.mail.order. Am quite disciplined with my backups, just looking at the way ahead.

I do have an offsite backup plan, but only during vacation, when we simply park the Time...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-08-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By walchan99
Paranoiac considering RAID for backup

There's so much irreplaceable data on our computer drives. Mainly family photos, videos and correspondence. My present backup strategy is:
1. 1TB Time Capsule for automated backups of an iMac, an...
Forum: Networking 03-14-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,506
Posted By walchan99
Okay, finally reporting success. Tried WDS setup...

Okay, finally reporting success. Tried WDS setup one more time, and this time everything worked like a charm. (muttering: black art this wireless networking).

So, to sum up, the Time Capsule is...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-14-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,641
Posted By walchan99
Thanks, macsolver, but I'm a long way from the...

Thanks, macsolver, but I'm a long way from the UK. In India, to be precise. aubreyapple, don't have a FW-USB converter lying around, and unlikely to buy one, but thanks for the tip.
Forum: Networking 03-13-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,506
Posted By walchan99
Nope, hayne. The DSL modem feeds into the WAN...

Nope, hayne. The DSL modem feeds into the WAN port on the Time Capsule. Further downstream, the AEBS, which is essentially acting as a bridge, receives its signal via the LAN port. The WAN port on...
Forum: Networking 03-12-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,506
Posted By walchan99
Sorry, I don't think I did a very good job of...

Sorry, I don't think I did a very good job of explaining the network.
The Time Capsule is the router, and receives the link from a dedicated DSL modem. The Time Capsule serves as the DHCP server,...
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