SOLVED: The Most Useful TraceRT in the World, or How to Use a Juniper Firewall To Run a Persistent TraceRT

Admittedly I am a Juniper novice but when I called J-TAC for support last week they started a utility I had never seen before.  This happens a lot for me with Juniper so I did not think much of it.  Then got to thinking about how useful a persistent traceroute is when it runs from the edge of our network.  I then called J-TAC back and spoke with two other tech’s who both said they…

SOLVED: How to Install Windows 8 on an Acer Iconia Tab W500P or W700P

Installing Windows 8 on an Acer Iconia Tab W500P or W700P  is straight forward but will have a few minor issues. You have an important choice to make before you start, perfection or performance.  I choose performance.  Let me explain.  If you choose Windows 8 32 Bit, you can get all of the drivers for the Iconia hardware from www.intel.com/support  and from www.acer.com however, the tablet will not run at the speed it is capable…

SOLVED: How to Access the BIOS on an Acer Iconia Tab W500P or W700P

If you just want to change the boot order (i.e. you want to boot from a USB DVD because you are wiping the device and want to install Windows 8, you do NOT need to go into the BIOS, just power up the unit and press the F12 key repeatedly until the boot menu appears. If you do need to access the BIOS: Shut Down / Power Down the Iconia Tab Hold the WINDOWS button…

How To Disassemble and Acer Veriton N or Revo and Install Memory

This video shows how to take the side panel bezel off a an Acer Veriton N282G or Revo and install an additional 2GB of RAM, bringing the total to 4GB.  It also shows detailed closedups of the Veriton N motherboard, hard drive, fan, wireless card and more. It looks like the same process to take apart an Acer Aspire Revo 3610. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBJRifkzl8I  

SOLVED: Limited Touch Support OR Touching One Screen Moves Pointer On Second Touch Screen

A few years ago we wrote The Ultimate Guide To Fix Touch Screen Problems in Windows 10 after struggling to fix several touch screen problems.  Today we are going to dive into two of the details a bit more. We see a Dell Inspiron 5477 All In One with touch screen: showing LIMITED TOUCH SUPPORT and we have an Acer T231H touch screen connected a that Dell but touches on it actually take place on…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How Do Different Types of Touchscreens & Styluses Work?

There are three common types of touchscreens: 1 – Capacitive Invented in 1965, started catching on by mid 1980’s A capacitive touch screen consists of a glass panel with a capacitive (charge storing) material coating its surface. Circuits located at corners of the screen measure the capacitance of a person touching the overlay. Frequency changes are measured to determine the X and Y coordinates of the touch event. Require electricity to flow through whatever is…

SOLVED: Quick Way To Test A Mail Server Using Telnet

If you have a mail server that you are having problems with, the easiest way to test it is using Telnet: Launch APPS AND FEATURES Install TELNET Windows 10 –  PROGRAMS AND FEATURES > TURN WINDOWS FEATURES ON OR OFF Windows 2016 – SERVER MANAGER > LOCAL SERVER > MANAGE > ADD ROLES AND FEATURES > Telnet is a FEATURE Launch CMD always a good idea to RUN AS AN ADMIN, but not required Type…

The Best PC Setup for the Ultimate Online Gambling Experience

According to a study carried out in the UK, almost half of us gamble on a regular basis. The majority do so online, which means that in order to get the most out of the experience, finding the perfect PC setup is essential. To the amateur and the uninitiated, it may seem there’s little one can do to alter their enjoyment, but the more experienced among us know that picking the right equipment can make all the difference. So, play…

SOLVED: Cannot Ping Device From Some Computers On Network

If you have a device (webcam, printer, PC, server…) that you can connect from from most computers on your network but not others, there are two common reasons for you to investigate: The device has a firewall or antivirus product that is actively blocking the traffic The device has a misconfigured network, specifically the Subnet Mask In my case, I was working on a security appliance that was using a statically assigned 255.255.255.0 for the…

SOLVED: The Ultimate Guide To Fix Touch Screen Problems in Windows 10

I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 24″ All In One with a touch screen and added my old Acer T231H 24″ as a second screen.  When I touched the Acer, the mouse would move on the Dell… this is not good.  Because I was using a beta of Windows 10 (slow ring), I thought that the build of Windows I was using had a problem (just like in the video below, although that is not…

VIDEO: HP All In One 27″ Unboxing, Disassembly, Change to SSD & Benchmarking

In recent years it has become common for home PC users to use large laptops, considering them more like “small PC’s”.  This trend led computer manufacturers to build the laptop computer into the back of a screen and then provide and external keyboard and mouse.  This innovation is the “All In One” Computer.  All in Ones eliminate many of the cables and mess you get with traditional desktop PC’s. Acer was the first company we…

NEWS: Microsoft Dives Into Mixed Reality October 17th

Today Microsoft announced that it is partnered with major PC hardware manufacturers to produce 5 new Mixed Reality headsets.  Mixed Reality?  Mixed Reality is the term used to describe the merging of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) . Acer, Lenovo, Dell, Samsung and HP showed off their new products to be released on October 17 but you can pre-order them right now.  Prices will range from USD $399 to $499 and all include…