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u/ThouShaltNotFart · 1 pointr/TechnologyProTips

Funny you should post this. Five days ago I bought this tplink powerline adapter. Worked great for a day or two. Then speeds fell or connectivity lost altogether. I could temporarily fix the problem by rebooting the router or disconnecting and reconnecting the powerline adapter. Either worked. I never lost connectivity on any other devices except for the one connected through the powerline adapter. Since Amazon has a good return policy I'm returning the tplink adapter for a zyxel in hopes I might have better luck.

u/Echohawkdown · 6 pointsr/TechnologyProTips

In the interim, I suggest the following books:

  • Digital Design and Computer Architecture, by Harris & Harris - covers the circuitry & hardware logic used in computers. Should also cover how data is handled on a hardware level - memory's a bit rusty on this one, and I can't find my copy of it right now. Recommend that you read this one first.

  • Computer Organization and Design, by Patterson & Hennessy - covers the conversion of system code into assembly language, which itself turns into machine language (in other words, covers the conversion of programs from operating system code into hardware, "bare metal" code). Knowledge of digital circuitry is not required before reading, but strongly recommended.

  • Operating System Concepts, by Silberschatz, Galvin & Gagne - covers all the basic Operating System concepts that each OS today has to consider and implement. While there are Linux-based ones, there are so many different Linux "flavors" that, IMO, a book that covers a specific Linux base (called a Linux kernel) exclusively would be incomplete and fail to address all the key aspects you'll find in modern OSes. Knowledge of coding is required for this one, and therefore should be read last.


    As for the coding books, I suggest you pick one up on Python or Java - I'm personally biased towards Python over Java, since I think Python's syntax and code style looks nicer, whereas Java makes you say pretty much everything you're doing. Both programming languages have been out for a long time and see widespread usage, so there's plenty of resources out there for you to get started with. Personally, I'd suggest going with this book for Java and this book for Python, but if you go to Coursera or Codecademy, you might be able to get better, more interactive learning experiences with coding.

    Or you can just skip reading all of the books I recommended in favor of MIT's OpenCourseWare. Your choice.
u/SirEDCaLot · 3 pointsr/TechnologyProTips

Yes that is correct, the 5ac nanobeam will need line of sight and a brick wall will most definitely kill the signal.

That said, you can drill through brick in a more helpful place. You just need a hammerdrill and a masonry bit. Can probably rent the two for not too much money.

However going with the idea that's not an option you could try two things

Ubiquiti makes a 900MHz NanoStation. A pair of those could be used for your situation. 900MHz can work in mild non-line-of-sight situations and may work for you.

Or, you could set up a passive re-radiator. Basically that means somewhere near the top of the brick wall, mount two VERY directional high gain 5GHz antennas, each pointed at one of the NanoBeams on the house or garage. Then link the two antennas together with a SHORT length of coax.
The basic idea there is you blast a powerful signal from one NanoBeam into one side of the passive repeater, it goes through the coax and gets weakly re-transmitted from the other side of the passive repeater.

Thus signal goes
Your house - your router --ethernet-- House NanoBeam --RF-- PassiveAntenna1 --coax-- PassiveAntenna2 --RF-- Garage NanoBeam --ethernet-- garage WiFi unit

u/truckthunders · 2 pointsr/TechnologyProTips

I see an ASUS USB monitor every once in a while on Woot. That might suit you. Lemme see if I can find it...

amaozon.. search USB monitors and you'll find a few, although limited, choices. Those are the only ones I know about, there's a little 7" that's straight USB and the other two llok like USB-C or USB-2.
This one looks promising

u/urbanbumfights · 1 pointr/TechnologyProTips

First thing I would do is scan for any viruses. Get Malwarebytes and use that as well.

If nothing comes up with those, I would open up your PC and clean the dust out. Preferably with a PC Vac. Something like this.

If none of that works, you'll might want to think about replacing hardware. Maybe getting a new HDD or switching to an SSD if you don't already have one.

u/rtechie1 · 1 pointr/TechnologyProTips

There's a better solution, but it's really expensive: Buy 2 SONOS Connect Receivers. That's $700, but it works better than Bluetooth.

If you're willing to use different headphones you can look into the Turtle Beach wireless headsets in my post above.

u/TreDubZedd · 5 pointsr/TechnologyProTips

The FM transmitter works pretty well, but if you want something more permanent/powerful, you could try something like this, which plugs directly into your car radio's antenna jack.

u/Soulstem · 2 pointsr/TechnologyProTips

This little guy is amazing. You still need the cables but its as easy as your gonna get with a sjnoly media player.

u/RavenPanther · 3 pointsr/TechnologyProTips

As other have said, FM transmitter is the only way to go. The person that you rode Uber with probably used something like this.

There are many different brands of FM transmitters, as well as "styles". Some that are made for specific phones (usually iphones) that match the looks of the phone, ones that plug directly in vs. using a cord, ones that also plug into the 12volt vs using batteries.

The one I linked is an example, I don't believe you should ever spend more than $20-$25 on an FM transmitter, and most of the ones under $5-$10 aren't good quality. If you use the reviews as a guideline you should find decent ones on Amazon. But keep in mind that everyone will be using them in different cars, which will have different reception. The broadcasting power of these is only a few feet, and of course anything between the transmitter's antenna and your car's antenna will affect things. For example, when I used one in my old car, if I put it on the passenger's seat (closer to the antenna on the right-hand side of the car), it would get quieter and a little static-y, but if I put it in the cupholder between the seats (further away, but in direct "view" of the antenna), it would be clear as day.

u/greegrok · 1 pointr/TechnologyProTips

I'm in the same situation and have been eyeing this fm to Bluetooth transmitter. So no aux cords cluttering in your car (you'll want to have your charging cable and that's it if you ask me).

u/binarycomplex · 1 pointr/TechnologyProTips

It was a seagate hdd and the bottom part got ruined. I took it to geek squad where they recommended I get a new enclosure and break the old one. When they were finished they plugged it in and said that it only read 500gb.