• Casey H

    Casey H

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    • in reply to: New Cable Modem #2323100

      Thanks again everybody.  I ended up buying the CM1150V unit from Newegg, as they had an end of year sale that took fifty bucks off.  I was happy with my Linksys EA3500 router that I was using with my DSL modem.  Hopefully it will connect up just fine without having to do a reset. Modem is supposed to arrive between the 5th & 7th of January.  Already glad I made the DSL/Cable switch.

      Casey H.

    • in reply to: New Cable Modem #2323047

      Amazon lists the model as CM1150V.  Newegg lists a model that says CM1150V-100NAS that includes a $50 year end sale.  I can’t find anything that explains the 100NAS.  Are these different models or does the description just differ in detail? I don’t think I want to pay $250, but $200 is probably OK.

      Casey H.

    • in reply to: New Cable Modem #2322859

      Change of plans.  I went back to the Newegg and Amazon sites to take a look at some of the comments on the Netgear CM1150V.  There were a lot of complaints about the unit only lasting for 2 or 3 months, so I canceled the order. I think I’ll investigate the Ooma option for voice.  That opens several modem options if I don’t need an RJ11 port. I don’t know if this is the best place to change gears or not; I’ve heard of Ooma, but I don’t know how it works.  I see that there’s a free option, and a $10/month option, which is what I’m subscribing for with Xfinity. I’m guessing it comes with some kind of device that has an RJ11 to connect with a phone, and an ethernet port that connects to the router.

      Casey H.

       

    • in reply to: New Cable Modem #2322830

      Thanks everybody for weighing in.  I went with the Netgear CM1100V.  It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but Newegg has a year end sale going on that took $50 off.  It’s definitely more than I need right now, but if the unit lasts, I think I’ll be future proof.  Thanks again.

      Casey H.

    • in reply to: New Cable Modem #2322724

      Thanks everyone.  I’m thinking the simplest is to go with the ARRIS SBV3202.  It has the 3.1 protocol and can handle up to 940 mps.  The reviews on it are interesting–either 5s or 1s, with not much in the middle.  Apparently a few folks have had some issues with their units dying within a couple of months.  Other complaints are difficulties in working with Xfinity to get the setup complete.  Others give rave reviews.  This appears to be the only unit with voice capability that can handle much more than a couple hundred mps.

      Casey H.

    • in reply to: New Cable Modem #2322699

      Thanks PK.  I have seen the list, and it’s pretty big.  I was just wondering if anyone out there in the Xfinity system has some particularly good things to say about a device.  I have also seen some strings debating the merits of 3.0 vs 3.1 protocol, and I’m wondering if that should sway me.  My purchase plan is for 100 mbs download.  At some point in time, I suspect I would want to increase it.  I can’t really see a future need for anything greater than about 500 mbs.  So I’d want to pick up a unit that could at least manage that much capacity.

      Casey H.

    • in reply to: New Cable Modem #2322697

      Oh–and Merry Christmas!

    • in reply to: Boot Menu After Shutdown #2319573

      Thanks Guys.  I now see how this works.  I rebooted and selected the Macrium option, and the Macrium program proceeded to load–all this without need of inserting any rescue media.  I was able to navigate to a saved image and select it.  I didn’t proceed with a restore operation, but I’m confident things would have worked satisfactorily had I’d done so.  So now I’ve got two separate ways to invoke a rescue operation–three if I count the two different media forms I created.  That gives me a warm and fuzzy.  I guess I just wasn’t expecting things to set up that way.  Thanks again.

      Casey H.

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    • in reply to: Boot Menu After Shutdown #2319461

      Thanks much.  I was mistaken about one point–the “issue” is there on restarts as well as after complete shutdowns. I’m a little confused about the Macrium option on system restart, as I haven’t clicked on it to see what happens if I do.  Does it eliminate the need to use either the CD or USB flash drive media I created? Formerly I would just start the computer with media inserted, boot from there, then do a restore.  I’m missing what this “additional option” has to offer.

      Casey H.

    • in reply to: AOMEI Backupper No Mouse or Keyboard #2317650

      I think an interesting follow-up.  Engaging the boot media, I started mousing around the various pieces.  One of them is opening a command line.  The keyboard became functional at that point, allowing me to type stuff at the prompt.  Returning to the main menu, the keyboard was once again dead.  Perhaps it’s supposed to work that way.

      Casey H.

    • in reply to: AOMEI Backupper No Mouse or Keyboard #2317643

      Device Manager shows a couple of different .sys files for the keyboard.  Is it a matter of copying those into the media somehow?

      Casey H.

    • in reply to: AOMEI Backupper No Mouse or Keyboard #2317361

      Thanks everybody for chipping in.  This has been a very stressful process for me.  Since the days of DOS and Norton Ghost, I have always had multiple ways of restoring my systems back to an earlier time–just in case.  This time I thought I was out of luck.  I had already done a Windows reset–keep my files.  I was not looking forward to the extensive software installations and settings adjustments that were going to be necessary to complete the job. Then, creating media (both flash drive and DVD) using the Windows PE environment rather than the Linux created media that I had previously prepared,  allowed me to access and navigate my images and restore my computer.  The only thing I needed to do was get the November updates.  I’m really down to one final thing that’s bugging me.  Both the USB flash drive and the DVD I created only allows me to navigate the AOMEI restore menu with the mouse.  The keyboard is still dead.  Why that should be doesn’t make sense.  Thanks again everybody.

      Casey H.

    • in reply to: AOMEI Backupper No Mouse or Keyboard #2317356

      Thanks John.  I think I finally got that to work.

      Casey

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    • in reply to: AOMEI Backupper No Mouse or Keyboard #2317291

      Hi John –

      I can’t see anything in my BIOS that looks like boot override.  Can you perhaps go a little deeper on this.

      Casey

    • in reply to: AOMEI Backupper No Mouse or Keyboard #2317290

      Thanks Paul.  So successful restores in the past from within Windows were only a matter of luck?

      Casey

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