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UncleSteve

Member Since 05 Jan 2006
OFFLINE Last Active Feb 19 2014 05:03 PM
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Broadband modems - connecting two together?

24 November 2013 - 06:45 PM

Sorry if this post is in the wrong place, there does not seem to be an off-topic folder.

I have two broadband router modems connected to two different BB suppliers as I need reliability as one or the other drops out due to my rural location.

I have various devices connected to one router or the other and various devices connected to various PC's so unless the PC's are logged on to the same router, the device fails to work. In the case of printers I usually end up with loads of multiple print out when the PC's are finally matched (due to operators re-trying to get a print out)

Is it safe/possible to use a standard cat5 cable between the two routers, then is it easy to access devices on one router when logged in to the other?

Can anyone advise on the above please, or what other solutions are available?

Thanks for reading and your time :)

USB printer - sharing for several pc's?

24 November 2013 - 06:31 PM

Sorry if this post is in the wrong place, there does not seem to be an off-topic folder.

I have a single USB label printer and want to print to it from 3 PC's.

Currently its plugged in to one PC then accessed via the CAT5 network by the other two PC's. This works, but the PC with the direct connection to the PC is not always on. If the printer lead is swapped to another PC that one is not always on and so on.

I have a powered multi port USB hub, which is normally used to give a PC extra ports, however I was wondering if its safe to connect said box to all PC's and printer? One PC and one printer obviously won't be an issue, but worried about connecting several more PC's

Can anyone advise on the above please, or what other solutions are available, bar buying a new printer which is not available from Dymo for wireless/network connections?

Thanks for reading and your time :)

FAQ Pages - recomendation/comments please?

23 November 2013 - 10:55 AM

I have a non OSC faq page at present, but its past its usefulness, so need to seek a new one.
  • I want to have various categories for the types of question.
  • I'd like to add questions via admin, rather than customers adding questions.
  • Question format needs to have line breaks or even wysiwyg (my old page will not allow line breaks, so everything is on one line - ugly), obviously the field needs to be as large, rather than limited to say 144 characters.
  • Answer section similar format to above.
  • Customer search facility.

I've seen contributions for FAQ pages and Article pages, but not found any examples that are live to see if any meet my needs. Can anyone come up with sugestions and links to possible solutions please?

Oh, I'm running PHP 5.3. Its not an option to upgrade due to the huge cost implications of having my site up-graded :(

Thanks for reading and any help/suggestions given :)