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Old 04-06-2012, 01:16 AM
 
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I think mine is called something like GhettoLite Isobar!
Mensa, don't ask me about this kinda stuff, for all I know, the whole "surge protection" is bologna! I mean, if it actually tripped, blew a fuse or sent me an e-mail informing that it actually caught a spike in the current then I would probably start believing that these device are actually doing something!

Ethernet/phone cable could very well be a marketing gimmick and it probably is. I personally never used them but I don't tell people not to, better safe than sorry and if it comes with one, might as well use it.
I mean the whole "joule rating" could be BS too. It is not like the surge protectors come with a joule gauge that we can check, right?
Is the 2% milk I am drinking really has only 2% fat in it? Did the aliens really build the pyramids in Egypt?

I need another drink...
Better safe than sorry, right?

NFN Turco, have you tried this instead of that 2% milk? Doc told me after the heart attack NO MILK so I tried this, full flavor, sorta creamy taste... I'd rather have my Cheerio's in Half & Half..... but

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Old 04-06-2012, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Typically NO, firmware upgrades does not wipe settings, even when new features are added such as the recent change LinkSys made to allow WPS to be disabled.

Having a backup of setting is a good idea though.
On the Belkin router I have, the instructions were very clear relating to the loss of data during the firmware upgrade, so I had to save the data. Later I had to instruct the router to search for and import the file. Then, approximately 100 seconds the router rebooted and the upgrade was done.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:56 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Is the 2% milk I am drinking really has only 2% fat in it?.
One of those advertisement gimmicks.

Whole milk has 4% fat, so 2% fat is really 50 % fat ...
I know, off topic, so solly ...
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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I'd hate to have to spend the time every morning to boot up the modem, get sync, then boot up the router.
How long would that take?
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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How long would that take?
It varies widely. I worked on a DSL modem last year that didn't finish authentication on the phone company network for an hour and a half.

If everything's working OK, probably 3 minutes for the modem, then 3 minutes for the router, then turn on the PC's. (Just a rough guess.)
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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On the Belkin router I have, the instructions were very clear relating to the loss of data during the firmware upgrade, so I had to save the data. Later I had to instruct the router to search for and import the file. Then, approximately 100 seconds the router rebooted and the upgrade was done.
Is that for all upgrades, or a specific version. If it added features or functions, then very possible.

It is also standard boiler plate "don't blame us" verbiage used by most vendors.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Is that for all upgrades, or a specific version. If it added features or functions, then very possible.

It is also standard boiler plate "don't blame us" verbiage used by most vendors.
You probably are right. I just follow the installation instructions to be on the safe side.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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It varies widely. I worked on a DSL modem last year that didn't finish authentication on the phone company network for an hour and a half.

If everything's working OK, probably 3 minutes for the modem, then 3 minutes for the router, then turn on the PC's. (Just a rough guess.)
Odd, when I turn on the main switch for the surge protector, it powers on the 5 year old motorola cable modem, linksys switch at the same time. Within a matter of seconds I power on the PC and the monitor. By the time I get to my desktop which is about 40 seconds (give or take a few), the Internet connection is already up!
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