Second Computer?

Second Computer?

I currently have an iMac desktop connected to my RG via Ethernet (cat5).  My old Dell PC is in the basement, almost directly below the RG.  It would be useful (but not necessary) for me to be able to use the Dell PC as a second computer once a month or so, because the website used to manage my vacation time, pay statements, etc. is not compatible with Mac (I have checked this with IT).  Would simply connecting the downstairs PC to a second Ethernet port on the RG allow me to have Internet access with no additional charges or equipment?  Or would it be more complicated (if so,what additional information would you need)?  I do not want to make any major changes or overcomplicate things, as all is working well right now.  I also don't want to install Windows on the Mac for various reasons.  If it helps, I have no wireless devices (other than cell phone) nor any need for a laptop.  The regulars on the forum may recall that I am cyber-impaired--thanks for any help!

 

docbombay 

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I waited until prices came down and got a Sony Beta!!:smileyvery-happy:

 

docbombay

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docbombay wrote:

I waited until prices came down and got a Sony Beta!!:smileyvery-happy:

 

docbombay


Money well spent huh?:smileytongue:

 

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Sure thought so at the time...

 

docbombay

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Actually it looked a lot better than vhs, but movie industry adopted vhs and the rest is history.  Just like the war between blu ray and hd dvd.  Movie industry went with blu ray and...

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You're right--for the short time I used it, the beta had a great picture--just made a bad bet.  At least I picked blu-ray more recently.  I think the beta recorder is still in my basement somewhere--I wonder if a museum would like it?:smileywink:

 

docbombay

"Everything should be made as simple as possible--but not simpler."
--Albert Einstein
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Beta looked so good that it replaced 3/4 inch videotape in the professional video world.  Then they came out with Beta SP which was even better. 

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At the time, the picture quality difference between VHS and Beta was noticeable, but compared to today's equipment and how it deals with the older NTSC signals, both VHS and Beta were pretty bad.  Both had only about 240 TVL/ph (lines of horizontal resolution), although Beta was slightly better with the color rendition.

 

One of the biggest things that pushed VHS ahead was the record time.  With a T-160 tape, VHS in LP mode had enough tape to record an entire football game, a feat that Beta never did match.

 

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rmurrayfrith wrote:

 


See my response in your other thread.

 

http://utalk.att.com/t5/Home-Set-Up/NO-SERVICE-FOR-14-DAYS-TERRIBLE-ATT-UVERSE-SERVICE-IN-HOUSTON/m-...

 

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I'm unsure what the last reply refers to (access denied to link), but I had success with connecting a second computer!  Used 50' Cat5e from Monoprice to connect the RG to my old PC in the basement.  Worked like a charm.  And an added bonus--it occurred to me that I could now download U-verse Realtime--thanks, SomeJoe!   I was unable to do so previously since I've had a Mac since April.  Another bonus--my Cocker Spaniel loves the new setup--he has a large play area set up in the basement and gets a bit more attention when I use the PC.  Thanks for the help.

 

docbombay 

"Everything should be made as simple as possible--but not simpler."
--Albert Einstein
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The link has most likely been merged with another thread. :smileywink:

 

Good to hear it all worked out, and that your dog is happy. :smileyhappy:

 

UVRT is great for sure!

 

Another Mac user was able to install UVRT, wonder what was different?

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Now I remember what was going on!  rmurrayfrith was posting messages in several threads offering to sale an RG that he purchased off of Ebay.  I believe I told him that he was trying to sale stolen equipment that no one could use.  Wendy deleted his messages.

 

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Thanks, texasguy--thought I might have missed one of your usual excellent replies!

 

spd, as far as I know, U-verse Realtime is a Windows application-perhaps the Mac user had Windows on his machine?

 

docbombay

"Everything should be made as simple as possible--but not simpler."
--Albert Einstein
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I have had a few reports of people successfully running UVRT in a Windows virtual machine that was running on a Mac, either in Parallels or VMware Fusion.

 

I have not tested the program when running in a VM, so I'm not positive that all features will work.  Everything related to line stats should have no problems, but the Channels/Streams feature may not work if the VM's virtual NIC doesn't support promiscuous mode.

 

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Was referring to this post.

 

Screenshots here.

edit again--looking at the Screenshots, that is definitely Windows, VM

 

And this one is regarding 2Wire.

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I was late getting into this melee, Doc.  And my suggestion is moot now that you've run the extra cable.  I was going to suggest that, if you had an extra WI-FI adapter sitting around the house not being used....you could hook it up to the basement PC and eliminate the need for the ethernet cable.  Oh well.....glad you're giving your hound dog more attention.Westie puppy.gif

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