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    College Laptop Advice Needed

    You know, the surge protector advice is an excellent suggestion. I wouldn't have thought of it. Will go to Amazon right now and order one. For anyone interested, I wrote up a treatise of my 4 laptop picks for him to consider--two with a discrete video card and two without--and he felt most...
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    College Laptop Advice Needed

    I gotta say I love the Surface devices. I own two Surface Pros and a Surface Go myself. I do plan on presenting the Surface Laptop as an option to him (I don't like the feel of the detachable Pro keyboards myself, and I am a very fast touch typist, but the laptop keyboards are decent; and I...
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    College Laptop Advice Needed

    He'll be majoring in biology/science. From what I'm hearing, I'm thinking I should aim more toward this laptop being a combination entertainment lifeline and mini-workstation. So with that in mind, I'm thinking I'll present him with a few options but will suggest my overall pick as the XPS 15...
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    College Laptop Advice Needed

    He'll be in a dorm, sharing a tiny room, but he will have a small desk. Setting up an external monitor and possibly external GPU is really not an option at this stage of the game. So just really looking to get him a relatively reliable laptop with everything he needs and nothing he doesn't. Do...
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    College Laptop Advice Needed

    I'm planning on buying my grandson a laptop this month for him to take to his first year of college in the fall. Like me, he is more a desktop person, so when I try to get his preference on things, he just doesn't know and doesn't really have an opinion. So I've been doing some research and was...
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    New Modem Flashing DS light

    That is interesting information. I've started to see mention of this recently when researching what the heck I should do. I've ordered the Arris S33, and that should show up in a day or two. I think it's maybe a good thing--for me, anyway--that this particular Arris doesn't have a lot of...
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    New Modem Flashing DS light

    Motorola advised me to return the modem! That said, they did state that the power level of the upstream bonded channel is out of range. I will be returning this modem for refund. If I buy another modem (non-Motorola), might I still have issues due to that out-of-range power level? Or might...
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    New Modem Flashing DS light

    I think I'm probably driving myself crazy with this stuff. The DS light flashing just sent me off on a wild goose chase. As long as the light remains solid--and it's solid right now-- think I'll just let it be. As an aside, I did notice that after I finished playing an online VR game the DS...
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    New Modem Flashing DS light

    I had called the ISP (Cox) and the tech said everything looked fine on their end. My speedtest score was good. It was then suggested to me about being sure to reboot the router as well as the modem, which I had neglected to do, and doing that seemed to correct the issue. But only for a few days...
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    New Modem Flashing DS light

    FWIW, the DS light started flashing again yesterday, corrected/uncorrected numbers started showing again in the status columns, and my router (Amplifi Alien with LCD readout) showed network spikes. I honestly don't know if it's the modem (I rue not returning it when I could; I'm 3 days past my...
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    New Modem Flashing DS light

    I am hopeful this is resolved...I had previously neglected to also reboot the router when I rebooted the modem. I just did so; and while, of course, the light no longer flashes, when I checked the status on the modem, all those "uncorrected errors" are now at zero. I hope I was the cause of my...
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    New Modem Flashing DS light

    The manual says blinking blue downstream light means "negotiating bonded channel," with solid blue "bonded with 2 or more channels." It should be solid; I don't understand why it is indeed solid for a few days and then goes back to blinking, requiring a reboot to go solid again. I didn't know...
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    New Modem Flashing DS light

    Activated a new Motorola MB8611 (docsis 3.1) about three weeks ago. Seems to work fine, although I noticed the blue downstream light will start blinking rather than remain solid every few days. It doesn't affect internet connectivity; I can still connect, still stream, still game. But it will...
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    No longer able to transfer files from my pc to my amazon fire

    Might not be your issue, but whenever I want to put files on my husband's Fire, after connecting with USB I also--every time--have to go into USB settings on the Fire itself and tell it I want to use it as a media device. The default action when connecting with USB is to charge it. Once I...
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    Delete. Question resolved

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