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#1 Timmy Toad

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:50 AM

Hi all, a neighbour of mine has got a Web Cam for Christmas, he called me over to help him install it !.

The dammed thing doesnt work, he doesnt have enough Bandwidth on his USB ports. A little window comes up saying his USB ADSL Modem is taking up 79%, the Web cam needs 13% and it seems there is a 10% and 15% reserved for something else (79% + 10% + 15% adds up to more than 100% !!).

I have unplugged his Printer and Scanner from the 4 ports built into his motherboard, so only the |Modem and Camera are the only things plugged in but it still isnt enough.

So i am wondering, will it help IF i fit him a PCI 4 port USB hub ?,

and/or is there a way of reducing the bandwidth that is being used by the Modem !! ????

BTW, happy christmas, i hope you are all having as much beer as i am !!. LOL.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 11:10 AM

Does his modem have the option of using a cat.5 cable to the LAN connection on the back of the computer? That would be the way to go
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#3 Timmy Toad

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:32 PM

thanks buddy for that logical suggestion, in answer to your question, "I dont know"

I shall have a look when i next go over to see him, i use a Cat5 cable in my house for my Virgin/NTL internet so i surely have a spare cable somewhere and i do know he has an Ethernet socket built into his computer so we may well get somewhere with that idea, thanks.

i know he has a sagem modem and i do have a feeling in my water, that it does have a cat5 socket,


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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:15 AM

he didnt have a cat5 socket in his modem, so i fitted the spare pci usb 4 port hub i had and it seems to work ok now.

thanks

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