MW2, where the term “LagNET” was coined & IWNet is IWShit

LagNET a New term? (probably not, but defined well by activision, Steam, and IWNet)

GOOGLE-SEARCH: – What is IWNet?

TITLE: –
Known Issue – VERY common problem – (Steam is responsible?)

Connecting to IWNet, … (Does not work)
Sign into the Steam-client, .. working? YES
Start the COD-MW2 game, .. working? YES
IWNET, .. working? – – – – – – – – NO

Connecting to LagNET?

~ IWNet peer to peer multiplayer set-up ~

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/IWNetIsShit

[QUOTED-TEXT: COMMENT #9] 
- 420_Bandit | Join Date: Dec 2011 | Reputation: 19
Posts: 158 ~ MW2 was where the term "LagNET" was coined. 

Dont feel bad, I have 51347/2048 internet and I get mass lag and lag comp. 
I've learned over MW3's life that it's less to do with netspeed/specs and 
more to do with bad coding and porting. 

The lag/lag comp is reason #3 why I have'nt touched this game in over 
2 months.
[END-QUOTED-TEXT]

OTHER ISSUES; –
Lack of dedicated servers
Bad coding and porting
Steam platform used as advertising delivery mechanism
Just does not work in general

OTHER LINKS:
What is IWNET? and 2 important questions

1.COD:MW2 need IWNET in order to play online multiplayer? <

Correct, it's their new peer-to-peer matching services. 
There won't be any dedicated servers.

2.If Infinity Ward shut down the IWNET(becauseonly a few PC players use it), 
no one can play onlinemultiplayer games right?

Also correct.

ANOTHER TEXT SUMMARY: - (By Clair Claws)
So what is wrong when Modern Warfare 2 just crashes when you start the game up for the very first time ? Crashes back to desktop, Crashes the whole PC, Freezes the screen and doesnt respond or just Hangs in a black screen. Well it happens a lot. And hours of Googling is not something a consumer had in mind when he/she bought this game.

OTHER? (Yes this goes on)
BONE-UP - (Other technical terms related to IWShit - VAC)
most attractive feature of IWNET, which uses Valve’s Anti Cheat

[QUOTE]
Jamie Skella | October 21, 2009 at 9:16 AM | ~

Yeah, because clans really want a p2p game, or a bunch of Aussies really 
want to play on a US based IW.net server. Idiots.
[END QUOTE]
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USB Infrared Toy v2

PIC 18F2550
$19.50 + P&H – Purchased? – YES!

* PIC® Microcontrollers ~ Microchip Development Boards *

RELATED LINKs
#1: –
http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/USB_IR_Toy_v2

#2: –
http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/39632e.pdf

#3: –
http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=2551

#4: – Purchase ? Start here with add to cart
http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/usb-infrared-toy-v2-p-831.html?cPath=174

 

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Floorplan designer

http://www.homestyler.com/designer

*The World Trade Center project in lower Manhattan*

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Fix MX700 – (with an axe)

LIST – Sites that might be useful resolving MX700 problems?
LIST – Not in any particular order – But number one [#1] seems like the most useful.

#1: – Taking apart a Canon MX700 all-in-one printer – By Tim Anderson
http://gadgets.itwriting.com/?page_id=279

#2: –
http://fix-your-printer.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/error-u051-on-canon-printers.html

Error U051 on Canon Printers
 Failure: no print head installed. Install the print head. Cartridge Error

Solution 1:
Press the triangle button for 5 seconds.

Solution 2:
Reinstall the cartridges; change the cartridges if the error persists.

Solution 3:
If the error persists: verify that the contacts on the cartridges and the
ink cartridge are clean and unscratched.
Finally, it is possible that the printhead is defective.

GOOGLE – SEARCH; Fix error U051

#3: – Free Printer Resetter
http://resettercanon.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/canon-mx700-printer-error-code-5b10.html

ACCESS SERVICE MODE:
1) Press and hold the Stop/Reset button
2) Press and hold the power-button (Two seconds)
3) Now (with the power-button still held) – Press the Stop/Reset button twice.

The MX700, should now enter ‘service-mode’.

This procedure works well on my MX700, however the other procedures are not working for my mx700, (ie, Print the ROM page, or entering the “Set Region Mode”) – some experimentation might produce BETTER results, … (all for now).

[Updated; 7:45 PM Wednesday 30 May 2012]

#4: – Canon MX700 printer shows error code 5100
http://computer-online-repair.blogspot.com.au/2009/11/canon-mx700-printer-shows-error-code.html

#5: – PC Medics – Canon Pixma Error Codes and Solution
http://pcmediks.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/canon-pixma-error-codes-and-solution.html

[QUOTE PC Medic]
These are list of Canon Pixma printer error codes and possible solution. Applicable for Canon Pixma Inkjet Printer IP and MP Series. These error codes mean machine problems. In many cases, the machine will require service.

Canon Pixma Error Codes are indicated by the number of cycles of Alarm and Power LEDs blink, and the corresponding error code with the message
“Printer error has occurred. Turn off power then back on again. If problem persists, see the manual.” is displayed on the LCD.
[ENDS QUOTE]

#6: – Get the Manaul – care-of – Retrevo
Canon PIXMA MX700 multifunction printer
http://www.retrevo.com/support/Canon-MX700-Multifunction-Printers-manual/id/3379bh449/t/2/

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FIN_WAIT_2 Timer, ~ and other assorted timers

Just viewing Proving It’s Not the Network with Path Analysis and thought, BEFORE watching this video, Ill check extactly what is currently connected to this laptop using netstat -a, which provided some info.

Often have 30 to 50 tabbed pages open in a browser, and three (3) largish bittorrent videos, and email, all needing to ‘connect-to-internet’, so the list from a netstat equiry is very long. Use: ‘netstat -a > netstat.txt‘ to capture the query-content into a plain text file.

VIDEO LINK-ABOVE ~ [quote] we explore how to quickly determine if the network is involved in the performance problem, or if it is free from blame. [end quote]

The netstat -a lists a number of connections with “FIN_WAIT_2 Timer” –

FIN_WAIT_2 Timer – (What exactly is this -?-)
The simplest definition that I see, (without getting all technical) is pasted below.

TCP/IP Security
www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/.../tcpip-security.html
A FIN_WAIT_2 timer is started when there is a transition 
from the FIN_WAIT_1 state to the FIN_WAIT_2 state. 
The value of this timer is 10 minutes.

For the other assorted timers? (title reference) – visit
#1: – http://netlab18.cis.nctu.edu.tw/TAi/Research/TCPIP/TCP Timers.ppt
I have no intention to explain in detail, … (just a quick overview / definition)

[SLIDE-2 of 24] ~ The 7 Timers for each Connection

Connection-Establishment Timer
* Establish a new connection.
* If a response isn’t received within 75 seconds, the connection establishment is aborted.

Retransmission Timer
* Based on Round-Trip Time (RTT).
* TCP sends data.
* When this timer expires, TCP retransmit the data.

GOOGLE-SEARCH – identify active connections using netstat -a

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3g for network engineers

Useful Links –

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/3g_for_network_engineers

THIS-LINK; – This bloke has nailed it in one sentence – [QUOTE]  What Your Telco Won’t Tell You ~  A warning: many Telstra representatives will not be aware of, many of the company’s “other” products; also be very careful in terminology – much confusion can arise if you get lazy with product names (they’re all very similar). [END-QUOTE]

IP-Based-Backbone

*IP-Based-Backbone*

OTHER LINKS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMTS

 http://www.sierrawireless.com/

Telstra mf30 logon IP – http://192.168.0.1/index.asp

No longer does Telstra provide  the balance in ‘Data-Amounts’ , …  they only provide a ‘Dollar-Amount’ – (Another sneaky way Telstra gouges money) Balance: $70.63 (expires 05 Jun 2012)

Related post ~ GSM based technology ~

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Chipset ~ 945PL-S3

Chipset ~ 945PL-S3

search – Review and Release date 945PL chipset

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets – The release date for chipset 945PL was March 2006

The 945PL-S3 motherboard is based on the Intel 945PL Northbridge chipset and the Intel ICH7 Southbridge chipset. It supports Intel Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium D and Celeron D Processors, with Hyper-Threading Technology and 800/1066MHz Front Side Bus support.

 $ Mobo_945PL-S3 $

*Mobo_945PL-S3*

The Intel 945PL Express supports one PCI Express x16 graphics card, while the ICH7 southbridge has four additional PCI Express lanes which are typically divvied up between PCI Express x1 slots and Gigabit network adaptor.

OTHER-LINKs – (Can your computer run that game?)
http://svc.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/intro.aspx

http://directron.com/expressguide.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-X

PCI-X, short for PCI-eXtended, – Year created 1998 – Not to be confused with PCI Express (PCI-E or PCIe) ~ I could not find a more confusing way to say it.

Confusion with PCI-Express -REF- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-X

PCI-X is often confused by name with PCI Express, commonly abbreviated as 
PCI-E or PCIe, although the cards themselves are totally incompatible and 
look different. The reason for this confusion is that "PCI-X" sounds 
similar to "PCI Express". While they are both high-speed computer buses for 
internal peripherals, they differ in many ways. The first is that PCI-X is 
a parallel interface that is directly backward compatible with all but the 
oldest (5-volt) standard PCI devices. 

PCIe is a serial bus with a different physical interface that was designed 
to supersede both PCI and PCI-X.

A PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet expansion card. Year created 1998

*A PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet expansion card. Year created 1998*

GPU currently installed in said mother-board (945PL-S3) is a Geforce PCX 5300

Geforce PCX 5300

*Geforce PCX 5300*

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RC Helicopter

RC Helicopter
Model = TWMM1NINJA

Model: TWMM1NINJA

*Model: TWMM1NINJA*

Identify this chip? [PCB ZN-YZ58010-B]

*Printed Circuit Board - ZN-YZ58010-B*

A NOTE ABOUT THE WP ‘upload/insert’ TOOL:

THIS-MARKUP; - (Was used to ad the 'grey-surround' to the image, 
and included the caption under the image) - [Will wp display this, 
OR require further 'adjustments to the markup'?][square brackets 
are a BAD choice of separator, but I like them]

*Printed Circuit Board - ZN-YZ58010-B*

HERE IT IS AGAIN: caption id="attachment_4930" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="*Printed Circuit Board - ZN-YZ58010-B*" (just ad square-brackets to BOTH-ENDS)
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sub-domain grd.*

remote – (lack of control) – found this url today, poking around in the cPanel-stats, … This hosting has turned up some odd arrangements with regard to the domain-name(ing) / hosting, …

HERE; – Is what I am getting at
http://grd.breakfix.info/blog/?p=660

Ok – I get it ~ The ‘grd’ is a sub-domain of the plan purchased (which included a ‘free-domain’) which was http://www.breakfix.info – which becomes the PRIMARY domain according to the hosting company.

In actual fact the www.breakfix.info domain is SECONDARY to ‘me’.

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GeForce 6600 GT

RESEARCH: – Minimum Specification – GeForce 6600 GT

COMPARE – (With entry level laptop currently available starting around the $700 mark) – Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better –

Minimum System Requirements COD MW2 ~ [MW2 = Modern Warfare-2]
The COD Naming convention is confusing at best –

*minimum system requirements = NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT*

LINK; – http://www.themodernwarfare2.com/?35-minimum-mw2-system-requirements/ – [Check ALL the minimum system requirements on THIS link]

RELEASE-DATE -?- HARDWARE GeForce 6600 GT –
REVIEW-DATE -?- By TrusterReviews – By Riyad Emeran 08 September 2004
OMG – This GPU is getting on, … (in the $$$ circumstance is a good thing)

SIDE-BY-SIDE-COMPARISION: – PassMark – G3D Mark – Mid Range Videocards – Updated 24th of January 2012 http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?gpu=GeForce+6600+GT

THIS SITE “videocardbenchmark.net” REFERENCE

THIS – Represents one (1) way to check IF this laptop, … with GPU (ATI-Radeon HD6470M) will run said game? – [Medium-Setting at 30 fps]

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6470M.43075.0.html

*AMD-Radeon-HD-6470M*

LAST-COMMENT; – Should be able to find something with ‘better‘ frame-rates for budget $700, with 13′ to 14’ screen and a DVD ROM drive.

ALSO-REQUIRED; – (Like minimum laptop specs)
CPU i5 [Intel Core i5-2540M] or other in the i5-range
RAM 4GB

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