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mangaman74 said:
Death has been round our way again. Found 3 dead frogs this morning - 2 in the back garden, 1 in the front (I assume they were dead - they were all lying on their backs montionless).
I saw two pieces of roadkill on my way to Bath yesterday so it must be creeping around here as well
 

Tachi

Mushi-shi
Because i was too full from the free garlic bread.

gotta look round for a better router... keep disconnecting from my network the moment my mum uses the internet downstairs.
 

Tachi

Mushi-shi
Jayme said:
Tried using some tin-foil to direct it to you?


im still unsure what the hell that means jayme.

as in, put a strip of tin foil from the connection, upstairs, to the ps3 and wii, so a mock wired connection... or open the plastic wireless adapter and add tin foil to hopefully boost signal?
 

Jaymii

Baka Ranger
If you have a router next to a wall, half the signal will go into that instead of where necessary. If you put tin foil on the wall, it reflects (or something) and boosts the wifi connection.
 

Tachi

Mushi-shi
hmmm. never heard of that myself, but worth a shot.

1st problem is, the router is downstairs under the phone cabinet next to the front door. My room is on the opposite side of the house so its furthest away from my ps3 and wii *sigh*

2nd problem is, my dad forgot that he'd stripped out the wired connection that used to go to their room..... so i can't even put the router in their room so its dead centre of the house.

i have a decent connection... that is, until someone else uses their laptop, then the bandwidth cuts by more than half. so my room loses all connection.

looking online for a wireless router with built in modem and 150mbps to 300mbps, though its been so long since i've had to set up a router system i can't remember if i need the built in modem or not.

the set up i have at the moment is: the router is plugged into the mains, and a rj11 cable goes from the router to a filter/splitter and then directly into the phoneline. and thats how its left.

Ideally i don't want a router what needs connection to a pc 24/7 to work.
 

Y-San

Shinki
Firstly the tin foil sheet is basic physics.

The tin foil is comparable to a satellite, the both have the same function, they reflect radio waves to a focused point.

By putting a sheet of tin foil on the wall in the opposite side of the router, variable to where you are, the less of the waves will pass through that end of the house, as there being refracted by the sheet, like a beam of sunlight hitting a mirror.

Most routers have a built in modem now aday's anyway as a standard, so just look of a router in your local computer shop or amazon, most of them from the last few years, will likely do the job.
 

Tachi

Mushi-shi
i moved the router, instead of being in a cupboard under the phone.... its not ontop of the cupboard and i had full bars. even managed to play monster hunter online with no real problems for hours (it eventually caved in, but that was due to both my sister and mother on their laptops. in its new place it can handle my internet usage and 1 other laptop... but 2 laptops and my wii/ps3 or laptop and it dies lol)

Going to go searching for the new router later this weekend. or a wireless extender maybe my saviour.

Anyway, off to Northampton tonight :) so between 5.30 and 6.20 i've gotta: clean my room (beer bottles, all the cardboard from postal deliveries and generally tidy stuff up) Clean the bathroom OR Vac' up all downstairs. AND pack my bags, as instead of packing when the gf said to... i played the wii.

*facepalms*
 

MaxonTreik

Chuunibyou
Stuart-says-yes said:
Firstly the tin foil sheet is basic physics.

The tin foil is comparable to a satellite, the both have the same function, they reflect radio waves to a focused point.

By putting a sheet of tin foil on the wall in the opposite side of the router, variable to where you are, the less of the waves will pass through that end of the house, as there being refracted by the sheet, like a beam of sunlight hitting a mirror.
That is not how signals work. You need a concave surface to make the signal focus to a point.
 

Zin5ki

Railgun
Stuart-says-yes said:
By putting a sheet of tin foil on the wall in the opposite side of the router, variable to where you are, the less of the waves will pass through that end of the house, as there being refracted by the sheet, like a beam of sunlight hitting a mirror.
Refraction is an undesired optical phenomenon in usual mirrors. The analogy you're drawing predominantly involves reflection.
 

rory_okane

Completely Average High School Student
Anyone paying much attention to the goings on in Libya? For some reason, when seeing Gaddafi give one of his talks on BBC news, I was reminded of the badguy in the first episode of Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid... The one who threatens to wipe out the Refugees. Don't know why.
 

Ryo Chan

Symphogear
rory_okane said:
Anyone paying much attention to the goings on in Libya? For some reason, when seeing Gaddafi give one of his talks on BBC news, I was reminded of the badguy in the first episode of Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid... The one who threatens to wipe out the Refugees. Don't know why.

if he starts singing Avi Maria, i'm going over there personally to sort him out

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Zin5ki

Railgun
My jar of ground cumin twice fell from the spice shelf. Fortunately, my swift reactions prevented either such incidences from adding further delay to the preparation of my fajitas.
 
@AUKN members- your combined knowledge of physics/satellite technology always amazes me.

Just discovered I have won a pair of tickets to an Italian festival happening in London next week. I haven't won a competition in over a year, so its a nice surprise.
 

Tachi

Mushi-shi
congratz m.g :)

Great weekend, booked a certain test this morning. Now just sat in work listening to radio 1.

was up till half 2... why's it that when your trying to sleep in the same bed as your gf over the weekend and she's taking all the covers and apparently laughing at you because you've been talking and laughing in your sleep... then when your back in your own bed on your own.... why's it so bloody hard to sleep? :S
 

shira

Shinigami
Tachi- said:
congratz m.g :)

Great weekend, booked a certain test this morning. Now just sat in work listening to radio 1.

was up till half 2... why's it that when your trying to sleep in the same bed as your gf over the weekend and she's taking all the covers and apparently laughing at you because you've been talking and laughing in your sleep... then when your back in your own bed on your own.... why's it so bloody hard to sleep? :S

According to my Psychology Specification, it's likely to be because your brain is over-active, and thus you aren't able to enter Stage 1 NREM Sleep to initiate the sleep cycle. It's suggested you try to relax yourself by using calming music or visual imagery of nice, calming places - this should reduce brain arousal and allow you to sleep more effectively.

(Lol, yeah, I have work due in on this on Wednesday - Don't worry though; that's a summary, I could go on...)
 

shira

Shinigami
lol It just suggests the above really. Arousal of the mind doesn't have to be from any particular stimulus - gaming may have helped to relax you which'd explain your being able to sleep fine afterwards. It could just be something you're anxious over - that's the worst one for losing sleep. I play games n **** till late - but due to having tinnitus I have to listen to a rain loop when I go to sleep (for the time being) and as such, it probably relaxes me, so I get fairly good sleep. Basically avoid alcahol/caffeine for as long as possible before sleeping, and before going to sleep just try doing some really calming things. Put your phone away so no one can contact you, and think of relaxing things - if that's too hard then go and listen to relaxing stuff, like a rain loop.

I wouldn't suggest sleeping tablets - your quality of sleep matters far more than the length of sleep in terms of next day tiredness (Though, people who sleep less than 6.5 hours, or more than 8.5 hours may be more likely to die...). Sleeping tablets have shown to reduce time spent in REM sleep, which means you will probably still not be 100% the next day - best bet for you is just to try the above and relax.
 

Y-San

Shinki
Godot said:
lol It just suggests the above really. Arousal of the mind doesn't have to be from any particular stimulus - gaming may have helped to relax you which'd explain your being able to sleep fine afterwards. It could just be something you're anxious over - that's the worst one for losing sleep. I play games n **** till late - but due to having tinnitus I have to listen to a rain loop when I go to sleep (for the time being) and as such, it probably relaxes me, so I get fairly good sleep. Basically avoid alcahol/caffeine for as long as possible before sleeping, and before going to sleep just try doing some really calming things. Put your phone away so no one can contact you, and think of relaxing things - if that's too hard then go and listen to relaxing stuff, like a rain loop.

I wouldn't suggest sleeping tablets - your quality of sleep matters far more than the length of sleep in terms of next day tiredness (Though, people who sleep less than 6.5 hours, or more than 8.5 hours may be more likely to die...). Sleeping tablets have shown to reduce time spent in REM sleep, which means you will probably still not be 100% the next day - best bet for you is just to try the above and relax.

Goodness, and here I though getting 6 hours a night wasn't too bad.

I'd suggest sleeping making sleeping your first priorety at night tachi, like going to sleep from 8 pm to 3 am, but you seem to be more social able than my self, though I can understand where your coming from, in having difficutlty sleeping after midnight.

My suggestion is maybe try sleeping at 11, not only is it several hours earlier than usual, so its not so bad if you lye awake for a while, but the more hours you get before midnight, the better you'll feel the next day anyway.

Felt better sleeping for 7 hours from 8pm til 3am, than 1 am to 8 am
 
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