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Re: how to use open drive or google drive

Gene
 

How many people do you want to download the files? It might be easier and more simple to use a goode file transfer site than to sign up with a service. We transfer, for example allows free users to share files with We transfer allows you to share files with three people without signing up.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2021 10:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to use open drive or google drive

G
ood morning, List,


All I want to do is to place a file or files in either of these
facilities and send links to those people who I want to be able to down
load the files.


The instructions talk about many things these sites provide. All I need,
however, is this dropbox type applications.


I thank you very much.


Joe Giovanelli


how to use open drive or google drive

Joe Giovanelli
 

G
ood morning, List,


All I want to do is to place a file or files in  either of these facilities and send links to those people who I want to be able to down load the files.


The instructions talk about many things these sites provide. All I need, however, is this dropbox type applications.


I thank you very much.


Joe Giovanelli


Re: Orbit Reader 40 review? Thoughts?

Joe Orozco
 

Here’s the link to the Facebook Group. Below it I’ll include the
thread on the Orbit 40. If the link doesn’t work, you should be able
to run a search for Braille Displays in Groups and see it pop up.

First the link:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/588519491541071/

And here’s the short thread. I’m leaving soon and can’t properly
format, but hope it helps:

Christina Vining, profile picture
Christina Vining
I just got mine two days ago, so it's a bit early to say much. If
there's anything specific you'd like to know, I'll try to follow up.

My other display is a Braille Edge, so coming from that, the Orbit is
a bit of a challenge. Unlike the Edge, I couldn't just switch on and
start pressing
buttons and set preferences. It isn't quite obvious what buttons to
press to make things happen, as with the Edge, so I've had to keep
referring to the
manual...which I did skim before the Orbit arrived.

It's also an adjustment to get used to the style of pins. They don't
refresh as a complete line, but one by one. Rapidly, so it's quick
enough for comfortable
reading, and there's an autoscroll feature, but it's quite a unique
experience to read on this display. You probably already know it makes
a little bit
of noise; someone compared it to the sound of a rain stick, and that's
an excellent description of the pins' sound.

When you open a file it is in reader mode, by default, but you can
change to edit mode with a Chord-E. No need to close the file. So the
two modes are
not separated into designated sections on the notetaker, like the
Library and Editor, as on the Mantis. I appreciate that.

You have the option of pairing a bluetooth keyboard with the Orbit40;
I haven't yet done that, but this was a main reason I bought the
Orbit. I do wish
it also could connect with a wired keyboard.
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Joe Orozco
Ah, we meet again!

Thank you for that thorough review. A few questions, if I may:

How would you describe the portability? I know that at 40 cells, we’re
not talking about a palm size device, but have you found it light and
slim enough
to easily carry about?

How much of a delay do you experience with the cells refreshing
individually as opposed to simultaneously?

How have you found the writing experience? I like the Bluetooth
compatibility, but as a standalone device to read and write files,
have you found it sufficiently
adequate?

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!
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Christina Vining
Following up, and I'm sorry this took so long! I had trouble finding
this post again.

After using this every day for a bit over two weeks, I am very
impressed by this display, and especially for this price. I used it
for a week and a few
days before it required charging again, and that's comparable to my
Braille Edge. It charges using USB C connection, and although I don't
have one, it
can use a magnetic charging cable. Orbit just started selling these
for it, but it will work with any standard such cable you buy.

It is the same width as probably any 40 cell, and it's a tiny bit
narrower side to side than the Edge, so 11 inches. It is thicker,
however, and feels
a bit like a Braille Lite, but with more rounded edges and corners. I
think it's small and easily portable, but I don't find 40 cell
displays to be bulky.
I'm keeping mine in a 12-inch netbook-size laptop case, at the moment;
of course it doesn't need a case quite that roomy, but it works. Orbit
does not
yet have a case available, but they say one will be, this month.

The feel of the Perkins keys on this is a bit more tactile and clicky
than the keys on the Braille Edge. This makes it easier to write, for
me, I find
this to be an advantage. It isn't obnoxiously noisy, but with that and
the sound of the pins, it isn't a silent display, if that matters to
you. With other
people talking around you, or a TV on nearby, you wouldn't really
notice the Orbit sounds.

The way the cells refresh won't affect anything, it's very rapid!

The panning keys are rocker type keys, or are shaped that way, and are
on the top of the display at either end, not on the front edge like
Humanware thumb
keys. The spacebar is located below the braille cells, on the
front/lower edge of the display, so that's an adjustment. I wasn't
pleased with that, but
I've gotten used to it, and since the spacebar is used to stop and
start autoscroll, it's well placed so that it's quick to access the
spacebar. (I believe
on the Orbit20, the space is in the usual position, in relation to the
other six keys, so I'm not sure why this choice was made for the 40.)

This display can use standard SD cards, and USB flash drives as well.

There is an Orbit list on groups.io, if you want to ask questions, or
just get other opinions. It is not a list created by Orbit, so
unofficial.

I have noticed that Orbit is very responsive to communication, and
addressing any issues users report. When I called, a person answered
the phone and answered
my questions.

There is talk from Orbit of updates coming soon. Among the updates
will be the ability to use the Orbit 40 with a wired keyboard, which
I'm really happy
about.
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Thank you so much for that comprehensive review!
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I think there is a demo for how the braille dots sound like on the 40 cell
It is posted on applevis

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Hi, here’s that audio demo for anyone interested:

http://www.weber-air.com/OrbitReader40VolumeLevels.mp3

On 4/22/21, Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm not on Facebook.

Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Orozco
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:14 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Orbit Reader 40 review? Thoughts?

Hi, if you're on Facebook, there's a Braille Displays group where I think
people have posted their thoughts. If you're not on Facebook, let me know,
and I'll see about hunting down the thread and posting it here.

Joe

On 4/22/21, Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello list,

So I was thinking of upgrading to the Orbit Reader 40 display, but
haven’t really been able to come across any reviews on the product.
Write ups on the Orbit Reader 20 Plus yes, but not much for the 40.
Can I just assume that they’re the same, but for amount of Braille
cells?

There was one review I came across on Apple Vis but it was more
focused on the device's sound
<https://www.applevis.com/forum/braille-apple-products/orbit-reader-40
-audio
-volume-level-examples> than anything else. I did find one YouTube
-volume-level-examples> video,
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmbvLsoCe7o> but it’s in French and
well… I don’t speak French.

I was thinking of the Mantis 40, but honestly, I’m pretty happy with
my mechanical keyboard for my desktop and I already have an 80 cell
display connected to it, so this would be a more portable option for
my laptop and iPhone for reading mostly. I don’t need another keyboard for
that.

Anyway, if anyone’s got an Orbit Reader 40, I’d be curious to know
their thoughts on how it’s holding up and general usage.

Thanks,

Cristóbal





















Obtaining a private e-mail address from groups.io

Badih Zeinoun
 

Good morning folks from Lebanon!

 

I’m subscribed to some lists on groups.io and I noticed that some members have a private mails from that group and I have the desire to obtain one for myself.  It is very appreciated if someone could walk me in a step-by-step to obtain it illustrating if our screen-readers enable me to obtain it myself or a sighted helper is needed?  The screen-readers I’m currently using are JAWS the most latest version, NVDA the most latest version as well besides System Access.

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Badih Zeinoun


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Netgear NightHawk Router Help Required

Ron Canazzi
 

Hello Group,

Well, I thought I had it all figured out. I looked up the default log in for the Netgear Nighthawk router including IP address 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 and the default user name and password: admin and password. I tried logging in that way and I got the 'authentication failed' message.  They want me to type in the serial number that is on the router label. Of course, I can't see it.

In addition, I tried logging in via the IOS app. They ask for the default password that again appears on the router label.  Again, I can't see it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Orbit Reader 40 review? Thoughts?

Cristóbal
 

I'm not on Facebook.

Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:14 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Orbit Reader 40 review? Thoughts?

Hi, if you're on Facebook, there's a Braille Displays group where I think people have posted their thoughts. If you're not on Facebook, let me know, and I'll see about hunting down the thread and posting it here.

Joe

On 4/22/21, Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello list,

So I was thinking of upgrading to the Orbit Reader 40 display, but
haven’t really been able to come across any reviews on the product.
Write ups on the Orbit Reader 20 Plus yes, but not much for the 40.
Can I just assume that they’re the same, but for amount of Braille
cells?

There was one review I came across on Apple Vis but it was more
focused on the device's sound
<https://www.applevis.com/forum/braille-apple-products/orbit-reader-40
-audio
-volume-level-examples> than anything else. I did find one YouTube
-volume-level-examples> video,
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmbvLsoCe7o> but it’s in French and
well… I don’t speak French.

I was thinking of the Mantis 40, but honestly, I’m pretty happy with
my mechanical keyboard for my desktop and I already have an 80 cell
display connected to it, so this would be a more portable option for
my laptop and iPhone for reading mostly. I don’t need another keyboard for that.

Anyway, if anyone’s got an Orbit Reader 40, I’d be curious to know
their thoughts on how it’s holding up and general usage.

Thanks,

Cristóbal











Re: Orbit Reader 40 review? Thoughts?

Fernando Apan
 

Hi. Could you share the link to that Facebook group? It Will be nice to be there.

Thanks.

 

Fernando Apan.

 

 

Enviado desde Correo para Windows 10

 

De: Joe Orozco
Enviado: jueves, 22 de abril de 2021 17:13
Para: main@techtalk.groups.io
Asunto: Re: [TechTalk] Orbit Reader 40 review? Thoughts?

 

Hi, if you're on Facebook, there's a Braille Displays group where I

think people have posted their thoughts. If you're not on Facebook,

let me know, and I'll see about hunting down the thread and posting it

here.

 

Joe

 

On 4/22/21, Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@...> wrote:

> Hello list,

> So I was thinking of upgrading to the Orbit Reader 40 display, but haven’t

> really been able to come across any reviews on the product. Write ups on

> the

> Orbit Reader 20 Plus yes, but not much for the 40. Can I just assume that

> they’re the same, but for amount of Braille cells?

> There was one review I came across on Apple Vis but it was more focused on

> the device's sound

> <https://www.applevis.com/forum/braille-apple-products/orbit-reader-40-audio

> -volume-level-examples>  than anything else. I did find one YouTube video,

> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmbvLsoCe7o>  but it’s in French and well…

> I don’t speak French.

> I was thinking of the Mantis 40, but honestly, I’m pretty happy with my

> mechanical keyboard for my desktop and I already have an 80 cell display

> connected to it, so this would be a more portable option for my laptop and

> iPhone for reading mostly. I don’t need another keyboard for that.

> Anyway, if anyone’s got an Orbit Reader 40, I’d be curious to know their

> thoughts on how it’s holding up and general usage.

> Thanks,

> Cristóbal

>

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Orbit Reader 40 review? Thoughts?

Joe Orozco
 

Hi, if you're on Facebook, there's a Braille Displays group where I
think people have posted their thoughts. If you're not on Facebook,
let me know, and I'll see about hunting down the thread and posting it
here.

Joe

On 4/22/21, Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello list,

So I was thinking of upgrading to the Orbit Reader 40 display, but haven’t
really been able to come across any reviews on the product. Write ups on
the
Orbit Reader 20 Plus yes, but not much for the 40. Can I just assume that
they’re the same, but for amount of Braille cells?

There was one review I came across on Apple Vis but it was more focused on
the device's sound
<https://www.applevis.com/forum/braille-apple-products/orbit-reader-40-audio
-volume-level-examples> than anything else. I did find one YouTube video,
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmbvLsoCe7o> but it’s in French and well…
I don’t speak French.

I was thinking of the Mantis 40, but honestly, I’m pretty happy with my
mechanical keyboard for my desktop and I already have an 80 cell display
connected to it, so this would be a more portable option for my laptop and
iPhone for reading mostly. I don’t need another keyboard for that.

Anyway, if anyone’s got an Orbit Reader 40, I’d be curious to know their
thoughts on how it’s holding up and general usage.

Thanks,

Cristóbal











Orbit Reader 40 review? Thoughts?

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

So I was thinking of upgrading to the Orbit Reader 40 display, but haven’t really been able to come across any reviews on the product. Write ups on the Orbit Reader 20 Plus yes, but not much for the 40. Can I just assume that they’re the same, but for amount of Braille cells?

There was one review I came across on Apple Vis but it was more focused on the device's sound than anything else. I did find one YouTube video, but it’s in French and well… I don’t speak French.

I was thinking of the Mantis 40, but honestly, I’m pretty happy with my mechanical keyboard for my desktop and I already have an 80 cell display connected to it, so this would be a more portable option for my laptop and iPhone for reading mostly. I don’t need another keyboard for that.

Anyway, if anyone’s got an Orbit Reader 40, I’d be curious to know their thoughts on how it’s holding up and general usage.

Thanks,

Cristóbal

 

 


You say no, Apple and Google do it anyway

Walter Ramage
 

Hi folks.  Below is a download link, and a streaming link if you don't want to download to a BBC world service podcast.  You might find the first item of interest if you have a mobile phone; iPhone or Android.  If you opt out of sending Apple or Google data, the phones do it anyway whether you like it or not.  This podcast discusses this issue.  It would appear according to the Podcast that Google is more culpable than Apple, anyhow, you can listen for yourself.  Walter.

 

Streaming link:

https://od.lk/s/OV8xODM5NDA3MThf/DigitalPlanet-20210406-PhonesSendingDataEvery45Minutes.mp3

 

Download link:

https://od.lk/d/OV8xODM5NDA3MThf/DigitalPlanet-20210406-PhonesSendingDataEvery45Minutes.mp3

 


Re: About hCAPTCHA.

Victor
 

I’ve tried their solution and it hasn’t worked for me.

Victor

On Apr 22, 2021, at 8:04 AM, Hope Williamson <webspinner@mail.com> wrote:

I know someone was asking about it, and they have a way of bypassing it if you're blind.
hcaptcha.com/accessibility





About hCAPTCHA.

Hope Williamson
 

I know someone was asking about it, and they have a way of bypassing it if you're blind.
hcaptcha.com/accessibility


Re: Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi Gene.  I ran through his ping results through a networking software that me and my colleague helped build for our company use. to troubleshoot problems like this.  Cheers!

On 22/4/2021 8:56 am, Gene wrote:
I'm curious about what is occurring.  I don't know enough about ping to be sure I understand such a test.  I know about pinging a site but I didn't know people pinged specific pages on sites. Perhaps my question can be put this way:

The page in question is one from which you initiate a download but it isn't a direct link to the file.  Would ping give different results in one case as opposed to another?  Also, when you ping a page as opposed to a direct link to a file, is the return received by different ports, which would tell you if a port is blocked by the computer or router?


Gene
On 4/21/2021 6:36 PM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
Exactly Gene.  I will try to find out if the incoming and outgoing number of net packets from his pc is as it should be.

On 22/4/2021 7:29 am, Gene wrote:
I doubt the problem is limited to one site.  Is that why you are asking that it be pinged?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser



Hi Mike.  If you know the direct address of the site's download page, please do the following and email me the results.

go to your command prompt ant type:

ping followed by the download page's address.  Once you hear any output from the screen reader, press Alt+space and arrow up or down to edit, then to select all.  Then get to edit again in the same way and look for copy.  Then go to notepad, paste the results and email the text to me.  I should be able to tell you what to do after reading the result of your ping. HTH and Cheers!


On 22/4/2021 4:21 am, Mike B wrote:

Hi All,

I can download a file with Windows 10, but I can't using Windows 7.  It's the same exact URL.  I can download this file with any browser on Windows 10, but it won't download with any browser with Windows 7.  With Windows 7 the download will start, but it'll fail from anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes, where with Windows this 1.1 GB file will fully download in a couple of minutes.  I am not getting any errors or security messages on the Windows 7 computer at all, it's like the download is timing out. I tried different ethernet cables and ports and didn't help.  Does anyone have any idea as what I need to check?


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.















Re: Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi Mike.  Great the tech support is dealing with your problem.  Let me know how it goes, and give me a shout if help is needed.  Cheers and stay safe too.

On 22/4/2021 8:58 am, Mike B wrote:
Hi Jaffar,
 
I've rebooted the modem and router several times over the last 2 days and it hasn't helped.
 
Ordinarily I would take you up on the remote session, but we're leaving this house in the morning and going back home and we won't be back to this house for 3 weeks.  A close friend is is a tech and he's going to stop by the house and take a look at what's going on.
 
Thank you very much for your offer to remote into my computer and all your input, it's greatly appreciated.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Hi Mike.  I think your windows 7 pc is not able to recieve network packets in a stable manner.  This may be caused either by your ethernet card or your router.  If you are on a router, I would suggest you reset your router, restart your machine and see if it helps.  another scenario would be that your ethernet card needs either a drriver reinstall or an update.  Use your windows 10 pc to go to your window 7 ethernet card's website to check for the latest driver and update appropriately.  Install the updated driver, reset your router and restart your pc to see if it solves your problem, if not, you can get back to me and i will arrange a remote session with you if you like and help you troubleshoot your pc.  Cheers!

On 22/4/2021 7:55 am, Mike B wrote:

Hi Jaffar,
 
Thank you so very much for going to the extra trouble for me with this.  Here you go. with 2 results
 
#1:
 
pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it
 
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 
C:\Users\mike>pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it
 
 
#2:
 
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 
C:\Users\mike>ping https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it
Ping request could not find host https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it. Please che
ck the name and try again.
 
C:\Users\mike>
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Hi Mike.  If you know the direct address of the site's download page, please do the following and email me the results.

go to your command prompt ant type:

ping followed by the download page's address.  Once you hear any output from the screen reader, press Alt+space and arrow up or down to edit, then to select all.  Then get to edit again in the same way and look for copy.  Then go to notepad, paste the results and email the text to me.  I should be able to tell you what to do after reading the result of your ping.  HTH and Cheers!

On 22/4/2021 4:21 am, Mike B wrote:
Hi All,
 
I can download a file with Windows 10, but I can't using Windows 7.  It's the same exact URL.  I can download this file with any browser on Windows 10, but it won't download with any browser with Windows 7.  With Windows 7 the download will start, but it'll fail from anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes, where with Windows this 1.1 GB file will fully download in a couple of minutes.  I am not getting any errors or security messages on the Windows 7 computer at all, it's like the download is timing out.  I tried different ethernet cables and ports and didn't help.  Does anyone have any idea as what I need to check?
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 


Re: Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Mike B.
 


Okay, here's something I tried just to see what would happen.  I downloaded the file with Windows 10 and uploaded the file  to my Dropbox account.
 
I then copied the direct Dropbox download link into the Run dialogue and 2 different browsers.  All downloads failed.
 
Well, I think I've had enough for tonight.  Thank you all for all your help and input.  It's greatly appreciated.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

In case my last message caused any confusion, I let the file continue to
download and the download was successful.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

I had very seldom used ping before.  Here is what I found out by
experimenting:
Evidently, when you ping, you shouldn't include the http part of the
address.  Also, when I ping just using the address for the main page or home
page or whatever it should be called, I got a response.  I pinged for
fromsmash.com.  Adding the rest of the address to the specific page produced
a server not found message.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

I just tried pinging the address and I also received a could not find host
message.  Yet my browsers go to the page and most of the file has been
downloaded here with no probloem.  Therefore, the results of the ping test
seem not to indicate anything regarding the problem.  I wonder why the ping
request is unsuccessful.
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

When I went to the page by pasting the address into my browser, I had to
press a download button to start the download.  Didn't you have to do that?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


John,

Actually when I paste the URl into the Run dialogue, a browser or just press
enter on it the file starts to download, but it fails anywhere between 10 &
65%.  I've tried with Edge, Chrome and Waterfox on my Windows 7 computer and
with Chrome and Edge on the Win-10 machine.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Holcomb II
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


That’s odd that it can’t find the host

That could explain it but why would  it not find the host on a 7 box but on
a 10 box work fine?

John







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Jaffar,







Thank you so very much for going to the extra trouble for me with this.
Here you go. with 2 results







#1:







pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it











#2:







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>ping https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it
Ping request could not find host https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it. Please
che
ck the name and try again.







C:\Users\mike>











Stay safe and take care.  Mike.











----- Original Message -----



From: Jaffar Sidek



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:25 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Mike.  If you know the direct address of the site's download page, please
do the following and email me the results.

go to your command prompt ant type:

ping followed by the download page's address.  Once you hear any output from
the screen reader, press Alt+space and arrow up or down to edit, then to
select all.  Then get to edit again in the same way and look for copy.  Then
go to notepad, paste the results and email the text to me.  I should be able
to tell you what to do after reading the result of your ping.  HTH and
Cheers!



On 22/4/2021 4:21 am, Mike B wrote:



Hi All,







I can download a file with Windows 10, but I can't using Windows 7.  It's
the same exact URL.  I can download this file with any browser on Windows
10, but it won't download with any browser with Windows 7.  With Windows 7
the download will start, but it'll fail from anywhere from a few seconds to
a couple of minutes, where with Windows this 1.1 GB file will fully download
in a couple of minutes.  I am not getting any errors or security messages on
the Windows 7 computer at all, it's like the download is timing out.  I
tried different ethernet cables and ports and didn't help.  Does anyone have
any idea as what I need to check?











Stay safe and take care.  Mike.













 






Re: Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Mike B.
 

Yes I'm using the exact same URl and steps for all browsers with both computers.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

I really don't think this will help, but I'm curious what would happen if you try a different download location.  Are you using the same download location with all browsers?


Gene

On 4/21/2021 8:20 PM, Mike B wrote:
Yes, I did.  The file would have never started downloading unless I activated the download button.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

When I went to the page by pasting the address into my browser, I had to
press a download button to start the download.  Didn't you have to do that?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


John,

Actually when I paste the URl into the Run dialogue, a browser or just press
enter on it the file starts to download, but it fails anywhere between 10 &
65%.  I've tried with Edge, Chrome and Waterfox on my Windows 7 computer and
with Chrome and Edge on the Win-10 machine.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Holcomb II
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


That's odd that it can't find the host

That could explain it but why would  it not find the host on a 7 box but on
a 10 box work fine?

John







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Jaffar,







Thank you so very much for going to the extra trouble for me with this.
Here you go. with 2 results







#1:







pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it











#2:







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>ping https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it
Ping request could not find host https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it. Please
che
ck the name and try again.







C:\Users\mike>











Stay safe and take care.  Mike.











----- Original Message -----



From: Jaffar Sidek



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:25 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Mike.  If you know the direct address of the site's download page, please
do the following and email me the results.

go to your command prompt ant type:

ping followed by the download page's address.  Once you hear any output from
the screen reader, press Alt+space and arrow up or down to edit, then to
select all.  Then get to edit again in the same way and look for copy.  Then
go to notepad, paste the results and email the text to me.  I should be able
to tell you what to do after reading the result of your ping.  HTH and
Cheers!



On 22/4/2021 4:21 am, Mike B wrote:



Hi All,







I can download a file with Windows 10, but I can't using Windows 7.  It's
the same exact URL.  I can download this file with any browser on Windows
10, but it won't download with any browser with Windows 7.  With Windows 7
the download will start, but it'll fail from anywhere from a few seconds to
a couple of minutes, where with Windows this 1.1 GB file will fully download
in a couple of minutes.  I am not getting any errors or security messages on
the Windows 7 computer at all, it's like the download is timing out.  I
tried different ethernet cables and ports and didn't help.  Does anyone have
any idea as what I need to check?











Stay safe and take care.  Mike.













 






Re: Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Gene
 

In case my last message caused any confusion, I let the file continue to download and the download was successful.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

I had very seldom used ping before. Here is what I found out by
experimenting:
Evidently, when you ping, you shouldn't include the http part of the
address. Also, when I ping just using the address for the main page or home
page or whatever it should be called, I got a response. I pinged for
fromsmash.com. Adding the rest of the address to the specific page produced
a server not found message.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

I just tried pinging the address and I also received a could not find host
message. Yet my browsers go to the page and most of the file has been
downloaded here with no probloem. Therefore, the results of the ping test
seem not to indicate anything regarding the problem. I wonder why the ping
request is unsuccessful.
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

When I went to the page by pasting the address into my browser, I had to
press a download button to start the download. Didn't you have to do that?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


John,

Actually when I paste the URl into the Run dialogue, a browser or just press
enter on it the file starts to download, but it fails anywhere between 10 &
65%. I've tried with Edge, Chrome and Waterfox on my Windows 7 computer and
with Chrome and Edge on the Win-10 machine.


Stay safe and take care. Mike.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Holcomb II
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


That’s odd that it can’t find the host

That could explain it but why would it not find the host on a 7 box but on
a 10 box work fine?

John







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Jaffar,







Thank you so very much for going to the extra trouble for me with this.
Here you go. with 2 results







#1:







pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it











#2:







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>ping https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it
Ping request could not find host https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it. Please
che
ck the name and try again.







C:\Users\mike>











Stay safe and take care. Mike.











----- Original Message -----



From: Jaffar Sidek



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:25 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Mike. If you know the direct address of the site's download page, please
do the following and email me the results.

go to your command prompt ant type:

ping followed by the download page's address. Once you hear any output from
the screen reader, press Alt+space and arrow up or down to edit, then to
select all. Then get to edit again in the same way and look for copy. Then
go to notepad, paste the results and email the text to me. I should be able
to tell you what to do after reading the result of your ping. HTH and
Cheers!



On 22/4/2021 4:21 am, Mike B wrote:



Hi All,







I can download a file with Windows 10, but I can't using Windows 7. It's
the same exact URL. I can download this file with any browser on Windows
10, but it won't download with any browser with Windows 7. With Windows 7
the download will start, but it'll fail from anywhere from a few seconds to
a couple of minutes, where with Windows this 1.1 GB file will fully download
in a couple of minutes. I am not getting any errors or security messages on
the Windows 7 computer at all, it's like the download is timing out. I
tried different ethernet cables and ports and didn't help. Does anyone have
any idea as what I need to check?











Stay safe and take care. Mike.


Re: Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Gene
 

I had very seldom used ping before. Here is what I found out by experimenting:
Evidently, when you ping, you shouldn't include the http part of the address. Also, when I ping just using the address for the main page or home page or whatever it should be called, I got a response. I pinged for fromsmash.com. Adding the rest of the address to the specific page produced a server not found message.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

I just tried pinging the address and I also received a could not find host
message. Yet my browsers go to the page and most of the file has been
downloaded here with no probloem. Therefore, the results of the ping test
seem not to indicate anything regarding the problem. I wonder why the ping
request is unsuccessful.
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

When I went to the page by pasting the address into my browser, I had to
press a download button to start the download. Didn't you have to do that?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


John,

Actually when I paste the URl into the Run dialogue, a browser or just press
enter on it the file starts to download, but it fails anywhere between 10 &
65%. I've tried with Edge, Chrome and Waterfox on my Windows 7 computer and
with Chrome and Edge on the Win-10 machine.


Stay safe and take care. Mike.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Holcomb II
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


That’s odd that it can’t find the host

That could explain it but why would it not find the host on a 7 box but on
a 10 box work fine?

John







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Jaffar,







Thank you so very much for going to the extra trouble for me with this.
Here you go. with 2 results







#1:







pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it











#2:







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>ping https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it
Ping request could not find host https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it. Please
che
ck the name and try again.







C:\Users\mike>











Stay safe and take care. Mike.











----- Original Message -----



From: Jaffar Sidek



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:25 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Mike. If you know the direct address of the site's download page, please
do the following and email me the results.

go to your command prompt ant type:

ping followed by the download page's address. Once you hear any output from
the screen reader, press Alt+space and arrow up or down to edit, then to
select all. Then get to edit again in the same way and look for copy. Then
go to notepad, paste the results and email the text to me. I should be able
to tell you what to do after reading the result of your ping. HTH and
Cheers!



On 22/4/2021 4:21 am, Mike B wrote:



Hi All,







I can download a file with Windows 10, but I can't using Windows 7. It's
the same exact URL. I can download this file with any browser on Windows
10, but it won't download with any browser with Windows 7. With Windows 7
the download will start, but it'll fail from anywhere from a few seconds to
a couple of minutes, where with Windows this 1.1 GB file will fully download
in a couple of minutes. I am not getting any errors or security messages on
the Windows 7 computer at all, it's like the download is timing out. I
tried different ethernet cables and ports and didn't help. Does anyone have
any idea as what I need to check?











Stay safe and take care. Mike.


Re: Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Gene
 

I just tried pinging the address and I also received a could not find host message. Yet my browsers go to the page and most of the file has been downloaded here with no probloem. Therefore, the results of the ping test seem not to indicate anything regarding the problem. I wonder why the ping request is unsuccessful.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

When I went to the page by pasting the address into my browser, I had to
press a download button to start the download. Didn't you have to do that?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


John,

Actually when I paste the URl into the Run dialogue, a browser or just press
enter on it the file starts to download, but it fails anywhere between 10 &
65%. I've tried with Edge, Chrome and Waterfox on my Windows 7 computer and
with Chrome and Edge on the Win-10 machine.


Stay safe and take care. Mike.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Holcomb II
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


That’s odd that it can’t find the host

That could explain it but why would it not find the host on a 7 box but on
a 10 box work fine?

John







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Jaffar,







Thank you so very much for going to the extra trouble for me with this.
Here you go. with 2 results







#1:







pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it











#2:







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>ping https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it
Ping request could not find host https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it. Please
che
ck the name and try again.







C:\Users\mike>











Stay safe and take care. Mike.











----- Original Message -----



From: Jaffar Sidek



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:25 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Mike. If you know the direct address of the site's download page, please
do the following and email me the results.

go to your command prompt ant type:

ping followed by the download page's address. Once you hear any output from
the screen reader, press Alt+space and arrow up or down to edit, then to
select all. Then get to edit again in the same way and look for copy. Then
go to notepad, paste the results and email the text to me. I should be able
to tell you what to do after reading the result of your ping. HTH and
Cheers!



On 22/4/2021 4:21 am, Mike B wrote:



Hi All,







I can download a file with Windows 10, but I can't using Windows 7. It's
the same exact URL. I can download this file with any browser on Windows
10, but it won't download with any browser with Windows 7. With Windows 7
the download will start, but it'll fail from anywhere from a few seconds to
a couple of minutes, where with Windows this 1.1 GB file will fully download
in a couple of minutes. I am not getting any errors or security messages on
the Windows 7 computer at all, it's like the download is timing out. I
tried different ethernet cables and ports and didn't help. Does anyone have
any idea as what I need to check?











Stay safe and take care. Mike.


Re: Downloads Fail With Any Browser

Gene
 

I really don't think this will help, but I'm curious what would happen if you try a different download location.  Are you using the same download location with all browsers?


Gene

On 4/21/2021 8:20 PM, Mike B wrote:
Yes, I did.  The file would have never started downloading unless I activated the download button.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser

When I went to the page by pasting the address into my browser, I had to
press a download button to start the download.  Didn't you have to do that?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


John,

Actually when I paste the URl into the Run dialogue, a browser or just press
enter on it the file starts to download, but it fails anywhere between 10 &
65%.  I've tried with Edge, Chrome and Waterfox on my Windows 7 computer and
with Chrome and Edge on the Win-10 machine.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Holcomb II
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser


That's odd that it can't find the host

That could explain it but why would  it not find the host on a 7 box but on
a 10 box work fine?

John







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Jaffar,







Thank you so very much for going to the extra trouble for me with this.
Here you go. with 2 results







#1:







pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>pinghttps://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it











#2:







Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.







C:\Users\mike>ping https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it
Ping request could not find host https://fromsmash.com/7phJWfNq.v-it. Please
che
ck the name and try again.







C:\Users\mike>











Stay safe and take care.  Mike.











----- Original Message -----



From: Jaffar Sidek



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:25 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Downloads Fail With Any Browser







Hi Mike.  If you know the direct address of the site's download page, please
do the following and email me the results.

go to your command prompt ant type:

ping followed by the download page's address.  Once you hear any output from
the screen reader, press Alt+space and arrow up or down to edit, then to
select all.  Then get to edit again in the same way and look for copy.  Then
go to notepad, paste the results and email the text to me.  I should be able
to tell you what to do after reading the result of your ping.  HTH and
Cheers!



On 22/4/2021 4:21 am, Mike B wrote:



Hi All,







I can download a file with Windows 10, but I can't using Windows 7.  It's
the same exact URL.  I can download this file with any browser on Windows
10, but it won't download with any browser with Windows 7.  With Windows 7
the download will start, but it'll fail from anywhere from a few seconds to
a couple of minutes, where with Windows this 1.1 GB file will fully download
in a couple of minutes.  I am not getting any errors or security messages on
the Windows 7 computer at all, it's like the download is timing out.  I
tried different ethernet cables and ports and didn't help.  Does anyone have
any idea as what I need to check?











Stay safe and take care.  Mike.













 





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