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Old 10-09-2012, 04:08   #61
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

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What OS is the desktop? If its Win7, or maybe Vista, you easily recover your system to a a recovery point before your problem. Just open the Control Panel and and click on Backup and Restore and click on the "Recover system setting on your computer". Then click on "Open System Restore" and select a recovery point. I had to do it twice this past weekend while fooling around with the drivers.
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Old 10-09-2012, 17:12   #62
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

Thanks Paul..

I HAVE been fiddling around with networks and Hot Spots lately, BUT, have had an increasing number of problems over some time and not long ago did a chkdsk/f to check and repair any HD problems. I have also noticed for the first time that both Firefox and Chrome are using and extraordinary buffer size up to 500 MB,and receive warnings to that effect. Do'nt think this is normal? I use CCleaner daily to clear similar amounts of memory before closing for the day.
My system is Win 7 starter.

My Itautec desktop runs fine without problems in safe mode,but quickly aborts or hangs soon after or during initiation of the various programs starting automatically. When it aborts it just shows a blue screen with a lot of low resolution messages (all in Portuguese double duth to me still, he he)

A computer technician collected the PC today to test it at his workshop.

Thanks for the tip.

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Old 10-09-2012, 17:32   #63
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

Re my #59

Both of my PocketCloud installations on the desktop PC as well as the laptop are now working fine both locally as well as on-line,USING MY dlink ROUTER.

Also the PocketCloud Explorer works fine OFF-LINE ONLY through my router,it does not work when internet is connected. Both connected with the manual VNC option.

I downloaded and connected Connectify on my laptop but the wi-fi Hotspot which I switched on in my Galaxy S II did not manage to connect. Afterwards I had to re start my laptop to regain the PocketCloud connections..

I will stick with PocketCloud/Explorer, as a plug-in USB router is cheap enough and while at rest in a wi-fi equipped marina I have also a convenient internet connection to read my mail and check the weather.

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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

When Connectify works for me I can log PocketCloud in with or without the Internet. Only problem I have is after awhile the Connectify connect stops working. I have looked at the Hints on the Connectify website on why the connection drops and tried all but I am unable to update the driver for the Microsoft Wifi Miniport which I think is the problem.

What I'm going to try next is Windows 8. Maybe its drivers are more current.

Anyone using Windows 8 yet?
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

I am now testing out yet another Android app called ExtGPS which has the ability to feed the gps data from your smartphone via bluetooth into OpenCPN by creating a COM port. Could be handy as a backup on-board and for those without GPS.

I managed to activate the bluetooth in my laptop and view my Galaxy phone but ExtGPS did not find the laptop although pairing was ok and the Wi-Fi direct was set on my Galaxy. It also provides a COM 7 which I do not have in OpenCPN. Can not see any way to change this.

Ideas anyone?

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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

Well I upgraded to Windows 8, boy its different, more like using a smart phone. But you can get to what looks like a normal desktop.

Unfortunately Connectify no longer works. Get a message saying ": Connectify Hotspot has been blocked" . I was unable to find a solution to this so I sent an email to Connectify and am awaiting a response.

In my searches for that problem I came across MHotSpot from Microsoft that does basically the same thing as Connectify but its free. So Installed it and it works with Windows 8. I can connect my Android and run PocketCloud with or without an Internet connection.

You have to modify the Wifi Adapter you want to share and set its sharing option to share the network adapter that the Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter is runiing on, see the attachment.
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Heard back from Connectify and they had me reinstall Connectify and reboot and now it works on Windows 8.
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