View Poll Results: How do you connect to the internet with your carPC? list your locale too!

Voters
109. You may not vote on this poll
  • a - I don't connect to the internet, my carPC is used for a different purpose.

    9 8.26%
  • b - I wish there was internet service in my area.

    2 1.83%
  • c - I connect for free by hopping through wifi signals in my town/city

    22 20.18%
  • d - I tether my cell phone to my carpc via Serial or USB connection

    32 29.36%
  • e - I use BlueTooth to connect my cellphone to my carPC

    14 12.84%
  • f - I connect to the internet wirelessly within my home network

    30 27.52%
  • g - I connect to the internet wirelessly via USB dongle from a cellular company

    12 11.01%
  • h - I connect to the internet wirelessly via PC Card adaptor from a cellular company

    7 6.42%
  • i - I have a high speed wireless broadband modem connection above 2Mb/sec down/256k up

    16 14.68%
  • j - other

    11 10.09%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst 12345678910 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 91

Thread: VW Jetta

  1. #41
    Variable Bitrate dMand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    The Evergreen State, Washington
    Posts
    346
    drutort, i see where you're coming from with regard to compact flash. However my motherboard has only two SATA connectors. So tinkering with multiple CF configurations isn't something that I can do at this moment. I'll wait till I really need to perform an upgrade in the future. Nevertheless, even though my PC is no slouch, I'm always interested in seeking any type of performance gain.

    Thanks for the interesting write up. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of getting a 4gig SSD just to put the windows swap file on it. I heard from a reputable source that this will give you the ultimate boost in performance. Heck, maybe just one 4GB 300x CF might do the trick. What are your thoughts on this in relation to I/O performance gains?

  2. #42
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    103
    Quote Originally Posted by dMand View Post
    drutort, i see where you're coming from with regard to compact flash. However my motherboard has only two SATA connectors. So tinkering with multiple CF configurations isn't something that I can do at this moment. I'll wait till I really need to perform an upgrade in the future. Nevertheless, even though my PC is no slouch, I'm always interested in seeking any type of performance gain.

    Thanks for the interesting write up. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of getting a 4gig SSD just to put the windows swap file on it. I heard from a reputable source that this will give you the ultimate boost in performance. Heck, maybe just one 4GB 300x CF might do the trick. What are your thoughts on this in relation to I/O performance gains?
    as far as swap i think your better off getting a SSD but most of those SSD's that low in GB are going to be pretty slow, and you would be better off having the whole OS on them probably, im not sure

    from my experience i disable the page file completely, if your not running any massive programs that require editing you will do just fine, but i would recommend having 1 stick of 2gb of ram, also why i say one stick because each stick i believe takes about 10w+ yes its nice you get a performance boost with dual channel but im not sure that small % is worth it

    i would say even hey throw in 2x 2gb and even if using XP it will use all it can, and if you have IGP you could take up that other chunk of ram up to like 512mb i believe, but to me i think disabling page file all together with 2gb of ram is the way to go and taking off all other files from startup

    there is special programs that strip down the OS for XP and vista i believe, do some searches as i havent really looked into them yet

    btw single CF for pagefile would be bad i believe it would kill the card fast :/ but SSD have special things that prevent the wear of the mem

  3. #43
    Variable Bitrate dMand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    The Evergreen State, Washington
    Posts
    346
    Quote Originally Posted by drutort View Post
    as far as swap i think your better off getting a SSD but most of those SSD's that low in GB are going to be pretty slow, and you would be better off having the whole OS on them probably, im not sure

    from my experience i disable the page file completely, if your not running any massive programs that require editing you will do just fine, but i would recommend having 1 stick of 2gb of ram, also why i say one stick because each stick i believe takes about 10w+ yes its nice you get a performance boost with dual channel but im not sure that small % is worth it

    i would say even hey throw in 2x 2gb and even if using XP it will use all it can, and if you have IGP you could take up that other chunk of ram up to like 512mb i believe, but to me i think disabling page file all together with 2gb of ram is the way to go and taking off all other files from startup

    there is special programs that strip down the OS for XP and vista i believe, do some searches as i havent really looked into them yet

    btw single CF for pagefile would be bad i believe it would kill the card fast :/ but SSD have special things that prevent the wear of the mem
    Power wise, this thing is set. I know that I'm not pulling the full 350 watts from the dc-dc psu since the video card, broadband access, and 17" monitor runs perfectly fine externally from unregulated DC vehicle power.

    However I could probably use some tweaking in vista, like turning off services that are not being used, printing, network, etc. I'll see what disabling the pagefile will do as far as performance.

    Thanks again for the tips brother.

  4. #44
    Variable Bitrate dMand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    The Evergreen State, Washington
    Posts
    346
    Going back to the subject of adding the 8600GTSOC. The installation was a success. Everything works fine by powering the graphics card on a 7.5 amp fused circuit to the battery. A relay was used to turn on the graphics card when the power button is depressed on the carputer.

  5. #45
    Variable Bitrate dMand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    The Evergreen State, Washington
    Posts
    346
    I added a poll question to my post. Please stop by and submit your answer via multiple choice.

    Inquiring minds want to know: How do you connect to the internet using your carPC?

  6. #46
    The Last Good Gremlin GizmoQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    St Louis
    Posts
    2,344
    C,D,E,F,H,I

    I try not to limit myself.
    HARDWARE: Fujitsu Stylistic ST5111w/WiFi and dock, internal Hitachi 500G HD, external 1TB HD, Sierra Wireless Aircard 550, DVD-RW, BoomzBox HD radio, XM Commander, Delorme GPS, Saitek X-52 Pro joystick, BluSoleil Bluetooth, TPMS, FB, Elm327

  7. #47
    Variable Bitrate dMand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    The Evergreen State, Washington
    Posts
    346

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by GizmoQ View Post
    C,D,E,F,H,I

    I try not to limit myself.
    Right on Gizmo! With all of those options available to you, you've built a very versatile machine. Awesome!

  8. #48
    Who am I? HiJackZX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    6,603
    So how are you liking the Majic Jack in the car? i was thinking of buying one so I can have a dedicated number for my car for people to call. Are you using this over a wifi or data card? Also what kind of phone do you have connected to it?
    Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

    1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
    4X MK808b
    3x Perixx Touchpads
    3x 7 inch Screens
    1X 7 inch motorized Screen
    1x Win 7 PC

  9. #49
    Variable Bitrate dMand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    The Evergreen State, Washington
    Posts
    346

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    So how are you liking the Majic Jack in the car? i was thinking of buying one so I can have a dedicated number for my car for people to call. Are you using this over a wifi or data card? Also what kind of phone do you have connected to it?
    I love the MagicJack, sound quality is amazing. It has worked great since day one. It is definitely a keeper in my opinion.

    "Are you using this over a wifi or data card?"


    Although Clearwire, which is my internet service provider, offers an wireless air card solution for laptops:


    I chose to use their home device (seen below) instead, since I'm not using a laptop in my vehicle. I've tested both solutions, and discovered that the home unit has a much more effective internal antenna. Perhaps because it's 20X larger than the laptop device.


    The only thing stopping the home unit from going mobile, is of course, the input power, nothing else. So, I modded mine to accept 12VDC from the car, instead of using a wall wart together with an inverter. Then I connected the RJ45 cable, provided by Clearwire, from the device to my carPC. That's it, a very simple installation.

    "Also what kind of phone do you have connected to it?"

    The MajicJack plugs in to your pc via USB, and doesn't require a hand held land line telephone to operate. Once plugged in, the soft phone loads automatically.

    However, as you probably noticed, it does have a landline connection on it. That's where your creativity comes in. Bolt a payphone to the tailgate of your SUV so people can deposit a quarter for usage. lol While it can be done, I am simply joking with you.

    From my experience, the MagicJack works great with Clearwire. To operate, it requres a reliable broadband connection having a minimum throughput of 1Mb down, and 256k.

    The MagicJack device costs $39.95, and the first year of phone service is included in that price. Then it costs only $19.95 to stay connected each year thereafter.

    After four months of phone service, for less than $40, I have already saved $168 dollars by dropping my cell phone provider.

    In the event should the device ever fail, or go tits up. I'll just mosey on down to the local RadioShack and buy another. Just wanted to mention also, that the magicJack does require a dedicated USB port from the pc, and not from a USB hub.

    You ought to try it out. The device is well worth the price. Rest assured, your savings will add up every month.

  10. #50
    Who am I? HiJackZX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    6,603
    Thats cool, I may add that to the car. Thinking about it though, alot of people have cell phones now though. My project finally went forward, but now Ive had to take 2 steps back to correct a issue. The AMPs in the front were getting major EMI and causing a sound in one speaker. Then in all of them I could hear the HDD and DVD Rom when in use. This hobby is most def a try and see if it works hobby. Kind of frustrating though.
    Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

    1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
    4X MK808b
    3x Perixx Touchpads
    3x 7 inch Screens
    1X 7 inch motorized Screen
    1x Win 7 PC

Similar Threads

  1. 2001 VW Jetta CarPc Install
    By *Glow* in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 03-27-2008, 03:00 PM
  2. 2001 VW Jetta
    By mccdeuce in forum Worklogs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-17-2006, 06:27 AM
  3. Monsoon system in VW Jetta. HELP!!
    By SteveT178 in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-14-2006, 11:54 AM
  4. 1997 VW Jetta GLS Install
    By SiGmA_X in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-22-2005, 04:36 AM
  5. EPIA 800 in a VW Jetta 1.8 TURBO
    By samc in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-27-2003, 06:18 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •