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Community Article Bluetooth is not working - Powerspec G705 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Bluetooth is not working - Powerspec G705 JonN ✭ July 2021 in General Discussion My bluetooth is not working all of a sudden. I have the ASRock 802.11ac Dual Band WiFi Adapter card. It shows off in windows but in the Bluetooth and other devices it does not give me the option to turn it on. The problem is when I go to the Device Manager it does not show Bluetooth and it gives an error in USB controllers section: This happened previously on March 23rd of this year but I was able to unseat the ASRock Wifi Adapter card and put it back in and it worked. I have tried that several times and made sure the USB cable was snug on both the motherboard and the adapter card but that has not resolved the issue. I have tried to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them (https://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/product.us.asp?Model=802.11ac%20Dual%20Band%20WiFi%20Adapter#Overview) but I continue to get the error above (Unknown USB Device). I did power cycle (turn off the computer, unplug the power cord, hold down the power button for 30 seconds, etc) that was suggested on another thread but that did not resolve the issue. I tried to put the Wifi Adapter card in another slot but Windows could not find it at all in that slot. My Wifi does actually work but my guess is that works through the PCI Express slot which seems to be working fine. I did put an off brand Wifi adapter from my sons computer in the same slot and connected it to the same USB connection on my motherboard and it works great. Unfortunately the cable is not USB on both ends of that Wifi adapter so I can't test to see if the cable is the issue. Any ideas, any help would be greatly appreciated? I hope I am able to resolve this remotely as I live 6+ hours from the Micro Center store in Tustin, CA. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_JosephF admin July 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/8967/bluetooth-is-not-working-powerspec-g705 Hello @JonN You seem to have covered quite a bit of troubleshooting yourself. Based on all the information you provided, it seems you have a defective Wireless adapter. Even though the WiFi works fine, it could be just the Bluetooth portion of the adapter. Of course testing another cable could help but if another adapter works in the same USB connection then it is likely the adapter itself. Do you have another Bluetooth adapter you could use for testing? I understand bringing it to the store 6 hours away for something like this is not really an option. As long as you can connect and use WiFi on the PC, I would look into getting a USB Bluetooth adapter to resolve this. I know you mentioned trying this adapter in another slot, but are you able to test this adapter in another PC? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JonN ✭ July 2021 Thank you for your quick response. :) Good idea. I tried it in my sons computer that actually has the same motherboard and it did the same thing. The wifi worked fine but the same error in the USB controllers. I purchased the Powspec on 7/18/20 and the warranty is for one year, correct? If so is there a USB Bluetooth adapter you would suggest? I could try and switch out the cable as well I figure that is not expensive. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/34547#Comment_34547 We do not seem to carry the cable itself. Although it looks like you can find it on Amazon for pretty cheap. I would personally either replace the entire network card or just add the USB Bluetooth adapter like this: https://www.microcenter.com/product/627039/asus-usb-bt500-bluetooth-50-usb-adapter-with-ultra-small-design,-backward-compatible-with-bluetooth-21-3x-4x The PC does come with a 1 year warranty so unfortunately that just expired. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JonN ✭ July 2021 Alright ty for your help. :) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSKevinG admin July 2021 Glad to be able to help John. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Bluetooth — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Software › Windows Bluetooth Angele ✭ May 2021 edited June 2021 in Windows My bluetooth recently stopped working on my desktop. I have updated drivers and still no luck. I can't get ahold of anyone at Lenovo to help of course and i am out of ideas. After spending 5 hours with Microsoft help I about to lose it. Any more ideas I can try? Or just bring it in? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSKyleH admin May 2021 Hello @Angele I understand you are having issues with your bluetooth. Thank you for reaching out to our comunity, I just have a few extra questions. Have you tried connecting other devices to the computer? In the case of speakers or even headsets do they work with your phone? Lastly, I understand you tried reinstalling the drivers, does the computer still have an option to turn bluetooth on or off? This would be under the bluetooth & other devices section in settings. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Angele ✭ May 2021 Hi @TSKyleH The bluetooth option is just gone. I cannot turn it on or off. My devices are just fine. When I go to connect one the computer it starts by telling me to make sure the devices are searching/visible and then changes to a... this device does not have bluetooth please make sure it is turned on but alas, no bluetooth button to be found. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSKyleH admin May 2021 Thank you for the confirmation @Angele, When you tried reinstalling the drivers did you delete the software during the uninstall? Bluetooth and wireless tend to be provided by the same adapter, did you try uninstalling wireless as well or just the bluetooth option in device manager? I would recommend getting the latest wireless driver for this reason, as it tends to be both wireless and bluetooth, from the manufacture. What computer did you have? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Angele ✭ May 2021 Lenovo. They use Realtek. I just did updates because I couldn't find a full download and getting a straight avenue to reach anyone at Lenovo is horrid. They want me to pay $40 to have tech access. I didn't find much info on contacting them otherwise or fixing my issue. I will continue to try more tomorrow. I'm at 6+ hours today dealing with Microsoft and Lenovo. If this makes little sense, I apologize. Its been a long day. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 2021 @Angele Please right click "Start" and open "Device Manager". Expand "Bluetooth" and "Network Adapters". Screenshot what you have there. Also, what model is your Lenovo? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Angele ✭ June 2021 @TSMikeW I am sorry that took me a few days. Hopefully this information helps. in the device manager screen the windows rep had me erase the bluetooth tab but this should be my Lenovo info and device manager 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 2021 @Angele just chiming in. Lets make sure every driver has been updated on this Lenovo, including BIOS. Use link below and just hit "Start Scan" under the Automatic Driver Update tab. Install whichever drivers Lenovo suggests. Then restart computer and try the bluetooth. If it still doesn't work, then there could be hardware problems with the bluetooth adapter. You can always get a $13 USB bluetooth adapter from Microcenter, Walmart or other electronic retailers. They work just as good as an internal bluetooth adapter. Let us know if the driver updates worked. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Angele ✭ June 2021 @TSTDavey What link are you referring to? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 2021 @Angele wow, I apologize. I missed adding the link, sorry. Here it is. Link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/500-series/510a-15abr/90gu/downloads/automatic-driver-update 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin June 2021 @Angele You won't be able to update the bluetooth driver. Looking at device manager the bluetooth device isn't being detected by the system at all. This is built into your QCA9377 WIFI Card. It's an M.2 E-Key. Few things we can try. First is a discharge. Power the system off, unplug the power, press the power button 10-15 times, and wait 30 seconds. Plug it back in and turn it on. Check Device Manager, see if the Bluetooth category appears near the top of the list. If so, you should be good to go. Second option, and this would be more advanced. Is to power off the system, ground yourself and to reseat the WIFI card itself on the motherboard. It's near the bottom of the board and it's labeled with a white sticker. Third option if all else fails, or if the second option is too much trouble. You can get a Bluetooth USB dongle for under $20 or so that's equivalent to the Bluetooth 4.1 supported by the wireless card. You can get a 5.0 card for $29.99. https://www.microcenter.com/product/426849/asus-usb-bt400-usb-20-bluetooth-40-adapter https://www.microcenter.com/product/627039/asus-usb-bt500-bluetooth-50-usb-adapter-with-ultra-small-design,-backward-compatible-with-bluetooth-21-3x-4x 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Manuals can also be found on the manufacturer website. 4) Open the Apple Menu and go to System Preferences 5) Select Printers & Scanners 6) Click the Add button (+) at the bottom of the list 7) Select your printer when it appears on the list, then click Add © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article On-Board WiFi/Bluetooth dies frequently - Aorus B450 Pro WiFi — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion On-Board WiFi/Bluetooth dies frequently - Aorus B450 Pro WiFi Roy_M ✭ October 2020 in General Discussion About a year ago, I built a PC using a Gigabyte Aorus Pro WiFi B450 MoBo.  I had problems with bluetooth staying connected almost immediately, but the PC was built, and I wasn't going to tear it down again to replace the MoBo because I'm lazy AF.  I use a Microsoft Surface keyboard and mouse, and have no connection issues on my work laptop with the same peripherals, though my bluetooth headphones almost never drop connection..  I have checked for driver updates continuously, but it says it's always up to date.  Is this a problem with a specific frequency of bluetooth, or a protocol?  Can I resolve this by adding a PCI Network card to the board? Can you even put a network card on a board with onboard wifi?  Not sure how that even works from a connection standpoint.  Any feedback is appreciated, this is my first PC build in a 15 years and a lot has changed in that time, lol. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin October 2020 Greetings @Roy_M To clarify your issue. Is it only an issue that it intermittent disconnects, or is it also slow to detect items and intermittent or slow on connecting at times as well? Yes, you can add in another bluetooth adapter. Even a USB bluetooth adapter would work just fine for you. I would be cautious if you do add a PCIe card, don't add a card utilizing the exact same wireless adapter, this might cause a crash on startup. With the Intel 3168 as an example. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Bluetooth not working — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Bluetooth not working JamesDax ✭ September 2020 edited June 2021 in General Discussion I have the Powerspec B244 model which comes with the ASRock A320M-HDV R4.0 MB and ASRock Wi-Fi adaptor.  According to the specs this board/adaptor is supposed to support bluetooth but I can't get to turn on.  In fact the Windows trouble shooter says that this device has no bluetooth.  Is this a driver issue? What's going on? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin September 2020 Hello @JamesDax, welcome to the Micro Center Community! The wireless card is what gives your system bluetooth.  Bluetooth and WiFi almost always comes from the same adapter, as bluetooth is done over the 2.4Hz frequency.  Is your WiFi working at all?  Double check you have the antennas in.   If you have the antennas in, please try downloading the LAN Drivers for the system here; https://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/product.us.asp?Model=802.11ac Dual Band WiFi Adapter#osW1064 and then perform a power cycle. Lastly, if that doesn't work, try the steps in this network troubleshooting article.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DavidBC2020 ✭ November 2020 We have a Dell Inspiron 5379 with Windows 10 and it doesn't even give us the option to turn Bluetooth on. When we try to use wireless earbuds, it says it won't work because Bluetooth is not on. What should we do? We have run troubleshooters 15 times, downloaded drivers, uninstalled drivers and reinstalled, rebooted and basically exhausted everything that we've found online to try to fix the issue. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Hey @DavidBC2020 I found this step by step guide for troubleshooting a Bluetooth device with a Dell product. https://www.dell.com/support/article/en-us/sln85601/bluetooth-troubleshooting-and-usage-guide?lang=en Do you have another bluetooth device to try to pair with your Dell Laptop? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Looking for WinBook TW102 default drivers — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Prebuilt PCs and Laptops Looking for WinBook TW102 default drivers DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 edited June 2021 in Prebuilt PCs and Laptops I just purchased a refurb WinBook TW102 on 7May2020.  It came with tablet and power adapter.  Looks like new, but had a password from previous owner that locked me out.  I installed an external USB keyboard, did a shift-restart, and "reset" the WinBook Windows10Home installation back to default, with Cortana guiding toward the end of the Windows reinstallation process.  When I got to Cortana's "Let's connect you to a network" screen, I was forced to click the "I don't have internet" option, as it seems the wi-fi drivers are not loaded.  I suspect no WinBook-specific drivers have been loaded, though the tablet mostly seems to work.  Where can I find the WinBook drivers?  Do they currently reside in a Win10 directory (I see no directory with them), or must I search the internet for them?  I will only download drivers from an approved source.  Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin May 2020 edited May 2020 Hello @DaveShoe! Welcome to the Community.  TW102 drivers can be downloaded from this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kS3YakOCVujiVeMMGJxM2EE7hjAu9D9Z. It's just a Google drive link but this is our link we provide for customers to download them.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 That you are admin in this forum gives me the confidence to download and install these drivers from google.  Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 I've downloaded the zip file to my workstation.  I then transferred the zip file, and the unzipped folders, to my Winbook.  Is there a simple process to install all the drivers?  I don't see anything resembling wifi. in "Device Manager"  The only network device I see is a WAN Miniport.  When I attempt to update drivers for the WAN, it says drivers are current.  This WinBook presently has nothing indicating to me it can find the internet - not wired, not wifi, not bluetooth. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 Is there a user manual or service manual for the TW102, or TW100 family, that might be of help?  I have the 9-page pamphlet that came with it, but that is quite basic.  Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 In "networking and sharing center">"set up a new connection or network">"connect to the internet", I get the message "Windows did not detect any networking hardware.  The troubleshooter does provide the message, "Install a driver for your network adapter", though I have not yet seen any sign of a network adapter. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 The Winbook drivers are a little different because they don't come with an auto-installer. In the folders for each individual driver, you should find a .inf file. Right-click each one and select "install." 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 Cool.  I never knew drivers could be manually installed like that.  I'll give it a try. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 Let us know if you have any other questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 All of the drivers installed smoothly.  I went alphabetically through the directories, and rebooted each time it advised.  I got no warning messages.  I then "restarted" upon completion.  I continue to have the same internet problem:  "Windows Network Diagnostics" gives the warning "Install a driver for your network adapter", with fine print stating "Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter.  If you have a network adapter, you will need to install the driver.".  Clicking the "next" button, it states troubleshooting has completed, with "Problems found: Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter.  Bummer.  I look forward to figuring out this bug. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 Can you check if the version of Windows installed is 32-bit or 64-bit? Those Winbooks should come with 32-bit but if 64-bit is installed it can cause issues where drivers won't install properly.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 Win 10 Home 2019 Microsoft - System Type: 32-bit OS, x64-based processor - Atom [email protected] - 2.0GB (plenty of RAM for what I need) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 I did a shutdown and restart, and checked for internet (still none).  I then, again, installed all the drivers (this time not rebooting when drivers requested).  After drivers were again installed, I posted the 32/64 bit Control Panel info above, and upon closing the control panel window, I found this "install error" message on the screen: "The operation timed out waiting for this device to complete a PnP query-remove request due to potential hang in the device stack of a related device.  The system may need to be rebooted to complete the operation"  I guess it is time for me to reboot my WinBook now (I'm typing from my workstation). 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 I just "restarted" to register the second install of the drivers.  When I click on the taskbar "globe" (Network & Internet settings) I get the same "Not Connected/Troubleshoot" screen which offers a link to "View your network properties" at the bottom.  When clicked, the "Properties show: Name: Bluetooth Network Connection Desc: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) Phys Addy (MAC): 84:...:bf Status: Not Present Max Transmission unit: 0 Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 I do have plenty of 2.4/5.0 wireless wifi active and available when my WinBook starts looking.  Starting to wish it had an ethernet plug. :-) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 Okay, to clarify, do you mean you can see the networks on the Winbook, or that you're in range of plenty based on what you see on other devices? 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 No.  My workstation is connected to them and can see them.  My WinBook doesn't seem to know that internet exists. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 I just now realized I've not revisited the "Device Manager" since installing the drivers.  On visiting, I see it contains two new items under "Network adapters: 1) Bluetooth Device/PAN and 2) Realtek RTL8723BS Wireless LAN 892.11n SDIO Network Adapter.  The latter has a yellow ! exclamation mark in it.  This is BIG progress!  My WinBook knows I have a wifi card. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 I've not yet troubleshot, but have double-clicked the new wifi option.  It says (General tab) the "location" is "on Intel SD Host Controller" and "The device cannot start (Code 10)", followed by (Operation Failed) and "The requested operation was unsuccessful."  The (Driver tab) shows driver provider is Microsoft, driver date is 17Nov2017, driver version is 3008.66.1013.2017, signer is Microsoft. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 The Winbook bluetooth status has changed, in that: Status: Not Operational Max Trans Unit: 1500 IPv4 addy: 169:.../16 IPv6 addy: fe80:.../64 DNS Servers: fec0:...:3%1 Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6) Disconnected 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 Just "restarted" and my bluetooth went back to the earlier settings.  Still no internet. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 ...also: Device Manager/Network adapters returned to only showing WAN Miniport, with the bluetooth and Realtek lines again missing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 I'm thinking there's a good chance of a hardware issue at this point. At the very least Windows should automatically detect the hardware, regardless of an actual driver being present.  If you have something like a USB wireless adapter, you could try connecting it to the internet with that and see if Windows may be able to automatically download a driver update. Otherwise my only recommendation would be to try a reinstall/driver download one more time, and if it doesn't work a second time around it's probably hardware.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaveShoe ✭ May 2020 I'll try USB wireless.  This is a clearance tablet and no others are available at the local store.  It is physically sized to fit my Win10-specific application (which when running does not need wi-fi).  Thanks for the guidance. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSKyleH admin May 2020 In your next attempt at installing the drivers, if at any point you see anything under unknown devices regarding network controllers, you may try clicking update drivers, and choosing browse computer for driver and look for the inf file this way. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 2020 This is a delayed response but it sounds like you're still missing drivers on some root devices. With this tablet, some components won't appear until you install the root device properly. Windows will find a driver and it won't report a problem, but it won't function properly. You need to manually update system devices like the Intel I2C, and there are multiple instances of several of them, all of which need to be updated individually. If you could send us a picture of device manager, and expand System Devices. We'll see if we can get you through it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook taz ✭ November 2020 Looking for WinBook TW101 default drivers. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Hi @taz here are the drivers for the TW101 Found at the link here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByH57FUw-nwvQUdLYWlCVS1pR1U/view?usp=sharing 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. 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Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin March 2021 edited March 2021 Greetings. Please download and install the drivers from: https://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/product.us.asp?Model=802.11ac%20Dual%20Band%20WiFi%20Adapter#osW1064 The Bluetooth is part of the wi-fi card. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MLR ✭ March 2021 Thanks! I will give it a try shortly and let you know. Appreciate the quick response. 😀 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MLR ✭ March 2021 Hi, still not working. Installed drivers you stated and no Bluetooth in the device manager or anything. Any other suggestions? Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 2021 @MLR just chiming in. Still no bluetooth after installing drivers huh, hmm, that weird. When was the Powerspec purchased? Can you give us the MC receipt reference number so we can look up the order. There may be an issue with the wifi card which includes bluetooth v4.2. Does the wifi adapter show up in device manager under Network Adapters? Please check to verify. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MLR ✭ March 2021 Hi, It was purchased on December 15, 2020. 055-WP-936-7709. Image attached. Thank you, 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 2021 @MLR we're going to create a ticket for this. We are going to email you and finish troubleshooting via email. You may have to bring this in, but we can try something else first. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MLR ✭ March 2021 Ok, thanks. I appreciate any assistance. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I can't find it in my Access Prompt , Device manger, ect, I cant find it anywhere on my computer. I don't know when it happened but I use to have Bluetooth on this computer I have used it before with my cell phone. Then I started upgrading a few things. I got a new power supply, A new graphics card, And I added a SSD. I only play games and update windows 10 when updates come out. I got a Bluetooth controller for Christmas and when I tried connecting it I noticed that my ability to turn Bluetooth on, search for any devices, was gone. I can't find it anywhere to update the drivers I cant see it in my Device manager.  I am out of ideas so I am turning to these forums, I have some average knowledge about computers maybe a little above average but not by much this is the first time I had a problem like this. If anyone as any ideas I am all ears. I do have a Back up for my PC saved on a Flash drive from when I first got this PC, but I don't want to have to do a factory restart. Dose anyone have any weird ideas I can try? https://www.microcenter.com/product/612000/powerspec-b677-desktop-computer 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin December 2020 edited December 2020 Hello. The wireless card is what gives your system Bluetooth.  Bluetooth and Wi-Fi almost always comes from the same adapter, as Bluetooth is done over the 2.4Hz frequency.  Is your Wi-Fi working at all?  Double check you have the antennas in at the back of the computer on the card itself. If you have the antennas in, please try downloading the LAN Drivers for the system here; https://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/product.us.asp?Model=802.11ac Dual Band WiFi Adapter#osW1064 and then perform a power cycle. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ZacharyBinx ✭ December 2020 I feel like such a Goomba. When you said and brought up that it was a wireless card was the issue the first thing I did was check the hardware. I use my WIFI at home so the antennas where connected already. When I installed my new graphics card I had to remove a pin cable that is attached from the wireless card to a USB Pin Port on the mother board. After installing the new graphics card when  plugging the pin cable back into the wireless card it was offset and not connected correctly * Face into palm* I should of removed the Wireless card then installed my new graphics card, I would of been able to see my work better and avoid this error altogether. Ian I want to Thank You for taking the time to read my message, Truly saved the day. - Zach  2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I am looking for alternative options, possibly a bluetooth amplier adapter that can plug into the headphone port on the laptop ,, or what other alternative is there that can provide a much louder volume/audio so I can hear what is being said better? Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite model P75-A7200 with OS- Edition Windows 10 Home Version 20H2 installed on ‎2/‎14/‎2021 OS build 19042.870 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0...Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz  2.40 GHz installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.77 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 2021 Hello @Tamy and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. There are audio amplifiers out there that can connect to your Laptop, then you plug in your headset to the amplifier; but unfortunately we only stereo equipment amplifiers. We don't have any information for if and when we'll get amplifiers that work with laptops. Below is a google link of some that will work for you laptop. Another option would be to try to amplify your audio on your laptop. Follow these instructions: Right click on the start menu (4 white squared windows in lower left corner) and select Run. Type Control Panel and hit Enter. Then click on Hardware and Sound (or under Sound click on Hardware and Sound). Select your headset, then click on Properties (slightly to the lower right of the sound box or frame). Then click on the enhancements tab and click Loudness Equalization. Then hit Apply and click on the Levels Tab. Move the headphones volume up to the highest and click Apply, then okay. Try out the headset now. Google link (Laptop Audio Amplifiers): Look at the $23.99 one from Amazon brand is LVY. https://www.google.com/search?q=laptop+audio+amplifier&bih=688&biw=1455&hl=en&ei=jUtiYP_sIMXatQbZ9pWYDw&oq=laptop+audio+a&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMYADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB46BAgAEEM6BQgAEJECOgsILhCxAxDHARCjAjoECC4QQzoICC4QsQMQgwE6CAgAELEDEIMBOgcIABCxAxBDOgcIABDJAxBDOgUIABCSAzoFCAAQsQM6BQgAEMkDOgUIABCGA1DC4yJYl_4iYM-HI2gCcAJ4AIABVIgBrwiSAQIxN5gBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tamy ✭ March 2021 thank you for this information. I had actually did the hardware properties changes yesterday- did not make enough of a change for me. I will check what is online including your google link... thank you for your suggestions/time. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 2021 You're welcome! Please let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Close any open programs. The tablet will reboot during the process. Double click the BIOS flash file. The flash will run automatically. Do not turn off the tablet during this process. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article WinBook TW100 Tablet BIOS Update - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker WinBook TW100 Tablet BIOS Update - Micro Center The WinBook BIOS update fixes a potential issue that causes Bluetooth devices to stop functioning with the tablet. To update the BIOS: Download the BIOS update from this link: Download BIOS Update Plug in the AC adapter. Do not attempt to flash the BIOS on battery power. Close any open programs. The tablet will reboot during the process. Double click the BIOS flash file. The flash will run automatically. Do not turn off the tablet during this process. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Need help on the best pc build 500-560$ That can run games and can have Bluetooth WiFi — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Need help on the best pc build 500-560$ That can run games and can have Bluetooth WiFi Anthony3617 ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I wanna run games well and that’s Bluetooth WiFi this is gonna be my first gaming pc and I want to play almost every game such as fortnite,cod,Garry mod,rust,horror games,roblox,last year,gta etc.. at a good resolution  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin August 2020 Hello @Anthony3617 Are we including a keyboard and mouse as well as a monitor for the budget?   1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Anthony3617 ✭ August 2020 TSPhillipT said: Hello @Anthony3617 Are we including a keyboard and mouse as well as a monitor for the budget?   Yes that can work too but I want a pc like this https://youtu.be/h3cX86uLtqI I’ll be amazing  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin August 2020 So here is the build that Austin did from that video; https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=23f3c492-c1a4-4315-b683-86fc55d9dd7f.   Keep in mind, this does not include a Windows License which usually goes for about 120$.  The motherboard also does not have WiFi or Bluetooth so you would need to add either a Wireless USB Adapter or a Wireless PCIe card.   1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Anthony3617 ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 TSPhillipT said: So here is the build that Austin did from that video; https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=23f3c492-c1a4-4315-b683-86fc55d9dd7f.   Keep in mind, this does not include a Windows License which usually goes for about 120$.  The motherboard also does not have WiFi or Bluetooth so you would need to add either a Wireless USB Adapter or a Wireless PCIe card.   Will the wireless card be Easy to install and can I get the windows license cheaper  I see 10$ or 25$ for windows pro also what does it mean when it says filters disable for this item and will I be able to change the power supply to 650w or 550 80plus bronze are they good to use?? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 Wireless cards are pretty easy, you just plug them in, tighten a screw down to hold it in place and maybe plug a cable in internally.  We have compatibility filters in the PC builder that automatically try to filter out parts that are not compatible with other pieces in the build.  You could change the PSU to a 550 or 650W 80+ Bronze but you would be increasing the price on it a little bit.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Anthony3617 ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 TSTonyV said: Wireless cards are pretty easy, you just plug them in, tighten a screw down to hold it in place and maybe plug a cable in internally.  We have compatibility filters in the PC builder that automatically try to filter out parts that are not compatible with other pieces in the build.  You could change the PSU to a 550 or 650W 80+ Bronze but you would be increasing the price on it a little bit.  So I’m kinda still confused on the Compatibility Filters have been disabled for this item this going to be my first gaming/build so I’m new to this stuff but I know a handful  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin August 2020 @Anthony3617 You won't have any issues with any modern PCIe x1 wireless card. It just means there's no data to filter those items, and it really shouldn't be an issue on a PCIe card. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Anthony3617 ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 TSMikeW said: @Anthony3617 You won't have any issues with any modern PCIe x1 wireless card. It just means there's no data to filter those items, and it really shouldn't be an issue on a PCIe card. Any good usb wireless or is pci card better and which affordable pci card is good for gaming? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article I have spent way to long on this, please help. — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts I have spent way to long on this, please help. Zarkil ✭ July 2020 in Help Choosing Parts The goal of my PC is 1440p at 60 fps on high (not super ultra type) quality and it’s only for gaming. I will be playing on a TV instead of a monitor. I basically play RPG type games and tend to heavily mod them (thus the 2TB SSD). I use WIFI only and would prefer Bluetooth 5 over 4.2, I know I can add both with a $50 card. I’m not big into overclocking, just minor adjustments to GPU with Afterburner type stuff (wait, I DO plan to enable XMP so I guess I AM hardcore after all). https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a7a56bba-82df-4f7b-9994-2a8350e12905  So my main questions/concerns are; Should I go with B550 or get a cheaper B450 and add WIFI\Bluetooth with card? If so what one? The 3600 is good enough now but options are nice, on the flip side a year from now B550 will probably be cheaper and have more options. How much does CL on ram matter? Should I stick with the CL18 3600 or is it worth the $20 extra for CL16 3600?  The RX 5700 XT is stable now right? Most people seem to think so and it preforms better than the 2060 super that was my original choice. Do I need the 650W PSU or would 550W be ok? It’s only $20 more so I played it safe.  Thank you for the help! I was a loyal PC gamer that got married, had kids, and my job turned into a career so I turned to consoles for my gaming needs (yes I’m ashamed of myself). Grabbed a HP OMEN laptop on sale a few years ago and remembered what I was missing. Been a surprisingly great laptop but the girl is showing her age now so time to move on. I figured it would be simple to upgrade but my God has everything changed! Hope everyone is doing well and again, thank you for any help because this is driving me crazy 😉 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin July 2020 In your case, since you specifically want Bluetooth 5.0, I'd stick with the B550 board since the Bluetooth 5 cards we carry start about $40. If you chose a cheaper B450 and then bought a card it'd be about the same price, but the B550 has other features that you may want to utilize in the future like PCIe 4.0 capabilities.  The RAM speed discussion is a little complicated. Others could weigh in on this more than me, but CL16 is technically faster than CL18 because it will have lower latency. I don't know how much of a difference it would make though, so whether it's "worth it" I can't really say. If that money would be better spent elsewhere on your build I wouldn't worry about it, but if that extra $20 isn't going to otherwise make a difference on your build, I'd personally probably go for the CL16. I've heard the stability of the drivers with the 5700/XT cards has improved. Some people's 5700XT's have worked flawlessly since day one even when the drivers were known to be poor. I say unless you specifically want to have access to the NVENC encoder on the RTX cards, go for the 5700XT. If you find you're having issues, GPU's do come with a 30-day return policy.  I'd stick with 650W for the PSU. It's a good sweetspot to match up with mid and high-end video cards.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Scottyg420 ✭ August 2020 Drivers are stable? Is that a joke? They still are having a ton of issues, it depends on the brand of cars you get.  Make sure you do a lot of research on the 5700xt. I just got an ASUS ROG 5700xt and it fried my 750w gold evga powersupply. After doing research ASUS issued a notice stating to bring the card to a ASUS authorized repair place so they can fix an issue. Something with pins not being long enough. of course a microcenter employee recommend a open box one to me that haven’t been fixed. Thank god my powersupply was the only thing the card broke. Put my old 2060 and 500w bronze in and no issues.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Scottyg420 ✭ August 2020 650W is not high enough for most 5700xt. That’s the recommended minimum but your gonna have issues. The manufacturer of my card list that as the minimum but recommendeds higher.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin August 2020 Scottyg420 said: 650W is not high enough for most 5700xt. That’s the recommended minimum but your gonna have issues. The manufacturer of my card list that as the minimum but recommendeds higher.  650W is plenty of power for all 5700XT's, short of custom VBIOS power mods/shunt mods. Under the ATX/PCI-SIG standards, an 8 pin connector is to pull no more than 150W of power, while 6 pin connectors are to pull no more than 75W, with the PCIe slot itself providing up to 75W of power. If we assume the worst case scenario of two 8-pin connectors, this would be 375W total for the card, leaving you roughly 275W of power for the remainder of your platform. As long as you are not pairing your system with a high-power consumption platform (X299 Intel, AMD Threadripper), 650W should be fine.  Scottyg420 said: Drivers are stable? Is that a joke? They still are having a ton of issues, it depends on the brand of cars you get.  Make sure you do a lot of research on the 5700xt. I just got an ASUS ROG 5700xt and it fried my 750w gold evga powersupply. After doing research ASUS issued a notice stating to bring the card to a ASUS authorized repair place so they can fix an issue. Something with pins not being long enough. of course a microcenter employee recommend a open box one to me that haven’t been fixed. Thank god my powersupply was the only thing the card broke. Put my old 2060 and 500w bronze in and no issues.   The brand of cards have nothing to do with driver stability. All 5700XT's use the exact same silicon designed by AMD and fabricated by TSMC, the board partners simply design their own PCB and cooling solutions for non-reference designed cards. The drivers themselves simply dictate how the cards interact with your OS. As far as stability goes, that will depend entirely on the applications being ran, and whether any errata is listed for them in the driver release notes. Understand that this is not an AMD issue, as Nvidia has their fair share of driver errata as well. You can find these issues mentioned on the driver download pages for each respective driver: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-7-2. Here you can see a list of fixed and known issues:  You'll find a similar list for Nvidia as well, albeit with different issues/resolutions: https://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/451.67/451.67-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf There exists no drivers free of issues in terms of performance and stability. Human error will always find itself in everything we do, so it's important to keep that in mind.  If you find issues that are not listed in the driver release notes/errata list for the drivers you are using, I would recommend reaching out to AMD to report the issues. If you are aware of design flaws with a particular card, I would would like to see a source documenting those issues so I can better educate myself for future reference. Zarkil said: The goal of my PC is 1440p at 60 fps on high (not super ultra type) quality and it’s only for gaming. I will be playing on a TV instead of a monitor. I basically play RPG type games and tend to heavily mod them (thus the 2TB SSD). I use WIFI only and would prefer Bluetooth 5 over 4.2, I know I can add both with a $50 card. I’m not big into overclocking, just minor adjustments to GPU with Afterburner type stuff (wait, I DO plan to enable XMP so I guess I AM hardcore after all). https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a7a56bba-82df-4f7b-9994-2a8350e12905  So my main questions/concerns are; Should I go with B550 or get a cheaper B450 and add WIFI\Bluetooth with card? If so what one? The 3600 is good enough now but options are nice, on the flip side a year from now B550 will probably be cheaper and have more options. How much does CL on ram matter? Should I stick with the CL18 3600 or is it worth the $20 extra for CL16 3600?  The RX 5700 XT is stable now right? Most people seem to think so and it preforms better than the 2060 super that was my original choice. Do I need the 650W PSU or would 550W be ok? It’s only $20 more so I played it safe.  Thank you for the help! I was a loyal PC gamer that got married, had kids, and my job turned into a career so I turned to consoles for my gaming needs (yes I’m ashamed of myself). Grabbed a HP OMEN laptop on sale a few years ago and remembered what I was missing. Been a surprisingly great laptop but the girl is showing her age now so time to move on. I figured it would be simple to upgrade but my God has everything changed! Hope everyone is doing well and again, thank you for any help because this is driving me crazy 😉 I agree with @TSTonyV 's recommendation, though mostly due to the fact that newer TV's are starting to provide FreeSync support via HDMI, and you'll definitely see a difference in your gaming experience with adaptive sync enabled. May I ask which TV you plan to use for gaming? Most 4k 120hz TV's allow 1440p 120hz mode via HDMI on PC's, and you can also use FreeSync if they support it. My Samsung NU8000 55 inch and LG OLED B9 55 inch TV's support operation in these modes, and both support adaptive sync technology. This, combined with the low input lag in their respective game modes makes for an incredible couch gaming experience, especially in RPG's, which I am a fan of myself. As for the memory debate, definitely go with the CL16. $20 difference is worth it in my opinion, especially when you factor in the quality of the IC's if you ever plan to do any manual overclocking in the future. AMD's Robert Hallock did a fantastic job documenting the difference in frequency/timings and their impact on gaming performance if you were looking for an interesting read: https://community.amd.com/community/gaming/blog/2017/07/14/memory-oc-showdown-frequency-vs-memory-timings. 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When I turn on my PC windows is working correctly, I get to a desktop screen where I can browse the PC's specs, but It won't connect to the internet at all. I have gone the troubleshooting route and every time it says that the Intel Gigabit Network Connection Adapter is experiencing driver or hardware related problems along with the intel wireless AC 9260 260MHz adapter. I have installed and updated the drivers via a USB 3, restarted and I would get a successful Ethernet connection and I have pulled up google, but after about a minute it goes back to the same issues before. I am using a MSI B450 pro carbon AC mobo and I installed their latest driver updates on this PC as well. Still no internet. Please help.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_JosephF admin May 2020 edited May 2020 Hello @Goblue26 Are you only having internet related problems with this PC and not any other devices? One of the first steps I recommend is rebooting your router. Once the router is back online, I would open command prompt or Windows PowerShell and run "ipconfig /renew". (If you need more instruction on this, just let me know) Doing both of these can solve a conflicting IP address issue. After running that command above and resetting the router, just type "ipconfig" in command prompt to make sure you are getting a valid IP address.  Another thing you can try is setting your DNS server to Google's. It is quite simple and we have some instructions for that here: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2849/how-to-manually-set-your-dns-server-in-windows-10#latest If you continue to get an error about the driver or hardware then you may have to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them. The fact you are having issues with both the Ethernet and Wireless adapter is a bit strange.  Let me know if this helps.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goblue26 ✭ May 2020 TS_JosephF, Thanks for responding, it means a lot. I have done the IP config and renew as well as the DNS server and now my PC connects to the internet via my ethernet cable, but after maybe 10 minutes of usage downloading new drivers and updating windows it will just randomly kick me off the internet, Ill troubleshoot after that and it will give me that same network adapter prompt for both ethernet and wireless adapter. Im thinking that when i did a fresh install of windows 10 from the install media, something went wrong but Im not sure. Im not sure what to do next or if i should just bring it in to get a diagnosis from one of the micro center employees. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goblue26 ✭ May 2020 @TS_JosephF 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 Do any other devices have any issues with internet connectivity?  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goblue26 ✭ May 2020 Nope, all other devices work fine. The ethernet cable I use is the same one I take from my console so I know that it works as well.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goblue26 ✭ May 2020 When I did the ipconfig/renew it said that no operation can be performed on wifi, LAN or bluetooth while the media is disconnected if that helps. I have no idea what that means.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 There's a good chance it's a bad ethernet port then, the ultimate test would be to reinstall Windows, just to rule out a weird Windows problems as the culprit. If that doesn't fix it, I'd recommend a new board.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goblue26 ✭ May 2020 I don't think its the board, Its a brand new one and the last one I already had to RMA because it was DOA meaning they test the next one before they send it out.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goblue26 ✭ May 2020 How do I reinstall windows? Do I make another windows install media and make it boot off of that usb?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 2020 Yes, you can create media here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Why don't we check what chipset your LAN adapter is and if there is a history of automatic driver updates. Go to Device manager, Find the LAN adapter. let us know the model, then go Update Driver > Browse this Computer > Let me pick from list of compatible drivers > How many drivers are listed here? 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin May 2020 Goblue26 said: When I did the ipconfig/renew it said that no operation can be performed on wifi, LAN or bluetooth while the media is disconnected if that helps. I have no idea what that means.  The reason it said this is because you were not connected to any network.  To reinstall Windows 10 you will just need to create another bootable USB drive. I take it you already know how to do that here: https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows10  One thing I would try before doing this is just resetting your network adapter. If you uninstall the network adapter drivers and restart the PC, Windows will find a driver again. You may run into the same issue but it's possible that it could fix the problem. I would try this with both the Ethernet and Wireless adapter.  Here are instructions on how to do that: https://www.microcenter.com/tech_center/article/8766/how-to-reset-a-network-adapter-in-windows-10 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goblue26 ✭ May 2020 @TSMikew The model is Intel (R) Gigabit network adapter. When I click on let me pick a list of capable drivers there are twi there but they are both exactly the same (Intel(R) 1211 Gigabit network connection)  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 2020 i211, should have a driver that'll work fine in the Windows 10 driver store. Lets try something different. If you try to uninstall your LAN driver, does it have a checkbox to delete the driver software? 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goblue26 ✭ May 2020 Yes it has a checkmark to delete the software. Im not sure what happened but recently every time i restart or turn on my PC ill get internet via the ethernet but it still goes away after 10 minutes or so. Do you think it could be from a router? My father works from home and I am running an ethernet from the same router as him. We checked and both have different IP addresses, we thought there was an issue with only one of us being able to be online at one time but it made no difference.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goblue26 ✭ May 2020 I just booted it up and it held ethernet connection for about 20 minutes, but as soon as i run an application it kicks me off. Could it have anything to do with an older router that kicks me off when trying to use more internet then usual? i 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 It's possible it's a router related issue. Do you have a separate modem? If so, try plugging your ethernet cord directly into it instead and see if the same issue happens.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Can you assist with a price match? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-usbbt500-bluetooth-smart-ready-usb-adapter-black/6428133.p?skuId=6428133 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin March 2021 Hello @qwertytheasdf Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community! 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So looking for laptop and software recommendations since I don't think software is included anymore. Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin December 2020 Ottavio said: My son's 7 year old HP is no longer working. The laptop was used for filming and editing my son's blog. The original HP came with the software he used. So looking for laptop and software recommendations since I don't think software is included anymore. Thanks. Greetings. What price range are you looking for? You can view the video editing software we sell at: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294967272  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lastlap1 ✭ December 2020 I struggling with what new laptop to purchase. It is a big part of my job. I have had the one I use now for about 8 years, at least 3 years past when I should have replaced it, just because it is painful to change and get setup. I am not anxious to just spend a lot of money, but also don't want to replace it every year. I put together a list of how I use it, what I have now, and options I have looked at, which helps me understand what I think is important to me. Is this something I can post here and get help? I just need something that won't lag behind and keep up with me.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin December 2020 Lastlap1 said: I struggling with what new laptop to purchase. It is a big part of my job. I have had the one I use now for about 8 years, at least 3 years past when I should have replaced it, just because it is painful to change and get setup. I am not anxious to just spend a lot of money, but also don't want to replace it every year. I put together a list of how I use it, what I have now, and options I have looked at, which helps me understand what I think is important to me. Is this something I can post here and get help? I just need something that won't lag behind and keep up with me.  Sure, please let us know what you'd be looking for and we can see what we would have available.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lastlap1 ✭ December 2020 Typical Day: (I like to have all applications open at the same time; I am generally moving between them all constantly) • Excel with Large Sheets and Macro’s • Adobe Editing • Outlook with large attachments • Word Docs always open • Multiple Screens to help with Editing • Web Browser always open using other computers virtually • Transferring large files - Speed • Some CAD viewing and Editing • Always on Wireless • I work in three locations. I will need to consider the cost of a power source for each location and for traveling. • Web Meetings often • Transferring Files between Phone Computer Items reviewed: • Processor: 10th Gen i7 - 10750 2.6 Ghz Processor – What else should I consider? What will help me with speed in my applications? Benefit / Cost • Hard Drive: 512GB NVME M.2 SD This seems to Best Drive for Speed? Present Computer presently has 296GB Used. Should I consider SATA drive for safety/dependability? • Ram: 16GB or 32GB – 2933SDRAM or 3200SDRAM – Are there other specs to consider that will help with my applications? If I don’t get 32GB, it seems I should verify I can upgrade? • Graphics: ? (I don’t think I need much, look what I have, I always wished it was just a little better) • Operating System: MS 10 Home or Pro? (I have had Windows 7 Pro, but not sure how Pro makes a difference). • Wireless: WiFi 6 seems to be the latest/fast? I have 6 Network Drives Mapped that I VPN to full time when connected to the Internet. I exchange large files often with these drives. • Bluetooth: Transfer files between Phone and Laptop. How do Bluetooth levels differ? (5.0, 5.1) • Battery: I would like to get at least 4 hours when on the Battery. • Webcam: Need Webcam - Cam shutter seems like a nice option if available. • Connections: o ThunderBolt - Connection seems like a good option for multiple location connections? o HDMI - Connection used many times at work and traveling. o USB Port - I always have two drives plugged in at one location. I want to increase the File Transfer speeds. Having one extra for Thumb Drive would also be nice. But maybe I could accomplish it with an adapter? • Monitor: o I have a 15.6” now; it seems to be a good balance to travel with. Better resolution would help. Touch Screen seems like a good option for marking-up Drawings and Pictures, but it seems like I would want the screen to flip around to use this feature? I would consider this is an optional feature. o Not being able to view the screen from an angle also seems like a nice feature while traveling. • Keyboard: o Backlit is a feature I wished I had many times while traveling. o Numeric Pad on Keyboard is used a lot. • Present Computer: o ProBook 4540s 64bit Operating System Running Windows 7 o I7-3632QM 2.20GHz o 8GB Ram o AMD Radeon HD 7650M Graphics (This almost was good enough, it just needed a little improvement) o Weight is 6.0lbs (This is acceptable but no heavier. I little lighter would be nice.) o Multiple applications run extremely slow, and File transfer is slow, Boot-time extremely slow, Screen Resolution was inadequate. Linking to Phone for file transfer did not work well. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lastlap1 ✭ December 2020 Ian, If this is something that you can use to help me choose the correct Laptop for me, I can email it to you as a PDF. Just think it is easier to read. When I paste it on here it seems to all blend together. The PDF is in Bullet Points. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 Hello @Lastlap1 just chiming in. We have some selections for you. You want to go with a SSD drive and not SATA. Solid state give better performance for the PC. For all of the multi-threading, CAD and multiple programs opened simultaneously, you may want to go with 16gb or preferably 32 gb of memory. With an I7-10th gen processor, 32 gigs will give you all the speed and performance you need for all of the things you'll be doing for your job. I'm not sure you need a laptop with thunderbolt. I saw the HP Probook 4540 didn't have thunderbolt. So unless you have a thunderbolt only monitor or a thunderbolt only storage device, we'd recommend to exclude thunderbolt ports as a requirement for your new laptop. Most laptops we have only support Thunderbolt 3 anyway. Same scenario mentioned above applies to Thunderbolt 3 monitors and storage devices.  No worries about the differences between bluetooth 5.0 vs 5.1, its all bluetooth. But there is a link below on bluetooth if you'd like to know the difference. There really isn't to much of difference as to why we say bluetooth is bluetooth no matter if its 5.0 or 5.1. Take a look at these links below at recommended laptops. They're going to range between $999 to $1500. If want something cheaper, you'll have to go with lesser RAM/Memory, a slower CPU processor, etc. Look at the Dell XPS 15 9500, this has 16gig of RAM/Memory but it can be upgraded to 32gig of memory. Its the only laptop that meet your requirements that has a touchscreen.  https://www.microcenter.com/product/623604/dell-xps-15-9500-156-laptop-computer---silver  Look at the HP Omen 15 Gaming laptop. It has 16 gig of ram but could be upgraded. It does NOT  have touchscreen. https://www.microcenter.com/product/623207/hp-omen-15-dh1054nr-156-gaming-laptop-computer---black  Look at another HP Omen 15 it has 32gig of ram. It does NOT have a touchscreen. https://www.microcenter.com/product/623209/hp-omen-15-dh1053nr-156-gaming-laptop-computer---black  Difference between bluetooth 5.0/5.1 https://www.rfwireless-world.com/Terminology/Bluetooth-5-vs-bluetooth-5-1.html  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article I'm new here and I desperately need help. — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion › New Members I'm new here and I desperately need help. Moski ✭ February 2021 in New Members I recently upgraded to a WIFI 6 (802.11ax) modem/router. I get great coverage in my house, but I can't fully take advantage of the new set up because my laptops are only 802.11 n & ac. How do I upgrade the WIFI adapters on my machines? While I used to actually know my way around the guts of a computer about a million years ago (think 486DX or 1st gen Pentium), I have never done anything with a laptop and I don't know where to start. Help! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin February 2021 edited February 2021 Hello, @Moski Welcome to the community! For laptops, this is typically handled by the WiFi antenna. Unfortunately, in most cases, this would be soldered to the motherboard, and would not be upgradable. You could add a WiFi adapter via a USB antenna if the device does not have WiFi 5, or you could check to see if your manufacturer offers the specific wireless adapter with AX capabilities. In most cases, WiFi 6 is more than needed and WiFi 5 is capable of reaching speeds of up to 1733Mbps, though 866 Mbps for an 80 MHz channel to a 2×2 client is to be more expected. Here's a highly detailed summary of WiFi and its connectivity. https://www.duckware.com/tech/wifi-in-the-us.html 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Paul_2 ✭ February 2021 Occasionally, there is a mini PCI Bluetooth and WIFI adapter underneath your RAM, and you could possibly find a newer replacement for it, but you would need to make sure it connects to the same antenna ports, etc ... However, as LandShark said, it may just be easier to use a USB device to take advantage of the faster speeds. One other question, do you actually NEED the higher speed? If you're sharing large files frequently with other computers in the house it may be useful, but if you're just browsing the internet, the internet speed itself may be the weakest link already so upgrading your WIFI would not make much of a difference in that case. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Moski ✭ February 2021 I'm a distance learning teacher who share's his screen all day long and I'm sharing the internet with my wife, who's working from home and my kid, who's going to school from home and about a million connected devices. The Wi-Fi can bog down sometimes. It's not a critical issue, but it does suck. That said, if I can upgrade my modem, I'll be on 802.11ax 5ghz all by my lonesome, allowing everybody else to surf on a much less congested 802.11ac network. BTW, I did consider getting an external 802.11ax adapter first, but unfortunately it doesn't appear that such a critter exists. If you know of any, please pass it along, because that would be the best case scenario. Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Moski ✭ February 2021 An thanks for the info, Landshark!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin February 2021 edited February 2021 To my understanding, the 5Ghz and the 2.4Ghz network would contain all of the network's traffic, regardless of which WiFi technology is being used. It does not split the connection between AX and AC on the same 5Ghz network. 802.11ac(WiFi 5) operates in the 5Ghz range only, while 802.11ax (WiFi 6) operates in both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz ranges, thus creating more available channels. For example, early chipsets support a total of 12 channels, eight in the 5Ghz and four in the 2.4Ghz range. So, if you feel that your network is getting bogged down, you may want to force some devices to connect to the 2.4Ghz frequency and some to the 5Ghz frequency. Many routers offer the option to create separate networks for you to connect to. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How can I contact Corporate? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion How can I contact Corporate? cjrolf ✭ December 2021 edited December 2021 in General Discussion My son bought a computer last week at the Denver, CO Micro Center. The computer had hardware defects. After struggling to get someone to help him, on the phone, for THREE DAYS he was finally able to speak to an associate who told him he could return the system for an even exchange or store credit. This is my first issue. It has been 5 days and he should have been able to return the computer system for a FULL REFUND. He brought the system back to the store that is 40 miles from him and he has no car. He gets there and the techs in store told him it is basically not a great desktop. They had others brought back that they were replacing parts on, they said he could leave it and come back in a few days once they rebuild the issue or he could exchange it for a lesser machine and then purchase the upgrades. I am livid! I am a loyal Micro Center customer and have been for YEARS. I actually recommended he come to this store for this purchase. And then they took complete advantage of a young man on his own. They not only "traded" him a lesser machine but then they had the audacity to CHARGE him to upgrade to get SOME similar specs. He went from the ASUS ROG Strix GA15 Gaming PC Platinum Collection to the PowerSpec G509 Gaming PC. The powerspec has half of the memory with a slower stream and it has only a QUARTER of the drive. He went from 1TB HDD AND 1 TB SSD to 500GB SSD. He lost the Bluetooth upgrade and the high def audio. And he paid an extra $27 to lose it. I am appalled! I am just glad that I found out the Micro Center does NOT have the customers best interest at heart. I guess it's back to online shopping for me.   UPDATE: The POWER SPEC they sold him has the same FAULTY motherboard as the ASUS and again he has to return the PC. Even Tech support was completely shocked at the awful step down they gave him! I do hope that someone from the Denver, Colorado store is reading this! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments cjrolf ✭ December 2021 edited December 2021 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bodasactra ✭ December 2021 I stopped buying pre builds two decades ago for the same issues. They have to cut corners on slim margins. It is cheaper and far more powerful to buy the parts and take an hour or two to put together. Its really not hard at all. Good luck. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Here we will list some items for your dream work at home or your learning at home setup to keep your productivity high.  Table of Contents Selecting a Computer Selecting a Computer for eLearning Selecting a Monitor Selecting a Docking Station  Selecting a Webcam Selecting a Headset / Microphone Selecting an All-in-One Printer Selecting Networking Devices Selecting External Storage for Data Backup / File Transfers Selecting a Mouse and Keyboard  Selecting a Desk / Chair Work from Home Other Items 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Computer for Working from Home Second only to smartphones, computers keep us interconnected with people, jobs, current events, etc. With primary work function and efficiency in mind, here are some of the best work from home options for both laptops and desktops that we would recommend.   To start, this first section of our computer selection, we will be strictly focusing on working from home choices. However, any of these choices listed here could also be outstanding choices for remote learning. Our recommended laptop models come with a Solid State Drive (SSD) for quicker boot times, at least 8GB of RAM for all your multitasking needs, and include a video output if you want to attach a second monitor without the need of a docking station. ASUS Vivobook 15-F512DA HP 15-ef1072nr Lenovo ThinkBook 13s  If you’d like a 2-in-1 laptop for working at home, that’s an option as well!  Dell Inspiron 14 5400 2-in-1 Lenovo Flex 5 2-in-1 Now, if Apple computers are your preference, you can for sure use a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro to get the job done at home. MacBook Air Early 2020  MacBook Pro Mid 2020 If you’re looking for the best work from home desktop computer at a great price but need a smaller profile, the Dell OptiPlex 3070 CPJT9 SFF would be ideal.  Alternatively, if a midsize tower suits you, I’d go with the Powerspec B245 Desktop.  Both computers will accommodate most work at home needs. Dell OptiPlex 3070 CPJT9 SFF Desktop PowerSpec B245 Desktop 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Computer for eLearning For remote learning or eLearning, any of our prior choices will do great. Many schools recommend Chromebooks for virtual school, as they are fundamental and affordable for your online education needs. While they don’t have all the functionality of a Windows or Mac system, they can access Google Docs for editing word documents and spreadsheets, and other Google apps. Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6" Laptop Computer Acer Chromebook 315 CB315-3H-C4QE 15.6" Laptop  Another Chromebook option would be a 2-in-1 Chromebook with a touchscreen. Acer Chromebook 311 CB311-9HT-C4UM 11.6" Laptop Computer 2-in-1 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 12.2" 2-in-1 Laptop Computer  Please check out our selection at any time for Chromebooks, all laptops, and all desktops by clicking these links! Be sure to pick your local Micro Center under “My Store” at the top of the page to view their specific store stock. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Monitor Selecting the right monitor for the job can sometimes be overwhelming, and you’ll want to ensure you have one that supports 1080p resolution at the very least!  Two displays (or one Ultrawide display) for a desktop and laptop would be ideal, although not always needed. In case you are looking for a monitor, we will make recommendations with as many video ports available for maximum flexibility. The ASUS VP247QG is a superb choice for a monitor to work from home. It has most of the standard outputs commonly used with computers - VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort. It should be easily compatible with most laptops and desktops. A larger display choice at 31.5” is the Acer ET322QU. It also has VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort options to connect with to get you up and running. Now, if you’re going for maximum productivity and want to be a multitasking pro, look into an Ultrawide monitor. Our first choice would be the Acer Nitro XV340CK, which comes in with a 34” display but only features HDMI and DisplayPort for output.  A step up from that would be a monitor like the Samsung C43J890 with a 43” display and still having HDMI and DisplayPort connections at the ready for you. Check out Micro Center’s complete monitor selection here.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Docking Station Are you looking to maximize the most of your home office setup?  A docking station is a way to add on additional ports, such as USB, monitor ports, and others. These docking stations will be universal to any laptop as long as you have the right port; some use USB, and others use USB-C. These docking stations only need a regular USB port to get it connected to your laptop. Kensington SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Docking Station with Dual DVI/HDMI/VGA Video - Features 6 USB ports, 3.5mm audio jacks, DVI, VGA, HDMI, and an Ethernet port. IOGear USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station - Features 6 USB ports, HDMI, DVI, and an Ethernet port. If you have USB-C available on your laptop, you can utilize a universal docking station. IOGear USB-C Triple Video Docking Station - Ability to run three monitors, plus 4 USB ports. Check out Micro Center’s complete docking station lineup here. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Webcam A webcam is an essential part of the work from home lifestyle; whether it be Zoom, Skype, or any other video conferencing program, you’ll need a webcam to participate in the group calls appropriately. Another thing to note is that most webcams will come with a built-in microphone, but the quality may not be up to par as a dedicated headset or microphone. Wyze Cam Webcam Bundle  Sanho Hypercam  Logitech C920s  Check out Micro Center’s complete webcam lineup 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Headset / Microphone To continue on video conferencing, the ability to hear and speak to co-workers is essential.  Headsets are the easiest way to accommodate this necessity, and we’ve listed a couple of choices here that we would recommend using with your preferred software such as Skype.   Don’t let the "Gaming" tag divert your eyes (or in this case, ears) away.  These headsets have excellent noise cancellation and outstanding microphone quality.   Corsair HS50 Headset HyperX Cloud Stinger Logitech G433  Now, if a headset doesn’t interest you, another option is to use a standalone microphone and pair it with your favorite headphones or earphones. Redragon GM100 Gaming Stream Condenser Microphone MXL AC-44 Miniature USB Conferencing Microphone Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Pro Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone Check out Micro Center’s complete headset lineup and microphones. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting an All-in-One Printer If you need to print, scan, copy, or fax important documents, you’ll need a capable all-in-one printer to handle these critical tasks.  Home Use Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3733 All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro 8025 All-in-One Printer Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw Laser Printer Small Business Use Brother MFC-L5800DW Business Laser All-in-One Printer Brother MFC-L8900cdw Business Color Laser All-in-One Printer Check out Micro Center’s complete printer lineup. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting Networking Devices If you’re setting up a new internet or wireless services or looking to make the most of an existing service, we can help. A new router or extender may be helpful if the wireless signal’s strength is not strong enough to reach all rooms of your home.  While your ISP may have provided a modem with built-in WIFI, in case you weren't, a Wireless Router such as these options should do the trick.  These devices will work in conjunction with your modem to emit a wireless signal (WiFi) Tenda AC8 AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router  ASUS RT-AC68U AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless AC Router - w/ AiMesh Support Wireless Extender - These devices, when properly configured, can assist with strengthening the range of your wireless signal beyond dead zones of your home. TP-LINK RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender TP-LINK RE450 AC1750 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender USB Wireless Adapter - These are an option if you are using a desktop that does not have wireless capabilities; with a simple USB plugin, you can add wireless to your PC if needed! TP-LINK AC600 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter TP-LINK TL-WN722N 150Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter TP-LINK TL-WN725N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB adapter Check Micro Center's entire selection of routers, wireless extenders, and wireless adapters. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting External Storage for Data Backup / File Transfers Data backup has always been an essential entity in the workplace.  Even more so, odds are you may not have a remote connection to any servers your job may use for data storage.  External HDDs, Network Attached Storage (NAS), and even flash drives can help you ensure your data is backed up if an unfortunate event occurs that renders your computer useless.    There are many options to choose from here, but depending on what you work you do, I'd say a 1TB option such as the WD My Passport 1TB would be safe for starters!  And as a bonus, I've included an article on how you can backup your data for Windows 10 users here. External Hard Drives WD My Passport 1TB Seagate 1TB USB 3.1 External USB Flash Drives Micro Center 32GB Micro Center 64GB Micro Center 128GB Micro Center 256GB Network-Attached Storage (typically for small businesses)  QNAP 4-Bay Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage  Check Micro Center's entire selection of external hard drives, flash drives, and NAS devices. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Mouse and Keyboard   While most desktops/laptops will have these components included, workdays can sometimes require prolonged periods of typing, browsing, etc. You can use what comes with your PC if you’re comfortable with it. However, there would be other options available, if desired. Inland iC100 USB Keyboard & Mouse Combo Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse An ergonomic keyboard and mouse can help with comfort over long working sessions. Logitech K550 Ergonomic Wireless Keyboard Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse  Kensington Pro Fit Ergonomic Wireless Keyboard and Mouse  Adesso Tru-Form Media 1500 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard and Laser Mouse Finally, if you’re looking for extra comfort while typing, you can consider adding an item such as a wrist rest. Kensington ErgoSoft Wrist Rest for Mechanical & Gaming Keyboards Handstands Memory Foam Wrist Rest Check Micro Center's entire selection of keyboards and mouse, ergonomic products, and wrist rests. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Desk / Chair Hopefully, you already have a desk or tabletop that you already have dedicated to your work station. Still, just in case, if you need or were in the market for a sturdy desk with plenty of real estate, we’d recommend going with the Inland Height-Adjustment Gaming Desk.  We have quite a few team members here who use this desk - it does an outstanding job! Inland Height-Adjustment Gaming Desk Inland Motorized Height-Adjustable Gaming Desk Don’t forget a comfy chair either for long working sessions! Inland MACH Gaming Chair  Now, if you already have an existing desk and want to stand up and work from time to time, you can look into a standing desk to add that flexibility to your workday. Uncaged Ergonomics CD4 Ergonomic Laptop Stand and Standing Desk  Finally, if you need some more light for your desk, consider a handy desk lamp, which some will even include a wireless charging pad! Aluratek LED Foldable Desk Lamp w/ Built-in Wireless Charging Pad Inland 3 W Touch Sensitive LED Desk Lamp Check Micro Center's entire selection of desks, chairs, standing desks, and desk lamps.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Work from Home Other Items Here are some various other items you may find useful for working at home. Surge protector: This is an essential item to have even without a pandemic.  Protect your equipment - just in case!  This one has plenty of outlets for all your electronics at your Work at Home Setup. APC 12-Outlet Surge Protector  Check Micro Center's entire selection of surge protectors Computer anti-bluelight glasses: Blue Light can cause a strain on your eyes; having computer glasses to filter this can help reduce this strain during those work or school hours. HornetTek Anti Blue Light Computer Glasses Check Micro Center's entire selection of blue light glasses Laptop stands: These can raise your computer to an ergonomic viewing height, and typically has some extra flexibility to get the right viewing angle.  Allsop Metal Art Adjustable Laptop Stand Uncaged Ergonomics WorkEZ Executive Laptop Cooling Stand Check Micro Center's entire selection of laptop stands Speakers: In case you want to play some music, or just need to listen to something and don’t want to use headphones or a headset, you can add some speakers to your PC through USB/3.5mm jack or Bluetooth. Redragon GS500 Stentor PC Gaming Speakers JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker  Check Micro Center's entire selection of computer speakers Microsoft Office / Office365: We have to mention Office here as you may need it to type up documents, work on spreadsheets, or perhaps need Microsoft Outlook!  Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 Microsoft Office Home and Business Microsoft 365 Personal - 15 Months, 1 Person 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Any recommendations? Is there any items you use that help you with your work or school productivity?  Let us know in the comments!   We hope this guide helps you select the correct tools for your work or learn from home setup!   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article ESP32-Cam Breakdown And Project Ideas — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › How to & Technical Guides › Maker ESP32-Cam Breakdown And Project Ideas SeanM admin September 2021 edited September 2021 in Maker Wireless cameras are extremely useful for a wide range of maker projects. A Raspberry Pi with a USB webcam or Pi camera can make a good, inexpensive wireless camera. The ESP32-Cam board offers an even lower cost option for projects that don’t require much processing power for the camera with just as many uses. With its built-in camera, SD card reader, and wireless networking, the ESP32-Cam is a great option for a low-cost wireless camera. What’s onboard the ESP32-Cam?  The ESP32-Cam is based around an ESP32-s microcontroller. The ESP32-s microcontroller has WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and BLE built-in. The ESP32-Cam adds a small camera, Micro SD card reader, and breaks out several of the ESP32-s’s GPIO pins to convenient headers. The headers are spaced .1” apart, meaning they’re compatible with most breadboards and perma-proto boards.  It features 16 PWM channels, which can be mapped to any GPIO pin. Peripherals can be connected via the hardware serial port on pins 1 and 3, or software serial on any pair of pins. There’s 2 mappable hardware I2C ports, one is used by the internal hardware, the other is available for adding sensors, output modules, or GPIO expanders. Softi2c can be used to add additional I2C ports if necessary. Pin 4 is connected to a bright white LED that can be used as a flash. There’s a built-in red LED on pin 33. This LED can be used to indicate something is happening or used as a “heartbeat” to show the module is powered on and running. I like to use it to indicate whether or not the module is connected to WiFi.  Power can be provided via the ground and 3.3v or 5v pins, though many have found powering the ESP32-Cam with 3.3v leads to instability. I like to use a regulated 5v power supply, or a LiPo battery combined with a Power Boost 500 to provide power. The ESP32-Cam can be programmed via the Arduino IDE. It doesn’t have a USB port for programming, so you’ll need an FTDI adapter to upload your code to the microcontroller. I like this one from Inland. Inland’s FTDI adapter allows you to upload code from the Arduino IDE to your ESP32-Cam   The ESP32-s has limited processing power. It can handle basic IO tasks and some light computing. For projects that involve processor-intensive operations like object detection, it's usually best to offload the image processing to a more powerful computer such as a Raspberry Pi. Full specs can be found in the table below. The camera, SD card slot, and flash are on the top of the module   What can I do with the ESP32-Cam?  The ESP32-Cam has a wide range of uses. Using a home automation program like Home Assistant you can easily build a low-cost home surveillance system based on these camera modules. The code needed for this project is included in the examples of the Arduino-esp32 library and is titled “CameraWebServer”. The arduino-esp32 library can be found on GitHub. You just need to add your WiFi network’s SSID and password to the code, upload the code via your FTDI programmer, and power on the module. Its small size makes it easy to hide the module, and the low power consumption eliminates the need for bulky batteries or power supplies.  Thanks to its small size the ESP32-Cam can easily be integrated into a doorbell. Thingiverse user hoeby designed a 3D printable case that houses the camera module, a button, and has interchangeable backplates to angle the camera for framing. The .stl files and a link to the code can be found on the project’s Thingiverse page.  With a little more work the ESP32 module can be set up to act as an access point. This allows you to connect your phone, tablet, or computer directly to the ESP32-Cam, and stream video to your device in areas where WiFi is not available. I’ve used this to set up remote cameras for field observations when WiFi is not available. I’m able to stream video straight to my computer and record it, or monitor the camera stream in real time.   Using up the ESP32-CAM  When programming the module you’ll need to connect pin 0 to ground. After setting your FTDI programmer to 5v, connect the 5v and ground pins from the programmer to the 5v and ground pins on the module. Connect the RX pin on the programmer to GPOI 1, and the TX pin to GPIO 3. The diagram below shows the proper connections when using the Inland programmer. Select the proper COM port in the Arduino IDE and upload your code.  One of the major limitations of the ESP32-s is range. There’s an antenna built into the printed circuit board that offers about 25 yards of range. An external antenna can extend the range up to 100 yards depending on the terrain. Attaching an external antenna requires a little bit of surface mount soldering, but with a pair of tweezers and a fine point soldering iron, it’s an easy process. It’s not strictly necessary to use the resistor, so if you damage or lose the resistor you can simply short the pads with a solder bridge.   A resistor or solder bridge is used to select the antenna. On the left, I have circled the default location of the resistor, which enables the internal antenna. On the right, I have circled the pads used to enable the external antenna. To the left of the pads is the antenna connector.   While the ESP32-Cam is designed to be used as a wireless camera, it can also be used as a general-purpose microcontroller. Other ESP32 based development boards offer more GPIO pins, but most have a larger footprint than the ESP32-Cam. This makes the ESP32-Cam an excellent choice for any project where space is at a premium and you don’t need many inputs or outputs, whether you need the camera or not. The built-in Micro SD card slot makes it excellent for data logging.  The ESP32-Cam is a great way to add wireless cameras to your projects. For the cost of a Raspberry Pi compatible camera, you can get a camera module with built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and a microcontroller. If you need a small ESP32 based microcontroller without a camera, you might find the ESP32-Cam is a good choice thanks to its small footprint. It’s easy to program, and with a little networking know how they can be used for a wide variety of projects. The ESP32-Cam is available in a 2 pack at your local Micro Center. More from the Micro Center Community: Looking for more information about micro controllers? We’ve got a Hobby Board section of the community,  as well as Hobby Board guides like How to Set Up a Raspberry Pi Media Server,  Raspberry Pi Basics, and How to Create a Retro Game Console With Raspberry Pi. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to post a new discussion and the Community will be happy to help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin September 2021 Looks like an interesting add-on to a Pi project! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 41 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 39 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.2K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 95 New Members 169 Consumer Tech 50 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 115 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 243 Graphics Cards 183 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 64 Cases and Power Supplies 20 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla