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How To Redeem FreeTalk.me Coupon Vouchers That Come With FREETALK® TALK-5068 Web Cams

I recently purchased the FREETALK TALK-5068 buddy pack as they call it which includes 2 web cameras, 2 headsets, and 2 vouchers for Skype minutes. Let me start by saying that the web cameras are awesome and the kit was definitely worth the money. The cameras have a rubber bendy base in the form of a body with arms and legs so you can easily stand the camera up on your desk, sling the arms over your laptop screen, etc.

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Windows XP: External Microphone Not Working, Pop Up Audio System Event Disappeared

I have been using a heaset for some time on Windows XP without issue. Every time I plug in the headset combo of both earpiece and microphone a box would pop up and ask if it was OK to accept the new device. I must have accidently clicked the “Don’t show me this again” check box. The internal microphone on my Dell D420 laptop is working fine but when I plug in a headset I am unable to use the microphone from the headset.

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Linksys WRT600N With dd-wrt Firmware VPN PPTP Client Connection to Linksys RV016 PPTP VPN Server

A company I work for has a VPN connection at the office and from time to time I need to pull firmware, software, or various documents from them. Other times there are a couple Linux servers on the local network that I need to work on so I can either SSH from the outside or create a VPN connection and hit the devices through the local network. The amount of data I am pulling from the local network has become more frequent so I needed to find a way to not have to create a VPN connection from my laptop so often and was thinking that it would probably just be easier to connect my Linksys WRT600N router running dd-wrt firmware to the office VPN server. This way I would always have a connection to the office without having to interrupt work and create a PPTP VPN connection.

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