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    Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    I am interested in asus express gate function. Does any of you use it? What do you think of it?
    Could someone tell me whether I would be able to do skype video with express gate?

    Also, Could someone tell me whether there is any performance difference with the express gate on SSD (in P5Q Deluxe) or hard drive (P5Q-e)?

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    I didn't even bother installing it with the P5Q-E. It slows down your boot time for you primary OS, and I've got Ubuntu running on here anyway. I really can't see what circumstances there would be where you can't wait 30s for a full OS to start up.

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    Express Gate shouldn't impact your boot times unless you want it to.
    Once installed and configured you can still disable it in BIOS or reduce it's time onscreen to whatever you choose.

    Usage wise I've only really used it to prove it works for surfing - which it does. I'm not usually in so much of a rush I can't wait for the whole machine to boot.
    Sadly I've not idea about Skype.
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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vimeous View Post
    Express Gate shouldn't impact your boot times unless you want it to.
    Once installed and configured you can still disable it in BIOS or reduce it's time onscreen to whatever you choose.

    Usage wise I've only really used it to prove it works for surfing - which it does. I'm not usually in so much of a rush I can't wait for the whole machine to boot.
    Sadly I've not idea about Skype.
    Thanks. Anyone know the real difference with SSD Gate Express and HDD date Express besides the obvious.

    I can see sometime that I am in a rush and need to access internet quick. Hence I really like the idea.

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vimeous View Post
    Express Gate shouldn't impact your boot times unless you want it to.
    Once installed and configured you can still disable it in BIOS or reduce it's time onscreen to whatever you choose.

    Usage wise I've only really used it to prove it works for surfing - which it does. I'm not usually in so much of a rush I can't wait for the whole machine to boot.
    Sadly I've not idea about Skype.
    I was referring to the screen that asks if you want it to load. So I did disable it in BIOS.

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    I have never gotten it to work so I dont bother having it boot up any more.

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    It works well when my desktop is tethered to the router by Cat-5 but won't work with my wireless LAN card so sod all use other than when I'm reconfiguring my router...

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    So, it wont work on any desktop wireless card?
    I have got a Belkin N Wireless card..would it work?

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    Not sure - I suspect it will depend on whether the linux distribution it is based on has the drivers or not...

    I might if I wake up enough tomorrow have a go at seeing if I can add extra driver support into its kernel...

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    I have it, and have left it enabled. But for me it has one SERIOUS drawback. I have a 19" CRT monitor, and Expressgate will only run at 60Hz. Not plesent. Because of that I have only used it once when I wanted to check the weather before going out.

    The screen it displays at the start of the boot process is kinda nice though. It lets you click for BIOS setup, ('cause moving you hand to the keyboard can be SOOO much effort), and it has a power off button. Which I have used when I have clicked re-start and then realised my mistake.

    Too be honest, I now always buy ASUS motherboards becuase of the Q-connector. Expressgate is just a bonus.

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    Q connector is the best invention since sliced bread, fact!

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    Yup. I'll second that...

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    Re: Asus Express Gate. What's your opinions?

    I guess the safest option to run express gate is to get a motherboard with inbuilt wireless facitlity then.


    Dispite sound advice from great forum friends, I have just purchased a 2nd hand P5E3 Premium AP.. ( I am a sucker of innovation).. I will post my experience later and also try out my belkin wifi N card to see its compatibility.

    Thanks again, everyone

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