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Hex number pad?

Tue May 10, 2011 6:24 pm

With all the mac addresses and in the next few years IPV6 address I'll be typing in I was looking around for a hex number pad, but not surprisingly there don't seem to be any, any of ya'll seen any? or think there is/will be a call for such an item?
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Re: Hex number pad?

Tue May 10, 2011 6:30 pm

not to mention the : is horrible to use often the way it is now
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Re: Hex number pad?

Tue May 10, 2011 6:41 pm

It'll be like most things. Practice makes perfect.

You'll get used to it and I've seen people that don't use the number pad when typing IPs.
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Re: Hex number pad?

Wed May 11, 2011 2:18 am

I was thinking about the months ago. I'm so used to entering IP's via the numpad as all the numbers and the period is all there. With IPv6 you have a-f and the damn colon.

There is already a patent out there which was created years ago. But no devices! It could simply be a usb or wireless pad sitting next to the keyboard, but nothing yet.

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Re: Hex number pad?

Wed May 11, 2011 2:58 am

One hand for letters, one hand for numbers then remap one of the keys on the keypad to a colon.
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Re: Hex number pad?

Wed May 11, 2011 3:10 am

Project2501 wrote:One hand for letters, one hand for numbers then remap one of the keys on the keypad to a colon.


or 1 step further remap the NumLock / * - + and enter key as a,b,c,d,e and f, and the page down button as : ?

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Re: Hex number pad?

Wed May 11, 2011 4:39 am

Yeah but that kills more of the normal functionality. :(
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Re: Hex number pad?

Wed May 11, 2011 9:13 am

I almost never use a number pad because I'm always on a laptop. My laptop has one of those little macro number pad things but I don't even know how to use it. After typing thousands upon thousands of IPs I'm pretty damned quick at it now. I'm getting pretty quick at IPv6 too, it's just a matter of doing it a lot I think.

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Re: Hex number pad?

Wed May 11, 2011 9:20 am

I already have a HEX keyboard. It's a standard 102 key with ABCDEF on the main area and with two sets of numbers 1-0 above the main area and a separate number pad in a 3x3 configuration to the right of the main area of keys. The only down side is that the numbers and keys A-F are not immediately together. The plus side of course is that I know where A-F are without looking.
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Re: Hex number pad?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:30 am

mellowd wrote:It's here. http://www.ipv6buddy.com/


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Re: Hex number pad?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:45 am

Yeah the comments on that site is a bit much...

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Re: Hex number pad?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:47 pm

DOUBLE ACTION COLON
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Re: Hex number pad?

Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:15 am

dieselboy wrote:DOUBLE ACTION COLON
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:bowdown: sounds like washing powder advert....

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Re: Hex number pad?

Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:47 am

I don't use numpad to type IP addresses and I still type them damn fast :)
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Re: Hex number pad?

Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:52 am

I can't live without my numpad. Even my Thinkpad E520 has one :)

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Re: Hex number pad?

Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:35 pm

stevester1 wrote:
mellowd wrote:It's here. http://www.ipv6buddy.com/


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lololloll

Thats awsome!! you know those two ladies use the HELL out of their IPv6 Buddy!!
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Re: Hex number pad?

Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:49 pm

Tenkeyless keyboard has no need for your number pad :twisted:
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