Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop, How To

Just got an HP laptop into the shop, and according to the customer, it’s Ethernet port is not working.  She’s unable to browse the web, and says that the network port has a light beside it that’s glowing solid amber. In this piece, we detail the steps we took to fix her Ethernet port not … Continue reading Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop, How To





Xbox Port Forwarding, Xbox One, Xbox 360

In this piece, we look at why you’d set up Xbox port forwarding in your home router’s settings pages.  Port passing allows online games to talk though your router to other boxes on the internet. Further, Xbox port forwarding permits many internet functions on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 boxes.  Thus without it, many … Continue reading Xbox Port Forwarding, Xbox One, Xbox 360





Change WiFi Network on Honeywell RTH9580WF T-Stat

You might need to connect your Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat (t-stat) to a new WiFi network.  Perhaps you moved the t-stat, and  the WiFi it worked with before went out of range.  So in this post, we cover just how you do that, how to change WiFi network on Honeywell thermostat RTH9580WF. Then maybe, you have … Continue reading Change WiFi Network on Honeywell RTH9580WF T-Stat





Winamp Player Free Download, Old Versions

The Winamp Player is an easy-to-work software based media file player that we used on DJ gigs to play music files to the crowds. But new stable  Winamp versions stopped coming out some years back.  Yet fortunately, the older ones still run, for the most part, on the latest Windows versions. Also, fortunately, we saved … Continue reading Winamp Player Free Download, Old Versions





Belkin F9K1106v1 WiFi Extender Review, N600

We bought the F9K1106v1 Belkin WiFi range extender a couple years back. We  hoped to improve wireless network coverage throughout our back yard.  It indeed worked well. Belkin F9K1106v1 WiFi Extender Intro The Problem Until then, the WiFi signal from the main house quickly grew weak.  Then, once we went outdoors, beyond about 150 feet … Continue reading Belkin F9K1106v1 WiFi Extender Review, N600





Change WiFi on Logitech Squeezebox Boom Radio

This post details instructions on how to change the WiFi network on the Logitech Squeezebox Boom internet radio and network music player. Change WiFi on Logitech Squeezebox Boom Intro Here’s the scenario.  You’ve used your Logitech Squeezebox Boom internet radio on the same WiFi network for years.  Never had any problems with it. But either … Continue reading Change WiFi on Logitech Squeezebox Boom Radio





OtterBox Defender Case Review for iPad Air and Mini

We’ve tested the OtterBox Defender Series protective cases for the Apple iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Mini tablet computers. In sum:  The OtterBox Defender case cost more than any other case that we’ve seen. But they’re of the highest overall quality too.  Though we feel that they overpriced the OtterBoxe, they do protect as well … Continue reading OtterBox Defender Case Review for iPad Air and Mini





Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Review

The Belkin Isolator surge protector, model F5C980-TEL is a diamond of surge suppressing power strips.  Why?  Because it not only guards against voltage spikes and electrical noise arriving via the power line.  But it also cuts inter-device noise transfer, between devices  plugged into it. Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Intro First of all, the Belkin … Continue reading Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Review





Linksys WRT300N Router Review, Wireless-N Broadband

We bought our copy of the Linksys WRT300N wireless-N broadband router in early 2008 for roughly $125; our first-ever WiFi router purchase. Linksys WRT300N Router Intro The WRT300N worked well and non stop even though it was a DRAFT N router.  It served us for nearly seven years before it broke down.  It gave vast … Continue reading Linksys WRT300N Router Review, Wireless-N Broadband





How to Fix WiFi Router Problems and Issues

The WiFi wireless router is perhaps THE central piece in most home computer networks these days. So we often hear talk of common router issues and how to solve them.  Thus here, we explain how to fix WiFi router problems, with deep dives into some of these so often seen router issues. So many of … Continue reading How to Fix WiFi Router Problems and Issues