How to Change Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker, Updated for 2018

You may experience Wi-Fi connection errors when booting your original Google Home speaker. Or, the smart speaker does not show as connected in the Google Home app. Both problems occur when the speaker is no longer linked to your Wi-Fi network. These situations can occur if you’ve changed your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) or network … Continue reading How to Change Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker, Updated for 2018



Amazon Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Picture Gallery 2016

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Amazon Alexa app, run on the iOS platform, for the various posts we’re writing about the Echo speaker devices that this app controls.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing.  Often times, viewing some screenshots is all it takes to … Continue reading Amazon Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Picture Gallery 2016



Google Home App Screenshots 2017, 2018

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Google Home app, run on the iOS platform, for the various posts we’re writing about the devices that this app controls.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing, and we’ll add more here as we add them to new posts.  … Continue reading Google Home App Screenshots 2017, 2018



Reconnecting to Wi-Fi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

Unfortunately, there’s currently no way to  just  reconnect to WiFi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Microsoft Cortana smart speaker.  To reconnect to Wi-Fi, but to a different Wi-Fi network, you must first completely reset the this speaker to factory default state.  Then, run through the setup procedure again, like setting up a brand new smart … Continue reading Reconnecting to Wi-Fi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



How to Install and Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Smart Speaker

If your mission is to set up a new Microsoft Invoke Cortana smart speaker from Harman Kardon, you’ll need either the PC, Android, or iOS version of the Cortana app running on a machine that’s on the same network as the one where the Invoke speaker will be hosted.  You must install and set up … Continue reading How to Install and Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Smart Speaker



How to Change COM Port Number on USB Modem, Windows 10

One pesky problem with Windows 10, as well as the earlier versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, is that the COM port assignments for devices that use them, often change.  In this post, we show how to change COM port number on USB modem back to what it was before. Or, you can do … Continue reading How to Change COM Port Number on USB Modem, Windows 10



Original Google Home Wi-Fi Smart Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve snapped many pictures of the first, the original, Google Home  smart speaker, its accessories, and the original packaging, for the various posts we’re writing about this Wi-Fi virtual assistant speaker.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing.  Often times, all it takes is viewing some … Continue reading Original Google Home Wi-Fi Smart Speaker Picture Gallery



How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Max Smart Speaker

While we have not yet received our Google Home Max voice activated speaker, we suspect that the procedure for changing / updating the Wi-Fi network to which it connects, is very similar to how it’s done on the other Google Home smart speakers, such as the Home and the Mini.  So, here, we’ll rewrite the … Continue reading How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Max Smart Speaker



Belkin Range Extender Reset Instructions, F9K1122, F9K1122v1, F9K1122v2

Belkin has created a line of plug in range extenders.  These include the F9K1122, F9K1122v1, and F9K1122v2 units for Wi-Fi.  These each have a hard reset button.  Pressing this button erases any custom settings. This returns the Belkin extender to factory default values.  E.g. It restores the settings to what they were when the unit shipped from … Continue reading Belkin Range Extender Reset Instructions, F9K1122, F9K1122v1, F9K1122v2



Netgear WNCE2001 Reset Instructions

You may wish to change the hosting WiFi network to which the Netgear WNCE2001 connects.  Or perhaps you changed the SSID and / or WiFi password of the hosting network. Or, maybe you wish to connect the WNCE 2001 to a friend’s Wi-Fi while visiting.  Perhaps your WNCE2001 fails to connect to the Wi-Fi network … Continue reading Netgear WNCE2001 Reset Instructions