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



Solving Belkin F9K1106 Wireless Extender Blinking Orange Light Problem

When the Belkin wireless extender status lamp blinks orange, on and off, this means that the extender has either not yet connected to the intended wireless network(s) to extend, or it is unable to connect to these primary wireless networks, for various reasons.  The primary network may have gone down, lost power, or requires a reboot.  … Continue reading Solving Belkin F9K1106 Wireless Extender Blinking Orange Light Problem



Staples® USB 2.0 Stick Drive 64GB Review

Bought the   PNY Staples® USB 2.0 64 GB Stick Drive, at Staples® of course, to create a recovery drive for a new laptop computer that a customer just bought. This stick drive installed without any problems, received copied data as quickly as other high speed USB storage drives we’re used to playing with, and is easy to locate, plug in, and use.  The drive … Continue reading Staples® USB 2.0 Stick Drive 64GB Review



How to Factory Reset Netgear WiFi Extender, General Instructions

In this post, we cover how to factory reset Netgear WiFi extender routines.  Indeed, Netgear® has created a vast line of WiFi range extenders. Many of these have a factory reset button.  This button, when pressed, erases any custom settings. It then returns the Netgear extender to factory default values. E.g. A factory reset restores … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Netgear WiFi Extender, General Instructions



How to Reset Belkin N600 Plug In Wireless Range Extender F9K1122

Belkin has created a line of plug in wireless range extenders, including the F9K1122 Wi-Fi repeater.  These feature a hard reset button that, when pressed, erases any customized settings, and returns the extender to factory default values (restores the settings to what they were when the unit was shipped from the factory). You may also reset the … Continue reading How to Reset Belkin N600 Plug In Wireless Range Extender F9K1122