Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700v4 Review

Reasonably priced at around $100, the Netgear N600 wireless dual band router, model WNDR3700v4, has tested out to be highly reliable, almost never requires rebooting, virtually never drops connections, comes with secure configured wifi right out of the box, and delivers stutter-free video and audio streaming throughout small to medium sized apartments and homes. It’s easy-to-navigate … Continue reading Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700v4 Review



Asus RT-AC87R AC2400 Wireless Dual Band Router Review

The Asus AC2400 Wireless Dual Band Router, model # RT-AC87R, has proven to be a plenty-adequate replacement / upgrade from the Netgear router that we’d been using since 2012.  In this asus wireless router review, we discuss our experiences with buying and setting up the RT-AC87R, and how pleased we are with it. That access point (WAP) … Continue reading Asus RT-AC87R AC2400 Wireless Dual Band Router Review



Hard Drive Making Clicking Noise Fix

Keeping a large audio library built over fifteen years, we’re quite anal about keeping current backups.  This enables us to quickly replace clicking hard disk drives (HDD).  Our backup strategy involves six 6 TB external Seagate Backup Plus USB hard disk drives (HDDs).  We keep an up-to-date full copy of the library on each drive. … Continue reading Hard Drive Making Clicking Noise Fix



Negative Effects of Multitasking like Hard Disk HDD Thrashing

People often feel the negative effects of multitasking.  E.g. They waste much brain power thrashing. They work one task too little. Then they switch to one more. Then to one more, and so on. They work lots of problems.  But they end up solving few, since they’re too busy switching between them. The switching itself … Continue reading Negative Effects of Multitasking like Hard Disk HDD Thrashing



PNY Metal Attache 64 GB iGo USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

Bought the   PNY Attache Metal USB 2.0 64 GB iGo Flash Drive, version, at Wal Mart, to save a large library of pictures from a laptop computer that we’re reformatting. The device installed without any issues, received copied data as quickly as other high speed USB storage drives, and is easy to locate, plug in, and use.  This flash drive … Continue reading PNY Metal Attache 64 GB iGo USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review



Xerox Phaser 3150 Laser Printer Setup, Drivers, and Tid Bits

This personal laser printer, the Xerox Phaser 3150 resembles a thick and heavy plastic tank. It’s substantial, prints crystal clear pages, as one would expect from a laser printer, and operates quietly.  We’ve owned one of these now for nearly ten years, and each time we purchase a new computer, we’re faced with setting up … Continue reading Xerox Phaser 3150 Laser Printer Setup, Drivers, and Tid Bits



Netgear Wireless-N Access Point WN802T V2 Review

Akin to one component in a stereo component system, the  Netgear Wireless-N Access Point, model WN802T   is one such component in a componentized computer networking system. While it does not offer cable or DSL modem functions, routing functions from WAN to LAN networks, or DHCP-based IP address allocation, what it does do, it does quite … Continue reading Netgear Wireless-N Access Point WN802T V2 Review



Setting Default System Voice, Windows 8

While syncing our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled, we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking, and so, wanted to change it before attempting another iPod population.  The following procedure accomplished this. Open Control Panel   from the desktop by clicking on the Start button, … Continue reading Setting Default System Voice, Windows 8



Copying Digital Talking Books To NLS Player Cartridges

Questions: How do you burn to the NLS digital player blank cassettes?  How do you copy a new talking book onto a blank NLS cartridge? Answers follow. The blank cartridges available for the digital talking book (DTB) players from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) are actually just USB thumb drives housed in bigger-than-typical cases.  I’ve purchased … Continue reading Copying Digital Talking Books To NLS Player Cartridges



How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply

You can use a desktop personal computer ATX-style PC desktop switching power supply as a fairly well-regulated, well-filtered, and high current source where 12 and 5 volt applications require it. The Problem But the issue is: How do you turn on the power supply?  Unfortunately, you can’t just plug it in to an AC outlet … Continue reading How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply