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





Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But unless you’ve spent extra money for quiet hydronic heaters, common electric baseboard heaters tend to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix





Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To

Anyone living in warmer climates and seeking to cool their bedrooms, living rooms, and other small to medium-sized living spaces, has probably grappled  with the problem of noisy window air conditioners. Indeed, we’ve installed units from five to twelve thousand BTUs in our windows at various apartments, homes, trailers, and even basements, and have been frustrated by … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To





Reset Belkin N600 F9K1122 Extender Booster Repeater

Belkin offers a line of plug in wireless range extenders, including the F9K1122 Wi-Fi repeater.  These have a hard reset button. When pressed, this erases any stored settings, and returns the extender to factory default state. It restores the settings to what they were when the unit shipped from the factory. This piece shows how to … Continue reading Reset Belkin N600 F9K1122 Extender Booster Repeater





Belkin Extender Blinking Orange Fix, F9K1106

When you notice a Belkin extender blinking orange, on and off, this means as follows. The device has either not yet connected to the main network(s).  Or it cannot connect.  The primary WiFi may have gone down, lost power, or needs a reboot.  Or you may have interference between the router and this extender.  Radio … Continue reading Belkin Extender Blinking Orange Fix, F9K1106





Wipe an iPod Nano 3 Clean, How To

In this post, we show how to wipe an iPod Nano 3 clean, and restore it to default settings.  Note though, that this routine does not delete the media files on your Nano right away.  These erase the next time you plug the Nano into a device running iTunes. How to Wipe an iPod Nano 3 … Continue reading Wipe an iPod Nano 3 Clean, How To





Fixing Blowing Fuse in ATP5 Altec Lansing Speakers

Love these Altec Lansing ATP5 amplified speakers. But after a decade, they started blowing their internal 1.6A slow-blow fuse when plugged into mains power. And, given how sweet these units sound, we couldn’t bear throwing them out without at least taking a stab at fixing this blowing fuse problem in this ATP5 Altec Lansing speaker … Continue reading Fixing Blowing Fuse in ATP5 Altec Lansing Speakers





Honeywell Thermostat Says Wait, Fix, Repair, Solve

A Honeywell Thermostat says wait due to at least four different causes.  We’ll cover those here, as well as how to solve these problems. Then later, we will add more as we run into them. Honeywell Thermostat Says Wait While Booting  To fix this wait message, simply wait, like it says, until the boot / … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Says Wait, Fix, Repair, Solve





Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters

We’ve dealt with noisy portable fan heaters for three decades in many dwellings.  We had them in our bedrooms, third floor finished attic rooms, and drafty condos.  So fixing noisy portable fan heaters became a topic of high interest for us.  We wanted to learn how to fix them  for better sleep, better mood, and higher grades … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters





Hard Drive Clicking Noise Fix, Repair Ticking HDD

Keeping your backups up-to-date is perhaps the best hard drive making clicking noise fix for desktop and laptop computers alike. That way, when a hard disk, either internal or external, fixed or portable, starts that tick or click of death sound, swap it with a backup HDD. Sometimes though, repairing a clicking HDD is possible. … Continue reading Hard Drive Clicking Noise Fix, Repair Ticking HDD