Solving Victor Reader Stream WiFi Problems

The New Generation of the Victor Reader Stream, the second version of this already useful blind friendly talking book and media player, taps into a whole new realm of audio and textual media, from the web.  In this post, we cover general things to try for Solving Victor Reader Stream WiFi problems. Solving Victor Reader Stream WiFi … Continue reading Solving Victor Reader Stream WiFi Problems





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





Cisco Linksys WES610N Review, Wireless Music Bridge

Think of the Cisco Linksys WES610N as a 4-port Ethernet switch.  But this switch also has a fifth port, a WiFi port. This port connects to a WiFi network.  It  connects Ethernet-bound PCs, internet radios, smart TVs, et al, to a distant internet gateway via WiFi. Cisco Linksys WES610N Intro The Cisco Linksys Wireless Media … Continue reading Cisco Linksys WES610N Review, Wireless Music Bridge





Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems

This piece explores solving Honeywell WiFi thermostat connection problems, as experienced on our Honeywell RTH9580WF internet controlled thermostat, although this information applies about as well to Honeywell’s other wireless thermostats, including the RTH8580WF, VisionPRO TH8320WF, VisionPRO 8000, et al. Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems By this, we mean that the thermostat will not connect … Continue reading Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems





How to Connect Alexa to WiFi, Different Network

How to connect Alexa to WiFi and the internet? Well, to do that you must put the speaker into Setup mode first.  In Setup, you choose the WiFi network you’d like to have the speaker log into, via the Alexa app. You can do this on either your desktop box or mobile device.  Now below, … Continue reading How to Connect Alexa to WiFi, Different Network





Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker

Not too complicated packaging for the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.  Very simple to unbox, power up, and prepare it for setup. This post demos unpacking the Echo Dot 2nd Gen speaker.  It also covers connecting it to power. Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker, What’s On the Box For our vision impaired and blind … Continue reading Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker





How to Connect Pandora to Alexa, 2018 Version

This piece shows how to connect Pandora to Alexa smart speakers.  Note that Amazon Echo devices do not come with Pandora enabled by default. Indeed, Pandora will not play if not set up.  E.g. If you ask Alexa to play Pandora when not set up, she says something like: “To play a station, first register … Continue reading How to Connect Pandora to Alexa, 2018 Version





Google Home Connect to Bluetooth Speaker Instructions

We offer here Google Home connect to Bluetooth speaker instructions using a typical Bluetooth speaker. These directions work for the Google Home original, Mini, and Max speaker versions. Indeed, they all support connecting with wireless speakers via Bluetooth.   Thus, this allows you to direct sound that would normally play on the Google Home, to the … Continue reading Google Home Connect to Bluetooth Speaker Instructions





Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa, How To, 2019

We have an Alexa smart speaker with the Amazon voice assistant. We find that we can connect those speakers to our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)   thermostat.  This allows asking Alexa to read and set the settings on our thermostat.  Highly useful feature.  Thus in this post, we show how to connect Honeywell thermostat … Continue reading Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa, How To, 2019





Connect Pandora to Echo Dot, How To

This post offers hints on how to connect Pandora to Echo Dot smart speakers. Note that Echo Dot speakers do not come with Pandora turned on by default. That is, Pandora will not play if not first connected to your Echo Dot account. E.g. If you ask a Dot to play Pandora when not properly … Continue reading Connect Pandora to Echo Dot, How To