How to Connect iPhone to JBL Flip 4

This post demonstrates how to connect iPhone to JBL Flip 4 speaker. How to Connect iPhone to JBL Flip 4 With your JBL Flip 4 powered off (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your iPhone.  We’re using an iPad Air tablet for this demo since we do not have … Continue reading How to Connect iPhone to JBL Flip 4

How to Fix Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Failure

We show here how to fix Honeywell WiFi thermostat connection failure issues, as seen on man Honeywell internet controlled thermostats from time to time. How to Fix Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Failure By this, we mean that the thermostat was connected properly prior to the failure, but has recently lost its wireless connection, and will not … Continue reading How to Fix Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Failure

How to Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop

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 How to Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop

Cisco Linksys WES610N Bridge Review

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 Wireless Network Bridge Intro The Cisco … Continue reading Cisco Linksys WES610N Bridge Review

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

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

Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats

We just bought an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with the Alexa voice assistant, and we hear that we can link the Dot up to our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)   thermostat.  That would be nice, to be able to issue voice commands to control the t-stat.  It turns out that this is true.  Connecting Amazon … Continue reading Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats

How to Connect JBL Speaker to Echo Dot

Can you connect JBL speaker to Echo Dot?  Yes, indeed you can!  The Echo Dot Gens 2 and 3 speakers feature an auxiliary (AUX) output jack. Plus, many JBL speakers have an AUX Input jack.  Most of these are 3.5mm female audio receptacles.  To connect the Dot and JBL speakers via cable, all you need … Continue reading How to Connect JBL Speaker to Echo Dot

How to Change WiFi on Sangean WFR 20 Internet Radio

Occasionally with all wireless Internet radios, media players, smart television, et al, you’ll likely need to switch them over to a different wireless Wi-Fi network.  So in this post, we explain how to change WiFi on Sangean WFR 20 digital radio and music player. Either your current router has worn out (stopped broadcasting the Wi-Fi network signals), or you’ve … Continue reading How to Change WiFi on Sangean WFR 20 Internet Radio

How to Connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth Speaker

You use your Echo Dot speaker as a Bluetooth speaker. But you can also connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth speaker as well.  That is, you can then hear Echo Dot audio through that external Bluetooth speaker, wirelessly. We show here how to pair an Echo Dot 2 speaker to a Bluetooth speaker in the following … Continue reading How to Connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth Speaker