How to Connect to Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker

This post shows how to connect to a Wonderboom BT speaker from typical Bluetooth enabled devices like Android phones and tablets, and Apple iPods, iPads, and iPhones. Start with your speaker powered OFF (all dark LEDs). Then, follow along to connect to it.  In this demonstration, we show how this connect works on an iPad … Continue reading How to Connect to Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker



How do I Connect Alexa to the Internet

Here, we answer the common question:  How do I connect Alexa to the internet?  Keep in mind that you need not completely erase your Alexa speaker settings to connect it to the internet on a new wireless network. Furthermore, at least for the Alexa Spot speaker, you need neither a tablet nor phone running the … Continue reading How do I Connect Alexa to the Internet



How to Connect JBL Bluetooth Speaker

This post shows how to connect a JBL Bluetooth speaker to BT source devices.  This demonstrates the task on an iPad Air tablet, but it works in like fashion on other tablets and smart phones too. Then, once you connect the speaker to your device, you can stream audio content to it from any source … Continue reading How to Connect JBL Bluetooth Speaker



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