Fixing Internet Ethernet Outage on Laptop, Reboot It

Just got an HP laptop into the shop, and according to the customer, there’s no Ethernet connectivity on it.  She’s unable to browse the web, and she says that the network port in it has an amber light beside it that’s glowing with a solid amber light.  There’s also a blue-gray lamp just beneath the … Continue reading Fixing Internet Ethernet Outage on Laptop, Reboot It



Netgear Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 Review

The Netgear model WNCE2001 Universal WiFi Internet Adapter resembles a single-port Ethernet to Wi-Fi bridge that allows you to add wireless internet access to a wired computer, radio, television, or any other device that only offers a wired connection; and without built-in Wi-Fi.  It connects Ethernet-bound PCs, Internet radios, corded VOIP telephones, smart televisions, et al, to a … Continue reading Netgear Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 Review



Cisco Linksys Wireless Media Connector WES610N Review

Think of this as a 4-port Ethernet switch, but with a fifth port, that connects to a Wi-Fi network.  It locally connects Ethernet-bound PCs, Internet radios, smart televisions, et al, to a distant Internet gateway via the wireless network bridge link.  With the Cisco Linksys Wireless Media Connector WES610N entertainment bridge, you can connect two local area networks (LANs) … Continue reading Cisco Linksys Wireless Media Connector WES610N Review



Belkin Wi-Fi Range Extender F9K1106v1 Setup Instructions

The setup and connection procedures for the Belkin Wi-Fi Range Extender model F9k1106v1, codify simplicity itself when you have screen shots from an actual setup scenario, as we took here, while connecting our copy to our existing wireless networks.  The Belkin firmware automates much of the procedure in a wizard style web interface as you’ll see … Continue reading Belkin Wi-Fi Range Extender F9K1106v1 Setup Instructions



Belkin Wireless Range Extender F9K1106v1 Review

We purchased the F9K1106v1 Belkin wireless range extender a couple years back, hoping to improve wireless network coverage throughout our back yard.  Until then, the Wi-Fi signal from the main house quickly grew weak and unreliable, once you moved outdoors, and beyond approximately 150 feet from that indoor-situated router.  The wireless connections would fail at even shorter distances on … Continue reading Belkin Wireless Range Extender F9K1106v1 Review



Linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband Router Review

We bought our copy of the Linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband Router in early 2008 for roughly $125; our first-ever Wi-Fi router purchase.  The WRT300N worked well and non stop considering that it was a DRAFT N router, for nearly seven years before it finally failed, providing unusually vast signal coverage for all the more power it’s rated … Continue reading Linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband Router Review



Netgear N750 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router WNDR4300 Review

The Netgear N750 wireless dual band router, model WNDR4300, checks out to be reliable, virtually reboot free, rarely drops connections, comes with secure configured Wi-Fi by default, and delivers buffering-free video and audio streaming throughout average sized homes, flats, and apartments.  Its Genie web interface supplies browser access to the exhaustive set of configuration options, and since its state-of-the-art wireless security is enabled right out … Continue reading Netgear N750 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router WNDR4300 Review



Recognizing High Quality Ethernet Network Cables

Ethernet cables for a local area network (LAN) of computers, come in a large variety of lengths, cable configurations, connector styles, colors, and prices.  The most expensive patch cables can cost as much as four to five times what the cheapest grade cables set you back.  Needless to say however, the performance of the priciest … Continue reading Recognizing High Quality Ethernet Network Cables



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