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Choosing Which Multiple Home Wi-Fi Access Point To Use May Be Important.

Choosing Which Multiple Home Wi-Fi Access Point To Use May Be Important.

I have two wireless access points in my home.  The main access, Apple Time Capsule, shows 12 Wi-Fi devices connected.  That Time Capsule gets our cable signal directly.  The second access point, Apple Airport Express, only had one Wi-Fi device connected and gets it’s signal from an Ethernet feed from our router.  Both my wife in the kitchen and I in the dinning room were watching the 2018 FIFA World Soccer match using Spectrum Live TV application.  That application is…

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Avantree DG40S Bluetooth USB Finally Works After 3 Days Of Trying

Avantree DG40S Bluetooth USB Finally Works After 3 Days Of Trying

I recently purchased Avantree DG40S Wireless 4.0 Micro USB Adapter for my Toshiba Satellite A505 laptop. It would NOT work. I sent Avantree support the following e-mail: Support, I received from Amazon the Avantree DG40S Wireless 4.0 Micro USB Adapter. Delivered Wednesday, May 16, 2018 My laptop is Toshiba Satellite A505-SG025. Operating system: Windows 10. Audio Bluetooth Headsets are Apple AirPods. Problem is the Apple AirPod headsets will not stay paired. I hear no audio. What I have done: Updated…

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Product Review: The Arduino Starter Kit

Product Review: The Arduino Starter Kit

The Arduino Starter Kit is an electronics kit that you are going to use as a home lab experiment process to learn all sorts of technical skills and knowledge.  It does a pretty darn good job at starting you out learning a lot of different aspects of electronics technology at a very simple level and at the same time teaches you simple computer programming.  Here is my list of  what this kit may find value for  you: Simple, introduction to…

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HP Photosmart D110 Failed After Installing Mac OS Maverick.

HP Photosmart D110 Failed After Installing Mac OS Maverick.

About a day or so after I upgraded to Maverick operating system into my MacBook Air, my HP Photosmart D110 printer went down.  It did this when I printed form Pages.  Every time I tried to print the sheet would print just a few lines and then the printer put a warning into the display window telling me to turn the printer off.  I did this over and over and it would just fail over and over.  I finally decided…

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How To Extend New Airport With An Older Airport Extreme

How To Extend New Airport With An Older Airport Extreme

Disclaimer:  The following how to explanation intent is to provide you my road map for incorporating an older Airport Extreme and pair it with a new Airport Extreme with the new 802.11ac technology.  My Extreme also included an internal hard drive, called Airport Time Capsule.    This post was composed August 2013.  As time goes on this tutorial will become out of date due to system software changes, Airport Utility changes and hardware upgrades.   My point is that you should take…

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Repair Of Wii Game Console Sensor Bar

Repair Of Wii Game Console Sensor Bar

My daughter came to me complaining that our cat had chewed into the Wii sensor bar and it now fails to work.  I looked at the cable and indeed the cat had chewed right through the outer insulation and right into the wires.  Just over three feet nearest the antenna was damaged in about three places.  The remedy was to cut the wire at the last break and solder it into the bar. I was later to find out that…

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Time Warner Cable Modem: Motorola SurfBoard SB6141

Time Warner Cable Modem: Motorola SurfBoard SB6141

I read an article in the LA Times some time in November 2012 where it revealed that Time Warner Cable was now charging a rental fee for its Internet modems.  The article went on to say that the customer can buy their own modem but it must be an approved model.  I went to the Time Warner web site but could not find anything about which modems were approved.  I had to contact them by Internet typing chat.  The fellow…

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