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    Maud & Paul T, thanks for the additional info. ...

    Maud & Paul T, thanks for the additional info. I'm learning and I am better off than I was before. My worksheet is working fine now.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    OK, filling down again is a reasonable step to...

    OK, filling down again is a reasonable step to take to refresh the list. That is all I need.

    Thanks, RG.
    Bill
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    Thanks, RG and Paul. After having done what...

    Thanks, RG and Paul. After having done what either of you suggested down through the existing rows, will it repeat automaticaly each time I add a new row in the future? Suppose I discover that I...
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    Simple Cell Formula Question

    I don't know very much about using cell formulas in Excel -- I just use Excel to store values at this point. I have a spreadsheet that has several columns for names and dates and a column showing...
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    Thanks guys, that seems to comfirm that bad...

    Thanks guys, that seems to comfirm that bad things are happening out there!

    Bill
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    FlashLight Apps Corrupt?

    I received an email today that says many of the top flashlight apps for smart phones are corrupt and are stealing our information. See http://www.snoopwall.com/threat-reports-10-01-2014/ for more...
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    Thanks Paul. I'll look at that further if I...

    Thanks Paul. I'll look at that further if I don't already have a different solution. What I'm trying to do is remind me to take some pills at 5 PM every day but this everyday reminder in my phone...
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    After studying this subject a little further I...

    After studying this subject a little further I realized that if I put a script of some kind in my laptop that I want to execute on a particular schedule I'll have to include my login details in that...
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    Paul: Yes I really like that Blat approach that...

    Paul: Yes I really like that Blat approach that does not have to open Thunderbird in order to send the message. I'll experiment with this for a while.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Paul T: Thanks for that info. That sounds like...

    Paul T: Thanks for that info. That sounds like an approach that I can pursue and see if I can get it done that way. I have a Verizon phone so I'll start there.

    Berton: Thanks for that very...
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    Program/app to send text messages

    I want to have a utility that can be run by the Task Scheduler that can send a text message to my phone. This needs to run on my laptop under Vista. Does such a utility exist?

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Well, the process to make the old router serve...

    Well, the process to make the old router serve that purpose looked pretty complicated to me!


    The inSSIDer display makes it look like channels 1, 6 & 11 use the channels on each side of them too?...
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    The inSSIDer display did not show any channel...

    The inSSIDer display did not show any channel numbers higher than 11. I switched to channel 1 because it appears to be less populated than channels 6 or 11. I don't know enough about this subject...
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    Is there any chance that a "ZyXEL Universal N300...

    Is there any chance that a "ZyXEL Universal N300 Wireless Range Extender" will help my situation? Groupon has that particular one now for $30 which is much better than the normal price. It looks...
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    The first time that I used inSSIDer my Win8...

    The first time that I used inSSIDer my Win8 laptop was set to automatic and was using channel 6 along with 5-6 other homes that were active. It looked like channel 1 was assigned to only 2 networks...
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    Stadetree, I have not tried the Win8 laptop...

    Stadetree, I have not tried the Win8 laptop significantly closer to the router, so I probably need to try that. I have changed the channel being used to one that looks like it should be better but...
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    No I haven't moved the Vista laptop but I put the...

    No I haven't moved the Vista laptop but I put the Win8 laptop right beside the Vista laptop when I ran the speed tests that I reported early in this thread. Those reading were a little different...
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    I've decided that I'm not going to pursue this...

    I've decided that I'm not going to pursue this approach. It looks like it is outside my capabilities.

    Thanks for the link.
    Bill
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    I have a router (WRT54G) that I was using until...

    I have a router (WRT54G) that I was using until Verizon installed their combination device a few months ago. Do you know if there is any way I can use my router as the WiFi source for my house,...
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    It turns out I had to click on one of the items...

    It turns out I had to click on one of the items in the first menu on the left before the Basic Security Settings was visible. So, I was able to make that channel change and it looks better on the...
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    Sudo15, the interface to this router does not...

    Sudo15, the interface to this router does not have anything that is identified as Basic Security Settings! You capitalized that name so I assume that you would expect me to see a place with that...
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    Sorry to take so long to get back to this. The...

    Sorry to take so long to get back to this. The combination modem/router is a Actiontec Mi424WR Rev 1. It seems to me that one way to probably get a stronger WiFi signal would be to get an...
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    Well, I have made a little progress but the...

    Well, I have made a little progress but the puzzle has increased. I downloaded inSSIDer and ran it and it showed a lot of WiFi signals in my area. Most of the active ones are on channel 6 where my...
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    Thanks Sudo15, that gives me a lot to work on. ...

    Thanks Sudo15, that gives me a lot to work on. I'll post the results after I make some progress.

    Bill
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    Very slow Wi-Fi on one laptop

    We have two laptops here, an older one running Vista and a new one running Win8.1.1. The Win8 one has been extremely slow lately so I ran some speed tests today and found very strange results. My...
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