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    I changed the router to Channel 6, which doesn't...

    I changed the router to Channel 6, which doesn't seem to be used by anyone nearby. I've been looking into range extenders, too, but there's a lot of posts that the xFinity modem/routers don't play...
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    Wireless signal strength and channel?

    A friend of mine has been having slow performance on her wireless connection at home. She's in a single-family home, in a subdivision of similar-sized homes (approx. 2400 sq.ft.). I have inSSIDer4 on...
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    In my original post, I said I was unable to use...

    In my original post, I said I was unable to use Hiren's Boot CD because there was no CD/DVD drive on the laptop and there was no way in the BIOS to have the laptop boot rom a USB Device (I have an...
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    I'm about to give up on this laptop. I found out...

    I'm about to give up on this laptop. I found out from Crucial that it has two RAM slots, each of which can handle only a 512 MB stick. Only one is in use, and Crucial still has sticks available, but...
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    The Legacy USB entry is the only thing I see that...

    The Legacy USB entry is the only thing I see that refers to USB in any way. And yes, this is a fairly old laptop, with only a single USB port.
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    I can't get the "double Ctr-Alt-Del" method to...

    I can't get the "double Ctr-Alt-Del" method to work. I can't install TweakUI because the single login available is "not a member of the Administrators group." And Regedit won't let me enter a Dword...
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    No USB devices available in the BIOS list (and...

    No USB devices available in the BIOS list (and Legacy USB is enabled). The choices are:
    CD/DVD Drive
    Internal HDD
    Diskette Drive
    and5 choices involving a NIC
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    How to unlock administrator account?

    A friend of mine asked me to evaluate a Dell Latitude laptop his wife had been given, running XP Pro, and formerly on a corporate network. It only has a single user account, a Limited one. I wanted...
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    I installed a Netgear range extender for friends...

    I installed a Netgear range extender for friends of mine a couple weeks ago. Netgear's advice was to plug the extender in roughly halfway between the router and the equipment you wanted to deliver a...
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    Blown Motherboard

    Had a call from a community center I do tech support for, that they had a couple of Dell Inspiron desktops that "weren't working." When I got over there they admitted there'd been a couple momentary...
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    Yeah, you'd think there'd be some way to indicate...

    Yeah, you'd think there'd be some way to indicate a different way to get the code, but there's not. There IS a place I can tell Windows "I don't have that address anymore," but I don't want to do...
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    Nope, I thought of that, they're not going there.

    Nope, I thought of that, they're not going there.
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    "Verify Identity" Failing

    I bought a new Win 8.1 desktop this week and setup has generally gone well. There is one problem that has me stumped so far, though. Windows says I need to verify my identity on this PC. I have a...
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    I'm not having an issue with the PC's recognizing...

    I'm not having an issue with the PC's recognizing the drives, the problem is getting them to "let go" of the drives <grin>. Can you eject the drives the normal way USB devices are done?
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    Cisco Connect Cloud Status

    A couple of years ago there was a flap about Cisco introducing firmware for some of their routers that required you to administer your router "in the cloud," instead of within your network. A friend...
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    SATA Drives in External Enclosures

    I've pulled hard drives from a number of dead PC's and put them in external enclosures so friends or clients could recover files. The drives had all been IDE until recently, and would show up as...
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    By "breaking the link," I mean both the phone and...

    By "breaking the link," I mean both the phone and AOL Mail split the link into two lines. The first one shows the standard URL color and underline, the second one is plain text.
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    He's still using AOL Mail, and I couldn't find...

    He's still using AOL Mail, and I couldn't find anything within that program about viewing the source email. His HTC One phone is breaking links, too. Should I be looking at something like TinyURL to...
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    Under Options|Mail, it says message composition...

    Under Options|Mail, it says message composition is in HTML. I'm going to a friend's Wednesday that is one of the people who get broken links. Where would I need to look for that "newline" you talked...
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    Links Breaking in Sent Messages

    I have regular problems with links being broken when messages arrive at the recipient's inbox. I'm using OL 2010, and the only thread I could find in the forum was about OL 2002, and no solution...
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    My thought, too. Unless these MiFi devices use...

    My thought, too. Unless these MiFi devices use some non-standard routing setup, there should be no need for anything else hardware-wise.
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    For a WiFi connection, you need a wireless...

    For a WiFi connection, you need a wireless adapter in BOTH the desktop computers and the MyFi, and you only have it in the MyFi. A wireless adapter which plugs into a USB port on the desktops would...
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    I had tried the "flushdns" command before, but...

    I had tried the "flushdns" command before, but the full list of commands you posted did the trick. Thanks!
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    I tried the Open DNS servers, no joy.

    I tried the Open DNS servers, no joy.
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    That was one of my first troubleshooting checks....

    That was one of my first troubleshooting checks. It wasn't checked.
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