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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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    wavy, thanks for the tip. Based on your info I...

    wavy, thanks for the tip. Based on your info I managed to get it switched back to the old format and I like it much better. I probably should have taken the tour of the new version to see what...
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    IE 11 wrecks Google Maps

    I have been using IE 9 for quite a while on my Vista laptop. I recently installed IE 11 on my new Win8.1.1 laptop. I use Google Maps quite often to measure routes and I have found that the...
  17. That is not what I read earlier but the thing I...

    That is not what I read earlier but the thing I read was a little less technical but it did lay out the same details about how LastPass makes it safe to store that info on the internet. That was an...
  18. Thanks Paul. That one is interesting but I'm...

    Thanks Paul. That one is interesting but I'm looking for the article I read several months ago and I believe it was in the Windowssecrets newsletter. I thought it was written by Fred Langa but he...
  19. Where was article detailing LastPass security?

    Several months ago I read an article that thoroughly discussed the security techniques used in the LastPass password manager. It discussed how the encryption processes work to make it nearly...
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    Thanks to both of you. Bill

    Thanks to both of you.
    Bill
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    So, did you use Copy and Paste to get that web...

    So, did you use Copy and Paste to get that web page into Libre? I often want to preserve a web page that will not be intact if I just try to email the link or the page.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    I believe my version of Word is '97 or 2000 so it...

    I believe my version of Word is '97 or 2000 so it is pretty old. :-) I'm sure we should stop using versions that old! My wife is not even a little bit computer-friendly so I don't want to get...
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    Thanks guys! I'm glad to hear that I can create...

    Thanks guys! I'm glad to hear that I can create icons for individual applications in LibreOffice. I'll stick with that too and create those shortcuts.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Thanks, Paul. I tried LebreOffice one time...

    Thanks, Paul. I tried LebreOffice one time myself and I was turned off by the fact that you have to open a common interface and then choose the Word equivalent. I'll wait and see if there are other...
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    Best Free Substitute for MS Word

    My wife just got a new Win8.1 laptop and her copy of MS Word is very old so I think I should install one of the free substitutes for Word. Word is the only Office app she uses. I am aware of Open...
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