Many small business networks are horrendously insecure.
The following is a basic list of things that you should do to secure your network.
Dec 2017 updates are highlighted in yellow Continue reading
The Comcast tech came out. He was very knowledgeable. He found that my modem/router was configured in the wrong slot at comcast. As soon as he changed the setting, speeds went to 25+/5+
The TV issue was a result of an old cable that a previous tech left in place when rewiring after Sandy.
Now I’m happily computing at full speed ahead.
Comcast is still having issues – Waiting for a tech now. The software issues that they said were related to the recent fiber upgrade are apparently still there.
Almost any neighbor I speak with has issues with their televisions dropping signal and slow internet access. Here is a graph of my speedtest.net results since Jul 2 2015 Continue reading
Moving into a new office on a long term lease and finding out that you cannot get high speed internet could result in a disaster. We are becoming increasingly dependent on reliable, affordable high speed internet access.
There are a surprising number of office buildings and even homes that cannot get broadband. Continue reading
I got a call from a client I hadn’t seen in a while. He said his machine was slow, especially when reading his AOL email.
The machine was way overdue for a checkup so I took it back to the office. However, I remembered that he was using a Wifi connection. I checked the signal in the room using the Wifi Analyzer app on my android. The signal strength in the room was about -85db. Continue reading
I just read an article on ‘smart light bulbs‘. Your lighting can now be controlled over the internet via your home wifi.
You HAVE to be kidding me.. I used to joke that when my toaster had an IP address I’d give up technology, change my name to Abraham Stoltzfus and ask the Amish to take me in.
Yep, I’ll pay $25 bucks a bulb so that I can sit in a meeting with my smartphone and turn the lights in my house on and off. Continue reading
- this post will be updated/ revised a bit.
- This method will work for about 20 users or less since it is a manual migration of the outlook data. If you have a large organization it might be too time consuming.
- Figure about 20 hours at least for 10 users.
IMPORTANT – If you are already using outlook. BE SURE YOUR OUTLOOK/EXCHANGE DATA IS BACKED UP.. Repeat – back up your existing data. Just in case you missed that, be sure to do a backup prior to migration. Continue reading
I was getting ready to upgrade a client from office 97/2003 to Office 2013. I decided to do a quick check on the compatibility of Office 2013 and Exchange 2003.. Guess what.. They won’t play nicely together. In fact, they won’t play at all. Continue reading
I found a great wifi analyzer at http://a.farproc.com/wifi-analyzer
This free app will show ask all broadcasting wifi points and their strength. It is easy to use and gives a lot of useful information.
I was working with a client who has an Okidata C5500n printer. They had it directly connected via USB to one of the machines. The printer was shared from there.
That particular machine has been a bit unstable so I wanted to use the network connectivity. I tried setting it up on a Vista and a Windows 7 machine without success. I ran out of time. My initial impression is that setting up the networking on that particular printer is a bit quirky.