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Often when troubleshooting slow connection speeds, you'll be asked to perform a speed test. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WIRED CONNECTIONS TO A ROUTER OR MODEM WILL BE FASTER THAN WIRELESS SPEEDS. USING A COMPUTER WITH A WIRED CONNECTION WILL GIVE YO...
Tired of taking lip from your computer? ..'Bad command or file name' ..'illegal operation' etc etc Ever wanted to turn the tables and order your computer around for a change? It may not be as difficult as you think. Some clarification before we ge...
Disk Storage. Your computer stores information on a disk drive using magnetic impulses similar to that used on a video tape except that with a disk it is much easier to find a particular bit of data quickly. No rewinding or fast forward required. When...
Why does my computer always want to run scandisk after a it was powered off without going through the normal shutdown procedure? To keep track of where all the various files and parts of files are the computer keeps records in a notebook called a File ...
Have you ever used the DOS command prompt of Windows 2000 or Windows XP and been told that the file or folder name you entered had "Too Many Parameters"? Even running CD MY DOCUMENTS to get into this most-used folder will cause this. Since these operating...
This week's tech tip concerns something we've all heard of. However, there still seems to be some confusion amongst the masses on the three operations I will be explaining. I'm referring to Downloading, Uploading, and Installing. It's true that there are ...
A lot of people have problems sending files via email, and for good reason. Email is the least efficient way to send files. Because of the encoding that has to be done, your large file will grow about 30% when sent through email. It will also clog the rec...
When most people think of computers, all they tend to think about is the stuff we see on the screen, or the software. Most tend to forget about the computer itself. Have you ever thought to yourself, what can I do with my computer to make it last longe...
This week's tech tip is some hints for how to avoid using that little white rodent. The mouse is a great interface, but the keyboard can be so much faster when working on certain documents. You do not have to reach your hand over to the mouse, drag the cu...
IM clients take up system resources and RAM while running. When you start communicating with many different people, often you will have to run three or four clients at the same time (for example, ICQ, Yahoo!, AIM, MSN) and this can bog down the computer, ...
Anyone who uses a computer for long periods of time knows things aren't always comfortable. Maybe you don't have a comfortable chair, or the sun is shining in that window over there. Both of those are examples of things that can make using computer a litt...
Sometimes, your home network is to blame. So if you're ready to point fingers at your wireless network, it's often the biggest culprit behind a persistently slow network. This is why it's best to try to plug directly into your modem for a speed test, b...
(this article is a little dated, but the tips still appply) Microsoft XP Service Pack - Almost a New Operating System. Microsoft has finally released the long awaited SP2 (Service Pack 2) for Windows XP. It has been available as an administrative downl...
DNS server addresses for dedicated WTC Communications internet connections: Primary DNS server: 66.102.92.3 Secondary DNS server: 66.102.92.103
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