Category: Internet

Is my laptop’s wireless connection dead? What can I do?

March 18th, 2008 by

If your laptop’s internal wireless connection just died, what can you do?  Can your friends or officemates get on your wireless router, but you cannot?  You have a few options that will get you back on the Internet wirelessly.   Here’s what you can do: Replace the internal wireless connection.  You’ll probably need a computer repair technician…

Get ready for Internet Explorer 8: A bust in our opinion

March 13th, 2008 by

Internet Explorer 8 is already out in beta form.  We would have added a big “Yipee!,” but openly can scream “Copycat!” instead.  IE 8 looks like just Mozilla’s Firefox, but on steroids.  It restores crashed website sessions, downloads files while surfing on other tabbed browsers, and is more graphic-intensive.  The big difference that Internet Explorer provides…

Speed up your laptop wireless signal

March 12th, 2008 by

Do you find that your laptop is accessing the Internet slow?  If your laptop is 4+ years old, chances are your internal wireless card is still on the slower 11 mb of speed.  Today, we are on 54 mb of speed, which is approximately 5x faster.  So, if your laptop is still on 11 mb,…

Wireless problem? Don’t forget to flip the switch.

March 10th, 2008 by

Your wireless issue may be an easier fix than you think.  Many wireless issue pertain to spyware, viruses, or pop-ups preventing Internet access.  Or perhaps your wireless router is not functioning.   What about your Internet provider not being active in your area?   OK, these fixes are not so easy and will probaby require a computer…

Cool ad-ins for Internet Explorer

February 13th, 2008 by

Ad-ins are tools or added functionality that allows your to customize your Internet browsing experience.  The common ones are Google Toobar or Window Live Toolbar.   Add-ons, or plug-ins, are typically found in Firefox, but we’re here to give you some tips on finding cool add-ins for Internet Explorer.   Below are the most useful ad-ins for Internet Explorer:  Quero…

Which NYC Internet service should you choose?

February 6th, 2008 by

Choosing an Internet provider in New York City could be a daunting task.  There are so many options out there.  We’re here to break it down in simple terms. For residential users, you have the big boys, TimeWarner RoadRunner Cable and Verizon DSL.  Then, you have the rest, including RCN.  The first thing you should do…

Why lease your cable modem when you can buy one for a cheaper cost?

January 29th, 2008 by

TimeWarner Cable automatically assumes you’d like to lease your cable modem with them.  You don’t have to.  There is no law that says you have to lease their modem.  Cable companies charge at least $3 per month when leasing their modem.   You can buy a modem for $40-50 and save on the year 2 and beyond…