Monthly Archives: May 2010

More about wireless connections which drop periodically

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A couple of days ago, I checked out a D-Link DIR 615 for somebody, and within a split second of me setting the wireless connection on it, my Toshiba laptop connected instantly, and for the next 24 hours it never lost its connection. The new Toshiba laptop works very well, but the wireless adapter was… Continue reading More about wireless connections which drop periodically

MS Newsgroups are on the way out..

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Microsoft will start with newsgroups which have virtually no traffic anymore. Notices will be put out regularly and directions will be given to the relevant Microsoft forum. For those who do not like the forum interface, Microsoft have been working on the NNTP Bridge which presents an NNTP interface to the user via Windows Live… Continue reading MS Newsgroups are on the way out..

Wireless router performance

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..  is affected by the amount of obstacles  between the wireless device and the router. Drywall (plasterboard in the UK) does not inhibit signals too much, but concrete (especially re-enforced), brick and metal take at toll. Something else also affects wireless performance too. Interference from 2.4ghz wireless phones and proximity to other wireless routers. In… Continue reading Wireless router performance