Category: Technical Tips

25/10/14

Permalink 02:34:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Technical Tips
It is common for devices to be able to connect with a network either through Wi-Fi or Ethernet.  Given that a hard wired Ethernet cable has a theoretical speed of twice Wi-Fi, it make sense to ensure you are passing data over the fastest available conne… more »

16/02/14

Permalink 04:07:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Technical Tips
Check your Facebook and other social media privacy settings.  Make sure the default privacy setting isn't set to ‘public’, and if it's set to ‘Custom’ make sure you know and are comfortable with any networks you’re sharing with. Password protect all de… more »

29/10/13

Permalink 04:06:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Anti-Virus, Technical Tips
There is a new computer virus in town that I want to highlight to readers of this space. In a nutshell, if you get it many of your files will be encrypted so you can not read them unless you pay a ransom. Unlike all other viruses I have encountered bef… more »

14/07/13

Following the Snowdon affair privacy has come to public gaze recently.  You may be of the view that someone somewhere will certainly always have the ability to track you and as you don't do anything illegal good luck to them.  For those who prefer not t… more »

06/07/13

Permalink 06:44:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Technical Tips
Computer viruses used to be something that spotty youths created to impress their peers.  When the screen went red and silly messages or photos appeared you knew you had a virus.  Then criminals realised there was money to be made and they created infe… more »

06/06/13

Permalink 09:00:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles, Technical Tips
Having recently been away I was interested to record the speed of my Internet connection after the modem was powered up for the first time in a week.  There is conflicting advice in fora about whether the speed training cycle restarts after such a long… more »

19/04/13

Permalink 01:47:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Technical Tips
Sometimes the presense of the current, possibly corrupted, device driver for a hardware component prevents installation of a new update.  Uninstallation of some drivers requires the following steps:   Run CMD.EXE to get a command prompt Type set devm… more »

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