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By Charles Miller People frequently ask me if they can simply get a higher-powered Wi-Fi router to give them better wireless range. I tell them that there is no such thing as a high-powered Wi-Fi for consumer use but, as with many tech issues, there are exceptions. My answer is “No,” but in fact the [...]

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REG COMPUTERS

By Charles Miller   Wi-Fi   A question I get a lot is “What’s the maximum range of my Wi-Fi?” Much to the frustration of the person asking the question, I often answer that question “Maybe!” Because there are many variables that must be factored in, it is simply not possible to give a simple [...]

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By Charles Miller Don’t F… with Paste This week I am in a mood to go off on a tirade about a growing problem, and I am also going to proffer a solution to the problem. The latter is going to be a challenge because the newspaper Editor and proofreaders cannot permit publishing the real [...]

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By Charles Miller This week I am in a mood to go off on a tirade about a growing problem, and I am also going to proffer a solution to the problem. The latter is going to be a challenge because the newspaper Editor and proofreaders cannot permit publishing the real name of the solution [...]

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By Charles Miller It was not by design, but I seem to have found myself in a position of being able to tell when one of the local Internet Service Provider (ISP) in San Miguel is experiencing a temporary outage. It is usually easy to tell this is happening because my phone starts ringing with [...]

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By Charles Miller This week I fielded, or rather fended off, a question about overclocking. For those not acquainted with the term, overclocking is the practice of super-charging the performance of a computer as is done by computer gamers who try to squeeze every last kilohertz of speed from their hardware. I have to start [...]

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COMPUTERS

By Charles Miller Have you ever had the experience of shopping online and in the process having your credit card rejected? It happens sometimes you enter all your information, click on Next, the web site churns for half a minute then says the zip code you entered does not match your account. Then another time [...]

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By Charles Miller To keep up with the news in my field, I follow a number of tech-oriented websites, including office-watch.org, “Your independent source of Microsoft Office news, tips and advice since 1996.” This website, posted in an article on June 7, 2017, made interesting reading in part because it referenced a leaked top-secret document [...]

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The Computer Corner By Charles Miller An urgent call I received recently was from a lady who thought, in her words, that her computer had been “completely trashed.” I was very pleased to be able to tell over the phone that things were not nearly as bad as she thought and proceeded to guide her [...]

The Computer Corner

REG COMPUTERS

The Computer Corner By Charles Miller The recent high-profile ransomware attack named WannaCry is the reason I was on the receiving end of quite a few questions concerning virus and malware and what can be done to defend against the threat. I am sorry to say that some of the news reporting I have read [...]

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