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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Dog Wants A Kitty
Watch the suspense as this "talking" dog tries to discover whether or not his owner brought home a kitten for him to play with.

 

They Grow Up So Fast
Through a series of clips, this video portrait highlights the similarities and differences of a young girl going from newborn to age 12.

Is Your Home Wi-Fi Slowing Down Your Internet?

One of our number one problem areas is with Wi-Fi in the home. With the proliferation of handheld devices, Wi-Fi has become the predominate home network. In fact, an increasing number of people don’t even have a desktop or even a laptop computer with a wired connection. As an Internet Service Provider, we can deliver a stable fast Internet connection, but a poor home Wi-Fi makes us look bad; hence the reason for this article.

With a greater number of Wi-Fi routers comes more Wi-Fi interference. The Wi-Fi standard that most people use operates at 2.4 Gz and has 11 channels; however only three of those channels (1, 6, and 11) should be used and this is because of overlap. For example if I chose channel 3, it would overlap and interfere with channels 1 and 6. If you live in a dense neighborhood you can see where only three usable channels can be a problem.

So how do you know if you have a Wi-Fi interference problem and what can you do about it? Your MVT DSL router has some tools that will help you determine if you have a problem. Steps to access these tools are listed below; however, what can you do if you live in a location where you can’t avoid Wi-Fi interference? The best solution is to get a dual band router, one that operates at 2.4 Gz and 5.0 Gz. I’d also get one that supports the new 802.11 AC standard. The 5.0 Gz Wi-Fi has 24 non-overlapping channels vs. 3 at 2.4 Gz. At my house, I purchased a Netgear 802.11 AC dual band Wi-Fi router from Costco and this has pretty much eliminated my Wi-Fi problems for the devices connected at 5.0 Gz. Currently, MVT doesn’t have any combo DSL/Wi-Fi routers with dual band Wi-Fi, but we believe that we will have some in 12 to 18 months. The other thing that you need to make sure of is that your devices will work at 5.0 Gz. Most of the devices purchased in the last year probably will, the older ones won’t.

A list of tools that you can use to determine if you have a Wi-Fi problem:

1.    Login into your router by going to http://192.168.1.1

2.    The username is user and the password is user. Note: You have to be connected to your router using your SSID for this username and password to work.

3.    Once you have logged in, click on Wireless and then Site Survey. This will show you the other Wi-Fi routers close by and the channel that they are broadcasting on. Your router can use the same channel as someone else as long as the other person’s signal is weak at your house

4.    Click on Station Info: This will show you the devices connected to your router by their MAC address. Since the MAC address is cryptic, I’d be more interested in the total number of devices. Does this number match the number of devices that you have?

5.    Click on Advanced and look at the channel field--the second one down on this list. Your channel should be set to auto. With the auto setting, the router will look for the cleanest channel at the time it boots up. You will also notice the interference level. If it is severe, reboot the router and have it look for a cleaner channel. You also have the ability to manually set the channel. You will notice that you have a choice of 11 channels, but you should only use channels 1, 6, and 11 because of overlap. Once again, if you choose channel 3, it will overlap and interfere with channels 1 and 6. Use the manual setting with caution.

In my opinion, the home Wi-Fi network problem has been getting worse. It is my hope that within the next year or two, and with the new technologies coming, the connectivity problems with the home Wi-Fi network will mostly be solved.


Free Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

PhotoGrid

 

Google Earth

 

Candy Crush Soda Saga


PhotoGrid
This app helps you make great-looking collages for Instagram. It comes with templates, filters, stickers, frames, backgrounds, and more for fun with photos.

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Google Earth
With this app, you can see shots of Earth, as well as the moon, Mars, the sky, and the ocean. Or view fascinating historical imagery.

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Candy Crush Soda Saga
Can’t get enough Candy Crush? Download the latest version, which lets you match your way through new adventures of delicious gameplay.

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Scam Alert – "Shocking Video" Scams On Facebook

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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15 Easy Summer
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Scrumptious
No-Bake Treats

 

 

DIY Hammock Bed
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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In July

Go Outside And Play
wilderness.org  – Interactions with nature are key for developing an appreciation for the environment, and this site invites readers to make a pledge to "go outside and play!" It also provides great resources to help you do it, like tips for nature walking, family-friendly wilderness fun, camping, and cooking.

 

Add To Your Music Knowledge
playback.fm – If you love music, you'll love this site, which offers a wide range of musical information. Watch videos of "songs trending this week," or test your knowledge with music quizzes. Check out the top 100 song charts going all the way back to the 1900s, or find out what song was #1 the day you were born.

 

Give Your Oven A Summer Break
delish.com – With warm summer weather, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. But, you can still eat well by following the recipes on this site. You'll find plenty of hearty and refreshing dishes that are as delicious as they are easy to prepare.

 

Makeover Your Table
realsimple.com – What do flowers, cabbage, strips of paper, and lollipops have in common? You can use them all to make fun, easy centerpieces to add color and whimsy to your table the next time you entertain. This Real Simple gallery gives you great ideas for all kinds of occasions.


This Month's FAQ – What Do I Do If My Twitter Account Has Been Hacked?

Question: I've seen some tweets that I didn't post, and I suspect my Twitter account has been hacked. How can I know for sure, and what can I do about it? Download Graphics to View

Answer: Often Twitter hacking is evident from tweets you didn't post, as with your situation, or direct messages sent from your account, email changes, or other activity that you didn't authorize. If you even suspect your account has been hacked, follow the steps below:

1.    Request a password reset. Use the password reset form within Twitter, and check for the reset email at the address associated with your Twitter account. Log on and immediately reset your password to one you'll remember.

2.    Revoke connections to third-party applications. To do this, visit the Apps section in your settings. Remove access for any third-party applications you don't recognize. Then, update your password in remaining third-party applications.

3.    Log out of Twitter on your phone or other devices. Next time you log on, you'll be asked to provide the new password.

4.    If you still need help, contact Twitter Support.

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Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Brad Lyon
Internet Manager



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183 S Anderson St
Overton, NV 89040

702-397-2601

 

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