Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To
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
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
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
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
This app helps you make great-looking collages for Instagram. It comes with
templates, filters, stickers, frames, backgrounds, and more for fun with
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.
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.
Scam Alert – "Shocking Video" Scams On Facebook
Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
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
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?
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
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
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