If you’re interested in trying a USB wiFi adapter with an external antenna rod, this one is $12.99, but drops to $5.20 with promotional code NVPAPLIM at checkout, plus free shipping.
The seller is a 3rd party with 98% positive reviews over the past 12 months from 3,238 reviewers, and it’s shipped by Amazon. It is not a mainstream brand but has 4.1 out of 5 stars from 3,118 reviews (and is Amazon’s choice for “network adapter,” if that means anything).
Anyway, models with antennas are worth considering because they may be more powerful if you’re worried that some of your destinations may have weaker signals… and this is a good price point to experiment with.
Some of the specks on this usb adapter are:
802.11ac Wi-Fi (3 times faster than wireless N speeds. 5G WIFI Ideal for gaming online and seamless HD video streaming).
Downward compatability 802.11g/n Internet
Up to 600Mbps WiFi speeds on 5.8GHz (433Mbps) and 2.4GHz (150Mbps) bands. Dual band reduces interference for better connections to more Wi-Fi devices, Use Roaming technology, promise high effective wireless connect
Detachable 2dBi omni-directional dual band antenna for increased coverage and stability;
Supports: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1/Win10/Mac OS 10.7-10.14
Easy to install,driver updates and full technical support in English
EDUP Wifi Adapter ac600Mbps Wireless Usb Adapter 5.8GHz/2.4GHz Dual Band 600Mbps Usb Adapter 2dBi External Antennas Supports Windows XP,Win Vista,Win 7,Win 8.1, Win 10,Mac OS X 10.７-10.1４
I never thought of a buyer/recipient of a factory reset phone trying to recover the previous owner’s data, but apparently it’s relatively easy using any number of (often free) data recovery software).
I’d look into whether there is any overwrite software that will populate any and all user accessible memory space on a mobile device with random/nonsense data (like zeros and ones). Once deleted data is overwritten with new data, it can not be recovered.
AFAIK 66.0.5 is the latest official release. I have no idea if any release past 65
had the problem. If you have add-ons such as Adblock Plus and it’s still working
then you probably weren’t infected by the bug. BTW, this was a screw-up by
Firefox coders not some outside source.
I used VNC to pull the audio out of the raw file.
I used Audacity to do some noise reduction on the audio.
I used Shotcut to edit the actual videos and add the Audio back into files.
Then I used DVDStyler to create the actual .iso files to burn.
I pulled the battery, left it for a few hours then reinstalled the battery. It was off, YAY!. Powered up and chose option to let it start Windows normally. It worked! Looks like the key to enter BIOS is F12.
@dangeRuss I wasn’t able to get to screen to boot in safe mode or any mode for that matter. That’s why I was trying to get to BIOS.
Create two layers - one of the state and one of the landscape. The State needs to be the top layer.
Use the magnetic lasso on the state layer and trace the interior of the state. Once you get all sides, the magnetic lasso will connect to itself.
Hit DELETE. The interior of the state will go bye bye and layer two (your landscape) will show through.
UPDATE: I bought a Netgear R7000 from ebay for $55. PITA to set up when CenturyLink gives me the wrong (!) info for the Transparent Bridging, hmph! Egads, everytime I try to get “help” from companies, I find I can do it better myself.
Anyhow, a note about the Disney Circle parental controls on the Netgear… they suck!
I bought a Disney Circle from ebay ($17 “parts only” but it only needed a hard reset, lol) and love it for the different levels and blocking for each family member or device! I’m not paying any extra monthly fees and I get a full range of blocking features (bedtimes, filters, etc).
The Netgear version of Circle is very limited and they want to charge me $5 monthly fee for the options I get for free on the actual device. I was hoping to resell the Circle once I got the router, but it looks like I’m keeping it.
PIA changed ownerships, stay away from that one until we can figure out what’s what.
Most of the VPN on the market aren’t as advertised, dedicated ip are actually shared with muti-users, passphrases are usually simple words that are easy to crack. I wouldn’t trust any of them for real privacy. But considering reliability and ease of use, the top one’s are ok for general protection.
I ended up getting a LG V20. No edge activation issues, replaceable battery and supposed to be very tough. I may keep this V20 for awhile. The only downside so far is no notification led. That has been easily rectified by “Missed Notification Reminder”.
Thanks, What I’m looking for is a list describing what each of the website connections is/does.
Would be great to be able to printout the list so I can quickly reference it while I’m setting uMatrix to my prefences. Right now I have to google each. What a pain.
Some phones can’t see channels above 13. I had the same problem when the router was set on auto channel. Sometimes the phone would connect, other times not. Finally changed to manual channel select, chose channel 11 and everything’s been fine since.
I tried a few more times, with the box first unchecked and then checked…i’d say it helps prevent it going into wild swings up but i am still using more ram then in Chrome even when it is checked…So, i will leave it checked but am hoping it will improve as Firefox Quantum gets updated…
You say your parents have Dish TV already… so what they have is a satellite dish on their roof (or wherever) and the coax cables run from that dish into the house (from what I can tell they usually just drill right through the wall into the room).
Any chance the house was originally wired with coax in the walls? If so, you can use those cables for Comcast as they aren’t used by Dish. If you don’t have any coax in the house at all (aside from what is used by Dish) then your only choice is to have something installed.
I certainly wouldn’t have Comcast do it as I don’t think they do a good job with anything and they’re too expensive, but that’s just my opinion. Perhaps you could convince them to run a cable for you for free as part of the installation? That’s the only way I use Comcast for this. Otherwise I do it myself or find a local handyman to do it for you. You should only need one cable run, as the only thing it’s needed for is to bring the signal to the modem. After that it’s all CAT networking cable or wireless, not coax.
Thanks for the responses. I think I’d be fine without a lot of hand holding, assuming there’s a reasonably functional front end and some directions. I’ll look into the hosts that are being suggested.
Does Google really offer free web hosting? I tried to see if it would work for me but it seems more for internal sites rather than a regular site. If anyone can clarify what it actually is, that would be helpful.
Thanks again for the suggestions, and please keep them coming if anyone else has any more ideas or comments.
google websites is kind of like wix, for few pages website, nothing serious
The L16C Lucky is Verizon 3G so it does not utilize a SIM card. You would have to SIM swap an active Page Plus SIM card of the correct size into a Tracfone. You can NOT directly activate nor transfer page plus service to a Tracfone.