Wireless Router Placement Tips

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎12-06-2017 11:16 AM (27,020 Views)

wireless-signal.pngSometimes the key to consistent speed requires some tech feng shui.

Here are some general rules to optimize your router placement and get the most out of your Wi-Fi.

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Make Computer Security Day Part Of Your Holiday Season

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎12-01-2017 03:45 AM (17,780 Views)

Computer Security DayWhile holiday shopping is taking up most of our time lately, it's important to take a moment to consider how secure your devices are.

This week included Computer Security Day which is great time to go over our five key steps for keeping your tech safe from our 
Geek Squad Agents.

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Warning: it isn’t just your computer at risk from hackers. Some recently discovered issues with wireless routers from two different companies show that they too can be vulnerable to hacker exploits that can leave your data exposed to online evildoers. In one case, the affected routers allowed hackers to access data on the victim’s network, while in the other the router was used to distribute a self-replicating worm onto other users’ networks.

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Pet-Proofing Your Tech

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-15-2013 03:47 PM (33,798 Views)

Sharing your living space with our four-legged friends can be tough on your tech. Maybe it’s their lack of opposable thumbs or limited understanding of the alphabet, but it seems to me that my cat just doesn’t understand why I spend so much time at my desk staring at screens. (I should be petting them, after all.) Flop around on my keyboard, chewing on the antennae of my wireless router, or attacking my printer every time I print something out.

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For many parents, sending their kids off to college can be bittersweet. Fortunately, technology can help offset the feelings of separation by keeping family and friends in touch despite the distance.

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Roam with Wi-Fi

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-15-2009 08:33 PM (16,293 Views)

Many major US airlines have begun offering passengers a wireless internet connection in-flight. As long as your device has a wireless internet card (wireless B or G), you should be able to connect while in-flight (usually for a fee). But what do you do when you are jetting at 35,000 feet and have a connection issue? Here are a few quick tips that might get your WiFi up and running. And they will even work if you’re having trouble connecting in other public WiFi spots (like Starbucks for example).

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