Browsing Archive: April, 2013

Support When You Need It

Posted by Brian David Simonds on Saturday, April 20, 2013,
It was 23:52 at night when a regular customer sent me a text saying "disaster with my laptop, had to shut down quick then restarted Outlook will not open" as with most business people he is 100% reliant on email for communication.
I fired up my laptop and made a remote connection via LogMeIn and quickly found the cause was a corrupted profile which I repaired so my customer was back working in about 15 minutes.

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Extending WIFI Range

Posted by Brian David Simonds on Tuesday, April 9, 2013,
A customer who lives on a farm have converted a barn to a holiday let. Clients expected to have internet access while staying their but there were obstacles.
  • The barn is too far away for a normal range extender to give a reliable connection
  • Could not justify the expense a separate broadband line
  • Laying cable would be difficult and expensive
  • Being a farm with 3 phase supply meant powerline networking was not possible

The solution was to research range extenders that can be daisy chained by allowing...

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Brian David Simonds 40 something IT Pro working in IT since 1990 my original training was in electrical engineering. I became self-employed in August 2011 after 29 years working in a large international company. Outside of work I am a keen photographer checkout my Flickr page


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