How to troubleshoot your Wi-Fi connection


Windows based system just made me aware of new term ‘troubleshooting’, it never helped me in solving any of my prob. Know how you can actually fix your Wi-Fi connection.

Using wireless network needs to require some command and some expert things for making you out of the Wi-Fi connection error problems. There can be many ways to re-connect your error equipped Wi-Fi. Let us know all of them one by one.

Check if Wi-Fi device is Switch is on?

Many of the Laptop/portable devices comes with features of switch for Wireless network, makes sure you turned it on. It can be physical switch as in Lenovo Laptops or like Functions combination key as in Dell.

Re-Check the IP of your Network:

First find it out what type of your Network infrastructure is. Is it Manual IP based or Server itself provides IP. 

If Manual IP needed, have some of these IP and try to enter it as follow:
Open network and sharing centre > Click on Connection > Properties > Internet Protocol version 4(TCP/IPv4) > 
Put your IPv4 Address, Subnet mask address, gateway address and DNS address. Of if it is automatic for your network, ignore the previous address and select Obtain Address automatically.

Disable/Re-Enable Wi-Fi device

Due to some error, your Wireless device needs to be re-enabling so you can do this.
Open Network and sharing center> Change Adapter setting

Select the Wireless network device from the list of Devices and right click on it
Select Disable, This may ask administrator permission, go ahead again right click on it and enable it.

Check status of Connection

Opening the connection will show you send and receiving data on it and status of the connection. Make sure it hascontinue sending/receiving bytes, received data supposed to be more than sent. 

Also click on detail button and check if DNS and Gateway address is there (In case of DHCP)

Update Wireless device driver

In case nothing is working, firstly restart and check your connection. After that you can get ahead and open device manager>Network Adapter> Click on your Wireless device and update it from internet or the driver CD/DVD or latest downloaded driver from manufacturer site.

Wait for ISP uptime again

In case nothing is working make sure your ISP is providing you proper connection, check if other device is working or not. If other is working, repeat same after restarting your PC. 

Ping to gateway IP

Open command prompt and type
Ping [gateway IP]

If Ping is successful recheck your IP address. 
Also try to ping www.google.com or any other internet website. If ping successfully receive data, your internet is working.

Hoping you learnt a lot about troubleshooting. You need to try everything and sometimes single process will make it, sometime you need to do many of these even all of these. If you liked it, share this with friends and also share what else you suggest for troubleshooting. 

How to See BIOS Info right on Windows: Using Registry Tips


BIOS contains many hardware related information that we need frequently, if you wanted to see it anytime, you needed to restart your System and open BIOS and check the details there. Here know how you can see your Computer’s BIOS information without restarting or turning off your computer.

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So let us start today’s small trick how you can see BIOS information on your Windows.
It is irritating to shutdown, restart your entire system saves your stuffs and open BIOS to see a Quick information about your BIOS. Now you can do it in seconds without spending 2 3 or even more minutes to check this small information.

You know you can do this by using your Registry, Registry of your Windows Saves all the BIOS information in details and you can check it anytime using few clicks.

For of all you need to Open Registry Editor.
You can go to Start > Run and Type regedit
In another and quick way, you can do this as follow:
Simply tap ÿ+R key and type regedit inside it.


Allow Windows to open Registry Editor by granting administrator permission.

Now in your Registry Editor navigate as follows:

[+] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    [+] HARDWARE
        [+] DESCRIPTION
            [+] System
                [+] BIOS

The 8 Essential programs you should keep on a USB stick

1. Browse the web in safety by using USB Drive..

Both Chrome and Firefox have portable versions, Click Here:(download)  which can be downloaded. Once installed to the USB stick you can even add most of your favourite add-ons and extensions, such as NoScript, Xmarks and Lastpass, so you can block malicious behaviour, sync all your bookmarks with your home PC and securely access your Internet site passwords.

 Because you're running the browser from the USB stick, you won't leave any cookies, browsing history or temporary files on the computer you're using, so it's ideal for use in Internet cafes, or where you don't want people to 

know what you've been looking at!


2. Keep your passwords safe (Click here: -->Download<--)

If you prefer not to store your passwords online with a service such as LastPass, then you may want make use of a password vault instead. KeePass is a free password manager, which is secured with a single master key.
You're not restricted to keeping internet passwords in KeyPass, you can add pretty much anything you like and it's a useful place for keeping important information such as Windows or software serial numbers, bank card PINs, email server connection details, usernames and passwords and so on.
Just make sure that the master key you choose to encrypt your password database with is suitably strong and not something you're going to forget in a hurry!

3. Zip it up  (Click here: -->Download<-- )

Ok, so while Windows does have the ability to both open and create zip files, it's a pretty basic beast at best. 

It will only open files with the .zip extension too, so if you're the sort of person who likes to download .rar files then you're out of luck. 7-Zip is one of the better desktop archiving tools and there's a portable version, too.
7-Zip can open quite a few compressed archive formats, including CAB and ISO files (useful for extracting individual Windows files), as well as the usual ZIP, RAR, GZIP, TAR and ARJ. As a bonus, you can encrypt archives for security (see point 10).

4. Picture this (Click Here: -->Download<--)

So, you've helped your granny transfer her photos from her smartphone to her laptop, but now she wants to edit them and Windows paint isn't really up to the job. Thankfully you've brought along your USB stick and The Gimp,powerful, open-source image editor that rivals Adobe Elements. Download it and you'll be cropping, resizing, colour correcting and masking in no time at all.


5. Entertain me (Click Here: -->Download<--)

With USB sticks available in capacities up to 128GB (albeit at a premium price), you can pretty much carry around your entire music collection, along with a handful of movies for good measure.
There's no guarantee that the computer you end up using will have a media player, or even the right codecs installed though, which is where VLC Media Player comes in.
VLC is able to play virtually any media format you can throw at it, without the need to download CODEC packs, including FLV, DIVX, MP3, FLAC, MKV and many, many more.

6. Data disaster (Click Here: -->Download<--)

While the windows recycle bin gives everyone a second chance on file deletion, it's not fool proof, and there's no safety net for removable and network drives. If you need to recover deleted data, the worst thing you can do is install more software, running the chance of over-writing any remaining file fragments.
Recuva is available for 32 and 64-bit systems, can recover image and document files, deleted email, restore unsaved Word Doc crashes and will even attempt to recover files from formatted drives.

7. Keep the viruses at bay (Click Here: -->Download<--)

You may be confident your own PC is free from viruses, but can you trust anyone else's? Well, don't take the risk and carry around your own digital prophylactic in the form of ClamWin, an open-source virus scanner.


8. Protect the stick (Click Here: -->Download<--)

Of course, one of the biggest drawbacks with USB memory sticks is that they're so damn small, they are all tooeasy to lose. If you have any sensitive information on the stick which you want to keep private, then you need some way of securing it.


FreeOTFE is an encryption tool that will run from your USB stick, enabling you to encrypt and decrypt files on the fly. However, it does require admin rights on the computer you are using, so consider using encrypted zip files instead (see point 3), if this is likely to be an issue

Why Is Bluetooth Called Bluetooth ?


Have you ever  thought  Why Is Bluetooth Called Bluetooth?[ I bet you did thats why you are on this page :D]
 
When two devices need to talk to each other, they
need to have a handshake on various parameters
before the conversation starts. The first agreement
is on the medium – will they use wires, or talk over
some wireless signal? Bluetooth is one such wireless signal (protocol)
over which two (or more) devices communicate
over.

Strange name though isn’t it – are the bluetooth
waves invisible but blue and shaped like teeth?
Wrong! There is absolutely no relation between the name
and the meaning.
 
The Bluetooth protocol was created by Ericsson
(pre-Sony Ericsson) which is a major Swedish
telecommunication company. They named it after
the Danish viking king, Harald Blåtand. As legend goes, Blåtandhad
the blessed ability to bring people negotiate with each other, and
cometo talking terms. So skilled was he, that he was able to unite Denmark
and Norway together! The literal translation of Blåtand means blue-tooth, hence
the name Bluetooth for the protocol. It does precisely what Blåtand did – lets
two wireless device to communicate with each
other!

The Bluetooth symbol has HaraldBlåtand’sinitials inscribed into it (in Runic).
The two lines stickingout of the back of the B
actually represent a Runic H – thats
H for Harald .The B for Bluetooth also stands for

Disabling error reporting in Windows XP


The error reporting feature in Windows XP is turned on by default but you may want to disable error reporting for privacy concerns, if you're not connected to the Internet all the time, or to simply stop being alerted by it.

Error reporting works by prompting you after a critical error in the operating system or in other programs and asking permission to notify Microsoft about it. This way, Microsoft can gather technical information about serious errors from millions of users, helping them develop fixes and service packs.

Time Required: Disabling error reporting in Windows XP usually takes less than 5 minutes
Here's How:

Click on Start and then Control Panel.

Click on the Performance and Maintenance link.

Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the System icon and skip to Step 4.

Under the or pick a Control Panel icon section, click on the System link.

In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.

Near the bottom of the window, click on the Error Reporting button.


In the Error Reporting window that appears, choose the Disable error reporting radio button and click the OK button.

Note: I would recommend leaving the But notify me when critical errors occur checkbox checked. You probably still want Windows XP to notify you about the error, just not Microsoft.

Click the OK button on the System Properties window

You can now close the Control Panel or Performance and Maintenance window.

Disable Auto Run of USB to avoid Virus & Malaware (Autorun PC)


Nowadays, there is a new problem that is cropping up in almost all schools, colleges, Internet Centres, Hostels, Offices, etc. 

where the malicious Autorun Virus is Creating Havoc by spreading 
to Laptops and PC through USB Drives etc. 

How to Stop the Autorun PC Virus Infection ? 
The free 'Panda USB Vaccine' allows users to vaccinate their PCs in order to disable 
Autorun completely so that no program from any USB/CD/DVD drive (regardless of 
whether they have been previously vaccinated or not) can auto-execute. This is a really helpful feature as there is no user friendly and easy way of completely disabling Autorun on a Windows PC. 

>> Click Here Link <<


Panda USB Vaccine is a 100% free utility. Its tested under Windows 2000 SP4, Windows 
XP SP1-SP3, and Windows Vista SP0 and SP1. 

Ways To Get Start Menu In Windows 8

Ways To Get Start Menu In Windows 8

Windows 8 is the latest version of Microsoft. The first update of this is windows 7 which was released three years ago. Windows 8 Operating System is that it can work same as with the tablets, laptops and desktop computers. This can support the input by keyboard & mouse and by touchscreen also, but Start Menu is one of the missing feature of the windows 8. Start menu contains all the programs and shortcuts.


In Windows 8 we can get Start Menu Back by following Options :

• The Classic Shell  (Click Here)
The use of Classic Shell is free and it is an open source. This can be termed as a kind of the start menu. This can include the features of windows XP, Windows 2000 and 98, Windows vista/7 and also this is more configurable.


• The Start8 (Click Here)
In addition to the Windows 7 start menu, it can also offer us the Windows 8 start menu as such. Here, the Start8 is not free to use as we can use the classic shell. If you want to make the use of Start8 for long term, then you have to pay for it. More accuracy can be experienced in the windows 7 as compared to the classic shell. Now the Start8  is very much familiar with the Window 8 as it contains the new start screen inside it.

• The IObit Start Menu 8 (Click Here)
If someone who is disappointed by the classic shell and cannot buy it, then we can make the use of the new start menu called as the IObit Start Menu 8. This is completely free and can perform the all basic functions as compare to the classic shell. Then, one has to right click on the start menu and for our computer use, we find that there is a large number of options which we can make use in Windows 8 and we can hide the other side bars.

• The Pokki (Click Here)
This policy can be defined as the application store for the windows. The Pokki can also offer us various start menus for Windows 8. This does not copy the content and this can have the different design. As this policy offers various categories of applications as well as settings. One can create your favourite part, where we can place our most useful programs.

• The Vistart Menu (Click Here)
Vistart Menu offers various features such as custom skins, buttons and incredible features. It is also compatible with the other versions of operating systems such as Windows 7, Vista and XP.