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RE: RV Park Wi-Fi Issues

That may help a little, BUT if they have too many users for the amount of bandwidth they have, it will be slow everywhere. To see if the park's available bandwidth is the problem, run speedtests before everyone gets up, and after most have gone to bed (if you're a night owl), and during peak usage times. Run the test 3 consecutive times and average the results at the various times. To do the test on your phone, turn off cellular (so you're not testing your cellular speed) and go to www.Speedtest.net On your laptop, simply attach to their WiFi and run the same tests. Note that the speedtest is .net - not .com
jcpainter 11/18/21 12:34pm Technology Corner
RE: AT&T Netgear AirCard 815S - Tethering to laptop

SOME of the Nighthawks (815s) have been reported to continue working when they are plugged in and then the battery is removed. . . but not all of them will work this way. What you can do to prolong battery life is to remove the rear cover while it's plugged in. That keeps the battery cooler and delay the battery from swelling.
jcpainter 07/06/21 03:44pm Technology Corner
RE: AT&T Mobley has Died. Need replacement Router

Several years ago AT&T put something in the Mobley code that prevented you from simply swapping the Mobley account SIM into another device. I can't remember the details, but you had to obtain the PUK code(s) from AT&T and then follow a specific regime to make the Mobley SIM work in another device. I did this, but can't recall the steps. Google and see what you can find. Don't buy another device and assume the Mobley SIM will work in it. Having said this, those people that swapped SIMs before this change are OK.
jcpainter 06/24/21 06:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Microsoft mail - Can send, can't receive

Are you using Outlook.com or the Outlook program that comes with Microsoft 365 (previously Office 365)? They are two totally different animals.
jcpainter 05/26/21 04:53am Technology Corner
RE: Small wireless laser printer/scanner/copier

If size is important I'd look at a ink jet. you'll likely find many more choices. Even then small size = $$$$$ Yes, but we want to keep this in the RV and so often the ink jet cartridges dry out when not used for a while.
jcpainter 03/20/21 03:42am Technology Corner
RE: Small wireless laser printer/scanner/copier

I have the HP LaserJet Pro M29W that Gdetrailer referenced above and am very happy with it. Great output, low cost consumables and it does scan in color but only prints in Black. Thank you so much for the review. I appreciate it and will probably order this one.
jcpainter 03/20/21 03:40am Technology Corner
RE: Small wireless laser printer/scanner/copier

HP Laserjet Pro M29W is most likely going to be about the smallest you are going to find that has scanning built in. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/617HB%2Be-qTL._AC_SL1500_.jpg height=300 width=300 Found HERE From what I am reading it does scan in color, but it is only monochrome (B&W) for printing. Due to the size, the input paper tray cannot store paper when closed. Thank you very much.
jcpainter 03/19/21 03:57pm Technology Corner
Small wireless laser printer/scanner/copier

I'm looking for a reasonably small wireless laser printer/scanner/copier. I can't seem to find one that meets all the criteria. Does anyone know of one that meets ALL of the above criteria? Thanks
jcpainter 03/19/21 12:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Any "Real" Unlimited Plans?

I have two AT&T Mobley plans and they are not subject to "throttling", just network management. . . there's a HUGE difference.For the pedantic among us, yes deprioritization , not throttling. Both however result in slower data speeds which I would expect are PITA for those who choose to stream. Dave The big difference between throttling and network management is that throttling lasts from when you hit the 22GB usage until the end of your billing cycle. Network management only slows down when the towers are super busy and then resumes normal speed when they are not. Network management can last a few minutes, hours, or days depending on your location and tower traffic during a specific time of day.
jcpainter 12/26/20 09:35am Technology Corner
RE: Any "Real" Unlimited Plans?

I have two AT&T Mobley plans and they are not subject to "throttling", just network management. . . there's a HUGE difference.
jcpainter 12/26/20 05:08am Technology Corner
RE: Latest Dish News Blackout ???

Locast is a neat service. Too bad it's only available in limited areas. We live in an area where no OTA TV is available even with use of antennas. I'd gladly pay for this service if it was available in my location in TN.
jcpainter 12/23/20 04:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Lost two local TV channels, options?

Is there a way to watch an "out of town" game when the local team is playing at the same time on a given network? i.e. My DH would like to watch the Packers (Green Bay) games. We winter near Tampa, so when a network is carrying a game on xxx day at xxx o'clock, all that is shown is the Tampa game. We have most of the streaming network apps, but they know your location and still only present the local teams. Thanks
jcpainter 12/17/20 03:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Lost two local TV channels, options?

OK guys I need some quick advice. We lost our local ABC and CBS stations due to a fight between Dish and somebody. I have figured out a way to get cbs, but cannot get abc. Saturday is the Clemson/Norte Dame game. Naturally it is on abc. We have fiber optic internet and dish. Dish offers no help anything I can do with the fiber optic or something else? I don’t really want to sign up for a whole new service for one game, but would consider a one month trial. I also have an Amazon fire stick which might have internet and we have one internet capable tv. Ideas pls. Free Trial: Free Trial
jcpainter 12/16/20 05:35pm Technology Corner
RE: WiFi booster

What you're actually looking for is a router/repeater that is capable of what is called WiFi as WAN which means that it can receive WiFi from a source, such as the RV park, and rebroadcast it inside your RV. Regular home routers don't usually have this function because you're unlikely to "drive" your house to where there's a WiFi to connect to! There are a number of companies that offer routers with WiFi as WAN capability. You can read about this topic on the Mobile Internet Resource Center website. MIRC is run by good people who aren't affiliated with a specific manufacturer so you get good unbiased information. Some portion of the site is free; some requires a subscription. MIRC Joel (AKA docj) Excellent advice to use MIRC for information! Eric and Tami Johnson of Techno RV sell some decent units and they give service and support with their sales! I highly recommend them.
jcpainter 12/08/20 10:30am Technology Corner
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