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Wifi bridge from old house to new house

Recently I setup a wifi bridge between our old house and our new house. This setup is surprisingly difficult since there is considerable foliage in between the two houses. Also, once the signal gets to the new house I wanted to rebroadcast it so we had nice full home coverage. Thankfully, TP-Link has some very nice (and inexpensive) wireless access point/bridges available. Two of them made quick work of the problem and now we are enjoying our old internet at

Fix Dell XPS 13 5GHz wifi speed issues [SOLVED]

When I first connected my Dell XPS 13 to my ASUS router I was quite impressed by the 893Mbps connection speed. However, a few days later and I could not even see the 5GHz wifi network. 🙁 I was stuck at 144Mbps and not loving it. After experimenting with the drivers, I determined that an automatic driver update had effectively disabled the 5GHz capability of the internal wifi card and that by reverting to the original (stock) Windows 8.1 driver

We’re sorry, but you are attempting this transaction during a restricted time period set by your wireless account

If you get an error message like this: We’re sorry, but you are attempting this transaction during a restricted time period set by your wireless account owner. http://redirect.ac.sl.attcompute.com/cgi-bin/redirect.cgi Then my suggestion is to restart your phone or reboot your wifi hotspot. That will likely resolve the issue for you 🙂

Dell Inspiron/Vostro wireless driver for Windows 7 (Atheros 1506 802.11b/g/n)

Recently I setup a new PCIt is a nice Dell 660s small form factor (SFF) PC which came Windows 8. The end users needed Windows 7 and that meant it was time to install one of my spare Windows 7 Professional SP1 licenses. Overall the process went smoothly, however, Windows 7 did not have a driver for the 660s’ wifi adapter. Thankfully, I was able to find a compatabile driver that has been working perfectly. Here is the download link: Dell

Upgrade X220/X230 wifi, WWAN blue/red cables usable?

If you are upgrading the wifi card on your Lenovo X220 or X230 ThinkPad, you may only have two antennas (black and white) pre-wired for wifi. If you have a wifi card with three antenna connectors, you may think you are out of luck 🙁 Actually, if your X220 or X220 has an unused red & blue antenna connector (originally for WWAN cellular card) you can use one of those for your upgraded wifi card! 🙂 Please note that the

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