|5 Stress Reducing Computer Tips
by: Sharron Senter
For most entrepreneurs computers are an intrical part
of our business. An entrepreneur can not afford for their
computer to be inoperable even for a minute. Implement
some of these quick and affordable computer tips to keep
your computer healthy and making money for your business.
#1 - Double Internet Speed
Comcast recently doubled cable modem download speeds.
Now you can surf the Internet and download files twice
as fast. However, you need to power cycle your cable modem
[unplug it for 30 seconds and reboot computer] for the
new configuration to be automatically downloaded to your
#2 - Connecting to Work from Home
Having trouble with your corporate VPN connection when
working from home? Oftentimes this can be fixed with a
simple firmware upgrade to your network router or a slight
change in settings.
#3 - Sudden Lost Connection
Has your Internet connection suddenly stopped working?
Frequently computer users with software-based firewalls
suddenly find their Internet connection no longer available.
Oftentimes when you download a software update, it can
change your original configurations. As a quick test,
disable the software firewall. If connectivity returns,
its a misconfiguration issue.
#4 - Slow E-mail and Internet Browsing
Has your computer been working wonderfully, but suddenly
e-mail or Internet browsing is painfully slow? It could
be your cable connection went out. And although the connection
has returned, your computer and the cable modem may be
having difficulty communicating. Try power cycling your
#5 - Eliminate Popups
Google offers a free popup blocker with its toolbar. Download
the toolbar at www.toolbar.google.com. System requirements:
Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Microsoft Internet
Explorer 5.0 or later. The popup blocker requires Internet
Explorer 5.5 or later.
About The Author
Sharron Senter is co-founder of http://www.VisitingGeeks.com
- an on site computer repair, security and networking
company serving north of Boston, Southern NH and Maine.
Visiting Geeks technicians are crackerjacks at squashing
viruses, popups and securing and making computers perform
faster. Learn more about Sharron at http://www.SharronSenter.com.