This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Wireless Network Having Problems
Long-time subscriber Art Wood wrote recently with a wireless networking problem. Unlike networking using wired connections with Ethernet cables, wireless networking sometimes works beautifully…and sometimes it either doesn’t, or it has the unusual problems.
Such was Art’s case:
Hello Terry, I have a Samsung Wireless allinone PC. My Wife has a Laptop ,there is less than 6ft between Computers, my Wife`s Computer states that her Computer is unable to connect to the Internet because there is a problem with a cable […]
- Program ‘Not Responding’ Messages
Long-time subscriber Noel wrote about a problem that seems to be more and more common.
I use an Acer 5740G laptop (Windows 7, Core i3 330M processor, 4Gb memory, 500Gb HDD). Free space on my HDD is currently 225Gb. My default browser is Firefox, and I utilise Thunderbird as my email client to access 4 Gmail accounts + 1 ISP email account. I have Office 2010 installed. I have automatic backups scheduled regularly to my 1Tb expansion drive, and I’m using True Image 2013 for system backups weekly.
For the past several months, I’ve been experiencing a lot of ‘Not Responding’ periods when using any application on my laptop — particularly emails, and web browsing (where I am a lot) but also whilst in Word or Excel. When this occurs, the PC goes dead for up to […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- Can’t Print to Shared Printer
Subscriber Terry Nobbe had printer problems. Not just any problems, but problems accessing a shared printer on his home network:
I’m having difficulty accessing my wife’s Canon printer (attached via USB) unless I detach the printer from her laptop (WIN7 Home Edition) and connect it directly to my laptop (WINXP SP3).
Both our laptops are connected wirelessly (internet) and via network cables to our Linksys E1200 router and we have sharing enabled for all pertinent features on both laptops.
Terry’s problem is one that more people are discovering as they upgrade one of several computers on their home network […]
- Configuring the Windows 7 Start Menu
One of the features of Windows 7, and earlier versions of Windows, also, is the ability to change some configuration options for the Windows Start Menu and the Windows Task Bar.
I’ve written previously about how to organize the myriad of entries that programs add to the Start Menu — it’s easy to add folders to the Start Menu and to move items into those folders. For more information, see my articles Cleaning Up the Start Menu and Sorting the Windows 7 All Programs Menu – and Organizing it, too .
In this article, I’m going to focus on the configuration options […]
- Adventures With Excel:
How to Use the VLOOKUP Function
When I got started originally with spreadsheet software, I was using an Apple //e computer and Apple’s AppleWorks software. For those not familiar with the software, it was a combination word processor, spreadsheet, and database. This was back in 1975.
I knew that, one day, I would have an IBM PC at work and I wanted to understand how the software worked, having learned the basic concepts, so that I could hit the ground running.
In using the spreadsheet, I could easily do the cell calculations for plus, minus, division, group calculations by parentheses, etc. But, I wanted to learn more about the capablities.
I decided that, in order […]
- Make Excel Easier by Using Notepad++
Which of the folllowing Excel formulas looks easier to understand?
They’re both the same formula — the second one just has some line breaks inserted to make understanding it easier. Excel will evaluate them the same way, too!
If you picked the second one, […]
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