Accelerating the Internet
Q: I've heard you say on your national radio show that you can double your Internet speed by making a change, and that has nothing to do with more bandwidth. Can you please tell me more? That sounds terrific to me!
A: I'm glad you understood that, and yes, there's a mindset that you could change to speed things up. Before you start, there are some caveats: First, the attitude may not work the way you expect it to. When fiddling with your internet settings, it's all about trial and error. Second, offers many ways to improve your Internet speed, which is also easy and relatively easy to test. Click here to learn how to change this setting and double your Internet speed
Speed up an old PC
Q: My PC is older and I can not afford a new one right now. How can I speed up this old boy?
A: There are many ways to speed up your desktop: Scan for viruses first, check your hardware, or reinstall Windows. Use the same approach for your PC as for an overloaded desk. The more extra files and unused start-up programs your PC has, the more its processor will lag. At the same time, you must be careful about the programs that you delete because other programs may require seemingly useless software. And what about media files like photos and videos that you want to archive, but you do not really want to stay on your desktop? There is also a place for that. Click here for nine ways to make your old PC faster.
Derive Wi-Fi password
Q: How can you look up a Wi-Fi password? My longtime techie has set up my network and now I need the password.
A: When it comes to social media or online banking, you can usually get your password in about a minute. Wi-Fi is another story. You can not just have the password sent to your e-mail account, and most passwords are a nested string of letters and numbers. Luckily, there are a few clever ways to find out this essential code. Click here to hack a Wi-Fi password.
Digitizing VHS Cassettes
Q: I have boxes of my children's old VHS tapes. How do I get the videos to my kids so they can watch the videos online?
A: In its heyday, VHS tapes were cheap, durable, and easily plugged into a camcorder. You could record home videos for hours, and if you ran out of tape, you could stroll into the nearest pharmacy and take a new pack. Some large companies can easily do the digital conversion, and you can probably find one of these stores in your neighborhood. The service is cheap. Imagine the time capsules you've had in your attic all these years. Click here to find three easy ways to modernize your old videotapes.
Repairing Slow Wi-Fi
Q: My 4.500-square-meter Wi-Fi connection is so slow! What can I do to speed things up?
A: Maybe you know mesh networks. Basically, you can connect additional units to your router to distribute the signal in your room. Whether you want to extend the Wi-Fi coverage in your home or office, mesh networks are extremely effective and the investment is very reasonable. This is just one of several ways you can maximize your current Wi-Fi signal. You can also consider the location of your router, the architecture in your environment, and even the location of specific furniture that can affect your signal. Click here for 10 ways to troubleshoot Wi-Fi issues in your home.
What questions do you have? Call my national radio show and click here to find it at your local radio station. You can listen to the Kim Komando Show on your phone, tablet or computer. From buying advice to digital life issues, click here for my free podcasts.
Copyright 2018, WestStar Multimedia Entertainment. All rights reserved.
Learn about the latest technologies at the Kim Komando Show, the biggest radio show on the weekend. Kim takes calls and gives advice on today's digital lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online privacy and data hacks. For her daily tips, free newsletters and more, visit her website at Komando.com .