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Author Topic: General Computer Q & A  (Read 49560 times)

Offline MarsGal

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Re: General Computer Q & A
« Reply #1230 on: April 08, 2018, 11:31:05 AM »
It's good to know that my anti-virus/net security program is not affected -- yet.

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Re: General Computer Q & A
« Reply #1231 on: April 27, 2018, 12:41:46 PM »
I've been having trouble with my internet connection dropping on both my laptop upstairs and the smartTV. I was having some trouble with that happening when I had Comcast, but mostly just on the laptop, so I had concluded that the trouble was with the laptop net card. I may have to revise my thinking on that. Since I switched to FIOS the Internet on the TV is acting up more too.  Strangely, I haven't noticed any problem with my tablet connecting or dropping no matter where I am in the house and the router is sitting next to the TV so it can't be distance. Coincidentally, this has been getting worse on both TV laptop, and is definitely a lot worse than before the FCC head nixed Net Neutrality. What I'd really like to know is whether or not others are noticing more slow loading and drops since the FCC decision.

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Re: General Computer Q & A
« Reply #1232 on: April 27, 2018, 01:56:21 PM »
MarsGal I am still on Comcast (Xfinity)   my only problem is the cost.

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Re: General Computer Q & A
« Reply #1233 on: April 27, 2018, 07:42:47 PM »
MarsGal -

Since you had a similar problem before you changed to Verizon I might suspect something in the interior wiring (assuming they reused it).  Where you can, check for tight connections.
I have Vz and haven't noticed any drop outs. I do have other complaints about them though.
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Re: General Computer Q & A
« Reply #1234 on: April 28, 2018, 07:23:58 AM »
I had my Comcast account since 1993, and my "package" was grandfathers several times. With the prices going up, I started looking at Verizon. As far as including my phone, it would have been about the same whether or not I included it, so it wasn't worth the hassle of changing. Also, when I had to drop a tier to stay in budget, I lost several of my favorite channels. Comcast, unusually for them over all the years I was with them, could not accommodate me on a good, but relatively inexpensive channel package that include the missing channels. Verizon could. Their package, including the phone, not only cost less (for now) than a change in Comcast package, but gave me all the channels that I like back, and then some.

As far as the wiring, I believe they used new. Oh, something that annoyed me that no one bothered to mention when I signed up was AT&T was a little slow to release my phone number (which was, originally, a Verizon number, BTW). Verizon saw fit to give me a temp number for a day or two and then charged me for the phone number change. I was not happy about that. They weren't about to back down about it either, claiming it AT&T was to blame for the way they handle their changes. Funny thing about that. When I originally switched from Verizon to AT&T all went smoothly without any temp numbers or extra charges.

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Re: General Computer Q & A
« Reply #1235 on: April 28, 2018, 12:05:04 PM »
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Now I have a Comcast office close to me an so every time  they try to change the cost I just go Overr no tell them . I will have to leave you after 12 years because I can't afford your new price. Will have to go back on my Antanna on roof. Get wifi from another co.for $10. If the try download for cheaper say taking off channels I watch most that I would not like .now get for less than 3 years back. Say Can just use my IPad.for Internet and tv. From the 8 stations from Antanna is all I need.
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« Reply #1236 on: April 28, 2018, 01:18:08 PM »
Jeanne, my problem is several sport channels I want that come in a so called package.  If I go to the office on an increase they sometimes will offer another Package.  I only use the net works and the sports channels, and like high definition.  I am pleased with the ability to watch anything on line even when away from home, both on the pad and the phone.  I have even watched one sports event on the tv while viewing another channel on the pad.

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« Reply #1237 on: April 28, 2018, 02:11:02 PM »
Jack, you remind me of an Indy cousin; I visited him and his wife for lunch one time and he had two TVs and a radio playing (he was a great Cubs fan).  Before we ate, he was saying "grace" but he had one ear on the TVs and radio.  Something exciting happened and the prayer stopped and I think never did pick up - what happened was more important!

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« Reply #1238 on: April 28, 2018, 02:23:28 PM »
MaryAnn I have a small table in the family room.   I place my food and drink on it, say grace, then turn on the tv.   If the tv is already on I turn off the sound and do not look.  Truth is I manage by eating between periods in hockey, or half time with football.

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« Reply #1239 on: April 28, 2018, 04:48:56 PM »
Jack, at least you don't stop in the middle of grace to see what is going on in the sport.  I don't remember what time of year I was there and it often was around Memorial Day or Labor Day so it could have been baseball or football.  I have an idea it would have been fall so he might have had a couple of football games on plus a baseball game. 

I eat in the computer room and put the computer away for the time being but I do turn on the TV.  I eat in here because it is easier to eat here rather than at a table - shorty that I am.  Tom often takes his meal downstairs to his TV. 

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Re: General Computer Q & A
« Reply #1240 on: June 12, 2018, 01:26:02 AM »
just received this from Yahoo:


Hi Sop,

We see that you’ve used Yahoo Messenger recently, so we wanted to let you know that Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018.

Before July 17, you can continue to use the service, but after that date, you will no longer have access to Yahoo Messenger. You can learn how to save your chats by visiting our FAQ.

We’ve loved working on Yahoo Messenger for you and want to thank you for using our product. We will continue to focus on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that impact and delight our users.

Visit our FAQ to learn more. Thanks for being a Yahoo Messenger user!

But I have not used it for at least 2 years!


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Re: General Computer Q & A
« Reply #1241 on: June 12, 2018, 11:02:36 AM »
Bubble, I got that also.  A real pity cuz I have used it for years and do like it.

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« Reply #1242 on: June 12, 2018, 12:55:36 PM »
I also received that message altho it has been years since I used it. Now that Yahoo has been broken up into parts by its bankruptcy, the new owners of those parts are instituting changes. If you use Yahoo, even for mail, expect to see more changes down the line.
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