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Powerline Adapter and Wifi extender

Have you ever needed an ethernet connection so you could have reliable internet at a good speed.

I have come across this dilemma several times , I first purchased a wifi extender and then a power line adapter.

I have Netgear devices in both instances and have no complaints just pay attention to what you are doing and you should not have any issues.

I have the Netgear 1200 power line adapter which works over the houses electrical wiring.

Very simple to install, plug one unit in near your router , connect via cat 6 and press the sync button on the bottom of the unit, once connected all three green lights will appear on your adapter. Then plug your second power line adapter near the device you want to provide ethernet too. Connect device to adapter via cat 6 cable press the sync button on the unit all three green lights should light up and your ready to go. In my experience  I pay  for 100 mbps download from my ISP and receive  around 70mbps over the adapters.

I also have a wifi extender  Netgear 6100 which also has an ethernet port and can be used as an access point. This adapter worked, I bought a few years ago but never seemed to work correctly until recently. Last week I upgraded the firmware on the extender , reconfigured the extender starting from scratch and used the ethernet port to my pc. Surprisingly  I am getting over 100 mbps.

Pros: for both devices are easy to setup, provide ethernet access and the extender can extend your  wifi signal.

Cons: I have never received the Mbps speeds advertised on the devices.

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Android boxes With 4GB RAM 2018

Looking at an Android tv box with 4GB Ram, well today you have a five Android tv boxes for you to choose from to a look and choose for yourself.

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Scs ETC R10 4GB ram and 32GB flash memory

This box has Android 7.1.2 Nougat, Quad core processor, and Penta core Gpu, Bluetooth 4.1 and Dual band Wifi in addition to 3D 4K HDR capability. The devuce has 3 USB ports(one is USB 3.0), ddr4 Ram, supports external HDD and ethernet 10/100.

Check out the Scs Ets R10 CLICK HERE:

MX 10 4GB Ram and 32GB of Flash Memory

The Mx10 Has true 4K HDR @ 60 fps UHD playback and 3D, USB 3.0 (1 port) 3-USB 2.0 ports, Android 8.0, support up to 64GB micro sd storage. Unfortunately this box is NOT dual band wifi, does have ethernet 10/100.

Check out the MX10 CLICK HERE:

Beelink A1 Tv Box Android 4GB ram and 32GB flash memory

The Beelink A1 has a quad core processors and supports 4k HDR @ 60fps, Ethernet at 1000 Mpbs, spdif port, bluetooth 4.0 and Android 7.1. Sd card support up to 32GB. Up 1.5 Ghz quad core processor.

Check out the Beelink A1 CLICK HERE:

 

H96 MAX H2 Android 7.1 Smart TV BOX with 4GB Ram and 32Gb Flash Memory 

H96 MAX H2 Android 7.1 Smart TV BOX with RK3328 Quad Core Support 2.4G/5G Dual Wifi/100M LAN/BT 4.0/3D/H265 , 1 Usb 3.0 and 3 USB 2.0 

Check out the H96 max CLICK HERE:

4GB Ram 64GB Flash Memory Android TV  EstgoSZ 

Quad core cpu, Android 7.1, 4GB of DDR3, 4k HDR, Dual wifi, 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 and HDMI 2.0a

Check out the estgo CLICK HERE:

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Center Speaker DIY

Are you the DIYer that enjoys building your own items? A few years back I was in search of a center speaker and looked at many center speakers from bose, klipsch and more. I finally decided to buy a center speaker kit and build my own speaker.

THE SPEAKER KIT

I stumbled upon this website and chose the kit below. I am not affiliated with this website in any way, just a satisfied customer sharing a DIY project. The amazing thing about this kit besides it sounds awesome is the price $24.99 !

 

Klipsch Foster 5 1/4 inch Center Channel Speaker Kit

Click here to view the kit

I purchase some wood, got my miter saw out and followed the instructions. I probably spent half a day assembling everything and have been using this center speaker now for over 5 years with no issues what so ever. 

 

Center Speaker in Black

 

If you have any questions, please leave a comment

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Rechargeable Batteries – Do you use them?

 

Rechargeable batteries to be or not to be is todays question? How many times have you needed batteries and did not have any? I have been using a combination of rechargeable batteries and non-rechargeable batteries for many years.

I started using rechargeable batteries probably six or seven years ago when I always needed batteries for kids toys or electronic devices. I decided to by 12 rechargeable batteries for devices I used most so I could use them and have a set ready to replace spent batteries requiring a charge. The system worked for quite some time until everyone else  in the house started using the batteries for their devices.

Cheap Batteries

As time progressed we needed more and more batteries.  Instead of buying more rechargeable batteries we bought cheap batteries way to many times. Definitely not the way to go.

Rechargeable Batteries for now on

Recently I purchased more rechargeable batteries and will purchase more so I can have backup batteries charged ready to GO and eliminate the need to buy batteries all the time.

Click here for amazon Rechargeable batteriesAmazon Basica AA rechargeable batteries

What kind of batteries do you use? 

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Old Macbook What to Do?

 

 

      I have a 2010 Macbook and I thought should I  upgrade hardware or buy a new Macbook.  The laptop was in great shape but only had 2gb of ram and an old spinning Hard Drive. Needless to say, it was pretty slow getting tasks accomplished. The Macbook has an I5 @ 2.26Ghz which should be quick enough with a fair amount of Ram.

Hardware Upgrade 

   Time to do some research! I found out I could buy a Solid State Drive 256Gb for $59, 8Gb of ram for $60 and a new Battery for $39 for a total of $158. In addition to some of my time to install all the hardware and Software.

Buy a new Macbook

  A new 12 inch Macbook with a 1.2 ghz processor, 256Gb Solid State Drive and 8Gb ram sells for $1299 

The Decision

Being the DIY project guy, I chose to buy the hardware and see where it all goes. Installing the Ram, Solid State Drive and Battery was simple enough the only time consuming part was cloning the old Hard drive to the Solid State drive took around 2 hours. I started with Lion Software then upgraded to EL Capitain. I used the laptop like that for about a month with no issue and was very quick to boot and start programs. I then upgraded to MacOs High Sierra and the Old 2010 Macbook is still very quick and responsive. I know many people may say you should have just bought a new laptop the 2010 is outdated but for my needs of email, surfing the internet, watching videos, editing some photos and playing around with garage band this Old Macbook is still humming right along with no problem with all the new hardware and the $158 cost I feel was well spent. 

Please leave any comments or questions you make have........