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									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 modem.

#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, it’s 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 modem.

#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.

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