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Computer issues? AMA. I’m bored, and knowledgeable

 
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Re: Computer issues? AMA. I’m bored, and knowledgeable
I work remote and live full time RV. Always traveling but my job is constant. For about 15 years I’ve been solving IT issues. These days I am more into cloud computing, traffic shaping, virtual switching/routing but I still know how to fix a pc/Mac.

Anyone wanna try me ? I got time. And there are a lot
Of other smart people on this forum I hope will jump in. Let’s have it. What say you GLP? Tell us your issues
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At home, my phone signal bar is just one or two, and the phone freezes up 6x a day and I have to restart it.

Out anywhere in a store the signal bar is max, but the phone still freezes sometimes. SAMSUNG, Xfinity, 10-mos. old.

Got a new Xfinity box 4-mos. ago, it is downstairs.

Thanks.
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Freezing up indicates to me it could use a software update and or - go through and delete any apps you are not using (free up some memory). Samsung is also notorious for bloatware on top of android OS so like if you are using Samsung overlay active wallpapers or some crap like that (customized interface) it could be causing the freezes.

As far as one bar at home, I’d recommend a good repeater - be careful selecting one, first of all you want to make sure you know what channels your device uses be it Verizon, T-Mobile, what ever - read this article (second part dealing with android) [link to signalbooster.zendesk.com (secure)] You wanna find a GOOD repeater that can handle all the frequencies you use but you don’t really care about digital readout and stupid crap so you can find one with features you need but simple. You also want an app called open singnal which will show you the direction of your closest tower and you point the external directional antenna towards it. You want your internal antenna at least 30 feet away and ideally 10-15 feet lower than the external or they will cross talk. This will improve your reception at home. I have one on my camper
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YOU'RE REALLY GOOD. WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
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08/14/2022 08:28 PM

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Re: Computer issues? AMA. I’m bored, and knowledgeable
I work remote and live full time RV. Always traveling but my job is constant. For about 15 years I’ve been solving IT issues. These days I am more into cloud computing, traffic shaping, virtual switching/routing but I still know how to fix a pc/Mac.

Anyone wanna try me ? I got time. And there are a lot
Of other smart people on this forum I hope will jump in. Let’s have it. What say you GLP? Tell us your issues
 Quoting: Taz


At home, my phone signal bar is just one or two, and the phone freezes up 6x a day and I have to restart it.

Out anywhere in a store the signal bar is max, but the phone still freezes sometimes. SAMSUNG, Xfinity, 10-mos. old.

Got a new Xfinity box 4-mos. ago, it is downstairs.

Thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 84015654


Freezing up indicates to me it could use a software update and or - go through and delete any apps you are not using (free up some memory). Samsung is also notorious for bloatware on top of android OS so like if you are using Samsung overlay active wallpapers or some crap like that (customized interface) it could be causing the freezes.

As far as one bar at home, I’d recommend a good repeater - be careful selecting one, first of all you want to make sure you know what channels your device uses be it Verizon, T-Mobile, what ever - read this article (second part dealing with android) [link to signalbooster.zendesk.com (secure)] You wanna find a GOOD repeater that can handle all the frequencies you use but you don’t really care about digital readout and stupid crap so you can find one with features you need but simple. You also want an app called open singnal which will show you the direction of your closest tower and you point the external directional antenna towards it. You want your internal antenna at least 30 feet away and ideally 10-15 feet lower than the external or they will cross talk. This will improve your reception at home. I have one on my camper
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YOU'RE REALLY GOOD. WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
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Re: Computer issues? AMA. I’m bored, and knowledgeable
My disc drive keeps opening and closing by itself, I got Netscape
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Lol. Ok this troll is alluding to the old “ Coca-Cola free cup holder “ “”” virus “””” and that is absolutely fantastic. 10 points mr Troll. ;)
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You passed the test, OP is a tru OG
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Don’t toy with me - I was a Dal.net operator and I had a 6 digit ICQ number :-P
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08/14/2022 10:25 PM
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If you’re still around, I have a windows 10 laptop that’s so slow it’s not even funny. And I don’t have much downloaded.
Any tips?
Thanks
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Ran to get more beer. :) without knowing any other details - how old is the rig what hardware etc I will speculate it’s full of malware and this can be as simple as spyware not necessarily harming your machine but just spying on your habits And thus often ignored by windows basic security do you have a decent AV software ? A good free one is AVAST - and be careful they are tricky they want you to get the paid Version you want FREE AVAST do not do the trials or other bs just basic av. Let that have a crack at your disk see what it finds.
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Avsst has turned into malware. Use built in windows defender (doesnt screw with the windows updates) and try malwarebytes. Its the only protection software i would use.
Hey Taz, how do you feel about Msoft trying to force you to set a microsoft account when you are reinstalling the lateest flavors of W10 and W11?
Double O Dan





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