Domain Name Registration .NET .COM .UK

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If you want to manage your own international domain name like .net or .com why not try if you follow this link I get a referral bonus.

In my experience you can often save some money and the user interface is more logical than some (UK) competitors.

Remember to change the billing currency from US Dollars to GB Pounds if you do use their service.


A further suggestion for .UK now that they seem to be getting more expensive is OVH a french company!?

Laptop and notebook battery care advice

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1. The main recommendation to assure the longest life for a battery is to make sure it is fully charged before first use. The latest battery chemistry of Li-ion and Li-Pol are versatile and can be charged at any time and do not deteriorate or suffer with erratic charging patterns and times. The battery chargers are sufficiently sophisticated to fully charge the battery at any time.

2. If you do not use your Laptop Battery for extended periods of time (a week or more), remove the battery pack from the Laptop, store it in a clean, dry, cool place away from heat and metal objects. NiCad, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries will self-discharge during storage; remember to recharge the batteries before use.

3. Do not expose the battery to high heat or freezing temperatures. Do not leave your battery in your car in the summer. Hot batteries discharge very quickly, and cold ones can¡¯t create as much power.

4. Exercise the battery, at the minimum you should use the once at least every couple weeks. If you haven’t used your battery in sometime then use the break-in procedures again as described above.

5. For laptops that work as Desktop Replacement, the battery should be re-installed every 3-4 weeks and allowed to fully discharge.

6. Leaving a battery in a laptop while using an electrical outlet for long periods of time will keep the battery in a constant state of charging up and that will reduce the life cycle of the battery.

TP-LINK TD-W9970 ADSL VDSL Modem Router

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Interchangeable LAN/WAN Port –Compatible with Fibre/Cable service

The TD-W9970 supports VDSL/ADSL or Ethernet WAN connections (EWAN) that allow users to have the flexibility of different Internet connections. Featuring an interchangeable LAN/WAN port, it is compatible with Fiber/Cable service. This unique feature makes it easier when users need to change to fiber or cable services when necessary.

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How to reset TCP/IP by using the NetShell utility

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Start up an Administrator Command Window:

Enter ‘netsh int ip reset‘ then press the Enter key.


Note: You must be logged on to the computer as an administrator to perform the steps.

To Open a Command Window

For Windows 10 – right-click over the start button – select the Command Prompt (Admin) option.


For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
On the Start screen, type CMD. In the search results, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
For Windows 7 and Windows Vista
To open a command prompt, click Start and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
Under Programs, right-click the CMD.exe icon, and then click Run as administrator.
When the User Account Control box appears, click Yes.


For Windows XP
To open a command prompt, click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, enter the following command, and then press ENTER: cmd

Forgotten Wifi Password Recovery

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If you already have a Wifi connection profile on your device then you can display the Password Key for that connection by starting up an Administrator Command Window:

Firstly enter ‘netsh wlan show profiles‘ then press the Enter key, choose the relevant Profile Name.

Then enter ‘netsh wlan show profile ProfileName key=clear‘ then press the Enter key – replacing ProfileName with the one required.

If you get a response ‘The Wireless AutoConfig Service (wlansvc) is not running.’ it could mean you have no Wireless hardware (Wifi Card/dongle/transceiver) on the device.