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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Why Wi-Fi is speedier than Internet

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: You wrote that any Wi-Fi router you can buy today will be much faster than your Internet connection. Does this mean the wireless router can transmit data faster than my Internet connection can send it? If so, who cares?

Along those lines, what's the best way to measure the Internet data speeds coming into my home via my cable modem? Is there a way to use the Speedtest.net website to measure the data speed to a specific computer in the house? I've noticed that the Internet speed to my PC, which is wired to the router, is faster than the speed that my wife gets on her Wi-Fi-equipped laptop in another room.

—Charles Solly, St. Augustine, Fla.

ANSWER: It might seem silly that your home Internet connection (typically less than 20 megabits per second) is left in the dust by your Wi-Fi router (300 to 900 megabits per second advertised, although 25 to 50 percent slower in practice). After all, you can't share Internet data around the house faster than you receive it.

But it turns out to be important. When that fast Wi-Fi router is shared by several PCs, tablet computers or smartphones, each of those devices claims part of the router's overall speed. The more Wi-Fi devices using the home network, the slower the speed that each one gets. So it makes sense to start out with a fast Wi-Fi router.

It is possible to measure the speed being received by each computer in the house. When you use Speedtest.net, a credible and widely used site, you are sending the website a request to measure the time it takes to download or upload a preset amount of data to or from the PC you're using at the moment. All things being equal, you'll get about a 30 percent faster speed on a PC with a wired connection to the Internet compared with a PC in the same house that's connected by Wi-Fi. In most cases, that's a difference of seconds, not minutes.

Why? Once in your home, data can't travel over the air as quickly as it moves through a wire. Obstacles for Wi-Fi include the walls in your house, which can affect signal quality, and radio interference from other Wi-Fi networks, microwave ovens or garage door openers (all share radio frequencies designated for public use).

Q: The "My Documents" icon disappeared from the Desktop screen of my Windows Vista PC. How can I get the icon back?

—Lon Cross, St. Louis Park, Minn.

A: Click the "Start" button and select "Documents" from the menu. Use the "Restore Down" button at the top right of the screen to make the Documents folder cover only part of your screen, so that the Desktop screen is visible beneath it.

Then use your mouse to drag the Documents folder icon to the Desktop. The Documents folder won't actually move, but the action will create a shortcut to the Documents folder on your Desktop.

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Previously:



Watching TV via Internet, Wi-Fi and dish
Blocked eventhough not a spammer; Documents icon disappeared from Windows Vista PC Desktop; more
How to get info removed from Google
Which TV system for digital age?
The mystery of the disappearing email; reader didn't follow directions
Readers react to discount phone furor
Turning back your PC's clock from Windows 8 to Windows 7; de-hijacking your browser
T-Mobile customer was counting on discounted phone
Making files play nice with Media Player; Syncing online and local Outlook
Cellphone won't stream live sports anymore; Hotmail v. Outlook
Getting video calling to work on Facebook; Adobe Digital Editions e-reader
Wilderness Internet is costly, slow; Windows Vista Service Pack 2 problems
She can't send e-mail but still receives it; laptop loses wifi connection when asleep
Push to talk aboard ship; retrieve deleted text messages from an iPhone, when on and off
Using email to send iPad text messages; photo recovery program for camera card that has become corrupt
How to avoid getting more spam e-mail
How to solve PC problems from afar; import old e-mails into the Thunderbird e-mail program
Apple iPad ready to travel
How to add software to a diskless PC
Connecting a new PC to an older printer



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