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Can I use 2 iBurst routers on one account?

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I just enjoy the creative ways that we want to use technology. One trail this week that I followed went right to my heart. Someone with a 2 storey house had 2 iBurst modems (and hence 2 phones), They wanted to be able to use both simultaneously for accessing data and to be able to make calls as needed. iBurst lets you have 2 routers connected to the internet but if you wanted to use bothe phones simultaneously then you would need to have 2 accounts with iBurst. Happy to be able to use one phone the iBurst account holder could not get both routers to connect to the internet simultaneously. Suggestion came in that it would be cheaper to buy a router and connect it to the iBurst router in the 2nd storey but it tuens out that the user had got the 2 iBurst Routers for free so now it was clear why he wanted it done. Easily resolved though, he just had to get iBurst to send reset signals to the router and his problem was solved.
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Credit card software for online shopping

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Hi everyone Time the Techxpert from MTN Business here. If you are going to set up an online shopping store then you need to have a way for your customers to pay you for their purchases. In mysmall business [url=http://www.mysmallbusiness.co.za/forum/internet-marketing/2802-best-credit-card-gateways-in-south-af]Recently[/url] the question was asked which is the best software to use. I did a bit of research and found that a South African product which got good reports on mysmallbusiness was slated overseas. Looking at the complaints it is not just the application that is at fault but if you are going to transfer monies out of South Africa then you need clearance from the South Afrcan Reserve Bank and the understanding of this need by some non South African\'s is clearly lacking for which we will forgive them. It did bring home to me though that there are many pitfalls in running a small business that we can overlook. And it is probably a good idea where money is concerned to do your research and then check it again with others for their opinion. Isnt that what we should be using the web for? Sharing ideas and validating them? (as well as all the other things we use it for). You can follow me on TechXperTim on Twitter Regards Tim
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Setting up a new office what do you need ?

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Hi Tim from MTN Business here. IT infrastructure is an expense for any young enterprise. Fortunately there are a number of options that you can use that will reduce the cash flow. Purchasing brand names like Dell and HP may appear expensive but generally in the price is maintenance to cover the repair if necessary. It could be more cost beneficial in the long term than having to pay to have older technology fixed. You can also look at different service providers for what is really baked beans these days. You are going to need email but that doesn\'t mean you have to start with Exchange. Organisations like Mimecast and Google provide very good mail services. Many small business startups can now have access to accounting packages through their banks and as cloud services are increasing this is one area that I see more businesses large and small turning to. They will certainly relieve some of the high end technical expertese needed in IT installations of the past. OpenOffice will do for the small startup exactly what Microsoft Office does for the people with the big bucks. I find the interface as good as and in some instances easier to use, especially being able to create different file types (spread sheeet, document processing) from one manager console. I am becoming more excited as well by the BYOD concept (Bring Your Own Device). If you structure that into the package you offer your employee you may find that they will bring the technology you need but don\'t want to spend your startup capital on. An added benefit of that is that they will tend to look after it more than they do the company supplied goods. Anywho if I can help I will gladly try
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Build a new PC good idea to check the components

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Looking through mybroadband I came across a plea for help. The writer had purchased a new motherboard PSU and memory and now wanted to bring some of his old components across like his video card. All plugged in he applied power but it didnt work. The fellow members on the site lent some great assistance in tracking down that the old components were not compatible with the new ones. The originator is now going to see if he can get the bios changed to one that will work. This led me to thinking that we expect to be able to plug and play what we believe is the latest or at least almost the latest hardware into new components and expect it to work. While 99% of the time it does there comes the time when it won\'t. Next time if you are planning an upgrade it may pay you to plan it out. Get the data on the components that you are planning to move and discuss it with the IT component supplier for compatibility. Foloow me on twitter @TechXperTim
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Manage data on Android Phones and Tablets from Mac

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MobileGo for Android (Mac), an ideal Mac Android management software, gives you a simple, smart interface to plug in and go. It instantly recognizes and remembers more than 970 Android phones & tablets as soon as you plug in. It\'s a big screen, bird\'s eye view of your phone, your life - so you get more done! More Info: [url]http://www.android-manager.net/[/url] Watch video of managing datas on Google ASUS Nexus 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ofV38bI3nY This video tutorial provide MobileGo for Android Mac and how to manage Google ASUS Nexus 7 tablet on Mac With this Mac Android Manager.
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Wireless extensions could be leaving you exposed

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Wirelesss communications is great. Howver we always want to make sure that it is the best it can be and as wwe move further away from the wireless router the signal drops. Extending the range is an option and in one post I read recently they wanted to do it with a Netgear DGN2200M. The problem is that if you do that you lose out on the better security that WPS-PSK(TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPS-PSK(TKIP) + WPA2-PSK (AES) provides. Not a good option. Better option would be to put in a proper extender such as a tp-Link range extender. Wireless is great and while we don\'t miss the wiring we do have to be more careful on the security Follow me @TechXperTim
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Manager/Backup/Restore Android Phone Data on Mac

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Want to Backup or Restore Android Phone Data via Mac? First, please connect your Android device with a USB cable and launch this [url=http://www.android-manager.net/]Android Manager for Mac[/url]. [img]http://www.android-manager.net/MacOSX/imgs/android-manager-interface.jpg[/img] 1. How to Backup Android Data Click the \"Backup\" button, select the contents you want to copy like contacts, SMS, Apps, etc. and choose a folder to save the files by clicking Browse. When all is OK, click Back Up to start the process. 2. How to Restore Android Data Click the \"Restore\" button to open the Restore windows, where you can select the folders and files you want to restore to your device. Then click Restore to complete the process. Watch video demo of managing Google Nexus 7 data: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ofV38bI3nY
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Slow Internet?

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There could be a lot of reasons for this as evidenced in a recent post. The replies mostly centered on it is possibly congested exchanges which of course can happen. However if you are getting slow response at consistent times of the day or week then in my opinion congested exchanges may not be the problem. Some other areas to check are you updating Windows automatically. I have heard but not had it from them themselves, that Microsoft releases regular updates around midnight on a Monday PST which makes for slow internet on a Tuesday afternoon as individuals and organisations alike get hold of the updates. Check if you are doing automatic updates and consider changing it to automatic notification and manual installation at a time that suits you. Do the same for your anti virus updates as well You should also check if you are on an uncapped contract to see if you have exceeded the Fair Usage Policy and the ISP is throttling you. I had that at home with my ISP. Terrible response between 7am at 7pm but good speeds between 7pm and 7am. Sometimes we should look at what we are doing before blaming someone else. Cheers Tim Follow me @TechXperTim
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Wireless hotspots consumer installable?

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Not everything is plug and play and when it comes to routers and wireless hotspots this is very true. A recent forum I was on had someone trying to configure a hotspot on a RB751U-2HnD router. Just googling that name gave me plenty of sites to look at and one of the other forum members had gone so far as to provide a link that showed with pictures each step to take. The initiator of the thread felt that they had bitten off more than they could chew which as a consumer may be true. However the steps were very clear and looked easy to follow. I also did some other reading on the site and it also provided a lot of information but it was quite technical. I give a vote of thanks to the person that took the time to take the screen shots to make it easier to follow but sometimes we have to accept that if we are going to set up some networks we will have to do some homework before hand. Alternatively you have to call in the experts to set it up. If someone wants to set up a wireless hotspot on a RB751U-2HnD [url=http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Hotspot_server_setup]here is how to do it
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Play TOD files from JVC Camcorder on Nexus 7

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Google\'s Nexus 7 tablet is especially great for enjoying high definition videos. Do you want to transfer your TOD videos shot by JVC Everio Camcorder to Nexus 7 for playback in a vivid and smooth way? This video tutorial will show you how to convert TOD to Nexus 7 in details. Video Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsaPS6QucRg Due to rights reasons, TOD format is not supported by most devices including Nexus 7. When you transfer the TOD files from your JVC Everio Camcorder to Nexus 7, you will find the videos can not be played at all. Why not try to convert TOD to MP4 format? Google Play can play MP4 videos without any problem. More Info: [url]http://www.nexus7video.com/TOD_to_ASUS_Nexus_7.php[/url]
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