Thursday, March 16, 2017

FIX: Axon 7 Nougat 7.1.1 "update package did not match phone"

Are you getting "update package did not match phone" when upgrading your Axon 7 B15 to B19?

Simple Fix:

REMOTE YOUR SD CARD and run your update again.

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Issues that B19 resolved for me:

Pandora - Extreme lag when starting the app. This is no longer an issue.

Monday, December 21, 2015

No internet after virus/malware removal? Try a winsock reset Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Have you recently removed a program/virus/malware and all of the sudden you cant access the internet anymore?

This issue has been going on for a number of years and during my support days at a large ISP this was a common issue during the Windows XP era.

If you have a valid IP address and can ping a web page via its IP address but not by its FDQN then you may have a windsock issue.

Disclaimer:

Please be advised that use the information below at your own risk. I am not responsible for any damages these commands may inadvertently cause.


Winsock Reset in Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
     
  2. Click the Search option in the right-hand column.
     
  3. Type “cmd” in the search box and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
     
  4. Right-click on cmd in the search results for Programs, and select Run as administrator. Depending on your computer settings, you may be asked to provide an administrator password before you can continue.
     
  5. A black box with a flashing cursor will open; this is the Command Prompt. Type “netsh winsock reset” and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
     
  6. Wait for the Command Prompt to run through the reset. Once it’s complete, you’ll see the message “Winsock reset completed successfully”.
     
  7. Restart your computer to finish.

Winsock Reset in Windows Vista

To reset Winsock in Vista: 

1.Click the Windows Start button. 

2. Type Cmd in the Start Search text box and press Ctrl-Shift-Enter (keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator). Click Continue to allow elevation request. 

3. Type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key. 

4. Type netsh int ipv4 reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key. 

5. If you use ipv6, type netsh int ipv6 reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key. 

Note: you may need to run Network Diagnostics afterwards to "repair" your connection after this.


Winsock Reset in Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu by clicking the orb in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
     
  2. Type “cmd” in the search bar at the bottom of the menu.
     
  3. Right-click on cmd in the search results for Programs, and select Run as administrator. Depending on your computer settings, you may be asked to provide an administrator password before you can continue.
     

     
  4. A black box with a flashing cursor will open; this is the Command Prompt. Type “netsh winsock reset” and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

     
  5. Wait for the Command Prompt to run through the reset. Once it’s complete, you’ll see the message “Winsock reset completed successfully”.
     
  6. Restart your computer to finish.

Winsock Reset in Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse to the upper right-hand corner of the screen to make the vertical menu bar appear. Click Search.
     
  2. Type “cmd” in the search bar and hit the Enter key on your keyboard. 
     

     
  3. Right-click on cmd in the search results for Programs, and select Run as administrator. Depending on your computer settings, you may be asked to provide an administrator password before you can continue.
     
  4. A black box with a flashing cursor will open; this is the Command Prompt. Type “netsh winsock reset” and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

     
  5. Wait for the Command Prompt to run through the reset. Once it’s complete, you’ll see the message “Winsock reset completed successfully”.
     
  6. Restart your computer to finish.

Winsock Reset in Windows 10

  1. Click the Search icon (magnifying glass) in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and type "cmd" into the search bar.
     

     
  2. You'll see the Command Prompt app as the best match at the top of the list. Right-click on it and select Run as administrator. Depending on your computer settings, you may be asked to provide an administrator password before you can continue.

     
  3. A black box with a flashing cursor will open; this is the Command Prompt. Type “netsh winsock reset” and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
     

     
  4. Wait for the Command Prompt to run through the reset. Once it’s complete, you’ll see the message “Winsock reset completed successfully”.
     
  5. Restart your computer to finish.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Save on your Internet Bill

Do you know that you could be paying $72 or more extra a year for internet service?

If you are with one of the major cable companies you are


They are charging you to rent the cable modem every month and its for a device you do not own.

Time Warner Cable was once one of the rarest company's that did not charge for cable modems. This all changed in 2013 when they started to charge 4$/month... NOW its upto 6$/month. I am only going to guess that it will continue to go up in the following years.

You can buy your own modem and save!

I will list out the 3 modems that I would look at and why...


Motorola SB5101U
Cost: 34$(as of 1/31/2014)

Payback time frame: 6 Months

Buy here: ARRIS / Motorola SURFboard SB5101U DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modem

Pro:
-stable proven platform
-used by TWC today
-cheap option

Con:
-not 100% future proof. This modem will limit you to internet speeds packages below 38Mbps.
-no longer on the TWC approved modem list (was in 2013)

90% of the readers here should get this modem as most will NOT be buying the higher tiered internet packages.

The next two modems are DOCSIS 3 cable modems meaning they are able achieve higher speeds by "bonding channel" signals.




Motorola SB6121
Cost: 67$(as of 1/31/2014)

Payback time frame: 11 Months
Buy here: ARRIS / Motorola SB6121 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Retail Packaging



Pro:
-stable proven platform
-used by TWC today
-TWC Approved
-able to get speed packages upto 160Mbps

Con:
-More time for pay back
-Only 4 channel bonding. Current can go upto 8.




Motorola SB6141
Cost: 80$(as of 1/31/2014)

Payback time frame: 13 Months
Buy here: ARRIS / Motorola SurfBoard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Retail Packaging - White



Pro:
-stable proven platform
-used by TWC today
-TWC Approved
-able to get speed packages upto 300+ Mbps

Con:
-More time for pay back
-higher cost than the previous two.

I hope this helps... Please let me know if you have any questions.



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Review: Slingplayer for Logitech Revue™ With Google TV™

Review: Slingplayer for Logitech Revue™ With Google TV™ 

This is my review of the slingplayer app for googleTv. I bought the Logitech Revue only for one reason... that is to stream cable service from my primary residence to my new apartment. We'll lets rate this by categories.

Picture Quality: 
The picture is very clear and a hell of alot better that I expected. I have a upload of 6-8Mbps. Even when I switch to a source that is on a 2Mbps upload it was still very good. This says alot b/c I work in the cable industry and I am extremely sensitive to video quality.

Rating 4 of 5 

App for GoogleTV:
Currently (as of April 2012) the app is free and it still works. Since Logitech said it was no longer going to support the device late last year I am not sure how much longer Slingmedia will keep this app up to day. Of course it is NOT really and App but more of a web based flash player. The damn thing locks up alot more than I really want it to sometimes making it frustrating to watch. The remote function is extremely slow and 70% of the time will lock up the video and you must disconnect and restart the stream. It is extremely important that you know what channel you are watching so you do not have to use the guide function on your cable box.

Rating 2 of 5

Overall: 
The cost of the slingplayer and the revue makes it the cost ineffective for "cord cutting" If I had to do it all over again I am not sure that I would. You can pick up the majority of the broadcasters (ABC/FOX/NBC/PBS) using a over the air antenna.

Monday, November 21, 2011

HP DV9720US Reboots 1-30 Seconds

I just did a simple repair to fix a dv9720us. It was rebooting anywhere between 1 & 30 seconds on start up.

My thought it something was causing it to over heat. When I took apart the laptop and removed the heat sink I saw that the Video chipset did not make a "good" contact with the heatsink. I removed the thermal pad that came on it and placed a penny in between the center of the chip and the copper pad on the heatsink.