USB port does not work. What to do?
The creation of the USB bus was a significant breakthrough in the usability of the PC. Now we can’t even imagine that to connect flash drives, printers and other devices,…

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Setting up the ASUS WL-520GC
For a sufficiently large period of time using the DIR-300 router, I admit, I got used to its features and it did not bother me at all. And in comparison…

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How to recover data from a USB stick or memory card after formatting
Probably, everyone faced a situation when, after connecting a USB flash drive, memory card or even an external hard drive to the computer, a message appeared saying that they need…

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Drivers & Firmware

Very often I come across a situation where I need to find and download drivers for various devices. Especially often this has to be done when repairing computers (reinstalling the system, for example). Sometimes they bring PCs for repair that were bought 3-5 years ago and have never been opened since the time of purchase. In this case, the drivers that come with the PC are often out of date or not at all suitable, because at the time of purchase contained errors or did not work correctly.

Therefore, I advise you to download updated drivers from the device manufacturer’s website. Many are looking for drivers through search engines, but this is a double-edged sword: in issuing hundreds of results with links to third-party resources. Who is there and what flooded is unknown. Programs for checking the relevance of drivers are likely to find more outdated and missing drivers than they actually are. And also with a high degree of probability they will demand to buy themselves before they show you the treasured list of drivers with download links. Continue reading

D-Link DIR-300 Setup

The DIR-300 router has been discontinued today, and its more modern version, DIR-300NRU, can be seen on sale. The difference between them is small: slightly different interfaces (NRU cannot be restarted through the interface), different versions of Wi-Fi (G and stripped-down N), different firmware and Russification files. Otherwise, the information is relevant for the new version of the router.

In fact, the English word route means a route. Therefore, correctly and in Russian this device is called a router. But since everyone will look for a router anyway, I will use this name. The article will focus on configuring the DIR-300 router from D-Link. Continue reading

Windows Maintenance Programs

Computer maintenance can be both physical (dust removal, etc.) and software. The second is more related to the operating system, since the software maintenance of the PC itself at home is only an update to the BIOS of the motherboard.

In all other cases, software maintenance refers to the work of cleaning and optimizing the operating system. All this is done using special programs, which are listed in the article.

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Internet security threats and how to protect yourself from them
On the modern Internet, any user, without exception, is in danger of infecting his PC, laptop or smartphone with any malicious software. The first danger that lies in wait for…

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Cleaning the DVD drive
As I wrote earlier in other articles, the biggest problem for a computer is dust. It clogs wherever possible in such quantities that sometimes you are simply amazed. An optical…

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First Android ransomware detected
ESET Antivirus Lab has detected a virus that encrypts user files on Android smartphones and tablets. Viruses encrypting user files have long been known by a million PC owners for…

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