Archive for the ‘networking’ Category

Yahoo Mail Access Alert

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Yesterday, May 7, 2012 — a Monday — I noted an alert in the upper right corner of my Yahoo mail screen. When I clicked it, I was taken to a page that looked like this.

There are several things that confuse me about this. First, why does Yahoo think May 5, 2012 is a Tuesday. And second why does yahoo think would be an internet IP?

In any case, I changed my password.

SOLVED: Connects to Network, but not to Internet

Monday, June 27th, 2011

So — this guy brings me his lappy because it won’t get online.

I see that McAfee is unactivated. Only one option is available — ACTIVATE. But you can’t because it’s not online.

Since I suspect McAfee has blocked internet access, I look everywhere for a place to change it. But it can’t be found. It’s all greyed.

So I uninstall McAfee and the lappy gets online right away.

Bye-bye McAfee, hello MS Security Essentials.

OpenDNS and Android…

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

When I first got my Android phone (the Droid 2), I noticed there were some sites that loaded slowly when using the wifi in my home. For example, when I googled Yugster, then clicked on the link to go there, the status bar on the droid browser would pause and often timeout, leaving me on the google page.

This never happened on my Linux machine or on any of the PCs we have.

Due to a power outage, my router needed a hard reset, so I had to set everything back to the DD-WRT factory defaults. Upon doing so, I immediately noted that the Android wifi problems were gone. Pages loaded very quickly.

The a few days later I realized that, I had forgotten to put the OpenDNS servers in the router.  So I put them in and went to bed. For the next two days, I noted the timeouts occurring with the droid again, so today I removed the OpenDNS server specs and the phone  is loading everything without pause.

Any thoughts on why this would happen. I love OpenDNS, but can’t use it if it’s going to do this to my droid.


UPDATE: This turned out to be a problem with Dolphin web browser. It appears they have it resolved.