SP Networking

Feb 7, 2014

How to tell if your fan is going out.

It might be time to replace the fan, or in this case, the entire computer. Sometimes the best computer repair technique is replacement.

When working on or repairing computers, SP Networking always checks the inside of the computer for damage, swollen or popped capacitors and excessive dust buildup. Fortunately, this job was a computer replacement and not a computer repair job.

Oct 28, 2013

Configure Outlook 365 with Galaxy S4 Active

  • Select Settings – Select Accounts

    Select Settings then Accounts.

    Select Settings then Accounts.


  • Select Add account

 

Select Add Account

Select Add Account


  • Select Email
Select Email

Select Email


  • Enter your email address and password
Enter your email address and password

Enter your email address and password


  • Select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

Select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync


  • Select OK
Select OK

Select OK


  • Select Next
Select Next

Select Next


  • Select Activate
Select Activate

Select Activate


  • Select Done
Select Done

Select Done

Aug 9, 2013

Rockwell was right.

Did you know that the same programs that give the NSA access to your email, website activity, phone calls and text messages also gives them access to your home security cameras? If it is web accessible, they have access to it.
Of course the government won’t tell you they do and the companies that sell you the equipment and service won’t either. Actually, the companies can’t tell you, it’s against the law for them to under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Can’t it be encrypted to prevent anyone without the password from accessing it? Sure it can but you can bet they still have a way in. Just take a look at what has happened to two email services that allow truly encrypted email service. Silent Circle and Lavabit are both shutting down because our government gave them a choice to either give them access or go to jail. Oh, and they aren’t allowed to even tell anyone that our government did this. Read more about that here.

So when Rockwell sang “I always feel like somebody’s watching me”, it’s because someone is.

 

 

Jun 21, 2013

FBI virus still going strong

The FBI virus seems to be the most common virus out there right now. It has taken over the number one spot from the the rogue/fake anti-virus program. We are getting several computers a week from with this virus and have even had one client send the money to the thieves via moneygram.

The variants we have seen so far seem to be using exploits in Java and Adobe Reader. These are usually easier avenues of attack because the software does not automatically update with windows. The computer is usually exposed to the virus through some combination of the following:

  • User account has administrative privileges
  • Less than reliable search results
  • Clicked on a SPAM link
  • Anti-Virus out of date/expired
  • Tricked by pop-up disguised as Windows or other software update
  • Tricked to install fake codec to watch a video (actually installed a virus)

If you get this virus, please don’t send them money via moneygram/moneypak. Some people are and this is what is driving them to continue. There are a lot of recommended solutions on the internet to remove this virus. Some are probably more effective than others and all have their risks.

SP Networking is a computer repair company and we do this for a living. If you would like us to remove the FBI virus, give us a call. [schema type=”organization” orgtype=”LocalBusiness” name=”SP Networking” phone=”337-214-0911″ ]

Jun 3, 2013

Change wireless password on Linksys WRT110

PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR OFFLINE USE

1. Connect computer to Router via network cable.
2. Confirm computer is connected to router with an assigned IP address:
a) Click on Network Icon in Notification Area
b) Click Open Network and Sharing Center

Confirm computer is connected to router with an assigned IP address

c) From Network and Sharing Center, click Local Area Connection
d) From, Local Area Connection Status window, click Details
e) Verify that the IPv4 Address does not start with 169, if it DOES, contact SP Networking.
3. Write down the IPv4 Default Gateway IP address from the Details window.

Verify that the IPv4 Address does not start with 169, if it DOES, contact SP Networking.

4. Open Internet Explorer
5. Type the IPv4 Default Gateway IP address into the address bar and press Enter.
6. Login using the default password: admin, if it doesn’t work, contact SP Networking.
7. Click the Wireless tab
8. Click the Wireless Security sub-tab
9. Ensure the Security Mode is set to: WPA2 Personal
10. Change/Set the Passphrase to your liking
11. Click the Save Settings button
12. Close Internet Explorer

Change wireless password on Linksys WRT110

13. Attempt to connect to your wireless device(make sure the device is not also connected with a cable)
14. DONE!
PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR OFFLINE USE