Cutting IT hardware costs with thin and zero clients

If you want to cut costs on IT hardware, don’t settle for cheap but old or low-quality machines. They’ll likely offer subpar performance, which will hurt your team’s productivity. What’s worse, they’ll likely break down often, too, which means the money you initially saved will go to repairs and upgrades. Instead of buying low-end machines, […]

Give your home Wi-Fi a boost with wireless repeaters and access points

More and more people are working from home these days, which means a fast, reliable home Wi-Fi connection is more important than ever. If all the Wi-Fi boosting tips you’ve seen on the internet have been to no avail, it’s probably time to take a look at the hardware you’re using. It might be that […]

How to troubleshoot common printer problems

Printers are one of the most frustrating computer hardware to fix. They will often display an error message that tells you little about how to solve the issue. But by being aware of some of the most common printer problems and how to troubleshoot them, you can fix the issues and stay productive.

3 home wifi and networking tips

Working from home has thrown up a few problems for people; if you don't have a small home office then its a laptop on your lap or the kitchen table, sometimes it may be a spare bedroom or a distant room in the house where there is some peace and quiet.

However, this then creates technical problems surrounding getting WiFi or internet conenctions that are reliable, so here is a very practical set of answers to this problem, with costs and links to equipment correct as of May 2020
The Background
Most people at home have a router (with WiFi built in) supplied by their broadband provider (Sky / Virgin / TalkTalk etc). This sits in the lounge or hallway and on the back of the router there is a WiFi Username and Password which you use to connect
The Problem
The location of the router is often not central to the home so distant points of the house and far away rooms suffer with poor coverage, resulting in slow speed.

Best laptops for remote working in 2020

If you recently started working from home, you must have realized that it isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. Apart from setting up your home office and managing your time efficiently, a slow and outdated laptop should be the least of your worries. If you’re thinking of buying a new one, here’s […]