Need technical assistance? Need help with your PC, Internet, e-mail or telephone?
I am passionate about computers and the Internet. With more than two decades of activity in the computer world, I offer a vast experience covering systems, applications and networks. My broad knowledge of PCs and Macs is at your service.
Contact me, for a V.I.P. service, if any of the following applies to you:
PC behavior problems:
Is your PC getting slow; your hard disk full? Are your files infected by a virus? Do you have programme or printer errors?
Telephone or Internet problems:
Is your telephone dead? Do you have Internet connection failures, is your wireless connection not working? Do you have electronic mail failures?
Would you like to share files or printers? Do you need to protect, recover or convert your data?
Do you want to connect your pc to a TV? Do you want to share and play music and movies?
You simply need some good advice from an independent source?
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it!
My remarks on the Philips SLM5500/00 product are:
1) make sure you register the product through the SLM5500 setup procedure first (and do not do this from your PC)
2) make sure you have a stable and strong wifi signal on your SLM5500 (unless it is using a wired connection)
3) disable stand-by energy saving features on the PC that runs the Philips Media Manager (PMM)
4) if you want to enjoy Internet Radio, then make sure you have a stable Internet connection: high bandwidth (broadband) offered by a reliable ISP
5) the Philips Media Manager (PMM) was eventually replaced by TwonkyManager to support iTunes playlists.
my iPod peripherals – JBL speakers
Here is a list of speakers that I use or have used with my iPod classic and iPod nano (4th generation):
Canon n1240u Scanner
This lightweight scanner is powered through the USB port, and requires no AC Adapter.
easy to use
Recommended Wine ‘n Dine in Alsace, France
the world’s biggest cheese board – go for the set menu but beware not to be tempted by de delicious breads
27, rue des Tonneliers (near the cathedral) – 67000 Strasbourg
Tel: 03 88 520403
Electronic Mail Tutorials
If you need some advice on what messaging is all about and you have the time to read, then check these links:
About.com electronic mail articles: A Beginner’s Guide to Effective Email
Netiquette by Netiquette
The HelpWeb guide (mail, news, ftp, web)
CyberNetiquette Comics by Disney Online
Ome Wil punt NL (Dutch help pages)
512 Mb RAM – 60 Gb Disk
Installed Operating System:
Home Edition Service Pack 3
weak wi-fi performance – bulky
BIOS-versie: TOSHIBA Version 2.10
Celeron 1 GHz
128MB + 256MB
15GB 14″TFT DVD
Installed Operating System:
Initially this system comes with Windows XP Home Edition, however, it was upgraded to
Professional Edition – Service Pack 2
excellent price/quality value
Archos Zip Drive
PC Card, IDE / EIDE
100 MB – 3.3 MBps
Nero Burning ROM
IMAGE RECORDER – no CD-burner found
Typically, this error will occur with Nero Express, when the CD-burner type mismatches with the OEM version. To fix this, remove the version and replace it with the OEM version shipped with the installed CD-burner.
No access to the CD-ROM:
If users on your system have been defined with restricted rights (i.e. no Administration rights), Nero Burning ROM (version 5.x and beyond) may not find the CD-ROM to burn. To fix this, change with the Administrative Tools (note: you need to log in as Administrator first), the Local Security Policy setting:
Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on users only.
Local policy setting:
ASPI Drivers to access the CD-ROM:
It must be said, Ahead is providing one of the best supported ASPI drivers for W2k and XP:
Search for the ‘wnaspi32.dll’
Alternatively, you may try Adaptec:
Adaptec Windows ASPI Package Support Options
Need to know more about ASPI drivers? Bart will tell you.
Each provider makes its own choices for authentication. Protocols may vary as new ones become available on the market. Encryption technologies and Intranet security standards challenge (read conflict with) the authentication protocols. While in the earlier days, some providers used clear text logon scripts (like CompuServe) for PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) connections, today PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) and, better, CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol) is used. The smart ones will support all three types (for compatibility). Be aware chaps, that some providers may only support one protocol. That’s were trouble starts: your (favorite Point-to-Point Protocol) software must be able to support the chosen (read forced) authentication protocol. Advanced software will include options to select either of the protocols or even negotiate with the server. However, limitations may occur and even worse, some vendors do not even mention which protocol selection they embeded. It gets even more complex when tunneling is used or needed for security. Many providers used the EnterNet client (and so did the ‘TurboLine’ provider Belgacom). Note that the MAC version did not offer a selection option between PAP or CHAP. Information about this MAC client setup is published on the EnterNet pages.
The Alcatel SpeedTouch Home works fine with the EnterNet MAC client. The RASPPPOE client is preferred for Windows 2000 (tested with the Belgacom TurboLine and SkyNet GO).
The Thomson SpeedTouch 510 works fine with the native Windows XP PPPOE client and the EnterNet 300 client (tested with Wanadoo eXtense 512k).
Many other configuration modes are possible.