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General Discussion / Netgear Routers - ALL final fixes now available!! Happy New Year!
« Last post by dickJ on December 13, 2016, 01:26:55 AM »
Netgear has now updated its information on the problem routers.
1. There are several additional models that have the problem

2.  A full fix is now available for all models.

3. If you installed a Beta fix, install the final firmware.

4. Here is the Netgear URL:

General Discussion / Re: Dangerous routers?
« Last post by dickJ on December 11, 2016, 11:10:04 PM »
As of this evening, 12/11/2016, Netgear has posted an acknowledgement of their router problem.
It would seem they are now working on a solution.
General Discussion / Re: Dangerous routers?
« Last post by dickJ on December 10, 2016, 09:10:13 PM »
As of 9:00 PM (Pacific) 12/10/2016 Netgear had not yet posted a fix for this problem on the Netgear Genie. The last R7000 firmware is version and a new version has not yet appeared.
General Discussion / Dangerous routers?
« Last post by dickJ on December 09, 2016, 04:31:44 PM »
This morning ZD Net released a story saying that owners of Netgear R6000 and R7000 Routers should not use them due to a severe flaw.  Here's the story:

Anyone know what to do about this.  These are popular routers!
General Discussion / Alan Raul - December 4, 2016 First Session Notes
« Last post by Alan Raul on December 04, 2016, 10:54:02 AM »
General Discussion / Why Large Companies Can't Innovate
« Last post by Alan Raul on November 28, 2016, 07:55:28 PM »
I just came across this article which brings up some good points.

For you reading enjoyment...

Why Large Companies Can't Innovate

General Discussion / Removing Unwanted Operating Systems from the Windows 10 Boot Menu
« Last post by rsutter on November 25, 2016, 04:40:58 PM »
Hello All,

Some time ago, I used my Windows 10 computer to reinstall a clean version of Windows 10 on a hard drive that I subsequently removed and installed on another computer.  The latter computer belonged to a family member and was running Windows 10 very slowly.  I suspected that it might have been compromised with resource-sapping PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). had been performing very slowly. I decided to do a clean install of Windows 10 using my main computer and then transfer the hard drive back to the misbehaving computer. 

I completed that task without incident.  That gambit solved the family member's computer ills.  However, when I reconnected my computer's hard drive and rebooted  I got a boot screen that asked which Windows 10 hard drive I wanted to boot.  Since I only had one hard drive in the machine with Windows 10 installed, I chose the first listing of that operating system, setting it as the default choice and booting in one second.  I did not have the option of removing the other OS listings nor could I set the boot delay to 0 seconds.

For almost a year, I lived with this small annoyance.  It didn't matter much because I rarely shut the machine down.  However, the inability to bypass the boot screen listing non-available choices still bothered me.  Today. I learned how to fix the problem.

To that end, I documented the process that I followed and posted it on my web site.  View it at
Also on YouTube at

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Safe mode or clean boot?
« Last post by DougD on November 25, 2016, 01:25:59 AM »
General Discussion / Comparison of Transfer Speeds between Different Devices
« Last post by rsutter on November 23, 2016, 10:46:32 PM »
Hello All,
Interested in testing transfer speeds between different devices, I noted the time that it took to copy a 13.8GB series of 1853 files in 11 folders from one location to another.  The files were almost exclusively .jpg images.
I have listed the results below.
Ralph Sutter
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