Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wireless Router Issues

Had a question from a teacher today about her wireless router at home, "how they could reset their wireless router back to its default settings since they no longer could remember the password". Ever happen to you? Me too!  I  realized this is a common question that I get.  How to setup a wireless router, how to reset a wireless router.  How to connect to a wireless network, etc. 

One overall suggestion...If after many hours of trouble shooting a wireless router and you still can’t figure out what to do just go to Google and type in your wireless router model and trouble shooting and you will find many more tips.

The following  are some links for managing those specific issues:

Tips for wireless router troubleshooting:

Resetting a router password (also has links for specific models)

Here's another good site with sugestions for resetting your wireless router:

Setting up a wireless network:
Here's another good one from Microsoft for setting up a wireless network:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wireless Projector

A teacher at my school asked me today if he could write a grant for an ipad that would be able to work with a wireless LCD projector or LCD TV...Here are some articles I found about it, but I am looking for some advice on how well they work or how reasonable this is:,2817,2362658,00.asp

Wireless LCD TV's:

School Wires Basic steps

School Wires Step By Step:

Go to your school's website
Once at your page, In the upper right hand corner, click on “USER OPTIONS

Choose the drop down arrow next to user options and select:  SIGN IN

Enter your active directory (windows/computer) login name: For example: jdowns, and use your active directory password (how you log-on to your computer) ...
Click on Sign-in

To edit your page, go back to User Options and choose Site Manager.

Click on the name of the page you want to work on, such as your Welcome Page.

Make any changes you like and be sure to hit the SAVE button in the lower left before navigating away from the page!!

Note the different editing tools: Hovering your mouse over those tools will tell you what they do. Take note of the “abc” button for spell check/grammar/thesaurus.

Also, from the Site manager page, there are many other things you can do:
add new pages (that will appear on your left navigation),
make pages “inactive”
under tools… set up a photo gallery, set up a form/survey, etc.

10) When finished working, always be sure to go back to your main page, and under USER OPTIONS, choose “sign off”.


WS/FCS Wiki on School Wires:

Teacher website "non Negotiables"

(all new teachers must read and sign)

Basic editing your webpage--Help Card:

Do's and Don't of Teacher webpage: