Category: Hardware

How to Adjust Monitor Brightness without using Hardware Controls in Windows 10 or 8.1 or 7?

Old CRT monitors had good hardware controls to adjust the brightness. But some new LCD desktop monitors have very poor switches to increase or reduce the screen brightness. This is a very odd inconvenience. As many times, we want more light in the morning and less in the night. You can use software controls to do the above tasks with much ease. All you have to do is move some sliders. The same result you see when you use hardware controls, can also be seen using software switches. Method 1 If you are using a graphics card like NVIDIA, then

How to Fix HDMI over Ethernet Issues? General and Common Solutions

In the latest year, many AV (Audio/Video) devices like Blu-Ray Player, DVD Player, Gaming Console (PS3, Xbox 360), Smart TV, Projector, PC, laptop, Plasma TV etc are using HDMI connection. The problem using High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) technology is that you need to look for coaxial cables, CAT6 cables, wireless extenders for connection lengths greater than 50 feet. From this image below, we can observe that, the cheapest way to extend HDMI cable for lengths between 50 to 300 feet, is to use HDMI over Ethernet. Rightly speaking this is a loose term, and the right word is to use

[Fix] How to Solve Mic Volume Too Low Problem in Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1 (Troubleshooting Steps)?

Many-a-times you buy a new headset, but face different software and hardware challenges. Recently I bought a “Creative HS-330” headset. But the mic volume was very low. Though the head-phone audio quality was good, I was not able to record any videos due to this issue. The OS was Windows 8.1. I had a dual-boot scenario, so I tested in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. But still the recorded volume through the mic was low. I was getting my sound through VIA High Definition Audio drivers. Though the “playback” sound was good, I still had to find a way

{Review} – Top 5 Best Wireless Routers for Home Use in India – Based on Users comments

We have already seen the requirements to check, before we buy the best wireless router for home use for windows. In most of the cases, legacy wireless routers will provide the basic necessities. You can have dual band and marginal speeds up to 300Mbps and also get RC-11 connector type for some of these routers. With new devices, there may be compatibility issues, but wi-fi signal will be better. If you are the casual home user, then wireless routers in the range of Rs 750 to Rs 2000 are sufficient. But if it’s for business or office purpose, you may

How to Choose the Best Wireless Router for Home for Windows 8.1 or 8 or 7?

A wireless router for Windows in 2015 has many functions. It is a simple device that does the functionality of both router and wireless access point. A router is a device that connects multiple devices to the same internet connection, in simplicity, though it can perform various other networking tasks. You can even connect your printer, scanner and other hardware wirelessly using wireless routers. But is it compatible with Windows 8.1, 8 and 7? To choose the right device, you need to study their specifications. For example, my ISP (Tikona in India) has asked me to check whether it is

SSD VS HDD – Which One to Buy in 2014 [In-depth Review]

The advantage between a SSD and HDD lies in the parameter you compare. For example if you compare pricing, then HDD is the clear winner. But if you compare faster boot speed and performance, SSD will out-smart the “older” platter drives. According to Wikipedia, these are the definitions of HDD and SSD – A hard disk drive (HDD) is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. An HDD retains its data even when powered off. Data is read in a random-access manner. A solid-state drive (SSD) (also

Top 5 Best Mouse for Excel in Windows – Logitech and Microsoft

There may be tons of reasons in choosing a mouse for your Windows operating system! But if you are more of an Excel user, you would definitely look for a mouse that suits your spread-sheet application tasks. The other day I was searching an Logitech forum, and an user came up with these astonishing needs. The mouse should fulfill the basic requirements, like a nano usb and be wireless, be very precise at doing regular tasks like getting to cells in spreadsheets and selecting points on charts, attach programmable tasks to buttons on the mouse and should be easy enough