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New Video: Figuring Out Connection Timed Out Errors, No Joy So Far

By Tim

So for the last few weeks I keep getting blocked from my sites here. At first I thought it was AT&T since that is my only home connection, but lately I am getting the same issue using Mediacom cable at work.

So this is not strictly a DNS or routing issue. The only real cure to get connected again is to either use a VPN which works easily, or reboot either the router at work or the phone at home. Neither of which are a viable alternative.

I honestly do not have a clue as to why this issue is occurring, but it is damned annoying! So below you will find the video I shot to demonstrate this issue and show you exactly what is happening.

Any comments or feedback are appreciated! Just don’t spam the site here with your comments, just leave a tech tip or register and then post a comment. As usual, we are still looking for donations to get cable into the apartment here so I can begin hosting tabletserver.com on a tablet or other local device again! So below is the link to our PayPal donations page, followed by the video!

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That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition- More Notebook Stuff!

By Tim

We all know by now what the latest laptop/notebook offerings are. Of course there are some amazing ones out there and if you feel the need to blow $1000 plus or even $1600 plus, I say go for it!

However tonight’s post simply concerns the fact that what looks pretty and slim and bleeding edge may NOT be what you need.

I would love to own a new Ford GT but I simply can’t justify blowing $450,000 on a car. After all, for the most part a Ford ZX2 will take me from point A-B just as well at a considerably lower cost.

So remove your preconceived notions about PC notebooks and let us get right into the costs. Bottom line  is do you watch YouTube/Netflix and edit some documents or perhaps even edit a photo or two? In that case keep reading, if not, walk away, you probably want a gaming device and that means buying the high  end stuff.

If you are still reading that means you probably need a budget notebook. You want something that can get the job done and nothing more. Thin, light, fast and to put it mildly…cheap!

So that brings us back to what you really should buy and the total cost and advantages/disadvantages of each of my top 2 selections.

That leaves us with 2 stellar budget notebooks which are the Chuwi LapBook 14.1 and the Jumper EZBook 3 Pro 13.3 inch notebooks. Certainly the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 is sort of in the mix, but let us stick to, at least in this article, the more traditional  notebook sizes.

Keyboards might be an issue, so do you like to type in the dark? If that is the case, only one clear winner here, the back-lit Chuwi LapBook Air. If not, then we still have a tie. Touch pads on both are about equal so that doesn’t even fit into the buying equation.

Chuwi LapBook Air

So first of all you have to ask yourself does size matter? After all, 13.3 inch versus 14.1 inch simply isn’t that huge of a difference. So for 95% of you readers this is a tie, so lets move on to the display type. Both of the top contenders have an IPS panel, but what is the environment that you will be using yours in? Outdoors? Get the Jumper, it has a matte coating, no sunlight reflections. All indoors? Get the Chuwi, with the full lamination display.

Jumper EZBOOK 3 PRO

Wireless speed and ports? Both of these have pretty much the same USB, microSD,  HDMI and headphone and charging ports and wireless speed  via wireless 802.11ac, including the same Intel 3165 chip sets. Battery life on both is within a few minutes.

Now as far as RAM goes, the Chuwi has more, although clocked at a slower speed to save battery life. Obviously these are not gaming machines, so that speed difference is pretty much offset but the 2 GB extra on the LapBook Air. But do you actually need 8 GB ram for doing the basics? Video, text, documents, web browsing? That is a very personal choice. If you want to multi-task more is better, but more is simply more expensive. We are talking budget here, yes?

So all the above being said we have sort of a tie ballgame, except now we hit that big one, pricing! The Chuwi, depending on the website and flash sales will generally be about $150 more right off the start. Roughly $379  for the LapBook versus the Jumper’s $239.  So if you are thinking pure budget, then the Jumper wins…but wait! Yeah, now some more things to consider.

The Jumper has an eMMC drive of only 64 GB which means you will absolutely need to upgrade it to an M.2 SSD right away for some decent storage and to speed performance.  The Chuwi comes with a 128 GB eMMC drive so perhaps you will wait on that SSD upgrade for a few months. Bottom line is, let us say you decide on a ZTC 128 GB M.2 2242 SSD, you would be spending roughly $70. That gives you lots of room, but still 64 GB less on the Jumper EZBook 3 Pro. Obviously if you have a microSD card laying about you can bump that up for next to nothing.,(purely a storage solution, because the microSD card will be 90% slower than an SSD). I have also found a site that offers ZTC Armor 2242 SSD cards for well under what you would pay for a slightly faster Transcend drive. How does $112 for 256 GB sound? Check them out and no I make zero off this link, I just happened across it.

So let us look at the costs, you would be spending about $319 for the EZBook 3 Pro because you will want that SSD and if you get the LapBook Air and the SSD you are looking at about $450. In the long run the Chuwi might be the overall winner, because of the extra RAM and bigger screen, but if you are simply looking to get some work done on your notebook I am going to have to recommend the EZBook 3 Pro as your best choice.

Obviously these devices may drop in price as all the new stuff hits for 2018, so keep a good lookout on that if you are simply waiting to pull the trigger on a purchase. Make sure to check the video on the top 3 budget notebooks that I posted quite awhile ago.

That is all for this morning,

Tim

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The HiBook News:Internet Connection Problem Solved! Okay Minimized Would Be a Better Term

By Tim

Yesterday after a grand total of 23 reboots of my phone I was finally able to figure out a way to avoid or at least mitigate the issue of those darn “err_connection_reset” messages.

So here was the issue in detail.  I run numerous websites now all served from a single server and I am still waiting to get cable in my new apartment, so I am using WiFi tethering to my BLU Studio Energy 2 phone for my connection. However when I went into any of the site’s WordPress dashboards I could make perhaps 1-2 edits and then I got the dreaded “err_connection_reset” messageThis would mean I could not connect to any of the sites, every domain was dead, at least for me and only me.

I could still ping the sites, I could FTP into them, but as far as http went, it was a no go until I rebooted the phone. I did a trace route, I changed DNS servers,  I tried everything, but after 23 reboots yesterday as I updated the ads on 2 of the sites I had finally had enough. So I began to look outside the box. How can I connect and disconnect when needed without using the normal routing?

The answer for me was a free VPN from Betternet. Install the VPN, connect and then when things did die simply turn off the VPN and then turn it back on. 5 seconds later all was well! This app sits in your taskbar tray and is easily reset. Simple, effective and free.

I ran a trace route after installing the VPN and it ran faster and took a completely different route to the server.  When I did get an error it was site timed out not the err_connection_reset message. So problem solved? Well not 100%,  but no more rebooting the phone and resetting up tethering!

This app works just as well on the HiBook as it does on the Zotac mini PC, so Win 10 Home or Win 10 Pro, performance is exactly the same!

Now this might be an issue with the phone itself or AT&T and may never happen to anyone else but me, but I thought I would share the cure anyway!

That is all I have for now,

Tim

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The HiBook And Logitech K480 Save The Day Again!

By Tim

Today I was sick. I had a temperature and could not get warm all day. However I still went to work because I can be miserable there just as easily as at home and I simply don’t like to miss work. So after 8 hrs of misery I head home with the idea of getting horizontal under a dozen blankets and trying to get some sleep. Of course that plan never panned out out because I decided to fire up the Zotac PC and check the sites and any emails I might have. Well it just didn’t go well because I managed to spill my soda into my USB keyboard before ever getting logged in.

So I unplugged it, flipped it upside down so the soda would not head inside the keyboard, but out. Great plan, with a 99.99% success rate. I set the keyboard over a heat vent and let it dry for about 25 minutes. Moving on, I plugged it back in and all the keys seemed to work except 1, the letter “p”. Yeah you guessed it, my Win 10 login has a “p” in the password! Worse yet, Bluetooth was not turned on. Well I am sick and it is about 25F outside so I am not running to the store that is about a half mile away to get a new keyboard.

So what does one do in this situation? Well I still have my WiFi router and I do have 2 tablets, both capable of connecting to the router and it hit me after 5 minutes of reasoning things out. I plugged the Ethernet cable into the Zotac and fired up the HiBook, logged into the admin panel of the router, figured out which IP the PC had obtained and then I used VNC viewer to connect to the VNC service on the Zotac. Within a minute I had logged in, turned on Bluetooth and then I paired up the LogiTech K480!

So once again the LogiTab has saved my bacon and taught me that I simply do not need two keyboards anyway! With a simple rotation of the knob on the K480 I can go from either tablet or to the Zotac!

However I would like to point out to folks that if you check E-Bay you can still find a LogiTech K480 keyboard for about $21-$23 with free shipping. Do not buy those add-on keyboards for your tablets, go bluetooth and it will save your bacon! This keyboard is by far the best $27 I ever spent on anything computer related and if you have a 10.1 inch tablet you won’t need a stand to use it, because the slot at the top of the keyboard will do the trick!

That is all I have for this evening,
I am hitting the hay…

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition, Moving Woes, Phone Connect Ain’t Hacking It

By Tim

So we have now moved to a new location and I have no cable as yet so we are running the server off of shared Linux hosting on ChangeIP.com, which works great, but sort of defeats the purpose of this site.

The hosting is working great once I ironed out the glitches and for less than $6.00 bucks a month you certainly can’t be the price anywhere and tech support is pretty damned good!

But…when editing a post on any of my sites I often run into an error from my connection that says “err_connection_reset”. Once that happens I can’t connect to any of my sites.

This only happens with my sites and I have run pings and trace route and it appears to be an issue with the phone itself, because I can walk across the street and connect to the local gas station WiFi and all is well.

So on to other subjects to reduce Cell data usage I have been listening to music  but I have realized that all Win 10 media players are crap and I am back to using the now defunct WinAmp which is still the best MP3 player ever made! 15 years later it is still the best!

That is all for now,

Tim

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