Add More Locations in Send To Menu

To transfer one file to another location on a Microsoft PC, we usually right click on the mouse after selecting the file. It will show us a list of places to where we can send the file using the 'Send to' option. This feature is available in all latest releases of Microsoft Operating systems and is known as Context Menu. This tutorial is for beginners who are not much familiar with Microsoft shortcuts. Here you can learn how to activate Extended Context Menu using keyboard and mouse.

Normally if you right click on a file and select Send To option in the menu , you will find following options:

1. Compressed (Zipped ) Folder

2. Desktop

3. Documents

4. Fax recipient

5. Mail recipient

6. Removable Drive

Explore more options in Windows 7 Send To Menu
These items are available in normal send to menu and is known as Context Menu. However, it is the entire list. We can have more options if we expand the 'sent to'. Next paragraph explains how to do it.

How to add more options to Send To Menu

It is very simple to add more options to Send To Menu. While right click on the file you should press [Shift] button. Now you can see more folder names in Send To Menu. This [Shift] button trick works with all Microsoft Operating systems starting with Windows Vista.

See the new Send To menu:
Add more folders in send to menu

As you can see it is very easy to invoke Extended Context Menu on latest Windows Operating Systems. CoreNetworkZ has numerous OS related articles. Some of them are provided below.

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Easily Find Out Malicious Short URLs In Firefox By Displaying Real URL

Now a days it is not rare users use shortened URLs in their emails and Tweets. Most of the shortened links are the short of genuine non-malicious links but some are not. So when you get a message or email having shortened URLs, we must ensure that they are genuine and does not lead to suspicious websites before clicking it. If you are using Firefox browser, there is an add-on named Long URL Please to determine the original address before clicking it. So we can easily see the real destination of the shortened URL and determine whether it is safe to click. This tutorial explains how the Firefox add-on Long URL Please helps to find the real  destination website address behind the short form and helps to identify potentially dangerous links before we click on it.

See the Real Link Without Clicking Shortened URL

Here I am explaining the importance of this add-on to find the destination address by seeing the short form of the link. To explain it, I have shortened one of my blog post links with webpage address shortening service and tweet the shortened link. On Firefox window with the Long URL Please add-on, the real link is displayed without any error.

  • URL Shortening

    Here I shortened one of my blog post links.

    The shortened form is :

  • Short Address in Standard Firefox Window

    See my actual Tweet in browser where no long URL plugin is installed.

    Short to long url display addon

  • Firefox Page With Add-on installed

    See how it is displayed in Firefox browser where the plugin for short link to actual link is installed.

    Display the actual website instead of short form

As you see, it is easy to find the destination address from the short  links. So it is not hard to find out whether the shortened link you received is malicious and leads to virus infected website. If you receive short form links often from your friends and other sources, I recommend you to install this Firefox plugin. To download this Plugin, visit the link below.

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Check Reliance Netconnect Usage Bill & Support Links For Internet Issues

Last week one of my friend purchased Reliance Netconnect from a local dealer. Reliance NetConnect is a wireless broadband Internet service from Reliance which offers download speed upto 3.1 Mbps. Reliance USB modem installation and activation are done by the technician from the local dealer and offered their assistance in any future issues too. In the ads Reliance offers 3.1 Mbps speed but we are not getting speed more than 1 Mbps. Though it is less than the speed they actually promised, we know the real download speed depends on multiple factors like total number of Wireless Internet users, distance from the mobile tower etc. Here I collect some of the useful information for Reliance Netconnect users.

Useful links and details for Reliance Netconnect Users

  1. Netconnect Customer Care:
    Reliance Netconnect Customer Care number : 1-800-3000-5555 (Toll Free Number).
    Reliance Wireless Broadband customer care email address : and

  2. How to Increase Reliance Netconnect Wireless Broadband speed :
    To increase the Speed of Reliance Wireless broadband Internet click on the link below.
    How To Increase Broadband Internet Speed

  3. Create New User Account:To create a new user account for Reliance netconnect connection click on the link below.

  4. Check Netconnect Tariff: To Check the current Reliance NetConnect Wireless Broadband Internet Tariff click on the link below.

  5. Check Netconnect Internet Usage:
    To check Reliance Wireless broadband Internet usage and bills, click on the link below.

    Here you need to login to Reliance netconnect account to check your regular Internet usage and bills.

  6. How to Pay Bill:
    To pay Reliance Netconnect bill online, follow the link below and click on Instant Pay.

  7. If you are facing Internet Connectivity issues in netconnect, click on the link below to start troubleshooting.
    How to Check Connectivity Issues in a Network

Testing Speed Difference Between Reliance Netconnect & Tata Photon

I have my Tata Photon Plus connection and its speed is around the same speed of this reliance connection. If we compare the speed between Photon plus and Reliance Netconnect, I feel Photon plus is faster. But I understand the fact that Tata Tower is nearer to our place than Reliance tower. This distance has an effect on the speed of both Photon Plus and Reliance wireless Internet (Netconnect). Compared to traditional cable Internet connection, this mobile Internet facility is more helpful because we often move to our home town and other places depends on the work and holidays plans. However, Reliance Netconnect is fast only in major cities. In local towns you can expect only basic CDMA speed from Reliance Netconnect. I hope in near future they will add more HSIA towers in more locations. One of our friend planing to buy BSNL CDMA EVDO/1X data card and after testing that I will write a detailed review post comparing the speed and service provided by Tata Photon Plus, Reliance Netconnect and BSNL wireless Internet. If you are interested in reading Photon plus review, click on the link below.
Tata Photon Plus Review

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Capture Full Web Page ScreenShot Using Firefox Browser

Consider, while browsing you have landed on a website which interests you very much that you want to take a screenshot of entire web page for future reference. How will you save the entire webpage by taking screenshot of it ? If you are using Firefox browser, you can use webpage screenshot add-on to help you to capture the entire webpage with a single click. Here I introduce one Firefox Add-on which I have already installed and using on my computer. This extension is called FireShot. After installing FireShot on Firefox browser, you will not face any issues to take full page screenshot of any website. You can get this webpage capture add-on by following the link below.

 Take Webpage Screenshot in Firefox Without Adding Add-on

If you do not want to install any Add-on on your browser to take web snapshot, you can use online web services to capture entire page without installing any third party tools on your computer for free. All you have to do is go to their website and paste the URL of the page you want to take screenshot. To go to their website, visit the link below.

Fireshot is a Firefox extension which helps us to copy the entire page in to clipboard. Similarly Google Chrome also have extensions which perform the same function. If you are looking for a way to take full snapshot using Google Chrome browser, visit link below.
Take Full Web page Snapshot by Google Chrome Browser

You can use the same service to capture images or content of a website which are right click protected. Some sites are copy protected by using different methods like JavaScript blocking, right click protection etc. However, by taking full page snapshot of the website, we can save a copy of that webpage on our computers.

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Wireless Network Keep Connecting and Disconnecting On my Computer

Have you ever faced the issue where your computer is keep connecting and disconnecting from wireless network (IEEE802.11)? It is like you can see the WiFi available in your area with full strength but while trying to connect, it is disconnecting right after made a connection to the network. This tutorial will help you to fix such WiFi connectivity issues. Here we can analyze the common reasons for such an issue with proper solutions to resolve the issue. Here I assume you can see the WiFi on your PC and having issues to make a successful connection. While following the steps provided in this tutorial, you must ensure that there is no other devices which uses IEEE802 signal with same frequency like Microwave oven etc. If you have any such device which is using signal with same frequency, I recommend you to turn off before proceeding to next steps.

Resolve Frequent Wireless Disconnection Issues
  1. Check If you can see SSID

    If you are not seeing IEEE802.11 Networks on your laptop, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
    My Laptop is Not Receiving Signals and Internet

  2. Make sure you have the right wireless key

    If you are entering wrong key, you cannot connect. So make sure you have the correct key (Wireless network Authentication). It is also important to make sure, no one else having the key except only authorized connection users.

  3. Shift to WZC from other utilities

    If you are using different wireless utilities (eg: Dell utility) to manage your IEEE802.11 connections, you may stop it and start using WZC.
    How to start Wireless Zero Configuration ( WZC )

  4. Delete all preferred Networks and Refresh the list

    Clear all saved networks on your PC and refresh the wireless network list. Follow the steps provided in the link below for more details.
    WiFi Connection Troubleshooting step 1

  5. Unplug the WiFi Adapter and reconnect it

    If you are using a USB adapter, you may unplug the adapter and reconnect it.

  6. Steps to done on Access Point

    Following steps can be done only if you have access to the Access Point(AP) / Router. If you are doubting where there is no signal from router or AP, follow the steps below.
    No SSID from Access Point and Router

    Other troubleshooting steps for frequent WiFi disconnection are:

  7. Changing the Wireless Channel to fix frequent disconnection

    Some times if there are some other signals using same channel, you may face intermittent issues due to interference. So changing channel is a good choice.
    Change Channel to improve Signal Quality

  8. Change wireless security to fix frequent WiFi disconnection

    Some times your computer may not able to adjust with the security settings on your AP. So disable the IEEE802.11 protection enabled on AP and check for the issue.
    Change Security on your Router -WEP or WPA

  9. Change Wireless Network Name (SSID)

    If still face frequent disconnections occur on devices, you may need to change the name of WiFi network from router. Following router tutorials will help to do it.

  10. Check MAC filter settings

    Wrong MAC filter settings on Router/Access Point can deny you from accessing IEEE802.11 network. Make sure MAC address of your WLAN NIC is allowed to join the WiFi.

I cannot say this tutorial has everything to resolve the issue. There are still many steps to research and fix the connectivity issue. Some of the left out tips are changing the broadcast type, reduce the beacon interval etc to fix this frequent wireless disconnection issue. However, I believe, most of the WiFi connectivity issues will be resolved by following the steps provided in this guide.

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How to Create New Fonts for free - Design your own fonts

Are you looking for a different Font for your website or document ? What about creating a new font which actually meet all your requirements? If you think creating a new font is not an easy task, that is over. Yesterday I found an interesting web service which help us to create our own font for free and let us download it to our computer. The only thing we need to do before using their service is, we should register in their website. Registration is free and will take less than two minute.

Steps to Create your Own Fonts

To create your own fonts, you should login to fontstruct , an online service which provide editor to create your own font. Font editor look like:

Create new fonts for free using online font editor

Here on the font editor, you can write your fonts for all possible characters and save the font in a name specified by you. To get this service go to the website below.

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Disable Firefox Browser Automatic Virus Scan On Downloaded Files

Mozilla Firefox automatically scan all download files right after completing the download. It is to ensure the downloaded files are safe and free from malicious codes. Automatic virus check by Firefox improves the security of our computers from malicious programs by preventing the chances of downloading virus codes into our computers though downloaded files. Though it is a nice feature, if you have installed an AntiVirus software on your computer you don't need to waste time for waiting the completion of automatic virus detection by browser on downloaded files. If you do not want to wait for automatic malware check by it, you can disable this feature. Steps to disable default virus scan on downloaded documents by Firefox are provided below.

How to Disable Firefox Virus Check On Downloaded Files

Steps to disable automatic virus scan on downloaded files are:
  1. Open browser

  2. Type about:config in the address bar and press enter
    Auto scan

    Now you will see a warning window. You should click on I'll be careful, I Promise! button.

  3. Right click on
    Stop default virus scan on downloaded files

  4. Now click on Toggle to set the value false.
    no more malware checking

    Now onwards it will not scan downloaded documents for malware infection. It is important to make sure your PC has reputed reliable security suit which can detect and prevent any possible malware infections. If you are not sure about the reliability of the security suit installed on your laptop, I recommend you to don't set the value false.

Improve System Performance By Turning Off Firefox Browser Virus Check

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Reduce Mozilla RAM Usage and Increase System Performance

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Change The Name & Location Of Computer Hard Disk Drive

By partitioning we divide the single hard disk drive in to primary and secondary drives and the secondary drive in to a number of logical units. So while opening your My Computer icon, you will see a number of units named C, D, E etc. By creating smaller units improves the efficiency by reducing the size of Master File Table (MFT) for a smaller partition. This guide tells how to change the name of each partition and assign a different path too. For example if you want to change the D drive name to H, it is possible. However, we cannot change the name of the drive where OS is installed.

Assign Different Letter to Computer Hard Disk Drive Partition

To assign different drive letter by removing the current one, follow the steps below.
  1. Right click on My Computer

  2. Click on Manage

  3. Click on Disk Management

    Disk Management is under Storage. Now you can see all the drives in your PC.
    Swap driver name

  4. Right click on a unit and click on Change Drive letters and Paths
    Drop name

    Note: You cannot change the letter assigned to booting drive. If you try to assign a different alphabet to it, it will not change.

  5. Click on Change button

  6. Now you will get an option to select any letter from current letter for the current partition.
    assign name manually

    You can select any letter from the drop down menu for that partition. After selecting the letter, you should click OK.

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UTStarcom WA3002 -G1 ADSL BSNL Type 2 Modem Configuration

UTStarcom WA3002 -g1 ADSL Modem  belongs to BSNL type 2 modem category. BSNL type 2 modem means you can connect your computer to modem using both Ethernet cable and wireless. WA3002-G4 has inbuilt router feature and you do not need to purchase extra router to connect and share Internet among multiple devices. This tutorial explains how to configure Internet access and wireless security on this modem without setup disc. We also discuss how to manage this device including setting WiFi encryption, firmware upgrade, repairing common problems, Opening a ports, recovering password etc.

Setup BSNL Type 2 ADSL Modem WA3002 -g1 UTStarcom

  1. Connect to computer

    Connect the LAN port of WA3002 to the computer using an Ethernet cable and power on it.

  2. Login to Setup Page

    Login IP address of UTStarcom WA3002is While pressing enter key after entering the IP address on the browser address bar, provide the below information to login.

    • Username: admin
    • Password : admin
    Configure WA 3002 -g1 ADSL BSNL Gateway

  3. Click on Advanced Setup

    Now you will see all possible Internet connection settings and you should select PPPoE connection. Unless you want to bridge UTStarcom WA3002 -G1 ADSL, PPPoE is the correct Internet connection method.

  4. Edit VPI settings of PPPoE connection in WA3002 BSNL Modem

    Click on Edit button opposite to the PPPoE and Enter the following details.

    • VPI = 0
    • VCI = 35
    Enter VCI and VPI

    After entering the details click on next.

  5. Select PPPoE from the list of network protocols and click next

  6. BSNL Username and Password

    Here you need to enter the BSNL Dataone service Username and password provided by BSNL broadband. If you do not know the username and password, you must contact BSNL Technical department or check the activation email send by them.

    Here you should enter the Dataone username and password provided by BSNL. After entering all the details save settings.

  7. Choose Save/Reboot WA 3002 -g1 ADSL BSNL Modem

    After finishing the Internet configuration in UTStarcom WA3002 ADSL Type 2 Modem , we need to reboot it. To reboot it, click on Management and click Save/Boot.

    Wait for a minute and when all the lights are steady, check for the Internet connection.

Setup Wireless & Security On UTStarcom WA3002 BSNL Type 2 Modem

After completing the Internet configuration on UTStarcom modem, we need to setup wireless and WiFi security on it. If you do not configure strong wireless security, anyone can sneak in to your network since BSNL type 2 modems by default broadcast wireless signals. Steps to complete this procedure, follow the instructions below.
  1. Click on Wireless

    Click on Wireless tab in left hand side menu.
    • Make sure Check box near Wireless is checked

    • Write desired name for your BSNL wireless network at SSID

    • Use Hide Access Point feature to disable SSID broadcast

  2. Enable Guest Access

    If you do not want to give administrative wireless access to your friends at home, BSNL type 2 modem has the feature guest access to allow a limited feature wireless account for your friends. To enable it check the check box at Enable Wireless Guest Network. You can give a different network name for the guest account created.

  3. Click on Security tab

    To enable wireless security on BSNL UTStarcom WA3002 modem click on Security tab under wireless.
    WiFi Intrusion

    You should select WEP encryption to enable minimum wireless security for UTStarcom WA3002 -G1 ADSL modem. However, WPA and WPA/2 is much better than WEP encryption. Now you need to enter 10 digit alphanumeric characters as wireless key (0 to 9 and A to F).

  4. Port Forwarding On UTStarcom Modem

    If you are facing trouble with playing online games on BSNL Internet connection, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
    How to Perform Port Forwarding On BSNL Modem

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Reset UTStarcom WA3002 Modem

In case if you forget the login details of UTStarcom WA3002 modem or you want to erase the current broadband configuration, you can follow the instructions provided in the link below. Both hard reset and software reset for UTStarcom modem are explained in that tutorials.
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Configure WA3002 G4 modem With WPA Pre-shared WiFi Protection
  1. Click on Wireless Tab

    This tab on the right hand side.

    • Check enable wireless

    • Write desired WiFi Network Name at SSID

  2. Click on Security


    To enable WiFi protection on WA3002-G4 BSNL Type 2 modem, click on security under wireless. To select right network encryption click on network authentication.

    • Network Authentication : WPA-PSK

    • Enter WPA Pre-shared key

    Click Save.

  3. Reboot


    To save changes permanently, go to management and click on Save/Reboot.

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Slow Internet Connection - Reasons and Solutions: Troubleshooting Steps

Many times we may face slower Internet connection issues and not getting the Internet speed which offered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). There might be many reasons behind this other than the ISP issues. Most of the time you may getting
the actual speed promised by your ISP but some faulty settings in your network or programs running on your computer may wasting your bandwidth. So here I am writing a step by step guide to troubleshoot slower Internet connection issues.

Troubleshoot Slower Internet Connection Issue

Follow the steps below to find the actual reasons behind slower Internet Speed.

1. Check Internet Speed by your ISP

First step is to check whether you are getting decent Internet speed from your Internet Service Provider. To check the Internet speed we have many free tools available. To know better click on the link below.

Check your Internet Connection Speed

Power Cycle the Network

Most of the slow Internet Connection Issues will be fixed after doing a perfect power cycle on your network. To know more about it click on the link below.

How to Perform Power Cycle

Check Internet programs running on your computer

If your ISP is providing you the right speed, next step is to check if there any Internet programs running on your computer. Programs like torrents can consume a lot of your Internet bandwidth. If any such programs are running on your computer, stop
it. Also check whether any programs are downloading their latest version or not. Close all the Internet applications and check your Internet speed again.

You can install TCP optimizer to improve your Internet speed a little bit more. To know more about this click on the link below.

Improve your Internet Connection Speed

Check your Network devices and connections

May be your Internet cable is so old and cannot transmit signal properly or your modem, router, Ethernet cables are old or not properly connected, the same issue will happen. Verify your network settings and connections and make sure there is no
issue with this.

Check connectivity issues in your network

Possible Malware infection on your computer

Network worms are the major malware programs which consumes lot of your Internet bandwidth. If your network is infected with network worms you should immediately remove those infections to regain your actual network bandwidth.

Too many computers in your network including wireless connections

Number of computers in your network is also an important factor. If too many computers are connected to your network, it can reduce the Internet speed to your computer. Total Internet bandwidth will be shared among all the connected computers. Also make sure that wireless is disabled on your router /modem when you are not using it. To know tips to save your wireless network from intruders click on the link below.

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Change Default Firefox Browser Email Application

Every browsers have a default email application set on them. Default Email application set in Firefox browser is Outlook Express. Though it has Outlook Express as the default email application, we can change it to any other according to your convince. We can select any email application without discrimination. There is a list of popular applications from where we can select one. It includes Gmail, Yahoo etc. However, certain users want their own tool which may not be available in the list. For them, Firefox has an option to pick any another tool according to user's requirements.  This tutorial explains the procedure to change the default email program set on Mozilla browser.

Steps to Change default Firefox Email application

To change the default mail software set on Firefox:
  1. Open Firefox browser

  2. Click on Tools

  3. Click on Options

    Now the Firefox options window will be opened.

  4. Click on Applications tab

    select gmail, outlook express

    Now select mailto

  5. Click on mailto drop down menu to select default mail program
    Set default email service in Firefox

Select Different Application Not Listed

If you want to select different application other than Gmail, Outlook Express or Yahoo, click on Use Other. You will get an option to specify the application you want to use.
Select installed service

Click on browse button to select installed email programs on your PC and set it as the default email program.

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ASUS Eee PC 1201PN With NVIDIA’s ION2 Chipset

ASUS Eee PC 1201PN is a netbook from ASUS with NVIDIA’s second generation ION GPU and Intel Atom N450 processor. Its screen size is 12 inch compared to traditional netbook screen size of 10 inches. It is pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System and it supports HD video. Nvidia Ion 2 chip in ASUS Eee PC 1201PN really plays a nice role in playing HD video. It has 2GB RAM and 250 GB SATA Hard disk. Now let us check the details of this model.

ASUS Eee PC 1201PN Mini Laptop Configuration

It is better start with the processor and processor speed. It has Intel ATOM N450 Processor with 1.66 GHz frequency. You do not see any difficulties with running high definition videos on 1201PN due to NVIDIA’s second generation ION GPU. It is HD capable and runs most of the high definition videos. Now let us check the storage it supports. It has 250 GB SATA Hard Drive with 5400 RPM. If you purchase this model soon, you may get a promotional offer of 500GB of online ASUS web storage. This promotional pack may be discontinued after the promotional period. 1201PN has 2 GB DDR2 RAM and pre installed with Windows 7 home premium version. It has six cell battery with considerably good battery life.

Data Transfer

You can use following modes to transfer data from this netbook. It has Bluetooth, USB ports and 802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter along with Ethernet port. Bluetooth support USB 2.o technology. One of the negative points I see is the lack of a Linux version of Eee PC 1201PN. Every pieces comes with Windows 7 as the default Operating System. If you want a linux mini laptop, you have to install the Linux on it by yourself.

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Forgot my Router Password and cannot login: Recover Router Password

Most of the time in SOHO customer care service, they are getting calls regarding lost router password issues. The complaints are like I forgot my router password, I cannot log in to my wireless router or the password I set for the router is no longer working. Most of the time customer set a different password for their wireless router by changing the default password "admin" and later they fail to recall the password from memory. They need a way to recover their lost router password.

Recover Lost Router Password

Unfortunately for Routers belongs to standard Small Office Home Office devices category, there is no lost password recover procedure like high end routers. So practically we cannot recover the lost password and save the current router settings. Though we have a set of standard steps to troubleshoot this issue.

1. Check for the previous router password

In this step we should try to pick the previous router password from either memory or from any written documents. For an average user, there is a chance that he may write down the router password in his diary or other some papers.

2. Try default user name and password to login router

Some times the user may never change his default router user name and password. So it is worth to try the default user name and password to login his router. Default user name and password is the different combination of admin.

Try the following combination

1. Try both user name and password as admin

2. User name is admin and left password field blank

3. User Name is blank and password is admin

3. Reset Router Settings

If the above two options won't work, the last one is reset and reconfigure your router. To know the steps to reset your router click on the link below.

How to reset a router

After resetting the router you should reconfigure the router to get your Internet connection back. To do this check the link below.

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If you have a router from different manufacturer, follow the user manual to configure the router better.

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How to Reset a Router or Modem - Hard Reset and Soft Reset

In many instances we need to reset router or modem as the part of troubleshooting steps. Before explaining how to reset your router, you should understand what is reset. By resetting your Router / Modem, your device will go back to the factory default settings and again you may need to configure it. So before resetting your router, you should better learn how to reconfigure your router or take the backup of current device configuration.

When should I reset my router ?

There are some situations like your router or modem stops responding or configured the device incorrectly, you may need to reset your device. Some times after upgrading to the latest router /modem firmware you may need to reset your router/modem as instructed by the manufacturer. In rare cases if you forgot the router login password, you may need to reset the modem to set a new password. So the major reasons to reset a modem or router are:

  1. To reset incorrect Router/Modem settings
  2. Malfunctioning of Modem or Router
  3. Forgot Router or Modem password. To read more about this scenario click on the link below.
    I Forgot My Router Password and How to Recover It
  4. Reset a modem or router as part of firmware upgrade process

Different methods to reset your router

There are three different types of router resetting.

1. Soft Reset

2. Hard Reset

3. Power Reset

1. Soft Reset

Soft reset is done by selecting the reset options through the router administration page(web interface). Depends on various firmwares and manufactures, this options comes in various forms like reset to factory default , reboot with factory settings etc. You should select the particular option and click OK. Now the router starts rebooting and within one minute it will be back with default factory settings. This kind of reset is known as soft reset.

2. Reset by holding reset button (Hard Reset)

If soft reset is not working for you, next option is holding the reset button of your router for 30 seconds and release your hands after it. You can find reset button usually near power button a small hole which can be pressed by pen tip or pin. Procedure to hard reset your router and modem are:

  1. Hold reset button using pen tip or pin for 30 seconds
  2. Make sure power light is blinking while pressing reset button
  3. Release your hands after 30 seconds and wait for one min(make sure power light is steady).
    Now your router has factory default settings.

3. Power Reset a Modem or Router

If the normal reset didn't work on your router, you can perform hard reset. It is the most powerful reset form for any kind of Small Office Home Office devices(SOHO) like routers and modems. Steps to power reset your router are:

  1. Hold reset button for 30 seconds (make sure power light is blinking)
  2. Unplug the power cable (never release your hands from holding reset button) for 30 seconds
  3. Connect power cable and still hold reset button for 30 seconds
  4. Release your hands now (you are continuously holding reset button for 90 seconds)
  5. Now wait one minute and make sure power button is steady.

It is recommended to perform a power cycle after resetting your modem. To learn how to do this, click on the link below.
How to Power Cycle a Modem or Router

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Enable Copy Paste Feature On Command Prompt

By default we cannot select or copy content from Command Prompt to notepad because it is disabled. Similarly we cannot paste script or text from notepad to DOS Prompt which is very important if you are performing a troubleshooting by reading a guide. It is required to run the script or commands noted in the guide on MS DOS to complete the troubleshooting. It would be very much helpful if you can directly copy the command from notepad to DOS prompt. However, defaults settings do not allow this feature. If you try to select particular text from it, your mouse fails and no copying will be performed. 'Select all' option in Command Prompt too will not help but a little change in its properties settings will allow us to select and copy content to Windows clip board. This tutorial explains how to enable copying and pasting feature on DOS Prompt.

Copy Text from DOS Window

Here we are going to change the default settings on MS DOS to enable copying text from it. The same settings will enable pasting script on DOS from notepad.
  1. Start CMD by typing it on Windows Search

  2. Right click on command prompt top bar
    choose code

  3. Click Properties

    Now properties window will be opened. In order to enable selection and copying, we need to check Quick Edit Mode and click OK.

  4. Now you will see another window asking whether the changes apply to the current window only or modify the shortcut that started this window.
    activate text choosing

    If you are looking for a way to just activate text selection and copying for the current window only, you should select Apply properties to current window only. If you like to activate the content selection and copying properties for all time, you should select the option Modify shortcut that started this window. After selecting the right option click OK.

Copy and Paste Text from Command prompt

Now we have enabled Quick Edit Mode and now it is easy to copy content from the DOS. In order to copy and paste text from command prompt, you should select the desired content using mouse point and either press enter button or use the following keyboard combination [CTRL] + [C].

By using the keyboard combination [Ctrl] and [V] we can paste the copied content to notepad or any other text editor software.

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Wrong Keywords in Domain Name and Loosing Ranks

Update:This Article lost its relevance after Google's EMD, Panda and Penguin updates but still recommendable to read. This article deals with two questions most webmasters ask. Both of them are ;
  1. Can a wrong keyword in domain name affect the ranking ?

  2. Why does my site lost ranking for certain search phrases ?

After the Exact Match Domain (EMD) update, Google reduced the impact of keywords in domain name. However, many SEO professionals feel following disadvantages are possible with a domain with wrong keywords.

  • Gives false information to Search Engine Spiders

    While reading the domain name of your website, Search Engine spiders may get a false impression about your business and there is a chance of ranking well for the words which you never intended to rank well.

  • Inbound links without anchor text can harm your ranking in actual keywords

    Do you know why inbound links without anchor text harm your ranks in actual keywords ? It is because as long as there is no anchor text (text on link), spiders may think this link as a vote for your website in the words mentioned URL. So that link actually increases your website ranking for keywords in your domain name instead of your actual keywords. However, after Penguin update, most webmasters don't prefer links with money phrases.

  • They Can Confuse Users

    While discussing whether wrong keywords in domain name actually hurt our website rank or not, we need to think in users view also. Most of the users will get a wrong impression about your business while reading the URL with wrong words. It can hurt the flow of targeted visits. For example if you are a tour coordinator in Europe but the URL having keywords related to website development services in Miami, even though you got a good position in Google Search Result, users will be confused. Some users just read the title tag and the description in Search Result but many users read the URL too.

Now let us come to the second question. It is not rare to see loosing positions in Google results for queries where you were top 1. Most of the time this situation happens when your website is not too old and you are in a stage to develop the site with more new articles. Another possible reason is the latest Google algorithm updates. One of my friends faced this issue. His blog was getting good amount of traffic from certain keywords but lost it suddenly. While analyzing the issue, he found that he lost his high ranking for that keywords in Google. He is lucky that some other keywords start getting more traffic. So his website didn't show much drop in traffic. All the reasons below are based on simple logic on how do Google and other major Search Engines work.
  1. Possible Google dance

    May be it is the Google dance which caused sudden drop of your website ranking for certain keywords. If it is the real reason, you may recover your keyword rank with in some weeks.

  2. Possible Search Algorithm updates

    Search Engines are always in their way to provide better results to their users. So they update their algorithm every time and some of them may badly affect ranking.

  3. Competitor is doing better than you

    If competitor succeed in gaining more trust in Google for those keywords, they will appear above you. It clearly shows the basic rule, survival of fittest.

  4. Lost backlinks

    If your site lost some important backlinks, it will reflect in ranking.

  5. Google Devalued spammy links

    It is possible big G may devalued some of the becklinks pointing to your site. There are so many reasons like paid links, blog network, spam links etc can attract Google devaluation. If any of the strong links (those were giving a good portion of power to your site) pointing are devalued, you will definitely loose the current position in results.

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How to Configure Broadband On BSNL Teracom Modem in PPPoE Mode

To configure BSNL Broadband Internet on Teracom modem, we don't need to run the setup CD. We can manually setup broadband Internet connection on Teracom modem if you have the Internet Username and Password provided by BSNL. In manual configuration, we should login to the Teracom modem by typing the modem username and Password(Teracom username and password is not the same BSNL Internet account username and password ). Since BSNL is a DSL broadband ISP, we need to configure Teracom device in PPPoE mode. If we configure BSNL Teracom modem in PPPoE mode, we can connect more computers to it and share Internet. If we configure it in bridge mode, only one computer can access Internet.

Configure Internet Connection on BSNL Teracom Modem
  1. Login

    Type on the address bar of your browser and press enter to access modem login page. You will be prompted to enter Teracom modem username and password to access BSNL modem.
    Bridging BSNL gateway

    Default BSNL Teracom modem username and password is :

    User Name: admin
    Password : admin

    Click OK. Now you will be on modem configuration page.
    full speed

  2. Click on Configuration Tab

    Now click on Internet Connection to configure Internet on BSNL Teracom modem.
    Change Connection type

  3. Remove old connections configured

    You can see a number of pre-configured connections on this page. You should delete all of them by press delete button.

  4. Add new connection

    Now click on add button on the bottom of the page to create a new connection.

    Now add following parameters:

    PVC Name: PVC0

    VPI : 0
    VCI : 35

    Service Category : UBR with PCR

    Keep all other default information and click Next.

  5. Select BSNL Connection Type

    Now select PPP Over Ethernet (PPPoE) and LLC/ SNAP.
    LLC value

    Now click Next.

  6. Configure WAN IP Settings

    Select the option Obtain IP Automatically. Make sure the check boxes NAT and Default Route are checked.

    Click Next.

  7. Set Username and Password

    type the username and password provided by BSNL. You can type the service name as BSNL Internet.

    Teracom username

    By pressing next you will reach summary page.

    Click on Apply.

  8. Reboot BSNL Modem

    Click on Admin tab and then click on reboot.

    From drop down menu select Last and click on Reboot. Now wait 1 minute to let the modem reboot. After this close the window and check your Internet connection. Now we have successfully configured Internet connection on the Teracom modem.

As we know this modem supports wireless feature. In order to configure wireless,  click on the link below.
Setup Wireless and Wireless Security On Modem

Upgrade Firmware

It is important to have latest firmware on Teracom Modem to make sure the device is having maximum performance. Follow the steps below to upgrade BSNL Teracom modem old firmware to latest version.
  1. Logon to web based setup page

  2. Click on Admin

  3. Click on Firmware upgrade

  4. Click on 'Check for Updates'

  5. If the updates available download it and select it using browse button. Once the file is selected, click upgrade button.

  6. Wait for the completion of upgrading process

Our responsibility is not over just after configuring broadband access and wireless on BSNL modem. It is our duty to ensure, you are getting the exact speed as offered. To check the Internet bandwidth you are getting from your current broadband connection, click on the link below.
How to Check my Broadband Speed

I have been getting many comments from readers, after publishing this article, asking if there any way to increase the broadband speed provided by BSNL without upgrading the current plan. Honestly speaking, we cannot change the bandwidth provided but there are some system tweaks which help to optimize the Internet connection on your computer. Due to the optimization, you can feel an improvement in Internet speed. To learn how to increase the BSNL Internet speed, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
How to Increase Broadband  Speed

Just like BSNL Broadband, another leading Internet service provider in India is Tata Photon. To read my experience with Photon plus service, click on the link below.
Check Tata Photon Plus  Usage and Account Details

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Steps to Enable Run Command in Windows 7 Start Menu

I have installed Windows 7 on my desktop PC and it impressed me a lot. It has very attractive interface and most importantly faster than Vista. Though I am happy with the performance and the interface, I really miss one of my favorite features from Start menu. It is Run command and I use this feature very often. We all know the importance of RUN command in our daily computer usage but due to some mysterious reason it is not available in Windows 7 Start. Though it doesn't hurt much because of the capability of Windows search to perform almost every tasks that run does, I really miss run. There is a way to bring back Run command in Windows 7 Start menu by activating it in Start menu properties. To learn more about it, follow the instructions provided below.

Steps to Bring back Run Command in Windows 7 Start Menu

It is not very hard to bring this feature to the start items. All you have to do is to change the menu properties and customize it. You can simply do it by following the procedure provided below.

  1. Right click on Windows 7 Start menu

  2. Click on Properties


    Now the Properties Window will be opened.

  3. Click on Customize button

    Click on Customize button under Start Menu tab. Now customization option window will be opened. Now we need to check Run Command check box in the customization window.

  4. Click on OK.

    Now check the menu and see if you can see the result of your work.

Alternate Method

You do not need to click on Windows button all time to get access to Run. There is a keyboard shortcut which brings this feature instantly. The keyword combination to open it in Windows 8 and 7 computer is given below.

[Microsoft] + [R]

You have to press Microsoft button and R key together at the same time on the keyboard.

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Setup Wireless and Security On Teracom Router For BSNL DSL Modem Connection

My previous article was about setup Internet connection on Teracom router. Now it is the time to configure WiFi and WiFi security on Teracom router with BSNL DSL Connection. BSNL provides Teracom modem with routing facility. So, though it is a modem we can connect multiple computers to it if DHCP server is enabled on configuration page. Setup wireless in Teracom wireless router is as simple as selecting the radio Wireless Network. In Wireless settings page we can select the proper encryption to secure its WiFi network from external intruders. This device has the facility to enable MAC Address Filtering to provide additional security. Let us check step by step how to setup WiFi security on this device.

BSNL Broadband Configuration -Part 1

Setup Teracom Router Wireless security With BSNL

1. Login to BSNL Teracom Wireless Modem

Please note that default Login IP address of Teracom Router is but if you change that IP address, you should use the new IP address to login setup page.
  1. Type on address bar of your browser and press enter.
  2. Now you will be prompted to enter Teracom router username and password.
    WiFi Connectivity error

    Default BSNL modem username and password is :

    User Name: admin
    Password : admin
  3. Now click OK to login. Now you will be in BSNL overview page.
    over view

If you are looking for steps to setup Internet on this device, click on the link below.
Configure Internet Connection On BSNL Modem

2. Go to Wireless Settings Page

Click on Wireless Network which located under Configuration tab. In this page you can activate WiFi on BSNL Teracom modem.

  1. Turn on WiFi by selecting enable button opposite to Wireless Network.
  2. You can change name(SSID) of your network by typing any name on the field Network Name(SSID).
  3. It is better select channel selection auto because then the device will choose the best channel automatically.
  4. You can hide SSID by selecting Yes to Hide SSID

3. Enable Wireless Security on Teracom Router

It supports following encryption standards.
  1. WEP 64 bit ecryption
  2. WEP 128 bit encryption
  3. Wi-Fi Protected Access
  4. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2
Select proper encryption from the drop down menu opposite to security options.

If you are a home user and just need a security and not worried much about it, the easier one is WEP 64 Bit Encryption. If you select this as the security option , you can type any hexa decimal number ( 0-9 and A-F) as the wireless key. Don't forget to click on confirm button. Now onwards you need to enter this ten digit key to log in to your wireless network.

If you are very much conscious about the security of your wireless network, I recommend you to use WPA or WPA2. Then you should select Wi-Fi Protected Access or Wi-Fi Protected Access2 from the drop down menu. You can select authentication mode for Teracom Wireless network as PSK and enter the Pass Phrase. After this without this Pass Phrase no computers are allowed to join your wireless network.

4. Troubleshoot Teracom Wireless Configuration

If you are facing any issues with connecting devices to WiFi network, follow the steps provided in the link below.
How to Troubleshoot a WiFi Network

In this tutorial you have learned how to configure wireless on Teracom modem for BSNL Internet connection. You have also learned how to enable wireless security with BSNL connection. Teracom modem WiFi configuration is same for most of the Teracom models. To learn how to configure Teracom modem with BSNL connection click on the link below. The configuration step is same for most of the BSNL type 2 modems.
How to Configure Broadband On BSNL Modem in PPPoE Mode

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