Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
This is mainly for the less computer-savvy folks who know the bare basics (e.g. turning it on and pretty much it):
Intro: Most users of the younger generation use Wifi and thus have a "tower" that allows them to connect. Normally you'd get a box with your cable/internet company along with that yellow cord called Ethernet. Your primary computer would be connected to the box through that cord. Normally that's all you need to surf the web. You're using a direct connection and NOT Wifi. So you go out and buy another box (aka: the "tower" I mentioned). You connect that tower to your primary box (the one the cable guy gave you) using another cord (either black or grey). You do all the commands that little instruction sheet to make sure all the lights light up like they're supposed to and help you should the thing go all jacked up and not work. It's the second box that allows you to connect other devices (through Wifi) to the Internet. So back to the main points: the SSID and WEP.
SSID: That's the name of your box. You can find it on the little sticker with all them annoying barcodes. It'll even say SSID. If it's not on the box itself, then it's on the Instruction Manual you got from the cable guy. It's very important you know it because if you don't, well you're pretty much screwed unless your cable guy can figure it out. You can name the SSID whatever you want. I have somebody in my apt complex with the SSID of "Gummy Bear" (no joke--though it's not the strangest I've seen). You generally want to leave the SSID alone. Write it somewhere on a sticky note tacked to the wall or on your computer with the Sticky Note App or something. Somewhere you /know/ your not going to lose it or get destroyed accidentally.
WEP/WP-AK1 & 2: These are 2 TOTALLY different passcodes. Some devices won't recognize WP-AK but it'll recognize a WEP. So what does WEP stand for? Wireless Encryption Password. It keeps thieves from using up your data and getting your personal info. I forget what WP-AK stands for but it's pretty much the same thing with only minor differences. WEP is usually a string of 8 digit numbers (e.g 12345678) while WP-AK is usually a phrase of 12-16 characters (e.g. jumpstreet112). This is also very important to remember because it can be just as disastrous (if not more so) than losing your SSID. This is also one you must NEVER change. There's no hope for you if you change it then lose the information. So where can you find it? The same place where you found SSID. Most times, it'll even say which type of encryption and what password is.
This is true for both Windows & MAC.
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Experiencing problems getting the latest images from the GOES website?
The first thing you need to know is that we update the images
on the GOES website every 30 minutes. The updated pages are then sent out to the
main server and the mirrors. Barring major network catastrophes and server
meltdowns, everything should be in synch at all times.
So then why does it seem as thought the images are stuck and won't update?
What's going on here?
Here's a brief summary. Your web browser saves (caches) a
copy of every page you display so that when you return to the page (without
explicitly reloading) the browser can load its copy of the page and save
having to pull another copy of the page across the Internet. This means
faster browsing and less time waiting for a page to load. However, sometimes
browsers hang onto their local copies longer than they should, and you can
end up viewing an out-of-date page. With slow-changing websites this is usually
not a problem. But, with the GOES website, the images are updated every 30 minutes.
Some users set their browser preferences to check every
single time they visit a web site, effectively eliminating this
problem, but that slows down your session with the extra chatter
necessary between your browser and the Internet, reducing the speed
savings of the (normally well-behaved) cache files. Most folks just
set their browser cache check to "Automatic" or "First Time Each
Session" (depending on browser type and version). Savvy users reload
everything anyway having learned to never trust their computers.
Top-notch users periodically flush out their browser caches as a
general maintenance and preventative procedure.
Then there is the misbehaving firewall/proxy server
problem, which is outside of both our hands and yours, generally
requiring the intervention of your ISP's technicians or your system
administrators to correct the problem.
If reloading or refreshing doesn't update the homepage and
you think it should, then see the following section "The Stuck Browser Cache
Fix" for ways to fix that problem.
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