Printer set up difficulties? There’s obtained to be a much better way.

Dear suppliers, these days I’ve recognized you have gotten into the routine of requiring a smartphone or tablet to install quite a few products, which include printers. The moment upon a time, products delivered with instruction manuals. Now, they appear with guidelines to down load an app. Only then do you get data about the gadget. And then these units need that they be established up on my wireless community with a smartphone a vital part of the procedure.

In the beginning, it was incredibly straightforward to established up gadgets this way. But as phones have included much more constraints and alternatives to strengthen privacy, connecting gadgets has grow to be more intricate.

Not long ago, I tried to aid somebody established up a printer (that, of class, essential a mobile phone for accessibility). We initially had to make certain that Bluetooth was enabled. Then we had to make certain that the seller application experienced rights to spot services. Even then, it failed to connect to the printer and I was unable to support him with the established up. I’m going to have to pay a visit to him in particular person to figure out what’s heading on (and I’m likely to bring an older Android tablet that I have typically applied to get technologies related).

For this certain printer, we could not discover a way all over applying the mobile phone app to join the product to Wi-Fi. Normally, there is some way to manually join components to your network. But in this case, if I just can’t get the printer linked wirelessly, I may have to use a network cable as a workaround. Lately on the Askwoody discussion board, PK Cano assisted a consumer in placing up a equivalent printer and an HP 8025e.  

“I uninstalled every little thing they set up in both the Regulate PanelPrograms & Options + Devices & Printers and in SettingsApps (together with the Good Application),” Cano stated in a post. “Then I disallowed MS managing Printing in Settings. I set a static IP address and other IP information in the Printer’s menu. In this circumstance 192.168.1.100. Employed the Router’s IP as Gateway and DNS server. Do not connect by using USB right until following installing the HP application – it will inquire you to link in the approach.

“On the HP.com web site, I downloaded the Total software for Get8.1 (that is suitable, NOT Acquire10, you will have to change OS in the pulldown) and mounted it. That receives around the necessity of setting up the Clever App from the MS Retail outlet. If you decide on a wireless link during the set up, it really should ask you to connect the USB first and will retrieve the community ID and password. Refuse any World wide web Printing options.”

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Set up printers with an IP address, not a web tackle, for a lot more dependable printing.

I also propose placing up printers with IP addresses, not a website address. To

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Review: KOM Cycling CM06 Quick Release GoPro Computer Mount Bundle Set

KOM Cycling’s CM06 out-front GPS device mount is available as a mount only or in a kit, as tested, which includes the optional, removable GoPro or compatible accessory fitting that can be fixed below. It’s smart, solid, and offers great versatility for a reasonable price.

Out-front mounts have become standard equipment for many cyclists, and unless your one-piece handlebar and stem comes with an integrated, proprietary mount, this KOM one is a very good option.

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The mount comes in one length, in this black finish, or a carbon effect that might appeal to some. KOM Cycling says it’s compatible with all Garmin or Wahoo units, including the Edge 1030 and Elemnt.

Whether you buy just the mount or the kit, you get interchangeable disc inserts for Garmin and Wahoo devices. You can also buy spare accessory mounts, replacement disc inserts and more.

Rubber shims are provided to allow the mount to fit handlebars of 25.4mm, 31.8mm and 35mm diameters. They’re the same width as the clamp, so remain fairly inconspicuous, and when the clamp bolt is tightened, they hold the mount and your accessories rock steady. Your handlebar does need to have 14mm of space to fit it, which isn’t usually a problem unless you have an aero bar, where the central round portion is little more than stem width. The handlebar mount, including one disc, a shim and the GoPro mount, weigh in at just 65g.

Testing

The Garmin and Wahoo disc inserts are easy to swap, if necessary, and my Garmin Edge 830 fitted positively with the usual quarter turn.

The 830 is smaller than some and leaves more of the mount visible, sitting further from the bar than it could. Some proprietary mounts have alternate sizes to keep devices close to the handlebar, but the KOM has more length, measuring 84mm from the centre of the handlebar to the device mount’s centre. That might bother some, but personally, as long as my Garmin’s top is horizontal, and level with the top of the handlebar, I’m happy, and in this respect the KOM mount succeeds.

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Throughout testing on my usual broken roads and over gravel and woodland trails, I didn’t notice any significant vibration from the KOM mount. Whenever I glanced at the GPS data it was as clear as it could be, and certainly better than a few other plastic GPS mounts I’ve used over the years. I mostly use K-Edge mounts, and apart from the broader mounting footprint of the KOM, their stiffness in use is comparable.


I don’t own a GoPro, but do have a couple of front lights with the same finned mounting. The removable undermount uses the same quarter-turn fit and release action as the GPS, so once your accessory is fixed to the mount, it can be fitted to the bike in seconds, which

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