PC/Internet Optimization Articles

How To Check if your Mic is on Mute

How to check if your Mic is on Mute * Right click on your computer’s audio device icon. (It can be found on lower right part of your desktop) * Then click on “Recording devices” * Right click on your default microphone device (you can see a check on your default device) and then click on “Properties”. * Under properties, go to the “Levels” tab and see if your microphone is on mute. * You would know if your mic is on mute if the speaker icon is crossed out (se...

How to Install Flash Player Active X

How to Install Adobe Flash Player Active X * Go to adobe flash website using your browser. * Link: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ * For “Step 1” select the Operating System that corresponds to your computer’s Operating System (ex. Windows 7) * For “Step 2” select “FP for Internet Explorer - Active X” * Remove the check for all of the checkboxes. * Then click “Download Now”. * It will now start downloading Flash Player Active X *...

Refresh Connection Using IP Resolver

How to run IP Resolver 1.) Download "IP Resolver IPR" file using this link http://tinyurl.com/IP-Resolver-IPR The file looks like this: 2.) After downloading, right click on the "IP Resolver" file and choose "run as admin". 3.) Once you run the file, you will see this black screen. Then just press any key. 4.) After pressing any key the black screen will close. Done! You may also restart your modem after. _For any technical concern/assistance, start a chat session with us by c...

How to Uninstall Apps Using Revo Uninstaller

How to Uninstall Apps Using Revo Uninstaller How to Use Revo Uninstaller * Download Revo uninstaller on this link * Link: http://tinyurl.com/Uninstaller-Revo * Click the download arrow on the upper right portion (see image below) * Open the folder where the downloaded file is then extract the file. * Right click on the file the choose “extract to revouninstaller”. * If you don’t have WinRAR or WinZip installed on your PC then there will be an option that says “extr...

Installing ZD Screen Recorder (Installation and Setup)

ZD Soft Screen Recorder Installation and Setup * Download the ZD screen recorder folder on this link Link: http://tinyurl.com/ZD-ScreenRecord-9-70 * After downloading right click on the file and extract it. _(see screenshot below as sample on how to extract the file)_ * Once extracted go to the folder of the extracted file and you may now start installing the program. * Run the “ScnRec” file. Installation: * Click Next * Accept license...

Configure DNS Settings (Open DNS)

Configure DNS Settings 1. Open Network and Sharing Center *Click on your network icon then click Open Network and Sharing Center 2. Network Connection Settings *Click on the connection that you are using. _**If using LAN, click Local Area Network. If using WiFi, Click Wireless Network Connection_ *Click Properties *Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) 3. Set Google IP Address as DNS *Select Use the following DNS server addresses then enter the following ...

Configure DNS Settings (Google DNS)

Configure DNS Settings 1. Open Network and Sharing Center *Click on your network icon then click Open Network and Sharing Center 2. Network Connection Settings *Click on the connection that you are using. _**If using LAN, click Local Area Network. If using WiFi, Click Wireless Network Connection_ *Click Properties *Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) 3. Set Google IP Address as DNS *Select Use the following DNS server addresses then enter the following ...

How to Bypass and Set Web Proxy

How to Bypass and Set Web Proxy WARNING: When a proxy server is set, you cannot access any other website aside from the server/site you have set. To remove proxy, just uncheck “Use a proxy server…” check box. (You will see the said check box later on this article) - Press Ctrl+R on your keyboard for Run, then type in _Control Panel_. Or you may just open Control Panel under start menu. - Under Control Panel go to _View by:_ then select Small Icons - Then select Internet Options ...

Setting proxy on your browser

Can't connect to MyPage? Set proxy to your browser. Workaround to access MyPage using Google Chrome _Disclaimer_: Once the proxy was set, you can only access the 51talk website. Other websites will be inaccessible. If you will access other websites. You may just simply uncheck the check box for proxy server. 1. Open your browser *Click the Customize and control Google Chrome button. *Click settings 2. On the search bar, type “proxy” *Then click the Change proxy settings button....

Syncing your PC time to your teaching apps

Does your MyPage, AC, Skype and QQ time not synced with your PC time? Adjust the time settings of your PC 1. Make Sure Your Apps Are Updated For the updated AC go to your mypage Account and download the latest installer 2. make Sure You have the correct Time Zone _ Windows 10_ * Open the Settings app, and click on the Time & Language option. * From the options on the left hand side, click on Date & time. * On the right side panel under Time zone, select the timezone ...

Set your headset as your default device

Having audio issues on your teaching apps? Try to set your headset as the default device of your PC. 1. View installed devices. *Right-click the volume icon on your taskbar (usually beside the time/date of your PC) *Click Playback devices 2. Set your headset as default Playback Device (Audio) *Right-click on your headset then click Set as Default Device. _ __Note:__ Also set your headset as the Default Communication Device._ _*Note: After setting your headset as the default ...

Clear Cache and Cookies

Can't load some of your website? Clear cache and cookies may help 1. Open browser history settings – Google Chrome *Click Customize and control Google Chrome button *Open History page *Click Clear browsing data button *Place a check mark on all options. Choose “the beginning of time” on the drop down then click Clear browsing data button *Wait for the whole process to finish then reload your browser. 2. Open browser history settings – Mozilla Firefox *Click Open menu b...

Disabling Webcam Installed

Having video errors? Check all installed webcam and disable other camera not in use. 1. View installed webcam *Click start/windows button *Type Device Manager on the Search box then click Device Manager 2. Disable other installed camera device *Click the arrow on Imaging devices *Right-click on the camera device that you don’t use then click Disable _Note: The camera that you are currently using should be listed on the Imaging device. If not, re-plug or install your camera’s d...