Technology & Social Media Working from home - tech support

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  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    With many people choosing or being forced to work from home there will be some people who have little experience with this and perhaps are not technologically prepared.

    I figured that those of us with knowledge and experience in this area can offer support and guidance to try and help where we can.

    So if you are having difficulties or just have questions of a technical nature - please post them here and I'm sure someone will be able to help.
     
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  2. Simon Hampel

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    Here is one tip - if you are in need of a 2nd screen but don't want a big and bulky external screen, try a USB monitor.

    I have one of these:

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    Buy ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC 15.6inch Full HD Portable USB IPS Monitor | Monitors | Scorptec Computers

    15.6" USB type-C monitor, it plugs directly in to my laptop so I can either mirror or extend my screen and does not require a power cord - it takes power from the USB port. Really easy to set up and use, and it's portable too - folds flat to about the same size and weight as a 15.6" ultra-light laptop (less than 1kg).

    Note that it can work on USB Type-A, but requires some drivers to work - so if you don't have USB-C connections on your laptop, do some research first to check that it will work.
     
  3. Curious2019

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    Great idea for this post @Simon Hampel - I just set up my home office recently for my business (not due to corona virus) and found that the new server I got installed is wayyyy to loud (due to the fans) to have in the general office area (it’s very distracting) and we are moving it into a different room in the house. We also had to upgrade our internet to be able to handle multiple computers and users. Hopefully Coronavirus doesn’t impact internet providers..!
     
  4. Scott No Mates

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    Make sure that you have downloaded the latest patches for any virus on your computers. Your boss won't be happy if you tell them that you can't work from home due to a virus. :rolleyes:
     
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