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        Susan Bradley

        PATCH WATCH By Susan Bradley Keeping printers up to date Once upon a time, I purchased an HP LaserJet 4L printer that would just keep on printing, yea
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        AskWoody Plus

        I found your comments about painful printer setup interesting. I had the opposite experience. I live in a small house of of 1,000 sq. ft. My office and the DSL modem are in my office at one end of the house in the finished basement. My wife’s office (she is a health care professional and city councilor) is at the other end of the house on the main floor. Both of us are working.

        For many reasons, a wired connection has never been possible or realistic. I tried all kinds of solutions to connect the printer and internet in my wife’s office to the modem in my office. Wireless repeaters were not reliable and subject to repeated disconnections, no matter where they were placed. Powerline adapters were equally unreliable, possibly because of the house having  60 year old electrical wiring in that part of the house.

        The solution, which was easy to set up and simple to operate were Plume pods, supplied by my ISP at a nominal charge with a credit, so in the long run, free. Frustration solved. All printers (there are three) working seamlessly in Windows 10. Setup was simple and easy. There are no reliability issues. I no longer get a frantic call from the top of the stairs,  “The internet is down!” Most important, domestic tranquility is restored.

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Plume pods are just wireless repeaters with an annual subscription. See this Techradar review.
        If the cost is minimal and it works for you, great.

        cheers, Paul

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