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City of Canby and DirectLink Offer Free WiFi in Three City Parks

Jul 22, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#announcements #technology #news #company information

DirectLink, in collaboration with the City of Canby, is pleased to announce they have received a national Smart Rural Community Grant (SRC) of $5,000 toward the installation of free WiFi access during open hours in three Canby city parks. The organizations have worked closely together over the...

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Protect your smartphone in the heat this summer

Jun 22, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
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Summer is officially here, and that means ample opportunities for great photos out in the sun. Unfortunately, smartphones don’t enjoy the sunshine as much as we do. Follow these tips to protect your cell phone from overheating.  Keep your phone out of direct sunlight and hot cars •...

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DirectLink Internet traffic up since Oregon's "Stay Home" order

May 28, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#covid-19 #technology #ezvideo #tv #company information #news

With the implementation of Oregon’s “Stay Home” order near the end of March, many people are at home to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. As such, we have seen a drastic increase in Internet traffic from our members that are working from home, taking care of kids, finding ways to...

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3 tips to improve your home WiFi

Apr 21, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
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If you have WiFi service from DirectLink, please call us if you have any issues. Does your movie ever stop to load while watching it? Do you ever experience lag or interruptions when playing online games? What about a weak WiFi signal in certain rooms or areas of the home? Read on for a...

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Why a reliable Internet connection during COVID-19 matters

Apr 21, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#covid-19 #technology

Sure, an Internet connection gives us access to email, online games, social media, and streaming entertainment options. But how much of one’s life does a reliable Internet connection come into play during the COVID-19 situation?  Here's a list of a few things your DirectLink Internet...

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*New* EZVideo Tutorial

By Conner Williams

Mar 30, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#ezvideo #technology #training

We've created a new video tutorial covering basic setup, features and functionality of EZVideo using an Amazon Fire TV device. Click the video below to play.  Go to our  YouTube page , or our  Support Pages  for more information.

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Possible TV outages due to upcoming solar flares

By Conner Williams

Feb 26, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#news #tv #technology #outage

During the upcoming Spring Equinox and the surrounding weeks, there is a chance that television services may see interruptions due to an increase in solar flares. This happens for about one week twice per year during the spring and fall equinox seasons and could affect both EZVideo and cable TV...

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Looking back at the top 5 tech innovations of the decade (2010-2019)

By Conner Williams

Feb 26, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology

With 2020 here, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the most influential or game-changing technological innovations of the last decade. Since we are an Internet company, we thought it would be appropriate to include a list of items that all rely on or have something to do with the...

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Gadget Review: Roomba Robot Vacuum

From $249.99 at www.irobot.com

By Conner Williams

Feb 26, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology #review

The last thing you want to do when you get home from a long day of work is to vacuum the floor after a spill or from a leftover mess. Roomba robot vacuums have become a popular item for homeowners looking to set-and-forget one aspect of cleaning their home.  There are a variety of models...

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How many devices do I actually have connected to my WiFi network?

By Conner Williams

Nov 20, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
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If you've ever experienced lag or trouble connecting, there might be more happening on your WiFi network than you think. It might be because there are too many devices active at one time, the equipment is outdated, or there is simply not enough network bandwidth available. Data from Cisco...

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WiFi vs. Ethernet: What's the difference and what do I need?

A question we receive often is "Do I need WiFi or Ethernet at my home, and what's the difference?"

By Conner Williams

Aug 6, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
#technology

This is a great question as the two terms are often used interchangeably. But there are differences in functionality between the two. WiFi is the equipment and technology that takes an Internet signal from the wired cord that DirectLink installed inside your home. It then relays it through a...

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Gadget Review: Ring Home Security System

Available at www.ring.com or other electronics retail locations – Product prices vary

By Conner Williams

Jul 3, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
#review #technology

With everything from video doorbells to security cameras to floodlights, Ring has everything needed to keep one’s home secure. And the best part? It can all be monitored remotely through the mobile app. Keep watch over your home when on vacation, at work, or watching a movie in the...

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