Learn How to Fix Wi-Fi, Computer, and Networking problems!
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Learn How to Fix Wi-Fi, Computer, and Networking problems!

Troubleshooting tips that help you understand how to approach technology problems and tools for fixing them successfully
4.2 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,076 students enrolled
Created by Jeff Przybylski
Last updated 12/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to fix wifi problems.
  • Learn how to fix computer software and hardware problems.
  • Learn how to fix networking problems.
  • Learn about the troubleshooting process.
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Requirements
  • Course examples shown using Windows but it isn't required for most lecture concepts.
Description
  • Are you tired of wondering why the heck your computer just stopped working?
  • Frustrated over slow, intermittent, and dropped Wi-Fi connections?
  • Do you wish you knew more about the technology you use everyday?

If you get just a wee bit angry over dropped Wi-Fi connections, software that crashes, slow networks, or failing hardware, then Learn How to Fix Wi-Fi, Computers, and Networking problems is for YOU!

This course will teach you how to troubleshoot all the errors and problems that plague our technology and all the devices we use each day. There are many common things to look for when diagnosing technical problems and ways of thinking that can bring you closer to fixing them. Learn these techniques and master all the phones, tablets, computers, laptops, networks, hardware, and software in your life today!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for beginners or anyone that wants a refresher in how to troubleshoot technology. The examples are shown in Windows 10 but most lecture concepts can be applied to any environment.
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
02:09:28
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Welcome to Troubleshooting Tips
2 Lectures 02:27

Talking head introduction to the section.

Preview 01:18

Learn what this course is about and how it's organized.

Preview 01:09
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Troubleshooting Process
5 Lectures 10:38

Talking head introduction to the section.

Introduction Video
00:37

Learn how to eliminate possible options during the troubleshooting process.

Preview 02:16

Learn why intermittent technology problems are so much harder to solve than constant ones.

Intermittent vs Constant
03:19

Learn about various kinds of hardware and software error messages and how they can help you toward solving a problem.

Error Messages Can Be Your Friend
03:05

Learn why it's important to keep detailed notes as you go through the troubleshooting process and how they help.

Make Notes As You Progress
01:21
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Types of Problems
6 Lectures 12:18

Talking head introduction to the section.

Introduction Video
00:33

Learn the kinds of physical connections you will see when troubleshooting technology.

Physical Connections
01:46

Learn about the kinds of power and battery related issues you may run into when fixing devices.

Power and Batteries
02:31

Learn about the types of problems you may have when dealing with communication and networking issues.

Communication and Networking
02:23

Learn about kinds of errors that can occur with the software and apps we use everyday.

Software and Apps
02:35

Learn about types of hardware issues that you may have to deal with.

Hardware Issues
02:30
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Physical Connections
4 Lectures 09:00

Talking head introduction to the section.

Introduction Video
00:37

Learn about unplugged connections and how to avoid this problem.

Unplugged
03:24

Learn about how cables can become broken or frayed and how to prevent this.

Broken or Frayed
02:58

Learn how to avoid your cabling becoming a giant ball of confusion.

Ball of Cables
02:01
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Power and Batteries
5 Lectures 17:25

Talking head introduction to the section.

Introduction Video
01:03

Learn how you can use device LEDs to figure out what might be going on.

LEDs
01:31

Learn the kinds of electrical issues you may encounter when dealing with power.

Electrical Issues
05:39

Learn about and how to prevent dead or shorted batteries.

Dead or Shorted Battery
06:14

Learn how faulty power circuitry might be to blame for your device problems.

Faulty Power Circuitry
02:58
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Communication and Networking
7 Lectures 39:10

Talking head introduction to the section.

Introduction Video
00:59

Learn about the causes for slow or dropped wifi connections and how to fix them.

Wi-Fi Connectivity
05:59

Watch a screencast of how to use the Netgear wifi analyzer app on an Android phone to determine the best channel settings for your router or access point. 

Wi-Fi Analyzer App Demo
04:35

Watch a screencast of logging into a Netgear router to discover how to change channel, power, and other wifi settings in order to improve network connectivity.

Preview 06:19

Learn about IP addresses and TCP/IP and how you can use Windows tools like Ipconfig and Ping to solve technical issues.

IP Addresses (TCP/IP)
03:17

Watch a screencast that teaches you the basics of how to use Ipconfig and Ping in Windows.

Ipconfig and Ping Demo
14:01

Learn how network connections can slow down and how to check your connection speed.

Slow Connections
04:00
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Software and Apps
5 Lectures 21:45

Talking head introduction to the section.

Introduction Video
00:43

Learn why software and apps might encounter errors and how to go about solving them.

Slowdowns or Crashes
05:35

Watch a screencast that shows you how to use Windows Task Manager in order to find out why software or apps might be running into trouble.

How to use Windows Task Manager Demo
07:49

Learn about some maintenance tips for keeping your software and apps in a healthy state.

Maintenance Tips
03:06

Watch a screencast that shows you how to use the Windows MSConfig tool to help maintain your software and apps as well as learning valuable troubleshooting techniques.

How to use Windows MSConfig Demo
04:32
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Hardware Problems
5 Lectures 13:20

Talking head introduction to the section.

Introduction Video
01:08

Learn about the typical hardware components that fail and what to do about it.

Dead Components
03:24

Learn about some accidents that might happen to hardware devices and how to fix possible damage.

Accidents
02:22

Learn about the dangers of opening hardware devices to try and fix them due to voided warranties and electrical risks.

Warranties and Risks
02:31

Learn about common printer errors and how to fix them.

Printers
03:55
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Conclusion
3 Lectures 03:24

Talking head introduction to the section.

Congratulations!
01:13

Learn where to get more help if you're stumped on a tough technical problem.

Getting Help
01:57

Feedback and Updates
00:14
About the Instructor
Jeff Przybylski
4.2 Average rating
112 Reviews
4,346 Students
4 Courses
Head of CompuTerrors

For over 23 years, Jeff has tirelessly battled the terrors that strive to take over our computers, servers, networks, and devices. Throughout this time, he's supported many home/business users and data centers of various shapes and sizes in Silicon Valley and across the country.

In between fighting computers bent on world domination, Jeff has obtained several industry certifications, including Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician, CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.