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Old 07-27-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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[SIZE=3]I have Verizon FIOS wireless router for my internet service. I have 4 computers wirelessly getting internet from it:

- desktop
- 2 laptops
- iPad (the latest to be connected)

It seems ever since my iPad came on board, my desktop has been slower to get to the webpages & often freezing.

Here's the 2nd issue. I don't remember if this was before or after I wirelessly connected my iPad (I think BEFORE), but my desktop screen of my desktop went all black but the icons are still there. The message box says to activate with my key code. My code's back at my parents' house, so I don't know when I'll get that CD-ROM.

Which has to do with my suddenly slow/freezing desktop? My new iPad, making it the 4th computer hooked up with this router OR that the Windows Vista wants activation for some unknown reason to me.

What do I need to do? Who's tech support do I call to get my desktop moving faster again (internet provider OR Microsoft people)?
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Download CCleaner and run it. See if that resolves your desktop computer issues. As to the WIFI computers, they are sharing your bandwidth. So the more that are online and further they are from the router will run slower. So if you have FIOS 50 then they may be running below 20 wirelessly. Wired will always have the best signal, but it will be slowed down by directories that hold webpage images which are supposed to make commonly used pages load faster.

As to the activation code request, that usually comes up when the same license number has been used multiple times.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks a lot.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:11 AM
 
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Check for rootkit especially if it's booting slowly.

How to detect and remove unknown rootkits
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Do all the above, but realize that the ipad is not the cause of your desktop problems.
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