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« Reply #5910 on: December 19, 2016, 02:49:14 PM »
Got a hold of an old friend who was a Comp Sci major and he hooked me up via gotomeeting.  Cancel request - am thrilled to be enjoying my Echo Dot.Merry ChristmasJanet
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« Reply #5911 on: December 19, 2016, 05:39:35 PM »
The Echo and Dot we have are great... Echo is downstairs and the Dot upstairs. We also got wife's sister an Echo and one of our friends...a Dot for Christmas..


Got a hold of an old friend who was a Comp Sci major and he hooked me up via gotomeeting.  Cancel request - am thrilled to be enjoying my Echo Dot.Merry ChristmasJanet
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« Reply #5912 on: December 19, 2016, 07:40:32 PM »
We need to block off a few hours with it.

It's hooked up to the thermostat and the harmony remote now.

Next up the TiVo.

The wife wants lightbulbs for it now too.

Maybe there will be some nice new years sales on them.
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« Reply #5913 on: December 19, 2016, 08:33:56 PM »
Have a friend from work whose cousin is a paraplegicHis is hooked up to the lights, the furnace and they are working on it unlocking the front door.An absolutely spectacular thing for someone like him.Janet
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« Reply #5914 on: December 20, 2016, 12:14:53 PM »
I'd love to get something like this for my parents, however they do not even have a computer or a tablet.
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« Reply #5915 on: December 20, 2016, 03:52:18 PM »
Maybe get them a "smart phone" from tracfone.... or any pay as you go server. No need for tablet or puter.


I'd love to get something like this for my parents, however they do not even have a computer or a tablet.
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« Reply #5916 on: December 20, 2016, 05:40:57 PM »
Actually I could just add them on my T-Mobile account, but T-Mobile pretty much sucks around Meadville.
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« Reply #5917 on: January 14, 2017, 03:34:36 PM »
Internet upgrade at the domicile today. No internet until 3:15pm. It was an apocalypse like event for the kids!
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« Reply #5918 on: January 14, 2017, 07:59:07 PM »
I found out that I didn't have enough bandwidth to run my Echo Dot.  It worked for a while, but then would cut off halfway through her reply.  Called Armstrong and it would cost me $15 additional a month for more bandwidth.  Now that I retired the first of the year I am not in a position to take on additional expenses, so alas I am not using my Dot.  Oh well.  Janet
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« Reply #5919 on: January 14, 2017, 09:43:12 PM »
I have no problem with both an echo and a dot... I have DSL.

I found out that I didn't have enough bandwidth to run my Echo Dot.  It worked for a while, but then would cut off halfway through her reply.  Called Armstrong and it would cost me $15 additional a month for more bandwidth.  Now that I retired the first of the year I am not in a position to take on additional expenses, so alas I am not using my Dot.  Oh well.  Janet
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« Reply #5920 on: January 14, 2017, 11:23:01 PM »
It sounds more like a wi-fi problems than your available bandwidth. An echo doesn't use very much bandwidth.
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« Reply #5921 on: January 15, 2017, 10:16:26 AM »
List of wireless equipment in my home...

3 Kindles
2 towers ( soon to add an old tower in the basement )
1 laptop
3 printers
2 ROKUs
1 Echo
1 DOT
2 "semi" smart phones
1 Smart watch

Assortment of Blue Tooth.....about 4 or more.... Verizon DSL using a 7500 modem/router.

I know I don't use all at the same time but... sometimes ...between my wife and I... we have several going at the same time...My wirelesscovers both floors and basement as well as all the reaches (and beyond) of the property boundry. 
I would think your issue is with your WiFi as well...I have family and friends on TWC internet and they have no issues. Do you have METAL walls? Live under a POWER LINE lol.

Maybe your modem/router is faulty... or your settings aren't set right??????

It sounds more like a wi-fi problems than your available bandwidth. An echo doesn't use very much bandwidth.
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« Reply #5922 on: January 15, 2017, 11:34:18 AM »
Actually the location of the wifi access point makes a big difference. If the signal gets degraded the transmission will drop or stutter as you described.

How close is the echo to to your access point and how much physical material is between them?
Do you have cordless phones that are close to the echo?
Baby monitors also interfere with wifi signals.

Wifi is is really convenient, but getting signal strength and quality can be daunting sometimes.
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« Reply #5923 on: January 15, 2017, 12:16:21 PM »
My router/modem is on the North side of second floor... House is a wood structure. Maybe a WiFi booster might help??? Maybe place on near the center of the home???


Actually the location of the wifi access point makes a big difference. If the signal gets degraded the transmission will drop or stutter as you described.

How close is the echo to to your access point and how much physical material is between them?
Do you have cordless phones that are close to the echo?
Baby monitors also interfere with wifi signals.

Wifi is is really convenient, but getting signal strength and quality can be daunting sometimes.
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« Reply #5924 on: January 15, 2017, 04:49:03 PM »
Having it located where the signal has to pass through the least amount of material is always optimal. Drywall and wood being easier to get through than plaster, metal and concrete. My sons room has crappy wifi, but between where the access point is and where his computer is lie the electrical service. I will fix this when I have the cash to spend on the one thing I want to get.
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