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Solutions

These days, just about anyone can find just about anything with a quick Google search. But where do you begin if your printer will work from one computer and not another? What do you do if a pop-up warning sounds a siren and tells you that you have a virus? When your Wi-Fi starts running slower, who do you call?

Home technology needs generally fall into five categories: making sure devices can talk to each other and the world; knowing how to use those devices; having devices contribute to quality of life; keeping everything running smoothly; and making sure that it’s all protected and secure, including the home itself.

The following examples illustrate a few problems and solutions from each of those broad categories, based on real-world issues solved by Molnar Home Computing.

Wi-Fi & Networking:

You’ve just purchased new cable service from a big provider, and it came with a brand-new router with integrated Wi-Fi. Things are running great in the room with the router, even in nearby rooms. But when the house is full of devices, things start to get a little slow. In rooms on the other side of the house, or out in the back yard, matters get worse. Download speeds are awful. Videos run like old stop-motion Christmas specials. Connections randomly drop.

Drop in a wireless router configured as an access point to act as a wireless repeater, forming a wireless mesh network. This is a relatively low cost solution, but you lose some Wi-Fi bandwidth rebroadcasting the signal, even if you use something with a minimum of 2×2 MIMO.

Run CAT-6 from the room with the router to a room near the problem areas. Plug a wireless access point into the new Ethernet run. Configure the device to match your existing SSID. This costs a little more than the first option, but ends in zero Wi-Fi bandwidth loss rebroadcasting the signal.

It’ll probably be better tomorrow, or next week. Or when the snow falls. Or the kids go to college. Or the rain stops. Or something. Just reboot things. I wouldn’t worry about it. This option has the advantage of being free, and the disadvantage of not actually solving anything.

Tutoring & Lessons

You see people using their tablets, computers, and phones and it feels like you’re moving in slow motion. Your car is stuck in second on the information superhighway, you don’t know how to shift, you’re missing exits, you lost your map, and you’re sure that with just a little help you’d be a lot better with all this technology stuff.

Buy a book, take a class, watch videos, read well-witten blog articles, and teach yourself how to use these things.
Pro: Low to no cost.
Con: No interaction.
Engage a professional with experiencing teaching technology concepts and practical applications.
Pro: Your needs are directly addressed and questions directly answered.
Con: Professionals (with rare exceptions) aren’t free.
Who needs technology anyway? You can still dial the phone (most of the time) and handwritten letters are nice.
Pro: Zero cost. Ludditism will likely be vogue at some point: you’ll be ahead of the curve.
Con: While you’re waiting for the revolution against the machines, you’ll be way behind the curve.

Smart Home

You see people using their tablets, computers, and phones and it feels like you’re moving in slow motion. Your car is stuck in second on the information superhighway, you don’t know how to shift, you’re missing exits, you lost your map, and you’re sure that with just a little help you’d be a lot better with all this technology stuff.

Buy a book, take a class, watch videos, read well-witten blog articles, and teach yourself how to use these things.
Pro: Low to no cost.
Con: No interaction.
Engage a professional with experiencing teaching technology concepts and practical applications.
Pro: Your needs are directly addressed and questions directly answered.
Con: Professionals (with rare exceptions) aren’t free.
Who needs technology anyway? You can still dial the phone (most of the time) and handwritten letters are nice.
Pro: Zero cost. Ludditism will likely be vogue at some point: you’ll be ahead of the curve.
Con: While you’re waiting for the revolution against the machines, you’ll be way behind the curve.

Repairs and Upgrades

You see people using their tablets, computers, and phones and it feels like you’re moving in slow motion. Your car is stuck in second on the information superhighway, you don’t know how to shift, you’re missing exits, you lost your map, and you’re sure that with just a little help you’d be a lot better with all this technology stuff.

Buy a book, take a class, watch videos, read well-witten blog articles, and teach yourself how to use these things.
Pro: Low to no cost.
Con: No interaction.
Engage a professional with experiencing teaching technology concepts and practical applications.
Pro: Your needs are directly addressed and questions directly answered.
Con: Professionals (with rare exceptions) aren’t free.
Who needs technology anyway? You can still dial the phone (most of the time) and handwritten letters are nice.
Pro: Zero cost. Ludditism will likely be vogue at some point: you’ll be ahead of the curve.
Con: While you’re waiting for the revolution against the machines, you’ll be way behind the curve.

Antivirus Security

You see people using their tablets, computers, and phones and it feels like you’re moving in slow motion. Your car is stuck in second on the information superhighway, you don’t know how to shift, you’re missing exits, you lost your map, and you’re sure that with just a little help you’d be a lot better with all this technology stuff.

Buy a book, take a class, watch videos, read well-witten blog articles, and teach yourself how to use these things.
Pro: Low to no cost.
Con: No interaction.
Engage a professional with experiencing teaching technology concepts and practical applications.
Pro: Your needs are directly addressed and questions directly answered.
Con: Professionals (with rare exceptions) aren’t free.
Who needs technology anyway? You can still dial the phone (most of the time) and handwritten letters are nice.
Pro: Zero cost. Ludditism will likely be vogue at some point: you’ll be ahead of the curve.
Con: While you’re waiting for the revolution against the machines, you’ll be way behind the curve.

Testimonials

Claims of community focus, work ethics, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction are great. Evidence of the truth of those claims, from reviews by actual customers, is even better.

Charles Molnar was referred to us by a family friend. He is local and has been in the computer service business for a very long time. He came into our home and answered all of our questions, provided the computer services we required and enhanced it’s performance. He conducted himself in a very professional manner.  We feel very confident in his abilities and will continue to rely on him in the future.

Frank M.

Charles fixed 2 lap tops for me. It is a pleasure to work with him. He explains everything well, follows through with all my questions and problems and the most important; He is honest and I can trust him managing my information.

Dr. Jorge D.

Charlie Molnar came highly recommended by a member of my church who had hired him for his own computer questions.  The technical help I needed was well beyond my own skills and I knew I needed a professional. However, grabbing a name from the yellow pages or internet was out of the question. I am cautious who I allow access to my computer and my home. Nevertheless, upon meeting Charlie I knew my concerns were over. It was obvious from the start Charlie Molnar not only knew his craft he was also a man of integrity.  Charlie installed programs I was interested in and helped me immeasurably with other confounding issues. I’m grateful for his professionalism, his teaching skills, willingness to help and quiet humor. I’m glad to know someone like Charlie is out there. I’ve already recommended him to friends and let my friend from church know what a great help Charlie Molnar has been to me.

Marjorie A.

The MHC Philosophy

These days, it’s nearly impossible to avoid technology in the home, and the conversation has changed dramatically in a very short time. It’s no longer just about desktops or laptops, PCs or Macs.

Traditional wired phones have become a thing of the past with the move to cellular smart phones. Modern televisions have integrated Wi-Fi and can handle everything from Netflix to Hulu to Pandora. High-end refrigerators email you when you’re low on milk and even order another gallon for you. You can put dinner in the oven when you leave for work in the morning, then start it remotely so it’s done just when you need it – not burned because you worked an hour late. Doorbells with integrated cameras show you who’s come calling on your phone or tablet, even if you’re on vacation three thousand miles from home.

The swift saturation of technology into every aspect of home life has brought with it new opportunities and new challenges. We come to rely on everything working: when it doesn’t, we need the problem resolved quickly.

The professionals at MHC, LLC have experience across a wide range of home computing and home technology disciplines. We believe it’s our responsibility to use that experience to help our neighbors and our communities improve their quality of life, by empowering them to make the best use of their devices, and by keeping those devices running smoothly.