Michael Bolanos


About Michael Bolanos

Professional IT Consultant, Entrepreneur, Friend of Humans, Animals, and Earth.


Fresh Install Your Computer For Better Performance   Recently updated !

Performing a fresh install on your PC or Mac can be one of the “ultimate troubleshooting techniques,” that is according to ZDNet, and we agree. If you are inclined to do so and have the technical skills or help to do a fresh install we think it should be considered. […]


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uBlock Origin vs AdBlocker vs Pi-Hole

The topic of ad blocking as a security measure is often misunderstood. Besides the fact that ads can be annoying they can also bring with it malvertising. Malvertising is advertising that can be dangerous to your computer, mobile device, browser, or any device. Why do I need it? Pop-up and […]


Best Wifi for Home & Small Business 2019   Recently updated !

The demand for the latest Wifi Technologies is booming. In 2019 we have some great offerings and the companies offering have increased. Even Amazon has gotten into the game with the acquisition of Eero. While last year we focused on SMB and the Home users market with basic off the […]


What can we learn from Seniors about Technology?

We can learn a lot from Seniors, but don’t ask me, ask a Senior. It’s interesting to discuss Seniors on a day like today, it’s my Father’s birthday he would be 107 years today if he were still alive. Today we at offthegridit helped a class of Seniors learning to […]


Top Reasons To Avoid using Comcast and AT&T Internet Supplied Wifi Routers

Here are the top reasons you should ditch your Comcast Cable modem or bypass your AT&T U-Verse Wifi equipment.  We always recommend you avoid using vendor supplied Wifi and Routers/Firewalls.  Use a reputable third party router for best performance, security, and insight into your network. To Bridge or Not To […]


What do you think of this wiring mess?

The Worst Networks Of 2018

Ok let us see who can claim the honor of having the worst network for 2018.  If we can identify a winner for 2018 we will gladly send you a Raspberry Pi 3.  Please submit your entries by December 14, 2018. Ok, let us take a look at some bad […]


How To Setup your Network Printer

Setting up Network Printers has been one of our specialties since back in the day.  I still remember when people could not print because the temp directory didn’t exist on Windows 3.1… Ok, let’s get back to the future, the here and now… Network Printers Let us say you have […]

Printer Jam

Autonomous Robot Prototype by Michael Bolanos

DIY Robotics is here for the Rest of Us

diyroboto is a website for DIY Robotics Enthusiasts.  We are proud to say we sponsor this community.  Let’s see where this goes, check it out  http://diyroboto.com This site was designed for robotics enthusiasts to find information on DIY Robots.  There is a DIY Robot Forum, Store, Idea Lab, and a […]


Apple Accessories for the New Macbook Pro with and without Touchbar

Many people are adopting the new Macbook Pro models into their daily routine.  Keep in mind that the non-touchbar versions of the 13″ Macbook Pro only have 2 USB-C ports, you’ll have to get the Touchbar version to get 4 USB-C ports (we were not happy with that either…) Here […]

Apple Accessories

How to file a Complaint against Comcast with the FCC

Have you ever tried to cancel your service with Comcast?  Did you know you have to give them a 60 day notice (according to the Terms & Conditions you sign when you signed up for service.) Has AT&T or Comcast been over billing you? Would you like to do something and […]