Creating Windows 10 Installation Media

To View File extensions on Windows

From: automatetheboringstuff chapter10 - ORGANIZING FILES

As you begin working with files, you may find it helpful to be able to quickly see what the extension (.txt, .pdf, .jpg, and so on) of a file is. With macOS and Linux, your file browser most likely shows extensions automatically. With Windows, file extensions may be hidden by default. To show extensions, go to Start ▸ Control Panel ▸ Appearance and Personalization ▸ Folder Options. On the View tab, under Advanced Settings, uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types checkbox.


Enabling ssh on Windows

launching programs locally: opengl-and-remote-desktop

Changing Which Wifi Band to Connect To

Why would you want to change wifi bands?

Basically, 5 ghz band is better because you can transfer more data faster. But, it has a shorter range than lower bands (for example the 2.4 ghz band).

To Change from 5 ghz Bandwith to 2.4 ghz Bandwith

Adapted from: How to manually switch Wifi between 2.4 and 5GHz bands on the Surface Pro 3

1) Search for Device Manager in the start menu 2) Open Device Manager, expand Network Adapter, and find the Wireless Driver 3) Right click on the wireless drive and open properties. 4) Navigate to the Advance tab and choose which wireless band to connect to.

Choosing a Band to connect to

Reference: WiFi Standards 802.11a/b/g/n vs. 802.11ac: Which is Best?


Band Pro Con
802.11 None lol. You can get wifi. only supported a maximum network bandwidth 2 Mbps, too slow for most applications.
802.11b lowest cost; signal range is good and not easily obstructed slowest maximum speed; home appliances may interfere on the unregulated frequency band
802.11a fast maximum speed; regulated frequencies prevent signal interference from other devices Cons of 802.11a - highest cost; shorter range signal that is more easily obstructed
802.11g fast maximum speed; signal range is good and not easily obstructed costs more than 802.11b; appliances may interfere on the unregulated signal frequency
802.11n fastest maximum speed and best signal range; more resistant to signal interference from outside sources standard is not yet finalized; costs more than 802.11g; the use of multiple signals may greatly interfere with nearby 802.11b/g based networks
802.11ac offers improved bandwidth and more flexibility through simultaneous connection support; backwards compatibility allows use of existing technologies dual bands mean increased cost; still prone to interference on the 2.4GHz frequency

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