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Three wonders of the Gear 2 Neo wearable

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We previously provided a review of the Gear 2 Neo and as we’re still excited about the wearable, we wanted to share even more about its features. In the post below, Connected explores three cool capabilities of the Gear 2 Neo.

A remote on your wrist

The WatchON app on the Gear 2 Neo lets you control your TV, right from your wrist. Aside from being a useful add-on in the living room, its prank potential outside the home is near endless. Check out the steps:
1. On the Gear 2 Neo homescreen, swipe across to find the WatchON app and tap to launch.
2. Ensure the infrared LED sensor at the top of the watch has a line of sight with the component you want to control.
3. Tap the component in the top left to switch between controlling TVs, DVD players, set-top boxes, etc.
4. The onscreen buttons will change based on what component type you’re controlling.

Will help to find your phone

Has your device fallen between the sofa cushions? Is it tucked in your knapsack in the closet? If only you knew, because you need it immediately. Thankfully, the Gear 2 Neo makes it easy to find an errant smartphone. Here’s how:
1. On the Gear 2 Neo home screen, swipe across to Find My Device and tap to launch.
2. Tap Start. Your smartphone will start chiming loudly.
3. When you find your device (hooray!), just tap Stop on the Gear 2 Neo or swipe on your phone to silence the chime.

Get the pulse

The Gear 2 Neo has an integrated heart-rate sensor on its back. This, along with the variety of health and fitness apps packed in, can help you see what condition your condition is in:
1. On the home screen, swipe to find Heart Rate and tap to launch.
2. Tap Start. The green onscreen heart blinks to let you know it’s measuring.
3. Stay still and at rest while your heart rate is being read.
4. Within a few seconds, you’ll receive your heart-rate reading.

How have you been using your Gear 2 Neo?

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How to jazz up your home Wifi network name

networknameHave you ever visited a friend’s house or used your phone at a party to connect to Wifi and saw a witty or down right hilarious network name? Or perhaps you’ve recently had your Rogers internet service installed and the default network name (SSID) of ‘SMC8014W-G’ just doesn’t match your personality. If so, you’re probably asking yourself, “How do I change my network name?”

A few weeks ago we answered this in a Rogers Community blog post, and our Community Forum members found it very useful. Here are the steps to change your network name:

First…
You will need to find out what the Default Gateway IP of your Rogers Gateway Modem is. Hint – it’s probably 192.168.0.1 However, if you want to be sure, you’ll be able to do this quickly from the command prompt with IPCONFIG:

  • From your Windows desktop hit Start and click Run. Now type cmd and then click OK. This will launch the Command Prompt window.
  • In this window type IPCONFIG and hit Enter. Your IP configuration will now appear. From here you can confirm the Default Gateway IP.

Next…
Copy the confirmed Default Gateway IP and paste it right into your browser’s address bar. (Do not put ‘www’ in front of it):

  • You’ll now see a Log In screen. The Username will be cusadmin and the password will be password.
  • Click Login to get to your Rogers Gateway Modem configuration menu.
  • Next, click the Wireless tab and then the Channel and SSID tab.

Now the fun part!
Type your desired network name into the SSID box. Then click Apply to save the settings. Once complete you’ll need to reconnect all your wireless devices again as if it was a ‘new’ network.

And that’s it! Be creative, be imaginative and then visit us and other members at the Community Forums here to let us know what you changed your network name to.

Tell us, changing your network name important to you?

Do you have questions about your Rogers products and services? Check out Rogers Community Forums, a place for in-depth support from over 260,000 peers and nine resident experts.

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