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No longer using Core
I've had Core since it came out and it was used with a really lousy Internet connection. Core didn't improve our Internet that much. In May, we got a new Internet provider and they also provided a new "high powered" router. We are now getting Internet in places (like our upstairs) without the Core that we couldn't even get with the Core before. However, every so often our Internet is dropped. It works great for a couple of weeks and then there's days when I can't even download a file without the Internet being dropped. Since most of the troubles occur when using our desktop, I have to wonder whether there is some setting or something in the firewall that was formally used with the Core that needs to be changed now that we are no longer using Core. We've had our new Internet provider come out a couple of weeks ago, and they made some adjustments with their tower. They couldn't find any problems with their radio modem or router. It worked great again for the past two weeks, but tonight it's dropping the Internet left and right. It could be due to the weather conditions but I can't be sure about that. Tonight it seemed to drop the Internet only while trying to download a PDF newspaper. However, it's a couple of hours later and I'm now using Amazon Fire Stick right on our TV, and it is great. No problems there so far. I do have to wonder if the fact that I am not using Core, but haven't really made any changes to my desktop computer's Norton Security program could be the cause of the dropped Internet. Could our Norton Security program on our desktop be blocking web sites or downloads thinking it is still connected to the Core? I am using a 1 1/2 year old Dell desktop computer with Windows 10. I did uninstall the Core app on my iPhone, but do I need to make any changes to my desktop Norton Security program since I'm no longer using Core? I don't intend to connect the Core back on because I truly believe in our case, it was more trouble than it was worth. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.