Even for modern users, the language surrounding home networking can be a little confusing. What’s a LAN? Why do I need an Ethernet cable? Isn’t it all the same?
SSH and VPNs aren’t competing technology. They solve different problems. But when should you use one over the other?
Need to add wireless networking to your computer? You’ve got two options: PCI-e network adapters or USB wireless solutions. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.
We are a civilization of data creators. However, storage runs out. Networked-storage solutions are extremely useful, but what type is right for you? If you’re unsure, we’ve explained the four main types.
Disabling the HomeGroup not only improves the performance of Windows, it can also dramatically increase your network connection speed. We’ll show you how it’s done.
In home networks, IP addresses aren’t usually fixed, but they do fall within specific ranges. A static IP address doesn’t change. What are the advantages to this, and why would you want one?
Is your wireless router old and outdated? You may be missing out on several newer features that can improve your connection quality and make your life easier.
The two most common forms of broadband internet are cable and fiber. But which one is better for you? If you have the option of both, which one should you go with?
The F2-220 2-bay NAS enclosure by TerraMaster is a sub-$200 personal backup and storage solution. It has a dual core Intel CPU, and can handle up to 16TB of storage.
You can share your one printer with multiple PCs across a local network. We explain how to set this up in Windows. We also show you alternative ways to share your printer.
The versatility of the Raspberry Pi means that at some point you’re bound to be using it outdoors, beyond the reach of your wireless network. So how can you communicate with it?
You can get deals on Logitech keyboards, webcams, and more. Plus, they have TP-Link deals with routers, range extenders, powerline kits, and just about any home networking device you can image.
If you want full and absolute control over your network, then you’ll have to start using Command Prompt. Here are the most useful commands for managing and troubleshooting your home network.
If you’re using a VPN but confused about why it’s killing your internet speed, these tips may be just what you need to solve those issues.
If your wireless router’s signal doesn’t seem to reach very far, or if your signal keeps dropping for some weird reason, here are a few things you can do that might fix it.
If your router’s Wi-Fi signals are weak and unreliable and you can’t seem to find a solution, the answer may lie in Wi-Fi extenders and/or powerline adapters.
Some excellent deals today on SteamOS gaming consoles, drones, privacy-protecting shredders, flash drives, and a Go-Pro baseball hat (Go-Pro sadly not included).
DNS errors are frustrating, but luckily you can banish them from your Mac by clearing the cache in just a few moments.
Every household with internet access should be using a router, even if there’s only one PC connected to the network. Here are a few compelling reasons why.
Internet providers don’t win ethics awards. Just the opposite – they perennially rank among the least liked companies in the United States. Stop paying them rental fees! Here are the best modem-routers around!
When traveling to hotels, you probably waste lots of time connecting devices to the hotel’s Wi-Fi. Travel routers can help you get around that and make your life easier.
If you’re having trouble with your Wi-Fi speed, there’s one quick fix that only takes a minute but could significantly boost performance. You should try it ASAP!
Whether you want to crank up home network security or connect to your home network remotely, you’ll need your own VPN. Here’s how to set one up for free using DD-WRT.
Are you confused about the differences between a hub, a switch, and a router? Don’t worry. The answer is actually quite simple. In this article, we break it down for you.