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Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names

Web Culture

Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names

Network and computer names are visible to anyone within the respective environment. Hence they make great subjects for sending messages, confusing other people in the network, or showing off your geekiness. Why use a default SSID or follow a boring name convention, if you could have some fun? Ever since I bought my first laptop in 2003, I named my devices after a life goal or a geographical destination.

12-06-2013
Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names
What Is UPnP & Why Is It Dangerous? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

What Is UPnP & Why Is It Dangerous? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology in the computer age has been plagued with unsecured features, security loopholes, and general oversights in software architecture. Flash drives can carry keyloggers. Browsers might have open backdoors. Windows constantly updates with security fixes. We have to take the good with the bad and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is one technological advancement that, too, comes with its share of drawbacks.

20-03-2013
What Is UPnP & Why Is It Dangerous? [MakeUseOf Explains]
What Is Port Forwarding & How Can It Help Me? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

What Is Port Forwarding & How Can It Help Me? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Do you cry a little inside when someone tells you there’s a port forwarding problem and that’s why your shiny new app won’t work? Your Xbox won’t let you play games, your torrent downloads refuse to start, or your web server can’t be accessed? Well, I’m here to dispel the difficulty and explain just what port forwarding is, and how it can help you.

21-11-2012
What Is Port Forwarding & How Can It Help Me? [MakeUseOf Explains]
Bypass Regional Locks with UnoDNS from UnoTelly [Giveaway]

Internet

Bypass Regional Locks with UnoDNS from UnoTelly [Giveaway]

>Are you frustrated by the international blocks that stop you from watching Hulu? Are you a UK Netflix user, annoyed that the American selection of movies and TV shows is orders of magnitude larger than what’s available to you? Well, I have the perfect solution for you: a premium DNS service called UnoDNS which bypasses all those regional locks. We’ve got 25 one-year Gold subscriptions for UnoDNS to give away, worth a total of $1500!

12-07-2012
Bypass Regional Locks with UnoDNS from UnoTelly [Giveaway]
How To Write A Windows Script To Change Network Settings On The Fly

Windows

How To Write A Windows Script To Change Network Settings On The Fly

In many offices or work environments, you might need to redefine your network settings to connect to different networks. I found myself in this situation often enough, and got so tired of browsing to the network card, opening up the IP settings and making those edits, that I decided it was high time to put together a VB script that would do it all in one or two clicks.

27-04-2012
How To Write A Windows Script To Change Network Settings On The Fly
Monitor Network Devices And Websites With ICMP Ping Manager

Windows

Monitor Network Devices And Websites With ICMP Ping Manager

Both at work and at home, I often find that I have a need to check the status of my PCs, printers, servers or other network devices. These days, with so many devices making use of home networks, this is something that more homeowners need to do. you may find it useful to use an application with a nice GUI that will do all of the heavy lifting for you. One such application is Ping Manager.

20-04-2012
Monitor Network Devices And Websites With ICMP Ping Manager
What Is Telnet & What Are Its Uses? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

What Is Telnet & What Are Its Uses? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Telnet is one of those tech terms you may occasionally hear, but not in an ad or a feature laundry list of any product you may buy. That’s because it’s a protocol, or a language used to talk to computers and other machines; not only that, but Telnet is actually ancient in Internet terms, dating back from 1973. So what is Telnet, and what is it good for, anyway?

15-12-2011
What Is Telnet & What Are Its Uses? [MakeUseOf Explains]
PRTG Monitor – A Free Bandwidth Meter For PCs In Your Home Network

Windows

PRTG Monitor – A Free Bandwidth Meter For PCs In Your Home Network

Have you ever been in a situation where your Internet is just dragging along, while you know that you’re the only person on your network, and you’re hardly using any bandwidth? There are plenty of tools out there that will help you with analyzing your home network and assist you with increasing your Internet speeds on that network.

16-11-2011
PRTG Monitor – A Free Bandwidth Meter For PCs In Your Home Network
Quickly Set Up Your Own Home Intranet With ocPortal

Windows

Quickly Set Up Your Own Home Intranet With ocPortal

Have you ever thought about what it might be like to have a “portal page” for your family, just like many companies offer to employees? Wouldn’t it be convenient to have a central web-based repository of important documents, files and schedules for your family? Luckily, there is an open source Portal that you can install on your own home web server.

06-10-2011
Quickly Set Up Your Own Home Intranet With ocPortal
Someone Stealing Your Wifi? Find Out What They’re Looking At With These 3 Apps

Browsers

Someone Stealing Your Wifi? Find Out What They’re Looking At With These 3 Apps

If your Wifi is being hijacked by some dirty rotten thieves – I showed you how to check this before – what can you do to get your own back, or find out a little more about who is responsible? Or rather, if a hacker has gained access to your wifi network, what kind of nasty things could they do to you?

21-08-2011
Someone Stealing Your Wifi? Find Out What They’re Looking At With These 3 Apps