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New WiFi Routers Will Keep You Connected

The days of weak wireless signals at home may be a thing of the past. Nothing is more frustrating than having a weak, inconsistent and troublesome Wi-Fi network at home, because today’s households (working moms and dads, active kids, involved young adults) rely more on their smart devices and laptops than they do on their…

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Changing IP Address

You’ll be amazed at what can happen. The more you learn about why people want to hide their IP addresses, the more you should be convinced to give it a try yourself. Just in case you’re new to this topic, there are more than a few reasons you might want to hide your IP addresses…

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Make Your Router Security Strong Enough to Keep Hackers Out

Wireless Network Security

Most of us are so happy to have the convenience of wireless networks that we tend to overlook the fact that they are very unsecure. For example, with a wired network, you have to be directly connected to the network. But with a wireless network—where the connection is made possible by a radio signal—anyone within…

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What is Wireless Internet Service?

Wireless Internet

Broadband internet service is a form of high-speed internet access. In fact, the name “broadband” has come to be synonymous with high-speed internet use in general. Since speed is measured by bit rate, the number of bits processed per unit of time, broadband internet service is defined as being 256 kbit/s (kilobits per second) or…

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Wireless Network Terms

Setting up a wireless network for the first time. If you haven’t set up a wireless network at home yet, you should give it some thought. With the advances of technology over the past several years, it has gotten pretty easy to set one up. But more than that, because so many people these days…

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Wi-Fi explained in clear everyday language

Wi-Fi

First, let’s get a couple of points out of the way: Wi-Fi, which rhymes with the outdated term “hi-fi,” has nothing in common with its soundalike. Hi-fi stood for “high-fidelity” and was used to describe a phonograph/radio system with excellent sound. Wi-Fi, by comparison, does not stand for “wireless fidelity” and has nothing to do…

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How To Use A SmartDNS Service To Unblock Websites

How To Use A SmartDNS Service To Unblock Websites

What Is SmartDNS? With an array of global sites hiding behind the locked doors of geo-blocking, using a SmartDNS is the key to accessing that restricted content and essentially unblocking websites. Before delving into the world of SmartDNS use, however, it is beneficial to first educate yourself on what a SmartDNS really is, how it…

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TCP/UDP Port Number List

IANA Port Number List The port numbers are divided into three ranges: the Well Known Ports, the Registered Ports, and the Dynamic and/or Private Ports. The Well Known Ports are those from 0 through 1023. DCCP Well Known ports SHOULD NOT be used without IANA registration. The registration procedure is defined in [RFC4340], Section 19.9.…

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