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Networking Basics: Learn How Networks Work

What You Need to Know About Ports

Most people look at a computer and see it as a machine that you operate with a keyboard and mouse and that connects to a monitor and printer. What most of us overlook is that the computer is the brains of the outfit and the other parts—the printer, modem, keyboard, etc.—are simply connected to the…

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How do I change my MAC address?

Although physical MAC (Media Access Control) addresses are permanent by design, several mechanisms allow modification, or “spoofing”, of the MAC address that is reported by the operating system. This can be useful for privacy reasons, for instance when connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot, or to ensure interoperability. Some internet service providers bind their service to…

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What is a Cable/DSL Modem?

First of all, you need to understand what a broadband connection is and how it works. According to, broadband is “a high-speed, high-capacity transmission medium that can carry signals from multiple independent network carriers. This is done on a single coaxial or fiber-optic cable by establishing different bandwidth channels. Broadband technology can support a…

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VPN Protocols Explained

VPN Protocols Explained In Plain Language

You don’t have to worry about VPN protocols if you’re researching VPNs for basic safety and security. The default protocol should work perfectly fine for you.

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