WiFi & Internet

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    How to wire an Ethernet Cable

    Although you can buy Ethernet cables of differing lengths, there may come a time when you need one that’s a specific size. Similarly, if you ever come across a cable with a broken end, you’ll…

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  • How to Use a NAS as a Cloud Server

    While creating your own cloud server is a great solution to an online offering, it's not always practical, secure, cost-effective, or easy to manage. NAS, Network Attached Storage, drives are a far better solution. They’re…

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  • Cloud Computing – Green Cloud Providers

    Although powering a huge datacentre may not appear to be very ‘green’, the environmental costs of cloud computing have been assessed by Sustainablebrands.com and found to be of benefit to those businesses looking to reduce…

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  • WiFi – What Is It, How Does It Work?

    It’s not that long ago when wireless communications across the network was akin to witchcraft. At the time we had coaxial cables networking everything, then Ethernet, and then WiFi began to emerge, and it was…

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    Router Switches – What Are They, How Do They Work?

    Most modern routers contain at least a four-port switch built into the back of the unit. These ports allow for physical, Ethernet, connection to the router from networked devices. But what are they, and how…

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    Routers – What Are They & How Do They Work?

    Every Internet connected home, office, and multi-site megacorporation in the world uses a router to connect to the Internet. The router is the bridge that gaps your home network to the wider world of the…

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    Improve Your WiFi Security

    Most routers from an ISP have a reasonable amount of protection enabled by default, however, as with most things of a technical nature, it’s possible to improve this further. Here are our top ten tips…

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    Troubleshooting Your Wired Internet Connection

    Wired networks are often a lot more sturdy compared to a wireless network, but they’re not bulletproof. Thankfully, problems can easily be fixed, so here are our top ten troubleshooting tips for solving wired network…

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  • Network Extenders

    Network Extenders – What are they, how do they work?

    If the cabling option, together with powerline adapters, doesn’t work for you, then you can easily expand the reach of your WiFi network by utilising wireless extenders. They’re cost-effective and easy to setup.

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    Troubleshooting Slow WiFi Networks

    WiFi is like electricity, you only notice it when it’s not working. Then panic begins to set in. Thankfully, there’s no need to, as most WiFi issues can easily be fixed with a few simple…

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    Improve WiFi Range with a Powerline Adaptor

    If you’re using a mixture of computer and other devices that only connect to your network via Ethernet cables, and you don’t want to run metres of cable around your home, then you’re going to…

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    How to Solve Windows Network Problems

    Locating and diagnosing networking problems can be one of more difficult and frustrating issues that face the computer user. While it’s easy enough to simply restart the computer, thus restarting all the core services, the…

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    Easy Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Range and Speed

    Are you plagued by slow wireless Internet speeds? Does your Wi-Fi drop out at the worst possible times? Smart TV spending more time buffering than streaming your favourite shows? Then it sounds like you need…

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  • Using the Windows Hosts File to Block Websites

    The Hosts file is used by the operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses. It’s a historical file that’s used by Windows to signpost internal and external websites, and other such networking services. You…

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  • Wireless Security Standards

    Wireless Security Standards Explained

    Wireless security has adhered to a number of standards since 1999, each improving over the last due to the ability for a then-modern computer to hack the security levels behind them. Tighter controls are needed…

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