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Our Pick For The Best VPN Service is ProtonVPN

In this age of digital privacy, having a VPN is an absolute necessity. A Virtual Private Network is a secure, point to point, encrypted network connection that can be used for a multitude of reasons, of which privacy should be …

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Easy WiFi Troubleshooting Guide Tips and Fixes

As easy as networking in Windows has become, there are times when connectivity problems are encountered that make you scratch your head. The PCTechBytes Easy WiFi Troubleshooting Guide below provides fixes and tips that will help you resolve most of …

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Free Ways To Scan Computers On Networks And Discover IP Addresses

There are several ways to scan computers on networks. You might want to find the IP address of a printer, or the name of a machine so you can remote into it. Fortunately, Windows has a lot of great networking …

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Reset Network Settings In Windows To Fix Problems

You can reset network settings if you are having problems getting connected to the Internet or to other computer’s on your LAN. A home or small office network consists of several important settings: the router, workgroup, the computer’s network adapter and …

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Actiontec Firmware Update To Reset Verizon Router

An Actiontec firmware update is necessary if you’re having problems with your router. If you’re running Verizon FIOS, chances are your main router is an Actiontec brand. But no matter who your ISP is, it’s extremely important to make sure …

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How To Setup A WiFi Extender

There’s nothing more frustrating than unreliable WiFi. If your home has WiFi dead spots, you can setup a WiFi Extender to blanket your home in coverage. Adding WiFi extenders is easier and more affordable than adding switches or running Ethernet …

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Guaranteed RDP

I am asked to help my loved ones fix their computer problems.  And, considering that they do not necessarily know what they are doing when using a computer, sometimes problems arise.  Since I live in the city away from my …

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Fast Wireless USB Finally On The Horizon

One vision shared by the entire IT community is a world without wires–a world where all of our peripherals, speakers, video, backup, and external drives all operate sans wires.  Wireless USB devices such as mice and keyboards paved the way …

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Linksys Routers Under Attack!

Using a Linksys router at home or at a small business?  There could be inherent security holes within the base firmware that comes shipped on the device.  The base firmware that comes installed with the EA2700, 3500, 4500 series routers, …

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Powerline Networking Makes Home Networking Easy

Powerline networking is a networking standard called Homeplug AV that uses the existing electrical wiring in your house to network your computers and other network devices. It’s always better to plug into your router whenever you can, both for speed …

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Make A Network Cable and RJ45 Wall Jack

Many people prefer to make their own network cables. There are a couple of reasons for this: It’s often cheaper to make your own, and you can make the cables just the right size for your setup, eliminating the clutter …

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Network Cabling Comparison

All network cables are not created equal. Before running the lines for your home network or office environment, you will want to take into consideration what types of cabling you will need to use for certain runs. Sure, in most …

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Who Needs Wires? Make A Wireless Bridge!

Assuming you followed my instructions on flashing your router with the latest fancy DD-WRT firmware, then you will be able to transform your router into a wireless bridge instead of an Access Point.  Have you ever needed to get internet …

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Flash a Router With DD-WRT Firmware

Sometimes the router that we know and love doesn’t do everything we need it to.  If you need additional functionality not currently supported with your default firmware, it might be time to look for an alternative.  DD-WRT is a well …

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Our Choice Between Google Drive, Skydrive and Dropbox

And the winner is…all of them. But if you’re going to make us pick, we have to go with Skydrive simply because they offer the most free space. In reality, there is no reason why you should not use all …

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