Articles about network

WiFi Doesn't Have A Valid IP Configuration: How Do I Fix It?
When you are using a Wi-Fi network and not able to access the Internet – you will end up troubleshooting to find the problem as -“Wifi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration”.

Netgear XR500 NightHawk Gaming Router
The XR500 NightHawk is Netgear’s first official Gaming router as the company wants to take some share of the juicy PC Gaming market. Netgear has taken notice that a large share of PC gamers play first-person-shooter (FPS) games that can be extremely sensitive to network conditions. As you have guessed, this is not something that the average router will excel at, hence this XR500 NightHawk design.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 Second Generation Gigabit LTE Modem
  Qualcomm has just announced its latest Gigabit-class LTE modem called Snapdragon X20. It is a discrete modem (not integrated into a SoC processor) that can reach a theoretical speed of 1.2 Gbps (download), thus firmly bridging the gap between LTE and 5G. It does so thanks to an unprecedented use of carrier aggregation and introduces features like dual-SIM VoLTE (voice over LTE) that should be increase voice quality for […]

How To Map a Network Drive (Windows)
Microsoft Windows makes it relatively easy to have multiple PCs on the same network. It’s great to work together on a single project using different computers, or just to share data. However, apart from the standard network file sharing feature, Windows also comes with the ability to map a network shared folder as a logical Windows Drive.Mapping the drive makes the shared folder appear just as if it was a physical drive, and […]


Computer Troubles Force American Airlines To Ground All Flights
Your American Airlines flight is definitely not taking off on time. The airline is facing some major computer troubles which have forced it to ground all flights. AA requested the Federal Aviation Administration to ground all of its aircraft. The airline says that its flights are likely to remain grounded until 5:00pm E.T. The computer troubles don’t end here, they have also affected regional American Eagle flights.According to the statement on American […]

Apple and Sprint collaborate on iPhone 4S 3G speed fix?
The iPhone 4S is certainly quite the market mover, but all is not well with the latest iOS 5 device and Sprint. It seems that iPhone 4S users who rock with Sprint have been experiencing speed issues, and the number of complaints are starting to rise, so something urgent and important needs to be done in order to address the situation. Word on the street has it that Sprint is […]

Sprint 3G network post-iPhone launch reported to be terrible
Uh-oh. It looks like Sprint could be in trouble. After happily reporting that it broke all sales records last week for the launch of the iPhone on its network, now that it’s finally available – it seems that its networks are starting to feel the strain. Just like AT&T’s 3G network when the iPhone was introduced, it’s Sprint’s turn to suffer from the sudden influx of new customers.Ever since people […]

Pioneer Music Tap systems will support AirPlay
Fans of Apple and Pioneer are going to be pleased at Pioneer’s new networked music players called the Music Tap.  Relying completely on digital media, these two stereo systems don’t even have drives for you to insert traditional CDs! Instead you get a dock for your iPod/iPhone, a USB ports for external drives, and an auxiliary port for regular MP3 players/smartphones.

Clearwire announces 4G LTE network
Everybody is jumping onto the LTE bandwagon. Verizon started it late last year, and AT&T announced its plans earlier this year, now we have one more LTE network popping up – this time it’s from Clearwire, the folks that introduced the nation’s first “4G” network with WiMAX back in 2009. This announcement comes after successful completion of its 4G technology trials that were said to bring download speeds exceeding 120 […]

WiGig Alliance Version 1.1 Specification: Multi-Gigabit Wireless Coming Soon
For all the gadget lovers always connected to the internet from any kind of device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, TV and soon the fridge), the network speed is a huge deal. Today, thanks to WiGig Alliance, we are very happy to announce that multi-gigabit wireless connection will soon be accessible from our most beloved next-gen gadgets. According to the WiGig Alliance (the info was provided during our briefing), the theoretical speed […]

Clearwire, Comcast and Sprint Expand Bay Area 4G Network
Folks living in the Bay Area and weren’t able to receive a good signal from the Clearwire 4G network will be glad to hear the good news. Clearwire, Comcast and Sprint have announced an expansion of the Clearwire 4G network footprint and key capacity upgrades for mobile broadband customers in the greater Bay Area including the East Bay. The CLEAR, XFINITY Internet 2go and Sprint 4G service area now covers […]

Sony welcomes back users to the PlayStation Network
In a press conference tonight, Sony has just announced that the PlayStation Network and its Qriocity services will be back up starting next week. The PSN has been down for over a week now, ever since Sony decided to temporarily disable it to prevent further external intrusions and to patch things up on the network.Many people have been upset over not being able to use the PSN service and have […]

T-Mobile available in 10 more markets
T-Mobile has just announced that they’ve just added 10 more markets that now have access to their 4G HSPA+ network. Touted as the nation’s largest 4G network, T-Mobile’s 4G service now encompasses 167 markets and more than 200 million people nationwide. The new 4G markets are: Ames, Iowa; Anderson, Indiana; Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Jackson, Michigan; Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado; Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas; Springfield, Illinois and Wichita Falls, Texas. […]

Color: the new social network that works by proximity
If you’re thinking to yourself: do we need another social network? Probably not. Do we need another photo-sharing service? Not really. Do you need a photo-sharing, social network? Well, the folks at Color seem to think so. Introducing Color: a free, proximity-based social networking photo-sharing app. Available on the iPhone and Android phones, Color doesn’t work like any other social network/photo-sharing app available, which helps it stand out from the […]

T-Mobile HSPA+ available in 5 new markets
Great news for folks looking to hop onto T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network – T-Mobile has just announced the addition of 5 new markets to join “America’s Largest 4G Network”. The 5 new locations that can now access their 21Mbps network are: Des Moines, Iowa; Gainesville and Panama City, Florida; Monterey, California; and Savannah, Georgia. So if you’re living in one of those locations, you can now enjoy the full potential of […]

Verizon 3G network down again
Verizon is no stranger when it comes to network outages, with a couple happening last year, it looks like they’re starting off the new year with another one. Some folks have been reporting that Verizon’s 3G network in the Northeastern part of the United States is now down. Verizon has confirmed the problem, but haven’t said anything about when it will be fixed and what caused it, however there are […]

Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition
[CES 2011] Iomega is launching its new consumer NAS (Network Attached Storage) product dubbed “Cloud Edition” which features the new Iomega Personal Cloud software which “makes every NAS box a cloud server” according to Jonathan Huberman, President, Iomega.Leveraging parent company EMC’s know-how as a leader in the network storage and information management industry, Iomega came up with an easy to use “personal cloud solution” that lets users privately share files […]

WD My Book Live Home Network Drive Announced
Western Digital has just announced its My Book Live home network drive which the company touts as being able to deliver transfer speeds of up to 100MBps, more than triple the speed of traditional USB 2.0 drives and double the speed of most other network drives in its class. The drive offers support for Apple’s Time Machine, integrated DLNA-compatible media server that can stream photos, videos, and audio through a […]

HP MediaSmart Server EX495 Review
Although home servers can be very convenient for managing files and backups, they are still not ubiquitous in homes and small businesses. The main reasons for that: home servers can sometimes be a pain to setup and manage. They have also been PC-centric, which is a turn off for a growing number of Mac users. For the past couple of years, HP has been working really hard to make things […]

3G Network Encryption Cracked
After the GSM encryption was cracked just a few short weeks ago, it seems that 3G encryption has also been cracked. To make matters worse, the attack only takes a few hours on your typical computer. With this method, you can crack 3G’s KASUMI system, which is based on a simplified type of Fiestel encryption called MISTY. MISTY uses multiple keys and a recursive, multi-round encryption process. The KASUMI algorithm […]