Articles about networking

Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 WiFi 6E High-End Router
We have a 1Gbps symmetric internet connection at our office, so my interest in routers has increased over the past couple of years. At CES 2021, Netgear launches the $599.99 Nighthawk RAXE500, its first WiFi 6E tri-band router.If you’re not familiar with WiFi 6E, it opens many new radio bands over 6GHz, where there are a lot fewer interferences. Only 6E devices will run at these frequencies, and it’s going […]

How to Set Up a VPN
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is meant to provide an encrypted connection to the Internet from your device. You can mask your IP address, bypass geological restrictions, and enhance your digital privacy on the Internet.But, how do you set up a VPN?

How To See Who Uses Your Wi-Fi?
No matter whether you have a WiFi network on your home or your office. It is quite important to be able to see who’s on your Wi-Fi.

Netgear Nighthawk Mesh WiFi System
With WiFi-6 rollout in full swing, industry leaders like Netgear are launching new hardware at CES to cover several use cases.As you may have seen from our previous reporting, we think that mesh networking and WiFi 6 are the two most important things that happened around WiFi in the past ten years.

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How to Assign a Static IP Address (Windows 8/10 + Android)
We will be guiding you through the simple process of assigning a static IP address in Windows 8, Windows 10 and Android.

How To Find Your Network MAC Address (Windows 10)
Windows 10 actually makes it easy to find your MAC address. But, depending on what you want to do with the physical address or MAC address, there can be two different methods to approach.

Norton Core Secure WiFi Router
You probably know Norton for its security software, but Norton Core is a great looking home router which is touted as being “secure.” With the number of connected home devices increasing rapidly and very sensitive data such as live home video feeds there are many potential targets for hacking. That’s why Norton thinks there is a market for a secure router.

Linksys Velop Home WiFi Mesh Network Router Announced
WiFi mesh devices seem to be pretty popular these days. Google recently launched their own efforts with Google WiFi, and it seems that Linksys has no interest in giving up their market share to the company. This is why it isn’t surprising to see Linksys announce the Velop Whole Home WiFi system that CES 2017.

D-LINK 890L Tri Band AC3200 Router Review
If the size and color are an indication of how a device would performance, there is little doubt that the D-LINK 890L/R ought to be one of the most powerful based on the sheer size of the device and blazing fast with its bright shiny bright red color.D-Link has an history with odd looking shape design device if you can remember the Boxee Box design. I know that “Beauty is […]

How to Set Up DDNS (Dynamic DNS/DynDNS)
The purpose of using a Dynamic DNS service is to map your WAN (or Public) IP address to a name. A domain name is easier to remember and it is not affected if your WAN IP address changes, unless you signed up for a business account which offers static public IP address.Dynamic DNS is a service, mostly free, and there are quite a few of them available. One option would […]

Get A Static IP address In Windows
A Static IP address is a requirement if some hardware within your network act as a “server” or a “resource”. Every devices (computers, tablets, smartphones) connected to a network has a unique address, known as IP address. The IP address has two components, the Network ID and the Host ID. Let’s look at the most common IP address schema on a home network, Class C, 192.168.1.8.The 16 bits Host ID […]

How To Setup Port Forwarding
If you are considering hosting services (web service, FTP service, game server) on your home network computers accessible from the Internet, then port forwarding is a prerequisite. Port forwarding, also called port mapping, is a networking process, NAT/PAT, to allow a remote computer, from the internet, to be redirected to a port listening on a private network where a service is running.

Buffalo AirStation AC 1200 Dual Band Router Brings Support For 802.11AC
[CES 2014] Buffalo came to the International Consumer Electronics Show with a variety of networking and storage products, its got one more up its sleeve. Apart from announcing a portable wireless HDD and network attached storage devices, Buffalo has also unveiled its new wireless networking devices that bring affordable support for the latest 802.11ac wireless standard.The AirStation AC 1200 Dual Band wireless router WHR-116D is one of those devices. The […]

Qualcomm Launches “Internet Processor” With Snapdragon DNA
Qualcomm has just announced that it is introducing a line of Internet Processor (IPQ, the Q stands for Qualcomm) that will provide higher performance for connected devices like routers and other Internet appliances that may need to handle high data throughput. When we discussed with Todd Antes from Qualcomm-Atheros, he said that in Qualcomm’s own estimations, a number of Internet devices were limited by their network processing power, instead of […]

Qualcomm's AllJoyn Gets An Update
[WMC 2013] During a keynote at Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs and several high-profile executives like Rob Chandhok were promoting AllJoyn, the company’s open platform for device-to-device proximity communications that allow devices to exchange data over any network protocol, without going through a wide area network.To shed some context around this new AllJoyn push, you should remember that Qualcomm has been promoting the concept for the past […]

Buffalo WZR-1750DHP and WZR-1166DHP routers have new User Interface
[CES 2013] Buffalo is coming up with a couple of new WiFi 11ac routers named Buffalo WZR-1750DHP ($179) and Buffalo WZR-1166DHP ($149). From what we understand, they look very much like the current Buffalo WZR-D1800H in terms of features and performance. However, they will come with Buffalo’s new user interface which makes the most used features (password, guest network… etc) easy to access and setup. Obviously there is still an […]

Buffalo LinkStation 410 and LinkStation 420 Refresh
[CES 2013] Buffalo is coming up with two interesting models that are part of the 2013 refresh of the LinkStation line of network-attached storage (NAS). Both models feature a significant increase in performance (in MB/s) which is mainly due to a new processor (CPU) and a lot more memory. The CPU went from a frequency of 600Mhz to one of 1.6GHz, and the memory went from 64MB (DDR2) to 256MB […]

EnGenius Powerline Media Adapter Kits Announced
[CES 2013] If you’ve got multiple devices at home that requires connection to the internet, such as gaming consoles, audio/visual equipment and computers, then EnGenius’ newly announced Powerline adapter kits might be of interest to you. The company has announced several as part of the Powerline lineup, so depending on your needs, such as home or office, networking or gaming EnGenius is hoping that they will have something for you.

Iomega StorCenter ix2 as a networked video surveillance appliance: review
Network attached storage (NAS) appliances are becoming much smarter than being just “disks over Ethernet”. When Iomega came out with the StorCenter ix2 NAS at CES, they added powerful video surveillance/recording features, such as an internal API that is supported by several camera vendors, giving users choice over hardware, software and storage. Additionally, having a local storage for video recording allows entities like small businesses to keep their video-surveillance in-house, while […]

Western Digital MyNet N900
Western Digital is launching MyNet N900, a high-end router that has been designed to cater to the enthusiast market, which means people who have many connected computers (desktop, laptop), mobile devices (smartphone, tablet) and home appliances (streaming box, home server, game console). Interestingly enough, a large chunk of the prospect buyers will look for “better performance”, and that’s exactly what the MyNet N900 was designed to do.