networking

How To Make Sure No One's Secretly Stealing Your Home Wi-Fi

Wireless Network Watcher is a free, simple program for Windows XP and above that can take a quick look at the computers and devices connected to your home network. Fire it up and make sure there’s no one on your Wi-Fi network who shouldn’t be there. If you do find a squatter, a password change on your router should be enough to thwart them.


How To Get The Most Out Of Your Home Broadband Connection

Is your home internet feeling a little on the slow side? Having trouble diagnosing the issues yourself? Let us help you out: we’re here with all the tips and tricks you need to know to get the most out of your home broadband connection for streaming everything from YouTube content through to Apple TV and Netflix.


How To Print From Anywhere

We just aren’t printing as much as we used to. Where once we’d churn out driving directions, movie tickets, or school reports, these documents almost always stay in the digital domain. But for those occasions that you do need to print something, here’s how to make sure you can do it from anywhere, without a single cord.


Linksys WRT-1900AC Router: Australian Review

Fast Wi-Fi is great. Fast, long range Wi-Fi is even better. Like a good pair of shoes, tyres or skis, investing in a powerful router can save you money in the long run and future-proof your home network. For my money, right now, the Linksys WRT-1900AC has no equal in the world of wireless networking.


Find The Strongest Wi-Fi In Your House With Telstra's New App

Do you have dodgy Wi-Fi in your house? If you’re living in a large apartment or multi-level house, chances are that you could do with a Wi-Fi range extender or at least some smarter router placement. Telstra can help you out with that — alongside the announcement of its fledgling nationwide Wi-Fi network, it has a new app that maps your house’s Wi-Fi network range.


Heartbleed Affects Routers Too

Some more heartache from Heartbleed: it affects routers too. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks have announced that the security hole that is Heartbleed has been found in their networking equipment.


Giz Explains: Why You Should Be Using A VPN

For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we’ve grown on it, the internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal sensitive information from the ill-equipped and where the iron-fisted tactics of totalitarian regimes bent on controlling what their subjects can access are common. So instead of mucking around in public networks, just avoid them. Use a VPN instead.


World's Biggest Fibre LAN Is At This Nuclear Weapons Lab

Sandia National Laboratories is America’s premiere nuclear weapons research facility. For more than 60 years, its researchers have poked and prodded the interiors of atoms to suss out their secrets — a task that has produced mountains of data that the facility’s copper network struggles to contain. But now even the most remote building’s on Sandia’s campuses have access to the biggest bandwidth modern technology can muster.


Asus Claims The Title Of World's Smallest Wi-Fi Router

Amongst all of its Windows 8 PCs and tablet announcements at CES, Asus also quietly revealed what it is boasting as the world’s smallest Wi-Fi router. With a form factor only slightly larger than a well-equipped flash drive, the WL-330NUL Pocket Router is the perfect accessory for minimalist road warriors.


Corsair Voyager Air: Do Anything Anywhere NAS

Corsair, primarily known as a manufacturer for PC memory and power supply, is breaking into new territory with Voyager Air, an all-in-one wireless hard drive that’s just as useful on the road as it is in your living room.


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