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You Need More Than HTTPS to Stay Safe on Public Wifi

You shouldn’t be afraid of using public wifi anymore. Or, at least, you have much less to fear nowadays. While that doesn’t mean that you should blindly connect to “free internet,” “xfinity,” or other random, open hotspots without a little common sense—and some software backups—we’ve come a long way from the days of…Read more… Continue […]

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Know Your Network, Lesson 2: Understanding Your Router’s Admin Page

Most routers come with some kind of administrative website that you access by typing their IP address into your favorite web browser and entering your login and password—which you changed from admin/admin or admin/password, right? If you’re lucky, you have a “smarter” router that’s a bit easier to configure via an…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why Can’t Windows 10 Find My Shared Network Folders?

Sharing folders between two computers on your network always feels like it’s more trouble than it’s worth. At least, there’s no guarantee that the process is going to go smoothly, and by the time you’ve troubleshot whatever’s going on, set up your share, and transferred files, well, you might as well have copied them…Read more… […]

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How to Streamline a Messy Wireless Network Setup

Wireless networking is complicated, no question there. And it’s easy for some people to find themselves with a Frankenstein of a home setup, because they’ve been adding devices, and access points, and routers, and switches, and who knows what else in an effort to get a decent connection around their homes. Suddenly,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Streamline a Messy Wireless Network Setup

Wireless networking is complicated, no question there. And it’s easy for some people to find themselves with a Frankenstein of a home setup, because they’ve been adding devices, and access points, and routers, and switches, and who knows what else in an effort to get a decent connection around their homes. Suddenly,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Know Your Network, Lesson 1: Router Hardware 101

Buying and configuring a new wireless router can be a mind-numbing exercise. You might not need much hand-holding if you’re pretty confident in your geeky skills, but there are plenty of people who know next to nothing about wireless networking. Some boxy device they bought a few years ago lets them watch YouTube on…Read more… […]

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How to Survive a Party or Social Gathering as an Introvert

Over the past few years, we’ve heard a lot about the differences between introverts and extroverts, including on this site. Whether or not you believe the distinctions are significant, there are definitely people out there who read the descriptions of introverts and identify deeply with them—making them feel less…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Survive a Party or Social Gathering as an Introvert

Over the past few years, we’ve heard a lot about the differences between introverts and extroverts, including on this site. Whether or not you believe the distinctions are significant, there are definitely people out there who read the descriptions of introverts and identify deeply with them—making them feel less…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Share a Folder Over Your Network

Need to share a file or folder to another device connected to your network? Transferring files between machines requires just a few changes to your computer’s settings. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll show you how to share a folder over your network whether you use Windows or Mac OS.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Tap Your Network and See Everything That Happens On It

Your home network—and everything connected to it—is like a vault. Behind your login lies tons of valuable information, from unencrypted files containing personal data to devices that can be hijacked and used for any purpose. In this post, we’ll show you how to map out your network, take a peek under the covers to see… […]

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