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How to Check Your Wifi Signal Strength

Windows: You’ve seen the dreaded bars before—that fun little graphic that indicates the strength of your wireless connection. While full bars mean you’re probably getting good wifi speed, you’ve also probably encountered situations where the bars aren’t quite so full—and your wireless connection is terrible.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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You Need to Lock Down Your Router’s Remote Management Options

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: Unless you’re using a mesh router setup, which typically ties its configuration to an easy-to-use app and/or service, there’s no need for you to enable remote management on your router. The setting sounds great on paper—who wouldn’t want to access their router’s…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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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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Update Your Ruckus Router’s Firmware to Fix Big Vulnerabilities

Security researchers have identified a number of vulnerabilities in Ruckus-branded access points and routers. As tends to be the case, they all affect the router’s UI—allowing an attacker to log in as an administrator regardless of your password and, in doing so, control your router from afar.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Update These TP-Link Routers to Fix a Critical Password Vulnerability

If you own one of four TP-Link routers, including the TP-Link Archer C5 (v4), you’re going to want to find and install its latest firmware update right now. The patch fixes a critical vulnerability that would otherwise allow an attacker to take full control of your router—admin access and all—and lock you out of it.Read […]

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How to Address Security Bugs in Your Old Router

If an attacker manages to access your D-Link router’s login screen, and your router is old enough, it’s possible that they can take control of the router, inject it with code, and use it to attack other connected systems and devices. And the best part? D-Link is fully aware of these issues, but it isn’t […]

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How to Address Security Bugs in Your Old Router

If an attacker manages to access your D-Link router’s login screen, and your router is old enough, it’s possible that they can take control of the router, inject it with code, and use it to attack other connected systems and devices. And the best part? D-Link is fully aware of these issues, but it isn’t […]

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How to Address Security Bugs in Your Old Router

If an attacker manages to access your D-Link router’s login screen, and your router is old enough, it’s possible that they can take control of the router, inject it with code, and use it to attack other connected systems and devices. And the best part? D-Link is fully aware of these issues, but it isn’t […]

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How Do I Set Up My Wifi Extender With a New Router?

In this week’s technology-advice column from Lifehacker, we’re going back to our favorite topic: wireless networking. This time around, a reader is having some issues getting an important piece of older gear to work with an important piece of newer gear. If you’ve ever upgraded your router, or are planning to, this…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

It’s the most irritating scenario: You set up your router in your new house or apartment, and your wifi is working flawlessly, until you find your downloads (or streaming) screech to a halt in that area that’s just outside your router’s range—like the exact spot where you watch Apple TV on the couch, or stream […]

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Do My Devices Have to Use the Same Wifi Band to Talk to Each Other?

Everyone has questions about wireless networking—and that’s totally OK. There’s plenty you might not know about wifi, even if you’ve successfully set up your router and are sitting there, right now, browsing Lifehacker on your laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Make Your Wifi Router as Secure as Possible

Though more router manufacturers are making routers easier to set up and configure—even via handy little apps instead of annoying web-based interfaces—most people probably don’t tweak many options after purchasing a new router. They log in, change the name and passwords for their wifi networks, and call it a day.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Did Porn Mysteriously Appear on a ‘New’ iPhone? 

There’s something magical when it comes to porn. At least when it comes to porn popping up in the most unintended of places, like the web browser of your brand-new smartphone. Luckily you have me to help you figure out how they got there. Because I know you never tapped, clicked, or typed in anything that […]

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Why Does My Laptop Kill My Wifi?

Hi! In this week’s edition of Tech 911—the column where I attempt to troubleshoot your common and obscure tech questions—we have a strong contender for “Huh of the Year,” if such an award existed. I’ve found that the best, most head-scratching problems tend to involve home networking, and this week’s issue is a real…Read more… […]

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