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How to Fix a Crappy Comcast Wifi Connection

I’m not going to begrudge anyone for using the modem and router that their ISP provides them. You shouldn’t—because you’re probably paying your ISP to “rent” a device that isn’t very good—but not everyone has the patience or inclination to understand the nuances of wireless networking, or even their monthly bill.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Keep Android’s ‘Nearby Share’ From Using Your Mobile Data

I love Android’s Nearby Share, because it finally—finally—lets you shoot files over to another Android phone, just like iPhone users have been able to do with AirDrop since 2014. I always hated having to turn to third-party apps to make this happen on Android, so it’s a welcome relief that Google has finally entered…Read more… […]

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How to Fix Windows 10’s Latest ‘No Internet Connection’ Bug

Windows 10 updates tend to break things, and the most recent Window 10 version 2004 update is no exception. According to numerous forum posts, the latest irksome bug prevents Windows 10 apps from accessing the internet even when the PC is successfully connected and your web browser is working just fine.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Can My Phone’s Hotspot Be My Only Internet Connection?

Yes, there are places in this world where you can’t get online—and I’m not talking about a remote tropical locale where it’s impossible for you to play Emoji Blitz while you’re on vacation. Plenty of places in the U.S. either have crappy or non-existent internet, requiring you to get creative to get connected. Read more…

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Can My Phone’s Hotspot Be My Only Internet Connection?

Yes, there are places in this world where you can’t get online—and I’m not talking about a remote tropical locale where it’s impossible for you to play Emoji Blitz while you’re on vacation. Plenty of places in the U.S. either have crappy or non-existent internet, requiring you to get creative to get connected. Read more…

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Why Can’t My Smart Speakers Stream Music Correctly?

It’s a common issue: You, or someone you know, has splurged on an amazingly fast internet connection—but they still can’t get their wired and wireless devices to play nicely within their home or apartment. This invariably leads to the question, “Why am I paying so much for these insane internet speeds I’m not seeing?”Read more… Continue […]

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Why Can’t My Smart Speakers Stream Music Correctly?

It’s a common issue: You, or someone you know, has splurged on an amazingly fast internet connection—but they still can’t get their wired and wireless devices to play nicely within their home or apartment. This invariably leads to the question, “Why am I paying so much for these insane internet speeds I’m not seeing?”Read more… Continue […]

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Why Can’t My Smart Speakers Stream Music Correctly?

It’s a common issue: You, or someone you know, has splurged on an amazingly fast internet connection—but they still can’t get their wired and wireless devices to play nicely within their home or apartment. This invariably leads to the question, “Why am I paying so much for these insane internet speeds I’m not seeing?”Read more… Continue […]

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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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Why Does My Work Laptop Have Slower Wifi Than My Other Devices?

Day Three of Tech 911 here-to-answer-your-questions week, and I’m barreling through reader comments as if it were my job. Which it is. It is my job, and I love helping out as best I can. Remember, if you have a question about the tech of working from home, because you’re having some wonky computer or smartphone […]

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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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How to Find the Login Page on Public Wifi

Depending on where you live, there are tons of places that offer free wifi connections so you can work or study remotely, or avoid cutting into your data limits on your smartphone. However, some public networks are pretty annoying about the connection process, with all sorts of interstitial login pages getting between…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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