Archive | wireless networking

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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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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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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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 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 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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