Articles in Category: Networking
Connecting computers in your home, in your business and around the world, networking is a complex subject that, when it works, is incredibly powerful.
Hubs, switches, and routers are all computer networking devices with varying capabilities. Unfortunately, the terms are often misused.
Terminology around routers and access points can be quite confusing. I’ll describe each, how they relate, and why the differences matter.
It does sound strange that a wireless connection could be faster than ethernet. We’ll start by looking at the obvious: the cable connection itself.
In general, faster is better, but make sure you’re testing properly so that you get an accurate report.
Diagnosing an unexpected drop in Wi-Fi signal strength can be challenging. I’ll review some things to consider, as well as some steps to take to perhaps sidestep the problem.
It can be difficult to get wireless network coverage throughout your home. I’ll look at a couple of ways to extend your wireless network.
The VPNFilter malware that impacts routers is complex and difficult to know what to do about.
MAC address filtering is a technique that theoretically prevents unauthorized computers from accessing your network. I’ll explain why the theory fails.
Process Monitor is a powerful tool and it can be used to track down exactly what program on your machine is responsible for internet activity.
Once you’ve been assigned a static IP address you’ll need to configure the network-connected device manually to use it. We’ll look at how.
A malfunctioning network card could easily clog or cause other problems on a network.