Hubs, switches, and routers are all computer networking devices with varying capabilities. Unfortunately, the terms are often misused.
Connecting computers in your home, in your business and around the world, networking is a complex subject that, when it works, is incredibly powerful.
The VPNFilter malware that impacts routers is complex and difficult to know what to do about.
Terminology around routers and access points can be quite confusing. I’ll describe each, how they relate, and why the differences matter.
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.
In general, more speed is better than less, but exactly what you are getting (and whether or not you need it) is going to be a personal matter.
It does sound strange that the wireless connection would be faster. We’ll start by looking at the obvious… the cable connection itself.
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.
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.