The communication path between two end points will be the slowest piece of the connection path. That will be the maximum speed that you can achieve on any network.
Network connectivity and configurations, protocols and problems, articles relating to how computers connect.
There are several ways websites can reasonably approximate your location and serve up ads specific to locale. We’ll look at each.
Without a doubt, having lots of tabs open can impact a computer’s speed. Whether or not it slows down the entire network will depend on exactly what all those tabs are doing.
The fact that your extender isn’t giving you access to set up security concerns me. I don’t believe it’s common and I’m really surprised it’s not there.
Trying to control children’s access to the internet has been a problem since computers first came into the home. A simple low-tech answer might be the best.
Comparing your machine’s IP address to that reported by a website may result in a surprising difference. I’ll explain why that is and why it’s a good thing.
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, and is how computers request and receive “dynamic” IP addresses as well as additional configuration information.
Sharing your wireless internet access with a neighbor might seem like a friendly thing to do, but be aware that you are potentially putting your own computers at risk.
People can tell very little from your IP address. For example, they cannot tell who or where you are. How much they can tell varies a great deal.
NAT is a fundamental technology used by routers allowing you to share internet connections and stay safe. I’ll give a conceptual overview.
Everyone wants a faster internet connection. I’m frequently asked if it’s possible to combine two or more connections for speed. The answer is yes … but.
You hear a lot about the wireless internet, but it’s not something you can just connect to anywhere. It’s more often something you purchase and set up.
We’ll look at some of the specific information you’re making available to every website you visit, and briefly explain each.
“Limited Connectivity” displays when your computer is having problems completing its network configuration. It might as well mean “no connectivity”.
Wireless internet in WiFi hotspots makes for a convenient connection. To connect to the wireless internet, you need proximity, a little hardware, and permission.
If there is a conflict with your IP address, it could result in only one of the machines on your network working at a time.
Network adapters often try to detect the network speed for you. This can cause problems if both sides are trying to auto-detect at the same time.