Articles tagged: router

Router Password Change Dialog

Tip of the Day: Change Your Router’s Password

How Do I Best Extend My Wireless Network for Laptop Access?

How Do I Best Extend My Wireless Network for Laptop Access?

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.

7 Steps to a Secure Router

Your router is your first line of defense against malicious attacks from the internet. But do you have a secure router? I’ll review the important settings.

What's the Difference Between a Hub, a Switch, and a Router?

What’s the Difference Between a Hub, a Switch, and a Router?

Hubs, switches, and routers are all computer networking devices with varying capabilities. Unfortunately, the terms are often misused.

A Router's Role

Your Router’s Two IP Addresses

Every router has at least two IP addresses. It’s a characteristic of how routers do their jobs.

Shielded Router

Tip of the Day: Reboot Your Router

Shielded Router

Do I Need a Firewall, and If So, What Kind?

A firewall is a critical component of keeping your machine safe on the internet. There are two basic types, but which is right for you?

HeartBleed

Should I Worry about Heartbleed Affecting My Router?

Heartbleed did not affect all versions of open SSL. So first we should check if we even need to worry.

A suspicious computer user

Is My ISP’s Router Safe to Use?

There are a number of compelling reasons to use the router your ISP provides for you. Ongoing support is one. And switching to another router won’t necessarily do anything to guard your data.

Hacker in the night

Will Someone Hacking My Router Show up on My Computer?

Router hacking is rare, but it can happen. I’ll discuss what it is.

Router Backside

Can I Assign an IP Address to a Hub and Router?

In this scenario, you’ll end up with two IP addresses, but the hub and router won’t each get one. I’ll explain.

Router Backside

Will buying a new modem/router increase my internet speed?

Many things can interfere with a network speed test on your end. Make sure your speed test gives you the most accurate results by following these guidelines.

LAN connected to the Internet

What Determines the Transfer Speed on My Home Network?

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.

Your child on the internet

How do I slow down my router at night?

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.

Why Does My Home Network Only Work with One Computer at a Time?

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.