Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 have a new network sharing setting that is not documented by Microsoft. This setting says “Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices” and it is found in the list of advanced sharing settings that are available for private networks. What does this setting mean and what does it do? Should you turn in On or Off? We have done some trial-and-error based experiments and we have finally figured out what it does. Here it is:
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The Homegroup is a feature that was first introduced in Windows 7 and is also present in Windows 8.1 and in Windows 10, where it still works the same way. The idea behind the Homegroup is simple: to provide an easy way for sharing libraries, folders and devices on small networks such as that from your home. Accessing stuff that's shared with the Homegroup is easy and doesn’t require users to type in usernames and passwords. In this article we will explain how the Homegroup works, how to create one, how to join a Homegroup and how to recover its password in case you no longer remember it.
Very few people think about the safe way of making financial transactions when online. Some connect to public WiFi and purchase items on Amazon or do online banking. Such behavior exposes you to many risks and it makes it easy for others to steal your financial data like your credit card details and use it to harm you. That’s why we decided to write this guide in which we will show you the best practices for making safe financial transactions when online, both on desktop computers and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Let’s get started:
Having a smartphone doesn’t automatically mean that you can use it to its fullest potential: these devices were made so that you need internet access to make use of their best features. Since WiFi access isn’t available everywhere, having a cellular data connection is strongly recommended. This has additional costs, so having full control over your data usage is really important. Fortunately this has been a built-in feature of Android for a very long time. Read our tutorial to learn how to control how much cellular data your smartphone or tablet is allowed use:
Very few people pay attention to how Windows is set when it comes to network sharing, what is shared with the network and how. Luckily, both Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 offer a panel that allows you to control every important setting, so that file network sharing is enabled only when you are connected to trusted private networks and sharing is done in a secure manner. Here’s how to find every advanced network sharing setting in Windows and how to configure them:
Are you looking for a high-end range extender that can help you extend the coverage of your wireless network to those remote corners of your house or office? Then you will want a device with support for the 802.11ac networking standard that can offer fast transfers, and TP-LINK RE580D is one of the fastest devices of its kind. We tested this dual-band range extender for about a week and, after many tests and measurements, we are ready to share our opinion, in this review:
There are cases when you need to know the MAC address of your Windows computer or device. To help you in those s ituations, we are sharing 6 methods that you can use to locate this information. Some of them are quick while others require quite a bit of clicking. Read this guide and then use the method that works best for you:
Powerline adapters represent a good way to extend the network coverage in your home or in your office, especially in areas where your router’s wireless signal doesn’t reach. TP-LINK TL-WPA8630P is a high-end powerline adapter kit that promises a maximum theoretical bandwidth of 1200 Mbps. It is the fastest device of its kind in TP-LINK’s portfolio and we were very curious to see what it has to offer in terms of real-life performance. If you want to hear our opinion about this device and the service it delivered in our testing, read this review:
When you have problems with your network and/or internet connection, don’t hesitate to use the troubleshooting wizards that are bundled with Windows. They are easy to use and they can help you identify what’s wrong and how to fix your problems. In most cases, they will get the job done and help you more than expected. In this tutorial, we will show you how to start the network and internet troubleshooting wizards that Windows has to offer and how to work with them in order to fix your networking problems.
Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from around the world offer their internet services to residential users through Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet or PPPoE connections. In order to be able to use such internet connections, the ISP usually gives you a unique username and password that you must use to connect to their network. In this tutorial we're going to show you all the steps you need to take in order to properly configure your Windows 10 device to connect to the internet through PPPoE .