Smarthome

What is a smart home? How do you create a network in your home? How do you pick a good Wi-Fi router? How do you manage and connect to your network using the devices and operating systems in your home? What kind of smart devices should you use in your home?

Synology DiskStation DS419slim review: Small and quiet!

Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions tend to be large devices with an unappealing design With DiskStation DS419slim, Synology tries to cater to the needs of home users who do not need a lot of storage space, nor the ultimate performance, and prefer a small, easily hidden NAS If...

4 ways to change the Subnet Mask in Windows 10

Subnet masks are used to split IP addresses into two different parts: one of them tells you the computer or device's address, while the other tells you the network which it belongs to In other words, subnet masks are used to divide networks into subnetworks, so that any data...

What is DHCP? How does it work?

Ever heard about DHCP It is one of those technical things that keeps the internet working every day, and most people have no idea that it exists, let alone know what it does However, you may have heard a friend or the IT guy from work mentioning terms like DHCP, DHCP servers, or...

3 ways to change the IP address in Windows 10

Have you ever wondered how you can change the IP address in Windows 10 Do you want to learn how to do it from Windows 10's Settings app or the Control Panel Maybe you're a command-line fan, and want to learn how to change the IP address in Windows 10 using CMD (Command Prompt) or...

How to choose a wireless router: 10 things to consider!

Picking a wireless router that delivers fast and reliable Wi-Fi, as well as excellent coverage, is not an easy task, especially if you are a beginner To make things harder, manufacturers describe their routers using lots of acronyms and marketing terms that have little connection to...

How to share your printer with the network, in Windows 10

If you have a printer plugged into your Windows 10 PC, you can share it with the other computers and devices connected to the same local network It is a useful feature if you don't want to physically move the printer each time you use it to print something from another computer...

How to change the DHCP lease time in Windows 10

The DHCP lease time is a setting that controls how long your Windows 10 computers, as well as other devices such as smartphones or printers, keep their dynamically allocated IP addresses Do you want to know how to change the DHCP lease time, how to check what yours is, or maybe how...

How to automatically dial a broadband PPPoE connection in Windows 10

Creating, configuring, and connecting to a broadband PPPoE connection in Windows 10 is rather easy However, you do need to make the PPPoE connection manually, each time you want to access the internet It is a step that many of you might prefer to skip and have their Windows 10 PCs...

Windows 10’s Airplane mode: 3 ways to turn it Off or On!

If you are a mobile user who travels a lot, you need a way to work or have fun while flying Luckily, like a smartphone, Windows 10 has a feature called Airplane mode You can turn it on to use your laptop or tablet while flying, and disable it when you no longer need it Here is what...

What is DNS? How is it useful?

Have you heard of the term DNS Did you stumble upon error messages that told you that the DNS server could not be reached Do you know what a DNS is and what its purpose is If you want to find out, read this guide We explain what DNS is, its role on the internet, and how it works To...

ASUS RT-AX58U review: Wi-Fi 6 at a more affordable price!

ASUS RT-AX58U is part of a recent wave of more affordable Wi-Fi 6 wireless routers While it still bundles all the advanced features that you expect from an ASUS router, it also provides support for Wi-Fi 6, and its price is lower than that of the first wave of Wi-Fi 6 routers Does...

What is my DNS? 5 ways to find out, in Windows 10

Do you know how to find the IP addresses of your DNS servers Would you like to learn how to do that If you are a Windows 10 user, there are many methods in which you can find the addresses of the DNS servers that your computer or device is using You can find this information in the...

TP-Link Archer AX6000 review: Unlocking the potential of Wi-Fi 6!

Archer AX6000 is TP-Link's first consumer wireless router with support for the new Wi-Fi 6 (80211ax) standard It is a large router with many antennas, powerful hardware, and plenty of features This router should be able to handle more devices than previous generations and provide...

What is a third party DNS server? 8 reasons to use public DNS servers

Were you browsing the internet when suddenly all hell broke loose and you got stuck with the dreadful "DNS address could not be found" message Were there times when you would have done anything to get your favorite websites to load even a little bit faster Or have you been looking...

Command Prompt (CMD) – 8 network commands you should know

Command Prompt proved itself to be one of the best tools for running basic commands that allow you to work with files and folders from Windows However, the Command Prompt is much more powerful than just that You can take things to the next level by running more than just a few...