Network and Internet
MAC addresses are a vital part of networking. Much like IP addresses, MAC addresses can be a confusing concept for someone without a technical background. Nevertheless, in this article, we give you enough information about MAC addresses for you to understand what they are, why you need them, and how they are used. Let's get started:
ASUS RT-AC67U is a mesh WiFi system composed of two wireless routers. Their firmware was optimized so that they work as a mesh WiFi system while offering all the tools, configuration options, and benefits of a typical wireless router. All this at a price that is more competitive than the ASUS Lyra lineup of mesh WiFi systems. If we have stirred your curiosity, and you want to know what this kit has to offer, read our detailed review and performance comparison:ASUS RT-AC67U: Who is it good for?
This whole-home WiFi system is a good choice for:
Synology is quite the brand name when it comes to NAS (Network Attached Storage) solutions. Recently, we received their DiskStation DS418 4-bay NAS for testing. It is a well-built device, with excellent modular software. By default, when you turn it on the first time, it includes only the bare-bones features of a NAS. However, you can extend it to be anything you wish, from a personal cloud storage solution to a multimedia server, or a storage solution for a surveillance system. If you want to know more about Synology DiskStation DS418, read our review:
Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security: What is it? How to open it? What can you do with it?
The Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security is a tool which gives you detailed control over the rules that are applied by the Windows Defender Firewall. You can view all the rules that are used by the Windows Defender Firewall, change their properties, create new rules or disable existing ones. In this tutorial, we share how to open the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security, how to find your way around it, and talk about the types of rules that are available and what kind of traffic they filter.
There are times when you might want or have to change the MAC address of your network adapter so that you can connect to certain networks. However, what do you do when you have to restore the original MAC address, and you do not know what that was? Fortunately, you can quickly restore the MAC address by using either properties of your network card from Windows or a third party application, like the one we share in this article. Read on to see two different ways in which you can reset the MAC address of your network card, in Windows:
You may have heard the term metered connections, and while their name is self-explanatory, many people do not know precisely how they work. Especially not when it comes to using such connections on computers and devices with Windows 10. In this tutorial, we explain what metered connections are and what kind of connections you can set as metered in Windows 10. We also discuss what happens when you set them that way and how to set both wireless and wired network connections as metered. There is plenty of ground to cover, so let's get started:
About InPrivate and Incognito: What is private browsing? What does it do? Which browser is the best?
When you want to hide something that you do online, you use a private browsing mode like Incognito, Private Browsing, or InPrivate. However, do you know how private you are when you use this way of browsing the web? Can others still see what you are doing online? Also, do you know which browser is best at protecting your privacy? We have tested Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera, and we have the answers to all these questions.
If you search the news about the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 wireless router, you see journalists and bloggers saying things like: "world's first tri-band 802.11ax router," "ASUS wants to supercharge your home network with this ultra-fast router," or "we wouldn't want to encounter one of these in a dark alley." When you see its picture, it is clear that you are dealing with a "beast" and not your regular wireless router. If you want to know about the real-life experience you get when using the new Rapture GT-AX11000, read this detailed review:
We are living in the age of the internet and wireless connections, and most people use a wireless router in their homes. Wi-Fi has become a common term in our vocabulary, but the wireless networking standards are not easy to digest and understand. After all, they have complicated names, invented by network engineers and corporations. Do you know what 802.11ax is? What about 802.11ac, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11n or 802.11ad? Did you hear the news that these names are changing into things like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 4?
Changing the MAC address of a network card is not something that most users have to do. However, some users may need to change the MAC address of their Windows computer to cope with different problems or network restrictions. To help you in such situations, we will share all the methods we know for changing the MAC address of a network card, in Windows: