Network and Internet
If you download Google Chrome from other places than the official website, you might download the wrong version, with bundled extras which you might not want. For example, you may have Windows 10 on 64-bit and install Chrome on 32-bit. Also, you may use an older version of Windows like Windows XP or Windows Vista, and you want a Chrome version that still works on that operating system. If you want to download a specific version of Chrome, read this tutorial:
If you are looking for cheap mesh WiFi systems, you may have encountered the Tenda nova MW6. On paper, this system looks promising: it has an affordable price, it is not bad looking, it has many of the features other mesh WiFi systems offer, and it can be remotely controlled from anywhere on the internet. Is it a good deal? To find out, read our detailed review for Tenda nova MW6:Tenda nova MW6: Who is it good for?
This whole-home mesh WiFi system is a suitable choice for:
Windows 10 Home users cannot block Windows updates. They are automatically downloaded and installed. In theory, this is OK. However, some updates can be faulty, and cause system stability issues or crashes. Fortunately, Microsoft has released a tool that anyone can use to block some updates from being installed. It is named "Show or Hide Updates" and you can use it to block or unblock Windows 10 updates for drivers, and Microsoft software. If you want to find out where to get this tool and how to use it to block unwanted updates for Windows 10, read this tutorial:
ASUS has launched three different mesh wireless systems, all of them named Lyra. They began with ASUS Lyra, then ASUS Lyra Trio and now they are launching the ASUS Lyra Mini. Except for the price and their looks, it is difficult to tell them apart and understand what is different between the three models. That's why we decided to make a detailed comparison which covers: their looks, hardware, wireless signal coverage, wireless performance, Ethernet connection speeds, security features, and price. There is a lot of ground to cover, so let's get started:
Velop is the Linksys brand for whole home mesh WiFi systems. There are several Velop models on the market, with different prices, colors and numbers of stations. This time we received the more affordable WHW01 variant for testing. This model is smaller in size and in price, and it has different hardware. Here is what you get from the more affordable Linksys Velop WHW01:
ASUS Lyra AC2200 is the first mesh wireless network system released by ASUS for home users. We were the first team in the world to test it, and our initial review was done using the first firmware version released for this product. Since then, ASUS Lyra has received many updates and improvements, and we were asked by ASUS to give it another go and review the product once more, with the latest firmware and enhancements. If you want to know what ASUS Lyra has to offer regarding speed, wireless coverage, features, and ease of use, read this detailed review:
CyberGhost VPN is one of the most popular VPN services in the world. Also, it is one of the easiest to use VPN services and one of the most affordable. Due to the elimination of Net Neutrality rules in the USA, and other legislative changes around the world, privacy and security have become more critical than ever. Is CyberGhost's VPN service up to the task of protecting your privacy? Find out from this detailed review:
When browsing the internet, you often encounter the term "cookies." Many websites inform you about using cookies, and ask for your approval. Web browsers have many settings for managing cookies and even browser add-ons mention blocking cookies of all kinds. Even though you know that these "cookies" are not exactly a sweet dessert, you may not know precisely what they are and what their purpose is on the internet. This is why, in this article, we explain what cookies are, what they do and how they work, and what kind of cookies are most frequently used on the internet.
You might need to find all the wireless networks that are broadcast in your area, including those which have a weak WiFi signal and those that have hidden their SSID (network name). For this task, you have to install a wireless network scanner and use it to identify the WiFi networks which exist in your area. However, many of these tools are expensive and only a few of them are free and work well. In this tutorial, we show you a tool that works in all versions of Windows, for free. Let's get started:
Here at Digital Citizen, we review many wireless routers and mesh WiFi systems. In our reviews, we analyze the wireless spectrum in our area, so that we understand how the wireless signal evolves and how capable the device that we are reviewing is. In the past, we used several tools for this task. Some used to be free but now have become rather expensive. Recently, we switched to NetSpot, and we enjoy using it. Here is why this app is one of the best wireless spectrum analyzers on the market, and why we will use it in all our future reviews of wireless routers, and other system devices: