Network and Internet
Do you use a BitTorrent client to download open-source software or other types of content from the internet? Do you have an ASUS wireless router, and want your P2P transfers to work smoothly every time? If you do, the firmware on your ASUS router makes it easy to set the necessary port forwarding rules, so that BitTorrent apps work trouble-free. Here's how to set things up:
NOTE: This tutorial applies both to ASUS wireless routers and ASUS Mesh Wi-Fi systems. As long as your firmware is up-to-date, the instructions we share should apply to your device too.
In Windows 10, the old Windows Firewall has been rebranded by Microsoft to Windows Defender Firewall. It is a security feature built into the operating system that helps block unauthorized access to your computer, while permitting authorized communications. This tool can filter both inbound and outbound traffic or set rules and exceptions, depending on the type of network to which you're connected. In this article, we're going to show you how to allow apps through Windows Defender Firewall, as well as how to block them from going online.
The Windows 10 workgroup is a simple way to link together a small number of computers and devices, which makes it ideal for home networks, as well as small offices and businesses. If you want to facilitate sharing resources (files, printers, etc.) with other devices on the same network, make sure they are part of the same workgroup in Windows 10. Continue reading to get answers to questions like "What is a workgroup?" and learn more about the workgroup name or how to change workgroup in Windows 10:
The Windows 10 People app is Microsoft's current attempt at creating an address book for all your contacts. The idea is that, after you import every contact from your email address(es), you can see them all sorted alphabetically in the People app and get in touch more easily. Unfortunately, the feature is not exactly user friendly, so we created this tutorial to illustrate how to use the People app in Windows 10:
Have you ever felt that your shared files are vulnerable and want to keep an eye on who is accessing them, but didn't know how? Well, we have two solutions for that: one that uses a tool that's built into Windows, and another one from a third party developer, that's called NetShareMonitor. Both are useful apps that can tell you almost everything that's going on in Windows with the files and folders you shared with other users within your local network. Let's get started:
Sharing the internet data connection available on your mobile smartphone with your Windows PC through a USB cable is called USB tethering. In other words, if you're wondering "what is USB tethering?", the answer is quite simple: it's a way of using your Android smartphone as a modem or router to get mobile internet via USB on any PC. Say you have access to a Wi-Fi network in your home but your desktop PC doesn't have a wireless card in it. You might want to use your Android's USB tethering feature to establish a connection between them.
The Android Data Saver ensures that you make the most of your data plan. Most apps run in the background, consuming precious data in an effort to keep you up to date. With the built-in Data Saver on Android, you can decide which apps get unrestricted mobile data access and which are prevented from sending and receiving data in the background. Continue reading to find out more about the Android Data Saver and how to enable it on your smartphone:
When you work with shared resources on a network, you may need to quickly get the link to a shared network folder and paste it into a chat window. Or, for example, you might want to know how to create a link to a file on your computer and use it to share that file with others on the same network. Although they are not easy to figure out, Windows gives us two ways to hyperlink a path to a file, folder, or library that's shared on the network. Without further ado, here's the answer to the "How do I copy a file path as a link?" question:
Unless you have an unlimited data plan, you should know how to limit data usage on your Android smartphone, especially considering today's data-hungry apps and our tendency to constantly check them. Luckily, Android has built-in features to monitor mobile data usage and restrict how much cellular data you're using to avoid additional costs. We know having full control over your data usage is important, so this tutorial illustrates how to set a data limit on your Android device:
A lot of people have several computers in their homes and workplaces. If you're one of them, then you may need to share folders, files, and libraries with other users and computers on the same network. Unfortunately, many don't know how to share something on their network, and use other, clunkier methods for sharing, like e-mail. Here is how to use Windows' sharing wizard to share any folder, file, or library over the network: