Network and Internet

How to build your own network, use Wi-Fi routers, share files and folders, transfer files, or stream media over the internet.

TP-Link Archer AX20 review: Redefining value for money?

TP-Link’s line-up of Wi-Fi 6 routers includes some exciting models with good hardware that are very reasonably priced. If you want a good mid-range model, you should look at the new TP-Link Archer AX20 or TP-Link WiFi 6 Router AX1800, as you find it on Amazon. For a bit more money...

OneDrive not syncing? 5 ways to force OneDrive to sync in Windows

Although we tend to like the OneDrive service, and we use it on our Windows 10 computers, there are a few quirks that we have trouble with. One of them is that, sometimes, we’re facing issues with OneDrive not syncing. Another one is knowing when it performed the last...

How to block Remote Desktop on your Windows PC

The Remote Desktop feature from Windows operating systems can be useful to many. However, it can also be a security concern, as hackers can take advantage of it in order to break into your computer. If someone with bad intentions manages that, he or she can get access to...

How to enable file sharing (Samba) and set the workgroup in Ubuntu Linux

Windows computers and devices can interconnect and share files and folders between them using network shares. However, if you also use Ubuntu Linux on some of your computers, network sharing between them and Windows is not straightforward. To connect your Ubuntu Linux computers to...

TP-Link Archer AX10 (AX1500) review – Affordable Wi-Fi 6 for everyone!

TP-Link Archer AX10 or TP-Link Archer AX1500 has a different name depending on the country and the shop you buy it from. However, it is the same router, with the same hardware and specifications in all countries. We wanted to test it because it is one of the most affordable routers...

Synology DiskStation Manager 7: Beta available, free update coming in 2021

Synology makes some of the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions on the market, and they are all powered by its DiskStation Manager (DSM) software platform. In our reviews, we always appreciated the flexibility and ease of use of DSM. Synology is now working on finalizing a...

How to connect to an FTP server in Windows 10, from File Explorer

Did you know that Windows 10 includes a built-in FTP client? It might come as a surprise, but we’re talking about File Explorer! One of the lesser-known features available in File Explorer is that it can handle connections to FTP servers. You can use File...

How to change the bandwidth limits for Windows 10 updates

If you have a metered or slow internet connection, you probably hate the fact that a lot of data gets downloaded each month for Windows 10 updates and also how updates make your internet connection slower. Fortunately, newer versions of Windows 10 have a built-in feature called...

Proxy vs. VPN: When to use a proxy server and when to use a VPN?

Both VPN (Virtual Private Networks) and proxy servers are designed to keep you anonymous on the internet. They can also help you access websites and services that are not available to everyone because of censorship or various restrictions. Proxies and VPNs each have their advantages...

How to install a wireless printer in your Wi-Fi network

There are many people who need to install a printer in their home network. Suppose you are planning to buy one soon. In that case, you should consider a wireless printer, as it allows you to print from anywhere in your home and helps you eliminate one more wire. It lets you place...

How to add and use a VPN in Windows 10 (all you need to know)

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, have become widely used tools that help people securely access a private network and share sensitive data through public networks. The main idea is that VPNs can generate virtual P2P (point-to-point) connections, or so-called encrypted tunnels, that...

How to block apps on Android from accessing the internet

Some Android apps access the internet too often, and you might not want that. Whether it's because they consume your data plan faster or they end up using too much battery, you might want to know how to turn off cellular data for specific apps in Android. Maybe you have other apps...