UP

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.

What is Telnet and what is it still used for?

While surfing the internet, you may have stumbled on the term Telnet. Some people might have made fun of it, while others may have had fun with it. Others may still use it because they are nostalgic and they love the good old days of technology. For those of you who don't...

5 fun & geeky things you can do on Telnet

It’s the 21st century, and Telnet is not exactly the world's most popular protocol. Very few people know about it, and you can say without being contradicted that this protocol is almost dead. However, a small but active community is still using it for several reasons,...

How to install and use Telnet in Windows

Telnet was developed as a network protocol in 1969, and it was famous for many years until the rise of internet broadband and more secure alternatives. You might be surprised to learn that even today, there are still plenty of Telnet servers and resources available,...

Command Prompt (CMD): 10 network-related commands you should know

Command Prompt proved 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 learning and using a...

What is Smart Connect on your Wi-Fi router and how it works

Some features are touted by manufacturers of wireless routers only to make them more appealing and give you the impression that they’re truly advanced. Smart Connect is one such feature that’s implemented on all modern routers, aiming to simplify your Wi-Fi experience....

Xiaomi Mi AIoT Router AX3600 review: Punching hard on 5 GHz!

I continue my reviews for Xiaomi Wi-Fi 6 routers with an exciting model: Xiaomi Mi AIoT Router AX3600. It has an interesting design, powerful hardware, a reasonable price, and a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses. If you want to know more about this model and whether it...

What is a network location in Windows?

What are network locations? You’ve probably heard the term being used in networking guides or regular face-to-face discussions between tech people. Do you want to know what a network location is in Windows, its purpose, and why the network location you set matters? Read this...

Xiaomi Mi Router AX1800 review: Wi-Fi 6 for small apartments!

Xiaomi is famous for its smartphones and tablets. However, the company manufactures lots of devices, including wireless routers. I will review all their Wi-Fi 6 models in the next couple of weeks, and I decided to start the series with their entry-level router: Xiaomi Mi Router...

View and change the Windows 7 network location (Home, Work, Public)

The network location in Windows is the setting that tells the operating system whether to make your computer discoverable on the network and whether to share files (or not) with other computers and devices. The user sets the network location when connecting for the first time to a...

How to change the Windows network profile to Private (or Public)

When you connect to a new and unknown network in Windows 10 or Windows 11, the operating system sets it as Public which means it doesn’t consider it trustworthy. When the network profile is set to Public, your computer or device is not discoverable on the network,...

How to delete a mapped network drive from Windows (5 ways)

Mapping network drives and other locations on your Windows laptop or computer is a good way of keeping remote data at hand in your local area network. However, at some point, you might also want to delete some of these drive mappings and keep only those that you regularly use. In...

How to reset your network adapter(s) in Windows

Is your laptop’s Wi-Fi network card no longer working correctly? Are the Ethernet settings on your Windows PC scrambled up, and you can’t make sense of anything? Do you have problems in general with network connectivity on your Windows laptop, PC, or tablet? Then, it is a good...

Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro review: Smart and dependable!

Xiaomi has recently launched its new lineup of air purifiers and robot vacuum cleaners. After reviewing the Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4, I was eager to test one of their new vacuum cleaners. I used the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro for a week, and it was enough to...

2 ways to block Android apps 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 access, Wi-Fi access, or both for specific apps in Android....

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 review: Perfect for 2.5 Gbps internet!

After testing so many wireless routers for so long, it’s difficult for us to get excited about a new router unless there’s something extraordinary about it. Luckily, the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 is an extraordinary router in many ways, and this is obvious by looking both at it...

How to create a link to a file or folder in Windows (2 ways)

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 hyperlink to a file stored locally on your computer and use it to share that file...

How to set an Android proxy server for Wi-Fi networks

Do you have to use a Wi-Fi proxy server for Android to access the internet at school or work? Or maybe you decided to configure an Android proxy server to protect your online privacy? Proxy servers are practical tools that act as intermediaries between you and the rest of the...