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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.

How to Browse the Web With the Internet Explorer 11 App in Windows 8.1

Browsing the web on a touchscreen device can be really painful if you are using a desktop browser. That's why, in Windows 8.1 you have a whole new browser, designed for touch, which provides a great experience for users of tablets and hybrid devices. The touch version of...

How to Connect to Wireless Networks in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Windows 8 and 8.1 provide a simple interface for connecting to wireless networks. The procedure varies depending on whether or not the network broadcasts its name (also known as SSID - Service Set Identifier). If the name is broadcast, connecting to the network is as simple as...

Set the Internet Explorer Version You Want as the Default in Windows 8.1

Each new version of Windows also comes with a new version of Internet Explorer. Windows 8.1 upgrades all users to Internet Explorer 11 which comes in two versions: an app version that is very suitable for devices with touch and the desktop version you know from...

Reviewing the ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 USB Adapter

In this review I take a close look at another wireless adapter from ASUS. This time I have tested ASUS USB-AC56 - a USB adapter which was designed to work on both desktop computers and laptops. After a couple of days of regular use, I can share my conclusions. Read on to learn...

Reviewing the ASUS PCE-AC68 PCI-Express Wireless Adapter for PCs

Have you considered removing the network cables in your house and going full-wireless, including on your desktop PCs? If you have, then you should consider purchasing a wireless adapter for your desktop computers. ASUS PCE-AC68 is one such device that is able to work with all modern...

How to Delete or Forget Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 8.1

As soon as I installed Windows 8.1 on my laptop, I noticed a pretty big annoyance: the absence of the "Forget this network" option in the Networks pane. I was left with no intuitive way of removing wireless networks that no longer worked because their password has...

Reviewing the ASUS RP-N14 Range Extender for Wireless Networks

I live in a reasonably large apartment and I have a few rooms where the signal of my wireless network is not that great. That's why I was very curious to test a wireless range extender and see whether it can deliver a much-required boost in those problematic rooms. We have...

How to Connect Windows 8.1 Devices to Wireless Networks via WPS

If you have a Windows 8.1 laptop, tablet or hybrid that you can connect to wireless networks, you may need or want to use the WPS standard to make quicker connections to some networks. If that is the case for you, here's how to connect any Windows 8.1 device to a wireless network by...

What Microsoft Should Fix About Office Online to Improve Its Adoption

Our team at 7 Tutorials works online and all our articles are a collaborative effort. We use mostly Google Drive because it is simple and it offers all the collaboration features we need. When Microsoft announced Office Online we were very excited and...

How to Report Problems With Microsoft Services, Including OneDrive

One of the good things about Microsoft's services is that they offer a quick way to report when you have issues. Also, Microsoft provides complete service status history so that you can find out what issues have happened in the past and when they were fixed. If any Microsoft...

How to Set a Proxy Server on Windows 8.1 Tablet or Hybrid Device

One of the small but good improvements in Windows 8.1 is that it provides a touch-friendly way to set a proxy server. This proxy is then used by Internet Explorer and modern apps from the Windows Store that need to access the web. In Windows 8, even if you had a...

How to Learn the Countries Where Windows Store Apps are Available

Even though each app in the Windows Store has its own webpage that can be found using a search engine, Microsoft doesn't offer a full web version of the Windows Store. Also, in the Windows Store app, you cannot view apps that are not available in your...

How to Set How Much Data Tiles Use in Windows 8.1

If you are a tablet user with Windows 8.1 and you have a poor data plan, then you will want to limit how much data is used by the operating system, including the tiles. Depending on the apps you have installed and what updates they display on their tiles, they might end up consuming...

Change the Location of a Network from Private to Public in Windows 8.1

When connecting to a new network in Windows 8.1, you are asked whether you want to find PCs, devices and content on the network. If you answer Yes, the location of the network is set as Private and if you answer No, the location is set as...

How to Add, Change or Remove VPN Connections in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 provides a more complex PC Settings panel that, for some tasks and settings, it is better and more complete than the traditional Control Panel. One of the surprising things you can do with it is that you can create VPN connections, configure them in...

How to Delete VPN or PPPOE Connections in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

You may have created a network connection in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 that you no longer use. Or you may have a VPN or PPPOE connection that has changed its configuration and it is no longer working with the initial parameters. In such scenarios it is best to delete these network...

How to Set Up and Use Work Folders in Windows 8.1

One of the many new enterprise-friendly features in Windows 8.1 is named Work Folders. Folders? Work? Sounds boring, doesn't it? :) But, to some people this feature will be very useful. Especially to people that have many devices and need to work also on their personal PCs...