Smarthome

What is a smart home? How do you create a network in your home? How do you pick a good WiFi router that manages the network conectivity for all your devices? How do you manage and connect to your network using the devices and operating systems in your home? What kind of smart devices should you use in your home?

ASUS RT-AX82U review: gaming meets Wi-Fi 6!

ASUS RT-AX82U is a dual-band gaming router with support for Wi-Fi 6 It features RGB lighting, a more reasonable price than other Wi-Fi 6 routers, and interesting features that are useful for people that play games online To make it even more appealing, you can also use it as part of...

TP-Link Deco X20 review: Wi-Fi 6 for a more affordable price!

Mesh Wi-Fi systems are all the rage now, especially the newer models that feature support for the Wi-Fi 6 standard, which promises the fastest wireless networks to date TP-Link has launched several new models in their Deco line-up, and the most accessibly priced is TP-Link Deco X20...

How to make a Windows 10 hotspot: All you need to know

If you have a Windows 10 PC, laptop, or tablet, one of the best features you have at hand is the ability to transform it into a mobile hotspot In other words, you can share your internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi or even Bluetooth Also, it doesn't even matter whether...

The Windows 10 workgroup and how to change it

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...

2 ways to monitor who accesses your shared files and folders

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...

Reviewing ROIDMI Nano P1 – The portable wireless vacuum cleaner

Xiaomi has become a large company that makes all kinds of devices that we wouldn't have expected to see a couple of years ago One such area is the vacuum cleaning market, where Xiaomi is present through its ROIDMI subsidiary During the last few weeks, we've used a portable wireless...

How to share folders, files, and libraries with the network, in Windows

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...

TP-Link Deco X60 review: Beautiful looks meet Wi-Fi 6!

TP-Link has recently launched its first line-up of mesh Wi-Fi systems with support for the newest 80211ax (Wi-Fi 6) standard The line-up includes three new models: Deco X90, Deco X60, and Deco X20 In this review, we are testing the mid-range model - the TP-Link Deco X60 This mesh...

ASUS RT-AC1200 V2 review: Affordable Wi-Fi for 100 Mbps internet connections!

Affordable wireless routers are not particularly exciting, even though they sell in higher volumes than premium ones In the last couple of months, we reviewed many new models with exciting features like Wi-Fi 6 compatibility This time we decided to change things up a bit and review...

7 ways to find your MAC address on Windows

There are cases when you need to know the MAC address of your Windows computer or device To help you in those situations, we share seven different methods that you can use to find the MAC ID of your network adapter Some of them are quick, like the getmac command, which you can run...

What is an IP address and a subnet mask, in simple terms?

IP addresses and subnet masks stand at the core of computer networking They are not concepts that are easy to understand in their entirety, especially if you do not have a technical background However, with a bit of help, anybody can understand the basics of IP addresses and subnet...

Synology DiskStation DS419slim review: Small and quiet!

Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions tend to be large devices with an unappealing design With DiskStation DS419slim, Synology tries to cater to the needs of home users who do not need a lot of storage space, nor the ultimate performance, and prefer a small, easily hidden NAS If...

4 ways to change the Subnet Mask in Windows 10

Subnet masks are used to split IP addresses into two different parts: one of them tells you the computer or device's address, while the other tells you the network which it belongs to In other words, subnet masks are used to divide networks into subnetworks, so that any data...