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What is a smart home? How do you create a network in your home? How do you pick a good Wi-Fi router? 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?

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...

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...

Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 review: efficient filtering in an elegant package

As part of Xiaomi’s new lineup of smart devices, the Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 is an interesting proposition in urban environments with lots of pollution. It has a huge filter, a clean design, and a competitive price. I am always searching for the perfect purifier to help with my...

7 ways to find your MAC address in Windows

Do you want to know the MAC address of your Windows computer or device? To help you, this article describes seven different methods to get the MAC address of your network adapter. Some of them are quick, like the getmac command. Others, like the one using the Settings...

What is WPS? Where is the WPS button on a router?

If you have configured a wireless router on your own, you probably encountered the term WPS in its configuration menus, or you might have seen a button marked WPS on the router's back. But do you know what WPS is? How does WPS work? Which devices and operating systems provide support...