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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?

What is ping? How do you use ping commands in Windows?

What is ping? How do you use ping commands in Windows?

You don’t need to be a networking guru to have come across the term ping while working with computers, setting up networking devices such as wireless routers, dealing with online applications, or playing games online. If you’re wondering what ping means and what the ping command does, read on. In this guide, I’ll explain how ping works, what you can use it for, and what
What is, how to enable, and how to turn off a metered connection in Windows 10

What is, how to enable, and how to turn off a metered connection in Windows 10

Metered connections are essential for users with limited data plans, as they allow you to put limits on how much data you’re using. In Windows 10, you can set any Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular connection as metered, and this setting helps you control data usage by limiting background data and postponing some non-critical updates. If you want to have a way to control how much
How to connect to Wi-Fi using WPS on Windows 10

How to connect to Wi-Fi using WPS on Windows 10

Did you know that if you have a Windows 10 laptop, tablet, or 2-in-1 device, you can use the WPS button on your router to connect to its Wi-Fi network quickly? And you don’t have to type in your wireless network password? Here’s a complete guide for how to connect to Wi-Fi through WPS on any laptop with Windows 10, as well as on any
ASUS ExpertWiFi EBA63 review: Scalable Wi-Fi 6 for business!

ASUS ExpertWiFi EBA63 review: Scalable Wi-Fi 6 for business!

If your organization struggles with reliable wireless connectivity, consider building a new network using modern equipment that offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. If you're interested in using ASUS ExpertWiFi networking devices and your business location is large and spans multiple floors, you will need to use access points in addition to routers and switches. In this scenario, you should take a look at the ASUS ExpertWiFi
ASUS ExpertWiFi EBP15 review: Smart switch with PoE capabilities!

ASUS ExpertWiFi EBP15 review: Smart switch with PoE capabilities!

When you’re setting up a network for a multi-story location with a large area, you need a more complex network architecture, which will likely include smart switches with Power Over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities. These switches are valuable because they can provide both network connectivity and power to access points and IoT devices. If you create such a network using ASUS ExpertWiFi routers and access points,
ASUS ExpertWiFi EBG19P review: A great wired router for SMBs!

ASUS ExpertWiFi EBG19P review: A great wired router for SMBs!

When it comes to networking, small and medium-sized businesses have needs that combine the desires of typical consumers (simplicity and speed) with the requirements of large organizations (security, stability, and scalability). To meet these needs, ASUS offers a specialized line-up of networking devices called ExpertWiFi, which includes equipment such as wireless routers, wired routers, switches, access points, and mesh Wi-Fi systems. Today, I'm reviewing their
ASUS ExpertWiFi EBG15 review: A small wired router for SMBs!

ASUS ExpertWiFi EBG15 review: A small wired router for SMBs!

ASUS is slowly expanding its ExpertWiFi line-up of networking products for small and medium-sized businesses. One of their newest products is a wired router with built-in VPN capabilities: ASUS ExpertWiFi EBG15. This router can work with multiple internet connections simultaneously and allows you to manage all your ExpertWiFi devices from one dashboard. If you like how this sounds, and you’re interested in building a professional
How to find the Wi-Fi password on iPhone

How to find the Wi-Fi password on iPhone

Ever wonder how to find the Wi-Fi password on an iPhone? Maybe you’re trying to connect a new device to your network, or perhaps you want to share the Wi-Fi password on your iPhone with a friend or colleague. Luckily, iOS saves the passwords for all the networks it uses. While on previous versions of the operating system, it was harder to retrieve them, these
How to use Nearby sharing in Windows 11 and Windows 10

How to use Nearby sharing in Windows 11 and Windows 10

Nearby sharing is a feature that allows you to share documents, photos, links, and more with other devices that are close by, over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Instead of cumbersome sharing methods like email attachments, cloud storage, or USB memory sticks, you can use Nearby sharing to quickly and easily send or receive content. Oh, and it works with both Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers
Wi-Fi Sense is gone. What is and how to enable Hotspot 2.0 in Windows 10

Wi-Fi Sense is gone. What is and how to enable Hotspot 2.0 in Windows 10

Years ago, Wi-Fi Sense allowed Windows 10 devices to connect to public wireless hotspots. It’s gone now, but today, we have Hotspot 2.0, which makes connecting to public hotspots not only easier and faster but also more secure. Do you want to know more about Wi-Fi Sense and Hotspot 2.0? If you do, read on, and you’ll find out why you should use Hotspot 2.0
Mercusys Halo H80X review: Focusing on simplicity!

Mercusys Halo H80X review: Focusing on simplicity!

When you ask people what they want from their wireless router or mesh Wi-Fi system, many will tell you they want it to be affordable and simple to set up and use. Mercusys Halo H80X is a dual-band mesh Wi-Fi system that aims to cater to the needs of this specific audience. As a result, its price is one of the lowest I’ve seen for
ASUS RT-AX57 Go review: A versatile travel router!

ASUS RT-AX57 Go review: A versatile travel router!

ASUS started the year 2024 by launching a versatile travel router with an interesting list of features, some of which are surprisingly advanced. This router is named ASUS RT-AX57 Go. It’s small, lightweight, and can provide 4G and 5G mobile tethering capabilities, advanced VPN features, and subscription-free security. If you want to know more about this router and whether it is a good choice, read
ASUS ExpertWiFi EBR63 review: The mid-range router for SMBs!

ASUS ExpertWiFi EBR63 review: The mid-range router for SMBs!

ExpertWiFi EBR63 is not the first ASUS router made for businesses but it’s the first in the company’s new ExpertWiFi line-up. ASUS has dabbled with such routers in the past (I remember testing ASUS BRT-AC828 back in 2017) but never seriously developed a separate line of products. As of 2023, this is changing, and the ExpertWiFi EBR63 is their first Wi-Fi 6 router for small
How to enable or turn off a metered connection in Windows 11

How to enable or turn off a metered connection in Windows 11

A metered connection is a type of connection that limits how much data you can use. If you exceed the limit, you might have to pay extra fees or experience slower speeds. Windows 11 lets you set any connection as metered, whether wireless or wired. This can help you save data and money, but it also affects how Windows 11 and some of your apps