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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 use WPS in Windows 11 to connect to Wi-Fi networks

If you have a Windows 11 PC, you can use WPS to connect to a Wi-Fi network without knowing its password. As long as the router supports the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) standard and it’s enabled on it, you can connect by simply pushing a button on the router. Here’s the...

What is my DNS? How to find your DNS servers in Windows (7 ways)

Do you know how to find the IP addresses of your DNS servers? Would you like to learn how to do that? If you are a Windows 11 or Windows 10 user, there are many methods to find the addresses of the DNS servers that your computer or device is using. You can find this information in...

How to change the IP address in Windows 10 and Windows 11 (4 ways)

Have you ever wondered how to change the IP address in Windows 10 or Windows 11? Do you want to learn how to do that from the Settings app or the Control Panel? Maybe you’re a command-line fan and want to learn how to change the IP address from Command...

How to use your Windows PC as a wireless display

Windows 11 and Windows 10 are two operating systems that include a special feature called “Wireless Display.” It can enhance your experience in a good way by allowing you to transform your computer or laptop into a secondary screen. Once this feature is installed and...

What makes a good wireless router and how to choose one

Picking a router or mesh Wi-Fi system that delivers fast and reliable Wi-Fi and excellent coverage is difficult, especially if you’re not an IT professional. To make things harder, manufacturers describe their routers using lots of acronyms and marketing terms that have little to...

How to change DNS settings in Windows

Are the DNS servers offered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) too slow? Are you concerned about online security? Or maybe you want to protect your children from inappropriate websites? Whatever the reason, changing your computer’s DNS servers to something new, like the public...

3 ways to find your public IP address

Every device that is connected to the internet in one way or another has an IP address. That’s the unique identifier used by your device to be recognized by other devices on the internet or in your local network. If you’re using a device like a smartphone or a tablet connected...

HUAWEI WiFi Mesh 3 review: Affordable Wi-Fi 6 for large homes!

HUAWEI WiFi Mesh 3 is a whole home Wi-Fi system with a pleasant design, an affordable price, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and a focus on ease of use. But does all that make it a great choice for your home? To find out the answer to this question, learn more about this elegant mesh Wi-Fi...

6 ways to find your IP address in Windows

The IP address or Internet Protocol address is a numerical label used in networks to identify and locate network devices, from computers and smartphones to printers, TVs, and other devices. The IP address can be a useful piece of information, especially when you want to set up your...

What is Miracast, and how do you use it?

At first, there was the HDMI! Well, not really, but HDMI has been the main way of transmitting video and sound from a device to an external TV or monitor for more than a decade now. However, starting a few years back, a new contender appeared, and its name is Miracast - a technology...

What is a Mesh Wi-Fi or a Whole-Home Wi-Fi system?

Mesh Wi-Fi or whole-home Wi-Fi systems are increasingly popular, with many devices on the market from various manufacturers like Netgear, TP-Link, ASUS, D-Link, Linksys, Google, and others. However, while many vendors sell mesh Wi-Fi products as the ultimate solution for excellent...

How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 11

Do you have a TV with the Android TV operating system on it? Or maybe a Samsung Smart TV with Tizen TV, or an LG Smart TV running on WebOS? The brand doesn’t matter; all Smart TVs allow you to connect wirelessly to them and cast from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet through...