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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?

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...

How to find and change the MAC address on your iPhone (or iPad)

Do you own an iPhone or an iPad and wondering what’s your MAC address and how to change it? Would you like to spoof your MAC address or, the opposite, disable MAC address randomization on your Apple mobile device? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on. Here’s how...

6 ways to restore the original MAC address of your network card

There are times when you might want or have to change the MAC address of your network adapter so that you can connect to certain networks. However, what do you do when you have to restore the original MAC address, and you do not know what that was? Fortunately, you can quickly...

Review ASUS ROG Strix GS-AX5400: Wi-Fi 6 for gamers!

ASUS has several AX5400 wireless routers, most of which are gaming routers with RGB lighting. One of their newest models is the ASUS ROG Strix GS-AX5400. This router delivers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, many gaming-oriented features, and powerful hardware for a slightly higher price than...

How to change or spoof the MAC address in Windows (7 ways)

Changing the MAC address of a network card is not something most users have to do. However, some users may need to spoof the MAC address of their Windows computer to cope with different problems or network restrictions. To help you in such situations, we will share all the methods we...

Use NetSpot WiFi Analyzer to identify the best channel for your Wi-Fi

Few people set up their home or office router correctly. Most just opt for the default settings proposed by the quick setup wizard on their router, and that’s all. However, if you’re in a busy area with many wireless networks, interference can be a problem that lowers the speed...

TP-Link RE500X review: Extending Wi-Fi 6 networks

Many people are upgrading their routers to Wi-Fi 6. They benefit from improved speeds, stronger routers that handle more simultaneous connections, as well as improved wireless coverage. However, depending on the router you buy and the layout of your home, you may still encounter some...

How to map network drives and add FTP locations in Windows 11

Easily working with network shares is essential for small businesses. It’s also useful for people who like to keep data on network computers, drives connected to their routers, or even NAS devices. And, to make things faster and more friendly,...

Reviewing the Synology DiskStation DS1621+ NAS: jack of all trades

Synology requires little introduction when it comes to networking products, especially network-attached storage (NAS) and surveillance solutions. In this article, we will review the DiskStation DS1621+ 6-bay NAS. On paper, it is perfect for small businesses and enthusiasts who need a...