Smarthome

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?

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...

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...

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 802.11ax (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...

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...

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...

What is DHCP? How does it work?

Ever heard about DHCP? It is one of those technical things that keeps the internet working every day, and most people have no idea that it exists, let alone know what it does. However, you may have heard a friend or the IT guy from work mentioning terms like DHCP, DHCP servers,...

3 ways to change the IP address in Windows 10

Have you ever wondered how you can change the IP address in Windows 10? Do you want to learn how to do it from Windows 10's Settings app or the Control Panel? Maybe you're a command-line fan, and want to learn how to change the IP address in Windows 10 using...

How to choose a wireless router: 10 things to consider!

Picking a wireless router that delivers fast and reliable Wi-Fi, as well as excellent coverage, is not an easy task, especially if you are a beginner. To make things harder, manufacturers describe their routers using lots of acronyms and marketing terms that have little...

How to share your printer with the network, in Windows 10

If you have a printer plugged into your Windows 10 PC, you can share it with the other computers and devices connected to the same local network. It is a useful feature if you don't want to physically move the printer each time you use it to print something from another computer....

How to change the DHCP lease time in Windows 10

The DHCP lease time is a setting that controls how long your Windows 10 computers, as well as other devices such as smartphones or printers, keep their dynamically allocated IP addresses. Do you want to know how to change the DHCP lease time, how to check what...

How to automatically dial a broadband PPPoE connection in Windows 10

Creating, configuring, and connecting to a broadband PPPoE connection in Windows 10 is rather easy. However, you do need to make the PPPoE connection manually, each time you want to access the internet. It is a step that many of you might prefer to skip and have their Windows 10...

Windows 10’s Airplane mode: 3 ways to turn it Off or On!

If you are a mobile user who travels a lot, you need a way to work or have fun while flying. Luckily, like a smartphone, Windows 10 has a feature called Airplane mode. You can turn it on to use your laptop or tablet while flying, and disable it when you no longer need...