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When you connect to a new and unknown network in Windows 10, the operating system sets it as Public. This means that Windows 10 offers the maximum protection possible from other devices on the same network because it treats that network as untrusted. Therefore, your Windows 10 PC is not discoverable on the network, and you cannot share folders and printers with that network. However, you may want to set the network as Private. Here are the quickest methods of changing the network profile in Windows 10:
Our team enjoys using 1 Gbps internet connections. For most people in the world, that is fast. However, 10 Gigabit internet connections and devices are starting to show up. Yes, they are mostly for business users, but internet service providers are going to create 10G plans for consumers too. If you were to have such an internet connection, you could download any game from Steam in 5 to 10 seconds. Imagine that! However, if you want to enjoy such network and internet connections, you need this little bugger: the ASUS XG-C100C network adapter.
TP-Link makes interesting mesh WiFi systems that provide a balance between price, performance, and features. This time we are testing their most expensive mesh WiFi system to date: TP-Link Deco M9 Plus. It has modern hardware, and it features integration with smart home devices like smart bulbs, smart plugs, sensors, thermostats, and so on, including those made by brands other than TP-Link. If this has aspect alone has stirred your attention, read this review and see what you get from TP-Link Deco M9 Plus:
Many people and companies buy mesh WiFi systems to improve the WiFi coverage in homes and workplaces were providing reliable wireless networks is tough. This way, they can place one mesh WiFi hub in an area where they usually have problems, to improve their wireless network coverage. However, there are situations when even a mesh WiFi system cannot help. In that case, one great idea is to connect all your mesh WiFi hubs through Ethernet cables. Here's how it works when using an ASUS Lyra mesh WiFi system, and the benefits you get:
MAC addresses are a vital part of networking. Much like IP addresses, MAC addresses can be a confusing concept for someone without a technical background. Nevertheless, in this article, we give you enough information about MAC addresses for you to understand what they are, why you need them, and how they are used. Let's get started:
ASUS RT-AC67U is a mesh WiFi system composed of two wireless routers. Their firmware was optimized so that they work as a mesh WiFi system while offering all the tools, configuration options, and benefits of a typical wireless router. All this at a price that is more competitive than the ASUS Lyra lineup of mesh WiFi systems. If we have stirred your curiosity, and you want to know what this kit has to offer, read our detailed review and performance comparison:ASUS RT-AC67U: Who is it good for?
This whole-home WiFi system is a good choice for:
Synology is quite the brand name when it comes to NAS (Network Attached Storage) solutions. Recently, we received their DiskStation DS418 4-bay NAS for testing. It is a well-built device, with excellent modular software. By default, when you turn it on the first time, it includes only the bare-bones features of a NAS. However, you can extend it to be anything you wish, from a personal cloud storage solution to a multimedia server, or a storage solution for a surveillance system. If you want to know more about Synology DiskStation DS418, read our review:
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 restore the MAC address by using either properties of your network card from Windows or a third party application, like the one we share in this article. Read on to see two different ways in which you can reset the MAC address of your network card, in Windows:
You may have heard the term metered connections, and while their name is self-explanatory, many people do not know precisely how they work. Especially not when it comes to using such connections on computers and devices with Windows 10. In this tutorial, we explain what metered connections are and what kind of connections you can set as metered in Windows 10. We also discuss what happens when you set them that way and how to set both wireless and wired network connections as metered. There is plenty of ground to cover, so let's get started:
If you search the news about the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 wireless router, you see journalists and bloggers saying things like: "world's first tri-band 802.11ax router," "ASUS wants to supercharge your home network with this ultra-fast router," or "we wouldn't want to encounter one of these in a dark alley." When you see its picture, it is clear that you are dealing with a "beast" and not your regular wireless router. If you want to know about the real-life experience you get when using the new Rapture GT-AX11000, read this detailed review: