Do you use a BitTorrent client to download open-source software or other types of content from the internet? Do you have an ASUS wireless router, and want your P2P transfers to work smoothly every time? If you do, the firmware on your ASUS router makes it easy to set the necessary port forwarding rules, so that BitTorrent apps work trouble-free. Here's how to set things up:
NOTE: This tutorial applies both to ASUS wireless routers and ASUS Mesh Wi-Fi systems. As long as your firmware is up-to-date, the instructions we share should apply to your device too.
Sonos is one of the most popular brands in the world of wireless speakers. That's because they offer excellent audio quality and can work together to fill your entire house with music, using easy to set up wireless connections between them. If you're looking for a way to listen to the same favorite song in your living room, as well as in your kitchen, a mesh of Sonos speakers is probably what you'll want. For the last few weeks, we've tested and used the first Sonos portable speaker, namely the Sonos Move.
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 Wi-Fi system has a sleek look and powerful hardware that can manage up to 150 devices simultaneously. To learn more about its real-life performance, read our review:TP-Link Deco X60: Who is it good for?
This mesh Wi-Fi system is an excellent choice for:
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 one of the most affordable wireless routers from ASUS: RT-AC1200 V2. If you want to know what you get from a router that almost anyone can afford, read this review:ASUS RT-AC1200 V2: Who is it good for?
This wireless router is a suitable choice for:
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 you can run in PowerShell or Command Prompt (cmd). Others, like the one using the Settings app from Windows 10, require a bit more clicking.
Our team at Digital Citizen has reviewed a multitude of wireless routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems. We've also written many articles and how-to guides about home networking, as well as useful advice for people who are choosing their next router. That is why ASUS asked us to create a buying guide for people interested in their routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems. Their company has a broad portfolio of wireless products, with different prices, hardware, and features. If you are not a networking specialist, having so many options may feel intimidating.
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 that any data transmitted over a network can reach its destination correctly. Are you wondering how to change the subnet mask on your Windows 10 PCs? Do you want to learn how to change the subnet mask for all the computers and devices in your local home network? Read on and find out:
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, or DHCP clients. Were you wondering what all that gibberish was about? If you want to know what DHCP is, how does DHCP work, and what it's used for, read on. In this article, we explain all that and more:
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 CMD (Command Prompt) or PowerShell? Read on and find out how all of these are done in Windows 10:
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 connection to the real-life experience you get. Also, the product name doesn't tell you much about how good a router is, and neither does the price you pay. To help you pick the best router for your needs and budget, read this guide, and learn what to look for in a router: