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How to set up your Wi-Fi, configure your wireless router, or mesh Wi-Fi system. How to work with networking features, share files, stream media, and more.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup

How to Connect Windows 8.1 Devices to Wireless Networks via WPS

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.03.2014
If you have a Windows 8.1 laptop, tablet or hybrid that you can connect to wireless networks, you may need or want to use the WPS standard to make quicker connections to some networks. If that is the case for you, here's how to connect any Windows 8.1 device to...
ASUS RT-N56U

Reviewing the ASUS RT-N56U - Is it Really the Fastest Wireless Router?

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.12.2012
Lately, I have been searching for a really good wireless N router, able to provide both good speed and coverage, while battling successfully with all the other wireless networks available in my area. I did a bit of research and I have learned that many people were talking about ASUS...
Wi-Fi

How to Manage Wireless Network Connections & Profiles in Windows 8

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 12.09.2012
When you connect to a wireless network, the network's security information, settings and password are automatically stored on your computer in the form of a network profile. This profile allows Windows to connect automatically the next time this network is in range. In previous versions of Windows you could open...
Wi-Fi

The Layman's Guide to Solving Wireless Network Interference Problems

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.07.2012
One of the most common root causes for having slow and unstable wireless network connections is interference. Many things interfere with a wireless network: everything from walls to the microwaves you use in the kitchen to other wireless networks. That's why I decided to learn more on the subject, experiment...
Belkin N600 DB

Reviewing the Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.05.2012
Personally, I am a fan of Belkin routers and I have owned a few good models in the past. By chance, I managed to get my hands on a Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ router which, at least in theory, packs some interesting technologies and features. I was really...
Wi-Fi

Geek Tips for Managing Connections to Wireless Networks in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 28.09.2011
Do you need to set priorities for Windows 7 about which wireless networks to connect to, automatically? Do you need to make it stop connecting each time it detects certain networks? Do you want to modify the connection settings for a wireless network? Answers to all these questions are found...
Wi-Fi

Installing a USB Wireless Adapter on a Desktop Computer

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.09.2011
If you want to get rid of wires in your home, you will be tempted to use USB wireless network adapters on your desktop computers. If you want to do this, then you should know that installing such adapters can bring a bit of trouble at times. That's why we...
Wi-Fi

Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection Problems by Yourself

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.08.2011
Lots of people have issues with wireless network connections and they don't know how to fix them. If you have access to an Internet connection, at least you can Google things and find some help. But what do you do when the wireless connection you have trouble connecting to is...
Windows 7 Network Settings

The Network Map - Access Your Network Computers in a Fun Way

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.02.2010
One of the less known features of Windows 7 is the network map. This feature does what its name implies: it shows you a complete map of all the computers connected to your network at a specific point in time. It was first introduced in Windows Vista and it was...
Wi-Fi

How to Set Up an Ad Hoc Wireless Computer-to-Computer Network in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.01.2010
Have you ever needed to create network between two laptops and you did not have a network cable available? As it turns out, you can create an ad hoc network using their wireless networks cards. You can use that network to transfer any kind of files between the two, as...
Wi-Fi

How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.08.2009
I will continue our Windows 7 Networking series with a guide on how to connect to hidden wireless networks. Hidden wireless networks are those networks which do not broadcast their Network ID (SSID). While not that many people use such networks, some have the feeling of a bit more security...
Wi-Fi

How to Connect to Wireless Networks in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 23.08.2009
A growing number of people use laptops, notebooks, and netbooks instead of desktop computers. As a result of this trend plus the growing number of devices such as smartphones, lots of wireless networks appear every day and more people use them on a regular basis. Windows 7 offers all you...