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How to setup file sharing on home network

This article explains how to setup file sharing on home network with the use of router, NAS (Network attached storage) and the cloud. File sharing setup with router Routers comes with USB port. Check if your router has a USB port. If your router does not have

How to connect two computers to one printer

This article explains how to connect two computers to one printer. Here we assume that you have a USB printer which needs to be shared with multiple computers. Follow the steps for setup. Step 1 1. Purchase a 2 port USB switch. The 2 port USB switch

Can a wireless printer be used with a wired computer

This article understands if a wireless printer can be used with a wired computer. As part of troubleshooting, I had to visit an old friend of mine. He had issues with his printer on the network and was in two minds as to upgrade his printer or

How to troubleshoot slow internet

This article explains how to troubleshoot slow internet with various different scenarios and how to fix. Slow internet can arise due to various reasons like packet loss, bandwidth hogging, router hardware issues etc. Listed are the 4 most important scenarios encountered and how to troubleshoot slow internet.

What is a gigabit switch

This article understands explains what is a gigabit switch and its advantages and types. Gigabit switches are much faster than the traditional fast ethernet switches. Fast ethernet switches delivers 100 Mpbs speed on each port of the switch. Gigabt switches delivers 1000 Mpbs on each of the

How to setup a wireless router

This article explains how to setup a wireless router. We assume that an internet connection is available at the location where the router is to be setup. Step 1 – System Identification Identify the systems which needs to be connected to the wireless router. This can be

How to setup a Wired Home Network

This article understands how to setup a wired home network and the required components for the same. The focus is to understand a scenario where the internet connection at home needs to be extended to a wired network and there are different devices at each floor like

Why you should use VPN on Public Wifi

This article understands why you should use VPN on public Wifi.When you are connected to public Wifi, you would connect to the nearest wireless transmitter / access point using the credentials provided by the wifi service provider. You would connect, with or without a common password. On

What is a VPN Router

This article explains the fundamentals of a VPN router. VPN Routers are used for providing connectivity to users remotely as well connect multiple networks through the internet. VPN , which stands for Virtual private network , is a technology which is implemented on the routers. VPN uses

How to block your wifi from your neighbors

This article explains how to block your wifi from your neighbors. Method 1 – Use a Mac-Filter A mac filter is a feature which is available on a wireless router. The mac-filter takes the hardware / mac-address of a device and checks if the traffic is indeed

How to setup a home network with multiple routers

This article describes how to setup a home network with multiple routers. A home network typically has only 1 router, since there is only one internet connection at every home. The need for 2 routers typically arise when there are multiple internet connections at home. For example

Wifi Connected But No Internet – Fix

The article understands how to fix Wifi connected but no internet problem. Fix Step 1 – Check the IP address on the device which is connected (Laptop or Phone). The IP address should be on the same range as that provided by the wireless router. For example,

How to check if someone is using your wifi network.

This article understands how to check if someone is using your wifi network. Assume that you are in a home network or an office network with a wireless router. You are suspicious that your neighbor or a different office is using your wifi network illegally. How to

How to setup a LAN network with router

This article understands how to setup a LAN network with router. Identify the number of users on the network. This is required for identifying the switch. Step 2 Switches The type of switches recommended based on the number of users is shown below. 1-7 users – 8

How to Find Router IP address

This article understands how to find router IP address using multiple techniques. Your router has two IP address which is the LAN and other is the public IP address. The LAN IP address is used normally for accessing the admin interface of the router and for configuration

How to setup a gigabit home network

This article understands how to setup a gigabit home network. A gigabit network requires 1000 Mpbs of speed. On a typical home router, the ethernet ports on the wireless router would support only 100 Mpbs. The router needs to be replaced with a wireless gigabit router with

What is ransomware and how to prevent it

This article understands what ransomware is how you can prevent it. Ransomware is a type of malware which would make your data inaccessible or unreadable. It encrypts your data using some software and makes it unusable. Ransomware can be targeted on laptops, mobile devices and even web

How to secure your home network from hackers

Follow these steps to secure your home network from hackers. 1. Change the admin access password of your wireless router Your router comes with a default admin username and password. This is what you use to connect to the router to change or modify the configurations. Based

How to setup a small office network with server.

This article understands how to setup a small office network with server and internet connection. The detailed steps are mentioned below. We are assuming that there are atleast 20 users in the small office network. Step 1 Purchase a wireless or wired router for getting access to

Do you need a router for wireless printer

This article understands if you actually need a router for a wireless printer. The below diagram shows a wireless printer which is connected to a router with an in built switch. Wireless printers have the option to be configured with static or dynamic IP address. If the