In this hub I'll explain how to create a bootable USB drive for installing pfSense. Installing pfSense from a USB memstick is faster and more convenient than using a CD. Using this method you can setup a new fully featured router for your network in no time.
Computers have become an integral feature of our daily lives. This article lists 20 examples of ways that computers are used.
File tagging can help you find electronic documents by browsing their tags and by letting them be in more than one place a time. There’s a lot of software to help you add tags to electronic documents and then retrieve them by tag. But they aren’t all equal.
FreeNAS is an open source project that allows you to turn an old computer into a network attached storage system. This hub will walk you through the process of setting up FreeNAS 8.
Review of HP Envy 15t, 15 inch laptop with FHD IPS WLED- backlit screen. 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor 6500; 8GB Ram memory; 256GB SSD storage;Windows 10. Comparable to Dell Inspiron 15 7000
The OM2P router is a high power, low cost WiFi router designed for quick and easy installations of WiFi networks. The OM2P features a 400 MHz processor & 64 MB RAM, dual SSID & zero configuration.
Dynamic charts in Excel change automatically if data it is added or removed saving you time and effort. They use a formula with the OFFSET and COUNTA functions and named ranges using Defined Names.
It is important to know how to format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel as it can transform data into information. This article covers the basics of formatting an Excel spreadsheet.
CloudTrax is a free WiFi Hotspot management system designed for small to large WiFi networks with minimum configuration. The free software/system is ideal for free & paid WiFi Internet access.
The calendar in Outlook is a great organization tool. If you have alot of appointments to add, enter them in Excel and import them into Outlook.
Android emulators for your Windows PC let you test your new Android application before you post it on Google Play, and also let you try out new Android games and apps.
An easy way to protect sheets is to create a "Login" for your workbook, this can easily be achieved using VBA. Explained for people who know nothing about VBA, this guide will help you create a Login
Microsoft's withdrawal of support from Windows XP is forcing users to find an replacement. For those who can't or don't want to upgrade to Windows 7 or 10, Lubuntu Linux is a good alternative.
Port forwarding (NAT) allows users on the internet to access services running on a computer inside your home network. This hub explains how to set up port forwarding using pfSense.
This page is a tutorial on building a large / Citywide WiFi network/hotspot to make money. I am currently building a large WiFi network in my town so this will be a tutorial/diary.
As a casual video creator, it doesn't make sense to shell out a lot of money up front for a professional-grade video editor. There are numerous free video editing software offerings to choose from that will do just about anything a casual user needs.
This tutorial will show how to install Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016 but it can be applied to Windows 2012 or Windows 2012R2. The steps are based on a scenario where there is currently no Remote Desktop Services for Windows 2012 or later installed in the domain.
If you're building a gaming PC and wondering what would be the best type of RAM for your gaming rig, then here's a look at my favorites. Also learn whether CAS Latency and Speed Matter for gaming.
The motherboard includes components crucial to the functioning of a computer. Among them, the Central Processing Unit and Random Access Memory. Learn more about the parts and their functions.
If you make the bold decision to turn off automatic updates for Windows, you have the options to disable related services or use NetBalancer to control and block individual resources.
Looking for the right graphics card to pair with your CPU? We take you through Processor and graphics card combos for every budget.
Dual WAN routers allow you to increase the internet bandwidth on your network by combining two internet connections. Using pfSense you can turn an old computer into a powerful multi WAN router.
This article looks at computer hardware. It explains what hardware is, what distinguishes internal components from external components, and lists 20 examples of hardware.
Do you still have your old 1980s Macintosh in the garage or attic? There's never been a better time to cash it in with this resale guide!
You've got a great piece of software that many people in the world would like to use, and you'd like to market it digitally in order to earn enough to cover costs. It's harder than you might imagine to do this—get some hints from this article.
Discover how you can Get Things Done in Wunderlist with this step by step guide to implementing a digital version of David Allen's productivity system.
The REPLACE and REPLACEB functions allow you to precisely replace part of a cell's contents and can be combined with functions such as IF. Find and Replace is best used for replacing entire cells.
A bus is a common pathway through which information is transmitted from one component to another. This pathway is used for communication and can be established between two or more computer components
A small church or business can connect their workers, wherever they may be, using a free online network based in the "cloud."
Low input lag should be your first criterion when looking for the best gaming monitor for your console or PC gaming style.
Traffic shaping (QoS) is no longer something only expensive commercial routers can do. An inexpensive home router with custom firmware like Tomato can prioritize certain types of traffic quite well.
This article looks at an issue that can be confusing for people new to computers, namely: the difference between files and folders.
The binary numbering system is the basis for storage, transfer and processing of data in computers and other electronic systems. It uses base 2 rather than base 10 which we are normally familiar with
Building a PC for photo editing doesn't have to cost a fortune or take away your child's college fund. Here's a look at five builds for budgets of under $500 to $2,500.
Check boxes can be used to create visually striking but easy to use lists including To Do lists in Excel 2007 / Excel 2010. This hub covers how to create, configure, edit, copy and align a check box.
I compare using Ubuntu to Windows 10. I go over if this is something people will want to do or not. I also my own Ubuntu usage.
The advent of digital technology has brought with it many many great advantages, here I list 16 of the main ones.
The VLOOKUP function finds a value within a range of cells and returns information about that value. The TRUE / FALSE values allow you to choose whether Excel looks for an exact or approximate match.
A robot.txt file allows you to keep search engines from listing your online files. Here are some tips to help you set up a robots.txt file on your website.
This tutorial will go through the necessary post-installation tasks to make the Exchange Server able to send and receive e-mails with the outside world.
Want to build the perfect custom gaming PC? Here are 10 good options from $500 to $2,000 for playing in 1080p, 1400p, VR, and 4k resolution.
Lists the main causes of the 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA blue screen of death, along with troubleshooting tips.
The price is right, but are Chromebooks good enough to do what you need them to do? Here are some of the pros and cons of Chromebook ownership.
I was a PC user for over 30 years, but I recently switched to an Apple Mac Mini. I’ll tell you what I learned and what I needed to do to make the transition.
Game development has become much easier than it was a decade ago. Some of the best game creators offer an excellent toolset.
RAM is one of the most easily upgrade components in any PC or Mac. Adding more RAM to your computer can bring a significant performance boost and doesn't have to be very expensive.
Here are step-by-step instructions for giving Lubuntu Linux a look that’s very close to Windows XP. The idea is to make the transition from Windows to Linux as easy as possible.
Computers are classified into six major categories according to size, with each excelling at specific functions. They are supercomputers, mainframes, minicomputers, servers, personal computers and embedded systems.
There are three major functions of a computer system: hardware, software, and humanware. Hardware and software exist together to make up the actual computer. The humanware component adds to the life factor to bring the whole computer into a functional existence.
Dropbox backs up files and syncs them between different devices. The free version offers limited online storage space, but this space can be easily increased.
Microsoft Excel has become the standard spreadsheet for most business use, but with it's functionality and ease of use the advantages of Excel can be used at home as well.
Why pay a high price for a computer monitor when you can use an HDTV for a lot less. Here’s what I learned from my research when searching for a good monitor for my desktop computer.
The motherboard form factor describes its general shape, the type of case and power supply it can use, and its physical organization. There are a number of motherboard form factors as described here.
Conditional formatting in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 allows you to add visual impact to your spreadsheets. Use icon sets and cell formatting to add colour to highlight data or illustrate trends.
Looking for the right gaming keyboard for your RTS or FPS game of choice? Here's a look at the best mechanical keyboards available in 2018.
Microsoft Excel is a very powerful tool that allows you to produce professional line graphs quickly and easily. It's possible to create professional and relevant graphs with the click of some buttons!
Want to play your favorite AAA titles in 1440p and 4k? Here's a good desktop gaming PC build that is more than capable.
Learn how to use the maths operators + - * / % ( ) and SUM, COUNT and AVERAGE in formulas in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. Also how to use & to join cells and $ to make a cell an absolute reference.
In the pre-digital era, keeping any artifacts that you might want to share with your grandchildren was a matter of putting them in a box. For digital photos, videos and documents it's a lot more complicated. This article helps you decide how to do it.
Marie Kondo can deal with your physical stuff but what about your computer? What's taking up all the space? Find out how to clean up storage on domestic computers and in the workplace.
Heavy bandwidth users can slow down your entire network. This hub will show you how to use pfSense to set up traffic shaping to prioritize internet traffic.
After April 8, 2014 Microsoft will no longer supply security updates for Windows XP. Here’s what one small church plans to do to be able to continue to safely use WinXP.
Have around $600 in your budget for your gaming PC? Here are the top parts we recommend for quality and performance.
This article is a step by step process on how to create interactive PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat. These forms are great for saving paper, time management, and regulating the information that is necessary. This is also great for users because it is quicker which in turn will increase a response rate. These forms can be used by any company and any business setting. They are completely custom, and easy to create.
Shortcuts are all about efficiency. If you are a Mac or Apple user, you know that keyboard shortcuts make work so much easier. Learn the most useful tips and tricks to navigate and get the job done on your computer.
It's easier than ever to screencast on a Chromebook. With the help of a free screen recorder app, Chromebook fans will be able to create high quality video in no time.
If your data range contains many blank cells, it can be hard to correctly create a chart. Use the IF function to convert blank cells to #N/A which Excel ignores or change how Excel deals with blanks.
Upgrading the hard drive in your laptop can provide more space and also improve performance. This hub will demonstrate how to upgrade the hard drive in the Alienware M15x laptop with a solid state drive.
You’re on a budget, yet you want a laptop equipped with the best mobile processor for your needs. Do you go for an 8th gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7? This guide compares CPUs and provides answers.
Finding similar but not identical photos can help you pick the best of a group of the same scene. For text documents, you can find the latest version, the original Word document from which you obtained a PDF or all the slight variants of an email that you sent. There's a lot of software to help.
Over time the clock on your computer can gain or lose several minutes. Correcting the time manually can be a daunting task, especially on networks with hundreds of computers. NTP allows you to automatically synchronize the clocks on all of the computers, and other devices on your network. In this hub I'll show you how to configure pfSense to function as an NTP server.
Get your Yoga 2 Pro up-to-date with these quick tips and fixes for common problems associated with this Ultrabook.
As wireless networks become increasingly popular, I look at the relative advantages and disadvantages when compared with wired networks.
Photo or video editor on a budget? Here's a look at 4 top editing monitors for budgets of just under $500 in 2019.
Tor, also known as The Onion Router, is a network of thousands of relays which can provide anonymous internet access. In this hub you'll learn how to install and configure a Tor Proxy on pfSense.
A good monitor for gaming has a low response time, low input lag, and a great picture. A responsive IPS monitor can provide you all three if you know where to look.
Here’s how to install and use Google’s free remote access software to centrally control your remote computers.
Many tutorials are geared toward PC users. Mac users are often left on their own. Here are 3 methods to capture a screenshot for Mac users. GIMP, is a great free GNU Image Manipulation Software that can be used to capture a screenshot on a Mac or PC.
Wireshark is a very useful tool for capturing, and analyzing network traffic. This hub explains how to run Wireshark remotely over an SSH session to analyze traffic in real time. This method saves time because it doesn't require a capture file to be downloaded to another computer before it can be analyzed.
There are five types of systems software, all designed to control and coordinate the functions of computer hardware. They enable functional interaction between hardware, software and humanware. They are: operating systems, device drivers, firmware, programming language translators and utilities.
The OFFSET and COUNTA functions allow you to create dynamic ranges of data. Formulas created to SUM this data (for example) will automatically update if data is added or removed from within the range.
This tutorial will go through the steps of implementing a Remote Desktop Gateway on a Windows Server 2016 server. A Remote Desktop Gateway is often used to allow remote desktop clients to connect from the internet to servers behind the Remote Desktop Gateway located on the corporate network.
This hub explains how to store c++ objects in Standard List. Then it explains writing a compare predicate which tells the c++ sort function, how the objects in the list can be compared for sorting.
There’s plenty of free backup software available, but this solution is even better because you’ve already got it as part of the Windows operating system! All you need is to do is to write a few lines of commands to create a Windows batch file. You can even make it run on a schedule.
Want to play WoW, Lol, and Dota 2? Here's a Cheap and good $150 to $200 budget Gaming PC build that has fantastic performance.
This article will talk about load balancing terminal servers with relation to Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
The Home Tab of Microsoft Excel 2007 with its seven groups has very important commands necessary for formatting your document. The commands are discussed here in details.
Trying to find the best parts to build a $1,000 gaming PC? Look no further. This Coffee Lake or optional Ryzen 5 build focuses on quality and performance.
Learn how to highlight your PDF documents with a PC or Mac. You can use Adobe on your PC or Mac or use a program online for free. Scanned documents are more difficult to edit and highlight but there are some ways around it.
This article considers the history of computer storage and some of the facts behind the need to keep regular backups of our most important files and folders.
There are many reasons why your WiFi may seem slow on certain devices or in certain parts of your home or apartment. Here are some great fixes and products to help get the speed you are paying for!
Looking for the right DDR4 for your gaming rig? Here's a look at the top value DDR4 kits for the money.
Learn how to easily set up a captive portal using pfSense. Captive portals provide an easy way to authenticate users accessing the internet at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, apartments, or business centers.
Polipo is a fast, and lightweight web proxy server with support for several useful features including pipelining. This hub demonstrates how to install and configure a Polipo proxy server on pfSense.