Internet Access & Networking
Review of the Rock Space Ac2100 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Extender
I was searching for a wi-fi extender that could improve the reception in my kitchen. The Rock Space AC2100, which can handle both the 2.4G and 5G bands, appeared to be a good choice.
The eero Mesh Wi-Fi 3-Pack System: What You Need to Know
The eero mesh 3 beacon system is designed to increase WiFi coverage in your home, especially areas with spotty connections. This system covers up to 5000 square feet.
Why My Wi-Fi Sucks
Good Wi-Fi has become essential in our lives. Now with the Coronavirus pandemic, flaws in your Wi-Fi network become more apparent. I tried to summarize the most commonly made mistakes that can massively degrade the quality of your wireless signal.
Why I Use a Portable Mobile Router for Both Travel and Home
Is your router large and only available in one place? I switched to using a portable travel router full time for my phone, tablet, and laptop. It's the best decision I ever made!
How to Setup Remote Desktop Connection Broker Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016
This article will show how to load balance the Remote Desktop Session Host Servers by creating an RD Session Host Farm and using Remote Desktop Connection Broker to manage the load balancing of the user sessions. The steps can be applied to Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2.
A Complete List of Funny, Clever, and Cool Wi-Fi Names
List of ideas for naming a wireless network, including clever, funny, and cool name options.
How to Setup a Remote Desktop Gateway Windows Server 2016
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.
How to Blanket or Cover a Large Area With Strong Wi-Fi
If you want wi-fi access everywhere, then set up a mesh network to extend wi-fi signals to every room of a large house (including the upstairs) and cover a large area.
11 Ways to Increase Internet Speed on Your Phone and Computer
Not so obvious ways to get better Internet speed.
Arris Motorola SB6190 vs. SB6183: Which Should You Get?
Which is more suitable for you? The Arris Motorola SURFboard SB6190 or Motorola SB6183? Find out in this simple-to-understand review, and get the best DOCSIS 3.0 modem for your needs.
Best AC1900 Router: Linksys EA6900, Archer C9, Asus RT-AC68U, or Netgear Nighthawk R7000?
What is the best AC1900 router? Is it the Linksys EA6900, Archer C9, Asus RT-AC68U or Netgear Nighthawk R7000? Find out which of these wireless router best suits your needs
SBG6700AC: Is This AC1600 Gateway Good Enough for You?
Looking for a blazing fast cable modem with WiFi router in a box? Is the latest Arris Motorola SBG6700AC suitable for you? Find out in this easy-to-understand review.
Arris TG862G: What You Need to Know Before You Buy
Find answers to commonly asked questions on the Arris Touchstone EMTA wireless gateway modem TG862G to make sure it is the right wireless telephony modem router/gateway for you.
Wireless Network vs. Wired Network: Advantages and Disadvantages
As wireless networks become increasingly popular, I look at the relative advantages and disadvantages when compared with wired networks.
How to Remote Desktop Via Proxy Server to a Remote Desktop Server
This article will outline the principles of setting up your server infrastructure so as to be able to remote desktop via Proxy server to a Remote Desktop Server. The seasoned professional will be able to then apply these concepts.
Which to Buy: the Arris Motorola SB6141 or SB6121?
Avoid the confusion over whether to buy the Motorola SB6141 or SB6121. Find out which of these two excellent cable modems gives you the best value for your money.
How to Configure Your Wireless Router for Enhanced Security
Most people use a wireless router, which is often not completely secure. To prevent unauthorized access to your broadband network, you should consider changing some default settings.
How to Turn Your Windows Computer Into a Wi-Fi Router
A USB modem or the presence of a single Ethernet port provides a working Internet connection only for one computer. Here's how you can easily share that connection with any wireless-ready device.
How to Set Up a Polipo Caching Web Proxy Server on pfSense
Polipo is a fast, and lightweight web proxy server with support for several useful features including pipelining. This article demonstrates how to install and configure a Polipo proxy server on pfSense.
CloudTrax Open-Mesh WiFi Cloud Network Meshing System
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 and paid WiFi Internet access.
Improve Internet Performance With the DNS Forwarder Service in pfSense
Learn how to configure the DNS forwarder in pfSense to improve the speed and reliability of any internet connection. This article also includes tips on how to determine the best DNS servers to use.
How to Export Netflow Data From pfSense Using pfflowd
This article explains how the pfflowd package can be used to export NetFlow data from pfSense. It also covers the basic process of setting up a flow analyzer on a remote machine.
How to Remotely Connect to Your NAS Device
A network-attached storage (NAS) device is a great way to share ﬁles in your home and provide always-on storage. A NAS device isn’t just useful for local storage; it can also give you access to your ﬁles wherever you are in the world. Learn how to make that connection.
How to Use Dropbox as a Free Cloud Network for a Small Church
A small church or business can connect their workers, wherever they may be, using a free online network based in the "cloud."
Internet Connection Not Working After a System Restore? Fix Your Internet
So you did a computer restore or system recovery and now your hardwired computer will not connect to the Internet? Don't panic.
Wi-Fi Questions: What Does A/B/G/N Mean & Which Dual/Single Band to Choose?
Wi-Fi stands for wireless fidelity. It's a wireless communication network using 5GHz & 2.4GHz radio waves having a/b/g/n bandwidths & has a dual/single band router.
How to Find Your IP Address in Windows and MacOS
How to find your computer's IP address (with pictures.) This step-by-step guide includes different ways to find your ip, so you can get it without fail! Learn how to get the internal IP your router has assigned to your computer.
How to Connect a Remote Desktop Through a Proxy Server to a Terminal Server
Connecting to a terminal server via a web proxy server.
How to Run Wireshark on pfSense Using X11 Forwarding Over SSH
Wireshark is a very useful tool for capturing, and analyzing network traffic. This article explains how to run Wireshark remotely over an SSH session to analyze traffic. This method saves time because it doesn't require a capture file to be downloaded to another computer before it can be analyzed.
How to Set Up an NTP Server Using pfSense and OpenNTPD
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.
How to Capture Packets Using pfSense
Capturing packets is one of the best ways to troubleshoot network problems. This article explains how you can capture packets directly on a pfsense router. The capture files can be downloaded to your PC for analysis in Wireshark.
How to Backup and Restore Configurations in pfSense 2.0
It's always a good idea to backup the configuration of your pfSense firewall or router in case something goes wrong. Config files can be backed up and restored using the web gui. You can also set up automatic off-site backups for extra security.
Monitoring Internet Usage With LightSquid and pfSense
LightSquid is a fast and simple package for pfSense that allows you to monitor internet usage on your network. Reports can be viewed through an easy to navigate web interface.
How to Configure Dynamic DNS in pfSense
In this article, I will show you how to set up dynamic DNS in pfSense. Dynamic DNS allows you to automatically update a subdomain with your public IP address. This allows you to easily access remote services on your network without the need for a static IP address.