What Is a Computer Network Switch?

Published: March 26, 2020, 3:46 p.m. in Internet Connection, Router, Networking, LAN, Switch by Emil S.

Before broadband routers became a thing, Ethernet switching hubs were more common on home networks. It’s a type of network switch, which is a little piece of equipment that bridges multiple computers and devices together in a wired Local Area Network (LAN) via ports. A switch isn’t to be confused with ...

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How to Use Google Chromecast without a Wi-Fi.

Published: March 25, 2020, 2:58 p.m. in macOS, Streaming, Android, Chromecast, iOS by Emil S.

Chromecast ordinarily connects via Wi-Fi to the Internet. However, by setting up a Wi-Fi network locally, you can still cast media to your Chromecast device without having to access the web. Just as long as you have content like movies or shows already downloaded and stored inside your primary device ...

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What Is a Wide Area Network and How Does It Work

Published: March 25, 2020, 11:31 a.m. in WAN, Internet Connection by Emil S.

You may have encountered the acronym WAN before. This stands for “Wide Area Network” and not “Wireless Area Network” as some people mistakenly think (the right acronym for the latter is WLAN). The WAN is a network for communications that can cover a huge geographic scope such as cities and ...

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Free Proxy Server List Downloads.

Published: March 25, 2020, 7:34 a.m. in Browser, macOS, Windows, Proxies, iOS, Android, Web Proxy by Emil S.

Going anonymous online is so much easier now that there is a lot of free proxy servers available. But because they are free, the time you get to use them is also limited since they can be taken out anytime. This is why you need not just one source of free ...

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How to Get Wi-Fi Connection in Your Car?

Published: March 24, 2020, 10:34 a.m. in Mobile Hotspot, WiFi / Wi-Fi, Mobile data, How-to by Emil S.

The easiest way to get a Wi-Fi connection for your car is to use your smartphone as a wireless hotspot. Other options include getting a wireless network or mobile data connection to your car with the help of Wi-Fi adapters, install a permanent router or modem, or even upgrade your car ...

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Broadband Internet Speed Comparison: DSL vs. Cable

Published: March 24, 2020, 7:46 a.m. in Internet Speed, Gaming, DSL, Cable Internet, Broadband Connection by Emil S.

DSL and cable-based Internet services both give speeds higher than the older technology, such as dial-up modems. So now, let's find out what the terms mean, and discuss the relative merits and demerits of each system. What is DSL? DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. Simply put, it is a method ...

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Web Proxy: How & Why should you use one.

Published: March 24, 2020, 7:41 a.m. in Proxies, IP address, Internet Connection, Web Proxy by Emil S.

A web proxy allows you to hide your real IP Address from the websites that you visit. When you visit a website, your real location will not be revealed because you are using a fake IP address that makes it look as if you are accessing the website from a different ...

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9 Best Long-Range Routers of 2020.

Published: March 24, 2020, 7:35 a.m. in WiFi / Wi-Fi, Router, Reviews, Internet Connection by Emil S.

Every home network is served by a router, which connects the network to the internet and in reverse connects the internet to the network. All the internet-enabled devices at home will be connected to the router so that it can send out their messages, and then send incoming messages to ...

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How to Double Your Internet Speed for Free

Published: March 24, 2020, 7:18 a.m. in DNS, Internet Speed, Internet Connection, How-to by Emil S.

We’re not talking about minor tests or tweaks you can do to improve your connection speed to the Internet marginally. Picking the right DNS server is a little known but most effective way to increase your website browsing speed dramatically. You benefit from particular servers that perform faster when accessed from your ...

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The Battle of the Internet Browsers.

Published: March 24, 2020, 7:15 a.m. in Firefox Quantum, Browser, Google Chrome by Emil S.

For several years, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have been trying to one-up each other. During its heyday, Firefox became the de facto alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It seemed poised to take over the number one spot. That was until Google released Chrome and took the Internet by storm. ...

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