Why Is My Internet So Slow – and How to Fix It

Published: May 17, 2018, 2:24 p.m. in internet, broadband connection, How to, troubleshooting, diagnostics, speed by Serina Rajagukguk

Who would have thought that slow internet would become one of the biggest stress triggers in the 21st century?  It's bad enough that you're behind with your deadlines, and now the stupid internet starts slowing down on you? (Hashtag Hulk smash)  There, there.  Unfortunately for you, there are many possible causes of your slow internet problem. So you may need to postpone those deadlines a bit further (don't shoot the messenger). Below, we have a list of things that commonly cause poor internet connection. It could be your ...

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What Is an IP Address and Why Is It Important?

Published: May 12, 2018, 11:12 a.m. in networking, internet, key concepts, IP address by Serina Rajagukguk

To put things in a nutshell: An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a return address, but digital. The end. At least that's what we'd like it to be. If you're more confused than you were two seconds ago, we apologize. But we want you to understand first that the concept ...

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How to Use Your Smartphone as a WiFi Hotspot

Published: May 7, 2018, 7:37 a.m. in WiFi, mobil data, How to, hotspot by Serina Rajagukguk

Have you ever suffered from the slow-WiFi-itis? We bet you have: Stranded in unknown territory and desperately need an internet connection to work on your laptop, you make do with a slow, free WiFi. The frustration that arises in this situation is what we call "the slow-WiFi-itis." Yes, we invented ...

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Are VPNs Worth It or a Waste of Money?

Published: May 5, 2018, 5:34 p.m. in FAQ, VPN by Jonathan

One of the most common ways in which people keep their data private and secure when they are online is by using a VPN. A VPN can mask the user's IP address so that they cannot be tracked online and encrypts their data while they are connected. As with any ...

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What Is a Good Internet Speed (and How to Test It)

Published: April 30, 2018, 7:49 a.m. in internet, broadband connection, How to, speed, WiFi by Serina Rajagukguk

"Why wouldn't you want to marry Bill Gates? I bet he has fast internet."  That's a quote from The Big Bang Theory, aka the geekiest TV show in the entire universe.  In the era where everything is done online, high-speed internet is the new holy grail. As a matter of fact, "Which café in this area has the speediest WiFi?" is something you hear/ask on a regular basis.  But what constitutes "a good internet speed?" How do you know if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) delivers their promises when it comes to speed? What are the factors that can affect your internet connection speed?   ...

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What is DDNS / DynDNS and what is it used for?

Published: April 16, 2018, 3:57 p.m. in key concepts, networking by

DDNS stands for dynamic domain name system and is often referred to as dynamic DNS as well. In the simplest terms, it is the DDNS service that allows a user to access his computer over the internet, from anywhere across the globe. The service maps the domain names from the ...

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Understanding Different Types of WiFi Standards (B,G,N,AC what?)

Published: April 9, 2018, 5:08 p.m. in Wi-Fi by

WiFi is a convenient technology that we find in our laptops, mobiles, and tablets. However, when it comes to troubleshooting the wireless network, nothing appears easy and convenient. For many of us, WiFi is just a simple method used to connect to the internet wirelessly. But in reality, it is ...

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How to perform the 30 30 30 Hard reset for routers and modems

Published: April 9, 2018, 5:08 p.m. in How to, router by

All broadband routers and modems that are used in homes and offices, come equipped with a reset button. This button is often quite hidden, usually inside a hole on the backside of the router, to prevent pressing it by mistake. The function of the reset switch is to return the ...

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Wireless Routers 101

Published: April 9, 2018, 5:08 p.m. in networking, router by

Nowadays, when someone visits your home, there is a huge chance that your visitor will ask about if you have your WiFi on. It cannot be helped. People have become too dependent on the Internet, and most of them cannot live without it. With the proliferation of smart devices that ...

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