What's a VPN and the Top 10 Reasons You Need One

Published: June 4, 2018, 6 p.m. in Privacy, Security, VPN by Serina Rajagukguk

The big bad internet has become less and less private. From the Facebook scandal of the century to the US Senate vote that allows ISPs to sell your browsing history; you're right to feel that you have less to none protection on the internet. (Sidenote question: did the inventors of the internet ...

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Top 11 Best VPN Services of 2018

Published: May 30, 2018, 6:12 p.m. in VPN by Jonathan

When you’re using a VPN, to the outside world you appear invisible. All your online activity, as well as data, is being routed through a remote server. As far as ISPs, hackers, ad agencies, and government agencies are concerned, that server is doing the browsing and not you. If you ...

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How to Hide Your Public IP Address

Published: May 27, 2018, 12:57 p.m. in VPN, Broadband Connection, Internet, How-to, Security, IP address by Serina Rajagukguk

If you're reading this, it's 100% guaranteed that you have an IP address. How can I be so sure? Well, because without one, you won't be able to surf the internet at all. Once you connect to the internet, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) assigns a special ID to you. ...

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

Published: May 17, 2018, 2:24 p.m. in Broadband Connection, Internet, Diagnostics, How-to, Speed, Troubleshooting 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 Internet, IP address, Key Concepts, Networking 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 Hotspot, Mobile data, How-to, WiFi / Wi-Fi 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 Broadband Connection, How-to, Internet, Speed, WiFi / Wi-Fi 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 Jonathan

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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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 Jonathan

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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