Internet Connection articles

Get To Know Your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Published: April 1, 2020, 1:17 p.m. in Internet Connection, Internet Service Provider, Internet Speed by Emil S.

What is the Function of an Internet Service Provider? An internet service provider allows you to establish an internet connection. That link can be in the form of Dial-up, DSL, or cable connections. All devices connected to the internet request the ISP to gain access to servers. These servers contain ...

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Contributing Factors to your Internet Speed

Published: April 1, 2020, 4:14 a.m. in Internet Connection, Reviews, Internet Speed by Emil S.

Internet connection can be the most important thing to you. Almost everything that any one person does can be tied to online activity. You can do banking transactions, shop online, study and finish a course, learn to cook, among others. As a result, your internet speed matters a great deal. Not ...

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What is Wi-Fi Wireless Bridging?

Published: March 29, 2020, 12:21 p.m. in Wi-Fi Bridge, Internet Connection, WiFi / Wi-Fi, Reviews, Home Networking by Emil S.

In an ever-increasing expansion of wireless technology applications in all aspects of our lives, the need to connect has never been more necessary and urgent. Wi-Fi Bridging is one way of addressing that need. To give you a clear idea of what Wi-Fi Wireless Bridging is all about, let’s look at ...

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What Is a Computer Network Switch?

Published: March 26, 2020, 3:46 p.m. in Router, Switch, Networking, LAN, Internet Connection 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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What Is a Wide Area Network and How Does It Work

Published: March 25, 2020, 11:31 a.m. in Internet Connection, WAN, Home Networking 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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Broadband Internet Speed Comparison: DSL vs. Cable

Published: March 24, 2020, 7:46 a.m. in DSL, Gaming, Cable Internet, Broadband Connection, Internet 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 IP address, Internet Connection, Proxies, 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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Best Long-Range Routers of 2020.

Published: March 24, 2020, 7:35 a.m. in Internet Connection, WiFi / Wi-Fi, Reviews, Router 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 How-to, Internet Connection, Internet Speed, DNS 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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802.11 Standards Explained.

Published: March 20, 2020, 4:20 a.m. in Security, Home Networking, Networking, Internet Connection by Emil S.

The majority of computer users are familiar with the term Wi-Fi. For most, it just refers to wireless access to devices that are connected to the internet. The term belongs to the Wi-Fi Alliance, whose role is to police the wireless world and to make sure that Wi-Fi-enabled products meet specific ...

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