Router

General knowledge- How to Optimize Wi-Fi Reception in Your House

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more. Your house is full of things that can cause problems with a Wi-Fi signal. There are walls made of different materials, masonry blocks, electronic devices creating inductive noise and emitting various frequencies. So, if you don’t find the best …

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General knowledge- Modem vs. Router: What’s the Difference?

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more. While we sometimes use modem and router interchangeably when talking about our home internet hardware, these two devices are not the same thing. In fact, their roles are very different. So what is a modem? What’s a router? And …

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General knowledge- The Differences and Why You Need Both

Do you know the difference between a modem and a router? These two devices make up the backbone of our broadband experience, but not everyone understands how they fit together. Let’s break down the differences between the modem vs. the router and how each one plays its role. What’s the Difference Between a Modem and …

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General knowledge- 7 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your ISP’s Router

When you sign up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP), they usually send you a modem and a router. At first, it’s convenient that you don’t need to buy your own, but sticking with your ISP’s hardware does have its disadvantages. So, why should you buy your own router, and what advantages do they bring? …

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General knowledge- The 5 Best Routers and Modems for Comcast Xfinity

Are you looking for the best Comcast Xfinity modem or router? Home networking devices are notoriously difficult to understand. We’ll help you decode Comcast’s jargon and find the best router or modem for the Xfinity cable broadband service. What’s the Best Wireless Router or Modem for Comcast Xfinity? The best router is one that can …

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General knowledge- How to Secure Your D-Link Wireless Router

Security is vital to your computing experience. It also probably one of the easiest areas to overlook. Your internet router is a core piece of hardware in your quest for home security and privacy. Taking a moment to configure your D-Link Wi-Fi router can make all the difference in protecting your home, your computers, and …

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General knowledge- 5 Reasons to Set Up a Guest Network on Your Router

Your router is a gateway to the internet. It’s also an entry point for hackers looking to exploit vulnerabilities. Do you trust your router to protect your network? One way to increase Wi-Fi security is to set up a guest network on your router. Here’s how to do that, and five reasons why a guest …

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General knowledge- The Top 6 Alternative Firmwares for Your Router

This may come as a surprise, but your router has an operating system and software running on it. This is known as firmware, software designed for specific hardware. And just like the operating system on your computer, you can change the software running on your router. Custom router firmware can be installed that delivers extra …

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General knowledge- Is the Circle Home Plus Enough to Keep Your Family Safe Online?

Our verdict of the Circle Home Plus:A compact, lightweight internet filter that can help you to manage how your family uses the internet. Circle Home Plus is perhaps the best tech solution to screen time, but you might prefer to get your family on board before buying.910 How much time do you spend online as …

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General knowledge- Beat Instagram Bullies, Speed Up Your Router, Upgrade Your Smartphone

Christian Cawley and Megan Ellis bring you this week’s collection of techy tips and tricks for technophobes. This week: Instagram’s restrict feature, router speed tips, how to upgrade your smartphone, the vital new Google password check feature, how to add podcasts to Spotify playlists, and find your favorite old cartoons online. We’ll also show you …

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