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Your Wi-Fi Connection Keeps Dropping? Here’s How to (Likely) Fix It

If your Wi-Fi signal keeps dropping — devices disconnect intermittently — this post is for you. I’ll explain how things work and walk you through a few tricks that will…

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How to Get Better Voice and Video Calls over Wi-Fi with QoS

Let me guess; you’re here because you’ve had an issue with voice over IP (VoIP) or video conference calls. You’re not alone! This post will help you configure your existing…

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Not the Internet light on the modem (right). It's supposed to be on solid when your broadband connection is working well.

How to Replace a Cable Gateway with Your Own Modem

If you’re using Comcast Internet (a.k.a Xfinity), check your bill, you might be paying around $15/month “equipment rental” fee. If so, replacing the provider-supplied equipment with a cable modem of…

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How to Turn your USB-enabled Wi-Fi Router into a Time Capsule

Since I first published the post on how to turn a router into a NAS server, I’ve received a lot of requests on how to make that a Time Machine…

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The RT-AX88U is the latest AiMesh router from Asus.

Troubleshooting Your Home Wi-Fi Network the Right Way

We tend to only care about our home Wi-Fi network when there’s no Internet. Ironically, it’s also when we can’t go online to search for solutions. So it’s a good…

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Here’s How You Can Handle a Wi-Fi Router Like a Pro

The headline doesn’t lie. This post will help you set up and manage your home network, namely your Wi-Fi router, the way advanced users do. It won’t turn you pro…

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How to Turn a Wi-Fi Router USB Port into a NAS Server

When it comes to network storage, I’d recommend a NAS server. But a good server can be expensive; plus, not everyone wants or has time to configure all the features….

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Wi-Fi 6 in Layman’s Terms: Speed, Range, and More

It’s more than a year now since Wi-Fi 6 routers first became available on the market — mine is the Asus RT-AX88U. Since then, the new wireless standard for your…

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AiMesh: Asus’s Ongoing Journey to Excellent Wi-Fi

  AiMesh is a free feature Asus brought to most of its routers in early 2018, and it has proved to be one of the best ways to build a…

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What Is a VPN and How to Get Yours for Free

If you’re curious about VPN or haven’t had time to find out what it is, this post is for you. You’ll find here all the necessary information on this type…

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Here’s Why You Probably Want a NAS Server, Too!

A while ago, somebody asked me about my most important piece of tech and was surprised when I said it was my Synology NAS server. But that’s true! Despite the…

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How to Turn Your Computer into a Hotspot Wi-Fi Router

You likely already know how to turn your phone into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot. If not, well, go to your phone’s settings, search for “hotspot,” and the rest is self-explanatory. The…

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Device Connections Explained: It’s All about USB-C

If you’re not sure of the difference between USB-C vs. Thunderbolt 3, or between USB 3.0 vs. USB 3.2, you’re not alone. But mind you, that’s a small problem to…

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Dual-band vs. Tri-band Wi-Fi and that Burning Bandwidth Question

I’ve received many questions about dual-band vs. tri-band Wi-Fi routers lately, especially since the reviews of the Netgear RAX200 / RAX120, and Asus GT-AX11000 / RT-AX88U. Questions along the lines of “which…

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File System Explained: Take Control of Your Storage

You might have never heard of file systems, but when you use a computer or any devices that store something for that matter, you have to deal with one. A…

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Steps to Secure Synology NAS Against Ransomware

If you don’t know what ransomware is, check out this post, or take my word for it: It’s really bad. Recently, there has been a wave of attacks that make…

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