Category: WiFi and Routers and Streaming

Windows 10’s Wi-Fi Sense draws security concerns and questions

Wi-Fi Sense is a Microsoft Wi-Fi connection program that was first introduced in Windows Phone 8.1, and is now being ported to Windows 10. Microsoft considers Wi-Fi Sense a convenient and simple way to connect to Wi-Fi networks. However, any time the word convenient is associated with software, security pundits get nervous, and this time is no different. Let’s look under Wi-Fi Sense’s bonnet and see what has the pundits worried.

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How To Turn Your Windows 8.1 Or Windows 10 Device Into A WiFi Access Point

If you used Windows 7 or Windows XP, you know that these operating systems allow you to create ad hoc wireless connections between computers. You could use those connections to create a wireless network between multiple computers or to share the Internet connection that was available on one of them. If you use Windows 8.1 or if you just migrated to Windows 10, then you might have noticed that this can no longer be done, at least not using a visual interface. However, with the help of theCommand Prompt and a few commands, you too can turn your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 laptop or hybrid device into a WiFi access point. Here’s how:

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How To Use Your Android Smartphone As A Mobile WiFi Hotspot

One might think that WiFi is such a widespread technology that no matter where you go, you will have access to a free hotspot and the Internet. While WiFi is indeed very popular it is far from being available everywhere. You might encounter many situations when you need Internet access but there is no WiFi network nearby. When that happens, you can use your smartphone and its 3G or 4G connection and you don’t even need a cable. This tutorial will cover all steps necessary to share your Android smartphone’s mobile network connection with other devices and turn it into a mobile wireless hotspot:

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Simple Questions: What Is WiFi Direct? How Does It Work?

WiFi? You know that, and use it everyday. Bluetooth? You know that too, and also use it quite often. What if you could combine all the best features of the two? Well, it turns out you can and that’s WiFi Direct. In this tutorial we will talk about this technology and how it works. Let’s get started:

Before Describing WiFi Direct, Let’s Talk WiFi

So, there is this thing called WiFi (or Wi-Fi, whichever you like, there is really no rule on which one to use). You have probably heard about it and you probably use it quite a lot, maybe even now. This is a wireless communication technology that has lots of uses, but it is most widely used for accessing the Internet.

An everyday user’s most common way of meeting WiFi is by connecting to a wireless router and accessing the Internet through this device. The router is a physical device that creates anaccess point (AP), which you can see on your smartphone or computer when you’re looking for a network to connect to. You select the one you want, enter a password if required and tada, you’re all set to access the web.

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How To Connect To Wireless Networks In Windows 10

Connecting to wireless networks in Windows 10 is a very easy and straightforward process. It’s true that it depends on whether the router broadcasts the name of the WiFi network or not. But if it does, connecting to that network is as simple as entering a password. Let’s see how it’s done:

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Simple Questions: What Is WiFi Direct? How Does It Work?

WiFi? You know that, and use it everyday. Bluetooth? You know that too, and also use it quite often. What if you could combine all the best features of the two? Well, it turns out you can and that’s WiFi Direct. In this tutorial we will talk about this technology and how it works. Let’s get started:

Before Describing WiFi Direct, Let’s Talk WiFi

So, there is this thing called WiFi (or Wi-Fi, whichever you like, there is really no rule on which one to use). You have probably heard about it and you probably use it quite a lot, maybe even now. This is a wireless communication technology that has lots of uses, but it is most widely used for accessing the Internet.

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How To Turn Your Windows 8.1 Device Into A WiFi Access Point

Previous editions of Windows allowed users to create ad hoc wireless connections between computers. You could use those connections to create a wireless network between multiple computers or to share the Internet connection that was available on one of them. This can no longer be done in Windows 8.1, at least not using a visual interface and the mouse. However, with the help of the Command Prompt and a few commands, you too can turn your Windows 8.1 laptop or hybrid device into a WiFi access point. Here’s how:

NOTE: Lots of readers have asked us for a way to automate the steps described in this tutorial. That is why we have updated the tutorial and created a small program, which aims to automate the steps involved in this process, as much as possible. You can find more information and the download link at the end of the article. However, we do recommend that you read the whole article before using our program, so that you understand how to use it.

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Why Your Router Is A Security Risk & How To Fix It

The introduction of the home router was a great advancement in security for many owners. Before routers, most PC users relied only on a software firewall or, more often than not, ran no firewall at all. Routers with built-in firewalls have generally been a very good thing.

An item that provides safety can also lead to a false sense of security, however, and leave users vulnerable when attacks that they thought impossible occur. Routers are no different. They can be difficult to set up and often require updates to patch exploits discovered after release. Here’s what you must do to make your router is a boon instead of a burden.

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How Dual Band Routers Can Solve Your Wireless Woes

How Dual Band Routers Can Solve Your Wireless Woes

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-dual-band-routers-can-solve-your-wireless-woes/

(From MakeUseOf)

by Kannon Yamada

The majority of problems experienced with WiFi network connectivity arises from the wireless router. Most of the time, the problem can be traced back to the cheap modem-router combinations that telecommunications companies like AT&T and Comcast foist off on their customers. While these units provide cheap Internet connectivity, they often don’t provide better connection speeds than 802.11g, colloquially referred to as “wireless g”. Since the release of 802.11g in 2003, wireless standards rocketed past even wireless-G’s successor, 802.11n.

The newest standard today is 802.11ac, which adds not just increased transfer speeds but also better connectivity. To get the most out of the latest wireless standards, however, you need a wireless adapter with the 802.11n or 802.11ac technology in addition to a router capable of providing such speeds.

 

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