Category Archives: Internet

Are your IoT devices visible from the internet?

BullGuard has a scanner that quickly scans your public IP address and ‘sees’ if your network has open ports that could pose a threat to you or even the internet.  Here’s the link to see if you have something that … Continue reading

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The Virtual Computer Tour

Ever wanted to visit the inside of your computer but you were too scared?  Link This virtual computer tour not only takes you through your computer, but gives you a small video on what the inner workings do.  Go check … Continue reading

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Chrome stuck on waiting for cache

Have you seen Chrome stall on loading cache?  Try this if emptying cache from Chrome or running cleaners doesn’t work- First open a command prompt Type ipconfig /flushdns Then manually open the following path (make sure Chrome is closed). You … Continue reading

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Configuring WDS to extend your wireless network

Want to extend your network and make it more reliable and robust? Note:  IP addresses and MAC addresses in this demo are in a controlled lab environment Here’s what you will need – Two routers with the same firmware Preferably … Continue reading

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Wi-fi takes a long time to find network after computer sleeps

After your computer goes to sleep, do you notice it takes a long time to connect to your wireless router? There can be several reasons for this. Here are some tips~ Power management on the adapter is enabled Disable in … Continue reading

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An introduction to Big Data – RackSpace’s CloudU MOOC

Several years ago we introduced you to CloudU. A perfect introduction to how the ‘cloud’ works.  CloudU by RackSpace now has a MOOC (Mass Open Online Course) that introduces you to Big Data. According to Wikipedia, Big Data is a … Continue reading

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IP and Domain information in Chrome

Want to find information about a website or find information on an IP address you found in your security logs?  Use Chrome’s add on IP Address and Domain information to find information you need to track or block an IP address. … Continue reading

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Did you now Chrome has net internals and SPDY?

Did you know that Chrome has SPDY? SPDY is basically a packet oriented binary protocol used in SSL and TLS.  SPDY helps to create a single TCP connection and optimizes your connections to the web.  While other browsers also have this, … Continue reading

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Your business and home needs a firewall…why?

So what happens when you install a firewall and make sure all operating systems on your home network are fresh installs?   You’ll probably see hits from foreign and U.S. IP addresses trying to make connections to your computers, phones … Continue reading

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What should you do with an old computer? Create a home router/firewall!

ITX-motherboards can often be found in older computers from garage sales or thrift stores.  What is the practical use for these motherboards or older computers? Here’s a small project that involves protecting your home. After finding an ITX motherboard and … Continue reading

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Thrift stores -an Internet and computer goldmine

Thrift stores and yard/garage sales can become a goldmine for computer geeks.  You have to know your technology and how to upgrade the device – and you have to truly know the value of a device/computer you stumble on.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Resizing your HDD partition to improve performance

Gamers and IT professionals along with home users that are power users can significantly improve HDD performance by shrinking the partitions on their HDDs. By using the Disk Management utility in Windows you can shrink large HDDs as needed to … Continue reading

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Speed up Chrome with a ram disk

If you have at least 4gb of ram and you don’t use memory needy applications, this can speed up Chrome. If you can sacrifice at least 1gb of installed ram to use with a ram disk, you can have Chrome … Continue reading

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Increase your router’s power and purchase a better antenna for better performance

Increasing your router’s power or purchasing an antenna will improve the signal to noise ratio at the receiver.  You may have given up on laptops or desktops but you probably still have wireless for your tablet, smartTV and other devices. … Continue reading

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Best IT Professional sites on the web

It’s hard to find great quality information that can be used by IT professionals.  One of the best sites on the web is GEGeek.  This site offers information that is updated often and covers a wide range of IT resources … Continue reading

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How can I improve my internet performance with DNS information in my router?

There are dozens of tips on the web from MTU size to tweaking network card or wireless router alternate firmware.  What isn’t covered a lot is DNS queries.   DNS or Domain Name Services is used when you type the … Continue reading

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Zyxel MWR102 tiny router/AP

Finally got my Zyxel Routers / APs in.  Promised pics earlier with our blog post earlier last week.  With a router/ap switch on the side and the ability to act as a router, ap or bridge, the routers came with … Continue reading

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Do you know about decimal formats and websites?

Over the years, you have learned that you can go to a website by simply typing the name of the website.  Such as – http://www.wordpress.com Did you know if you ping it, it will return the webserver’s address and you … Continue reading

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Fix your computer with IOBit’s Toolbox Portable

With IOBit’s Portable Free PC Repair ToolBox, this all in wonder tool can help you perform many tasks that usually takes many tools working together to thoroughly analyze and clean your computer.  This tool is an excellent tool for any computer … Continue reading

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iMap Weather Fullscreen

iMap Weather has a fullscreen mode that gives current radar information, ChaserTV live and pre-recorded videos and more. Fullscreen Mode Link

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