How To Test Your Internet Connection

Sometimes, your fast Internet doesn’t seem so fast. It seems like it takes longer to download videos, or simple tasks like opening your web browser seem to take forever. So what can you do? Well, you’ve got a few options to test download speeds.– and the good news, is all of those options are easy to do.   Simple Internet …

How To Identify And Filter Out Spam Emails And Phishing

Few things can be quite as annoying as opening an email inbox full of emails whose senders are completely unknown to you. You know you didn’t subscribe to their service or newsletter. So why are they contacting you? If this scenario sounds familiar, chances are, you’ve got spam. Spotting and filtering spam email Most email providers, such as Google’s Gmail, …

How To Set Up A Modem

Before you log online with your Internet service, you’ll need to set up your DSL modem. The modem installation process requires just a few easy steps. Follow this how-to guide and you’ll soon be connected to the Internet.   The necessary equipment for modem installation It’s important to double check that you have all the right equipment. Make sure you …

How to Set up a DSL Connection

If you’re thinking about installing DSL High-Speed Internet in your home, you’ll need to know how to set up your DSL connection so that you can start surfing the Internet as soon as possible.   Advantages of DSL There are many advantages of DSL Internet. DSL speeds are far superior to dial-up Internet speeds, and DSL is an affordable High-Speed …

How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

What is Wi-Fi? Even if you have a wireless network currently set up in your home, you may still be unsure of what Wi-Fi actually is. This term stands for wireless fidelity, and it uses radio waves to connect laptops, smartphones and other web-enabled devices to the Internet. A Wi-Fi signal is transmitted through a building by a device called …

How To Set Up A Router

After you get all the necessary equipment from your Internet service provider, you’ll want to set up the router for your computer network at home. Models vary, so certain configuration settings will differ from one router to the next. Additionally, some people have wired routers while others have wireless. Despite the differences, you can easily set up your router in …

Tips for Creating a Secure Password

Tablets, smartphones and mobile apps have made it incredibly easy for more people to bank, shop and do more online. However, with so much personal information online, a strong password can give you online protection from hackers who could have the opportunity to steal your information through an unsecured network.   Examples of weak passwords Hackers have already caught onto …

How to Set up a Wireless Network

If you’re tired of having to plug in your computer to an Ethernet cable every time you want to get online, then it may be time to set up a wireless Internet network in your home or office. With a Wi-Fi network, you can connect all your favorite wireless devices to the Internet – with no cords, cables or wires. …

Troubleshooting Slow Internet

Traffic and a slow Internet connection. These are possibly two of the most frustrating ways to ruin an otherwise good day. There’s usually not much you can do about the bumper-to-bumper traffic on your way to work, but you may be able to improve your Internet’s performance to better suit your needs. First of all, you want to make sure …