So you have a wireless network connection at home but is quite slow for some days? There are so many ways to hack inside the wireless network router that anybody could be using your connection without permission. So how would you know if someone is using your wireless network connection?Read More
Last year I wrote a detailed guide for creating a quick ad-hoc wireless connection between two computers in Windows Vista. The problem is that not everybody has wireless card installed in their computers. So this guide will focus on creating a Local Area Network(LAN) connection between two computers in both Windows Vista and XP.
First go and buy the straight patch Ethernet LAN cable(make sure that ‘patch’ or ‘crossover’ is written on the cord) and connect them to both computers.
In Windows XP: Go to Network Connections Control Panel, right-click Local Area Network connection and select Properties. Now select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and click Properties.
In Windows Vista: Go to Network and Sharing Center, select Manage Network Connections, right-click Local Area Network connection and select Properties. Now select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.Read More
Do you want to check the speed of your internet connection, monitor the network bandwidth, or check the time it will take to download a specific file? BitMeter 2 is a great little application that keeps track of your internet or network bandwidth. It counts the total download and upload speed every seconds, you can keep track of your bandwidth for the whole week or months. This can come handy if you are using broadband with limited bandwidth.Read More
If you use Windows than it is possible to squeeze extra speed from your internet connection. By default, Windows reserve internet bandwidth up to 20% for various services such as Windows updates and spyware checks by using QoS Packet Scheduler, it is a network bandwidth management tool that can monitor the importance of data packets and depending upon the priority of the packet, give it higher or lower priority or bandwidth levels. It's not very useful unless you're using apps which are QoS-aware or running a server, so you can gain some network overhead back by turning it off.Read More
The minimum speed of broadband service ranges from 64kbit/s to 1.0Mbit/s. However, in many occasions you may still feel frustrated with your broadband service provider and you may feel like cursing your service provider for slow internet speed . Actually, you can measure your broadband connection speed via some free online broadband speed test services and can find out whether the bandwidth that you are getting is the one you are paying for.Read More
Today, enterprises are deploying wireless LANs for corporate applications and home users that involve e-mail, Web browsing, and access to various server-based databases. The need for higher data rates and techniques to improve performance of wireless LANs is becoming crucial to support these types of applications. To get that extra performance, you may have a lot to consider.Read More