Home Wireless Network

Why You Should Secure Your Home Wireless Network

There are a lot of idle cyber junkies sitting out there – whose activity of fun denotes breaking into unsecured networks, hacking them and leave funny messages – slogans of victory, as if they have conquered an enemy fort. They get an exorbitant amount of high from such activities, its like online opium for them. With Internet ruling our lives in most phases of business and transactions, one has to protect their systems and gadgets from these online parasites. Therefore it is for these very reasons that online security is a big business. Hence setting up ones router’s security protocols, one could sleep better at night. It is like thwarting the online terrorists from having their way. The easy part is setting up ones wireless network or router, but the crus forms in locking it down. As such wireless networks are less secure than wired ones so one has to a bit extra careful to foil intruders. Continue reading

Broadcom

Brief history of Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is an American based semiconductor company dealing only in the wireless and broadband communication industry. The company has headquarter in Irvine, headed by a professor-student pair named Henry Samueli and Henry T. Nicholas III who qualified from the University of California, Los Angelesin the year 1991. The company moved from Westwood, Californiaoffice to Irvine, California in the year 1995. Broadcom became a public company on the NASDAQ exchange ticker symbol- BRCMin 1998 and now employs around 11,750 people global in more than fifteen countries. Continue reading

Techie DIY Project: Make your own WiFi Extension Booster

In this modern world, WiFi internet has exponentially increased in home, work and schools. Wireless technology has made connecting to the internet more convenient than ever. If you’re like most people, your home network includes desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones – all must be connected wireless through one router.

But the problems you might be facing are having limited range of your WiFi signal and there might be some deadspots in certain parts of the home. So what should you do if your wireless signal doesn’t reach every corner of your home? The answer is to make and implement your own WiFi booster. Continue reading

Our Top Recommended Free Wireless Network Monitoring Softwares

Almost everybody uses the internet these days and we are all basically connected to each other through the World Wide Web. Many companies have monitoring applications that manage and handle the network as well as monitor it for issues. Some administrators monitor their networks as a way to keep their security up and to know what is going on within it. Free wireless network monitoring software exists for those who want to manage their system and constantly check it without any cost. The following are highly recommended. Continue reading

Should You Set Up a Gigabit Home Network?

Explaining Gigabit Ethernet Networking

The term 1 GigE or GbE is used for describing a Gigabit Ethernet networking protocol. It is a technology which is used for transmitting Ethernet frames at a speed of 1 Gigabit per second. This can be more specifically described as 1,000,000,000 bits per second. The Gigabit Ethernet came into use in the year 1999. With the invention of 1 GigE, this faster Ethernet network slowly replaced the Fast Ethernet in wired networking due to its superior data transmission capabilities. Continue reading

4 Steps to make Wireless network invisible to others

Wherever you go, there is a pressing need to be connected to the Internet.  Whether you are subscribed to a data plan provider or if not, connected to a secure WIFI connection.  Why is this?  Because in this age, connectivity is everything, be it for business, school  or personal purposes.

The good thing with mobile devices that come out in the market is that these little devices come out powered with tethering capabilities, meaning, the user may simply turn on the device’s hotspot connection and instantly, the user becomes a provider of network connection to those within a certain vicinity. Continue reading

Google OKs Using Its Google Fiber as Home Servers

Broadband internet providers have been long been under the heinous practice of maximizing the profit by subjugating their customers to capped bandwidth and tiered speed cap. Let’s face it, the situation on high speed internet speed, cost and availability in the U.S. resemble that of a third world country. This is unfortunate as it imposes severe restrictions on the progress of the innovations that can arise from the internet. Continue reading