Network and Internet

How to manage your network and internet connections in Windows 7 and Windows 8. How to work with wireless networks.

Simple Questions: What Are The IP Address & The Subnet Mask?

networkWhen you connect a device to a network, it receives an address which is used to recognize it on the network. This address is called Internet Protocol address and it is a numerical label assigned to each device from a network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. The IP address has two functions: for host and network interface identification, as well as location addressing. In simple terms, we can explain the IP address as follows: "A name indicates what we seek on a network. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there". This means that the Internet Protocol address has information about the "name", location and the route to the device. Let’s get into more detail so that you better understand this concept:

How To Activate The WhatsApp Web App Using Your Windows Phone

WhatsAppGood news, everyone! WhatsApp is now available both on your smartphone and your computer, through a computer based extension of your WhatsApp account called WhatsApp Web. When you use it, all your messages will be synced between your smartphone and your computer. But, in order to use this web service, you must activate it using your smartphone. In this article we will show you how to activate WhatsApp Web using your Windows Phone.

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

wirelessPrevious 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:

How To Enable The Favorites Bar & The Favorites Center In Internet Explorer

Internet ExplorerSome people frequerntly use the favorites/bookmarks feature in their browser and have a pretty complex system for organizing them. If you would like to start using them too in the desktop version of Internet Explorer, then you should know how to enable the Favorites Bar and/or the Favorites Center. We will show you how to that, in this tutorial:

How To Disable Third-Party Cookies In All Major Browsers

cookiesThird-party cookies are pieces of data that are saved in your web browser by the website you are currently visiting but their origin is on another domain. Most of the time, they are used by ad services with the purpose of offering you targeted ads based on your browsing history and on your web searches. However, they can raise privacy concerns as they can also be used to store your browsing history across websites that use the same ad services. This is the reason why, in this article, we will share how to disable third-party cookies in all the major web browsers for Windows: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera.

How To Remote Control Your Windows PC From Your Windows Phone

remote controlDid you ever wonder if it was possible to control your Windows PC or laptop using your Windows Phone? Wouldn't it be really nice to sit on your sofa and make your computer play a video or music without touching it? How about turning off your computer without getting out of your bed? All these and more are possible if you use a remote control app. Fortunately, the Windows Phone Store offers quite a few apps of this kind. And the best of them is PC Remote. That's why we decided to take a closer look at it and see how it works.

How To Delete Your Browsing History & Data From The Internet Explorer App

Internet ExplorerThere are good reasons why you may want to delete the browsing history or other browsing data, stored by the Internet Explorer app. For example, when you type something in the address bar, some of the suggestions you get are based on your search history and you may not want others to see what you have visited in the past. Also, deleting saved cookies may change your experience with some websites, as they only show you information based on the cookies that you have stored in your browser. In this article we will share which browsing data can be deleted from the Internet Explorer 11 app and how to delete it.

How To Manage The Passwords Saved By The Internet Explorer App

Internet ExplorerUsers who work with a large number of services on the Internet know that having to log in every single time you visit a particular service or website is annoying. For this reason modern web browsers offer you the option to have them save your passwords and autocomplete the login for you the next time you visit a website. In this article we will show how to manage your saved passwords when using the Internet Explorer app for Windows 8.1.

6 Ways To Add More Storage Space To Your OneDrive

OneDriveMicrosoft's OneDrive is one of the best cloud storage services. It offers its users 15 GB of free storage space right from the start. However, this is what you get just by signing up. More space can be added through various methods and some of them do not imply any costs. In this article we will point them all out for you. Well, at least the ones we know of.

How to Add & Manage Rules in the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Windows FirewallIf you need to create advanced Windows Firewall rules that apply to specific ports, protocols, services and all kinds of advanced criteria, your solution is to use the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. This tool offers a comprehensive wizard that allows you to create all kinds of custom rules. In this tutorial we will show how to use the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to create advanced rules and manage existing rules. Let's get started:

How to Start & Use The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Windows FirewallThe Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is a tool which gives you detailed control over the rules that are applied by the Windows Firewall. You can view all the rules that are used by the Windows Firewall, change their properties, create new rules or disable existing ones. In this tutorial we will share how to open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, how to find your way around it and talk about the types of rules that are available and what kind of traffic they filter.

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