While connecting to a broadcasting wireless network in Windows 8 is a very simple process, the same can’t be said of a hidden network. By not broadcasting its SSID (service set identifier), or network name, a hidden network is not visible in the list of available networks you can access from your computer. You’ll need to know the SSID, as well as all of the other security information before you can connect. Read on for step-by-step instructions for connecting to a hidden network in Windows 8.
Network and Internet
How to Manage your Network and Internet Connection in Windows
Windows 8 provides a simple interface for connecting to wireless networks. The procedure varies depending on whether or not the network broadcasts its name (or SSID - service set identifier). If the name is broadcasted, connecting to the network is as simple as entering a password. Users of Windows 7 won’t have any trouble, but if you’re switching from an older operating system or you just need a refresher, read on.
Did you know that you can set the Offline Files feature in Windows 7 to synchronize network folders on a schedule set by you? I didn’t know either, until very recently. Therefore, in this tutorial I will share how to schedule your sync partnerships and have network folders synced when you want to.
One of the most common root causes for having slow and unstable wireless network connections is interference. Many things interfere with a wireless network: everything from walls to the microwaves you use in the kitchen to other wireless networks. That’s why I decided to learn more on the subject, experiment with my own wireless network and share what I have learned.
In this article, you will understand more about what can interfere with your wireless network and learn how to deal with interferences from other wireless networks.
It can happen that Offline Files and the Sync Center (mobsync.exe) are active even though you don’t use them. If you would like to turn them off and free up resources, this tutorial will show how.
Some of our readers asked us to publish a guide on how to find hidden wireless network connections and learn also their SSIDs (network name). There are quite a few tools available, used mostly by hackers and networking professionals, but most of them work only on Linux. For Windows there are very few tools available and even fewer free tools. However, there is one - named inSSIDer - which helps you analyze all the wireless networks in your area. It shows also hidden networks together with lots of useful information about all the networks it detects. Read this guide to learn more about the tool and how to use it.
Even though Sync Center and Offline Files are features present in older versions of Windows, few people know about them, let alone use them. That’s why I decided to cover these tools in a mini-series of articles. In this first episode you will learn what Sync Center and Offline Files are, how to access them and the basics about working with them.
Last week we asked our readers How to make safe banking & financial transactions online and we promised to come back with a detailed article filled with useful security recommendations. Today I would like to share the most important tips & best practices for making safe financial transactions on the Internet, indifferent of the device you are using.
Our friends from Guiding Tech published a tutorial which shows how to keep an eye on who is accessing your shared network files and folders. They are using a very old-school tool for the task but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t work and it is not easy to use.
One of the wonders of mobile devices these days is the ability connect to the Internet through wireless networks no matter where we are. With a wireless connection, we can access our email, keep up-to-date with our favorite social networking sites, even create and synchronize business documents while we're mobile. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to connect to your cellular data network, and a variety of Wi-Fi networks, so that you can stay connected no matter where you are with your Windows Phone.
Have you been using devices, tools or services from Microsoft? Then, at some point you might have been asked to provide a Windows Live ID. In Windows 8 you have been asked for a Microsoft Account. Never understood what they are and why you need them, let alone the benefits of having them? If that’s the case, then you should read this article, as it will explain everything you need to know about the Windows Live ID, also called Microsoft Account.
Not many people know about Windows Remote Assistance and how to use it to provide remote technical support to other Window users. Therefore, this tutorial will cover this tool in detail and show how it works. As you will see, it works smoothly and you don’t really need to install third-party software for a quick support session. Windows Remote Assistance will do the job just fine.