Wireless Networks

How to connect to wireless networks & how to manage them in Windows. How to solve problems and conflicts.

Reviewing the ASUS PCE-AC68 PCI-Express Wireless Adapter for PCs

ASUS PCE-AC68Have you considered removing the network cables in your house and going full-wireless, including on your desktop PCs? If you have, then you should consider purchasing a wireless adapter for your desktop computers. ASUS PCE-AC68 is one such device that is able to work with all modern wireless standards, including 802.11ac. We were very curious to test it and learn more about what you lose when you recplace your wired Ethernet connection with a wireless one. We also wanted to see how well this device fares when compared to the wireless network cards found in most laptops and tablets. Read this review to learn what we have found.

How to Delete or Forget Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 8.1

wirelessAs soon as I installed Windows 8.1 on my laptop, I noticed a pretty big annoyance: the absence of the "Forget this network" option in the Networks pane. I was left with no intuitive way of removing wireless networks that no longer worked because their password has been changed. How do you get around this problem and remove wireless networks in Windows 8.1? Let's find out in this tutorial.

Reviewing the ASUS RP-N14 Range Extender for Wireless Networks

ASUS RP-N14I live in a reasonably large apartment and I have a few rooms where the signal of my wireless network is not that great. That's why I was very curious to test a wireless range extender and see whether it can deliver a much required boost in those problematic rooms. We have received the RP-N14 range extender from ASUS - an affordable device for people who want to improve and extend the coverage of their 2.4GHz wireless networks. We tested it for about a week and now we are ready to share our conclusions. Is the ASUS RP-N14 a good purchase to make when you need to extend the range of your wireless network? Let's find out from this review:

How to Connect Windows 8.1 Devices to Wireless Networks via WPS

wirelessIf you have a Windows 8.1 laptop, tablet or hybrid that you can connect to wireless networks, you may need or want to use the WPS standard to make quicker connections to some networks. If that is the case for you, here's how to connect any Windows 8.1 device to a wireless network by using the WPS feature on any router.

Simple Questions: What is WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)?

wirelessIf you have configured a wireless router on your own, you have encountered the term WPS in its configuration menus. Or you have have seen a button named WPS alongside all the ethernet ports on the router's back. Do you know what WPS is? What does it stand for and how is it used? Which devices and operating systems provide support for WPS? Learn the answers to these questions and more, from this tutorial.

How to Use Airplane Mode on a Windows 8.1 Tablet or Laptop

mobilityIf you are a mobile user who travels a lot, then you need a way to work or have fun, while flying. Luckily, just like any smartphone operating system, Windows 8.1 has a feature named Airplane mode. You can turn it on so that you can use your laptop or tablet while flying. Here's what Airplane mode does, why you should use it and how.

View & Change the Password of a Wireless Network in Windows 8 & 8.1

wirelessUnfortunately, viewing and managing the passwords of your wireless networks is harder in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 than it was in Windows 7. That's because the Manage Wireless Networks panel has been removed from these operating systems. However, there is still a way for you to learn the password of your active wireless network connection. Here's how it is done.

How to Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection, in Windows Phone 8

wirelessThere are cases when you need to use a proxy server in order to access various resources on the Internet. For example, if you connect your Windows Phone device to your company's business network, you may need to set up a proxy, so that you get internet access. In this quick guide, I'll show how to add a proxy server to the wireless connection on your Windows Phone 8. The procedure is both simple and fast.

How to Connect To or Remove Wi-Fi Networks in Windows Phone 8

wirelessWe purchase smartphones not only because we want a phone but also a productivity device that's always connected to the Internet. That's why connecting to wireless networks of all kinds is very important for smartphone users, and Windows Phone 8 makes it easy to connect to all kinds of networks. Also, you can easily remove wireless networks from your smartphone's memory when you no longer use them. In this tutorial I will show how to enable the WiFi chip in Windows Phone 8, how to connect to new wireless networks and how to delete one or more wireless networks.

Simple Questions: What are Network Locations in Windows 7 & Windows 8?

Network locations were first introduced in Windows Vista. At that time, they somehow managed to feel half-baked and confusing to users. They were improved in Windows 7 and later on in Windows 8. Now they have a simple implementation and they are a very useful way to manage network connections and network sharing. Let’s learn together what they are, how they work and why they are useful.

How to Use Your Windows Phone as a Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot

A data connection on your Windows Phone can go a long way to enhancing your productivity while on the go. But it can't meet all your needs at all times. Sometimes you need your laptop. While there's no shortage of Wi-Fi hotspots these days, there isn't always one available when you need one. In those instances, you can use your Windows Phone as your own personal mobile Wi-Fi hotspot by sharing your phone’s internet connection. Here’s how.