Connecting to the internet from Wi-Fi hotspots, at work, or anywhere else away from home, exposes your data to unnecessary risks. You can easily configure your router to support a secure tunnel and shield your remote browser traffic—read on to see how.
We spent last week learning all about your home network, your routers, and all the cool things you can do with them. Here’s the complete guide that will teach you how to pick out the best network hardware, get to know it better, make it perform at its best, and access just about anything on your network from practically anywhere in the world.
If you want to create a network plan and need an inventory or just want to see all the devices using your Wi-Fi, Wireless Network Watcher from Nirsoft is a free utility that can help. It scans your network for connected devices and lists their network properties.
When buying for the first time, or replacing an old router that no longer works, there are many things to consider when customizing your network. Such as: do you like to tinker, dual band or not, VPN support, remote access and more.
PirateBox is a self-contained file sharing device that blankets the area around it with an anonymous and secure file sharing network. Build one and set up a free and anonymous wireless network wherever you go.
Windows doesn’t do a particularly good job of providing Wi-Fi tools. Yes, it will let you search for and connect to nearby networks, but that’s about the extent of it. What if you want to get detailed information about every Wi-Fi network within range, troubleshoot your network, turn your laptop into a portable Wi-Fi hot spot or keep yourself safe at public hot spots? Windows is no help. That’s why we’ve rounded up these six downloads. They’ll do all these things and more. Five out of the six are free; the other is inexpensive and lets you try it out first.