Networking

Accessing Local Files and Folders on Remote Desktop Session

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The Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) feature of Windows allows you to remotely view and control remote Windows desktops. Sharing resources between your local and remote PC can be tricky, but it is possible to share your local files and folders over a remote desktop session using RDC or other remote desktop tools like TightVNC. If […]

How to Fix “Cannot renew IP address” in Windows

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A ‘cannot renew IP address’ error on your Windows PC is due to an IP conflict with another device, issues with your Windows network settings, or a problem with your network adapter or router. If you get a ‘cannot renew IP address’ error in Windows, there are a few steps you can try to troubleshoot […]

How to Find Open and Blocked TCP/UDP Ports

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There’s a good chance you’ve happened upon this article because an application you’re trying to run is complaining about a “port” being blocked or you’ve read about how leaving certain “ports” open on your network can be a security problem.  Either way, by the end of this piece you’ll not only know what these ports […]

How to Troubleshoot WiFi (Wireless) Printers

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Few things are more frustrating than when you want to print a document, and your wireless printer is in an error state, or gives you the silent treatment. Perhaps you’ve tried to connect your WiFi printer to the network in your home, but the problems persist, leaving your printer stubbornly off the grid. Ideally, a […]

What Is Localhost and How Can You Use It?

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The localhost – also referred to as ‘the loopback address’ – is used to establish an IP connection or call, to your own computer or machine. The loopback address is typically used in the context of networking and provides a computer the capability to validate the IP stack. Anyone with a background or interest in […]

USB Cable Types Explained – Versions, Ports, Speeds, and Power

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No one in their right mind could argue that the advent of USB was a bad thing. Before we first got the now-iconic USB port, the world was filled with clunky, disparate connection standards.  The typical PC from the early 90s sported LPT, Serial, PS2, SCSI and MIDI ports. To name but a few! Now […]

Can Connect to Wireless Router, but not to the Internet?

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It’s hard to imagine that just two decades ago, only about one percent of the world’s population was online. Today, more than 4.3 billion people are actively using the internet, which is more than half of the global population. That’s how important having an internet connection is. A few things can be quite frustrating as […]

How To Whitelist Specific Devices On Your Home Network To Stop Hackers

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The way a home network usually works is that anyone with your network passphrase can connect to your home network. However, it’s possible to add another layer of security where only specific devices are allowed to connect. This is called MAC address filtering. Keep in mind however that Mac address filtering isn’t a single security […]

What Is a CDN & Why Is One Essential If You Own a Domain?

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A content delivery network (CDN) is a collection of servers distributed across the world that deliver pieces of your website to site visitors located near those servers. The most common use of a CDN is for the delivery of images from a website. This is because images are usually the slowest-loading component of a web […]

How To Fix VPN 800 errors

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Active internet users who value their privacy should invest in the use of a VPN. A good VPN service can help secure your connection and keep all online activity anonymous to shady websites seeking to sell your private information to the highest bidder. They can also allow you to circumvent some region-locked websites and services […]