7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Secure Your Router

Router security

Recently a security researcher discovered a backdoor in many D-Link routers, that lets anyone access the router without ever needing to know the username or password. This is not the first router security issue to arise and certainly won’t be the last.To protect yourself, you need to make sure that your router is securely configured. This is more than...

How To Keep Yourself Secure From Online Fraud

Online fraud security

Being secure when doing practically anything on the internet is becoming more and more of a daunting task every day. With cybercriminals becoming more cunning in luring us into their traps, we need to exercise caution whenever we’re browsing the internet. From our social media accounts to email and online shopping, our web activities are monitored and tracked and...

How to Lock Down Your Wi-Fi Network: Awesome Fast & Easy Solution

Wi-fi network tools

Some of the newer routers on the market have a AP Isolation, Wireless isolation, Client Isolation or Station Isolation feature that will let you lock down your Wi-Fi network. This feature is perfect for businesses that have public Wi-Fi networks or if you are one of those individuals that’s just a little paranoid.This feature both confines and restricts clients...

What is Better for Monitoring Your Data? Router vs. Single Devices

The best way to monitor data

Exactly how much data and bandwidth are your network devices using? Monitoring data all the time and in all its volume could be pretty tough, so your best bet would be to have custom router firmware to do it for you. Still, there are a couple of alternatives available if you want to skip tweaking your router. Data monitoring via...

Why You Need a Good Custom Router Firmware And How to Install It

How to change router's operating system

Basically, routers are little computers. By default, they are set to run a provided manufacture’s operating system, route network traffic, and offer you a variety of features and settings. But often you can replace this firmware.Most people do not require third-party custom router firmware. While custom firmware certainly provides extra features and benefits, they are much more complex to...

5 Essential Network Monitoring Tools All Administrators Need

Network monitoring tools

.td-post-featured-image{display:none;}Veteran administrators say that network monitoring is critical if you want to prevent failures from occurring and ensure a healthy maintenance of your network.So what are the key network management tools that every IT admin should have at their disposal? 1. IP monitoring tools Large IP spaces can turn into a real burden for IT admins and the continuous addition of...

Is Your ISP Slowing Down Your Internet Connection?

Internet speed

You have likely heard rumors and may have even seen evidence now and then — some internet providers will slow down some traffic types, for example, BitTorrent traffic. Then again, other ISPs will slow connections if they download too much data.Does your ISP do this? Here are some simple things you can do to test whether your ISP is...

Guide to Using Simple Network Management Protocol

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol or SNMP was created to provide a common protocol foundation that device manufacturers would use to expose the various aspects of the product so that network administrators know what to expect.Information like routing network traffic stats, and CPU load, etc, can all be remotely accessed using SNMP. On devices supporting SNMP, it can be used...