router

Tue
08
Oct
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Netgear 'Nighthawk' the Fastest Home Router Yet

Not willing to compromise when it comes to your home router? For those of us who stream a lot of music and video content or play demanding video games online, reliable and fast networking equipment is a necessity. That's why it's hard not to be ... impressed with Netgear's new Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (Model R7000), which appears to be the fastest router on the market right now. Serious Hardware for Serious Streamers The Nighthawk is part of Netgear's attempt to establish an in-demand piece of hardware using the new 802.11ac wireless networking standard. This device is powered by ... (view more)

Mon
22
Apr
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Many Home Routers Vulnerable to Attack: Report

Do you use a Linksys, Netgear, Verizon, D-Link, or Belkin router for your home network? Then your network could be vulnerable to attack. Baltimore, Maryland-based security consultancy firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) says that in a test of ... popular home routers most were vulnerable to attack by hackers. ISE put routers from Linksys, Netgear, Verizon, D-Link, and Belkin to the test after having installed each firm's latest firmware updates. ISE also left each router's default configurations in place when carrying out their tests. Hackers Intercept Sensitive Information ISE found that ... (view more)

Fri
14
Oct
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'Virtual Wi-Fi Router 2.0.1', and 'iPhone Configuration Utility 3.4.0.283'

Virtual Wi-Fi Router 2.0.1 Windows 7 Virtual WiFi Router allows users to convert their computers into a WiFi hot sport that can be used to access wireless Internet through a mobile device. The new version of this program has been simplified to make ... creating a WiFi hotspot easier than ever before. http://www.virtualwifirouter.com iPhone Configuration Utility 3.4.0.283 The iPhone Configuration Utility is a software program that lets you easily create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles on your iPhone. It also lets you track and install provisioning profiles and authorized ... (view more)

Thu
15
Jul
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Millions of Routers Susceptible to Hackers: Report

A security researcher says hackers could take control of millions of routers. Craig Heffner, of security firm Seismic, says half of the models he tested were vulnerable to a recently discovered hack. Routers, which allow an Internet connection to be ... shared among multiple computers, are extremely common -- especially for those of us who use high-speed Internet. Even if you own only one computer and don't share your connection with others in your household or office, chances are you're using a router of some kind. In short, the router acts as a gateway to the Internet and directs traffic back ... (view more)

Mon
01
Mar
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New 'Chuck Norris' Botnet Infects Routers, Modems

A new botnet that carries the namesake of perhaps the most famous American-born martial arts actor of all time is causing quite a stir across the Internet. The botnet received its name from a comment (written in Italian) in its source code: "in nome ... di Chuck Norris" which translates: "in the name of Chuck Norris". So, how does one get infected with the infamous Chuck Norris botnet? Those who have yet to change the default password on their home router are the most susceptible to an attack. Norris Infects DSL Modems and Routers The Chuck Norris botnet is also unusual because it infects DSL ... (view more)

Thu
24
Dec
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Extend Wireless / Wired Network, Share Internet (2 Routers)

Infopackets Reader Bernie H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a hard wired DSL Internet connection at my office. If I want to add more connections in order to share my Internet with more computers, can I daisy chain another modem to the current one? Or ... do I have to replace the current one with one that has more sockets (ports) available? " My Response: You don't need to replace your current router -- you can easily chain two or more routers together. All you need to do is connect the two routers together using any LAN port on each of the routers using standard RJ45 (Ethernet / network cable). Do ... (view more)

Wed
02
Sep
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Help! Internet Connection Drops, No Web Access (Intermittent)

Infopackets Reader 'WB2' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a home network consisting of two computers, using an N-link router. Both computers are connected to the router using a wired connection (not wireless). Problem: the router drops my Internet ... connection from time to time. Shutting off the router and turning it back on after a few seconds appears to solve the problem -- but it's only temporary. Can you help me solve this problem? " My Response: If the problem you are experiencing happens to both PCs at the exact same time, it's a safe bet it's not either of your PCs at fault, but likely the ... (view more)

Wed
07
Jan
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'Supercharge Your Wireless Router', and 'Chromium'

Supercharge Your Wireless Router Consumer-grade wireless routers -- your standard Linksyse or Belkin -- do their job well enough much of the time. But there are some juicy features offered by high-end commercial routers that just don't come with the ... home package. We're talking features like quality of service (QoS) management, adjustable transmission power, and support for IPv6. If you need (or just crave) these features, you can shell out cash for a pro-grade router, or you can get them for free by installing new firmware on a cheap home router. http://www.wired.com Chromium Chromium is an ... (view more)

Thu
21
Aug
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'Router Syslog', and 'Check Disk'

Router Syslog View the System Log from your router, with port information and advanced IP information. This application has a small memory footprint with only 560kb when in tray mode. You can also save your daily logs to syslog_date.txt, for ... example. Go to English freeware. http://www.paehl.de Check Disk CheckDisk is a powerful tool for searching and repairing disk errors. It is quite similar to the ScanDisk tool or chkdsk.exe, supplied with the Windows operating systems (Windows 2000 and higher). You can select either standard or full tests. The full test additionally performs a sector check ... (view more)

Fri
21
Mar
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'Password Safe', and 'Supercharge Your Wireless Router'

Password Safe With Password Safe, a free Windows utility designed by Bruce Schneier, users can keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. Password Safe protects passwords with the Twofish encryption algorithm, a fast, free ... alternative to DES. http://www.schneier.com/passsafe.html Supercharge Your Wireless Router Consumer-grade wireless routers -- your standard Linksyses or Belkins -- do their job well enough much of the time. But there are some juicy features offered by high-end commercial routers that just don't come with the home package. We're talking features like quality ... (view more)

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