There are many network solutions you can use for computers, servers, and mobile devices, while you also need to consider the security implications. While we’ll compare various products and brands, we’ll also provide news and guides for using them.

Security flaws found in emerging 6G tech

In the march towards 6G networks, programmable metasurfaces are emerging as a cornerstone technology. These electromagnetic layers are meant to be unobtrusively embedded in common items such as window panes or wall […]

What will 5G technology bring to our lives?

5G technology is set to transform the world of connected devices in ways that go far beyond what we think of today as cell phones. While conspiracy theories about 5G and Covid-19 […]

Amazon's Sidewalk wireless network expanded with new dev kits

In 2019, Amazon revealed Sidewalk, a wireless network that utilizes the 900 MHz spectrum to connect IoT devices, providing a low-bandwidth and long-range solution. The network creates a mesh network between Amazon's […]

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Portmaster 1.0 released: open source application firewall

The developers of the open source application firewall Portmaster have released version 1.0 of the program recently. The version introduces support for new features and improvements across the board. I reviewed Portmaster […]

Wi-Fi Certified 6 Release 2 announced: it is not getting easier

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced Wi-Fi Certified 6 Release 2 on January 5, 2022. The new state of the art standard for wireless communication evolves Wi-Fi 6, a standard announced in 2018 and […]

wireshark 3.6

Network Protocol Analyzer Wireshark 3.6 released

Wireshark 3.6 is the latest version of the network protocol analyzer. The program is available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, and the latest version introduces a large number of improvements, […]


The Usenet: the biggest decentralized discussion network of the world

Free speech and the unhindered exchange of messages and data is something that more and more Internet users want. These values are under constant attack on today's Internet, but there is an […]

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O&O Lanytix: get a quick overview of local area network devices on Windows

O&O Lanytix is a new free program by O&O Software GMBH to display all devices connected to a local area network. The program is compatible with Windows 8 and newer versions of […]

Tox is a peer-to-peer instant messaging protocol with end-to-end encryption, voice calls, video calls and file transfers

Tox is a peer-to-peer instant messaging protocol with end-to-end encryption, voice calls, video calls and file transfers

Instant Messaging is one of the most popular forms of electronic communication. You don't have to pay extra fees (not counting data charges) for chatting with family members, friends or colleagues regardless […]

GNS3 Windows Client

GNS3 is an open source graphical network simulator for Windows, Linux and macOS

GNS3 is a graphical network simulator which lets you to create a virtual network. You don't need any hardware like routers, switches, or even endpoints (workstation computers). This open source tool can […]

How to create a private torrent using qBittorrent

How to create a private torrent using qBittorrent

If you have a set of files that you wish to share with someone, but don't want to use cloud storage services, there are a few options that you can use. Syncthing […]

How to block Blockadblock manually in Ublock Origin

How to block Blockadblock manually using uBlock Origin

A few days ago I encountered an issue with a website. It was displaying a "disable your ad blocker" page; this particular site did not provide a choice in this regard as […]

Xtreme Download Manager is an open source download accelerator

Xtreme Download Manager is an open source download accelerator for Windows, macOS and Linux

Most people prefer to use their browser's built-in download manager. Whether you're using Firefox, Edge, Chrome, or something else, a basic tool to manage downloads is always included. The built-in download manager […]

Wi-Fi generations

New generational terminology for Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6 incoming

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a worldwide network of of manufacturers and software companies, announced Wi-Fi 6 today based on 802.11ax technology. Wi-Fi 6 introduces a new naming scheme for Wi-fi generations that uses […]

wireshark 2.4

Wireshark 2.4 released

Wireshark 2.4.0 is a major new version of the popular network protocol analyzer for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X devices. The application is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit installer for […]

network drive control

Network Drive Control

Network Drive Control is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to configure network-specific drive mappings. One of the issues that you may experience when it comes to mapped network drives on […]

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Private Internet Access rubyw.exe connections explained

If you are using the popular VPN service Private Internet Access (PIA) and monitor outgoing network connections on your devices, you may have noticed that the program rubyw.exe attempts to connect to […]


Create detailed Wi-Fi Surveys with NetSpot for Windows

The popular Wi-Fi survey and discovery application NetSpot has been ported from Mac OS X to Windows. It is available as a free, limited version only currently. If you are using wireless […]

d-link ultra wifi router

WiFi Basics Part 3: 802.11ac

Like 802.11n, the IEEE released a draft of the amendment before its final release. These early devices are known as “Wave 1”. Unless you 11ac router is less than a year old, […]


Secure your wireless router

There is no such thing as perfect security. Given enough knowledge, resources, and time any system can be compromised. The best you can do is to make it as difficult for an […]

mimo wireless

WiFi Basics Part 2: Standards and Amendments Through 802.11n

Today, WiFi is everywhere: coffee shops, restaurants, retail, hotels, sports venues, etc. We can access it from our laptops, tablets, and smartphones. At home there may be game consoles, smart home devices, […]

wifi limitations

WiFi Basics Part 1: Frequencies and Channels

In 1947, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency, designated certain bands of the RF spectrum as ISM. The idea was to have an international standard of frequencies that were reserved […]

monitor collector

QuickMon is a powerful Windows monitoring tool

QuickMon is a powerful monitoring and alerting software for Windows that you can use to monitor specific local or remote events and receive alerts about them. The program is not the easiest […]

ping viewer

Ping Viewer is a portable domain and network monitor for Windows

If you want to make sure that network resources or domains on the Internet are accessible, you have plenty of options to do so. While you can run tests manually, it is […]

pxe boot

Boot computers from a network with PXE Boot for Windows

It may sometimes be useful to boot one or multiple computer systems from a network computer instead of locally. Maybe you want to boot another operating system or an update but the […]

advanced network configurator

Advanced Network Configurator review

Advanced Network Configurator addresses the decade old problem of configuring Windows PCs to connect to computer networks using a single network adapter. The main issue that you will encounter is that it […]

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Display which programs accept or have established Internet connections on Windows

How do you know which programs on Windows have established connections to the Internet or are accepting them? Some programs may reveal the information to you directly while others may not reveal […]

tcp monitor plus

TCP Monitor Plus, lightweight network monitor for Windows

TCP Monitor Plus is a portable program for Windows to analyze network related connections and data on a PC running Windows. If you want to know more about the connections that your […]

connection troubleshooter

Check and fix remote network issues with ZOLA Connection Troubleshooter

Fixing remote network issues can be quite the time consuming tasks. While it is sometimes a matter of making a quick change to the configuration of one system, it can at other […]

clumsy network conditions

Clumsy makes your Windows network conditions worse, on purpose

Most Internet users strive to have a reliable network connection to the Internet, as it enables them to enjoy what it has to offer without most of the issues that may occur […]

why cant I connect

Diagnose why you can't connect to servers or sites

Most programs that you use to connect to servers or site on a local network or the Internet display only basic information when a connection attempt fails. These basic information are usually […]


Log local network connections with NetworkConnectLog

While you can make use of specialized system admin tools to find out which devices have been connected to a local area network in the past, it is not really something that […]

media sniffer

Media Sniffer displays video and audio stream urls to you

When you watch videos on the Internet or listen to audio streams on websites or in applications like Spotify, you are not really exposed to what is going on behind the scenes. […]


NetTraffic: display network traffic information on the Windows desktop

NetTraffic is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices to monitor the network traffic of selected network interfaces. If you want to find out how fast you are downloading or uploading […]

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Bittorrent Sync review: synchronize files locally or on the Internet

Bittorrent Sync is a new file synchronization software for local area networks and remote servers based on the popular Bittorrent protocol that was announced a week ago. The program is not publicly […]

cubby cloud off sync

Cubby introduces Locks, Cloud off switch

The file hosting and synchronization service Cubby recently entered open beta. It is a file synchronization and hosting service much like Dropbox, SkyDrive or Google Drive, but with a couple of extras […]

Three Quarters of EU Firms Not Ready to Recover from IT Failures

Almost three quarters of companies and public-sector organisations across nine European countries might not recover all of their data if they suffer an IT failure according to a new report released by […]

zInstall launch new Type-0 Hypervisor

Virtualisation specialist zInstall have previously impressed with their products that include utilities to capture an existing Windows XP, Vista or any other operating system installation and allowing you to boot from it […]


How To Calculate a TCP-IP Subnet Mask

If you’re a network administrator, chances are at some point you may need to set up a number of different networks on your IP range. In order to do this, you will […]

Type-0 Hypervisors, the way forward

Virtualisation is the way forward, there's absolutely no doubt about this.  It all began as a way of saving money, and saving the planet, by running two or more operating systems, each […]



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