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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]