Posts Tagged ‘router’

Is your router taking part in DDoS attacks right under your nose?

October 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

A BWAIN is a Bug With An Impressive Name that has been given special marketing treatment in the hope of getting the right people to wake up and do something about it. Read more:

Beginner Geek: How to Configure Your Router

June 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

If you have Internet access, you probably have a router — and your router has its own settings screens full of options. Everyone should know how to use their router’s web interface, if only to configure their Wi-Fi security settings. Some of the options you may find on your router include parental controls, Internet connection […]

How Use Your Router and ISP’s Modem/Router Combo In Tandem

May 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

If you’re running your own router alongside the modem/router combo your ISP gave you, there’s a good chance you’re inadvertently giving yourself a huge headache and a host of difficult-to-pin-down network problems. Let’s look at why these issues arise, how to detect them, and how to fix them. Why Double the Routers Equals Double the […]

$10 router blamed in Bangladesh bank hack

April 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Hackers managed to steal $80m (£56m) from Bangladesh’s central bank because it skimped on network hardware and security software, reports Reuters. The bank had no firewall and used second-hand routers that cost $10 to connect to global financial networks. Better security and hardware would have hampered the attackers, Reuters said, quoting an official investigator. The […]

How Do You Find a Router Set Up in an Unknown Location in a House?

April 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Altering or expanding the capabilities of a Wi-Fi network that you have set up in your own home is one thing, but what do you do when someone else performed the installation and did an exceptional job of “hiding” the router in a discreet, out-of-the-way location?  Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some useful suggestions to […]

Why You Should Upgrade Your Router (Even If You Have Older Gadgets)

February 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Many people have the attitude that it doesn’t matter if their router is older because their phone, laptop, or other wireless gear isn’t cutting edge anyways. Even if you don’t have brand new tech toys you still benefit from upgrading a dated router. Why Would I Want to Do This? Routers are the oft-ignored work horses […]

What’s the Difference Between a Modem and a Router?

November 23rd, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Many Internet service providers offer combined modem/router units, but a modem isn’t the same thing as a router. Understanding exactly what a modem is is important so you can buy your own modem and stop paying £15-£20 a month to rent one from your Internet service provider. A router and modem are really two separate devices. […]

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