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Easily Share Your Home Wi-Fi With Friends

Easily Share Your Home Wi-Fi With Friends | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Do you use a complicated password for your Wi-Fi network? You should. But that password can feel like a liability when letting trusted friends connect to your network. Well, it turns out there's a simple and pain-free way to allow them to access your network without having to type anything. There's also a fancy, newfangled…
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Hotel Wi-Fi Sucks: Create Your Own Hotspot Using the Room's Ethernet Connection | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Hotel Wi-Fi Sucks: Create Your Own Hotspot Using the Room's Ethernet Connection | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Instead of dealing with spotty Wi-Fi connections and speeds that resemble early '90s dialup, use the hotel's ethernet connection.
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Wireless Networking Simplified: The Terms You Should Know

Wireless Networking Simplified: The Terms You Should Know | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Do you know the difference between an "access point" and an "ad hoc network? What is a "wireless repeater" and how can it improve your home network? Is a "wireless router" as simple as it sounds, or is there more to it?
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WiFi Dropping in OS X Lion? Here are Some Wireless Troubleshooting Solutions

WiFi Dropping in OS X Lion? Here are Some Wireless Troubleshooting Solutions | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
WiFi Dropping in OS X Lion? Here are Some Wireless Troubleshooting Solutions
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SoftPerfect WiFi Guard: keep your WiFi secure

SoftPerfect WiFi Guard: keep your WiFi secure | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
A specialised network scanner it runs through your network at set intervals and reports immediately if it has found any new connected devices that could possibly belong to an intruder.
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How to Turn Your Windows 8 Laptop into a Wireless Access Point - How-To Geek

How to Turn Your Windows 8 Laptop into a Wireless Access Point - How-To Geek | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
A lot of companies are starting to sell portable 3G routers that you can take with you when you go out, but what happens when you forget, luckily How-To Geek is here to save the day with this neat command line trick.
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Wireless Network Watcher - Show who is connected to your wireless network

Wireless Network Watcher - Show who is connected to your wireless network | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it

scans your wireless network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network.

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Turn Windows Into A WiFi Hotspot & Share Your Internet Connection

Turn Windows Into A WiFi Hotspot & Share Your Internet Connection | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
You've got an Internet connection via a network cable, but you want to have your other computers and devices get Internet connections wirelessly. Can you do this? Can you make your Windows computer run like a WiFi router? The short answer is a qualified, 'Yes.' The key component in this process is making sure that…
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Monitor Your Network and Watch Your Bandwidth With NetworkMiner

Monitor Your Network and Watch Your Bandwidth With NetworkMiner | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Have you ever found yourself waiting for your computer to download a YouTube video or a file that should normally take half the time to download? Where
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5 Ways to Bypass Internet Censorship and Filtering

5 Ways to Bypass Internet Censorship and Filtering | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
More and more Internet connections are being filtered, from public Wi-Fi and workplace connection filtering to ISP and country-level censorship. However, there are still ways to get around this filtering and view blocked websites.
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Softperfect Wi-Fi Guard: Protect Your Wireless Network From Intruders

Softperfect Wi-Fi Guard: Protect Your Wireless Network From Intruders | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Wi-Fi Guard is a great little piece of freeware that works on Windows, Mac and Linux with the aim of making your home Wi-Fi connection more secure.
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How to Make Your Laptop Choose a Wired Connection Instead of Wireless - How-To Geek

How to Make Your Laptop Choose a Wired Connection Instead of Wireless - How-To Geek | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Have you ever connected your Laptop to a wired network point in your house and continued to get wireless  network speeds ? Here’s how you can quickly fix that, the easy way.
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Download inSSIDer and Discover the Wi-Fi Networks Around You | MetaGeek

Download inSSIDer and Discover the Wi-Fi Networks Around You | MetaGeek | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it

inSSIDer is the best free Wi-Fi network scanner for Windows 7, Vista and XP. Because NetStumbler doesn’t work well with Vista and 64-bit XP, we built an open-source Wi-Fi network scanner designed to work on all current generations of the Windows operating system.

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How To Secure Your Wi-Fi Network Against Intrusion - How-To Geek

How To Secure Your Wi-Fi Network Against Intrusion - How-To Geek | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Computer Help from your Friendly How-To Geek...
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