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How Do You Secure a New Wireless Router?

Got a shiny new wireless router? Follow these tips to help make it more secure. Here's a step-by-step guide to securing your new wireless router.

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How to Upgrade a Linksys Router's Firmware With a TFTP Client

Download the Linksys TFTP client to upgrade the firmware on your router if you can't login to it. Follow these easy steps from start to finish.

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How to Optimize Your Home Wi-Fi Network in 1 Easy Step

You can get better performance from your Wi-Fi router by avoiding the most crowded channels. Here's how to change your Wi-Fi channel.

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What Is MAC Address Filtering, and Is It Useful?

To improve the security of your Wi-Fi network, consider using MAC address filtering to prevent devices from authenticating with your router.

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Forgot Your NETGEAR WNR1000 Router Password?

Find the NETGEAR WNR1000 default password, default username, and default IP address here, plus more help with your NETGEAR WNR1000 router.

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Routers & Firewalls

Routers and firewalls allow for safe communication between devices on your local home network. Discover how to install and use them here.

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What Is an AirPort Express?

The Apple AirPort Express is a device that can stream music to speakers or a stereo using AirPlay and iTunes. Find out if it is right for you.

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These Are the Best Ways to Reset Your Home Network Router

Most people who own a network router have had to reset it at least once. Try these methods for resetting routers recommended for various situations.

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Broadband Router Standards Explained

Broadband routers are designed for convenience in setting up home networks, particularly in homes with high-speed internet service.

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Powerline Adapters—What You Need to Know

A powerline adapter users your household electrical wiring to connect to a router in another room, so you can stream internet and media throughout a...

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Do You Need a 600 Mbps Wireless Home Network Router?

If you are looking to upgrade your router to one with the 802.11n standard that claims 600 Mbps speeds, here are points to consider.

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How to Change a Router's Wi-Fi Name (SSID)

Change the default name of your home Wi-Fi network (the SSID) to improve your privacy and to differentiate your network from your neighbors.

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Forgot Your D-Link DIR-655 Router Password? Here's How to Get In

Find the D-Link DIR-655 default password, default username, and default IP address here, plus more help with your D-Link DIR-655 router.

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Is It Worth It to Hide Your Wi-Fi Network?

Most wireless routers routinely transmit the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) into the open air. Should you disable this feature to hide your Wi-Fi network?

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Router Security: The 8 Best Tips for Protecting Your Home Network

Your wireless router is the first line of defense from hackers. These tips for router security will help you make sure hacker's can't get into your...

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What Is WPS and How Does It Work?

What does WPS mean on a router? It's a method of setting up a secure wireless network with minimum effort. You simply press the button to begin...

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Forgot Your D-Link DI-524 Router Password? Here's How to Get In

Find the D-Link DI-524 default password, default username, and default IP address here, plus more help with your D-Link DI-524 router.

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Forgot Your Linksys WRT160N Router Password? Here's How to Get In

Find the Linksys WRT160N default password, default username, and default IP address here, plus more help with your Linksys router.

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Did You Know Broadband Routers Have Two IP Addresses?

Routers use different IP addresses depending on the brand and how you set them up. Use these methods to find out what IP addresses your routers use.

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Cisco Valet M10 and M20 Default Password and Support Info

Find the Cisco Valet M10 & Valet Plus M20 default password, username, and IP address, plus links to your Valet manual and latest firmware updates.

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Linksys WRT54G Default Password and Support Information

Find the Linksys WRT54G default password, username, and IP address here, plus current links to the router's manual and firmware updates.

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How to Use Two Routers in One House

Connecting two routers on the same home network is helpful and can be useful when you build a hybrid wireless network.

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Linksys Router Admin IP Address 192.168.1.1

The IP address 192.168.1.1 is an admin login page used by Linksys routers plus other broadband routers and home network gateway devices.

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What's the Default IP Address for Broadband Routers?

IP address 192.168.0.1 is the admin and login default for some home broadband routers, in particular, those made by Netgear and D-Link.

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Forgot Your D-Link DIR-615 Router Password? Here's How to Get In

Find the D-Link DIR-615 default password, default username, and default IP address here, plus more help with your router.

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Aren't a Modem and a Router the Same Thing? The Short Answer is No.

While modems and routers may be part of the same connection to the internet, they're doing very different things. We'll explain the difference.

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What Your Router's IP Address 192.168.2.1 Is Used For

The IP address 192.168.2.1 is the default IP address for almost all Belkin models and some models made by Edimax, Siemens, and SMC.

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How to Fix a Wi-Fi Router to Improve Your Internet Connection

What to do when your router won't connect to internet? There are a bunch of settings you can adjust and restarting is a good way to fix a router.

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