Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Top Ten Free Cloud Storage Providers

Running out of digital space is quite common nowadays.


It is very difficult to choose which photographs or videos should be deleted for more space on your drive or which documents should be erased to allow new documents to be saved.

You need not worry anymore as there are plenty of mind-blowing free cloud storage providers who will take care of your entire extra load. We shall speak about the top ten free cloud storage providers who can safely be trusted with your personal data.


Free Cloud Storage That Are Worth Your Time.

Top Ten Free Cloud Storage Providers


Cloud storage has become a necessity today.



Not just professionals, but even schoolchildren, as well as college students, need it to share documents, files, and many other digital data online. Instead of saving important data, documents, photo albums, etc. on a hard disc or pen drive, it is always better to choose online cloud storage. You could share data, photos, or videos with anyone you wish or even access it from anywhere, anytime.

Many cloud storage providers not just give you ample of space to store your data, but also provide ample of other features and bonuses. A few of the big players offer free services. Let us have a look at the top ten free cloud storage providers that will catch your eye.

10. pCloud


So, 2 GB ain’t enough for your needs? Switch over to pCloud. They offer 10GB storage for free. And if you rope in your friends or complete a few other steps required, you get 20GB storage free. And what makes it more endearing? Well, it has apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, and Android. The web interface is user-friendly and allows you to access files from any computer without installing a client. You can even invite your friends, family, colleagues to access certain folders for viewing and editing. After you have shared your data, you can easily revoke the rights as and when needed.



9. Sync.com


Sync.com offers new users 5GB storage and with every referral the user can earn additional 1 GB. And when your friends sign up using your code, they get an additional 1 GB too. It has apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. What makes Sync.com unique? Well, you no longer need to store files on your local hard drive. Any single change in any file on your computer will be updated in Sync.com and thus, you can happily erase unwanted data on a small data to free up space.

8. Symform


Next in line is Symform, who also offers 10GB storage for free. This is a peer-to-peer cloud storage service. It offers 10 GB initially and allows one to earn up to 5 TB. You can earn more space by contributing the excess hard disc space on your computer; you get half the amount you contributed in the free cloud storage.

7. Yandex.Disk


The Russians have come up with a suitable answer to Google Drive. They offer 10 GB free cloud storage. You can earn up to 20GB more by referring friends. Friends who are invited earn 1 GB extra space and the referrer earns 500 MB.

6. MEGA


Okay, MEGA does mean mega storage. It offers 50 GB free cloud storage space! It claims it has as zero-knowledge privacy along with client-side encryption. This means, keep your passwords safe, as there is no reset button. However, MEGA does not seem very secure and users have complained of bugs that can lead to loss of data.

5. Degoo


Still, in its baby phase, Degoo does not offer file sync or share options. It is limited to Windows, Mac, and Android. Yes, there is no iOS app as yet. So, why do we mention it here? Well, it offers, 100GB free cloud storage capacity. Huge, isn’t it? It is about 50x what Dropbox offers. It even allows you add 500GB free by bringing in your friends. You earn additional 3 gigabytes per invitation accepted.

4. hubiC


hubiC is like the new kid on the block. Although it does not give the massive storage limit as Degoo, its 25 GB free storage comes along with many perks. This includes apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linus, BlackBerry, as well as Windows Phone. You can even install third party apps to improve your cloud experiences such as Swift Explorer, Expandrive, and Synology Disk Station Manager 5.1.

3. OneDrive


OneDrive offers 5 GB space to its users. It is fast and reliable service that comes free with a Windows account. There are many sharing and collaboration options available that make it easy to share files online and edit them with your team.

2. DropBox


Even though DropBox offers just 2GB free storage, it is one of the most popular services on the market. The apps are so easy to use that even a toddler can operate it. It allows quick sync across devices that are on the same Wi-Fi network. And as an added bonus, every friend referral earns you 500 MB and 125 MB for connecting Facebook or Twitter.

1. Google Drive


The best and the most sought after free cloud storage provider is one and only Google Drive. It offers 15 GB free storage and has no bandwidth limits. It allows quick and reliable syncing and even supports file versioning for all files. However, hubiC, MEGA as well as Sync.com do better in terms of space and features. But, Google Drive hits the no.1 spot as it allows you to share your Gmail and Google Photos on it.

These are the top ten free cloud storage providers who offer great features for free. If you are running out of space on your drive, then do create an account on either of these big players. You definitely won’t regret your decision.

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References:

1.http://www.backupreview.com/best-free-cloud-storage/
2.http://www.1mtb.com/top-10-best-free-online-cloud-storage-services/
3.https://www.cloudwards.net/the-top-5-cloud-companies-with-large-free-service-plans/
4.https://www.cnet.com/how-to/onedrive-dropbox-google-drive-and-box-which-cloud-storage-service-is-right-for-you/
5.http://www.thesimpledollar.com/free-cloud-storage/
6.http://www.in.techradar.com/news/internet/cloud-services/Top-10-best-cloud-storage-services-of-2016/articleshow/42913485.cms

Sunday, 18 December 2016

What is Li-Fi and How Does it Work

You must have heard of Wi-Fi, the wireless way to access Internet.


You might be even using Wi-Fi to read this article. 


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Did you ever think just switching on a light bulb would help you get connected to the Internet? And not just Internet, lightning speed Internet! Well, we are talking about Li-Fi, the future of Internet technology. Let us learn more about what is Li-FI and how does it work.

What is Li-Fi?


Li-Fi is the latest technology that appears to an idea be right out of a sci-fi comic book.




Velmenni, is an Estonian startup that uses Li-Fi enabled lightbulb. This lightbulb helps in transmitting data at the speed of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). This makes it 100 times faster than the speed of Wi-Fi technology today.

Li-Fi is a visible light communications (VLC) technology. It can provide high-speed, bidirectional, and networked mobile communications. It is supposed to be more secure, with less device interference as well as high-speed connectivity.

Who Invented It?





Li-Fi was invented by Harald Hass during a TED Talk. He spoke about using lightbulbs as wireless routers. Many thought his idea would soon be forgotten like other ‘big ideas’. However, he came up with pureLiFI with the help of group of people who researched on this technology since 2008.

How Does it Work?


An overhead lamp is fitted with and LED. This LED is not any normal LED, but fitted with a signal-processing technology, that is, a semi-conductor device. It streams data that is embedded in its beam at ultra-high speeds. This speed is equal to photo-detector. With the help of a receiver dongle it converts tiny amplitude changes into electrical signal. This is then converted into data stream that is transmitted to computers or mobile device.




Can All LED Bulbs Be Used as Wireless Routers?


According to Haas, a tiny chip inserted into a LED lightbulb will help in transforming it into an ultrafast wireless router. A single LED bulb will serve as a source of illumination as well as wireless data transmission.

What is the Catch?


Although Li-Fi will provide a cleaner, greener and brighter option in the future, it has its downside. Li-Fi cannot pass through walls like Wi-Fi. Thus, you need to place LED lightbulbs with the microchip throughout the house to get seamless connectivity.

Li-Fi won’t work outdoors too, so getting public Li-Fi areas won’t be a possibility for now. And one has to keep the light on at all times to get connectivity. However, this may not be feasible environmentally as well as practically in homes and offices during daytime.

Li-Fi won’t be replacing your W-Fi router anytime soon. So, do not throw out your routers just yet. Li-Fi does promise a seamless experience, but will take time to be seamlessly integrated with day-to-day life.




References:


1.http://www.techworld.com/big-data/what-is-li-fi-everything-you-need-know-3632764/
2.http://www.ibtimes.com/what-li-fi-meet-revolutionary-wireless-technology-100-times-faster-wi-fi-2199883
3.http://www.axrtek.com/how-does-liFi-work.html
4.http://purelifi.com/what_is_li-fi/

Thursday, 8 December 2016

How to Configure Router Using IP 192.168.2.1

Many broadband routers have 192.168.2.1 as their default IP address.


With the help of this IP address, you can configure your router and create your wireless network.

Configuring Router Using 192.168.2.1


You need to follow the steps below to configure your router using 192.168.2.1 IP address.
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  • After connecting the router to your computer using an Ethernet cable, turn on the modem and router power supply.
  • Open any browser on your computer and enter the IP address 192.168.2.1. 
  • You will be asked to enter a username and password to enter the admin page of the router.



    • Most of the routers have admin as the username as well as password. In some cases, username is admin and the password is left blank. If you are confused, check the instruction manual for the default username and password.
    • In some cases, the username and password is printed on the device itself. Or you can always Google your router name and model number and find the default username or password.
    • Once you get access to the admin page, you can change the settings as per your needs.
    • You can change the network name as well as password for your network. Keep the security encryption at WPA2 or WPA2-PSK[AES], for maximum security from eavesdroppers and hackers.



    Save your changes and open the Network and Sharing Center on your computer. Connect your computer to your WiFI network. Enter your WiFi password and you will not be able to use the Internet using your WiFi network.

    You may also like to read

    192.168.1.1

    192.168.0.1

    References:


    1.http://10-0-0-1.com/how-to-setup-and-configure-your-wireless-router-with-10-0-0-1/
    2.http://www.192168-1-1.info/

    How to Configure Router Using IP 192.168.0.30

    You can configure your router using 192.168.0.30 manually.


    All you need to do is open any Internet Browser on your computer and type the IP address 192.168.0.30. Once you land on the admin page, you can configure your router easily.

    Using 192.168.0.30 to Configure Wireless Router

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    192.168.0.30 is a private IP address that many router manufactures use for identifying their device on a network.


    Once you enter the IP address in your browser, you will be asked for a user name and password. Mostly the default username and password are to be kept blank. In some cases, admin is the username as well as password. You can find the default username and password in the instruction manual or printed on the device itself.

    After you log into the admin page, you should click on Enable Wireless. Next, enter a new Wireless Network Name that is unique to your Wi-FI network. Do not use fancy names that attracts hackers to your network.


    Select the nearest Wireless Channel to handle the communication. Keep your router away from other interference such as microwave ovens, and other electronic devices.

    Choose the 802.11 Mode and improve the routers performance by choosing ‘Only’ mode. Choose WPA or WPA2-[AES] Security Mode to secure your network from unauthorized access.

    Enter a password or passkey that contains alphabets, numbers and special characters. Make sure it is nothing common like your name, pet’s name, birthdate, anniversary date, etc.

    Save your settings and try to connect to the network from the computers Network and Sharing center. Once you are connected to your router, you will be able to use your Wireless Network easily.

    You may also like to read


    192.168.1.1

    192.168.0.1

    References:

    1.http://support.dlink.com/emulators/dir855/Basic.html
    2.http://thepcsecurity.com/192168030-ip-address-router-password-login-admin/

    Monday, 28 November 2016

    Unable to Resolve 192.168.1.1 Error

    Are you having trouble accessing 192.168.1.1 or your router IP address?


    Read on the following article and learn how to get connected if you are unable to resolve 192.168.1.1 error.

    Can’t Access 192.168.1.1


    If you need to access your router settings, you need to login using the 192.168.1.1 IP address. Some routers may use 192.168.0.1 as their default IP address. However, if you find a connection failure problem, it means your browser can’t access the router. Those who are unable to resolve 192.168.1.1 error, they should follow the steps below to overcome their problem.

    • You need to ping 192.168.1.1 on your computer. Those using Windows need to go to Start and type Run in the search menu and then type ‘CMD’.
    • A command window will open and you need to type ‘ping 192.168.1.1’.
    • See the result. If it shows ‘Reply from 192.168.1.1’, it means the network is OK. However, it shows ‘Request timed out’, it means that you cannot connect with your wireless router.





    Reasons for Inability to Connect to the Wireless Router


    There can be many reasons that lead to connection time out for your wireless router. These reasons can be:

    • The TCP/IP property is incorrectly configured on your computer
    • The TCP/IP settings may be correct, but if the router is connected to a Modem, the Modem’s setting can conflict with your router’s default setting. This conflict causes problems with gaining access to the router.
    • There may be a proxy setup in the browser.
    • There may be multiple network cards in computer that causes TCP/IP settings conflict.
    • The default IP address for your router is not 192.168.1.1 and is something different.




    Troubleshooting 192.168.1.1 Error


    If you are having trouble entering the login screen, you need to open Control Panel and search for ‘network’. Click on ‘View Network Connections under Network and Sharing Center’.

    Now, you need to right-click on the Ethernet adapter and select Properties. Scroll down the list and look for Internet Protocol Version 4.

    Now click on Internet Protocol Version 4 and then click Properties. See if Obtain an IP address automatically is selected. In addition, check of Obtain DNS server address automatically is selected.

    Now entre the 192.168.1.1 into the address bar and see if the login screen of your router is accessible.

    Resetting Router to Factory Settings


    In case the above method fails, you need to reset your router to factory settings. You can do this by pressing a tiny button on the router by inserting a paper clip or pin in the reset hole.

    Once the router is reset, you need to again enter 192.168.1.1. This will definitely help in getting access to the login page. If you are able to login, you should change the default network SSID and password.

    Troubleshooting Further


    In case resetting the router also does not help, you need to check if the firewalls in your browser are enabled. At times, the antivirus or other Internet security software may interfere in getting access to the router admin page. You need to temporarily disable the security settings so that you can get access. Sometimes, the web browser may have settings that is causing the error issue.

    These are steps to follow in case you are unable to resolve the 192.168.1.1 error.

    References:

    1. http://192-168-1-1admin.com/192-168-1-1/unable-to-resolve-192-168-1-1-error/
    2. http://www.192168-1-1.info/192-168-1-1-wireless-router-setup-and-configuration-wizard/
    3. http://192-168-1.org/unable-to-resolve-192-168-1-1-error
    4. http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/network-wifi/how-connect-your-router-change-settings-3633777/

    Sunday, 27 November 2016

    Types of Computer Network

    A computer network can be of many types based on size, geographical distance covered, capabilities as well as the type of services they provide.


    There are many types of computer networks that are also known as ‘area’ networks. We shall cover some of the most common types of computer network that you may come across when using your home or small-scale computer network.

    Different Types of Computer Networks


    There are many computer networks some of which are listed below:
    1. Campus Area Network (CAN)
    2. Content Networks
    3. Enterprise Private Network
    4. Home Area Network
    5. Local Area Network
    6. Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)
    7. Personal Area Network (PAN)
    8. Storage Area Network (SAN)
    9. Virtual Private Network (VPN)
    10. Wide Area Network (WAN)

    These are some of the widely used types of computer network. Let us have a look at the most commonly used networks.



    Personal Area Network


    PAN is a computer network that is organized around an individual person within a specific building. It could be within an office or a home. A PAN usually contains one or more computers, peripheral devices like a printer, video game console, telephone or other Internet-enabled personal devices.

    When more than one individual uses the network within a single home, it is called as Home Area Network (HAN). A single wired connection is connected to a modem. One computer suffices the need to manage this computer network and can also be accessed from any other device such as a smartphone.

    This PAN or HAN is a very useful and convenient computer network for many. It helps you do a lot many things without moving from your chair. It can help you:
    • Upload photos from a smartphone directly to your computer
    • It can help you send an image or document to the printer for print while you are sitting away from the printer, but within the network.
    • Stream movies on your Internet-enabled TV.

    Local Area Network


    A LAN consists of a networking facility that is available in a small geographical area such as an office, school, airport, hospital or even home. It is very useful in sharing files, printers, games, etc.

    LAN can be differentiated from other types of computer networks by:

    • The size of the LAN
    • The transmission technology used
    • Topology of the network

    A LAN has restricted size and therefore makes it very simple to manage. It uses very inexpensive hardware technology such as Ethernet cables. The speed of transmission for a LAN ranges from 10Mbps to 100 Mbps.

    There are different types of LAN such an Ethernet LAN. It is the most common type of local area network. There are different network topologies to broadcast LAN, such as:

    • Bus
    • Ring
    • Star
    • Extended Star
    • Hierarchical
    • Mesh

    Wide Area Network


    The WAN is slightly more complex than LAN. It consists of computer that are connected together over large geographical distances. The network remotely connects them with a single large network and helps them communicate when far away from each other. The best example to explain WAN is the Internet. It allows different computers to be connected from different parts of the world.

    The LAN is connected to WAN using routers. It transfers data and information quickly and securely. As WANs are too large, one administrator cannot manage it alone. Thus, it usually has a collective ownership or remains publically owned like the Internet.

    Metropolitan Area Network


    The Metropolitan area network is larger than a LAN. But, it is smaller than WAN. However, it has certain features of both LAN and WAN. It covers a town or a city and can be owned by a single person or a company. For example, a cable television network that provides Internet connection in a particular city.

    Virtual Private Networks


    VPN offers links or connections to noes that are connected through the virtual circuits. It does not use cables or wires to connect devices; instead, it uses a virtual private network. The topology of a VPN is more complex than the point-to-point network.

    These are some of the common types of computer network used around the world.

    References:


    1. http://www.eazynotes.com/notes/computer-networks/slides/types-of-networks.pdf
    2. http://study.com/academy/lesson/types-of-networks-lan-wan-wlan-man-san-pan-epn-vpn.html
    3. http://www.certiology.com/computing/computer-networking/types-of-networks.html
    4. http://computernetworkingnotes.com/network-technologies/basic-networking.html
    5. http://www.enggpedia.com/computer-engineering-encyclopedia/dictionary/computer-networks/1620-network-types-types-of-networks-examples-a-definitions

    Friday, 25 November 2016

    DNS Server Not Working

    DNS server not working is a message Internet users often come across.


    This makes one wonder what is DNS server and how to make it work. In some cases, users may get DNS error message or “DNS Server Not Responding”. What to do in such a case. We will help provide you with a simple solution that will help you get back online.

    Troubleshooting DNS Server Not Responding


    DNS stands for Domain Name Server. When you cannot connect to a DNS server, you get error messages. It is a very common problem and has a very simple solution. Let’s find the common reasons for the error messages received.

    #1 There is a problem with the hosting system


    When you open a website, you get a message “The site can’t be reached”. The website’s server DNS address is not to be found.

    This can occur due to:

    • DNS server not responding. This is a temporary problem when the website is facing downtime issues.
    • DNS server not found. This happens when the link you enter has expired or the website you are trying to open has shut down.
    • DNS server unavailable. This message occurs when the website is completely closed down and the hosting company no longer provides hosting services to this particular website.

     

    Solution to the Problem


    When these messages occur, all you can do is wait for the website backend to resolve the server issues. Once the site is up, you can access it easily.

    #2 DNS server on your computer is having problems


    At times, the DNS server is unavailable at your end. It can also happen that the DNS server on your compute is not working and has become corrupt.

    Solution to the Problem


    As the problem lies within your computer network, you need to take certain steps to rectify it.
    Windows OS users need to:

    • Open the Network and Sharing Center
    • Click on the ‘Change Adapter Settings’.
    • You will now reach Local Area Connection icon. Right click on it and select Properties.
    • Now, a new window will open and you need to select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
    • Again select Properties.
    • You can now change the DNS address by selecting “Use the following DNS Server addresses” option.
    • Enter 208.67.222.222 in the Preferred DNS server. Enter 208.67.220.220 in the Alternate DNS Server.
    • Select the box that says “Validate settings upon exit”.
    • Now, finish the process by clicking OK.

    This is the most effective solution that will solve your “DNS server not working” or “DNS server not responding” problem.

    MAC uses need to:

    • Select the Apple Menu.
    • Now, select “System Preferences”
    • Double click on the network icon
    • Go to the tab that says “TCP/IP”
    • Change the DNS settings by entering the correct DNS server details in the DNS server box
    • End the process by clicking on “Apply Now to Apply Settings”.

    You may need to restart your system to allow the changes to take place in a MAC device.

    #3 Computer Antivirus and Firewall Protection


    Many times antivirus or firewall on the computer can block the computer from accessing certain websites.

    Solution to the Problem


    You need to change the settings of your antivirus and firewall and then restart your system. Check again and you will be able to access the website.

    These are some of the simple solutions to solve the “DNS Server Not Working” problem. If you still can’t troubleshoot, call your ISP provider and seek their technicians helps to overcome the DNS server not responding issue.

    References:


    1.https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2779064
    2.http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-DNS-Server-Not-Responding-Problem
    3.http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2336606/connected-internet-dns-servers-responding.html
    4.http://atechjourney.com/dns-server-not-responding-error-fix.html/
    5.http://www.incrediblelab.com/dns-server-not-responding-fixed/
    6.https://crowdsupport.telstra.com.au/t5/Home-Broadband/DNS-server-not-responding-Telstra-Technical-Support-incompetent/td-p/83476
    7.http://www.digitaledge.org/how-to-fix-dns-server-not-responding-problem/
    8.http://www.pingzic.com/dns-server-is-not-responding-error/
    9.http://windowslovers.com/2015/09/dns-server-not-responding-error-solutions.html

    Thursday, 24 November 2016

    Do I Need A Dedicated IP Address

    A dedicated IP address is exclusively assigned to your domain name.


    But, do you really need a dedicated IP address?

    Let’s have a look.

    Is a Dedicated IP Address Required?

     


    There are many reasons that fall in the favor of getting a dedicated IP address for your domain name.

    This includes:



    • Getting higher stability as only you will be using it. So, the likelihood of your IP address getting flagged by a malicious website or getting blacklisted due to a spamming activity of any other user on the shared server. Your website won’t be affected by the activity of other users on the shared server if you opt for a dedicated IP address.
    • Those with high-volume traffic will find having a dedicated IP address prevents their website from crashing. The speed and performance of a high-volume traffic website remain optimum on a dedicated IP address.
    • A dedicated IP address can help you get an SSL certificate for your e-commerce website. Thus, offering protection to your customers who enter their personal information as well as credit card details.
    • It allows you to check your website without changing DNS settings for the domain name.
    A dedicated IP address will definitely boost your business identity as people will notice you are not using a third-party application to handle their financial details. If you find the above reasons to own a dedicated IP address match your websites requirement, then you should definitely invest in one.



    References

    1. http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2013/08/26/do-i-need-a-dedicated-ip-address/
    2. https://in.godaddy.com/help/do-i-need-a-dedicated-ip-1054
    3. https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9260/22/why-is-it-beneficial-to-have-a-dedicated-ip-address
    4. https://wpengine.com/support/need-dedicated-ip-address/
    5. https://www.justhost.com/blog/2008/09/why-would-i-need-a-private-ssl-or-dedicated-ip/
    6. http://support.hostgator.com/articles/important-things-you-should-know-before-installing-an-ssl-certificate
    7. https://kb.site5.com/web-hosting/web-hosting-what-is-an-ip-address-do-i-need-a-dedicated-ip/
    8. http://earthgirlhosting.com/earth-girl-hosting-blog/dedicated-ip-address-for-website
    9. http://support.vervehosting.com/knowledgebase/what-is-an-ip-address-do-i-need-a-dedicated-ip-2

    How To Configure Wireless Router Using 192.168.1.1

    Do you wish to change the settings of your wireless router?


    Do you wish to change the password to your wireless router? Then you need to configure wireless router using its default IP address.

    Let us learn how to configure wireless router using 192.168.1.1.

    Configuring Wireless Router using 192.168.1.1

     


    It is very simple to configure a wireless router. Let us have a look at the procedure to configure wireless router using 192.168.1.1.



    • Open the browser on your computer and enter the default IP address 192.168.1.1.
    • The router admin page will open and ask you to enter the default username and password.
    • The default username and password is usually admin/admin, admin/blank, blank/blank.
    • Now go to the Wireless/Wireless Setup page and select Wireless section or the Wireless Security section.
    • Here, you can change the SSID or name of your wireless router. Change it to a name that allows you to identify your network from the others.
    • Now, select the Wireless Security as WPA2 or WPA-Personal.
    • Search for a box called as ‘Password’, ‘Passphrase’ or ‘Shared Key’. This is very important, as it will prevent any unauthorized user from using your Internet.
    • Choose a password that is 8 characters long with uppercase, lowercase, number, special characters, etc. Never use any personal information that can be easily guessed like your birthdate or surname, etc.
    • Click on Save settings and save the changes you made.




    This is all you need to do to configure your wireless router using 192.168.1.1. Just follow the simple steps and you will be able to customize the settings as per your needs.

    You may also like to read

    Router password

    192.168.0.1

    References:

    1.http://www.wikihow.com/Change-Your-Wi-Fi-Password
    2.http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-359.html

    Tuesday, 14 June 2016

    How To Configure Wireless Router Using IP 192.168.0.1

    Configuring wireless router using 198.168.0.1 does not require one to be an expert.


    If you follow a few guidelines by the book, configuration of a wireless router will be a breeze.

    Let us learn how to configure wireless router using 192.168.0.1.


    Configuring Wireless Router


    The default IP address for most routers is 192.168.0.1.



    You need to set your computer’s IP as 192.168.0.254, subnet mask as 255.255.255.0 and the default gateway as 192.168.0.1. With these settings saved, you can now continue with your configuration of wireless router.

    Setting Up Wireless Router


    You need to connect your wireless router to a power point and switch it on. Make sure you connect the wireless modem too with the router.
    • Open the Internet browser on your computer. Type the default IP address 192.168.0.1 into the address bar.
    • The router admin page will now open up and ask you to enter the username and password.
    • The default username and password are printed on the router device. Just turn it around and you will find a sticker with the default username and password.
    • The default user name is usually admin or kept blank. The password is usually admin, password or kept blank.
    • Once you enter the correct username and password you will be directed to the routers configuration page.
    • You need to go to ‘Setup Wizard’ page or ‘Wireless Section’ of the router.
    • Now, you need to select ‘Enable Wireless’ that will you connect your wireless to other devices.
    • Select default selection for scheduling wireless as ‘Always’.
    • It is now time to enter a personalized name for your Wireless Router. The Wireless Router is also called as SSID. Enter a name that does not contain any personal information or tantalizes any hacker to hack.
    • Select the WPA-Personal or WPA2 as the security type.
    • You need to enter the personal key, passkey, or password for your wireless Internet connection. The key should be at least 8 characters long with upper and lowercase alphabets, numbers and special characters.



    With this basic configuration set, you are good to go. This is all you need to do when configuring wireless router using 192.168.0.1. There are many other settings on the configuration settings on the router admin page. You just need to fill in these basic settings and enter a strong password. This will help you surf the Internet on your wireless enabled devices with ease.

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    References:


    1.http://support.dlink.com/emulators/dir855/Basic.html
    2.http://www.192-168-0-1.us/
    3.http://www.192-168-0-1.us/configure-wireless-router-192-168-0-1/

    Sunday, 8 May 2016

    How to Setup and Configure Your Wireless Router

    You may get all excited about getting home a new wireless router.


    But, there is more than just plug and play for wireless router. You need to setup and configure your wireless router. One does not require one to hold any master’s in setting up routers. Just some sound knowledge about setting up wireless routers will suffice.

    We will show you how to setup and configure your wireless router in the following paragraphs.



    Basic Steps to Configure Home Router


    New routers come with a manual that contain clear instructions regarding configuring a wireless router. However, we shall make things more simple and clear for you by explaining the basic steps to setup and configure your wireless router.



    Once you get your router, you need to connect it to the power supply. Then follow the steps below, which are simple.

    • Switch off your modem’s power supply
    • Remove the Ethernet cable from the computer or laptop
    • Now connect this Ethernet cable to WAN or the Internet port of the router
    • Switch on power on your router and then the modem. Wait for a minute or two.
    • Using another Ethernet cable connect the PC to the router’s LAN port
    • Switch on your PC or Laptop

     Most of the routers are setup by default to use DHCP. This allows the router to assign an IP address to the computer automatically.



    You need to enter the default IP address of the router in your browser. The default IP address is usually 198.162.0.1 or 198.162.1.1. The router login screen will appear and you need to enter the username and password. The default username and password will be found on the label printed on the router. Enter that information as username and password.

    You will now see the home page of your router. You should select manual configuration for setting up your router. Go to the Web interface or Wi-Fi settings and here you can set up your network name and password.

    Here, you will get many options to set your wireless network. Go to SSID and enter your network name. You can personalize your SSID as you wish. Make sure it does not contain any personal information like your birthdate or pet name.

    Now, select the Security setting as WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK. Select WPA encryption as TKIP+AES. Enter the WPA-PSK/Passphrase/Password for your wireless network. Choosing a strong password for your router is very important. Do not use your birthdate, name, spouse name or pet’s name as your password. Use something unique and hard to crack. The password should be at least 8 characters long with maximum 64 characters. Enter uppercase/lower case letters, numbers as well as symbols.

    Save your settings by clicking on the Apply/Save button. Wait a few seconds for the settings to be applied on your router. Now, using this new information saved, add new devices to your wireless network.
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    Changing the Default Username and Password


    After configuring your router, you can change the default username and password. This will secure your router further and prevent any unauthorized changes. Just go to the Administration section and change the username and password. You will be asked to enter your current password and enter the new password twice. Click on Submit button and your changes will be saved. Keep in mind your new username and password as it is very important the next time you wish you login into your router admin account.

    This is how you setup and configure your wireless router. It is quite simple to set your router if you follow the steps correctly.

    Wednesday, 4 May 2016

    How to find Wi-Fi Password

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    It has been ages since you had entered your Wi-Fi; password to your laptop or mobile phone. Now, that you have a new device, you cannot remember the password to help you connect it to the Internet. Or maybe you have changed your default password and do not seem to remember it. So, how to find Wi-Fi  password?
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    Let us find out the solution to this simple problem.

    Wi-Fi  password

     

    Try Finding the Default Wi-Fi  Password


    Many times we do not change the default password and continue using it. Manufactures have their own default passwords and many print them on the device itself.
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    Just pickup your device and try locating a label over the device. This label will contain all information related to your default Wi-Fi  network password. Just enter this default password in your device. If you have not changed the default password, then the original password will help you connect the device to your Wi-Fi  network.

    If you cannot locate the label on your device, then you may have to look for the manual that comes with it. It will contain the information related to your password.

    Try Finding the Password Using the Windows Password Manager




    If you already have a PC or laptop connected to your Wi-Fi  network, then it can help you find the Wi-Fi  password. Just look up the password on any Windows computer that is connected or was previously connected to your network.

    You need to go to the Network and Sharing Center present in the Control Panel. The simplest way to reach it is by right clocking on the Wireless Network icon found on the taskbar. Click on the Open Network and Sharing Center.

    Here, you need to find the name of your Wi-Fi  connection and click on it. Click on the Wireless Properties and your Wi-Fi  Status window will open up. Under the Security tab, you need to click on the box that says Show characters. This will help you uncover your hidden Wi-Fi; password.
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    Try Finding the Password from Previously Connected Wi-Fi  Networks


    If you had a computer or laptop that was previously connected to your Wi-Fi  network, it can be used to find your Wi-Fi  password. Go to the Network and Sharing Center and click on Manage wireless network. It is found on the left-hand panel of the Network and sharing center.

    Here, you will find a list of networks your computer was connected to. Double-click on the name of the Wi-Fi  network, whose password you need to find. A new network properties window will open and you need click on the box that says Show characters. You will be able to see your Wi-Fi  password and use it connect to your new device.

    Try Using Your Router Admin Page to Retrieve Your Password


    If you know your login details of the router admin page, you can use it to find your password. Enter the default IP address of your router that is 198.162.1.1. Enter your login name and password. Once you gain access to your router admin page, you need to look for ‘Wireless’ or ‘Wi-Fi’ section. Here, you will find Network Key, Passphrase, Pre-Shared Key, or Password. The information written next to it is your Wi-Fi  Password.

    These many ways can help you find your Wi-Fi  password. They are very simple methods and can easily give you the forgotten password.

    Friday, 29 April 2016

    What is Email Encryption

    As the technology to communication continues to advance, people are getting more and more hyped up about security.




    They seek securing their accounts with complicated, hard-to-crack passwords as well as find a better antivirus software to protect their devices. Every security company or antivirus software vendor will introduce you to a new threat that may hinder your online presence and make your data vulnerable to hacking. With more and more communication carried out over the email, one is fearful of their sensitive information being picked up by people with malicious intent.


    This is where email encryption comes in by protecting information you send from eavesdroppers. When you send an email normally, it is just like writing a postcard. Anyone who picks up you card on the way can read it. Whereas, an encrypted email is just like a letter in a sealed envelope only the receiver can open.

    So what is Email encryption? Let’s find out more.

    What Does One Mean by Email Encryption?





    Email encryption is protecting email messages using encryption so that the intended party or parties can only read the information send. No other entity can access the information sent. One can even add a feature of authentication within email encryption.

    A normally mailed email is vulnerable to be intercepted and can lead to disclosure of information. There are certain tools that helps hackers read these mails and collect sensitive information. Many companies sharing sensitive data over email or journalists, etc. use email encryption to protect their emails.

    How Does Email Encryption Work?


    Encryption of an email means the information is scrambled and only a cryptographic key can help unencrypt it. One should encrypt three things:
    • The connection from the email provider
    • The email message
    • Stored, cached or archived email messages
    There are different types of technology tools that help in encrypting emails. Some of these tools include:

    Personal email certificate that helps protecting emails by digitally signing messages. This helps reduce the number of spam messages sent using your name and email account. Authentic messages will contain your digital signature, whereas bogus emails will lack this authentication.

    Public Key Infrastructure or PKI is a combination of private key that is known just to you and a public key. All those you choose to distribute it or even made public know the public key. When you encrypt a mail, you will enter the public key. When the email needs to accessed by the intended recipient, he/she needs to enter the private key to decrypt the message into a readable format. Anyone can use a public key to encrypt his or her messages, but only a private key can help unencrypt the message.

    Thus, not just your sensitive information such as your bank account details, login credentials, etc. need to be encrypted, but also your personal emails should be encrypted. Sending private photos, videos or sharing personal information can also be hacked and used against you. Thus, to prevent unauthorized access to an email account, email encryption is the best option.

    Sunday, 31 January 2016

    Programs That Make Your Computer Faster

    Oh, I know the feeling when your computer is brand new and runs fast and smooth.


    However, as we continue to use it, it starts becoming, sluggish. If you are a heavy computer user, then you might as well feel it is from the Neanderthal age.

    The computer slows down due to the different programs and junk that fills up its RAM.  Regular maintenance will help keep it running quick. Some programs make your computer run faster.


    Let us have a look at these programs available that will make the best out of the available RAM on your computer.

    Programs that Help Run your Computer Faster


    Many programs are available and help you make your computer faster. They also fix many other problems that cause slowdowns and errors.



    Let us have a look at a few top programs that will make your Windows computer run better.

    PCMedik


    PCMedik helps make your Windows run faster by carrying out many changes in the settings. It will turn off unnecessary animations that causes overload on your CPU. PCMedik also makes changes in the memory according the program used or the way a file is loaded and written on the hard drive. It is simple to use and with a click of a button, the application does its job accurately. PCMedik is compatible with Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP & Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003. 32-BIT/64-BIT ready.



    eBoostr


    eBoostr is designed to help make your personal computer faster. It has a simple and easy to use interface. It breathes in a new life to old computers by improving your cache configuration. eBoostr also helps keep a track as well as monitors the performance of your computer. It can cache on any Windows system, therefore compatible with almost all Windows versions.

    Revo Uninstaller Pro


    Revo helps you uninstall unwanted and unnecessary programs and software from your computer. Revo Uninstaller works even when your “Windows Add or Remove Programs” features fails to do its job. As it uninstalls, it makes sure all the leftover data of the programs and software are deleted.

    CCleaner


    CClearner or “Crap Cleaner” is a great program that removes temporary files that takes up unnecessary space on your hard drive. Not just your junk files, it is also great to clean up your broken registry key that clogs up your system.

    These are some of the useful programs that make your computer faster. Do try either of these programs and you will find your computer function at a better speed.

    Tips for Setting Up a Wireless Network

    Setting up a wireless network gives you the freedom from wires and cables that bind you to a single room within your home.


    Your device as well as many other devices within the house can connect to Internet simultaneously to a wireless network.

    If you too have got yourself a router, setting up a home wireless network is an easy task.

    Let us share with you some tips for setting up a wireless network.

    DIY Tips to Set a Home Wireless Network



    Don’t think just getting a router will do the trick for setting up a wireless network. The first and foremost task is selecting the right router for your home. Let us start with first things first and end up helping you set up a wireless network.



    Getting a Router

    The most important part of a wireless network is the router. Most routers today are home network ready. Choose routers with WPA2 encryption as it will make sure your network remains secure. Do not choose a WEP encryption router, as they are outdated.

    Switch on the Internet


    Once you connect your router to a switch, it is time to unplug the modem’s Ethernet cable from the PC and connect it with the Internet port on your router. Power on the router as well as modem and wait for a couple of minutes. With the help of another Ethernet cable, connect the PC to your router’s LAN port. Switch on your PC.

    Most routers today are designed to automatically assign an IP address to the computer. If you have connected all the wires properly, you will find yourself online without any hassle.



    Configure the Router


    Now, once the router and computer are connected, you need to open a web browser and enter the default IP address of your router. You can check the booklet that comes with your router or look behind your router device. Most manufactures print the IP address for the router along with the login username and password on the device itself.

    Set Up a Password


    Once you login into the administration page of the router, you need to change the default password of the router. Many people tend to skip this step, but it is wise to change the password. It will make access to your network more secure and keep away prying eyes from hacking into your router.
    Check if your router is functioning on the latest firmware. A firmware update by the manufacture will ensure your router is up-to-date against potential issues that you may never even dream about.

    Set Wireless Name/SSID


    It is important to give your network a personalized name. This personalized name is called as an SSID. Chose something with an edge that gives your network a unique identity. This is not a password; it is a name for your home wireless network. So, make it short and smart.



    Secure Your Wireless Network


    A password is the most important aspect of keep your wireless network secured and away from unwanted guests. It also helps keep away hackers from evesdropping on your Internet activity. You need to select WPA or most preferably WPA2.  In some routers it is called as WAP2-AES.

    Now, choose a password that is about 8 to 63 characters long. Make it complicated by mixing uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers as well as special characters. Do not use your name, your pets name or anything that is easy to guess.

    Now, make sure there is no other disturbance around your router like a cordless phone, microwave oven, etc. That’s it. You are all set to use your wireless network. Your Home Group will allow your to share your data with some or all network users. Whenever new device requests to connect with your wireless network, you need to enter the password you have saved for your SSID.

    How to Secure Home Wireless Network

    Using Windows in Safe Mode

    Safe mode is usually used when one tries to remove spyware or malware from their computer or are trying to troubleshoot and diagnose some issues with their machine.


    In Safe Mode, only some programs and files run as the operating system is getting loaded. Thus, making it easy to resolve issues, get rid of damaged drivers, remove viruses and complete other diagnostic tasks.



    Let us learn how to use Windows in Safe Mode.

    Using Windows 7/Vista/XP in Safe Mode


    If you are using Windows 7/Vista/XP, the following instructions will help you use Windows in Safe Mode.



    • The minute you power on your computer or restart it, tap the F8 key.
    • Once the computer displays the hardware information and runs a memory test, you will see the Advanced Boot Options menu.
    • Now, with the help of your arrow keys, select Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking. Then press, Enter.
    • Once you are done with your tasks, reboot the computer and boot back your PC into normal mode.

      Using Windows 8 in Safe Mode


      • Windows 8 users need to go to the Windows 8 Start Screen and type Advanced.
      • Select Settings
      • Now, you need to select the option that says Advanced startup options. It will take you to General PC settings.
      • Scroll and select Advanced startup.
      • Click on Restart now and Windows 8 will restart your computer into the Advanced Startup option menu.
      • Select Troubleshoot and then Advanced options. Click on Startup settings.
      • On Startup Settings click on Restart.
      • Your computer will restart and show you a Startup Settings menu.
      • You can start your PC in Safe Mode in Windows from this screen.
      • You can either choose Enable Safe Mode, Enable Safe Mode with Networking, Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
      • Select according to the corresponding number option. You Windows will boot into Safe Mode version and ask you to login.
      • Once you login, you will be using Windows in Safe Mode, with the word Safe Mode written in each corner.



      Thus, you have to follow these steps to use Windows in Safe Mode.

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      How to Interpret Internet Speed Test Results

      You may have the urge to check whether you are receiving the Internet speed as promised by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).



      After completion of your Internet speed test online, you are stumped. You do not understand the terms used to describe your Internet speed. Are you getting the bandwidth you are paying for? In order to answer these and many other questions let us see how to interpret Internet speed tests results from the following paragraphs.


      Unraveling the Internet Speed Tests Results


      Now, there are certain terms that are used by an Internet speed test. These common terms are explained below and will help you understand your Internet speed test results better.



      Download Speed


      The download speed helps you understand how quickly the Internet data is transferred from a server to your computer or a home network. The download speed is measured in Mbps (megabits/second).

      Upload Speed


      An upload speed helps you know how fast you can send data to others. This information is important as it helps you know how fast you can upload or send big files via email, or carry on with a video-chat, etc. The upload speed is also measured in megabits/second (Mbps).

      Ping





      A ping is the reaction time of your connection to a request. In other words, it is the latency period of your computer network. It represents the amount of time taken for the data to get transferred from one computer to another network. Faster the ping, the more competent is your connection. A ping is measured in milliseconds (ms).

      What is the Most Important Aspect of Internet Speed Results?


      The most important thing to note for your Internet speed result is the download speed. It is the key to understand is the ISP is providing you the level of service as promised.

      You should keep in mind that the home router usually connects multiple device to a single Internet connection. This definitely affects the overall streaming performance of your connection. You should perform regular Internet speed tests to give you a basic idea of the data that is delivered to you, before you start seeking for solutions to overcome slow Internet speed.

      How to Clear Browser Cache in Chrome

      Deleting cache, history and other browser data from Chrome is a simple task. A few clicks and you have full control over your web browsing history and cache.


      Follow the instructions below and learn how to clear browser cache in Chrome.



      Clearing Browser Cache in Google Chrome


      As you surf the net, websites leave cookies in your browser’s cache. These cookies help the websites load faster when you re-visit their page. However, when you delete the cache in your browser, some websites may take longer to load. This is because the website has to load all the images and pages again. Also, usernames and passwords may also get deleted for some sites.



      To delete your browser cache in Google Chrome you have to:

      • In the Chrome browser, click on the Chrome menu, that is, the three horizontal lines on the upper right hand corner of the browser.
      • Click on More tools  Clear browsing data
      • A box will appear that says “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” and “Cached images and files”.
      • You can select the amount of data you wish to delete from the drop down menu at the top. You can choose beginning of time and delete all the information stored.
      • Click on Clear browsing data.



      Thus, a few clicks will help you clear browser cache in Chrome.

      How to Disable a Pop Up Blocker in Firefox

      Pop-ups can ruin your web experience by, well, popping up on the main web page. This can be very irritating and many times can lead to installation of malicious malware on your computer.


      Thus, many browsers such as Mozilla Firefox offers you automatic blocking or disabling of pop-up windows.



      However, at times, you do need to access certain pop-up windows and a disabled pop up window does not allow you to move ahead. If you are wondering how to disable a pop up in Firefox, the following instructions will prove to be easy.

      Disabling Pop Ups in Firefox


      It is very simple to disable a pop-up blocker in Firefox.

      All you need to do:



      • Open the Mozilla Firefox browser and go to the Tools menu and click on the options. or Just click on the three horizontal bars on the top right hand corner of your browser and click on the options.
      • On left hand side click on the Content
      • Here you will find Pop-ups
      • Uncheck the Block pop-up windows
      • If you wish, you can click on Exceptions  and type in the name of the websites you wish to exempt from automatic blocking of pop-up windows.




      That’s all you need to do to disable a pop-up blocker in Firefox.

      How to Activate Airtel 4G with New SIM Card

      Many new phone models are 4G compatible.


      Many offers especially from Flipkart gives you an Airtel 4 G SIM card free with your new mobile phone. You can even order for a new 4G enabled SIM card from the official Airtel website. The company will courier you a new SIM card free of cost. If you too have a new 4G Airtel SIM card, but don’t know how to activate it, we can help.

      Let us see how to activate Airtel 4G SIM card.

      Activating 4G Airtel SIM




      It is very easy to get an Airtel 4G SIM card, but there is no information whatsoever as to how to activate your new 4G SIM. If you insert your SIM card into your phone, it tells you need to activate your SIM card to use. But, how do you activate it? The following steps will tell you the easiest way to activate it.



      1. You need to type an SMS from your old Airtel SIM card. This means do not remove your old SIM card, until your new Airtel SIM card is active.
      2. Look at your new SIM card. You will find a 16 to 20-digit number printed in it. It is printed in quite a tiny font. So, make sure you read it carefully.
      3. Now, using you old SIM type an SMS ‘SIM New-SIM-Number’. For example, type ‘SIM 8991****************’ and send it to 121.
      4. In sometime you will get an SMS that says ‘Reply 1 to Confirm’.
      5. Type ‘1’ and send it to 121.
      6. Soon, you will get a message that says ‘Dear Customer, we have received your request for new SIM activation on Airtel mobile 9********* and will be processed shortly. Your old SIM will work till the new SIM gets activated. Please insert the new SIM in your device once the old SIM displays no network’.
      7. After about 5 to 10 minutes, you will find the network on your old SIM card is lost. This is the time you remove your old SIM card and insert the new 4G SIM card.
      8. You will have to wait for a few minutes more after inserting the new SIM card. Then, restart your mobile phone and your services will be activated on your new SIM card. 




      That’s all you need to do to activate your new Airtel 4G SIM card you get with your new phone from Flipkart.