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Three essential tools for solving the worst Wi-Fi headaches

Wi-Fi is great, except when it's not. Here are three tools that will make your wireless life easier.

Bugs & Fixes: Making Synology's VPN private again

Synology updates its DiskStation Manager OS to solve a little problem with hardcoded passwords.

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Your IP address: Who can see it and what you can do about it

You need a visible IP address to surf the web, but you can manage some of that visibility to protect your privacy. Here's how.

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Bypassing content filters: How to see the web they don't want you to see

Maybe it's your own digital content, geo-blocked overseas. Maybe it's something you're not supposed to see. These tools could get you to it, but proceed with caution.

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Bugs & Fixes: The Moon Worm slinks by Linksys E-series routers

There's no real fix for this malware yet, but you can thwart it by keeping a specific setting disabled.

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Bugs & Fixes: Asus router vulnerability gives Plug and Play a new meaning

Turning on Universal Plug and Play causes any attached storage to be exposed to the Internet. A manual firmware fix is available.

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How to keep your neighbors from hijacking your Wi-Fi

Your Internet connection could be slow for many reasons, but you can rule out local Wi-Fi thieves by employing strong passwords and a few other strategies.

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How to share Internet service with your neighbors, and why you shouldn't

Whitney and her neighbors want to get on the same network, and share the same Internet connection

How to reset the Wi-Fi password at your parents’ house on your holiday travels

Nothing spoils holiday travel quite like getting locked out of the house Wi-Fi. Here's how to help your folks set their networks aright.

How to find free Wi-Fi during your holiday travels

Roadside businesses offer free Wi-Fi for the same reasons they offer public restrooms. Here’s how to find it and how to use it.

Extend your Wi-Fi network throughout the house

The wireless signal from Aidan's router doesn't reach throughout the house. Here are a few ways to fix the problem.

Ditch your ISP's modem and change your Internet experience forever

If your ISP allows it, buying and installing your own modem can net you some sweet performance improvements and a cheaper monthly bill.

5 Wi-Fi security myths you must abandon now

Save yourself and your friends from these outdated or inaccurate security techniques, and learn the current best practices.

8 essential features you need in a business router

It's not enough to offer the latest wireless standard. Make sure the router that will support your office is up to snuff with these core features.

Why some Web sites are much slower than others

John asked why one Web page "comes up right away, while another takes quite a long time to load."