Tag: networking

  • DD-WRT: Password Protect Your Status Page To Increase Network Security

    DD-WRT is an excellent firmware alternative for your network router, whether your router is used at home for at your business.  One of my favorite features of DD-WRT is the router status page, shown below.  The DD-WRT status page is very useful for looking at real-time information. This status page is shown by default when […]

  • How To Use A Router as a Wireless Adapter Without NAT

    In a previous article I showed you how it is possible to use a wireless router and 3rd party firmware as a wireless adapter.  While the information in that guide is still relevant to most users, the steps provided create a limitation for more advanced users. In the previous guide, any devices connected as clients […]

  • Ask Techerator: I Think I’m Being Spied on with Dynamic DNS, What Should I Do?

    Techerator team: My (techie) husband mentioned that he can track the location of our laptop with a “dynamic DNS”.  He also said something about being able to remotely connect to it with this tool.  Should I be worried? Is this spyware? The service he is referring to is indeed called dynamic DNS.  This service can […]

  • How to Setup Internet Connection Sharing in Fedora 12

    If you have a computer with two network interfaces, one wired and one wireless, it can sometimes be beneficial to share an internet connection from one interface to another.  In Microsoft Windows this is called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).  This guide will show you how to setup the equilivant of ICS in Fedora 12 by […]

  • How to Connect to a Windows Remote Desktop

    Previously, I covered the steps for setting up your computer to receive Remote Desktop connections, enabling you to control your computer from any other computer on the internet.   In this guide, I will cover the procedure for connecting to your Remote Desktop enabled computer  from another computer via the internet. Connecting from Windows XP/Vista/7 Click […]

  • How to Rebroadcast a Weak Wifi Signal

    There may be a time when you have access to a wireless network in one part of your house, but just can’t get it anywhere else.  This isn’t a big deal if you own the network (you can buy another access point or wireless repeater), but if you don’t own the network, this guide will […]