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Using Public DNS to Improve Network Connectivity

website-454460_1280Most people probably do not know how critical the DNS or domain name services are to the internet. The service essentially translates all web site addresses into the IP address so your computer can connect with it. If your computer or device is unable to translate the machine’s name into the IP address, it will be unable to access the site. The speed and reliability of your network connection is heavily reliant upon these services. Typically, you use the DNS server of your internet service such as through a cable company like Comcast or telecom like Verizon. While they generally work, you might actually be able to improve your network connection by setting up your network or PC to use a public DNS server. Continue reading

Samsung Announces New 60GHz Wi-Fi Breakthrough

WiFi LogoDo you have problems with the bandwidth on your Wi-Fi network? Is the new 802.11ac or 5G Wi-Fi standard just not fast enough? It the answer is yes to both of these questions, then Samsung is happy to announce that they have with speeds up to five times that of 802.11ac that they expect to roll out in 2015. Don’t get your hopes up though as this is new technology and it takes a while for these to trickle down to consumers but even still, there is a lot of information that is being left out of the announcement. Continue reading

Do You Need Network Attached Storage (NAS)?

Synology DS214SE NASPeople are probably familiar with external hard drives that connect into their computers through the USB port. Network Attached Storage is essentially a similar prospect of an external storage device but rather than connecting into a computer through a USB peripheral port, it uses either a wired or wireless network connection to allow any compatible device within that local area network to access the files. This can be extremely useful as a central data storage used to share or backup files and media. But is it something that you really need? Continue reading