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How to Set Up a Firewall in Linux

disable-enable-manage-ubuntu-firewall-fe To keep your computer safe, it is advisable to set up a firewall to prevent others from accessing your computer and protect you from network attacks. However, if you are a new Linux user, you might not know how to configure the firewall in your system. You’ll learn here how to set up a firewall in Linux and how to easily add rules to allow access for other devices in your local network or specific ports. UFW = Uncomplicated Firewall We’ll use UFW to manage your Linux firewall since it is easy to use and comes installed by… Read more13556740.gif

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Odysseas Kourafalos

How to Set Up Port Forwarding in Windows 10

port-forwarding-windows-10-featured.jpg Every now and then, you’ll stumble upon an app or a game that requires you to do something called “port forwarding.” Without port forwarding, “inbound” traffic and data coming in from the Internet won’t be able to communicate with the app/game, and you won’t be able to carry out certain Internet-based functions of that software. This tutorial will show you how to set up port forwarding in Windows 10. Note: you may also need to set up port forwarding on your router, for which we have a separate guide. Related: 5 Ways to Check Hard Disk Health on Windows… Read more13544653.gif

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Robert Zak

How to Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Wireless Access Point

wireless-access-point-raspberry-pi.jpg Are you looking to create multiple access points throughout your home without any of the latency and connectivity issues typically associated with using a Wi-Fi extender? In this article you’ll learn how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a wireless access point.  Once your wireless access point is up and running, anyone who has the password will be able to connect to your Raspberry Pi as though it’s a “mini router,” ideal for everyone from cafe owners who want to offer their customers complimentary Wi-Fi, to employers who need to create a private network for their employees, or even someone who just… Read more13514193.gif

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Jessica Thornsby

Wireless mesh networks: Everything you need to know

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Mesh networking for small networks appeared in 2015 with the claim that it would solve Wi-Fi problems by improving coverage, speeding networks, and eliminating hassle. It also promised to remove the need to place base stations meticulously around a home or small office to avoid dead and slow spots.

Five years after its initial widespread emergence, those promises appear to have been fulfilled. Mesh networks have become the best way to set up a new network that spans more than a single, standalone Wi-Fi gateway can manage—or to overhaul an existing inadequate or outdated one.

Cost remains an object: Because you need at least two “nodes,” or network devices, to make a mesh, and three is more typical, you can spend two to five times as much compared to old-school Wi-Fi base stations that can’t connect wirelessly or are inefficient in such connections.

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Glenn Fleishman