Allow Incoming Ping (Echo Request) Without Disabling Windows 10 Firewall

remote computer ping response

Echo request (a.k.a. ICMP packets or ping) serves to discover whether or not the network device is present on the network (LAN or WAN). It can be used to ping computers, laptops, servers (including website hosting ones), network printers, routers, etc. However, the ping response should be enabled in advance for the network device to be able to reply. Otherwise, you will get Request timed out instead of response.

Unfortunately the majority of users go and disable Windows Firewall when they want to allow ICMP response to have Ping command working. They forget about the fact that the Firewall protects their PC from hack and malware and it is a must when working in public networks. Here is how to do the right way.  Continue reading

How to Clear Cookies for a Specific Website in Firefox 60 or Newer

firefox remove cookies for specific website

When you visit a website in your browser it stores cookie files in a temporary folder on your computer. As you may know, they serve for your browser to “remember” what pages you visited and what action you did on that particular website. For instance, you don’t have to put in your username and password each time if you keep cookies. All browsers have an option to clear cookie files – you click on a button and all of them are being deleted. But here is how you can delete cookies for a specific website in Mozilla Firefox without affecting the others.  Continue reading

How to Use 1.1.1.1 Cloudflare DNS on your Router, PC, iPhone or Android

Cloudflare DNS 1.1.1.1

Cloudflare DNS is a free DNS resolver that anyone can use for free. The company claims it to be the world’s fastest and the most private service while your ISP’s DNS servers are usually much more slow and insecure. 1.1.1.1 – is the primary IP address of Cloudflare private and fast DNS. 1.0.0.1 is the IP of their secondary DNS server. If you use IPv6 you should type 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001. We recommend that you switch to Cloudflare DNS on your router to speed up your Internet connection and make it more secure. In this article we will explain how to assign 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 DNS servers on a router, computer with Windows 10, phone and tablet under Android 9 or iPhone/iPad running iOS 11.

You can also visit the official website – https://1.1.1.1 to read additional information about the service.

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Wi-Fi Not Working on Laptop with Windows 10

repair Wi-Fi on Windows 10 laptop

A lot of users experience problems after they upgrade to Windows 10. Very ugly situation when your PC says “Update me! Update me to Windows 10” you agree and as a result you get unusable computer. Who needs a laptop with not working Wi-Fi? In this article we will explain what to do if Wi-Fi is not working on your laptop.  Continue reading

How To Log Into TP-Link Router Settings

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I often explain users how to log into router settings over Skype or WhatsApp. I even have written a universal guide on how to enter the configuration page, but I forgot to explain how to do it on TP-Link routers and Access Points. Therefore, I decided to publish an article on how to enter the TP-Link router settings. Good and popular devices. I’ve been using this company’s router for many years.

It’s very easy to get into the TP-Link control panel. Precisely not much more difficult than on other devices. This article is suitable for such models of TP-Link routers as TL-WR841N, TL-WR741N, TL-WR940N, Archer 3200, Archer C7, C9, Archer 3200, etc. Because their settings pages are pretty similar to each other, for what I actually love TP-Link devices.  Continue reading

How to Remotely Reboot LinkSys WRT1900AC Over a Network

LinkSys WRT2900AC

Everybody knows that the simplest way to reboot your router is to power it off and on using the Power button at the back of the unit or just by unplugging its power supply unit from the AC outlet. But you may need to reboot your LinkSys router remotely if you cannot access it physically at the moment. For example if the router is acting up or you need to apply new settings right now.  Continue reading