What is Wi-Fi Sharing on Galaxy Note, S9, S8

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Wi-Fi Sharing is a nice feature you can find in Mobile Hotspot settings on Samsung Galaxy devices

As we wrote in one of our previous articles, mobile hotspot makes your Android phone work as a wireless router. In this mode mobile data interface works as WAN and Wi-Fi as LAN respectively. But Samsung added a nice expansion feature to Mobile Hotspot mode in their flagship Galaxy devices – it is called Wi-Fi sharing. It works as follows. In the case if one of the wireless networks (which your phone was previously connected to) is detected, your S9/S9+ will propose to redistribute its Internet connection instead of wasting its cellular data. In such a way your Galaxy phone can connect to your home wireless network and connect up to ten devices via its own hotspotContinue reading

WiFi Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting. How to Fix

Connecting to WiFi Windows 10

Today we will talk about a rather unpleasant problem: WiFi is constantly disconnecting on your laptop, iPhone or Android. Sometimes it reconnects, sometimes it fails and consequently you have no Internet. It goes without saying that on device with such network issue all your downloads will keep failing, all conversations like Skype will keep interrupting and you will get irritated.

When your client device tries to reconnect you will see Connecting… or Checking network requirements (in Windows) or Obtaining IP-address (on Android) under your wireless network name while normally you should see Connected, Secured or Unmetered/Connected respectively. In this article we collected all known solutions that will hopefully help you fix the problem with dropping WiFi and Internet connection on Windows PC, iPhone or Android devices.  Continue reading

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

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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

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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