What is Google DNS
Google Public DNS represents two IP addresses for IPv4 – 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. 220.127.116.11 is the primary DNS, 18.104.22.168 is the secondary one. Google DNS service is free to use and can be used by anyone who has access to the Internet. You can use Google DNS IP instead of your ISP’s DNS servers to improve the resolve time and provide security. Continue reading
In some situations you may want to specify several IP addresses at once on a single network interface. For example, you can assign addresses from different subnets with different masks. Thus it will be possible to access your PC using any of those addresses.
What is metered connection
Metered connection mode is designed for using with mobile modems, tethering or another internet connections where the traffic is limited (or is NOT unlimited). The aim is traffic saving. For instance, in this mode Windows won’t download updates. Continue reading
What is UPnP
UPnP (stands for Universal Plug and Play) is a set of network protocols. UPnP is designed to automatically configure network devices. Simply put UPnP automatically forwards a port if the connection was initiated from the local network. It trusts the LAN outgoing requests by default. Continue reading
Some apps can pretend that they are shutting down but in fact they stay active in the background and continue sending data, wasting battery or even showing your status as “online”. That is why you may want to manually stop some processes or services on your Android device. Continue reading
Nowadays almost in all apartments there is at least one wireless router or modem. You need a router if you have at least one laptop to be able to connect to the Internet without using a wire (patch-cord). You also need one if you own a modern phone like iPhone or Android-based device to use your home ISP and not to waste your mobile data in vain. How many networks does your laptop or smartphone detect when you are at home? In most cases you can see at least three Wi-Fi names belonging to your nearest neighbors except the SSID of your own router.
So what about security? Many people believe that setting up a strong wireless security key for Wi-Fi access means a total security for the router in whole. It’s a big fallacy. Even if your “WiFi password” is hard-to-guess, someone can exploit a vulnerability in your current security mode or features like WPS to gain access to the wireless network, then – to settings page of your router and few minutes later – to your PC, files, e-mails, credit cards credentials and banking account. In this article read our tips about how to secure your wireless router, access point or wireless modem and prevent hackers from accessing your devices and stealing your data. Continue reading