How to Assign Static IP Address to Windows 10 PC

Nowadays the majority of computers are connected to the Internet. Usually PCs connect to wireless router via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and router serves to supply the Internet. In most cases computers are configured to obtain an IP-address automatically because every router has a built-in DHCP server that serves to assign local IP to every device on the local area network (LAN).

But in some cases you might need to assign an IP-address manually. In this case it is also called a static IP-address. The simplest example when you may need to do it – while you are configuring your router or access point itself. And here is how.

We will show the process on Windows 10 version 1803. Be advised that Windows 10 is a constantly changing system. As the time goes on the configuration settings and applets are being migrated from the deprecated Control Panel to the modern Settings app. That’s why the old manually may not work for a newer version of Windows 10 OS.  Continue 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

Can’t Find the Superfetch Service on Windows 10. Now it is called SysMain

You must have read a lot of articles on the Internet suggesting that you disable the Superfetch service if you have your Windows OS installed on an SSD. A few days ago our reader asked a question “I want to disable the Superfetch service but I can’t find it in the list of services. Where is it?” Well… really, In the latest Windows builds Microsoft decided to change the Display Name from Superfetch to Sysmain. You can disable the service if you like especially if you believe that it is the culprit of high CPU usage. So find SysMain, double-click it, select Disable, click Stop and then click OK:

disable superfetch SysMain Windows 10

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 Make Windows 10 Shut Down Instead of Hibernating

make Windows 10 shutdown completely

Do you remember what was the number one advantage of Windows 10? Right! It boots faster than all previous OS versions. But maybe you don’t know the reason why it does it faster. The answer is simple: because Windows 10 deceives you and just uses hibernation instead of shutting down. It just saves the RAM data to your SSD (HDD) and when you power on your PC next time it just restores its state. So the OS is shutting down completely only when you click “restart“.

Why do you thing you don’t see anything like BIOS / UEFI information? That’s why the hibernation item disappeared from the “Shut down or sign out” menu. There is no point in it anymore.  So here is how to stop this cheating and make your OS shut down honestly when you select the corresponding item in the menu:  Continue reading

Check if Windows 10 Spring Creators Update or April Update is Installed or Not

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update version 1803

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will start rolling out in April 2018 while the April Update – in the end of the same month. As usual, it contains some new features and improvements. In this guide we will tell you about how to find out whether or not you have already installed the Spring Creators or April Update for Windows 10 on your PC. The steps are absolutely simple even for inexperienced user and take a few clicks. Continue reading