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What is IMEI?

What is IMEI?

IMEI, otherwise known as International Mobile Equipment Identification, is a series of numbers that identifies key elements of the phone that it can be registered to a single user and reported stolen if necessary. The information that the IMEI is able to store on the phone is amazing. Not only is each number different, but … Read More

What is a Proxy Site?

What is a Proxy Site?

Proxy sites are web pages that provide Internet users with the ability to browse web sites that may be blocked by a content filter of some type. By making use of the proxy site as the portal to the blocked site, it is possible to circumvent the work of whatever filter is in place. At … Read More

What is 192.168.1.1?

What is 192.168.1.1?

192.168.1.1 is the default IP (internet protocol) address for many home broadband routers. Many factories set the default address to 192.168.1.1 in order to promote a more standardized computing environment and to make it easier for first time users to set up their networks quickly and easily. Can only Linksys (and other) routers use the … Read More

Setting Up and Securing Your Wireless Network

Setting Up and Securing Your Wireless Network

There are more and more individuals opting to work from home than ever before. Right now somewhere out there, there is someone with a receiver waiting to pick up on an unsuspecting person’s wireless local area network. Their hope is to garner some sensitive information that may lead to identity theft, and stolen proprietary business … Read More

How To Secure Your Wireless Network

How To Secure Your Wireless Network

People have more flexible time due to wireless network. Thanks to the invention of wireless. People can now work from home while taking care of their kids or doing house works. No more stress from traffic jam anymore. Is this great? As WLANs send information over radio waves, someone with a receiver in your area … Read More

Wireless Networks: How Do They Work?

Wireless Networks: How Do They Work?

Wireless networks use radio waves instead of wires to transmit data between computers. Here’s how: It works like Morse code, which is a way to transmit the alphabet over radio waves using dots (short beeps) and dashes (long beeps). Morse code was used manually for years via telegraph to get information from 1 place to … Read More

Why use URL shorteners?

Why use URL shorteners?

You must have seen them. Web addresses like http://tinyurl.com/2gj2z3 which, when you click on them, take you to another web page. URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It’s the posh technical term for a web address. Web addresses normally take the form http://www.somesite.com/somepage.html, which is not too much of a problem. But some site names … Read More

What Is An Intranet? Definition and Uses…

What Is An Intranet? Definition and Uses…

An intranet is basically a private web based network. It uses all of the technology of the internet but is safe and protected behind a firewall that keeps unauthorized personnel out. Companies have been using them for years as a method of streamlining their internal communications. Documents like training manuals, internal phone books, procedure manuals, … Read More

The Birth of Internet Access

The Birth of Internet Access

Isn’t it interesting how we always seem to take for granted some of the most significant technological breakthroughs that have helped propel our society into the 21st century? We use the Internet for personal communication, our finances, entertainment, dating, news, research, and much more. However, it’s amazing when asked, “Who created the Internet?” the usual … Read More

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