Link aggregation is a computer networking feature that combines or aggregates multiple network or internet connections to utilize the full speed of all of the network connections. Link aggregation is traditionally a corporate network feature as companies are more likely to have multiple internet connections for redundancy than home users. … [Read more...] about What is Link Aggregation?
A feature advertised on many modern Wi-Fi routers is “Beamforming”. The information on the box generally explains that it can improve the Wi-Fi range and signal strength, but you rarely get an explanation of how it works. … [Read more...] about What is Wi-Fi Beamforming?
DNS is a network protocol used to resolve human-readable URL addresses into the IP address that your computer needs to communicate over the internet. DNS stands for Domain Name System and was first designed in 1983 as the size of its predecessor, the centralized “Assigned Numbers List” was becoming unmanageable. To improve upon this, DNS has a distributed design with three main … [Read more...] about What is DNS?
If you’re on LinkedIn and you add someone to your network, you are automatically set to follow them. Following someone means that anything they post, like, or comment on appears in your LinkedIn feed. If you don’t want to see posts and alerts from someone anymore, you could remove them from your connections. Removing a connection to someone though, reduces the size of your … [Read more...] about How to Unfollow Someone on LinkedIn
One of the most frustrating things you can happen when using a streaming website such as Netflix or YouTube is to encounter a message informing you that the content that you want to watch is “not available in your region”. This happens because streaming sites have to licence the copyrighted content that they distribute, but these licences don’t always cover a worldwide … [Read more...] about Why Do Streaming Sites Geo-Block Content?
Chrome, by default, doesn't show you the full URL. You might not care too much about this detail, but if for some reason you need the full URL displayed, there's an adjustment you can make to see the full URL. With a change here and there, Chrome will no longer hide the HTTP:// part of the URL. But, you will need to go into flags Chrome has to change this. … [Read more...] about How to Force Google Chrome to Always Show Full URLs
It can be convenient when you start to enter the URL of a site to see that the browser displays the rest of it. But, what might seem comfortable to some might seem creepy to others. By using Firefox's Private Mode, none of the sites you visit will be recorded. You can go from site to site without having to worry that your browsing history is being saved. … [Read more...] about How to Always Start Firefox in Private Mode
If you’re using a VPN and check your internet speeds using a speed test, you may notice that your ping is higher than when you’re disconnected from the VPN. This is especially noticeable when connected to VPN servers on different continents. … [Read more...] about Why Does a VPN Increase Ping?
Online meetings are not without their woes. There are times when participants have to bear spotty internet connections, weird static, screen freezes, and other problems. But guess what Zoom members hate the most? Zoom Fatigue. Yes. It has been a few months since we started using video conferencing in earnest, but the constant need to engage with someone over video is already … [Read more...] about How to Turn on Loomie for Zoom
NordVPN can help you get that extra protection with their trustworthy VPN service. But, no service is perfect, and there will come a time when you won't be able to connect to NordVPN's servers. Sometimes the fix is easy and could be things you can do yourself without having to contact the company's customer service. What are some necessary repairs you can try first? … [Read more...] about NordVPN Won’t Connect to Server