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How to connect a broadband connection to WiFi?

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

So, the question from one of our users is -

How can I convert my broadband connection into WiFi? I have a direct cable coming to my computer. Can I convert it into WiFi?

And, here’s our answer.

Yes. All you need is to buy a new wireless router.Ask for one in your local electronics store, and they wil probably provide it for you. Once you have bought it, just take the cable that goes into your computer and plug it into the “Wan” port in the back of the wireless router. Now, make sure you’ve switched on the WiFi router and the lights are blinking. Next, switch on the WiFi settings on your computer and detect the signal from the router. Typically all routers will have their default settings but you will be able to set passwords and such in its settings menu. This is essential for security purposes.

Alternatively, you can buy a new Datajack MiFi card and save all the trouble. All you need to do is buy one and switch it one. You can connect five WiFi devices simultaneously to the internet with it and its super fast! Try it.

25 Tips To Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal When On The Go

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

The world wide web is no longer attached by a 55ft long Ethernet cable. Just as touch-tone phones have traded up the land legs for a pair of wings, so has the internet. If you own a cell phone I’m pretty sure you know how troublesome a dropped phone call can be, well imagine what a dropped broadband connection feels like? If you cant afford downtime while on the run these tips will be sure to keep you connected to what’s important most

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6 Ways to hack proof your WiFi/MiFi devices in public

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011

WiFi Security Tips

Stop where you are right now. Take a look around. Chances are that there will be at least one wifi device around you. Its the new way we connect our tech world together, its the new cool. But how secure are we in the new networked world ? Are WiFi’s secure or are they easy to hack into as much as they are easy to work with ? Let’s find out.

Well, unfortunately, WiFis are notorious for getting hacked. But we’d like to highlight that this isn’t directly related to the technology itself, rather more about how it is used. WiFi’s are susceptible to hacking just like any other network. But there are several ways you can secure your WiFi/MiFi devices to ensure security.

1. Use a secure password.

If you thought a password like “Pa$$w0rd” was good enough, think again. People can easily guess out passwords, heck here are even lists of most commonly used passwords available on the internet for free and programs can brute-force them to get access to your network. So use a safe and secure password, one that’s personal and alphanumeric.

2. Keep changing your password often.

Make sure that you keep changing your password often. This is a common technique network administrator’s use to make sure that there are no hacks. Even if there are no hacking attempts or vulnerability questions, just make it a routine to change your password within a particular time period. To make things easy, you can follow a series of numbers, so that even if you forgot your password, you can recollect it easily.

3. Turn Off WiFi when not in use.

This is more of a habit problem more than anything. Leaving your WiFi On, when not in use is like leaving your water tap on, when not in use. Use WiFi responsibly. Turn it off when not in use, especially in crowds or when you’re traveling in public. Leaving the WiFi adapter on while actually not using it is an easy way for hackers to get in.

4. Do not log on to anonymous WiFi networks even if they said “Free WiFi”

A common method hackers use to hack into WiFi is to provide free WiFi networks and infusing it with malicious tracking code. So, when you find that open network in the train that say “Free WiFi for everyone”, DO NOT login. It would be very tempting, especially when you need to go online and check your tweets/fb updates. Remember, its much easy for a hacker to get into your system when you’re on their network. So keep away from unknown, anonymous WiFi networks.

5. Make sure you have a personal firewall running on your system.

Running a personal firewall will ensure that there are no trespassers to your system. Make sure you don’t give permissions to anonymous accounts to access your system. These networks might be named in very “authentic-sounding” way like “Admin’s System” and the like. Make sure you don’t fall for it and keep your network to yourself.

6.Disable Window’s file and printer sharing

By default, file and printer sharing is disabled, but many users enable this feature to share printers or files while on a work or home network. Having this feature enabled while on the road is just asking for trouble. It allows unauthorized access to your files by anyone who happens to be on that particular Wi-Fi network. The Microsoft Knowledge Base article “Disable File and Printer Sharing for Additional Security” explains how to determine whether file and printer sharing is enabled and outlines the required steps to disable the feature.