Computer Security

Learn the difference between active and passive security and discover ways to protect your computer in any environment. Whether you travel constantly with a laptop in your backpack or relax in your den with a gaming desktop, I will explain the details in simple terms so you can worry less.

Modem & Router Setup

Modem & router hardware setup, as depicted by an RJ45 plug on the end of a length of Cat5e Ethernet cable.

The process of configuring a wireless network for your home or office likely confuses most of us. With this guide in hand, however, you can simplify the task and ensure that your network is both functional and secure.

From The Wall Out

From the Wall Out--The sleek, black body of the Nighthawk R7000 dual-band router is dwarfed by its 3 angled antennae towering in the rear. It represents the key component in a wireless network. Like all hardware on the network, the router poses a significant security risk if not configured correctly.

This article is the first in a featured series detailing how to improve network security — from the wall out. Learn how this applies from the point where the Internet enters your home or office to the moment you access it via a connected device.