Network Troubleshooting – Using A Trace Route

This network troubleshooting tip of using a trace route is something every IT person should know, regardless of whether they work in networking or not. All IT staff should have the basic skill of diagnosing and escalating issues. The Point of Using a Trace Route? This...

Modem and Internet Connection Issues

This post is a frustrating tale of working through internet connection issues with my Internet Service Provider. It worked out well but it will be beneficial to share the tips I learned along the way. Accessing Your Modem First and foremost, here's how to access your...

Generic Wireless Router Setup

All routers will have similar functions but available features and UI may be different for each one. Consider this a generic wireless router setup guide. Essentially a checklist of settings you should look for before using your shiny new router. When you setup a...

Bandwidth Explanation

Join me for a familiar, but easy bandwidth explanation. Not only will you need to understand it, your users will need a basic theme in mind when they complain about their internet speed when everyone is pegging the network. The easiest way to understand bandwidth is...

You Really Should Secure Your Wifi

If you haven't already, it's time to secure your Wifi. It's pretty dangerous to leave it open, way more than you can imagine. This is essentially part 2 of How to generally setup your router. After a nice discussion with a few semi-techie friends, I realized that many...

FTP Setup On E4200 Linksys Router

The E4200 Linksys router is pretty amazing. However, there are many features that I've neglected. Here's how the FTP setup on the E4200 shapes up on your router. Login as admin on the setup page Click on storage tab Click enable FTP Server and use the default port 21...

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