Wired vs Wireless Networking

Building the local area network that’s right for you Computer networks for the home and small business can be built using either wired or wireless technology. Wired Ethernet has been the traditional choice in homes, but Wi-Fi and other wireless options are...

Top Public Internet DNS Servers

Most computers on TCP/IP networks that need name resolution support use the Domain Name System (DNS). Setting up DNS on client devices requires identifying the DNS servers to use. Network administrators (on the Internet, service providers) install and maintain these...

How To Completely Erase a Hard Drive

If you want to completely erase a hard drive, it’s not as easy as deleting everything on it. To truly erase hard drive data forever, you’ll have to take some extra steps. When you format a hard drive you don’t actually erase the hard drive of data,...

How to Cut the Cord and Cancel Cable TV

There has never been a better time to cut the cord. Just a few years ago, dropping cable meant going without some of the shows you may have wanted to watch. But these days, it’s easy to cancel your cable subscription, watch all of your favorite shows, and still...

How To Format a Hard Drive

You need to format a hard drive if you plan on using it in Windows or Mac, or Linux… To format a hard drive means to delete any information on the drive and to set up a file system so your operating system can read data from, and write data to, the drive. As...