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  • How to manage your router – Part II

    Posted on January 13th, 2020 at 01:15 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    NETWORKING

    By Lance Whitney

    Your router holds the keys to your local network. Here’s how to use some of its advanced settings.

    In Part I of this two-part series, I covered the basics of router management: changing router and Wi-Fi credentials, guest networks, parental controls, and blocking devices. If you missed it, head over to the 2020-01-06 AskWoody Plus issue.

    The basic settings add some security and protection, but if you want to kick that up to a higher gear, you’ll need to dive into the more advanced options. In Part II, we’ll cover topics such as changing DNS servers, running a speed test, blocking specific sites, setting up MAC-address control, viewing logs, and updating your firmware.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.2.0 (2020-01-13).

  • How to manage your router – Part I

    Posted on January 6th, 2020 at 01:15 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    NETWORKING

    By Lance Whitney

    Your router holds the keys to your local network. Here’s how to interpret and configure its various settings.

    Router management has always been a somewhat challenging task, especially if you venture beyond the basic settings. Over the years, router manufacturers have tried to make the initial configuration process simpler through one-touch buttons and easy-setup wizards.

    But making sure your Wi-Fi network is configured securely and properly means delving into the local router’s firmware, checking and tweaking various options.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.1.0 (2020-01-06).