networking

How To Combine Multiple Internet Connections Into One Super-Fast Pipe

You may not realise it, but you probably use multiple internet connections every day: your home network, your phone, and even hotspots and other devices. The downside: you can usually only use one at a time. Imagine if you could combine them all into one huge pipe that delivers faster downloads, smooth streaming, and crisp video calls. Here’s how to do it, with a tool called Speedify.


Google's 'Global Network Footprint' Vision For Cloud Still Doesn't Include Australia

Google today announced that its global loud balancing services for applications running on Google Cloud Platform have been expanded to 12 additional locations. Australia, however, is still nowhere on the list.


Ask LH: Can A Home Network Use More Than One Frequency?

Dear Lifehacker, My question is about dual-band routers: can they create a single network that uses both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies? More specifically, if my newer PC is connected to the 5 GHz frequency, and my older wireless printer is connected to the 2.4 GHz frequency, can I print wirelessly?


Strengthen Your Professional Network By Doing One Favour Every Week

Your professional network can be your most powerful tool when it comes to your career.. You can keep your network strong by doing one favour for one person in your network every week.


How To Choose The Best Firmware To Supercharge Your Wi-Fi Router

Installing a custom firmware on your Wi-Fi router is like God Mode for your home network. You can see everything going on, boost your Wi-Fi signal, beef up your security, and even install your own VPN. Still, there are so many options available it can be tough to pick the right one. Here’s what you need to know.


NetPi Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into A Network Analyser Tool

If you need to do a lot of network testing, the Raspberry Pi is a cheap way to do it. NetPi is a custom operating system that includes all the tools you’ll need.


The Industries Where Networking Matters More For Getting A Job

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That holds true for many job seekers, but some industries tend to hire more from employee referrals than others.


Ask For Someone's Opinion To Kickstart A Conversation

You don’t need “lines” and “rules” to strike up a conversation with someone — just a great way to help them open up and start talking. Ask them for a recommendation, like for a place in town to eat, favourite holiday spot, movie to see, or anything that asks for their opinion and helps them open up and start talking — and gives you something to engage with them about.


The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend

One thing becomes apparent after the honeymoon of a newly-launched career is over: Your employer — whether it’s a scrappy startup or a massive multi-million dollar company — is not your friend. You are a resource. That means the only one you can trust, really, is you. Here’s how to keep a cool head and stay in control of your career.


Build A Professional Bio That Highlights Your Career Achievements

Creating a solid professional bio is one of the best ways to open the door to a better career. It forces you think about the skills you want to highlight, and gives you a kind of “elevator pitch” to send to new contacts.