networking

The Features That Matter On Your Next Router (And The Ones That Don't)

Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand heaps of technical terms, from “beamforming” to “MIMO” and “dual band”. Some of these are useful, but others are marketing fluff. Let’s dive in and separate the useful from the rest.


Network Better By Thinking Like A Spy

When you’re trying to network, you want to make your effort count. Doing a little intelligence gathering, and then using that intelligence properly, can help you make a lasting impression with the people you actually want to connect with.


Ask For A Precise, Short Amount Of Time To Meet A Busy Person

When you need to set up a meeting with a busy person, asking to go out for a coffee or lunch usually won’t work. You have a better chance if you promise to keep your request to a short amount of time.


Next Time You Offer Advice, Turn It Into A Blog Or Podcast

Those of us more experienced in life sometimes get asked by colleagues to be a mentor and offer advice. Instead of giving the same answer over again, consider turning it into a podcast or blog post and sharing it with others.


Eight Power Networking Tips To Make More Meaningful Connections

You’ve heard it a million times: Career advancement is as much about who you know as what you know — and that’s exactly why being an effective networker is so important. Here are eight tips from power networkers that go beyond schmoozing to expand your professional circles.


Engage Before A Conference To Take The Edge Off Networking

Networking can be daunting, especially for us introverts. Asian Efficiency recommends engaging with key people online beforehand if you’re nervous about an upcoming event where you will be meeting them in person.


Answer 'What Do You Do?' By Explaining How You Solve Problems

When you are meeting someone new, they will probably ask: “So what do you do?” If you want to make a good first impression, answer by discussing how you solve problems.


Why Disabling IPv6 Won't Speed Up Your Internet Connection

Support for IPv6 is enabled by default in most operating systems, and legend has it that disabling it will increase your internet speed. That’s not really true, and here’s why.


Ask A Question After Connecting With Someone For Better Networking

When you connect with someone at a networking event or online, it’s not always clear what to do next. Ask a question to keep the conversation going.


This DIY Internet Speedometer Visualises Network Speed In Real Time

There are plenty of ways you can go about monitoring your network performance, but this setup using a BeagleBone Black is always running and visualises your speed in a fun, colourful way. It lights up a tri-colour LED strip based on the current speed of your network.