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Disable UPnP on Your Wireless Router Already

Forwarding ports on your router so devices can talk to the outside world is a pain in the butt, so it makes sense why a technology like UPnP sounds so convenient. This automatic process assumes that it’s safe to expose your network to the internet when internal programs request access…

How Do I Set Up My Wifi Extender With A New Router?

How Do I Set Up My Wifi Extender With A New Router?

In this week’s technology-advice column from Lifehacker, we’re going back to our favourite topic: wireless networking. This time around, a reader is having some issues getting an important piece of older gear to work with an important piece of newer gear. If you’ve ever upgraded your router, or are planning…

Why You Should Regularly Check Your Internet Speeds

If you aren’t checking your Internet speeds on a weekly basis, you might not know when there’s a problem. You aren’t likely to notice a difference between 150 Mbps and 80 Mbps download speeds when you’re browsing websites, watching (1080p) YouTube, or chatting with friends, but if you’re downloading a…