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Adjust Quality of Service in your router

Some internet routers provide advanced settings that let you determine how certain types of traffic are handled by your network. This functionality, usually called Quality of Service, is useful for ensuring that demanding applications like online games and VoIP or video conferencing get priority.

Use Ethernet if you’re working from home

As work-from-home arrangements become increasingly common, the quality of home internet connectivity is more important than ever. A direct Etherent connection to your router or switch will provide better stability and possibly faster speeds than Wi-Fi – plus it’s immune to certain types of cyberattacks against Wi-Fi security mechanisms. If your laptop lacks a built-in […]

Update your router

Malware attacks on routers are becoming more common among individuals and businesses. Once hackers have access to your router, they can infect all of the devices connected to that network, such as laptops, mobile devices and security cameras. Older routers are more vulnerable to attacks, so make sure you’re keeping up to date with the […]

Secure your router

When you connect a computer to the internet, it’s also connected to millions of other computers—a connection that could allow attackers access to your computer. Although cable modems, digital subscriber lines (DSLs), and internet service providers (ISPs) have some level of security monitoring, it’s crucial to secure your router—the first securable device that receives information […]

Keep your internet routers up-to-date

If you use your own router, it’s important to ensure it’s a recent model and has the latest firmware. By looking up the model number, you can determine if it is compatible with specific security protocols and also find its default IP address. By entering the latter in your browser, you can check its firmware […]

Is your internet router leaving you vulnerable to malware?

You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your internet router, unless it struggles to deliver reliable Wi-Fi or Ethernet. If it’s working properly, it’s virtually invisible. However, with the rapid rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), these same routers have become the new front lines in network security, emerging as some of the biggest […]