Zamzom Wireless Network Tool Shows All Connected Devices on Your WiFi Network

Zamzom Wireless Network Tool

When my friend Alice bought a new WiFi router, she did not know or care about setting a password for the wireless network. So she just attached the router to her existing ADSL internet connection and started enjoying wireless broadband internet. But it did not take much time before she notice the Ethernet LED blinking on her ADSL modem even though she had not connected any of the devices to the wireless network. Apparently she had created an open access wireless network and many Continue reading

Fix Network Problems in Windows with NetAdapter Repair All in One

NetAdapter Repair All in One

In my experience the internet stops working only on those days when you need it the most. You turn on your PC, sit in in your comfortable chair ready to finish a project only to realize that internet has gone down. If it is a problem on the ISP side, then the fix is easy – just call your ISP and make their technicians work. But if it is a problem in your Windows networking settings, then it becomes very complicated as Continue reading

How to Restore Ubuntu Linux After Windows Reinstall

Boot Repair for Ubuntu

I am a fan of dual boot computers that can load two different operating systems. I always keep Ubuntu Linux installed along with Windows on my computers. But in such a dual boot configuration, once you reinstall Windows for one or the other reason, then Ubuntu fails to load as the files necessary for Linux boot are overwritten by Windows re-install. Even though boot files are gone for Ubuntu, it still has everything intact and with just the boot repair you can start Continue reading

How to Protect USB Disks with Panda USB Vaccine

Panda USB Vaccine

Some malware infect your USB pen disks by creating an autorun.inf file on it. So when you insert this USB pen disk in another clean computer, that computer is also infected. You can immunize the USB disks and your computer by using freeware tool from Panda Security Labs – called Panda USB Vaccine. Continue reading

How to Access Windows 8 Partitions in Linux

Unable to Mount Windows 8 Partitions

I keep Windows 8 and Ubuntu Linux on the same computer in the dual boot configuration. This way I have the option to use either of these great operating systems whenever I want as both of them have their own advantages. Linux does not have any problem with Windows 7, but if you try to access the Windows 8 partitions in Ubuntu Linux, then you may encounter a strange problem. Linux refuses to mount the Windows partitions saying that Windows did not shutdown but Continue reading

How to Change WiFi IP Address in Android

Change WiFi IP Address in Android

When you connect to a wireless network with your Android smartphone, it is automatically assigned an IP address by that network. This is because the Android smartphone is configured to use the DHCP server by default. DHCP is an acronym for the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol which allows the server to automatically assign an IP address and the DNS servers for the host connecting to the wireless network. But if you want to change your IP address in Android, then all you have to Continue reading

How to Check if ShellShocker Bug Affects Your Linux Machine

ShellShocker Bug

A few days ago, a new bug – that continued to exist for last 21 years in all the machines running on one or other form of UNIX based operating systems – has been discovered for the very first time. Since it exists in the bash shell, it affects more or less all the systems using the bash shell including all types of servers, mobile devices, desktop computers and more. The ShellShocker bug has been given a score of 10 out of 10 (highest possible vulnerability Continue reading

How to Install .NET 3.5 in Windows 8 Offline from Windows DVD

Windows 8 Logo

You have to install .NET 3.5 in Windows 8, because it is not installed by default. One way to do this is to download the 232 megabytes of offline installer from the Microsoft website. But if you do not have an Internet connection or you do not want to download so much data, then you can use your Windows 8 DVD to install .NET 3.5 offline on your PC without downloading anything from the Internet. Continue reading

Enable GPU Acceleration in Adobe Flash Player for Firefox

GPU Accelerated Adobe Flash Player

With each new version of the Adobe Flash Player, it is becoming more and more resource hungry. You can check the Windows Task Manager for CPU usage as soon as you try to watch any videos on websites like Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion etc. By default, the Adobe Flash Player uses your computer’ CPU to decode the video frames and display them in your browser. This is why the CPU usage spikes up to 90% when watching videos on websites that make use of the Adobe Continue reading

How to Limit Internet Bandwidth of WiFi Users with TP-Link WiFi Router

TP-Link WiFi Router Bandwidth Control

I recently bought a new TP-Link WiFi router for home use and told the WiFI access point password to my next door neighbor Janet and her sisters, thinking it would have no effect on my 8 mbps connection. But I was completely wrong. Only in a few days time, I started to face difficulties opening up simple websites in my browser. I called the ISP, their technician checked everything and there was no fault. Then I turned off the WiFi router and the internet on my PC Continue reading