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Tips for Scanning to a Network Folder

Are you having hard time scanning to a network folder in your office? Last week we visited a client of ours in White Plains who has a small office and he was unable to get his network printer to work for scanning over his network. Try to troubleshoot the following steps before getting your printer to work: – Check if…

Is WIFI in yor Home in Westchester Weak?

After having spent a few months troubleshooting Wifi networks in Westchester New York, we believe that it would be reasonable to come out with a blueprint to troubleshoot those home networks that are getting busier and busier since more people work from home. This short article will help you understand what needs to be done on the ISP (Optimum or Verizon)…

What is the Mobile Internet ?

   Over the past years, wireless carriers such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have offered only cellular telephone services. The farthest old cell phones could go was text messaging. The most recent smartphone revolution allows phones to be and act like real computers: users now can browse the web, read and respond to emails and even use their most favorite…

How to Discern the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on the Internet

   One of the beauties of the Internet is that it is an uncontrolled platform where users can express themselves. There is no before-publication censorhip, no after-the-fact policing and the same content can be shared among milions of users. On the other hand, unless a felony is committed, the government cannot shut down a website, for the sake of political…

Going Wireless? This is What You Need to Do

   When you buy a new pc or laptop, one of the first things to do is to manage your machine to communicate with a printer, a modem and finally with your wireless router. Sometimes to connect to the wireless takes longer and you may want to check first if your router’s firmware is up to date. If your wireless…

What Does it Mean to Be a Network Security Officer

    Security has many facets and is a mandatory field of study especially today that large corporate companies are suffering data breaches and credit card information theft. Malware got into their systems because of genetic weakness in the credit card encryption process, infected pdf attachments, poor security implementation, weak anti-spam tactics. Computer security is a broad topic: it can…

Are Your Data Safe in the Cloud?

   Do you know where your data really are once they land on the Internet? Until a few months ago only a few people realized that their personal health data was being used by drug companies to develop products and advertising campaigns. Cloud computing is another technology where users entrust their data to service providers. Google, Microsoft, Dropbox etc are…

Network Security Tips to Share with our Readers

We all know how malware is nasty and how it can harm networks and computers, but day to day users are often unaware of the security threats landscape that populates the web and that can affect their email and smartphones. Even the most careful user can be outsmarted if he/she is distracted for a moment. Therefore, to defend gainst network…

Upgrading Networks with a Nas Backup

Most of computer users are used to back up files and folders to an external hard drive, but when the network has multiple devices and more computers, backing up to an external hard drive does not mean always the right choice. Network Attached Storage, better known as NAS is a very reliable backup solution that is plugged in directly into…

How to Protect Wireless Networks

  When the first models of routers came out in 2005, users had hard time configuring security, partly because it was described as complicated, but also because people were not aware of the risks. Today, you need to know that wireless connections carry their own, unique security risks. These fall into a range of categories: – Piggybacking: other users can…