Network Security Key Mismatch

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    It's easy to connect to your network - most of the time. However, there may come a day when you turn on your laptop, try to get online, and get hit with an error message. One common and very easy to resolve message you may receive is "Network Security Key Mismatch." However, if you've never seen this error before, you may be confused as to what it means and how to resolve it. Luckily, this is an easy error to clear that doesn't take much tech expertise.

    NIC Teaming

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    When running a network, performance is everything. After all, who wants to spend time and money setting up a network that's slow, has an unreliable internet connection, and just doesn't perform? If you're looking to increase your network performance, you've come to the right place. Read on to find out about NIC teaming, an easy way to increase bandwidth, prevent connectivity loss, and improve the performance of your network.

    The Simple Network Upgrade that Nearly Doubled my Internet Throughput

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    Several months ago, I received a phone call from my Internet Service Provider. I was informed that my modem was using old technology. They said it was simply not taking full advantage of the internet service I am using. And upgrading to a newer modem would greatly enhance my user experience.

    The Best Home Network Security Plan

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    I'm sure I don't have to tell you that having a home network security plan is important. The question is how to do it properly. Some people will swear up and down that security measure X is the most important, while others claim that the same thing is insecure or even useless. The truth is that either view can be correct, depending on the situation. That sounds like an answer nobody wants to hear. Please continue reading and I will elaborate.

    The Requested Operation Requires Elevation

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    When running some commands in the Windows command prompt, you may see the message "The Requested Operation Requires Elevation". Most times, the simplest solution is to open the command prompt as Admin and run your command again.

    Noise Margin and How It Impacts Your Internet Speeds

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    Imagine this: you're at your desk at work and your internet connection suddenly slows down. Maybe you're at home and you just want to watch a funny video that someone sent to you but the video just won't load - and neither will anything else. While you may be tempted to just pick up the phone and call your ISP or go spend a fortune upgrading your router and other equipment, the problem may actually be something that you can solve yourself, without having to contact your ISP or spend a fortune on new equipment. If you have ADSL internet,

    Route Summarization

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    There are some features of a network that can be confusing, and some may say that route summarization can be a difficult concept to grasp. Read on for a breakdown of what route summarization is, its benefits, and other key information that will aid in the understanding of this process.

    Optimizing Your Multicast Rate

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    Many residential and business internet users aren't familiar with optimizing their wireless networks. While hardware allows us to simply "plug and play" to access the internet, not adjusting your wireless settings can lead to significant issues. Slower internet service shouldn't always just be chalked up to outdated hardware or software or even the ISP itself. Instead, the problem could lie in your wireless settings. If you notice significant lags, interference, or internet that just runs much more slowly than it should, it's time to take a good look at your settings, including the muticast rate.

    Preamble Type

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    Setting up a network seems easy. You have the right equipment, you've signed up for high-speed internet access, and you're ready to go, right? In some cases, sure. Depending on the type of equipment you have, the number of devices connected, and your level of IT expertise, it's possible to have your network up and running in no time. However, what happens when you think your network is ready to go, and you don't have a connection? Maybe you log in and your internet is moving at a snail's pace. While outdated equipment or slow internet may be to blame,

    Netsh Winsock Reset

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    This article will show you how to run the 'netsh winsock reset' command on your Windows computer. This command is a simple troubleshooting step that can fix many common problems with your internet connection, including browsing or gaming issues. In particular, if you see Error Code 10107, there's a good chance that the below steps to fix your issue.