Managing your WiFi connection is easier than you think. Find out how to keep your WiFi protected against intruders, how to break down the technical terms to understand your own device, and what your IP address means for you.

These commands are essential as you will be able to diagnose most TCP/IP problems and begin working on any viable solutions.

If the wireless network coverage in your home isn’t quite covering all the desired areas, we’ve found the solution for how to extend WiFi range. This method will also make your WiFi faster in current areas where WiFi is slow due to the distance from your current router.

How many times have your heard the phrase 'port forwarding' and how many times have you asked yourself, "what is port forwarding?" Before understanding why and how to port forward, it is important to understand what an Internet IP is vs. NAT (Local) IP.

Considering an internal IP or a NAT IP, I think there is a great deal of confusion over what IP address you have and how it is used.

As the system administrator ("SYSTEM"), one can use and maintain TCP/IP services in various ways.

Unix IP commands executed at the command line to help network administrators perform their job. For example, getting a reply to a ping will let you know if an IP is currently assigned, and therefore in use.

Linux was first released on September 17th, 1991 and has a rock solid following. If you've ever worked on servers, it's likely that you've come across some version of Linux and have had to use Linux IP Commands.

One of the most important things a person should do is take the time to learn how to set up their WiFi security to protect themselves. If you are unsure of the method for securing your WiFi network there are a few simple steps below that you can follow to set up your security.

The Internet Protocol address shown on the What Is My IP home page is the public IP address, also referred as the external IP address from your connection. Moreover, an internal IP address commonly starts with 192.186.1.*, 172.16.*.*, or 10.0.0.*. These IPv4 internal blocks are reserved via Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), and not assigned as public/external IP addresses.

What is the difference between a static IP address vs dynamic IP address? When a device assigned a static IP address, the address does not change. When a device assigned a dynamic IP address it is exactly that: dynamic. 

Explaining how a router works is complicated.  However, in simple terms, we can say that a router connects devices within a network with the process of forwarding data packets between them.  Along with the data packets, the router assigns a local IP address to each of the connected devices.

Set up of a router for port forwarding only requires a few steps.  However, while every router brand has a different web interface that you access to accomplish these steps.  The following information should get you to the general area.

IP Address Management, or IPAM, is breaking down and assigning your internal IP block into segments.   As a result, this allows faster troubleshooting when monitoring the network and seeing an erratic IP.  

External and local IP addresses both serve the same purpose.  An external or public IP address is used across the Internet locating computer systems and devices. A local or internal IP address is used in a private network to locate the computers and devices connected to it.

In this article, you'll find a list of the most common Internet Protocol commands for Windows and DOS. For instance, these include ipconfig, trace route, netstat, arp, route, hostname, control net connections, and other popular DOS and Windows Internet Protocol commands.