Showing posts from February, 2017

How to reset network settings in Windows

If you can't connect to the internet on your PC or laptop, here's how to reset network settings in Windows.

First, though, try and establish where the fault lies. Can other devices in the house get online? Can you load websites via a different web browser? If the answer to both is no, chances are your broadband connection is down, or the router needs resetting. Try powering off your router and restarting it a minute later. For more, see How to fix broadband connection problems

If the issue seems to be limited to Internet Explorer, it could be that a proxy server has been set - maybe without your knowledge. We explain separately how to change proxyfone settings in IE

Alternatively, it could be a software or hardware problem with your computer's network adapter. Often, restarting your computer will fix this, but you can also make sure Windows is fully up to date by opening the Control Panel from the Start Menu and searching for 'Windows Update'.
How to reset network s…

Which network is the fastest and which one should you choose?

While some service providers have been offering hundreds of Mbps in metro cities, according to 'state of internet' reports by Akamai the average internet speed in India is still around 4.1Mbps.

If you are looking for high-speed internet for proxyfone at your home, there are many network providers which give you the option of 50Mbps or more. There are options of lower speeds too, but there is a bone of contention there, as the fares are extremely confusing. While big players like Airtel offers 16MBps speed for a cap of 30 to 100 GBs, the same amount of money can give you unlimited 150 Mbps speed from providers like Hathaway and many other local services. But there is a basic difference one needs to understand, which will provide a better clarity of the speeds that the ISPs offer.

There is a difference between MBps and Mbps, and you need to check the unit before you get overawed by the face value of the number. So, if a provider says it will give you the internet …

How Green Is Your Internet


Republicans may reverse internet privacy rules

Republicans may try to reverse a landmark privacy rule that requires internet providers to get permission before sharing your web browsing data and other sensitive information with outside companies.

Politico reports that Senate Republicans are planning to that would reverse the rules, which began going into effect at the beginning of the year.

It would be easy enough for them to do, too. The Congressional Review Act allows a new Congress to reverse rules recently passed by federal agencies — in this case, the rule comes from the FCC. The New York Times has a good explainer on the intricacies of how the law works, but the gist is that only need a simple majority vote in both chambers, and a signature from the president, to reverse a recent rule.
"One way or another, these rules are getting rol…

Appeals court presses Trump administration on travel ban

President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning U.S. entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries came under intense scrutiny on Tuesday from a federal appeals court that questioned whether the ban unfairly targeted people over their religion.

During a more than hour-long oral argument, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pressed a government lawyer whether the Trump administration's national security argument was backed by evidence that people from the seven countries posed a danger.

Judge Richard Clifton, a George W. Bush appointee, posed equally tough questions for an attorney representing Minnesota and Washington states, which are challenging the ban. Clifton asked if a Seattle judge's suspension of Trump's policy was "overboard." The 9th Circuit said at the end of the session it would issue a ruling as soon as possible. Earlier on Tuesday, the court said it would likely rule this week but would not issue a same-day ruli…