More details of Fortnite for Android: minimum requirements, launch on Galaxy Apps and more

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is on the horizon, and it will arrive alongside one highly-anticipated launch: Fortnite for Android. We have been getting new reports almost every day, and this week news have been even better given the three new details about the Android launch of Fortnite.

First, we found out about the minimum requirements (although not publicly official yet) to play Fortnite according to its creators, the game’s possible launch on Galaxy Apps, and a deal that would give 15000 V-Bucks to those who pre-order a Galaxy Note 9. Continue reading “More details of Fortnite for Android: minimum requirements, launch on Galaxy Apps and more”

The “OK Google” is broken on many Android phones

Using Google Assistant, Google’s improved assistant, is as easy as holding your phone’s Home button or as easy as saying “Ok Google” in front of your phone. However, it seems that the “OK Google” command has been broken on many Android phones for a few days, but we do not know why yet, as the company has not made any statements.

Let’s remember how it works. If you want to use Google Assistant, the device must run on Android 6.0 or higher. It should also have the Google app 6.13 or higher, and Google Play Services (both apps should be configured with one of the compatible languages, like Spanish). The problem arises when everything is perfectly set up and the requirements are met, but even so the “OK Google command” does not work. Continue reading “The “OK Google” is broken on many Android phones”

How to fix the problems that prevent you from sharing your internet connection on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a feature that let us turn our PC into a mobile hotspot. Therefore, we are able to share our internet connection with other devices via Wi-Fi. This is a useful feature in cases like when we are connected to a Wi-Fi network and want to share it with other devices but have forgotten the password. However, some Windows 10 users are facing issues that prevent them from sharing the connection. Right now, we will show you how to fix the problems that prevent you from sharing your internet connection on Windows 10.

If we go to Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile hotspot but cannot turn on the mobile hotspot on Windows, we will get a notification telling us it is impossible to set up the hotspot, so we need to turn on the Wi-Fi. Continue reading “How to fix the problems that prevent you from sharing your internet connection on Windows 10”

After almost 15 years, WPA3 will officially launch to provide Wi-Fi networks maximum security

In January, we found out that WPA3 for Wi-Fi would arrive anytime in 2018 after the WPA2 scandal. If we remember correctly, we found out a few months ago that the KRACK attack could hack the WPA2 protocol. This prompted the creation of a new protection for Wi-Fi networks, so Wi-Fi Alliance finally launched it. Therefore, we will give you every detail of WPA3, which will officially launch after almost 15 years to provide Wi-Fi networks maximum security.

After several months of hard work, the WPA3 standard is officially here to protect our Wi-Fi networks. The new WPA3 standard will be the one replacing WPA2 after its security issues. WPA3 also comes after 15 years of zero changes and novelties while everything else was being rapidly improved. Continue reading “After almost 15 years, WPA3 will officially launch to provide Wi-Fi networks maximum security”

What is MAC filtering and how can we use it

The operator’s network infrastructure reaches your home and gets distributed inside. The router is the one responsible for this. Everything a device is capable of (taking into account connection limitations) and the local network security depend on the router. MAC filtering is used to deny access to devices, that is, to limit connections accepted by the access point. Therefore, this is a major security measure.

Setting up a network and keeping it secure is easier on wired internet connections. We just have to physically connect the device to the router. Besides, we can take full advantage of the connection from the “starting point,” which is the router itself. As for Wi-Fi networks, there may be a drop in transfer rates and keeping them secure is somewhat more difficult, as setting up the network is more complicated. However, Wi-Fi networks are essential for devices like smartphones and tablets. Continue reading “What is MAC filtering and how can we use it”

devolo Multiroom 550+ Wi-Fi Kit, a powerline to have Wi-Fi in every corner of the house

There is nothing more annoying than having parts of the house with no Wi-Fi coverage. Wireless technology is essential for our phones and tablets. As of now, having Wi-Fi coverage in the entire house is essential for society, but having routers is sometimes not enough to do so. Luckily, there are devices on the market, like the devolo Multiroom 550+ Wi-Fi Kit, to have Wi-Fi in every corner of the house.

Having Wi-Fi coverage in every corner of the house might seem a difficult task, but it is actually easier than what it seems. We just have to use the right tool. In this case, we will do so with a powerline system that takes advantage of the existing electrical wiring in our home to take the high-speed connection to every room in the house. Therefore, Wi-Fi coverage is extended so we can browse the web smoothly.

devolo Multiroom 550+ Wi-Fi Kit: technical specifications

The kit is actually made up of two different devices: the devolo dLAN 550+ Wi-Fi (two units), which will act as the wireless access point, and the devolo dLAN 550+ duo, which will be the main powerline and has two LAN ports. The kit delivers up to 300 Mbps with the 802.11n standard.

Besides, it uses the AV500 standard, which in theory is capable of delivering 500 Mbps via the electrical wiring. As for connectivity, we get Fast Ethernet ports in all the devices: one on the satellite devices and two on the main device. Lastly, we have to mention the range+ technology that delivers better transfer rates and coverage. Continue reading “devolo Multiroom 550+ Wi-Fi Kit, a powerline to have Wi-Fi in every corner of the house”

WPA2 was hacked again: now the router’s Wi-Fi is being attacked directly

In October 2017, Mathy Vanhoef discovered a WPA2 attack vector that allowed access to a WPA2 Wi-Fi network in certain cases. This forced Wi-Fi Alliance to launch WPA3 (15 years after WPA2) to make the protocol more secure. This is great given that a new WPA2 vulnerability has been discovered.

WPA2 is not as secure as we thought: good thing WPA3 is coming

The vulnerability was discovered by the creators of hashcat, a penetration testing tool used to crack passwords. Said tool uses graphics cards to get Wi-Fi passwords, processing up to 64,000 hashes per second with a GTX 1080.

The new attack allows hackers to crack the password of a Wi-Fi network protected with WPA-PSK (pre-shared key) encryption, making every router with the protocol vulnerable. Every router is currently compatible with that security protocol. Continue reading “WPA2 was hacked again: now the router’s Wi-Fi is being attacked directly”

How to always connect to the strongest Wi-Fi network on Windows 10 automatically

When we go out with our Windows 10 laptop or tablet, we have to depend on the Wi-Fi networks surrounding us in order to connect to the internet. If we usually go to the same coffee houses, restaurants or stores that have free Wi-Fi, then we surely have saved those networks so the device con connect to them automatically. However, it is possible for certain places to have several available Wi-Fi networks, so we might always want to be connected to the one with the strongest signal. Right now, we will show you how to always connect to the strongest Wi-Fi network automatically.

So, if there are several Wi-Fi networks around, we will make sure we are always connected to the one with the strongest signal. The best thing is that we will not have to manually switch networks if the one we are connected to is not strong enough to deliver a smooth and stable connection. Continue reading “How to always connect to the strongest Wi-Fi network on Windows 10 automatically”