Metered Wifi Connections in Windows

Easy to get caught out – but easy to fix On Monday, I was working on a client’s computer when my phone pinged. It was EE (my mobile provider) warning me that I’d run out of data allowance for the month. I thought it was odd, but I’d got my Microsoft Surface laptop connected to …
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Find Your Wifi Password

With just a bit of digging, Windows will let you see your wifi password Ever had a visitor that you wanted to let use your wifi, only to discover that you don’t know what the password is? About the only decent thing that BT ever seems to have done is print your wifi identification (the …
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Are you vulnerable to a KRACK Attack?

A security vulnerability in ALL wireless WPA2 connections was recently discovered. What should you do? “KRACK” stands for “Key Reinstallation AttaCK“. Talking of a “KRACK Attack” is, therefore, tautological, but my pedantry doesn’t clarify anything. What it means is that a fault has been discovered in the way that two devices establish communication wirelessly (known …
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Wifi Router Passwords – Revisited

Granting access to your wifi connection still causes problems for many people. To allow a visitor to connect their mobile device (iPad, other tablet, smartphone, netbook etc) to your wifi connection, you will need to give them 2 pieces of information about your wifi setup: The name of the wireless network (also known as the …
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WiFi and 3G

Computer clients have asked me several times recently “what is the difference between WiFi and 3g?” WiFi is a standard of localised radio transmission that is used to establish a wireless internet connection between a router and a device (computer or similar). So, your Internet Service Provider (your ISP – eg BT, Virgin, Zen etc) …
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