Enable Wireless Security (WPS & WPA)On Netgear R6300 Wireless AC Dual Band Router

Netgear R6300 router is a 802.11ac wireless dual band router offers gigabit speed. One of impressing feature of R6300 wireless router is the simultaneous operation in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands. So the combined wireless speed of Netgear R6300 router is 450+1300 Mbps. That means Netgear R6300 Wireless router offers gigabit wireless speed. Netgear R6300 Router is backward compatible with 802.11a/b and g devices. So even if you have other wireless devices which do not support 802.11ac standard, you can connect them with Netgear R6300 802.11 ac dual band wireless router. Speed of Wireless network will be reduced to the speed of device with inferior wireless standard. With R6300 Router we can expect minimum interference from other wireless devices because it operates in simultaneous dual band mode. There are many wireless security precautions in R6300 router like separate wireless access for guests, WPS, WPA encryption etc. In this tutorial we check how to enable wireless security on Netgear R6300 802.11ac router.

Setup Wireless Security on Netgear R6300 Dual Band 802.11ac Router


  1. Login to Wireless Router:

    To login R6300 wireless router and configure it click on the link below and follow the instructions there.
    How to Login and Configure Netgear R6300 Dual Band Wireless Router

  2. Click on Wireless tab
    how to setup wireless settings on netgear router R6300

  3. Change Default Wireless Settings on Netgear R6300 Router

    There is a factory default wireless network with security is enabled on R6300 router. You can check the wireless SSID and security details like wireless key and encryption on bottom of the device. However, I prefer to use custom wireless details and security for Netgear R6300 Dual band wireless router.
    Change Wireless settings and encryption in R6300 Router

    To enable custom made wireless name and security on Netgear R6300 router, follow the instructions below.

    1. Change the default SSID with your custom name for the wireless network at SSID
    2. You can change the default wireless channel selected in Netgear R6300 wireless router by selecting the preferred channel at Channel.
    3. You can select the preferred wireless encryption at Security Options and change the wireless key at Passphrase. If you do not want any wireless security for your network, simply select none option. You can have following wireless encryption on R6300 Router.
      1. WPA-PSK(TKIP)
      2. WPA2-PSK(AES)
      3. WPA-PSK(TKIP) + WPA2-PSK(AES)

      Click on Apply after changing the wireless settings.

  4. How to Configure WPS on Wireless Devices With Netgear R6300 Router Automatically

    To configure WPS(Wi-Fi Protected Setup) on any wireless devices or computers which supports WPS automatically, follow the instructions below.

    1. Make sure the device supports WPS
    2. Press WPS button on Netgear R6300 Router
    3. Press the WPS button on the wireless device within 2 minutes


After enable Wireless and wireless security on Netgear R6300 Router, if you are seeing issues with accessing Internet and while doing ping on a computer connected to the router shows network unreachable error message click on the link belwo to troubleshoot it.
How to Solve Destination Net Unreachable Error Message

You can connect Range Expander and Access Points to the Netgear R6300 wireless network. You can connect Wireless Range Expander and Access points support 802.11a/b/g/ac standards. If you want to configure Linksys Range Expander with Netgear R6300 Dual band wireless router, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
How to Setup Linksys Range Expander RE1000

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Tips to Improve Alexa Rank And Boost Approval by Online Ads Companies

Alexa is one of the most trusted online stats company which calculates the popularity of a website. According to this ranking system the most popular domain is ranked one and the next popular is ranked two. So we can say lower rank of a domain means higher popularity. As the traffic to a site increases, it gets lower ranks. In this article we check how do they calculate the traffic to a site and factors included to assign Alexa ranking. This ranking system is not accurate because they only count the stats get from users who installed Alexa toolbar on their browsers. If one user visit a blog by a browser without this toolbar, they are totally blind about this visit. So we can say Alexa rank is calculated on the basis of daily visits by users with their toolbar installed on their browsers. It itself says we can manipulate the Alexa rank of our website if we try hard. One advantage of this ranking system is its daily update. Many online advertisement companies count their stats as an indication of popularity and traffic to a website. One example is BuySellAds, a famous online ads company. Companies like BuySellAds do not accept a blog with poor  stats rank. Tips to boost the Alexa rank of your website are listed below.

How to Manipulate Alexa Ranking Of Your Website To Get Better Rank

Since this ranking system is not accurate, we can manipulate it to get higher/better rank. The steps below will help you a lot to decrease(lower the better) the current Alexa rank of your blog.
  1. Install Alexa Tool bar on your browser and visit your website often

  2. Tell your blog readers and friends to install this toolbar on their web browser and visit your domain often

  3. Target the audience who are familiar with this ranking system. There is no wonder why webmaster blogs and SEO websites having better ranks. Add more pages on your blogs which attract webmasters and SEO guys who have this toolbar installed on their browser.

  4. Add Alexa widget on your blog. There is no where I found  if they use Widgets to gather traffic information on a webpage. However, I encourage you to add this widget on your site.

  5. Third party services offer help to improve Alexa rank of your websites. Be careful while choosing a service to improve  rank of your website. Most of the page views they provided might be using bots and it may create issues for Adsense installed on your website. All I can say is to use third party improver system wisely and carefully. Bots traffic may boost your  ranking but that risks your Adsense account. So read reviews about these boosters and decide to choose their service wisely. To learn the effect of traffic and Adsense click on the link below.
    How Much Traffic Needed to Earn $100 Per Day From Google Adsense

  6. Continue normal SEO works and increase the traffic to your blog. As the traffic to your blog increases your traffic statistics will get better. If you are using a blogspot blog, having a custom domain can improve the SEO value of your blog. To learn more about it click on the link below.
    How to Set Up Custom Domain Name For a Blogspot Blog
Alexa Helps Spy Stats Of a Competitor Website

Alexa tells the global and country based rank of a blog by analyzing the hits. They also tell who visit your blog with details of gender, age, education of the visitor, location of the visitor etc. All this information are gathered from the toolbar. If you are interested to check the historical traffic details of a blog,  it is a good tool for it. It shows historical traffic trends of every listed websites. They keep web snapshot of a website in olden days. So if you want to check how a website looks in previous dates, you can use it.

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Configure Netgear R6300 Gigabit Router With Cable Internet Modem

Netgear R6300 Wireless AC Dual Band Gigabit router is the latest router from Netgear which supports wireless standard 802.11ac. IEEE 802.11ac standard offers Gigabit speed over wireless connection and the simultaneous dual band feature ensures minimum interference with other wireless devices.In this tutorial let us check how to configure Netgear R6300 wireless router with a Cable Internet modem. Most of the cable Internet service providers ensure the usage of cable Internet on just one computer by registering the MAC address of the computer. No other computers (with different MAC address) are allowed access Internet. With Netgear R6300 Wireless AC Dual Band Gigabit router we can overcome this limitation set by Cable Internet Provider and share cable Internet among multiple computers. Steps to setup Cable Modem with Netgear R6300 Gigabit router are:

Setup Cable Modem With Netgear R6300 Gigabit Wireless ac Router

  1. Connect Cable modem to the WAN/Internet port of R6300 and power on both devices. Connect computer (on which cable modem is configured) to the LAN port of Netgear R6300 Gigabit router.

  2. Login Netgear R6300 Gigabit router setup page:

    You can login Netgear R6300 router using the default Login IP address provided in the user manual (by default it is 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1). Also you can access web based setup page of Netgear R6300 Gigabit router by typing http://www.routerlogin.net on the address bar of the browser

  3. Enter admin as username and password and click Ok

  4. On Home click on Internet tab:
    how to setup cable internet for multiple computers using netgear router

    Select the following options:
    configure internet in netgear router with cable modem

    1. Click no at does your Internet connection require a login
    2. Under Internet IP Address select Get Dynamically from ISP
    3. Under DNS Address select Get Automatically from ISP

  5. Do not forget to select Use Computer MAC address and make sure you are on the same computer on which cable modem is configured. If you do not clone MAC address in Netgear R6300 Wireless AC Dual Band Gigabit router, you may not able access Internet from your cable ISP.
    how to do MAC address cloning in netgear r6300 router

  6. Renew IP Address on Netgear R6300 router

    Last step to configure Netgear R6300 router with cable modem is to check if IP address is renewed automatically. If not, follow the steps below.
    1. Click on Advanced tab
    2. Click on Administration
    3. Click on Router Status and click connection status to renew IP address
    Get Public IP address on netgear 6300 router

    You can always look at this page to check the public IP address Netgear router gets from the cable modem.
You can connect at least four computers using Ethernet cable with Netgear R6300 router because it has four Ethernet ports in addition to the wireless computers. With MAC address cloning you will not face any issues with sharing Internet among all the computers connected to the router. If you feel Internet speed from Netgear R6300 Gigabit Router is lower than before, click on the link below to troubleshoot it.
How to Improve the Internet Speed On Your Computer

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Make a Program Starts Automatically When Your Computer Boots

Do you want to set a software installed on your computer to start automatically when your PC boots up? If one software installed is used by you very often, then it makes sense to set it start automatically every time when PC starts. I have a Samsung netbook which is primarily used for browsing. So it makes sense to enable auto start for Google Chrome and Firefox, my favorite browsers. To convert a normal software to start automatically on a computer, we must add it to Windows StartUp. All the programs and tools listed in StartUp run automatically when the computer boots. This tutorial explains how to enable auto-start on selected applications installed on your laptop. Second part of this guide explains how to delete a program from StartUp if you no longer want that application start with booting.

Make A Software Runs Automatically

I think it is better explain this concept with a practical example. Here I am going to set Google Chrome to run automatically whenever Windows Starts. You can follow the same procedure to convert any application in to auto-run mode.
  1. Open StartUp Folder:
    1. Click on Windows Start and Select All programs

    2. Right click on StartUp and Click open

       folder
  2. Create Shortcut of Google Chrome
    1. Right Click on Google Chrome

    2. Click on Create Shortcut

  3. Drag the shortcut in to StartUp folder

Now the Google Chrome is added to Windows StartUp. It means, whenever your computer boots, Google Chrome too will start automatically. By following the same steps you can add any programs on your computer to Windows StartUp and convert them auto starting applications. Now it is the time to learn about Windows run time errors. To learn more about run time error click on the link below.
Runtime Error- Running Software has Requested Runtime to Terminate

Remove unwanted Startup Programs

Some times you may need to remove certain applications from this list. It is because having so many applications in that folder may reduce your system bootup speed and efficiency. We can remove any programs from appearing in system bootup menu by removing them from msconfig window.
  1. Click on Windows start

  2. On search type msconfig and press enter

  3. Click on startup tab

  4. Uncheck unwanted programs

The unchecked programs will not appear in that folder again. After unchecking the applications while saving it you may need to restart your computer.

Adding more programs and tools in to the start Up folder may cause more time to boot your computer. Though it affect the booting time, you can access the tool you want right after Windows on because those tools have started automatically. If you have issues with automatic rebooting, the below link may help you to fix it.
How to Fix Automatic Rebooting Of Your Computer

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Setup Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router in PPPoE Mode

WRT54G and WRT54GS are two famous wireless routers from Linksys family. These two wireless routers support Wireless G and B. 802.11g is backwards compatible with 802.11b. So technically we can say these Linksys routers support both g and b networks. In this tutorial we can check how to configure Linksys WRT54G and WRT54GS in PPPoE mode. To configure Linksys WRT54G router in PPPoE mode, you must have the username and password from your DSL broadband providers. Also by configuring it in PPPoE mode, you can use the built-in  Linksys firewall and NAT.


Configure WRT54G Wireless Router in PPPoE Mode

  1. Make sure that you can go online by connecting your computer to the modem (Without connecting WRT54G router in the network). Make sure DSL modem is in bridge mode. If the DSL modem is configured in PPPoE mode, we do not need to configure WRT54G in PPPoE mode.

  2. Connect your computer to one of the LAN ports of WRT54G.

  3. Connect the DSL modem to the WAN Port of WRT54G and all devices should be powered on.
    Setup in PPPoE Mode

  4. Open Internet Explorer and type WRT54G login IP address. The default IP address of WRT54G is 192.168.1.1 and press enter.

  5. After Entering the default user name and Password you will log on to the Router Setup page.

    Default user name : {no username}
    Default Password : admin
    Wireless G Router

    Update: To configure in PPPOE there is no need to change the current Local IP Address.

  6. On WRT54G setup page select PPPoE instead of "Automatic Configuration DHCP"
    Configure Linksys WRT54G Wireless G router in PPPOE mode

  7. Now it is the time to configure PPPoE settings on WRT54G and WRT54Gs router. Enter the user name and Password provided by your Internet Service Provider and click on save.
    Enter PPPOE settings on WRT54Gs Wireless Router

  8. Click on status bar and click on connect button.
    Connecting to PPPoE server by clicking connect button in WRT54GS

If your DSL ISP provides a standalone modem or modem in bridge mode, you must configure Linksys WRT54G in PPPoE mode to avoid dialing on your computer. Also a bridged modem can provide Internet access to only one computer. In order to overcome this limitation we must use a router and the router must be in PPPoE mode. To learn more about configuring a Linksys router manually click on the link below.
Manual Configuration Steps For Linksys Wireless Router


Right after configuring WRT54G router in PPPoE, if you failed to access websites through it, follow the steps mentioned in the link below.
Cannot Access some websites though Linksys Wireless Router

If you are a serious gamer, you must need to open or froward certain port numbers through NAT and Firewall on Linksys WRT54G Router. So to learn the steps to forward a port number through Linksys WRT54G router, click on the link below.
How to perform port forwarding on Linksys WRT54GS


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Configure D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 With Cable & DSL

DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 is from D-Link with SPI firewall, easy media sharing features, 2.4GHz Wireless N etc. DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 supports WPA2, a strong wireless protection against intruders. It has 4 LAN ports, one USB port (which can be connected to a flash drive and share content among all devices in the network), one Internet port, reset port and power button. To start WPS in DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router, you just need to press the WPS button on the device. In this tutorial we can check the methods to configure D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 with DSL broadband and Cable Internet connection.


If you have seen any drop in Internet speed after connecting  DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud on your existing network, you can follow the instructions provided in the link below to improve the Internet connection speed.
Improve the Internet Connection Speed With DIR-865L

Access and Configure D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700

To access and setup D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 in your existing network, follow the steps below.
  1. Access Web based setup page of DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router

    1. Type, Login IP address of D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router, 192.168.0.1 on the address bar and press enter
    2. Enter admin as username and leave password field blank when it is prompted

  2. Click on Manual Internet Connection Setup to configure DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router with DSL modem or Cable Modem manually.
    D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 With Cable & DSL

  3. Now select the Internet Connection type from the drop down menu provided in the setup page.
    Login DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 web based configuration page

  4. Setup D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 With Cable Internet Connection

    If you have a cable Internet connection, you must configure it with the option Dynamic IP. You must need to clone your PC's MAC address to validate the connection between router and cable modem. Please note that you have to clone the MAC address of the computer which you used at the time when you configured the cable modem. It is because that specific MAC address is registered with your cable broadband ISP.
    1. Select Dynamic IP(DHCP) from the drop down menu to configure D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 with your cable Internet connection.
      setup D Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 with Cable broadband

    2. Now click on Clone your PC's MAC address and save settings
    After this step you can share Internet from your cable modem among multiple computers connected to D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud wireless Router 5700.

  5. Setup D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router With DSL Internet Connection

    While configuring it With DSL modem, you must ensure that the third octet of the router IP address is not same as the 3rd octet of DSL modem IP address. For example modem IP address can be anything 192.168.X.1 where X cannot be 0. If modem IP address is 192.168.0.1, we have to change the IP address of D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router to 192.168.1.1

    1. Select the option PPPoE (Username/Password) from My Internet Connection drop down menu.

    2. Enter the details supplied by your Internet Service Provider such as username, password etc
      setup D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router with DSL broadband

      Click on Save settings.
Now we have successfully configured Internet connection on D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 with the ISP. To learn more about how to configure a D-Link router manually with cable and DSL broadband connection click on the link below.
How to Setup D-Link Wireless Router Manually

In this article we have learned how to configure D-Link DIR-865L Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 with both cable Internet connection and DSL Internet connection. Now let us check how to configure modem with one of the leading broadband service provider(DSL connection). To learn more about it click on the link below.
How to Configure Broadband On BSNL Teracom Modem



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Configure D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Combo Router/Modem

D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Combo Router is a high speed ADSL Modem with routing feature. DSL-2520U can support up to 2 Mbps upstream and 24 Mbps downstream. If you are using DSL-2520U ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Combo Router as your ADSL modem you do not need additional Firewall protection because DSL-2520U has its own built in firewall. Another advantage of using D-Link DSL-2520U is the NAT firewall and SPI support for your network. Since it is a modem cum router with DHCP feature, you do not need another device to share Internet connection among multiple computers in your network. You can connect a computer to DSL-2520U ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Combo Router using Ethernet cable(RJ 45) or USB cable.

Are You Facing Slower Internet With D-link ?

Configure D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Combo Router


In order to configure D-Link DSL-2520U in your network, follow the instructions below.
  1. Connect the Phone cable (DSL line) to the WAN/Internet port of D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+  as specified by the ISP

  2. Connect D-Link DSL-2520U to Your Computer using an Ethernet cable

  3. Power on the device and type 192.168.1.1 on the address bar of a browser and login to the web based setup page using following details.

    Username : admin
    Password : admin

  4. Click on Quick Setup and check the box DSL Auto connect
    connection

    Click on Next

  5. Enter the VCI/VPI values provided by your ISP to configure Internet connection on your DSL Modem
    Enter VCI VPI details

    Click Next

  6. Select the connection type as specified by your ISP

  7. Configure D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ Modem in PPPoE

    If your ISP provides username and password to connect to Internet, you should configure D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ in PPPoE Mode. Advantage of configuring D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ modem is that you can connect multiple computers to this device and share Internet connection among them. Steps to setup D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ modem in PPPoE mode is provided below.

    1. Select the connection type PPP over Ethernet(PPPoE)

      PPPoE
      click on next.

    2. Enter the Username and password provided by your ISP
      configure PPPoE connection with your D Link modem

      click on next

    3. Check Enable NAT and Enable Firewall
       
      Enable firewall and NAT

      Click Next

    4. You must enable DHCP server to connect multiple computers to this D-Link Modem. Modem IP address is 192.168.1.1 and Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0
      Enable DHCP in Dlink modem

      Starting IP address is 192.168.1.2 and the end IP address is 192.168.1.254, Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. Now click next

    5. Now you are in the summary page.
      reboot Dlink modem

      Click on save and D-Link modem starts reboot.


  8. Configure D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL Modem in Bridge Mode

    If your ISP wants your modem configured in bridge mode, you can follow the steps mentioned here to setup D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+  in bridge mode. The issue with bridge mode is that, you can connect only one computer to the D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ modem and that computer will get the public IP address provided by ISP. Since there is no option to enable DHCP, you cannot use it as a router. You also need to use an external firewall if you are configuring D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ modem in bridge mode because the built in firewall is disabled in bridge mode.

    1. Select the connection type Bridging
      Connect mode

      click Next

    2. Check Enable Bridge Service
      Enable Bridge service

      Click Next

    3. Enter the modem IP address as 192.168.1.1 and Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

      Click Next

    4. Now we are at final page of bridging D-Link ADSL Modem.

      Click Save. Now Dlink modem starts reboot

Security Features of D-Link DSL-2520U

D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Combo Router is able to detect common attacks including DOS attack, port scan attack etc. To learn more about DOS attack and how to prevent, click on the link below.
What is DoS Attack and How to Prevent it

If you have configured D-Link DSL-2520U ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Combo Router in bridge mode, you cannot use the router feature of this device. You need additional router to connect and share Internet among multiple computers in the network. As I mentioned before, you will need additional Firewall protection for your network since firewall is disabled in bridge mode. If you are planning to add another router to your network, following guide will tell how to configure a D-Link router.
How to Setup D-Link Wireless Router Manually

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How To Reset Microsoft Notepad To Default Settings

Microsoft notepad is a default text writing tool you can find in Windows OS. Though it is very useful people don't give much weight to it if they have Microsoft Office installed on their PCs. What ever features other office tools (both Microsoft Office and Open Office tools) offer, notepad has its own place. You learn its importance only at a time when you cannot use this program due to any reason. Same happened to me today. Yesterday night one of my friends played his computer skills on various software products installed on my computer and as a result notepad failed to work properly. He simply said he doesn't remember what changes he made. At first I thought it is not a big deal because a simple reset can restore the default settings. So I tried to select the option to revert back to default settings. Now I learned the bitter truth there is no direct reset option in notepad. The only way to reset Microsoft notepad is to delete any keys created in registry.

Registry Edit to Reset Notepad Settings to Default
  1. Close Notepad if it is open

  2. Open Registry editor by typing regedit on Search or Run window

  3. Click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER and select Software

  4. Click on Microsoft and select Notepad
    settings

  5. Delete all entries on the right hand side column except the default key
    Cannot use

Now open the notepad and check if it is reset to default settings. I do not recommend the step for newbie computer users. So what steps can be done by newbie users and those who doesn't like registry editing ? For those who does not want to use registry editing on their PCs, select the following options.
  • Font : Lucida Console (Consolas for Windows 8)

  • Font Style : Regular

  • Size : 10

Save the changes and check if you can see the program working fine. Here we have learned registry edit to reset previous configurations made on your laptop. Similarly we can disable or enable many features on Windows using reg edit. To learn how to disable USB port, click on the link below.
Tweak to Disable USB Ports On a Laptop

If you want to reset the old configuration you made on notepad you must access registry editor on your computer. What you can do if reg editor is disabled on your computer ? To enable reg editor on your PC click on the link below.
How to Enable Disabled Registry Editor On your Computer

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Turn Windows Search In to Instant Internet Search Engine Google & Bing

If you are using Windows computer, you can configure your default Windows Search(WS) in start menu to conduct an instant search on Internet without opening browser and visiting Search Engines (SE). You can turn Widows Search in to your favorite SEs like Google, Bing or Yahoo and use the power of your favorite SE to Search Internet instantly using WS. Here in this tutorial you can see steps to convert default Windows Search to your favorite Internet Search Engines like Google and Bing. To do this we have to access Group Policy edit on your computer where we can configure it without any issues. This feature is supported in Windows Vista, 7 and 8.

Configure Custom Instant Search Internet Search Provider On Your Computer


  1. Type gpedit.msc on Run or Search and press enter

  2. Click on User Configuration and select Administrative Templates

  3. Click on Windows Components and select Instant Search
    Use Google or Bing Search from Start Menu

  4. Double click on Custom Instant Search Internet Search Provider

  5. Select Enabled
    Convert

  6. Turn Windows Computer Search in To Google

    To convert WS on your computer to Google Instant, follow the steps below.
    1. Enter the name of the Search under "string" (Eg: My Google)

    2. Type the following string under "the URL to use when invoking the custom Internet search".

      http://www.google.com/search?q=%w

      Now click on Apply.

    3. Now type a string on WS and see if you can see the Instant Internet Search Provider.
      show Google

  7. Convert Windows Search to Bing Instant

    To convert Windows search on your computer to Bing, follow the steps below.
    1. Enter the name of the SE under "string" (Eg: My Bing)

    2. Type the following string under "the URL to use when invoking the custom Internet search".

      http://www.bing.com/search?q=%w
      how to add

      Now click on Apply.
Now you know how to convert default WS in start menu in to Instant Internet SEs like Google and Bing. There is one more method to show it on Microsoft menu without configuring the "Custom Instant Search Internet Search engine Provider" settings in Group Policy edit. To learn more about it and show a link to "Search the Internet" on start menu click on the link below.
Add Google in Windows 7 Start Menu

Here in this article we have edited the way default WS works. Now onwards Windows search will work as the preferred Search Engine configured from GPedit. Similarly if you want to know how to edit the boot menu, click on the link below.
How to Edit Boot.ini and Windows Default Boot Menu Options

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How to Reset BSNL Modem to Factory Default Settings

This article is for those who want to reset BSNL modem to factory default settings. If you forgot the username and password set for BSNL modem, you might need to change it to factory default and reconfigure it. Another reason to do is to fix certain network connectivity issues. There are two different methods to reset a BSNL modem to factory settings. They are soft and hardware reset. In soft reset we should login to the BSNL modem configuration page and select the option restore default or factory default. If you forgot the modem username and password, you cannot perform this procedure because without logon details you cannot access settings page. In that case only option left is to perform a hard reset. In this tutorial you will see both methods irrespective of the modem vendor and version.

Soft Reset BSNL Broadband Modem
  1. Login
    1. Type 192.168.1.1 on the address bar of your browser and press enter
      how to reset a bsnl type 2 modem

    2. Enter admin as username and password

  2. Click on Admin tab

  3. Click on Reboot
    forgot bsnl login password

  4. Select the factory settings and click on reboot
Software reset will help you to fix any wrong entries you have made. Wrong Internet and wireless settings on any device can also be fixed by it. Though this method is helpful, you cannot perform it when you are unable to login to settings page. In that case you must go for second method.

Hard Reset BSNL Teracom Modem

You can find a reset button on the back side of your BSNL modem. You have to press it using a pen for at least 30 seconds and ensure that the power light is flashing while you are pressing. To learn more about performing it, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
How to Conduct Hard Reset on a Device

After perming the above step, you need to reconfigure the device from factory default. In order to configure wireless after it, follow the link below.
How to Enable Wireless On your Broadband Device

In factory default state, you cannot access Internet and you must reconfigure the device. To learn how to configure various versions of BSNL modem, click on the links below.

  1. This link explains the steps to configure Teracom modem with BSNL connection after resetting it.
    How to Configure Teracom Router

  2. After resetting WA 3002 G4 BSNL Modem, to reconfigure it, follow the steps in the link below.
    How to Setup WA 3002 G4 Router

  3. You can use above methods to reset Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600. After resetting the device click on the link below to reconfigure it.
    How to Setup Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600

  4. We can reset WA3002 -g1 UTStarcom ADSL Router by the methods explained in this guide. To reconfigure the device, click on the link below.
    Setup WA3002 -g1 UTStarcom ADSL Device

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How To Identify Low Quality Backlinks to My Website

There was a time when every links pointing to our websites gave PR hike and keyword ranking. After Penguin updates, low quality backlinks neither help nor improve PR of our websites. In fact, Penguin updates penalize websites having lot of low valued backlinks. It is the hard time where webmasters are eagerly looking for any bad links pointing to their website and remove them before causing more damage to their websites. Google introduces disavow feature in webmaster tools to help webmasters who want to ignore any spam backlinks indexed by Google to their websites. So what makes a link low quality ? What type links can harm our website ? How do we find whether it is good or bad? Is there any tool to find low value webpages pointing to our websites ? These are the first priority questions from every professional webmasters. In this article we can check what type of links can harm SEO value of our websites.




Factors Decide the Quality of an External Link Pointing to Our websites


How to find if a backlink to my website is a quality one? Different webmasters and SEO consultants have different opinions about the total value of a backlink. Most accepted factors to consider a backlink as high quality one are provided below. If one does not satisfy following conditions, we can say it a low value backlink.

  1. Relevance of the web page:

    First and most important factor which decides the value of a backlink is the relevance of the linking page with the linked page. If your website gets a backlink from unrelated web page, it is treated as a low value backlink. Links from irrelevant web pages can attract Penguin effects. For example any reference from a cosmetic webpage to a electrical webpage is treated as low value.

  2. Number of Links:

    Total number of outbound links on the page from where we get the backlink is an important factor to decide the quality. If we acquire a backlink from a web page with 100 links, Google does not give much weight to it.

  3. Page Rank of the web page:

    We cannot forget one of the important factors, Page Rank(PR) of the page from which we get backlinks. Mention from high PR webpages bring more value.

  4. Domain Authority and Trust:

    References from a trusted source are more valued than web pages with less Domain Authority. Backlinks achieved from a trusted website in the same niche are considered as high quality backlinks.

  5. Nofollow Attribute:

    Of course links without having nofollow attribute pass PR juice to linked webpage. Though there is a discussion going on about whether nofollow blocks entire PR juice, I prefer links without having nofollow attribute to my website.

  6. Editorial Review:

    If the link comes from a page which is published after a strict editorial review, Google loves it more. One  from user generated content, not reviewed by moderators, is considered as low quality backlink.

  7. Automatic Link Building:

    Backlinks built by automatic tools is treated as low quality and which may even attract Penguin penalties.

  8. Links From Duplicate Content:

    References from duplicate content cannot be quality backlinks. They should come from unique quality content to become considered as quality backlinks.

  9. Google Loves Natural Links:

    We know Google loves natural links which are added by time on other websites by respective webmasters who are impressed by the high quality content on our website. According to Google guidelines any baclinks artificially created are treated as low quality.

Quality backlinks help our websites to get high keyword rank in Google. Also we know the importance of them to help Google spiders to index a webpage. Search Engine spiders follow them and index any unindexed pages. If you face any indexing issues with your website, follow the method mentioned in the article below to rectify it.
Tell Google to Index My Website Manually From Webmaster Tools Account

Number of total links on a linking page is an important factor which decides the amount of authority passes. It includes both nofollow and dofollow links. To learn more about it click on the link below.
Do You Use Nofollow For Internal Linking in Your Website?

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