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How to Hide Windows Computer From Other Devices On The Network

If you don't want other network computers and devices to find your Windows PC, you can simply do it by turning off Network Discovery on your computer. Network discovery is a Windows feature which lets your PC to see other devices on the LAN and let others see your PC too. If you turn off network discovery on your PC, you will be invisible to other devices on the LAN. The downside is, your computer will also not find any other devices on the LAN. So if you are OK to be invisible to other devices and be ready to don't find other too, proceed further.

How to Turn Off Network Discovery On Windows & Make Your Computer Invisible To turn off this feature on a laptop with Microsoft OS, you should go to advanced sharing settings. Steps to go there and disable this feature are:
Go to Control Panel

View Control Pavel icons by Large icons.

Click on Network and Sharing Center

Click on Change advanced sharing settings

Check Turn off Network discovery under current profile.

You may need to cl…

How to Check Optimium MTU Size Value Of Your Network

MTU (maximum transmission unit) tells the maximum possible size of the packets to send from your network. It is important to set the optimum MTU size to achieve the maximum throughput through your network. As the packet size increases, we can expect more efficiency with a downside of increasing lag time. So it is important to have the correct Maximum Transmission Unit size set for your network. Different media have different MTU value. For example, 1500 is the optimum value for EthernetV2 but 1492 is the optimum MTU value for PPPoE. There is a ping command to check whether your current Maximum Transmission Unit value is the optimum size for your network.

Ping Test to Determine Correct MTU Size of a Network As we know it is important to have the correct size set. We can determine if the current value set is correct by doing a simple ping test.
Open Command Prompt

Type ping [Destination Address]–f –l [Testing MTU Value]

Eg: ping -f -l 1472

If you receive proper replies…

How to View Computers Connected to Netgear Wireless Network

Netgear wireless router has an awesome feature to find the connected devices to the router. That includes computers and other devices connected by wireless as well as by Ethernet cable. This feature helps to find if any unauthorized device is connected to your wireless network. It is very important to ensure that no other device is connected to your wireless network and your wireless network is safe. You can check the connected devices to your Netgear wireless router from "Attached Devices". Attached Devices is a table which shows the device name, IP address and MAC address of all the connected devices to your Netgear router.

How to Check Connected Devices in Netgear Wireless Router To check the connected devices in your Netgear wireless router, follow the steps below.
Login to Netgear Wireless router. To learn how to login to Netgear router click on the link below.
How to Login and Configure Netgear R6300 Gigabit Router

Click on Attached Devices (You can see this under Mainten…

Calculate Normal AdSense Click Though Rate ( CTR ) Of Blogs & Forums

Once approved by Google AdSense, every blogger starts calculating the possible income from their blogs and websites. One of the important factors that decide revenue from Google AdSense is the Click Through Rate or simply CTR. It is the number of clicks on Ads displaying on your blogs out of 100 page views. If if you have 4 clicks on your ads out of 200 Ad views, the AdSense CTR is 2%. It is difficult to say a standard AdSense CTR for bloggers because there are many factors affecting the ClickThroughh Rate. However, we can say any value from 1% to 3% are normal.

How to Calculate CTR CTR is the acronym of Click Through Rate and is very important in calculating the total income generated. It is calculated by dividing total clicks on your ads by the total ad impressions. So in a nutshell

CTR = Total Clicks/ Total impressions

Factors Affecting Normal AdSense CTR Of Blogs and Forums Number of clicks on advertisement units can be varied depends on many factors like Ad placement, the relevance…

How to Fix Broken Links Issues On Blogger Blog & Retain Search Rank

If your blog or website has broken links, that can hurt its search rank. Search Engines do not like websites and blogs with a lot of broken links because Search Engine spiders often get not found the result when they crawl websites with them. That prevent spiders from crawling them smoothly. Broken links occur when someone mentions a page that does not exist or removed. In Blogger, you can easily fix the broken link issues. To learn how to stop showing page not found when someone comes to your Blogspot site by clicking a link to the non-existing page and show a proper custom page to redirect the visitor.

Create Custom Page Not Found to Fix Broken Links On Blogspot Blog We can create a Custom Page Not Found to display when a visitor comes to your blogger blog by clicking a broken link.
Login to blogger account and go to the dashboard

Click on settings and select Search preference under settings

Now click on edit button near "Custom Page Not Found "

Here you can set a custom messa…

Is Rundll32.exe a Spyware Or Threat

Rundll32.exe is one process you may see all the time in your Windows Task Manager. Many people doubt if this process is genuine or not. Rundll32.exe is a valid Windows process located at Windows\System32\rundll32.exe. The main function of this process is to start codes in dll files stored on your computer as the part of installed programs. We cannot use the functionality of dll files spread in our computer without rundll32.exe process. Since it is a Windows host process, to execute the functionality of dll files stored on your computer as the part of software installed, it is not a threat. However, there are some instances where some malware programs imitate the name and cause trouble on your PC. So it is always important to ensure the location of this program on your computer. If the location of it is not Windows\System32\rundll32.exe, you can ensure that the process is not genuine and your computer might be infected.

How to Check the Location of Rundll32.exe Host Process To open the…

Multiple Mozilla Firefox Browser Tabs Closing Warning Is Disabled

By default when you attempt to close Mozilla Firefox browser, you will get a warning you are about to close multiple tabs. Are you sure you want to continue? if more than one tabs are opened. You can disable this message by unchecking the checkbox at, warn me when I attempt to close multiple tabs. After unchecking the checkbox, you will not receive the alter again. Now the question, how to re-enable the alert while you attempt to close the browser when more than one sessions are open? You can always enable this option back from the options.

Just by unchecking the checkbox, you can disable this warning.

This alert is intended to prevent unexpected browser closing by a user without knowing the other open sessions. Some users find it annoying when they see this but sometimes this warning is very helpful because it reminds us of the presence of other open sessions. If you are not seeing the warning when closing Firefox, you are about to close multiple tabs. Are you sure you want to conti…

Industry's Top Rated Best Free Antivirus With Download Link

Nowadays it is a big risk to have a computer/laptop without an Antivirus. Actually, Antivirus is just a basic layer of protection from computer viruses, for advanced computer users we recommend a complete Internet Security Suite. However, it is better to have an Antivirus on a computer rather than having no protection. We need to use reputed trustworthy security software on our computer otherwise there is no use of having one on our computer. Having a trustworthy Antivirus does not mean a paid commercial product but one with regular virus signature updates and real-time protection with a high degree of malware detection. There are many free Antivirus products which are rated equal or above-paid ones in case of features and protection. In this post, I would like to introduce some of the Industry's best free Antivirus software products. Though these products are free, installing more than one on your computer at a time may cause conflicts. So it is better having one Antivirus produ…

Prevent Others From Copy Your Adsense Code & Show On Their Websites

There are some situations like when someone copies the content of your website or the design with the AdSense code itself, you will be in trouble for showing ads on unauthorized low-quality web pages. Sometimes it might be an AdSense attack by one of your competitors to get you banned by copying your code and display it on websites which are not complying with Google AdSense TOS. In either case, it is you, who are in risk. It is your duty as a publisher to check these matters and ensure the safety of your account. Luckily Google gives you an opportunity to show them a list of authorized websites on which only Ads must show. Any websites which are not listed in your authorized website's list shall not cause the problem to your publisher account.

Steps to Add a Website to The list of Sites Authorized to show Ads Login to your Publisher account

Click on Account Settings (On the left-hand side)

Click on Edit on "Sites authorized to show ads" under Access and authorization

Enter …

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