How to Find Your External IP WAN Address

Ever found the situation where a friend wish to link to your home network, and you have no idea what your external IP is. Do note that external IP Address is different from internal ip address. An external IP address is an address, which can identify you on the world wide web and tell servers your regional location. There are a few methods to do there Method 1 to detect your external IP address The easy way out is to go to website which can detect your WAN ip such as http://checkip.dyndns.org/ http://canyouseeme.org/ Method 2 to find out your WAN Address This method will be use  a program called command prompt. To fire up this program, go to the start button (if u are using windows 7 and older OS) else, press “windows key + F” on your windows 8 machine. type in “cmd” without quotes and a black windows should appear. type in “tracert google.com” this is to trace the packet path that travels from your PC to the final destination which will be google.com You can simply replace google.com with any website address. Typically, the 1st IP listed will be your router internal IP (gateway) address. and the 2nd IP address listed will be your WAN address. 3rd Way to Locate WAN IP Address issued by ISP The above 2 methods are pretty straight forward. This last method will require some technical knowledge to get the information we want. You are required to know your router’s IP address. We will have to make use of command prompt again to do that Go to the start button (if u are using windows 7 or older OS) else, press “windows key + F” together on your windows 8 computer. type in “cmd” without quotes and a black windows should appear. type in “ipconfig” and information such as your IP Address, subnet mask, default gateway will appear. The IP address refers to the address that was issued by the router on your internal network (more of that in another post) while the default gateway address will be the router’s internal IP address.   Take note of the address, typically in the format, aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd such as 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.254 as shown...

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Easy Guide on How to Repair Internet Explorer

Does your internet explorer explorer keep crashing or seems to be unresponsive whenever you open up webpages?and pages seems to take forever to load? Here is an easy guide with step by step guide to get it to repair internet explorer. First Method – Start Internet Explorer in Safe Mode Windows 7, vista, xp – Click on the “Start” Button at the bottom left. Type in “Internet Explorer” without quotes. Windows 8 users – Press Windows Key + R at the same time. Type in “iexplorer -extoff” into the box. Internet Explorer Without Addons should appear. Select that and surf. If it works in the No Addon Mode, Go to Method 2 below Second Method – Reset Internet Explorer 1) Go to Control Panel 2) change the “View By: Category” to “View by Large Icons” 3) Select “Internet Option” 4) You should see a few tabs, General, security, advanced, etc. Go to the last tab “Advanced” and select the Reset, a box which is similar to the image below should appear Select Reset without “deleting personal settings” And try again. Third Method – Reset and delete personal settings Same method as method one, but tick the box “delete personal settings”   Fourth Method to Repair Internet Explorer – Uninstall and Reinstall Internet Explorer. If the above 3 methods do not work to solve your internet explorer issue, we will have to uninstall the program. Again, go to “Control Panel” and select the option “Turn Windows Features on or off”. Look for internet explorer, and untick the check box and select “OK”. A warning will appear, mentioning that it will affect other windows feature, etc. Since it is not working now, we will have to uninstall it. Restart the system. Once it is done, proceed to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-SG/internet-explorer/download-ie or google for “Download Microsoft Internet Explorer” Go to the site which has microsoft.com as the domain. and download the program. Install the program and your should be able to get your internet explorer working for you again.  ...

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How to Make My Computer Faster

A computer is a device that we use daily in our workplace and one at home if we need to continue our work day at home, or for our children to do their school assignments. We have to understand that like a human being, a computer system can be less efficient and after years of usage, will become slower, in various ways such as – falling sick, by getting virus attack, – getting overload – by installing too much startup programs – physical injuries – such as broken / faulty components, failure of hardware And to make our computer faster, we have to address the issues above   Falling sick Just like how we human fall sick by being exposed to various virus and being getting in contact with people everyday, our computer fall sick by being exposed to the maclicious website which we visited. Basically just beware of websites that promised free stuffs, which are supposed to be paid! How to Prevent Computer from Falling Sick We, human, take supplements, to protect ourselves from falling sick. Woman take anti aging cream to make themselves look young. We wear jackets to protect us from catching a cold out in the cool autumn weather, Our computer system should be taking supplements and necessary clothing to protect themselves. Some example of supplements and clothing for computer will be anti virus program. Surfing the web without anti virus is like going out shopping wearing a singlet in winter! Virus, worms can simply creep into your system without your awareness! Anti Virus prevents malicious programs from installing themselves in your system so that they do not consume precious system resources.   Being Overload How well can you operate when you are required to mutli task at the same time? Imagine this – Your baby is crying for attention and needs to be fed – A courier at the door for the past 5 minutes. – Rain water entering your home, because u forget to close the windows during the downpour,  dripping onto your new LED TV – Dog barking for no apparent reason – Your little girl broke her drinking cup and cut herself – Your little boy scalded himself when making hot...

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