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apc backup

30% off APC 1500VA Compact UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector

The Back-UPS Pro uninterruptible power supply provides power to your critical devices during an outage, allowing you to continue working or gaming, and stay connected to your network. Ideal for PCs, home office electronics, networking...

apc backup

23% off APC 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

Vansky bias light strip

74% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting - Deal Alert

Add a subtle backlight for your monitor or TV, reducing eye fatigue and increasing perceived image clarity.

anker adapter

61% off this 3-foot Anker Powerline+ USB C to USB 3.0 Cable - Deal Alert

Double-braided nylon exterior, toughened aramid fiber core and laser-welded connectors equip PowerLine+ with superior toughness from end-to-end.

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AmazonBasics 6-Foot HDMI Cable 2-Pack Discounted To $7.96 - Deal Alert

These 6-foot cables meet the latest HDMI standards (4K Video at 60 Hz, 2160p, 48 bit/px color depth) that supports bandwidth up to 18Gbps and backwards compatible with earlier versions.

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Is mobile killing the LAN?

The LAN infrastructure may not be with us for much longer, and that's due to cloud and mobile changes. Nonetheless, authentication needs to be changed immediately.

nordvpn

Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

range extender

$10 off TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender Powerline Edition - Deal Alert

Unlike traditional range extenders, the Powerline adapter works beyond your router’s coverage area. And because Powerline works over your home wiring, walls and floors won’t slow down its signal.

Because the world is flat now, right?

This company wants to use cellular data connections to keep its remote sites online, and at some locations, just two things stand in the way: reality and an offshore support team in India.

5g

Apple is testing 5G: Why this matters to the iOS enterprise

5G technology is the next wave of networking, and Apple is deeply involved in testing and developing the standard. Why should this matter to you?

Are you sure it's not just in sleep mode?

In the wake of a very bad thunderstorm, this field service pilot fish is dispatched to a client's restaurant to test and replace a patch cord after lightning blew up the cable modem. How long could that take?

There really ARE better ways to stay awake...

Another late night, a bank of network switches in cubeland, a coffee jug and one of those in-the-cup immersion heaters -- all the ingredients for no problem at all, right? Oh, wait...

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The Windows firewall is the overlooked defense against WannaCry and Adylkuzz

For defending a Windows PC from LAN side attacks, the built-in firewall gets no respect. It can block TCP port 445 and prevent infection by both the WannaCry ransomware and the Adylkuzz cryptocurrency miner. An XP machine with all...

cable modem

53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

So it must not be important, right?

Office manager pilot fish gets a call from an employee complaining that her internet connection is dead -- and fish has some idea what might be going on.

Google Wifi router on table

7 mistakes Google made updating my Google Wifi router

Google Wifi mesh routers may be great on speed and range, but the automated software update process leaves something to be desired.

NOW we can help you!

Software developer's home DSL connection is having issues, so he checks it with a packet analyzer -- and it's a mess of problems. The obvious next step: Call the telco's tech support line with his findings, right?

Asus router warnings on privacy and security

Before buying an Asus router, it would be wise to read Daniel Aleksandersen's review of the stock Asus firmware, especially the privacy issues regarding the included Trend Micro software.

sharks circling underwater

CW@50: Sharky's greatest hits

A collection of some of the most outrageous 'true tales of IT life' that 'pilot fish' have ever shared with Sharky and fellow readers of Computerworld's Shark Tank over the years.

But all the plumbing works fine, right? RIGHT?!?

This company is having a branch office renovated, with walls added and eight new network lines installed. But there are early signs this wiring job isn't going according to plan.

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