How to Release and Renew your IP Address

IP addresses are used on networks and on the Internet to allow computers to communicate with each other. If you don’t have an…

Using Microsoft PortQryUI (Port Query)To Test For Open Ports

Ports are used in the computing world to tell a program or service where to go for its communications. There are different port…

APIPA – Automatic Private IP Addressing

If you work with computers for a living or even do your own computer repair and configuration at home you may have heard…

Computer Networking History

The field of computer networking and today’s Internet trace their beginnings back to the early 1960s, a time at which the telephone network…

The Differences Between a Hub, Switch and a Router

You may have heard the term hub, switch or router when someone was talking about their work or home network. You may be…

WinSCP File Transfer Software

Any computer power user has had to transfer a file from one computer to another at some point in time. If you are…

What is DNS?

I’m sure you have noticed that when you go online you can type in a website address such as www.onlinecomputertips.com and your web…

Ping Error Messages

PING (Packet Internet Groper) is a program used to test whether a particular network host is online by sending an ICMP (Internet control…

Accessing Shared Network Resources

Shares are used to share information over a network between computers and other networked devices. Once you learn how to share your files…

The Difference Between Static and Dynamic IP Addresses

  IP addresses are used on the Internet and in TCP/IP networks to allow for communication between computers and other networked devices such…
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