• Is equifaxsecurity2017.com legit?

    Posted on September 9, 2017 by pcwrt in News.

    Big news that Equifax leaked personal info of 143 million Americans. In the wake of the news, people were directed to check their status at the website www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. The domain name sounded fishy, in the same sense as someone claiming that ebay-security-alerts.com is an official Ebay site. So a lot of people are asking whether […]

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  • How to flash the Torch router with pcWRT

    Posted on August 4, 2017 by pcwrt in Featured, Technology.

    What you need: Download the firmware image from here. MD5 checksum: e2f1bb281dd9f78cd603faf515491548. A TFTP server. You can use PumpKIN if you don’t have a favorite one. Download the appropriate binary for your operating system.   The steps (using Windows as example below). Configure your Ethernet address: open Windows network center, click “Change adapter settings”. Find […]

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  • The demise of Jawbone, a case of crappy products

    Posted on July 14, 2017 by pcwrt in News.

    Jawbone, invested by top-tier venture capital firms such as Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz, once valued at more than $3bn, closed its doors, leaving customers hanging. Some attributed its failure to “overfunding“, others blamed a shrinking wearables market. But in our opinion, the reason is simple and dry – it’s a case of crappy products. […]

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  • The Torch router is dead, and why pcWRT is better

    Posted on June 2, 2017 by pcwrt in News, Technology.

    The Torch Router started out as a Kickstarter campaign in October 2015, and started shipping in October 2016. On May 9, 2017 some Torch users received emails informing them that Torch ceased operations. On May 31, 2017 it went completely dark, to the dismay of many. Since we also offer a parental control solution on […]

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  • Configure AT&T NVG510 DMZ/Bridge to the pcWRT

    Posted on January 31, 2017 by pcwrt in Technology.

    Connect the pcWRT to the NVG510 (as usual, pcWRT WAN to NVG510 LAN). Connect a computer to the pcWRT. Either WiFi or wired connection is OK. Open a browser and enter http://192.168.1.254 In the Device page, click Device List. In the Device List page, find the pcWRT and copy or write down the MAC address. […]

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  • How to test whether or not your OpenDNS settings are working

    Posted on August 14, 2016 by pcwrt in Technology.

    This is probably the easiest way to check that your computer is using OpenDNS: open a browser and enter https://www.opendns.com/welcome/. If you are using OpenDNS, you’ll see something like this: If you are not using OpenDNS, you’ll see something like this:

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  • What to look for in a parental control router?

    Posted on August 13, 2016 by pcwrt in Featured, Technology.

    With the proliferation of digital gadgets at home, more and more parents turn to parental control on the WiFi router as a solution to managing children’s online experience. If you do some research, you’ll find a number of choices in this category. That’s the good news – more options are available now than before. But […]

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  • Making it easy to set up your home WiFi network

    Posted on May 27, 2016 by pcwrt in Featured, News, Technology.

    We are thrilled that PC Magazine recently ran a review of our router product. In summary this is what they said: The Peace Wireless Router applies content filtering and Internet time scheduling to every device on your home network, but getting it configured requires some serious tech expertise. While we are happy about the first […]

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  • How to set Internet time limit on NETGEAR router

    Posted on December 18, 2015 by pcwrt in Technology.

    If you use NETGEAR Genie, there’s a Parental Controls button in the home page. Clicking that button will lead you to https://netgear.opendns.com, if you already created an account with OpenDNS. NETGEAR Genie will ask you to create an OpenDNS account if you haven’t done so. After you land on the OpenDNS page, it will let […]

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  • How can I block Minecraft through the router?

    Posted on December 16, 2015 by pcwrt in Parental Control.

    Some parents voiced concerns that their children spent too much time playing Minecraft. They asked how to block Minecraft at the router. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to block Minecraft at the router, especially in single player mode. Minecraft single player can be played without Internet connection. All that is needed is the player logged […]

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