Microsoft Offers Free Wi-Fi Router in Forbes Magazine


It seems that Microsoft has promoted Office 365 by providing a free Wi-Fi router, which facilitates 15 days of free Wi-Fi via T-Mobile, to select copies of the Forbes magazine.  In fact, according to a Microsoft technology spokesperson: “The custom 4-page insert with Wi-Fi hot-spot capabilities ran in the May 6, 2013 issue of Forbes and was sent to a limited number of technology and business professionals.

Those who find themselves receiving this free, technology gift are going to have to charge the Wi-Fi Router first and then they will be able to enjoy approximately three hours of Wi-Fi with every charge. The router supposedly can handle up to five technology devices at one time.


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What is Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the latest and greatest trend that utilizes the internet connection and central remote servers to retain data and applications. With cloud computing users and businesses have the ability to use applications without having to install anything on their computer that has an internet access. This particular technology offers better organized computing by centralizing storage space, memory, processing and bandwidth.

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What Is A Computer IP Address?

Optiquest ServicesAny machine that is connected to a network has its own ID code called an IP address. Think of an IP address as a cyber-mailing address.  This address allows other machines on the network to send and receive information from your computer.  Networks can range from a private network of your home computer, printer, and memory drive to the global network called the Internet. There are two types of IP addresses: IPv4 and IPv6.  These addresses consist of binary bits that create a unique address for your computer.  IPv6 addresses were created because of the explosion of personal computer and internet based devices; there was a fear that there wouldn’t be enough IP addresses to go around.

You may be wondering how your computer got an IP address since you didn’t create one.  Well, the answer is that there are two types of IP addresses: static and dynamic.  Dynamic is the most common type of IP address and is assigned by the network hardware (your router).  These dynamic IP addresses are temporary addresses that are automatically renewed by your computer.  Sometimes you will be assigned a new IP address but most of the time you will keep the old one.  There also is a static IP address that can be created by you in your network settings, but this is not recommended since this can cause network issues.