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Know that thing connected to your broadband master socket? It’s got the Wi-Fi key on it---you reboot it when your broadband dies. Your router is the most important electronic device in your home. Your Humble...
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How to Set Up and Get Started with a QNAP NAS

QNAP made their NAS products as user-friendly as possible, but the initial set up of the NAS can still be a bit intimidating for first-time users. Here's what you need to know to set...
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How to Set Up TrueNAS CORE and Connect to it From Ubuntu

TrueNAS CORE is a class-leading network-attached storage system. It's fantastic but can be overwhelming. Here's how to get a basic setup configured and running, and how to connect to it from Ubuntu. TrueNAS CORE TrueNAS CORE is the...
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Browser hijackers are a type of malware designed to attack and compromise web browsers. They change your browser's settings without your permission or knowledge. Why attack browsers? Because everyone uses one. What are Browser...
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How to Reset a QNAP NAS to Factory Default

If your QNAP NAS box was infected with malware (such as QSnatch), or you simply plan to sell it, you'll need to perform a factory reset to wipe your info and restore its default...
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How to Upgrade your QNAP NAS Box to NVMe and 10GbE or 5GbE

A number of QNAP NAS boxes, including the TS-253B, TS-253D (that I use), and the TS-453KX recently reviewed here sport full-on PCIe slots. You can use these to add features not present in box...
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How to Install ZFS and Create a ZFS Pool on Ubuntu

ZFS is a stable, robust, and fault-tolerant file system with built-in RAID-like properties and drive pools. We show you how to create a ZFS drive pool and control access to it. What is ZFS? ...
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How to Find Your QNAP NAS

When you purchase a new QNAP NAS, the first step is connecting it to, and finding it on, the local network. Once found, you can then begin setting it up. Here's how to find...
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How to Set Up Your ASUSTOR NAS

If you just bought your first ASUSTOR NAS, and you're new to the NAS game in general, getting set up may seem a bit daunting--but it doesn't have to be. Here's how to set...
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How to Make Your ASUSTOR NAS More Secure

Your ASUSTOR NAS, like any other device, is susceptible to security breaches. Practicing basic cyber security hygiene is the first step in securing your NAS. Here's what you need to do in order to...

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