Router security

Your humble router with its flashing lights and lifeline of cables is the heart of your network. A computer in its own right, this is the bedrock of your security. It is time to shine a light on this unsung hero. Your router is a specialised computer which has the tasks of being your secure […]

Virtual tours from around the world

If you fancy a change from the wonders of home life and the glories of the garden, or perhaps to visit the places from which sprang epics of world literature, then you may like to explore the possibilities of virtual tours – armchair tours brought to you by your computer. Where would you choose to […]

Getting some privacy online

While online privacy has been a hot topic for many years, actually achieving everyday privacy is surprisingly challenging. Below are some easy to use tools to assist you. First stop is your browser… Brave: a browser designed to protect your privacy… The browser is the program you are using to read this website. As tracking […]

Wireless: too much of a good thing

Disclaimer RL Computer Solutions Ltd do not have any financial interest in the companies or services mentioned below. Bluntly, we do not get paid by any of the companies listed below. Moving on… While Wifi is incredibly convenient and useful, you may want to reduce it presence for reasons of data security and the potential […]

What to do when files go missing

Things generally go right. It’s simply that when they go wrong it can be painful. And with computers it usually happens just when you need them to go right very badly indeed. So, once the initial shock and enthusiastic language subside, here are some suggestions for how to handle files going wrong in Windows. Let’s […]

Getting started

With a little preparation, getting going with your new PC can be easy and possibly even fun. Here are some links to help you make your computer comfortably useful. Easy installation is probably the easiest way to install a range of free software. While Ninite has a limited menu of software on offer, ‘limited’ […]

Wireless technology

An Inconvenient Truth Do you go through a day without using a wireless device? From the phone in your pocket to your conveniently wire-free computer, wireless communications have become ubiquitous over the last 20 years. The new powerful 5G technology and Elon Musks’s Starlink satellite network will enable incredible possibilities. However, if the implications of […]

Fascinating Fractals

Fractals are a weird and intriuging branch of mathematics that have some amazing applications. They are also remarkably beautiful – if I get time I will pop some pictures of them here. Now if you are interested in the practical applications then I have some links to get you started on the medical, biological, astrophysical […]

Broadband where you need it

What would we do without data networks in the house and office? Like a skein of shining channels, your data network shares out your internet access to all your devices with hardly a murmur of complaint. In fact, the process works so well that it is easy to forget it is there at all. Until […]