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How to Setup Your Verizon FIOS Router with OpenDNS or Google DNS

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image71.png" />Are you still using your service provider's DNS servers? You might have heard about Comcast's DNS servers dying and taking down the internet for anybody not using the more reliable OpenDNS or Google DNS. Here's how to set it up on your Verizon FIOS router for every device on your network.

How to Make Your Verizon FIOS Router 1000% More Secure

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d0c0a9b5a8ed.jpg" />If you've just switched to Verizon FIOS and they've installed the new router in your house, there's just one problem: it's set to use lousy WEP encryption by default, instead of the much more secure WPA2. Here's how to fix it.

Breathe New Life Into Your Aging Windows Mobile 6.x Device

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cf4aca0702d8.jpg" />With all the buzz about Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7, there’s one group that may feel left in the cold: those with older Windows Mobile 6.x devices. Here’s some ways you can keep your now-obsolete device a little more viable and useful today.

How to Remove Advertisements with Pixelserv on DD-WRT

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-11-03-1-10-41-15.jpg" />There are numerous ways to block advertisements in your browser, but what if you could block them on the router? Here’s how to use the DD-WRT firmware and deliberate “DNS poisoning” to block ads for every device on your network.

How to Setup a “Split Tunnel” VPN (PPTP) Client on Ubuntu 10.04

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb2e8297020d.jpg" />Sometimes you need to use a VPN connection to grant access to remote network resources and for that you use a VPN, but if you don't want all of your client traffic to go through the VPN link, you'll need to setup your VPN to connect in "split tunnel" mode. Here's how to do it on Ubuntu.

Beginner: How To Set Up A Static IP in Mac OS X

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-14-[20-04-58].png" />When organizing your home or small office network sometimes it can be easier to assign each computer it’s own IP address rather than using DHCP. Today we take a look at how to do it in OS X.

Remotely Schedule and Stream Recorded TV in Windows 7 Media Center

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-05-[04-03-55]-[1].png" />Have you ever been away from home and suddenly realized you forgot to record your favorite program? Now Windows 7 Media Center, users can schedule recordings remotely from their phones or mobile devices with Remote Potato.

Fix Windows Update Errors by Letting ActiveX Traffic Through

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-17-[16-59-09].png" />When Windows Updates fail, the error codes returned are designed to make it easier to fix connectivity problems, but are often times useless. Here we’ll show how to fix connectivity problems by allowing ActiveX traffic through your router.