How old is your router?

Circa 2004?
SONY DSCIs this what your router looks like?  If it is this old you probably need a new one.  Router technology has improved dramatically in the last few years.  Now that most homes and offices are relying on internet services and wifi to get things done having a router that is up to the task is essential.  Replacing an old inadequate router in an office will yield noticeable results when searching web pages and uploading and downloading content.  As more pcs and wireless devices are added to a network having a more powerful router will improve everyone’s experience.  Newer business routers also offer improved security, spam filtering, web filtering, firewall and other add on features.  If you are paying for good internet service don’t skimp by choking your bandwidth through an old under powered router.

Computer Guy Consulting can advise you about your current network and router.  A network assessment can be conducted to see if you would be better served with newer hardware and maybe wiring.  Give a call and schedule your network analysis today. 325-4656


The Hackers are Coming!


Six Solutions to Protecting Your Information

paraphrased from  an article in AZ CPA Magazine March/April 2014 by Marcus A. Clarke

Marcus made the point in his article that hackers and hacking are no longer a teenager in the basement but instead a large, multinational, organized web of cyber criminals. These cyber criminals operate in an underground economy preying on banks and credit card companies. Credit card fraud will likely continue to increase in the future.

Six Precautions You Can Take Now

  1. Don’t allow personal use of the internet on work computers.  If you must, provide separate computers on a separate network for non work use.
  2. Make sure your computers are free of any malware.
  3. Make sure you have a verified back up of your data.
  4. Don’t allow personal email access on business computers.
  5. If you are still using Windows XP, get rid of it now.
  6. Use encryption on laptops and usb drives.

Good advice from Marcus.  If you need help with any of this call Computer Guy Consulting for a free consultation over the phone.  We can assess your needs and schedule a visit to your office or home.