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Digital Parenting
October 15, 2021

Benefits of Using Parental Controls on Your Wi-Fi Router

Parenting is tough—just ask anyone raising children in the modern world. Sure, some conveniences make parenting easier and more manageable, but other aspects of parenting are more challenging nowadays. In…
Digital Parenting
October 15, 2021

How You Can Set Up Parental Controls on Your Router

As we grow more reliant on our digital devices to work, play, and connect with the world, so do our kids. Digital parenting isn’t just a theory anymore—it’s a reality…
WiFi Technology
October 15, 2021

How To Choose the Best Mesh Router To Eliminate Dead Spots in Your Home

If you’ve ever set up a wireless network for your home or office, you may have dealt with dead spots – the supervillain of Wi-Fi networking! Dead spots are annoying,…
Internet Security
October 15, 2021

What Are the Best Types of Internet Security?

Cybersecurity has been part of the conversation since the internet first went mainstream in the 1990s. The early days of the web were hampered by viruses, identity theft, fraud, and…
WiFi Technology
October 15, 2021

What Is a Mesh Router and Why Do You Need One?

A wireless router is your gateway to the internet. It allows you and your family to connect to smart devices and access the apps, services, and content you need. However,…
Digital Parenting
October 15, 2021

What Is the Best Router with Parental Controls?

An unexpected challenge of modern parenting is managing how kids use the internet. Ask any parent about the dilemmas they face with social media, TV streaming, video games, and the…
WiFi Technology
October 15, 2021

What Qualities To Look For in the Best Router for You

Just like water and electricity, the internet is now an essential utility. If you’re like most people, web access is essential for making money, keeping connections, being entertained, and staying…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

How to Choose a Router: Ultimate Buyers Guide

Whether you’re at work, at home, or relaxing poolside at a sunny resort, you expect your WiFi connection to be strong, stable, and speedy. That’s just the way of the…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

Access Point vs. Router: What’s the Difference?

From the comfort of your home to the fast-paced environment of the office or your local university, the world continues to be covered with WiFi access for constant connection. Entertainment,…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

How Long Does a Router Last?

A reliable router is more important than ever in our digital world.  Remote work, online education, socializing, gaming, and so much more are online. Your router is a vital component,…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

Mesh WiFi vs. Router: How Do They Differ?

WiFi has come a very long way since its arrival to consumer markets in the early 2000s. You don’t need to think back too far to remember a time when…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

Modem Router Combo vs. Separate: Which Is Better?

It can be quite a long process whenever you are trying to set up an internet connection in your home. There are plenty of decisions that you will have to…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

Modem vs. Router: What’s the Difference

In order for you to access the internet using a Wi-Fi network, you will need to use a modem and a router. There is a common misconception that these two…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

What Is a Good WiFi Speed?

In the early days of internet connection, you would have to directly connect your device to your modem by using an ethernet cable (does anyone remember dial-up?). Things are a…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Mesh Routers

When Wi-Fi first hit the market in the early 2000s, it sent shockwaves throughout the world of tech. The first Wi-Fi network paved the way for widespread, constant connectivity that…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

Beginners Guide on Mesh WiFi

The advancement of technology is nothing less than astounding. In the span of a few short years, WiFi went from a rare luxury to a universal part of life. From…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

How Do I Configure My Router?

Once you’ve put in the research, purchased your new hardware, and cracked open the box, you might hit a roadblock – configuring a router can be a tall task. Fortunately,…
WiFi Technology
October 7, 2021

What Does a Router Do?

If you are reading this, chances are that you are using a router in order to do so. But how much do you really know about your router? Do you…
Internet Security
October 7, 2021

What Is Network Security?

The front door of your home almost certainly has some kind of a locking mechanism just like the doors of your vehicle. Inside your home, you might have a safe,…
WiFi Technology
September 24, 2021

Why Is My WiFi So Slow?

There are few things as frustrating as dealing with slow internet. In fact, having no internet might actually be less irritating than dealing with constant buffering or ridiculous load times.…
Digital Parenting
August 20, 2021

You Should Be Moving Right Now

If you’re reading this article, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re sitting down while at your computer, or lying down while on your phone, or sitting down while on…
Internet Security
July 14, 2021

Securing Your Home Network: A Comprehensive Checklist

by Dennis Devlin & John Wu The Internet continues to be an extremely dangerous place, and both enterprises and individuals have become more dependent on it than ever before. The…
Digital Parenting
June 30, 2021

When can my child start learning how to code?

It may seem complicated on the surface, but your child can actually start learning the basics of how to code as early as four or five. Here are some first…
Digital Parenting
June 16, 2021

Does My Router Really Matter?

So you need a new router. Or, you’ve heard that there are better routers out there than the one you’re using. Unless you’re the kind of person who geeks out…
Digital ParentingInternet Security
May 20, 2021

Gryphon Insiders Webinar Recap: Tips & Tricks, Q&A and more

Last Wednesday, Gryphon Insiders held our first live webinar. We discussed new releases, network security, and tips & tricks for making the most of their Gryphon routers. We were also…
Digital Parenting
May 5, 2021

5 Free, Safe Online Games to Play with Your Family at Home Right Now

Technology should be a tool that you use, not one that uses you. Gryphon routers were designed with this very idea in mind. It means that your devices don't have…
Internet Security
April 20, 2021

Ask Dennis: Information Security 101

This is the first in a series of regular articles that Gryphon will be sharing to help current and prospective customers better understand the what and the why of home…
Should I let my kids have online friends?Digital Parenting
April 7, 2021

Should I Let My Kids Have Online Friends?

Understanding Online Friends I grew up in a place where I didn’t speak the language, making opportunities for friendships limited. I knew that I wanted to be a writer, but…
Internet Security
March 24, 2021

Ask Dennis: Why should I know what’s on my home network?

About Dennis Devlin: Beginning in the early 1970s, when large-scale cybersecurity practices were still being defined, Dennis Devlin was already starting to work with major institutions like Hoechst, Harvard, Thomson-Reuters,…
Digital Parenting
March 10, 2021

You’ve Unplugged. Now What? 6 Offline Activities to Keep Your Kids Off Their Screens

As schools, parks, and other physical spaces continue to be shut down or heavily restricted, most kids in the country are still stuck at home. One year into the COVID-19…
Digital ParentingInternet Security
February 18, 2021

Beyond the Router: Meet the Team

As much as we’d like to boast otherwise, our routers aren’t a catch-all solution to every issue—rather, they’re a tool in your arsenal to help you navigate the sticky, ever-evolving…
Gryphon: 4 Tips To Battle Screen Time OverloadDigital Parenting
May 1, 2020

4 Tips to Battle Screen Time Overload

Kids’ screen time is expected to increase 5x due to COVID-19. How can parents help protect their children from excessive exposure to non-academic sites, and bring back balance? Click to…
Gryphon Online Safety - Digital LearningDigital Parenting
March 2, 2020

How to make learning Physics seem easy with Video Tutorials

When your child is connected to the internet, make the best use of their tech gadgets through video-based learning. The following article was written by Jennifer Monroe: All subjects taught…
TikTok—you may not have heard of it yet, but you will.Digital Parenting
February 25, 2020

TikTok— over 500 million active users within 3 years

TikTok—you may not have heard of it yet, but you will. The video app, where users can upload and watch funny videos and interact with other users, seems to have…
Gryphon - Internet of Things - IoT DevicesInternet Security
February 9, 2020

What Will Smart Homes Look Like 10 Years From Now?

Current smart home devices are primarily responsive to people’s commands, like checking the weather or playing music. But based on current trends, the IoT (Internet of Things) industry is steadily…
Internet Security
January 27, 2020

Citibank Email Scam

Portions of this content are a summary of an article published by Fox News on January 23, 2020. --- There is a new and dangerous scam hitting Citibank customers’ email…
Gryphon Blog - Another Ring Camera hacked to spy on an 8-year-old - What to do nowInternet Security
January 14, 2020

Another Ring Camera hacked to spy on an 8-year-old: What to do now

The hackers in this case was able to hacking in this person’s Ring account by using an existing database of already exposed emails and passwords. There are a few very…
Gryphon: Smartphones and tablets causing mental health issues in kids as young as twoDigital Parenting
December 17, 2019

Smartphones and tablets causing mental health issues in kids as young as two

This content is a summary of an article published by the NZ Herald on November 13, 2019. (more…)
Gryphon: Teens Going To Detox Centers for Cellphone AddictionDigital Parenting
December 9, 2019

Teens going to detox centers for cellphone addiction

This content is a summary of an article published by CNN on October 21, 2019.  (more…)
Parent’s Guide to Setting Screen Time | GryphonDigital Parenting
December 5, 2019

A Parent’s Guide to Setting Screen Time Limits for their Kids

With the proliferation of a variety of electronic gadgets (connected to the internet)—smartphone, laptop, tablet--at homes, most of the kids nowadays are exposed to the screen contents of the gadgets.…
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