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• Microsoft Vista Home Networking Setup and Options
The most daunting part of upgrading to Windows Vista may be trying to figure out where in the layers of menus the networking and file-sharing options are hidden.

• Do It Yourself: Roll Your Own Network Cables
It may not be something you do everyday, but having the supplies and know-how to whip up a network cable on the spot can be very handy.

• Tips for Securing Your Home Router
Seemingly minor and easily overlooked settings can still have profound security implications. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your wired or wireless home router and by extension, your network is as secure as possible.

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• Microsoft Windows Home Server
If you have a home network, you'll welcome the easy file sharing, remote access and the image-based backup features of Windows Home Server.

• Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive
Iomega's fourth generation StorCenter Network Hard Drive brings many of the features found in higher-end storage devices down to an attractive price.

• MikroTik's The Dude
This free tool delivers many of the same capabilities that you'd find in pricey network monitoring tools. As long as you don't mind tinkering, The Dude is a decent network utility that should be worth the download.




 Latest Reviews 

Review: ClickFree Wireless Backup C3 - 1/20/2011
The Clickfree Wireless Backup likely lacks the power, storage and configuration options power users often crave. However, those seeking a simple to use and configure wireless backup solution should consider the device as a solution for their needs.


Review: Infinitech Infinite USB Memory Drive - 12/19/2010
Infinitec's Infinite USB Memory Drive is an ambitious and innovative product that delivers what it promises when it works. But it's not quite reliable or consistent enough for prime time; hopefully this can be achieved with future software updates.


Review: ETR9330 300Mbps Wireless N Travel Router - 12/1/2010
With simple setup and plenty of useful features, Engenius's portable Wi-Fi router is a real bargain with little competition if all you're after is go-anywhere wireless.


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Troubleshooting & Tutorials 

Tips on Sharing Printers on a Network
You can share a single printer across multiple computers that are on the same network. Here we'll discuss some tips to help you get your printer shared and use it via your other computers.- - 8/9/2011

What's New in Windows Home Server 2011
The latest version of Windows Home Server adds a lot of features -- and subtracts a big one too. - 6/15/2011

Four Ways to Transform That Old PC Into a Powerful Router
If you've got an old PC to spare and you'd like to soup up your network with powerful new features, consider converting it into a router with one of these packages. - 5/22/2011

Tips and Tricks to Make Windows 7 Networking Easier
From simplifying the way you connect your Windows 7 computer to your wireless network to making sure you use the right printer no matter where you are, these tips will make networking with Windows 7 easier and more hassle-free. - 4/22/2011

10 Must-Have Features for Your Next Wi-Fi Router
From dual-band for better performance to guest networks for more security and convenience, bring our list of the top Wi-Fi features along when you're shopping for a router. - 4/14/2011

20 Great, Free Networking Utilities
From small, single-purpose utilities to more comprehensive applications, the twenty pieces of software on this list can help save you both time and money. - 3/29/2011

Does Your Network Need a Proxy Server?
Proxy servers can speed up the Web, keep your network safe and even help you watch video you wouldn't be able to otherwise. Does your network need one? - 3/3/2011

Protect Your Home Network With Web Content Filtering
If you'd like to protect your home network from malware, malicious or inappropriate content, you can avoid expensive hardware or complex technical solutions with DNS-based filtering. - 2/22/2011

Set Up Your Own VPN, Without the Expensive Software
If you'd like secure access to your Windows PC while you're out and about, you don't need expensive and complex VPN server software: You just need what came with your Microsoft Windows OS and a little patience. - 1/31/2011

Create a Virtual Wireless Router With Windows
You've probably used a dedicated wireless router for Wi-Fi in your home and office. Here's how to turn any Windows computer into a virtual wireless router so you can share Internet connectivity with others anywhere you go. - 12/27/2010

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User Opinions 

D-Link DI-604 Express EtherNetwork 4-port Ethernet Broadband Router - 95 opinions
Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Firewall Router w/ 4-Port Switch/VPN Endpoint - 42 opinions
Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router - 14 opinions
Buffalo AirStation G54 Wireless Broadband Router - 23 opinions
D-Link DVC-1000 i2eye Broadband VideoPhone - 10 opinions

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