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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.


All About Routers

What defines a router is not its shape, color, size or manufacturer, but its job function of routing data packets between computers.

Understanding VoIP

Who wouldn't want to pay less for their phone service? That's just one of the advantages VoIP can offer, but it helps to understand what the technology is and how it works.

Alternative Networking

There's more than one way to hook up a network!  Learn about phone line, wireless, and power-line based networking methods!

Removable Storage Reference

Regardless of how big hard drive capacities get, there will always be a need for removable storage.

Data Formats and Their File Extensions

Encounter a strange file extension? Check out our listing of hundreds of data formats — from the most common to the totally obscure.

Wireless Networking

Get up to speed on what to expect from the new wireless networking products.

Share files via the Internet

We'll tell you about the many ways that you can get a file from here to there over the Internet.

Hardware Routers

Need some info about these little wonders?  Our Hardware Router introduction is just the ticket!

Dynamic DNS

Frustrated because your IP address keeps changing and you need to keep in touch with your LAN?  A Dynamic DNS service must be the answer. Earthweb HardwareCentral earthwebdeveloper CrossNodes Datamation

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