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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.

29 July 2000
- We've been named Link of the Week by's Broadband Report! (Thanks to Mike Hassell for the nomination.)

- Those of you waiting for the Asante FriendlyNET 10/100 router review need wait no more.  Take a look at how it did.

- Apologies to those of you who had problems downloading the Linksys Beta firmware earlier in the week.  The problem has been solved.  If you don't receive the email with the firmware attached within 15 minutes or so of your request, contact us and complain!

26 July 2000
- Sorry for the delay in the new router reviews.  The server switchover has been taking more time than we thought it would.  The Search page was up, but had problems, so is down again.  Sorry!

24 July 2000
-We're finally switched over to the new server.  Please let us know if you run into problems accessing the site, and whether you feel that the site is responding faster (or slower)!

22 July 2000
-The XRouter Pro review is up.

- ZyXEL's Prestige 314 has arrived and entered the review queue!  It's behind its twin, the Netgear RT314. Expect the reviews to be "remarkably similar"!

- Linksys 1.33 firmware available!
1.33 adds port range mapping and includes all 1.30.5 improvements. Go get it here!

-Took us long enough, but we finally added the ability to view just the negative Opinions on the Product Opinion pages.  Give it a try on the Linksys router Opinions.

19 July 2000
- Review Previews!
The Asante FriendlyNet router is in and we'll be getting to it shortly.  Next in line, however, is the MacSense XRouter Pro review.  WiFi wireless products are starting to arrive and we'll also be looking at the 3COM Airconnect soon.

18 July 2000
- Mac users should find that the site is now readable.  Sorry for the problem and please let me know of other problems you find!

- A recent opinion posted on the Netgear RT311 router, mentioned its "stateful inspection" as a good feature.  This didn't sound right, so we did a little checking.  What resulted was a new article on Firewalls and NAT that you can read here.

16 July 2000
- Oops!
Glad someone told us that the Linksys firmware email download was shooting blanks!  It's fixed now, and sorry for the problem. Go here for the download. Earthweb HardwareCentral earthwebdeveloper CrossNodes Datamation

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