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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.

15 July 2000
The Linksys 1.32 Beta firmware posted yesterday has a bug.  The router will not properly act as a DHCP client on the WAN port.  The download is being temporarily taken down.  Please use the 1.30.5 firmware instead. Go here for the download.

14 July 2000
- We're in the process of upgrading to a faster server, so please excuse us if you get an error message or a bounced email.  We hope to be through this in a day or so!

- It's been awhile since we looked at Nexland's products, so we put their new ISB2LAN-H4 router to the test.  See what we found here.

- Just got word in that Onvia is accepting orders for the new Netgear RT314.  None in stock, but their price is about $153This link will take you to their order page (not much info there, though!).  Netgear says product is in transit as we speak!

- If you've been looking at Dynamic DNS services and wondering if they'd work with your hardware router,  you might try the new TZO client (Beta).  It works with anyone's router and will reliably update your DNS records when your router leases a new IP address.  Click here to download it (1.09MB Win ".exe" file.)

- Those little rascals at Linksys have another Beta out for the Linky brothers.  1.32 adds PORT RANGE forwarding. Go here for the download.

- Mac Users!
We've received reports of fonts being displayed too small with Netscape 4.x and MacOs computers.  Until we get it fixed, Edit your Advanced Preferences and disable StyleSheets

11 July 2000
- Security Alert!
Use a program called "tftp.exe" for your firmware updating (Linksys and UMAX do...)?  If you do, you should know that this program stores your router's Admin password in clear text in the Registry. Go here for more info and to download a new version of the program, courtesy of the quick acting folks at Linksys. Earthweb HardwareCentral earthwebdeveloper CrossNodes Datamation

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