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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.

  Most Popular Reviews

• 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.


Network Security

Protect Your Home Network With Web Content Filtering
Set Up Your Own VPN, Without the Expensive Software
Add a RADIUS Server to Your SMB's Network
Protect Your Network with PacketFence
Up Your Wi-Fi Security with Five Pro Tips
Secure Your E-Mail With Thunderbird and GnuPG
Protect Your Laptop With Seven Must-Have Firefox Add-Ons
Be On Guard Against "Insecurity Software"
OpenDNS Offers More Reliable and Safer Web Browsing
Going Away for the Holidays? Skype Yourself!
Smile, You're on Login Camera
Using Offline Files in Vista
'Free Wi-Fi' May Not Be What It Seems
Privacy Notes: Your Online Life Antisocial Networking
Security Notes: Manage Your Passwords With 1Passwd
Feel Vulnerable? Don't Panic
Security Notes: The Password Game
Feel Vulnerable? Don't Panic

Wireless Network Security

Windows XP: Don't Forget the Firewall
SSL Provides VPN Security the Web Way
Safety First: 16 Steps to a Healthy Network

Quick Q&A Guide to Security

Separate Your Networks -- keep your Network separate from your ISP's network

Types of Security Threats: Viruses, Probes, and Trojan Horses

LAN Security Tools: Firewalls programs, Port Monitors, and Security Scans

Secure Your Servers and Securing your DIY Web Host setup: If you run your own server — especially if you run your own mailserver -- prepare for unwanted visitors.

What Makes Good Passwords Good


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