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  Most Popular Tutorials

• 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.

Internet Connection and File Sharing

Sharing Methods:

Previewing Windows Home Server v2 (Vail) Beta
Share and Stream Media at Home and Away with Windows 7
Stream Media Over the Internet with Windows 7
Make Home Networking Easier with Windows 7 HomeGroups
Using Zeroconf on Linux: What Is It Good For?
Extend Your PC Display Over the Network with MaxiVista 4
Use Weezo to Share Files Over the Internet
Print Files Over the Internet With PrinterShare
Stream iTunes Music Over the Internet
Keep Important Data on Hand with Folder Synchronization
Foxmarks Keeps Browser Bookmarks Close at Hand
Top 10 Gifts for Networking Gurus
What's Up, DOCSIS?
Share iTunes Music and More on Your Network
Measuring Broadband Consumption, What You Don't Know Could Cost You
Beyond Simple File Sharing: Using Mapped Drives
Beyond Simple File Sharing: Using Hidden Shares
From Connectivity to Passwords, 10 Must-Haves for Better Browsing
Seven Tips for Safely Sharing Your Access Point
BitTorrent 101: A Peer-to-Peer Review
Proxy softwre
NAT/Windows ICS

Multiple IP addresses


Use Gbridge to Create a Free, Friendly VPN
Twelve Tips to Cure Network File-Sharing Problems
Windows Remote Desktop: Setting Up Web Access
Understanding Vista's Network Map
Take Your Files Public in Vista
Windows Remote Desktop: Setting Up Traditional Access
Windows Easy Transfer: New System, Meet Old Data
Access Your Vista System From a Distance With Remote Desktop
Get a Little (Technical) Help From Your Friends
Summertime, and the Computing Is Easy
Share and Share Alike: More on Vista's Network and Sharing Center
Vista's Networking Central, A Reason to Reconsider
Five Windows Vista Tips for Networking and File Sharing
Share and Sync Folders on Multiple Systems
Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) defined
Win XP ICS-- Complete Setup Guide
WinXP Simple File Sharing
WinXP Professional File Sharing: step by step on creating, securing, and administrating users, groups, and shares.

ICS in Windows 98SE -Installation
ICS in Windows ME - Installation
ICS in Windows 2000 - Installation
ICS in Windows 2000 - Installation with broadband
ICS Troubleshooting

Map ports through ICS with ICS Configuration for Windows 98SE/ME


Practical Mac Networking: Growl Makes Your Mac Chatty
Mac Internet Sharing Solutions
Mac TCP configuration
Mac and Windows PC sharing clients
File sharing even with Mac connected to broadband


Linux/Unix Sharing Solutions

Connection Types:

Sharing Satellite Broadband (DirecPC)
Sharing Cable/DSL Connection
Sharing DSL Connection

Sharing Dial-up

Client Configuration

Configure clients for Proxy or NAT-based sharing

LAN Setup

Adding a second Network Interface Card with Internal broadband modems
Installing TCP/IP
Testing TCP/IP
Using a DHCP Server
Switching TCP/IP settings easily
Proxy Setup Summary

Special Applications

Handling Special Applications -- any program that doesn't work with the default settings of your Internet sharing method
Opening Ports
Port List

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