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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.

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Other Info

If you're using Wingate 2.X or another proxy-based sharing method, and you'd also like to set up mail or news, just follow the links for instructions.

If you're using a hardware router or NAT based sharing method like ICS, Sygate, etc., you should be up and running for most applications.  If you're going to use gaming or messaging applications from Client computers, you probably should go over to the Special Applications section.

There's some other information that you may have missed that's available here.

If you have problems that you can't find the answers to in these pages, try my Links page or the comp.dcom.modems.cable newsgroup.

If you are a ne.MediaOne/RR subscriber (these newsgroups are only available from MediaOne/RR news servers), you might find the following newsgroups helpful for learning more or solving problems that may come up with your setup:

Jihad Batthika also maintains an archive of posts to all the roadrunner newsgroups at:

Again, you must be a MediaOne/RR subscriber to use the above links.

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