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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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  1. How do I share files between a XP Pro PC and PCs running other versions of Windows?

  2. I don't understand what IP addresses mean

  3. I'm having problems installing a NIC.

  4. I'm having trouble getting a NIC to work with WinMe

  5. I don't get any response when I ping "localhost" or

  6. I don't get any response when I ping a sharing Client (a PC).

  7. I don't know the IP number of my cable modem NIC.

  8. I don't know the IP number of my dial-up connection.

  9. I don't know the IP number of my ISP's DNS server or Gateway.

  10. I have a 3COM NIC (or two!) and am having problems getting my LAN or Internet connection to work.

  11. I'm having problems with a 3COM 509-series NIC.

  12. I can't get my computer to appear in Network Neighborhood or be pinged (with TCP/IP installed), no matter what I do!  I've tried other NICs, too!

  13. I don't get any response when I ping a sharing Client (a Mac).

  14. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH! I've tried everything and I still can't get my NIC to work!

  15. I can't see my other computer(s) in Network Neighborhood, or they appear and disappear.

  16. I can ping my other computers, but can't get them to appear in Network Neighborhood or find them with Find > Computer.

  17. I installed BlackICE and now can't see that computer in Network Neighborhood.

  18. I can share my Internet connection, but can't share Windows Files and Printers!

  19. I have a network with Ethernet and Wireless or Ethernet and Phoneline parts and can't get sharing to work right!

  20. I need to move a laptop between my office and home networks and need an easy way to change network settings.

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