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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. My Client computer starts dialing the modem when I try to use an application that accesses the Internet (browser, email, chat, etc.)

  2. I recently switched to a cable modem connection, but I still need to access my old dial-up ISP.  The modem dials and connects, but I can't seem to get a connection to servers at the dial-up ISP.

  3. I purchased multiple IP addresses and can't get Internet access or File and Printer sharing to work!

  4. I purchased multiple IP addresses and can't get both computers to access the web at the same time!

  5. I'm getting DNS errors when I try to use my web browser.

  6. I'm an @Home user and I get a "detecting Proxy server" message and a long delay when I try to use my web browser.

  7. My computer hangs when I try to shutdown.

  8. I'm an @Home user and my browser keeps switching back to use the @Home proxy server when I start my web browser.

  9. I'm trying to get a PPTP connection to work.

  10. I'm trying to get a VPN connection to work.

  11. My hub, switch, or router doesn't have an "Uplink" port. How can I expand it?.

  12. I'm running "personal firewall" software (BlackIce, ZoneAlarm, etc.) and having problem getting an Internet connection.

  13. I'm running "personal firewall" software (BlackIce, ZoneAlarm, etc.) and don't understand the information that it's giving me.

  14. When I mix HPNA (HomePNA) 1.0 and 2.0 products in the same network, the 2.0 devices don't work as fast as they should.

  15. My piece of networking gear is making a hissing sound!  Is it going to blow up?

  16. My router's web admin pages are responding slowly, giving errors, and acting just plain wonky! Earthweb HardwareCentral earthwebdeveloper CrossNodes Datamation

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