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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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Windows Proxy Software
Below is the latest version release information for some of our favorite proxy software applications. Many have free downloadable trial versions that will allow you to test drive before you buy.

WinGate 6.1.1 (Released December 2005)
Read the What's new in version 6.1 FAQ: WinGate 6.1 includes several new features, notably an IMAP4 server, enhanced CGI support (it is now possible to run a self-contained webmail system with WinGate), email list server, several enhancements to extended networking, a revised plugin API, as well as a number of bug fixes.

WinProxy SecureSuite 6.1a (Released December 28, 2005)
WinProxy SecureSuiteVersion: 6.1a is the full WinProxy bundle, including the manual, help files, LAN guide and antivirus files. Read the WinProxy 6.1a release notes for Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP to see what's new and known for this release version.

CCProxy 6.3.4 (Released February 08, 2006)
CCProxy 6.3.4 is released.
Changes in this version: 1) Open URL of interface in new window. 2) Fix a bug in 'auto disable'. Read previous release notes here.

Easy Proxy Server v1.02 (Released June 2001)
Easy Proxy will run under Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, or Windows XP. Download the latest version of Easy Proxy.

Proxy Software Troubleshooting Guide:

  1. Everything pings ok, and I've checked all the IP addresses, but I can't access the Web from the Client computers

  2. I use Microsoft Front Page and everything was working fine until I installed Wingate.  Now I get a message about an unexpected error when the Front Page Explorer tries to access my web files...

  3. ICQ or chat won't work from a Client computer!

  4. I get a "wrong password" or "invalid user" message when I try to get mail from a Client computer.

  5. I can't send mail from a Client computer.

  6. I can't receive mail on a Client computer.

  7. I don't know how to set the TCP/IP properties on my Client computers when I'm using the Wingate 3.0 Home Client program.

  8. I want to use AOL on a Client computer and I'm using Wingate 2.X or the Proxy server in Wingate 3.X.

  9. I want to use AOL on a Client computer and I'm using Wingate 3.X Home or not using the Proxy server in the Standard or Pro versions.

  10. I don't like the new Wingate help file.  Where's the old one?

  11. I'm using Ositis' WinProxy and can't get Sharing to work.

  12. I'm trying to map ports in Wingate to get my favorite program to work! Earthweb HardwareCentral earthwebdeveloper CrossNodes Datamation

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