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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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"War Driving" / Wireless LAN mapping tools




A Windows utility for 802.11b Wireless LAN discovery.  It has its own Web site now, with download link.  (You may have to try a few times before you get a successful download.)

IBM Wireless Security Auditor (WSA)

WSA is an IBM research prototype of an 802.11 wireless LAN security auditor, running on Linux on an iPAQ PDA. WSA automatically audits a wireless network for proper security configuration, to help network administrators close vulnerabilities.

Power Over Ethernet (POE) How-Tos



POE Step by Step

Complete step by step instructions, with pictures, of how to make your own POE injector.  By Terry Schmidt of
[View with IE! Page comes out a jumbled mess with Netscape!]


WEP Encryption Cracking Tools




AirSnort enables anyone with a PRISM2 based 802.11b card, Linux 2.4 kernel based system, and wlan-ng drivers to guess a network's WEP key after passively (no transmissions required) gathering between 100MB-1GB of data. Earthweb HardwareCentral earthwebdeveloper CrossNodes Datamation

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