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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.

Trying to get that little bit of extra range out of your wireless network?  These articles may help.

Tip: More helpful tips on wireless networking range extension can be found on this page.  It has links to places where you can buy antennas and connectors, too!

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A 2.4Ghz Vertical Collinear Antenna for 802.11 Applications

Construction plans for a large omni-directional antenna suitable for 802.11b use. [Thnx Kevin Linamood!]


Tim and David's Discone

Construction plans for a smallish antenna that looks more manageable than a Yagi for war driving. [Thnx Kevin Linamood!]


NoCatNet's Connector guide

Pictures and descriptions of some popular RF connectors used in wireless networking equipment.


Antenna on the Cheap (er, Chip)

Got a Pringles™ can?  Make an antenna!


A Wireless Long Shot

This time, some folks from O'Reilly Associates try their hand at a 20 mile 802.11b link!


Airport Base Station Antennas

Two articles on adding range extender antennas to the AirPort base


How to Make a Simple 2.425GHz Helical 
Aerial for Wireless ISM Band Devices

Detailed, complete instructions, but construction this antenna will take some work! 


I Network, Therefore I Am.

Bob Cringely, of PBS fame, gives details on the 802.11b setup he uses to get his long-range wireless DSL connection (from a cooperative neighbor).


Use a Surplus Primestar Dish as an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking Antenna

What do you get when you combine an obsolete PrimeStar satellite TV dish with an empty juice can?  Why a high-gain directional 802.11b antenna, of course!  Let Rob Frohne show you how it's done Earthweb HardwareCentral earthwebdeveloper CrossNodes Datamation

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