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Eight Tips for Setting Up a Wi-Fi Network
By Eric Geier
Sep 9, 2009
The freedom of Wi-Fi connectivity doesn't always come easy, but these tips from Eric Geier will help make the experience as pain-free as possible.
Setting Up FreeNAS for a Central File Server, Part 2
By Eric Geier
Sep 4, 2009
Eric Geier shows more features of FreeNAS: logging on to the web GUI; setting up drives; and configuring the sharing protocols of Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Adding Devices to the Windows Home Server Network
By Paul McFedries
Sep 21, 2007
Paul McFedries gives you the details on connecting devices to your Windows Home Server network.
Setting Up—And Sharing—A Wireless Internet Connection
By Michael Miller
Aug 17, 2007
Create your own public Wi-Fi Hot Spot.
Managing Windows User Accounts on Your Home Computer
By Joe Habraken
Jun 23, 2006
Even in households and home offices that have multiple computers (the reason you are setting up your wireless network), it’s not uncommon to share a computer with another user or users. This chapter takes a look at sharing a computer with another person and focuses on creating and managing Windows user accounts. It also covers the process of logging on and off your Windows system and switching users.
Home Network Router Security Secrets
By Andy Walker
Apr 7, 2006
Ever delve inside your home network routers and use the hidden security settings that can lock down a network nice and tight? Most people never do. Andy Walker reveals 10 secrets on how to easily access your router's security settings.
The X10 FireCracker Kit: Not Your Grandmother's Clapper
By Kulvir Singh Bhogal
Mar 10, 2006
Getting old/lazy? Got a broken leg and can't get to and from the lamp easily? Save the Clapper for Granny and instead follow Kulvir Bhogal's easy instructions on hooking up your electrical devices to be run right from your computer.
Multiple Monitors: One Way To Get More Display Space
By Daniel P. Dern
Feb 24, 2006
Daniel Dern wanted to be able to see more onscreen when he's working, so he did a bit of research and found a myriad of multiple-monitor solutions that might work for various hardware configurations. Check out his experiences as he experimented to find the least expensive, if not necessarily most workable, solution.
Sharing Files, Printers, and Other Stuff on Your Network
By Eli Lazich
Jan 20, 2006
Now that your computers are communicating, you can turn to the task of starting to do something useful with them. This chapter looks at how to share files, printers, and other devices among the computers in your home network.
Creating a Family/Personal Website
By Scott Mitchell
Nov 18, 2005
Composer offers several templates for creating personal web pages. This chapter will help you to create and customize a web page based on one of these templates, to make something that's truly yours.
Using PCs and TVs As Clients in Your Digital Home Entertainment Network
By Terry Ulick
Oct 14, 2005
Whether you configure your home entertainment network as a peer-to-peer or client/server network, you mix PCs and media extenders connected to TVs, powered speakers, or home stereos. Media extender devices allow a low-cost solution where existing TVs can be used as displays connected to a media extender client playing media from a main server PC. This chapter will help you integrate various media devices into your home network.
Setting Up a Wireless Connection, or How to Check Your Email in a Coffee Shop
By Brian Culp
Sep 2, 2005
Let's face it: wires create clutter and nobody wants to stay tethered to the wall. Cordless phones were just the beginning. Find out how to set up a wireless internet connection for your Windows XP laptop in this chapter.
(Remote) Controlling Your Windows XP PC
By Kulvir Singh Bhogal
Jul 15, 2005
Kulvir Bhogal shows you how to get to the next level of laziness with a low-cost remote control solution for Windows XP and Winamp.
Is it Geek City Yet? Philadelphia, City-Wide Wi-Fi, and the Digital Inclusion Project
By Sheryl P. Simons
Jul 8, 2005
When "no child left behind" becomes "no household without Internet access," how will cities be affected? Who foots the bill? And how does the mechanism of government keep from hopeless entanglement with the objectives of the telecom industry? Sheryl Simons presents a fascinating tale of one big city's quest for the future: Wireless Philadelphia.
Using Your Handheld PC or Pocket PC to Control Your Windows XP Machine Remotely
By Kulvir Singh Bhogal
Jul 8, 2005
Having trouble prying yourself away from your desktop PC? Kulvir Bhogdal shows you how to use Windows Remote Desktop to connect your handheld client to your PC, giving you access to all your files and applications remotely.
Home Network Vulnerabilities: Spam, Cookies, Pop-Ups, Spyware, and Scams
By Jim Doherty, Neil Anderson
Jul 1, 2005
In addition to viruses and worms, there are some other annoying programs and files out there that you need to protect your home network from. This chapter focuses on spam, cookies, spyware, and scams—what they are, how they work, and how to get rid of or at least control them.
Cross-Network CD Burning with NeroNET
By Kulvir Singh Bhogal
May 27, 2005
If you've run into roadblocks to sharing your DVD/CD burner over your home network, you've come to the right place. Learn here how you can use NeroNET software to share your DVD/CD recorder in an intranet setup.
Portable Gadgets: Your Office Away from the Office
By Marc Saltzman
Apr 8, 2005
What is a slacker to do in today's digital world? Portable devices allow your boss to check up on you no matter where you are. Find out how to waste time in style when you're on the go in this sample chapter.
Delivering Broadband Access Today: An Access Technologies Primer
By Kumar Reddy
Jan 21, 2005
This chapter explains the infrastructure required to provide broadband internet access to customers. DSL, cable, and Ethernet technologies are covered, and the respective network systems that are required to serve internet in these environments is explained.
Installing Broadband on Your Home System
By John Paul Mueller
Jan 21, 2005
Using broadband technologies such as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) can make your web surfing experience better, says John Mueller, but only if you get a good installation. Get some important tips from this article.

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