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By Bradley Mitchell

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    • 10 Tips for Wireless Home Network Security Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      When setting up and maintaining Wi-Fi home networks, consider these tips for maximizing the security of the computers and data on these networks.
    • What is Dual Band Wireless Networking? Created: Saturday, April 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      In Wi-Fi wireless networking, dual band is the capability to transmit on the 5 GHz band of 802.11a and also the 2.4 GHz band used by 802.11b/g/n. Dual-band Wi-Fi is a feature of some wireless route...
    • Before You Buy a Home Broadband Router Created: Sunday, July 06, 2003 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Broadband routers are the central feature of many home networks. These routers support sharing of cable modem or DSL Internet connections. They also include various network security features like firewall capability. Before you buy a broadband router for your home, factor the following criteria into your decision.
    • ICS - Internet Connection Sharing Created: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      ICS - Windows Internet Connection Sharing - allows a group of Windows computers to share one network connection. ICS software is included with the Windows operating system.
    • Does Free DSL Internet Service Exist? Created: Sunday, October 15, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Free DSL services have come and gone - will they ever come back?
    • What Is A Wiring Closet? Created: Saturday, January 22, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Dedicated home automation enthusiasts sometimes create wiring closets to centrally house the brains of their systems. Advanced home automation systems may include computer networking, security syst...
    • URL Created: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. A URL is a specially-formatted string of text used by Web browsers and other network software to define a location on the Internet.
    • How To Find Your IP and MAC Addresses On Windows Created: Sunday, March 30, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Follow these step-by-step instructions to quickly find the Internet Protocol (IP) and Media Access Control (MAC) addresses of Windows 7 or older Windows computers (including Windows XP).
    • PASV - passive mode FTP Created: Sunday, August 17, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      PASV mode allows FTP clients and servers to communicate more easily through firewalls. PASV mode works better when connecting through a firewall than does the normal FTP connection mode.
    • Introduction to Body Area Networks Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Thanks to wearables, you can hook yourself up to a computer network. Body area networking has some interesting and useful applications for those interested.
    • FortrezZ Wireless Z-Wave Water Valves Created: Friday, December 24, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A water leak can be extremely costly or cause irreparable damage. Fortunately, you can use your Z-Wave network to shut off your water supply as soon as a leak happens." ite#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ...
    • What Is Home Automation? Created: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Home automation uses technology to make your everyday tasks in the home simpler, safer, or less expensive. Home automation systems can control lights, strengthen security systems, enhance home thea...
    • hotspot Created: Thursday, March 25, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A hot spot (usually "hotspot") is a public location where Wi-Fi Internet access can be obtained. Hot spots are increasingly found in airports, hotels, coffee shops, and other places where business ...
    • Top Free Android Apps for Wireless Networking Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      These free apps are essential to getting the most out of an Android device's wireless network capabilities. How many do you use?
    • Causes of Lag on Computer Networks and Online Created: Sunday, April 28, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Nobody likes lag on a computer network. The flow of data through a network can get slowed down for many reasons, with lag the end result. Fortunately, at least some of the causes of lag are easily ...
    • Fixing Common Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Problems Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      There's nothing more frustrating than an Xbox that won't go online (or stay online). We polled our readers to understand what problems they've been facing getting Xbox 360 wireless network connecti...
    • Top Personal Cloud Storage Systems Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Combining some of the best features of cloud and local network storage systems, these personal devices allow you to greatly expand the storage capacity of a home network while also keeping control ...
    • Top Apps for Monitoring Online Data Usage Created: Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Monitor online data usage on your smartphone or tablet using these apps. Data usage monitoring can help avoid excessive service charges and keep your service provider honest.
    • Choosing The Best Wi-Fi Wireless Channels for Your Network Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Most Wi-Fi networks support ten or more different channels. If you're lucky, they'll all work basically the same. Here's what you need to know about wireless channel numbers if you aren't."
    • D-Link Default Passwords Created: Monday, December 03, 2012 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      D-Link broadband routers ship with a default administrator password set at the factory when the device is first built. This page lists the default login passwords for D-Link home routers.
    • ping Created: Saturday, June 20, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Ping is the name of a standard utility used to test network connections. Ping utilities are part of Windows, Mac OS X and Linux as well as some network routers and game consoles.
    • An Introduction to BYOD for IT Networks Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Bring Your Own Device - BYOD - has been adopted by many businesses as a way to help employees get their work done. BYOD has pros and cons, however.
    • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB) Created: Saturday, August 29, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) is a popular standard for data communications with computer peripherals. USB ports are found on some network modems, network adapters, and other portable devices as w...
    • How Web Browsers and Web Servers Communicate Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      While it might seem like magic, Web browsers use a relatively simple communication system to show you pages from all across the Internet." itemprop="description" Saturday, November 25, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A network router contains a default SSID (network name) set by the manufacturer. Manufacturers generally use the same default SSID for all of their equipment, and changing it is a good security pra...
    • Belkin N1 Wireless Router (F5D8231-4) Created: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The N1 is a Belkin wireless router that supports the 802.11n draft N Wi-Fi standard. Introduced in 2006, this Belkin router improves on their earlier draft N wireless broadband router (the F5D8320-...
    • BitTorrent Created: Saturday, February 19, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      BitTorrent is a leading P2P network system for download of music, movies and software files. The BitTorrent network protocol is designed to support large numbers of simultaenous uploads and downloa...
    • Homephone Doorbell Fon - Door Intercom Created: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A Homephone DoorBell Fon intercom system rings phones within the house letting you know a visitor is at the door. This system does not require a computer network to install and use."
    • Automatic Wireless Network Connections in Windows XP Created: Sunday, February 12, 2006 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Windows XP allows you to set up wireless connections to network routers and access points automatically. This feature helps you to make wireless Internet / Wi-Fi network connections more easily wit...
    • BitTorrent File Downloads - Search for Bit Torrent Files Created: Friday, February 18, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Unlike other P2P systems, the BitTorrent network has no built-in search capability. To search for downloads on Bit Torrent, torrent files must be found through a separate BitTorrent Web site search.
    • Xbox Live Update Failed (Error 3151-0000-0080-0300-8007-2751) Created: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    • IPsec Created: Sunday, June 04, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      IPsec is a standard for implementing security features in Internet Protocol computer networking. IPsec network protocols support encryption and authentication.

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