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    • 192.168.1.1 Created: Saturday, December 09, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      The IP address 192.168.1.1 is normally used by Linksys broadband routers although other brands of routers and some other types of devices can also use it. Using 192.168.1.1 a network admin can set up a new router or troubleshoot problems with an existing one.
    • Limewire P2P Client - Free and Pro Downloads Created: Sunday, January 09, 2005 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Limewire P2P client downloads exist in both free and paid Pro versions. Limewire supports free file sharing via P2P networks and is known for its good transfer speeds. Check the locations listed to...
    • Top Mobile Routers - 802.11g Travel Routers Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      These so-called wireless travel routers support the 802.11g WiFi standard. These routers are small in size for portability and contain several features suitable for mobile uses.
    • Tips for Troubleshooting Windows File and Printer Sharing Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      This checklist describes the most common problems encountered when setting up peer-to-peer file sharing on a Microsoft Windows network. Follow these steps to troubleshoot and resolve Windows file s...
    • Introduction to Wi-Fi Network Security Created: Monday, November 21, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Being wireless, Wi-Fi network connections are an appealing target for network hackers. Various security technologies have been developed to better protect Wi-Fi networks from attacks."
    • What Is Cloud Computing? Created: Sunday, August 03, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Cloud computing consists of commercial third-party hardware and software services available via the Internet. These services typically provide access to software applications and high-end server co...
    • nslookup Created: Sunday, April 18, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      nslookup is a troubleshooting tool used to obtain information about Internet servers. As its name suggests, nslookup finds name server information for domains by querying DNS. The command line vers...
    • How To Install A Telephone Jack Created: Friday, April 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Telephone jack installation is one of the most basic wiring jobs a homeowner can do. Home automation applications may include installing phone extensions in additional rooms or installing a second ...
    • Windows Live Messenger Free Download Created: Sunday, August 20, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Instant Messenger) is a popular P2P Web application. Windows Live Messenger software is available for free download on the Internet. Check these locations to f...
    • GPRS Created: Sunday, May 11, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      GPRS is a cellular networking service that supports Internet WAP, text messaging, and other digital communications. GPRS is an always-on, packet switching service that supports theoretical data tra...
    • access point, wireless Created: Sunday, September 21, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      An access point (AP) is a specially configured node on a wireless local area network (WLAN). Access points act as a central transmitter and receiver of WLAN radio signals.
    • SAN Created: Saturday, February 17, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The term SAN - Storage Area Network - refers to high performance local area networks designed for server clusters. SAN networks often use Fibre Channel interconnection technology.
    • What Is Fixed Wireless Broadband Internet Access? Created: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Fixed wireless broadband is a type of high-speed Internet access where connections to service providers use radio signals rather than cables. Several different forms of fixed wireless broadband are...
    • DSL Availability Created: Saturday, February 03, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) service remains unavailable in many areas. Use these resources to check DSL availability for a particular home or office location." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • Introduction to Proxy Servers in Computer Networking Created: Saturday, July 12, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A proxy server acts an intermediate gateway between you and your Internet connection. These servers can improve both your network performance and also your online privacy." Sunday, August 08, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux provide command line ping utilities that can be run from the operating system shell. Computers can be pinged by either IP address or by name. Follow these ins...
    • What is Wireless Computer Networking? Created: Sunday, October 19, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Wireless networks utilize radio waves and/or microwaves to maintain communication channels between computers and other network devices. Wi-Fi is the most common form used in homes, but many other w...
    • Operating Systems and Computer Networks Created: Sunday, January 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Computers use low-level software called an operating system to help people build and run their own programs. Operating system software runs not just on laptop computers but also on cell phones, net...
    • Is It Legal to Use Open Access Wi-Fi Internet Connections? Created: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Wi-Fi technology simplifies the sharing of network connections between multiple computers and people. However, using someone else's Internet service may not be legal even if it is open access.
    • What is an Uplink (Port)? Created: Saturday, April 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      In computer networking, an uplink is a connection from a smaller local network up to a larger network. Uplink ports on broadband routers, for example, connect a home network to a modem and the Inte...
    • Introduction to the Domain Name System (DNS) Created: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Some people call the Domain Name System (DNS) the phone book of the Internet. DNS allows people to visit Web sites by their name instead of by cryptic numeric addresses, and it also does more."
    • What is Infrastructure Mode in Wireless Networking? Created: Sunday, November 30, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      In wireless networking, infrastructure mode bridges a wireless local network with a wired Ethernet network. Infrastructure mode wireless also scales the network to support more clients than the alt...
    • Do USB Wireless Network Adapters Work On Xbox? Created: Saturday, July 21, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Many Wi-Fi network adapters connect via USB. The Xbox game consoles all feature USB ports for connecting peripherals, but is it possible to configure a USB wireless adapter to work on an Xbox?
    • Bluetooth Created: Saturday, March 06, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Definition: Bluetooth (sometimes Blue Tooth) is a low cost, short range, low power-consuming wireless networking technology commonly used in cell phones and other portable devices. Bluetooth techno...
    • Upgrade Your Home Network to Wireless N Created: Saturday, September 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Many wireless home networks are using outdated Wi-Fi technology. Upgrading your network to Wireless N can be a simple way to improve its performance and reliability, although the benefit may not be...
    • Top Apple iOS Apps for Wireless Networking Created: Sunday, August 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      It can be difficult to find the best apps on Apple's App Store with so many less interesting ones crowding out the rest. Use this index to find the best iOS apps related to wireless networking.
    • firewall Created: Sunday, October 16, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A network firewall guards a computer network against unauthorized incoming or outgoing access. Network firewalls may be hardware devices, software programs, or a combination of the two.
    • How To Use Windows HomeGroup Created: Monday, September 05, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      HomeGroup is a feature Microsoft added in Windows 7 to simplify file and printer sharing on a home network. HomeGroup is an alternative to Windows workgroups and domains." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • How To Map a Network Drive in Windows XP Using Windows Explorer Created: Sunday, March 13, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Mapping a network drive in Windows XP can be accomplished in several different ways. This page explains the process to map a shared network drive or folder using Windows Explorer.
    • What Is a WEP Key? Created: Sunday, September 17, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A WEP key is a type of security code used on some Wi-Fi wireless networks, although newer and better alternative options exist. WEP keys allow a group of devices on a local network to exchange enco...
    • What Is a VPN? Created: Saturday, January 27, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A Virtual Private Network (VPN) implements private networks over public infrastructure" itemprop="description"> Friday, February 15, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The MTU is the maximum size of a single data unit (e.g., an Ethernet frame) of digital communications. MTU sizes are properties of physical network interfaces, measured in bytes.

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