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Make A Network Cable and RJ45 Wall Jack

Make A Network Cable and RJ45 Wall Jack

Many people prefer to make their own network cables. There are a couple of reasons for this: It’s often cheaper to make your own, and you can make the cables just the right size for your setup, eliminating the clutter of excess cabling. These videos demonstrate proper techniques for making and testing your Cat 5e […]

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Network Cabling Comparison

Network Cabling Comparison

All network cables are not created equal. Before running the lines for your home network or office environment, you will want to take into consideration what types of cabling you will need to use for certain runs. Sure, in most cases you will be able to grab a box of Cat 5e UTP from your […]

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Who Needs Wires? Make A Wireless Bridge!

Who Needs Wires? Make A Wireless Bridge!

Assuming you followed my instructions on flashing your router with the latest fancy DD-WRT firmware, then you will be able to transform your router into a wireless bridge instead of an Access Point.  Have you ever needed to get internet or intranet to another spot further away from the main Access Point and don’t have […]

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Flash a Router With DD-WRT Firmware

Flash a Router With DD-WRT Firmware

Sometimes the router that we know and love doesn’t do everything we need it to.  If you need additional functionality not currently supported with your default firmware, it might be time to look for an alternative.  DD-WRT is a well rounded, exceptionally detailed, and superbly documented 3rd party firmware that will add a lot of […]

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Our Choice Between Google Drive, Skydrive and Dropbox

Our Choice Between Google Drive, Skydrive and Dropbox

And the winner is…all of them. But if you’re going to make us pick, we have to go with Skydrive simply because they offer the most free space. In reality, there is no reason why you should not use all of them. Hey, it’s free, so take advantage of the space and backup your important […]

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Add A Hard Drive To A Failing RAID Array

Add A Hard Drive To A Failing RAID Array

There are a lot of subtle nuances to Windows Server 08.  Many different configurations to get it set up the best for your particular setup, and a bevy of software to add to fill in any gaps that it doesn’t come with after a base install.  One of the less talked about aspects of running […]

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The Best Wireless Router Placement In Your Home

The Best Wireless Router Placement In Your Home

Wireless router placement rarely crosses the minds of most people. You buy the router, take it out of the box, and then plug it into the modem right? Sure, but the location of the router needs to be considered. Did you know most router antennas are omnidirectional, meaning the signal goes out in all direction? […]

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Learn How To Improve Wireless Speed On Your D-Link Router

Learn How To Improve Wireless Speed On Your D-Link Router

There are a few things home users can do to extend and improve wireless speed. The obvious is to have the best speeds coming into the house–meaning having a good internet provider and proper wiring. You are given a modem or router by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) once the connection is setup. Beyond that, […]

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How To Easily Share Files Between Mac and PC

How To Easily Share Files Between Mac and PC

Many homes and offices have a hybrid computer environment, meaning there is the potential need to share files between Mac and PC. Setting up network shares between the two is not very difficult, but certain options must be turned on to allow a Mac computer and a PC to see file shares. The following tutorial will explain […]

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Wireless Settings Do Not Match Network Requirements

Wireless Settings Do Not Match Network Requirements

As easy as networking Windows Vista and Windows 7 has become, there are times when connectivity problems are encountered that make you scratch your head. One such problem is trying to connect a new computer or a new network adapter to an existing network. The process is usually flawless and automatic, but you may encounter […]

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