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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 …

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Wireless Router Placement

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Block Websites With D-Link Router

There are a lot of dangerous websites out there. Some contain viruses, and some contain content and images you do not want members of your family to stumble upon. There are several ways to block websites on individual computers, but …

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Disable Router SSID Broadcast For Security

You can disable router SSID broadcast and then connect to the router manually to improve security. This isn’t really necessary if you have WPA-2 enabled and have a secure password, but some people might prefer to have their router in …

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How to Run Ethernet Cable Through Walls

We are often asked how to run Ethernet cable through walls. While a wireless network is convenient, a wired network has several advantages. In terms of speed, reliability and security, a wired network setup is the way to go. You can …

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How To Set Up An Ad Hoc Network

You can learn how to set up an Ad Hoc network to connect one computer to another computer. Most people will have their wireless devices and computers setup for Infrastructure networking, meaning the network is handled by a router. If …

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Learn How To Transfer Files Computer To Computer

There are many ways to move files from computer to computer. You can connect to another computer over a traditional network, you can use programs like Dropbox to move files over the Internet, or you can directly attach two computers …

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Clone MAC Address

The ability to Clone MAC Address options is necessary for your router to connect to the Internet. A MAC address is a 12-digit code assigned to a unique piece of hardware for identification. Most ISPs will require you to register …

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DNS Error – Cannot Find Server

If you are getting the message “DNS Error – cannot find server” whenever you try to access a website, this means your computer cannot associate the name of the website, such as google.com, with its IP address 74.125.43.99. DNS problems …

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Dlink Wireless Router Access Point

If you’ve recently upgraded your router, you can use your old router as a Dlink wireless router access point elsewhere in the house to extend the range of your wireless coverage. Routers perform tasks that make running two routers on …

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Crossover Cable Diagram For Making Networking Cables

The following is a crossover cable diagram. Ethernet crossover cables are not used that often, but they are useful for connecting computers directly together in a small home network or in a circumstance when you need to quickly get data from …

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Wireless Router Reviews

The following are wireless router reviews for Cisco and D-Link brand routers–manufacturers we consider to be the best in this class. We chose a router from each of their consumer models and highlight their advantages so you can make a …

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Open Source Router Firmware

Your router has built in software provided by the manufacturer. It resides on a piece of integrated hardware called firmware, which means it can be updated with newer versions of the router software when there are updates. It also means …

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