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Networks: Fix Problems with Your Home Connections

Windows networking can be intimidating. All of those acronyms, protocols and things that you need to know in order to diagnose faults. In fact, it isnt really as complicated as it first appears. Most networking problems are caused by obvious, minor faults that any user can tackle. It is important to remember that you do not need to understand everything about networking, in the same way that you dont need to understand the internal combustion engine in order to change the spark plugs in a car! With the pointers in this article, you will feel more able to track down solutions to help your network get back on its feet. In addition, you will learn how your network might be a target for online attackers. Luckily, one of the free tools described in this article (netstat) will allow you to find out exactly whats going on under your PCs bonnet.

Category: Networks
Issue: 2007 Issue 5 August/September
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Article Reference: N2



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