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Networks Setting Up Your First Home NetworkA home network offers many advantages to the home user. For example, it becomes possible to share an Internet connection, rapidly copy files or access digital photographs stored on one PC from any computer in the house. The ability to click a shortcut on your desktop and have immediate access to the files on another …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: N1

Networks: Fix Problems with Your Home ConnectionsWindows 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 …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: N2

Networking: 7 Steps to Secure Your PC from AttackAlthough the Internet has very quickly transformed into a valuable and, for many people, almost essential tool, it is also riddled with all manner of potential security problems. For the unwary user, the Internet can house a wide-range of dangers, and in this article we are going to reveal how to check the effectiveness of …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: N21

Network Diagnosis in WindowsHow to Successfully Find and Resolve Network Errors Immediately Using the Free Network Diagnostic Tools in Windows 8/7 A network can go wrong in so many different ways as there are so many different components involved: the physical connection, the networking protocols necessary for communication and their correct configuration, as well as security measures such …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: 7, 8
Reference: N240

Network: Create Free Data Storage with an Old PCIf youve got an old PC that you dont use any more, then why not give it a new lease of life by using it as extra storage? These days it doesnt take very long for computer hardware (especially PCs) to become outdated, as new software requires more powerful hardware to run on. If youve …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: N3

Network Problems Solved QuicklyCreating a network has many advantages, since you can share programs, files and resources (such as printers and Internet connections) between PCs. However, a network connection can suffer from many different problems, since it is dependent on multiple components: the physical or wireless connection, the protocols that are required by the network and their correct …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: N350

Network Problems: Quick SolutionsThere are many advantages to creating a network, since they can be used to share access to programs, files, devices and resources such as your broadband Internet connection. However, if a network connection doesn’t work properly, it is difficult to find the source of the error, since there are lots of things that can potentially …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: N351

Network: Steps to Build a Low-cost Home LANMany homes now have more than one computer, and this means that there has been a huge increase in home networking in recent years. For many people, the idea of setting up a local area network (LAN) in their home seems complicated, but in reality the entire process can be very simple. In this article, …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: N5

Networks for Home UseIf you have more than one PC in your home you can connect them all via a network. This will enable you to use shared resources such as Internet connections, printers and other machines, as well as shared folders and documents. Simple networks are known as peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, and don’t require expensive Professional or Server versions of Windows …

Categories: Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: N500

Networking: Easy Home SetupMany homes have more than one PC or laptop, so why not connect them together in order to share printers, documents and an Internet connection? …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: N501

Network: Solve Errors Using PING and IPCONFIGYou don’t need a professional network technician to be able to locate an error on your network. Windows has powerful built-in tools that you can use to quickly locate and solve network errors. With the two Command Prompt tools PING and IPCONFIG, you can detect your underlying network settings on Windows and then pinpoint the …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: N509

Troubleshooting with Built-in ToolsYou don’t need to be an expert with command line tools like PING and NETSH in order to locate the cause of a network error. Windows has many internal tools to help you resolve network problems which automate complicated troubleshooting steps in a single click. Using this collection of little-known tools… …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: N510

Network Troubleshooting with PINGQuickly Repair Network Problems Using the Hidden PING Command Your PC is nothing without its connection to the Internet, so when your network connection goes down, you need to repair it fast. But, with so many different components between your computer and the web server you are accessing, how can you know where the fault …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: N515

Networking with Windows 8/7 HomeMicrosoft aims to make everyone who wants to set up a network use a Professional version of Windows 8/7 to do so. However, these versions are considerably more expensive than the more widely used versions targeted at home users. Thankfully, these Home versions of Windows are still fully capable of being connected to a network, …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: 7, 8
Reference: N520

Networking: Virtual Access Point from Your PC If you are within range of a WLAN, you can easily share your Internet connection with a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. But how can friends and family access the Internet if you don’t want to have to permanently give them your password, or if you don’t have a WLAN in the first …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: Vista, 7, 8, 10
Reference: N525

Network Tools to Resolve Difficult ProblemsEven the best craftsman is helpless without his tools. The same is true when you need to search your network for errors, e.g. when your Internet connection doesn’t work, you don’t have access to other PCs on your network, or your network printer fails to respond.   Featured in this article Unlocker FS Guard CurrPorts …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: 7, 8
Reference: N530

Networks: Fast Fixes for Compatibility ProblemsIf youve got several computers on your home network that all run different versions of Windows, then getting them all to communicate correctly can be tricky. The reason for this is that each revision of Windows that Microsoft has released uses a slightly different default networking configuration. In order to reliably network an assortment of …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: N6

NTFS: Check and Repair File Systems with FSUtilGreat discoveries usually last a lifetime. Microsoft clearly think so, since they are still using the NTFS (New Technology File System), which was originally introduced with Windows NT in July 1993. NTFS is the default file system for all current Windows versions, from Windows XP to Windows 10 and is used to organise the data …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: N650

NTFS File System Troubleshooting with FSUtilEven though you can perform simple administration techniques on your hard drive using the Disk Management Console, there are lots of important features missing, such as being able to edit the Master File Table (MFT), clear system and statistical information, as well as the ability to solve low level hard drive and file system problems. …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: N651

Networks: Manual Configuration to Fix Network ErrorsWindows does a great job of automating the process of connecting to different types of networks using its various built-in networking components. For instance, it uses DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) to automatically discover and assign an IP address for your computer so you can communicate with other IP-aware devices. However, if this auto-configuration system …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: N7