Wireless/Networking Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

Bus, Ring, Star and other Computer Network Topology
Common network topologies include the bus topology, star, and ring. Learn more about these and other topologies in computer network design.

How to Find a MAC Address
Follow these instructions on how to find and/or change a MAC address on Windows, Unix or Linux, or on the Mac.

How to Change a MAC Address
The MAC address is a number used by network adapters to uniquely identify themselves on a LAN. MAC addresses are 12-digit hexadecimal numbers. Follow these instructions to find a MAC address and/or change a MAC address. Page 2.

Introduction to Peer-To-Peer Software and Networks
P2P is peer-to-peer computer networking. P2P networking and P2P software applications have evolved in recent years to include may new peer-to-peer software systems.

Overview of P2P Applications and Networks
P2P applications like Kazaa and Napster have been the most popular Internet software of all time. Learn more about P2P applications and the P2P networks they run on. Page 2.

Finding and Using Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Wi-Fi hotspots provide Internet access to wireless network devices in public locations such as downtown centers, cafes, airports and hotels. Businesses are increasingly using Wi-Fi hotspots for their internal (intranet) networks. Follow these guidelines to use WiFi hotspots most effectively.

How to Build a Wireless Home Network - Wireless Terminology
This article explains how to build a wireless home network. Pick a wireless design that's right for you, then choose the appropriate hardware, and install and configure your new wireless network. Page 2.

LANs, WANs and Other Area Networks Demystified
LAN and WAN are two common network domains, but many other types of area networks exist. Learn more about computer network types here.

How to Build a Wi-Fi Wireless Home Network Tutorial
This article explains how to build a wireless home network. Pick a wireless design that's right for you, then choose the appropriate hardware, and install and configure your new wireless network.

How to Build a Wireless Home Network
This article explains how to build a wireless home network. Pick a wireless design that's right for you, then choose the appropriate hardware, and install and configure your new wireless network. Page 3.

How to Build a Wireless Home Network - Tutorial
This article explains how to build a wireless home network. Pick a wireless design that's right for you, then choose the appropriate hardware, and install and configure your new wireless network. Page 4.

Wireless Home Network Building Tutorial
This article explains how to build a wireless home network, including how to install and configure your new wireless network. Page 5.

File Sharing on Computer Networks and the Internet
Computer networks allow you to share data files with friends, family, coworkers and customers. Learn about five different methods for file sharing.

How to Connect a Laptop or Other Computer to TV
Using any of the several methods described here, you can connect a computer to TV (television) for streaming digital pictures and video. It's an ideal way for watching media on a bigger screen and/or sharing with friends and family.

Xbox 360 Networking Troubleshooting
Microsoft Xbox consoles support home network connections to the Xbox Live service for multi-player Internet gaming. Unfortunately, these network connections may fail for various reasons. This article describes Xbox 360 troubleshooting procedures for Xbox Live networking.

The Mysteries of Client Server Network Technology Explained
The term client-server refers to a computer network design organized around client devices, server computers and application software.

How to Connect Two Computers Through a Network
The simplest kind of home network contains exactly two computers. You can use this kind of network to share files, a printer or another peripheral device, and even an Internet connection. Two computers can be networked together for file sharing in several different ways.

Connect Two Home Computers for File Sharing
The simplest kind of home network contains exactly two computers. This page describes methods of connecting two computers using a central network device such as a hub, switch or router. Page 2.

Wireless Standards: 802.11a, 802.11b/g/n and 802.11ac
Which of the popular wireless home networking standards like 802.11n or 802.11ac Wi-Fi is right for you? This article explains the pros and cons of each of these wireless standards.

IEEE 802.11 Working Group Standards
The following IEEE 802.11 standards exist or are in development to support the creation of technologies for wireless local area networking. Page 2.

Binary and Hexadecimal Numbers in Computer Networking
In computer networking, addresses, masks, encryption keys, and various other technical elements all rely on binary or hexadecimal numbering schemes.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter
The WiFi network adapter Microsoft produces for its Xbox 360 is stylish, but it isn't cheap. Owners of the Xbox 360 wireless network adapter generally consider it reliable, fast and easy to setup.

What is Facebook's IP Address?
If you are blocked from facebook.com, you can sometimes use an IP address to reach it. Facebook utilizes multiple Internet servers and IP addresses.

Home Automation - How To Get Started
Choosing a place to start building your home automation system can seem overwhelming. Having a little knowledge makes choosing home automation products easier. Most people start with lighting starter kits.

What Is HSPA - High Speed Packet Access?
HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) is a term used to describe certain 3G cellular network protocols. An enhanced version of HSPA called HSPA+ or Evolved HSPA is also available on some carrier's networks.

Set Up a Linksys Network - Your Options
Several different tools and approaches can be used to set up a Linksys network including Cisco Connect and Network Magic. Although they make the job easier, you do not need wizards or third-party software to set up Linksys networks, though; setup can also be done manually.

What Is CATV (Cable Television) - Definition & Overview
CATV is a shorthand term for cable television. Beside cable TV programming, many providers also offer cable Internet service together with TV to their customers over the same CATV lines.

How to Find the IP Addresses for Yahoo!
Unable to reach yahoo.com? You may be able to connect to Yahoo by an IP address. Like many popular Web sites, Yahoo! utilizes multiple Internet servers and IP addresses.

How To Use Windows HomeGroup
HomeGroup is a Microsoft Windows O/S feature for file and printer sharing on home networks - a useful alternative to Windows workgroups and domains.

Home Networking for Internet Television and Video
With a home network and a smart TV or related appliances, you can get the most out of your Internet television experience, including streaming video whether at home or away.

Default Password for Linksys E1000 Wireless N Router
Broadband routers like the Linksys E1000 ship with a default password set by the manufacturer at the factory. Knowing the E1000 password is required when first logging into it for administration.

Default Password for the Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router
Broadband routers like the Linksys WRT54G ship with a default password set at the factory. Knowing the WRT54G password is required when first logging into it for administration. Changing the WRT54G default password is highly recommended for security reasons.

IE8 - Free Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Downloads
The Internet Explorer 8 is a free Web browser widely used on Windows PCs. Use this guide to find the right free IE8 downloads for your computers.

192.1.1 - Definition in Computer Networking
People sometimes confuse the 192.1.1 Internet Protocol (IP) network with the 192.168.1 network. In most cases, 192.1.1 is the wrong one to be looking for.

Introduction to MAC Addresses - Formatting Examples
MAC address numbers don't reveal anything about a device's physical location but they are sometimes used by Internet providers to identify networks.

How to Buy Computer Network Equipment for Home
Are you overwhelmed by all the complications of finding and buying the right equipment for your home computer network? Relax. We've got helpful advice you can use.

60 GHz Wireless Network Protocols
Wireless network connections that use 60 GHz signaling technology simply blow away Wi-Fi and other forms of wireless on some kinds of speed measurements. So why isn't this technology being used everywhere?

Introduction to Computer Network Security
Network security might sound uninteresting... until your equipment or data gets stolen. No one foolproof security system for computer networks exists, but here are the basic risks to guard against.

Types of Public Folders on Computer Networks
So-called public folders are an easy way to share files between computers on a local network. Only certain kinds of devices support the concept of public folders, however, and there are several different kinds.

Problems With Wireless Networking on Apple iOS Devices
Having trouble making connections on iPhone or iPad? Apple iOS includes several features to help quickly resolve problems with wireless networking.

Top Personal Cloud Storage Systems
Combining some of the best features of cloud and local network storage systems, these personal devices allow you to greatly expand the storage capacity of a home network while also keeping control over how files get shared outside.

Top HomePlug AV Powerline Wireless Network Adapters
These HomePlug AV adapters support powerline network connections up to 200 Mbps and enable Wi-Fi devices to connect through their built-in wireless interface.

Wiring A Ceiling Fan And Light For Home Automation
Wiring a ceiling fan and light with separate switches allows home automation control of both devices. Ceiling fans should never be dimmed, yet often a home owner desires dimming capability for the ceiling fan lights.

Guide to Wireless Network Protocols
There's a lot more to wireless networking than just Wi-Fi. How much do you know about the other protocols used in wireless communications today?

Top VNC Free Software Downloads
Looking for free remote desktop sharing software? The software packages listed here support Virtual Network Computing (VNC) on various computing platforms. VNC technology enables remote desktop sharing and remote control capabilities, useful for working with home or business computers.

How Slow Can Network Connections Go and Still be Usable?
To judge whether your network is fast enough, consider bandwidth requirements of the different applications you use, factor in how much the network is utilized by others, and compare to the rated capabilities of your equipment and Internet service.

Top Apple iOS Apps for Wireless Networking
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.

Can't Connect to the Internet? These 10 Tips Can Help
When you suddenly can't connect to the Internet, any of several things could be wrong. Use this list to find and solve Internet connection problems.

Introduction to DNS Tools
These freely available DNS tools are commonly used by network administrators to keep their systems running properly on the Internet, but the tools are also an easy way to look up general information about Web sites.

Best Bit Torrent Clients for P2P File Sharing
Many different P2P file sharing client applications have been developed for BitTorrent network. Each has their own style; which one is your favorite?

Best Free Windows FTP Server Software
An FTP server is a required software application on networks that wish to support file sharing using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Internet servers. This index describes the most popular FTP server software for Windows, some of which are free.

Top 802.11g Wireless Broadband Routers for Home
Index of 802.11g wireless broadband routers, with commentary and links to a price comparison engine. These 802.11g wireless router products are best suited for home computer networks.

10 Wireless Home Network Security Tips
When setting up and maintaining Wi-Fi home networks, consider these tips for maximizing the security of the computers and data on these networks.

Methods for Network File Transfer Between PCs
You can transfer files from PC to PC over a network using several different software packages and methods. File transfer techniques include FTP, peer to peer and IM software, and shared Windows folders.

Top Wi-Fi Wireless Network Adapters for Game Consoles
Only certain types of wireless network adapters work with video game consoles. The Wi-Fi adapters listed here allow you to connect a game console to a wireless home network for online gaming.

Expert Tips for Maintaining a Home Wi-Fi Network
Properly maintenance of a home network is necessary to keep it stable and to get maximum benefit from the equipment. After you have a basic Wi-Fi home network up and running, consider implementing these ideas for improving its capability and performance.

Top N300 Wireless N (802.11n) Wi-Fi Broadband Routers
These home broadband routers support N300 Wi-Fi, the 300 Mbps rated version of 802.11n. They are a cost-affordable way to upgrade an old home network.

802.11 IEEE Networking Standards - Glossary Definition
802.11 is a family of standards for wireless local area network (WLAN) networking. Popular 802.11 standards include 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n.

A Profile of Wireless Range Extenders (Range Expanders)
A wireless network may contain several different types of equipment. A wireless range extender allows Wi-Fi signals to be spread over larger distances, overcoming obstructions and improving signal strength for clients.

A Profile of Wireless Game Adapters
A wireless network may contain several different types of equipment. The wireless game adapter connects a video game console to a Wi-Fi home network to enable Internet gaming.

A Profile of Wireless Print Servers
A wireless network may contain several different types of equipment. The wireless print server allows printer devices to be most conveniently shared across an entire network.

Wireless Network Adapters - Wireless Product Equipments
A wireless network may contain several different types of equipment. The wireless network adapter allows a network device to join a Wi-Fi network. Wireless network adapters exist in several different forms including PCI, PCMCIA and USB form factors. Page 3.

What Are Wireless Access Points (WAP)?
A wireless network may contain several different types of equipment. The wireless access point joins a Wi-Fi local network to a wired broadband router or other Ethernet network. WiFi routers contain built-in wireless access points. Page 2.

Wireless Router - Network Equipment Definition
A wireless network may contain several different types of equipment. Use this guide to learn about each type of network equipment including routers, access points and adapters.

Using and Upgrading Computer Networks and Applications
You can use a network to share and back up files, play games, and run more sophisticated applications. Be prepared to upgrade equipment and software periodically to take advantage of improving technology and get the most out of your network. Networking professionals and students will especially want to stay on top of the latest developments in this fast-changing field.

ASP - Application Service Provider
An Application Service Provider (ASP) is an business that offers software services to customers, using computer networks and the Internet as the mechanism to distribute and manage the service.

Wireless USB Network Adapter
Wireless USB network adapters provide WiFi capability to any computing device possessing a standard USB port.

Wireless Ethernet Bridge- Wireless Networking
A wireless media adapter converts a wired Ethernet device for use on a wireless network. WiFi media adapters are also known as wireless Ethernet bridges. Page 4.

Wireless Adapter Cards - Wireless Network Adapters
Several types of wireless adapter cards are available to network with desktop, notebook and handheld computers and also with game consoles or other home entertainment equipment. Wireless adapter cards allow these devices to communicate over WiFi.

Wireless PC Card Adapter
A wireless PC Card adapter fits in a notebook computer to provide WiFi network capability. PC Card adapters are small devices approximately the size of a credit card.

Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services Second Edition


Getting Started With Basic Computer Network Configurations
This guide describes how to set up computer networks ranging from simple direct connections between devices to complete home and even IT networks. Learn to select equipment, configure the systems, share files, printers and Internet connections, and perform other basic operations. You can also pick up troubleshooting techniques to quickly diagnose and fix various kinds of network problems.

DSL and Cable Modem Customer Satisfaction - U.S.
J.D. Power and Associates compares relative quality of DSL and cable modem services through their annual survey of residential customer satisfaction.

DSL and Cable Modem - Broadband Internet
DSL and cable modem broadband Internet services continue to grow in popularity worldwide. In the U.S, research suggests cable will continue to remain more popular than DSL for the foreseeable future.

The Best Free Internet Speed Tests Explained
A download speed test estimates the performance of a network connection by using sample data files and test Web servers. You can use one of these download speed test services to measure Internet connection bandwidth as part of tweaking your network setup.

Computer and Wireless Networking Basics
Use this guide to learn the basics of computer and wireless networking. These pages describe different types of designs, equipment, protocols and other technologies essential to building computer networks.

How to Ping Computers and Web Sites in 3 Simple Steps
Computer operating systems provide ping utilities run from the command shell or via apps. Follow these instructions to ping computers and Web sites.

How to Ping a Web Site or Computer by Name
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. This page illustrates ping of a Web site.

Can Two Routers Be Used on the Same Network?
It is possible to connect two routers on the same home network. This can be useful when building a hybrid wired and wireless network or generally expanding the scale of an existing home network.

What is a Keylogger and Key Logging Software?
Keyloggers are often used in IT organizations to troubleshoot computer and network technical problems but can also be used by a family, or by hackers.

How to Go Invisible on Yahoo Messenger
Yahoo Messenger allows its online users to selectively appear invisible from the rest of the IM network. Who does this? Can you hack around it?

WAP (Disambiguation) - Wireless Access Point and More
In wireless networking, the term WAP refers to both wireless access points and Wireless Application Protocol. One of these technologies is obsolete.

How to Fix Limited or No Connectivity Errors in Windows
When attempting to make network connections on a Windows computer, you may encounter a Limited Or No Connectivity error message. Here's what to do.

192.168.1.254 - Router and Modem Default IP Address
The IP address 192.168.1.254 is the default for a few brands of home broadband routers and broadband modems. 192.168.1.254 is a private IP address not reachable on the Internet.

Surprising Facts About Home Network Routers
These lesser-known facts about home network routers are good to keep in mind if you own one, are in the market for one, or just looking to upgrade.

Free uTorrent Client Downloads
uTorrent is a free client application for the BitTorrent P2P network. uTorrent runs on Windows 95 and newer computers. You can download the uTorrent client from one of the locations listed.

The Best Ways to Sync Files over Wireless Connections
File syncing is a bit more complicated than file sharing. Fortunately, no matter what your device and operating system, there are ways to do it.

Pinging an IP Address that Does not Respond
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. This page explains what happens when pings fail.

What Li-Fi WIreless Light Can Do For Your Network
Li-Fi is a promising local area network technology that transmits data using visible light pulses from LEDs. Future Wi-Fi killer or flop - you decide.

How Fast is Cable Modem Internet?
One of the traditional advantages of cable Internet over alternatives is its speed. Does cable still outperform the competition?

Wireless Tech at Mobile World Congress 2016
Mobile World Congress showcases many new wireless products including phones, IoT gadgets, and connectivity technology. This is a summary for 2016.

What is Hacking in Computer Networking?
In computer networking, hacking is any technical effort to manipulate the normal behavior of connected systems and connections including the Internet.

About 802.11g Wi-Fi for Wireless Computer Networking
802.11g is a Wi-Fi standard technology for wireless network communication supporting 54 Mbps rated connections, still used on many home networks.

How to Protect Your Personal Data on Computer Networks
Tired of hearing horror stories of people having their personal data stolen? Protect yourself from network data theft by following these basic tips.

Top N600 Wireless N (802.11n) Wi-Fi Broadband Routers
These routers support N600 (802.11n) dual band home networking with 300 Mbps rated connections on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Good for growing networks.

The Purpose and Inner Workings of TCP/IP Router Tables
TCP/IP routers uses routing tables to determine the destinations of messages they are responsible for forwarding. A router table is small database.

What is Cloud Computing and How Do You Use It?
Cloud computing moves files or applications that used to be on your hard drive to Internet servers owned by someone else. What can possibly go wrong?

How to Work with Mobile Networking on Android Phones
Modern smartphones contain an ever-increasing number of features. This walkthrough explains how to use mobile network settings on Android phones.

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What is a Virtual LAN (VLAN) and What Can It Do?
A VLAN makes it possible to set up logical networks having devices split across physical subnets. Both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks support VLANs.

Remote and Online Data Network Backups Explained
Network backup systems maintain copies of your personal electronic data in case of computer failures or disasters - an excellent insurance policy.

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How to Work with Wi-Fi on Android Phones
Using Wi-Fi on an Android phone can be confusing due to the sheer number of different settings involved. This walkthrough explains them visually.

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Voice Over IP Gateways in Wireless Network Routers
VoIP (Voice over IP) technology supports digital residential telephone service over long-distance networks like the Internet. To hook up a traditional telephone to VoIP requires a hardware adapter connected to the home Internet connection. These wireless VoIP routers (sometimes called VoIP gateways) contain built-in analog terminal adapters that provide such connections.

Keeping Time With Atomic Clocks
When you purchase a clock that labels itself as an “Atomic Clock,” you are actually buying a device that synchronizes itself to the US government’s Atomic Clock outside Boulder, Colorado.

Release and Renew IP Addresses on Microsoft Windows
Step-by-step instructions to quickly release and/or renew Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT computers.

Free P2P File Sharing Utilities - Where Are They Now
Many years ago, free P2P file sharing programs were all the rage on the Internet. Few of them still work anymore. Which one was your favorite?

RFID - Radio Frequency Identification
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification - a wireless radio frequency system that tracks things through the use of small chips called tags.

Introduction to Network Encryption
Network encryption is one of the essential security protections in use on the Internet. What kind of encryption does your network use?

Network Effects in Theory and Practice
The term network effect has been used (and overused) to describe the impacts that a growing customer base has on some kinds of businesses.

Who’s Who in Wireless and Computer Networking
Among the many engineers and scientists involved in computer and wireless networking, very few have become famous. You need to know these names.

What a 5G Network Can Do For You (Someday)
The next big thing in mobile and wireless networking is 5G. No one is sure yet how fast it will run and what else it can do. Will it be worth the wait?

How a URL Works for Locating Resources on the Internet
A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a specially-formatted string of text used by Web browsers and other network software to define a location on the Internet.

Why is My Internet So Slow... and What Can I Do to Fix It?
This checklist explains common reasons why Internet connections can be slow and how to fix them without needing to have a college degree in networks.

Kilobits, Megabits and Gigabits - Network Bit Rates
The rate at which data travels over a computer network is measured in bits per second - kilobits, megabits and gigabits being the three common forms.

How Does Spyware Get Onto Your Computer or Phone?
Spyware software can download onto a computer in several ways. This page explains the ways spyware software can inadvertently be downloaded from the Internet.

How to Set Up PPPoE Internet Access on Home Networks
Learn how to set up PPPoE on routers and modems if your Internet provider still uses it. Be sure to remember the PPPoE username and password.

Why It's Difficult to Fix HTTP 500 Internal Server Errors
Unless you are a Web server administrator, your ability to fix HTTP 500 internal server errors is severely limited as explained here.

Best 802.11ac (AC1900) Wi-Fi Routers for Home Networks
These home broadband routers are among the best. They all support AC1900 Wi-Fi, an advanced wireless technology for high-speed home networking.

192.168.1.101 and the 192.168.1.x IP Address Ranges
The IP addresses 192.168.1.101, 192.168.1.102 and 192.168.1.103 all belong to a range commonly used on home computer networks with Linksys routers.

How to Enable and Disable Wi-Fi Connections in Windows
Microsoft Windows allows you to enable and disable any installed network connections. Use this feature to help troubleshoot and repair certain Windows networking problems.

Why Disaster Recovery for Networking and IT Matters
Disaster recovery is an under-appreciated aspect of professional computer networking and IT. Does your organization have a disaster recovery plan?

What is Google's IP Address?
Google operates Web servers around the world to run its search engine and other services. Many different Google IP addresses exist as explained here.

Wi-Fi Smart Thermostats for Connected Homes
These smart thermostats use Wi-Fi, smart phone apps, and sensor technology to make home HVAC management fun.

Bits vs. Bytes - What Is the Difference?
In computer networking, the terms bits and bytes refer to digital data transmitted over a physical connection. So what's the difference between them?

Planning a Wired and Wireless Home Network
This home networking tutorial offers a comprehensive resource for beginners and experienced networkers alike. Learn how to build and troubleshoot home networks, and see what the future of home networking might bring. Page 2.

Tutorial for Wired and Wireless Home Networking
This home networking tutorial offers a comprehensive resource on how to assemble the network, starting with the centerpiece. Page 4.

Wired and Wireless Home Networking - Everything Else
This home networking tutorial helps you learn how to build and troubleshoot home networks. Here is a list of links to network problems, and the future of home networking. Page 5.

Help for Wired and Wireless Home Computer Networks
This home networking tutorial offers a comprehensive resource for beginners and experienced networkers alike. Learn how to build and troubleshoot home networks, and see what the future of home networking might bring.

Home Networking - Purchasing Home Network Equipment
This home networking tutorial offers a comprehensive resource to learn how to build and troubleshoot home networks. Also, check to see what hardware and network designs exist. Page 3.

Introduction to WAP
Read an introduction on WAP and WML, which supports the delivery of Web content over wireless networks

Best DOCSIS 3.0 Modems for Cable Internet
Are you in the market for a cable modem? All of these DOCSIS 3.x models are worth a look.Be sure to choose one that's compatible with your provider.

Portal - Computer Networking
(A definition.) A portal is a Web site with a rich navigation structure of both internal and external links.

Why Network Address Translation (NAT) Saved the Internet
Network Address Translation (NAT) technology keeps all of your private network IP addresses working properly while sharing an Internet connection.

What Really Happened to Dial-up Networking
Dial up networking technology supplies Internet service to homes via telephone lines. Most (but not all) households have moved on to broadband.

Glossary of TCP Port and UDP Port Numbers - TCP/IP Port Number Glossary
Reference for TCP and UDP port numbers 800-1023 used by the TCP/IP protocol.

Glossary of TCP Port and UDP Port Numbers - TCP/IP Port Number Glossary
Reference for TCP and UDP port numbers 0-9 used by the TCP/IP protocol.

Glossary of TCP Port and UDP Port Numbers - TCP/IP Port Number Glossary
Reference for TCP and UDP port numbers 700-799 used by the TCP/IP protocol.

Glossary of TCP Port and UDP Port Numbers - TCP/IP Port Number Glossary
Reference for TCP and UDP port numbers 200-249 used by the TCP/IP protocol.

Glossary of TCP Port and UDP Port Numbers - TCP/IP Port Number Glossary
Reference for TCP and UDP port numbers 150-199 used by the TCP/IP protocol.

Careers in Networking - Career Advice Tips Ideas Information
Thinking of starting a career in computer networking? Read this advice on computer network college education programs and certifications.

DSL vs. Cable Modem Comparison - Security
What are the differences between a DSL and cable modem? Read a comparison about broadband network security.

What To Do with the APN Settings on Your Phone
The APN settings on a cell phone hook it up to your online data plan. Learn how Access Point Names work and impress your friends.

What is Virtual Network Computing (VNC)?
VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is a remote desktop technology that enables the display of one computer to be viewed and controlled across a network.

An Overview of Computer Network Administration
Computer network administration is a critical function in many businesses even if its mostly invisible. Learn more about what network admins do.

The Value of QoS on Computer Networks
Quality of Service (QoS) enables predictable performance levels on networks. Aspects of QoS include availability, bandwidth, latency and error rate.

Seven Essential Laws of Computer Networking
These seven laws of networking and their creators have helped shape how the world thinks of computer networks, the Internet, and social networks.

When You (or Your Network) Needs a Crossover Cable
A crossover cable directly connects two network devices to each other. They have become increasingly uncommon since the advent of Gigabit Ethernet.

Internet Protocol Tutorial - Lessons in Computer Networking
This Internet Protocol tutorial will teach you about IP technology and how to work with IP addresses on your devices and networks.

Video Conferencing on Computer Networks
Network systems for video conferencing have come a long way since the early days of Microsoft NetMeeting. Which one is your favorite?

Network Directory Facts - LDAP and Active Directory
LDAP and Active Directory are the two central technologies behind network directory systems. How much do you know about them?

Internet Information Services - IIS Servers
IIS (Internet Information Services) is a Web server built by Microsoft for use with Windows. IIS competes with Apache for popularity on the Internet.

Ethernet Speed - How Fast is Ethernet?
Wired Ethernet connection speeds can range anywhere from a few Mbps up to many Gbps. How fast does your Ethernet run?

The Most Popular TCP and UDP Port Numbers
Of the thousands of TCP ports and UDP ports available, certain ones are much more important than others. The ones listed here are especially popular.

List of TCP Ports and UDP Ports (Well-Known)
The TCP ports and UDP ports below 1024 are called well-known. Some are far from well-known while others have mainstream usage by popular applications.

Common Questions and Answers on the OSI Network Model
Expand your knowledge of the OSI network model with these useful facts that often get overlooked.by beginners.

Introduction to SDSL - The DSL for Business Internet Service
Everyone knows about DSL for home Internet service, but did you know that business DSL is popular and widely available too?

What is InfiniBand?
InfiniBand is an architecture designed for high-performance I/O systems such as storage area networks (SAN) or high-performance server clusters.

The Rise and Fall of P2P File Sharing Networks
Do you remember the last time you used these P2P file sharing networks?

BPL - Broadband Over Power Line Technology Explained
BPL (Broadband over Power Line) once looked like a great way to get more people online, but it just hasn't worked out the way its creators envisioned.

Using a Setup CD for Windows XP Internet Connection Setup
Some older forms of Internet service were installed from a Windows XP using setup CDs as shown here.

Setting Up Internet Connection Manually in Windows XP
Broadband and dial-up Internet connections can be set up manually in Windows XP as shown here.

Starting the New Internet Connection Wizard in Windows XP
To set up Internet connections in Microsoft Windows XP, choose from among three available setup methods.

Choosing From a List of Internet Service Providers in Windows XP Setup
Windows XP Internet setup allows you to pick from a list of dial-up Internet service providers as shown here.

TCP Headers and UDP Headers Explained
Both TCP and UDP generate special headers to package data sent over IP networks. TCP and UDP header data is required for these protocols to function.

Denial of Service Definitions - DoS and DDoS
Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are intended to disable networked systems by blocking or severely limiting access to them. Several kinds of DoS exist.

Top D-Link WiFi Network Wireless Video Cameras
D-Link is one of the most prolific manufacturers of both traditional (wired) and wireless video cameras for consumer and business use. Many but not all of D-Link's cameras are WiFi capable.

Wireless Home Networking Books - Wi-Fi Home Networks
These books explain how to properly build and manage a wireless home computer network based on the popular 802.11

108 Mbps Wireless Routers - Top 108 Mbps 802.11g Routers
This class of wireless routers utilizes advanced technology to accelerate 802.11g connections beyond the base 54 Mbps level up to 108 Mbps. These routers are backward compatible with ordinary 802.11g and older Wi-Fi equipment. However, they often cost more than standard 802.11g gear and may not always provide a speed increase.

Best 802.11b Wireless Access Points (APs) for Home
Research the best 802.11b-compliant wireless access point products and compare prices using this annnotated review.

Portable 802.11g Wireless Routers for Travel
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.

Best Home Networking Books - Top Books for Building Home Networks
The best home networking books teach basic concepts, provide examples and step-by-step guidance, and avoid a condescending tone.

VPN - Virtual Private Networking Explained
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) supports private network access over public connections. A VPN provides secure and cost-effective LAN-WAN communications.

Top Four Compact 802.11b USB Wireless Adapters
USB wireless adapters allow most PCs to join Wi-Fi home networks. Compact USB wireless adapters are conveniently small and work with a wide variety of computers. These USB wireless adapters support the 802.11b Wi-Fi protocol.

Top Ten FTP Client Software Programs for Windows
An FTP client supports downloading of files across the Internet from computers called FTP servers. This index describes popular GUI based FTP client software programs. Some FTP clients work only on Microsoft Windows while others work cross-platform on Linux and Mac computers as well.

Top 3 Internet Connection Sharing Software Packages
One way to set up Internet connection sharing on a small to medium sized business network is to install one of these software packages. Internet connection sharing software allows all networked computers to browse the Web together, but more importantly, these packages contain advanced security functionality.

How to Change DNS Server Settings on Home Computer Networks
Changing your DNS server settings may be needed if your Internet provider has issues. It can also help improve the responsiveness of your network.

HTTPS Explained - What is HTTPS?
HTTPS is a commonly-used communication protocol for protected Web browsing. Some people say all sites should use it instead of conventional HTTP.

Troubleshooting Xbox One Network Failures
The Xbox One includes a network connection testing feature that can identify a wide range of networking issues as explained here.

Troubleshooting Xbox One Network Failures
The Xbox One includes a network connection testing feature that can identify a wide range of networking issues as explained here.

Networking with the Microsoft Xbox One Game Console
The Xbox One supports both wired Ethernet and wireless Wi-Fi connection options, essential for networking the game console with Xbox Live.

Introduction to In-Vehicle Computer Networks
Did you know that most newer cars have a computer network inside, helping it run better and keep you safe?

Introduction to Network Datacenters
Datacenters are gatekeepers to much of the world's online data and network traffic. Learn more about how these special facilities function.

Common Mobile Network Problems (and How to Fix or Avoid Them)
Avoid networking problems to get the most out of your mobile devices. Consider these common mobile network problems and ways to deal with them.

Free VPN Client and Server Software Downloads
Looking for free VPN software? These downloads probably won't support everything you want to do, but they are a good starting point.

The Cisco AnyConnect Security Mobility Client
Virtual private networks (VPNs) set up using Cisco backend equipment often use the AnyConnect Security Mobility Client as their VPN client.

The World's Most Interesting Datacenters
Among the millions of network datacenters that exist worldwide, these five stand out as the most interesting examples. How many are you aware of?

What is DDNS in Computer Networking?
DDNS is a service that maps Internet domain names to IP addresses. DDNS serves a similar, but not quite the same, purpose to DNS.

Introduction to SONET
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) technology offers high availability, high bandwidth signaling over fiber.

What Is RFC - Internet Request for Comments?
RFC documents describe how basic technologies of the modern Internet like TCP and HTTP were designed.

CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional Explained
The CCNP is professional network certification designed to recognize competency in network routing and switching, offered by Cisco Systems.

Introduction to Ethernet Network Technology
How much do you know about Ethernet, one the world's most useful and famous computer network technologies?

Downloads and Uploads on Computer Networks
Can you tell the difference between a download and an upload? Or which direction is downstream or upstream? It's all explained here.

Availability, Reliability, and Serviceability Explained
A combination of three factors - reliability, availability and serviceability - is essential for high-end computer network technology. Here's why.

IPTV - Television over IP and the Internet Explained
The term IPTV refers to the streaming of standard television programming over the Internet via Internet Protocol (IP).

RF Interference with Wireless Home Automation Devices
As the number of wireless devices used in a home multiplies,home automation systems are increasingly prone to RF interference. These tips can help.

What is Power over Ethernet (PoE)?
Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology makes Ethernet network cables work like power cords. If you want to hook up an outdoor webcam, PoE might help.

Ethernet Switch (or Hub) Home Network Diagram
This network diagram illustrates use of an Ethernet hub or switch as part of a home network layout. Some variations on this basic network diagram will also work as described. Page 6.

G.hn Home Networking Explained
G.hn and HomePNA technologies can help you plug wired devices into a home network without needing to run cables. Page 7.

Home Network Diagrams - HomePlug Powerline Networking
This network diagram illustrates use of a HomePlug gateway / router as the central device of a phoneline home network layout. Some variations on this basic network diagram will also work as described. Page 8.

Home Network Diagrams - Wireless Router
This network diagram illustrates use of a wireless router as the central device of a home network layout. Some variations on this basic network diagram will also work as described.

Home Network Diagrams - Ethernet Router
This network diagram illustrates use of an Ethernet router as the central device of a home network layout. Some variations on this basic network diagram will also work as described. Page 2.

Home Network Diagrams - Ad Hoc Wireless
This network diagram illustrates use of ad hoc wireless in a home network layout. Some variations on this basic network diagram will also work as described. Page 5.

Home Network Diagrams - Direct Connection
This network diagram illustrates use of direct connection in a home network layout. Some variations on this basic network diagram will also work as described. Page 4.

Home Network Diagrams - Hybrid Ethernet Router with Wireless Access Point
This network diagram illustrates use of an Ethernet router as the central device of a home network layout, but with a wireless access point attached for hybrid wired / wireless capability. Some variations on this basic network diagram will also work as described. Page 3.

Home Network Diagrams - A Two Router Network
Some households can utilize a second broadband router to expand the home network with additional wireless coverage or security options. Both routers can share a single residential Internet connection. Page 9.

Hertz (Hz, MHz, GHz) - Wireless Network Signal Speed
The radio frequencies of wireless network communications are measured in Hertz (Hz). You might be amazed just how high these frequencies go.

What is a Wireless ISP and Why Should You Consider One?
A wireless Internet Service Provider (sometimes called a WISP) offers public wireless network services to customers. Should you sign up with one?

IP Motion Sensors in Home Automation Systems
Using a motion detector as a sensor allows a home automation system to make specific events happen automatically. Motion detectors can trigger a light to come on automatically, a camera to begin recording, or an alarm to sound.

What Does IP Stand For?
Most people with a technical background know that IP stands for Internet Protocol. But IP has other meanings too. How many meanings of IP do you know?

Managing Hidden Networks in Microsoft WIndows
A hidden network in Windows represents a Wi-Fi local network that does not broadcast its name. Do you know how to set up and/or connect to one?

How to Buy a Cable Modem for Broadband Internet
If you have cable Internet and your provider charges too much for the modem, consider buying your own unit. It's not too difficult to find a good one.

Are USB Broadband Modems Better than Ethernet?
Many broadband modems support two kinds of network connections - Ethernet and USB. This page explains when to use one or the other type of connection with your DSL or cable modem.

The Internet2 Explained
Many people will never use Internet2, but some in the fields of scientific research and education find it a useful place to get work done.

4G Mobile Networks Explained
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3G, 4G and 5G Wireless - An Introduction
The cellular network technology inside your mobile devices is the result of several decades of advances in wireless communications as described here.

2G (and 1G) Mobile Networks Explained
1G and 2G mobile networking were developed during the 1980s and 1990s, first for voice traffic and then to add support for digital network data.

3G Mobile Networks Explained
3G mobile network became mainstream during the 2000s. Multiple different technologies belong to the 3G family, each with different performance levels.

5G Mobile Networks Explained
5G mobile networks may not become standard until sometime during the 2020s. Several groups are hard at work already, though, to help define it.

Computer Network Topologies - Bus Topology Diagrams
A computer network topology is the physical communication scheme used by connected devices. This page illustrates the bus topology diagram.

Computer Network Topologies - Mesh Topology Diagrams
A computer network topology is the physical communication scheme used by connected devices. This page illustrates the mesh topology diagram. Page 4.

Computer Network Topologies - Ring Topology Diagrams
A computer network topology is the physical communication scheme used by connected devices. This page illustrates the ring topology diagram. Page 2.

Computer Network Topologies - Star Topology Diagrams
A computer network topology is the physical communication scheme used by connected devices. This page illustrates the star topology diagram. Page 3.

Computer Network Topologies - Tree Topology Diagrams
A computer network topology is the physical communication scheme used by connected devices. This page illustrates the tree topology diagram. Page 5.

Career Pitfalls in Network and Information Technology
Avoid some of the biggest pitfalls in a computer networking and IT career journey by learning from the experience of others.

Introduction to Near Field Communication (NFC)
Near Field Communication (NFC) could one day replace business cards, credit cards, and maybe even cash. Or, it could be a technology flop. You decide.

Introduction to Mobile Device Networking
These five basic types of mobile devices have emerged as the most popular clients of wireless computer networks.

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Explained
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) implements private networks over public infrastructure

Predicting the Future of Computer Networks and the Internet
Will the Internet exist in the year 2100? Consider some of these possibilities for the future of the Internet and computer networks generally.

Saving Time and Money with Computer Networks
Are computer networks and the Internet saving you time and money? They should. Follow this approach to improve your networking productivity.

Where's the Best Place For Your Wireless Router?
The speed of a Wi-Fi home network depends on signal strength from the wireless router or wireless access point. Follow these tips to position your wireless equipment for optimal network performance.

How to Speed Up Your Phone's Internet and Network Connections
If your phone runs too slow when you go online, and you don't want to buy a new one, consider these tips to speed up a phone's network connections.

Using Your Network for Netflix Streaming
Looking to get more enjoyment from your Netflix streaming service? A check of your network might be the way to go.

About Brands of Wi-Fi Wireless Routers for Home Computer Networks
Wi-Fi wireless routers come in many shapes in sizes. Chances are you aren't familiar with at least a few of the vendors and brands described here.

Introduction to Cisco Routers
Confused by all the different names and numbers that Cisco routers have? Learn all about the different kinds of Cisco routers here.

Introduction to Wireless Power (Electricity)
Wireless electricity may seem like the dreams of science fiction, but some examples of it exist in real life today, and more are on the way.

Introduction to WPS for Wi-Fi Networks
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) was designed to help you add devices to your Wi-Fi home network easily, but the security risks may outweigh the benefits.

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Traceroute Command
Traceroute is a utility program that monitors the network path of test data sent to a remote computer. On Unix and Linux computers, the traceroute application is available in the shell, while on Windows computers, the tracert program can be accessed from DOS.

DSL vs. Cable Modem Comparison
Both DSL and cable modem service bring broadband networking to the home and small business at an affordable price. But what are the differences between the two?

What Is a Network Gateway? (Definition)
A network gateway joins two networks together through a combination of hardware and software.

How Fast Is 802.11g Wi-Fi Networking?
The 802.11g standard for wireless networking supports a maximum bandwidth of 54 Mbps. Yet some 802.11g-compatible home networking products may advertise speeds of 108 Mbps or more. And neither number accurately reflects the real-world performance of 802.11g. How fast, then, is 802.11g Wi-Fi networking?

Computer Network Interface Card - What Is a NIC?
The term NIC refers to network adapter hardware in the form factor of a card. Some NIC cards support wired connections while others are wireless. NIC stands for Network Interface Card.

Repeater Definition in Computer Networking
Network repeaters regenerate incoming signals to extend the range of local area networks. The actual network devices that serve as repeaters usually have some other name.

Broadband Modem - DSL and Cable Modems
A broadband modem is a type of digital modem used with high-speed DSL or cable Internet service. A cable modem connects a home computer (or network of home computers) to residential cable TV service, while a DSL modem connects to residential telephone lines for DSL Internet service.

Common Home Networking Problems and Mistakes to Avoid
The home networking problems listed here represent the most common issues folks encounter with their home networks. Avoid these common mistakes in building and maintaining home networks to get the most out of yours.

Patch Cable - CAT5e and Other Network Patch Cables
A patch cable connects two network devices. Network patch cables are typically CAT5 or CAT5e Ethernet cables linking a computer to a nearby hub, switch or router.

Shareaza Free P2P File Sharing Client
The Shareaza free P2P client for Windows is capable of connecting to multiple popular P2P networks including eDonkey and Gnutella. Shareaza provides built-in intelligence for detecting fake and/or corrupted files. The free Shareaza download also contains no ads or spyware.

Turning Off iPhone 3G Wi-Fi for Safety
Some iPhone 3G owners don't realize their phone will automatically connect to certain wireless access points without their knowledge. To ensure iPhone 3G Wi-Fi connections are safe, strongly consider turning off Wi-Fi when not needing it.

Common Internet Domain Extensions - TLD
Domain extensions on the Internet are often called top level domains (TLDs). Dot-com (.com) is the most commonly used top-level domain extension on the Internet. Many others exist, however.

ZigBee Wireless Technology in Home Automation
ZigBee is a wireless communication standard designed to allow devices to communicate together via radio frequency. ZigBee signals operate like network signals and most closely resemble Bluetooth and WiFI.

Is X-10 Protocol an Obsolete Technology?
Anyone looking to venture into home automation must decide what technology to use. Find out whether X-10 has been replaced by more reliable protocols.

Connected With Limited Access in Windows Vista
| Discussion | When trying to set up bridging network support available in the Microsoft Vista operating system, you may see the error Connected with limited

Free Spyware Removal Without Downloads
Spyware or adware accompanies many of the free P2P software clients. Use these free spyware remover services to remove these unwanted applications from a computer. Choosing a good free spyware removal program is just as important as choosing a good P2P program.

What is DD-WRT Firmware? - Definition
DD-WRT is a type of firmware for wireless broadband routers. It contains special features and optimizations designed to improve on the standard firmware that router manufacturers provide with their products. Originally created for certain Linksys routers, DD-WRT has been developed over the years to be compatible with other popular brands.

ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network
ISDN supports simultaneous voice and data network connectivity over ordinary telephone lines. ISDN emerged as an alternative to traditional dial-up networking during the 1990s.

Why you should upgrade your home computer network
Have you thought about upgrading your home network recently? If not, you probably should. Here are some reasons why.

Where to Download Pidgin Instant Messenger
Pidgin is a cross-platform instant messenger that supports multiple popular IM network protocols. Download Pidgin from the locations listed here.

How To Find Free Skype Downloads
Downloading Skype software allows you to set up your computer for free Internet phone calling. Free Skype downloads are available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Pocket PC. Skype allow offers separate toolbar downloads for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Updates and Downloads
Numerous Internet Explorer downloads are available online. Besides full downloads of Internet Explorer 6, service packs, security updates and are also available. Here are the best places to find Internet Explorer downloads.

PCMCIA - PC Card Networking
PCMCIA is an industry organization best known for developing a standard network adapter called the PC Card. Most notebook computers contain two PCMCIA slots that hold one or two of these cards.

Null Modem Serial Cable Definition
A null modem cable connects two standard serial ports for the purpose of computer-to-computer networking. Null modem cables enable data transfer between two computers with a minimum of setup required.

Frame Relay Network Definition
Frame Relay is a network protocol designed for use on Wide Area Networks (WANs). Frame Relay transfers packets at data rates up to 1.544 Mbps. Frame Relay works over fiber optic or ISDN lines.

PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCI is an industry specification for interconnecting certain computer hardware components. PCI defines the electrical characteristics and signal protocol used for two devices to communicate over a computer's central bus. Network adapters for desktop and notebook computers commonly utilize PCI.

WINS - Windows Internet Naming Service
The Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) converts NetBIOS names to IP addresses.

Windows XP TCP/IP Administration and Troubleshooting Tools
Microsoft Windows XP contains a set of standard utilities for TCP/IP network administration and troubleshooting. This page reviews the purpose and function of each utility.

Introduction to Content Delivery and Distribution Networks (CDN)
Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are technologies that help distribute videos and other high-bandwidth network data across the Internet efficiently.

How to Check the Status of the RIM (BlackBerry) Network
A traditional BlackBerry is the well-known mobile email device so popular with governments, some large corporations and other institutions who carry on a

What Is ZoneAlarm (and ZoneAlarm Pro)?
ZoneAlarm is the name of a family of software products from a company called Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (formerly Zone Labs).

How Outsourcing Can Affect Your Career in IT
Many corporations are outsourcing Information Technology (IT) jobs in the United States to consulting firms or offshore organizations. Here's what outsourcing means to your career in Information Technology.

A Brief Introduction to Body Area Networks
Thanks to wearables, you can hook yourself up to a computer network. Body area networking has some interesting and useful applications for those interested.

Stop Water Leaks Using Your Z-Wave Network
A water leak can be extremely costly or cause irreparable damage. Fortunately, you can use your Z-Wave network to shut off your water supply as soon as a leak happens.

An Introduction to BYOD for IT Networks
Bring Your Own Device - BYOD - has been adopted by many businesses as a way to help employees get their work done. BYOD has pros and cons, however.

Wireless Internet Video Cameras for Home Networking
A wireless network may contain several different types of equipment. A wireless Internet video camera allows video to be taken and then viewed later from any computer on a network.

TCP/IP Clearly Explained - Pete Loshin
TCP/IP Clearly Explained by Pete Loshin is one of the best TCP/IP books for beginners.

Definition of Computer Viruses
In computer networking, viruses are malicious software programs loaded onto computers inadvertently. Viruses exist on local disk drives and spread from one computer to another through sharing of infected files. A virus can delete files and render computers inoperable.

What Is a Bit in Computer Networking?
In computer networking, bits are the smallest unit of data transfer. Bits represent binary values that can be digital numbers, levels of an electrical signal, or pulses of light. Network addresses and data, encryption keys, and network bandwidth are all often expressed in quantities of bits.

Spanning Tree LAN Switching Algorithm and Protocol
Spanning trees are a standard approach used in network switching. The Spanning Tree Protocol ensures finite paths will always be taken by data traveling between two endpoints on a mesh or other redundant network.

Netgear WGR614 Wireless Router Review
The Netgear WGR-614 combines the features of a four-port network switch, DHCP server, and advanced firewall.

Leased Line Definition - Wireless/Networking
A leased line is a cable connecting two specific locations for voice and/or data network service. Leased lines most commonly are rented by businesses to connect branch offices.

How to Map a Network Drive in Microsoft Windows 7
One of the fastest ways to share files between Windows PCs is to map a network drive between them. Follow these instructions to map a network drive from a Microsoft Windows 7 PC.

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RJ45 - About RJ-45 Connectors and Cables
RJ45 is a standard type of connector for network cables such as those used in Ethernet networks. RJ45 connectors feature eight pins to which cables interface electrically.

Internet Network Communications Backbone - Definition
In computer networking, a backbone is a central conduit designed to transfer network traffic at high speeds. Backbones typically consist of network routers and switches connected by fiber optic or Ethernet cables.

Wireless CompactFlash Card Adapter for PDAs
A wireless compact flash memory card enables a PDA device for WiFi wireless networking.

Create New VPN Connections in Windows XP Step by Step
Follow the screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

Start the Windows XP New Connection Wizard
Use these screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

Windows XP New Connection Wizard - Choose Network Connection Type
Use these screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

Windows XP New Connection Wizard - Choose Virtual Private Network Connection
Use these screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

Windows XP New Connection Wizard - Enter Connection Name
Use these screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

Windows XP New Connection Wizard - Public Network Connection Option
Use these screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

Windows XP New Connection Wizard - VPN Server Selection
Use these screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

Windows XP New Connection Wizard - Connection Availability
Use these screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

Windows XP New Connection Wizard - Completing
Use these screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

Internet Core Protocols
'Internet Core Protocols' documents in technical detail many of the most popular network protocols in use today.

Adding Value to Your Home through Automation
Home appraisers don’t typically add the cost of home automation equipment when appraising the value of a home. However, if you’re looking to make your home more appealing, having a home automation system goes a long ways toward making a strong first impression.

Internet Refrigerators - Net Fridges
Refrigerators are joining the latest advances in having a “Smart” home with appliances that connect to the Internet and/or integrate with the rest of the house. Several manufacturers like LG, Samsung, and Whirlpool are taking home automation to a whole new level.

Scene Programming - What Are Home Automation Scenes?
Scenes are home automation’s equivalent of a computer macro. Anything you can accomplish by pushing several remote control buttons, you can also accomplish by pushing just one.

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Home Backyard Shed Security
Although your home may be secured against intruders, an unprotected shed is an invitation for criminals to help themselves. Wireless home automation provides a convenient solution to this common homeowner problem.

Home Telephones - Set Up Multiple Phone Systems
Having multiple phones installed throughout the house eliminates the need to run from room to room to answer a ringing phone. One of the easiest ways to create multiple phone stations is through wireless phone devices.

Building an Automated Electronic Garden Scarecrow
Nothing is more frustrating than spending the summer cultivating a garden only to have the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor devoured by wild animals or birds. Using home automation to build an electronic scarecrow can protect your future produce throughout the season.

Z-Wave Home ID - Protecting Z-Wave Networks From Outside Access
As more new devices are added to Z-Wave home automation networks, system security becomes an obvious concern. Every Z-Wave network has a unique Home ID designed to improve its security.