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Offline Peggy

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Home Networking
« on: Dec 24, 2007, 01:52:44 AM »
I'm curious about how many folks here have home networks.
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Offline Patty S

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Re: Home Networking
« Reply #1 on: Dec 24, 2007, 05:08:05 AM »
I'd love to have a network hooked up... my puter tech hasn't gotten around to it yet! :Whis:

Offline Peggy

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Re: Home Networking
« Reply #2 on: Dec 24, 2007, 01:23:02 PM »
The way I see it, you could use a network... but you need a few parts first... LOL, like a router would be nice. hehehe!!!
I can make the Cat5e cabling, but it's just as cheap to buy it.
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Offline Peggy

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Re: Home Networking
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2008, 10:19:53 PM »
10 Tips for maintaining a home network
from Microsoft!!

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/healthynetwork.mspx

Other thoughts from Lockergnome:

I thought number 10 was different since it usually doesnt make any lists I have seen before. It is described as:

You need to do more than secure your operating system. You also need to secure your hardware. This includes but is not limited to

Keeping pets off the PC towers, keyboards, routers, modems, and other hardware.
Avoiding smoking around computer equipment.
Repairing or replacing frayed wires and cables, including power cords.
Making sure surge protectors are installed and working.
Making sure cables are not crimped, or under chair or desk legs.
Making sure all equipment has adequate air flow.
Avoiding shut downs and reboots (put the computer to sleep instead using Power Settings).
Using canned air twice a year to blow dust from inside and around computer towers. (and other electronics)
Verifying wireless access points are properly placed.
Verifying power outlets have not become overloaded.
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MassMama

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Re: Home Networking
« Reply #4 on: Jan 08, 2008, 06:40:45 AM »
Yes I have wireless printer, router, vonage phone, laptop ,and a few other things, I am sure .. It is a paine to keep all the wires where they should be.