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beginner’s guide to setting up a wireless network March 14, 2007

Posted by brandon in diy, networking, wireless.
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If you’re one of the few (and embarrassed) who still haven’t setup a wireless network, here’s a really nice guide from Lifehacker.

http://lifehacker.com/software/wifi/geek-to-live-set-up-a-home-wireless-network-162754.php

There’s another article in the “interesting articles” section of this blog – click the tab up top. I hope to place more interesting “reference”pieces there. Let me know if you have any requests or suggestions.

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got scratched cd’s? March 23, 2006

Posted by brandon in diy, Tips and Tricks.
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got scratched CDs lying around? Here’s an article on re-surfacing CDs so they work again.

 

wpa wireless encryption March 7, 2006

Posted by brandon in diy, hardware.
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Want to make your home wireless network more secure by using WPA, the more advanced encryption protocol, instead of WEP? This video presentation shows you how to do it. You can view it as streaming media or download it to your hard disk. See KB article 895616 at:

http://www.wxpnews.com/41H0V8/060307-WPA_Wireless

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build your own external hard drive February 8, 2006

Posted by brandon in backup, diy, hardware.
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I’m constantly telling you all to backup your computers. One bargain method is to build your own external USB hard drive. You can use this to back up your computer, add storage space, or even move files between locations.

Building your own lets you pick the features you want (usually) at a lower price than buying a preassembled one.

For full directions, follow the link…

Solutions from PC Magazine: Build an External Hard Drive

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