General Networking Information
What is a network?
Why might I want to set up a home network?
Aren't networks complicated to set up and maintain?
Why are passwords so important?
What is the difference between LAN and WAN?
What is Ethernet?
What is a MAC address?
What is Network Address Translation (NAT)?
What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
What is Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP)?
What is WiFi Protected Access (WPA)?
Networking Hardware
What is a Network Interface Card (NIC)?
What are Routers, Switches, Hubs and Access Points?
What is a print server?
Can I connect my USB hard drive to an ethernet network?
What do I need to connect two computers directly to each other to share files?
What do I need to connect two or more computers together so they can share files and access the Internet?
What do I need to set up a wireless network?
What are some alternative ways to connect computers together?
Common Networking Issues
Why isn't Windows letting me access my "My Documents" folder from another computer on my home network?
Is it possible for me to access and/or control my computer when I am away from home?
Help! I forgot the password to my router or access point. What do I do?
How do I set up a web server in my home?
Network Security
What are some myths and facts about networking security?
What is a firewall? What types are there?
How do I secure my router?
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