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How to Remotely Access Files on Your Network Storage Device: Step 1 of 3

Accessing files on your network storage device from an external system requires a few key steps: Here’s how to get started.



The Desktop Wireless Adapter Difference: USB vs. PCI

You’re one wireless adapter away from unshackling your digital desktop life, but which kind should you get?



Help — I Can’t Remember My Network Passwords!

Here’s the good news: Because you’ve locked down your wireless network and router configuration settings, you’re one step ahead of anyone trying to access your network and its devices. The bad news? Depending on which password...



Q&A: Whose Are These Unknown Devices Connected to My Network?

Hunting down rogue devices on your network is easy: Figuring out whom these devices belong to is another story.



Speed Test Redux: How Fast Is PowerLine Networking?

A long, long time ago in a blog post far, far away, I wrote about the various speeds you can expect to see across common wired and wireless network standards. We got chummy with fast and gigabit Ethernet. We made new friends...



Three easy ways to connect to your home network while traveling

It’s a great feeling to have a state-of-the-art home network. But the minute you leave the house, all your connections are out of reach. You can’t use a network that you’re not in the middle of, right? Wrong. You can be...



Q&A: What’s That USB Port Doing on My Router?

Q: My D-Link router has a USB port. What gives? A: Congrats! You may be the proud owner of a DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit RouterD-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router, one of several D-Link products that includes a bonus USB...



Three Signs You Need a New Router

How do you know when you need a new router? I’ll outline the three most obvious ways your router waves the white flag and a offer a few techniques that might pull it back from the brink.


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