Items Tagged with network
#966 / 2011-09-29 09:30:00 / 2:14 min.
Many companies use virtual private networks, or VPNs, in order to securely share internal or confidential resources with employees or clients around the globe. This is an added layer of security that helps boost security. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to
connect to a VPN through your Androidphone after first configuring the connection.
#2 / 2011-08-24 10:00:00 / 2:13 min.
Once you have a wireless printer that you want to use, you'll probably want to set up the software and get printing. In this episode, we show you how to do just that by setting up the HP Envy D410a and connecting it to our network before attempting to
wirelessly print from our laptop.
#3 / 2011-08-24 10:00:00 / 2:51 min.
If you've got a printer set up on your home network then it is possible to
print wirelessly from your iPhoneor iPad. This uses a feature called AirPrint that is built right into iOS. The downside is that if you don't have a printer that is
AirPrint compatiblethen you'll run into problems, but we'll provide a list of compatible hardware here.
#4 / 2011-08-24 10:00:00 / 2:19 min.
As Android devices are gaining in popularity we've decided to show you how to
print wirelessly through your Android. Now there are a few options available to you depending on what app you want to use and what printer you have hooked up. You can either go about getting an app like HP IPrint Photo which works exclusively with HP printers or get a more generic app like PrinterShare Mobile Print.
#1 / 2011-08-23 10:00:00 / 2:54 min.
In our first episode of this four-part series on how to set up wireless printing in your home, we'll explain what you need to get started. The two most important (and most obvious) components will be a functioning home network and a printer capable of connecting wirelessly. You'll also need to have your network password as without it you won't be able to connect your printer.
#5 / 2011-08-23 10:00:00 / 9:43 min.
Setting up a printer to
print wirelessly on the home networkcan be hard work. Anyone who has ever tried to set up a printer probably know about the difficulties involved. That's why, in this series, we're going to show you how to set up a printer on the home network so that you can use it to print documents wirelessly from your desktop, laptop or even smartphone.
#6 / 2011-08-22 10:00:00 / 3:05 min.
#5 / 2011-08-19 10:00:00 / 2:40 min.
There are a number of ways to control your Sonos system. The most obvious is by using a computer, either a desktop or laptop, but there is also a Sonos brand controller. Much more affordable, however, is a mobile app that you can download for your iPhone or iPad through iTunes or to your Android device over the Android Market.
#4 / 2011-08-18 10:00:00 / 4:17 min.
One of the greatest benefits to owning a
Sonos systemis the ability to control your music from anywhere in the home. Another is the ability to manage the various devices you have set up and manage what music is played on those zones. We'll show you how that works in this episode.
#3 / 2011-08-17 10:00:00 / 3:35 min.
In this episode we'll show you how to add music libraries on your
Sonos system. We'll also show you how to set up
music streaming servicesand access Internet radio stations so you can expand your listening library. That way you'll never run out of music no matter where you are in the house.
#2 / 2011-08-16 10:00:00 / 3:18 min.
Once you've got your Sonos system products together, your next step is to install them and go through the set up process. This can differ depending on what Sonos devices you ended up purchasing, and how you want to connect to your local network, but we'll walk you through the process regardless of whether you've got one zone player or a number of them and a Sonos Bridge.
#1 / 2011-08-15 10:00:00 / 4:04 min.
Once you have a
Sonos zone player, you're only a few steps away from being able to
wirelessly stream musicthrough your home. In this episode, we'll walk you through the installation process and introduce you to some of the available products. We'll also show you some of your options for wirelessly controlling your Sonos devices.
#7 / 2011-08-15 10:00:00 / 20:03 min.
Sonos devices are fairly high-end audio devices that can be used to
listen to music wirelesslythroughout your entire house. You'll need specific
Sonos playersof course, but once you've got these set up, you can create zones in your house, wirelessly control music, manage playlists and more.
#4 / 2011-07-03 10:00:00 / 2:21 min.
In this episode, we'll show you
how to get online with the HP TouchPad. First, we'll show you
how to connect to a Wi-Fi networkand
configure your Wi-Fi settings, then we'll show you
how to get online using Bluetoothon both your HP TouchPad and a Bluetooth-enabled
mobile device running webOS.
#3 / 2011-05-25 12:00:00 / 1:55 min.
In this episode, we show you
how to connect to a Wi-Fi networkwhile
using the BlackBerry PlayBook. Unlike other BlackBerry devices, the PlayBook is unable to connect to
3G networksand instead uses Wi-Fi as its main means of
connecting to the Internet.
#901 / 2011-04-08 09:30:00 / 2:03 min.
There's a way you can
turn your Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspotby toggling a couple of settings in your
System Preferences. This can be helpful if you've got an
Ethernet connectionbut want to
get online with a wireless device. We'll show you how in this tutorial.
#5 / 2011-03-25 10:00:00 / 5:15 min.
Roku settings menuis where you go if you want to
change your Roku device settings. You can also go here to
search for updatesor do a
factory reset of your Roku. Of course, it's also where you go if you want to
change video and audio settings,
set up a new network,
change your screensaver settingsand more.
#2 / 2011-03-22 09:00:00 / 3:08 min.
Setting up your Roku playeris a fairly easy process that involves unpacking the Roku device, placing it next to your TV and
plugging in your input and output cables. You'll also need do go through some basic steps in the software to
set the time and date,
sync your Roku accountand, of course,
connect to the Internet.
#6 / 2011-03-07 09:00:00 / 4:25 min.
Boxee boxgives you the ability to
play videos from the webbut also to
run files off of an external drive. One way to do this is to use the SD card slot to plug in your SD card or to use the USB ports on the back to attach an
external hard driveor other device. You can also
connect to a network with your Boxeeand we'll show you how in this episode.
#217 / 2011-03-04 12:00:00 / 4:27 min.
Roku gained some popularity for being a cheap and easy way to get Netflix off the computer and onto the TV. Now with increased competitiveness from the likes of Apple TV, Boxee and even video game consoles in the living room, Roku is stepping up its game with the XD|S.
#2 / 2011-03-01 10:00:00 / 3:18 min.
Here, we show you
how to set up your Boxee unit. We'll show you
how to get your hardware set upso that you can easily
stream your favorite videos through your Boxee box. There are a number of ways to
set up your Boxee unitand we'll show you how best to
hook up your Boxee to your TVand how to connect it to the Internet.
#4 / 2010-12-09 10:00:00 / 3:09 min.
download ebooks for your Kindleyou'll need to connect to a network. In this episode we show you how to
connect to a Wi-Fi networkon your Kindle so that you can get on the Internet and
find ebooks online.
#5 / 2010-11-12 09:00:00 / 2:04 min.
In this episode, we show you how to finalize your
Windows 7 install. Once the
install processis complete, you'll be prompted to
configure your computerwith your new copy of Windows. This involves entering your
product keyand following through with some other steps before you start
using Windows 7for the first time.
#3 / 2010-11-03 10:00:00 / 2:56 min.
Here, we show you how to set up your
AppleTV's network configuration, which you'll need to do to
stream your media. The simplest way is to use an Ethernet cable to physically connect your device, but
connecting your AppleTV wirelesslyto your
home networkis just as easy. We'll show you how to connect both ways in this tutorial.
#802 / 2010-09-17 09:30:00 / 1:24 min.
Perhaps you've seen the term intranet around and thought that someone made a typo. It's actually quite different from the Internet as an intranet is like a website for internal use within organizations. In this tutorial, we'll give you the
definition of intranetand tell you
what an intranet is used for.
#5 / 2010-09-10 09:00:00 / 3:26 min.
Now that you have
set up a home network, there are many other devices that you can connect to it. We'll show you how to connect a
network attached storage device, how to
network a game consoleand how to
network a media player. There are many other devices you can
connect to your network, which we'll show you in this episode.
#4 / 2010-09-09 09:00:00 / 3:49 min.
An alternative to
hard wired networksor
wireless networksthat you can use when you
set up a home networkis called
power line networking. Power line networking uses your home's power lines to
connect your devices, provided those devices are each connected to a power line receiver. This is a great alternative if your devices are too far from your router.
#3 / 2010-09-08 09:00:00 / 4:30 min.
If you want to
connect to a network wirelesslythen you'll of course need to
set up a wireless network. This is easily done with a
wireless routerbut there are some things you should know. In this episode, we'll tell you how to set up your wireless network and how to
encrypt your wireless routerso you can
keep your network secure.
#2 / 2010-09-07 09:00:00 / 2:39 min.
In this episode, we'll show you how to
set up a wired networkin your home. All you need to do is connect your router to the Internet and from there,
connect your routerto your computer. It's easier than you think, so if you follow these steps, you'll be able to
set up a home networkin no time at all.
#1 / 2010-09-06 09:00:00 / 2:11 min.
Here, we'll show you what you need to
set up a home network. In order to set up your network, you will need a
create a networkand
share data between devices. You'll also need some devices to connect with the network and, although not absolutely necessary, an
Internet connectionto get online.
#6 / 2010-09-06 09:00:00 / 15:42 min.
In this series, we show you
how to set up a home network, including both
wireless networks. We'll also tell you about
power line networkingand show you
how to network media devicesranging from video game systems to
network attached storagedevices.
#149 / 2010-08-23 12:00:00 / 4:24 min.
The oft forgotten router is the backbone of your home network. It acts as a traffic cop for all the data packets whizzing around the house, acts as a bouncer to keep unwanted weirdos off your wireless network. In some cases, it shares files across the network and more. Do you thank it? Nooooo. The Linksys E3000 from Cisco is the latest in a long line of under appreciated network workhorses. Perhaps its spiffy design will make you pay a little attention?
#123 / 2010-06-04 12:00:00 / 3:46 min.
Home network routers are not the sexiest devices in the world. Sure, they're functional, but they don't really grab any attention. TRENDnet is apparently trying to change this with its TEW-673GRU router. It features an LCD screen and a bright, shining blue LED that will compel your fellow geeks to huddle around and marvel.
#100 / 2010-03-26 12:00:00 / 3:00 min.
We're always looking for a better way to
get the content on our PCs onto the living room HDTV. We've found what may well be the best solution to date. Enter Brite-View's CinemaTube. It features wireless (albeit with an awkward USB dongle), an HDMI output along with component video and optical audio but more to the point, it's easy to set up and plays just about every video format you can throw at it. Did we mention it does
BitTorrent downloadstoo? It's fair to say we're smitten...
#610 / 2010-03-11 09:30:00 / 1:50 min.
When you're in the world of
wireless networkingthere are lots of terms, lots of acronyms, and lots of things that seem to make little sense.
SSIDis one such acronym, which Michael "Doctor File Finder" Callahan explains.
#593 / 2010-02-26 09:31:00 / 1:30 min.
You've probably heard the term
Ethernetand wondered what it was. Sure, it's the cable you use to plug in and connect all your wired network gear, but how did the term come into being? Doc dips into the ether to explain how the term Ethernet came about.
#72 / 2010-01-01 10:00:00 / 4:40 min.
We've been consistently impressed with Western Digital's line up of portable drives, NAS solutions and docks and have looked at a bunch of FreeAgent gear on Gadget TV. The latest one to cross our desk is the FreeAgent Theater+, an HDMI sporting, 1080p HD outputting, network-connected and simple means of getting videos, music and pictures from your computer to your HDTV.
#202 / 2009-12-28 17:00:00 / 20:01 min.
Andy and Sean take a look at why your WiFi signal may not be strong throughout your entire house, and show you a way to beat WiFi dead zones using powerline networking and a second wireless router.
#499 / 2009-11-25 09:31:00 / 2:17 min.
What is VPN?Its yet another computer acronym that stands for
Virtual Private Network. VPNs allow users to connect across the Internet just as they would if they were in the same office building. In recent years there has been increased use of VPN's among companies. VPN's allows users in a variety of locations to work on the same server while being very secure.
#5 / 2009-10-30 09:00:00 / 2:10 min.
Sharing files across the home networkhas traditionally been a study in geekery. Now, with Windows 7 it's painfully simple to share files across your Windows home network. Simply choose what file types or you want to share in HomeGroup networking, get a password and input that password on any computer you want to give access to. Easy!
#441 / 2009-10-15 09:31:00 / 3:28 min.
For many computer users,
managing their home networkcan be a real problem. There are terms you may not understand and concepts that can be a bit confusing. With
Cisco Network Magichowever, you see everything in a clean, useful interface.
#43 / 2009-10-14 12:00:00 / 2:48 min.
In the days of the netbook, the networked home and the multi-computer home,
network attached storage (NAS)has found its place. Traditionally, NAS has been the domain of the geeky. With the Seagate FreeAgent DockStar, getting network storage that's accessible from any computer on your home network is simple and thanks to three USB ports, it's expandable too.
#432 / 2009-10-09 09:30:00 / 2:13 min.
Many home users don't have their
networks as secureas they could be. In many cases the networks aren't secured at all. With
#353 / 2009-08-14 09:31:00 / 1:12 min.
Ubuntu makes networking extremely easy. You can
connect your Ubuntu machine to other computers on your network,
share files between computersand much more.
#303 / 2009-07-10 09:31:00 / 1:44 min.
listen to your music in iTunes and have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you're going to love Remote. You can download it from the App Store and it will let you
control iTunes from your iPhone or iPod Touch. Play music, switch songs, switch libraries, stop playback, change the volume and more.
#2 / 2009-07-07 09:00:00 / 2:12 min.
The first step in making your online home on Windows Live is to
set up your online profile. This is where you can share information about yourself with your network. You can also decide how much of your information you want to share with the Internet at large, how much you want to show friends in your network.
#261 / 2009-06-11 09:31:00 / 1:58 min.
You may have installed Windows 7 RC1 on one of your computers. You may have put it on one of your laptops. It's also possible that you've created a few Windows 7 RC1 virtual machines. At the same time you probably have a machine on your network that's running XP. Here's how you can easily
share printersbetween all of them.
#259 / 2009-06-10 09:31:00 / 1:53 min.
You may have installed
Windows 7 RC1 virtual machines. At the same time you probably have a machine on your network that's running XP. Here's how you can easily
share filesbetween all of them.
#257 / 2009-06-09 09:31:00 / 1:29 min.
Have a lot of music on your home or home office computer? Too bad you can't easily listen to it on other computers in the house. Well, with
Windows 7has some pretty handy media streaming functions built right in. Here's how to use them.
#212 / 2009-05-08 09:30:00 / 2:07 min.
The Mac makes networking really easy. However, for PCs in your house, it can be very difficult to "see" your Mac on the network. Connecting from the Mac to the PC is generally pretty easy. Once you know what to look for it's really easy to be able to let the PC see the Mac and connect to it.
#210 / 2009-05-07 09:30:00 / 1:41 min.
#203 / 2009-05-01 09:31:00 / 2:07 min.
If you're on Twitter you might be curious about your Twitter network as a whole. Who talks to who? What things are being talked about most today? There are dozens of sites around the Web that can give you unique ways to look at your Twitter network and Twitter itself.
#25 / 2009-04-17 17:00:00 / 1:52 min.
Matt Harris chats with Peter Ulander about the Linksys by Cisco Network Magic shoot that wrapped recently in the butterscotch studio. Network Magic promises to make configuring your home network a breeze.
#22 / 2009-03-24 17:00:00 / 2:09 min.
Have you ever wondered where your connected friends get all the weird and funny pictures, crazy videos, hilarious jokes? How they seem to find the most interesting stuff on the web? Chances are good they're dedicated "Stumblers," using StumbleUpon to channel-surf the web, finding all sorts of cool stuff in the process.
#7 / 2009-03-03 09:00:00 / 2:08 min.
Networking has been available in Windows for quite some time, but in Windows 7 HomeGroups makes sharing things easy. With HomeGroups you'll be able to share documents, printers, folders, and lots more. HomeGroups is easy-to-use and very easy to set up. It quickly connects the computers in your home and the devices and files you want to share.
#5 / 2009-01-23 09:00:00 / 2:32 min.
Joining groups is a great way to build your online networks of connections on LinkedIn. And if you can't find the group that's right for you, you can always be a pioneer and create your own group!
#42 / 2009-01-13 15:30:00 / 2:18 min.
Getting home movies, photos and music from your home computer or laptop onto your television used to be one of two things: extremely inelegant or a massive geek-fest. To that end (or to end that) Some of Samsung's latest HDTVs support DLNA: Digital Living Network Alliance, a standard that highlights easy sharing of your content between devices.
#19 / 2009-01-09 09:30:00 / 2:48 min.
Linksys by Cisco gets consumer friendly with its latest line of media sharing devices. The Media Hub is a prime example; rather than bother you with convoluted setup steps, the Media Hub promises to be a simple and friendly way to get all your photos, music and video in one place without worry. Trevor Bratton of Linksys by Cisco says that if you can click a mouse and type on a keyboard, you can use this device. We can do both of those things. Where do we sign up?
#151 / 2008-12-15 17:00:00 / 22:16 min.
Andy and Sean dig in to the mailbag to find out what's on your mind and to answer your questions. In this episode, we learn a little about Windows 7, troubleshoot an ailing home network, deal with a wonky Vista / Firefox relationship and discover where Andy and Sean's vast techspertise comes from.
#61 / 2008-11-27 09:31:00 / 1:46 min.
So you want to share some files with other users on your network or workgroup, but you don't want your files to be modified. Find out how to set permissions in order to protect your important data while still giving others access.
#98 / 2007-11-12 17:00:00 / 26:56 min.
Andy and Sean show how to share files between Windows computers.
#89 / 2007-09-10 17:00:00 / 14:29 min.
Andy and Sean show how to use ping and traceroute on a Mac and PC.
In this series we show you
how to set up a home network, including both
wireless networks. We'll also tell you about
power line networkingand show you
how to network media devicesranging from video game systems to
network attached storagedevices.
Setting up a printer to print wirelessly on the home network can be hard work. Anyone who has ever tried to set up a printer probably know about the difficulties involved. That's why, in this series, we're going to show you how to set up a printer on the home network so that you can use it to print documents wirelessly from your desktop, laptop or even smartphone.
Sonos devices are fairly high-end audio devices that can be used to listen to music wirelessly throughout your entire house. You'll need specific Sonos players of course, but once you've got these set up you can create zones in your house, wirelessly control music, manage playlists and more.
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