In the old days, if you wanted to find the IP address of other computers on your home network, it would be a big ordeal. If you wanted to avoid doing everything the hard way, and you still wanted to know the IP address of the other computer, you would usually have to get out […]
Network printing can let you print to printers in other rooms—even to printers on the other side of the world. Combined with wireless networking, it lets you put your printer anywhere in your house, freeing up valuable desk space. Previously we have had a number of articles published about how to add a network printer […]
Keeping your wireless connection safe should be a top priority, especially if you use your wireless laptop or cell phone to login to secure financial accounts or business email. We all use the internet to access personal information, do banking, and chat in private to friends. Image if someone was watching you, browsing through your […]
You love using Skype to make free calls and video calls, but do you feel Skype slowing down your Internet connection—even when you’re not using it? Unfortunately, the way Skype lets millions of users make free calls is by using the bandwidth of unsuspecting users. Here’s how the scam works and how you can keep […]
Sometimes home network problems are as easy to fix as plugging in a cord, yet “check your cords” is almost all the advice you’ll get from overworked help desk operators. Sometimes you get onto a help desk operator that wants to take you through every simple step, even the ones you have already performed. The […]
Gigabit ethernet promises to be 10 times as fast as typical wired networks, but it can require a complete replacement of your existing networking equipment. Here we’ll describe the benefits of gigabit ethernet and describe everything you’ll need to make the switch.
The Benefits of Gigabit Ethernet
Typical ethernet, also called fast ethernet or 100BASE-TX, can send a maximum of about 12 megabytes a second from one computer to another. Gigabit ethernet can send 120 megabytes a second–making it 10 times faster. It’s called gigabit because it sends 1 gigabit a second, but most computer users think in terms of bytes–not bits–and it takes…