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Recognize And Understand Home Networking Components
If your computers are in the same room, the Wireless network should not be considered. Computer that may be close to each other but cannot be seen may and have phone jacks close by can easily be networked with the HomePNA Network. While PCs that are far from each other can be connected with the powerline network, assuming wall outlets are nearby. More ...

Printing Troubleshooting Guide
You troubleshoot printing issues like you would any other computer/network related problem. You start at a general point and rule out the possibilities until you have the specific cause. The first question that you need to answer is: "Is the problem hardware, software, network or performance related?". More ...

DIY Disk Cleanup Program No Tech Need, No Tool Need
Not only have these junk files wasted the valuable disk space, but also made the system as slow as a snail. Let us learn how to clean the systematic junk out! Just two simple steps to DIY your own Disk Cleanup program. More ...

Laptop Batteries 101 - A Buyer's Guide
If you are among the increasing number of mobile executives who are switching from PCs to laptops, it is inevitable that you will soon face a situation where you will need to educate yourself about laptop batteries. And then, at some point, buy them. Here are some basic guidelines. More ...

Turn Off Windows XP Service Pack 2 Firewall
If your PC is running Windows XP Service Pack 2, the first thing you need to do is turn off the firewall. Why? Because a serious firewall blocks unwanted inbound and OUTBOUND connections. SP2's firewall does not block unwanted outbound connections. More ...

A Guide to Cleaning Your Mouse
Have you noticed your mouse gets a bit erratic or unresponsive? The problem may simply be grit and grime - plain or dirt! Both optical and mechanical mice suffer from the accumulation of dirt and oils from our hands and dust on the mousing surface. Here are the directions you need to give your mouse a good bath! More ...

Webcam Basics
A simple Webcam setup consists of a Digital Camera attached to your computer, usually through the USB port. The camera part of the Webcam setup is just a digital camera, the "Webcam" nature of the camera derives from the software. More ...

Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) - Backbone of Your Small Business
An Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) is normally bought as an afterthought, if any money is left after buying the PCs. But a UPS not only keeps work going in case of a power cut, but also protects machines as an advanced surge protector and a device that provides clean power supply essential for a PC. More ...

Tuning-up Windows XP Computer
The purpose of this procedure is to get your computer running again in peak performance just like the day you purchased it. Many of the steps listed here will free up wasted hard disk space, increase protection of personal information from outside intrusions, and clean and reorganize the system registry. More ...

Guerrilla Overclocking Primer
How would you like a PC 30 percent or more faster, for FREE, and with very little risk? It's a bit of a no-brainer really isn't it? Overclocking is becoming more popular than ever as a means of getting more out of your PC without having to spend any money. More ...

Installing An Optical Drive Guide
Adding a fast optical drive will increase your PC's flexibility and even if you're on a budget, drives that read and burn any format won't put you in the poorhouse. For less than 100 bucks you can get an 8X DVD combo drive that writes to all major formats of rewritable DVD. More ...

Do We Really Need Windows Vista?
Windows Vista requires new equipment and more memory to run efficiently and it may have problems using current XP hardware or software. In this article I'll look at whether we actually need Vista. More ...