home network

Troubleshoot a Slow Home Network

Troubleshoot a Slow Home Network

Not getting the bit transfer rate you used to at home? The New York Times covers how to troubleshoot a slow home network, including rebooting your router and changing the Wi-Fi signal’s channel to avoid interference with neighbours and other devices.

Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Tech site Ars Technica runs down the basics of securing your home wireless network with the most secure and up-to-date methods. The main takeaway is that when you enable encryption on your wireless router, use WPA encryption instead of WEP, because it’s better and stronger. Unlike WEP, WPA uses a…

Set Up a PDF Printer on a Windows Home Network

Set Up a PDF Printer on a Windows Home Network

Free Windows utility PDFCreator is a great all-in-one PDF wrangler and paper-saving print option. If you’ve got more than one computer at home doing some regular printing, PDFCreator can also be deployed on a simple Windows home server box (like the kind you might