The Essentials of Network Installation and Setup
When installing and setting up a home network, you may need some assistance with how to get started. After you purchase your home networking equipment, you can begin the network installation and then configure your home networking devices, set up user accounts, and automate devices throughout your home.
In order to configure your home network devices using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), you need to have a DHCP server on your network. It is often easiest to use the DHCP server that is built-in [more…]
Creating new user accounts and passwords is a basic network administration task for a Windows 7 home network. With multiple user accounts, several people can use the same computer without affecting each [more…]
The Guest account in a Windows 7 home network is a built-in user account that provides a convenient way for visitors to have temporary access to your computer or network. Rather than setting up a separate [more…]
With Windows 7, you can set up a virtual private network (VPN) over a secure Internet connection, enabling you to connect to your home network from a remote location. A VPN creates an encrypted tunnel [more…]
Once you’ve set up a virtual private network (VPN) on your home network, you need to set up the devices that will remotely connect to your Windows 7 home network, such as a laptop. You use the Network [more…]
Advances in home automation technology, including lower hardware costs and new home networking protocols, are making home today seem like they're from the future. Home automation refers to the control [more…]