LAN & WAN How To
Ever think about throwing your own LAN Party? Or maybe you already have an didn't have a great experience. Chris Dickens has been there and done that and in Part 1 of our LAN Party How To shares his secrets of getting set up for success and making sure that there's power a'plenty to keep everyone happy.
How To: One Internet connection – Two Private LANs
There are times when having two separate networks - both sharing the same Internet connection - can come in handy. For example, I recently helped a community center with its network setup. They needed to provide Internet connection to tenants who were renting space, in addition to their own shared Internet. They also shared a number of folders on the network, but weren't too careful about password protecting the shares.
How To: WinXP’s IPsec client really can work!
If you have an inexpensive IPsec VPN endpoint router and want to connect to the LAN behind it while you're on the road, you'll need to use a VPN client. Microsoft has included an IPsec client in Win 2000 and XP, but it is not the most intuitive thing to configure, and many have given up trying in frustration.
How We Test Hardware Routers
This article describes our original test procedure for Hardware Routers.
How To: Setting up File and Printer sharing between two routers
We often hear from people who have two (or more!) routers in their LAN and are trying to get Microsoft File and Printer sharing running among all their computers. This ProblemSolver will explain why this doesn't work by default and provide some suggestions for working around the problem.
How We Test VPN Endpoint Routers
This article describes our test procedure for VPN Endpoint routers.
How We Test HomePlug Networking Equipment
Information on our HomePlug product test procedures.
How We Test SPI+NAT Routers
Our test procedure for SPI+NAT routers