I’m a lifelong Windows user and I just purchased my first Mac — a 21.5″ iMac — 3.06/4GB/500GB. In this series I’ll list some tips and concepts that will be valuable to Windows users who are moving to the Mac and OS X for the first time. Adding or joining a workgroup in OS X 10.6 is a little different than you may be used to in Windows. First, if you are connected to your … [Read more...] about OS X Concepts for Windows Users: How to Join or Add a Workgroup
I’m a lifelong Windows user and I just purchased my first Mac — a 21.5″ iMac — 3.06/4GB/500GB. In this series I’ll list some tips and concepts that will be valuable to Windows users who are moving to the Mac and OS X for the first time. As a Windows user, I like to map network drives and have the shortcut icons appear on my desktop. In OS X 10.6, getting the network drive … [Read more...] about OS X Concepts for Windows Users: How to Map a Network Drive — Windows Style
One of the questions I get asked most often is about the difference between a hub and a switch. While both devices are used to connect computers to each other -- a switch is "more intelligent" than a hub. Let's use a simple example (see Figure 1. below to visualize the network layout). Say you have a server that is connected to 3 computers via a hub or a switch. When … [Read more...] about What is a Hub vs. a Switch?
Changing the default SSID setting of Linksys for a Linksys Router is one of the basic steps to take in securing your wireless router. To change the SSID: 1. Login to your router. If you haven't changed your default password of admin see this post to learn how to change the default password. Navigate to the Wireless tab and make sure you are in the Basic Wireless Settings … [Read more...] about How to Change the SSID for a Linksys Router
It's critically important to maintain the security of your wireless network. One of the first and easiest things to do to start securing your network is to change the default password on your router. 1. Login to your router with the default password. To do so, open your web browser and type in the following IP address exactly as you see it here: 192.168.1.1 2. You will see … [Read more...] about Change the Default Password on a Linksys Wireless Router