Smarthome

What is a smart home? How do you create a network in your home? How do you pick a good Wi-Fi router? How do you manage and connect to your network using the devices and operating systems in your home? What kind of smart devices should you use in your home?

How to Set Up an Ad Hoc Wireless Computer-to-Computer Network in Windows 7

Have you ever needed to create network between two laptops and you did not have a network cable available? As it turns out, you can create an ad hoc network using their wireless networks cards. You can use that network to transfer any kind of files between the two, as if they were on...

How to Map Network Drives, Websites and FTP Locations in Windows 7

Drive mapping is the procedure through which you can associate a local drive letter (A to Z, as the ones used by your partitions) with an area on another network computer (like a shared folder) or internet location (e.g. FTP site). Using drive mappings can be very...

How to Customize Network Sharing Settings in Windows 7

I will continue our series on Windows 7 networking with an article about how to set your network sharing settings. Compared to older versions of Windows, Windows 7 makes it is easier to set such settings. In this article I will cover the following: where to find the network...

How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks in Windows 7

I will continue our Windows 7 Networking series with a guide on how to connect to hidden wireless networks. Hidden wireless networks are those networks which do not broadcast their Network ID (SSID). While not that many people use such networks, some have the feeling of a bit more...

How to Connect to Wireless Networks in Windows 7

A growing number of people use laptops, notebooks and netbooks instead of desktop computers. As a result of this trend plus the growing number of devices such as smartphones, lots of wireless networks appear every day and more people use them on a regular basis. Windows 7 offers all...