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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 Sync Offline Files & Network Folders on a Set Schedule

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.07.2012
Did you know that you can set the Offline Files feature in Windows 7 to synchronize network folders on a schedule set by you? I didn't know either, until very recently. Therefore, in this tutorial I will share how to schedule your sync partnerships and...
Wi-Fi

The Layman's Guide to Solving Wireless Network Interference Problems

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.07.2012
One of the most common root causes for having slow and unstable wireless network connections is interference. Many things interfere with a wireless network: everything from walls to the microwaves you use in the kitchen to other wireless networks. That's why I decided to learn...

Use Network Files While Offline with Sync Center & Offline Files

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 28.06.2012
Even though Sync Center and Offline Files are features present in older versions of Windows, few people know about them, let alone use them. That's why I decided to cover these tools in a mini-series of articles. In this first episode you will learn what...
Belkin N600 DB

Reviewing the Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.05.2012
Personally, I am a fan of Belkin routers and I have owned a few good models in the past. By chance, I managed to get my hands on a Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ router which, at least in theory, packs some interesting technologies...
Bluetooth devices

Connecting Smartphones to a Windows 7 PC via Bluetooth Device Control

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 08.11.2011
Bluetooth connections between computers and other devices are often tricky. The experience varies a lot depending on the Bluetooth chip on your computer, the drivers you installed for it and the device you are connecting via Bluetooth. For example, while most normal phones will connect...
Bluetooth devices

Transfer Files via Bluetooth Between Phones & Windows 7 PCs

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.11.2011
Bluetooth is a big topic on our website as lots of people are searching for a good guide on how to connect their computers with other Bluetooth devices such as mobile phones (smart or not), consoles (PSP) or music players. We had an old tutorial...
Wi-Fi

Geek Tips for Managing Connections to Wireless Networks in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 28.09.2011
Do you need to set priorities for Windows 7 about which wireless networks to connect to, automatically? Do you need to make it stop connecting each time it detects certain networks? Do you want to modify the connection settings for a wireless network? Answers to...
Wi-Fi

Installing a USB Wireless Adapter on a Desktop Computer

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.09.2011
If you want to get rid of wires in your home, you will be tempted to use USB wireless network adapters on your desktop computers. If you want to do this, then you should know that installing such adapters can bring a bit of trouble...
Wi-Fi

Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection Problems by Yourself

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.08.2011
Lots of people have issues with wireless network connections and they don't know how to fix them. If you have access to an Internet connection, at least you can Google things and find some help. But what do you do when the wireless connection you...

Mount Windows 7 Shared Partitions & Folders in Ubuntu

  • tutorial
  • George Grigoriţă
  • 17.04.2011
In previous tutorials we have covered how to share files between Ubuntu and Windows 7 computers on your home network. This tutorial will complement previous ones and show how to make Ubuntu auto-mount a partition or folder from Windows 7 so that you can always...

How to Access A Windows Shared Printer from Ubuntu

  • tutorial
  • George Grigoriţă
  • 23.03.2011
Anyone who utilizes multiple computers in a network with a single printer knows the importance of being able to share resources. In a previous tutorial, we explained How to Access Windows 7 Shared Folders from Ubuntu. However, the sharing doesn't stop there. This tutorial will...

How to Access Windows 7 Shared Folders from Ubuntu

  • tutorial
  • George Grigoriţă
  • 21.02.2011
A common goal of setting up computers on a local network is being able to share files and folders. In order for file sharing to work, the computers must exist on the same network and Workgroup. Then, the computer sharing files must have a folder...

How to Share Folders in Ubuntu & Access them from Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • George Grigoriţă
  • 09.02.2011
In a previous tutorial I have shown how to enable the sharing service in Ubuntu and change the Workgroup so that it is the same with all the other computers in your network, thus making networking between Ubuntu and Windows 7 easier. In this tutorial...
Printer

Installing a Shared Network Printer in Windows Vista

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.09.2010
We will continue our series on home networking topics with an article about how to install a network printer shared by a computer with almost any operating system on a Windows Vista computer. Before going to the installation process, make sure you check the recommended...

Importing Pictures from a Camera or Mobile Device into Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Jack Busch
  • 22.03.2010
Windows 7 makes keeping track of your pictures incredibly easy, thanks to the Libraries feature. But if you want to add pictures from a digital camera or mobile device to your Windows 7 Pictures Library, you'll have to import them. Luckily, this is incredibly easy...
Printer

Install a Network Printer from Windows XP Using the Add Printer Wizard

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.03.2010
Recently I've shown how to Share a Printer with Your Network and how to install a network printer from Windows XP using the driver setup. However, there are printer drivers which do not have an installation wizard and a setup.exe file that does the work...
Printer

Install a Network Printer from Windows XP Using the Driver Setup

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.03.2010
Many of you told us you have home networks with computers using Windows XP and cannot install & use a network printer from those PCs. In order to help, we will show you how to install a printer connected to a Windows 7 computer from...
Windows 7 Network Settings

Sharing Between Windows XP and Windows 7 Computers

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.03.2010
I will continue our networking series and show how to share files and folders between Windows XP and Windows 7-based computers. The procedure can be slightly more complicated than when sharing between Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers but it's still very manageable. [DC-SUMMARY-BREAK] Step...