If broadband has opened the door to the many benefits of the internet, networks and wireless technology have enabled us to enjoy them with convenience. Wireless networks in particular mean we can access the web from laptops without being tied to one location and attach printers and storage devices without leaving a messy trail of cabling.
In this zone we offer a collection of guides that will show you how to set up and manage a home network, and how to diagnose and solve connection problems. This zone is sponsored by Strato and you will find more information about how its Webstarter service can help you build a website to access from your home network below.
Get the most from your broadband connection with a home network
We show how to connect to wireless networks using a Windows 7 computer
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We show how to set up a simple home network using the Homegroups tool in Windows 7
Find the answers to 10 common glitches
We explain how to print from any PC attached to a Windows 7 home network
We think it is probably the network security key Mr Sutton wants to change. We describe how to do this on a Thomson router, failing that a hard reset is needed
The internet can be a dangerous place. We explain how you can protect against threats
If you suspect someone might be using your wireless network without your approval follow our advice
Once you hide your network details it can be difficult to connect devices to it. We explain how to resolve the problem
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