LIFE WITHOUT THE NETWORK

[Originally posted March 13, 2007] From Max Barry’s marvelous book Company, about corporate life in the weeks after the computer network goes dead: “Two weeks ago the network went down; soon after Senior Management assured the company it would have the...

ROUTER PASSWORDS

You probably have a router or firewall device on your network – the little box that your DSL or cable modem plugs into. Make sure you’ve changed the default password on the router! Virtually every router is designed to display a control panel when you put...

PRINTER CONNECTIONS

Let me give you a simplified overview of printer terms, then offer a tip that might save a few seconds someday. (This is basic stuff. If you can tell where I’m leaving things out, then this isn’t for you.) LOCAL PRINTER  A local printer is connected...

REMOTE DESKTOP FOR MACS

Microsoft has updated its Remote Desktop software for Macs, allowing them to connect to a computer running Windows XP Professional or Vista Business and control the Windows computer just as if sitting in front of it. Remote Desktop has been so thoroughly optimized on...