For most people, home networking consists of knowing the wifi password; it’s an oft-neglected yet significant topic that has a big impact on performance. If you have more than one computer in your house, home networking knowledge becomes essential. But there are many factors which can slow down a home network, often quite easily fixed.
When setting up wireless encryption on your router, you’ll come across a variety of confusing terms — WPA2, WPA, WEP, WPA-Personal, and WPA-Enterprise.
Network structure and management have their own lingo. Some of the terms thrown around will likely already sound familiar to you. Ethernet and Wi-Fi are largely self-obvious concepts, although it may require a little bit more effort to understand the intricacies of the different Wi-Fi standards. Knowing the meaning of these terms, and grasping the underlying concepts will help you to get a better grip on your own home or office network.
One of the worst things in a household full of poeple is when conversations consit of shouting throughout the house. More families are turning to instant messaging as a solution for in-home communication. Heck – IM is making paging systems obsolete at most workplaces, so why not in the home? The problem arises for parents of young children, who don’t want those kids to be plugged into the Internet on public IM networks – for those parents, LAN Messenger can serve as an excellent solution.