How can I improve the performance of my network?

I’ve just inherited a network that seems to have been growing organically for the last few years. It started with one network hub and now has a couple more daisy-chained into it. As you can imagine, it’s now running like a dog, especially when someone tries copying large files from one machine to another. We… Continue reading How can I improve the performance of my network?

How do I get IPv6 working in Windows 7 ?

I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows Vista on both my laptop and desktop computers, so I can use Homegroups to share files between them. However, when I tried setting it up I got a message saying that IPv6 is required. How can I fix it?

How can I connect to my Wifi network?

I’m trying to connect my laptop to my Wifi network which currently has a number of computers already connected. I’ve supplied the WEP key it requires but all I get on this laptop is “Acquiring networking address” and it never actually connects. Is my laptop’s WiFi broken?

How do I share my printer across our three laptops?

I’ve recently moved off a PC onto a new laptop just like everybody else in our household. The one problem I have is that now my computer isn’t always plugged in at home and sharing the printer has become a hassle. Is there a better way they continually plugging it into each laptop that needs… Continue reading How do I share my printer across our three laptops?