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Ask the Editors live chat event: Computer networking

Do you have questions on home computer networking? Or how about questions on routers or network attached storage? If you do, you've come to the right place!

For one whole hour on Thursday, July 24, starting at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern), CNET Associate Technology Editor for networking and network attached storage, Dong Ngo will be here to answer your questions and discuss anything to do with computer networking--from routers, NAS devices, to home networking.

Don't miss out and bring your networking questions for Dong!

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Hello!

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Hi guys, I am here. Ask away!

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network storage

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I have a home wireless network and I am interested in buying the Linksys Network Storage System with 2 Bays for my network. I chose this product because disk space an be divided and password protected among users and I could access the information on

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Lots of choices.

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Hi question about the new Fios triple play service.

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On the website, it said the fios triple play came with a free router and i have 3 laptops so i was wondering if i could configure it so that all 3 laptops connect to the internet wirelessly or do i have to have one of them as a desktop and stay hooked to one place?

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backup

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do you know how to hook up a seagate to a linksys wireless router to hook up to time machine?

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wireless b and g mix?

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if i have a wireless g network with 4 pc's that all have wireless g and 1 pc that has wireless b would it improve my network speed if i hardwire the wireless b computer and then change my router settings from B/G mix to G only?

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Yes

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Yes, that would help. However, you want to move all of them to Wireless-N if possible.

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Best Routers?

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hich is the best router today and why is d-link 855 off the market? Is the Linksys wta610N a good router, and what wireless cards should be used with it to optimize speed in the wireless network?

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Hard to say

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Connection problem

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I have a linksys router and I am trying to connect with a desktop with a dlink wireless card. It connects on start up but will never get an ip and go out to the internet until I do a repair in win xp. Then it works fine. What could be wrong? It;s an inconvenience to do a repair each startup.
FS

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Driver issue

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It might be a driver issue, try updating the driver of the card. Sometimes you just need to uninstall and reinstall it. Also, try removing the wireless network from the desktop and re-adding it. That might help too.

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NAS Drive

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What is the best way to secure a NAS drive (Buffalo LinkStation Live) - 500GB Version

Thanks

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Strong password

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The same way you keep most of other devices, that require logging in, secure: keep the admin username and password for yourself. Also, make sure those who have access to it don't have admin privileges.

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Router

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Hi, i want to buy a good router that works with all the things in my house. I have a large house, ps3, wii, psp, ds, desktop, and a laptop. i also have a two floor house where the router is going to be on the top floor and the laptop on the bottom floor, so need a router to give good to the laptop wirelessly? my laptop has wireless g in it. i want you to help me pick a router

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Lots of choices

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Re: NAS Drive

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Ok But I was wondering if there should be security software running on the drive...

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Firmware

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The device's firmware should suffice.

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Router antenna

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Is there a speed difference between a double antennas router and a single antenna router?

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It depends

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It depends on the router's processor and how its firmware is optimized. The common sense is double is better than single Happy

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wireless print server for a current wirless network?

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Are you aware of a product that exists that would allow me to connect 3 or more printers to a print server but instead of having to hook the print server into an Ethernet port, would be able to access my current wireless network?

I don't think that this product exists today on the market but I thought I would give it a shot.

I'd like to put my three printers in an area where there is Ethernet ports. Any other ways of accomplishing this without tearing into my drywall?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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No

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No, I haven't heard of such printserver, you can get a hub and get 3 printsers for those printer. Or you can just get a hub and 3 printers that have built-in printserver. You can even find pritner that have built-in wireless printserver too.

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Re: Re: NAS Drive

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OK Thanks.. that helps

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Budget home network router

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Hi i'm currently on an old d-link router thats kind of choppy at times. I was wondering what the best budget router for the home is. I also play games online from time to time, so some speed would be nice too.

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There are a few

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Draft N

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Just a qucik question as to whether or not the "new" N wireless protocol is that much faster than the current G?

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Yes

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Much faster.

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(NT) I sold a cow to buy this Linksys router. How do I connect to your heart?

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The usual way

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Through the stomach that is. Thanks Happy

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(NT) Is the Linksys WRT54G a good router?

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AT&T 2Wire Router

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Is the AT&T 2Wire router any good?

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