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How To Connect To Windows PC From Mac

In a network system, connecting to your Windows PC from the Mac is a real easy process.

First you have to make sure that the folders you want to access are being shared from the Windows PC. On a PC, a folder can be shared by right clicking the icon, selecting the properties option and then the sharing tab.

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If your Mac is connected to the network, then in the Finder menu, click ‘Go’ and then ‘Connect To Server’.

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In the address bar, type in the name of the PC you want to connect to prefixing it by smb:// and then click connect. (more…)

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  • I usually use two wireless networks, my home and university, to browse Internet.

    In my university I have been assigned a specific IP address and connect to the Internet through a proxy server where as at home I simply let my router assign me settings via DHCP. On a Mac, it is really easy to make a profile for a specific network rather than input the settings manually every time (Windows eh..) we are in a different network. We can make as many network profiles as we need to and assign the network settings in them. So whenever you go to the particular location, just select the profile from the network preference pane. It’s that simple!

    Let’s see how:

    Select the ‘Network’ pane from System Preferences.

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    In the ‘Locations’ drop down menu, select the option ‘Edit Locations’.

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    How To Keep Your Wi-Fi Network Secure

    As a CCNA I am asked a lot of times by curious friends or relatives about various precautions they can take to keep their Wi-Fi network safe from hackers or unauthenticated users. So today I thought of compiling some simple steps in a post which I usually recommend to keep the wireless network secure. These settings can be configured/changed in admin page of your Wi-Fi router by putting in the IP address of your router in a browser’s URL toolbar.

    Change the default password

    Each router has a default username and password, and you should always change these the moment you start configuring the router. If the router’s password is either unchanged common or weak, a hacker might be able to reconfigure the router and wipe out all your other security measures, making them useless. You should try to use a good mix of numbers and characters to be on the safe side.

    Disable the DHCP service

    DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) enables remote computers connected to the router to obtain an IP address and connect to the network without needing to know the IP and Router address information. Disabling the DHCP services is

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