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Basic tools that a computer technician must have (part 2)

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 20 Jun, 2011

External DVD Drive – As I’ve said in the first part of this article, not all computers has DVD drives installed especially in an internet shop, in an office or even the latest net book laptops in the market. In this case, you can use an external DVD drive to install something or if you need to reformat a computer. Basically, reformatting requires a CD/DVD drive for you to install your operating system including the drivers.  You can also use... continue |

How to Setup a Home Network with a Router

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 14 Jun, 2011

Most of us think that Local Area Networking (LAN) is a very complicated thing to do because of the Network Cables, networking equipments and everything. It is true that networking is really a big topic to be discussed and is really complicated to do. But in Computer Networking, there are also the basics and normally it can be found at home.

In this article, I’ll be discussing the very basic networking for your home. This will be a step by step... continue |

How to share a Printer between multiple Computers

By: Megan B. Bolivar Posted: 09 Jun, 2011
I will tell you how to share a printer between a number of computers using Windows XP  Operating System.

Let us begin sharing a printer using Windows XP

  • Clcik Start 
  • Select Settings
  • Select and Click Printers and Faxes
  • A list of Installed printers on your computer will appear eg.. hp, canon, epson etc..
  • Right Click the printer you want to share
  • Select and Click Sharing...
  • A security warning will appear telling you to use the Network setup wizard to safely share your printer to the network.... continue |

What is a MAC Address

By: Megan B. Bolivar Posted: 05 Jun, 2011
MAC is short for Media Access Control It is a term used for Computer Networking  or Local Area Network. Every Computer in a network have their own unique Hardware address or MAC address.

Where can you find the MAC address of a Computer?

You can find the MAC address of a computer using windows xp or windows 2000 server operating systems by going to command prompt and typing ipconfig /all and then press enter. You can see an entry called Physical... continue |