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Why pay somebody to do it for you when you can build it yourself! [global] panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d workgroup = "Name" netbios name = "Server name" invalid users = root security = user wins support = no log file = /var/log/samba.log log level = 3 max log size = 1000 syslog = 1 encrypt passwords = true passdb backend = smbpasswd socket options = TCP_NODELAY dns proxy = no passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u passwd chat =*Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n . obey pam restrictions = yes pam password change = no null passwords = no #Share Definitions [homes] comment = Home Directories browseable = yes writable = yes security mask = 0700 create mask = 0700
Dear Lifehacker, I like the idea of having a networked backup, streaming, and torrenting machine using FreeNAS or Ubuntu , but I'm not sure what hardware I should use to build it. Any suggestions? Sincerely, Simple Server Dear Simple, A home file server can be extremely useful for backing up your computer, streaming media, and a lot of other things.
created: 2012.03.31 updated: 2012.10.25 Warning Note that in some jurisdictions, it may actually be illegal to jailbreak your tablet (but not a phone!)
Since there are three versions of Windows out in the field these days, chances are you need to share data between them. Today we show how to get each version to be share files and printers with one another. In a perfect world, getting your computers with different Microsoft operating systems to network would be as easy as clicking a button. With the Windows 7 Homegroup feature, it’s almost that easy.
We just absolutely love acronyms, don’t we? So much so that we use them literally everywhere to have a shorter way to name something. Whether it’s an official acronym such as USB or something unofficial like FB , there’s simply way too many for us to remember. Additionally, there are a good number of acronyms which have multiple meanings, all depending on the context you’re using them in. When it comes to wireless service and our smartphones, there’s no shortage of acronyms – GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 4G, and LTE all exist to make our everyday lives even more confusing. If you are a tech-savvy reader you may know what they mean, but what about your mother?
Setting up a Wi-Fi network should be an easy prospect, shouldn’t it? I mean, a house is a closed-in box, and you’d think when you place a device that transmits wireless signals in all directions that achieving a perfect signal everywhere in the house would be insanely easy. Well, that’s not exactly the case. There are a lot of things that can cause problems with a Wi-Fi signal, and a house is full of them. There are walls made of all different materials, blocks of masonry, electronic devices creating both inductive noise and emitting frequencies of all sorts.
My router just died, but through all the sadness and frustration I'm making it through the work day because I planned ahead. I put together a networking emergency kit so I could get up and running again quickly. Here's how you can, too.
By Gene Ryan Briones on 05/18/2012 In 1999, British technology pioneer Kevin Ashton co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT, a global standard system for RFID and other sensors. His vision – to create the “ Internet of Things “, a concept of a system where the Internet is connected to the physical world via ubiquitous sensors. Today, a technology that promises to turn any electronic product into a connected device via a tiny card in a slot is bringing us closer to that concept.
If you have two or more computers at one desk, you don't want two or more sets of keyboards and mice cluttering up your workspace, too. You can buy a hardware gadget that lets you share a single keyboard and mouse with several computers (which involves a mess of tangled wires), or you could use a free software solution called Synergy. The Synergy application runs on all the computers you're using—the one that has the keyboard and mouse connected and the one(s) that do not—and lets you control all of them from that keyboard and mouse. That means you can move your mouse off one computer's screen and it will appear on the other, where you can type and work as well.
Dropbox is an awesome service. You can back your files up to the cloud, sync them between computers, and share them with your friends. That's not all it can do, though.
If the Windows operating system ever notifies you about a weak Wi-Fi signal, it probably means that your connection isn't as fast or as reliable as it could be.
Whether you're traveling or just trying to get out of the house a bit more, there's one thing that plagues us everywhere we go: Wi-Fi. We may not have that cloud of Wi-Fi covering the planet yet, but you can find free Wi-Fi almost anywhere, if you know how to look. Here's what you need to know. 10.
I’ve finally found my ideal netbook operating system. It’s called Jolicloud. Let me explain.
Edit Edited by Lucas Halbert, Imperatrix, Axiom, Brigitta M. and 61 others This article describes how to speed up your Internet connection without use of web accelerators, and is geared towards Windows and Internet Explorer. Edit Steps 1 Check to see if faster internet connections are in your area .
The first thought that goes through the mind of all right-thinking people when they get a broadband Internet connection is "How can I use all of this bandwidth, all day long?" People who are still stuck with dial-up modem Internet access care deeply about bandwidth, too, for much the same reason that drowning people care deeply about air. So how can broadband users stretch the limits of their high-speed link, and what's meanest to a modem?