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How to disable SSID broadcasting on a Linksys Wireless-G router

SSID (service set identifier) is a fancy term for the name of your wireless network. Many networks are simply named for the routers that are used to set them up (for example, "linksys" or "netgear"). By broadcasting this network name, you'll ensure that any computers, copiers, or other devices... More

How to view the IP address for an iPad

Any time your iPad is connected to a TCP/IP network, be it a work network, a public network, or your home network, it uses an IP address to identify itself. If you want to know what your iPad's current IP address is, you can find it by following the steps below. [donate]Instructions Step... More

How to change the master/slave designation on a hard drive

Master or slave? Amongst the various pieces of hardware all computers contain within the structure of their case is a large heavy box known as the hard drive. The hard drive is nothing more than a gigantic filing cabinet that stores all of our programs and data we use on a daily basis. When we... More

How to change the MAC address of a Netgear Wireless-N router

Every device that connects to a TCP/IP network has a unique address, called a MAC address, that identifies that device on the network. Your Netgear Wireless-N router has its own MAC address, which is separate from your computer's MAC address. Some Internet service providers require that the same... More

How to change the WEP key on a Verizon DSL router

By default, Verizon DSL wireless routers use WEP encryption to help secure the wireless networks that they manage. When you set up a Verizon router, it will come with a pre-configured WEP key that will be either 10 or 26 characters long. You can change this WEP key, both for increased security... More

How to print a user settings list on a Brother IntelliFax 4100

Most printers, copiers, and fax machines give users the option to print out a list of all of their current settings. These lists are useful in order to see what settings need to be changed to rectify a specific problem, or just to see how the machine is set up. On Hewlett Packard products, this... More

How to find a Windows 7 computer’s MAC address

The MAC address is a hardware address that your network card or network adapter uses to identify itself on the local network. The MAC address can be useful both for identifying the computer as well as for using network security measures such as MAC address filtering. Each network connection... More

How to print a network settings list on a Sharp FO-DC600

The Sharp FO-DC600 is a network-capable fax machine, meaning that you can set it up to receive faxes and forward them over the network. To view the current network configuration at a glance, you can print out a network settings list directly from the machine. [donate]Instructions Step 1 Go... More

How to adjust color registration on a Ricoh MP series color copier

The Ricoh MP series color copiers (such as the MP C3300, MP C4500, or MP C2550) all put out good-quality color copies and prints. However, since the copiers use a different drum for each color (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) the different colors can get out of alignment with each other... More

How to change the MAC address for a Linksys Wireless-G router

Every device connected to an Ethernet network uses a unique identifier called a MAC address to differentiate it from all the other devices. This MAC address is burned into the network interface card of the device, and typically can not be changed. However, with some routers, you can change the... More