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How to print a configuration page from an HP LaserJet 4050 printer

  Like most HP printers, the LaserJet 4050 allows you to print out a configuration page which lists the printer's page count, serial number, security settings, and other information. The 4050's configuration page, unlike the configuration page from some other printers, also... More

How to remove a CD/DVD from a drive that has failed

It's as easy as one, two, three Everyone has become familiar with the CD/DVD optical drives that are now level-1 in every home computer. They're used to install programs, play music and movies, and to record critical computer data to protect it should a catastrophic failure of the hard drive... More

How to see the drum life remaining for a Brother IntelliFax 4100e fax machine

Other than the toner cartridge, the drum is the main consumable that you'll have to replace on your Brother IntelliFax 4100e fax machine. Some Brother fax machines show the drum life remaining on the user settings list that you can print out, but for the 4100e you can only view the drum life... More

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