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Why should I network my computers?

The answer will usually be -when a user on one computer needs to view or edit a file on another computer. OR when a user needs to print a file to a printer attached to another computer. OR to share any number of other resources. OR... In other words, you should network your computers whenever you have more than one. Because sooner or later, you will wish you had.

 


What is the best computer to buy?

The right answer depends on the needs of you and your business. Is it workstations or servers you need? Will it be used for minor tasks such as checking e-mail and viewing spreadsheets, or will it store valuable data and run applications? And one should not be misled in thinking that big-name companies are always the best route. Because it's not the name on the computer that counts, but what's inside, i.e. the type of processor and its speed, the amount of RAM, hard drive capacity, etc.

 


Can I really have security from my wireless network?

Yes. Yet the means to secure a wireless network have been widely debated for some time. Many have claimed that MAC filtering, hiding your SSID, or antenna placement can provide the necessary security for small offices.  However, other experts tend to disagree, including ourselves, as these methods can be easily bypassed by the most novice of hackers using free software from the Internet.  Experts applying mathematical probabilities have proven the best way to secure a wireless network is by using WPA-PSK2 security with an alpha-numeric pass-phrase at least 10 characters long.  But this can only be done if the router or access point has the capability.

 


Why do I keep getting viruses?

Even though viruses can come form a number of places, the most common is through e-mail attachments.  Once the infected attachment is clicked or opened, the computer then becomes infected.  The best way to avoid this is to never open an attachment in an e-mail when you don't know the sender.  And even still, knowing the sender does not necessarily mean the attachment is safe, as in some cases when malicious programs, such as Worms, can proliferate by sending itself to all e-mails inside one's address book - unbeknownst to the sender.  So before opening an attachment, be sure you are expecting one.  And always take exceptional precaution to executable files, such as:

.EXE (machine language)
.COM (machine language)
.VB (Visual Basic script)
.VBS (Visual Basic script)
.VBE (Visual Basic script-encoded)
.CMD (batch file - Windows)
.BAT (batch file - DOS/Windows)
.WS (Windows script)
.WSF (Windows script)
.SCR (screen saver)
.SHS (OLE object package)
.PIF (shortcut to DOS file plus code)
.HTA (hypertext application)
.JAR (Java archive)
.JS (JavaScript script)
.JSE (JScript script)
.LNK (shortcut to an executable).EXE .BAT .VBS.

But also beware of double extensions, where a file can appear safe with a name like 'Imnotavirus.jpg' - jpg being the extension here, which is seemingly harmless.  Yet the file is really named 'Imnotavirus.jpg.exe', and sometimes the first and second extensions are separated by many spaces, the latter appearing off screen invisible to the user -
'Imnotavirus.jpg
                                                                                      .exe'.

 


Which should I choose for Internet service - Cable or DSL?

There are several options that exist for Internet bandwidth, such as Cable, ISDN, DSL, T1 and T3 (we will not even discuss dial-up). But for small offices and residential, the two that remain the most economical are Cable and DSL.  The difference between these two is that Cable is shared bandwidth, meaning that the bandwidth is shared with others in your community.  Your speed can vary greatly depending on where you live and also the time of day.  But DSL is dedicated bandwidth, which means the bandwidth you pay for is the badwidth you get.  So the general rule of thumb that we apply and pass on to our customers is that if you're a business, then DSL is the way to go, but for residential, Cable is the most cost-effective, and convenient solution.

 

   

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