How to connect two network switches

Every organization that uses computer needs a network for easy sharing for information,
Because of the importance of information sharing on the network there is need to install a network switch. The network switch links all the computers together. When the network becomes very large the need to install network switches arises and for that you can use the simple steps below to connect two network switches together.
Firstly you need the following for your connection.
Crimp tool, Cat 5 cable, RJ 45 connectors, and a network switch.
If you are ready its time to connect.
For you to connect two network switches you need to make a cross over cable. this cross over cable has the following colour coding below. You will terminate your cable using the image below. One end will terminated with the first colour and

the other end with the second colour code. If you got that right then simple connect one end of the network cable that you just terminated to one of the network switch and the other end to the new network switch. Power the network switch. Connect your computers to the network using a straight cable and check. Hurray!!!! Your network connection worked. So if your network switch is far from your computer you can still get network access by purchase a network switch and terminating a cable from the far network switch to the one nearer to you and connect your computer to it.

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How to enable parental control in Dlink wireless router DIR-300

Networking the computer at home can be very nice, being able to share resources without having to go to the individual computers. It really makes communication with your kids very easy.

Before you network your home computers, have you ever thought of how you can control your kids, I mean prevent them from viewing pornographic sites and harmful sites. Do you have software to do this for you? has the software actually done it? The good news is you can do just that with DLink wireless router DIR-300. I was troubleshooting my wireless network and stumbled into the parental control so I decided to share it with all my readers.
Just follow the steps below.
After setting up your router and logging into your router, I believe you have the password or know how to reset your router if you don’t have the password.

Setting parental cotrol:
when you are logged into your router look at the left pane of the router you will find parental control. Click on it. When it opens, under configure parental control click the drop down box and select parental control on and deny access to only theses sites. Below that check the check box and enter the website URL. You have 25 sites to block, sometimes you may want to schedule some sites, i.e. schedule the time they will be able to visit the site. To do this after checking the box and entering the website url. Click add new. A new window will load you enter the name of the schedule. E.g. sports time if you want your children to access a sports site at a scheduled time. Next select the days, set the time. When you are through click on save changes. Restart all the computers on the network and try it. The site will be blocked.

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How to Download Acer drivers

One of the problems people get with Acer computers is drivers, how? They find it difficult to download drivers if they need to especially for the laptop computers. After formatting there Acer Laptop downloading the drivers takes they a lot of time.
A lot of my readers and clients have been complaining obout drivers and how to download them so I decided to write how to download all the major computer manufacturers drivers. I have written how to download dell drivers, also how to download HP drivers .

And now it’s how to download Acer drivers. I will always say this, it’s only the manufacturer of a product that can give you the correct drivers for his product, so when never you need a driver for any product just go to the manufacturer’s website, and you will find it.

To download Acer drivers. Open Acer Europe drivers and support site, select the product category that your computer Is e.g Acer travelmate, Acer Extensa, select your product model and it will load the product drivers and utility download page.
Click on drivers and utilities a pop menu will open click on the driver you want and it will load and start downloading.

Click on empowering technology and utilities to download Acer empowering technology.

Before you start downloading you must know the hardware that you computer came with i.e you should know if your computer came with camera, Bluetooth if it has wireless etc so that you will know the drivers to download.

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How to change windows start up and log off sound.

May be you don’t know, but am very sure that you are tiered of hearing same windows sound when ever your computer starts up just that you dont know how to change it or you dont know that it can be changed. You can change the default windows start up and logoff sound. I believe that you know what am talking about, if you don’t know just shut down or logof your computer, you will hear the sound.
I just stumbled into this some time ago when I was troubleshooting my audio driver so I decided to share it with you. what it means is that you can configure your windows xp computer to sing your favourite song each time it boots and each time you shut down instead of the normal windows sound.


open control panel. To open control panel click on start you will find control panel on the right middle of the pop menu. When it opens double click on sounds and audio devices, a dialog box will open with volume tab, click the sounds tab, it looks like this under program events scroll to exit windows and click on it, you will see under sounds windows XP shutdown. You can click on the play button to hear the sound . click on browse to and locate the music file that you want to change to.
Note: the music file must be in WAV format.

We have succeded in changing windows xp logoff sound. For start up stound, still in program events scroll down to start windows , to be sure its start windows click the play button beside windows xp start up. Click on browse to locate the music file that you want to use. Also make sure that the musci file is in WAV format.
If you follow through these simple steps click on apply and ok. Now restart your computer and hear the sound . if the sound its what you changed clap for your self you have successfully change windows xp default start up and logoff sound to your own music.

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