In a previous tutorial we have shown how to make drive mappings. Many who have read the article asked about ways to delete drive mappings. Therefore we decided to help and share all the methods for deleting mapped drives and network locations in Windows 7.
Network and Internet
How to Manage your Network and Internet Connection in Windows
One of our readers asked us some time ago: "Where would I be able to see listed all the folders I've shared on my computer?" We thought it was a really good question and we decided to answer it. We have two alternatives to share: one using Windows Explorer and one using Computer Management. Let’s see how this is done.
One of the less known features of Windows Explorer is that it can handle connections to FTP servers. You can use it to do all the file and folder management operations you would expect: copy, delete, create, etc. In this guide, I will show how to use Windows Explorer to make quick connections to any FTP server.
Bluetooth connections between computers and other devices are often tricky. The experience varies a lot depending on the Bluetooth chip on your computer, the drivers you installed for it and the device you are connecting via Bluetooth. For example, while most normal phones will connect to you computer as described in our previous tutorial, most modern smartphones will not connect that way. The connection is handled via a panel called Bluetooth Device Control which also ads functionality on top of the usual file transfer capabilities. This tutorial explains all the options found in Bluetooth Device Control, how to exchange files via Bluetooth and shares all the available configuration options
Bluetooth is a big topic on our website as lots of people are searching for a good guide on how to connect their computers with other Bluetooth devices such as mobile phones (smart or not), consoles (PSP) or music players. We had an old tutorial which, even though it aimed to be complete, it failed in helping many people. That’s why we decided to update it so that it works with the latest devices and also create a mini-series of articles which covers more Bluetooth devices and scenarios. This is the first article on Bluetooth connections, showing how to install and configure Bluetooth, pair your computer with a mobile phone, send or receive files and how to remove a Bluetooth pairing.
Do you have a Homegroup to which you connected several computers? Are some computers able to join the Homegroup but unable to view other computers and their shared folders? If you have this issue and are using Microsoft Security Essentials on any of your computers, read on to find how to fix your problem.
Do you need to set priorities for Windows 7 about which wireless networks to connect to, automatically? Do you need to make it stop connecting each time it detects certain networks? Do you want to modify the connection settings for a wireless network? Answers to all these questions are found in this article.
It can happen that you start having problems with a wireless network which worked well in the past. This might be due to the fact that the its settings may have been changed accidentally or its network profile, as saved on your computer, got corrupted for some reason. In such scenarios it helps to delete the profile of your wireless network and start fresh: have Windows 7 detect it again, introduce your connection details, etc. This tutorial will show how to delete the network profile of a troublesome wireless connection.
If you have a home network, you surely need a printer installed. If you are planning to buy one soon, you should consider a wireless printer. Why? Lots of good reasons: it allows you to print from anywhere in your home (any computer or smartphone), it helps you eliminate one more wire, and it allows you to place the printer in accessible places so that you are not bothered by others.
One thing to keep in mind though: installing and configuring a wireless printer requires a lot more work than installing a traditional printer. And this is where this tutorial comes in - to guide you through all the important steps.
If you want to get rid of wires in your home, you will be tempted to use USB wireless network adapters on your desktop computers. If you want to do this, then you should know that installing such adapters can bring a bit of trouble at times. That’s why we created this tutorial, to guide you through the process of installing a USB wireless network adapter on your Windows 7 computer.
Lots of people have issues with wireless network connections and they don’t know how to fix them. If you have access to an Internet connection, at least you can Google things and find some help. But what do you do when the wireless connection you have trouble connecting to is the only that can give you Internet access. Well... you can read & learn our step by step diagram for how to troubleshoot a wireless connection by yourself. If it is hard to remember, you can even print it and have it available when needed.