Computers running Windows XP Professional and certain versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 (nearly every version except Home, Basic and Starter) can be controlled remotely via the Remote Desktop Connection protocol. This allows a remote user to log in to the Windows-based computer and control it as if he or she was sitting right in front of it. Windows-based machines with Remote Desktop Connection enabled can accept connections from other Windows computers as well as OS X computers running the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install the Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac and connect to a Windows computer which has enabled Remote Desktop Connections.
Network and Internet
How to manage your network and internet connections in Windows 7 and Windows 8. How to work with wireless networks.
If you are running a Windows-based computer, you can connect to another computer using Remote Desktop Connection. A few days ago we’ve shown how to Enable Remote Desktop Connections in Windows 7. This tutorial will show how to connect from Windows 7 to a Windows-based computer that has Remote Desktop Connections enabled.
Windows Remote Desktop Connection allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer via the Internet or a network. When you’re connected via the Remote Desktop Connection, you can see the host computer’s desktop and access its files and folders as if you were sitting in front of the computer. This is useful for both systems administrators and technical support teams as well as end users, who may want to access their work computers from home or vice-versa.
We will continue our series on home networking topics with an article about how to install a network printer shared by a computer with almost any operating system on a Windows Vista computer. Before going to the installation process, make sure you check the recommended prerequisites, so that you don't run into issues.
Back in March, we’ve started a survey in which we asked our readers to tell us more about their home networks. The aim was to understand how complex home networks are, what are the problems people face and what we could do to help our readers. We’ve ran this survey on our site and also on Tiny Hacker. We have received 454 responses and now it is time to present some of the results.
If you are reading us for more than 2-3 weeks, you most probably know about our series on Windows 7 networking. We believe we've covered most scenarios which would be helpful to our readers but we also might have missed certain topics which are of interest to you. Therefore, we would like to ask you to complete a 30 seconds survey and tell us about your home network: how many computers you have, which operating systems you use, what kind of devices you are sharing over the network, which are the most annoying network problems you encountered.
UPDATE: Poll has been closed. Thank you for your answers. We will analyze them and provide an analysis in the next couple of days.
Recently I've shown How to Share a Printer with Your Network and how to install a network printer from Windows XP using the driver setup. However, there are printer drivers which do not have an installation wizard and a setup.exe file which does the work for you. If you find yourself in such a situation, you need to use the 'Add a printer' wizard. To learn how to do this, click on read more.
Many of you told us you have home networks with computers using Windows XP and cannot install & use a network printer from those PCs. In order to help, we will show you how to install a printer connected to a Windows 7 computer from a Windows XP PC, using the driver installation setup of the printer.
I will continue our networking series and show how to share files and folders between Windows XP and Windows 7 based computers. The procedure can be slightly more complicated than when sharing between Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers but it's still very manageable.
Home networks are more and more popular these days and making your home computers work together can be a challenge. While having only computers with Windows 7 installed can make your home networking life extremely easy, I'm sure many have older computers with older operating systems installed. In this article, I will continue our networking series and show how to share files and folders between Windows Vista and Windows 7 based computers. As you'll see, it's not that hard to make them work together.
One of the less known features of Windows 7 is the network map. This features does what its name implies: it shows you a complete map of all the computers connected to your network at a specific point in time. It was first introduced in Windows Vista and it was kept pretty much unchanged in Windows 7. In this guide I will show you how to view a network map, explain what information it shows, how to use it and what to do in case of issues.
Have you ever needed to create network between two laptops and you did not have a network cable available? As it turns out, you can create an ad hoc network using their wireless networks cards. You can use that network to transfer any kind of files between the two, as if they were on a normal network. If you are curios to learn how it works and how it can be done in Windows 7, don't hesitate to read this tutorial. The guide will be split into three parts: creating the ad hoc wireless network, connecting other computers to it, and sharing files & folders on the newly created network.