DNS or the domain name service is a piece of software which uses a lookup table to relate computers on a physical network to domain and computer names. DNS sits on top of TCPIP or Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol where each individual NIC (network interface card) in a computer in a network is given a unique 4 number code a typical code may be 18.104.22.168. For more information please see my article ‘Networking 101’.
There are dozens of ekspres vpn services out there, but I like WiTopia the most because it is cheap and easy to set up. Before I used WiTopia, I had this idea that vpn were complicated and only useful for tech geeks. That all changed when I tried WiTopia a few months ago and had it running in no time.
(j) If you have Winpoet on your PC and experience problems (i.e. with an earlier version prior to 6.0) the following 8 steps will safely uninstall the Winpoet Software from your pc and repair your system to boot properly.
Another technology tip is to bring a USB stick with all you need on it. This will prevent those last minute issues when you can’t get your laptop connected to the projector for that vital presentation. You should also bring an Ethernet cable with you so you can connect to the net from your hotel room. Most probably had cables but they are often broken or stolen.
You can also get a broadband router that is really three devices in one box. First, there’s the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect Wireless-G or Wireless-B devices to the network. There’s also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect wired-Ethernet devices. Connect four PCs directly, or daisy-chain out to more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.
The retail release (a.k.a. “release 1”) of Windows 95 contained a bug that prevented use of more than one DNS server. This problem was fixed in OS Release2.
What about payroll? Do I understand what 1099 means vs. employee status paychecks? Do I know how to file Federal tax forms on time and correctly? What about setting up payroll in QuickBooks vs. expensive outsourcing to payroll companies? What kind of problems could I run into considering each of these options?
What is great about a VPN is that you can be anywhere in the world, but once connected to the VPN server, you will look as if you’re in the USA, UK or Germany, depending what server type you connect to.