For those who don't know why you'd need a Home Server, there are a lot of advantages to using a dedicated Home Server.
Since your TV and PC are eventually going to be combined, you may want to get a jump on dedicating a server and building your home's network infrastructure relatively quick so you can work the bugs out now.
Consider what a Home Server provides:
Setting up a network isn't that hard to do anymore, but ask someone if they've expanded and segmented a network and they may look kind of sheepish at you.
Small Network Builder has a great article on how to segment a small LAN using switches. Networkers, make sure you check it out.
With Skype winning the battle with VoIP and the founders holding all of this money, what's a billionaire to do?
Build another money-making company, what else?
ECommerce Times reports on the what the founders of Skype are doing. The founders are starting a new venture called Joost, which enables broadband users to watch TV over the Internet. It requires a client download, but according to some beta testers, guess what? They are currently watching television over the Internet.
After reading through Tom's Networking article I posted last Wednesday, I kind of figured this would be the next step.
Bill Meade talks about the what to expect when creating a DIY NAS and shows differences between a NAS thats using ClarkConnect, Ubuntu 6.06 Desktop and Windows XP Pro. He compares the three and offers some excellent advice.
BusinessWeekOnline posted an article about how to make your wireless network safe.
Excellent for viewing the results of how much throughput goes through these routers!
I've worked with a good number of clients and noticed that most of these settings were not even enabled.
Make sure you apply all of these settings to your router. You'll be happier you did.