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Hey everybody, thanks for taking the time to help me out.

First, I've experimented with Windows homegroup and thought it was extremely useful. Then I tried to set up a VPN to access a dedicated folding machine, but I couldn't get the VPN to work and I lost the homegroup function in the process. I don't need a VPN any more, and short of re-installing Win7, I don't know how to get it to work again.

Second, I'm switching isp, to one with much more bandwidth. If I download and stream a lot, what is the best wireless router under $100? There are only 2 computers in the home.

Third, trying to read the networking threads is hard for somebody with little knowledge of the terminology. I'm going to go try to find a thread on that, but if you know of a good thread or place to learn from, I'd love to be pointed in the right direction.

Fourth, what are some cool things to do with a more advanced knowledge of networking? I am switching to a desktop once I reach a million points folded with my laptop, so the large number of drives I'll have in it will be useful for network storage/homegroup. Any other ideas like that?

Thanks, I know it was a long read, but thanks a lot for your help!
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how did you lose the homegroup function? Is it not in the menus anymore?

I don't know if this is the best but I'd recommend the Linksys e2500 and then flash DD WRT.

This is a great master thread of all networking terms and how networks work: http://www.overclock.net/networking-...efore-you.html

some cool things would be if you had a Cisco Router creating 2 Vlans which is a great way to isolate your network. Creating a server is easy
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Well the option to use homegroup is there, but other computers cannot connect to the homegroups. I don't think it works when the other computer creates the homegroup either.

That router is the one I was going to get! I guess I know where I'm headed after work haha

Thanks for the link, and all your help.

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hm thats weird that another computer can't create a homegroup either. I have had that problem and I deleted my homegroup and created another one on a different computer and it worked.
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