Wednesday November 25, 2020

The idiot’s guide to setting up a home media network

Despite a lot of dumbing down lately, ‘media servers ‘ and ‘home networks’ still intimidate the hell out of people. Just mention the word ‘server’ and a nightmare emerges: fiddling with IP addresses, searching for ethernet connections and bumbling th

21st November, 2009

Despite a lot of dumbing down lately, ‘media servers ‘ and ‘home networks’ still intimidate the hell out of people. Just mention the word ‘server’ and a nightmare emerges: fiddling with IP addresses, searching for ethernet connections and bumbling through multiple configuration screens.

What most people don’t know is that very little of this ordeal applies any more. The modern home media server simply comes out of the box, plugs...

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