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Home Network Control

Discussion in 'Networking' started by johnrebus, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. johnrebus

    johnrebus Thread Starter

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    Hi
    Our household computing equipment has grown tremendously over past year to 1 Laptop 3 Desktops (all window 7) 2 Printers 1 tablet 1 Squeezebox 1 Kindle e-reader 2 Samsung phones.

    These are all connected to our Fritz Box router.

    As fairly reluctant network and systems administrator for the household I have been trying to find some good simple to use software tools to help manage the above. So far in vain. Several sites have pointed to Spiceworks but I have found it unbelievably complicated to use - which could be because I am a bit dim but I am all we have got.

    Does anybody know of any products - they dont have to be free but nice if they are - that can help manage the home network.
     
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    what are you expecting to be able to do with the software ?
    i dont know of any - but it would help others here , if they new what you expected to manage ?
    on the network
     
  3. johnrebus

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    A fair question. I would like to manage connectivity especially transfer of data from device to another and to printers which attached - I find the home group facilities within windows 7 to be not intuitive and difficult to change. I would like to manage the different software that is installed on the various computers - different version /updating / rationalisng. I would also like to centrally control security (this is probably impossible). Oh and backup and synching as well. I want to have to a comprehensive easy to understand overview of what is going on.

    I am surprised that software doesn't exist to manage home networks I would have thought that there is a crying need for it. Do any routers provide anything worth having?
     
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