Ten years ago those people who had networks in their homes were considered fringe geeks and gluttons for punishment. Nowadays, however, home networks are as common as cable television and dishwashers, but they can still be a source of frustration for many, especially to do it right! With that, Dave Hamilton — someone who *was* a fringe geek and *has* gone through all the punishment — will teach you all the tips and tricks he has learned over the past decade (or more) so you can get this stuff to work just right in your house. Topics covered will include simple network setup, extending a network in your home, when to use wired or wireless, the benefits (and pitfalls) of 5Ghz, and some Cool Stuff Found to make life just a little bit easier (or at least more fun!). Come join us on this hour-long, action-packed journey of networking, and leave secure in the knowledge that you’ll be doing it *right* at home from now on.
##About the presenter…##
Dave Hamilton is President and CEO of [The Mac Observer](http://www.macobserver.com/) and [BackBeat Media](http://www.backbeatmedia.com/), and producer and co-host of The Mac Observer’s [Mac Geek Gab Podcast](http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/features/mac_geek_gab_free/). He has worked in the computer industry for 15 years, as a consultant, trainer, network engineer, web master, and programmer. In his earlier consulting days, he worked on the Mac, all the various Windows flavors, BeOS, a few brands of Unix, and it is rumored he once saw an OS/2 machine in action. Dave maintains his blog at [DaveTheNerd.com](http://www.davethenerd.com/)
Stuart Hall, Room 6, Princeton Theological Seminary, (Alexander St), Princeton, New Jersey. See http://pmug-nj.org/ for map and directions.
##More about PMUG##
PMUG also provides monthly Intermediate special interest group (a cozier Q&A session that’s very popular) in Stuart Hall Room 4.
Also a beginners special interest group meets prior to the general meeting in Stuart Hall Room 6. Both meet at 6:30 before the general meeting.
CONTACT: Khürt Williams
PMUG site: http://pmug-nj.org/