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PPCUG Next Meeting
February 10, 2015

7:00 PM

Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville NJ

Understanding your Wireless Network
How to Keep It Secure

David Shinkfield photo    David Shinkfield

"Many of us have more than one wireless device - iPad, laptop computer, perhaps a Chromecast for our TVs - all connected to a home network. One of the most painful parts of this supposed ‘set-it-and-forget-it’ new tech networking experience happens when something unforeseen occurs, like a thunder storm or freak power outage that knocks out your access to the Internet. What can you do?"

David Shinkfield will address this question. Shinkfield’s look at wireless home networks will place special emphasis on understanding your router and setting up and securing your home network. "The router is the center of your home network and understanding how to keep it running at best performance will make using your wireless gadgets more satisfying," Shinkfield explains.

"The router is one device that keeps your emails secure and prevents your neighbors for ‘stealing’ your internet connection or invading your privacy. However, routers vary significantly in price, and in order to select one, you need to understand the vocabulary. The good news is that keeping your home network running smoothly is now less complicated. In fact, there are simple fixes for many challenges that can make using your wireless devices less frustrating and far more fun."

Shinkfield, who teaches several courses including Windows 7 and Windows 8, has shared his familiarity with computers as a volunteer instructor with the Computer Learning Center at Ewing for more than ten years. He is also an active volunteer in the Mercer County community where he has coached foreign students and their families in English. Before his retirement, he was a managing partner with the PA Consulting Group based in London. During his career with that firm he undertook assignments in the UK, France, Germany, and finally in the United States where he has spent the last 20 years.

We mourn the loss of friends and Board Members Joel May and Kim Goldenberg.

There are a group of club members who regularly attend PPCUG meetings. However, the past Club Leadership including those who have been arranging meetings need help. We are looking for volunteers to step up and take a leadership role.

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