March, 2005


Vol. 2, Issue 3

In this issue…
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. Top Story of the Month Spiritual Word of the Month KCC Mall Deal of the Month Customer of the Month Tips of the Month Networking Events

I. Top Story of the Month Learning how to share
Sharing. The word alone means a great savings to people using the internet, a printer, or another resource they don’t have to buy multiple of. But how does it work? Is it reliable? Is it secure? Well in the next few months we will explorer the joys and concerns of networking and why you should have it. Now the first thing you will need it something to actually share. The people that would get the most out of networking have more then 1 computer, broadband access to the internet (either cable modem or DSL), printing needs by all users, and files that are shared across the different PCs. Let’s take a look at a cost comparison for someone using networking and someone who does not. Let’s say they are paying $49 a month for broadband

Person A (Network)

Person B

Internet Access – 3 PCs Printer Labor associated with setup CDs to burn data on to share Totals

$49 $149 $160 $0 $309

$150 $447 $0 $30 $627

You see the difference? And the more Pcs you add the more person B has to pay! But you ask how much does it cost to set up a network? Well I am glad you asked that. The main components you will need to set up a wired network are • • • 4 port wired Router - $50 ( # of Network adapters to correspond with # of Pcs networked ($15 each) CAT 5 Cables ($15 each)

That’s it! The computer that’s already connected to broadband already has a network card and a cable so all you will need is an additional cable for the each new computer and a network card for each along with the router and you are ready. Be prepared to do a lot of work cabling if you have computers on multiple floors. This network is more secure but a pain to set up. Now for you who choose an easier way, there is. With wireless networking you don’t need cables and you can put the network anywhere in your home or office. The router cost about $100 depending on which speed you want. • • Wireless 4 port Router 802.11B - $80 ( Wireless USB 802.11B network adapters (1 per desktop or laptop) - $50

The regular speed is 11 Mbps which is fine for a home or small office of 5 or less computers. If you have more then 5 and you transfer a lot of files back and forth, may I suggest the 54 Mbps option? More expensive but faster throughput is worth it. After that you need a wireless card for each computer you want to connect whether it’s a laptop or desktop. Make sure you get the card that corresponds with what you have. If you have a laptop on your network this will be a no brainer. Now go online to continue learning about how a network functions…this time from the wireless realm

II. Spiritual Word of

the Month
When he was not yet 4 years old, Itzhak Perlman was stricken by polio, making him unable to use his legs. But he compensated for that loss by devoting himself to his violin. In the years that followed, he delighted multitudes of people with his music. He lost the use of his legs but his music gave him wings. What an inspiring example of devotion!

Serving with Limitations Read: Hebrews 11:8-19 My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness. —2 Corinthians 12:9

Some of God's servants have shown a similar devotion to their Lord. They have suffered the loss of certain abilities but have been inspired to develop other capacities for service. For example, when Bible in One Year: William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, Numbers 7-10 discovered that he was going blind, he did not surrender to despair. With a positive outlook, he told his colleagues that he had served Christ while he could see, and he would do his utmost to serve Him even when blind. What motivates Christians to keep on serving and following Jesus to the best of their ability despite loss or hardship? Like Abraham, we live by faith. We look beyond this life and wait "for the city . . . whose builder and maker is God" (Hebrews 11:10). It's "a better . . . heavenly country" (v.16). May the Holy Spirit empower us to glorify Christ—no matter what our limitations. — Vernon Grounds Give me, Savior, a purpose deep, In joy or sorrow Thy trust to keep; And so through trouble, care, and strife, Glorify Thee in my daily life. —Bell Circumstances that imprison us cannot limit God's work through us.

III. KCC Mall’s Deals of the Month
FOR SALE – Pentax DS Mobile USB Black/White Scanner, $100 or

best offer It provides high-speed, quality imaging - while weighing less than 12 ounces and measuring just 11 inches. The DSmobile USB provides everything needed to: scan documents from business card size to 8.5 x 14"; instantly transmit printed page documents via e-mail, fax or the Web; and scan and edit images or forms anywhere, anytime. MORE INFO HERE. Please contact Michelle Lane at 770-434-0748.

FOR SALE – Strobe XP100 Color Scanner, $185 or best

offer The Strobe XP 100 is the perfect companion for the mobile executive. Compact enough to fit neatly on your desk and pack easily alongside your laptop or in your briefcase. Portable enough to take anywhere because it's powered through the USB cable. Powerful enough to scan and organize all of your documents, photos, articles, brochures and business cards. Whether you're in the office or on the road, the Strobe XP 100 will lighten your load. MORE INFO HERE Please contact Michelle Lane at 770-434-0748.

FOR SALE -IGO Juice 70 laptop power cord, works with virtually any laptop (70 watts), includes adapters for AC, car and airplane, never have to pack your heavy & bulky power cord again, sells for $140 on website, asking $93, brand new, never opened. MORE INFO HERE. Please contact Crystal Burdette at 404-754-3920

Logitech wireless keyboard FOR SALE -& mouse, $99 at Best Buy, asking $80, brand new, never opened. MORE INFO HERE. Please contact Crystal Burdette at 404-754-3920

IV. Customer of the Month
We would like to congratulate MARY BUCK of Lights capes Photography as the March Customer of the Month. She specializes in incredible baby pictures, family portraits, wedding photos, and graduation pictures. Go see her work at (770) 623-1040

V. Tips of the month
How to Repair a Whacked Out Network Interface Card
Most of us take our network interface cards for granted. There's a good reason for that! Network interface cards (NICs) are very reliable and rarely fail. But sometimes strange things can happen which prevent the NIC from working properly. If you find your network connections aren't working quite right, then you might find the NIC repair utility helpful. The repair utility is a lot faster than restarting the computer! 1. Click Start and then click Control Panel 2. In the Control Panel switch to Category view and click on the Network and Internet Connections icon 3. On the Network and Internet Connections page, click on the Network Connections icon 4. Right click on your Local Area Connection and click Repair. The Repair Connection dialog box will appear and inform you that the Repair operation has completed. Click OK.

Now try to get to the Internet or another computer on your network. Everything should work OK. If not, restart the computer. You might have to find a computer expert friend to help if restarting the computer doesn't help!

Machines Don't Show Up in My Network Places
I've heard from a lot of people who have problems with machine names not showing up in the My Network Places or Network Neighborhood applet. There are a number of causes for this, but the most common are: NetBIOS isn't enabled, or the Server service (file and print services) isn't enabled on the interface. You can only disable NetBIOS on Windows 2000 and Windows XP computers, but you can disable file and print sharing on any Windows computer. On a Windows XP computer, perform the following steps to check your setup: 1. Click Start and right click on My Network Places and click Properties. 2. In the Network Connections window, right click on your Local Area Connection and click Properties. 3. On the General tab, find the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks entry. There should be a checkmark in the checkbox to the left of this entry if you want your computer to show up in the My Network Places or Network Neighborhood applet. 4. Scroll down to the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) entry and click on it. Then click on the Properties button. On the Internet Properties (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click the Advanced button. 5. In the Advanced TCP/IP Settings dialog box, click on the WINS tab. Make sure that Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is selected. If you have NetBIOS and the server service enabled (by enabling file and printer sharing), then your computer should show up in the My Network Places or Network Neighborhood.

Do You Want to Access Your AOL Email Through MS Outlook?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Open Outlook 2002 or Outlook 2003. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts. In the E-mail Accounts window, click Add a new e-mail account. Click Next. In the Server Type window, click IMAP. Click Next. In the Internet E-mail Settings (IMAP) window, enter the following information: o Your Name. Enter the name you wish to appear on outgoing e-mail. o E-mail Address. Enter your full AOL e-mail address, e.g., o User Name. Enter your AOL screen name, e.g., kccatlanta. o Password. Enter the password for your AOL account. o Incoming mail server (IMAP). Enter the following: o Outgoing mail server (SMTP). Enter the following: Click More Settings. Click the Outgoing Server tab. Click the My outgoing server requires authentication check box. Click Use same settings as my incoming mail server. Click the Advanced tab. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP): field, change the number that displays to 587.

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14. Click OK. 15. Click Next. 16. Click Finish.

VI. Networking Events
North Fulton Business Association Date: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday Time: 12:00PM - 1:15PM EST Would you like to be a member of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce but cant afford the $350 yearly dues? Well if you become a member of this group, you will be allowed to attend any chamber event AT THE MEMBERS RATE! We meet every other Tuesday at Logan’s Roadhouse on Mansell Rd. If you take GA-400 North to Exit 8, make a left at the light, then go through 2 lights, and the next light (Duke Dr), make a quick u-turn and the restaurant will be on your right. Their physical address is 1655 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Please arrive at 11: 45 to order as we begin promptly at noon. Please call Jeff Hix at 678-358-7420 for more information. Leaders of East Cobb Luncheon Date: Every Wednesday Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM EST In this group, you will have the opportunity to have a fine cuisine at Chicago’s 4401 Shallowford Rd (the corner of Shallowford and Johnson Ferry) Roswell, GA 30075 770-993-7464 You can fellowship with some of Cobb County’s top entrepreneurs and share referrals with them. You can order off the menu of these very diverse meals as well. There are two 10 minute speakers each week plus an opportunity to talk about your services in a total of 90 seconds. For information on attending this even, call Karen Vining at (770) 971-9141

Leads Club - Sandy Springs Networking Luncheon Date: Every Thursday Time: 12:00PM - 1:15PM EST We meet every Thursday at Hunan Garden Chinese Restaurant in Sandy Springs. Hunan Garden is located in the Centre Court shopping center on the northwest corner of the Sandy Springs Circle and Hammond Rd intersection. Take I-285 to Exit 25 (Roswell Rd North) Go .4 mile to Hammond Dr. Make a left. Make a right at the next light which is Sandy Springs Circle. Centre Court is where the restaurant is on your left.. Please arrive at 11: 45 to order as we begin promptly at noon. Lunch is ordered off their great menu.