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The Capital PC User Group's Northern Virginia SIG normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna, VA. Meetings are held from 6:45 to 9:00 pm.  Meeting dates and locations may change due to availability of library rooms.

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 meeting topic is:

 

  WHAT'S A ROUTER AND WHY DO I WANT ONE?

 

At this month's meeting presentation, Gabe Goldberg will discuss routers. The electronic box connected between your ISP’s wall connection and your home network is almost certainly a router (providing Ethernet ports and WiFi access), or perhaps it’s a router with added capabilities (e.g., modem converting ISP connectivity to Ethernet). You’re hardly alone if you haven’t given it much thought, since it likely "just works", year after year. But routers are complex devices: in fact, they’re computers running operating systems and applications! They’re therefore worth informed decisions about selection and configuration, and need occasional software updating or replacement to fix problems, improve performance, and (especially) close security exposures. This presentation will answer the question posed above and help understand and exploit router features. 

 

PROJECTED UPCOMING 2020 MEETING DATES:

March 10

April 14

May 12

June 9

July 14

August 11

September 8

October 13

November 10

December 8