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How To Articles

How to map a FTP drive in Windows

This article shows how you can map a drive from a Windows XP machine to your external FTP server using Windows Explorer, note that this does not provide you with a drive letter.

How to configure Wake On Lan to work behind a router

Wake on Lan (WOL for short or sometimes called RWU for Remote Wake Up) uses UDP port 9.

If you are behind a router and want to allow Wake On Lan packets to go through, make sure you forward UDP port 9 to the broadcast address, this is because a computer does not get an IP address until its booted up, and the magic packet needs to be sent to all the computers in the subnet (hence the broadcast). When the WOL packet is sent, it contains the MAC address of the machine you want to wake, so only that machine would respond to the broadcast and wake up.

Drivers for unknown devices in Windows Device Manager

If you are a computer techie like me, you must at some point come across the dreaded yellow exclamation mark icon in Windows XP device manager, usually indicating that there is a device that isn't working properly. It can be worst if it says "UNKNOWN DEVICE". This article details some steps on how to hunt this device down.

How to configure and install FileZilla FTP server

The following article explains how to install the FileZilla FTP server on a Windows machine (XP, VIsta, 2000 or server 2003) so that it can run as a service. You can configure various other options such as quotas and upload / download limits, this article just shows you the bare minimum required for a corporate or home environment.

How to merge pdf documents for free

Typically if you wanted to merge different PDF documents together, you would need to have the Adobe PDF writer software, which costs above US$ 350.

Fortunately now there is a free and convinient way of merging PDF documents and making one PDF document out of it. You can do this online at

There are a few limitiations which are listed below: