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ShareTool extends Bonjour over the 'net

ShareTool lets you securely share, over the Internet, all the services on a particular computer, as well as all the services that computer can reach on its local network.

Review: Mac OS X 10.6 Server

With the significant price cut, new features, and improvements to existing features, Mac OS X 10.6 Server is a solid product. For an all or mostly-Mac network, this isn’t an "if" upgrade, but a "when," especially if you have iPhone users clamoring for push services.

ScreenSharingMenulet makes quick work of Screen Sharing

ScreenSharingMenulet gives you an easy-access menu for initiating Screen Sharing connections.

Port Map: Simple port mapping for your router

If you occasionally want to access your home Mac from afar, whether it be to reach shared files, access a Web server, check in on a Web cam, or any other such purpose, Port Map is a free solution that can make the process simpler.

AirRadar surveys your wireless signals

Increasingly, the airwaves around us are a jungle of competing wireless signals. Koingo Software’s AirRadar not only helps cut through the clutter, but also provides useful information about your wireless signal of choice.

WakeOnLan 1.0

WakeOnLan lets you wake your sleeping desktop Mac from your laptop.

Time Capsule

Apple's latest Time Capsules are what any good networking and backup devices should be: easy to set up, manage, and forget about. If you're replacing an older base station and want to use Time Machine to back up multiple Macs, the new Time Capsule is well worth it.

AirPort Extreme Base Station

The 2009 version of the AirPort Extreme Base Station packs in a ton of features, as well as speed, into a small, reasonably priced package. If you’re looking to replace your current Wi-Fi router, you can’t go wrong with the AirPort Extreme. If you’re running a small business, the new guest network feature alone might be worth the $179 price tag.

Review: RemoteTap for iPhone

RemoteTap lets you remotely control a Mac using your iPhone or iPod touch on a wireless network. It also works over the 3G network, but you’ll need to take extra precautions to keep your data safe.

ExpanDrive 1.3.1

Do you frequently access FTP or SFTP servers? ExpanDrive integrates FTP/SFTP access into the Finder.

Review: MacWireless 200 Mbps Powerline Network Adapter

The Powerline Network Adapter may not be the most price-effective way to extend a home network, but in homes where there’s a lot of Wi-Fi interference, or where there’s a long distance between your router and a desired area for Internet access, power line networking can be effective.

Easy iWeb Publisher 3.0

So what if you want to post an iWeb web site but don't want to pay $100 for MobileMe? This free utility does what its name says: it makes it easy to upload your iWeb site to any server.

Review: Linksys WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router

Linksys has tried to improve the WRT610N and make it easier for Mac users to work with. But it has not succeeded. All the problems found could be solved through firmware updates to fix obvious bugs, and better packaging and explanation of its software.