Wed Feb 25 @ 7:15PM - 09:00PM

Note Temporary Change of Day of Week and Location for General Meeting

Next GGCS General Meeting:

First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael (Sanctuary)

1510  5th Ave, San Rafael

Open to the public – admission and parking are free

This Meeting's Subject:  Making your home network come together

Every so often home networks grow. Maybe it’s when you decide to get a network printer so you can print from upstairs and downstairs. Maybe you get a smart TV, a Roku, or an AV receiver, and they all want to be on the Internet. Or maybe you get a tablet but your bedroom is out of signal range.  Three GGCS gurus, John King, James Gafford, and Steve Shank, will help you proceed. At February’s General Meeting they will cover:

• Extending a network using an access point.

• Extending a wireless network using a repeater.

• Extending a network using house electrical wiring.

• Common terms and concepts explained: IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, routers, access points, bridges.

• What is port forwarding and a DMZ, and why use them?

• What’s new (AC routers) and common configuration settings explained.

• Use of IPCONFIG and other commands.

• What is DHCP and what’s the alternative?

 About the Meeting:

Our general meetings offer a friendly forum for people interested in computers at all user levels, from novice to expert.

Before the General Meeting, between 6:00 and 7:00 PM in the same room as the the main meeting room, there is a free Introduction to Computing Class Ask at the reception table outside the meeting room for directions.

From 6:30 to 7:00 PM Door Prize raffle tickets are given out to members, memberships are renewed, etc. You can stand around talking to people who know lots and lots about computers.

The meeting usually follows this schedule:

  • 7:15 pm – Announcements, followed by an open session during which members and guests can ask the group for help or opinions.

  • 7:30 pm – Main presentation. 

  • 9:00 pm – Closing with a raffle of various hardware, software and books.  There are often quite a few items from which to choose. Each member gets a free raffle ticket, both members and non-members may purchase additional raffle tickets.