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Next Meeting

June 26, 2018

7:00 PM

Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville NJ

What's a Router and Why Do I Want One?


Gabe Goldberg

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.

Gabe Goldberg evangelizes for user groups, believing that user groups are an antidote to feeling alone with technical activities, challenges, problems, and triumphs. He's enjoyed being APCUG Region 2 Adviser for many years far longer than he can remember. In that role, he's liaison for APCUG (Association of Personal Computer User Groups) to groups in NJ/DE/MD/DC/VA/NC/WV/PA.

He supports many national and local user groups. He served as Director of (Meeting) Programs for Washington, DC-area CPCUG, one of the oldest and largest PC user groups, where he organized and chaired the Internet SIG. He served on User Support Team for CPCUG's domain and on CPCUG's Board Of Directors. He was founding member and director of several local user groups, and held management jobs in a national IBM user group. He has given hundreds of presentations to these and other groups and conferences. He has facilitated and helped exploit donations of commercial hardware and software to user groups. He's presently Director and APCUG Representative for PATACS, Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society.

Gabe is a technology writer, editor, and consultant targeting audiences from consumers to computer professionals. He worked for a small software company as VP of Technology and Business Development, responsible for product planning, evolution, and development, along with documentation and customer support. He also worked in the leading-edge data center of a federally chartered not-for-profit consulting organization where he developed widely used software tools aiding other installations' mainframe use; before that he designed and developed operating systems at IBM. Gabe shared responsibility for AARP's online Computers and Technology Web site and forums; before that, he co-hosted America Online's advanced Internet forum. Gabe Goldberg is the advisor of the APCUG Region 2 DC/DE/MD/NJ/VA

There are a group of club members who regularly attend PPCUG meetings. However, Club Leadership including those who have been arranging meetings would appreciate your assistance. We are looking for volunteers to step up and take a leadership role. Any role that you take will look good on your LinkedIn profile!

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Meetings of an organization at any of the facilities of the Mercer County Library System in no way implies endorsement of its programs.

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