[64 bit] tweaking current networking for new device?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I'm running 12.04 & Win7HP on a Nvidia/GeForce/AMD64. I have an IOmega Home Media/Cloud Drive. (previously also used a 32bit netbook with both 11.40 & Win7HP). Not sure its actually set up right, but my home network using smb actually does function. I'm replacing my netbook with an iPad2. The gateway is a Motorola SBG6580. So now I need to know how do I tweak my networking (or change it completely if necessary) to incorporate IOS? I expect some learning curve on this and time isn't a major issue since Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, etc and linking up with Win7 will keep me able t (Hardware)