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How to make an XP machine on a network not able to access internet?

If I have an XP machine on a network, how can I make it so the machine can access other machines on the network but not access the internet?
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Enabling wireless network access

I have an internet connection with a speed of 512 kbps. I recently bought an Ipad and wanted to have wifi access. Despite buying a wireless router myself, my ISP is not allowing to set up a wireless ...
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How can I list all IPs in the connected network, through Terminal preferably?

Using Ubuntu 10.10, I was wondering if there was a command line command that can list all the IPs of devices connected to the network? I would use this for example, to list all the computers ...
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how to connect to my home computer when i was at company

i want to connect to my home's computer when i was at another place .but my home's computer is behind a router.and i can't set the router , cause it is not my. any way i can let my home's computer ...
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Internet connection problems on small office network

We have a small office network with an ADSL Internet connection connected to our network switch. All 5 of our machines were running XP and we had no issues with our Internet connection. We upgraded 3 ...
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Networking failure with bbc.co.uk - “error resolving hostname: timed out”

Online connection failure with bbc.co.uk. I am in Spain. I have Windows 7 on my laptop and have no problems connecting to other websites. But every time I try to connect to the BBC I get "...
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Why can't I traceroute or access certain websites in my browser even though I can ping them from terminal?

On just one computer in my household, I cannot complete a successful traceroute nor browse in any browser to a seemingly random-selected, small set of websites. This includes sites like twitter.com ...
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Ubuntu & Android: Sharing a tethered internet connection of a phone & laptop with another laptop through ethernet

First off let me explain the problem I'm trying to solve: I have an Android 2.2 phone that tethers its internet connection through USB to a laptop running Ubuntu 10.10. What I want to do is share ...
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Is it possible to work with an offline folder with automatic network synchronisation?

Right now, I'm working primarily on a network folder on a Samba server in a Windows network. I want to switch to work with a local copy, preferably with automatic synchronisation. I thought about ...
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Can I disable warnings about IP conflicts?

Running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. I travel with my laptop back and forth between home and the office, and usually hibernate as opposed to shutting down, so I do not need to reopen all the documents and ...
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One Mac computer with multiple network connections?

I have a Mac (OS X 10.5) that I would like to connect to a dedicated/isolated Internet connection (one that is not connected to the LAN), and a LAN. The LAN is set up with its own, separate, Internet ...
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Connections to activate.adobe.com shown in process hacker

I opened up the connections tab in Process Hacker and saw this... So my questions is this, What gives?
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Bridged Ubuntu guest on VMWare Player not accessible via TCP from host only

Using VMWare Player 3.1.3 build-324285 on Windows 7 64 bits, guest is Ubuntu 10.10 with VMWare tools installed. For networking, the Ubuntu guest is bridged. Here is the problem : - ICMP work from my ...
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Internet Explorer 8 generates huge traffic to macromedia.com every day - why?

Recently I found that my computer started generating much more traffic than usually while my usage patterns haven't changed. I used Net Limiter to monitor traffic and found that huge part of that ...
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Network Speeds Don't Add Up

I know this isn't a network website but I had to think of a fast way to ask this question where knowledgeable people exist. I have 12 MBps down, 2 MBps up, I have a home server that when I download ...
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Allowing wireless Internet but restricting LAN access

The following diagram represents my current network. I would like for the Phone and the Laptop both on wireless to have internet access but not access to the other PCs/shares. I have access to ...
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House Wiring for Ethernet/Coax/Power

Remodeling my house and want to wire up each room with Ethernet/coax wall ports. Both Ethernet, coax and power will be running through the sub-floor. I've read that there needs to be 2 feet between ...
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How to keep home dynamic ip updated in laptop's hosts file, both linux

I can script and program if necessary, but just looking for the best way to do this. What I have in mind is everytime I connect to my home network, I use NetworkManager, it would update the ip. That ...
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How do networking ports work? Can I configure the ports that client and server use?

Let's say i have a "server" program listening on address 1.2.3.4:69 (i.e. remote port 69) When i connect from a "client" program to it, typically i would specify the IP address + port of the target ...
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Strange LAN failure: what possible cause?

My home machine is intermittently failing to send data (via ethernet) on my LAN. There is a 4 port wireless router, with 3 other devices that are working fine. I've tested two of them with ethernet (...
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How do I open a port in Ubuntu when

My wireless is listening on 192.168.1.4 SSH is listening on 192.168.1.4:22 No firewall is running TCP wrappers are not configured, I can connect wirelessly to the Internet My kernel logs show that I'm ...
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Is it possible to impersonate another WAP by intercepting communication with other client?

There is a well known WAP that lots of people use. Someone comes in with a laptop equipped with a sniffer. The laptop sniffs people trying to log on to the WAP. It intercepts the connection, and when ...
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NetBSD Networking

I have an old Toshiba Satellite 4015CDT, with Pentium II MMX, 32MB RAM, 4GB HDD. It also has one USB 1.0 port, parallel and serial ports, a 3.5" floppy drive and a CD-ROM drive (probably almost dead). ...
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No Homegroup Computers, Network Troubleshooter Fails

I have a problem with my Windows 7 Homegroup, between two Windows 7 Home Premium machines. On one machine I get this: The other machine in the Homegroup is perfectly happy and is able to see and ...
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OpenVPN Alternative for connection over unreliable line

OpenVPN works great when you're connecting two tunnels over a stable, reliable connection. However, when one of the nodes is connected to the internet via an unstable internet connection (unstable: ...
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Changing routers messed up my web server on my virtual PC

I changed my router and now my virtual PC HTTP web server is not working. Any ideas? I added the entry of this virtual PC to my virtual servers on my new router to be an HTTP server. Not sure what ...
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Share an Internet Connection over three machines

I want to share my Broadband Internet Connection over three computers. I am having Windows XP on all three machines, a switch and a modem. All my three machines are on LAN. Currently I need to dial-up ...
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Should I use 802.11n with a 15 Mbps ISP (Comcast Cable)?

I currently own a LinkSys-WRT54GL 802.11a/b/g wireless router, and my ISP is Comcast Cable providing me with 15 Mbps (that's bits per second, I believe) download speed. I am wondering if there is any ...
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can't connect to the internet after setting up the router N300 netgear wireless

I set-up my router which I got from the provider of my internet. So far my internet was working was fine. I got N300 netgear wireless router. I followed the instructions in the manual in connecting ...
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Wireless router setup for 1-1 NAT

What I have: A linksys router WAG160N with firmware version 2 A "pool" of 5 external static IP's provided by my ISP 213.xx.xxx.n All the required configuration values for the static IPs such as (...
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How do I configure multiple guests in a virtual network

I am using VMWare Workstation 7 and I have 2 guest OS's installed, Windows Server 2003 configured as an Active Directory Domain Controller with RAS (NAT), DNS and DHCP installed. The first guest has ...
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How to limit download speed per port on the network?

Greetings, I have several computers accessing the Internet at once. And with one download a file using a download manager (either bittorrent, orbit, etc.), the computer with that softwares grabs ...
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Can I stop my computer from re-booting in 5 mins

I'm on a work computer and it's a big organization and occasionally I get this message that basically says I have 5 minutes to re-boot my computer before it re-boots itself. No button to cancel, no ...
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How to setup networked user accounts with private folders for Windows XP that can be accessible by other computers on the network?

6-9 desktop computers connected wired and running Windows XP SP3 Wireless is available for Windows/Mac laptops HP MediaSmart Server EX490/495 (only being used as a backup currently) I am trying to ...
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Routers with USB plug to connect external storage

I am just about to buy a new wireless router. I want to be able to hook up a harddrive to it and let the harddrive serve the entire network. I will mostly be storing media and some backups on the ...
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How do I keep 8P8C jack plugged in without using clip?

I've been having bad luck with standard network 8P8C connectors. I've broken clips on almost all of my network cables and I even managed to break the part of receptacle on my modem which mates with ...
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Wireless Modem Networking

I want to know if is there any kind of Modem which I can buy to build a network. The modem should be wireless (WiFi) and shouldn't require electricity to work (either USB powered or Chargeable) and ...
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Very strange networking problem in all computers in my house

I have three computers in my house: One desktop (wired), and two laptops (wireless). I'm using Cox Communications, and yesterday they had a major outage. I know it was them because I called them up ...
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network topology graph/image on router cli

Please redirect to correct forum if needed. Problem: when I am on a router, I want to know, where my router is in the topology. Where all its connected to. I can check by looking at my configuration ...
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RHEL6 - eth0 not getting dhcp address with VMware Workstation using bridged adapter

I am working with RHEL6 inside VMware Workstation. I have already looked here and here, but am still running into a very annoying wall. I want to have the network adapter on my VM get a DHCP address ...
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Is there a 'file indexer' for EVERY file on linux? [closed]

I'm using winXP and openSUSE... On win, I have 'search everything' tool, which indexes every file in comp.. Is there a similar tool for linux.. It saves me much time... Thank you... http://www....
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Best Way to “Connect” Windows Server 2003 & Ubuntu 10

If I have two servers, one running Windows Server 2003, and one running Ubuntu 10, what would be the best way to 'map' one's drive to another? Either way is fine. They are each in a different state, ...
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How to identify wifi card in laptop

I'm running a Dell and a Sony laptops with XP sp2 and using a toshiba Windows 7 as wifi network host. I had been using a Belkin Wireless G plus MIMO router and have now switched to a Belkin ShareN300 ...
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Home network to my guest house

I have a wireless internet service provided by Rock Solid Internet that is broadcast off the top of a water tower near my home. The service works great, but i can't place another antenna on top of my ...
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Two networks cannot be accessed simultaneously

I have two networks on a server. One being my internal network, and the other being an external IP address. This is on Debian Lenny. Here is my /etc/network/interfaces file: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet ...
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Dropped recognition of machine on local OSX network - but only one way

I have three networked Macs of varying ages, running slightly different versions of OSX. Only one, in the office, is linked to a printer, but I print documents from the Macbook Pro using wireless ...
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Laptop Cannot Connect to Internet but iPod Touch Can?

I have Windows Vista and my laptop won't access the internet although it does connect to the wireless network. My iPod touch can access the internet via the same wireless network. Why might this ...
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Routing internet through ethernet to a computer without a Wireless adapter

I'm setting up a small home network. I have a laptop which connects to internet wirelessly- that works fine. I have a desktop connected to this laptop by an ethernet cable which I'd like to access the ...
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Skype Optimization - Port Forwarding on a Router

I was watching this Video which talked about using port-forwarding to optimize your LAN for skype calls. According to the video, as explained in the first couple of minutes in the video, the reason ...
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Convert a router to a switch?

I have a couple of modem/routers that came with ISP services that are no longer being used. At the moment I have the current ISP's router running the wireless network and a wired portion to a couple ...