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AntiVirus 2010 virus

Family members computer got the AntiVirus 2010 trojan. Had computer on for some time before noticing it so it got really corrupted. Only way to stop from copying itself was to scan HD as a secondary ...
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Advantages / Disadvantages to keep unused network adapters DISABLED

OS is Windows 7 - 64 bit. On my laptop, I keep the wireless adapter enabled (almost ALWAYS in use). All others - like ethernet, VPN, hamachi, virtualbox - I keep disabled, and manually enable as ...
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How do I reliably and silently maintain a connection to a remote fileserver on Mac OS X?

Is there a way on Mac OS X 10.6 to force the OS to constantly attempt to connect to two separate file servers (On separate networks), maintaining the connection whenever possible?
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How can I find the IP of a shared iTunes library on our network?

How can I find the IP address of a computer with a shared iTunes library? The share shows up in iTunes, but it's with an odd name on a largish network and I need to know which computer is sharing the ...
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Restricting / monitoring wireless access in a restaurant

I'm currently working for a software company that also runs a restaurant next door, and customers have recently been asking for access to the WiFi. I've been tasked with making it happen, but ...
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Windows 7: measure mobile broadband connection traffic only - built-in tool? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to report internet traffic for home user I have a WWAN module in my laptop which Windows 7 recognizes as mobile broadband connection. I would like to see how ...
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Configuring Mac OS X to use different routers according to IP

I have both ethernet and wifi access for my Mac OS X. Ethernet access is used for local area network only (ip range 192.168.0.0/16 and 10.0.0.0/8), while wifi access is used for the Internet. Now I ...
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How do I make VirtualBox's vboxnet interface show up in the OS X network configuration GUI?

I'm willing to do any amount of frobbing of settings in .plist and .xml files to make this work. The scenario is this: I have a nice Android based phone. The phone can do USB tethering. OS X 10.6 ...
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Unable to connect to remote computer even though VPN connection is established

I've installed, setup and connected across a VPN for work. Now what? how do I connect to the remote computer? I'm using Windows 7 64bit and trying to connect to Windows XP 32bit.
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How to divide traffic based on subnets?

I'm planning on getting a second broadband in addition to my current one. What I'd like to know is how can I divide the traffic so that the second connection is used only for certain subnets and the ...
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Why is my router blocking websites? [closed]

I'm not exactly a networking expert and am currently having some issues with my new sitecom router (firmware is upgraded to the latest version) When NAT is enabled on my router and the router ...
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What would cause large variations in ping time between PC and router over wifi?

I just purchased a new router (Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH) and setup our router in a new location. I'm running the stock firmware 1.72. Between my PC and the router there are several walls and a ceiling. ...
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Do network hard drives require a computer to work/be network accessible?

I want the network hard drive or drive with an ethernet port so that I don't need a computer to make it network-accessible. Is a computer required, or can I do this computer-independently with an ...
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Initiating VPN connection kills RDP connection

I am connecting via RDP to a Windows 7 Professional machine. I use that machine for its data/programs, but at times I also need to (within the RDP connection) connect to a VPN (configured via ...
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Can I make two wireless routers communicate using the wireless?

I want to make a setup like this: cable modem <-cable-> wireless router 1 <-wireless-> wireless router 2 in another room <-cables-> PCs in another room Basically, I want to extend my ...
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DD-WRT in bridge mode

I already have router which is Ubuntu PC. I need to connect my DD-WRT asus router WAN to Ubuntu routing PC in the way so DD-WRT will just bridge connection between wireless and WAN interfaces. Is it ...
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Two OSX Computers in Physical Proximity: Options?

I have two macs right next to each other. They are both on the same network and I can see both of them with a KVM switch and VNC (when the KVM is too annoying). However, I'd like a faster network ...
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Adding router to existing wireless network to separate networks

I just moved into an apartment complex which offers free wireless internet for all tenants. They use Meraki wireless devices and to my surprise the internet access has been very stable in the short ...
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If I have WPA encryption on my WiFi network but don't change the default admin username/password to the router, can someone gain access to my network?

I've set up WPA encryption on my WiFi network with a passphrase. This passphrase is visible in plain text when I connect to my router at http://192.168.1.1. But if someone doesn't know this ...
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Power loss requires router config to be rebuilt from scratch before getting Internet access

Recently we switched from DSL to Cable. We have the battery backed-up modem that stays powered on after having power disconnected. I've setup our WRT54G router with this modem back to its original ...
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How do OS's handle /etc/hosts algorithmically?

I have a huge /etc/hosts file with 18,000 lines. I use it to block adservers and such. My browsing performance seems to be fine, but I wonder if there's some size at which I'll start slowing myself ...
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100 Base T vs 10G Base -T

If I have a network of 300 workstations and they were all connected using 100 Base-T and a few workstations/a segment of the network were installed with 10G Base-T, however after the installation of ...
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Tough problem - slow network connection late night

I'm stumped as to why one of my computers gets TERRIBLE broadband speeds late at night, and is OK in the morning. I checked for a scheduled backup or drive scan. There are none. Speedtest.net shows ...
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Is there a router that can take a wireless signal, and connect wired devices?

I have several devices that can only connect via wired connections. My ISP supplied router is more or less fixed in position, and bringing a wire from these devices to the router's current position is ...
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How does Windows Recover from “ROUTE /F”?

We all know about the ROUTE /F command in Windows which, according to its documentation: "Clears the routing tables of all gateway entries. If this is used in conjunction with one of the ...
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Can I use Linux Mint to act as a router?

Can I use Mint as a Router service, similar to the service in Ubuntu (called: Router Advertisement Daemon?). Does Mint support this and what solutions are available for this? Have dabbled in Linux ...
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Turn Windows XP machine into a router?

I have an older Windows XP SP3 machine sitting around, that has both wired and wireless capabilities, and I would like to turn it into a router that broadcasts a wireless network. I know that this ...
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What are the essentials of a Subnet mask?

What is the use of a subnet mask? What is the below output conveying to the user? Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . ...
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Simulate packet losses over a network switch

We have a network switch here and we can easily ask it to limit the bandwidth it allows, which is nice. It would be great if we could also ask it to generate packet losses for us - doing this with ...
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Redirect sound from PC to PC

In my home network I have laptop and desktop computers. Speakers are connected to the desktop, but I want to manage music from my laptop. Is there any other way to redirect sound from laptop to ...
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How to get Blu-Ray video from Windows 7 computer upstairs to HDTV downstairs

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 desktop computer upstairs, which has a BD drive, and an HDTV downstairs which has no BD player. I also have a spare computer (which is currently running Linux, but I ...
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Share Folders in Peer to Peer Network

I Have a Peer to Peer Network with 6 Computers. In Some Computers Windows 7 And In other Install Windows xp. I shared Some folders in Some Computers.When I want go to other Computer with ...
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how to count a congestion in a node? [closed]

Is there any idea,how it s possible to count congestions happened in a node as part of Network?
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How good is the free comcast wireless router? [closed]

Comcast will give their customers a free wireless router. To get this router you browse to http://www.comcast.com/wirelessrouter and order one. Does anyone have any experience with this router? Is ...
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Accessing Virtual PC from Host PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup virtual PC with php and access it from PC host ? I would like to access Virtual PC URL from Host PC. I am able to access host computer from virtual PC. But ...
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How to get Router Name & IP as shown in Windows Network Tab? (in Code or from Registry)

Basically, if you go to Start and click Computer and then click on the Network link on the left hand side, you'll notice on the right hand side several categories, one of which is titled "Network ...
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Windows Vista Network connection issue

On my Windows Vista workstation, when I lock the computer for the night.(I Lock, not Log off). When I unlock in the morning all network connections were dropped and re-enabled. I can lock the computer ...
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What are the disadvantages (if any) of accessing the internet through two or more “chained” routers?

My Problem I just got internet setup in my dorm room at school through a third-party provider. The modem they gave me, however, also functions as a wireless router. I also have my own router with ...
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netcat is blocked, telnet gets connection

I'm trying to install an svn server on my linux machine (ubuntu 9.04). I copied a line to start svnserve to the inetd.conf file and restarted inetd. But I'm not able to connect with an svn client to ...
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Pass data through another computer

I wounder if it's possible to send data through another computer, I have two computers in my local network and one of them is connected to the internet, I wounder if it possible to use this internet ...
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How to chain two routers so each provides its own WPA2 network

I have two wifi+ethernet routers, one somewhat older ASUS RT-N11, the other a new TP-Link TL-WR941ND. The computers on our home network all support "n" wifi, except for one old Dell laptop that my ...
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Home Server for Mac based household

My home network setup at the moment is very simple, we have an iMac, two MacBooks, a Time Capsule and a wireless Printer. I'm thinking about changing our setup. Specifically I'd like to have user ...
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Hack a consumer router or DIY/Custom Kit for a kick ass router

So I am currently running a old school hacked Linksys WRT54G and have played around with some of the hacks and currently running Tomato on it and I am pretty happy (tho the lack of OpenVPN Server ...
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Automated instant local backups on Windows

No, I don't want to use RAID at the moment, instead I want a software or a script which can constantly sync folders on one hard-drive to a second physical hard-drive on my PC or any other PC on my ...
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Is there a plugin etc for Firefox that tracks network activity?

I want to be able to use the ABC (Australia) iView page on my mythtv box but without having to use a mouse. And as it's all flash based I'm trying to reverse engineer it to work out where the media ...
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What is the logic behind subnet mask value? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the essentials of a Subnet mask? hi, In all the machines having internet connections , i can see a value called subnet mask associated with the TCP/IP ...
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WiFi dropping every 1-2 minutes only on campus network

I have a 6 month old Macbook Pro which works fine with WiFi everywhere that I've tried it besides on my college campus. The WiFi worked fine in the Spring on campus, but they changed to a new system ...
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what is the work of dhcp

hi all I am little bit confused about dynamic and static IP concept.What is dhcp and What actually DHCP does.Please provide me some idea about IP,Port and DHCP.
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how to let a windows machine not discoverable on a network?

i have a network with my neighbors. so i want to let my machine not discoverable. how can i do this? by not discoverable i mean that when they click on my neighborhood they dont find it. i know that ...
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Troubleshooting desktop PC not booting if network and USB ports are connected

My current desktop machine is composed by: Intel q6600 Gigabyte EP43-DSL3 4GB DDR3 2HD S-ATA 750MB Seagate DVD-RW S-ATA Keyboard, webcam, headphones and the usual stuff connected to the USB ports. ...