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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 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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Network Service Account password

In order to debug a SQL Server 2008 stored procedure, I would like to change the account that the SQL Server (MSSQLSrver) service is running under, namely, changing the account from "Network Service" ...
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Windows 7 network identification is slow with linksys switch

I have a small network with a Linksys SRW224P switch, some windows 7 client machines and a Netgear FVX538 Prosafe VPN Firewall. Now when i plug in a network cable into one of the windows 7 machine it ...
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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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Detecting USB connection automatically in a network

I am having one network in my home (10 machines) with all machines are configured with Windows XP. I want to get an automatic log from all users in the network if anybody access their USB drive. I ...
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Unable to access one computer (Win7) from another (Mac OSX) over a home network

I am not able to even ping the local ip address of each of those computers. How can I go about fixing that issue? I am basically trying to host few servers from one of the boxes (Win 7) and be able to ...
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Problem with Jumbo Frames

I am trying to set up jumbo frames on my gigabit home LAN but no luck so far. My setup is: * D-Link DIR-655 router, HW Revision A3, Firmware 1.21 EU * Synology DS107+, Firmware 3.0-1337 * Laptop w/ ...
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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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Jumbo Frames on DIR-655

I am trying to set up jumbo frames on my gigabit home LAN but no luck so far. My setup is: D-Link DIR-655 router, HW Revision A3, Firmware 1.21 EU Synology DS107+, Firmware 3.0-1337 Laptop w/ Win7 ...
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Can I build two WLANs with Tomato?

My problem is this: I have a couple of devices connected to a WRT54GL with Tomato in the same network, both wireless and wired. I want to grant access to the internet to a notebook via wireless but i ...
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Legacy hardware and Virtualization?

I have a windows server running several other virtualized servers (database, web server, etc...) as we are migrating everything to this one server rather than the stack of old hardware that's on the ...
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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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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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Technique to apply when diagnosing why a server isn't reachable from ping?

Often at work, I need to ping a server to check if it is alive. Sometimes I get a message saying the host(name?) could not be found or other errors which result in a non-response. What technique is ...
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Windows 7 recognises the wrong router

I have a cable router connected to my cable ISP. On the LANs are 4 computers, one of which is a dual boot XP/Win7 machine. I was given an ADSL wireless router which I connected to one of the LAN ...
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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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What is meant by 'proxy'?

When I have gone through networking texts, I have seen the term 'proxy' address. Can anybody provide details of what a proxy is and why we are using it? Can you list some better software's(mostly ...
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What's 24 in “192.168.15.0/24”?

What's the meaning of /24 in the following command? route add -net 192.168.15.0/24 192.168.8.10
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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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Spare PC with XP to be used as Torrent Downloader and local Web Server HOWTO?

Hi I'm a bit in a pickle in trying to setup my old laptop using Windows XP to be able to serve as two devices in one, I want to make it a downloader for torrents and a local web server as well and how ...
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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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Windows 7: How to solve IPv6 “No network access” problem?

I'm tearing my hair out on this one. Basically I need IPv6 to work on a Windows 7 (Home Premium) Dell laptop and it isn't. I have the wireless networking all working but if I click on the wireless ...
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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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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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Is is possible to change MAC address of a WiMAX USB adapter?

Wondering if it is possible to change the MAC address of a WiMAX USB adapter (read WiMAX, not Wi-Fi) manufactured by Motorola, ZTE, Intel etc. I've tried a few tools that did changed the MAC address ...
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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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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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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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How to connect PC to router?

My PC is normally connected to the internet via a modem. PC is upstairs, phone socket downstairs. All works well. Now I've bought a router so that I can use a laptop in various rooms but I want to ...
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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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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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I have to refresh browser all the time to view a webpage, and sometimes only text appears instead

I have to refresh my browser all the time. Browser doesn't matter, this happens in all browsers. The problem is when I enter a URL, sometimes the page loads fine, but most times the page won't load ...
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Packet travelling in layers

I want to know how a network packet travels through different layers, i.e. from the physical layer to the presentation layer in Linux systems. Are there any detailed articles or books on this topic ...
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How do you tell Access Connections to automatically connect to LAN, and if none is present - connect to WiFi?

How do you tell Access Connections to automatically connect to LAN, and if none is present - connect to WiFi? I am running Windows 7.
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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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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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What configuration tweaks do I need to do to my Wi-Fi base station to get minimum latency?

I am developing a specialized screen sharing solution. The requirements call for it to: Work over a Wi-Fi LAN network. provide minimum latency and jitter. I did all I know how to do on the ...
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Quicken 2010 and network disconnects during online update

Recently, I've noticed that my network connection often becomes unusable when doing an online update in Quicken 2010. When I say unusable, I mean my web browser stops working, pinging both local and ...
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How to fix network connection dead on startup, but okay after disable/enable?

on Startup When my system starts up, the internet connection is dead. This causes various problems with startup items such as updates and auto-start programs failing. However, the connection is ...
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Is my D-Link PowerLine AV Starter Kit messing with DHCP?

Yesterday, before I moved into a new house, I had the following setup: 1 x Shaw Cable modem (Motorola, blue) 1 x D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) 1 x Sony PlayStation 3 2 x Apple iMacs 4 x ...
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Maximum/ ideal length of ethernet cable?

What is the maximum and/or ideal length of an ethernet cable? Is there a distance that data cannot be transferred over an ethernet cable, say over X number of feet?
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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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Simple way to monitor and analyze home network traffic, via proxy?

Question I'm looking for a way to create a simple list/log/database of the URLs my home computers have accessed. This list should show Domains, Urls, Timestamps, bytes sent/rec'd and that's about it. ...