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How do I use a Zyxel P660 router as just modem so that I can connect a WRT54GL router in cascade?

I have a Zyxel P660HW-t1 v2 router (which has a DSL port) and a WRT54GL router (which does not) and the exact same situation as in this thread (UPDATE: the connection between both devices is the ...
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Windows host with SSTP VPN, VirtualBox guest cannot access VPN resources

So my problem is relatively simple. I have a host OS (Vista) that connects to a Windows 2008-based SSTP VPN. I have a virtualized guest OS, Windows XP, that I need to access resources over the VPN. ...
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'Net Use' Command Works in Win 7 but not XP. Why?

I wrote a script to dynamically map drives for our users. The script it generates is a simple 'net use' command that looks like this: net use * https://oursite.com/bobs_stuff This works perfectly ...
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Per-process network activity monitor

Anyone know of an application for Windows XP/Vista/7 that displays per-process network traffic? Better if they have visual graphs like FreeMeter.
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How to automatically repair network connection when it goes down?

I'm using Windows XP. Every hour or so my wireless router goes down, and everyone can't connect to Internet for a couple of minutes. If I right click on my network connection, and choose Repair, I ...
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How do I connect a pc to the internet via a laptop that is connected wirelessly to a router?

I have a netbook running windows xp home. It's connected to a router wirelessly and works on the internet. I have a desktop PC that is hooked up to it via ethernet. I would like to use internet on the ...
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How can I calculate saturation?

I recently setup a web server on my machine. Someone told me that I should calculate saturation to see how good my server really is. Are there any scripts that let me calculate this?
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Cable Modem MAC Addresses

Does anyone know how many MAC addresses a cable modem can support? Does the DOCSIS 3 spec allow for more MAC addresses?
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Linksys by Cisco EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch

I'm looking into buying a switch to expand the one ethernet port on one level. I'm considering "Linksys by Cisco EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch" from Amazon, but I'm not sure what ...
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Way to do 'netsend' between a windows and ubuntu computer

Windows has the ability to send a message so that it pops up on another windows computer that is on the same network using 'netsend'. Is there a way to do something similar between a WindowsXP ...
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Truly deleting files from a network folder

How can I clean all traces of files that are kept on networked drives? I heard IT and a manager discussing how the manager could use documents created by a former employee instead of doing the work ...
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shouldn't ping time be the sum of trace route hops time?

just the difference between them is confusing me...
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Moving large files between Windows machines

I need to move a large file from one laptop to another. Can I just join the two machines with an ethernet cable and create a shared folder on my desktop or is it more complicated than that? Update ...
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Access machine in a subnetwork after a router

Is it possible to access a machine in a sub network? This is the situation: Main-router + sub-router - machine (2) - machine - machine - ... - machine (1) - machine - machine - ... ...
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Can I send a Wake On LAN packet without broadcasting?

I am attempting to send WOL packets to a series of machines, which works when the machine sending the packet is connected to the destination by one or more switches, but if the packet needs to cross a ...
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how to access samba on a guest Linux behind the VirtualBox NAT?

On my laptop, I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 under WinXP using VirtualBox 3.1.2. I want a setup where: The guest can freely access the internet. The host can access the guest files via Samba. The setup ...
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Cat6 and power lines, how long is too long?

I'm running Cat6 through out the house and have all but one room done. Due to how the house is built I don't have access to the headers above three of the walls. I can access the same spot where ...
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Looking for a packet builder [closed]

Can anyone recommend a quality packet builder? I'm analyzing network traffic (academic purposes) with Wireshark, and I'd like to be able to create packets as well. Open Source is always a bonus. ...
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Software for connection profiles on OS X 10.6?

I'm looking for "connection manager" style software for OS X 10.6 that allows me to create unique profiles for different network connections. For example, I need a static IP when I'm wired, static IP ...
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Enable/disable wireless interface in a bat file

Is there a way to enable/disable a wireless network interface via the command line (so I can put it in a bat file)? When I'm in the office I use a wired connection, but Windows still occasionally ...
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Unable to access another computer by computer name

I am having a Laptop with vista premium. I have setup wireless connection. I am having BSNL ADSL Modem for broadband and also i am using it as a wireless router from router i had connected one port to ...
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Difference between Ethernet splitter and switch

I have one Ethernet port that is wired directly to the router on another level. However, I want to run a desktop and a server both off this one Ethernet port. Can anyone tell me the difference ...
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Extend Network by Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router?

I came across this question and it seems similar, however I dont have an XBOX and its not D-Link specific as both of my network devices are D-Link. So, I figured I'd ask. I just purchased a D-Link ...
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what's the meaning of TTL=64?

If I'm sniffing my computer and see some packet with TTL=64, does it means that the packet came from a computer inside my network, or it can be anyone in the WWW ? I know what TTL is. But I'm trying ...
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Open Port on External Network with VPN

I have a Windows 7 laptop that connects to a network with a VPN. As soon as the laptop connects to the VPN, it becomes unreachable by its physical IP address. The instant it disconnects, it becomes ...
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Set DNS manually on KDE

The Network Manager on KDE gets DNS configuration from DHCP and sets it automatically, but I would like to use the Google Public DNS. If I overwrite /etc/resolv.conf with nameserver 8.8.8.8 it still ...
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How do I change another computer's network settings from Powershell and/or .NET?

How do I change another computer's network settings from Powershell and/or .NET? Target computers in question are in the same domain as mine and I am an administrator on all machines involved. Any ...
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How can I monitor and report file copy activities in Windows XP?

I have some developer machines that part-time developers come and work on. I want to monitor and report if they copy any files to external media or attach files to their email accounts (and so on). ...
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Am I secure from network monitoring software if HTTPS is used?

I will be logging into my bank account and my personal email accounts at work. Its not banned at work, but I just don't want them to save/log a copy of whatever I do with these services. Especially my ...
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access both wireless and wired networks?

I have a friend whose company restricts so many websites that he can't find the answers to the programming problems he needs to do his job. (I.e. He says that all blogs are somehow blocked) But his ...
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Monitor network traffic on PC's connected to router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software for measuring internet traffic? Hi! Anyone know of an application for Windows or Mac that can monitor the amount of network traffic on the different computers ...
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Synergy (plus) Alternative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A synergy alternative that just works? I'm a quite a happy Synergy+ user. I share my keyboard and mouse between three machines, two Windows and one OS X. However, I've ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 VM loses connectivity during downloads

I created an Ubuntu VM VMWare Workstation on my Win7 machine and was able to install several packages and download Eclipse without issue. However, now I am attempting a repo sync for the android ...
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Windows network places problem

Here is my setup: I have an ADSL router with internet connection, IP address: 192.168.1.1 I have a 100 Mbps Dax network switch with 8 ports. I have two computers with the IP addresses 192.168.1.2 ...
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Atheros ar5005g

I have a wireless atheros ar5005g card in my Acer aspire 5040 laptop.My problem is "cannot find network".All other wireless laptops see my network . I have win7 installed with the latest drivers.Any ...
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Slow network PC opening in network places

In My Network Places when I try to open a computer, it opens very slowly, but other PCs open quickly. What can be the cause?
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What Software Is Available To Search A Windows Network

I am trying to find a software application / suite that will allow me to search a Windows 2003 based network (both server's and attached nodes). The goals being: It should be fast and non-invasive ...
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Communication between VMware through WiFi in bridged mode

I have a host with a WiFi connection working with some guests active under VMware. Each guest can communicate with the network through the host WiFi without problems but they cannot communicate ...
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Access shared windows media player library streams with WMP on Server 2008 R2?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server that doubles as a workstation. How come the WMP that comes with R2 cannot access remotely shared music libraries on the network? The library is shared with ...
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Network MFP suggestion [closed]

Can someone with personal experience recommend a network MFP for a small business? I am getting a little concerned about HP since they're really lagging on Windows 7 driver support for many of their ...
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How to go to remote directory in Cygwin?

I'm using the latest version of Cygwin to try to cd into a network drive on Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3. The path in Windows Explorer to this directory is something like: \\myserver\photos\original ...
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Win XP SP3 PC not displayed in Windows 7 network diagram but accessible. Why?

I've got a new Windows 7 PC added to my LAN. I have two Windows XP (SP3) PCs connected to it also and one of them is visible but when I go into: Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network Map that XP ...
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Wired and Wireless USB Network Adapter

Does anyone know if there are any USB network adapters out there that have both wired and wireless networking capability? Far-fetched, I know, but thought I'd ask. Background: Some of our users have ...
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Internet Connection Sharing, can't Share Wireless

I'm using Windows XP, and I've been trying to setup my laptop so that I can connect to the internet connection that I get on the laptop through my mobile on an ad-hoc network. I've set up an ad-hoc ...
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Test the Speed of a Local Area Network

How can I test the speed of a LAN? I hope there is something baked into Windows to do this, because I am unable to install any third-party products.
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Setup a network using 2 modem and 2 accesspoint

Our dormitory has been equipped with 2 ADSL lines for about 60 students. Most of us just used internet for chatting, web-surfing and email, but there are few guys want to suck all the network ...
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Is there a driver for a hub?

Is there a driver for a hub/switch? So that I can control the flow of data from the other computer that currently uses bandwidth, so that I could get higher bandwidth.
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Running VM in Virtualbox causes the host to lose its network connection

I am running VirtualBox (with XP-Guests and soon W7) on a Win2003-server. Just recently (and with help of a superuser), I was able to see the VM in the network (before I could only connect to the web ...
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Seemingly random network connectivity

This has been driving me nuts for a while. When I turn on the PC (which has a wired Ethernet connection), it cannot be accessed by other computers on the network. In other words, inbound connections ...
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Ethernet speed mystery

I get unusably slow network speeds on my HP 8530W laptop when connected via Ethernet. Here are the results of some unscientific tests, comparing throughput reported by Windows while copying a 130MB ...