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iPod Touch Networking Without Wifi

I'm in a wifi-less office. It's a no go. Is there a way I can connect my iPod Touch to my network with out using wifi. Perhaps using my workstation as a proxy (without having to resort to the ...
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Restricting network access to software

How can I deny network access to a particular software/application? I cannot disable the network, as I want other software to have network access. Also, I need to deny complete network access, not ...
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How to use my PCs internet connection for my mobile phone?

I don't want to take a GPRS connection and want to use my PC's internet connection to access internet on my mobile phone. Is it possible? i have samsung sgh e251. I have a Vista machine, but can ...
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TCP timeout after one minute

Little background: before going on a business trip I installed all the corporate updates on my winxp laptop (not a great idea). One of them included a new vpn client which might have something to do ...
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No internet access on Windows 7 - part 2

This is a continuation of my previous question. The problems started when I turned on my wireless connection for the first time. Since then, every time I boot my Windows 7, my LAN connection does ...
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Find the IP of the router between me and main router/gateway?

I have a Netgear router that is the main router/gateway in and out of the network. Then I have a Linksys 54g router with WiFi that we use as are main WiFi access point The Cat5 runs from the router ...
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How does TTL affect my internet connection?

Each day I run pings to test latencies, but TTL is different every day, sometimes higher, sometimes lower. How does this affect my connection? Reply from 209.131.36.159: bytes=32 time=106ms TTL=52 ...
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Multiple PPPoe connection to multiple computers via 1 modem?

I have a TP-link Wireless Router TP-WR542G and a Zyxel Prestige 650m-61 modem. I have 2 separate PPPoe accounts from my ISP. I'm thinking of using those 2 accounts simultaneously using my 1 modem. I ...
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Ubuntu: Fake ip address

I have a software package which is hard-coded to open a connection to a certain local IP address. Unfortunately, the local network settings have changed, And I can't access the source code (long ...
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Can I to use 2 adsl lines simultaneously?

I've got a ADSL Router linked to a hub/switch, where are linked all PCs in my house. In my neighborhood I can get the line speed only to max of 600 kbps. I was thinking about contract another 600 kbps ...
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Home Network with two routers

My home network was using a linksys WRT54GL in the "traditional" - WAN port is hooked to the DSL modem, once of the ports on the linksys goes to another switch and most of the computers in the house ...
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Editing the hosts file

I'm looking to edit the Windows TCP/IP hosts file (at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts). I'm wondering, what is the best way to do this (on Windows XP)? Let's say that I want to redirect, say, ...
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Application for monitoring all applications that are using the internet in Mac OS X

Can anyone introduce me a Mac OS X application that monitors all network activity such as what applications are now connected to the internet and how much bandwidth they use (I mean show bandwidth ...
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Vista WHS Client stopped resolving local names

I’m running Windows Home Server PP2 in my home, with 3 client computers: two XP and one Vista. I have a router that provides my local DHCP and the server has a static IP address. The other day the ...
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Cable from broadband router to computer (cross-over or regular)

I have a wireless broadband (WiMax) and I want to move my computer from where the IDU (In Door Unit) is to another location. So my plan is to get a longer ethernet cable from the IDU to the computer ...
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Wireless broadband issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop connected to my wireless broadband (UK ISP, o2) and a desktop PC which - until a few days ago - was connecting fine. On my desktop PC I am running Windows XP and, ...
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How to create an adhoc 3 node Gigabit Ethernet network at “Home”, file transfer for NAS?

I have 3 devices that are Gigabit Ethernet: Windows XP PRO PC D-Link DSM-G600 NAS Intel SS4200E - NAS My goal is to quickly transfer the 457GB of data on the D-Link DSM-G600 NAS to the Intel ...
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Why did Verizon hook FIOS up with ethernet and coax?

Verizon installed their FIOS router in my apartment a year ago and hooked up both the Ethernet and coax connections on the back of the router. I am moving my routers around and I don't have a coax ...
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How do I change the MAC address of my network card?

I have a local network in a Windows system where the Admin gives permission to the PCs by their MAC address. But he is on vacations and I have a new PC. How can I change the MAC address of my new PC ...
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No internet access on Windows 7

I have a strange problem with Windows 7. It all started couple of days ago. On my Dell XPS laptop I have two network interfaces, one LAN one WLAN. When I power up my computer I have a small yellow ...
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No Outbound Internet on Windows Home Server

Could someone provide some steps for me to check my internet connection on my Windows Home Server? It seems to have intermittent connectivity issues and I am unsure of how to diagnose the problem ...
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3 internet connections of the same origin

Does anybody have a solution or idea of how i can make my computer not connect to my wireless without it making 2 other connections to the same network ?
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Network Icon not visible on Windows XP

The network icon for my Local Area Connection has suddenly disappeared. I am using Windows XP Service Pack 2. Already tried: Open the properties window for the connection from the "Network ...
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Inserting a non-Internet LAN cable breaks wifi

My vista laptop catches wifi fine here. But when I plug in a lan cable (for a separate pc-to-pc connection), the wifi stops working (page loads timeout). Any idea why? It seems vista thinks I'm ...
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How can I solve Windows PPTP VPN issues?

I'm having persistent problems with Windows PPTP VPN connections. The VPN appears up whilst the tunnel won't transfer traffic (ping to a remote IP within the VPN works for a while, and then fails). ...
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How discover duplicate IP using Ubuntu? (is it possible to have duplicate ip?)

I have a problem in network sharing using SMB protocol. I think it's related to IP-duplicating issue. How to detect this. Note: I'm using Ubuntu on my desktop the other are using various OSs (win xp, ...
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Kopete (0.70.90 on KDE 4.3.1) keeps disconnecting

My Kopete constantly loses my ICQ connection. There are days where it stays on for more than 10 minutes, other days it loses connection much more frequently. What could be the source of this problem? ...
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network problem: Other machines cannot see mine. Why?

I have an odd situation with my laptop... I am trying to test some software that has 2 components. Part1 is on another machine on the network and connect to Part2 which runs on my machine. Trouble ...
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Is there an app for the Mac that shows you which apps are using the network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application for monitoring all applications that are using the internet in Mac OS X I use Menu Meters to show me how much data is being sent and received by my Mac as a ...
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With Windows 7, why is an entry in the hosts file not working?

I updated some entries in the hosts file at C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc. As a test, I decided to make Google point to 127.0.0.1. # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on ...
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A good solution to switch between different network settings?

I use my laptop (Windows Vista Ultimate) to connect to a wireless network in college, which assigns a dynamic IP address, and at home, with a static IP address and DNS server. I'm looking for a good ...
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Is there a way to back up and restore network domain information on an XP PC?

I want to upgrade my work laptop from XP to Windows 7. Is it possible get the network domain information of the laptop so that after a clean installation of Windows 7, I can apply it so that the ...
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What could cause a network interface to intermittently drop?

I bought a new computer (ASUS CG5270) last week. It would randomly shut itself off, so I returned it and got a replacement. This one doesn't have that problem, but seems to be malfunctioning. It ...
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Is it possible knowing which network switch and socket you're plugged in using network tools?

I'm in a house, where my computer is possibly indirectly connected to a router via switches. There are lot of computers all over the house and it's very hard to trace my RJ45 to the right switch and ...
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Is optimization to avoid DSL downlink's speed degradation due to uplink saturation available in Linux deamons/drivers?

In my PepLink Balance 300 router (lb300) there's an option called DSL Optimization with the following description: When a DSL circuit's uplink becomes busy, it is a fact that the downlink ...
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How do I remove old computers from the Network folder in Windows 7?

Question is in the title, I had some friends visit and attach their PC's to my network. Ever since then, even long after the PC's were no longer attached, I am still getting entries for their PC's ...
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2 default gateways, one to 0.0.0.0… with DHCP

A problem that I have here with Windows 7 (RTM) and Windows Vista (SP2), on multiple machines, is that clients get a default gateway of the DHCP server (like they should) but on top of that, also a ...
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Sharing internet connection between two laptops wirelessly

I have two laptops. One of them is connected to the internet via a network cable. I want to share the internet connection with the second laptop wirelessly. How can i do this without buying a wireless ...
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Troubleshooting web timeouts with a Belkin router

I have a Belkin FSD7632-4 ADSL wifi router. Ever since I got it, I've faced this problem of websites timing out. For example, I go to flickr.com, and the images won't load because they come from ...
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Sharing internet connection from Windows XP using wi-fi router

I have an network configuration like: Ethernet cable from ISP connected to Windows XP machine, configured with static IP 192.168.0.3 Another ethernet connection from 2nd Windows XP machine's network ...
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Epson Artisan 800 on Ubuntu/Linux

Update for Ubuntu 10.04: Printing should work 'out-of-box', scanning still needs the newer sane backend. Looking for a known good way to setup an Epson Artisan 800 on Ubuntu specifically or any linux ...
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How can I ping a range of IP addresses simultaneously [on hold]

I have a bunch of machines on an IP address range which I want to ping simultaneously as a quick and dirty way of telling which ones are switched on. What (free) software can I use to do this? I'm ...
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Linux NetworkManager can't connect

I have a Linksys WRT54G wlan router set up as an access point. It's connected via cable to our main router (and DHCP server) which connects to the net. The cable connection indicator light is on, on ...
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DDWRT Bridge Question

I recently setup a bridge and I have a few questions. If the signal from router 1 is precieved as weak on the bridge router (router 2), what can I do to make the signal stronger? Condition: I do not ...
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Browser requests stopping in weird places

When I make web requests in any browser to a page that might have a lot of JavaScript references it seems like it'll get through them all or the last one and stop processing the page. I have to go to ...
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Linux: GUI browsers do not honor '/etc/services' service names

I'd like to avoid remembering common port names: e.g. for my CUPS it's http://localhost:631/. I know that there're service names (named aliases for ports) in '/etc/services': $ cat /etc/services | ...
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Reroute all requests through port 80 and other possible ports to authenticated proxy?

Disclaimer: I can't test ATM which is why I'm asking. My OS is Debian Lenny. I'm behind the intranet sometimes and have to configure proxy settings manually for a whole slew of applications. ...
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On a Mac, how are connections (possibly by spyware) made to outside internet addresses during initial startup?

I am trying to secure a Mac after discovering that network links are being established to some unwanted internet sites. Using 'lsof -i' (list open 'files', internet) I have seen that launchd, ntpd, ...
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Can't connect to network drive by name in Windows 7 - IP Address works though!

I have a network attached drive, plugged into my router. Im connecting to the router from the client pc using WIFI. I'm using Windows 7 - I can see the drive using it's IP address: 192.168.0.197 ...
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Remember network drive password on XP and Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Map Network Drive with Password When I access a mapped network drive, I'm asked to provide the login/password information for the server even though I have the remember ...