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comment Windows 7 - Connecting to PC on same network asking for username and password
Entering compbrother, would be the user/pass your brother uses to login. It has been a while since I set up file sharing in windows and i'm not sure why it's continually prompting you.. What you can do to troubleshoot it is try something like net use \\compbrother\c$ maybe it will give you an error you can google
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comment How can I perform a ping every X minutes and check the response time?
maybe in cygwin.. cygwin lets you use bash in windows
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comment Bridging Wifi to Ethernet on Ubuntu not working
@DavidSchwartz If a person has a laptop with no working wireless and no network switch to plug it into for internet access, but another laptop has wireless internet access, and there's no spare wireless usb stick. Then it seems the only solution is the bridging fakery. If both laptops had a working wireless network adaptor they could both just connect to the main wireless access point, no need for extra access points and WDS.. I've used the bridging fakery when one laptop couldn't do wireless.
Apr
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comment Bridging Wifi to Ethernet on Ubuntu not working
I notice that one person here says you can in ubuntu..and i've done something like it in windows too.. though you say it's impossible so perhaps you can explain what the difference is between that and this. In Windows when u do this youtube.com/watch?v=96Z1_6rX5qU WiFi connected to the internet.No cable in Ethernet connector..or cable of another comp in Ethernet connector. Then Selecting WiFi adaptor and Ethernet adaptor, it bridges them, n then another computer can plug its cable in and use the Internet connection The laptop's still a WiFi client I think(and not an access point)
Apr
24
comment How did ffmpeg appear on my Windows computer?
check the date ffmpeg files were written then do dir /s/b on all files and see what other files were written on that date then you might find the "author" program
Apr
24
reviewed Approve How to make Outlook Calendar reminders stay on top in Windows 7
Apr
24
reviewed Approve 4 month old 500 GB SATA HDD making noise?
Apr
24
comment How to fix NAT type-Strict on xBoxOne
You could run a command like netstat -aon from the command prompt, then look at what ports are listed. then enter them on the port scanner site to see if they are visible from outside.
Apr
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comment How to fix NAT type-Strict on xBoxOne
@CEC You should know what ports are open on your gateway. Try going here grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 Beware of a lot of the FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) on the site, and propaganda on the site. But it can tell you some facts about what others can see in terms of what ports are open on your computer. See what the scan says. Beyond that.. well, networking is a very complex subject. If that port scanner says "Closed" then that's not insecure (despite what that website says). If it says "Open" then it can be. But note that the site isn't checking every single port
Apr
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comment How to fix NAT type-Strict on xBoxOne
AT Ramhound, regarding your statement about not needing to port forward if you have UPnP I know what you mean but it's technically wrong even by definition, and if somebody didn't know or wasn't clear on what UPnP was, are you aware of how misleading what you wrote is, There is even a term or expression "UPnP port forwarding" You wouldn't and couldn't have UPnP without port forwarding. The point is it does port forwarding automatically.
Apr
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comment Arrange windows within the same application in the taskbar of Windows 7
@barlop though barlop, if I recall, you might have to keep telling it each time, to sort alphabetically, it's not automatic.
Apr
24
comment What other IP addresses can/should I use for my home network?
I do acknowledge the clarifications you MichaelKjörling and Ylearn have made to my first comment.
Apr
24
comment What other IP addresses can/should I use for my home network?
@MichaelKjörling if you interpreted my comment as every single address ending in .0 even for up to /24, is a network address and every single address ending in .255 even for up to /24 is a broadcast address then a network would have multiple network and broadcast addresses and indeed I didn't mean that. So I later said 0s n 255s. But great points have been made re the network portion smaller than /24 where the network address would-could not be dot 0(as the last octet's nw portion would have a 1 in it) and the bc might not b .255(though would if the network portion in that octet were all 1s)
Apr
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comment What other IP addresses can/should I use for my home network?
@MichaelKjörling sometimes it spawns a chat link. Your statement is also a bit misleading.. in saying that only with a netmask of /24 is it true that ""dot 0 is the network address, and dot 255 the broadcast"" Because it could be interpreted as the network address never being dot 0 and the broadcast never .255 for a /24. Likewise I wasn't saying that every single address ending in dot 0 and I wasn't saying that every address ending in dot 255 is a broadcast. Any address from /0(if you can have a /0) to /24 will have a NW add ending in 0 and a BC add ending in 255. And not multiple ones....
Apr
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comment What other IP addresses can/should I use for my home network?
@YLearn err, my statement above? The statement directly above your comment is clear and correct is it not? If u mean my first comment yes it could've been misinterpreted as a statement that every address ending in 255 is a broadcast,and I clarified what I meant.To be more specific-it seems to me that Broadcasts and network addresses will always end in 255[s] or 0[s] except for a case of the network address going into the 4th octet then if there's any bit set to 1 in that network portion you won't get a 0 network address and if there's any bit there set to 0 there u won't get a 255 BC address
Apr
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comment What other IP addresses can/should I use for my home network?
@MichaelKjörling well, talking CIDR, even in the 172.16 case, which was /13 ,(so a very awkward one) but even then, the broadcast address ended in .255 The 192.168/16 and the 10/8 aren't /24 and would've been ending in a plurality of 255s. The 192.168.x/24 is simple as you say, ending in .255 . A case where the broadcast wouldn't end in .255 and I had to think for that one, would be if the network portion extended into the 4th octet and the bits it held were not all 1s.
Apr
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comment What other IP addresses can/should I use for my home network?
yes you put that well, though dot 0 is the network address, and dot 255 the broadcast which he may use but he wouldn't assign.
Apr
24
comment what is this orange ball over my wireless network icon in windows 7?
@harley_woop is the lack of green lights in the icon below also a visual glitch?