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Sep
12
comment Ping [computer] get strange IP address
(I'm assuming you don't have machines named blah and whatever)
Sep
12
comment Ping [computer] get strange IP address
You using OpenDNS? Looks like it resolves to one of their servers and they are in San Francisco. What do you get for ping blah and ping whatever?
Sep
11
comment How would I go about creating a filename with invalid characters such as :?> ?
You can safely dial down the <bold> hyperbole: it is possible to import files with illegal characters, superuser.com/questions/31587.
Sep
11
comment What is a MAC address, and what does it reveal about me?
@harry, I don't think packets carry MAC over http/ftp so the DSL/cable modem is the last thing to "see" it.
Sep
11
comment What is a MAC address, and what does it reveal about me?
Well...we can now. =)
Sep
11
comment What are the reasons for a Computer to gradually slow down after months of use?
@ChrisF, it looks like that's a hardware-slow question and this one is software-slow.
Sep
11
comment What are the reasons for a Computer to gradually slow down after months of use?
@Starx, I was going to suggest checking Windows Task Explorer CTRL-SHIFT-ESC and msconfig.exe but ultrasawblae's suggestions sound like the beefed up versions. Windows Task Explorer has an option to show which programs are using up the most cumulative processor time, which is one thing that will make your computer slow.
Sep
11
comment What are the reasons for a Computer to gradually slow down after months of use?
Are you the only user?
Sep
10
comment Can anyone recommend a cheat sheet for the Windows Command Prompt?
hyperslug.com =)
Sep
7
comment What is the purpose of a Windows Workgroup?
Sam, is this what you're asking? standalone: 4 computers on 4 different workgroups, workgroup: 4 computers on same workgroup, "What does the workgroup give you that is impossible to do on a standalone network?"
Sep
6
comment What is the purpose of a Windows Workgroup?
-1 Could you add more detail on the benefit of standardizing on MSHOME rather than everyone assigning their own workgroup name?
Sep
5
comment Can winsxs be moved and if so how?
Related info: stackoverflow.com/questions/525958/…
Sep
2
comment Use WiFi router connected to Ethernet not directly to Modem
@irrational John, option 2 is just fine, and often easier than 1 (though I also prefer 1). Whatever the 'original intent of subnets' might have been, this is certainly a tried and true pattern.
Aug
25
comment How to declutter and organize the cables on and under my desk?
Oh sure, anything's easy when you have 3 left arms.
Aug
24
comment How to connect a smart router to a dumb DSL modem?
I think DHCP on both is the simplest config. That would eliminate uncertainty about which IP to use: modem assigns random 10...X IP, router connects; router assigns random 192...X IP, computer connects.
Aug
24
comment How to connect a smart router to a dumb DSL modem?
Are you sure only 1 of the devices can have DHCP? I'm pretty sure they can both be DHCP'ing on their respective networks. The modem will only have 1 client (router) w/ no collision on its 10.X.X.X network. The router will NAT that connection and DHCP on its LAN side (192.168.X.X). Have you tried keeping DHCP on for both?
Aug
22
comment What exactly does this error code mean in Blue Screen of Death
msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff560129(VS.85).aspx
Aug
22
comment vs [Shutdown + Start]
I'm also not sure which category the hardware-reset button falls in.
Aug
22
comment Recommended gigabit 802.11n routers that work with DD-WRT
This may be a good starting point: gazaro.com/deals?q=dd-wrt
Aug
17
comment Adobe Illustrator raster image dimensions?
Not sure how to prevent it with Illustrator. You could use Paint.net to adjust the resolution to 72 (it measures by pixels/inch).