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homecomputeraid

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  1. Yes Hb_Kai and Pat, I meant ipconfig instead of ifconfig. Along with viewing interface configuration, ipconfig also lets you perform actions like releasing and renewing IP addresses. P:\>ipconfig /? USAGE: ipconfig [/? | /all | /renew [adapter] | /release [adapter] | /flushdns | /displaydns | /registerdns | /showclassid adapter | /setclassid adapter [classid] ] where adapter Connection name (wildcard characters * and ? allowed, see examples) Options: /? Display this help message /all Display full configuration information. /release Release the IP address for the specified adapter. /renew Renew the IP address for the specified adapter. /flushdns Purges the DNS Resolver cache. /registerdns Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names /displaydns Display the contents of the DNS Resolver Cache. /showclassid Displays all the dhcp class IDs allowed for adapter. /setclassid Modifies the dhcp class id. The default is to display only the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway for each adapter bound to TCP/IP. For Release and Renew, if no adapter name is specified, then the IP address leases for all adapters bound to TCP/IP will be released or renewed. For Setclassid, if no ClassId is specified, then the ClassId is removed. Examples: > ipconfig ... Show information. > ipconfig /all ... Show detailed information > ipconfig /renew ... renew all adapters > ipconfig /renew EL* ... renew any connection that has its name starting with EL > ipconfig /release *Con* ... release all matching connections, eg. "Local Area Connection 1" or "Local Area Connection 2" P:\>
  2. I've read some posts in WindowsForum asking for a tool that allows people to restrict computer access, but until now I hadn't been aware of a free solution. Microsoft has a product called SteadyState that will let administrators lock down user access and will let administrators restrict internet use to only a few sites if they want. It looks like a pretty flexible, free tool. More info here: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/%5Bprimar...tate?page=0%2C0 and here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...ss/default.mspx
  3. You could try [edit]ipconfig /release on the PPPoE adapter to disconnect, but I'm not sure there's a way to connect via command line. [edit]Sorry, I've been working on Linux a lot lately and put ifconfig instead of the Windows command ipconfig!
  4. It is good to check the Windows Event Logs for any clues. Right click on My Computer then click Manage from the menu that comes up. Click the + sign next to Event Viewer and check all of the logs after you receive the error starting with System and Application logs. Look for any entries that appeared around the time of the error. You could also try to identify the offending update by going to Start, Control Panel, and opening Add or Remove Programs. Be sure to check the Show updates box toward the upper right. An "Installed On" date should be to the right of any updates. You could uninstall them and reinstall them one at a time until you find the culprit.
  5. I'm a little unclear on your topology: Are you saying that your main office has 4 DSL Lines, and 30 people using those as some kind of shared connection? It's difficult to isolate the problem to something with the VPN with the information you have at present. Are the local Windows Firewalls turned off on all of the computers in question? Are the computers setting up individual VPN's or is there some kind of branch office (permanent) VPN from your Firewall to theirs?
  6. Awww.... I thought she was really interested in me! You mean everyone got a PM from her? What was her e-mail address again? Just kidding! :lol:
  7. I'm not sure you have to use an ad hoc network to connect your ps3 but that doesn't sound like the issue. Are you able to connect to the wireless using other computers? If so, check to make sure the wireless is turned on on your ps3. If not, make sure the radio is turned on on your Wireless Router.
  8. If your computer is a member of the Domain, it should show up there as an option. What kind of Domain (Windows 2000, 2003, 2008?).
  9. It's in and working. It's blocked a LOT of SPAM for us. So far, that's its most impressive feature to me. It does a lot of other network protection such as Antivirus and Antimalware too. It isn't always obvious which application within Untangle is blocking a particluar piece of network traffic. I have to do some research about how it handles attacks. Overall, very nice product!
  10. I'm not saying it's impossible. It's just not easy. You have to see if one device or the other can be put in a repeater or bridge mode. If neither can, it would be tricky to deploy. Relatively inexpensive devices designed to be repeaters are much easier to deploy.
  11. So far, so good. It's installed, tested, and working. Tomorrow's the real test with users going through it.
  12. I hate to recommend buying another piece of gear, but I suggest you get a wireless range extender which is designed for that purpose: http://www.pacificgeek.com/product.asp?c=2...D=80957&P=F
  13. Thanks -pops-, A version for home users or very small networks (less than 25 users) is also available for free: http://www.untangle.com/Downloads/Download...Windows-Version
  14. I've been evaluating Web Filtering products to use at work and just came across an Open Source/Commercial product called Untangle. It has many features available for free. Some that a business would find very useful have a fee, but a very reasonable one in my opinion. The features included in the Open Source package include the following: Web Filter Spam Blocker Phish Blocker Protocol Control Virus Blocker Spyware Blocker Attack Blocker Untangle Reports Firewall OpenVPN Intrusion Prevention System Routing & QoS Here's a review: http://www.justechn.com/2008/08/13/review-...network-gateway and another: http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/6452/1/ Here's a description of the Open Source apps on Untangle's site: http://www.untangle.com/Open-Source-Package I wondered how they could run so many applications real-time on Internet traffic without incurring too much latency. They use "Virtual Piplining Technology" to run traffic through several applications at almost the same time. Parallel processing instead of serial processing of the web taffic: http://blog.untangle.com/?p=44 Ultimately, the proof that it works will be in installling it and running it. I've ordered a Dell Server and the Professional Package. I'll post how they work for us next week.
  15. The techniques you're asking about could be used in attempts to circumvent security appliances. Since it is impossible to know your intentions, WindowForum does not support such requests. Sincerely,
  16. Welcome Rares! In Windows XP, you'll right click on My Computer, select Properties, then look at the Computer Name tab. Make sure the workgroup listed there is the same as the workgroup on your Vista computer. If it is not, change it using the Change button. In Windows XP, also make sure there is a username with the same name and password as the user account on the Vista computer by going to Control Panel, and double clicking the Users icon.
  17. Can you ping both by name? i.e. ping www.kingdoms.cliftonbazaar.com and ping www.cliftonbazaar.com
  18. Can you ping the domains and sub-domains by name? Have you checked DNS?
  19. Hi SimonM, When you say your ip configuration is all correct, what is all correct? Can you post "ipconfig /all" output from a working and non-working computer? Sorry if I missed this in your post, but is the computer that is having connectivity problems connecting via wireless or a cabled connection? Do all of your computers have the latest Microsoft updates, and working and up to date Antivirus installed?
  20. I believe what you want to do is create subdomains. Here's a discussion about creating subdomains in a M$ forum: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...p;sloc=&p=1
  21. I strongly recommend you get it working with all updates installed, and install antivirus if it is not running. If you've been connected to the Internet with only SP1 installed, your computer most likely has viruses or malware that should be removed.
  22. Hi Jecepede, I'm at a loss here. It sounds like you've done everything correctly.
  23. You can disable the Windows firewall by going to Control Panel, Security Center, Windows Firewall, and clicking Off (not recommended) for testing purposes. Windows XP Service Pack 3 is out. I recommend you install all available updates. Do you have an antivirus program installed yet? AVG has a free download antivirus program if you need it.
  24. I agree with Belatucadris. Either an Ethernet crossover cable or a USB cable will be much faster and easier to use than a serial cable. If you must use a serial cable, you'll need a null modem cable or adapter, and you'll have to configure the serial port options identically on both computers.
  25. If you're using the crossover ports, there should be a button making the port a crossover port. The button should be depressed or (in) on one hub, and not depressed (out) on the other hub. Having both in crossover mode defeats the purpose of the crossover port. If using a crossover cable, regular ports can be used.
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