Windows 10 – Highlighting and copy issues with mouse

Have problems highlighting and copying information after upgrading to Windows 10?
Try these steps-

  • Click on the Windows logo
  • Go to Settings
  • Open the mouse & touchpad setting
  • Turn off Scroll inactive windows
  • Click on Advanced Mouse Options
  • Adjust double click speed – (usually turning this setting down will help)
  • mouse settingsmouse setting Two
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An interview with Shannon Morse, Internet Media Host & Producer

Shannon Morse
Over the next several months we plan on interviewing technical experts and leaders across the globe to find out how they got started in the technology industry, what their favorite operating systems are, information security trends and more.

This month we reached out (by email) to Shannon Morse, a leading technical expert in consumer technology, internet security and just about anything technical you can imagine.  Check out her website and don’t forget to go over to Hak5 for information security videos,  how-tos and a whole lot more.

Steve-. How long have you been in technology and what got you interested in pursuing tech as a career?

Shannon -I started becoming interested in technology as a hobby when I was a small child. My father would take me to local computer shops and he would let me watch him build computers and install software. In my early teenage years, my dad allowed me to build my first personal computer with his help, which really got me interested in learning more about the internals of PC technology and understanding it as a whole. As I grew older, I developed other interests such as working in theater as an actor and working in the service industry, but I always had an inclination towards technology. When I went to college I focused on another passion of mine – running a hospitality or restaurant business – so it wasn’t until I met the Hak5 crew in 2006 or 2007 that I really saw the ability to mold not only my love for theater and entertaining but also my love for technology into a real life job, and this job didn’t exist when I started college several years prior. I’ve been with Hak5 for almost a decade, and over that course of time I’ve also worked with many other podcast networks such as Discovery Digital Networks (an online subset of the Discovery Channel company), TWiT, and Sony. I’m grateful that I’m able to do what I do now as an online media presenter as it gives me the chance to continually learn and develop my own education.

Steve– You are very proficient and an expert on nearly all operating systems.  What is your favorite OS and why?

Shannon-First off, thank you for saying that! I’ve worked hard not to monopolize myself into one operating system or mobile OS, because I think it’s important to understand them all. My current favorite desktop operating system is Linux because of it’s wide use in smaller devices and availability. I am currently using Ubuntu, but am proficient with Kali, Mint, and some other Linux distros. I find it fascinating that Linux OS’s are used to operate important infrastructure as well as run tiny Raspberry Pi-like PC’s for home use. I love a Linux distro’s ability to be customized to a users preference but still be user friendly as well, while still being free to run. For mobile, I prefer Android. I enjoy the flexibility of Android OS and it’s usefulness for OTG testing (such as the ability to use it with an external radio adapter for software defined radio).

Steve– With security being a ‘hot’ topic in today’s world, what applications and skills do you see as being needed for IT personnel with medium and large companies?

Shannon-Security should always be a hot topic, not just a fad that shows up because it hits a few news articles online. I feel that security should be a leading focus of any business that works with users on a day-to-day basis, specially when user data is a part of that business entity. I think that it’s important for IT personnel to get proper training in logical security and privacy when first joining a company because a human being is the first and most often point of failure when it comes to breaches in a network. Having an understanding of networking, simple reconnaissance and ability to recognize attack vectors would be extremely useful as they would be the first people in a company to notice something and report it to an Information Security professional. Specific tools an IT professional would use would vary depending on their company, but I’ve found some such as Wireshark, Netcat, NMap, and the WiFi Pineapple (a Hak5 branded device) would be crucial, and surprisingly simple to use even for newcomers.

Steve– What do you recommend for girls/women in tech to stay ahead of the curve and on-track for a technical career?

Shannon -First and foremost would be to not let yourself be singled out in the work force as “the woman”, as if that is your only bargaining chip. Being a woman in a technical field is definitely tough, because we are often judged on things that do not actually matter for the job (like our makeup, hair, intonations of voice, etc). For the first five years or so with Hak5, I did not speak up for myself very much when being criticized for things that didn’t necessarily matter. But as I’ve become more confident in my own job as an influencer in the infosec community and as someone who believes everyone should be treated fairly, I’ve learned that a part of that job is speaking out against discrimination and being a voice of reason when another voice may not be heard. Bringing ideas to meetings and showing that you have a passion for your job is very important when trying to stay ahead. For anyone, ongoing education in the ever-changing market should be seriously considered.

You can follow Shannon on Twitter.
Thank you Shannon!
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Fixwin 10 – An excellent tool from the Windows Club

Have a few errors with Windows 10? Here’s an excellent tool to get you back on track.  The Windows Club comes through again.

Information and download is found here.

FixWin

Features –

Here is the list of fixes offered by FixWin 10 for Windows 10.

File Explorer

– Recycle Bin icon is missing from Desktop
– WerMgr.exe or WerFault.exe Application Error
– Folder Options is missing from Control Panel or has been disabled by administrator or malware
– Fix Recycle Bin when its icon doesn’t refresh automatically
– Explorer doesn’t start on startup in Windows
– Thumbnails not showing in File Explorer
– Reset Recycle Bin. Recycle Bin is corrupted.
– CD drive or DVD drive isn’t recognised by Windows or other programs
– “Class not registered” error in File Explorer or Internet Explorer
– “Show hidden files, folders and drives” option isn’t shown in Folder Options

Internet & Connectivity

– Right Click Context Menu of Internet Explorer is disabled
– Cannot connect to internet. There’s some problem in Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
– Problem regarding DNS resolution. Fix it by clearing DNS resolver cache
– Long list of failed and installed updates. Clear Windows Update History
– Problem with Windows Firewall settings. Reset Windows Firewall Configuration
– Reset Internet Explorer To Default Configuration.
– Runtime errors are appearing in Internet Explorer while surfing
– Optimize Internet Explorer maximum connections per server to download more than two files at the same time
– Internet Options are missing in Settings under “Advanced” tab of “Internet Options” dialog box
– Repair Winsock (Reset Catalog)

Windows 10

– Having problem downloading Apps from Store. Clear and reset Store cache
– The Application wasn’t installed from Windows Store. Error Code: 0x8024001e
– Windows Store apps not opening. Re-register all apps
– Reset Settings app. Settings doesn’t launch z
– Disable OneDrive. OneDrive runs in background and syncs huge amount of files.
– Repair corrupt Windows Component Store z
– Start Menu doesn’t work or doesn’t open in Windows 10
– Wi-fi doesn’t work after upgrading to Windows 10
– Windows Updates stuck downloading updates after upgrading

System Tools

– “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator” or Task Manager Option is disabled
– “Command Prompt has been disabled by your administrator” and can’t run any cmd or batch file
– “Registry Editor has been disabled by your administrator”
– Enable MMC Snap-ins. Some viruses disable Snap-ins which prevents Group Policy (gpedit.msc) and similar services to run
– Reset Windows Search to defaults. This will fix issues related to Windows Search
– “System Restore has been disabled by your administrator. Please contact your system administrator.”
– Device Manager isn’t working properly and not showing any devices.
– Repair Windows Defender. Reset all Windows Defender settings to default.
– Action Center and Windows Security Center don’t recognise installed AntiVirus or Firewall or still identifies old AV as installed.
– Reset Windows Security settings
– Under a seperate Advanced System Information tab, you can seee specifications of your system like number of threads in processor, number of logical processors, maximum display resolution, maximum refresh rate, etc.

Troubleshooters

The following built-in Windows troubleshooters can be launched directly from FixWin:

– Playing Audio
– Recording Audio
– Power
– Printer
– Shared Folders
– Homegroup
– Internet Explorer Performance
– Internet Explorer Safety
– Windows Media Player Settings
– Windows Media Player Library
– Windows Media Player DVD
– Internet Connections
– Hardware and Devices
– Incoming Connections
– System Maintenance
– Network Adapter
– Windows Update
– Search & Indexing

Plus: Links to troubleshooters that fix:

  1. Mail & Calendar apps crashes
  2. Settings app does not launch
  3. Windows 10 Printer troubleshooter
  4. Windows 10 Store apps troubleshooter

Additional fixes:

– Enable Hibernate. Hibernate option is missing from Shutdown options
– Restore the Sticky Notes delete warning dialog box
– Aero Snap, Aero Peek or Aero Shake isn’t working
– Fix Corrupted Desktop Icons. Fix and rebuild corrupted icon cache.
– Taskbar jump list is missing or doesn’t store MRU file list
– Notifications have been disabled
– Windows Script Host access is disabled on this machine
– Office documents do not open after upgrading to Windows 10
– The recovery image cannot be written. Error code – 0x8004230c
– Windows Media Player shows following error: “An internal application error has occurred.”

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FREE Printable USGS PDF Quads

Use topographical maps?  Go hiking or are you with an organization that uses maps?  National Geographic has free printable Quads.  Link

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Buzzing – Static noise after upgrading to Windows 10

Have a buzzing or random static noise after upgrading to Windows 10?

Here’s a link to help resolve this issue.

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How to backup your computer, your Windows Key and to create a recovery drive to troubleshoot your computer – Windows 7/8.1/10

Step One

Find your Windows Product Key!  This is important in the event you have to reload Windows.  Use NirSoft’s ProduKey to find your key.  Download from Here. (Thanks Rick at What’s On My PC for this Tip)

Key

Step Two

Download the ISO from Microsoft and create a Windows DVD (Operating System) from Here.   Know your Version.  You can right click on This-PC and find it

Version

After the Media Creation Tool Download, run it and save the ISO for safe keeping (Make a DVD or put on a flash drive.

Put the ISO and Key in a place for SAFE KEEPING.

Downloading your version from the tool (below).

tool

tool two

tool three

iso

Burn the ISO to a DVD (Note: You can also use a blank 4 gb flash drive)

This is used with the key in the even you want to reinstall or repair Windows.

Step Three

Backup your important files and do this on a regular basis.  It is great to have an external USB drive to move your pictures, documents, spreadsheets, pdfs and other documents to the drive (Simply copy and paste or use Cobian Backup or other freeware solutions to do this).  Here’s some tips from Rick.

You can also use BackBlaze to backup files so that they are away from your home or office. (Backblaze is unlimited and only $50 annually).  Your files are encrypted and SAFE.

Step Four

Need a recovery drive to troubleshoot startups?  Here’s how to make a drive so that you can boot and troubleshoot why Windows is not starting up.

In Windows, type recovery.  Next, click on the recovery app.  Insert a 8 or 16 GB USB (Blank).  Windows will format the drive and any information you have on the drive will be deleted.   This will NOT backup your data!   It is import to always backup your data so that you will have it in the event your computer truly crashes.

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If you view what is on the drive now, you will see the recover has created a bootable drive for you to troubleshoot your computer in the event is does not start up.

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So what do you do if Windows doesn’t start?   Insert your USB recovery drive and use the tools to troubleshoot startup.

What if it really crashes?  Use your DVD you made to reinstall Windows and recover your files from your backups.  You may have to reinstall software such as Office or anything you may have installed.

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Open a lot of tabs in Chrome? Is your computer sluggish? Here’s what you can do

If you are an internet surfer and open a ton of tabs, you may notice that your computer has become sluggish.   Many times this can be from using a lot of memory usage (caused by a website) in Chrome.  Here’s what you can do if you don’t want to lose where you are at.

Hit the Shift + Esc key.

Processes

This will bring up the information about each tab in Chrome.   See which tab is using the most memory and highlight it.  Click on End Process. Close the process window.

You can now use the history (Ctrl + H) option to open the tab you closed if you want to go back to the website you closed.  This will often free up memory in Chrome.

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Cannot reset winsock, isatap yellow exclamation, no wireless or internet

A reminder that IT can be tough

TCAT Shelbyville - Technical Blog

Have a wireless card that doesn’t see the wireless?  Does checking the Device Manager show a yellow exclamation mark on the isatap or Teredo Tunneling Pseudo Interface?

Mickey and I tried everything on someone’s computer and we couldn’t delete the wireless or other networking adapters above that had a problem.   The error, it turns out can be from multiple areas.   We found someone on the internet who doesn’t want any credit.  So to that ‘person’  we say thanks and we owe you.

Always backup your computer before performing advanced commands.

Steps

  1. Load the latest driver for the wireless or Ethernet card.
  2. Reboot if necessary
  3. Go to the properties of the nic card with a problem.  Uncheck IPv6 protocol.   You can check this later after the repair. Close the properties Windows
  4. Go to the Device Manager
  5. Double click on the isatap with a yellow exclamation, click update driver…

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Download the Windows 10 Anniversary tool here

Want the Anniversary update to Windows 10?  Updates not showing it ready?  Follow the link below and click the Download Button.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history

Make sure you go back and clean the Windows.old folder.  Use the disk cleanup tool under This-PC.   Simply right click your HDD, and select properties.   Then click disk cleanup.  Double check for previous versions of Windows.

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When engineers don’t think about the technicians

Recently my niece dropped her laptop and the hard drive stopped working.   Normally an easy fix, I looked for the access panel for the hard drive so that I could replace it.   What? No access panel?  Oh, easy fix, lets rip the laptop apart, remove the motherboard and every screw so that I can now find the hard drive mounted and attached to the bottom of the motherboard.  Do you think any home user could perform this task?   Oh, and the screws were so tight you have  to hold a screw driver on the screw and use pliers to turn it.

FOTDE33

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With SSDs and Compact, Windows can speed up even more

In the past, compression of a hard drive was necessary because we didn’t have enough room for files.  HDD were expensive and compression was slow.  Here’s the result of compacting the Windows folder on an Acer dual core, 2.2 Ghz laptop with 6 GB of RAM and a SANDISK SSD (256 GB).

Cores unlocked (See Core Parking Article)
*This results in faster performance overall.  With this pc, the average CPU parked showed the CPU running at .97 Ghz and 2.2 Ghz unparked.

Boottime = 12.5 seconds before compression

Boottime = 5.6 seconds after compression

How do I compact the Windows folder?   Open a command prompt as an administrator, Then type cd\Windows
Next type compact /q.  This will return information about your folder.
To compact, type compact /compactOS:Always
Warning:  This will take time.  Be patient.  DO NOT interrupt the compact process.

compresswindows

This is the result on a test computer.  Regardless of the type of computer you try this on, backup your files.  Your results may vary.

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Keep your computer running smooth with these programs

Want to keep your computer running great?  Here are programs to uninstall your programs fully, clean temp files, remove malware/adware, play DVDs if you don’t have Windows media player and update 3rd party programs.

  • CCleaner or Bleachbit
    • Don’t wipe free space with Bleachbit unless you plan on being down for a couple of hours.  You may get warnings about deep scans (check all boxes except wipe free space)
  • Adwcleaner
  • Adware Removal Tool by TSA
  • Junkware Removal Tool
  • Defrag if you have a HDD and TRIM if you have a SSD
    • Setup a schedule for disk maintenance
    • Occasionally run fsutil dirty query C: from a command prompt
      • Replace C: with any other drive letter
      • If the drive is dirty, run chkdsk /f
  • Use Geek Uninstaller
  • Install VLC player if you have Windows 10
  • Use PatchMyPC to get updates to your computers programs/3rd party programs
  • Remember to update your computer often using Windows Update
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Cannot access computer after sharing a folder

If you have ever replaced a network card on a server or computer and you can no longer access the computer or you shared a folder and cannot access it, you should flush any cache on the workstation that is accessing the server.

Insure no other users are logged in –

Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator (Type CMD in the search box)

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /registerdns

nbtstat –s

nbtstat -r

nbtstat –c

nbtstat –R

nbtstat -RR

nbtstat –n

nbtstat -a xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx      (replace the x’s with the IP address of the computer you are accessing – the computer with the new NIC card)

Also insure the NetBIOS over TCP/IP radio button is selected. (See Below)

To enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2:

  1. Click Start, and then click Network. (click Start, type ncpa.cpl into the search box for Windows 7 or Vista, hit ENTER).
  2. Click on the Network and Sharing Center
  3. Click Manage Network Connections.
  4. Right click on the Local Area Connection select Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  6. Click the Advanced button under the General tab.
  7. Click the WINS tab.
  8. Click Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP.
  9. Click OK and Exit the settings.
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Microsoft Windows Server R2 or Windows 7/8.1 rebooting while configuring updates

If Microsoft Server R2 or Windows 7 is stuck rebooting while configuring updates (pic below), follow these steps –

Problem-Windows Server R2 stuck in boot loop

  • Boot from the Server 2008 DVD (or Windows 7)
  • Select the command prompt
  • Type   del c:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml    
  • (This can be done in safe MODE in SOME situations see below)
  • Once this is done, reboot to the HDD

If you use safe mode, you may get an access is denied when deleting 

  • Click the orb – All programs – Accessories, right-click “command prompt” and select “Run as Administrator” (or type CMD in the search box and right-click and Run as Administrator
  •  In this case, you may have to take ownership –

Type the following commands

takeown /f C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml

cacls C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml /G Username:F

del C:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml

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Drive Controller Info for Windows 7/8.1/10 and how to enable AHCI

Want the best performance from your HDD or SSD?

Note:  There is always a risk when you change settings – backup your data before doing this

  • Enter your BIOS
    • Is AHCI enabled on the HDD or SSD?
      • Yes?  Then you are probably ok.  Check your Device Manager and make sure you see AHCI on your controllers.
    • No, but AHCI is available and you have Windows 7 installed?  Do not change to AHCI until you boot normally into Windows and edit the registry
      • Exit all Windows-based programs
      • Click Start, type regedit in the start search box, and then press ENTER
      • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlset / Services
      • Open msahci  –  click on “start” and go to Modify -in the value Data field enter “0” then click “ok” – Exit “Regedit”
      • Reboot your computer and enter the BIOS – Change the setting to AHCI – save the changes and boot into Windows
        • Your computer will enter Windows and recognize the new settings and reboot once more
        • Your computer will now be faster using AHCI

What if you have Windows 8.1 and AHCI is available in the BIOS but not configured?

  • Open the command prompt as an Administrator
  • Type bcdedit /set {current} safeboot
  • Reboot and enter the BIOS
  • Change to AHCI – save and exit
  • Windows will boot into Safe Mode
  • Open the command prompt as an Administrator
  • Type bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot
  • Reboot

Your drive controller will now be AHCI  (Check the Device Manager)

Have a SSD?  Don’t forget to enable TRIM

Open a command prompt and type-
fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0

Here’s a great little program to exam your controllers –

Drive Controller info

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Geek Uninstaller

Want to uninstall programs or Windows Apps and make sure the ‘remains’ of the program/app is removed also?

Geek Uninstaller is a portable program that can be download from http://www.geekuninstaller.com/ .

Once you download Geek Uninstaller, unzip the file and double click on the program.

Portable

The program list will appear.

programs list

Right click provides the following options –

  • Uninstall (also removes from registry)
  • Force Removal (in the event the program cannot be removed
  • Remove Entry (only removes from your installed programs list)
  • Registry Entry (See what registry entries the program has)
  • Installation Folder (What folders is the program in)
  • Program Website
  • Google for the program

Right click

The view option changes the view to the Windows Applications installed.
store

 

 

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Google gives you a portal to check your activity

Want to know what you’ve searched for?  Videos you’ve viewed?  Go over and sign in to My Activity at Google.

https://myactivity.google.com/

If your privacy settings are turned on to monitor your privacy, you’ll see this –

No Activity

While you’re messing with Google, uninstall Google Earth and download Google Earth Pro for free.  Use your email address and the code “GEPFREE”.

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A Smorgasborg Of Security and Forensic Tools For The IT Professional

What's On My PC

If you are an IT Professional I think you will appreciate the site called SecurityXploded. They feature a smorgasbord of password dump tools, system security tools, network security tools, anti-spyware tools, and online security tools.

234 tools at this time, to be exact… Check out their current listing of tools HERE

SecurityXploded – the community division of XenArmor – is a popular Infosec Research & Development organization offering FREE Security Softwares, latest Research Articles and FREE Training on Reverse Engineering & Malware Analysis.

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Tomato Cache Optimization with DNSMasq and DNS Benchmark

Want to speed up your internet’s resolution of websites?  One way is to flash your router with Tomato (Tomato is Linux core firmware for many routers that provides advanced features.) or other open source firmware.  Below is an example of how to cache DNS queries using Tomato’s firmware.

So what is DNSMasq?

DNSMasq a lightweight DNS, TFTP, PXE, router advertisement and DHCP server. It is intended to provide coupled DNS and DHCP service to a LAN.

Dnsmasq accepts DNS queries and either answers them from a small, local, cache or forwards them to a real, recursive, DNS server. It loads the contents of /etc/hosts so that local hostnames which do not appear in the global DNS can be resolved and also answers DNS queries for DHCP configured hosts. It can also act as the authoritative DNS server for one or more domains, allowing local names to appear in the global DNS. It can be configured to do DNSSEC validation. ~Read more at –http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/docs/dnsmasq-man.html

So how can you make the internet faster?  During name resolution, your router can act as a small DNS server with DNSMasq.  Optimizing the cache and webpages will resolve almost immediately.

First, download DNS Benchmark from GRC and find the fastest DNS servers in your area.

Next, click on Basic and Network.   Enter the DNS servers that you found best for your area.

DNS

Click save when you finish.

Next click on Advanced and enter the following information under Custom Configuration.

cache-size=2048
log-async=5
#strict-order

By default, 150 queries can be cached by default but with dozens of devices in homes today, this allows for 2048 queries (below).   The maximum is 10,000.

4 DNS Script

Once you click enter the information, click on save.   To fully flush the DNS information, reboot the router and on your computer, go to a command prompt as an administrator and type ipconfig /flushdns.

Note:
For Mac OS X El Capitan, Mavericks and Mountain Lion, go to a terminal and type:
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
For Mac OS X Yosemite, type:
sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches

To verify my settings, I connected by telnet into the router.  (I also changed my cache to 4096 on my router).  If you decide to telnet into your router, you will have to enable telnet on the router and add telnet to your computer under program and features (you will have to add telnet).

By typing cat /tmp/etc/dnsmasq.conf, you can verify the information was programmed into the router.

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Want to make sure your router is answering and resolving names?  Go to a command prompt and type nslookup http://www.microsoft.com.  You should see your router and the IP address information for the domain.

nslookup

You can also see the mail server for the domain by typing something like this –

nslookup
set type=mx
tcatshelbyville.edu
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Manage your router with Router Commander

Note:  When logging into router commander you must enabled telnet on the router and although you login in as administrator or admin in the webgui, you may need to log in as root as the user.  (This is the case with DD-WRT).  Also remember it will take up to two minutes to gather data and the program will hesitate when going to things such as the connection wizard or other options.  This does NOT mean the program is not working.  Be Patient.

This data took a few minutes to update.  Once it started, it runs very smooth.

Want to manage your router graphically (Excellent graphics to show connections and other information) and see how much memory and bandwidth it is using?  Router Commander allows you to troubleshoot and tweak your router. (I did NOT install the toolbar).

  • Performance Graphs
  • Connections
  • SysLog
  • Bandwidth
  • Access
  • Port Forwarding
  • IP Settings
  • DSL Settings
  • Wireless

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Note:  You may need to open the Programs and features –  Turn Features on and off – enable Telnet in Windows 7/8/10 in order to communicate with your router with router commander.

Router Commander also offers SSH connection for secure communications with your router.

 

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