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Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller performance issues

UPDATE-2016 driver now available! (Driver number will be different than what is in this article! (Direct Link to New 12/2016 Driver) If you have the Realteck PCIe GBE Family Controller adapter and are experiencing performance issues on your network, download … Continue reading

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Don’t daisy chain switches

When you are networking computers, wireless access points, printers and other nodes in multiple rooms, try to avoid daisy-chaining switches or using small 4-8 port switches when you are in a hurry.  Replace any hubs on your network as soon … Continue reading

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Troubleshoot your network using netsh scenarios command

Often you can work out networking problems simply by checking out everything as far as hardware and doing simple ipconfig commands.  If you are an advanced user, you can use the netsh trace show scenarios command at the command prompt (run the … Continue reading

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Slow SQL Connection or Network in Windows 10 – Update

Finally found a small problem with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.  After upgrading, we have discovered that Windows  was responding slow to our SQL Server 2008.  What we discovered is below. Slow response times in Windows to a SQL … Continue reading

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NTLM Settings in Windows 7, 8 or 10

You may have devices (NASs) on your network that you can no longer can connect to or you may not be able to network to an older OS.  Actually this changes settings to accept NTLMv1 and NTLMv2 so that you … Continue reading

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Map a drive to your own computer’s drive

Network admins and programmers generally use a shared folder to develop and test software.   Usually there is a program that is shared to multiple computers and there is a common drive letter assigned to and mapped to workstations. An … Continue reading

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Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer – Check Out Your Network

Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer (Link) is a network analyzer that allows you to analyze network traces of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections. Given a Microsoft Network Monitor trace, the analyzer provides various performance statistics and visualizations for the captured TCP … Continue reading

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DHCP Network Hint

Network interfaces in Windows 7 now cache the current configuration and network information once they make a connection to a network.   When a user moves to a second network and then back to the first network, both networks are … Continue reading

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Going to take a certification that involves binary?

Going to take a certification that involves binary? Here’s a quick tutorial~ Let’s say you are given an IP address of 192.168.1.135 in an answer. What is this number in binary? Here’s what you do. Take a simple key to … Continue reading

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Free Network Scanners

Need to find computers, printers and other devices on a network?  Here’s 8 free network scanners that can scan and find devices on your network. Angry IP Scanner MiTEC Network Scanner SZ Development network scan NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher Softperfect Wi-Fi … Continue reading

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MTU Settings for Ubuntu

Setting your MTU settings adjust your internet connection.  With my connection, a default setting of 1500 causes some webpages not to display at all (i.e. Ebay, Microsoft, etc.) My optimal settings are 1492 to change yours, open a terminal and … Continue reading

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Network named incorrectly under Network and Sharing Center

Have you connected and reconnected to a wireless or wired network and noticed the network adapter is now named wrong? There’s an easy fix. Open the Network and Sharing Center Click on the Active Network icon (see below). Type in … Continue reading

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Improve network performance

So you have disabled LLMNR, disabling everything but flow control under the advanced options of your network card and modified network settings using netsh2 to improve your network performance.  What else can you do? Under Adapters and Bindings, found under your network adapter … Continue reading

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Bonjour, the chatty protocol

Although an older article, it is important for IT personnel to tackle network traffic and provide a fast, clean and efficient network. Bonjour is a chatty protocol, and with hundreds or thousands of Apple clients on a network, multicast traffic … Continue reading

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See Network Details in Windows 8.1

Want to see details such as IP addresses, MAC addresses and more using Windows 8.1 Network details? Double click on the network icon Click on details Select choose columns Select all

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Create a temporary drive map with PushD

Create a temporary drive map with PushD.   PushD allows a temporary drive map that can be used in a script to copy, delete or modify files or folders.   When using PushD, the drive mapping will start at Z … Continue reading

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Wireless Planner

A good wireless planner found online.   This tool allows you to export the map to Google Earth.  Link

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Debug Your Internet with ICSI Netalyzr

This analyzer helps you to debug dozens of features that have a direct effect on your internet connection.  From Berkeley,  this analyzer loads a small Java file to your computer.  Link

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What Wireless Connector do I have?

Many people wonder what connection they have when extending a wireless antenna.  We have used Fab-Corp for years and they have a good site on explaining and showing the different connectors if you want to add an antenna.  Link

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Windows 7 VPN Setup

A Virtual Private Network is used to encrypt data from one computer to another.  If you need to setup a VPN in Microsoft Windows 7, create a user and shared folder on the host computer.  Once this is done, follow … Continue reading

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