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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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The Network folder specified is currently mapped

If you try to map a network drive and an error that specifies you are already mapped to the drive but are not, you can try several things. Run services.msc Stop the Workstation Service (This in turn will stop the … Continue reading

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Why do you subnet?

Why? The Golden Question All over the internet you will find information on ‘How to Subnet’.   Suddenly you are thrown into a world of bits and binary and given charts of ‘How to Subnet’.   But why do you subnet? Subnets … Continue reading

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Do you know about decimal formats and websites?

Over the years, you have learned that you can go to a website by simply typing the name of the website.  Such as – http://www.wordpress.com Did you know if you ping it, it will return the webserver’s address and you … Continue reading

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Improve Windows 7 networking

Here’s a set of quick tweaks to adjust Windows 7 networking.  Always backup your computer before performing any tweak. Open a command prompt as an administrator and type the following – netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp netsh int tcp … Continue reading

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Networking Tools Portable – Network Stuff

This tiny powerful utility can sniff your network for security, DNS Resolving, Whois, and dozens of other options.  Network Stuff is free.

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Vista, 7 and 8 Networking Woes – Fixed

These tips work on Snap Servers and NAS devices that say they are NOT Vista, 7 and 8 capable and XP workstations that will not connect. Option 1 When connecting Vista, 7  or 8 to XP, if you have problems, … Continue reading

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Great Networking tools to analyze your network

ICSI Netalyzer is an excellent online tool that measures over 100 areas of your internet connectivity.  Use this to troubleshoot your internet connectivity.  Hosted by the University of Berkeley, this online tool is a must have when optimizing your network.  http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/ … Continue reading

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CIT Continues Advanced Training on Airfiber AF24s

The Computer Information Technology class continues to receive advanced training on the Ubiquiti AF24 Airfiber.  The Ubiquiti AF24 Airfiber is a hi-power, linear 2X2 MIMO radio with enhanced receiver performance and reliability.  The AF24 has a breakthrough speed of 1.4+ … Continue reading

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How long will it take a file to transfer on a network or to download?

Numion has several excellent tools in order to estimate how long it takes a file to transfer on a network or to be downloaded from the internet.   Of course these are estimates that are affected by overhead and other … Continue reading

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Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller performance issues

UPDATE-2014 driver now available! (Driver number will be different than what is in this article! If you have the Realteck PCIe GBE Family Controller adapter and are experiencing performance issues on your network, download the latest driver.  The driver (Version … Continue reading

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Hacking the Netgear WGR614

Students and readers know that I love DD-WRT and open firmware.   I love finding old routers and refurbishing the routers with firmware or hacks.  Often I find a router that is not upgradeable by way of open source firmware. … Continue reading

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SoftPerfect Network Scanner – Free Network Scanner

SoftPerfect’s Network Scanner is a free multi-threaded scanner that scans multiple protocols at once and offers dozens of configuration options to find detailed information.   This portable program comes in 32 and 64 bit and can be ran from a flashdrive. … Continue reading

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