Tag Archives: networking

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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AlphiMAX PTP Estimator provides an excellent way to align your wireless antennas

Need an excellent program to estimate your wireless bridges from building to building?  AlphiMAX provides an excellent online program to estimate your wireless links. Sign up is easy and fast.  The PTP Estimator requires that you have the Latitude and … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Windows 10 VPN – Computer to Computer

Want to connect a VPN from one Windows 10 computer to another computer such as Windows 7, 8.1 or 10? On the hosting computer, share your folder out with who you want to have access.  Make sure you audit the … 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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The easy way to subnet your network

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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Antenna Patterns

EMS Quest Viewer and predefined patterns are available for download here. This Viewer allows you to see the RF signals generated by different types of antennas.

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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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MiTeC Network Scanner finds your Network Devices and Computers

MiTeC offers a free network scanner that has several dozen features.  With capabilities to shutdown or remotely execute programs, MiTeC’s powerful features include: Network neighborhood Ping IP Address MAC Address (even across routers) MAC Vendor Device name Device domain/workgroup Logged … 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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SoftPerfect Free Software

Need to scan a network?  Want to find out who is on your network?  Need to index a network server or shared files to find files quickly?  Need to sniff a network for a rogue computer or device?  Need to … 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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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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Extend your wireless network

Want to extend your network and make it more reliable and robust? Note:  IP addresses and MAC addresses in this demo are in a controlled lab environment Here’s what you will need – Two routers with the same firmware Preferably … 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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