Tag Archives: Windows XP

Link aggregation – Use Multiple NIC Cards

There is truly an advantage to adding multiple NIC cards to a computer.   It won’t speed up a single internet connection but it can help with loss of signal, detecting access points, transferring information to and  from computers. When adding … 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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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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SVCHost Viewer – Find out what program is using it!

Anyone who has hit Ctrl-Alt-Del understands they may have several svchost.exe ‘s running.  What are they?  They relate to networking and some programs use svchost in groups.  This tiny download (14 kb) shows exactly what this file is doing. Link … Continue reading

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Many ATMs still use Windows XP

420,000+ ATMs need to be upgraded soon… Businessweek Neowin Thanks to Bill Mullins blog

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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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Repair your network

Here’s a simple way to repair your network (from PCWinTech – an excellent site). Repair Network      

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Windows System Control Center – An all in one tool for IT professionals

The Windows System Control Center is an all in one tool that offers a ton (hundreds) of features.  These features are compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The installation can be made to a portable drive or … Continue reading

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Speed up your computer using FancyCache

I’m always cautious when I hear about caching programs.  Mickey sent me Bill Mullin’s link over to TechRepublic where Romex’s FancyCache is reviewed. In its Beta release, FancyCache offers a simplex program that uses unused memory to boost the speed of … Continue reading

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Secret Password Generator in Windows 7

OK, it’s not a real secret but you can go to a cmd prompt (as the administrator) and generate a password using the following command:    net user username /random Windows will create a random password and yes it works in … Continue reading

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Increase QoS priority in Windows 7

If you are video conferencing from one computer to another, QoS plays an important role.   By default, QoS has a priority of 20%.   So how do you increase this?  Easy.  This applies to Windows Pro and above. Expand … Continue reading

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Another way to get detailed IP address information and control the Windows Firewall by a command line

You’ve probably used IPConfig to get your IP address and have even used IPConfig /all.   So what is another way to see your configuration? netsh interface ip show config This command gives your NIC card information What if you … Continue reading

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How to Reinstall MSDTC

When accessing component services, if you receive an error related to MSDTC. Instructions Click “Start”, then “Run”, then enter “Services.msc”, then press “Enter”. Navigate to the “Startup” column, then change the following services to “Manual” Alerter COM+ Event System Computer … Continue reading

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Windows Update error 80072efe or 80072f76 or 0X800A138F or 0x800whatever

Error code 80072ee2 Link Error codes 80072efe or 80072f76 – (Windows Update Components)  Fixit Link Error code 0x800A138F  – Fixit Link  – You may also reset your MTU with TCPOptimizer  (Set to 1472) Thanks Mickey for these tips!

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Find Event and Error Messages with Microsoft’s Error Center

Ever get a cryptic error with a Microsoft product and you don’t know what it is?  Use Microsoft’s Event and Error Message Center.

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Probably the Best Free Security List in the World – Software

I have to give Rick over at WhatsOnMyPC credit for finding this list.   A huge kudos goes to the guys at Gizmo’s Freeware! The Entire List

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SkyDrive – The best storage solution for Apple, Android and PCs?

Is Skydrive the best solution for your iPad, iPod, Android and PC documents,  music and other files? Microsoft’s comparison Free vs. free and Dollar for Dollar, Microsoft’s SkyDrive wins hands down. SkyDrive for Android SkyDrive for iPhone and iPad SkyDrive for Windows Phone

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Sirefef infections explode due to new infection technique

The Sirefef/Zaccess family of Trojans – designed to download other malware, disable the machine’s security features, and often make lasting changes to the computer – is usually distributed to unsuspecting victims via email spam campaigns. But its peddlers have lately … Continue reading

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Intel® My WiFi Dashboard

Intel’s WiFi Dashboard can be used to make connections and control your Intel ProSet Wireless Drivers without connecting to a wireless network. The following products are supported- Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N … Continue reading

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