• Network Connection Freezes

    For some reason, at random, among 20 PCs on my network, in the morning or during the day, the network connection stops responding for both intranet and internet communications. The only solution thus far is to remove the NIC from the Device Manager, reboot the PC, and let Windows XP Pro find the...

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  • Answer a Question, Win The Official Ubuntu Server Book!

    At the beginning of the month, we gave away The Official ubuntu Book, and now we're giving away The Official ubuntu Server Book, Second Ed.! The book includes a DVD that contains the versions of Ubuntu Server needed for different CPU architectures. You also receive a code for a free online version...

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  • Can 2 dsl units be connected through separate switches and 2 NIC’s work?

    I have a Dell 3G processor and 512k mem, using windows 2003 server and two NIC's one 24ch sw for all clients, one dsl for internet connection. Question: can 2 dsl units be connected thru seperate switches and 2 NIC's work?

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  • Connectivity through Leased line or MPLS

    what is the difference between Leased line and MPLS for Intranet Connectivity??which one is more reliable and robust??

    Yogi134825 pointsBadges:
  • Advice on wireless switching/routing and HP Procurve 2510G purchase?

    Hi, I'm thinking of purchasing the above model of intelligent switch(partly on monetary factors) for our network and I would appreciate any advice. I understand different Switches have different attributes such as layer 2 and layer 3 swicthing/routing . Also some work symmetrically/asymetrically...

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  • Data encryption best practices

    What is the best practice for data encryption? We use wifi and sometimes connect to unsecured networks. How can we use free encryption technology to keep our data safe from prying eyes? Even if someone gets our data I want it to be useless.

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Extending Wi-Fi’s range to pick up signals farther away

    We have a set of dell corporate laptops. Can we extend the wifi’s range on them to be able to pick up signals further away? We are working with Windows Vista and 802.11 G wireless mini pci cards.

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  • TZ 100 Hang, ping with no response and vpn drop and reconnect

    TZ 100 is keep working but there is no response through http management. Firmware 5521 and 5520 have used but no improvemenet. VPN drops and reconnect all the times. I have adjusted the TCP/IP timeout to 60 Seconds. Unfortunately, it is useless.

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  • 802.11a versus 802.11g?

    I have heard that 802.11a and 802.11g have the same capacity – so can I buy cheap older cards and still obtain the same speeds? Is there a downside to using 802.11a?

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Layer 2 Ethernet throughput

    We have 2 sites. Point A and point B. Point A has a 100M ethernet line on a 100M port and point B has a logically 20M line seating on a 100M port. Telco providers use traffic shaping to logically set the bandwidth on their L2 device at their nearest office from point B. We have multiple circuits...

    Lynjay5 pointsBadges:
  • Appropriate configuration for adding a wireless router to a wired network

    What is the appropriate configuration for adding a wireless router to my wired network without affecting the network. This will be for visitors and does not need access to the network other than internet and printing. I would like to separate this out to our dmz. Are there white papers on this?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Static webpage to instruct users what to do to gain access to network

    I have seen schools that have informational pages when you connect to their hotspots telling you what you need to do to access it. What can I do to do something similar on my corporate network. Instructing the users to contact the right person by displaying a static webpage.

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Block MAC Address on Cisco Aironet 1260 Router

    How can I block one mac address from connecting to my Cisco Aironet 1260 Series router? We have open access but one client is being troublesome. Can this be done from the router or is it supposed to be done via the PIX firewall?

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • Organizing traffic with mixed wireless and wired clients

    If I have a mixture of wireless and wired clients connecting to the same devices across my network do I need to separate the traffic into vlans? Will this help network speed? Or is it not necessary?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Is it possible to reuse routers to create additional LAN ports?

    Can I daisy chain several routers together to add additional lan ports or will I get screwed up by their separate interfaces? We have several routers and no additional switches. If it will be an issue and I can not turn them into switches we will buy something but if we can reuse our existing...

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Inter Vlan Routing

    Hello. I have 5 vlans working on my network i.e 192.168.80.0, 81.0, 82.0, 83.0, 84.0, 85.0 . i have one core switch where all L2 switches are connected. and router is connected with L2 switch. caz its in another building so cant connect with L3 3750 switch. and i have configured 5 subinterfaces in...

    Dave5305 pointsBadges:
  • Answer a Question, Get A Practical Guide to Linux!

    This week's IT book giveaway is A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming. Answer one of five unanswered questions then leave a link to your answer in the discussion area below. On Friday, August 20, 2010 at 12 PM ET, we'll choose a winner from those who answer. Ready,...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • direct URL traffic to alternate gateway

    hi folks been snagged on an issue that I just keep hitting my head against. i have 2 gateways in place. 1 is my default and the other gateway (router) is used only for one web application for specific users. The primary gateway is used for all internet traffic except for this specific web app which...

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  • Connecting two routers on the same network to extend range

    Can I connect 2 wireless routers on the same network to extend the range of the network? What changes will I have to make and what routers would you recommend?

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Results of two wireless clients logging into the same network with the same static IP

    If two wireless clients log on to the same network and both have the same static ip configured for the wireless adapter and they log on at the same time what will happen? Will either be able to use it? Or both intermittently? Is there a way to protect from this? We use static ips around here for...

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:

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